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More Than 100 Killed by Boko Haram Bombings in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria (New York Times) — More than 100 people were killed Sunday evening in northern Nigeria in a quick succession of what appeared to be carefully coordinated bombings by Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group. The attacks, near the airport in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno Read More

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ISIS: Made in the U.S.A.?

  by Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call ‘Ironically, Mr. Obama’s most outspoken critics—Republican Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.)—were instrumental in laying the rebel movement’s foundation.’ WASHINGTON – Promising that he’s not leading this country into a new Read More

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Nigerian Troops on New Offensive Against Islamists

(Reuters) – Nigeria launched a military campaign on Wednesday to flush Islamist militants out of their bases in remote border areas, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeast. Nigerian troops deployed in large numbers, part of a plan to rout Read More