Young Nigerians Fight Boko Haram with Books

The Christian Science Monitor | June 19, 2018

As Boko Haram’s war against education in northeastern Nigeria grinds into its 10th year, a quiet counterinsurgency is also building strength. It’s a fight with unlikely front lines – like the battered open-air classrooms inside camps for displaced people across this region, where teachers lead geography lessons in open defiance of the group’s flat earth ideology. Or in the dormitories of girls’ boarding schools, jammed with chattering teenagers in pink hijabs, reading romance novels and braiding each other’s hair as though they have never heard of girls kidnapped in Chibok or Dapchi. 

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In a Nigerian melting pot, living – and loving – despite Boko Haram

The Christian Science Monitor | May 22, 2018

It was April 7, 2012, and on the dusty floor of his tiny pharmacy, Vincent Anibueze was waiting to die.


For doctor in Congo's overlooked conflict, 'crisis fatigue' isn't an option

The Christian Science Monitor | March 22, 2018

Dr. Elvis Badianga Kumbu can tell a lot about what’s happening in the Kasai region of Congo by the stories women tell him.

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