Over the past few years, the U.S. military has increased its activities and broadened its mission in Africa. In Niger, the U.S. Air Force has built a huge new base from which it launches drone operations. But critics worry the…
By Mike Cerre
On this edition for Sunday, Feb. 17, ISIS spreads its footprint in West Africa, Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis deepens as aid sits across the border in Colombia, and an Oscar-nominated film delves into end-of-life care for terminally ill patients. Hari Sreenivasan…
By PBS NewsHour
"They kept us in a big, covered house where no-one could spot where we were, even by air we could not be seen," one of the girls said.
By Larisa Epatko
Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said Wednesday.
By Haruna Umar and Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim, Associated Press
Two girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 thought they would never be able to escape their cruel captors. They were married to insurgents, faced brutal treatment and rape, and gave birth to their own children. Now Ya…
By Synclaire Cruel
The radical militant group Boko Haram has already used four times as many child suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria this year than it did in 2016, the United Nations Children’s Fund reported Tuesday.
By Michael D. Regan
Dozens of Nigerian school girls who were released by Boko Haram this weekend years after they were kidnapped met with the country's president on Sunday.
By PBS NewsHour
Last year, the news service Voice of America received a stunning trove of videos from Nigeria: 18 hours of footage recorded by the country's militant group Boko Haram in 2014. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ibrahim Alfa Ahmed of VOA…
By Joshua Barajas, Erica R. Hendry
During Week One of Donald Trump's presidency, there was a dizzying array of executive actions. Here are some stories you might've missed.
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