As the world mourns the vicious massacres in Paris, one of Africa’s top religious leaders suggested that the lack of a similar outcry across the globe over the slaughter of up to 2,000 people by Boko Haram last week in northeast Nigeria is further evidence that Black lives don’t matter as much as whites’. Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos and president of the Nigerian Bishops Conference, said the international community has expressed “solidarity,” but hasn’t done much to offer real help.
Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris Sunday to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.
In late 2014, retired Atlanta Fire Department Capt.Cindy Thompson contacted GA Voice, a Georgian LGBT group, to protest Cochran’s book and its mention of homosexuality. Thompson then brought the book to the Mayor’s LGBT liaison, Robin Shahar. Soon afterwards, LGBT activist groups began to rally for the fire chief to be fired.
The people of Sri Lanka are hoping to hear Pope Francis deliver a message of reconciliation, after 30 years of civil war between the majority group Sinhalese, and the minority Tamils.
As many as 2,000 people have been killed, and several churches burned, in the latest attacks by Boko Haram on Christian villages in Nigeria, the Fides news service reports.
Elite French forces have swooped on sleepy villages northeast of Paris in the hunt for two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo offices.
Pope Francis has expressed his deepest sympathy to those killed and their families and has reiterated his condemnation of violence. In a telegram sent today to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, the Pontiff expressed his condolences to the loved ones of those killed in yesterday’s terror attack in Paris and promised prayers.
Three masked gunmen wielding assault rifles have stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine, shot 12 people dead and injured 11 more, four of them critically.
Nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Martin Place on Tuesday morning to begin clearing the sea of bouquets left in tribute of the victims of last week's siege at the Lindt Cafe.
Pope Francis played a key role in mediating talks between the US and Cuba, resulting in an exchange of prisoners and opening the way for the first direct talks between the neighboring countries in more than 50 years.
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