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Rising heat at work is major new climate threat - U.N. | Reuters

Apr 29, 2016

Rising heat at work is major new climate threat - U.N. | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Searing temperatures will cost emerging economies up to 10 percent in lost daytime working hours, if countries do not cut planet-warming emissions further than they have promised so far, U.N. #United States #Economy #Business #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
Boko Haram kill 11 people in Nigeria; gunshots injure another six civilians

Apr 21, 2016

Boko Haram kill 11 people in Nigeria; gunshots injure another six civilians

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed at least 11 people in northeast Nigeria this week, two civilian vigilantes assisting the military said on Thursday #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Damaturu #Borno #Sambisa Forest
Nigerian forces repel Boko Haram attack near Niger border - army | Reuters

Apr 19, 2016

Nigerian forces repel Boko Haram attack near Niger border - army | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria The Nigerian army, backed by the country's air force, on Monday repelled an attack an attack by Boko Haram fighters near the border with Niger in the jihadists' northeast heartland, the military said. #United States #Afghanistan #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Parents say identify Chibok girls missing 2 years in Boko Haram video | Reuters

Apr 14, 2016

Parents say identify Chibok girls missing 2 years in Boko Haram video | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three mothers of schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in northeast Nigeria two years ago said they had identified their daughters in a video released by Islamist group Boko Haram, the first possible sighting of the girls since a video in May 2014. About 15 girls featured in the video released to local officials on Tuesday, saying they were from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and pleading with the Nigerian government to cooperate with Boko Haram on their release. #United States #India #Europe #Nigeria #Latin America #Violence #opinion
Hashtag fail? Two years on, #BringBackOurGirls is yet to see any success

Apr 13, 2016

Hashtag fail? Two years on, #BringBackOurGirls is yet to see any success

#BringBackOurGirls was an initial success, bringing protesters out on the streets, but domestic politics in Nigeria trumped global outrage #Michelle Obama #Barack Obama #Twitter #CriticalPoint #Pentagon #Nigeria #Goodluck Jonathan #Boko Haram #Hashtag #BringBackOurGirls #Chibok #Frederica Wilson
Boko Haram increasing use of child suicide bombers, finds Unicef

Apr 12, 2016

Boko Haram increasing use of child suicide bombers, finds Unicef

Unicef said the number of Boko Haram suicide bombings had increased from 32 in 2014 to 151 in 2015. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Unicef #Niger #Boko Haram #Cameroon #Chad #Beyond Chibok #Manuel Fontaine
Parents of missing Nigeria schoolgirls hope two year event reminds world of their fate | Reuters

Apr 06, 2016

Parents of missing Nigeria schoolgirls hope two year event reminds world of their fate | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (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. The event, a prayer session integrating both Muslim and Christian faiths, will mark the second anniversary of the girls' abduction by Boko Haram militants from Chibok that provoked an international outcry and a viral campaign #bringbackourgirls #Business #Middle East #Europe #markets #Africa #Nigeria #Mexico
Suspected suicide bomber identified as a 12-year-old Boko Haram victim but not from Chibok | Reuters

Mar 31, 2016

Suspected suicide bomber identified as a 12-year-old Boko Haram victim but not from Chibok | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A would-be female suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon was not one of the 219 schoolgirls missing from Chibok in northeast Nigeria but she had also been abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, officials said on Wednesday. #India #Middle East #Africa #Nigeria #Latin America #kidnapping #article
To save South America's forests harmonize tough environment rules - study | Reuters

Mar 29, 2016

To save South America's forests harmonize tough environment rules - study | Reuters

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To feed a growing population without destroying the world's forests, governments and companies need to harmonise rules on deforestation to stop farms or cattle ranches from moving operations into areas with weak environmental laws, researchers said on Monday. By 2030, 100 million new hectares of farm land, an area larger than Nigeria, will be needed to grow enough food for the world's growing population, said a study by Stanford University in the United States #Brazil #science #Africa #Argentina #Nigeria
Boko Haram abducts 16 women; military personnel deployed for search and rescue ops

Mar 25, 2016

Boko Haram abducts 16 women; military personnel deployed for search and rescue ops

Boko Haram gunmen have abducted 16 women in a remote area of northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, police, a lawmaker and locals told AFP on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #abduction #Adamawa #Madagali district