Ethiopia’s First Female President

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Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed the country’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde in a unanimous decision. Prime Minister Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega tweeted, “In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalizes women as decision-makers in public life.” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed filled his cabinet with …

ISIS Expands After Bloody Massacre

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Photo by Quapan via Flickr Islamic terrorist group ISIS seized their fourth Libyan city after the fatal shooting and beheading of around 300 Syrian soldiers, women, children, and the elderly civilians on Sunday. This act of violence adds to the militant group’s power as their control over Syria continues to extend across the Mediterranean coast.   Bin Jawad, a town …

Syrian Towns Finally Receive Aid After Months Without Provisions

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Help has finally been come to the people of Madaya, Syria who have been prevent by pro-government forces from receiving adequate food supplies since October. On Monday International Red Cross aids arrived in the Syrian town, home to about 42,000 people. There they found scores of malnourished civilians, describing the scene as a horrific and an unacceptable. The pro-government forces established blockades of multiple …

Islamic Insurgents Kill Citizens In Mali Hotel

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Photo by Levan Verdzeuli via Flickr   Around 7am Friday, gunmen from an Islamic extremist group, believed to be affiliated with Al Qaeda, invaded the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali, West Africa. The gunmen held over 100 people hostage and killed over 20 civilians, including at least 1 American. It is not known exactly who is behind the attacks, however authorities speculate …