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Can #BringBackOurGirls Stop Boko Haram?

The challenge is to ensure that foreign assistance to Nigeria does more good than harm.
Nigerians rightfully demand answers from their government. Photographer: Aminu Abubakar/AFP/Getty Images

"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market." Once Nigerian militant Abubakar Shekau's outrageous boast made its way around the Web and the world this week, it was only a matter of time before the Web and the world's outrage focused on him and the movement he leads. The challenge now will be to ensure that foreign assistance in confronting the group, including from the U.S., does more good than harm.

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