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Mass Rape in North Darfur February 26, 2015

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NorthDarfurGeorge Clooney wrote an editorial, published in today’s New York Times, in which he notes that “The torture rapes in Tabit  (in North Darfur) are a reminder to the world that the same conditions that led to the United States’ declaration of genocide in Darfur are still firmly in place, with devastating human consequences. We must not forget the survivors, and we must impose deterrent costs on the orchestrators and their enablers.”

Human Rights Watch has the complete report about this horror. And the important work being done by George Clooney can be investigated further at the Satellite Sentinel organization.


Some Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram seen alive and cooking February 16, 2015

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A BBC correspondent spoke with a woman who escaped from Boko Haram last month who reported being held along with a group of 20-or-more of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram (which translates to mean “western education is evil”) ten months ago in April 2014. The small group of kidnapped schoolgirls who the witness saw are being forced to cook for their captors.

goddessesblog keeps updated on the latest news about the quest to save the Nigerian schoolgirls at #BringBackOurGirls

Another BBC correspondent in Nigeria reported recently on a schoolgirl, one of the few who escaped soon after the kidnapping. Her firsthand report can be watched at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30602380

Meanwhile, after a recent series of bombings by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, come bombings in its northeasterly state capitals of Bauchi and Gombe. These states are neighboring Nigeria’s Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states, which are already under martial law due to the insurgency. And thousands to tens of thousands of Christians are now said to be at risk in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, due to a major Boko Haram assault there.

Boko Haram bombings have also taken place in Nigeria’s next-door neighbor Cameroon. And for the first time Boko Haram has targeted Chad, another neighbor of Nigeria. We suggest you use Google Earth or a similar map to check out the area, which includes the critical Lake Chad.

For more information, the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has written a report, available free on Amazon, for a look into the scope of the Boko Haram threat: