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Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Jun. 19, 2017) — At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday, June 19. Continue reading Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

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Scientists are coming out of the lab and onto the streets in response to the new administration’s actions. Photograph: Mario Jose Sanchez/AP Photo

March for Science on 22 April will see scientists and supporters at more than 500 locations stand up for evidence-based thinking

April 18, 2017 — Scientists and science supporters will take to the streets in a global March for Science on 22 April . What began as a small Facebook group in the US capital, Washington DC has Continue reading Scientists to take to the streets in global march for truth

Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

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At least 5 northern states – Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger – and the Federal Capital Territory have been affected by the epidemic over the past 5 months

ABUJA, Nigeria (Apr. 13, 2017) — A Nigerian health official said Wednesday, April 12, that a suspected 489 people have died during the latest meningitis outbreak to hit Nigeria. Continue reading Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

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Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

KANO, Nigeria (Mar 2, 2017) — Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, March 1. Continue reading Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

UN climate change body appeals for funding

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Developing country diplomats may struggle to attend UN climate meetings unless funding for their travel is radically boosted

September 11, 2016 — That’s the warning in the UN climate body’s latest budget report, which reveals just $80,000 has so far been provided by donors, compared to well over $300,000 at the same point in 2014.  Continue reading UN climate change body appeals for funding

38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in August

NIAMEY, Niger (Sept. 8, 2016)— At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading 38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

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‘The convoy was travelling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed assistance when it was ambushed,’ UNICEF says

LAGOS, Nigeria (July 30, 2016) — A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday, July 28, in Nigeria’s restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children’s agency and the Nigerian army said.  Continue reading UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

2 suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria

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The attack bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram, who have regularly hit ‘soft’ civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, including with female suicide bombers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Mar. 16, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed on Wednesday, March 16, when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, rescue officials said.

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Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat

LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.

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50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Feb. 1, 2016) — Around 50 people were feared killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said Sunday, January 31.

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