Nigeria accuses West of blocking development, UN ‘failed South Sudan civilians’

Nigeria accuses West of blocking development, UN ‘failed South Sudan civilians’

UN accused of letting down civilians in South Sudan UN peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to protect civilians in the capital, Juba, during the July crisis, a report from the US-based NGO Center for Civilians in Conflict (Civic) says. Fighting broke out between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to then Vice-President Riek Machar. The four days of clashes led to dozens of civilian deaths – with some estimates putting the figure at more than 300. A group…

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The six lives of Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau

The six lives of Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau

By Didi Akinyelure BBC World News Komla Dumor Award winner 27 September 2016 From the section Africa Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video to reject reports that he was fatally wounded by Nigeria’s military last month. He has been reported dead several times before. July 2009: Dead Abubakar Shekau took over leadership of Boko Haram in 2009 following the death of Mohammed Yusuf, the group’s founder. It was reported…

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