At least 300 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

February 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on At least 300 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon 

YAOUNDE, Feb. 5 — At least 300 militants of Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram were killed Wednesday in a fighting with a joint army of Cameroon and Chad in Cameroon's Far-North Region, according to the latest unofficial figure.

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Women empowerment, Ebola, security top AU summit agenda

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ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 — The African Union (AU) Commission said African leaders are expected to dwell upon challenges such as women empowerment, Ebola outbreak and security faced by the continent at the upcoming AU summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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Amnesty International says woman in labor dead in Boko Haram attacks

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MOSCOW, Jan. 15 — The woman was killed by indiscriminate fire, with an unnamed witness saying that "half of the baby boy (was) out and she died like this," Amnesty International said, according to the AFP news agency.

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AU strongly condemns recent attacks by Boko Haram

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ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 14 — Chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Tuesday strongly condemned the despicable attacks that the Boko Haram terrorist group continues to commit in various parts of Nigeria and elsewhere in the region, said AU in a Tuesday statement.

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Nigerian military ban traffic in northeast city

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LAGOS, Jan. 2 — Nigerian troops in restive northeast state on Wednesday announced a two-day restriction of vehicular movements in Maiduguri, state capital of Borno, during the New Year and Eid-El-Maulud celebrations.

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Authorities impose curfew on Nigeria's Yobe State capital after Boko Haram attack

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ABUJA, Dec. 3 — Authorities on Tuesday imposed a 24-hour curfew on the city of Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe, following a deadly attack by Boko Haram on Monday.

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45 people killed in Nigeria bombings: medics

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ABUJA, Nov. 25 — Forty-five people have so far been confirmed dead in two blasts which on Tuesday rocked a busy market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno and epicenter of Boko Haram's violence in the West African country, medical practitioners at a state-run hospital said. (PNA/Xinhua)

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Nigerian president reiterates efforts against insurgency

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Nigerian president reiterates efforts against insurgency 

ABUJA, Nov 12 — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday restated his commitment toward ending the insurgency of Boko Haram, an outlawed sect which has proved to be a major security threat in the West African country since 2009.

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17,000 people displaced by Boko Haram's violence in Nigeria

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LAGOS, Nov. 5 — A total of 17,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been registered as a result of the escalation of the attacks in northeastern Nigeria's state of Adamawa, a rescue agency spokesperson said on Wednesday.

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