TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Kerry pledges U.S. help to find, return kidnapped Nigerian girls

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

From Wire Reports
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:54 p.m.
 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday pledged U.S. help in finding and returning hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted by militants more than two weeks ago.

“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime,” Kerry told members of the Addis Ababa diplomatic corps and the Young Africa leader network. “We will do everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to their homes and hold the perpetrators to justice.”

Nigerian authorities said more than 250 girls are missing as a result of the mass abduction of teenagers from schools on April 14.

Kerry outlined U.S. policy in Africa, urging Africans to demand stability and financial development.

He called for an expansion of American investment in Africa and noted that American companies IBM, Microsoft and Google have spent more than $100 million on projects across the continent.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read World

  1. Comets hold life building blocks
  2. British police force under investigation amid child sex abuse claims against ex-PM
  3. Turkey, Kurdish rebels gird for all-out conflict
  4. U.S.-led strikes kill 459 civilians in past year in Iraq, Syria, report finds
  5. Human rights issues cloud Strategic Dialogue meeting between U.S., Egypt
  6. Gunbattle kills 21 at Afghan wedding party
  7. Vibrantly colored mural spread across 200 homes in central Mexico city
  8. French riot police push back migrants at Channel Tunnel
  9. Kurdish suicide attack in Turkey kills soldiers, hurts dozens
  10. Debris on French island possibly that of missing Malaysia Airlines flight
  11. Firebombing kills Palestinian toddler, wounds family; Jewish settlers blamed