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Nigeria: Dozens dead in suspected extremist attack

In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 file photo, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. Shekau's announcement further discredits the government of Jonathan, who on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 formally announced his candidacy for elections on Feb. 14, 2015 in Africa's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

An attack by Islamic extremists killed dozens in the northeastern Nigerian village of Doron Baga, a major fishing center on the shores of Lake Chad, witnesses said.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

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Disguised in a school uniform, a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in a backpack during an assembly Monday at a high school in northern Nigeria, killing at least 48 students and wounding 79 others.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers

Nigeria’s military says pirates in the country’s oil-rich Niger Delta hijacked a police gunboat, killed three officers and kidnapped six local oil workers.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

[VIDEO] Kidnapped Nigerian women tell of Boko Haram abuse

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Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria’s far northeast.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists

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 Photo/File)

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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