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Nigeria begins rehab for ex-oil rebels

Nigeria is expected to begin rehabilitating hundreds of former militants in the Niger Delta this week, raising hopes for improved security in...

Nigerian militants dismiss renewed peace drive

Nigeria's main militant group dismissed government pledges to revive a post-amnesty programme in the Niger Delta, saying it failed to address their...

Sudan security re-arrests Darfur rebels: lawyer

Sudanese security officials arrested 15 Darfur rebels weeks after the country's president pardoned and freed them, their lawyer said, amid signs that...

Nigeria bombing will not stop amnesty programme

Bombing by Nigeria's biggest militant group in its oil delta this week will not derail an amnesty deal meant to restore security...

UN to help educate, employ former Nigerian militants

The United Nations has offered to take a lead role in educating hundreds of former Nigerian rebels and providing graduates with job...

Nigerian defence minister denies rebel amnesty is failing

Nigeria's defence minister has denied that an amnesty programme for former rebels in the Niger Delta oil region was failing, even though...