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Nigerian President vows to free lone schoolgirl

In a tweet Thursday, the President said the government will not relent in its efforts to have Leah Sharibu reunited with her parents, as it has done for others.Her father, Nathan, says he was told by the other girls released that Leah, 15, was left behind in a Boko Haram camp because she
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Freed Dapchi girl: Boko Haram said ‘don’t go back to school’

Aisha Kachalla, 15, was one of the Nigerian schoolgirls released last week after four weeks in Boko Haram captivity. Now reunited with her parents, Aisha told CNN she is scared to go back to school because of the Boko Haram warning. "They told us not to go back to school but read our Quran," Aisha said. Aisha also revealed the conditions they were kept in at the Boko Haram
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Nigerian army ‘ignored abduction warnings’

In a new report, the human rights group alleges the army and police received at least five calls on the afternoon of February 19, warning them that gunmen were heading to the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi town.It cited evidence from eye witnesses and residents who claimed they alerted Geidam army base in the Nigerian state of Yobe and local
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World’s last male white rhino dies

The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan had been in poor health in recent days and was being treated for age-related issues and multiple infections.A veterinary team made the decision to euthanize Sudan after his condition deteriorated significantly, the conservation group WildAid announced Tuesday. Sudan lived in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, surrounded by armed guards in
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Africa’s first female president to resign over expenses claims

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Africa's only female head of state, submitted her resignation for the "stability of the country," her lawyer, Yousouf Mohammed, said in an interview with local news agency ION. Mohammed added she would leave office on March 23. She's been president since 2015.The president was left fighting for her political career after local media published
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Zuma to be prosecuted on corruption charges

The charges relate to 783 questionable payments Zuma allegedly received in connection with a controversial multibillion-rand arms deal.On Friday, National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams said that there are "reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution" in Zuma's case.The charges were previously dropped in 2009 just before Zuma was sworn in as
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Nigerian President: ‘No rest till the last girl is released’

"There will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok and (or) Dapchi, is released," Buhari said in a statement, referring to the towns where the terror group has struck in the past four years.The Nigerian leader spoke Wednesday while visiting the Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, a town in Nigeria's Yobe state where Boko Haram abducted