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UN blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram, imposes sanctions

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The United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram Thursday, blacklisting it as an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization as protesters stepped up demands on Nigeria to release 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. 

A Nigerian teacher holds a sign reading "Leave our schools alone, Boko Haram" at a protest rally in Lagos, on May 22, 2014

The terror designation, immediately welcomed by the United States, subjects Boko Haram to an arms embargo and asset freeze, though it remains unclear what practical impact it will have.

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