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The African Union called Jan. 30 for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigerian police have banned protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants as the activists vowed to challenge the "illegal" move.
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
Nearly 30 children fleeing the war-ravaged Central African Republic have died in just a month from starvation, exhaustion and exposure after crossing into Cameroon, the UN said Friday.
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
A bombing at a football pitch in Nigeria's restive northeast killed at least 40 people on Sunday in an area previously attacked by Boko Haram Islamists, a police officer and a nurse said.
Protesters on Thursday were taking their call for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram to Nigeria's president
KHARTOUM - Reuters
A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for converting to Christianity is expected to be released soon in a case that has sparked int'l outcry, a government official said
BANGUI - Agence France-Presse
At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded in clashes Wednesday in the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, a military source said.
Nigeria's highest ranking military officer May 26 gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, revealing they had located the missing teenagers
A Turkish national was killed late May 24 in a suicide bombing targeting a French restaurant in central Djibouti.
MOGADISHU – Reuters
Al Qaeda-linked militants attack Somalia's parliament, killing at least four people
JOS - Reuters
Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people in a crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos; Boko Haram appears to be the prime suspect of attack
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