Iran offers to help fight Boko Haram

February 1, 2015 Iran on Saturday announced plans to assist in the fight against the Islamist group, Boko Haram, as part of its contribution for global peace. The country’s Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Amir Hossein Abdollohian, made the announcement while addressing the press on Saturday on the sideline of the ongoing 24th Assembly of the […]

3 Black Adoptees on Racial Identity After Growing Up in White Homes

January 28, 2015 They share their thoughts about the new film Black or White and their own struggles with racial identity. Writer and adoptee advocate LisaMarie Rollins admits that it was hard for her to navigate her identity on her own as a black girl with white parents, growing up in Washington state. “I grew […]

Hunted down like animals and sold by their own families for £50,000

January 28, 2015 Tanzania’s albinos hacked apart by witchdoctors who believe their body parts ‘bring luck’ in sick trade ‘fuelled by the country’s elite’ WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT  Tanzania has the highest number of killings and attacks in Africa Trade in body parts driven by belief albinos bring luck and wealth    Witchdoctors turning bodies worth thousands […]

Superstitions in West Africa

January 22, 2015 Black cats playing around ladders, an open umbrella inside a house amidst broken glass from shattered mirrors: In the US, this is the ideal setting of bad luck imagery due to the superstitious beliefs of many people. Learn what some of the beliefs of West Africa are and how it affects their […]

Another fire engulfs Berlin Market in Lagos

January 16, 2015 Lagos – Goods and property worth millions of Naira were destroyed by fire on Friday at the popular Berlin Market, near Mandilas on Williams Street, off Marina in central Lagos. The incident occurred four days after five buildings were razed in the popular Balogun Market located also in central Lagos. Cause of […]

Boko Haram attack repelled, Nigerian military says

January 15, 2015 Nigerian soldiers thwarted a Boko Haram attack Wednesday in the town of Biu in the restive northeastern section of the country, the military said in a tweet. The Nigerian Defense Headquarters said five terrorists and two anti-aircraft guns had been captured. Officials gave no casualty tolls, but residents told CNN that at […]