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Chad pulls out of fight against Boko Haram after Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' comes into force

An African country included in Trump’s revised "Muslim ban" has pulled out of the US-backed fight against Boko Haram militants. Less than a month after Trump placed travel restrictions on citizens from Chad entering the US, the country has pulled hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger where they were helping local forces fight jihadists. Show More Summary

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

Nigeria says 45 jailed at Boko Haram secret trials

Nigeria's government on Friday said 45 Boko Haram members had been sentenced to between three and 31 years in jail after being convicted at secret trials. The media has been banned on security grounds from attending proceedings at four civilian courts set up at a military base in Kainji, in the central state of Niger. Show More Summary

After Trump Travel Ban, Chad Pulls Troops From Boko Haram Fight in Niger

The White House’s decision to penalize a key counterterrorism partner in Africa may already be having negative consequences.

Why Are Over 1 Million Displaced Persons in Nigeria Too Scared to Go Home?

Boko Haram has rampaged across northern Nigeria in recent years and many people do not feel it is safe to return to their homes.

Trials begin for more than 1,600 Boko Haram suspects

The trials of more than 1,600 suspected Boko Haram members have begun behind closed doors at a military barracks in northern Nigeria, the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist … Click to Continue »

Why Are U.S. Special Forces in Niger?

Surrounded by Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram militants, the country will soon be home to a $50 million U.S. drone base.

U.S. Soldiers Have Been Attacked in Niger—Here's Why American Special Forces Are There

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Surrounded by Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Boko Haram militants, the country will soon be home to a $50 million U.S. drone base.

Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari Targets Goodluck Jonathan in War of Words Over Corruption, Boko Haram

Nigeria’s former first lady has accused the Buhari administration of overseeing a “witch hunt” against her and her husband.

Boko Haram vs. al Shabaab: What do we know about their patterns of violence?

The United Nations proclaimed Oct. 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence, a reminder that it is irrational to use violence to promote peaceful societies. It’s also a reminder of the importance of accurate data on where and why violence occurs in the world, and where the threats are on the rise. Since April 2016, […]

Nigerians fear 'no end in sight' to Boko Haram fight

As Boko Haram steps up its attacks, Nigerian forces are increasing the number of troops in the country's northeast.

More than half of Borno schools closed over Boko Haram

Close to three million children in need of education as threat from armed group in northeast persists, says UNICEF.

Unicef warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN said on Friday, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education. Unicef, the UN children's agency, said at least 57 percent of schools in Borno...Show More Summary

Can former Boko Haram terrorists be rehabilitated? This program aims to change their lives

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The program aims to assimilate former fighters into society if they surrender their arms and agree to undergo de-radicalization.        

Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent

In 2014, Cameroon enacted a broad anti-terror law as part of its effort to counter the extremist group Boko Haram, but authorities are using it to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on the militants or unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions. A presidential decree in August 2017...

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict. Show More Summary

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

Nigerian Activists Continue Push to #BringBackOurGirls Amidst Increasing Boko Haram Violence

The Twitter campaign has ended, but sit-ins and weekly meetings have continued across Nigeria. The post Nigerian Activists Continue Push to #BringBackOurGirls Amidst Increasing Boko Haram Violence appeared first on Rewire.

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children: UN

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations said on Friday. The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) agreed to the measure as part of a new action plan signed in the northeastern Borno state capital, Maiduguri, Unicef said in a statement.

In the weeds: How top official got tangled in Nigerian aid scandal

WACHAKAL, Nigeria (Reuters) - When millions of people in northeast Nigeria faced hunger and attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in March 2016, the government acted: it decided to spend $1.4 million cutting down weeds around the village of Wachakal in order to stop flooding.

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