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By Larisa Epatko
Aisha (not her real name), 17, was living with her mother in Nigeria when Boko Haram took over the town.
By Joshua Barajas
But before you "unplug the internet and just look at cat GIFs," take a moment to catch up on these domestic and international stories that aren't receiving the same amount of air time or column inches as this election.
By PBS NewsHour
There's a larger and more far-reaching menace than Boko Haram in parts of Nigeria: Aid groups are warning of a coming famine. John Yang talks to Kevin Sieff of The Washington Post.
By Harry Zahn
The girls’ release was the result of negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government, Nigeria said.
African women seeking a better life in Europe face a long, perilous, often fatal journey across the Mediterranean. But when they do arrive, they confront yet another threatening prospect: conscription into sex slavery. Eighty percent of all Nigerian women who…
In our news wrap Tuesday, an American soldier died in Afghanistan -- the first U.S. combat death in the country since January. The soldier’s patrol in the Helmand province triggered a roadside bomb that also wounded another U.S. service member…
By Vikram Mansharamani
Since Nigeria’s central bank announced it would abandon its currency’s dollar peg, the naira has fallen 61 percent against the U.S. dollar.
The Islamic militant group Boko Haram said in a video Sunday that it would free some of the more than 200 schoolgirls who were snatched in eastern Nigeria two years ago, in exchange for the release of its fighters.
By Emily Wishingrad
Nigerian military helicopters rushed emergency polio vaccines to Nigeria’s northern state of Borno on Friday morning, in response to Africa’s first cases of the polio virus in more than two years.
This week in the world, tens of thousands of Afghans marched in Kabul, a kidnapped schoolgirl escaped in Nigeria, and divers discovered an underwater treasure. Take our quiz about this and more.
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