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Boko Haram violence takes toll on education

Boko Haram violence takes toll on education

October 4, 2013 0

KANO 04 October 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of students and teachers across northern Nigeria have been forced to abandon their schools due to increasingly brazen attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram (BH),

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Floods test Nigeria’s preparedness

Floods test Nigeria’s preparedness

August 27, 2013 0

LAGOS 27 August 2013 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have unleashed floods in parts of Nigeria, testing the country’s emergency preparedness one year after its worst flooding in decades.

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Call for ICC probe into Nigerian military

Call for ICC probe into Nigerian military

July 16, 2013 0

DAKAR 16 July 2013 (IRIN) - As Nigeria attempts a ceasefire with militant Islamist group Boko Haram (BH), analysts warn against a blanket amnesty and urge that an expanded International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Rising Niger Delta oil theft threatens security

Rising Niger Delta oil theft threatens security

dan.rafter@hrc.org June 4, 2013 0

WARRI/DAKAR 04 June 2013 (IRIN) - Oil theft - known as bunkering - in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is soaring following a brief lull, leading residents and community leaders once again to call

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Analysis: Nigerians on the run as military combat Boko Haram

Analysis: Nigerians on the run as military combat Boko Haram

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 22, 2013 0

KANO 22 May 2013 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of residents of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State have fled their homes - thousands of them into neighbouring Niger and Cameroon - following airstrikes by

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Boko Haram attacks hit school attendance in Borno State

Boko Haram attacks hit school attendance in Borno State

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 14, 2013 0

KANO, NIGERIA 14 May 2013 (IRIN) - Around 15,000 children in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, have stopped attending classes since February 2013, according to a Borno State Ministry of Education, who preferred anonymity,

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Displaced still homeless after clashes in Baga, Nigeria

Displaced still homeless after clashes in Baga, Nigeria

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 7, 2013 0

BAGA,NIGERIA 07 May 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of residents of Baga in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, remain displaced for fear of further clashes breaking out between radical Islamist group Boko Haram and troops

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Mapping the world’s trachoma hotspots

Mapping the world’s trachoma hotspots

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 1, 2013 0

LONDON 01 May 2013 (IRIN) - When Iyabo Dolarin’s trachoma mapping team conducts surveys in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, they begin with a ritual: They go to the centre of the community and spin

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Vaccine suspicion aggravates measles outbreak in Nigeria

Vaccine suspicion aggravates measles outbreak in Nigeria

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 13, 2013 0

KANO 13 March 2013 (IRIN) - An ongoing measles outbreak, which killed 36 children and infected over 4,000 in northern Nigeria between 16 February and 9 March, has been linked to a drop-off

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Islamists kill two Nigerian troop-members headed for Mali

Islamists kill two Nigerian troop-members headed for Mali

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 21, 2013 0

KANO 21 January 2013 (IRIN) - Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and five others seriously injured in a 19 January attack on a military detachment destined for deployment to Mali as part of

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