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Osama bin Laden Killed
President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist responsible for the September 11th attacks.

CNN discusses the military raid that got bin Laden.

Georgia Performance Standards

SS7H2 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia (Middle East) leading to the 21st century.

    d. Explain U.S. presence and interest in Southwest Asia; include the Persian Gulf conflict and invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Violence Over Elections in Nigeria
  April 28, 2011  - The fear of another civil war in Nigeria grows as the Islamic groups in Nigeria risk the security of the citizen. This Tuesday Nigeria continued its path of democracy and held presidential elections, unfortunately there are still those Islamic radicals that took things too far. A bomb was detonated by some Islamic radicals killing three people and wounding several police officers.
This conflict is caused by the artificial borders introduced by the Europeans during Colonialism age. In Nigeria there are the confronting religious groups with different ideas and customs; these groups are the Northern Islamic Radicals and Southern Christian groups.
 The new president who belongs to the Christian groups are asking the citizens of Nigeria for peace. However radical Muslims believe that the election was rigged and are demanding that their leader should be the president of Nigeria.
 You can find more information here.