Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Nigeria: 27 Boko Haram terrorists killed by Nigerian and Cameroonian forces in northeast

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Gun trucks destroyed, arms and ammunition recovered in joint operations conducted by Nigerian, Cameroonian forces

At least 27 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in a joint operation by Nigerian and Cameroonian forces, a Nigerian army spokesman said on Monday.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Niger: Boko Haram targets civilians in deadly attacks in south-east Niger

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The United Nations refugee agency reports tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger’s Diffa region are suffering immense hardships as violent attacks by Boko Haram increase in frequency and intensity.

According to the U.N. refugee agency, last month 88 civilians in Niger’s border areas were killed by Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group. The spike in violence, it says, has forced more than 18,000 people to flee their homes, many for the second or third time.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sudan: Army takes power in coup d’etat arresting President Omar Al Bashir

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In a night-time coup Sudanese military stormed the state TV and radio stations and surrounded the presidential palace on Thursday morning.

In a statement broadcast across Sudan, the defence minister announced the arrest of Sudan’s now former President Omar Al Bashir, and the establishment of a two-year military rule transition period.

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Libya: Libyan National Army (LNA) takes base 12 km from Tripoli centre

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The Libyan National Army (LNA), under the command of General Khalifa Haftar, announced Wednesday that it has taken up a position in the Ain Zara area, about 12 km from the centre of Tripoli.

In the battle for the Libyan capital, Haftar has arrayed his special forces, called ‘Saiqa’ (lightning bolt), an elite corps made up of paramilitary soldiers and commandos.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Libya: Libya fighting escalates as Khalifa Haftar’s forces bomb Tripoli airport

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Fighting for control of the Libyan capital escalated dramatically on Monday when rebel forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar carried out an airstrike on city’s only operating airport.

The attack came amid reports that the internationally recognised government of National Accord led by Fayyez al-Sarraj had begun conscripting migrants held in detention centres to fight against Gen Haftar’s troops.

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