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Trump to sell planes to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram despite concerns over human rights abuses

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to U.S. officials. Congress is expected to receive formal notification within weeks, setting in motion a …

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Niger forces kill 57 Boko Haram members

Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defence ministry said in a statement on Monday. Fifteen soldiers and two civilians were wounded during the attack in Gueskerou village, which is around 35 km (22 …

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