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Boko Haram campaign shows Twitter´s
power – but is that power dangerous?

Telegraph [UK], by Martha Gill

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/9/2014 5:21:06 PM

The Islamic militant group Boko Haram has been committing atrocities since 2009. They have travelled from village to village, killing and razing buildings to the ground. On February 25th this year, Boko Haram terrorists entered a boarding school and shot students as they slept, gunning them down if they tried to run. Some of the dorms they simply locked and set on fire. They have now killed more than 1,500 people. [Snip] But why only now? Why only for this? “They’ve… kidnapped scores of women and children and attacked dozens of schools over the past year, with little attention from

      


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Boko Haram campaign shows Twitter´s
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Telegraph [UK], by Martha Gill    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/9/2014 5:21:06 PM     Post Reply
The Islamic militant group Boko Haram has been committing atrocities since 2009. They have travelled from village to village, killing and razing buildings to the ground. On February 25th this year, Boko Haram terrorists entered a boarding school and shot students as they slept, gunning them down if they tried to run. Some of the dorms they simply locked and set on fire. They have now killed more than 1,500 people. [Snip] But why only now? Why only for this? “They’ve… kidnapped scores of women and children and attacked dozens of schools over the past year, with little attention from

   

 

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A head of steam appears to be building for further Western intervention in Nigeria, to tackle the terrorist movement Boko Haram. The kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls and the massacre of villagers has caused outrage around the world. More than that, the apparent inability of the Nigerian authorities to find the girls suggests incompetence at best and indifference at worst. [Snip] France, too, is sending agents to help find the girls, and Washington is taking a close interest through a control centre at its embassy in the capital, Abuja. A social media campaign, Bring Back Our Girls, is also helping

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/9/2014 6:28:44 AM     Post Reply
President Obama was heckled on Thursday during a fund-raising speech in San Jose, California as he spoke to supporters about the need to cast their vote to ensure the Senate remains in Democratic control. Reaching the end of his address to tech leaders, Obama was interrupted by a man in the crowd and without missing a step, told him that he should speak to him later because he was ´screwing up the end of my speech.´ The heckler was excitedly shouting about his freedoms as a voter, to which the president replied he completely agreed, ´although, why don´t we talk

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US Secretary of State John Kerry says a specialist team is set to start work in Nigeria to help find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants. He said the US team, working with the Nigerian government, would do everything possible to free the girls. Earlier, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he hoped "a turning point" had been reached in the fight against Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. [Snip] "Our inter-agency team is hitting the ground in Nigeria now and they are going to be working in concert with President Goodluck Jonathan´s government to do everything that we possibly can to return these

   

 

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