Despite several reports and local accounts, France rejects that its military operation caused civilian killings in Mali and the Sahel region.
In all, thirty-four of the 121 kidnapped children are now free since five others had escaped earlier and another was released on health grounds, according to a school official.
The arrest of Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu comes amid growing tensions around regional divisions within Nigeria, and armed separatism in the southeast.
Four out of every 10 Nigerians are actively engaging in sports betting, pushing tens of thousands of young men into psychological depression and poverty.
Zamfara police say armed gangs released 100 Manawa village residents, including children, after 42 days following negotiations.
The attack took place on the two-time coup leader in Bamako during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha.
There are concerns, however, that an ill-coordinated drawdown and ad-hoc coalition with fewer soldiers won’t be able to bring security and will significantly affect the various international development projects in the Sahel.
Motorcycle-riding gunmen launch coordinated attacks on five villages in northwest Zamfara state, shooting residents and burning homes, police and locals say.
Armed with rifles, bandits stormed Tsauwa village late on Monday night and killed 19 residents before attacking Ajiya and Yasore villages, where they killed two people and rustled more than 35 cattle.
Ivory Coast has received about a million doses of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNtech and Sinopharm vaccines to date and is expecting delivery of 1.2 million more doses by mid-July.
President Roch Kabore is under heavy pressure to contain the devastating violence and end the humanitarian crisis that has seen around 1.5 million people flee their homes.
Kidnappers took away 140 students while only 25 students escaped, a teacher at the Bethel Baptist High School in Nigeria’s Kaduna state said.
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