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Terrorism: UN, AU advise Nigeria, Sahel region on unified security strategy

Jude Johnson The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  have advised Nigeria and other countries of the Sahel region on the need for a unified approach in the counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and counter-radicalisation  efforts. This was

Ghana to deport 72 Nigerian women, a Togolese

•Brands them 'prostitutes"   About 72 Nigerians and a Togolese, all women, are to be deported by the Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for being in the country illegally. Some of the deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits. They

Genocide: Rwanda discovers mass graves with 5,400 bodies

Rwandan authorities have discovered the bodies of 5,400 victims of the 1994 genocide, the executive secretary of Genocide Survivors Organisation Ibuka said on Thursday. The executive secretary, Naphtal Ahishakiye, added that the bodies were exhumed from 26 mass graves in the Masaka and Kicukiro districts of the capital, Kigali. “A resident from

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa-Reuters

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in

Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions escalates, ‘spiralling out of control’- AI

•Warns separatist attacks could escalate, as armed men target school Ruth Maclean The Amnesty International (AI) has warned that brutal attacks on civilians and security forces in anglophone regions of Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks and could rise even further in the run-up to presidential elections next month. A self-declared member of the Ambazonia

Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, DR Congo by 2050 – Report

Godsgift Onyedinefu A new report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has predicted that by 2050, more than 40% of the extremely poor people in the world will live in Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo. In the 2018 goalkeepers report released on Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria

$200bn vs $60bn: US-China trade war enters new phase

Taken with the $50 billion in tariffs already in place, this means roughly half of everything Americans buy from China -- their largest source for imports -- is now subject to punitive import duties. President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world's largest trade relationships, announcing plans to

The IMF comeback in africa

The International Monetary Fund, (IMF) has made a comeback in Africa. Experts say the organization that provides financial assistance to its members has learned from its mistakes, but it still cannot solve actual problems. The rising debt that is threatening to bankrupt several countries on the African continent has sparked the

Djibouti emerges as arm trafficking hub for horn of Africa

The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea has repercussions that go beyond diplomacy on the Horn of Africa. A recent investigation shows that while Eritrea is no longer isolated, Djibouti is emerging as the new regional arms trafficking hub. The small strategically located state acts as a transit location for weapons trafficking between

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