World Bulletin / News Desk
The leaders of west and central African countries will meet in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on April 8 to forge a common strategy on fighting the Boko Haram.
The summit will bring together heads of state of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the 10-member Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
"In the face of the mounting and increasingly bloody attacks by the fundamentalists against Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and the series consequences for these countries, and the real risk of destabilizing western and central Africa, the two organizations have decided to take action," the two regional blocs said in a joint statement dated Sunday.
Nigeria is fighting a six-year Boko Haram that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced over one million people from the country's northeast, where the armed group members have been the most ruthless.
The Nigerian military recently announced that all territory earlier captured by the rebels in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states had all since been "liberated" by the army.
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Trump declared that US-Russian relations have turned a corner after a summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that he described as "open, direct and deeply productive".
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The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services
Speaking in an interview with CBS Evening News conducted on Saturday ahead of his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki on Monday, the US president also sought to temper expectations about how much could be achieved.
FETO orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured
The protests hit several provinces including Basra, despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announcing fresh funds and pledges of investment for the oil-rich but neglected region.
US director of documentary on FETO-linked schools in US says FETO terrorists spent 18 years spreading false image of group
Basra residents complain of high unemployment and lack of basic services