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Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Share Their Stories at UN.

Expand Three girls who escaped after Boko Haram's abduction of 276 girls at Chibok secondary school on April 14, 2014. More than 200 girls remain missing.' ©2014 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch Only the slight buzz of translation through diplomats' headphones could be heard as Joy Bishara, now 21, described the night in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Nigeria: √ʬĬúLife will never be as it used to be before√ʬĬĚ.

Article | Despite rebuilding efforts across Adamawa state in North east Nigeria, the conflict that forced millions of people to flee their homes is far from over.

- ICRC - INT

Elumelu: Drive Africa growth with local solutions can speed up growth.

During the third edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum held in Lagos Nigeria, founder and philanthropist Tony Elumelu spoke about Africa finding local solutions to her own challenges of unemployment and poverty.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

WHO supports the immunization of nearly 900,000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria.

Source: World Health Organization Country: Nigeria The Nigerian government has mobilized over 200 health workers to immunize residents aged 9 months to 45 years old in the states of Kwara and Kogi.ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Nigeria: Pro-Biafran leader missing on eve of treason trial.

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group in Nigeria has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 7 - October 13.

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political v

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

News24.com | Nigeria says no plan to issue visas on arrival for all Africans.

Nigeria's government says no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans

- News24.com - ZA

African entrepreneurs forum ends.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation , Africa's leading philanthropy dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship, concluded its 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum on 14th of October 2017 in Lagos.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Nigeria Won't Issue Visas on Arrival for Africans.

The African Union has been advocating for continent-wide visas on arrival, but it doesn't look like Nigeria would be part of the effort. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Refugee Food Festival Aims to Sweeten the Way to People's Hearts.

A Refugee Food Festival showcasing the cooking talents of refugee chefs from five different countries has won the hearts of Geneva residents by connecting through the food of their national cuisines.  Over the past week, local chefs have turned their kitchens over to their refugee counterparts from Syria, Eritrea, Sri ...

- Voice of America - US

Refugee Food Festival Aims to Sweeten the Way to Peoples√ʬĬô Hearts.

A Refugee Food Festival showcasing the cooking talents of refugee chefs from five different countries has won the hearts of Geneva residents by connecting through the food of their national cuisines.  Over the past week, the city's chefs have turned their kitchens over to their refugee counterparts from Syria, Eritrea, Sri ...

- Voice of America - US

Thoughts on the bio-technology law

Uganda joins African countries such as Sudan, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and South Africa that are already enjoying the benefits of growing biotech crops

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | UN chief: Donors kept famine at bay, but more aid needed

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the need for humanitarian aid in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria has increased.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

- News24.com - ZA

Vatican says Pope Francis 'praying' for Italian priest kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria's Benin City

Italian priest Maurizio Pallu has been kidnapped by gunmen during a robbery in Nigeria's southern Benin City.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria: Vatican

An Italian priest has been kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, church officials in both countries have said.

- The Local - IT

PHOTO: Radiant smiles

Nigerian Esther Ogabaisi and her friend Xuri Young demonstrate Jamaica's motto: “Out of many, one people”, duringHeritage Day celebrations at St Richard's Primary School on Red Hills Road in St Andrew on Thursday.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

AU: Nigeria to Issue Visas to Africans Upon Arrival

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. ¬† The continental body√ʬĬôs deputy chairman Kwesi Quartey praised the action as a √ʬĬúlaudable move towards Africa√ʬĬôs integration agenda√Ę¬Ä¬Ě in ...

- Voice of America - US

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region 3:09 Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region13 October 2017The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it that began in Nigeria have spread to Niger, Chad and Cameroon, causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa.

- Oxfam International - UK

Nigeria's Presidency Rejects Northern Bias Criticism Over World Bank Request

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's office on Friday denied that he favored the north of the country over other regions, after he was criticized for asking the World Bank to focus on the region. The northeast in particular has been wracked by an eight-year Islamist militant insurgency that has killed more than 20,000 ...

- Voice of America - US

Nigeria Tries 1,600 Boko Haram Suspects

The largest trial of Boko Haram suspects in the history of Nigeria's ongoing fight against the terrorist group is under way at a military barracks in the north. Under a media blackout, more than 1,600 detainees held at a military base in the central state of Niger will be tried first, followed by 651 others held at the Giwa ...

- Voice of America - US

2 Nigerian States Eliminate Elephantiasis, Carter Center Says

The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization run by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, said Friday that it had helped eliminate elephantiasis, a disfiguring tropical disease, from two states in Nigeria where the problem was at its worst. Dr. Yisa Saka of Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health said in the Carter Center's ...

- Voice of America - US

Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trial

Human rights groups say secrecy surrounding trials at military barracks raises questions of fairness

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials

A Nigerian court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Reports: Italian priest kidnapped in southern Nigeria

An Italian priest has been kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria, where he has been working for three years, Italian news reports said Friday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Nigeria convicts 45 Boko Haram members in mass trial

The individuals have received prison sentences, but the government has refused to divulge other details, such as the names of the accused or charges faced. The mass trials have drawn criticism for a lack of transparency.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

- Zee News - IN

News24.com | Nigerian gets 3 years in US prison for $1.3m online fraud

Prosecutors say a Nigerian man living in Texas must serve three years in a US prison for a more than $1.3m internet scam with fake passports and romance schemes.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigeria says 45 jailed at Boko Haram secret trials

Nigeria's government has said 45 Boko Haram members had been sentenced to between three and 31 years in jail after being convicted at secret trials.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

- Zee News - IN

Dogs And People Have More In Common Than You Might Think

It looks like dog DNA has evolved in lockstep with our DNA. A new study finds evidence in Nigeria's street dogs.

- NPR - US

Donors kept famine at bay but aid needed: U.N. chief

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said donors responded quickly to his warning in February that some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria, but while famine has been kept at bay the need for humanitarian aid is increasing.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

President's daughter called for investigation as medical centre lacked basic drugs such as paracetamol.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

Nigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country's presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite massive government funding.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigerian pop music: in the shadow of Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti was known as "the King of Afrobeat". Krizbeatz calls himself "the King of AfroDance", the Nigerian music that has got millions dancing across Africa and the world.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigerian gets 3 years in US prison for $1.3M online fraud

HOUSTON √ʬĬĒ Prosecutors say a Nigerian man living in Texas must serve three years in a U.S. prison for a more than $1.3 million internet scam with fake passports and romance schemes.

- Billings Gazette - US

Nigerian Navy to enforce ban on embarked security teams

The Baltic and International Maritime Council shipping association informed its members on 11 October that the Nigerian Navy intends to enforce a ban on non-naval personnel carrying weapons in Nigerian waters, a rule that applies to other government forces, as well as private security teams

- Jane’s - US

Nigerian police arrests suspected kidnappers of a Lebanese businessman

Four suspected kidnappers of an Ibadan-based Lebanese  businessman were on Thursday paraded by the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police. Others  paraded included  a 50-year-old suspected ritualist, who was allegedly  nabbed with a human skull, as well as a  dismissed soldier  and his  accomplice  arrested for ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Financing women farmers

Financing women farmers13 October 2017Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change.

- Oxfam International - UK

Detainees Suspected of Ties to Boko Haram Begin Secret Trials

The Nigerian security services have imprisoned thousands of people suspected of being tied to Bok

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

UN Chief: Worldwide Famine Averted, but Numbers of Hungry Growing

The United Nations secretary-general says early action by the international community has helped avert widespread famine, but the number of people in need is continuing to grow. In February, António Guterres warned that 20 million people were facing starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, North East Nigeria and Yemen, and he ...

- Voice of America - US

There are reports that Monkeypox has resurfaced in Nigeria. What you need to know

A disease suspected to be monkeypox is on the rampage in Nigeria. In less than one month, it has spread to seven of the country's 36 states and infected 31 people.

- The Conversation - UK

UN chief says donors kept famine at bay _ but aid needed

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says donors responded quickly to his warning in February that some 20 million people were at severe risk of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria, but while "famine has been kept at bay" the need for humanitarian aid is increasing.

- FOX News - US

2 Nigerians Drug Peddlers In Police Grip

Two Nigerians have been apprehended by the Ashaiman District Police for dealing in dangerous drugs without authority. The suspect, Ali Haruna, 48, was reportedly in possession of a total of 1,000 pieces of assorted dangerous drugs, including Tramadol, Diazem Tablets, Axzol and Nitrazepam. The other suspect Ali Mubanoo, 50, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Romance swindle suspects nabbed

The Immigration Bureau has nabbed two Nigerian nationals and an Indian man in Bangkok for allegedly running romance scams.

- BangkokPost - TH

News24.com | Nigerian singer Davido questioned by police after three deaths

Nigerian pop star Davido has been questioned twice by police over the suspicious death of his friend after two other members of his entourage died later in the same week.

- News24.com - ZA

Barber Shop Chronicles: Acclaimed theatre production coming to Wellington

For six weeks, British-Nigerian award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams sat in six different barbershops in six different cities on the African continent, listening to the yarns spun of many different men.

- Stuff - NZ

Pink Flamingos Appeared in the Rhodopes

An interesting find from the beginning of the week - pink flamingos appeared in the Rhodopes. Exotic birds are not a frequent visitor in the country. The closest places where this warm-loving and exotic species you can regularly found are in Greece - Lake Kerkini and Porto Lagos. There is also a record number for the ...

- Novinite - BG

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