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September 2, 2014
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  • 20/07/2014 | World

    Islamists kill more than 40 in northeast Nigeria

    Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.

  • 27/07/2014 | World

    Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon's vice PM

    The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on the vice prime minister's home in the northern town of Kolofata.

  • 24/06/2014 | World

    Boko Haram suspected of kidnapping up to 91 women, children

    Nigeria is investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Bomb kills 20 in Nigeria market, girls' abduction suspect held

    A bomb in a van carrying charcoal exploded in a busy market in northeast Nigeria today, killing at least 20 people in the latest suspected attack by Islamist militants, witnesses said.

  • 07/07/2014 | World

    Nigeria: 63 women manage to escape from Boko Haram kidnappers

    Nigerian security forces today confirmed that 63 women managed to escape from captivity after being kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram two weeks ago.

  • 29/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria to launch 'full-scale operation" on Boko Haram

    Nigeria's president said he had authorised security forces to use any means necessary under the law to ensure that Boko Haram is defeated, in an attempt to reassure the parents of 219 schoolgirls being held by the group that their children would be freed.

  • 03/06/2014 | World

    Nigerians take protest ban to Court

    Nigerians seeking the return of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram said they would challenge a ban on their protests in court.

  • 10/06/2014 | World

    Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap up to 30 women in Nigeria

    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have kidnapped up to 30 women from nomadic settlements in Nigeria's northeast, close to where the group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls, residents and Nigerian media said.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    Security Council committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

    UN Security Council committee on al Qaeda sanctions blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the insurgents kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, diplomats said.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Nigerian army: We know where kidnapped girls are

    The Nigerian Army has revealed that the schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militia Boko Haram were located more than a month ago, while ruling out the possibility of using force to free them from their captors.

  • 27/05/2014 | World

    Boko Haram attack kills 31 Nigerian security personnel

    Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi, killing 31 security personnel, security sources and witnesses confirmed.

  • 19/05/2014 | World

    US to share intelligence with Nigeria in search for kidnapped girls

    The United States has come to an agreement allowing it to share some intelligence with Nigeria to bolster the search for more than 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.

  • 20/05/2014 | World

    Double bombing kills 118 in Nigerian city Jos

    Back-to-back bomb blasts killed at least 118 people and wounded 45 in the crowded business district of the central Nigerian city of Jos, emergency services said, in an attack that appeared to bear the hallmarks of the Boko Haram insurgents.

  • 22/05/2014 | World

    US deploys military to Chad in search for abducted Nigerian girls

    The United States has deployed about 80 military personnel to Chad in its effort to help find and return more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, President Barack Obama told Congress.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria signals readiness to negotiate with Boko Haram rebels

    Nigeria's government signalled willingness to negotiate with Islamist militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls, a month after the kidnap that has provoked global outrage.

  • 14/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria rejects exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls, says UK Minister

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected the idea of a swap of Boko Haram prisoners for schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the Islamist group a month ago, Britain's minister for Africa said after talks with him in Abuja today.

  • 15/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria: Search for the kidnapped girls, 'unlikely to have happy ending'

    Nigeria's hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls is not all that it seems. In public, an international operation is gathering pace while behind the scenes, officials say it is unlikely to deliver the success that global opinion demands.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    The Islamist challenge

    By James Neilson

    Of all the many atrocities committed recently by Islam’s holy warriors, none has provoked more outrage than the capturing by Boko Haram of almost 300 schoolgirls to be sex slaves, sold off to men who want an extra wife or, if they are very lucky, to be used as bargaining counters.

  • 11/05/2014 | World

    Nigerian gov't optimistic about finding abducted schoolgirls

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said international military and intelligence assistance made him optimistic about finding 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamic militants in an attack condemned globally.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria: Girl identified by her mother in Boko Haram's video

    The mother of an abducted Nigerian schoolgirl has identified her daughter in a video posted by Islamist rebels that showed dozens of girls in captivity, a school leader said.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    A global effort to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

    By Nadia Nasanovsky

    First there were the grieving relatives of the abducted girls. Then Nigerian human rights activists joined the protest. Now, the entire world, including high-profile political figures like the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have turned to social media demanding the release of nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic group Boko Haram last month.

  • 08/05/2014 | World

    The #BringBackOurGirls photo gallery

    The campaign started in Nigerian capital Abuja by the mothers of the abducted girls became global thanks to social media.

  • 09/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria president says girls still there; British team assists search

    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said he believes 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist insurgents are still in his country. Meanwhile, British experts arrived in the African country to advise the government on how to find the missing girls.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Nigeria offers $300,000 reward for information on missing girls

    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward for credible information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist rebels last month. The authorities also confirmed that the number of girls kidnapped by the Islamist group's latest attack is 11 and not eight as it was first reported.

  • 07/05/2014 | World

    Hollande, Cameron vow to help Nigeria

    French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed their disgust for the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria and pledged help to look for the girls.

  • 05/05/2014 | World

    Islamist Boko Haram claims abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls

    The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls during a raid in the village of Chibok in northeast Nigeria last month.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    UN, UK condemn Nigerian schoolgirls abductions

    The UN and the British government condemned Islamist militant group Boko Haram for the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria last month and pointed out the need for close cooperation for the release of the girls.

  • 06/05/2014 | World

    Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight more girls

    As the world condemns the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls last month, suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls, aged 12 to 15, from a village near one of their strongholds in northeast Nigeria overnight, police and residents said.

  • 16/06/2011 | World

    Police blame Islamist sect for deadly blast in Nigeria

    A suspected suicide bomber detonated explosives outside Nigeria's police headquarters, officials said, killing several people and marking a serious deterioration in security in the West African nation.

  • 25/02/2014 | World

    Nigerian Islamists kill 59 pupils in school attack

    Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said today.

  • 21/04/2014 | World

    Parents search for abducted Nigeria girls, say 234 missing

    Parents of girls abducted by Islamist militants were searching for their daughters in a remote forest, they told the state governor, adding that 234 were still missing, a much higher figure than authorities said had been kidnapped.

  • 12/05/2014 | Multimedia

    Nigeria: Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for prisoners

    The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has said he will release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video.

  • 29/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Nigeria: World Cup win will unite troubled nation

    Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel is hopeful that victory over France and a first World Cup quarter-final appearance can help unite the African nation currently gripped by violence and bloodshed.


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