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Nigeria Kidnapping

In Tragedy, Empathy Still Dependent On Proximity

Pacific Standard | Max Ufberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

Today’s Pakistani Taliban attack on a Peshawar school has resulted in the deaths of at least 145, many of them children. In Sydney, meanwhile, Monda...

The World Will Not Forget These Girls. Not for One Day. Not for 100 Days.

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The Safe Schools Initiative, a fund set up to pilot 500 safe schools in northern Nigeria and led by Nduka Obaigbena, brings the Nigerian government and Nigerian business leaders together with the international community to ensure that all children are secure when learning. The fund total currently stands at $23 million. Ultimately, young people will demonstrate because they see the connection between abductions in Nigeria, the rapes and murders of young girls in India, the so-called "honor killings" of Pakistani girls who marry against family wishes, the genital mutilation of girls in preparation for child marriages across Africa and the ever-present reality that 7 million school-aged girls are working full time, often in slave labour conditions, many of them trafficked out of their home country when they should be at school.

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. ...

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...

Understand The 'Law' Behind The Schoolgirl Kidnapping And Dare To Redefine It

Anver M. Emon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Anver M. Emon, Ph.D.

Instead of using hashtags or the military, what if we could debate with the Sultan or Boko Haram about what Sharia demands? What if we could ask them to reflect on how their definition of Sharia could be updated to reflect today's world? To ask such questions is not only to critically know and engage the Islamic tradition, but also to remove the monopoly that Boko Haram claims on defining what Sharia is for everyone.

Nigeria Sends Troops To Hunt For Missing Schoolgirls

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ABUJA, May 10 (Reuters) - Nigeria's Army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last mont...

UN Security Council Threatens Action Over Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two...

Number Of Girls Taken In Latest Nigeria Kidnapping Rises To 11

Agence France Presse | Aminu Abubakar | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

The United States has sent military experts to Nigeria to help rescue hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists three weeks ago, amid ...

U.S. and U.K. Should Provide Satellite and Surveillance Technology to Free Boko Haram's Kidnapped Girls

Gordon Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Tackling this terrorist threat demands that we help locate girls who are now in captivity and show Boko Haram that their actions will be met with reprisals. Surveillance and other equipment has to be made available to the Nigerian authorities to root the terrorists out -- but we must also make sure that schools are safe for children to attend. A new 'safe schools' initiative is desperately needed in Nigeria with measures that include guards to reassure worried parents that schools are secure.

After Nigerian Girls Kidnapping, Here's How Government, Nonprofits And Social Media Are Fighting To Bring Them Home (Live Updates)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

Updated: Monday, May 12, 10:39 a.m. EST For the nearly 300 girls in northern Nigeria kidnapped by Islamic extremists, going to school was a risk wo...

U.S. To Send Team To Nigeria In Response To Girls' Kidnapping

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing ...

Laura Bassett

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is offering law enforcement assistance to help rescue more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist m...

Nigeria's Boko Haram Targets Children Just Because They Go to School

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

The world must wake up to an escalating tragedy now engulfing Nigeria. Today the lives of 230 teenage schoolgirls hang in the balance. We cannot stop terrorism overnight, but we can make sure that its perpetrators are aware that murdering and abducting schoolchildren is a heinous crime that the international authorities are determined to punish.

Video Shows Bodies Of Nigerian Hostages

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria — A video posted online appears to show the corpses of some of the seven foreign hostages abducted by Islamic extremists in northe...

Italy Confirms 7 Hostages Killed In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria — Radical Islamic fighters killed seven foreign hostages in Nigeria, European diplomats said Sunday, making it the worst such kidn...

Gunman Kidnap 7 Foreigners In Nigeria

AP | SHEHU SAULAWA and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 04.19.2013 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria — Gunmen attacked a camp for a construction company in rural northern Nigeria, killing a guard and kidnapping seven foreign work...

Gunmen Kidnap 4 Foreigners In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Gunmen attacked two ships off the coast of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta early Saturday, killing two navy sailors protecting ...