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Nigeria

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  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world’s attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes,...
  • Fear and determination for Nigerians at heart of #BringBackOurGirls

    Each day the relatives, friends and activists gather in a park below a towering luxury hotel here in the Nigerian capital to plan the next step in their effort to bring back 276 abducted girls. On Wednesday, the #BringBackOurGirls international social...
  • Nigeria bombing: 'People are dying every day.... We are not safe'

    In the teeming Nigerian market, a group of final-year medical laboratory students ambled home after their lectures. Blessing Gushi, a 30-year-old pharmacist, stopped to buy food for her family. Elizabeth Musa, 50, a trader, was selling sweets, drinks...
  • World Cup: Top African players

    An African nation has advanced to the quarterfinals twice in the last three World Cups, with Senegal reaching the final eight in 2002 and Ghana doing the same in 2010. And if the continent is quickly catching up to the rest of the world, the credit goes...
  • Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls

    Nigeria's military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country's chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but...
  • CT Actress Anika Noni Rose Hopes To Inspire Youth On Her Visit Home

    CT Actress Anika Noni Rose Hopes To Inspire Youth On Her Visit Home
    Some actors who win Tony Awards, become stars in films, TV and on the concert stage, don't look back from where they began. But Anika Noni Rose returns to her Hartford area roots regularly, connecting with the community and spreading the gospel of...
  • 'Half of a Yellow Sun' doesn't add up to a satisfying whole

     'Half of a Yellow Sun' doesn't add up to a satisfying whole
    Nigerian-born Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning fiction — trenchantly observed tales of her country's people, and the mix of the personal and political in their lives — seems tailor-made for the emotional sweep of cinema. And "Half of a...
  • Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

    An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse. "I abducted your...
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  • ONU advierte a grupo islamista Boko Haram en Nigeria contra venta de niñas secuestradas como esclavas

    ONU advierte a grupo islamista Boko Haram en Nigeria contra venta de niñas secuestradas como esclavas
    Naciones Unidas advirtió el martes a los militantes del grupo islamista Boko Haram que no escaparían de la justicia si concretan su amenaza de vender a más de 200 estudiantes nigerianas secuestradas el mes pasado. El líder de Boko Haram, Abubakar...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
    The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for kidnapped schoolgirls

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for kidnapped schoolgirls
    The Obama administration plans to send a team of advisors to help Nigerian officials rescue scores of girls abducted from a boarding school last month or negotiate their release, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Nigerian President...