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Nigeria Faces New Rift over Alleged Shiite Massacre

By Ulf Laessing ZARIA, Nigeria, Feb 11 – Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria’s most prominent Shiite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky’s compound was leveled after three days of clashes between the army and Shiite residents of

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Getting the Picture

A swell of new African photographers are changing how the world views their continent BY Mirren Gidda Africa has long been irresistible to art photographers. The diversity of its 54 nations, its natural beauty—even, say some photographers, the difference in light compared with Europe and the U.S.—have spawned vast bodies of work and helped inform

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Four Militants Detonate Suicide Bombs on Lake Chad Island

N’DJAMENA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Four militants detonated suicide bombs after being found out by a group of locals on a Lake Chad island, killing three of the attackers but no one else, official and security sources said on Wednesday. The maze of islands and waterways on the shrinking shores of Lake Chad are a

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Facebook Activates “Safety Check” For Nigeria Blasts After Criticism

Nov. 18 – Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The

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