Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Jun 13, 2015

Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Aya Sameshima and Yuika Sugasawa were on target and defending champion Nadeshiko Japan withstood intense late pressure to secure a place in the second round at the Women’s World Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Cameroon in their second Group C match ...

Sasaki engineers plan for team's title defense

Jun 12, 2015

Sasaki engineers plan for team's title defense

Japan coach Norio Sasaki compares himself to Hollywood director Steven Spielberg as he looks to lead his side to a successful defense of its Women’s World Cup title while entertaining the crowds. “I’m called Spielberg as a coach but I like to see results ...

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Feb 22, 2015

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town, at Nigeria’s border with Chad, Niger ...

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

Feb 12, 2015

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later, most are still ...

Feb 5, 2015

Boko Haram kills dozens in rampage after Chad offensive

Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces. The onslaught came a day after Chad sent troops across the border to flush ...