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UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing “atrocities” in its fight against Boko Haram jihadists, according to report seen by AFP on Thursday. The body also expressed concern over sweeping arrests in the …

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5 children killed by ‘young girl’ suicide bomber in Cameroon

5 children killed by ‘young girl’ suicide bomber in Cameroon Boko Haram PHOTO:AFP Five children were killed Tuesday night and two others wounded by a suicide bomber described as a “young girl” in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources said Wednesday. “A suicide bomber blew …

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Boko Haram ‘slaughter’ 11 people in north Cameroon

Boko Haram ‘slaughter’ 11 people in north Cameroon Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon’s far north overnight, targetting a village where several members of the Islamist group were recently arrested, officials told AFP Monday. The Boko Haram attack in the village of Gouderi was “an act of reprisal. …

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Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon. After spending two years with Boko Haram, the men decided to flee with their …

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Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram in Niger soldiers patroling on a road between Diffa and Bosso. About 50,000 people have fled a town in Niger’s troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations said on June 7, 2016. The attacks began on June …

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16 killed as Islamic gunmen attack Mozambique police

16 killed as Islamic gunmen attack Mozambique police Police have been slow in releasing details of the attacks which occurred on Thursday and Friday in Mocimboa de Praia. Suspected Islamists attacked a string of police stations in a small town in northern Mozambique killing two policemen but 14 of the …

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Cameroon accused of forcefully ejecting Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Cameroon accused of forcefully ejecting Nigerian Boko Haram refugees A woman covers her face as she walks through Gwoza, north-eastern Nigeria, on August 1, 2017. Boko Haram seized Gwoza in July 2014, making it the headquarters of their so-called Caliphate. Although it was retaken by Nigerian troops in March 2015, …

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Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon’s restive north

Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon’s restive north A young woman blew herself up on Wednesday in Cameroon’s far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria. The attack happened in Sandawadjiri, just 15 kilometres (10 miles) from …

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Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat Mal Kalo, farmer and fisherman, poses on Midikouta Island on Lake Chad on July 22, 2017, where he returned two years after fleeing an attack of Boko Haram. Tchoukouli — one of hundreds of tiny interconnected islands about an hour’s …

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