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Human Security

Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on

The Chibok girls.Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap.

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

More girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria.Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

Health workers in Sierra Leone.The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

Still no sign of the Chibok girls.Nearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

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