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30 killed in Jihadists attacks on eastern Burkina Faso

At least 30 people were killed by Jihadists in eastern Burkina Faso as the rebels burned down villagers’ homes and shot people as they tried to escape.The attack occurred in Kodyel village in the Komandjari province on Monday near...

Boko Haram threats put police in Abuja-Nigeria on high alert

Threat by the dreaded terror group Boko Haram has put Police in Nigeria federal capital, Abuja on high alert!In response the force has deployed officers on horses and motorcycles to patrol the city, amid reports that the group is...

Sixteen Niger soldiers killed in a Jihadists’ ambush attack

At least 16 Niger soldiers were killed an ambush over the weekend following a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region.The attack was carried out where more than 200 civilians had been killed in an unclaimed attack in March.The...

How a Nigerian nearly had her son taken by Italian officials

In this special story by the BBC, we are sharing how a Nigerian mother who had been trafficked to Italy nearly had her son taken away in a homeless shelter.One sultry afternoon in the main city of the Italian...

Germany to return looted colonial era Benin bronzes

Germany is returning hundreds of artefacts known as Benin Bronzes that were mostly looted from Nigeria, by a British colonial expedition and subsequently sold to collections around the world, including German museums, authorities said Friday.Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed...

Jihadists attacks in north Burkina Faso claim 18 people

An attack by jihadists in North Burkina Faso this week has killed at least 18 people and severely injured one, the government said.The attack Monday evening in Yattakou village in the Sahel region’s Seno area has also caused many...

Chadian rebels says they have shot down military helicopter

Chadian rebels seeking to overthrow new transitional government claimed Thursday to have shot down a military helicopter, as the authority warn political opponents not to renew protests after violent demonstrations earlier in the week left at least six people...

Chad protesters clash with military, 2 dead, scores injured

At least two people were killed and 27 wounded in street clashes in Chad on Tuesday between protesters demanding a return to civilian rule and security forces, prompting key ally France to condemn the crackdown.Tensions have been high in...

Burkina Faso ambush: 3 Europeans seized in jihadist attack

Three Europeans and a soldier are missing in Burkina Faso after being attacked by gunmen during an anti-poaching patrol, the government said on Tuesday.A special military wildlife unit was ambushed Monday morning while traveling with the foreigners, 15 kilometers...

Italian police arrest 30 Nigerian suspected Black axe members

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian Black Axe mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud. The gang...
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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25...
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