Tag: Lake Chad

Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko... REUTERS/EMMANUEL BRAUN

Nigeria: Military Says Latest Boko Haram Video Is a Fake, ‘Complete Joke’

The Nigerian military has dismissed a Boko Haram video threatening to abduct and behead President Muhammadu Buhari as a “photoshop” and “complete joke,” claiming that Boko Haram no longer has the capacity for large-scale attacks and is merely trying to intimidate villagers into a distorted perception of their strength.

UNITED STATES, UNITED NATIONS : Samantha Power, United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to journalists following Security Council consultations on the recent ballistic missile launch by Iran. The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting on the missile launches at the request of the United States, which along …

Boko Haram-Afflicted Countries to Receive $40 Million from U.S.

The four African countries bordering Lake Chad currently combating the Nigeria-based jihadist group Boko Haram will receive $40 million in humanitarian assistance from the United States, according to Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations.

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New Boko Haram Rampage: 26 Throats Slit in Lake Chad Villages

A gruesome attack on villages near Lake Chad this week left 26 dead, as Boko Haram burned homes to the ground and slit the throats of anyone who stood in their way. The attack is the latest in a string of escalating violence in Nigeria and Chad exacerbated by Islamic State calls for more death during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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Nigerian Refugees Who Fled Boko Haram Left in Limbo

Africans are slowly returning to Nigeria as Boko Haram continues to lose ground. But the task of repatriating is a challenging one: The neighboring NigerRepublic has begun deporting Nigerian refugees.