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Central African Republic conflict intensifies

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The base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport which has been one of the safest places in town is now also home to around 30,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Christian and Muslim militia.

Nigeria's Boko Haram claims responsibility for northeast barracks attack

4 years ago /

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram was behind a coordinated attack on military targets this month, the group's leader has said in a video message lauding the group's successes against President Goodluck Jonathan's army.

BOKO HARAM: 26 CONFIRMED DEAD IN MAIDUGURI; PRESIDENCY REACTS

4 years ago /

Maiduguri was once again thrown into mourning yesterday when suspected members of the Islamist Terrorist Organisation, Boko Haram struck killing no less than 26 people, 24 of whom are believed to be insurgents.

 

NIGERIA: IG orders Police officers to intensify security procedures around universities

4 years ago /

The Inspector General of Police has ordered the provision of adequate security around university campuses across Nigeria

 

NIGERIA: 107 Senior officers promoted in NIgerian Airforce

4 years ago /

Authorities of the Nigerian Air force have approved the promotion of one hundred and seven senior officers.

 

Afghan president condemns U.S. airstrike that killed a child

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President Hamid Karzai said U.S. forces had bombed a home in southern Afghanistan, killing a small child and wounding two women, and condemned the attack as a sign of disregard for civilian lives, his spokesman said on Thursday.

 

FRANCE: French government to draw troops out of Kosovo

4 years ago /

NATO confirmed on Thursday that France plans to withdraw its 320 troops from Kosovo, citing commitments in Mali and a pending French intervention in Central African Republic.

 

Niger says fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in northern Mali

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A Malian man wanted by the United States for killing a U.S. diplomat in Niger in 2000 and convicted for a deadly attack on Saudi tourists there in 2009, has been arrested by French forces in northern Mali, Niger said on Thursday.

 

Central African Republic needs many more peacekeepers - EU

4 years ago /

Central African Republic needs up to four times more peacekeepers than are currently deployed to quell the worsening sectarian conflict and provide security for aid workers, the European Union's top humanitarian official said.

 

Libya: Blast at Brak al-Shati arms depot kills 10

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At least 10 people have been killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya, officials say. State television quoted an injured man as saying people had been attempting to steal copper wire from the depot in Brak al-Shati, near the city of Sabha.

 

AFRICA: Islamist militancy threatens Africa

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With Islamist militant groups across the Sahara region still able to flex their muscles despite the French intervention in Mali, former UN diplomat and security expert Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah considers their threat to Africa.

 

Pakistani Activists protest against US drone strikes

4 years ago /

Pakistani activists have blocked the main supply route for provisions destined for NATO troops in Afghanistan to protest against US drone strikes.

 

PHILLIPINES: MAOIST REBELS DECLARE CEASEFIRE

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Maoist rebels on Sunday extended for another month a unilateral ceasefire in areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan in the Central Philippines, ordering guerrillas to help distribute food, water and other relief supplies in coastal and mountain villages.

 

Fresh tensions between China and Japan

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Japan and its ally, United States have sharply criticized china's move to impose new rules on airspace over islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Tokyo, warning of an escalation into the unexpected if Beijing enforces the rules.

NIGERIA: CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF VISITS MAIDUGURI, RESTATES RESOLVE TO FIGHT INSURGENCY

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THE CHIEF OF Army Staff’s visits to the newly created seventh division headquartered in Maiduguri was to assess the operations of the troops. Lieutenant General Ihejirika pledged to improve the capability and welfare and expressed satisfaction on the level of cooperation between the state and other security agency in stemming the stride of terrorism.

NIGERIA: SECURITY; KWARA INAUGURATES OPERATION HARMONY

4 years ago /

Though a relatively peaceful state, hence the appellation as the State of Harmony, Kwara has its own share of deviant behaviors and criminal activities. This development informed the setting up of a security operation known as Operation Harmony, which involved the Military, Police and State Security Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, while handling over the operational vehicles to the leaders of the security agencies, Governor Ahmed appealed to them their proper usage.

PEACEKEEPING: NIGERIA POLICE DEPLOY 400 OFFICERS TO LIBERIA AND SUDAN

4 years ago /

Nigeria remains a major contributor of personnel to the peace keeping efforts of both United Nations and African Union. In continuation to the country’s commitment global and regional peace and security, the Nigeria Police Force is deploying 400 personnel on peace keeping Mission to Liberia and Sudan.

 

NIGERIA: CASE AGAINST BOKO HARAM SUSPECT STALLS AS HE IS UNABLE TO SECURE COUNSEL

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Boko Haram suspect Abdulmannan Obadiki will be arraigned before the Federal High Court Abuja on December 12 in connection with the attack on the Deeper Life Church, Lokoja, Kogi state, in 2012.

NIGERIA: SSS CLAIMS TO HAVE UNCOVERED BOKO HARAM SECT IN KOGI STATE

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The State Security Service SSS announced that it has uncovered a Boko Haram cell plotting to launch deadly attacks in Kogi state, North Central Nigeria.

REGIONAL SECURITY: AU CONSIDERS PROACTIVE STEPS TO PREVENT CONFLICTS

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The African Union is putting mechanisms in place to address the frequent eruption of conflicts in many countries in the continent.