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Nigeria Violence

Boko Haram Burns Down Nigerian Villages

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have burned down six northeast Nigerian villages and killed 37 people near the insurgents' Sambisa Fore...

Nigeria's Military Says It Destroyed 10 Boko Haram Camps

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian military says it destroyed 10 Boko Haram forest camps over the weekend, but the Islamic extremists killed a man an...

Hundreds Flee As Boko Haram Stages Massive Assault On Major City

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Boko Haram extremists tried to attack the biggest army base in northeast Nigeria overnight but met fierce resi...

3,000 Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Boko Haram Deported From Niger

AP | By HARUNA UMAR | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a b...

Nigerian Troops Save 25 More Children And Women From Boko Haram

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the...

Nigeria's Boko Haram In Disarray As Government Forces Advance

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

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

First Group Of Nearly 300 Women And Girls Freed From Boko Haram Reach Safety

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.02.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost...

Hundreds Of Bodies Found In Town Recaptured From Boko Haram

AP | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses say hundreds of bodies of alleged civilian victims of Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border...

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 fo...

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.

Nigerians Vote In Crucial State Elections As Tensions Flare In South

AP | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) -- Nine people were killed Saturday as Nigerians voted for state governors and assemblies in which the opposition hopes to...

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...

Boko Haram Kills Dozens During Nigeria Election

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millio...

Nigerian Presidential Candidates Promise Peaceful Elections

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeri...

Dozens Killed As 5 Blasts Rock Nigerian City

AP | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Four suicide bomb attacks Saturday hit the city of Maiduguri killing at least 54 people and wounding 143 in the heartland ...

Crowd Beats To Death Teenage Girl Suspected Of Being Suicide Bomber, Sets Body Ablaze

AP | SHEHU SAULAWA | Posted 03.01.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, accordin...

Fierce Battles In Nigerian City After Boko Haram Invades

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated...

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...

Boko Haram Attacks Biggest City In Northeast Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.03.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria from four fronts overnight with the crescendo...

Boko Haram Rampages Through Villages In Northeast Nigeria

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.30.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecti...

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."