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Separatists in Cameroon Kidnap Students and Principal

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On Monday morning, armed separatists in the Cameroon’s tumultuous Northwest region kidnapped the students and principal of a local Presbyterian school (Reuters 1). The kidnappers, who call themselves the “Amba Boys”, released a video showing the student hostages and demanding the creation of a news state (AP). Samuel Fonki, a reverend for a Presbyterian church […]

Kidnapped German Archeologists Returned

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German archaeologist Professor Peter Breunij and research assistant Johannes Buringer were kidnapped Wednesday in Kaduna (AllAfrica). The researchers, from Frankfurt’s Goethe University, were investigating the culture of the Nok people along with Nigeria’s National commission for Museum and Monuments (AP). Breunij and Buringer were seized at gunpoint during a dig while working at an archaeological […]