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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......

Under-17 WC: Spain seek to bounce back against Niger

IMAGE: Spain's Under-17 football team at a practice session. Photograph: PTI European champions Spain will look to bounce back from their opening match defeat, when they take on African debutants......

U-17 World Cup: Brazil outclass Spain; Germany edge past Costa Rica

Dominant Brazil made a strong statement with a 2-1 victory over Spain while debutants Niger were off to winning start in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on Saturday. IMAGE: Brazil’s Lincoln......

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......
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Two dead in suicide bombing in Cameroon mosque

Two people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in far northern Cameroon, a region that has been shaken by attacks blamed on... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/two-dead-in-suicide-bombing-in-cameroon-mosque-117121200060_1.html
Security Council authorizes UN support for G5 Sahel troops

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution authorising UN peacekeepers in Mali to provide logistical and operational support to... ...

http://newsonair.nic.in/news.asp?cat=International&id=IN20121
Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' amid slave

Libya agreed today with EU and African leaders to allow migrants facing abuse in detention camps to be evacuated within days or weeks, French... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/libya-allows-emergency-migrant-evacuations-amid-slave-117113000114_1.html
France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/france-to-take-in-refugees-rescued-from-libya-by-un-117112000278_1.html
Why Niger and Mali's cattle herders turned to jihad

When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali... ...

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