UN Blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

The UN Security Council committee on al-Qaeda sanctions has blacklisted Nigeria's Boko Haram, a month after the armed group kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls. Nigeria, which until recently had been reluctant to seek international help to combat Boko Haram, requested earlier this week the group be sanctioned. As a result, it is now subject to an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.