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An oil pipeline belonging to the Italian oil company Agip came under several attacks in Nigeria’s oil-rich Bayelsa state. On Friday, the oil militants, the Niger Delta Avengers, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Nigeria’s oil-dependent economy is under siege from militants who are targeting oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta. President Muhammadu Buhari is to make his first visit to the region this week.
Six killed, 10 arrested by police forces
Three others were injured
Harsh condemnation of IS, Boko Haram ideology by Egyptian foreign ministry and Dar Al-Ifta; Chad and Niger attack Boko Haram on Nigerian soil
Islamist dominated GNC appoint rival PM as international community calls for calm
Reuters – The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank plans to increase its activities in Africa, part of plans to widen the appeal of Islamic finance across the region, its chief executive said. Established in 1999, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) supports the economic development of …
Niger, an impoverished but mineral-rich former French colony which adjoins southern Libya, has had to contend with numerous Islamist attacks and kidnappings on its own soil, some of which have threatened the security of its uranium production.
Abduction confirmed by an aid group and a security source
UN mission in Western Sahara will remain unchanged