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Nigeria

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  • Boko Haram attacks villages in Niger, 40 dead, says official

    Militants from the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border into neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by Boko Haram to...
  • Nigerian extremists attack villages, kill 37 and raze huts

    Boko Haram extremists have burned down six northeast Nigerian villages and killed 37 people near the insurgents' Sambisa Forest stronghold, a survivor said Friday. Ahmed Ajimi, a fighter in the anti-Boko Haram Nigerian Vigilante Group, said many...
  • Minister: Suicide bombers kill 23 in attacks on Chad capital

    Suicide bombers on motorcycles simultaneously attacked two buildings including the national police academy in Chad's capital on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 100 others, witnesses said. It was the first assault of its kind...
  • Nigeria has a chance to make history when it faces U.S.

    Nigeria has a chance to make history when it faces U.S.
    First Nigeria was the darling of this Women's World Cup, dancing and singing its way to a surprising draw with powerful Sweden, during which Nigeria's coach, Edwin Okon, knelt to pray after every goal. Then it became the tournament's villain, with...
  • Former Boko Haram captives still held -- by Nigerian military

     Former Boko Haram captives still held -- by Nigerian military
    The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. Why had she received preferential treatment and better food while they were held? Wasn't she married to a...
  • 3 female suicide bombers die in failed attacks in Nigeria

    Three women wearing explosive vests blew up near Maiduguri in an apparent failed suicide bombing attack against Nigeria's beleaguered northeastern city, police said Thursday. Dozens of people died in suicide bombings in Maiduguri last week, all blamed on...
  • Child accused of killing husband to be freed in Nigeria

    A child forced to marry at just 13 who then poisoned her 35-year-old husband and three friends is set to be freed in Nigeria, lawyers and a judge said Wednesday, amid fears for her safety and future. Human rights lawyer Hussaina Aliyu Ibrahim said she...
  • Nigeria's legislature to be led by presidential opponents

    Candidates for Nigeria's main opposition party were elected Tuesday to head both houses of the legislature in votes highlighting the cracks in the coalition that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power just last month. Despite his coalition holding...
  • Milhouse Engineering aims to bring coal-powered electricity to Nigeria

     Milhouse Engineering aims to bring coal-powered electricity to Nigeria
    It bothered Wilbur Milhouse when the power would suddenly go out as he sat in restaurants or hotels in Nigeria. "Power outages are commonplace," said the founder and CEO of Milhouse Engineering and Construction. People are so used to them, he said,...
  • Nigeria's military accused of 8,000 deaths in fight against Boko Haram

    Nigeria's military accused of  8,000 deaths in fight against Boko Haram
    They’re rogue armed men in military fatigues who sweep through the cities and towns of northeastern Nigeria, killing civilians or taking them away, never to be seen again. If the description matches the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram,...
  • Militants defy new Nigerian leader with attacks on northeastern city

    Militants defy new Nigerian leader with attacks on northeastern city
    A bombing Tuesday killed dozens of people in the northeast Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the latest in the almost daily attacks there since the inauguration last week of the country's new president. The blast at a market was widely blamed on Boko Haram and...