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These are the names of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

TweetUpdate #2: Upon further reflection and having read Jina Moore’s piece exploring the internal Nigerian politics of releasing the names and the specific concerns brought up by the governor of Borno state, we’ve decided to adjust this list to include the first names of the girls only.  Update #1: Some readers have expressed concern that posting these [...]
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Photo of the Day: Nigerians demand the government #BringBackOurGirls

TweetToday, protestors gathered in the Nigerian capitol of Abuja to demand the government do more to rescue the 200 teenage girls who were kidnapped two weeks ago while taking an exam at their school in northeastern Nigeria. Most assume the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means ”western education is forbidden.” As The New Yorker reports, [...]
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Quick hit: New Nigerian law would criminalize merely supporting gays and lesbians

TweetEarlier this year, the Ugandan parliament re-opened debate on its now internationally infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. Now, we can add Nigeria to the list of countries proposing to ban being gay. The Guardian reports that a new bill making it illegal to marry someone of the same sex, or to witness such a wedding [...]
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