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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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The road to redemption? Unmaking Nigeria’s Boko Haram

The road to redemption? Unmaking Nigeria’s Boko Haram

October 1, 2015 0

ABUJA 01 October 2015 (IRIN) - Is Nigeria attempting the impossible in trying to de-radicalise Boko Haram militants?

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Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram forced home

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 21, 2015 0

YAOUNDE 21 August 2015 (IRIN) - As many as 15,000 people who took refuge in northern Cameroon after fleeing violence in Nigeria are now being sent back home, over fears they could have

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Refugees pour into Cameroon fearing Boko Haram

Refugees pour into Cameroon fearing Boko Haram

dan.rafter@hrc.org August 10, 2015 0

MINAWAO, CAMEROON 10 August 2015 (IRIN) - Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and along the Cameroonian border have caused a surge of refugees in recent weeks, most of them trying to flee

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Nigerians the winners in tense election

Nigerians the winners in tense election

March 31, 2015 0

KADUNA 31 March 2015 (IRIN) - Nigeria's presidential election has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who becomes the first opposition leader ever to unseat an incumbent. Will an election

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Nigeria’s election – "anything fit happen"

Nigeria’s election – "anything fit happen"

carolyn.simon@hrc.org March 27, 2015 0

ABUJA 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - Nigeria is increasingly tense in the countdown to presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing an exceptionally strong challenge from former military ruler, General Muhammadu

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What does the Boko Haram/ISIS alliance mean?

What does the Boko Haram/ISIS alliance mean?

March 10, 2015 0

NAIROBI 10 March 2015 (IRIN) - Nigeria’s insurgent group Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad (People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad), better known as Boko Haram, has declared allegiance

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