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Nigerians who fled Boko Haram face new dangers

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram face new dangers

WHEN Aisha found out she would be evicted from her camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria, the only thing she knew for certain was that she could not go home to the town devastated by Boko Haram militants five years earlier. The 15-year-old is one of the millions of people driven from their homes into camps due to an Islamist insurgency that has killed nearly 350,000 people, with many now facing an uncertain future as local authorities close the makeshift settlements. "What will I be going back home to meet? Boko Haram militants destroyed our homes, our schools, our farms and…
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Cameroonian soldiers jailed for killing women and children

Cameroonian soldiers jailed for killing women and children

FOUR Cameroonian soldiers have received 10-year prison sentences for the killing of two women and two children in an incident that sparked an international outcry, their lawyers said. They and three other soldiers were arrested after a video surfaced on social media in July 2018 showing uniformed men levelling rifles and firing at the victims, one of whom had a baby strapped to her back. The video was one of several to emerge in recent years of alleged atrocities by Cameroonian forces during operations against Islamist Boko Haram militants in the north and Anglophone separatists in the west. The trial…
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