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‘We don’t believe in Nigeria’: Boko Haram declares an Islamic Caliphate

Nigeria – According to Boko Haram, north-eastern Nigeria no longer belongs to the Nigerian government. Instead, it’s now part of an Islamic Caliphate. We’re not yet sure who exactly this Caliphate answers to, but it’s certainly not President Goodluck Jonathan. What’s Jonathan going to do about it?

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Nigeria wakes up to its AIDS threat

Nigeria acts to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission from mothers to babies, as it accounts for one third of new infections amongst children in sub-Saharan Africa’s twenty worst-hit countries.

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Cameroon’s Muslim clerics turn to education to shun Boko Haram

Yaounde – Cameroon’s Muslims act against religious discrimination, which is fuelled by a growing number of attacks and abductions in the country staged by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.

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Nigeria: What Effect Will Boko Haram Have on Elections?

In recent weeks, the ongoing political battle between the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its opposition rival, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has largely taken a backseat in Nigeria. Instead, all eyes are fixed on Boko Haram and how the government is addressing it.

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Nigeria – From Sticks and Machetes to Rocket-propelled Grenades

Lagos – Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country’s porous borders.

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Death toll rises to 71 in Nigeria bomb blast

Twin blasts at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital crammed with morning commuters killed 71 people and injured 124 others, police said.

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