Tag: Nigeria

Wikileaks releases FinFisher files to highlight government malware abuse

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WikiLeaks has released more information on controversial commercial surveillance tools, criticising the German government for not blocking a “weaponised malware” developer from shipping its code to countries with regimes with poor human rights records. WikiLeaks’ latest Spy Files publication included

Nigeria Hezbollah suspects allege harsh Mossad grilling

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ABUJA (AFP) –  Two Lebanese suspects alleged to be members of Hezbollah and on trial in Nigeria on terrorism charges told a court Monday they were harshly interrogated by Israeli agents after their arrests. Mustapha Fawaz, Abdallah Thahini and Talal

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

The trouble with reporting on the activities of the security and intelligence agencies, or on any matter dealing with national security, is that by definition it is difficult to establish the veracity of what they claim, especially when they press

More Clashes in North Nigeria as Violence Kills Close to 100

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Violent clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria's north flared again Wednesday, bringing the death toll from four days of unrest close to 100. The clashes took place despite a round-the-clock curfew in the cities of Kaduna and Damaturu. Witnesses

Nigeria, Boko Haram in Indirect Talks for a Ceasefire

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Nigeria is said to have opened ceasefire talks with with the shadowy Islamic sect Boko Haram, blamed for hundreds of deaths in bombings and shootings over the past 18 months. Political and diplomatic sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, say

Nigeria Recaptures Top Suspect in Christmas Bombing

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Nigerian authorities have recaptured the top suspect in a Christmas day bombing that killed at least 37 people outside the capital, Abuja. Government officials say the State Security Service re-arrested Kabiru Sokoto on Friday in eastern Taraba state near the

Witnesses: 4 Nigerian Security Agents Killed in Blast

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Witnesses say four security agents were killed in northeast Nigeria in a roadside bomb explosion. Reports say the bomb went off Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. A local police officer said security