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Amnesty International Reports Nigerian Police Routinely Use Torture

AP | By MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric ...

Nigeria Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Mutiny In Boko Haram Fight

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

ABUJA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northe...

Dozens Of Gruesome Videos Document Abuses In Nigeria

Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Dozens of gruesome videos appear to show horrifying abuses by Nigerian security forces and state-sponsored militias as part of a battle against the Is...

Killing And Preaching, Boko Haram Carves Our 'Caliphate'

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

By Isaac Abrak GOMBE, Nigeria, Sept 9 (Reuters) - First comes the killing, then the preaching. Islamist B...

Boko Haram Seizes Towns In Northeast Nigeria

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is a...

Hundreds Flee Nigerian City As Boko Haram Militants Advance

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Hundreds of civilians are fleeing Nigeria's northeastern city of Maidugu...

Witnesses: Boko Haram Seize Nigerian Town After Deadly Battle

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | 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: We're Ruling Town By Islamic Law

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

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

Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.20.2014 | World
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The effects of insecurity on education, population displacement and governance, means that access to health care becomes much harder in places like Borno State, that are already very restricted due to the predominantly rural nature of the landscape.

Witness: Boko Haram Kidnap Dozens Of Boys In Northeast Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

* 200 girls kidnapped from Chibok in April still missing * Nigerian military stretched by determined enemy * Boko Haram ...

In Nigeria, the Heart of Darkness

Joop Koopman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, president of the Nigerian bishops' conference, recently spent a few days in New York -- a brief respite from his increasingly violence-ridden country, where the jihadists of Boko Haram continue to kill indiscriminately, Muslims and Christians alike.

Report: Boko Haram Militants Seize Cameroon Vice PM's Wife

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

YAOUNDE, July 27 (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants attacked Kolofata, a town in Cameroon's Far North Region near Nigeria, on Sunday and seized severa...

Nigeria: Is Religion Used as an Excuse to Rape?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

One hundred days ago, Boko Haram, a diffuse Islamic sect, abducted 243 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria They carted them off to unknown forest locations where they are still being held. Some who escaped told of gang rapes. So much for religion.

Nigerian Parents Killed Before Seeing Kidnapped Daughters' Return

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town...

15,000 Nigerians Flee After Boko Haram Attacks

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 21 (Reuters) - More than 15,000 people have fled an area around the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa after a spate of leth...

Soccer Pitches: An Emerging Battleground for Control of Iraq

James Dorsey | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Iraqi soccer pitches have emerged as an alternative battleground in the struggle for control of Iraq between the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of northern Iraq, and embattled Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Will Return Home 'Soon,' Nation's President Pledges To Malala

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact

* Teenage activist backs campaign for abducted girls' return * Malala says Goodluck Jonathan made pledge during meeting ...

More Than 60 Nigerian Women And Girls Escape Kidnappers

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

More than 60 girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's Boko Haram have escaped their captors, a security source told Agence France Presse on Sunday. ...

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...

Man Arrested In Connection With Abduction Of Missing Nigerian Girls

Reuters | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

(Updates with details of arrests) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 30 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman suspected of bei...

Targeting Fans: Jihadists Get World Cup Fever

James Dorsey | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
James Dorsey

It's not just soccer fans whose football fever soars during a World Cup. So does that of militant Islamists and jihadists with deadly consequences. Scores of fans have been killed since this month's kick-off of the Cup in attacks in Iraq, Kenya and Nigeria.

Ambassador Sanders' U.S. Congress Testimony on Boko Haram

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Nigeria is at the beginning of a long conflict; they have to realize this. This is no longer a localized insurgency. There is no easy fix and every attack in response to Boko Haram cannot be viewed a death knell blow to it.

Iran, Nigeria Ban Public Viewing Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

When Iran faces off against Nigeria for a June 16 match in the FIFA World Cup, fans in both teams’ home countries may be hard-pressed to find a publ...

How to Combat Nigeria's Boko Haram

Harris Zafar | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Harris Zafar

If Boko Haram is unwilling -- and the Nigerian government is unable -- to end the ongoing streak of injustices, terror and chaos, then more international pressure will be needed.

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

Barbara Bylenga | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bylenga

Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.