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Photographing Survivors of Boko Haram’s Reign of Terror

11 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.

John Kerry Warns Nigerian Military on Human Rights Abuses

Tue, 2016-08-23 17:39
The military has been criticized for detaining, torturing or killing civilians as it hunts the Islamic militant group Boko Harm.

Kerry on Efforts to Defeat Boko Haram

Tue, 2016-08-23 10:25
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.

Boko Haram Leader Is Wounded in Airstrike, Nigeria’s Military Says

Tue, 2016-08-23 06:40
The armed forces have claimed to have killed Abubakar Shekau in the past, and the latest report was impossible to independently confirm.

What’s That on Your Bumper? A Hairy Kind of Car Insurance

Thu, 2016-08-18 06:00
Ponytails are attached to taxis for strength and good fortune in West Africa. Religious icons are also popular blessings for safe travel.

Nigeria Is Freeing Children From Boko Haram, Then Locking Them Up

Thu, 2016-08-18 06:00
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.

Boko Haram Video Appears to Show Bodies of Kidnapped Girls

Sun, 2016-08-14 13:26
A masked, camouflaged fighter who appears in video said many of the abducted girls had died in Nigerian military airstrikes.

Juan Martín Del Potro and Andy Murray to Meet for Tennis Gold

Sun, 2016-08-14 02:12
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.

Polio Response in Africa to Be Fast, Difficult and Possibly Dangerous

Fri, 2016-08-12 20:56
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.

2 Polio Paralysis Cases in Nigeria Set Back Eradication Effort

Thu, 2016-08-11 22:09
The discovery dashed the hopes of global health authorities who had wanted to declare the continent polio-free soon.