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    Poverty: Women Offer Opportunity For Global Commitment – Ki-Moon

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    The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has said that women and girls offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking inter-generational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. “As the global community launches the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for implementation over the next 15 years, it is a good time to recognise the achievements…

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    Spain Judge Opens Terrorism Case Against Boko Haram

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    A Spanish High Court judge, Fernando Andreu said he has agreed to hear a lawsuit against the militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism. Judge Andreu ruled that he was competent to handle the case under the principle of universal jurisdiction — which allows courts to try…

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    Boko Haram: Displaced Women Deliver Of 5 Babies In 3 Days

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    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that displaced women have been delivered of five babies at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Kalambaina, Sokoto, between May 7 and 9. The NEMA assistant head, Sokoto Zonal Operations Office, Thickman Tanimu, made this known to newsmen in Sokoto, saying amongst the five new babies,…

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    Niger’s Counter-Insurgency Drive Worsens Poverty, Hunger – UN

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    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), has said that tough counter-insurgency action in Niger after cross-border attacks by Boko Haram is worsening hunger and poverty in the arid southeast of the country. Niger’s representative for UNHCR, Karl Steinacker said that the counter-insurgency emergency measures were proving more harmful to the local population than the potential…

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    Female Suicide Bomber Kills 8, Injures 42

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    A female suicide bomber suspected to be Boko Haram member yesterday detonated bombs wired to her body, killing eight persons and injuring 42 others. LEADERSHIP gathered that eight persons have been confirmed dead after the female bomber, 22, targeted a GSM village market in Potiskum town, Yobe State. The incident, which was occurred at about…

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    Warplanes Bombard Boko Haram Forest, Training Camps – DHQ

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    The Defence Headquarters has said that warplanes bombarded Sambisa forest, Boko Haram training camps and caches of weapons and vehicles belonging to the Boko Haram group. A statement issued by the Defence Spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said a concerted air campaign by the Nigerian Air Force is ongoing in furtherance of the mission to clear…

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    US At War With Those Perverting Islam – Obama

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    US President, Barack Obama has said that his country is not at war with Islam, but with people who have perverted the religion calling for a focus on preventing “terrorists” from recruiting and inspiring others. Speaking at a White House conference on countering violent extremism, Obama said “we should not grant them (the Islamic State…

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    African Allies Aim To Pin Down Boko Haram

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    Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria’s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional task-force due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. The group has fought fierce battles with the three countries’ armies in southern Niger and northern…

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    Air Strike Kills 37 Mourners In Niger Village

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    At least 37 mourners at a funeral ceremony were killed and several others wounded when an unidentified plane bombarded Abadam village in Niger near the Nigerian border. Confirming the incident to Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), a village head, Ibrahim Ari said that many have been killed and several others injured. The…

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