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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

Geneva - A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN said Sunday. The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya Saturday marked the first of its kind. The chaos-ridden country has

Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

South Sudan has been named as the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school, according to an index published this week. Central African Republic, where there is only one teacher for every 80 students, and Niger, where just 17%

Boko Haram kills 15 close to Cameroon-Nigerian border

Fifteen people were shot dead in an overnight attack in north Cameroon, blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a security source said Friday. The attack happened in the town of Gakara close to the Nigerian border. “Boko Haram shot 15 people dead… and kidnapped eight people, three of whom were returned on Friday,”

Thousands flee over fear of Boko Haram attacks

Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said on Monday. The recent arrivals in Chad’s Lake region felt compelled to leave Niger

Boko Haram executes eight for defying ‘Sharia police’

The Boko Haram terrorists have publicly executed eight villagers in northeast Nigeria who opposed the enforcement of its hardline form of Islam, according to a graphic video seen by AFP. The eight were blindfolded and lying face down on the ground when they were shot at close range by four masked

The G5 Sahel must do more than fight terror

...By Ibrahim Maïga Continued violence and the upsurge of non-state armed groups in the Sahel – particularly in the Liptako-Gourma border regions – saw the launch on 2 July of the G5 Sahel joint force (JF-G5S). Heads of state from Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad, together with French President

Boko Haram kill nine, kidnap dozens in Niger village

Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional governor said Tuesday. The attack happened on Sunday at the village of Ngalewa, near the border with Nigeria, the governor of Diffa region, Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano, told


...Captain Hashim Abdullahi        TRUMP TO SELL 12 ATTACK PLANES TO NIGERIA FOR BOKO HARAM FIGHT   In line with United States President Donald Trump’s pledge to assist the Nigerian government in its fight against terrorism, his administration has indicated that it will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to

Boko Haram: France commits to peace in Lake Chad region, Mali

Condemns terrorists attacks in Niger, Iraq, Syria  •Human rights violations in Philippines  ...Jude Johnson      The Government of France has expressed deep commitment to the restoration of peace and security in the Lake Chad region of Africa ravaged by Boko Haram terrorists’ activities. This, according to the Spokesperson, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs