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Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

"Your father had a dream where he saw you walking up a ladder to heaven. My hope is that I will see you here on earth again but if I do not, I know you are in heaven. Please serve God faithfully and I pray that God bring you back to me. I miss you, my daughter."

1.4 Million Children Displaced By Boko Haram Desperate For Aid

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact

ABUJA, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The number of children forced to flee Boko Haram's insurgency in Nigeria and neighbouring countries has reached 1.4 million...

Nigerian Army Rescues More Women And Children From Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Nigeria's military rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militia and were being detained in Sambi...

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

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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.

Boko Haram Militants Disguised As Preachers Kill Dozens In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

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

'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 09.17.2015 | 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...

Julia Craven

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

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...

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 ...

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 | 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 ...

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...

Boko Haram: The Nigerian Horror Show

Ozioma | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

As this latest challenge continues to unfold, the real question is can Nigeria rely once more on the global community to re-ignite political, economic and social engagement that may lead to the development of strategies that create concrete solutions?

Why We Know So Little About The Horror In Northeast Nigeria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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...

#IamNigeria Urges Global Concern For Boko Haram Massacre

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices

A terrorist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week has since dominated the 24-hour international news cycle as has the hashtag #...

Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack On Northeastern Town

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

* Insecurity plagues Nigeria a month before elections * Militants still control northeastern town of Baga * Several Boko...

Boko Haram Militants Kill At Least 100 In Nigeria's Northeast

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

By Ardo Abdullah BAUCHI, Nigeria, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the northeast Nigeri...

Boko Haram Seizes Army Base In Northeast Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

(Adds context) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Islamist militants have overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian tow...