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The French-English Divide Can Be Lethal in this African Nation

By Pius Lukong and Pauline Bax Cyprain fled his home when separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Northwest region threatened to kill him after he served government soldiers at his roadside bar. He’s one of a growing number of civilians trapped between the army and roaming gangs of English-speaking insurgents fighting to break away from the majority-Francophone

Nigerian troops kill scores of terrorists in 3-hour gun duel in Yobe

The 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigeria Army Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe, on Sunday neutralised scores of Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military base. Nureni Alimi, the Assistant Director, Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. Mr Alumi, a major, said many insurgents were killed,

Nigerian Troops kill eight Terrorists in fresh Baga attack

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops had killed eight Boko Haram insurgents in a fresh encounter with the terrorists in Baga, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement in Maiduguri, disclosed that troops of the Special Forces command

US cancels $300 million aid to Pakistan

Palestinian refugees angry and dismayed at U.S. The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The so-called Coalition Support Funds

Buratai, 50 senior army officers undergo Nigerian language test

•Troops battling Boko Haram charged to be professional  Jude Johnson The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, and other senior officers of the Nigerian Army has undergone the compulsory Nigerian language test. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Nigerian Army

Over 300 killed in fight for Afghan city

Taliban assault on the Afghan strategic city of Ghazni has entered its fourth day, with the death toll climbing above 300, including civilians, security forces and Taliban fighters, according to government officials. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city, which lies barely two hours drive from

Nigerian troops neutralise 16 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

•Recover gun trucks, cache of ammunition Jude Johnson  The Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Mairari  in Monguno have neutralised 16 Boko Haram insurgents in part Borno State, North East Nigeria. The Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on

War on Terror: Buhari reversed successes achieved against Boko Haram-Turaki

•Said Jonathan's govt pushed terrorists to the border •Conducted peaceful election before handover Jude Johnson The frontline Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Mr. Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari administration of reversing all the gains made before he took over power. Turaki in a statement on Thursday by the Director Media & Publicity, Kabiru