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‘Clearing out an entire people’

International | Christian groups say repeated Nigerian herdsmen attacks amount to genocide
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/17/18, 03:50 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Aid groups and church communities are still scrambling to restore some level of normalcy in predominantly Christian areas in Plateau state after the June 23 herdsmen attack that killed more than 200 people. Some Christian groups call the attacks ethnic cleansing, saying the killings should qualify as genocide.

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Afghan official: U.S. airstrike kills Pakistani Taliban leader

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/15/18, 10:58 am

A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Afghanistan killed the Pakistani Taliban chief mostly known for ordering the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, an Afghan defense spokesman announced Friday. Mohammad Radmanish said the Thursday morning strike killed Mullah Fazlullah and two other insurgents in the northeastern Marawara district near the Afghan border with Pakistan.

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Tunisia holds first municipal elections since Arab Spring

International | Analysts say the vote could resolve growing dissatisfaction with democracy
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/08/18, 01:16 pm

Tunisians on Sunday voted in municipal elections for the first time since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution. Despite low voter turnout amid widespread economic dissatisfaction, analysts believe the elections could serve as a significant step in Tunisia’s move toward full democracy. 

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