Nigeria hit by another mass kidnapping, with more than 300 now believed missing

[ad_1] Kaduna, Nigeria — Gunmen have abducted dozens of people from a northwest Nigerian village, according to two local representatives and a United Nations source, just days after the kidnapping of more than 250 pupils from a school in the same state. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta says armed groups, known locally as bandits, have … Read more

Witnesses report 2nd mass-abduction of children in Nigeria in less than a week

[ad_1] Johannesburg — More than 100 students were kidnapped from their elementary school in northern Nigeria early Thursday morning by unknown assailants on motorcycles, witnesses told local media outlets and CBS News’ partner network BBC News. One student was said to have been shot in the chaos at the school in the town of Kugira, in … Read more

Nigeria media report mass-abduction of girls by Boko Haram or other Islamic militants near northern border

[ad_1] Johannesburg — There were reports emerging Wednesday that Islamic militants had abducted dozens of people near a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria. Local media outlets said most of the people taken had been staying at the Babban Sansani IDP camp near the town of Ngala, but residents of other IDP camps in … Read more

Ghana’s parliament passes strict new anti-LGBTQ legislation to extend sentences and expand scope

[ad_1] Johannesburg — Ghana’s parliament approved a highly controversial anti-LGBTQ bill on Wednesday after months of debate. The Human Sexual Rights and Family Values bill is one of the toughest pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation in Africa. Homosexuality is already illegal in Ghana and punishable by up to three years in prison. Under the new law, that … Read more