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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......

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......

Sports Shorts: Kaymer wins Grand Slam title in playoff over Watson

Martin Kaymer of Germany, left, shakes hands with Bubba Watson of the United States after Kaymer won the first playoff hole during the final day of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf......
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Around 20 jihadists killed or captured in Mali's north

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5, the French chief of has... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/around-20-jihadists-killed-or-captured-in-mali-s-north-117050100099_1.html
Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 in Niger refugee camp

Bad water and hygiene have led to an epidemic of hepatitis E that has killed 25 people over several months in a refugee camp in Diffa, a region in... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-hepatitis-e-outbreak-kills-25-in-niger-refugee-camp-2417405
Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis today urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-counting-on-french-anti-terror-ops-in-africa-mattis-117042400049_1.html
Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya - IOM

The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe... ...

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/E5Fi3dyBa4o/europe-migrants-niger-idINKBN17N1EF
How happy and peaceful is your country

‘Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.’ -- Jim Rohn. To lead a life with... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/rediff-labs-how-happy-and-peaceful-is-your-country/20170417.htm

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