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Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram
Wednesday 19th July, 2017 - Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers on Tuesday by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency.
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The 20-year-old Pakistani activist told The Associated Press she was excited by the courage of the young women who are undaunted as they pursue an education amid one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. "This is part of my girl power trip, visiting many parts of the world," said Yousafzai, who also met with the freed Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction by Boko Haram more than three years ago. "I am here now because of the Nigerian girls. Fighting for them and speaking up for them." Yousafzai visited internally displaced camps in and around the city of Maiduguri, where thousands have sheltered from Boko Haram's violence. The extremist group continues to carry out deadly attacks there, often using young female suicide bombers. "They have lived in the period of extremism," Yousafzai said of the young women around her. Many have seen family members killed.

Yousafzai was 15 when she shot in the head by Taliban militants in 2012, targeted due to her advocacy for women's education. The Nobel winner said her Nigeria visit was significant because it was the partial fulfillment of what she advocated the last time she was there. In 2014, she pressed then-President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure the rescue of the more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. On Monday, Yousafzai met with more than 100 who have since been rescued and now stay in the capital, Abuja, for what the government calls rehabilitation. While she told the AP she shared their joy at being freed, she said she was not happy that the girls haven't been allowed to reunite fully with their families. She said she hopes they will "live with their family, live a normal life."


Many others remain in Boko Haram captivity, "and the government must unite so that they should make sure that these girls are released," Yousafzai said. "Boko Haram themselves should learn that in Islam, such things are unacceptable," she added. "This is against humanity, this is against Islam." Yousafzai also met on Monday with acting President Yemi Osinbajo, speaking up for the more than 10 million children displaced by Boko Haram and pressing for the declaration of a state of emergency for education in Nigeria. She also urged the international community to address the crisis in the country's northeast.

Girls at the internally displaced camps said the Nobel winner's story of courage gave them inspiration for a brighter future. "Her story give us hope, that's why we too want to go to school and become something in life," said 15-year-old Fatima Ali. "We have to bear all pains like hunger to go to school. We barely eat once a day here. We have not eaten since morning because government people no longer bring us food for about two months now." Three million children in Nigeria's northeast are in need of support to keep learning, according to the UN children's agency. Nearly 1 400 schools have been destroyed during Boko Haram's insurgency, which began in 2009, and more than 2 295 teachers have been killed, the agency says.

Ali said she was in school when Boko Haram attacked her town three years ago. "I want to become a soldier so that I could help my community to fight and kill Boko Haram, because they are not good people," she said. Another student, 15-year-old Fatima Grema, said she sees herself in Yousafzai. "Boko Haram abducted me and wanted to marry me," she said. After being taken from the town of Baga to a location near the Cameroon border, "I later managed to escape," she said. "I was not in school until I came to the camp here." Grema said she now wants to become a teacher. Unicef's country representative Mohamed Malick Fall said Yousafzai's visit is a symbol of hope, and "we will do everything in our power to make sure all children can keep learning."

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Wish you could be in these peoples shoes.
Maybe we need to over throw the governments and put people in place so everyone doesn't have to flee these countries. If people have to flee a country, than obviously the country has a major problem.
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Maybe we need to over throw the governments and put people in place so everyone doesn't have to flee these countries. If people have to flee a country, than obviously the country has a major problem.
Or we could just bring the problems here. Which seems o be our answer.
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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai to Study at Oxford
August 17, 2017 — Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford.
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The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her "Congratulations'' notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Malala Yousefzai is congratulated after collecting her 'A' level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, Britain

Yousafzai won international renown in 2012 after she was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan as a teenager for speaking out for the right of girls to go to school, a topic she started raising publicly as an 11 year old. After being treated at a hospital in Birmingham, England, she continued her education in the city and went on to win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. "As far as I know, I am just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education, who wants to see women having equal rights and who wants peace in every corner of the world,'' she said on the day she collected the Nobel. "Education is one of the blessings of life, and one of its necessities.''

Her acceptance to a university marks a milestone in Malala's steady progression to achieve her dreams. Social media erupted into the technological equivalent of rounds of applause. Among those offering accolades were author JK Rowling and Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian newspaper who is now principal of Lady Margaret Hall. He tweeted: "Welcome to [at]lmhoxford, Malala! Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, all but burst with pride. "My heart is full of gratitude,'' he tweeted. "We are grateful to Allah & thank u 2 al those who support [at]Malala 4 the grand cause of education.''

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