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It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Nigerian Army Says It Has Regained Town Of Chibok From Boko Haram

AP | HARUNA UMAR and CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 11.16.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by ...

Official: Boko Haram Seizes Nigerian Town Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.14.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town where insurgents kidnapped ...

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Will Run For A Second Term

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday that he would seek a second term in a February 2015 presidentia...

'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...

#BringBackOurGirls Creator On What His Hashtag Accomplished

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

Boko Haram’s spree of violence in northern Nigeria still rages on, but the creator of the popular #BringBackOurGirls campaign says he is proud of th...

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children. Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off."

Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Have Been Married Off

Reuters | = | Posted 11.02.2014 | World

By Isaac Abrak ABUJA, Nov 1 (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said more than 200 girls kidnapped by ...

Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist Boko Haram insurgents stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi on Wednesday, killing severa...

Is Boko Haram Able To Make Peace?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at how Nigerian militant group Bo...

No Child Should Be Expendable

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

An American journalist is brutally murdered by ISIS terrorists and the bombs are flying, coalitions are formed to attack them and put an end to their heinous crimes...all of which I support.

Boko Haram Suspected Of Kidnapping 25 More Girls In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

By Imma Ande and Isaac Abrak YOLA/ABUJA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack o...

Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.

Nigeria Says It Struck A Cease-Fire With Boko Haram, But Are They Talking To The Right Guy?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

Nigeria says it has struck a cease-fire deal with Boko Haram, raising hopes that over 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant group will be...

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...

Nigerians Doubtful Girls Held By Boko Haram Will Be Released

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

By Tim Cocks LAGOS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sund...

The Ray of Hope from Nigeria Should Inspire Us to Provide Safe Schools for Every Girl

Gordon Brown | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

With the possibility that the Chibok girls will go free soon, we must intensify our efforts for the wider global goal that every girl has the chance to be at school, safe and free from violence.

Nigerian Girls' Hometown Cautiously Hopeful For Their Release

AP | HARUNA UMAR and CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautious...

Report: Nigeria And Boko Haram Reach Cease-Fire

AP | CHIKA ODUAH and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed...

Alicia Keys Holds Protest For Lost Nigerian Schoolgirls

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped ...

Video Claims To Show Boko Haram Leader, Contradicting Death Claims

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

ABUJA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports...

Why #BringBackOurGirls Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

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

How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Schoolgirls in Nigeria are asking for measures as simple as electricity in schools to help protect them from kidnapping by Boko Haram, a N...

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 ...

Nigeria Sentences 12 Soldiers To Death For Mutiny In Boko Haram Fight

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2014 | World

ABUJA, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northe...