Abubakar Shekau says he is still leading Boko Haram

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Abubakar Shekau says he is still leading Boko Haram, Nigeria’s recession and Timbuktu residents say they are ready to forgive jihadists who destroyed their city.
As Boko Haram insurgents launch more fatal attacks in the northeast, their longtime leader releases a new video insisting he’s still in charge. Abubakar Shekau’s words have been dismissed as the ranting of an unstable mind by the army.
Weighed down by an insurgency, plummeting oil prices and attacks on oil installations this year the Nigeria’s lost its place as the continent’s top economy. Last month it entered into recession. We take a closer look at its economic fortunes.
As the ICC prepares to pass its first judgment for charges of destroying a cultural site. People living in Mali’s historic Timbuktu say they’re willing to move on from the damage done by jihadists who rampaged through their city.

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