Behind the Scenes with Black Lives Matter's Opal Tometi
The murder of Trayvon Benjamin Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of the ‘killer cop' George Zimmerman revealed an already-established fact: the Black race's freedom is only an illusion. Standing on the shoulders of his death, three black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi will rise in 2013 to start a revolutionary movement called Black Lives Matter
Indonesia: Deadly flood forces tens of thousands to leave Jakarta
Indonesian authorities launched a mass evacuation as the floods death toll continued to rise. The flash floods caused landslides and electrocutions in the capital of Jakarta, home to some 30 million people.
Mother of a missing Chibok girl remains hopeful her daughter will return someday
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram extremists. Since then, a number of the girls have either been rescued by the Nigerian Army or freed by the extremist terrorist organization. 112 students remain missing though, and Yana Galang, the mother of one of the girls who has been missing since 2014 remains hopeful of someday seeing her daughter again.
Deplorable state of Nigeria's Correctional Centres
The recent death of five inmates at the Ikoyi custodial centre has once again drawn attention to the state of Nigeria correctional centres and welfare of inmates. They were electrocuted, after an electric wire snapped and fell on a cell. The cell meant to accommodate 35 inmates, housed about 140 of them at the time of the incident.
German nurse receives life sentence for attempted baby murder
A German former nurse has been handed a life sentence for the attempted murder of three babies in her care. She gave them unnecessary injections in order to show off her skills in looking after premature infants.
Spain exhumes former dictator Franco
Forty-four years after his death, the remains of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco are being exhumed from a vast mausoleum in the hills near Madrid and moved to a discreet grave close to the capital.
Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for burning teen girl alive
Nusrat Jahan had reported the principal of a religious school for attempted rape but was then burnt alive for not withdrawing the complaint. Her death sparked public outrage and mass demonstrations.
Confession of a Nigerian serial killer: David West says he killed 15 Women in PH
David West, a 26-year-old suspected serial killer confesses after he was arrested along East-West Road en route Uyo from Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The police said West confessed to killing 15 women.