Joyous scenes in Nigeria last weekend as 82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram were reunited with their families. But the government wants the girls in its own custody, just as it with a group released last year—for safety reasons, they say.
The execution of the 24-year-old was filmed and sent to a Nigerian news platform. Hauwa Liman had been kidnapped from the refugee center where she was working with two other medical workers in Borno state last March.
The United Nations says at least 97 people have died of cholera in northeastern Nigeria over the past two weeks. As well as the outbreak, the region is grappling with attacks by local militant group Boko Haram.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well-known and liked in Nigeria, so expectations for her visit on Friday are unsurprisingly high. Observers are hoping for better trade relations — and a boost for women in politics.
Candidates for the upcoming presidential election in Nigeria are lining up. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar is the latest politician to announce that he is running for the office. It is his fifth attempt.
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