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By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 21st, 2015
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Boko Haram expands geography, attacks Niger, kills dozens

An attack by Islamist Boko Haram fighters in Niger has killed at least 38 people, officials say as the Sunni Muslim group expands beyond the borders of northern Nigeria in their fight to establish a caliphate – More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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New report: Boko Haram has murdered 5000 Catholics, displaced 100K

Over 5,000 Catholics in one diocese have been killed by Boko Haram militants, with an additional 100,000 Catholics forced out of their homes due to Boko Haram violence in the area, says a new report titled: Situation More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Nigeria: Olusegun Obasanjo says Boko Haram has ‘legitimate grievances’

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has indicated that the Boko Haram terrorist group has “legitimate grievances” during a new interview with a British outlet. While criticizing the response More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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Boko Haram threatens region in video, attacks Niger, Cameroon

Abubakar Shekau in new YouTube video, threatening the region photo/ screenshot Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed in a new video released on Monday that the group would defeat a regional force fighting the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Africa: Charlie Hebdo protests in Niger leave 10 dead, churches burned down

At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in Niger over the weekend, says new report from missionaries in the African nation. Muslim mobs burned down a number of churches in retaliation to French More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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New data indicates 800 per day flee Nigeria in response to Boko Haram violence

PRESS RELEASE: Abduction of schoolgirls and unrelenting attacks on civilians may be the tip of the iceberg, highlights a new briefing paper released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), raising More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Niger to allow U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed in country, anti-war group says get the drones out of Africa

In an apparent effort to be closer to Mali,  US ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made a request to Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou Monday to allow US drone to be based in the northwest African nation. Acording More...


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