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  • Mattis Erupts Over Niger Inquiry and Army Revisits Who Is to Blame

    12/07/2018 2:25:28 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2018 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was livid last month when he summoned top military officials to a video conference at the Pentagon to press them about an investigation into a 2017 ambush in Niger that killed four Americans on a Green Beret team. His anger, Pentagon officials said, came from seeing news reports that junior officers were being reprimanded for the botched Niger mission while the officers directly above them were not. Days later, a senior officer who had largely escaped punishment was told he would be reprimanded. Another senior officer’s actions before and around the time of the mission were...
  • US Woman Survives Hippo Attack on Safari in Zimbabwe

    12/06/2018 11:35:03 AM PST · by Simon Green · 59 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 12/06/18 | Jessica Puckett
    About 500 people are killed in hippopotamus attacks each year. On Saturday, Kristen Yaldor was almost one of them. The 37-year-old American woman was on a river safari tour with her husband, Ryan, when she was suddenly attacked by a hippo that was said to be protecting her calf. The couple was on a guided canoe safari on Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River. Led by tour operator Wild Horizons, the safari group had three guests and two guides. While canoeing down the river, one of the guides spotted the hippo on the river’s right bank. He reportedly instructed the group to paddle...
  • Utah couple narrowly escape gang of machete-wielding bandits in Kenya

    12/06/2018 10:42:53 AM PST · by ETL · 60 replies
    FoxNews.om ^ | Dec 6, 2018
    Bryant Swenson and his wife Lauren, from Utah, were driving near Mai Mahiu on November 30 when three masked men attacked their car. The couple, who moved to Nairobi with their three children to open a CrossFit gym, spotted a white van which the gangsters are believed to have been trying to rob. Bryant said in a Facebook post about the attempted robbery, that one of the men was carrying a gun but “couldn't get it out of his waistbelt in time”. As the bandits rushed towards their Toyota Land Cruiser, Bryant had to reverse backwards to give himself time...
  • REAL LIFE PLANET OF THE APES:African island inhabited by super aggressive ‘monster’ chimps...

    12/05/2018 6:45:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 4th December 2018, 12:31 pm Updated: 4th December 2018, 5:17 pm | By Jon Lockett
    THIS is the secret African island inhabited by super aggressive "monster'" chimps all freed from a US testing laboratory. The apes -who are infected with contagious diseases- were abandoned on the Liberian river island after being released by their captors. The jungle wilderness - known to locals as ‘Monkey Island’ - is now home to more than 60 chimps who are notoriously protective of its shores. Many of the animals are said to be "super aggressive"and those living nearby are terrified to go there for fear of being attacked. Only a select few locals - who regularly take the apes...
  • MEMORY LANE---Hillary's State Dept Aide Shared Classified state Dept Info With Clinton Foundation

    02/07/2018 11:46:27 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Alana Goodman, Free Beacon
    THE STATE DEPT PAPER TRAIL---- Hillary/s State Dept Aide Shared Classified state Dept Info With Clinton Foundation 2012 Email Shows Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills sent info marked confidential to Clinton Foundation A key aide of Hillary Clinton emailed classified information about the government in Congo to a staffer at the Clinton Foundation in 2012, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Cheryl Mills, Clinton/s chief of staff at the State Department, sent the email to the Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy director, Amitabh Desai, on July 12, 2012. The message, which was originally obtained by...
  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskom’s warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africa’s power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage that’s scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

    11/29/2018 4:08:29 PM PST · by ETL · 70 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Maya Wei-Haas
    On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed vast oceans, humming across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, and even Hawaii nearly 11,000 miles away. These waves didn't just zip by; they rang for more than 20 minutes. And yet, it seems, no human felt them. Only one person noticed the odd signal on the...
  • The First Men And Women From The Canary Islands Were Berbers

    10/23/2009 8:30:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 942+ views
    Science News ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology via Eurekalert
    A team of Spanish and Portuguese researchers has carried out molecular genetic analysis of the Y chromosome (transmitted only by males) of the aboriginal population of the Canary Islands to determine their origin and the extent to which they have survived in the current population. The results suggest a North African origin for these paternal lineages which, unlike maternal lineages, have declined to the point of being practically replaced today by European lineages... Although contribution is now mainly European, scientists state that North African and Sub-Saharan contribution was higher in the 17th and 18th centuries. The explanation as to why...
  • Two honey badgers take on three lions by snarling and hissing at them until they ran away

    11/23/2018 3:09:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2018 | Chris Dyer
    This is the incredible moment two honey badgers took on three lions who then ran away from the tiny aggressors. The small badgers were confronted with the much larger predators on a dirt road on a safari in South Africa. But instead of running away from the 'Kings of the Jungle' the brave carnivores were not intimidated and stood their ground. The pair of black and white weasel-like mammals hissed and snarled at the lions so much the trio were scared off and ran away.
  • France urged to return looted African art treasures

    11/22/2018 4:42:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 40 replies
    The Local France ^ | 21 November 2018 | AFP
    Experts appointed by President Emmanuel Macron will advise him on Friday to allow the return of thousands of African artworks held in French museums, a radical shift in policy which could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of their cultural treasures, but French law strictly forbids the government from ceding state property, even in well-documented cases of pillaging. But in a speech in Burkina Faso in November last year, Macron said "Africa's heritage cannot just be in European private collections and museums." He later asked French art historian Benedicte Savoy...
  • Indigenous People of French Island Now a Minority Due to Mass Illegal Migration

    11/21/2018 11:05:31 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The French overseas region of Mayotte has reported that the indigenous Shimaore-speakers of the island have now become a minority due to the rapidly rising number of illegal migrants arriving on the island in recent years. The island, which is located off the coast of Mozambique, is a French department with an MP sitting in the French National Assembly. Mayotte’s MP Mansour Kamardine, a member of the conservative Republicans, has sounded the alarm on the situation saying that the island has experienced a four per cent population growth per year due to mass migration, Franceinfo reports. “Now it’s official: The...
  • At least 42 dead in cathedral attack in Central African Republic

    11/18/2018 7:20:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 11.16.18
    Alindao, Central African Republic, Nov 16, 2018 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports. At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 attack. Some unofficial estimates have said the death toll could reach as high as 100. Many of the people killed were refugees sheltering at the Church. The CAR has suffered violence since December 2012, when several bands of mainly Muslim rebel groups formed an alliance, taking the name...
  • Abortionist accused of raping patients and drinking on the job

    11/13/2018 9:00:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | November 9, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser |
    A Kenyan abortionist whom African media calls a “quack” and a “fake doctor” is officially a wanted man, for allegations of running an illegal abortion facility and even committing sexual assault against his patients while they were sedated. James Mugo Ndichu, also known as Mugo Wa Wairimu, was accused three years ago of raping his patients, so he abandoned his former facility and moved to another one, where authorities believe the abortionist has continued with his criminal ways. “We are looking for Mr Wairimu and we ask him to present himself to the police for questioning,” said Musa Yego, boss...
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • Scientists discover huge mega tsunami 73,000 years ago. Could it happen again?

    10/04/2015 7:00:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Story Hinckley
    Waves the size of the Chrysler building may seem like they belong in a movie trailer, but scientists have recently found that megatsunamis are all too real. Scientists say that 73,000 years ago, a large flank (or slope) from the volcanic island Fogo in the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa fell into the ocean and triggered a tsunami that could – quite literally – move mountains. “You’re displacing a huge mass, which must generate movement of water,” Ricardo Ramalho, the lead researcher behind the study, told The Washington Post. “And in the case of volcanic flank collapses...
  • Anger as Youth Employment Service registration excludes whites [South Africa]

    11/08/2018 7:48:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Briefly ^ | November 6, 2018 | Ria Stark
    The YES (Youth Employment Service) 4 Youth initiative is embroiled in controversy over its registration process that allegedly excludes white South Africans. The government partnered youth employment initiative is a job creation programme. It involves a partnership between government and labour. It hopes to combat the country's rising unemployment rate.
  • Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

    11/08/2018 7:41:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2018
    More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 13

    10/31/2018 6:21:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reliefweb ^ | 10-30-18 | WHO
    Since WHO’s last situation report issued on 23 October 2018 (External Situation Report 12), an additional 36 new confirmed EVD cases and 19 new deaths have been reported. As of 28 October 2018, a total of 274 confirmed and probable EVD cases, including 174 deaths, have been reported – a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 63.5%. Among the 274 cases, 239 are confirmed and 35 are probable cases. Of the 174 deaths reported since the beginning of the outbreak, 139 were among confirmed cases and 35 among probable cases. The proportion of deaths among confirmed cases is 58.2% (139/239). On...
  • America's Historic Immigration Policy vs Modern Expectations

    10/28/2018 7:56:21 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/28/18 | Blonde
    A brief history lesson about American immigration, the hypocrisy of open borders advocates, and a call to stand up for the United States and a patriotic immigration system.
  • Report: Terrorists Exploit Food Stamps To Fund Domestic, International Attacks

    10/27/2018 8:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 25, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The report provided numerous examples of fraudsters exploiting the food stamp program to fund terrorist activities. A grocery store owner in Chicago was imprisoned in 2006 for stealing $1.4 million through food stamp fraud and aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2010, two Somali store owners in Michigan pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud and running an unlicensed money transfer business that sent money to “hot spots” in the Middle East and Africa. In Indianapolis, a ring of convenience stores bought food stamps from customers for 50 cents on the dollar. The ringleader was arrested on a return flight from...