Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Sep 17, 2014

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Nigeria’s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared “total war” on the West African country and the situation “must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves,” Senate President David Mark said. “The escalation of violence and the heinous crimes daily perpetrated by insurgents ...

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

The United States is preparing to launch a “major” border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbors combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists, a senior U.S. official for Africa said Thursday. Nigerian insurgents have begun attacking villages in ...

Thousands flee north Nigeria as attackers pursue 'Islamic caliphate'

Sep 4, 2014

Thousands flee north Nigeria as attackers pursue 'Islamic caliphate'

Thousands of refugees are fleeing northeast Nigeria into Cameroon, the U.N. refugee agency reported Wednesday, as extremists pursue a new strategy to hold land they are calling an “Islamic caliphate.” Hundreds of Cameroonians also are abandoning their homes since Nigerian Islamic extremists last week ...

Aug 7, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 10 in Cameroon, state radio says

Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 people and kidnapped one in a raid on the village of Zigague in remote northern Cameroon on Wednesday, state radio reported. The heavily armed gunmen arrived in a pickup truck and on motorcycles at ...

Jul 3, 2014

FIFA asks Der Spiegel for proof of Cameroon World Cup match-fixing

FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it ...

Jul 3, 2014

FIFA asks magazine for proof of World Cup game match-fixing

FIFA expressed “substantial doubts” Wednesday about a German magazine’s claims that a World Cup game could have been fixed and asked the publication to provide evidence to back up its report that a renowned match-fixer accurately predicted details of the match hours before it ...

Cameroon investigating World Cup match-fixing report

Jul 2, 2014

Cameroon investigating World Cup match-fixing report

A Convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game. Cameroon’s football federation said it was investigating the match-fixer’s allegations of corruption involving its World Cup squad and that seven of ...

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Jun 24, 2014

Neymar's two goals send Brazil into second round

Neymar knew the responsibility was his. An increasingly anxious host nation was relying on him to ensure Brazil avoided the almost inconceivable prospect of going out in the group stage of a World Cup on soil. The 22-year-old Barcelona striker delivered on the weighty ...

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Jun 19, 2014

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Like any good goal scorer, Mario Mandzukic was in the right place at the right time. Twice. The Croatia striker returned from suspension Wednesday and scored the final two goals in a 4-0 World Cup rout of an undermanned and somewhat out of control ...