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Ashionye Ogene

Africa

Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'

Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.

Niger

'Mama Boko Haram' grasps for peace in Nigeria

A lawyer close to the armed group tries to negotiate for peace, and the return of hundreds of abducted girls.

Niger

Nigerian vigilantes aim to rout Boko Haram

In northeastern Nigeria, the Civilian Joint Task Force patrols streets with guns, machetes and even bows and arrows.

Poverty & Development

Nigeria: Life for schoolgirls in the north

Amid Boko Haram attacks that have killed hundreds, northern Nigeria schoolgirls struggle for education against all odds.

Niger

Drugs and poverty blight Northern Nigeria

Unemployment, rampant abject poverty, and lack of education are fuelling drug use in Kano State.