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Teen Girl Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 5 In Nigeria

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

DAMATURU, Nigeria, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A teenage suicide bomber detonated an explosive device strapped to her body in the northeastern Nigerian city o...

Education, Energy, and Engagement - Celebrating Youth

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have long known the potential power of youth.This year, International Youth Day focuses on civic engagement and ways that youth can take part in civil society, to shape their future.

An Aging United Nations in 2015. But How About a New United Nations in 2020?

Tad Daley | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Tad Daley

What kind of United Nations would we invent if we were designing it from scratch today?

Bombs Found At Boko Haram Camp Kill At Least 63 In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A large sack of home-made bombs discovered at an abandoned Boko Haram camp exploded, killing 63 people, witnesses said Wednes...

Rescued Nigerian Girls Should Help Us Understand Criticism of 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons

Joshua Adams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

If satire is meant to shame society into bettering itself, can satire be shamed by society into bettering itself? What is it to be gained by making depictions of rape victims fair game?

Nigeria's Military Says It Destroyed 10 Boko Haram Camps

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian military says it destroyed 10 Boko Haram forest camps over the weekend, but the Islamic extremists killed a man an...

Nigerian Troops Save 25 More Children And Women From Boko Haram

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the...

Girls Freed From Boko Haram Extremists Receive Food, Medical Care

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women, survivors told ...

First Group Of Nearly 300 Women And Girls Freed From Boko Haram Reach Safety

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost...

Is Awareness Enough?: A Report From the UN DPI/NGO Conference

Max Mauerman | Posted 06.27.2015 | College
Max Mauerman

As a social science student and a writer, I'm sensitive to the vanity and self-destructive tendency of many "international awareness" campaigns, especially when they are based around social media.

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Julia Craven

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Meet The 'Malala Of Africa' | Julia Craven | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago, a girl named Saa jumped from a truck in Nigeria, not knowing if she would survive the landing. Saa was one of the hundr...

#Bring Back Our Girls -- A Year Later

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

April 15th marks one year ago that Boko Haram brutally abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, as they studied for their spring exams. Our girls who have not been brought back, who are now simply disappeared, cannot be lost to us.

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 12 Months Since

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw ...

Nigeria's President-Elect Says He Can't Promise To Find Chibok Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria....

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.

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

XPRIZE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact

Technology is not the only solution, but it must be part of the solution. If technology can do what we believe it can with learning, it will allow children in conflict zones and refugee camps to safely begin or continue their education.

Amid Boko Haram's Latest Killings: I Vow to #RememberOurGirls

Okello Kelo Sam | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Okello Kelo Sam

No, social media won't return the girls. But it got my attention and probably yours. It's been said by the demonstrators what is needed is a renewed campaign to once again gain mindshare of a distracted world.

Religious Freedom 2014: The Year in Review

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

Unfortunately, however, those of us who spend our professional lives monitoring religious freedom developments -- and fighting to protect those freedoms -- see the other side of the coin.

Top 10 Social Activism Hashtags of 2014

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Tasha Mitchell

Comparing how quickly activists came together to form the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements in the '60s, to current sprouting social movements fueled by hashtags like #ICantBreathe, one can observe the exponential amplification value that social media serves in activism today.

Official: Boko Haram Seizes Nigerian Town Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town where insurgents kidnapped ...

#BringBackOurGirls Creator On What His Hashtag Accomplished

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

Boko Haram’s spree of violence in northern Nigeria still rages on, but the creator of the popular #BringBackOurGirls campaign says he is proud of th...

Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Have Been Married Off

Reuters | = | Posted 01.01.2015 | World

By Isaac Abrak ABUJA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said more than 200 girls kidnapped by ...

It's Been 200 Days Since Boko Haram Kidnapped 200 Girls. Nigerians Have Not Stopped Protesting

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Activists in Nigeria marked a date they hoped would never come. On Friday, it's been 200 days since Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 200 girls...

Is Boko Haram Able To Make Peace?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at how Nigerian militant group Bo...