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Nigeria Violence

How Cheap Oil Handicaps Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.15.2016 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story's bas...

Nigeria Struggles To Protect Citizens As Boko Haram Death Toll Climbs

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.12.2016 | World

It took militants a few hours to burn the small Nigerian village of Dalori to the ground. At least 86 people were killed in the hail of bullets, fire ...

At Least 65 Dead In Suspected Boko Haram Attack In Nigeria

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.31.2016 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 31 (Reuters) - At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeaste...

Suicide Bomber Kills 21 At Religious Procession In Nigeria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.27.2015 | World

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...

Dozens Killed In Nigeria As Mosque, Market Bombed

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) - The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday has risen ...

Male Suicide Bomber In Burqa Disguise Kills 15 In Chad's Capital

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

By Madjiasra Nako and Moumine Ngarmbassa N'DJAMENA, July 11 (Reuters) - A man dressed in a woman's burqa blew himself up in the main market in Chad...

Nigeria's Boko Haram In Disarray As Government Forces Advance

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2016 | World

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

Nigerian Army Says It's Advancing Against Boko Haram Despite Mines

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

By Ardo Abdallah BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Thursday it was still advancing in Islamist group Boko Haram's la...

Nigerian Forces Invade Last Known Stronghold Of Boko Haram

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

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

Never To Be Forgotten - A Year On From Chibok

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
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.

Boko Haram Militants Disguised As Preachers Kill Dozens In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 6 April - Islamist Boko Haram militants disguised as preachers killed at least 24 people and wounded several others in an attack...

Violence Hits Nigeria's Oil-Rich Delta Region

Reuters | Emmanuel Okolie | Posted 04.04.2015 | World

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, April 4 (Reuters) - Nigeria's delta region was hit by violence on Friday, as gunmen killed nine people and, separately, milita...

Nigeria Election Results Due To Start Trickling In

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest since the end...

Niger Forces Claim To Have Killed 260 Boko Haram Militants Since Feb. 6

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

NIAMEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger's south...

Boko Haram Launches Twin Attacks

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2015 | World

By Abdoulaye Massalaki and Anne Mireille Nzouankeu NIAMEY/YAOUNDE, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria bombed a Niger bor...

What Tom Stoppard Says About Consciousness in His New Play

Alain Elkann | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

The "hard problem" as you probably know is actually a phrase referring to the problem of accounting for consciousness. Most things are not conscious. This table we are sitting at isn't conscious. Vegetables aren't conscious. We are conscious, and nobody understands how we do that; physically, scientifically or metaphysically. Nobody really knows; and that's the "hard problem."

Nigerian Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack On Northeastern Town

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

* Insecurity plagues Nigeria a month before elections * Militants still control northeastern town of Baga * Several Boko...

UN Urges Nigeria To Restore Law And Order, Probe Boko Haram Killings

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The United Nations called Nigeria on Tuesday to restore law and order in the northeast...

Boko Haram Seizes Army Base In Northeast Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

(Adds context) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Islamist militants have overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian tow...

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap Over 172 Women, Children In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sund...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Launch Deadly Raid In Northern Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants, who arrived on motorcycles throwing bombs, raided a mostly Christian town in ...

Bombs, Gunfire Kills Scores At Crowded Mosque In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | World

KANO, Nigeria, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on...

Massive Bomb Blast At Nigerian Bus Station, At Least 40 Killed

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria, Nov 27 (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people ...

Two Female Suicide Bombers Kill At Least 44 In Nigeria's Northeast

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers killed at least 44 people on Tuesday in Nigeria's northeastern city ...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Nigerian Border Town

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian border town in the restive northeast on Monday, setting fi...