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A Year in Review, What It Means To Be Female in Nigeria

Mary Olushoga | Posted 12.20.2016 | Women
Mary Olushoga

Nigeria has a long way to go when it comes to supporting women's rights and gender equality. Religion and culture affect how women are treated in soci...

900 Days in the Lion's Den: Has the World Abandoned the Stolen Chibok Girls of Nigeria?

R. Evon Idahosa | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
R. Evon Idahosa

Martha was suddenly awakened by what had become the all-too-familiar sound of gunshots. Boko Haram, she thought. As she scurried to gather her thoughts, her husband Mark was already rushing their younger, panic-stricken children out of their home in Chibok, Nigeria.

This Chibok Mother Just Spoke in Washington DC, And You'll Be Devastated By Her Story

Kristin Wright | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Kristin Wright

Mary, the mother of one of Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls, speaks in Washington DC on Thursday, June 9, 2016. Photo: Katherine Ruddy, Standwithnige...

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."

Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Identified In New Video 2 Years After Boko Haram Capture

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram exactly two years ago have bee...

Suicide Bomber Kills 21 At Religious Procession In Nigeria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.27.2015 | Home

A male suicide bomber hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in Nigeria's Kano state as they walked to the city of Zaria to pay homage to their founder i...

Boko Haram Kills 18 On Nigerian Border

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.26.2015 | Home

NIAMEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Niger's government said on Thursday that Boko Haram militants killed 18 people, including a local religious leader, in an a...

Roy Scranton on Terror, Climate, Anthropocene and What They're Terrified of You Knowing

David Henry Sterry | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
David Henry Sterry

Like many angry teenage idiots, I read "Howl" and it turned me into a poet. When I saw it was published by City Lights, I made it my mission to someda...

Boko Haram Kills 49 In Suicide Bombings In Nigeria

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 p...

War on Islam Comes to Our Backyards

Manal Omar | Posted 10.09.2016 | Religion
Manal Omar

The escalation of tension among the American-Muslim community is an opportunity for us to once more examine the role of religion in society from a multi-disciplinary lens. It is an opportunity to reject the simplistic and sensational narrative that is leading to a cycle of violence.

Obama Endorses Nigerian Leader's Agenda For Defeating Boko Haram

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he ...

Suffering and Strength

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Margee Ensign

As the world faces increasing challenges from alienated, unemployed and hopeless youth, education is the only answer. Education and a nurturing environment can allow all young people to spread their wings, feel its power, and raise their voices.

Nigeria's Boko Haram In Disarray As Government Forces Advance

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home

By Julia Payne MALKOHI, Nigeria, May 4 (Reuters) - Boko Haram is fracturing as shortages of weapons and fuel foment tensions between i...

Nigerian Army Rescues More Women And Children From Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2015 | Home

(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...

Nigeria Says It Rescued Women And Girls From Boko Haram Stronghold

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home

By Lanre Ola and Ardo Abdallah MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, April 28 (Reuters) - More than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school dormitories by Boko Ha...

Nigerian Forces Invade Last Known Stronghold Of Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home

BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa for...

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.

Never To Be Forgotten - A Year On From Chibok

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.14.2015 | Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On April 14th 2014, a ruthless militia kidnapped over 200 of Nigeria's young girls from their school in Chibok in the dead of night. A year on, the girls have yet to be released by Boko Haram, nor rescued by our security forces, leaving their families waiting and praying for answers.

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

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

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 ...

#BringBackOurGirls Trends Online 1 Year After Abductions, Renews Push To Find Justice

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

It's been one year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the world refuses to forget about them. Topics like Chibok ...

Rights Group: Boko Haram Has Kidnapped 2,000 Women And Girls

Reuters | Alex Whiting | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home

LONDON, April 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women and girls in Nigeria since the start of 2014, forcing man...

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 Return of the General

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Home
Stan Chu Ilo

I am slow in anointing Buhari as the newest Nigerian saint; time shall tell. Nigeria is a complex nation with convoluted problems and challenges. Nigeria needs a president with a great insight and wisdom; a visionary strategist, and a person with a strong and enduring ethical character.

Nigeria's Buhari Leads By 2 Million Votes With Three Quarters Of States Counted

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Home

ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) - With three quarters of states counted in Nigeria's election, opposition challenger Muhammadu Buhari had 11.5 million votes...

Nigeria Is Holding Elections While Thousands Are Still Displaced By Violence

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.27.2015 | Home

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...