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U.S. to Help Nigeria in the Search for Kidnapped Girls (May 7, 2014)

More than three weeks ago, on the night of April 14, a group of militants kidnapped more than 200 teenage girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. In a video released earlier this week, Abubakar Shekau, who leads the terrorist organization Boko Haram based in northeast Nigeria, claimed that his group was ...
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Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall To Travel to Indonesia, Burma, and Nigeria (May 2, 2014)

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will travel to Indonesia, Burma, and Nigeria from May 5-14, 2014. On May 5, Under Secretary Sewall will lead the U.S. delegation to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2014 Steering Committee Ministerial Meeting, hosted by the Government of Indonesia in Nusa Dua, ...
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Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations Travels to Nigeria (April 24, 2014)

Assistant Secretary for  Conflict and Stabilization Operations  (CSO) Rick Barton will travel to Nigeria April 24-29. Assistant Secretary Barton  will be in Nigeria for the premiere of “Dawn in the Creeks,” a CSO-funded, Nigerian-led television program that showcases stories of non-violent problem-solving in communities throughout the Niger Delta. Part of a mass media campaign led by a group of influential Nigerian leaders, ...
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U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle Tours Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region (April 11, 2014)

 Abuja – From April 8-11, 2014, United States Ambassador James F. Entwistle made his first visits to Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau states, all in the middle belt region of Nigeria.  The visit was part of Ambassador Entwistle’s continuing tour of northern Nigeria, to interact with the people, learn more about the security issues in the ...
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