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Boko Haram: EU condemns killing of over 60 mourners

Godsgift Onyedinefu The European Union (EU) have condemned the killing of over 60 persons by suspected Boko Haram members at a funeral on Saturday in Borno State. The latest carnage occurred  of the insurgency-wracked state. Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Sunday reportedly unleashed a deadly attack and killed at least 60 persons at

Insurgency: EU pledges €138M to support G5 Sahel Joint Force

The European Union is to give €138 million ($155 million) more to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, a joint E.U.-G5 Sahel statement said, a week after Niger’s president called for sustainable U.N. funding or an an international coalition to fight insurgency in the Sahel. Noting “renewed

EU to spend N8bn to revamp education in Borno State

Mukaila Ola  The European Union (EU) is assist Borno State with €20 million, approximately N8 billion to revamp it’s educational sector. The state, the worst affected by Boko Haram crisis, had it education crippled for about two years as both primary and secondary schools were closed even as scores of teachers were

Germany bans small arms sales outside EU, NATO

German ministers agreed on Wednesday, June 26 to further restrict weapons exports, banning sales of small arms to countries outside the European Union and NATO apart from in “exceptional” cases. The update to rules originally laid out in 2000 is also an attempt to bury a source of months-long tensions between

Nigeria’s 2019 Elections Wasn’t Transparent, says EU EOM

Nigeria’s 2019 general elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress weren’t transparent and were marred by violence and harassment of voters, the European Union observer mission said. “The elections became increasingly marred by violence and intimidation, with the role of the security agencies becoming more contentious as

EU pushes for passage of gender equality bill in Nigeria

Ambassador of Denmark and European Union (EU) Gender Champion in Nigeria, Jasper Kamp has urged the National Assembly and other stakeholders to ensure passage of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill in Nigeria. Kamp, who represented the EU delegation in Nigeria, made the call on Friday in Abuja at a strategic

ICC submission calls for prosecution of EU over migrant deaths

•Member states should face punitive action over deaths in Mediterranean, say lawyers Owen Bowcott The EU and member states should be prosecuted for the deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing Libya, according to a detailed legal submission to the international criminal court (ICC). The 245-page document calls for

Japan expands military presence in Africa

Japan is increasing its footprint in the Horn of Africa even as it draws down its anti-piracy force Joseph Hammond    Pirates or no pirates, Japan remains committed to an international security operation off the Horn of Africa which is increasingly a cornerstone of its wider Africa policy. Last month Somali pirates successfully captured a Yemeni