Sunday 28 May 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-05-28

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AFP - 5/28/17

Nigeria on Tuesday marks 50 years since the declaration of an independent Republic of Biafra plunged the country into a civil war, amid renewed tensions and fresh...

AFP - 5/27/17

The Nigerian megacity of Lagos, with its 20 million inhabitants, is the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa and is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

But how do those...

AFP - 5/26/17

It's only when the thick smog of humidity and pollution lifts that the size of Lagos becomes clear: from above, the megacity of some 20 million people seems to...

AFP - 5/25/17

Lack of funding is forcing aid agencies to cut feeding programmes for starving people in northeast Nigeria, the UN said Thursday, warning of growing pressure on...

AFP - 5/23/17

Lawmakers in Kano state, northern Nigeria, have indefinitely suspended a probe into allegations of graft against one of the country's most respected traditional...

AFP - 5/22/17

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Sunday.

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AFP - 5/22/17

There were emotional scenes Saturday as 82 kidnapped Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Islamists earlier this month were reunited with their parents.

At the...

AFP - 5/19/17

The claims read like the plot of a best-selling thriller, with secretive arms dealers and a corruption-riddled government fighting jihadists.

The weapons deal...

AFP - 5/19/17

After a night on the streets, the pack of young boys move into Maiduguri's abandoned amusement park in the early morning to play on the broken-down rides.

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AFP - 5/18/17

Nigeria's government on Thursday retracted its announcement that another Chibok girl was free, saying she was not one of the 219 whose kidnapping more than three...

AFP - 5/17/17

With its futuristic film studios, luxury shops and elevated light railway, Tinapa should be a showcase of Nigerian dynamism, a commercial hub for West Africa raking...

AFP - 5/17/17

Nigerian troops have been told not to get involved in politics, the army said Tuesday, in a warning likely to resonate given the country's history of coups and with...

AFP - 5/17/17

Three female suicide bombers have attacked a herding community in northeast Nigeria, killing two people and injuring seven others, according to a village elder and a...

AFP - 5/16/17

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"

They didn't want a...

AFP - 5/16/17

When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!"

They didn't want a...

AFP - 5/15/17

Boko Haram jihadists have killed six farmers who were working on their land near the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia members and locals told...

AFP - 5/15/17

The Boko Haram jihadist group has released a video claiming to show Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian...

AFP - 5/15/17

Suffering from rampant inflation, stalled investment and mass layoffs, Nigeria is still gripped by one of the worst economic crises in its history.

But for the...

AFP - 5/12/17

Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to...

AFP - 5/12/17

Lawmakers in northern Nigeria have opened an investigation into corruption claims against one of the country's leading traditional rulers, whose progressive views...

AFP - 5/12/17

More than 1,000 people have died in an outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria, the Centre for Disease Control said Thursday, but added that the spread of the disease is...

AFP - 5/11/17

A schoolgirl who was among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 refused to be part of a release deal because she is now married to a militant fighter,...

AFP - 5/11/17

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder...

AFP - 5/11/17

President Muhammadu Buhari had warned Nigerians when he returned from nearly two months of medical treatment in London that he was likely to have go back. On Sunday...

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