Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Kaduna State

Gunmen attacked a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Sunday night. Some 140 students were kidnapped, presumably to exchange them for ransom, a member of the school said. “Attackers took 140 students with them, 25 managed to escape,” details Emmanuel Paul, who teaches at the Bethel Secondary School boarding school. Some 165 studentsContinue reading “Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap 140 school students in northwest Kaduna State”

How the US stole thousands of Native American children

Toward the end of the 19th century, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools, stripping them of their cultures and languages. Yet decades later as the US phased out the schools, following years of indigenous activism, it found a new way to assimilate Native American children: promotingContinue reading “How the US stole thousands of Native American children”

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