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Hashtag diplomacy update: Boko Haram grabs 60 more girls

Let’s check in with Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that kidnapped the young women our hashtag diplomats wanted back, and then forcibly converted them to Islam.  What are they up to these days, CNN? Boko Haram Islamists abducted 60 females, including children, and killed 30 men last week in a raid of a village in

West Africa leaders vow to wage ‘total war’ on Boko Haram

 West African leaders on Saturday agreed to work together to wage “total war” on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al Qaeda that threatened all of them. Nigeria’s neighbors Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and Western officials, met in Paris to flesh out a plan enabling them for the first

On Easter, Pope calls for end to war, condemns waste exacerbating hunger

 Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the “immense wastefulness” in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. “We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient