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'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship
21/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship

A new documentary film shown in Paris this month sheds light on the struggle of Chadian opposition leader Rose Lokissim who died at the hands of Hissene Habre’s regime.
Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari
01/04/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari victory in Nigeria boosts hopes of Boko Haram defeat

As opposition supporters celebrated Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigerian president on Wednesday, questions were being raised about the former general’s strategy for defeating the ...
Chadian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in February
12/03/2015 - France - Nigeria - Niger

France to move troops from CAR to back anti-Boko Haram fight

France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger.
09/03/2015

African press review 9 March 2015

There is not a word in any Nigerian paper this Monday morning about the fact that neighbours Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria on ...
04/03/2015

African press review 4 March 2015

SA's unions are split over scandal allegations. The Mugabes' alleged dairy debts leave a bitter taste in Zimbabwe. Nigeria is accused of preventing Chad pursuing Boko Haram on its territory.
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
22/02/2015 - France - Niger

French Foreign Minister in Niger to present anti-Boko Haram strategy

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday morning in Niamey after visiting Chad and Cameroon on Saturday.

Chadian soldiers participate in the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2015, an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena February 16, 2015. The "Flintlock" manoeuvres unfold as Chad and four neighbouring states prepare a taskforce to take on Boko Haram
21/02/2015 - France - Chad - Cameroon - Niger

French Foreign Minister touring African countries affected by Boko Haram

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Chad on Saturday before travelling to Cameroon and Niger in a show of solidarity with the three French-speaking countries increasingly affected by Boko ...
20/02/2015 - Nigeria - United States

US reluctant to provide lethal equipment to Nigeria for fight against Boko Haram, interview former top US diplomat for Africa

Johnnie Carson, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has told RFI that the US is unwilling to provide lethal weaponry to Nigeria in their fight against the ...
15/02/2015 - Nigeria - Boko Haram

West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN Special Representative

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
26/01/2015 - Report: African Union Summit

African Union's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma slams human trafficking

As the 24th African Union Summit kicks off in the Ethiopian capital later this week on the 30th, today marked the first day of the 26th session of the Executive Council.

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