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  • Germany Says 100 Million African Refugees Could Head North

    06/19/2017 5:37:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 111 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/18/2017 | Jacob Bojesson
    German Development Minister Gerd Muller warned Sunday that up to 100 million Africans could head north as economic and climate refugees. Germany is making a push to promote peace and investment in Africa at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. Muller believes unprecedented migrant populations could head for Europe if climate goals aren’t met and the economic outlook in Africa remains the same. “If we continue as before, people in many parts of Africa have no other chance than to get to us,” Muller, a member of the Christian Social Union, told German tabloid Bild am Sonntag. “If we...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort

    06/18/2017 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies ^ | 6/18/17 | Paddy Dinham
    Full Title.................BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort popular with Western tourists'.........An African holiday resort popular with Western tourists has reportedly been stormed by gunmen. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the Le Campement facility, on the edge of Bamako, where smoke was also seen billowed high into the air. It is not yet known if there are any casualties from the incident.
  • Is the American dream still valid for millions who cross the sea?

    06/17/2017 4:34:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Nairobi Standard ^ | June 18, 2017 | X.N. Iraki
    Lupita Nyong'o, the Oscar award-winning actress, once said every dream is valid. It has become one of the most original quotations from Kenya. Without being so scientific, could we try to falsify this proposition and ask: Is the American dream valid? First, what is the American dream? The Collins Dictionary defines it as, “the notion that the American social, economic and political system makes success possible for every individual”. Another definition is “the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination and initiative.” Kimberly Amadeo traces the term to...
  • Some 3,000 African Migrants Arrive in Italy, Amid Growing Tensions Between Libya and NGOs

    06/13/2017 7:43:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Between Saturday and Sunday, some 2,850 African migrants were shuttled to Italy in 23 different rescue operations carried out by the Italian Coast Guard and various NGOs. Eleven different rescue operations were carried out Saturday, resulting in a total of some 1,200 migrants being brought to Italian shores, while on Sunday another 1.650 more were added to their number in the course of 12 different interventions. The operations took place amid a brewing conflict between the Libyan Navy and various NGOs. On Sunday, the Navy announced it had driven a number of NGO vessels out of Libya’s territorial waters and...

    05/29/2017 10:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 28, 2017 | Arianna Herriott
    In a passionate speech on Feb. 28, 2017, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, encouraged members of South Africa’s Parliament to stand for radical change and take back their land from the whites. Malema encouraged the people to vote in favor of amending the constitution in order to allow the land to be expropriated without compensation. Whites originally took the land during colonialism and still own a majority of it. Malema incited Black people to fight against the white dominance and take back the land that is theirs. This Atlanta Black Star video highlights the EFF’s determined efforts...
  • Look Where Christianity is on Fire!

    05/28/2017 3:47:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 05/28/2017 | LEO HOHMANN
    A new study reflects a historic population shift that has been years in the making and indicates that Christianity’s future lies less in America or Europe and more in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2060, a plurality of the world’s Christians – more than 40 percent – will call sub-Saharan Africa home, up from 26 percent in 2015, according to the new analysis of demographic data by Pew. At the same time, the share of Christians living in many other regions – notably Europe – is projected to further decline, even as the Muslim population there continues to rise. “This shift in...
  • Uhuru meets Trump and Kenyans are excited: History in itself [PHOTOS]

    05/26/2017 11:36:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Zipo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jane Zawadi
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, May 26, met US President Donald Trump for the first time since the latter was elected President of the most powerful country in the world, in Taormina, Italy. President Kenyatta, in the company of several other world leaders, lined up at the steps of the summit hall to greet Trump and his wife Melania aka FLOTUS. After a warm hand shake between Uhuru and Trump, the two leaders had a briefly extended conversation. Uhuru becomes the first sitting Kenyan president to meet two sitting US presidents in his tenure after hosting Barrack Obama in Kenya...
  • Can You Actually Afford To Be A Polygamist? Here's What It Takes.

    05/26/2017 6:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | May 26, 2017 | Zongile Nhlapo
    Vusumuzi Mthembu, writing on polygamy in the Nguni culture, said: "Bathi asiganwe umfazi ngamunye. Lezi zintombi ezingangotshani zizophelelaphi? Ziyogana izinyamazane? Phinde!" Translated, it says "They say we must be married to one wife. What will then happen to these many women? Who will they marry? Deers? Never!" Perhaps the question Vusumuzi would have to answer today is: "If we want to marry many wives, can we afford to?" And this is what the University of KwaZulu-Natal's cultural expert, Gugu Mkhize says all polygamists-to-be must consider -- the financial implications of the practice. "Polygamy seems not viable in the 21st century...
  • First human ancestor not African, German research team claims

    05/22/2017 10:25:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 22 May 2017 20:00 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    The lineage of humans and apes possibly split at a point several hundred thousand years earlier than currently assumed — and in the eastern Mediterranean rather than sub-Saharan Africa, a German research team claim. After studying the only two fossils found that belong to the hominid Graecopithecus freybergi, researchers at the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) in Tübingen came to the remarkable conclusion announced on Monday, and set to be published in the PLOS One magazine. Hominids include humans and our ancestors, plus apes and their predecessors. Scientists have still to definitively prove when the lineage of...
  • The war you’ve never heard of

    05/19/2017 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Vice News ^ | 18 May 2017 | Nick Turse
    Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly 100 missions at any given time — in Africa alone. It’s the latest sign of the military’s quiet but ever-expanding presence on the continent, one that represents the most dramatic growth in the deployment of America’s elite troops to any region of the...
  • Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week: Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

    05/19/2017 6:37:58 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-19-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 people who were infected during the outbreak in 2014, the infection rate has spiked over 800% in just the last seven days, with at least nine new cases reported in the last 24 hours: The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an...
  • Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

    05/19/2017 1:46:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-18-19 | DENISE GRADY
    The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the disease since April 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The W.H.O. was criticized for responding too slowly to an outbreak in West Africa in 2014 that left more than 11,000 people dead, and Dr. Peter Salama, the executive director of the organization’s health emergencies program, said at a briefing that it was essential to “never, ever underestimate Ebola” and to “make sure we have...
  • Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

    05/14/2017 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 13 May 2017 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man who had made him a slave. Unembarrassed and unrepentant, the smuggler was still touting for business among the crowds flooding into Agadez, an oasis town on the fringe of the Sahara desert in central Niger that has for centuries been a trading centre and gateway to shifting paths across the desert. “I told him ‘my friend died in Libya because of you’,” Yusuf said a few...
  • TWILIGHT ZONE: Mexicans Are Upset About Immigrants Bringing Crime To Their City

    05/10/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Residents of a Mexican city are upset about immigrants causing crime, according to a Tuesday report from El Universal. The report said that there was a press conference was held in Tapachula by a leader of a local group called: “For a different Mexico.” The group’s president, Victorino Alvarez Fuentes, said that immigrants were also masturbating in public and sexually assaulting women and minors. Tapachula is near the Guatemalan border and besides immigrants from Central American countries, there has been a recent influx of African immigrants entering Mexico seeking to eventually get to the U.S. The El Universal story centered...
  • Uhuru hires data firm behind Trump, Brexit victories (Mercer & Bannon's company in Kenya)

    05/10/2017 12:08:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Star ^ | May 10, 2017 | Gideon Keter
    Jubilee has contracted the services of global data mining company Cambridge Analytica in the run-up to the August presidential election. The party will also use the British PR firm BTP Advisers that successfully managed the TNA campaign that brought President Uhuru Kenyatta to power in 2013. READ: Uhuru sets up six strategic teams to run his re-election Cambridge Analytica is credited with helping President Trump to win the American presidential election last November and with helping the Leave side to win in the Brexit referendum in the UK last June. It has been described as a "psychological warfare firm". CA,...
  • Early humans co-existed in Africa with human-like species 300,000 years ago

    05/09/2017 7:36:09 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    Rooters/Yahoo ^ | 9 May 2017 | Ed Stoddard
    KROMDRAAI, South Africa (Reuters) - Scientists unveiled the first evidence on Tuesday that early humans co-existed in Africa 300,000 years ago with a small-brained human-like species thought to already be extinct on the continent at that time. The findings, published in three papers in the journal "eLife", raise fresh questions about human evolution, including the prospect that behaviours previously attributed to humans may have been developed by hominin precursors of Homo sapiens. Hominins are an extinct group of the same genus as humans, the only surviving members of that category today. Man's nearest living relatives, chimpanzees and gorillas, are further...
  • To Create True, Lasting Wealth and Power, Black People Must Adopt a ‘Cooperative’ Mindset

    05/06/2017 7:48:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 6, 2017 | Aaron James
    One of the mistakes the Black “conscious community” keeps making is promoting the concept that we all need to be entrepreneurs and that Black people shouldn’t be relying on government jobs and weekly paychecks. We are advised by these well-meaning people that we all should be starting businesses instead. While this is a noble aspiration, it is only partly true. Black people are too far behind in the global economic game — and that is precisely what it is, a ruthless game — to simply have each Black person start a business and have that individualistic act alone solve our...
  • Somalia’s youngest cabinet minister has been shot dead [Islamophobia in Africa!]

    05/04/2017 7:22:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Quartz ^ | 5/4/17 | Abdi Latif Dahir
    Somalia’s government is investigating the killing of Abass Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, a rising young politician in the country, who was shot dead in an apparent accident by the bodyguards of another government official on Wednesday night.... .... the security team of the country’s auditor general, Nur Farah, opened fire on the car he was travelling in. Farah has said that his guards thought the vehicle was transporting a suicide bomber. At 31 years old, Siraji, the minister of public works and reconstruction, was Somalia’s youngest member of cabinet.
  • Why South Africa is Still the Most Unequal Country on the Planet

    04/29/2017 8:18:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    After the ending of Apartheid, South Africa looked set to become the driving force of the African continent. It had the developed world’s support behind it, popular support from almost everyone, and yet it has sunk to the very bottom of the world’s equality rankings (in terms of economic disparity). And it’s not only economically that South Africa is struggling. Political corruption is rife, violence is high, and the threat of insurrection is never far away. When the charismatic Mandela came to power as the head of the African National Congress (ANC, the present ruling party), many in the Western...
  • Is South Africa heading for civil war? The country is lurching ever closer to conflict [tr]

    04/29/2017 6:27:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 28, 2017 | Andrew Malone
    On stage in a stadium in Soweto, the township at the heart of the uprising against apartheid, South Africa’s president, in a green and gold leather jacket, was dancing a Zulu war jig. A court order against ‘hate speech’ meant Jacob Zuma, a former cattle herder, was banned from singing his favourite ‘liberation’ songs, including Bring Me My Machine Gun and Shoot The Boer. But, after listening to speeches in which a succession of obsequious cronies described him as a ‘giant’ alongside African leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Zuma delighted supporters at his 75th birthday celebrations a few days ago...