Apr 14, 2015

One year on, hope fades for kidnapped Nigeria girls

A year after his daughters Amina and Zainab were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants with more than 200 other girls from their school dormitories in the Nigerian town of Chibok, Yakubu Maina fears he may never see them again. “Sometimes I cannot but think ...

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Apr 14, 2015

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights group’s 90-page ...

Newly elected Nigeria leader was former dictator

Apr 1, 2015

Newly elected Nigeria leader was former dictator

Nigeria’s next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country’s history, also knows how to take power through other means. On Dec. 31, 1983, the military mounted a coup and Muhammadu Buhari, then a major general, became the ...

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

Mar 31, 2015

Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of “disturbing indications” that the tally could be subject to political interference. ...