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Nigeria Violence

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."

Boko Haram Attacks Biggest City In Northeast Nigeria, Dozens Killed

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says Islamic extremists are attacking Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, and a soldier s...

Boko Haram Kidnaps Scores In Cameroon, Minister Says

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram attacked a village in northern Cameroon early Sunday, killing three people and staging its largest kidnapping yet i...

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...

Cameroon Government Claims 143 Boko Haram Militants Killed

AP | DIVINE NTARYIKE | Posted 01.13.2015 | World

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's government said Tuesday that its military killed 143 militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, which...

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 Seize Multinational Base On Nigeria-Chad Border

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists have seized the headquarters of a multinational military force near Nigeria's border with Chad,...

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...

Elderly Nigerians, Unable To Flee Boko Haram, Rounded Up And Shot Dead

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new ...

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...

Possible Boko Haram Gunmen Free More Than 200 Inmates In Nigeria Jailbreak

AP | HILARY UGURU | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have freed more than 200 prisoners in Nigeria's latest jailbreak, police said Sunday. Police recaptured at least 10 es...

Boko Haram Suspected As Twin Blasts Hit Nigerian Market

AP | HARUNA UMAR and ADAMU ADAMU | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists struck in two state capitals in northeastern Nigeria on Monday, killing at least seven people an...

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...

'They Slaughtered My Father, Killed My Two Brothers'

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Sulaiman wanders the streets of Nigeria's northeastern town of Yola, hungry, dusty and frightened. He has wal...

Explosion At Market In Nigeria Kills At Least 29

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

By Joe Hemba YOBE, Nigeria, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in a procession of Shi'ite Muslims marking the ritual of A...

Boko Haram Clashes Rage On Despite Ceasefire Reports

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Oct 20 (Reuters) - At least 25 suspected Boko Haram insurgents were killed in clashes between soldiers and the Islamist militants in northe...

Amnesty International Reports Nigerian Police Routinely Use Torture

AP | By MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric ...

Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The effects of insecurity on education, population displacement and governance, means that access to health care becomes much harder in places like Borno State, that are already very restricted due to the predominantly rural nature of the landscape.