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Nigeria Bolsters Security in Northern State of Kaduna Amid Violence
Nigeria is to deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president's spokesman said on Wednesday, as ethnically charged violence pressures a government already fighting Boko Haram in the northeast.
Clashes between Muslim herders and Ch...
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Chad's Deby Warns Tight Cash Could Limit Fight Against Terrorism
Chad's president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants, warned in an interview that cash-strapped Chad could be forced to withdraw some of its troops from the fight if it does not get financial help.
Chad has one of the most capable armie...
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Cameroon Claims to Have Freed 5,000 Boko Haram Captives
Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as well as a huge stock of seized weapons, in fighting along its northern border.
Issa Tchiroma Bakary, Cameroon minister of communication and a government spokesperson,...
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Aid Agencies Warn of Deepening Food Crisis in NE Nigeria
The humanitarian crisis in northeastern Nigeria remains severe, with aid agencies reporting uneven progress. In areas they have been able to access, relief organizations say they have successfully reduced malnutrition. But in other areas still cut off by insecurity, they fear the...
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Cameroon Ups Support for Vigilantes Against Boko Haram
Officials in northern Cameroon say Boko Haram is hitting back against regional military pressure with suicide attacks. Rarely a week goes by without reports of a bombing. To protect border communities, Cameroon is reinforcing the capabilities of local self-defense groups who help...
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