An explosion blamed on the militant group Boko Haram left at least 32 people dead and roughly 80 injured in a fruit and vegetable market in the Nigerian city of Yola.
The word "gang" has often been associated with groups of poor young men of color. But the recent deadly shootout in Waco, Texas, among five largely white motorcycle clubs has drawn attention to the fact that gangs come in a variety of forms and colors. Fraternities, sports fans and even the police and military bear many of the same hallmarks.The recent deadly shootout in Texas, among five largely white motorcycle clubs, has drawn attention to the fact that gangs come in a variety of forms and colors.
The rescue of hundreds of captives in Nigeria shows that the scale of kidnappings by the terrorist group Boko Haram has been grossly underestimated.
The loss of hundreds of schoolgirls to Boko Haram has shown that in Nigeria, the powerful care nothing about the powerless until an international tragedy embarrasses them.
Thanks to the Islamist extremist group, old north-versus-south sentiments now threaten to split the regions that had found solidarity against an incompetent government. The upshot could be more terrorism.
Did somebody say "oil fields"?
It seems the 17 dead Parisians are worth more in the mass media's eyes than the estimated 2,000 people killed in the town of Baga, Nigeria, by the terrorist group Boko Haram on Friday.
The most important mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, came under attack Friday, just as worshipers were gathering to pray.
Although an international campaign drawing attention to the hundreds of kidnapped girls this past April under the social media banner of #BringBackOurGirls has gathered serious momentum, little attention has been paid to the conditions that have nurtured a group like Boko Haram.Although an international campaign drawing attention to the hundreds of kidnapped girls this past April has gathered serious momentum, little attention has been paid to the conditions that have nurtured a group like Boko Haram.