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Nigerian House Fails To Reauthorize State of Emergency

The Nigerian House of Representatives has rejected President Goodluck Jonathan's request to extend the state of emergency in three northeastern states, where the army has been battling the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The country's main opposition party said the special powers had completely failed at curbing the Islamist violence in the region and have expired. However, the president remains free to deploy troops "to trouble spots" in the country. Security...

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