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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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What does the Boko Haram/IS alliance mean?

What does the Boko Haram/IS alliance mean?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org 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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Boko Haram takes aim at Nigeria’s elections

Boko Haram takes aim at Nigeria’s elections

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 25, 2015 0

NAIROBI 25 February 2015 (IRIN) - Three bomb explosions in the space of two days in northern Nigeria signal a resumption of urban terror tactics by Boko Haram, a jihadist group that wants

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For Boko Haram victims, charity begins at home

For Boko Haram victims, charity begins at home

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 16, 2015 0

MAIDUGURI 16 February 2015 (IRIN) - More than 90 percent of the nearly one million people displaced by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeast live in communities rather than the official centres administered by

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In Nigeria’s northeast, no alarm over election delay

In Nigeria’s northeast, no alarm over election delay

February 9, 2015 0

MAIDUGURI 09 February 2015 (IRIN) - In Boko Haram's northeastern stronghold, Nigerians have calmly accepted the postponement of scheduled elections. The military says it cannot spare troops to oversee a voting while it

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Boko Haram facing mounting regional military pressure

Boko Haram facing mounting regional military pressure

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

ABUJA 04 February 2015 (IRIN) - Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon launch coordinated attacks against Boko Haram as the African Union meets to discuss the details of its proposed 7,500-strong taskforce. The militant Islamist

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