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Amanpour asks PM Cameron to join #BringBackOurGirls

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday, CNN's Christiane Amanpour asked fellow-guest UK Prime Minister David Cameron whether he would join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.<p>"I don't know, prime minister, whether you would like to hold this and join this campaign," she asked, holding up a …

Hillary Clinton Calls Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls 'Abominable'

Hillary Clinton decried the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria as “abominable” on Wednesday, adding her high-profile voice to a growing chorus of …

Muslim world scholars condemn Nigeria kidnapping

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Top religious scholars working under the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries said Thursday they strongly condemn …

Why Nigeria matters: Boko Haram kidnapping grim reminder of radical Islam threat

The recent kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria is a dramatic and potentially tragic example of the fanaticism of Boko Haram and other Islamic militants operating along the seam between Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa.<p>The Boko Haram terrorists have developed paramilitary capabilities, …

Malala Yousafzai On The Kidnapping Of Girls In Nigeria: They Are My Sisters, And I Must Speak Up

The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian high school girls, taken by extremists, has left many people not only heartbroken but furious that things like …

A rallying cry for Nigeria’s girls, and women everywhere

Cries rang out in the early morning of April 15 as parents came upon the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School. The school’s building were burning …

Nigeria’s missing daughters need the world’s help

<i>Masai Ujiri is president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors</i><p>It has been 23 days.<p>Twenty-three days since nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in the village of Chibok, in northern Nigeria. They were in the midst of writing their exams. Now they are under threat of being sold into …

Nigeria's mass kidnapping: the vital questions answered

<b>What exactly happened on 14 April?</b><p>On that night, residents in Chibok, in a remote corner of Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state, received phone calls warning them of an imminent attack from Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group. Residents in neighbouring villages had seen convoys with heavily …

Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man's "darkest impulses"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that “we have not extinguished man’s darkest impulses.”<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the …

Muslim world scholars condemn Nigeria kidnapping

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Michelle Obama entra na campanha contra sequestro de jovens na Nigéria

Primeira-dama dos EUA postou foto nas redes sociais na quarta-feira (7). Milícia radical islâmica Boko Haram raptou mais de 200 garotas no país.

#BringBackOurGirls focuses world's eyes on Nigeria's mass kidnapping

Three weeks after 257 girls were snatched from their school in Chibok, a fortnight after #BringBackOurGirls first appeared on Twitter, and a day after Barack Obama described the kidnapping as both heart-breaking and outrageous, the eyes of the world are finally and firmly fixed on events in the …

What was #BringBackOurGirls? - Everything you need to know about Nigeria's kidnapped girls - Vox

Card 1 of 7<p>Why were 276 girls kidnapped in Nigeria?<p>Card 2 of 7<p>How could Islamists kidnap hundreds of girls and get away with it?<p>Card 3 of 7<p>What did Boko Haram do with the captured girls?<p>Card 4 of 7<p>What did the Nigerian government do to rescue the girls?<p>Card 5 of 7<p>What did the United States do to …

U.S. and U.K. Should Provide Satellite and Surveillance Technology to Free Boko Haram's Kidnapped Girls

With the kidnap of eight more girls from the northeast Nigerian village of Warabe, the abduction crisis in Nigeria has taken a new turn for the worst. Not only has Boko Haram now told the world that the first 270 girls kidnapped are to be sold as sex slaves, but by escalating its attacks by …

BBC Radio 4 - World at One, 08/05/2014, United States has "offered to do everything we can to help the Nigerian government"

Martha Kearney interviews Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield about the role of the US in the search for the missing schoolgirls in Nigeria

Students kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants in Nigeria are freed

Scores of female students kidnapped by suspected Islamic militants from a school in the north-east of Nigerian have been freed, Nigeria's military reported on Wednesday.<p>Only eight of more than 100 students are unaccounted for, major general Chris Olukolade said in a statement that gave no details. …

Parents of kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria plead for mercy

A week after Islamist extremists stormed a remote boarding school in north-east Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite pursuit by security forces and an independent search by fathers who headed into dense forest to find their daughters.<p>Parents in Chibok begged for the …

Second Kidnapping of Schoolgirls Reported in Nigeria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As outrage continues to mount over the kidnapping of more than two hundred girls by the Islamic …

How Nigerian police also detained women and children as weapon of war

The gunmen seized Hajja while she was picking corn in a field near her home in a small village in north-eastern Nigeria in July 2013. The 19-year-old had no choice but to follow her captors, insurgents with the Islamist group Boko Haram. It was the beginning of a three-month ordeal in which she was …

Kidnapped schoolgirls: British experts to fly to Nigeria 'as soon as possible'

Britain is to send a small group of experts to Nigeria to help with the hunt for almost 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Downing Street has announced.<p>It is understood that the team – drawn from Whitehall departments including defence, international development and …

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight girls from village in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls, aged between eight and 15, in an overnight raid on a village in the sect's stronghold in north-eastern Borno state.<p>The attack came a day after the group released a video threatening to sell as "slaves" 276 teenage schoolgirls kidnapped …

UK could send SAS to Nigeria to help find girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Britain is prepared to send special forces and intelligence-gathering aircraft to Nigeria to help in the hunt for the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, Whitehall officials have said.<p>Options for British support for the Nigerian forces struggling to find nearly 300 young girls were …

Nigeria offers reward for kidnapped schoolgirls as UK prepares to send experts

Nigerian police offered a 50m naira (£177,000 or $300,000) reward on Wednesday for information on the whereabouts of 284 girls kidnapped by Islamist rebels, as reports emerged of a massacre that left 300 people dead in the country's remote and violence-ridden north-eastern region earlier this …

Nigeria kidnap: US and UK offer help in hunt for schoolgirls

The United States and Britain have offered military and technical support to Nigeria to hunt down the Islamist group which has abducted a second group of schoolgirls, piling pressure on the Nigerian authorities to find and free the victims.<p>President Barack Obama led a mounting international outcry …