Global Week in Review: Dozens Killed by Teen Girl Suicide Bomber in Nigerian Market

British-Nigerian 10-year-old enrolls at college, plus more.

Explosion at Nigerian Market Kills Dozens - Ten-year-old math prodigy enrolls at college in the U.K., plus more. ? Patrice PeckThe blast from a teenage girl suicide bomber left at least 34 people dead on Tuesday at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, according to local accounts told to the Associated Press. Another set of explosions killed 54 people at the same market in Maiduguri on Saturday. The AP reports that the attacks have the telltale sign of the Nigerian-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, but no groups have claimed responsibility for either blasts. (Members of the Boko Haram splinter group attend a media conference in Maiduguri, Borno State of Northern Nigeria February 23, 2013. Photo: Stringer/Reuters/Corbis)

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Explosion at Nigerian Market Kills Dozens - Ten-year-old math prodigy enrolls at college in the U.K., plus more. — Patrice PeckThe blast from a teenage girl suicide bomber left at least 34 people dead on Tuesday at a crowded market in northeastern Nigeria, according to local accounts told to the Associated Press. Another set of explosions killed 54 people at the same market in Maiduguri on Saturday. The AP reports that the attacks have the telltale sign of the Nigerian-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, but no groups have claimed responsibility for either blasts. (Members of the Boko Haram splinter group attend a media conference in Maiduguri, Borno State of Northern Nigeria February 23, 2013. Photo: Stringer/Reuters/Corbis)

10-Year-Old British-Nigerian Girl Enrolls at College - CNN recently spotlighted Esther Okade, a 10-year-old mathematics prodigy who just enrolled at college. The British-Nigerian attends Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, and has reportedly already scored 100 percent in a recent exam. "It's so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It's real maths ? theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff," she told CNN with a giggle. "It was super easy.? Okade also said she wanted to start college when she was in seven, but her mother would tell her, "You're too young, calm down.? Apparently, three years of begging paid off for the genius youngster.(Photo: the Open University)

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10-Year-Old British-Nigerian Girl Enrolls at College - CNN recently spotlighted Esther Okade, a 10-year-old mathematics prodigy who just enrolled at college. The British-Nigerian attends Open University, a UK-based distance learning college, and has reportedly already scored 100 percent in a recent exam. "It's so interesting. It has the type of maths I love. It's real maths — theories, complex numbers, all that type of stuff," she told CNN with a giggle. "It was super easy.” Okade also said she wanted to start college when she was in seven, but her mother would tell her, "You're too young, calm down.” Apparently, three years of begging paid off for the genius youngster.(Photo: the Open University)

Zambian President Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa After Health Scare - Zambian President Edgar Lungu fell ill over the weekend, reportedly due to a suspected narrowing of his esophagus, Al Jazeera news reported. "I am feeling much better but I have to go to South Africa this afternoon. I need to go for further tests and then if there will be need for other procedures such as surgery they will tell us,? Lungu, 58, said on Tuesday. "I hope to come back alive, no one wants to die,? he added, laughing. The president succeeded the late Michael Sata after winning a narrow victory and taking office in January. (Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters/Corbis)

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Zambian President Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa After Health Scare - Zambian President Edgar Lungu fell ill over the weekend, reportedly due to a suspected narrowing of his esophagus, Al Jazeera news reported. "I am feeling much better but I have to go to South Africa this afternoon. I need to go for further tests and then if there will be need for other procedures such as surgery they will tell us,” Lungu, 58, said on Tuesday. "I hope to come back alive, no one wants to die,” he added, laughing. The president succeeded the late Michael Sata after winning a narrow victory and taking office in January. (Photo: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters/Corbis)

Groups Raise Alarm Over Alleged Abduction of Zimbabwean Activist - In Zimbabwe, a group of human rights lawyers filed a court application accusing state agents of abducting national activist Itai Dzamara. The AP reports that Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights have also called for the the activist?s release. As the leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement, Dzamara has been staging sit-ins to demand democratic reforms and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. He was last seen on Monday morning.(Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Photo: Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images)

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Groups Raise Alarm Over Alleged Abduction of Zimbabwean Activist - In Zimbabwe, a group of human rights lawyers filed a court application accusing state agents of abducting national activist Itai Dzamara. The AP reports that Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights have also called for the the activist’s release. As the leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement, Dzamara has been staging sit-ins to demand democratic reforms and the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. He was last seen on Monday morning.(Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Photo: Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images)

France Opens Probe of Deadly Argentina Helicopter Crash - Ten people died after two helicopters carrying several famous French athletes and film production company employees crashed in Argentina, the BBC reports. The incident occurred during the filming of a reality television that airs on French channel TF1. France has launched a manslaughter investigation into the crash. Among the deceased are Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine.(Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)

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France Opens Probe of Deadly Argentina Helicopter Crash - Ten people died after two helicopters carrying several famous French athletes and film production company employees crashed in Argentina, the BBC reports. The incident occurred during the filming of a reality television that airs on French channel TF1. France has launched a manslaughter investigation into the crash. Among the deceased are Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine.(Photo: Natacha Pisarenko/AP Photo)

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Campaigns Demand a Woman for the Next UN Secretary-General - With United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's tenure drawing to a close in 2016, one lecturer at Yale has started a campaign to elect a woman to fill the position next. "There have been eight men and no women. To me, it's time," said Jean Krasno. A group of outstanding potential candidates with political experience will be featured on the campaign website WomanSG.org, while Equality Now, a separate international women's rights group, will unveil a similar campaign, titled Time for a Woman Campaign.(Photo: Jorge Saenz/AP Photo)

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Campaigns Demand a Woman for the Next UN Secretary-General - With United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's tenure drawing to a close in 2016, one lecturer at Yale has started a campaign to elect a woman to fill the position next. "There have been eight men and no women. To me, it's time," said Jean Krasno. A group of outstanding potential candidates with political experience will be featured on the campaign website WomanSG.org, while Equality Now, a separate international women's rights group, will unveil a similar campaign, titled Time for a Woman Campaign.(Photo: Jorge Saenz/AP Photo)

Cairo Nun Compared to Mother Theresa Serves Children From Slums - A 65-year-old Coptic Christian nun in Egypt runs an organization that has produced 90 children's community centers, which have helped an estimated 30,000 low-income families, the AP reports. "I want each child to know how much I love them. I appreciate them, I respect them," "Mama" Maggie Gobran told the AP. At each Stephen?s Children center, the young members' feet are washed, wounds dressed and they are encouraged to learn and play in the clean facilities, according to the AP. Gobran has been compared to Mother Theresa, but was reportedly raised in an upper middle-class background.(Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo)

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Cairo Nun Compared to Mother Theresa Serves Children From Slums - A 65-year-old Coptic Christian nun in Egypt runs an organization that has produced 90 children's community centers, which have helped an estimated 30,000 low-income families, the AP reports. "I want each child to know how much I love them. I appreciate them, I respect them," "Mama" Maggie Gobran told the AP. At each Stephen’s Children center, the young members' feet are washed, wounds dressed and they are encouraged to learn and play in the clean facilities, according to the AP. Gobran has been compared to Mother Theresa, but was reportedly raised in an upper middle-class background.(Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP Photo)

Myanmar Police Lead Brutal Crackdown on Student Protesters - Myanmar made headlines on Tuesday when local police beat students, monks and journalists with batons at a protest, Reuters reports. For over a week, more than 200 demonstrators had reportedly been denouncing a proposed new education law that drew condemnation from the United States and Europe. Approximately 100 people were arrested. "It hurts my heart whenever they do this to us students, but for sure we will never use violence," Lin Htet Naing, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, told Reuters, rejecting claims that students had instigated the violence.(Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)

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Myanmar Police Lead Brutal Crackdown on Student Protesters - Myanmar made headlines on Tuesday when local police beat students, monks and journalists with batons at a protest, Reuters reports. For over a week, more than 200 demonstrators had reportedly been denouncing a proposed new education law that drew condemnation from the United States and Europe. Approximately 100 people were arrested. "It hurts my heart whenever they do this to us students, but for sure we will never use violence," Lin Htet Naing, a member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, told Reuters, rejecting claims that students had instigated the violence.(Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP Photo)