07/26/14 09:00 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an...
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.
07/23/14 04:16 PM
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security. At least 39 other people were killed in the...
07/22/14 05:01 PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who have been attacking villages in the region. Seven...
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...
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.
07/15/14 01:05 AM
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her "sisters." Malala Yousafzai, who has become...
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.
By Ashe Schow | 07/02/14 03:47 PM
Nigerian military officials announced Tuesday they had arrested suspects in the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, according to Reuters.
07/01/14 05:17 PM
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said. Sadiq Abba Tijjani, leader of the Civilian Joint...
By Ashe Schow | 07/01/14 01:07 PM
U.S. surveillance and reconnaissance flights working to find more than 200 missing Nigerian girls are now flying at an "intermittent" rate, according to Reuters.
By Ashe Schow | 06/27/14 10:06 AM
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan maintained that his silence over the disappearance of schoolgirls in his country was to protect the rescue mission of the missing girls who were abducted by Boko Haram.
By Ashe Schow | 06/24/14 01:25 PM
Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 60 women and girls and 31 schoolboys last week in Nigeria, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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