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New York Times
World news about Nigeria. Breaking news and archival information about its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
Updated: 3 hours 29 min ago
After a far-reaching social media campaign grew quiet, one photographer has spotlighted the continuing horror, grief and confusion pervading Nigeria, a country caught in the grip of a terrorist group.
The military has been criticized for detaining, torturing or killing civilians as it hunts the Islamic militant group Boko Harm.
John Kerry, speaking in Nigeria on Tuesday, expressed support for that country’s fight against Boko Haram militants. Nigeria's military said it had killed and wounded several of the group's top commanders.
The armed forces have claimed to have killed Abubakar Shekau in the past, and the latest report was impossible to independently confirm.
Ponytails are attached to taxis for strength and good fortune in West Africa. Religious icons are also popular blessings for safe travel.
Civilians, and even infants, are ending up in military detention centers as Nigeria holds people it suspects of being sympathizers of the Islamist extremist group.
A masked, camouflaged fighter who appears in video said many of the abducted girls had died in Nigerian military airstrikes.
Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina ended Rafael Nadal’s hopes of a second Olympic singles title, setting up a gold medal showdown with the defending champion, Andy Murray of Britain.
Stopping the disease in Africa, where two new cases have just been found, is crucial to the high-stakes effort to eradicate it from the world.
The discovery dashed the hopes of global health authorities who had wanted to declare the continent polio-free soon.