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UN Human Rights Chief: Boko Haram Fighters Murdered Captive Women

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing milita...

New Boko Haram Video Appears To Show Two Captives Beheaded

AP | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying,...

Nigeria Bombs Boko Haram Training Camps

Posted 02.19.2015 | World

By Daniel Flynn and Lanre Ola N'DJAMENA/MAIDUGURI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Nigerian warplanes bombed training camps and equipment belonging...

Boko Haram Hits Villages In Cameroon In Wave Of Attacks

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed at least 41 Islamist militants as it fought off a wave of attacks alo...

13-Year-Old Girl: My Father Gave Me To Boko Haram

AP | IBRAHIM GARBA | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide b...

'They Slaughtered My Father, Killed My Two Brothers'

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Sulaiman wanders the streets of Nigeria's northeastern town of Yola, hungry, dusty and frightened. He has wal...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram insurgents stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Wednesday, killing severa...

Boko Haram: We're Ruling Town By Islamic Law

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

* Militants push security forces out of Gwoza - witnesses * Shekau promises to "kill without pity" all "pagans" * Nigeri...

Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap 20 Women

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in northeast Nigeria near the tow...

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...

4 Girls Escape Boko Haram Captors

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

* School students were abducted by Islamists on April 14 * Military defends its efforts to free the girls * Authorities ...

New Boko Haram Attacks Kill More Than 50

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say that 54 people were killed in two attacks in northern Nigeria suspected to be by Islamic extremists. ...

Boko Haram Militants Gun Down Dozens Of Farm Workers In New Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

* Islamist insurgency increasingly targeting civilians * Teachers strike, President Jonathan urges understanding * U.S. ...

Who Are the Boko Haram, and Why Is Nigeria So Slow to Act?

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Andrew Lam

At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the country's northeast region.

U.S. To Send Fewer Than 10 Troops To Nigeria To Help Find Missing Girls

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of U.S. troops will arrive in Nigeria in the next few days to help find nearly 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamist extre...