CYBERCULTURE: #BringBackOurGirls sparks social media campaign

by Rachel Ogbu More than 160,000 tweets and still counting with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls have made more people pay attention to the plight of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their dormitories in Chibok, Borno State about 18 days ago. The campaigners included journalists from the BBC to CNN, from activists to preachers and celebrities […]

#BringBackOurGirls: Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls deny refusing to meet President Jonathan

by Farid Abbas

Reports from BBC say parents of the schoolgirls abducted on April 14 by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, in Nigeria have denied playing politics by refusing to meet President Goodluck Jonathan. Read more about #BringBackOurGirls: Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls deny refusing to meet President Jonathan

”I think the Nigerian government is not doing enough”, Bambi Stewart – President Amnesty International WITS #BringBackOurGirls

The Y! Africa team was at the Johannesburg #BringBackOurGirls rally today, we had a little chat with the President of Amnesty International WITS – Bambi Stewart, who was also at the rally. Here’s what she had to say: The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has been on for a month now, and we still haven’t gotten the girls […]

#WEFAfrica2014: Leaders at Nigerian business community launch the safe schools initiative #BringBackOurGirls

by Ezinne Enyinnaya #BringBackOurGirls is not merely a hashtag, it’s a depressing reality. Girls and boys in Nigeria need to know that when they go to school, they are safe and secure. Nigeria has a huge gap to be filled with respect to the country’s literacy rate, which currently lies at 41% for females and […]