Tag: Boko Haram

Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok schoolgirls

Originally published in World and Christian Headlines Eighty-two of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have been released by their Boko Haram captors, according to a report from The Christian Post. The nearly 300 girls were abducted three years ago, and while several of them were released previously, were able to escape, […]

Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria

Originally published in Christian Today. More than 20 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 have been released, Nigeria’s government confirmed on Thursday. “The release of the girls…is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and […]

Blasphemy laws focus of US State Department’s religious freedom report

A brief overview of the US State Department’s 2015 International Religious Freedom Report Originally published in World Watch Monitor The following are a selection of news stories covered over the past three months that highlight the extent of the suppression of religious freedom: Algerian Christian gets maximum sentence for ‘blasphemy’ Chinese […]

76 starving Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian military

Originally published in Fox News Dozens of emaciated-looking Boko Haram members begging for food have surrendered in northeast Nigeria, the military and a civilian self-defence fighter said on Wednesday (March 2, 2016). Seventy-six people including children and women gave themselves up to soldiers last Saturday in Gwoza, about 96km southeast […]