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At Home With The Lijadu Sisters - (Episode 5)

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

US ready to give Congo $30m but Kabila must not seek re-election

The United States is prepared to give the Democratic Republic of Congo $30m ($18m) in aid for stability and democracy-building but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, the secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday.<p>Kerry, who is on an …

America will do 'everything possible' to help rescue Nigerian schoolgirls

John Kerry called the mass kidnapping “an unconscionable crime”, while the Nigerian president met through the night with security chiefs ahead of an expected rescue operation<p>America will do “everything possible” to help Nigeria rescue hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls still missing three weeks …

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal won’t be adding many players this summer

Arsene Wenger has indicated he is not planning a major overhaul of his Arsenal squad this summer, despite again failing to challenge for the Premier …

Nigerian police: 223 kidnapped girls still missing

Nigerian authorities specified Friday that a total of 276 schoolgirls were taken last month by militants from a boarding school, but 53 of them escaped, leaving 223 still in the hands of their captors, police said.<p>Those numbers are higher than previously reported. Authorities had been saying about …

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Nigerian troops 'preparing to launch rescue mission for schoolgirls'

Four battalions of troops, fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships reported to be preparing for assault to free 223 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram<p>Nigerian troops are reported to be massing in a forest in the north of the country in preparation for an assault to free hundreds of schoolgirls …