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Nigeria

82 of the 300 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 Were Released This Weekend

This past weekend, Boko Haram released 82 girls that were kidnapped in April 2014, The New York Times reports. Read More »

These Women Are On Their Way to Becoming Nigeria's First Bobsled Team

Three women are seeking to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea as the first Nigerian bobsled team in history. Read More »

9 Wise Quotes From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author Of “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Ten years ago, Nigerian feminist novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” was published. Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: First Kidnapped Chibok Schoolgirl Found After 2 Years

Activists and members of Nigeria's military say the first Chibok schoolgirl, abducted by the Boko Haram two years ago, has been found in Nigeria. Read More »

This Mother Helped Vaccinate More Than 95 Percent of Kids in Gaya, Nigeria

Halima Ibrahim Zubair, a mother of six living in Gaya, Nigeria, is known as "Maman Polio" — the mother of polio. Read More »