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Aging Autocrat Whips Opposition and Claims Victory in A Disputed Poll
October 26, 2018
An investigation this year supported by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project may give a clue to the president’s resilience. Over the course of his administration, President Biya has spent at least four and a half years out of the country on “brief private visits” at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva with its views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. ... read more »
Grisly Video Casts Grim Shadow Over Cameroon President’s Re-Election Bid
October 5, 2018
As the clock ticks down to Sunday’s presidential elections in Cameroon, President Paul Biya remains tightlipped about a grisly video gone viral of two mothers and their infant children executed in cold blood by government soldiers. ... read more »
Lord’s Resistance Army Still Kidnapping and Killing, Activists Say
August 16, 2018
Last year, Washington closed down its seven-year effort to track down Kony, ending an initiative that included encouraging LRA members through leaflets, loudspeakers and local radio broadcasts to defect. ... read more »
Atrocity Video of Execution by Soldiers Alarms U.N. Rights Chief
August 2, 2018
Evidence of the execution was gathered by Amnesty International in an investigation. Analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators are Cameroonian soldiers, they said. ... read more »
Their Nightmare Ended, Freedom for ‘Chibok Girls’ is Still Out of Reach
April 19, 2018
Nearly four years after militants attacked a rural school and kidnapped over 200 girls in a well-planned raid, the nightmare has ended for about 100 Nigerian girls. ... read more »
Nigerian Parents Plead with Officials to Speed Up Rescue of Abducted Girls
February 28, 2018
Nigerian Parents Plead with Officials to Speed Up Rescue of Abducted Girls ... read more »
Nigerian Leader, Ending 3 Month Hospital Stay, Returns with Fiery Speech
August 23, 2017
The separatists were “daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.” ... read more »
Remember the Chibok Girls
April 19, 2017
Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. ... read more »
Nigerian princess seeks funds to help Boko Haram survivors
May 4, 2016
It pains Nigerian princess Modupe Ozolua every time she hears about the suicide bombings, killings and kidnappings by the Boko Haram militant group in her ancestral homeland. But Ozolua feels just as troubled when the plight of survivors dealing with the aftermath of the attacks goes unheard. The princess, a member of Benin Empire in southern Nigeria, doesn't want those victims to be forgotten. ... read more »
Have We Forgotten the Kidnapped School Girls in Nigeria?
April 28, 2016
It’s been two years, April 14th to be exact, since the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at the hands of Boko Haram – a West African terrorist group that has lodged atrocities against its own people including the burning of children alive and sending teenaged girls on suicide bomb missions. ... read more »
Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill
February 19, 2016
Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp in northeast Nigeria and blew themselves up, killing 58 people. ... read more »
TROUBLE AHEAD FOR NIGERIA AS OIL PROFITS PLUMMET
February 10, 2016
Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin. What could be worse than finding you have a trillion dollar budget gap and an insurgent group that threatens to hit whatever oil wells remain? ... read more »
Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps
August 6, 2015
Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said on August 2. ... read more »
Obama praises Nigerian leader for pursuing safety, security
July 23, 2015
President Barack Obama welcomed Nigeria's new president to the Oval Office on Monday and praised him for working to bring "safety, security and peace" to a nation challenged by economic strains, a history of corruption and violence unleashed by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. ... read more »
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