29 Jan 2010

Nigeria militants end truce in Niger Delta oil region

“The main rebel group in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta says it is ending the ceasefire it declared last October. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Delta (Mend) said it did not believe the government would restore control of resources to local people. Mend has demanded that residents be given

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28 Dec 2009

Detroit terror attack: ‘There are many more like me,’ bomber warns

“Abdulmutallab has given a defiant warning to US investigators, telling them: ‘There are more just like me who will strike soon.’ Dozens of Islamic militants from Britain are thought to have travelled to Yemen in recent months, where the security services fear they are being trained by al-Qaeda bomb-makers to

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28 Dec 2009

Deaths as police and sect clash in Bauchi, Nigeria

“At least 20 people are thought to have died in clashes between security forces and members of a religious sect in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi.

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09 Dec 2009

Nigerian police killing at will, says Amnesty

“Nigerian police are carrying out a shocking level of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, Amnesty International says. The rights group’s three-year inquiry details cases of prisoners tortured to death and shootings at roadblocks. Amnesty says the police complain they are poorly trained and that criminals are often better armed than

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