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These photos show the missing Nigerian girls as real people, as individuals

Updated

It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.

Conflict & Justice

US forces are helping Nigeria — but there are limits to what they'll do

Say you've got a friend and that friend is in trouble. You offer help but realize that behind the smiles and gratitude, your friend doesn't seem to know how to put it to use. And you, the helper, realize that you can't even fully utilize the help you've offered because your friend can't guarantee the minimum conditions necessary for you to deliver it.

Conflict & Justice

A new video appears to show the kidnapped girls from Nigeria

A video released on Monday by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram seems to shows some of the kidnapped girls for the first time. About a 100 of them appear on screen, wearing a full body veil, but with their faces visible. Also on the video, Boko Haram's leader says the girls will remain captive until the government releases some of the group's jailed fighters.

Conflict & Justice

Nigeria is embarrassed by more kidnappings on the eve of hosting the World Economic Forum

Armed gunmen in Nigeria kidnapped eight more school girls overnight. This comes after the leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram warned in a video released Monday, that more girls would be taken. Boko Haram has already admitted to abducting more than 200 schools girls three weeks ago. This all takes place on the eve of the World Economic Forum meeting in the capital, Abuja.

Conflict & Justice

These photos show the missing Nigerian girls as real people, as individuals

Updated

It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It's the country's third largest city, by area, and motorcycle drivers there are unhappy about a new law that requires them to wear helmets. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Andrew Walter in Nigeria.

Conflict & Justice

These photos show the missing Nigerian girls as real people, as individuals

Updated

It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is the city of Kano in northern Nigeria. It's the country's third largest city, by area, and motorcycle drivers there are unhappy about a new law that requires them to wear helmets. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the BBC's Andrew Walter in Nigeria.