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  • 'An outrage and a tragedy' [Editorial]

    'An outrage and a tragedy'  [Editorial]
    It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks. But apart from a few dozen students who managed to escape in the first few hours after their capture, not a trace of the girls has been found so far. And the kidnappings haven’t stopped: Today U.N. officials announced that at least eight more girls were seized by extremists in the same part of the country as last month’s abductions.
  • The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]

    The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]
    The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In...

    In Nigeria, getting away with murder

    In Nigeria, getting away with murder
    Since the arrival of the New Year, America's Nigerian diaspora, including its significant community in Maryland, must be dismayed by the news from Africa's most populous country. The reluctance ofNigeria'sgovernment to prevent or punish violence between...

    Jonathan's PR offensive backfires in Nigeria and abroad

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Facing censure at home and overseas for a perceived failure to protect civilians from violent Islamists, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has launched an international media offensive to try to turn the tide of public opinion in...

    Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

    Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives
    When Boko Haram invaded her village last year, the Islamist extremists burned the churches, destroyed Bibles and photographs and forced Hamatu Juwanda to renounce Christianity. "They said we should never go back to church because they had brought a...