Tag Archives: Slavery in Africa

07May/17

File material shows kidnapped Chibok girls as Boko Haram frees 82

BORNO, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – Boko Haram militants released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 who they kidnapped from the northern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials said on Saturday (May 6), the largest group yet to be freed after years of tense negotiations.

The girls were released through negotiations with the government, one official said, asking not to be named.

The girls were among about 220 students abducted from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking a global campaign dubbed #bringbackourgirls supported by then U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities.

About 21 Chibok schoolgirls were released in October last year in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued. But about 195 were still missing.

The girls were taken from a school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state where Boko Haram has waged an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state that has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people.

14Apr/16
CEO Murtala Muhammed Foundation Aisha Oyebode

Author of book on Chibok Girls visits the distraught parents two years on

The author of a book on the Chibok Girls speaks of the parents’ distress two years after losing their children to Boko Haram, unsure if they are alive or how they are and after a viewing new video of the girls, said to be filmed last December.

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14Apr/16

#BringBackOurGirls demand more action

#BringBackOurGirls activists blame the government and international community for failing to rescue children abducted by Boko Haram two years ago and call for more action.

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09Jul/15

Nigerian protesters call for action on Chibok schoolgirls

(REUTERS) – Chanting protesters in Nigeria march to the home of President Muhammadu Buhari.

They’re demanding answers from the government on what is being done to rescue some 200 girls kidnapped from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok last year.
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14Apr/15

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark anniversary of girls’ abduction

‘Bring Back Our Girls’ protest group holds sit-in to mark the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 girls from their secondary school in northeast Nigeria.

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14Apr/15

Amnesty International says abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks

Amnesty International says abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks; details emerge in new report.
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