LAGOS, 28 May 2015 - With the recent passage of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill into law by the National Assembly, which also aims at criminalising barbaric act of female genital mutilation, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for many who continue to live in fear across the country.

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20 mai 2015 - Le parquet nigérian a abandonné mercredi les poursuites contre une adolescente de 15 ans accusée d'avoir empoisonné son mari de plus de vingt ans son aîné avec de la mort aux rats.Originaire d'une famille musulmane pauvre, Wasila Tasi'u était poursuivie pour homicide volontaire pour le meurtre de son mari, Umar Sani, 35 ans, deux semaines après leur mariage en avril 2014.

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KANO, 20 May 2015 - The murder charges against a 15-year old girl, Wasila Tasi'u, who killed her 35-year old husband, Umar Sani, and four others, have been dropped by prosecutors at a Kano State high court.

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LAGOS, 8 May 2015 - Nutrition experts, yesterday, lamented the huge burden of anaemia among Nigerian children and women of child-bearing age.

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4 mai 2015 - Libérées par l'armée nigériane, quelques-unes commencent à parler : les captives de Boko Haram, prisonnières du groupe islamiste pendant de longs mois dans le nord-est du Nigeria, racontent leur calvaire, la faim, les privations et les menaces. Près de 700 femmes et enfants ont été sauvés la semaine dernière des insurgés qui les retenaient dans un de leurs fiefs, la forêt de Sambisa.

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NEW YORK, 4 May 2015 - Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials say.

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13 avril 2015 – Environ 800.000 enfants ont été obligés de fuir leurs foyers en raison du conflit dans le nord du Nigéria entre Boko Haram, les forces militaires et les groupes d'autodéfense civile, indique un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), rendu public lundi.

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13 April 2015 – A new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals that least 800,000 children have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict in northeast Nigeria between Boko Haram, military forces and civilian self-defence groups.

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NEW YORK, 15 janvier 2015 - L'Envoyé spécial des Nations Unies pour l'éducation mondiale, Gordon Brown, a déclaré jeudi que le monde devait condamner unanimement le groupe extrémiste Boko Haram et notamment son utilisation de jeunes filles comme kamikazes dans le cadre d'attentats meurtriers.

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Friday, 16 January 2015 08:43

NIGERIA: Children of war need help

OPINION, 16 January 2014 - Action is needed to halt the targeting of children in conflict zones everywhere, writes Anthony Lake, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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