Niger River

By benim
In Mali
Nov 26th, 2011
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Bamako – Gunmen killed a German man in Mali’s most famous city of Timbuktu and seized three men from the Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden, their tour guide said, as officials on Saturday ordered a plane to evacuate foreigners from the tourist destination. Tour guide Ali Maiga said the...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 22nd, 2010
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A lawyer acting for more than 60 militants arrested last month said on Wednesday the militant gang leader and two of his followers were removed from prison by the secret service last week. Nigeria’s armed forces on November 20 arrested gang leader Obese, whose real name is Tamunotonye Kuna, and...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Dec 18th, 2010
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LAGOS — Militants on Saturday claimed to have attacked three pipelines operated by the US oil giant Chevron and Italian firm Agip in Nigeria’s oil hub. The Niger Delta Liberation Force (NDLF) said it staged the attacks on Friday in the key oil producing state of Delta. “NDLF has carried o...
By benim
In Article
Nov 20th, 2010
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The Nigerian army has arrested a militant gang leader believed to be behind the kidnapping of 19 people, authorities said Saturday. Fifty-one of his followers were also arrested, said Lt Col Timothy Antigha, a spokesman for the military taskforce in the Niger Delta. Nigerian authorities on Wednesday ...
By benim
In News
Nov 15th, 2010
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Authorities in Nigeria’s southern state of Akwa Ibom said on Monday they had arrested more than 400 people as part of a clampdown on rampant kidnappings for ransom in the region. Abductions of foreign oil workers and prominent Nigerians have been common for years in and around Port Harcourt, th...
By benim
In Facts about Africa
Oct 22nd, 2010
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The landlocked West African country of Mali – one of the poorest in the world – has experienced rapid economic growth since the 1990s. For several decades after independence from France in 1960, Mali suffered droughts, rebellions, a coup and 23 years of military dictatorship. But since it...