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Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.

Five villagers killed in Niger Eid attack

Five people were killed on Wednesday in an attack on a village in the western Tillaberi region of Niger, near the border with Mali, as the country celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, a local official told AFP.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Nigerian troops repelled an incursion by Boko Haram jihadists into the northeastern city of Maiduguri late on Tuesday, killing five insurgents, military sources and residents told AFP.

Intersociety: 1,470 Nigerian Christians ‘killed’ in four months

A rights group, International Society for Civil Rights and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has alleged that a total of 1,460 Christians have been killed in Nigeria between January and April.

Portugal signs deal to help Mozambique to fight insurgencies

Portugal and Mozambique signed a new military cooperation accord on Monday to help the poor African nation confront a growing jihadist threat by beefing up training, notably of special forces.

UN: Over 17 500 displaced in fresh Burkina violence

Over 17 500 people have fled their homes in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso in the last 10 days after attacks that claimed at least 45 lives, the United Nations said Friday.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

35 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria's troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday.
Niger's soldiers stand at Bosso military camp on June 17, 2016 following attacks by Boko Haram fighters in the Diffa region. Issouf Sanogo, AFP

Army kills 24 ‘suspected terrorists’ in Niger

Niger troops killed 24 "suspected terrorists" after they sought to escape after being captured in the west of the country, the government said on Sunday.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

Terrorists attack two army bases in Borno, 8 killed

Nigerian jihadists have attacked two army bases in the restive northeast, overrunning one camp and killing at least eight people, military sources said on Sunday.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

The ‘good lad’ who died for political change in Chad

A printed sheet of paper bearing a photo of Adoussouma hung on the crumbling wall at the Komeissou family home in Chad's capital N'Djamena, marking his death on Tuesday in protests against the new military junta.
President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a high-level security meeting at the State House over the rising insecurity in the country. In attendance are Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, Ministers, Service Chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police and Intelligence chiefs.

Nigeria’s president under fire over surging violence

With his country ensnared in mounting jihadist violence, bandit attacks and kidnappings, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is under fire from allies and enemies alike for appearing incapable of tackling the security crisis.
Six Chadian soldiers were killed near the Libyan border and in the southern Lake Chad region where Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists have stepped up attacks, two provincial officials said Saturday.

Jihadists kill 12 soldiers in Chad

Fighting between the army and jihadists in the Lake Chad region on Tuesday left at least 12 Chadians dead, a provincial governor told AFP.
At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.

Terrorists kill 31 soldiers in Northeast Nigeria

At least 31 Nigerian soldiers were killed when IS-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy escorting weapons and overran a base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, military sources told AFP Monday.
Three UN peacekeepers wounded in Mali attack. (Photo by Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Three UN peacekeepers wounded in Mali attack

Three United Nations peacekeepers were on Sunday seriously injured in a rocket attack on a military base in the north of the conflict-ridden Sahel state, UN and local officials said.
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Jihadists kill at least 11 in northeast Nigeria attack

At least 11 civilians were killed when IS-aligned jihadists invaded a town in northeast Nigerian Yobe state, an official and residents told AFP on Saturday.
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Chadian rebels vow to resume advance after Idriss Deby’s funeral

Rebels in northern Chad were preparing to advance on the capital N'Djamena, a spokesman said on Saturday, following the funeral of President Idriss Deby who died on the battlefield.
Mahamat Kaka, otherwise known as Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, was named interim president by a transitional council of military officers [Reuters]

Chad slain leader’s son takes power as rivals slam ‘coup’

The son of Chad's slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday as rebel forces threatened to march on the capital, deepening the turmoil in a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa.
The army said a military council led by the late president’s 37-year-old son Mahamat Idriss Deby, a four-star general, would replace him [File: Marco Longari/AFP]

Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death

Rebel forces set their sights on Chad's capital N'Djamena on Wednesday following the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, threatening to bring more disruption to a country vital to international efforts to combat Islamist militants in Africa.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advises President Buhari to purge the federal government of terrorist sympathizers

Foremost rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go the whole distance in ridding the federal government of all sympathisers of the ideals of terrorism in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

President Buhari bounces back, preaches compassion

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a 16-day medical trip to London, preaching compassion to Nigerians as he resumed his high profile job.
The first round of voting will take place on 27 February 2022, with a second round in March, the minister of territorial administration, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, told reporters.

Mali post-coup government says elections set for February 2022

Presidential and legislative elections in Mali will take place next February, the country's post-coup government announced Thursday, saying it was honouring the timetable it promised to the international community.

UN seeks funds to ease hunger in Mozambique as conflict deepens

The World Food Programme on Tuesday said it needed $82 million to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people facing severe hunger in violence-ravaged northern Mozambique.

Former diplomat unfolds blueprint to salvage troubled Nigeria

Amid increasing social discontent in Nigeria in recent times, a scholar and former diplomat, Nnamdi Onochie, has unfolded a blueprint to put Nigeria back on track to achieve peace, prosperity and progress for survival as an entity.

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Ogun council polls: APC members protest ‘imposition of candidates’

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Archbishop Kaigama: INEC’s shoddy conduct of polls raises doubts about credibility of election results

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Ex-President Jonathan: NGF best platform to discuss issues affecting Nigeria

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Father Mbaka shuts Adoration Ministry for 30 days

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi: APC, PDP bicker over abduction of opposition chieftain

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The Afe Babalola Multi-system Hospital has successfully performed another successful open heart surgery on a female patient at the emergency unit of its Cardiac Centre, during which a large mass was removed from the left side chamber of the patient’s heart.

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