Aug 22, 2016

Boko Haram burns village again near Chibok, murders 10, abducts 13

Boko Haram Islamists have killed 10 people and abducted 13 others in a raid on a village near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014, locals told AFP Sunday. Armed jihadis on motorcycles invaded Kubrrivu at ...

Nigeria wrestles with 'suddenly poor' status amid series of oil crises

Aug 14, 2016

Nigeria wrestles with 'suddenly poor' status amid series of oil crises

First it was falling oil prices that plagued Nigeria, then came inflation, power shortages, and a humanitarian crisis in the north. “Suddenly, we’re a poor country,” Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “Before we came to office, petroleum sold ...

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Jun 17, 2016

Food, safety elude Nigerians who fled Boko Haram attack

Tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in “great distress,” with many lacking food and health care, Niger’s interior minister said during a visit to the displaced Thursday. Boko Haram attacked a military post in Bosso in Niger’s ...

Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

Jun 8, 2016

Boko Haram raids in Niger force 50,000 to flee: UNHCR

More than 50,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in southeastern Niger after a series of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday. Attacks by the Nigeria-based fighters on Friday, Sunday and Monday on the ...