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Beyond Boko Haram: Long-Term Justice for Nigeria Lies in Economic Empowerment and Social Change
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Although an international campaign drawing attention to the hundreds of kidnapped girls this past April under the social media banner of #BringBackOurGirls has gathered serious momentum, little attention has been paid to the conditions that have nurtured a group like Boko Haram.Although an international campaign drawing attention to the hundreds of kidnapped girls this past April has gathered serious momentum, little attention has been paid to the conditions that have nurtured a group like Boko Haram.

Anti-Gay Bill Becomes Law in Nigeria

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan trampled gays and lesbians on Monday when he signed a bill criminalizing same-sex marriages. The law bans homosexual "amorous relationships" and membership in gay rights groups and carries penalties for marriage of up to 14 years in prison.

Postelection Violence Rocks Nigeria

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As the results from Nigeria's presidential election last weekend rolled in and it became clear that the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan had won again, his most pressing task was to try to contain outbreaks of violence in the Muslim north part of his country.

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua Dies at 58

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Speculation about the health of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua ended Wednesday with the announcement of his death at age 58. Late last year, Yar'Adua's position was assumed by his second-in-command, acting President Goodluck Jonathan, but not without controversy.

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