Around 2,000 Bodies Cover the Grounds Of Nigeria

The terrorist group Boko Haram that kidnapped 200 schoolgirls has attacked again. The militants opened fire on villages in Northern Nigeria, killing around 2,000 people. Bodies are scattered everywhere in what is considered the deadliest Boko Haram attack yet. The raid started January 3 where hundreds of gunmen attacked a total of 16 villages—the town of Baga and neighboring villages. The militants entered the villages in trucks and armored vehicles, unloading bullets everywhere and pursuing people who fled into the bush. Boko Haram has terrorized northern Nigeria since 2009. They…

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A Third Ebola Patient Has Been Successully Treated

Another patient who contracted Ebola has been treated with the experimental ZMapp drug. William Poley, 29, is a British man who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, where he was working as a volunteer nurse. On August 24, 2014, he was flown to a hospital and put in a special isolation unit where he was treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. This makes him the third patient to be successfully cured with the drug—the other two patients where American aid workers who caught the disease whilst working in Liberia. The disease…

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Ebola Has Been Brought To The U.S.

We are in the wake of one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history. Throughout West Africa, in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, the virus has claimed more than 700 lives. Just last week, a doctor who was working with patients was infected with the disease and passed away. The virus is spreading faster than it can be contained and now, two more Americans have been infected. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were serving on the same mission team treating Ebola victims when they themselves then contracted the virus.…

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Conditions in Nigeria Worsen As Militants Advance

While many of the #SaveOurGirls tweets have stopped, unrest in Nigeria continues to increase. Nearly 12 of the parents of the girls who were kidnapped three months ago have died. Many of the deaths are due to trauma from the mass abduction. Chibok, the town where the girls were kidnapped, is under siege by the militants and conditions are worsening. The town is cut off due to frequent attacks and resources are low due to harboring families from local villages that have been taken over by Boko Haram. The strain…

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