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  • Girls, women rescued from Boko Haram need psychological care

    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...
  • Nigerian army rescues 300 women and girls, none from Chibok

    Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive Tuesday against Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said, but they did not include any of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok a year ago. The...
  • Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram

    Hundreds of skeletons of children, women and men believed killed by Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town, indicating another atrocity by the Islamic extremists, witnesses say. A local government committee that entered...
  • Niger army pushes Boko Haram fighters from island

    Government officials say Niger's military has total control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there. In a statement, Niger's government said Monday its security and defense forces have cleared the...
  • Boko Haram attacks Niger army base, defense ministry says

    Suspected Boko Haram fighters in motorized canoes attacked a Niger army base on an island in Lake Chad, the body of water touching all four countries that have been targeted by Nigeria's Islamic insurgency, Niger's defense ministry said Saturday. The...
  • One year later, 219 Nigerian girls are still missing

    One year later, 219 Nigerian girls are still missing
    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...
  • Review: 'The Fishermen' by Chigozie Obioma

    Review: 'The Fishermen' by Chigozie Obioma
    The most frustrating thing about "The Fishermen" is that the author has no other books for the reader to devour once the final page is reached. This is Chigozie Obioma's first novel, although he has published some short stories. These stories, sadly,...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    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...
  • Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'

    Nigeria survivors of Boko Haram attack recall 'total terror'
    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...
  • Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12

    Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said Friday. The Islamic extremists entered the villages of Bia and Diana late Thursday, looting and...
  • CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story

    In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. mandate for a multination force to fight Boko Haram, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a Chapter 7 mandate requires military enforcement. Some articles in Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter ban...