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Catholic priest burned alive in Nigeria's hard-hit north

Jan. 15, 2023 15:00 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian priest was burned alive in his home in the country's north on Sunday, police said. Rev. Isaac Achi was killed in the Paikoro area of Niger state after gunmen failed to break into his house and instead set it on fire, said Wasiu Abiodun, the police...

German hostage freed after 2018 jihadi abduction in Niger

Dec. 10, 2022 09:58 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — German aid worker Jorg Lange was freed Saturday more than four and a half years after Islamic extremists kidnapped him in the West African country of Niger, according to Help, the German aid organization where he works. The group's statement did not provide...

Nigeria floods 80 times more likely with climate change

Nov. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EST

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding that swamped Nigeria, Niger, Chad and the surrounding region between June and October this year was made 80 times more likely because of climate change, a rapid analysis by international climate attribution experts found. ...