Tag: Boko Haram

Cameroon Army Frees 24 Boko Haram Hostages

Cameroon’s army has freed 24 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters based in neighbouring Nigeria, government officials said. In their latest cross-border raid on Sunday, the Nigeria-based Boko Haram fighters seized at least 80 people in northern Cameroon, most of them women and children. Cameroon Information Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakari told Al Jazeera that the Cameroon army was able to free at least...

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5 Facts About the Threat of Nigeria’s Boko Haram vs Ebola

The Boko Haram situation has received less attention from the media than the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris due to Nigeria’s remote location and the inherent danger in working there, says Ricardo René Larémont, Binghamton University professor of political science and sociology. “This is essentially a no-go zone. There are very few journalists who can go there. Consequently, it is not going to get the attention that Paris would get....

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