Honoring the Missing Schoolgirls

    When Boko Haram fanatics attacked a girls' boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, kidnapping several hundred girls whose only offense was to dream of becoming doctors, teachers or lawyers, the Nigerian authorities' initial response was to lie.

    The military promptly claimed that it had freed 107 of the girls. In fact, it had done nothing, and, the girls' parents say, it has continued to do little for the three weeks since.

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