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Group of Chibok schoolgirls freed in Nigeria


wenty-one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, have been freed, the president’s spokesman has confirmed. Garba Shehu said the release was “the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants”. The freed students are currently with the security forces. Boko Haram kidnapped more …

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Northeastern Nigeria Faces Famine


Aid agencies warn that northeastern Nigeria is facing a famine. The Boko Haram conflict has displaced over two million people. Militants have stolen livestock and insecurity has disrupted trade and is preventing many families from returning their farms. The situation is particularly precarious for tens of thousands of children.

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Dubai begins building ‘world’s tallest’ tower


Dubai began construction work Monday on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world’s tallest skyscraper. The Gulf emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, marked the groundbreaking of The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour as construction workers laid foundations for the skyscraper …

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Nigerian Muslim cleric warns against gender equality


A prominent Muslim cleric in Nigeria has warned Muslim lawmakers that they will be condemned as “unbelievers” if they back a new gender equality bill. The bill proposes that men and women inherit an equal share, violating the Koran, Sheikh Isyaka Rabiu said. Gender activists have been pushing for the …

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Nigeria’s Corruption Fight Nabs Judges and Justices


Activists are accusing Nigeria’s government of intimidating and harassing the judiciary after several senior judges were detained in weekend sting operations. Nigeria’s intelligence services announced more than $800,000 had been seized in raids targeting judges from the country’s high courts. The State Security Service said it had been monitoring the …

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Matthew kills over 900 in Haiti


Cholera has killed at least 13 people in southwest Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, government officials told Reuters on Saturday, as health workers sought to reach the epicenter of one outbreak. Six people died of Cholera in a hospital in the southern town of Randel, which is inland …

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