Heavy Firefight in Zamboanga City

\n\nA heavy firefight erupted in the southern port city of Zamboanga between the military and some 100 militants from the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) early on Monday,  Sept. 9. Followers of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari entered the coastal area of…

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Armed Group Kidnaps Prominent Lagos Lawyer

\n\nA prominent lawyer based out of Lagos, Mike Ozekhome, was reported kidnapped on Aug. 23 near Ehor, Edo State. Ehor is located 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Benin City, the capital of Edo State, located in the country's volatile Niger Delta Region.\n\nA professional colleague of the victim…

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Explosive Polio Outbreak Continues in Somalia

As of August 16, health officials have reported 105 cases of wild poliovirus in Somalia, including at least 11 deaths, since April. Healthcare in Somalia is extremely limited, especially since medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF - Doctors without Borders) closed its programs in…

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