Category: Africa

Beninese, Nigerian Arrested for Wildlife Trafficking

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Four traffickers in protected wildlife species were arrested on Tuesday April 29, 2015 during two back to back operations carried out in Idenau and Limbe in the South West region by wildlife officials from the Fako divisional delegation of forestry

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run

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YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.Today, Nigerian soldiers

Migrant Crisis: EU Takes Tough Measures


European Union leaders held an extraordinary summit in Brussels April 23, 2015. European Union leaders have taken a decision to henceforth engage in systematic efforts to identify, capture and destroy traffickers’ ships before they are used to transport clandestine migrants

Nigerian Military Enters Boko Haram Hideout in Sambisa Forest

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Nigeria’s military is moving into the northeastern Boko Haram hideout in the Sambisa forest and is focusing operations on areas it believes more than 200 abducted schoolgirls from Chibok are being held. “Presently, the military is moving into the Sambisa

50 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly seen in Nigeria three weeks ago


More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year were seen alive as recently as three weeks ago, a Nigerian woman has told the BBC. The woman—who did not want to be identified out

Remains Of Missing American Pilot Retrieved


Kimeng Hilton NDUKONG, with field reports. National – Société Officials from Tombel Subdivision in Kupe-Muanenguba Division are trying to bring back the remains of William Fitzpatrick from the dense forest after his light aircraft went missing last June. Administrative and

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack near a mosque in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, a military source and witness said on Monday. The attackers

African campaigners take aim at immovable leaders


Paris (AFP) – Fed up with immovable African presidents and political dynasties, campaigners across the continent are joining forces to “turn the page” on leaders who see power as an end in itself. As Nigeria marked its first ever democratic

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan: Five reasons why he lost

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Nigerians are so used to the idea that an incumbent should win presidential elections that President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to beat Gen Muhammadu Buhari needs some explaining. Here are five reasons why the opposition won: 1: Harder to rig Past

Nigeria’s Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box. In an unprecedented step,