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  • Nigeria: Another Forgotten–Or Ignored–Jihad

    04/17/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 17 April 2014 | Unattributed
    There is an unfortunate tendency in the West to downplay the threat from Jihad. This is especially true when the acts of Jihad occur in the Third World and especially when the victims are non-white and poor. This week has provided us with prime examples of this in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has continued its Jihadist terror with horrific attacks which have been little more than an afterthought in US and other Western media. 72 killed, 133 wounded, 129 young schoolgirls kidnapped, all since Monday...had this happened in Europe or the US, it would have stopped all activity. But it's...
  • Suspected Islamic militants abduct 100 female students from school in northeast Nigeria

    04/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    AP ^ | ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ | HARUNA UMAR
    Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, ... Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group — whose name means "Western education is forbidden" — has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They have also made daring raids on military barracks and...
  • Remembering a massacre [Anniversary of Democrat Clinton ignoring murder of 800,000 Africans]

    04/15/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Jamie Dean
    Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence. Roger Winter arrived in Rwanda shortly after one of the worst genocides in modern history began unfolding in April 1994. His self-imposed task as director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees: document atrocity. Two decades later, his memories are vivid: “What you see in photographs, I see in my mind frequently. You really don’t lose it.” This April marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide—an abominable campaign of violence that left some 800,000 victims dead in 100 days....
  • Pope presses anti-AIDS chastity strategy in Africa

    04/07/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV. Francis was speaking Monday at the Vatican to bishops from Tanzania. Many non-Catholic health care workers advocate condoms as an important weapon to fight the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The Vatican opposes condom use because church teaching forbids contraception. Francis praised church health care workers in Africa who care for those with HIV/AIDS and "all who strive diligently to educate people in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity." In 2010, Pope...
  • Ethiopian Lawmakers to Pass Bill Deemed 'Anti-Gay' (boo hoo)

    04/03/2014 5:04:31 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 03/25/14 | Elias Meseret
    Ethiopia's lawmakers are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country's amnesty law, a measure that continues a trend of anti-gay legislation across Africa. The bill, endorsed last week by Ethiopia's Cabinet, is widely expected to pass when lawmakers put it to a vote next week. Homosexuality is criminalized in 38 African countries, about 70 percent of the continent, according to Amnesty International. Uganda and Nigeria have recently strengthened criminal penalties against homosexuals. In Ethiopia, same-sex acts are illegal and punishable by up to 15 years in prison. A 25-year...
  • Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

    03/31/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    ABC/YAHOO ^ | 3-31-14 | By ABC News 4 hours ago
    Conakry (AFP) - Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion. Guinea's health ministry this year has reported 122 "suspicious cases" of viral haemorrhagic fever, including 78 deaths, with 22 of the samples taken from patients testing positive for the highly contagious tropical pathogen. "We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry," Mariano Lugli, the organisation's coordinator in...
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?

    03/29/2014 7:15:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 03/28/2014 | Peter Dörrie
    Governments from Uganda to Angola are investing billions in state-of-the-art combat aircraft—and it’s not clear why Africa’s air forces are on a buying spree. Flush with oil cash, many African states are investing heavily in modern multirole jet fighters, deadly helicopter gunship and even sophisticated air-defense systems with radars and surface-to-air missiles. The deals are worth hundreds of millions of dollars in countries still lacking many basic social services. So it’s worth asking exactly what Uganda, Angola, Sudan and the like are planning to do with their new air forces. Some of the most interesting acquisitions involve modern, or modernized,...
  • Exclusive: Russia threatened countries ahead of UN vote on Ukraine - envoys

    03/28/2014 3:59:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia threatened several Eastern European and Central Asian states with retaliation if they voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution this week declaring invalid Crimea's referendum on seceding from Ukraine, U.N. diplomats said. According to interviews with U.N. diplomats, most of whom preferred to speak on condition of anonymity for fear of angering Moscow, the targets of Russian threats included Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as a number of African countries
  • An African seeking refuge and understanding finds neither in Israel

    03/26/2014 5:36:54 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 12 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | 03/26/14 | ( Kate Linthicum
    <p>Mutasim Ali, left, seen during a recent protest in Tel Aviv's Lewinsky Park, is the public face of an estimated 55,000-strong African immigrant population that some in Israel wish would quietly disappear.</p> <p>Mutasim Ali, a spokesman for African immigrants in Israel, has a tale of terror and oppression that many officials don't want to hear.</p>
  • "Who am I to judge" forces Nigerian Bishops' Conference President to explain himself

    03/23/2014 5:46:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/22/2014 | New Catholic
    Archbishop Kaigama, once again (see here and here) you and your fellow Bishops of the Martyr-Church of Nigeria stand with the Catholic saints and prophets of all times and places, with the firm and unswerving moral teaching of the Church of all ages: thank you for your witness. The universal Church cannot hinder but instead must help the Church in Nigeria in its struggle to present and teach the unchanging truth of the Catholic Magisterium. “It is a mischievous and faulty generalization to reason that because we resist same-sex ‘marriage’ we differ from our Pope who said: ‘If a person...
  • French kill jihadist commander in Mali

    03/14/2014 5:00:42 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    News24 ^ | 14 march 2014 | AFP
    Bamako - A notorious Islamist militia leader known as "Red Beard" has been killed in French missile strikes in north-eastern Mali, a senior Malian army officer told AFP. Omar Ould Hamaha was a commander of the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim), armed groups which occupied northern Mali for almost ten months in 2012. "Omar Ould Hamaha, the terrorist of Malian nationality, is one of ten terrorists killed last week by French planes," the officer said late on Thursday. Hamaha's death was confirmed by a regional security source who said...
  • Letter from Africa: How the history of real racism and human nature, is distorted by the Left.

    03/11/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column from Cameroon, on the coast of West Africa, during my sixth trip to Africa. Having traveled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, sort of intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the wildlife, as much as I have been enthralled by it in safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rather I am referring to the African peoples. Here, then, are some observations: First and foremost, just as when I visited Auschwitz and the killing fields of Cambodia, when I visited places...
  • The Forgotten Slaves: 1400 Years of Muslim Enslavement

    03/09/2014 3:29:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | March 9, 2014 | Staff
    While much documentation is known of the American slave trade, the Muslim enslavement of Africans (and Europeans) encompassing the last 1400 years has been hushed up. This remarkable documentary films shows the story historians have neglected. New York Times:October 27, 2007:Today’s Hidden Slave Trade
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Facebook Wants to Build 11,000 Drones to Bring Internet to Africa

    03/04/2014 10:48:02 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    betabeat ^ | 3/04/14 | Jordyn Taylor
    It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope — it’s a Facebook drone. The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa. The initiative is part of the internet.org project, which Facebook backs.
  • Ukraine, Syria, Iran -- America isn't leading from behind, it's being left behind

    03/01/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 14 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 28, 2014 | K T McFarland
    Russia, flush with new-found wealth from oil exports, expands its military reach and political influence abroad. A war-weary America slashes defense spending and retreats from the world. The president embarks on a massive government-subsidized program to develop alternative energy to replace fossil fuels. Pundits cluck about America in retreat, and point to the rise of an Asian economic superpower. That’s the world circa 1976, but it sounds like quotes ripped from today’s headlines. History has a way of repeating itself, or to quote the great Yogi Bera, it’s déjŕ vu all over again. The Obama administration is looking a lot...
  • We’ll Permanently Crush Boko Haram In Nigeria – Jonathan

    02/26/2014 7:53:34 PM PST · by Viennacon · 11 replies
    Leadership ^ | 2/27/2014 | George Agba
    President Goodluck vowed yesterday that security forces in the country would adopt whatever means to totally end the sourge of terrorism and other gory activities of the Boko Haram sect. The president, LEADERSHIP gathered, had on Tuesday morning shed tears when he got the news of the gruesome killings of about 43 students in Yobe State before issuing a statement in which he opened verbal fire on the insurgents. He spoke in a live broadcast last night on national television and radio to mark the nation’s centenary celebrations, which kick off today at the International Conference Centre by 9am. LEADERSHIP...
  • Kerry likens Uganda anti-gay law to Nazism, apartheid

    02/27/2014 1:12:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON: US secretary of state John Kerry on Wednesday compared tough new anti—gay laws enacted in Uganda to anti—Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany or apartheid in South Africa. "You could change the focus of this legislation to black or... Jewish, and you could be in 1930s Germany or you could be in 1950s, 60s apartheid South Africa," the top US diplomat told a small group of reporters. On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which holds that "repeat homosexuals" should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays. "What...
  • Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

    02/27/2014 1:22:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Kampala: Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid. "The West can keep their 'aid' to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it," government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a message on Twitter. On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which holds that "repeat homosexuals" should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays. The signing of the law came despite fierce criticism from Western nations and key donors, including US President...
  • 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa

    02/28/2014 9:38:59 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-28-2014 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED
    February 28, 2014 6 Signs That The White House's Susan Rice Is Clueless About Africa Richard Miniter Susan Rice said this Sunday she had “no regrets” about trotting out her flawed Benghazi talking points last year, touching off a predictable storm of controversy.Certainly Rice’s talking points deserved more scrutiny than they got from reporters. There are simple questions that Rice could have been asked: If the Benghazi attack was a protest that went awry, why did it begin at night? Protests are daylight affairs, where broadcast cameramen can see their signs and banners. Attacks begin at night. And where were...
  • U.S. eyes push against anti-gay laws worldwide

    02/26/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/26/2014 | LARA JAKES
    Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights. Comparing a harsh Uganda law to oppressive government crackdowns on German Jews in the 1930s and black South Africans during apartheid, Kerry said he was going to direct American ambassadors to look at "how we deal with this human rights challenge on a global basis." He said 80 nations worldwide have anti-gay laws on some levels, and he called the one in Uganda —...
  • As Africans Surge to Europe’s Door, Spain Locks Down

    02/28/2014 7:16:01 PM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    nytimes ^ | FEB 27, 2014 | By SUZANNE DALEY
    .MELILLA, Spain — It is easy to pick out the new arrivals at the shelter for immigrants here on this tiny patch of Spain in North Africa. One man limps by on crutches with a plaster cast on his ankle. Another has a bandaged arm in a sling. Abbdol Cisse, 19, had stitches on his face. Ten years ago Spain spent 30 million euros building up barriers around Melilla and Ceuta, its two enclaves surrounded by Morocco on the northern coast of Africa, which offer the only land borders between the promise of Europe and the despair of Africa. But...
  • Uganda Supports President Museveni on Anti-Gay Legislation

    02/25/2014 7:21:38 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    By Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsFebruary 24, 2014 — The Observer has published a controversial article defending the sovereign right of the Ugandan Parliament to pass legislation curbing gay propaganda and of Ugandan President Museveni to ratify it. It calls on Museveni to resist Obama’s pressure and asserts that the “homosexualism has reached an extent that we, Ugandans, perceive as alien to our culture and ethos as a people”. Charlotte Ntulumme who teaches journalism and communication at Makerere University argues that the “homosexual movement is taking the world by carefully crafted strategy to mobilise nations to support the gay agenda....
  • Is Obama's criticism of Uganda's anti-gay law hypocritical?

    02/25/2014 6:20:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Uganda’s anti-gay law, signed Monday by President Yoweri Museveni, has received criticism from many around the world, including strong condemnation from U.S. President Barack Obama.  Some have pointed the finger back at Obama, however, calling his statements unfair and hypocritical. While some felt it was wrong for Obama to place pressure on a sovereign nation over its self-governance, others were bothered by the context in which the statement was made – in the midst of anti-LGBT laws moving forward throughout the U.S., as well as the U.S. remaining friendly with nations that have controversial policies similar to Uganda's.  Last week, upon hearing the news that the Ugandan president planned...
  • (Effin') Kerry to Uganda: Repeal anti-gay law — or else

    02/24/2014 4:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/14 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State John Kerry demanded Monday that Uganda “repeal” its new anti-gay law and warned that the State Department has begun a “review” of U.S. assistance to the impoverished East African nation. “This is a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights,” Kerry said in a statement. “Ultimately, the only answer is repeal of this law.” President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday legislation enacting tough prison sentences for homosexual acts, which were already illegal in Uganda. Kerry threatened to cut the more than $400 million the country receives in...
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Douala-Djibouti Corridor-France is enabling bloc of non-Islamist, liberal democracies in Africa

    02/06/2014 5:29:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jerome Vitenberg
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Douala-Djibouti CorridorPosted By Jerome Vitenberg On February 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The current French involvement in the Central African Republic, which follows in the footsteps of its ongoing “Operation Serval” in Mali, has led many to wonder about President Francois Hollande’s goals in his African campaigns.In recent months, the CAR’s ex-Séléka Muslim rebel fighters, bolstered by Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries, have waged a campaign of murder, rape and pillage against the country’s 80% Christian-majority population. With the government in disarray, Christians have organized defensive “anti-balaka” (“anti-machete”)...
  • Reparations: A Moral Obligation

    02/22/2014 8:11:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Deep Green Philly ^ | February 21, 2014
    During his 2004 Senate run and again during the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama stood firm in his opposition to reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans here in the United States. “I have said in the past – and I’ll repeat again – that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed,” he said in 2008 right before his historic election. The radical solutions required to address the needs and long-festering wounds of the African American community of course had to be purged from public discourse. Yet...
  • The Muslims of the Central African Republic Face a Deadly Purge

    02/20/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 77 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    The anti-balaka have outgrown their name. These militias in the Central African Republic, once united under a moniker meaning “anti-machete” in the local Sango language, are exacting their own vicious revenge upon the mainly Muslim rebels who overthrew the government last March and waged months of terror against the Christian population. They are now accused of atrocities far worse than what first prompted them to take up arms. An Amnesty International report on Feb. 12 said attacks on Muslims in January by anti-balaka militias, made up of Christians and animists, had amounted to “ethnic cleansing.” Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor at...
  • Breaking: Former Dem Lawmaker Arrested in Zimbabwe for Staying Illegally & Shooting 100 Porn Videos

    02/20/2014 1:08:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Former Democrat Representative and child sexual predator Mel Reynolds was hoping to run for Jesse Jackson Jr’s seat in Congress.</p> <p>He told reportersin Novermber, “Nobody’s perfect.” Then he went to Zimbabwe instead.</p> <p>Mel Reynolds was arrested this week for staying illegally in Zimbabwe and shooting 100 porn videos.</p>
  • Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

    02/19/2014 4:44:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 February 2014 | David Smith
    Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning. ... The woman is charged with adultery, although she denied the charges and is pleading not guilty on the basis that the sexual act was against her will. Her attempt to make a complaint of rape has been denied on the technicality that she is under investigation on other charges and she should have complained at the time of the incident. Her request for bail has been denied by the attorney general. "The intention to place culpability on the part...
  • New robot cops tackle traffic congestion

    02/19/2014 9:38:44 AM PST · by null and void · 8 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Bots are being used in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Well, I guess we can file this story under the “Didn’t see that coming” category: Two new robot cops have been put in place along the intersection of Boulevard Triomphal and Huileries Avenue in Kinshasa, part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the sole purpose of easing traffic congestion. The two gigantic bots are solar-powered, and were designed by engineers from the Kinshasa Higher Institute of Applied Technique. A bit funny looking in the sense that they look like they’re from a long-lost science fiction flick, the...
  • Personalized Drone Delivery: the new Personal Computer?

    02/18/2014 11:02:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    IEET Blog ^ | February 18, 2014 | Melanie Swan, MBA
    Miniaturization, robotics, and the hastening automation economy are coming together in interesting new ways. Personal drone delivery services could be a fast-arriving concept. Amazon announced PrimeAir in November 2013, to possibly be ready for launch in 2015 pending US FAA regulations of personal drone airspace. In the ideal case, the service would deliver ordered items within 30-60 minutes. Similarly, Dubai and the UAE announced a personalized drone delivery service including eye-scanning verification for government documents. Personalized or at least targeted micro-delivery via drones is not a new idea. One obvious use is delivering aid, medicine, and other supplies to remote,...
  • Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films

    02/18/2014 8:11:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 02/18/2014 | AVID MARTOSKO
    Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe after police learned that he was making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and that he had overstayed his visa by two months.
  • Obama condemns Ugandan anti-gay measures

    02/16/2014 7:38:26 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | February 16 2014 | Sarah Wheaton
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/world/africa/obama-condemns-tough-antigay-measure-in-uganda.html?_r=1
  • Obama: [Ugandas] Anti-gay law would 'complicate' relationship with Uganda

    02/16/2014 2:27:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 16, 2014 | Christi Parsons
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would “complicate our valued relationship” with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid. In a last-ditch effort to derail the measure, national security advisor Susan Rice called Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend and urged him not to sign the measure. The law includes a provision of life in prison for “aggravated homosexuality.” But amid news reports that Museveni was intent on pressing forward, Obama said Sunday that the move would be “a step...
  • 'Global War on Christians' (John Allen Gives Testimony to U.S. House Subcommittee)

    Catholic author and journalist John L. Allen, Jr., gave testimony Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, on why he believes the “Global War on Christians” is the premier human rights issue of the early 21st century. Allen offered statistics and examples from time spent on the front lines of anti-Christian persecution around the globe. Allen addressed the issue of why he thinks the worldwide persecution of Christians is so often wrapped in silence. “I believe we have a problem with narrative,” noted Allen. “In the West, we are conditioned to think...
  • What Adopting a Child from Africa Taught Me about America

    02/07/2014 7:14:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2014 | By Jonathan Wakefield
    About a year and a half ago, my wife and I flew to Ethiopia and returned to America with our newly adopted son, Amare -- the only black member of our now family of five. We expected his new brothers and extended family, our friends, church, and neighbors to embrace and love him, and they didn't disappoint us. We did not know what to expect, however, from the general American public. We were optimistic that it would go well, but in our educational sessions about adopting internationally, some focused on the prejudices we would encounter upon our return. We were...
  • DECLARE your Blessings !

    02/05/2014 6:38:28 PM PST · by Jedediah
    My promises are all yours in fullness but you must declare your horizons as Moses, praise me as Daniel and obey me as Ezekiel ( Speak to these bones) then all the scales will fall from your eyes (2 kings 6:17) that my kingdom will reveal itself in fullness and truth for truly it is already here merely waiting for your faith to rise . So rise up oh well for your blessings lay before you as you declare and I and The Father are waiting to meet you at this place " TRUST" for I am your bank of...
  • Obama spending money ... to spend more money

    02/01/2014 6:05:14 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    WND ^ | Feb. 2, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Move fuels USAID's already exponential growth in Kenya aidNow that an $87 million African trade-promotion project is reaching the end of its five-year run, the Obama administration might spend millions more to decide whether it wisely invested U.S. taxpayer dollars in the venture. If the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion, or COMPETE Trade Hub project, is deemed to have been effective, a follow-up program could receive more cash from the Treasury. In this latest facet of a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development experiment in and around Kenya, the federal government will obtain contractor-conducted project evaluation services before committing additional funding.
  • Racist Al Gore Tells World Economic Forum They Have To Find Ways To Keep Africa’s Population Down

    01/29/2014 4:34:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Al Gore pops his head up at Davos…say, how’d he get there? A fossil fueled flight?…to make a racist pronouncement (via Climate Depot). Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming. Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (how did Gates get to Davos? Anyone think he flew commercial?) said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world. “Depressing the rate of child mortality,...
  • Woman Disowns Cat For Being Gay (Nigeria)

    01/28/2014 11:10:27 PM PST · by Stoat · 25 replies
    Leadership (Nigeria) ^ | January 20, 2014 | Donatus Nadi
    A middle-aged woman (names withheld) yesterday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, publicly disowned her cat whom she had kept as a pet for seven years for what she termed “an unnatural sexual behavior” which she finds disturbing and “a contradiction of the laws of nature.” By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner. The cat, named Bull, was alleged to be in the habit of making sexual advances only to other male cats in the house even though there are several other female cats. Neighbours attested...
  • [VIDEO] Al Gore: Africa’s Population Is A Problem That “Must Be Addressed”

    01/28/2014 11:52:30 AM PST · by absentee · 82 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/2014 | Caleb Howe
    “Africa’s projected to have more people than China or India by mid-century. More than China and India combined by the end of the century. And this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed.” At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Al Gore participated in a forum on “climate change” and how it affects the economy, and vice versa. In response to a question about whether he was happy to see increased willingness to act on global warming, Gore offered a rambling response that included the above eye-popper. Gore, like many other warmers, and in...
  • A World Wide Soul ((( Shaking ))) Event !

    01/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    1-24-14 | jedediah
    There shall be a "worldwide" Earth (( Quake )) not from plate shifting but from outer space yet in this time and dimension for I AM shaking ALL that can be shaken and this does not include My kingdom or the heavenly for I AM The Rock and Cornerstone of Hope. Therefore all that put their faith on me shall stand and not fall for I AM. There will be utter darkness and then a light but this first light shall fade for it is a false light of hope but then I shall move and My light shall be...
  • Dinosaur Skull Provides Geological Clues

    05/31/2004 12:44:53 PM PDT · by Junior · 14 replies · 212+ views
    Science - AP ^ | 2004-05-29 | ERIC FIDLER
    CHICAGO - The fossil skull of a peculiar, wrinkle-faced dinosaur unearthed four years ago in the Sahara is providing new evidence that Africa split from the other southern continents more recently than previously thought, scientists say. "It was sort of a missing puzzle piece that serves to banish the notion that Africa was isolated earlier," said Paul Sereno, a University of Chicago paleontologist who led the dinosaur-hunting expedition to a remote, desert region of Niger in 2000."It really completes the story very convincingly," he said. The skull, found amid a wealth of dinosaur bones from the late cretaceous period, came...
  • Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin (Zimbabwe)

    01/25/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies
    Bulawayo 24 (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mafu Sithabile
    A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. "We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop. The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the...
  • Erik Prince: Out of Blackwater and Into China

    01/24/2014 10:34:46 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | David Feith
    Erik Prince —ex-Navy SEAL, ex-CIA spy, ex-CEO of private-security firm Blackwater —calls himself an "accidental tourist" whose modest business boomed after 9/11, expanded into Iraq and Afghanistan, and then was "blowtorched by politics." To critics and conspiracy theorists, he is a mercenary war-profiteer. To admirers, he's a patriot who has repeatedly answered America's call with bravery and creativity. Now, sitting in a boardroom above Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, he explains his newest title, acquired this month: chairman of Frontier Services Group, an Africa-focused security and logistics company with intimate ties to China's largest state-owned conglomerate, Citic Group. Beijing has titanic...
  • Composite Historicl Documentaries in the Age of Obama-Sundance Film Review #1: Afronauts

    01/23/2014 6:42:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, I finally scored some Sundance tickets. I originally had tickets for “Mitt” butt I traded them for this premiere when I found out “Mitt” would be available on Netflix on January 24th. So instead I went to Afronauts, the hottest short filum (that’s Sundance speak for “film”) at the “Dance” this year.Afronauts is based (loosely) on a true story, translated into a photo essay by Spanish artist Cristina de Middel, brought to life for the silver screen by director Frances Bodomo, a Ghanaian filmmaker, and funded in part by Kickstart and a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Grant....