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Nigeria Schoolgirls Kidnapped

Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Have Been Married Off

Reuters | = | Posted 11.02.2014 | 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 ...

Nigeria Says It Struck A Cease-Fire With Boko Haram, But Are They Talking To The Right Guy?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

Nigeria says it has struck a cease-fire deal with Boko Haram, raising hopes that over 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant group will be...

Alicia Keys Holds Protest For Lost Nigerian Schoolgirls

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped ...

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Happened In The 5 Months Since

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 ...

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.

Standing by the Education Rights of Schoolgirls

Alp Aslandogan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Alp Aslandogan

The kidnappings must serve as a reminder to all in the Muslim world of the important role that education plays in cultivating free societies and in protecting people against totalitarian, oppressive forces.

Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls Highlight Communities in Need

Corinne Woods | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Corinne Woods

How is it that in 2014 a girl still has to ask for a whiteboard in her classroom? How is it that in 2014 more than 200 girls can simply vanish into a forest for more than a month?

A Month After 276 Nigerian Girls Were Kidnapped, Now Is Time to Act

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

These young girls are still being held captive, their condition is unknown, they are at extreme risk of being sexually abused and trafficked and the leaders of Boko Haram have threatened to sell them as slaves and into child marriages.

Human Trafficking Does Not Occur in a Vacuum

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Ai-jen Poo

The National Domestic Workers Alliance, the International Domestic Workers Federation, and the Africa Domestic Workers Network stand with the young wo...

U.S. Flying Aircraft Over Nigeria In Search For Missing Girls

AP | By BASHIR ADIGUN and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 07.13.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. reconnaissance aircraft flew over Nigeria in search of the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls Tuesday, a day after the Boko...

Every Missing Schoolgirl Is an Individual Tragedy

Salihu Yakasai | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Salihu Yakasai

We want to humanize this tragedy by providing just a few details about the missing girls, such as their age, what clubs they belong to, their favorite subjects at school, or how many brothers and sisters they have.

Nigerian Extremist Leader Vows To Hold Kidnapped Girls For Ransom

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and SUNDAY ALAMBA | Posted 07.12.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Under the guns of their captors, dozens of barefoot girls sat huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils as they chanted Quran...

What To Know About Boko Haram's Ruthless Leader

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.11.2014 | World

The name Abubakar Shekau may sound unfamiliar to those who are new to Nigerian politics, but the head of Boko Haram has been a terrifying fixture in W...

Nigeria: A Serious Test of Stability

Salil Shetty | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Salil Shetty

Yet, while its role regionally and globally may never have been greater, recent events -- most notably the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Islamist armed group Boko -- show that Nigeria faces a serious domestic test of its stability which also threatens regional peace and security.

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 ...

Nigeria Offers $300,000 Reward For Information On Missing Schoolgirls

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

ABUJA, May 7 (Reuters) - Nigerian police offered a 50 million naira ($300,000) reward on Wednesday to anyone who could give information leading to t...

Nigeria Rallies To Bring Back Kidnapped Girls

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.01.2014 | World

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of the Nigerian capital Abuja on Wednesday, calling on the government to intensify the search for 200 s...

Reports: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Forced To Marry Extremists

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors...

Confusion Over The Fate Of Schoolgirls Kidnapped In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 ab...

Breakthrough In Search For Dozens Of Schoolgirls Abducted By Militants In Nigeria

Posted 04.16.2014 | World

ABUJA, April 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militant...

Nigeria: Most Of Abducted Schoolgirls Freed

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

ABUJA, April 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram milita...

Report: Gunmen Kidnap More Than 100 Girls From Nigerian Secondary School

Reuters | | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Felix Onuah and Lanre Ola ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, April 15 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents abducted mor...