05/11/2014 10:39 am ET Updated May 11, 2014

Forgotten Mothers - The Daily Beast

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It took not just the mass kidnapping but the grinning video upload of Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau to dramatize what the girls of Nigeria's impoverished north are up against when they try to get an education. Jiggling his leg and hardly able to contain his amusement, he told the world,

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