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U.S. troops. ©Reuters/Mark Wilson US deploys troops to Chad to hunt for Nigerian girls The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help find 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, who are blamed for a spree of deadly attacks this week including a massive car-bombing.
22 мая 2014
Twin Nigeria car bombs kill at least 118 Twin car bombings in central Nigeria killed at least 118 people and brought entire buildings down Tuesday, in the latest affront to the government's internationally-backed security crackdown.
21 мая 2014
International effort widens for missing Nigerian schoolgirls International efforts have widened to trace more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamists militants in Nigeria, while France has called for African leaders to hold a summit focused on the issue.
12 мая 2014
Boko Haram holding 223 Nigerian schoolgirls: police Nigerian police on Friday said Boko Haram militants were holding 223 girls of the 276 seized from their school in the country's northeast, revising upwards the number of youngsters abducted.
03 мая 2014
Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.
16 апреля 2014
Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists.
15 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Julien Muguet Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures: Amnesty Amnesty International urged the Nigerian security forces Friday to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency.
12 апреля 2014
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria The death toll in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara State rose to 79 from 30, a governor spokesman said.
07 апреля 2014
15 civilians killed in Nigerian 'suicide attack': military Fifteen civilians were killed in an explosion in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, after troops foiled what the military said was an attempted suicide attack by Boko Haram Islamist militants.
02 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Mark Blinch Nigeria arrests two Britons over 'oil theft plot' Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said.
29 марта 2014
SwitzerlandU.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse Nigeria gets first visit from UN rights chief Nigeria, under fire internationally for banning gay marriage and alleged abuses while tackling Islamist insurgents, received its first visit from the United Nations human rights commissioner.
13 марта 2014
At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria At least 74 people were killed in attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants this weekend, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage.
03 марта 2014
43 killed in Nigeria in suspected Boko Haram school attack Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday in an attack on secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria's troubled northeast.
26 февраля 2014
A girl gets tested to ensure a malaria bug she caught a month ago is no longer in her system. ©Reuters Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries.
20 февраля 2014
Nigeria to hold presidential vote on February 14, 2015 Nigeria is to hold its next presidential election on February 14, 2015, the electoral agency said Friday, with incumbent head of state Goodluck Jonathan expected to seek a second term.
25 января 2014
Same-sex ban 'legalises' homophobic violence: gay Nigerians Gay activists on Tuesday vowed to fight the Nigerian government after the country outlawed same-sex unions, warning the act legitimised homophobic violence and increased fears of persecution.
15 января 2014
Boko Haram leader claims Dec. 2 attack in new video Boko Haram's leader said in a video obtained by AFP on Thursday that the group was behind a daring raid on military installations in the north Nigerian city of Maiduguri earlier this month.
12 декабря 2013
Kazakhstan President's residence Akorda. ©Reuters 9 Ambassadors to Kazakhstan present credentials Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has accepted the credentials from Ambassadors of Denmark, Uruguay. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bangladesh, Philippines, Zambia, Nigeria and Fiji.
27 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde 35 bodies 'in military uniform' at Nigeria morgue after Islamist raid Thirty-five bodies in military uniform have been brought to a morgue in Nigeria's restive northeast after a coordinated assault by Boko Haram targeting the security forces.
29 октября 2013

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