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Nigeria frees more women and girls from Boko Haram

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Nigeria | Nigeria announced its military has freed 234 girls and women held captive by Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest. This latest rescue brings the total number of…

Nigerian forces free hundreds of Boko Haram captives

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Nigeria | Nigerian officials announced late today via Twitter that soldiers battling Boko Haram have rescued 200 girls and 93 women held by the Islamic militants.

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

U.S. reportedly denies visa to Chibok schoolgirl

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | One year after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 Nigerian students, survivors struggle to find refuge

Nigerian Christians watch and pray after historic elections

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | For the first time in Nigerian history, an opposition candidate has defeated a sitting president, marking an historic power shift in Africa’s most populous…

Goodluck Jonathan concedes Nigerian election to opposition leader

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Nigeria | Nigerian opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari has won the country’s presidential election, ousting Goodluck Jonathan from office by at least 3 million votes.

Globe Trot: Iran talks seek last-minute deal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | IRAN: With talks over Iran’s nuclear program continuing hours before a March 31 deadline, negotiators are reportedly stuck on two issues, the…

Boko Haram abductions mar Nigerian elections

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | Despite pushback from Nigerian and neighboring forces, the Islamic militants remain deadly and determined

Boko Haram terrorizes voters in Nigeria

By Mickey McLean
Posted

Nigeria | Boko Haram killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared off hundreds of voters, but millions more cast ballots Saturday in a closely contested…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
Posted

Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Nigeria | Kellou Abakar’s contractions began Jan. 3—the same day Boko Haram attacked her hometown in Nigeria. With labor coming on, the 30-year-old took her two…

 
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