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Pity the Tuaregs. Struggling to defend their nomadic lifestyle, these North African people saw in the Arab Spring of early 2010s the opportunity to st(...)

A protest outside the Department of Justice against the direct provision system: “Don’t tell me that direct provision and being the only EU country apart from Lithuania that bans asylum seekers from working is the only solution the Irish can come up with to control the immigration of persecuted people from poor countries.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

My husband and I, with our four children, have been living as Nigerian asylum seekers in direct provision for three years and nine months. The fanatic(...)

One of the kidnapped Chibok girls released in October celebrates with family members. Photograph: Olamiken Gbemiga/AP

One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in north-east Nigeria’s Chibok in 2014 has been fou(...)

A suicide attack by suspected members of Nigerian Islamist militants group Boko Haram killed at least 10 people over the border in the Far North region of Cameroon on Saturday, security sources said.

A suicide attack by suspected members of Nigerian Islamist militants group Boko Haram killed at least 10 people over the border in the Far North regi(...)

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defence chiefs on Monday, a widely anticipated move as the former general has made defeating Islamist militant group Boko Haram his top priority.  Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari sacked his army, navy, air force and defence chiefs on Monday, a widely anticipated move as the former general h(...)

A photograph of houses burnt by Boko Haram fighters at Zabarmari, a fishing and farming village near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday evening, one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist(...)

Bomb detection experts and soldiers at the scene of an explosion at a police station in Kano earlier in November. Female suicide bombers also attacked a school in the city last June. Photograph: Reuters

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 21 people on Tuesday in a busy market area of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, centre of a militan(...)

At least 21 people were killed and 17 injured when an explosion near the Banex Plaza shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja today. Image: Google Maps.

At least 21 people were killed and 17 injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush ho(...)

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded by an explosion at a college campus (red marker on map) in the heart of the northern Nigerian city of Kano during school hours today. Image: Google Maps.

At least eight people were killed and 20 wounded by an explosion at a college campus in the heart of the northern Nigerian city of Kano during school (...)

Pictured during a summit in Paris on security in Nigeria are (L-R) Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou, Cameroon’s president Paul Biya, Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan, French president Francois Hollande, Chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno and Benin’s president Thomas Boni Yayi . Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images.

West African leaders have agreed to work together to wage “total war” on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al-Qaeda (...)

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