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Thousands flee after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria–residents

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Scores of heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked military and police stations in the Nigerian town of Gamboru Ngala on the Cameroon border, forcing thousands to flee, residents said.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques—witnesses


Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told the Agence France-Press blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Health, agriculture key to Africa’s development—Bill Gates


Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

In this photo taken on, Sunday, May 18, 2014, armed hunters gather before looking for around 300 abducted school girls in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AP FILE PHOTO

Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wearing disguise, Boko Haram kills hundreds

This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows Imam Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the radical Islamist sect. Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday, June 5, 2014. AP File Photo

When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »