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  • Hundreds protest murders of South African farmers

    Hundreds of mostly white protesters marched in Pretoria on Saturday against the murder of South African farmers. Farmers have long complained of disproportionately being victims of South Africa's high crime rate.
  • African states say they will follow Trump in moving their embassies to Jerusalem

    12/05/2017 5:36:10 PM PST · by onona · 18 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | today | Pamela Geller
    “Whatever Israel wants, we in Ghana will go by that, because that is essentially an internal decision” While the Trump administration has been hit with a barrage of warnings that is stands to throw the Middle East into chaos if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the possible move has garnered support among Israel’s allies in Africa.
  • AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days

    10/06/2003 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Dog · 157 replies · 769+ views
    AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press WASHINGTON - While President Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents. The counterterrorism operation in 1998 and 1999 was run out of the FBI's Phoenix office in cooperation with Israeli intelligence and was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI officials told The Associated Press. Several thousand dollars in U.S. money was sent to suspected...
  • Why All Three South-African Presidents Supported Robert Mugabe

    11/30/2017 7:01:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    On November 21, after 37 years in power, Zimbabwe's dictator, Robert Mugabe, resigned in infamy. By contrast, the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela, was revered in the West. His successor, Thabo Mbeki, was well-respected. Yet over the decades, both Mandela and Mbeki lent their unqualified support to Mugabe. When the baton was passed from Mbeki to the populist polygamist Jacob Zuma, the current leader of South Africa's dominant-party state, little changed in the country's relationship with Zimbabwe. Why? And what is the significance of the support Zuma and his predecessors, Mandela and Mbeki, have lent the Zimbabwean dictator over...
  • EU-Africa Summit Opens Under Shadow of Migrant Slave Trade Reports

    11/29/2017 5:46:33 PM PST · by Yardstick · 1 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | November 29, 2017 | Lachlan Carmichael
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called Wednesday for "all urgent measures" to end migrant slave trading in Libya as he opened an Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term economic growth and stability. The slavery revelations are casting a shadow over the Abidjan summit, which both sides hope will launch a deeper partnership to create jobs for Africa's exploding population while reducing mass migration and terrorism. "Given this wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history, I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice...
  • Kenyatta sworn in as Kenya’s president as opposition rally hit by tear gas

    11/28/2017 5:59:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Rael Ombuor
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday amid thunderous applause of supporters even as pro-government forces fired on protesters angered by the contentious election process that kept him in power. The inauguration capped an incredibly fraught few months for Kenya that saw an election canceled, weeks of unrest, an opposition boycott and finally a new election that gave Kenyatta 98 percent of the vote... ...Kenyatta noted that the past few months “have been a trying time” but assured the country that the elections “are now firmly behind us.” So many people tried to push...
  • Africa: What Africa Needs - Roads and Bridges, Cooking Oil and Cement

    11/23/2017 8:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    allAfrica ^ | November 2, 2017 | Boakai Fofana
    Addis Ababa — Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to become part of the continent's growth. That - and the need for trade among African countries in goods ranging from cooking oil to cement - is the message coming from a major conference in Addis Ababa. The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Sogwe, told delegates at the conference that "overcoming infrastructure gaps remains critical if the continent is...
  • The Young American Woman Trapped by Mugabe Even as He Falls

    11/21/2017 8:22:18 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 3 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov. 21, 2017
    KAMPALA, Uganda—There is a terrible but revealing irony about the arrest and detention in Zimbabwe of 25-year-old American Martha O’Donovan. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of the country’s citizens took to the streets of the capital, Harare, many of them brandishing placards denouncing 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. His army is in revolt, his wife and chosen successor, 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, is no longer seen in public, and even though he’s trying to hold on, his party and countless citizens of the country that he’s ruled for 37 years clearly want the president gone, gone, gone. Back on Nov. 3,...
  • ‘My sons love hunting, I don’t’: Trump’s soft spot for elephants

    11/18/2017 3:55:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Conservationists who have a visceral emotional reaction to words like “carbon emissions” and “TransCanada” and “Rick Perry” rarely find themselves closely allied with President Trump’s opinions on the proper stewardship of the planet. Trump has consistently dismantled Obama-era environmental protections, using the common refrain that his administration desires to “better balance conservation strategies and policies with the equally legitimate need of creating jobs for hard-working American families.” So, some who’ve criticized Trump might have done a double take when they read one of his tweets Friday morning. The message effectively put the brakes on a new administration policy that would...
  • ‘Statement from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’

    11/14/2017 11:25:28 PM PST · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    GOOD MORNING/AFTERNOON Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his fa,ily are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and...
  • The Crocodile bites back: Deposed vice-president who has seized power from Mugabe is [tr]

    11/15/2017 5:57:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2017 | Iain Burns
    The man believed to be behind the coup in Zimbabwe is the country's recently sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa - also known as 'The Crocodile'. Mnangagwa, 75, is a notorious and much-feared figure in Zimbabwe, having led a vicious crackdown on opponents in the 1980s with the help of the dreaded North Korean-trained Fifth Army brigade. Thousands of civilians were killed during the Gukurahundi campaign, but Mnangagwa has always denied involvement.
  • Checking In One Year Later With The Women Who Almost Got Hillary Clinton Elected (Schadenfreude)

    11/06/2017 7:23:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Bustle ^ | November 6, 2017 | Jill Filipovic
    On Nov. 8, 2016, I was on the hook to file several election-related pieces, and had made the process easier for myself by pre-writing four different versions of “What does the first female president mean for America?” It was 3 a.m. when I woke up in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was living that year, and as I opened the New York Times app and saw an electoral map that looked awfully red, I thought that I might still be dreaming. Not that it really mattered — states that are physically large often go Republican, so a red South and middle...
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • Nikki Haley's Africa Trip Is about Fixing Obama's Mistakes

    10/26/2017 5:41:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 26, 2017 | Robert Caskey
    This week Nikki Haley, our ambassador to the United Nations, visits two countries on the brink of becoming the world’s next failed states: South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her trip comes as optimism for South Sudan has faded as the six-year-old nation, famously “midwifed” into existence by the Obama administration, has sunk into a civil war between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir, a member of the Dinka ethnic group, and his former vice president, Riek Machar, a Nuer. The conflict has generated the biggest exodus of civilians in the continent since the Rwandan genocide of...
  • What the US is really doing in Niger

    10/24/2017 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 24, 2017 | Peter Grier - Staff Writer
    PUTTING IT IN PERSPECTIVE   The deaths of the four US troops have awoken Americans to military deployments in Africa. With ISIS ousted from its capital in Syria, Pentagon officials say, US counterterrorism efforts are likely to focus even more on Africa. The tragic deaths of four US service members in an ambush in Niger have awoken Washington and US voters to the larger issue of American military deployments in Africa and the continued global nature of the nation’s struggle with Islamic extremist terrorism. Even senior lawmakers seemed surprised by the size of the US presence in the region as...
  • Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car

    10/23/2017 8:42:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/2017 | By BARBARA JONES
    Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of CongoThey are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.His name is Dorsen and...
  • Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

    10/20/2017 4:10:07 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 20 2017 | BBC
    Robert Mugabe has been named as a goodwill ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • MSNBC Conspiracy Theory: Travel Ban Caused Deaths of U.S. Troops in Niger

    10/20/2017 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 20, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On her primetime show Thursday night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow peddled an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that somehow the Trump administration’s travel ban led to the deaths of four U.S. special forces soldiers in Niger. The accusation was then repeated on Friday by fellow MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell despite a complete lack of evidence. “September 24th of this year, which was three and a half weeks ago, the Trump administration announced it’s new Muslim ban....they added in North Korea, they added in Venezuela, and they added in Chad,” Maddow declared early in the 9 p.m. ET hour Thursday night. Connecting the...
  • The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

    10/20/2017 3:45:24 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/18/17 | Holly Yan
    Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child. Staff Sgt. Bryan Black learned Hausa because he wanted to communicate directly with Nigeriens. Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson earned more than a dozen military commendations. And Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright came from a family deeply rooted in military service, dating back to 1812.
  • Tasteless CNN Debases Itself by Blasting Kelly for Emotional WH Remarks

    10/19/2017 3:43:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 19, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    Just when you thought CNN couldn’t cheapen itself any further, it did, folks. On Thursday, CNN Newsroom reacted to a powerful White House statement Chief of Staff and Gen. John Kelly (Ret.) amidst the Gold Star families controversy by noting Kelly’s personal sacrifices before lambasting him for calling out a Democratic member of Congress and attacking the media. Right off the bat, CNN political director David Chalian noted that “it's hard to listen to a father tell that story and not have sympathy” before declaring that Kelly’s emotions must be separated “from the White House chief of staff going into...