08/15/14 03:45 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place on Aug. 10 in Doron Baga in the...
08/07/14 01:31 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Security officials and a witness say fighters from Nigeria's Boko Haram militant have seized Gwoza town, overwhelming soldiers based in the northeast area before attacking civilians. They said Thursday that the new Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Idrissa Timta, has also gone...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/06/14 09:41 AM
As the U.S. seeks broader business ties to Africa, the role of the military on the continent could change.
07/27/14 10:00 AM
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack that also resulted in multiple deaths. Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said the attack occurred early Sunday morning in the town of Kolofata,...
By Ashe Schow | 07/24/14 05:13 PM
Nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted during a violent raid on a school in Chibok, Nigeria in April. To date, more than 200 girls are still missing.
07/22/14 01:15 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Jonathan assured them of his determination that those still in captivity "are...
By Ashe Schow | 07/22/14 11:48 AM
At least 11 parents whose children were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in mid-April have died, according to the Associated Press.
By Blake Seitz | 07/17/14 03:11 PM
President Obama's actions have "substantially improved the tranquility of the global community," press secretary Josh Earnest says. Here are five places where it's not so.
By Ashe Schow | 07/14/14 01:48 PM
Who could have imagined that a Twitter hashtag championed by first lady Michelle Obama and Hollywood celebrities wouldn't change the minds of terrorists?
By Ashe Schow | 07/14/14 01:11 PM
Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani activist shot two years ago, met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday and was told the abducted schoolgirls "will return to their homes soon."
By Ashe Schow | 07/07/14 11:54 AM
More than 60 women and girls who were abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram last month have escaped, according to the BBC.
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