Bronwyn Bruton

  • Bruton on Upcoming Africa Summit

    Voice of America quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the upcoming US/Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington:

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  • Nigeria's Missing Daughters: What a Hashtag Might Do


    On the night of April 14, 2014, armed men of Nigeria's puritanical Boko Haram movement drove cargo trucks across the arid scrubland of northeast Nigeria, rumbling up an unlit, dirt road in the town of Chibok. They stopped at the Government Girls' Secondary School. Shouting in the dark, they ordered the more than 200 boarding school students, ages fifteen to eighteen, out of their dormitory rooms. The men loaded the girls, at gunpoint, onto the trucks and drove them into the desolate lands of the Nigeria-Cameroon border zone.


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  • Bronwyn Bruton on Boko Haram

    On April 14, 2014, more than 200 female students were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria. In May, news of that kidnapping went viral. In a series of videos, Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton discusses why the social media response to the event has been so huge, its short- and long-term implications, as well as the Western media response to the story. 
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  • A Discussion with the Angola Open Policy Initiative

    The Southern African nation of Angola has made commendable economic progress since emerging from a twenty-seven-year long civil war in 2002. Rich in natural resources, it has become Africa’s second largest oil producer and has enjoyed a decade of strong GDP growth while gaining in global importance—in 2009, the United States identified Angola as one of three African “strategic partners.”
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  • Bruton on Nigerian Students Abduction

    Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton joins Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting's CounterSpin to discuss the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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  • Bruton: Public Outrage May Lead to More Boko Haram Attacks

    Politico quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the campaign to find and rescue the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month by the terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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  • Intelbrief: Nigeria: The Limits of US Assistance

    Bottom Line Up Front    

    • Amid surging outrage in Nigeria and abroad—and the acute focus generated by the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign—over Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls, President Obama has promised that the US will do “everything it can” to help rescue them
    • US support efforts are challenged in a number of ways to include current US legislation that restricts direct military assistance to a foreign country where credible information indicates civil rights abuses by its military, and Washington remains concerned about past heavy-handed tactics by the Nigerian army
    • In a video released May 12, Boko Haram’s leader demanded the release of all Boko Haram prisoners in exchange for the girls; the Nigerian government said it is considering all options for the girls’ release, including, for the first time, negotiations.

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  • Bruton on Boko Haram Student Kidnapping

    Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton joins CCTV to discuss the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram:

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  • Bruton on the Challenges of Dealing with Boko Haram

    Stars and Stripes quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign to rescue the more than 200 Nigersian schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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  • Bruton on US Role in Rescue of Nigerian Schoolgirls

    The Hill quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on what role the United States could play in helping to rescue the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram:

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