UN envoy condemns latest spate of attacks in Nigeria

The United Nations’ top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others.

Ban condemns 'horrific' bombing of mosque in northern Nigeria

Condemning the “horrific” attack on Kano Central Mosque, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to just and reaffirmed the United Nations support to Nigeria's battle against terrorism.

Deadly Boko Haram attack forces thousands to flee Nigeria for Niger – UN

A Boko Haram attack earlier this week on the northern Nigerian town of Damassak left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger's Diffa region, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported today.

Modern slavery proving hard to tackle in Niger

Modern-day forms of slavery are widespread in Niger according to a top UN human rights investigator who warns that young boys are being exploited and young girls trafficked to Nigeria.

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Nigeria: UN agency reports ongoing refugee crisis amid Boko Haram threat

Thousands of Nigerians are escaping the deadly threat posed by the terrorist group Boko Haram and fleeing into neighbouring Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

Ban, UNICEF condemn deadly suicide bombing at Nigerian school

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the suicide bombing today at a government boarding school in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, reportedly killing dozens of students and wounding countless others.

UN agency accelerates efforts on Nigerian refugee transfer as border insecurity surges

Despite mounting insecurity in border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, where thousands of Nigerian refugees have sought refuge in the past weeks after fleeing from insurgent attacks, the UN refugee agency said it was stepping up efforts to continue to expedite their transfer.

Women in technology “quite alone”

The few women who work in the technology sector are in a position to influence how information and communication technologies can be used to empower women.

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UN agency reports growing number of refugees as Nigeria insurgency continues

Amid an intensifying campaign of violence committed by insurgent groups in north-eastern Nigeria, the number of refugees fleeing the conflict into the West African country’s neighbouring States has steadily increased significantly, the UN refugee agency warned today.

Cross-border attacks force movement of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it is stepping up efforts to move some 5,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon away from a border town amidst ongoing cross border attacks by insurgents.