Boko Haram

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Nigerian newspapers with various front-page headlines on the Chibok girls and their possible release are displayed at a news stand in  the Nigerian capital, Abuja,  at the weekend.  Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

A wave of violence soon after Nigeria’s government announced a truce with Boko Haram has raised doubts as to whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapp(...)

A student who escaped when Boko Haram rebels stormed a school  identifies her schoolmates in  a video released by the Islamist rebel group last  May. File Photograph: Reuters

People in the home town of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are cautiously optimistic about a ceasefire with the Islamic extremists who ab(...)

Campaigners from “#Bring Back Our Girls” march during a rally yesterday calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in Abuja. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate ceasefire. But many people expressed doubts about a developme(...)

Rachel Daniel holds a photograph of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel as her son Bukar sits alongside at their home in Maiduguri in Nigeria. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

The Nigerian government claims it has agreed a ceasefire with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and is negotiating the release of more than 20(...)

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, according to a report issued yesterday by the United Nations’ children’s agency. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

One in 10 girls worldwide have been forced into a sexual act, and 6 in 10 children ages 2 to 14 are regularly beaten by parents and caregivers, accord(...)

Demonstrators hold up banners during a rally that was held to mark the 120th day since the abduction of two hundred school girls by the Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Suspected Islamist Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto truc(...)

Campaigners attend a speak-out session for the Bring Back Our Girls campaign in the rain near Nigeria’s Lagos Marina on Saturday. Photograph:
Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters

Sixty-three women and girls who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria last month escaped their captors and have been(...)

A protest against Boko Haram, which caused outrage by abducting dozens of schoolgirls in Nigeria and threatening them with forced conversion to Islam

Education has always been a major battle ground for religions. For centuries, the Catholic Church used classrooms as a means of spreading the faith(...)

“Bring Back Our Girls” protest  in Abuja, calling for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls in Chibok who were kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

The Nigerian ambassador to Ireland, Felix Yusufu Pwol, has said the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, responsible for the abduction of 223 girls in (...)

Crowds gather at the scene of an explosion at Terminus Market in Jos, Nigeria, where more than 100 people were killed.  Photograph: EPA

At least 118 people were killed in two blasts today in the city of Jos, Nigeria, the country’s national emergency management agency said, raising t(...)

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