ISIS. Boko Haram:214 rescued girls pregnant - UNFPA. ….Taken delivery of 16,000 pregnancies By Sola Ogundipe, Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale FOLLOWING—THE latest rescue of additional 234 women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated, yesterday, that a sizeable number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214. Giving this indication in Lagos, Executive Director, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, also disclosed that in the last one year, the organization had taken deliveries of over 16,000 pregnancies in the troubled North East part of the country.
This handout picture released by the Nigerian army on April 30, 2015 and taken this week in an undisclosed location in the Sambisa Forest, Borno state, purportedly shows a member of the Nigerian Army standing next to a group of women and children rescued in an operation against the Islamist group Boko Haram. Understanding Boko Haram. How the Boston Marathon tragedy revealed the best side of social media. I won't doubt that social media helps law enforcement/first responders disseminate news at a much faster rate, or giving people the chance to find shelter for the night as things get sorted out. What kind of disgusts me was the fact that (according to my coworkers), people were posting pictures of the scene up on outlets like instagram in a way that's not so much, "tell everyone to get away from the scene, scene is not safe" and more "zomg guyz shit's goin' down!
- oh by the way, it's really messed up - BUT IT'S GOIN' DOWN YO! " Someone I know on Facebook was recirculating a picture of a victim being escorted off the course by wheelchair, accompanied by a sappy paragraph. It made me uneasy as a person who is not normally squeamish about blood. It's disturbing to live in a society where sharing images like that, under the ploy of gathering more sympathy and raising awareness, is common place. Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand. Syria. Kenyan police chief's misuse of plane fuels anger over Garissa massacre. Criticism of the Kenyan authorities’ slow response to the Garissa massacre has reached new heights after a police chief admitted that a plane meant to transport commandos to the scene was instead being used to fly his family back from holiday on the coast. The revelation on Tuesday fed growing fury at the government’s failure to intervene during the day-long slaughter at Garissa University by al-Shabaab militants on 2 April, which cost 148 lives.
Some of the victims had initially managed to hide from the killers after the assault began at dawn, but were discovered and murdered in the afternoon, many hours later. The police commandos only arrived seven hours after the attack started, finally breaking the siege in the evening. The plane at the centre of the controversy is a Cessna 208B aircraft, which eventually flew the police commando unit to Garissa. “There is nothing to hide. It came back with [my daughter-in-law] and two small children. Kenya attack victims: Vigil mourns 147 slain in Garissa.
They were students and dreamers, pursuing their ambition for a better life. And on Tuesday night, Kenyans remembered them as innocent victims of a terrorist attack that stunned a nation and left communities heartbroken. The gathering started with quiet chatter among a crowd of hundreds before mourners went silent and moved toward one end of Nairobi's Uhuru Park.
Organizers unloaded 147 crosses from a truck and quietly planted them in the ground. Mourners read names of some of the victims as candles flickered in the dark. The attack at a university in Garissa on Thursday killed 147 people, mostly students. . #147notjustanumber As the country mourned the victims, others took to social media to humanize them by sharing their stories. "I can't even look at pictures of the people killed without crying," said Mary Wambui, 32, who lives in Nakuru, hundreds of miles from Garissa. "They were just children. Faces behind the numbers Kellie Murungi said she got some solace from the vigil. Mexican Drug War. Although Mexican drug cartels, or drug trafficking organizations, have existed for several decades, their influence has increased since the demise of the Colombian Cali and Medellín cartels in the 1990s.
Mexican drug cartels now dominate the wholesale illicit drug market and in 2007 controlled 90% of the cocaine entering the United States. Arrests of key cartel leaders, particularly in the Tijuana and Gulf cartels, has led to increasing drug violence as cartels fight for control of the trafficking routes into the United States. Analysts estimate that wholesale earnings from illicit drug sales range from $13.6 to $49.4 billion annually. By the end of Felipe Calderón's administration (December 1, 2006 – November 30, 2012), the official death toll of the Mexican Drug War was at least 60,000. Estimates set the death toll above 120,000 killed by 2013, not including 27,000 missing. Background PAN party Presidents Sources