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3 Oct
Several photos showing an arms seizure in Burkina Faso are circulating on Facebook. France is directly accused of sending weapons via Burkina Faso to terrorists in eastern Mali. This is not the first time these photos have circulated online. France 24 Observers debunked some of them back in 2019 - we take a closer look at why they have now resurfaced.
30 Aug
In northern Nigeria dozens of fighters from jihadist group Boko Haram have been handing in their weapons, seeking reintegration into society. The government claims the credit, though the full reasons are less clear. And not everyone is ready to accept them back into the fold.
9 Aug
Victoria Salcedo, a young girl without arms and only on legs, is taking on her next challenge by participating in the Miss Ecuador contest, as filmed in Guayaquil. Salcedo lost her limbs in an accident when she was five years old after being electrocuted by a high voltage cable.
24 Jul
Copenhagen's decision to withdraw a permit for the Danish section of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline from Poland to Norway could mean Warsaw remains a buyer of Russian gas. That was not part of the plan.
14 Jul
A convoy of members of the self-defense group Pueblos Unidos travels through plantations in the municipality of Ario de Rosales, where they maintain checkpoints and have erected stone trenches. Armed with rifles and travelling in pick-up trucks, the hooded men and women claim to be avocado growers who have revolted against the country's drug traffickers, whose violence has once again escalated in the country.
18 May
A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on Monday (May 17) to May 26, and his defence lawyer said Zuma would plead not guilty when the hearing finally starts.
23 Apr
Federal Government Is Set to beef up security Across Nigerian Borders to prevent influx arms, refugee.
30 Mar
Police arrest 16 suspects, recover arms, ammunition, explosives
12 Feb
Reps begin investigations into arms acquisition, seek support of all security agencies
2 Feb
The proliferation of small arms and ammunition across various parts of Nigeria has resulted in violence, kidnappings, armed robbery, mass killings, and socio-economic upheavals.⁣ ⁣ Nigeria's porous borders mean that weapons flow easily into the country from neighbouring nations, while suppliers of locally-made weapons have a field day delivering firearms virtually anywhere in the country.⁣
27 Dec 2020
Police recover some looted arms from hoodlums in Lagos
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