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NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Nigeria: Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack on Governor’s Election Convoy

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade in Nigeria that may have involved some beheadings days before people in the African country head to the polls on Saturday.

Nigerians Claim Victory Over Boko Haram

Nigeria Again Declares Victory over Boko Haram, Warns of Islamic State ‘Global Insurgency’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, on the same day that the African country’s forces clashed with Boko Haram, repeated the false allegation it has made on various occasions of having “successfully defeated” the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked jihadi group, claiming that the nation is now facing a new “global insurgency.”

An elderly woman stands outside her house on May 5, 2016 in Nimbo, southeastern Nigeria, where nomadic Fulani herdsman attacked the village. Ongoing clashes between nomadic Fulani herdsmen and farming communities in Nigeria's middle belt and southeast states have accounted for the death and displacement of many people.

Top General: U.S. Troops Combating ‘Environmental Change’ in Africa

American troops are helping African countries combat the “environmental degradation” allegedly stoking violence and fueling overall political, economic, and social unrest on the continent, a top U.S. general noted in an annual assessment of United States military activities in Africa.

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U.N.: 30,000 Nigerians Flee Boko Haram Rampage in Two Days

Violence at the hands of Boko Haram, which killed at least 60 civilians in its latest attack on the northeastern Nigerian city of Rann this week, forced 30,000 people from the region to flee into Cameroon last weekend, the United Nations revealed on Wednesday.

Policemen patrol at the internally displaced people camp occupied largely by women and children affected by herders and farmer's violent clashes from Logo and Guma communities at Gbajimba IDPs camp on the outskirts of Makurdi, capital of Benue State in northcentral Nigeria on January 3, 2018. Nomadic cattle herders have …

Nigeria Tells Gay Citizens: ‘Leave the Country or Face Prosecution’  

A spokeswoman for the federal Nigeria Police Force (NPS) recently urged gay people in the country to flee or face prosecution under the Same-Sex Prohibition Act, warning that it will not condone any violation of that law “no matter how small,” several Nigerian news outlets reported on Wednesday.

Anti-riot policemen look at a burnt mud house in Gubio in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on May 26, 2015. A weekend attack by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Gubio left 37 people dead, with more than 400 buildings destroyed by fire, local vigilantes said on May 26. …

Christian Group: Boko Haram Razed at Least 1,125 Churches Since 2009

Boko Haram jihadis have set ablaze a total of 1,125 churches and other religious structures belonging to just one Christian denomination in Nigeria since the terrorist group launched an uprising for Islamist rule in the African country in 2009, Rev. Joel Billi, the leader of the victimized group known as the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, reportedly revealed this week.

How to explain the return of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants?

Nigeria: Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Kills 100-Plus Soldiers in Nigeria

Jihadists, mainly members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram, have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a “huge stock [of] weapons” during clashes in northeast Nigeria raging since December 26, a coalition of United Nations-affiliated aid agencies reported Friday.

Nigerian Army soldiers prepare to leave Maiduguri in an armed convoy on the road to Damboa in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on March 25, 2016

Nigerian Military Raids Newspaper Office, Arrest Editors over Boko Haram Report

The government of Nigeria ordered “three Jokic vans loaded with armed soldiers” to raid two offices belonging to the Daily Trust, one of the nation’s largest newspapers, on Sunday in response to a report that troops had prepared a major operation against Boko Haram prior to the country’s presidential election.

A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town on February 4, 2015. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before …

Boko Haram Launches End of Year Rampage in Northeast Nigeria

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram jihadis, driving in a convoy of more than ten terrorist vehicles, launched a major attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State near the end of last year, overrunning military bases and forcing some of the troops to flee into neighboring Chad.

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Five World Presidential Elections to Watch in 2019

With 2018 in the rear-view mirror, some of the world’s largest, most influential, and most volatile states prepare to elect their heads of government this year. Below, five countries whose presidential races – or attempts at hosting presidential races – will help shape the political impact of 2019.

While President Xi Jinping has cast himself as a champion of globalisation as the United States retreats behind President Donald Trump's 'America First' policy, foreign firms complain his words have not been accompanied by deeds on the ground

China to Nigeria: Investigate ‘Badly Burned’ Bodies of Chinese Workers

Chinese diplomats are reportedly urging local law enforcement in Nigeria to step up their investigation into the “cruel” murder of three Chinese factory workers whose burned corpses authorities recently found in Lagos, the African country’s most populous city, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported Sunday.

Released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, wait to meet the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 23, 2018. The Nigerian president promised on March 23, 2018 to free the remaining Christian schoolgirl still held …

U.N.: 23 Million Girls in Nigeria Are Victims of Child Marriage

Over 23 million girls in Nigeria are victims of child marriage, the country representative for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women revealed Sunday amid a campaign against gender-based violence in the African country.