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Germany extends Military Missions in Africa

Fergus Kelly  Germany’s lower house of parliament extended three military missions in Africa until 2020, but lawmakers criticized deployments of special forces in Niger and Cameroon. The Bundestag on Thursday, May 9 voted overwhelmingly to extend two military missions in Mali and one in Somalia until May 31, 2020, Deutsche Welle reported, approving

Army arrests bandits’ logistics supplier, weapon manufacturer

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army says its troops on Exercise HARBIN KUNAMA 111, have arrested one Marwana Abubakar, a notorious logistics supplier for bandits crouching between Jibia - Batsari axis at Kwashabawa village in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa who

Scientists yet to ascertain why Lake Chad is shrinking–Report

Federi G. Viens Lake Chad is the world’s shallowest lake; a great inland body of fresh water shared by Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. It’s critically important, both economically and culturally, for millions of people in one of the world’s most impoverished regions. Its levels have varied dramatically for decades. The Sahel region in which

Boko Haram: Nigeria,Cameroon, Chad, Niger deploy troops after fresh attack

Moki Edwin Kindzeka The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of the Lake Chad Basin Commission has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a northern Cameroonian village late Thursday night, killing at least 13 people and leaving hundreds homeless. Cameroon officials have been asking residents to collaborate with the military,

Niger: At the centre of a brewing militant storm

•Fleeing from ‘constant fear’ Part 1 of a three-part series from Tillabéri and Tahoua About this seriesAs rising militancy spreads across Africa’s Sahel region, Niger, one of the world’s poorest countries, now finds itself at the centre of the storm. From October to December 2018, freelance journalist Giacomo Zandonini and photographer Francesco

Police arrest 10 for electoral offences in Niger

The Niger Police Command has arrested 10 suspects over alleged electoral offences during the Saturday, February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections in different of parts of the state. Sabo Ibrahim, the State Commissioner of Police, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday. Sabo said that the

Boko Haram kill six in Niger

Boko Haram islamists have shot dead six people in a village in south Niger, near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday. “Six people were killed Friday night by Boko Haram at Bague Djaradi,” a village in Toumour commune, the official told AFP, adding the assailants were on foot. The

Special Report: How some Nigerian security operatives sabotage war against insurgency

•Supply food and petrol to Boko Haram Editor's note: This investigation by The Next Edition, revealed how some of Nigerian security operatives are significantly sabotaging the government’s efforts to eliminate Boko Haram as they aid the funnelling of huge volumes of petrol and other fuel products to the deadly group.  Ibanga Isine The

Nigerian Army Arrests Another Gang Of Gun Runners in Niger

Godsgift Onyedinefu   The Nigerian Army said it's Troops of 1 Division deployed for Operation WHIRL PUNCH has arrested three notorious gun runners at Rijau, Niger State. The Deputy Director Relations, Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to the Statement, the suspects are, Aminu Umar, Shehu Samaila and Bilyaminu Abdullahi

Counter-Terrorism: EU, France announces $1.5bn aid for African Sahel

The European Union (EU), and France have announced 1.3bn euros ($1.5bn) of development funding aimed at combatting armed groups in African Sahel countries, which are struggling with armed groups and lawlessness. The EU has pledged 800m euros to the effort, Neven Mimica, the bloc's international cooperation and development commissioner, told a conference in