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  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • Plague outbreak leaves 57 dead, more than 680 infected in Madagascar

    10/17/2017 2:22:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-16-17 | Meera Senthilingam
    The plague outbreak in Madagascar is continuing to spread at unprecedented rates, with 57 deaths and more than 680 cases. The latest figures are from October 12. An estimated 329 of these cases, and 25 deaths, were in the capital, Antananarivo. The cases, reported by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management (BNGRC) in Madagascar, include probable and suspected cases as well those that have been confirmed by laboratory tests. While the country experiences regular outbreaks, with an estimated 400 cases of plague each year, this time things are very different, experts...
  • In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact (When did he become leader of Africa?)

    10/15/2017 10:41:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | October 15, 2017 | Carley Petesch, The Associated Press
    DAKAR, Senegal – Gay rights activist Joseph Achille Tiedjou is worried every day that he will be harassed or arrested in Cameroon. Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support of the Obama administration and the international community. Now many fear the Trump administration will undermine those gains, and that their exposure could make them more vulnerable if support fades. “I have so many worries with the new administration,” the 32-year-old Tiedjou said, pointing out Trump’s ban on...
  • Mob cheers on rape, killing of woman who served ‘forbidden fish’

    10/14/2017 2:01:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10 Oct 17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo — as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood. The atrocity in the main square of Luebo, in the province of Kasaï-Occidental, occurred on April 8 and was captured in stomach-churning video that only emerged this week, France 24 reported. The naked woman is seen being dragged in front of a crowd by members of an armed group claiming allegiance to the Kamuina Nsapu rebel movement. “They said she gave them beans that contained...
  • Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts [Islam in Somalia]

    10/14/2017 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.
  • Reparations for Africans and Their Descendants Explained

    10/09/2017 8:00:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    teleSUR ^ | October 3, 2017
    David Comissiong, chairman of the Caribbean Pan-African Network, has penned a 12-point explainer outlining the campaign for reparations for the legacy of crimes against humanity perpetrated against the sons and daughters of Africa by European nations, the United States and other North American governments. During the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024, the 12 points read as follows: No impunity; validation of our humanity; knowledge of our history; completion of the emancipation process; compensation must be proportionate to the crime; reparations must produce the just society; we Africans must exercise autonomy throughout the process; we...
  • Terrence Williams "You go to Africa, I'll stay here with my white friends"

    10/04/2017 8:05:19 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 11, 2016 | Terrence Williams
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  • Soros Alert: Is the CIA on Our Side? (My Title)

    12/28/2004 3:36:43 PM PST · by Alexander Nevsky · 53 replies · 1,713+ views
    Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily | June 30, 2003 | Gregory R. Copley
    Special Report: US State Dept., CIA War Against Pentagon Breaks Into the Open With Profound Impact on Strategic Policy Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor. Senior bureaucrats in the US Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have begun bringing their "war" with the Department of Defense into the open, strenuously advising foreign leaders to avoid meetings with key US Defense officials. This was particularly evident during the visit of some 12 African leaders to Washington, DC, for the June 24-26, 2003, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) conclave. At least one visiting African head-of-state was told by a...
  • POLL: Was President Trump right to dis-invite The Golden State Warriors from the White House?

    09/23/2017 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 42 replies
    POLL: Was President Trump right to dis-invite The Golden State Warriors from the White House? No, the invitation should remain Yes, the Warriors are anti-American I'm not sure
  • U.N. lends megaphone to Nigerian genocide

    09/21/2017 1:00:59 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Bruce Fein
    U.N. lends megaphone to Nigerian genocide Nigerian genocide holds Christians in bondage ANALYSIS/OPINION: The United Nations will live in infamy for lending its megaphone on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to Nigeria’s elected military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. The Hausa-Fulani Muslim strongman is currently orchestrating genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention against Nigeria’s 50 million Igbo people because of their ethnicity and unwavering devotion to Christianity. Buhari’s genocide marks the culmination of a long train of Biafran subjugation by radical Hausa-Fulani Islamic terrorists. The dictator’s power is anchored to an illegitimate constitution decreed by a military dictator in 1999 to...
  • Zanzibar arrests 20 over homosexuality

    09/16/2017 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Salman · 60 replies
    BBC ^ | 2017-09-16 | BBC staff writer
    Twenty people have been arrested on Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar for alleged homosexuality, police say. The 12 women and eight men were picked up in a hotel where they were receiving training about HIV/Aids education programmes. Earlier this year, authorities banned many private health clinics from providing HIV/Aids services, saying they encouraged gay sex. Homosexuality is a crime in Tanzania. Regional police commander Hassan Ali Nasri said on state television: "They are implicated in homosexuality. We arrested them and are busy interrogating them. The police cannot turn a blind eye to this practice."
  • It’s Time to Teach Students–The Real Slavery Happening Today In Africa and the Middle East

    09/14/2017 7:48:43 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Black Lives Matter students and staff at UVA have denounced the statue of the university founder, Thomas Jefferson, and rather unsurprisingly released a list of demands. As with all of these demands, there is a fair amount of idiocy thrown in with some of the more reasonable ones. But it seems that the entire frenzy of BLM activists, Antifa, and other associated nut jobs are missing a really key lesson – Slavery. Consider this: There are people living as slaves, right now, today, in many parts of the world. If you were really so incensed by the fact that slavery...
  • The BBC's Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations (news in Pidgin)(video only)

    08/26/2017 12:14:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-25-2017 | Dave Cullen
    No. This not a joke. It's real. The BBC has apparently decided Africans are simply too stupid to be expected to learn normal English. So, the news will now be delivered to them in Pidgin as if it is a real language. Would they ever deliver the news in Cockney? How about Leprechaun? Or maybe a heavy redneck Southern drawl?
  • Reverse Missions to the 'Dark Continent': Africa is now sending missionaries to Europe

    08/22/2017 8:52:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/11/2012 | Wallace Henley
    "This is such a dark place."The irony stopped me in my tracks. The speaker was Jonas Kouassi-Zessia, an African émigré to Europe who had planted a church there.In the 19th and 20th centuries Europe – and America – was sending missionaries to Africa. Europeans and Americans referred to Africa as the "Dark Continent." Now, in the eyes of an African Christian leader, it was Europe shrouded in darkness.I recently spent two weeks with Pastor Kouassi-Zessia in Copenhagen, and with his counterparts in Paris. I was there to conduct "Globequake" conferences, focusing on helping churches stay steady and minister effectively in...
  • Thousands of South Sudanese find refuge in Cathedral

    08/20/2017 6:08:50 AM PDT · by cmj328 · 3 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Aug 20, 2017
    Wau, South Sudan, Aug 20, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral in Wau, the country's second largest city. “Those who flee believe that even rebels still fear God and would not slaughter civilians in the backyard of a church,” said Fr. Moses Peter, a priest at St. Mary's, according to IRIN News. “Many other churches have also taken in hundreds of people,” he said. South Sudan has been in the middle of a...
  • ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE: 'WE WILL NOT PROSECUTE KILLERS OF WHITE FARMERS'

    08/19/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • African Americans, slavery and Islam

    08/19/2017 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Tribune Star ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ramachandra B. Abhyankar
    Readers' Forum African Americans, slavery and Islam Many African Americans in the United States have renounced Christianity and embraced Islam, in protest against the enslavement of their ancestors by white Christians in America when slavery was legal in America. This is ironic because Islam supports slavery. The enslavement of Africans under Islam is not only a historical fact, but is something that continues today, in some parts of Africa, and some Islamic countries, since Sharia (Islamic Law) supports slavery. Historically, Islam has enslaved members of all races. o The enslavement of Black Africans by Islam is described in the book...
  • The Fall of South Africa: Zimbabwe 2.0 - LAND GRAB

    08/15/2017 12:19:21 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 8, 2017 | BPS
    (A video by Black Pigeon Speaks on the headlong plunge by South Africa into becoming another Zimbabwe. Describes the war against the whites and how whites are reacting to it.)
  • My best friend and bravest man I ever knew died a week ago today

    08/10/2017 3:01:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 101 replies
    Self ^ | 8-10-17 | Wardaddy
    My best friend since since summer pads training August 1971 at Jackson Prep in Jackson Mississippi died at Driftwood nursing hospice in Long Beach Mississippi on the gulf coast last week. He'd been in hospice first in Jackson then down there since February and his 6 foot 3 frame had wasted from 180 down to 103 after complications from diabetes and heart failure and pancreatic failure and a fungal cyst in his lungs which was inoperable and of course horrific neuropathy all brought on by alcohol abuse which he'd quit too late a few years ago at age 55 His...
  • Arrival of modern humans in Southeast Asia questioned

    08/10/2017 1:54:11 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 8 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/9/17 | University of Queensland
    Humans may have exited out of Africa and arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new study involving University of Queensland researchers suggests. Findings from the Macquarie University-led study also suggest humans could have potentially made the crossing to Australia even earlier than the accepted 60,000 to 65,000 years ago. Dr Gilbert Price of UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences said the dating of a cave site in West Sumatra, called Lida Ajer, provided first evidence for rainforest use of modern humans. "Rainforests aren't the easiest place to make a living, especially for a savannah-adapted...