• Nigeria Oct 22, 2020

    Nigerian Forces Killed 12 Peaceful Protesters, Amnesty Says

    Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality.

  • San Diego Oct 3, 2019

    Opponents and Supporters Clash Over National City Pet Store Law

    Opponents of a new National City law banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits took another step Wednesday in their fight to overturn the law.

  • New York Sep 29, 2019

    Thousands Attend Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

    More than 60,000 people packed Central Park on Saturday for the Global Citizen Festival, an annual event that mixes musical performances with activism aimed at ending poverty throughout the world by 2030, NBC News reports. Artists such as Queen, Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Pharell Williams and OneRepublic took the stage during the five-hour festival, which comes on the heels of...

  • Europe Sep 27, 2019

    Stars, Global Citizen Founder Outline Massive 2020 Concert

    The annual Global Citizen Festival is happening this weekend in New York but founder Hugh Evans is thinking bigger. He’s enlisted some of the world’s top talent including Hugh Jackman, Pharrell, Chris Martin and Metallica, to kick off a yearlong campaign called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. “It is a massive movement,” said Jackman, who will co-host Saturday’s Global...

  • Africa Mar 14, 2019

    Nigeria Halts Search a Day After School Collapses; 8 Dead

    Nigerian officials on Thursday halted search efforts a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside. The death toll was eight and could rise. As some anguished families protested and sifted through the rubble for any sign of their children, National Emergency Management Agency official Ibrahim Farinloye said workers had reached the foundation...

  • Africa Mar 14, 2019

    Dozens Trapped in Nigeria School Collapse, at Least 8 Dead

    Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that collapsed Wednesday in Nigeria’s densely populated commercial capital, Lagos. At least eight people were confirmed dead and 37 others were rescued alive. Anguished families crowded around the flattened remains of the building, which housed...

  • President Apr 14, 2017

    Nigeria Marks 3 Years Since Schoolgirls' Mass Abduction

    Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. Activists were expected to rally in the capital, Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos to urge President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to do more to free the nearly 200 schoolgirls who...

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