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The Ray of Hope from Nigeria Should Inspire Us to Provide Safe Schools for Every Girl

Gordon Brown | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

With the possibility that the Chibok girls will go free soon, we must intensify our efforts for the wider global goal that every girl has the chance to be at school, safe and free from violence.

Militants Attack Nigerian Villages Despite Reported Boko Haram Cease-Fire

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five att...

Nigerian Girls' Hometown Cautiously Hopeful For Their Release

AP | HARUNA UMAR and CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautious...

Why #BringBackOurGirls Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the events that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's bas...

How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Schoolgirls in Nigeria are asking for measures as simple as electricity in schools to help protect them from kidnapping by Boko Haram, a N...

Boko Haram Seizes Towns In Northeast Nigeria

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is a...

Witnesses: Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town After Deadly Battle

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after h...

Report: Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon Vice PM's Wife

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 27 (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, on Sunday and seized severa...

Boko Haram Kills More Than 100 In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended ...

Schools Should Be Safe Havens and Places of Learning Not Theaters of War

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Schools should be safe havens for children and places for learning and should never become theaters of war. At the UN in September, there will be pressure on every country to adopt military guidelines that include rules of engagement preventing schools -- like hospitals -- from being militarized or used as instruments for waging war in conflicts or civil wars. But the need is now urgent and immediate.

Witnesses: Boko Haram Massacres Hundreds

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers ha...

Witnesses: Boko Haram Are Taking Control Of Nigerian Villages

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram militants are taking over villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing and terrorizing civilians and political lea...

Boko Haram Launches Another Attack

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

* Gunmen attack three villages in Gwoza area of Borno state * Girls' who escaped Boko Haram get psychiatric help * Archb...

No, Boko Haram Is Not 'Al Qaeda In West Africa'

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

By Tim Cocks ABUJA, May 28 (Reuters) - When Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan branded Boko Haram "al Qaeda in West Africa", it wa...

REPORT: Nigerian President Nixed Deal To Free Kidnapped Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and ADAMU ADAMU and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic e...

Official: Nigeria's Military Knows Where Kidnapped Girls Are Being Held

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free the...

Boko Haram's Green Screen

MP Nunan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group that abducted 276 students from a girls school, has sought to add to their notoriety through the release of vi...

Vigilante Groups Are Being Formed In Volatile Northern Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and ADAMU ADAMU | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants again attacked the remote Nigerian town from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped, Nigeria's militar...

U.S. Flying Aircraft Over Nigeria In Search For Missing Girls

AP | By BASHIR ADIGUN and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. reconnaissance aircraft flew over Nigeria in search of the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls Tuesday, a day after the Boko...

To Save the Girls, the World Must Help Nigeria

Jacob K. Olupona | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Jacob K. Olupona

It's important to understand that Boko Haram did not emerge in a vacuum. It is almost a direct result of the failed state that is corrupt and unable to provide even a basic level of safety and services to the country's citizens.

Dear Americans, Your Hashtags Won't #BringBackOurGirls. You Might Actually Be Making Things Worse.

Jumoke Balogun | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Jumoke Balogun

Simple question. Are you Nigerian? If not, I have news you. You can't do anything about the girls missing in Nigeria. You can't. Your insistence on urging American power, specifically American military power, to address this issue will ultimately hurt the people of Nigeria.

Vatican Demands Boko Haram 'Terrorists' Release Kidnapped Girls

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi released a statement on Thursday calling for the release of roughly 200 girls kidnapped in northern Nigeria by ...

Boko Haram Attack Kills Hundreds In Border Town

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW MELDRUM | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants who have triggered international outrage over the kidnapping of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls opened fi...

White House: Abduction Of Nigerian Schoolgirls Is An 'Outrage And A Terrible Tragedy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

The White House weighed in on Monday on the news that Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 sch...

Chicagoans Bring Attention To Nigeria's Missing Girls

Lola Olley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Chicago
Lola Olley

There are now fears that some of these young girls have been sold off into human trafficking. According to Al Jazeera, more girls were abducted than initially reported. The number is said to be closer to 276.