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Samantha Power: America’s UN ambassador’s 60mph motorcade kills boy in Cameroon

Independent – by Andrew Buncombe The motorcade of America’s UN ambassador was involved in a tragedy when it struck and killed a young child while the envoy was visiting Cameroon. Reports said that an armoured jeep in Samantha Power’s motorcade hit and killed a young boy who had darted into the road.   The incident occurred

Wearing disguise, Boko Haram slaughters hundreds

 When men wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons showed up in pickup trucks, villagers thought Nigerian soldiers had finally come to protect them from Boko Haram. But it was a disguise. The gunmen rounded up everyone in the village center and then started shooting. Altogether, Boko Haram militants slaughtered hundreds of people in three villages

Nigerian defense chief says abducted girls located

 Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he added, “we can’t

Islam: ╦ťappalling and abhorrent’ in the eyes of a blind world?

Raymond Ibrahim A few days ago in Sudan, an eight-month pregnant wife and mother was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce Christ and embrace Islam.  According to the LA Times: Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who has a young son and is married to a Christian from South Sudan, violated Islamic sharia law, the

West Africa leaders vow to wage ‘total war’ on Boko Haram

 West African leaders on Saturday agreed to work together to wage “total war” on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al Qaeda that threatened all of them. Nigeria’s neighbors Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and Western officials, met in Paris to flesh out a plan enabling them for the first

Hunt for abducted Nigerian girls ‘unlikely to have happy ending’

 Nigeria’s hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls is not all that it seems. In public, an international operation is gathering pace while behind the scenes, officials say it is unlikely to deliver the success that global opinion demands. The United States and Britain are helping Nigerian forces in the effort to liberate the girls