| May 2, 2015
| 9:53 PM
Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free.
They were among a group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram...
| May 1, 2015
| 11:04 AM
The women and girls sit huddled on one side of a large compound, covered in long flowing gowns, small children huddled close, as two soldiers stand by.
A small, painfully thin boy, his ribs jutting through his skin, touches a wooden pole. A woman in a...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:10 PM
Some of the nearly 300 girls and women freed by Nigeria's military from the forest stronghold of Boko Haram were so transformed by their captivity that they opened fire on their rescuers, and experts said Wednesday they would need intensive...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 9:01 AM
Nigeria has much to be proud of lately. With last month's peaceful elections, the country seems to have earned a new look, as if Nigeria is finally showing signs of being a nation where democratic processes have taken root.
But then, I remember the...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries.
The joint police and army...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The evening was closing in when the first few shots sounded. Men locked up their little shops and ran, looking for safety. Women in the streets quickly finished their conversations, then scurried home and locked their doors.
Abubakar Shekau, commander...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 5:21 PM
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.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 1:48 PM
When the Somali militant group Shabab attacked Garissa University College, Stanley Muli, 22, hid in a wardrobe, wondering why the army stationed nearby was taking so long to arrive.
For two hours after the attack at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, no one came to...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:10 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:38 AM
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...