In This Issue:

- Leading the News

- United States – Africa Relations

- North Africa

- East Africa

- West Africa

- Sub-Saharan Africa

- General Africa News

- Excerpt from Leading the News:

Nigeria -

On May 2nd, House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee Ranking Member Karen Bass (D-CA) issued a statement on the recent kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria. Congresswoman Bass said that attacks against children and the targeting of schools are prohibited by international law. She called on the abductors to release the girls immediately and unharmed so that they can return home safely.

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Topics:  Africa, Barack Obama, Foreign Relations, Human Rights, Kidnapping, Terrorist Acts, United Nations, USAID

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