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Boko Haram Kidnapped 300 Children And It Barely Made The News

They are still missing. But few have even heard about their abduction.

March 31, 2016

Obama Sends U.S. Troops, Drones To Cameroon In Anti-Boko Haram Fight

The United States has no combat troops in Africa, but has been increasing support to allies in the region battling Boko Haram.

October 14, 2015

In Under Two Days, Boko Haram Kills Nearly 170 In Nigeria

Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, killing nearly 170 people this week in violence Nigeria’s president called “inhuman and barbaric.”

July 3, 2015
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Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Deflated News

The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

January 23, 2015
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Boko Haram Accused Of ‘Crime Against Humanity’ As Massacre Images Emerge

The international community is condemning Boko Haram’s brutal wave of destruction.

January 15, 2015

At Least 120 Dead In Nigeria Mosque Suicide Attack

Get the latest on the horrific attack in Kano.

November 28, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills 48 High School Students At Nigeria School

At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.

November 10, 2014

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.

October 20, 2014

Boko Haram Blamed As 13 Die In Nigeria College Shooting, Blast

The Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram is suspected of being involved in the gun battle and explosion at Nigeria College earlier today.

September 17, 2014

Liberia Imposes Curfew As Ebola Crisis Grows

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa. “Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am,” Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday. “All […]

August 20, 2014

New Nigeria Ebola Cases Amid Fears Epidemic ‘Out Of Control’

Lagos (AFP) – The death toll of the Ebola epidemic neared 1,000 on Wednesday as fears rose that the disease is now taking hold in Africa’s most populous nation of Nigeria after a second death among seven confirmed cases in Lagos. The spread of the disease comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) met in […]

August 6, 2014

Two Americans, Freetown Resident Latest Ebola Victims

By Coumba SYLLA Freetown (AFP) — Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, said that its physician Kent Brantly was […]

July 28, 2014

Nigeria’s President Meets With Schoolgirls Who Escaped Kidnappers

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with a group of schoolgirls who escaped from the terrorist group Boko Haram and the parents of the abducted girls, about 100 days after nearly 300 girls were seized. But there were troubling signs that Nigeria’s battle against the insurgency […]

July 22, 2014

Extremists Reportedly Kill Many Civilians In Nigerian Village

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigerian militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media. The gunmen attacked Damboa, about 50 miles south of Maiduguri, throwing explosives into houses, burning buildings, torching the market, and shooting civilians randomly, according […]

July 18, 2014

Malala Meets Nigerian President To Talk About Missing Schoolgirls

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Malala Yousafzai, the teenage campaigner for girls education in Pakistan, told journalists on Monday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan assured her he would free 219 abducted schoolgirls being held by Islamist militants. Malala, who survived a 2012 attack by Pakistani militants opposed to the education of girls, marked […]

July 14, 2014

Nigeria Gas Depot Blast Was Suicide Bombing, Security Analysts Say

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Nigeria’s nightmare scenario has been this: Islamist militias waging terror in the country’s northeast launch attacks in distant Lagos, a chaotic megacity of about 20 million in the southeast and the country’s economic engine. Two weeks ago, Islamic extremists from Boko Haram, or an offshoot group, did […]

July 11, 2014

Dozens Feared Killed In Car Bombing At Crowded Nigeria Market

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A morning bomb blast near a market in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri caused havoc Tuesday, with fears that dozens of people may have been killed, according to defense officials. It was the latest in a series of terror attacks in the country’s troubled north. Nigeria’s Defense […]

July 1, 2014

21 Killed In Nigerian Shopping Mall Blast

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Violence hit the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Wednesday when a bomb blast at a shopping mall rocked the upscale Wuse 2 neighborhood, sending a pall of black smoke into the sky and killing 21 people. Police confirmed that 21 died and 17 others were injured in […]

June 25, 2014

Bomb Blast In Nigeria Capital Kills 21, Wounds 17, Say Police

Abuja (AFP) – A bomb exploded in a crowded shopping center in Nigeria’s capital Abuja on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and wounding 17, police and the government said. “The casualty figure for now is 21 persons dead, 17 injured,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said, adding that an arrest had been made. Senior […]

June 25, 2014

60 Girls And Women, 31 Boys Said To Be Abducted In Nigerian Kidnapping

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — At least 91 people — more than 60 women and girls, and 31 school boys — were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses. Local media reported about 60 people […]

June 24, 2014

At Least 8 Killed In Attack On Health College In Northern Nigeria

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — At least eight people were killed Monday by a bomb blast at the School of Hygiene in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, with suspicion falling on the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Nigerian media reported a suicide bomber approached a line of students at the school […]

June 23, 2014

In Nigeria, Distrust Hampers The Fight Against Boko Haram

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times KANO, Nigeria — When soldiers of Nigeria’s corrupt and incompetent army patrol remote and vulnerable towns in the northeast, boys often watch as they pass, then hurl rocks at them. Yet early last month, residents of Gamboru Ngala, on the border with Cameroon, cheered the uniformed men on military vehicles […]

June 23, 2014

Suicide Bomber Strikes Nigeria World Cup Screening, Killing 14

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A suicide bomber driving a three-wheeler taxi detonated a blast at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria on Tuesday night, killing 14 people, according to police. Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Presst that 26 others were wounded in the attack in […]

June 18, 2014

Boko Haram Suspected After Nigeria Football Screening Venue Blast

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – Boko Haram militants were on Wednesday suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack against football fans watching the World Cup in northern Nigeria, in the latest violence targeting the game. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in the Nayi-Nama area of Damaturu on Tuesday night but […]

June 18, 2014