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By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Mar 29th, 2014
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BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) United Nations officials are condemning an attack on a funeral in Central African Republic that killed at least nine people including several children. Manuel Fontaine, the regional director for the U.N. children’s agency, says that civilians in Bangui are ...
By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 27th, 2014
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Bala Nikyu, coach of the U-17 female team of Nigeria, the Flamingoes, has expressed optimism that the team will qualify for the last four of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica. The Nigerian girls face Spain in the quarter-finals, after impressive displays which saw them advance fro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 19th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, even though some of us have supported the decision of Parliament to raise the VAT rate by a further 2.5%, we are not happy at developments related to this move. First, taking cognizance of the NPP Minority’s boycott of deliberations leading to the raising of the VAT r...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 17th, 2013
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Samuel, Friday and Mahmoud | credits: File copy The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibr...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 8th, 2013
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*Action violates court order – Baraje faction *We are protecting status quo – Tukur NWC By Henry Umoru and Gbenga Olarinoye The crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) took a turn for the worse, yesterday, after the police sealed off the office of the Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led factio...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 7th, 2013
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MAIDUGURI — Nigeria’s military says it raided an insurgent camp in the northeast and launched airstrikes over two days, killing at least 50 sect members. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said Friday that the military’s newly formed army division, established to quell the insurgency in the north...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 1st, 2013
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  Boko Haram members | credits: File copy Suspected members of Boko Haram, ambushed and killed at least 24 members of a youth vigilante group who were on a mission to find and fight the sect in northeast Nigeria, a security official told Associated Press on Saturday. Those who returned from Frid...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 17th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Clashes between soldiers and members of Islamist sect Boko Haram have killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria, a military source and officials said on Saturday. Boko Haram, which wants to impose Islamic law in Nigeria’s north, and other spin-off Islamist groups have become the b...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Anti-government Muslims in Ethiopia on Monday called for mass demonstrations to be held on the religious day of Eid al-Fitr later this week to protest the arrests of 28 people on terror charges. The calls followed a weekend of violence in which three people were killed after s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Libya
Jul 29th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Explosions rocked the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday in what appeared to be attacks on judicial buildings, a security official said, sparking protests a day after more than 1,100 inmates escaped during a prison riot there. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Benghazi...