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Islamists Kill 47 in Attack in Northeast Nigeria - Police
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa, Nigeria, Islam, Muslims, child, children, corruption, culture, death, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence )

- 595 days ago -
Gunmen from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group attacked the northeastern town of Bama on Wednesday, opening fire on a school, shooting or burning to death 47 people and trashing the palace of a traditional ruler, officials and witnesses said.
Stop Ethnic Cleansing in the Central African Republic ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, suffering, Africa, environment )

- 596 days ago -
Please act now. Ask the African Union to provide peacekeeping forces to stop ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic.
Muslim Gunmen Massacre at Least 39 in Nairobi Shopping Mall
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, children, crime, culture, death, ethics, murder, police, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, Africa, Kenya, British )

- 751 days ago -
British nationals have undoubtedly been caught up in the 'callous and cowardly and brutal' terror attack at a shopping centre in Kenya that has left 39 people dead and 150 injured, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague. Mr Hague said 'we should
Electrify Africa! Give 50 Million Africans Electricity for the First Time ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, Africa, electricity, protection, environment )

- 795 days ago -
In sub-Saharan Africa, seven out of ten people lack access to electricity. Children are forced to do their homework by candlelight, and roads fall into complete darkness at night. Ninety million sub-Saharan children have no electricity at school,
Call on African Leaders to Increase Health Spending ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, government, protection, suffering, Africa )

- 807 days ago -
Africans suffer from widespread poverty as well as preventable and treatable diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis. However, most African governments don't dedicate a significant percentage of their national budgets on health.
Samsung Providing Solar-Powered Internet Schools To South Africans
Society & Culture  (tags: africa, education, culture, interesting, children, society )

- 1068 days ago -
Samsung's new program to provide solar-powered "internet schools" to African communities has been a big success.
Stop 'Corrective Rape' and Violence Against Lesbian Women in South Africa ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, Africa, rape, lesbians, environment )

- 1421 days ago -
Lesbian women in South Africa live in daily fear of being raped and murdered within their own country for being gay. "Corrective rape," when a man rapes a lesbian woman to "cure" her of lesbianism and "set her straight," is a growing problem
Tell Congress to Help Female African Farmers Produce Food for Their Country ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, environment, food, Africa, women )

- 1515 days ago -
There is no denying that there is a crisis taking place right now in Africa. Countries along the Horn of Africa are facing some of the most devastating times in history. A severe drought, along with the added hurdles of military insurgency, and the lack
Malawi's Muslim Communities Embrace Family Planning
Society & Culture  (tags: world, religion, familyplanning, Islam, Malawi, africa, rights, news, humans, culture, society, education, government, ethics, politics )

- 1568 days ago -
US agencies invited Koranic scholars to determine the permissibility of the practice
Call to the South African Government to Declare "Corrective Rape" a Hate-Crime ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, corrective rape, Africa, hate crimes, violence, women, environment )

- 1780 days ago -
The heinous crime of "Corrective Rape" is prolific in South Africa, especially in the "townships". Corrective Rape is a terminology used wherein a male rapes a lesbian with the aim of turning her heterosexual! Most of the victims are also tortured,
Botswana Government Renews Insults to Bushmen
Society & Culture  (tags: world, africa, society, politics, rights, news, government, prejudice, humans, freedoms, abuse )

- 1795 days ago -
Botswana's minister of environment, wildlife and tourism is the most recent government official to make disparaging remarks about the Kalahari Bushmen.
Chinese Aid Bringing Smiles to Sierra Leone Farmers
Society & Culture  (tags: world, africa, agriculture, aid, culture, politics, society, world, GoodNews, humans )

- 1815 days ago -
"I think I am successful now," says Fanta Jabbah. "I am able to take care of my three children and support my husband; now I have a say in my household.
The True Size and Importance of Africa
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa )

- 1824 days ago -
Don't Overlook Africa! Because of the way flat maps distort the size of countries (the closer they are to the poles, the more distorted they are), most people don't really know just how big the African continent is...
Teenagers Would Rather Contract HIV Than Fall Pregnant
Society & Culture  (tags: africa, hiv/aids, teenage pregnancy, education, culture, ethics, society )

- 1830 days ago -
Teenagers in Namibia are generally more concerned about falling pregnant than being infected with HIV. It's almost as though knowledge of HIV/AIDS plays no role in shaping sexual behaviour amongst sexually active people
Ancestors' Spirits Blamed for Railway Collisions
Society & Culture  (tags: Africa, culture, beliefs, interesting, religion, society )

- 1852 days ago -
Residents of the central Mozambican province of Sofala believe angry ancestral spirits are causing trains to crash into animals after collisions that killed a hippopotamus and 35 head of cattle.

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