November 15, 2019

Boko Haram kills kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria

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From WN A second aid worker who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram for several months was killed on Wednesday after a negotiation deadline expired, according to CNN. Midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman, 24, was killed by her captors after the first aid worker she was kidnapped with was killed in September. Nigeria’s Minister of Information […]

Boko Haram favors women, children as suicide bombers, study reveals

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By Robyn Kriel, CNN From Northwest Georgia News The majority of suicide bombers used by terror group Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and children, a US study reveals. Researchers at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Yale University analyzed the 434 suicide bombings carried out by Nigeria-based militants Boko Haram […]

Rescued Chibok girls reunited with families

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From sify news [Nigeria], May 21 (ANI): The dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls, who were released by Boko Haram militants on May 7 following a deal with the Nigerian authorities, have finally been reunited with their families. Authorities had taken the 82 freed Chibok girls to Abuja after their release earlier this month. The 82 girls […]

Towards a global role for the Africa Caribbean Pacific Group of States?

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By Goele Geeraert IPS Contributing Writer From Pride News BRUSSELS, Belgium May 8, 2017 (IPS) — The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) met, last week, in Brussels, for the 105th Session of its Council of Ministers to discuss the key question of how these 79 countries could play a more effective role […]

Tearful scenes as kidnapped Chibok girls reunited with families

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By Stephanie Busari, From CNN Story highlights Almost 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram At least 14 parents of the missing girls have died since 2014 kidnapping  Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)The 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped and released by terrorist group Boko Haram were reunited with their families amid tearful scenes on Sunday. At a […]

Sex slavery is thriving on social media apps

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By James Cockayne, The Conversation UK From Business Insider The members of the United Nations Security Council hear terrible stories from conflict zones with alarming frequency. So it takes a truly horrific tale to bring them to tears. Yet as officials in the Council listened in December to Nadia Murad Basee Taha bravely recount her […]

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria’s Baga town hit by new assault

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From BBC A screen grab from a video released by Boko Haram, showing its leader Abubakar Shekau delivering a speech – 31 October 2014 Boko Haram controls large swathes of Nigeria’s militant Islamists have carried out a second attack on the key north-eastern town of Baga, an official has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters […]

Rarest stamp in the world may sell for a record $20 Million

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By Kari Paul From Mashable A rare stamp from British Guiana is expected to break world records when it is sold as part of an auction of the estate of a multi-millionaire and convicted murderer on Tuesday. The “world’s most famous stamp,” according to Sotheby’s in New York City, is expected to go for between […]

Nigeria army ‘knows where Boko Haram are holding girls’

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From BBC The Nigerian military says it know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but will not attempt a rescue. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff said it was “good news for the parents,” although he admitted the military would not risk “going there with force”. More than 200 girls were abducted by Boko […]

Obama’s ‘troops’ in Chad are actually just drone workers

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By Brian Ries From Mashable President Obama on Wednesday deployed about 80 Armed Forces personnel to Chad to help find the Nigerian schoolgirls who have been missing since April. However, the personnel, whose deployment Obama announced in a “War Powers Notification” letter that he sent to Speaker of the House John Boehner and the president […]