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By Tajuddin
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Oct 1st, 2016
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Niamey, Niger ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger’s Defence Ministry said on Friday. Allied Chadian-Nigerien forces launched an offensive against ...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 23rd, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes as the country seeks new revenue sources to offset low oil prices that have pushed Africa’s biggest economy into its first recession in more than 20 years, its tax chief said. Tunde ...
By Tajuddin
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Sep 17th, 2016
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Niamey, Niger ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38 Boko Haram fighters during operations that followed attacks by the Nigerian Islamist group on two border towns in southeastern Niger earlier this week, Niger’s army said on Saturday. Two soldiers from the...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 15th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school girls kidnapped two years ago, and saying some of them have been killed in air strikes. Boko Haram seized more than 270 girls from th...
By Tajuddin
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Aug 4th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Uganda Police Force has deployed a new contingent of officers to serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The newly deployed personnel, from the Formed Police Unit (FPU), arrived yesterday and will be under the command of Senior Superinte...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 22nd, 2016
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Abuja,Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Nigerian government is talking to militants in the Niger Delta to end a wave of attacks on oil and gas facilities which have cut oil production by 700,000 barrels a day, top officials said on Thursday. But the Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group t...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 21st, 2016
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Rome, Italy ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The bodies of 21 women and one man were found on a rubber dinghy adrift near the Libyan coast on Wednesday, just hours after they had set sail for Italy, humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. An MSF ship patrolling the central Mediterrane...
By Tajuddin
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Jul 15th, 2016
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Yaoundé, Cameroon (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Authorities in Cameroon have arbitrarily arrested more than 1,000 people as part of their fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram and dozens have died of disease or been tortured to death, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Up to eight p...
By Tajuddin
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Apr 15th, 2016
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Nigeria has made progress in combating Boko Haram although the Islamist militant group is still a threat, the White House said on Thursday, adding that the United States has assisted Nigerian authorities working to secure the release of schoolgirls kidnappe...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Mar 9th, 2016
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Abuja, Nigeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – South African company MTN is in talks with the telecoms industry regulator in Nigeria to reduce a $3.9 billion fine imposed for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards from its local network, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday. He ...