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Poverty, Prejudice Drive More Women to Join Boko Haram Militants

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Dec 5 – Failing to improve the lives of girls and women trapped in poverty and domestic drudgery in northeast Nigeria could drive them into the ranks of extremist groups, analysts said on Monday. Many girls and women have been abducted by the jihadist group Boko Haram and used as cooks,

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Nigeria and Morocco Sign Gas Pipeline Deal to Link Africa to Europe

ABUJA, Dec 4 – Nigeria and Morocco have signed a joint venture to construct a gas pipeline that will connect the two nations as well as some other African countries to Europe, Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs said on Saturday. The agreement was reached during a visit by the Morocco’s King Mohammed to the Nigerian

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Record Number of Boat Migrants Reach Italy this Year

By Steve Scherer ROME, Nov 28 – The number of migrants who have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year has already topped a previous record set two years ago, official data show, as pressure on Italy’s shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation

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OPEC Experts Resume Talks on Oil Output Cut, Delegates Upbeat

VIENNA/DUBAI, Nov 22 – OPEC experts discussing how to implement a plan to cut oil output are likely to reach agreement later on Tuesday, a Nigerian delegate said, a possible sign of progress in finalizing the group’s first supply-limiting deal since 2008. The High-Level Committee – a technical body comprised mainly of OPEC governors and

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Most Child Deaths Concentrated in Ten Asian, African Nations: Study

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR – Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality. The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the

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Boko Haram Faction Ready to Negotiate Release of 83 More Chibok Girls

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Oct 17 – The Daesh-allied faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday. Around 220 girls were taken from

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Nigeria Confirms Release of 21 Girls Kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram

ABUJA, Oct 13  – Boko Haram Islamist have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok, the Nigerian government said on Thursday. “The release of the girls … is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the

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Boko Haram’s War on Women

The Nigerian group abducts and rapes women to boost recruitment and demonstrate its domination. Read more about issue here:http://owl.li/Yn8Nq Social Streams

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Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram says He is Alive in Video

BAUCHI, Nigeria Sept 25 – The leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he rejected statements by the country’s military that he had been seriously wounded. Last month Nigeria’s air force said it had killed senior members of the group

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Nigeria Targets Officials Accused of Stealing Food From Boko Haram Victims

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Sept 1  – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police to arrest and make an example of government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said on Thursday. The Nigerian Senate last week launched an investigation into allegations of

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