The 2015 attacks you probably know nothing about...
January 3-7: Baga, Nigeria2,000+ killed January 25: Mamasapano, Philippines 67+ killed January 30:Shikarpur, Pakistan 60 killed February 4: Fotokol, Cameroon 91+ killed March 7: Maiduguri, Nigeria58 killed March 20: Sana'a, Yemen137 killed April 1: Garissa, Kenya 147+ killed May 13: Karachi, Pakistan 45 killed June 1: Randi, Iraq 41 killed June 17: Diffa Region, Niger 38 killed June 17: Monguno, Nigeria 63 killed June 22: Borno, Nigeria42 killed June 23: Maiduguri, Nigeria 30 killed June 25: Kobani, Syria 146 killed June 26: Leego, Somalia70 killed July 1: Kukawa, Nigeria145 killed July 5: Jos and Potiskum, Nigeria69 killed July 10: Monguno, Nigeria43 killed July 17: Damaturu, Nigeria64 killed July 17: Khan Bani Saad, Iraq 100-180 killed August 7: Kabul, Afghanistan 50+ killed August 10: Diyala Province, Iraq50+ killed August 13: Baghdad, Iraq76+ killed September 20: Maiduguri, Nigeria 145 killed October 5: Baghdad, Iraq 57 killed October 10: Ankara, Turkey102 killed October 14: Maiduguri, Nigeria42 killed November 12: Beirut, Lebanon43 killed
And these are only the attacks with 40+ victims. Paris I stand with you, but I will not forget all the victims in other cities.
Charges dropped against driver in crash that killed 20-year-old:
According to police, the driver of the Cadillac, which was traveling southbound on MD 202, lost control and crossed the center line directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Adedire Olanrewaju Ososanya of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Calero, the driver, also the son of a state senate, was initially charged with DUI and reckless driving, but prosecutors dropped the charges, pending a complete investigation.
Please sign the petition in order to get justice for Adedire here:
“Adedire Olarewaju Ososanya a rising star of his generation and a 3rd year student of Morgan State University was killed in a cold blood car crash on Thursday December 17, 2015 by a hardened and a repeated drunk driver in Largo Maryland. The offender has multiple traffic and criminal records. The alleged drunk driver is James Scott Calero, son of a state senate. James Calero is from Bowie Maryland. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR ADEDIRE PERIOD.”
Nobody is above the law. Ososanya was just 20-years-old. He was a promising young business student at Morgan State University. No mother should have to bury her child! Please sign the petition, it only takes a few seconds. This is our African brother.
Fadumo Dayib is risking everything to become Somalia’s first female president.
Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia’s first female president — and the stakes are high.
The African country has not only seen decades of civil war, violence and political instability, but was also considered one of the top five most dangerous countries in the world for women.
Somalia’s former women’s minister, Maryan Qasim, agreed. If “asked where is the most dangerous place to be a woman I would have said with certainty Somalia,” Qasim told Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2011. “The most dangerous thing a woman in Somalia can do is to become pregnant.”
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Audrey Hepburn visits Somalia, September 19–24, 1992 Audrey made her final field visit for UNICEF. She travelled to Somalia, which was caught in the middle of civil war and the worst drought in its history. From there, Audrey flew to Kenya, where many of the Somali refugees had travelled. In northern Kenya, she
visited various refugee camps and emergency programmes. Finally, she flew to Nairobi, where she met with press
to discuss her experiences.
Sobbing and shaking, Mohamed Abdallah tries to explain why he still wants to risk crossing the Mediterranean Sea in an inflatable boat. He sits in a migrant detention centre in Zawya, Libya, surrounded by hundreds of fellow asylum seekers who nearly died this week at sea.
They survived only after being intercepted, detained and brought back to shore by Libyan coastguards, ending a week in which they went round in circles, starving and utterly lost. But despite their horror stories, Abdallah, 21, says the journey that his fellow inmates barely withstood – and that killed more than 450 others this week – is his only option.
“I cannot go back to my country,” says Abdallah, who is from Darfur, in Sudan. He left for what is now South Sudan in 2006, after he says his village was destroyed in the Darfur war, his father died, and his sisters raped. But in South Sudan, another war later broke out. So he made his way through the Sahara, a journey that he says killed his brother and cousin, to Libya. And there last year, he was witness to his third civil war in a decade – a war that still drags on, its frontline just a few miles from the camp at Zawya.
“There is a war in my country, there’s no security, no equality, no freedom,” Abdallah says. “But if I stay here, it’s just like my country. There is no security, there is violence. When you work, they take your money.”
He worked in a soap shop, and saved up to pay local smugglers for the boat to Europe. But just as he hoped to complete the payment, he was robbed, and then arrested. The recounting of his ordeal brings out first the tears, and then a conclusion: “I need to go to Europe.”
An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar (2016)
“The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn’t know then was what it took to get there.
An Olympic Dream follows Omar’s second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe.
By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future.