Boko Haram Leader Really Did Kill Himself, Audio Message Says

“The good news from the audio is that Shekau’s death is not even close to unifying Boko Haram,” Audu Bulama Bukarti, an expert on extremist groups in Africa at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, said on Twitter. “These repugnant terrorists will eat up themselves by killing each other.”

He said that while it was unclear who is now leading Boko Haram, some fighters loyal to Mr. Shekau have begun a counterattack, killing ISWAP members and abducting their wives and children.

Mr. Shekau came to lead Boko Haram after its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed in police custody in …

Apple’s iOS 15 will come with better privacy for people who pay for it

Apple announced on Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that its upcoming iOS 15 update will give iPhone users even more insight and control over their own data. Among other updates, you’ll soon be able to see who your apps are sharing your data with; you’ll be able to stop trackers from detecting if and when you open emails; and you’ll be able to keep your internet activity more private. This is good news for you, but not great news for the data brokers that use your data to make money.

To illustrate just how seriously Apple takes …

Fashion Bombshell of the Day: Diamond from Alabama

Hey Bombshells! Today’s Fashion Bombshell of the Day is Diamond from Alabama, check her out below.

She says, “My style mimics simplicity with a little bit of edge. I am a true advocate for less is more. I allow my style to say who I am, before I do.”

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In Mexico Election, President’s Grip on Congress Slips

MEXICO CITY — Voters in Mexico tapped the brakes on President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ambitious plans to overhaul the country’s economy and society by narrowing his leftist coalition’s majority in Congress in midterm elections on Sunday.

The governing Morena party was expected to hold between 190 and 203 seats in Mexico’s lower house of Congress, a decline of up to 60 lawmakers, according to preliminary results released late on Sunday night by the country’s electoral board.

Although Morena, together with allies, will still be the dominant force in the 500-seat legislature, the coalition is expected to fall well short

The first big cruise ship allowing American passengers sets sail after a year

(CNN) — The first major cruise ship open to North Americans since the industry paused over a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic set sail on Saturday.

Celebrity Millennium, part of the Celebrity Cruises line owned by Royal Caribbean Group, sailed from Philipsburg, St. Maarten with paying passengers on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Royal Caribbean has not held cruises since March 2020.

“Today, we sail, again! This is such a significant moment for our company, our industry and the Caribbean. That this day has finally arrived for our guests and our crew is truly special — beyond words, really,”

Chasing TikTok Dreams in the ‘New Black Hollywood’

Producer/Director Lora Moftah
Reporter Taylor Lorenz

Watch on Friday, June 4, at 10 p.m. on FX and streaming on Hulu.

Kaychelle wants to be on TV. Rob’s chasing a million followers and a screenplay deal. Khamyra seeks financial independence, while Tray wants to earn enough money that his mother never has to work another day in her life.

To make their dreams come true, they’ve combined forces with other self-styled influencers at Collab Crib, a group house that doubles as a video studio in Atlanta, where a concentration of talent has helped attract other