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Girls’ Lives Shattered By Attacks On Schools In DRC

Girls’ Lives Shattered By Attacks On Schools In DRC

Girls suffered sexual violence and other abuses when armed groups attacked hundreds of schools during the 2016-2017 Kasai conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a report released today. The violence affected all children, but girls were particularly harmed, used as “magical” forces that […]

Niger Delta Avengers claims five attacks since Friday

Niger Delta Avengers claims five attacks since Friday

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group which has been carrying out attacks on Nigerian oil facilities in the last few months, claimed responsibility on Sunday for five new attacks in the southern energy hub since Friday. Until today, the group had not laid claim to any attacks in the Niger Delta — the source […]

This Woman Hid Her Muslim Identity For 15 Years. Here’s Why She Finally ‘came out.’

This Woman Hid Her Muslim Identity For 15 Years. Here’s Why She Finally ‘came out.’

When Elhan moved to Washington, D.C. from Somalia, the United States was not at war with Iraq and Afghanistan and the Twin Towers still dominated the New York skyline. But just a few weeks later, on September 11, 2001, everything changed. Overnight, “Muslim” became a dirty word—and Elhan became “Amy.” With this one day of […]

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

Belgium Minister Quits In Brussels Airport Security Row

The Belgian transport minister has resigned over accusations she ignored lapses in security at Brussels airport before the attacks of 22 March. A confidential document shows security lapses at Belgium’s airports were identified by EU inspectors in 2015. Minister Jacqueline Galant had denied having seen the report, which was leaked by opposition parties. Attacks on […]

‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

‘Satanist’ Rapes 22 Women, One Victim Forced to Walk 2 Hours Before Attack

A suspected rapist, aged 27, who threatened his victims with Satanism appeared before a Harare court Tuesday charged with 22 counts of rape as well as robbery. Norton-based Timothy Musakanya is also answering to assault and attempted rape charges. He appeared before Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya, who remanded him in custody to March 16. Musakanya […]