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Brief updates to news stories that have slipped off the front page. This week: schoolgirls in Nigeria, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Josh Hartnett’s career, and more.


Breaking Story: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, marked 150 days since the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. The incident prompted outrage on the ground in Nigeria as well as here and abroad, with the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls as its rallying cry.

Current Status: Dispiriting. Although the US, the UK, China, and France all pitched in to aid the Nigerian government in their search, none have reported any major advances.

What’s more, the country’s president Goodluck Jonathan, much criticized for his apparent passivity in the face of a national tragedy, has made no visible action either to locate or rescue the remaining captives—despite the fact that Boko Haram’s leader has made repeated attempts to negotiate for their release.

In the second week of September, government supporters launched a campaign for Jonathan’s reelection using the slogan #BringBackGoodluck2015. Jonathan, quick... Continue Reading

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