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News24.com | Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria.

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

- News24.com - ZA

Nansen winner gives new hope to girls orphaned by Boko Haram conflict.

Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School charges no fees, provides uniforms and other help to vulnerable children.

- UN - INT

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator.

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his "crucial mediating" role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria.

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

- FOX News - US

Halang Rohingya masuk, polis pantau 150 'laluan tikus'.

BACHOK, 18 Sept — Polis Kelantan mengenal pasti lebih 100 lorong tikus di sempadan Malaysia-Thailand dalam usaha mengekang kemasukan pelarian Rohingya secara haram ke negara ini berikuan pergolakan yang sedang berlaku di Myanmar. Ketua Polis...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria.

At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians.The bla...

- The Hindu - IN

Double suicide attack kills 15 people in Nigeria.

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria's northeastern Konduga area.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Urgent Action Under Way to Prevent Spread of Cholera in West Africa.

An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other countries. The World Health Organization reports the potentially devastating cholera situation is emerging in Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. During the past few months, it says ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator.

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Zannah Mustapha wins UN award.

Zannah Mustapha helped to negotiate the Chibok girls' release and runs a free school for displaced children.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria.

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram's escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

- News24.com - ZA

DC Srinagar reviews Muharram arrangements

Srinagar Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rashid on Friday chaired a meeting of officers here to review the arrangements made by various Departments for the upcoming Muharram-Ul-Haram. The concerned authorities were directed to provide uninterrupted power and water supply, besides ensuring availability of ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

UN: Anti-Boko Haram militia pledges to stop using children

UN: Anti-Boko Haram militia pledges to stop using children...

- MENAFN - JO

Over 1 million Nigerians affected by Boko Haram crisis biometrically registered to better target aid

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Nigeria Information from interviews and biometric registration is shared to guide humanitarian partners in providing direct, impactful assistance to the neediest.Maiduguri – Earlier this month, 1,019,904 people affected by the Boko Haram conflict have been ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children: UN

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, end Lake Chad Basin crisis, Security Council told

While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

Celebrations as Nigeria's 'Chibok girls' reunited with families

The women, kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, are now "fully recovered", a Nigerian minister says.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon's restive north

A young woman has blown herself up in Cameroon's far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

- News24.com - ZA

In the weeds: How top official got tangled in Nigerian aid scandal

WACHAKAL, Nigeria - When millions of people in northeast Nigeria faced hunger and attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in March 2016, the government acted: it decided to spend $1.4 million cutting down weeds around the village of Wachakal in order to stop flooding.

- Reuters - US

Girl Suicide Bomber Kills 5 in Cameroon Mosque

A young girl detonated a suicide bomb in a mosque in northern Cameroon early Wednesday, killing at least five worshippers and wounding others. The girl, about 12, entered the Sanda-Wadjiri mosque in Kolofata after the first call to prayer, said the governor of the Midjiyawa Bakary region, near the Nigerian border. No one ...

- Voice of America - US

Stronger peacebuilding efforts needed to tackle Boko Haram, end Lake Chad Basin crisis, Security Council told

While the efforts of the Governments in Africa's Lake Chad Basin have diminished Boko Haram's combat capacity in the region, the terrorist group has changed its tactics, increasing the use of suicide attacks, the top United Nations political official reported to the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon's restive north

A young woman blew herself up on Wednesday in Cameroon's far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria

- The Daily Star - LB

Girl strapped with bomb kills five in Cameroon mosque

YAOUNDE - A girl with a bomb strapped to her walked into a mosque in northern Cameroon where it exploded, killing five worshippers in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, authorities said.

- Reuters - US

Arrests, Long Detentions Mar Efforts to Win Over Boko Haram Defectors

Over the last six years, Boko Haram has taken suicide bombing to horrific extremes. The terror group has convinced large numbers of women and children to join its fight and sacrifice their lives to kill people in markets, schools and other public spaces across northeast Nigeria and in neighboring countries. In response, the ...

- Voice of America - US

Arrests, Long Detentions Mar Efforts to Win Over Boko Haram Defectors

Over the last six years, people persuaded by the militant group Boko Haram to sacrifice their lives have killed thousands of civilians in markets, schools and other public places across northeast Nigeria and neighboring countries. In response, the Nigerian government has acknowledged the need to encourage defections and ...

- Voice of America - US

'War is Being Won,' Says Head of Regional Force Battling Boko Haram

The head of the multinational task force fighting Boko Haram says the war against the militants is being won, but warned that suicide bombings remain a threat, killing close to 400 people in Nigeria and Cameroon since April. Soldiers from the 7,800-person task force have been stationed in several towns and villages along ...

- Voice of America - US

African extremism driven by poverty, bad governance, says UN

The UN came to the conclusion after interviewing 495 former members of organisations such as Nigeria's Boko Haram, the Al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the Islamic State in Sudan

- Daily Monitor - UG

Boko Haram and al-Shabab recruits 'lack religious schooling'

Recruits to militant groups have less religious education than non-recruits, a UN study finds.

- BBC - UK

Simon Ateba Is Not Ahmed Abba, but He Too Has Experienced Persecution as a Journalist in Cameroon

Media outlets, including Global Voices, have mistakenly identified a photo of Simon Ateba as Ahmed Abba. Both are journalists whose reporting on Boko Haram got them into trouble in Cameroon.

- Global Voices - US

Development deficit feeds Boko Haram in northern Cameroon

The government needs to live up to promises to improve infrastructure if it wants stability in the Far North Region

- UN - INT

Boko Haram's renewed campaign sparks sharp rise in civilian deaths

Source: Amnesty International Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria Attacks and suicide bombings in Cameroon and Nigeria has left at least 381 civilians dead in the five months since the start of April 2017, Amnesty International said. At least 381 civilians have been killed by Boko Haram since April 2017 in Cameroon and ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

No jobs, no peace

They helped tackle Boko Haram but could vigilantes turn into Nigeria's next security threat?

- BBC - UK

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

One thing is clear about the Boko Haram conflict: It’s getting worse

- UN - INT

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