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13 Mar 2021
Afghanistan's government has reportedly decreed that girls will only be allowed to sing at women-only events. The ban sparked outrage among social media users, many of whom said it resembled the Taliban's policies.
5 Mar 2021
Authorities in Zamfara state have declared a curfew and shut markets after violence erupted as the girls were reunited with their parents. Security forces opened fire after stones were thrown at government officials.
5 Mar 2021
Papers speak to some of the 279 schoolgirls who were released after four days held captive in northern Nigeria. One told the Wall Street Journal that a ransom was paid, while others told The Daily Trust that their kidnappers urged them to leave school and marry them. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy launches a media offensive after his corruption conviction. Plus, Dr. Seuss stops printing six books with "offensive imagery", Dolly Parton "gets a taste of her own medicine" and the world's oldest wild bird hatches a new chick at 70!
26 Feb 2021
Gunmen have abducted an unknown number of children in an attack on a boarding school. It's the second time in a week that kidnappers have targeted a school in the West African country.
16 Apr 2019
Last Sunday marked five years since Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their school in northeastern Nigeria. While some are back, 112 are still missing. The mass abduction sparked a global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign and remains Boko Haram's biggest publicity coup.
22 Mar 2018
Dapchi schoolgirls release is unconditional, no swap, no ransom paid - FG
22 Mar 2018
Ezekwesili calls for investigation into Dapchi schoolgirls abduction.
28 Feb 2018
Missing Dapchi schoolgirls - We are wasting time - Garba Wahab
26 Feb 2018
FG confirms 110 Dapchi schoolgirls missing.
15 Apr 2017
Mothers of missing schoolgirls demand to meet with Pres. Buhari

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