Posts tagged "nigeria"

Nigeria’s Buhari Willing To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Schoolgirls

New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told CNN that he is negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of 200 schoolgirls captured by the militant group in the village of Chibok.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

“Mattress Girl” Matters, Whether Meghan Daum Has Had “Enough” Or Not

“Time for young feminists to …”
So starts the headline on Meghan Daum’s latest Los Angeles Times column, a sure sign that the nosy-neighbor finger-wagging was just getting started and that…

Katrin Higher | May 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Bud Light Must Have Been Drunk When They Came Up With Their New Tagline

Bud Light has some super cool new taglines, and by super cool I mean wildly ill-advised and rapey!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times]
A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN]
Women scientists in Nigeria…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm

So, Did You Hear This Guy Rescued 500 Girls From Boko Haram Two Months Ago?

In April of last year, Boko Haram abducted nearly 279 girls from their school in Chibok. Two months ago, they attempted to do the same to 470 girls who were boarding…

Robyn Pennacchia | February 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Are Allegedly Using Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

In case the mere act of attacking innocent passersby isn’t insidious enough on its own, terror group Boko Haram is allegedly using young Nigerian girls to do their dirty work…

Claire Hannum | January 12, 2015 - 11:10 am

Revlon CEO: “I Can Smell Black People When They Enter A Room”

According to a lawsuit, Revlon’s CEO claimed that he could “smell Black people when they enter a room.” [The Grio]
The investigation into the Cleveland police shooting and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 5:30 pm

#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

60+ Women And Girls Escape From Boko Haram

Over 60 girls and women escaped from Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that has staged kidnappings in Nigeria for several months.  According to security sources who spoke to the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

Nigerian Pop Singer Adokiye Ruffles Feathers Offering Her Virginity In Place Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram

Well, that’s one way to get attention. Adokiye Kyrian, a Nigerian pop singer, ruffled some feathers this week when she (jokingly?) offered up her virginity if the Islamic extremist group…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2014 - 4:30 pm

80 U.S. Troops Will Search For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eighty American troops in Chad will help search for the 200+ girls who were kidnapped from their school by an Islamist extremist group back in April. That’s awesome, but…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Salma Hayek Draws Attention To #BringBackOurGirls At The Cannes Film Festival

I personally really appreciate it when celebrities use their fame to draw attention to important issues, so props to Salma Hayek for using her time on the red carpet at…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 18, 2014 - 4:32 pm

100 Kidnapped Girls Shown In Video; Boko Haram Offers Release In Exchange For Prisoners

One hundred kidnapped Nigerian school girls have allegedly been seen for the first time since their abduction in a video acquired by the AFP news service. The video was reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

Nigerian Kidnapping Victims Are Still Missing; Meanwhile, An American Woman Took False Credit For Creating The #BringBackOurGirls Movement

Ramaa Mosley, an American mom and filmmaker, took credit for creating the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag in support of the hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian teenagers. In reality, a Nigerian attorney named Ibrahim Musa…

Claire Hannum | May 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Michelle Obama Wants To #BringBackOurGirls

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined citizens of the globe in calling to #BringBackOurGirls. The hashtags and photos ask for the release of the 200+ Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out About Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings

Angelina Jolie has spoken out about the kidnapping of 200+ Nigerian school girls by an Islamist terrorist group called Boko Haram. “The kidnapping of these young Nigerian girls is…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Leader Of Boko Haram Vows To Sell Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds schoolgirls from their Nigerian boarding school, has vowed the girls will be sold.

Between 200…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Nigerian Women March To Urge Government To Act On 230 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nearly 500 women marched through Abuja, Nigeria, to press the government to the seek the release of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a group of Islamic militants,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm