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  In Cameroon, “breast ironing” is a custom in which various objects are heated and placed upon the budding breasts of a pre-teen girl in an attempt to halt development and in turn make her less attractive to men. Parents have continued this tradition usually performed by other family members or community healers for years, fearing

Boko haram and the girl child

  The Northern elites have failed Nigerians in the North. For 26 years, political power has resided in the North but yet, the rate of poverty and inequality is higher in the north than any other part of the country. Societal unrest is brought about by one major factor which spreads

Nigeria: Approximately 800,000 Children Displaced By Boko Haram

Approximately 800,000 children were displaced by Boko Haram uprising in northeast Nigeria, a new UNICEF report stated. The report released on April 13 elaborated on statistics previously reported by the media on the situation in Nigeria because of Boko Haram violence. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden”, is an Islamist