As Nigeria and the world reflects on the kidnapping of 329 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, on April 14, 2014, by militants from the radical jihadist group Boko Haram, the jihadists control large areas of northeastern Nigeria and reportedly killed at least 24 people on Easter Sunday in the Borno village of Kwajafa.
Africa’s most populous nation appears to have achieved a peaceful, historic transfer of power, and averted — at least for now — bloody civil war. But the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram continues its attacks and Nigeria’s tenuous peace faces many challenges.
Marxist-Leninist Arab terrorist Leila Khaled, most infamous for hijacking a European airliner, is on tour in South Africa promoting boycotts and sanctions against the State of Israel. Among other controversial stops on her schedule, Khaled will speak to the veterans of the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC) terror wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, which was led by admitted Communist Party leader Nelson Mandela at the height of its bloody Soviet-backed terror spree across Southern Africa. The hijacker’s tour has been well received among South Africa’s ruling establishment, which includes the ANC in a ruling alliance with the Communist Party (SACP) and a communist-dominated coalition of labor unions known as COSATU. However, Jewish groups, anti-terrorism activists, and elements of the increasingly embattled European-descent minority are starting to speak out.
As if to highlight for humanity the danger of the regional regimes proliferating across the world, ruthless Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe — among the most brutal tyrants on a planet packed with despots — was selected to serve as chairman of the so-called African Union. While much of the world was horrified by the news, fellow African rulers and even United Nations boss Ban Ki-moon were celebrating the power transfer in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa. The Zimbabwean tyrant said “climate change,” “development,” attacking Israel, “terrorism,” “gender equality,” and more would be among his top priorities as chief of the continental regime. The "former" terrorist even touted his ethnic cleansing and thievery masquerading as “land reform” as a model for Africa.
As outrage and unrest in Mali against the brutal United Nations military occupation grow stronger, UN troops responded to civilian protests this week by shooting and killing unarmed demonstrators, according to witnesses quoted in international media reports and a UN spokesman. While reports vary, at least three protesters were reportedly killed and many more wounded, with other sources reporting that even more civilians have been massacred by UN “peacekeepers” amid the recent unrest. In fact, as The New American reported in early 2013, UN-backed military forces in Mali have also been involved in widespread summary executions and mass human-rights abuses directed at the civilian population. Increasingly brutal UN forces have also been implicated in atrocities — murder, rape, and more; even against children — all across Africa and beyond.