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Cameroon Mobilizes Military after Boko Haram Attack

Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country’s northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the north and separatists in the west. Cameroon’s military calls for troops to assemble at its headquarters in Yaounde ahead of major deployments. Defense Chief of

IMN condemns US detention of Press TV journalist, Hashemi

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said it condemns the detention of an Iranian press TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi by the United States' Federal Beureau of Investigation, demanding her unconditional release. President Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa said in a statement on Sunday A U.S. court had on Friday, 18th

Eight UN Peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in northern Mali, according to the UN Mission. Sunday's attack targeted the UN peacekeepers camp in Aguelhoc, 200km north of Mali's Kidal region towards the border with Algeria, a UN official told AP news agency on condition

Investigative Journalist shot dead in Ghana

A Ghanaian journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in Accra. Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose investigation led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association. Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries

US troops, civilians killed in ISIS-claimed attack in Syria

Several people, including US troops, were reportedly killed after a blast struck near a US-led coalition patrol in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on Wednesday.  The US-led coalition confirmed on Twitter that US troops were killed during the explosion, but did not elaborate on the number of casualties. It said it

GlobalWrap: Nigerian militancy, refugee winters, and a drone in Yemen–Reports

Editor's note: The IRIN editors in this weekly wrap up, give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Militant attacks spike in Nigeria More than 30,000 people have fled fighting in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State, most from Baga on the shores of Lake Chad, as attacks

Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue

Burkina Faso's army chief was sacked on Thursday as the armed forces struggle to put a stop to jihadist attacks in the west African nation. Major General Oumarou Sadou was replaced by General Moise Minoungou, according to a presidential decree read on public television. For three years Burkina Faso has faced increasingly