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Nigeria: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.

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Boko Haram blacklisted by UN Security Council

The UN Security Council has announced that it has blacklisted the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after they kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria.

The sanctions imposed on the group include a travel ban, arms embargo and the freezing of all international assets.

Nigeria has been reluctant until recently to seek international help to combat Boko Haram.

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