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Africa

37 killed in raids on Christian villages in deeply divided central Nigeria region, reprisals

Violence in Nigeria's sectarian divided nation spreads

Violence spread in Nigeria’s deeply divided nation. Channels Television photo. ABUJA — Raids and reprisal attacks have left 37 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence, authorities said Sunday. Mustapha Salisu, spokesman for a special taskforce made up of policemen and soldiers deployed in the […]

Opinions

Mali: The world’s next jihadi launchpad?

Bamako lays on the banks of the River Niger and is the Capital of Mali

Bamako lays on the banks of the River Niger and is the Capital of Mali OPINION | JUNE 4, 2012 DAVID LEWIS When Mali’s Tuareg nomads launched a rebellion in January, many in Africa thought it would be just the latest in a long line of desert uprisings to be swiftly placated with offers of […]

Africa

Death toll rises as Nigeria descends into sectarian chaos

Blasts death toll rises as Nigeria descends into chaos

Photo: Multiple explosions and gun battles with armed assailants have left the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano in chaos (AFP) ABUJA — Bomb attacks targeting security forces and gun battles killed at least 162 people in Nigeria’s second-largest city of Kano, where bodies littered the streets on Saturday. A curfew was imposed […]