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Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Dec. 18.
LAGOS - Agence France-Presse
The US said it is flying 'manned' missions over Nigeria in search of over 200 abducted schoolgirls, after a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram was dismissed
BENGHAZI, Libya - Reuters
Rebels occupying major oil ports in eastern Libya said on Wednesday they would not deal with new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq
Boko Haram released a new video alleging the teenagers had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed
UNITED NATIONS - Reuters
Warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering CAR, the UN says
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
South Sudan's rebels on Sunday accused government forces of multiple ceasefire violations along several fronts, just hours after a truce aimed at ending the five-month conflict came into effect.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
An attack by Boko Haram Islamists in a northeastern Nigerian town on the Cameroon border has killed hundreds of people, a local senator and witnesses said Wednesday.
LAGOS, Nigeria - The Associated Press
The president of Nigeria for weeks refused international help to search for more than 300 girls abducted from a school by Islamic extremists
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan Tuesday to demand an end to a brutal four-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria's president said Thursday that Boko Haram's mass abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls would mark a turning point in the battle against the Islamists
South Sudanese troops and rebels battled Monday, defying mounting pressure to end four months of civil war
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