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Five Years After the Fall Of Qaddafi, Libya Is On the Brink

The country faces massive economic, political and security challenges. This month marks the fifth anniversary of the end of the more than 40-year Libyan regime of Muammar el-Qaddafi following a Western intervention that included the United Kingdom. A half decade later, the country faces massive economic, political and security challenges that …

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Girls Held By Boko Haram Need Support To Rebuild Shattered Lives – UNICEF

The emotional reunification with their families on Sunday of 21 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, highlights the need for intensive support for women and girls who have been held by the group. “The release is great news and we …

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USA detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said. “We strongly condemn this and North Korea’s other recent missile tests, which violate UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology,” Pentagon …

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Freed Chibok Girls: Questions and Answers with the Presidency Office of Digital Engagement (PODE)

Q1. Was it a release or a rescue? Ans1. The girls were released by Boko Haram to the Department of State Services (DSS) following negotiations brokered by the Swiss Government. Kindly note that the Red Cross was not involved in the negotiations; their role was limited to providing medical care …

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Released 21 Chibok Schoolgirls – How The Deal Was Struck

ABUJA—THE Presidency, yesterday, confirmed the release of 21 Chibok school girls, following dialogue with leaders of Boko Haram, their abductors, after 911 days in captivity. “We can confirm that 21 of the girls were released, safely, to us by 5.30 this Thursday morning (yesterday) and they were flown to Kaduna …

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Presidency Has Released Full Names Of The 21 Chibok Schoolgirls

The presidency has made public the names of the twenty-one Chibok girls released by Boko Haram in the early hours of Thursday. The girls were freed after negotiation was brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government, Nigeria’s minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed …

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