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Nigeria Unrest

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 ...

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.

Dozens Killed After 2 Bombs Hit Nigerian City

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

By Garba Muhammed KADUNA, Nigeria, July 23 (Reuters) - Two bomb blasts in the north Nigerian city of Kaduna killed at least 82 people...

Extremists Are Evolving –- So Should We

Salmaa Elshanshory | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Salmaa Elshanshory

Counterterrorism is not working. Retaliatory military actions, condemnation by world leaders and by the general public on social media and censorship of terrorist organizations have all proven futile. It's time to try something new.