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Nigerian Army Says It's Advancing Against Boko Haram Despite Mines

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

By Ardo Abdallah BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Thursday it was still advancing in Islamist group Boko Haram's la...

Peer, an Alternative Look at the Boko Haram Kidnapping

Madeline Cottingham | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Madeline Cottingham

On April 14, 2014, nearly a year ago, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the town of Chibok. The Nigerian government has so far proven powerless in their pursuit of the militant organization that now controls most of northeastern Nigeria. Although the twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls was quickly picked up by commercial media and popularized by Michelle Obama, it gathered less than 9,000 followers and did little to galvanize the world.

800,000 Children Have Been Forced From Homes By Boko Haram Violence

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings mi...

Boko Haram Militants Disguised As Preachers Kill Dozens In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 6 April - Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack...

Boko Haram Advance On Northern City As Nigerians Vote

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and SHEHU SAULAWA | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich s...

'If I Had Stayed, They Would Have Killed Me': The Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram

The Guardian | Krista Larson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started, not long after the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram attacked her town in Nigeria....

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens At Nigerian Bus Stations

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

By Joe Hemba and Nnekule Ikemfuna DAMATURU/KANO, Nigeria, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern...

U.S. Army To Provide Equipment, Intelligence To Fight Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn N'DJAMENA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist ...

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Accept Scholarships, Defy Kidnappers By Going Back To School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact

To Asabe and Ruth, attending school isn't a chore -- it's an act of bravery. The two Nigerian sisters were among the more than 300 schoolgirls who...

Fierce Battles In Nigerian City After Boko Haram Invades

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated...

Julia Craven

Boko Haram Could 'Destabilize' The African Continent, Nigerian Archbishop Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boko Haram, the militant group estimated to have killed at least 15,000 people since it began its insurgency in 2009, represents a threa...

Niger Forces Claim To Have Killed 260 Boko Haram Militants Since Feb. 6

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger's south...

Malala Pushes Politicians To Make Boko Haram Kidnapping Priority During Elections

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact

Saturday marked 300 days since Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls, and activist Malala Yousafzai criticized world leaders for their compl...

Boko Haram Shoot, Burn To Death Dozens Of Civilians In Cameroon

AP | EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters took revenge Thursday on villagers in Cameroon, shooting and burning scores to death and ra...

Deadly Car Bomb Explodes After President's Rally In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

* Boko Haram has attacked Gombe several times * Deadly violence on the rise ahead of elections * ICC warns Nigerian lead...

How Exactly Do We Get Rid of Boko Haram?

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The closer we get to Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, set to take place Feb. 14, the worse it gets as Boko Haram is emboldened. What start...

Africa Agrees To Send 7,500 Troops To Fight Boko Haram

AP | BY ELIAS MESERET | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union o...

Chad Forces Drive Boko Haram From Nigerian Border Town

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus st...

A Closer Look At Survivors Of Boko Haram Attacks Across Northern Nigeria

The Washington Post | Nicole Crowder | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

On Sunday, Boko Haram insurgents swept through the northeast Nigerian city of Maidguri in one of their boldest attacks yet. The group staged what has ...

Boko Haram Rampages Through Villages In Northeast Nigeria

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecti...

Boko Haram Attacks Biggest City In Northeast Nigeria, Dozens Killed

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says Islamic extremists are attacking Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, and a soldier s...

Bassim Haidar On How Boko Haram Impacts Nigeria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Speaking with HuffPostLive at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bassim Haidar, the founder, chairman and CEO of Nigeria-based telecoms and logistics ...

Julia Craven

There Were At Least 12 Other Terrorist Attacks The Week Of Charlie Hebdo

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The world has been mourning the almost 20 people killed around Paris on Jan. 7 and 9 in some of the most vicious radical Islamic terror ...

German Man Kidnapped By Boko Haram Freed

AP | By MOKI EDWIN KINDZEKA | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A German man who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in July and freed said Wednesday he never knew if ...

Boko Haram Boasts Of Massacre And Threatens More Violence In New Video

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

ABUJA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A man purporting to be Islamist Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on Tuesday claimed an attack on the northeastern town of...