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‘Save me’: Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl pleads for freedom

The father of a Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram called on Tuesday for the government to do more to secure her freedom after audio of her begging for help was released.

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29.08.2018 | 15:21

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Modern slavery in Germany: Preying on the vulnerable

Slavery may be banned worldwide, but the practice continues to this day. In Germany, instances of forced prostitution and labor exploitation have fueled debate about what contributes to slavery and how it can be stopped.

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24.08.2018 | 13:57

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From the track to the ice: Africa’s first bobsled team

Three Nigerian-American women have made history by becoming the first team from Africa to qualify for Olympic bobsled. The trio of former runners have come a long way since building their first self-made sled.

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08.02.2018 | 13:16

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UNICEF: 2017 a ‘nightmare year’ for children caught in war zones

According to UNICEF, 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts and besieged areas. From being deployed as human shields to acting as suicide bombers, children have become targets on a huge scale.

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30.12.2017 | 13:11

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The women of Boko Haram: Driven to extremism

In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.

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18.04.2017 | 15:14

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Former Boko Haram captives face stigma, rejection in Nigeria

Chibok1There was huge relief after one of the missing Chibok girls was found. She is one of the many captives who have been set free from Boko Haram. But those freed face a tough time of re-integrating back into society.

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30.05.2016 | 12:31

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A headscarf for all seasons

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Colorful, patterned or plain – at wedding ceremonies or during funerals – African women always have the right headscarf for every occasion. For many, it is an indispensable part of their outfit.

 

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15.02.2016 | 15:06

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