Africa

Nigerian Students Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack

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Boko Haram, the Islamist militants who still have not returned the missing girls they abducted have struck again. This time the target was a boarding school for boys – Government Science College in Potiskum, Nigeria. About 48 students were killed and 79 injured when a...

Boko Haram Declares Missing Nigerian Girls “Married Off”

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The Nigerian schoolgirls who were tragically abducted from their boarding school in April will not be coming home anytime soon – at least according to Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist cell responsible for the kidnappings and other violent activity throughout...

South Africans Battle to Overturn Apartheid Evictions and Reclaim Their Land

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Apartheid was not only a dark period for South Africa, but for the whole world as nations debated and decided how to handle the injustice and whether to economically divest from the country. Apartheid was introduced in 1948 by the Afrikaner-led National Party government. During...

West Africa’s Ebola Death Toll Nears 3,000, Says WHO

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On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the Ebola death toll continues to rise killing more than 2,9000 individuals. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reached 2,917. While in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone 2,909 people have died. At last 6,242 Ebola cases...

Chad to Become the 37th African Country To Seek Ban On Homosexuality

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While on American soil many states are making same-sex marriages legal, across the pond it is quiet the opposite. Chad is set to become the 37th country to outlaw homosexuality in Africa. Government officials have voted to make same-sex relations a crime carrying a punishment of...

5 Updates on the Efforts to #BringBackOurGirls

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Although five months have passed since Islamic militant group Boko Haram kidnapped a group of Nigerian school girls, it seems that we’re not any closer to figuring out exactly what it will take to #BringBackOurGirls. The plight of the 273 abductees has resonated with millions...