Peacekeeping Mission in Sudan’s Darfur Ends

The United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end 13 years of peacekeeping in the vast Sudanese region Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful of new conflict. Fighting erupted in Darfur in 2003, when ethnic minority rebels rose up against the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum, which responded by recruiting and […]

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Is Boko Haram Gaining Foothold in Nigeria’s Northwest?

Boko Haram’s claim of responsibility for a recent kidnapping of more than 300 students in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Katsina signals that the militant group is expanding its terror activities beyond its traditional stronghold in the West African country’s northeast, experts warn. On December 11, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in an audio recording […]

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