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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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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Rallies in Philly & NYC To Support Abducted Nigerian School Girls

On April 16, 2014, 234 teen-aged girls were abducted from their school in northeastern Nigeria. They have been missing for two weeks without any major media coverage.As a show of solidarity for the mothers and families of these missing girls we are calling on women to wear headdress in the tradition of African women and join us as for a rally. There will be rallies in NYC and Philadelphia simultaniously. Please check out the fliers below for details.We encourage everyone who believe #blackgirlsmatter to come out so collectively we can…

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