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Boko Haram set to free over 200 abducted school girls

FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday Oct. 17, 2014. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago remains unclear. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said their release is still being negotiated. AP FILE PHOTO

French President Francois Hollande said the more than 200 missing school girls abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria six months ago could be released soon.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thousands flee after latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria–residents

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Scores of heavily armed Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked military and police stations in the Nigerian town of Gamboru Ngala on the Cameroon border, forcing thousands to flee, residents said.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Suicide bombers kill at least six in Nigeria mosques—witnesses


Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state late Tuesday killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told the Agence France-Press blaming the Boko Haram Islamists.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Health, agriculture key to Africa’s development—Bill Gates

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Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, US software billionaire Bill Gates said Thursday, as he received an honorary degree in Ethiopia.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

In this photo taken on, Sunday, May 18, 2014, armed hunters gather before looking for around 300 abducted school girls in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AP FILE PHOTO

Officials say 63 girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have escaped.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »