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A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

AP photo   By Joseph Besong In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.

IDP carnage and the raging sphere of insecurity in Nigeria

Alfred Davies/MSF   By Ogunniyi Abayomi   “War is war, the only good human is a dead one”             George Orwell; Animal Farm.

Poetry

Emmanuel Arewa/AFP   By Abdulkareem Awwal Opeyemi

Changing narratives: Beyond other rooms for African women

Projekthope photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “Through her voice I saw a free woman, down on her land, a woman who knew how to kill her own chickens, hunt her own possum, cut her own cotton, fix her own roof, make her own whiskey, walk in her own shoes, and speak her mind, […]

Poetry: Bring back our girls—and a normal country: Two years after

By Sunil Sharma

Poetry

By Santosh Kumar Pokhrel

Parents of missing Nigeria schoolgirls hope 2 year event reminds world of their fate

REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (Thomson Reuters Foundation)   Nigerian officials gave permission on Tuesday for a memorial event at a school in northeast Nigeria from where Islamist rebels abducted 276 girls two years ago with parents hoping this would remind the world their daughters are still missing.

Inside Boko Haram: An Era of Extremism and Regional Instability

By Anant Mishra Introduction Nigeria has a history of Islamist sects within its borders. Not all have been violent movements, some existing peacefully in parallel with the state. And not all of Nigeria’s violent sects are Islamist; one such is the Ombatse cult, which clashed with security forces in Nasarawa state in May 2013.