Friday, 30 May 2014 08:19

NIGER: Big money for child brides

29 May 2014 - Niger has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, and is struggling to stop the practice, writes the BBC's Fergal Keane.

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8 May 2014 - Press Release.  We strongly condemn the horrific abduction of young girls from the Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Borno State in Nigeria.

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Statement attributable to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui.

New York, 06 May - I remain deeply concerned about the fate of over 230 girls violently abducted from their school by Boko Haram in Borno State, Nigeria on the night of April 14. Today’s reports of additional abductions of girls in the country’s northeast are extremely worrying.

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29 avril 2014 - Deux semaines après leur spectaculaire enlèvement dans un lycée de Chibok, dans le nord-est du Nigeria, 187 jeunes nigérianes restent introuvables.

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30 April 2014 - Girls and young women who were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are reportedly being paid to marry their captors, according to a civic organisation.

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15 April 2014 - Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said.

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4 October 2013 - Thousands of students and teachers across northern Nigeria have been forced to abandon their schools due to increasingly brazen attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram (BH), officials say.

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22 July 2013 - Human rights activist and President of Campaign for Democracy (CD), Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, on Monday said that the  Senate’s recent resolution on child marriage violated decency.

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16 octobre 2012 - La plupart des élèves tchadiens scolarisés dans les écoles coraniques du nord du Nigeria ont fui les violences orchestrées par Boko Haram et sont rentrés au Tchad, où ils ont pu être réunis avec leurs parents, indiquent l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF).

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Lancée il y a 2 mois, une initiative en vue de sauvegarder la vie infantile bat désormais son plein car divers représentants d'organisations religieuses, de groupes d'aide internationaux, d'universités, d'entreprises et pas moins de 80 gouvernements élaborent un plan d'action pour améliorer le taux de survie des très jeunes enfants.

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