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52 troops, 1,000 militants killed in Chad (5)
AFP April 10, 2020 N'DJAMENA: The Chadian army said on Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops and 1,000 jihadists were killed. Army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna said that the operation, launched after nearly 100 soldiers were killed last month, ended on Wednesday after the Nigerian militants were forced out of the country.
Chad says 1,000 Boko Haram killed during week of fighting (4)
Chad says its soldiers have killed some 1,000 jihadists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad that targeted Boko Haram fighters By DANY PADIRE Associated Press April 10, 2020, 10:00 AM Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad says its soldiers have killed some 1,000 jihadists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad that targeted Boko Haram fighters. Army spokesman Col.
Nigerians struggle as virus lockdown hits supply chains (4)
Lagos (AFP) At a market on the outskirts of Nigeria's megacity Lagos, yam trader Olatunji Okesanya is scrambling for produce as measures to halt the coronavirus cut him off from suppliers. "The restriction in movement has disrupted supply - the farmers are finding it difficult to get their produce to Lagos," he told AFP. "The few who are able are bribing the security agents and this is making the price to rise."
Experiences of emptiness: postcards from 16 cities across the world (2)
Paris (AFP) Deserted, silent, transformed; from Rome's historic Piazza Navona, to Baghdad's symbolic Tahrir Square. With over half of humanity confined to their homes, AFP TV journalists set up cameras in 16 cities across the world. Faced with the emptiness, they captured the mood - some emotional, worried or surprised - of the rare passers-by they encountered at 16:00 (4:00pm) local time on Wednesday. Normally the Italian capital's Piazza Navona would be buzzing with
PROFILE: Abdullah Quilliam, an Anglo-Muslim who defended Islam in UK (2)
Born in a Christian family, Quilliam converted to Islam and founded England's first mosque and Islamic center 13:31 April 10, 2020 AA Anglo-Muslim Abdullah Quilliam An Anglo-Muslim genius, who shot into prominence in Britain in the 19th century to the extent that 600 people converted to Islam due to his influence lies buried in an unmarked grave in Brookwood Cemetery in London. Recognizing his contribution, the 26th Ottoman Caliph, Abdul Hamid II had
FIBA postpones Olympic qualifiers by a year in rejigged schedule (3)
Reuters | Updated: Apr 10, 2020, 09:15 IST Getty Images. World basketball's governing body has postponed the men's Olympic qualifiers, the European Championship and the Americas Championship by a year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, FIBA said on Thursday. FIBA were forced to rearrange their calendar after the Olympics, originally due to take place from July 24 to Aug.
Cameroon: Separatists Relaunch Attacks to Reject State Reconstruction Plan (2)
10 April 2020 Voice of America (Washington, DC) By Moki Edwin Kindzeka Cameroonian separatist fighters have relaunched attacks after the government announced a reconstruction plan, claiming that peace was returning to the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions of the central African state.
COVID-19: U.S. evacuates 997 citizens from Nigeria (2)
By Tope Templer Olaiya 10 April 2020 | 3:53 am Some United States citizens awaiting boarding at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. No fewer than 997 Americans have been evacuated from Nigeria to the United States to be reunited with their families and friends following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
WHO warns COVID-19 spreading to rural Africa amid weak health systems (2)
(Xinhua) 08:37, April 10, 2020 NAIROBI, April 9 (Xinhua) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday sounded alarm over the rapid spread of COVID-19 to rural parts of Africa hence threatening to put a strain on an already fragile health care infrastructure. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said the spread of the viral disease from capital cities to rural areas in the continent should be
Taiwan details aid to Ethiopia in wake of WHO head criticism (2)
In-Depth Coverage ROC Central News Agency 04/09/2020 10:46 PM Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Following accusations by the World Health Organization (WHO) chief that Taiwan has been behind racially abusive attacks made against him over the past three months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan's government responded Thursday by detailing its aid to Ethiopia. In addition to a stern complaint from President Tsai Ing-wen