The terrorist group Boko Haram has torched the Nigerian town of Baga, leaving some 2,000 people missing and feared dead. The killing spree has been ongoing since the militant group overran a nearby military base on Saturday. In the past year, Boko Haram has raided many towns and villages in northeastern Nigeria, including taking hundreds of schoolgirls and […]

This year is one for the history books. There were plenty of moments embedded in our hearts in 2014. Amidst the suffering, grief, and remorse during the tragedy in Ferguson, there was the big feminist movement we didn’t see coming, new idols like Lupita Nyong’o and Gina Rodriguez, and protests all around the world that united us after […]

Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, but a human rights lawyer is arguing the men were justified in not going on what would have been an ill-advised suicidal mission with little weapons. The soldiers, all between the ages of 21 and 25, joined the army […]

About 25 more girls were kidnapped by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. This comes a week after Nigerian officials made an agreement with the militant group to release over 200 previously kidnapped schoolgirls. Nigeria officials met for a month with Boko Haram before coming to an agreement. The school girls were first abducted […]

The Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants six months ago may be released, according to the country’s military. Friday saw the African nation and the Islamist militants reach a cease-fire agreement that included the release of the more than 200 young girls that were kidnapped when they attacked a school in the north-eastern town of Chibok […]

On Sunday, Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed three people in an attack in Kolofata, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near Nigeria. The cross-border attack involved more than 200 assailants, according to Reuters. “I can confirm that the home of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali in Kolofata […]

An attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram militants has caused more than 15,000 Nigerians to flee their homes, an emergency official said. The Islamist group’s latest attack left at least 21 people dead. Residents are fleeing from Damboa and areas surrounding the town in fear for their lives, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a spokesman for the […]

Members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist group have released a disturbing video mocking the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign to rescue the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April. In the 16 minute video, part of which can be viewed above, the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, can be seen dancing and laughing, flanked by other Islamist […]

Over 60 women and girls have escaped from the hands of dangerous militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. According to TIME, 63 women and girls were reported to have fled their captors. The escape was confirmed by local news agency Agence France-Presse and anonymous sources from the state of Borno. The girls took the opportunity to escape […]

A businessman suspected of being head of the Boko Haram intelligence network that helped abduct more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April has been arrested by Nigerian troops, according to the military. Two women were also arrested, one of whom was accused of coordinating payments to other operatives. According to Reuters: Defense spokesman Major-General […]

Suspected Islamists opened fire on worshippers and burned four churches on Sunday in a Nigerian village close to the town where 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April. At least 30 bodies were recovered but more were still being found in the bushes, said a member of a vigilante group that has had some successes in repelling […]

A 23-year-old Nigerian singer has revealed that she is willing to offer her virginity to Boko Haram rebels in exchange for the 200-plus schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in April. In a recent interview, Adokiye also revealed that the sexual bidding would need to come with a private jet for her mother. “Those little girls, where they […]