(RNS) Nigerian government troops seem weak and incapable of stopping Boko Haram from becoming a growing danger to Africa’s most populous country and the world’s 10th largest oil exporter.
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(RNS) The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In 2014, Africans suffered dozens of deadly terror attacks by groups either allied with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi or using similarly bloody tactics.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Officials said soldiers will be deployed on the streets and people are advised to stay at home with their families.
(RNS) The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror in this part of the country since 2009. It had previously targeted churches.
(RNS) The time for the U.S. to act together with the world to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls (and those recently abducted) is now.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) “This is a farce and a grand deceit,” said the Rev. John Bakeni, a Roman Catholic priest in Nigeria, speaking of his country’s peace negotiations with the Islamist group Boko Haram to release abducted schoolgirls.
(RNS) Boko Haram opposes the education of girls and has kidnapped girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. It has killed hundreds of children.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The denial of any kind of respect for life and for the dignity of human beings, even the most innocent, vulnerable and defenseless, calls for the strongest condemnation,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
(RNS) For five years, the Islamist insurgency known as Boko Haram has unleashed violence in northern Nigeria, but the girls’ abduction is viewed as the most terrifying so far.