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Boko Haram Violence

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens At Nigerian Bus Stations

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | World

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

Boko Haram Attacks Another African Country

Reuters | Madjiasra Nako | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

N'DJAMENA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters attacked a village in Chad on Friday, the first known lethal attack in that country by ...

Boko Haram Attacks Another Of Nigeria's Neighbors

AP | DALATOU MAMANE and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is alre...

How Boko Haram Has Left Northeast Nigeria In Ruins

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

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

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...

How Boko Haram's Violent Uprising Is Spilling Over Nigeria's Borders

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with...

Elderly Nigerians, Unable To Flee Boko Haram, Rounded Up And Shot Dead

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new ...

Possible Boko Haram Gunmen Free More Than 200 Inmates In Nigeria Jailbreak

AP | HILARY UGURU | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria's latest jailbreak, police said Sunday. Police recaptured at least 10 es...

Nigeria Faces Crisis After 1.6 Million Displaced By Boko Haram Violence

AP | LEKAN OYEKANMI | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — After the Nigerian government soldiers fled and the Islamic insurgents arrived in his village with guns blazing, Peter Fabian r...

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

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.18.2014 | 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.

Witnesses: Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town After Deadly Battle

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

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

Boko Haram Clashes With Cameroon Troops In Deadly Cross-Border Raids

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 26 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killi...

Car Bomb Explodes In Boko Haram's Hometown

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, kill...

Boko Haram Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says that after a preliminary investigation she believes that acts attributed to the N...

Sect Claims Nigerian Church Bombing

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- A radical Islamist sect has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing at a north Nigeria church that killed at least 15 p...

Boko Haram Attacks In Nigeria Leave 5 Dead

AP | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Police say suspected Islamic insurgents have killed five people in attacks on security targets in Nigeria's restive northea...

Report: Nigeria's Boko Haram Killed 935 People Since 2009

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2012 | World

ABUJA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed at least 935 people since it launched an uprising in 2009, including mor...