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  • Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held

    Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a northeastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, the government's counter-insurgency spokesman said Wednesday. Parents and...
  • A year later, Congress members and survivors urge return of kidnapped Nigerian girls

    WASHINGTON On the first anniversary of the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by terrorists, two survivors joined human rights advocates and members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to ensure their classmates' plight is not forgotten....
  • A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

    They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria. And while the cry to "Bring Back Our Girls" remains a worldwide cause, the new president Tuesday would not repeat his...
  • Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities

    Year after schoolgirls taken, report catalogs Boko Haram atrocities
    As Nigerians vowed never to forget scores of missing schoolgirls abducted a year ago by Boko Haram, the horrifying scale of the Nigerian terrorist group’s atrocities was laid bare Tuesday in a report by Amnesty International. The abduction shocked...
  • Boko Haram, ousted from towns and camps, still killing

    As the turbaned militant lifted his head from his Quran and readied to dash to his anti-aircraft gun, the helicopter pilot stuck the nose of his aircraft into the air and veered away. Then he called in the coordinates for an airstrike. It was a...
  • Nigeria: 1 year after kidnap of girl students, hope dwindles

    Nigeria: 1 year after kidnap of girl students, hope dwindles
    They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. And while the cry to "Bring Back Our Girls" remains a worldwide cause, the country's next leader is not making the promise that his...
  • UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed "grave...
  • 800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

    The children's drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister. The disturbing images come from some of an estimated 800,000 children forced from the homes by...
  • Nigerian opposition wins key states, shores up victory

    Nigeria's opposition is winning key states from the party of defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, with results still coming in Monday from weekend elections marred by killings, low turnouts and the snatching of ballot boxes. The party of President-elect...
  • Boko Haram secuestra a cientos de mujeres y niños en norte de Nigeria

    Boko Haram secuestra a cientos de mujeres y niños en norte de Nigeria
    Militantes de Boko Haram secuestraron a más de 400 mujeres y niños de la ciudad de Damasak, en el noreste de Nigeria, que fue liberada este mes por soldados de Níger y Chad, dijeron residentes el martes. "Se llevaron a 506 mujeres jóvenes y niños (en...
  • Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches

    Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
    Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call. Two electoral workers were killed...