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Followers of Muqtada al-Sadr celebrate holding his posters, after the announcement of the results of the parliamentary elections in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq

Moqtada al-Sadr wins Iraq election

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Moqtada al-Sadr’s party wins the most seats in Iraq’s parliamentary elections. Also, a group of women and children manage to escape captivity from Boko Haram in Nigeria. And, Tigrayan forces say the Ethiopian government has launched a coordinated attack on all fronts.

Woman in orange outfit walks in dry climate with girl in pink dress and boy in beige outfit

NATO agrees to study how climate change impacts global security threats

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People are shown gathering in a dusty courtyard with several single story buildings in the background.

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of Nigeria students in north

A solider with a gun stands on an armored vehicle.

There is ‘a grave hole in the international response’ to violence in Cameroon, IRC says

Conflict & Justice
A family of men sit on a porch and cry with their heads down.

In Nigeria, Twitter therapists and ‘tuk-tuk’ counselors make up for a gap in mental health care

Health & Medicine
A former UN official campaigning for peace shows a threatening message posted against him on social media by separatists

Facebook’s Cameroon problem: stop stoking hate


In Cameroon, Facebook has been used both to incite violence and to make threatening posts.

A US special forces soldier demonstrates how to detain a suspect during Flintlock 2014, a US-led international training mission for African militaries, in Diffa, Niger, March 4, 2014.

Niger raid highlights US military’s growing role in Africa


The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, where their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements, including al-Shabab in Somalia, ISIS affiliates in the Sahel region and Boko Haram in Nigeria.


Malala calls for a ‘state of emergency for education’ in Nigeria


The 20-year-old global education campaigner made the suggestion at a meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Ladi, Glory and Mary, three of the escaped Chibok girls, stroll through the gardens of the American University of Nigeria, in Yola, Nigeria. They've received scholarships to go to school at AUN.

Some of the Chibok girls are getting an education and a new future


Boko Haram means “western education is forbidden.” But some of the Chibok girls who managed to escape the extremist group are getting that forbidden education.

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#BringBackOurGirls was a mistake


The campaign to save Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls had the best of intentions. But it made the girls famous, and that’s a big problem.