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Twitter Won't #BringBackOurGirls

Jesse Larner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Jesse Larner

Sorry, but I have to say this: Am I the only left-leaning person who finds Michelle Obama's ‪#‎BringBackOurGirls‬ tweet to be smug, opportunistic and worse than useless?

In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School Without Fearing for Their Lives

Latanya Mapp Frett | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Latanya Mapp Frett

Nigerians and people around the world are increasingly demanding the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls who are still missing after militant extremists from the group Boko Haram staged a mass kidnapping in the northern region of the country. The situation does not seem to be getting any better. This week, reports emerged of a second kidnapping of 11 more girls.

Who Are the Boko Haram, and Why Is Nigeria So Slow to Act?

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Andrew Lam

At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the country's northeast region.

Schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria: Complicity through Silence

Richard Attias | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Richard Attias

This past Monday night, militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped 129 high school female students from their beds in northern Nigeria. T...

Uganda Fire Kills 19 Schoolgirls, Police Suspect Arson

AP | GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KAMPALA, Uganda — Sobbing Ugandan parents sifted through the ashes of a school dormitory Tuesday, searching for their daughters after a fire swe...