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Michelle Faul

Michelle Faul

    Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State
    Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State
    Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of north-eastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group....
    Abducted Nigerian girl says kidnapping was 'too terrifying for words'
    Abducted Nigerian girl says kidnapping was 'too terrifying for words'
    One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamic extremists who abducted more than 300 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words",...
    Explosion, abductions aggravate tensions in Nigeria
    Explosion, abductions aggravate tensions in Nigeria
    Islamic extremists blew up a bridge, killed an unknown number of people and abducted the wife and two children of a retired police officer in...
    Nigerian survives three days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean
    Nigerian survives three days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean
    About 100 feet down, on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, divers had already pulled four bodies out of the sunken tugboat. Then a hand appeared on...
    Nigeria hangs four criminals, fifth alive after gallows glitch
    Nigeria hangs four criminals, fifth alive after gallows glitch
    Traumatised inmates heard screams and thuds from the gallows as Nigerian authorities hanged four convicted criminals on Monday in the West African...
    $750m missing in Angola-Russia deal: report
    $750m missing in Angola-Russia deal: report
    The deal with Russia was facilitated by a Swiss bank and a shell company registered in Britain's Isle of Man.
    Rodriguez: searching for SA royalties
    Rodriguez: searching for SA royalties
    In his latest incarnation, the guitarist has unwittingly become a champion for the rights of wronged musicians.
    Plight of rescued baby gorillas raises fears in DRC
    Plight of rescued baby gorillas raises fears in DRC
    And a decision to allow oil exploration in a national park there may put the Grauer's gorillas at greater risk.
    Congo civilians killed in military tug-of-war
    Congo civilians killed in military tug-of-war
    "Vast swathes of the east have descended into chaos with no government or security presence," the British charity Oxfam's country...
    Activists rally against Africa dictator's UN prize
    Activists rally against Africa dictator's UN prize
    Human rights groups are urging Unesco to abandon a prize named after Africa's longest-ruling dictator, one they say could be tainted by some of the...
    Congo opposition leader sends bombshell from afar
    Congo opposition leader sends bombshell from afar
    Congo's leading opposition presidential candidate has spent the first half of the month-long electoral campaign in South Africa but that did not...
    Returned Namibian skulls ignite anger, not peace
    Returned Namibian skulls ignite anger, not peace
    Human skulls taken from Namibia by German colonisers returned home after more than 100 years, but the reconciliatory gesture instead has ignited...