Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist rebels have claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of students in one of the largest attacks in years on a boys' school in northern Katsina state.
By Sam Olukoya, Associated Press
The documentary "Forced" follows three women who fled their Nigerian village after a 2014 Boko Haram invasion. The film looks at their attempts to rebuild their lives as displaced people and how they've come to symbolize the plight of other…
By PBS NewsHour
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
By Larisa Epatko
"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 Haruna Umar and Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim, Associated Press
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.
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.
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