Boko Haram

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    July 6, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, twin bombings rocked a muslim restaurant and a mosque in central Nigeria, killing 44. The attacks were believed to be carried out by Boko Haram militants. Also, President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon on the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State militant group. Continue reading

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    July 2, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, as Greek pensioners lined up at banks to receive limited funds, Greece’s finance minister used the cash crunch as an example of why citizens should vote against austerity in an upcoming referendum vote. Also, Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 muslims at several mosques in Kukawa, Nigeria. Continue reading

  • A rise in violence from terrorism groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria, above, and the Islamic State group militants, have contributed to a 35 percent spike in terror attacks between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department.
    June 19, 2015   BY Matthew Lee, Associated Press 

    Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of terror acts by more than a third, nearly doubled the number of deaths and nearly tripled the number of kidnappings. Continue reading

  • Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari departs after meeting with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in London, England, May 23, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall - RTX1E7E7
    June 6, 2015  

    The week after the inauguration Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s new president, was marred by a series of attacks, all blamed on the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. But President Buhari has vowed to eradicate the group. The Wall Street Journal’s Drew Hinshaw joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Accra, Ghana. Continue reading

  • Chief Justice of Nigeria Mahmud Mohammed swears in Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria's president while Buhari's wife Aisha looks on at Eagle Square in Abuja
    May 29, 2015  

    Nigerians celebrated the historic inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, as their nation’s first democratic transfer of power was finalized. Buhari, a former military dictator, vowed to take charge of the fight against Boko Haram militants. Meanwhile, the U.S. is reportedly ready to expand military assistance to Nigeria. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari rides on the motorcade while inspecting the guard of honour at Eagle Square in Abuja
    May 29, 2015  

    Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has inherited a host of problems from outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, including the fight against Boko Haram militants. Does Nigeria’s new leadership offer an opening for better relations with — and more help from — the U.S.? Judy Woodruff learns more from J. Peter Pham of The Atlantic Council. Continue reading

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    May 14, 2015  

    Nigerian government forces reportedly have been making progress in their campaign against Boko Haram. But neighboring Cameroon has seen has seen an increase in members of the Islamic militant group as the extremists flee from Nigeria. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News gets rare access to the country’s special forces to report on the challenges of keeping Boko Haram out. Continue reading

  • Nigeria marks one year since Chibok girls' abduction
    April 14, 2015  

    It’s been a year since militant group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls from a school in northern Nigeria. Dozens escaped, but more than 200 have disappeared. To mark the grim anniversary, activists protested in the capital city Abuja, renewing their demands for the government to find the girls and get them back. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • A sign is seen pinned to a tree during a demonstration against the kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria, outside the Nigerian Embassy in London
    April 14, 2015  

    One year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls, most are still missing and the militant group continues to terrorize the region. Gwen Ifill talks to Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute about how the nation has balanced the mission of finding the missing girls and fighting the terrorists, and whether the country’s new president can help Nigeria “bring back our girls.” Continue reading

  • newswrap
    April 13, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Obama administration stepped up efforts to win over Congress on the Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed House members in hopes of heading off a bill that could bar the president from lifting some U.S. sanctions on Iran. Also, fighting between Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed rebels has re-escalated after a month of relative peace. Continue reading

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