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. 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.
Mexican Drug War. The Mexican Drug War (also known as the Mexican War on Drugs; Spanish: guerra contra el narcotráfico en México) is an ongoing low-intensity asymmetric war between the Mexican Government and various drug trafficking syndicates.
Since 2006, when intervention with the Mexican military began, the government's principal goal has been to put down the drug-related violence. Additionally, the Mexican government has claimed that their primary focus is on dismantling the powerful drug cartels, rather than on preventing drug trafficking, which is left to U.S. functionaries. 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. Analysts estimate that wholesale earnings from illicit drug sales range from $13.6 billion to $49.4 billion annually. Background Presidency of Vicente Fox