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Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Feared Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Feared Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

Advertisement DAKAR, Senegal — Islamist militants stormed into a girls’ school in northern Nigeria this week, and with many girls still unaccounted for, Nigerians feared their country was experiencing a notorious mass abduction like one that drew worldwide condemnation almost ...

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What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. So when he was killed in an ...

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Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 18 in Nigeria

Three Suicide Bombers Kill at Least 18 in Nigeria

Advertisement DAKAR, Senegal — An attack by three suicide bombers has left at least 18 people dead and more than 20 others wounded at a fish market outside the sprawling Nigerian city that gave rise to the Islamist extremist group ...

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As Kenya Political Stalemate Drags On, U.S. Becomes a Target

Advertisement NAIROBI — Supporters of Kenya’s main opposition leader burned an American flag near the United States Embassy and marched to the building’s gate on Friday, two days after youth leaders threatened the American ambassador. The demonstration came at a ...

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Global Health: Lassa Fever Erupts in Nigeria

Advertisement The World Health Organization has sent a six-person team and 40 boxes of personal protective gear to help fight a major outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. About 615 suspected Lassa cases have been reported in the last six ...

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