Posts by Katie Couric

  • Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’

    Katie Couric at Yahoo News with Katie Couric5 days ago

    By Olivier Knox

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Yahoo News on Tuesday that the world must band together 100 days after the mass abduction of Nigeria schoolgirls to send the message that “we will not forget” the more than 200 children still in the clutches of extremists.

    Brown, now a United Nations special envoy for global education, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that he hoped the recent arrival of helicopters, night-vision equipment and other gear to aid in the search for the girls would yield a breakthrough.

    “I hope that in the next few weeks we can see more positive results than we’ve seen in the last hundred days,” Brown said. “This is every parent’s nightmare.”

    The kidnapping, carried out by the Boko Haram group, drew global condemnation, notably through widespread use of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter. The White House criticized the government of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for its sluggish response to the crisis and initial reluctance to accept U.S. help.

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