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Burkina Faso's leaders urged vigilance on Saturday, a day after brazen Islamic extremist attacks on the army headquarters and French Embassy in the capital, which killed eight people. An al-Qaeda-linked group based in neighboring Mali claimed responsibility for the assaults.
French President Emmanuel Macron promised more than 400 million euros ($474 million) in aid over four years to Niger during a visit and told the country's president he was ready to strengthen France's presence in the Sahel.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited and dined with soldiers stationed in Niger who are fighting against extremism in the Sahel, reassuring them that France would not abandon the region to extremists.
Army Sgt. La David T. Johnson died in a hail of gunfire, hit as many as 18 times as he took cover in thick brush, fighting to the end after fleeing militants who had just killed three comrades in an October ambush in Niger, The Associated Press has learned.
The 2017 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) also indicates that killing of innocent people by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North east has decreased by 80 per cent. According to the document, Nigeria got the same ranking in 2015 and 2016. It was ranked fourth in 2014.
U.S. officials said three U.S. Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger.
Nigeria national team manager Gernot Rohr has warned his team that they will experience a completely different style of play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations compared to last year’s World Cup.
Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The additional key would provide additional keyboard shortcuts for Office apps, including the ability to quickly share documents and files.
The Kano State Fire Service says it received 31 distress calls from different parts of the state within the last two weeks.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke is banking on the support of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) hosts, Egypt.
Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android.
Forget Neymar Jr., Brazil has Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona star, scoring a brace, handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America Friday night in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
The Police Command in Katsina State has confirmed the abduction of Alhaji Bature Mai’unguwa, the Village Head of Labo in Batsari Local Government Area, by unknown gunmen.
Amb. Baba Madugu, Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, disclosed this on the sidelines of the African Day celebration held in Bern.
Olympique Lyonnais’ shares rose on Thursday after the French soccer club sold left-back Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid for some 48 million euros (£42.7 million).
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Agency had already keyed into the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari by creating over 7,000 jobs in the last six months through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy and is set to do more, as there are vast opportunities in the maritime sector.