Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill & Crew's Lovely Acoustic 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' 

Near 20 years after Lauryn Hill dropped “Doo Wop,” her first single, it’s still got the capacity to induce chills—her syntactical skill on the raps, but most especially the tremor in her vibrato, which contains all the knowing pain it ever did, even with a smile on her face, even after all this time. » 5/04/15 11:40am 5/04/15 11:40am

Survivors: Boko Haram Stoned Girls on Brink of Rescue to Death

Earlier this week, as the Nigerian military approached their camp in the Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death, survivors told the Associated Press. Several women were crushed by a Nigerian military armored car, and, later, three were killed by a land mine as they walked to freedom. » 5/03/15 3:00pm 5/03/15 3:00pm

Report Confirms Worst Fears About Boko Haram's Treatment of Stolen Girls

A new report from Amnesty International says that terrorist group Boko Haram is committing war crimes in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 2,000 people in the first half of 2014 alone and kidnapping thousands more. Through eyewitness testimony, they’ve learned that the women and girls abducted by the group are… » 4/16/15 10:50am 4/16/15 10:50am

Mob Kills Nigerian Girl Accused of Terrorism

A young girl suspected to have been planning a suicide bombing was beaten to death and then set on fire in a Nigerian vegetable market. The girl, who was traveling with another young woman, refused to be searched at the market's entrance which alarmed the community. As the Guardian notes, there have been a rash of… » 3/01/15 2:45pm 3/01/15 2:45pm

Boko Haram Massacre Kills Up to 2,000, Mostly Women, Children, Elderly

Amnesty International is calling this the "deadliest massacre" in the history of Boko Haram: according to new reports, as many as 2,000 people are dead in the Nigerian border town of Baga, where Islamic extremists drove into town on Wednesday with grenades and assault rifles in their prolonged attempt to wrest control… » 1/09/15 3:10pm 1/09/15 3:10pm

The Identity of Man Negotiating Release of Nigerian Girls Is Suspicious

Last Friday, it was announced that Nigerian officials and leaders of Boko Haram had reached a cease-fire deal in Chad that could potentially lead to the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April. But various sources have become increasingly doubtful of Boko Haram's representative—a Saudi Arabian man… » 10/21/14 2:30pm 10/21/14 2:30pm

​Boko Haram Allegedly Negotiating the Release of Kidnapped School Girls

It has been about five months since over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. It has been assumed that many of the girls were to be sold off as "wives," but apparently Boko Haram is in talks with Nigerian government officials and the International… » 9/21/14 3:45pm 9/21/14 3:45pm

​Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

According to Cameroonian officials, this morning members of the Boko Haram insurgency launched an attack on the home of Cameroonian Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali, and kidnapped his wife. At least three people were killed in the attack. In a separate strike, local religious leader and mayor Seini Boukar Lamine was » 7/27/14 12:36pm 7/27/14 12:36pm

Need to Calculate Your Bride Price? There's an App for That

If you ever wanted to calculate exactly how much a groom and his family would have to fork over to buy you as his bride, developers in Nigeria have made an app for that. BridePrice app calculates your worth by asking questions on appearance, education, homemaking skills, etc., then — ta-dah! — spits out your price. » 5/30/14 2:40pm 5/30/14 2:40pm

​Nigerian Defense Chief Announces Abducted Girls Have Been Located

Provisionally good news: Nigeria's Air Marshal Alex Barde announced that the location of the nearly 300 missing Nigerian girls has been discovered. However, he is reticent to immediately use force to actually rescue the girls, fearing that such a move could put the girls at more risk. But details of their… » 5/26/14 6:27pm 5/26/14 6:27pm