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244,000 hungry children

244,000 hungry children

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 1, 2016 0

After his father, a welder from Bama, died in a camp for internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, 17-year-old Dauda began to cater for the two wives and eight other

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Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

Coerced or committed? Boko Haram’s female suicide bombers

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 19, 2016 0

The female suicide bomber has become the signature weapon of the Nigerian jihadist group, Boko Haram. Women have strapped explosives to their bodies in other recent conflicts – from Chechnya to Iraq, from

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Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

Are the ADF ‘Islamist’ scapegoats in Congo?

April 8, 2016 0

Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an

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Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

Polio hopes and Zika fears in the vaccine race

dan.rafter@hrc.org April 6, 2016 0

It’s busy times for the vaccine industry – a new vaccine against dengue fever has been deployed in the Philippines, research for a vaccine against Zika virus is gaining steam (although questions remain

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Alive or dead?

Alive or dead?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 5, 2016 0

A military court in Cameroon last month sentenced to death 89 men on terrorism charges related to Boko Haram violence.

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A cold wind blows for Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram

A cold wind blows for Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 5, 2016 0

KADUNA 05 January 2016 (IRIN) - The temperature is dropping across northern Nigeria as the seasonal Harmattan winds blow in a haze of dust from the Sahara, blotting out the sun for days

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How Boko Haram is killing off farms

How Boko Haram is killing off farms

dan.rafter@hrc.org December 17, 2015 0

YOLA 17 December 2015 (IRIN) - More than 17,000 farmers in northeastern Nigeria have been displaced by Boko Haram since 2012. Thousands of other young people, who were to inherit these lands, have

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Nigeria says ‘go home’, but is it safe from Boko Haram?

Nigeria says ‘go home’, but is it safe from Boko Haram?

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 17, 2015 0

MAIDUGURI/YOLA 17 November 2015 (IRIN) - The Nigerian government plans to start closing camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram conflict by the end of December, forcing thousands of people to return

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Crude awakening: can oil benefit the people of the Niger Delta?

Crude awakening: can oil benefit the people of the Niger Delta?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 4, 2015 0

PORT HARCOURT 04 November 2015 (IRIN) - The thick, acrid smoke billowing above the tree line is the telltale sign of local refining of stolen crude oil in Nigeria’s troubled Niger Delta, but

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Forced evictions leave Nigerian slum dwellers homeless

Forced evictions leave Nigerian slum dwellers homeless

October 21, 2015 0

LAGOS 21 October 2015 (IRIN) - More than 15,000 people were forced from their homes last month, as authorities demolished one of Nigeria's largest slums in Lagos. Many families are still living on

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