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'We were more scared of AK-47s than snakes'

Santosh Bharadwaj, who works as a third engineer for a Singapore-based shipping company, was kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria on March 25, 2016. He was released on May 9, 2016 and returned to his......

Indian marine engineer held captive in Nigeria returns, thanks Centre

Santosh Bhardwaj, the marine engineer who was rescued after being held in captivity in Niger delta in Nigeria for over a month, on Thursday expressed gratitude towards the Centre for its efforts to......

Female bombers kill 56 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said on Wednesday. A third woman bomber was arrested and......

PIX: Hundreds flee after Boko Haram threatens villagers in Nigeria

People from 4 villages near in Nigeria were forced to leave their homes and flee after the Boko Haram militants told them to leave or face consequences. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed a......

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali: Officials

The wreckage of the Air Algerie plane that was reported crashed ober Niger with 116 people onboard has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army offical has said. Flight AH5017......

Solar lighting could create as many as 2 million jobs!

  In Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, India, Indonesia, and Kenya, fuel-based lighting is not particularly 'job-intensive.' Switching from fuel-based lighting -- such as firewood and kerosene......

Essar eyes Shell's stake in 4 Nigerian oil fields

Ruia's-owned Essar Group is among four consortia in race to buy Royal Dutch Shell Plc's stake in four Nigerian oil fields."At least one Indian group has expressed interest to buy the stakes,"......

Bharti Airtel to invest $600 mn in Nigeria

India's largest cellular service company Bharti Airtel will invest $600 million in Nigeria's mobile market following its take over of Zain Telecom's African business for around SUD 10.7 billion.......

Can Modi ride the demonetisation tiger?

'The government's principal aim should be to reduce the volume of cash transactions.''That would bring more of the Indian economy within the purview of taxation.''The current downturn in economic......

India scores badly on Hunger Index, lags behind Nepal

Image: Children eat their community lunch inside a relief camp near Bilasipara town in Assam. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters Though hunger levels are not alarming in India, it still fares......

A taste of Cannes in India

Rajeev Srinivasan on one of the best film festivals in India.This is the second year in a row that I have managed to make it to the International Film Festival of Kerala in Trivandrum from December......

Heavyweight clash on cards at Nations Cup

Holders Zambia and Nigeria go head-to-head on Friday in the first heavyweight clash of the African Nations Cup as they seek to break the stalemate in Group C. The match represents not only a chance......

African Nations Cup: Zambia, Nigeria make stuttering starts

Zambia's chances of emulating Egypt, Ghana and Cameroon as the only nations to retain the African Nations Cup did not look promising when they began their campaign with a stuttering 1-1 draw......

Nigeria, S Africa leave it late in World Cup games

Nigeria and South Africa both left it late on Sunday to salvage points at the start of their bids to qualify for the World Cup on a day that emphasised the increasing vagaries of the qualifying......

U17 World Cup: India drawn with Ghana, USA and Colombia

IMAGE: India drawn as A1 in the Official Draw of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Photograph: AIFF Media/Twitter Hosts India were on Friday drawn with two-time champions Ghana, United States......

PHOTOS, World Cup qualifiers: Brazil crush Peru; Romania hold Italy

IMAGE: Brazil's Douglas Costa (left) celebrates a goal against Peru during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Salvador on Tuesday. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters An inspired......
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Margao will play host to Germany, Iran, Guinea and Costa Rica with Brazil and Niger playing their final Group D match at the Pandit Jawaharlal... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/sports/fifa-u-17-world-cup-2017-goa-to-host-germany-and-iran-as-fans-also-look-forward-to-brazils-match-3835233.html
34 soldiers missing after boat capsize

Thirty-four Cameroonian soldiers from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade were missing on Monday, a day after an army vessel capsized off the... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-34-cameroonian-soldiers-missing-after-boat-capsize-2504841
India, US to train African military peacekeeping personnel

In a trilateral cooperation initiative, India and the US will conduct a training programme for military personnel from African nations, who in turn... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/india-us-to-train-african-military-peacekeeping-personnel-117071600465_1.html
Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos

At least 27 hippos have been slaughtered in a touristy zone in western Niger by villagers who blame them for destroying crops and harming... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/villagers-in-niger-massacre-27-hippos-117071301093_1.html
Nigeria to put off deciding whether to join OPEC cuts, minister says

By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria supports OPEC's efforts to stabilize oil prices, but it wants to wait before deciding whether join the... ...

http://www.sify.com/finance/nigeria-to-put-off-deciding-whether-to-join-opec-cuts-minister-says-news-commodities-rhnaebjaeicfi.html

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