Violence is increasing against a backdrop of poor governance and deteriorating socio-economic conditions in northern Nigeria, further exacerbating instability across the region.
French reporter Olivier Dubois says in a video he was kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked group JNIM on April 8 while he was working in Mali’s northern city of Gao.
Mali's health ministry said 25-year-old Halima Cisse had given birth to five girls and four boys by Caesarean section in Morocco.
The attack came a week after two Spanish journalists and an Irish conservationist were killed in an ambush by militants in the same region.
It is unclear who carried out the attack, but the area is overrun by groups with links to Al Qaeda and Daesh.
The unidentified militants killed three journalists, two Spanish and one Irish, in the eastern region of the country, which has been witnessing an increasing number of attacks by armed groups, some affiliated with al Qaeda and others with the Daesh.
The deadly brutality unleashed over the weekend across Nigeria is prompting serious questions over the country’s internal security.
Ulisses Correia e Silva's centre-right MpD, which held 40 seats in the outgoing parliament, is expected to win the 37 deputies needed for an absolute majority.
Unidentified assailants attacked people attending a funeral at a cemetery, before going on to the village where they "shot at everyone they saw," an official says.
The parliamentary election pits Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva's Movement for Democracy against its main challenger, the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde, a socialist party led by Janira Hopffer Almada.
UN refugee agency said up to 65,000 people had fled the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak following the latest militant attack on an army base, which left more than 20 people dead.
The former French colony was plunged into a 27-year dictatorship after a coup masterminded in Paris killed one of Africa’s most promising leaders.
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