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Nigerian Students Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack

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 ...

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Admits Pushing Back on Being Labeled as Black

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has conquered the literary world with her tales seeped in human complexity and societal woes. She has already witnessed one of her books being converted into ...

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Boko Haram Declares Missing Nigerian Girls “Married Off”

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 ...

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Reported Ebola Cases Increase to 13,703, WHO reports

Although, the number of new Ebola cases appear to be dropping in Liberia, the epidemic is far from over. World Health Organisation (WHO) is now reporting the number of reported ...

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Nigeria and Boko Haram Reportedly 'Agree to Ceasefire and Girls' Release'

A cease-fire has reportedly been reached between the Nigerian government and the notorious Islamic militant group Boko Haram, according to a number of sources. Details are still emerging, but BBC has reported, “Nigeria’s military ...

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South Africans Battle to Overturn Apartheid Evictions and Reclaim Their Land

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 ...

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U.S. Launches Drone Airstrike in Somalia Targeting al-Shabab Leader

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On Monday, Sept. 1 the U.S. launched an airstrike in Somalia targeting the leader of the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the Kenya mall massacre. A military drone launched Hellfire missiles at two vehicles in a distant area of southern Somalia. In a statement released late...

Obama Administration Officials Debate Over Release of Drone Memo

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Obama Administration officials tell TIME they are one step closer to releasing a classified legal justification for the use of drone strikes against Americans fighting for al-Qaeda. Pressure to disclose this information – mainly from Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and libertarian Republican Sen. Rand Paul –...

Obama defends his drone policy

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From The Grio — The constitutional lawyer-turned-president must be tired of being cast by critics as acting outside the bounds of the Constitution. President Barack Obama’s nearly hour-long speech on national security Thursday included only a few new policies and did not reverse many of...

Black Pride in Obama Shouldn’t Silence Dissent on Drone Policy

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From The Grio — One of the proudest moments of my life was in December, when I had the opportunity to take my mother to the White House to meet not just any president, but the first black president and first lady. As an African-American man...