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Tens of thousands flee extremists attacks in Nigeria—UN

Michael Olukayode The United Nations expressed “grave concern” about an upsurge of violence in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, which has been ravaged by Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency. Clashes in late December between government forces and “non-state armed groups” forced more than 30,000 people to flee to Maiduguri, the capital of

Over 300,000 Congolese refugees forced to leave Angola

The mass eviction is creating an increasingly heavy burden on an already unstable, conflict-weary region. Dorsa Jabbari The United Nations is warning that the mass eviction of Congolese refugees, over 330,000 of them, from Angola may trigger a humanitarian crisis. Last month alone, hundreds of thousands of people who are originally from the

Ex UN Sec-Gen. Kofi Annan is dead

The former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is reported dead. He is said to have died in Switzerland, Saturday morning after a short illness. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace

North Korea violates security sanctions, continues work on nuclear programme – UN report

Godsgift onyedinefu   According to a confidential leaked report by the  United Nations, North Korea continues to develop it's Nuclear programme and is violating international sanctions by clandestinely transferring weapons and fuel. By turning off tracking systems on ships, the North Asian nation was able to carry out illicit ship-to-ship petroleum transfers, an activity

NATO expels seven Russian diplomats

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has expelled seven Russian diplomats, while it has also denied accreditation to three more, AFP reports, quoting NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. Among other things, NATO promotes democratic values and enables its 29-member countries to consult and cooperate on defence and security-related issues to solve problems,

Trump imposes new tough sanctions on North Korea

US President Donald Trump rolled out sanctions against North Korea-linked shipping assets Friday, hailing the package as the “heaviest sanctions ever” levied on the Pyongyang regime. Trump used a speech to conservatives just outside Washington to step up his campaign of “maximum pressure” designed to force North Korea to roll back

My life is in danger, ex-IPOB member cries out

Freeda Nzemo   The former member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Chidozie Oliver Mbah, has cried out to the international community, particularly to the United Nations (UN), to save his life and that of other IPOB members from the hands of Nigeria military officials who are determined to punish

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