Gulf Times - Zamfara-state
One hundred kidnapped villagers freed in Nigeria

One hundred kidnapped villagers freed in Nigeria

A hundred villagers in northwest Nigeria were freed on Tuesday after a 42-day hostage ordeal and assurances to the abductors that they would not face charges, police and other sources said.

Cattle rustlers kill 23 in northern Nigeria

Cattle rustlers kill 23 in northern Nigeria

Cattle thieves have killed 23 people in northern Nigeria's Zamfara state which has been battling cattle rustling and kidnapping in recent months, a local government official said late Saturday.

Indian cotton exports to Pakistan slump amid tensions

Indian cotton exports to Pakistan slump amid tensions

Rising hostilities between India and Pakistan have brought their $822mn-a-year trade in cotton to a juddering halt, as traders who are worried about uncertainty over supplies and driven by patriotism hold off signing new deals.