Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Chadian soldiers patrol in Fotokol in Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria,
on their way to Gamboru, on February 3, 2015
DAMASAK, NIGERIA: Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge, a Reuters witness said.
In what appeared to be an execution site for the Islamist group, the bodies were strewn beneath the concrete bridge on one of the main roads leading out of the town. At least one had its head completely severed.
Read the article here.
Related reading: Chad's President Hunting Boko Haram Leader; Boko Haram Leader, “Abubakar Shekau” Reportedly In Nigerian Government Custody; Boko Haram Militants Kill their "Wives"
Monday, March 9, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
|President Idriss Deby|
Chadian President Idriss Deby on Wednesday vowed to “wipe out” Boko Haram and called on the group’s chief Abubakar Shekau to give himself up, warning that he knew where the militant leader was hiding.
“It is in Abubakar Shekau’s interest to surrender, we know where he is. If he refuses to give himself up, he will suffer the same fate as his comrades,” Deby said at a press conference with his visiting Niger counterpart.
Deby said Shekau had fled the strategic northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa after Boko Haram fighters were chased out of the town by Chadian troops in fierce clashes last month.
The Chadian army at the time said two of its soldiers and 117 Boko Haram Islamists were killed in the fighting around Dikwa in Nigeria’s Borno state on February 17.
Read more here.
On March 8, 2015, Chad and Niger announced a joint campaign against Boko Haram.
Related: Boko Haram Leader, “Abubakar Shekau” Reportedly In Nigerian Government Custody
Saturday, February 28, 2015
S. L. Young
Ethics is a topic that's often discussed by parents, schools, organizations, and employers. These discussions usually teach individuals about the importance of being ethical: what does it mean; why is it important; what are the costs of unethical activities? This subject matter must be taught; however, the toughest parts of being ethical are almost never discussed. That is... what are the emotional, physiological, and moral challenges that individuals who don't want to be complicit to unethical behavior experience?
Before exploring the affects of wanting to be ethical, the reason that ethics is important must be reviewed.
Ethics are behavioral standards that individuals, organizations, and societies apply and generally adhere to as acceptable. Without ethical standards, there can be numerous variables used to determine if something is right or wrong, good or bad. Notwithstanding these random variables, there are always individual considerations based on experiential learning; however, an individual's ethical standards are normally defined and developed by family, religious beliefs, friends, and societal practices. These standards provide common operating practices that are used to define the limits of acceptable behavior.
Generally, individuals know whether something is right or wrong. Although, there are times that ethical decisions will require additional consideration, input, or sometimes assistance to make the appropriate choice. The challenge - many times - is whenever a decision is within an unclear range or the biggest test is making a decision about whether to get involved to resolve a known ethical issue. During these times, individuals can experience an internal battle while attempting to make an ethical decision.
This post originally appeared on S. L. Young's blog on his website at:www.slyoung.com
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
|Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo|
“African values are not on sale,” the new Chairman of Communications for the African bishops has said.
But Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Oyo, Nigeria, is convinced they are under threat from what Pope Francis has called an “ideological colonization” that is seeking to destroy the family.
It's so bad, he says, that the United States has made clear it will not help Nigeria fight the Boko Haram terror group unless the country modify its laws regarding homosexuality, family planning and birth-control.
Read it all here.
Related reading: Abduction of Coptic Women; Boko Haram Slaughters 43 Christian School Children; Boko Haram Murders Christian Pastor and Muslim Cleric; Nigerian Speaks on Boko Haram; Boko Haram Butchers Christian Factory Workers; Boko Haram Murders 9 Polio Workers; North Korean Doctors Murdered by Boko Haram; Boko Haram is a Terrorist Group; Nigerian Muslims Condemn Boko Haram; Maiduguri Buckles Under Boko Haram Pressure; Boko Haram to Christians: Convert or Die
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
“The most pressing question on the problem of faith is whether a man as a civilized being can believe in the divinity of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, for therein rests the whole of our faith.”--Fyodor Dostoevsky