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Nigeria’s Stolen Girls
News Analysis: Big Blow to Nigeria’s Military
By Bayo Onanuga
Skeptics of Nigeria’s military campaign against the murderous Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria’s northeast now have a smoking gun to prove that all is not well with the campaign.
Justice For Brutalised Women of Ejigbo
The PUNCH Editorial Board
IT was a bizarre setting. A video clip that went viral on the Internet of two women, a mother and her step daughter, being subjected to unbelievable acts of torture and brutalisation for allegedly stealing pepper at a market in Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos, should sicken us all.
A Look at the Nigerian Extremist Group Boko Haram
The Associated Press, AP
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been killed so far this year in attacks blamed on the Nigerian radical group Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language.
Egypt's democratic revolution is being crushed by a slow-motion coup
The west can, and must, use its influence to curb Egypt's generals
TheObserver, UK Editorial
Whatever the final results of Egypt's presidential elections, due to be announced today, it is fair to say that one thing has not changed since the advent of the Arab Spring – the grip of the country's generals on the country's post-Hosni Mubarak politics.