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  • [Catholic Caucus] Why an ‘African moment’ is unfolding in Catholicism

    03/21/2017 5:51:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | March 21, 2017 | John Allen, Jr.
    I covered the second Synod of Bishops for Africa at the Vatican in 2009, which built on the work of the first such synod in 1994. I recall many observers saying they detected a shift in the attitudes of the African bishops at that second gathering, away from thinking of themselves as junior partners coming to the home office and towards a more confident sense that they’re leaders of the most dynamic Catholic community on earth. I drew on that experience in my 2009 book The Future Church, which opens with an imagined scene of a newly elected African pope,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Theologian says ‘Amoris’ Communion debate is settled in Africa

    03/21/2017 9:07:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | March 21, 2017 | John L. Allen Jr., Ines San Martin
    As a major conference on Africa gets set to open in Rome, the principal organizer, Nigerian Father Paulinus Odozor, says the debate over Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics unleashed by 'Amoris Laetitia' is already settled in Africa -- and that the answer is 'no.'
  • Khama Charms Trump (President of Botswana)

    03/20/2017 11:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | March 20, 2017 | Monkagedi Gaothobogwe
    President Ian Khama’s letter to newly-elected United States of America (USA) President, Donald J Trump can be described simply as charming with its selection of words as Khama seeks to continue the good Botswana America-relations with the new President. And he got the desired results when President Trump reciprocated and promised him a world of opportunities for prosperity, peace and trade. Thoughtful Khama had been as humble as a lamb in his salutations to President Trump, putting aside the various light jokes he used to throw about Trump at the height of USA elections campaigns. It would seem as soon...
  • Sierra Leone pastor unearths one of the largest diamonds ever found [709 kt]

    03/16/2017 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 16 March 2017 • 4:06pm | Adrian Blomfield, Nairobi
    An African church minister who supplements his meagre stipend by scrabbling for minerals in the artisanal mines of eastern Sierra Leone has discovered one of the largest diamonds ever found. The 709-carat stone was extracted this week by Emmanuel Momoh, a pastor in one of the myriad churches that ministers to the mining communities of Kono district, the diamond centre that became the crucible of Sierra Leone’s blood-soaked civil war. It is believed to be the 13th largest uncut diamond ever to be pulled from the ground, industry analysts said. The stone is to be auctioned, the Sierra Leonean government...
  • CONGRESS DEMANDS INVESTIGATION INTO OBAMA ADMIN MEDDLING IN FOREIGN ELECTIONS

    03/14/2017 3:10:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 14, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Obama admin gave taxpayer money to Soros to spark leftist political revolution A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to "extreme and sometimes violent political activists" that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter. The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration's State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa....
  • (Flashback) Obama gives $7 Billion to South Africa for free.

    03/12/2017 4:58:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Various | 13MAR17 | vannrox
    Today I was having a friendly argument with a friend. He was upset that many people are getting excited that under the USA Trump will have NASA return us to the Moon and build a moonbase. His argument was that was too costly. That the money would be better served helping poor people, building hospitals and schools, and fixing the deteriorating American infrastructure. He just could not listen to reason. Nasa budget is $14 Billion. The budget for HUD is many hundreds of times larger than that. In fact, Obama routinely gave away amounts approaching the NASA budget on mere...
  • Increasingly Violent Migrants Attacking Border Guards with Iron Bars, Spanish Minister Says

    03/08/2017 6:45:38 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-8-2017 | Nick Hallett
    Attempts by migrants to break through the border into the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are becoming increasingly violent, the country’s security minister has warned. José Antonio Nieto said attempts to cross the border fence at Ceuta had become “more dangerous and violent” in recent months, with migrants not only using sticks but even iron bars and wire cutters to attack border guards. The Interior Ministry revealed 3,144 immigrants had illegally entered Spain so far this year, half of them by crossing into Ceuta and Melilla, which have the European Union’s only land border with Africa. In one incident...
  • Is this the end of the white man in Africa? The murder of a legendary safari guide [tr]

    03/08/2017 6:46:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 8, 2017 | Max Hastings
    Just a few years back, Kenya’s Laikipia plateau was paradise. Many times my wife and I have ridden out on horseback at sunrise among elephants and giraffe, buck, warthog and the occasional leopard, marvelling that such wild beauty still exists on earth. No longer, however. For many months now, Laikipia’s cattle farms and game ranches, many of them white-owned, have been invaded and overrun by armed tribesmen brandishing automatic rifles, burning buildings and terrorising owners as they claim grazing rights for their own cattle. On Sunday, this scourge reached a new climax: the famous safari guide, farmer and former British...
  • Details of the 30-minute phone call between Trump and Uhuru (Leader of Kenya)

    03/07/2017 10:18:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Tuko ^ | March 7, 2017 | Julia Majale
    The US president made an official phone call to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, March 7 The phone call which took around 30 minutes focused on trade relations, terrorism and bilateral relationship Uhuru was the third president in Africa to speak with Trump since he took office in January 20, 2017 US President Donald Trump spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta via phone call at around 6:15pm on Tuesday, March 7. A statement from White House stated the two leaders reaffirmed the strong bilateral relationship between Kenya and the US. The 30-minute phone call focused on the economic partnership between the...
  • GREENE: Ben Carson’s a disgrace for calling slaves immigrants

    03/07/2017 7:44:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/6/2015 | Leonard Greene
    Is that what we’re calling it now? Let’s see if I have this straight. When men and women and children were kidnapped from their villages and separated from their families and packed into rickety ships for months at a time to be traded for tobacco and cotton and cloth and grain, that was immigration? When people were branded with hot irons like cattle on a ranch so that ownership of one human being by another human being would not be in dispute, that was immigration? When women were raped for no other reason than that it was Tuesday, or Friday...
  • South Africa's President Zuma 'risks race war' as he demands land owned by white [tr]

    03/05/2017 3:23:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Dave Burke
    South African president Jacob Zuma has called on lawmakers to help seize white-owned land without compensation - to establish 'pre-colonial' patterns. But he has been warned that the measure would trigger a racial war in a country historically blighted by racial tensions.   Speaking to parliament, he called for unity between black parties. The controversial move would require a change to the constitution.
  • State Department sought land deal with Nigerian firm tied to Clinton Foundation

    08/17/2016 7:17:34 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2016 | James Rosen
    Shortly after Hillary Clinton left the Obama administration, the State Department quietly took steps to purchase real estate in Nigeria from a firm whose parent company is owned by a major donor to the Clinton Foundation, records obtained by Fox News show. On March 20, 2013, William P. Franklin, an “international realty specialist” at the State Department, emailed Mary E. Davis, an American diplomat stationed in Africa, instructing her to “put on Post letterhead” an “expression of interest” by the department in purchasing property at Eko Atlantic, a massive real estate development off the coast of Lagos. Franklin further instructed...
  • US troops launch exercises in African region challenged by Boko Haram

    03/02/2017 7:28:58 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 February 2017 | JOHN VANDIVER
    In one of U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercises, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces is working alongside hundreds of troops in western Africa, a region threatened by the militant group Boko Haram. Flintlock 2017, run by Special Operations Command Africa, kicked off Monday. Two thousand elite U.S., European and African troops are taking part in three weeks of rugged field training. This year, Chad is serving as the main host for the exercises, which also involve training events in Cameroon, Niger, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Pentagon Spokesman Discusses ISIS Preliminary Plan, Budget Amendment

    03/01/2017 3:21:27 AM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Search ^ | 02/28/2017 08:48 PM CST | Cheryl Pellerin
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will present a preliminary version of the Pentagon’s new plan to rapidly defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during a meeting of the White House Principals Committee today, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said here this morning. The Cabinet-level senior interagency forum, which usually does not include the president, already has received copies of the classified report, which Davis described as a framework for a broader global plan. President Donald J. Trump requested the plan in a Jan. 28 presidential memorandum. “This is not just a military plan,” he told...
  • Pizza Chain Will Only Make Pies in Africa With NYC Water

    02/27/2017 2:11:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 27, | David K. Li
    A New York pizza chain wouldn’t dare make pies at its new location in Africa without its secret ingredient — New York City tap water. Famous Famiglia, which is set to open a pizza parlor in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, will take the extreme step of shipping Big Apple H2O across the Atlantic Ocean just to make the dough for its pies. “I want to make this as authentic possible. I want to have the exact same pizza as in New York City,” said Dan Isaacs, co-owner with his brother Douglas of the new franchise shop scheduled to...
  • In west Africa, Trump — not Obama — a beacon of hope

    02/25/2017 2:36:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 24, 2017 | Maudlyne Ihejirika
    ACCRA, Ghana — Good riddance Barack Obama. And welcome Donald Trump. Surprisingly, that’s the view of many people in this western African nation, which is 78 percent Christian and 11 percent Muslim. “Of course we all supported the first black president of the United States. But along the line, we were disappointed,” said the Rev. Dr. John B. Ghartey, general secretary of Ghana’s Assemblies of God Church, speaking at a roundtable with religious leaders here in Ghana’s capital. “The expectation was so high. First of all, he’s black. Secondly, he professed to be a Christian. There were certain values we...
  • WATCH: Foreigners Vow to Defend Themselves

    02/24/2017 1:15:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    eNCA ^ | Friday 24 February 2017
    Tensions are running high in Pretoria amid the anti-illegal immigrant march. Residents from the townships are marching to the Pretoria CBD against what they say is the proliferation of illegal immigrants taking their jobs and committing crime. They are due to hand over a memorandum to the Department of Home Affairs in a march against illegal immigration. The march follows attacks on foreigners in Pretoria West and other townships in the capital. For several weeks pamphlets have been circulated by Mamelodi residents pointing out the social ills and high unemployment rates that they attribute to illegal immigrants. Earlier this week...
  • Parliament Chief Warns Europe To Expect ‘Millions And Millions’ Of African Migrants

    02/21/2017 12:54:12 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-21-2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A rubber boat with migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. 193 people and two corpses were recovered from a rubber boat by the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel operated by MSF and SOS Mediterranee. (AP Photo/Sima Diab) The President of the European Parliament (EP) called for massive investments in Africa on Tuesday, warning that millions of African migrants could arrive otherwise. In a forum with Italy’s ANSA news service, Antonio Tajani said: “If the problem of Africa is not tackled—drought, malnutrition—we will have millions and millions and Africans pushing (to enter Europe) and dams and walls will not...
  • Tanzania threat to list gay people

    02/20/2017 6:47:31 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20/2017
    The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and punishable by up to 30 years in jail. Those who advertised homosexual activities online would also be targeted, the politician warned. Tweeters accused him of homophobia and infringing on the right to freedom of expression online.
  • CoverGirl’s Cover Boy Accused of Racism Following Fear of Ebola Tweet

    02/17/2017 6:29:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    CoverGirl’s prized cover boy is under fire after tweeting that he's afraid to go to Africa for fear of contracting Ebola. Teen makeup artist James Charles became the darling of the internet and the press after CoverGirl announced their gender-stereotype-busting “first male CoverGirl” in October. Now Charles is under fire for his alleged “anti-blackness.” On Thursday, Affinity Magazine reported Charles tweeted that he was afraid of getting Ebola from traveling to Africa:
  • Pak is Al Qaeda's 'home': US lawmakers

    02/16/2017 11:15:49 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Lalit K Jha
    Al Qaeda has used America's 'preoccupation' with the Islamic State to regain strength in South Asia and preparing to spread its ideology in India from its 'home' in western Pakistan, top United States lawmakers have warned. "Al Qaeda has never changed, and it still sees itself in what it conceives as an existential struggle against the West and against the United States in particular," Bruce Hoffman, Director Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "I think that it's taken advantage of our preoccupation with ISIS (Islamic State) to rebuild its strength, particularly...
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Several Christians Murdered In Egypt

    02/11/2017 5:25:23 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    BosNewsLife ^ | February 10, 2017
    Christians in Egypt are mourning after another believer was murdered in Egypt, the fifth killing in less than two weeks. Ishak Ibrahim Fayez Younan, 37, was found dead by his brother at the victim's temporary residence in the old part of Cairo, the capital. He leaves behind a grieving wife and two children, ages 10 and 12, Christians said. Ishak's death bears similarities with the other slain Christians who each had their throat cut, while money and other valuables were left behind, according to Christians familiar with the situation. Egypt police reportedly said that robbery was the motive ... The...
  • North African Migrants Allegedly Rape Milan Schoolgirl in Broad Daylight on Commuter Train

    02/11/2017 12:16:12 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 15-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly groped and raped by two North African migrants on the commuter train from Milan to Mortara Thursday afternoon. On Saturday morning, the girl was hospitalized with multiple bruises, a concussion and a broken rib, and police have launched a search for the assailants accused of aggravated assault and sexual assault. According to police reports, after school—around 4:00pm—the girl went to the Milan station of Porta Genova to catch the local commuter train home, sitting with a friend in the last carriage. When the friend got off the train at an earlier stop, the girl was...
  • Green Beret dies during advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Africa

    02/11/2017 1:17:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    PopularMilitary ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Andy Wolf
    A warrant office in the United States Special Forces has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, according to official sources. WO1 Shawn Thomas of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group died on February 2, according to US Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt. According to the Army Times, officials could not specify details of the accident, but said that SF troopers were conducting advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Niger and that the investigation is ongoing. “Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd...
  • EU looks to camps in Africa to cut immigration

    01/29/2017 4:29:21 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 16 January 2017
    EU interior ministers will consider plans on Thursday to finance camps in Africa where the UN refugee agency and aid groups would process migrants to prevent them trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. The sea crossing from Libya to Italy, operated by people smugglers, is now the main route for migrants seeking better lives in wealthy Europe, but the EU wants to shut it down and admit only refugees. More than 4,500 people are known to have drowned last year alone trying to make the crossing. The European Union has deployed a naval mission in the Mediterranean and is...
  • Africa’s leaders contemplate a future without the U.S.

    01/31/2017 9:47:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 31, 2017 | Paul Schemm, The Washington Post
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In Barack Obama’s landmark speech before the African Union in July 2015 – the first by a sitting U.S. president – he told the assembled heads of state and delegates that the United States was ready to be a development partner with the continent, while warning that would come along with American promotion of human rights, whether they liked it or not. “You are kind of stuck with us – this is how we are. We believe in these things and we’re going to keep talking about them,” he said to applause and laughter from the...
  • Scottsdale PD find illegal weapons stash of guns, body armor & 10K rounds of ammo

    01/31/2017 6:08:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    abc15 ^ | 30 January, 2017 | Joe Enea
     Isa Ali Imran MCSO SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale fraud investigation led police to the Chandler home of a convicted felon allegedly in possession of 11 guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and body armor. Court records show that police raided a home in Chandler and found multiple weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armor and a sniper rifle in the home of a convicted felon from California. Police report that in late November 2016 they became aware of 'suspicious fraudulent activity' at two high-end jewelry stores in Scottsdale. They say a man, later identified as 33-year-old Isa Ali...
  • Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration (Whoopi Goldberg's cousin?)

    01/25/2017 9:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    News24 ^ | January 26, 2017 | Carien du Plessis
    Addis Ababa - African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that a Donald Trump's administration threatened global progress on climate change and women's rights. Africa should counter this by establishing the planned continental free trade area this year, she said. In her last speech at the opening of the AU executive council of ministers' meeting on Wednesday, Dlamini-Zuma said: "We seem to be moving towards a multi-polar world as the US under the new administration threatens the consensus on climate change, attack hard-won women’s rights and move towards protectionism. "Africa's only protection in these treacherous global waters is to...
  • Obama pledges $7 billion to upgrade power in Africa

    01/23/2017 6:32:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 0044 GMT (0844 HKT) July 1, 2013 | By Faith Karimi and Matt Smith, CNN
    U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa. Funds from the initiative, dubbed Power Africa, will be distributed over the next five years. Obama made the announcement during his trip to South Africa, the continent's biggest economy. "Access to electricity is fundamental to opportunity in this age. It's the light that children study by, the energy that allows an idea to be transformed into a real business. It's the lifeline for families to meet their most basic needs, and it's the connection that's needed to plug Africa into the grid of...
  • Pouting Spooks Leak to ABC News

    12/05/2005 7:24:38 PM PST · by Venator · 30 replies · 633+ views
    Never Yet Melted ^ | December 5, 2005 | JDZ
    ABC News is reporting that Current and former CIA officers speaking to ABC News on the condition of confidentiality say the United States scrambled to get all the suspects off European soil before Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived there today. The officers say 11 top al Qaeda suspects have now been moved to a new CIA facility in the North African desert. The disgrunted intelligence officers even disclosed an actual list of 12 high-value targets allegedly held by the CIA, and ABC is reporting it : Abu Zubaydah: Held first in Thailand then Poland Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi: Held in...
  • An African cardinal asks a good question: What about Communion for polygamists? [Cath Cauc]

    01/06/2017 2:31:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 6, 2017 | Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith
    Virtually every priest who has worked in Africa knows that this is a serious pastoral issue Every now and then someone says something interesting on Twitter. Just yesterday Cardinal Napier, the Archbishop of Durban, reminded us all of something we ought not to forget. (see post below) Cardinal Napier describes a real and pressing question: polygamy is widespread in Africa, and Catholics in the West cannot ignore this. Catholic teaching and practice must be such that they are able to be inculturated in a wide variety of settings. An initiative might go down well in Berlin or Vienna, but how...
  • How a Dying Rural Town Saved Itself (African Immigrants!!)

    12/26/2016 6:20:17 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 26 replies
    ABC/Disney ^ | 12-25-2016 | Greg Hassall
    The population was in decline, enrolments at the local primary school were down and farmers could not find labourers to help with manual work. Her town was dying before her eyes. “You don’t like to see a community die. And there’s not much joy in a place with no children.”Meanwhile in Sydney, refugee advocate Emmanuel Musoni was grappling with problems in his community from central Africa. They had been displaced from Rwanda and neighbouring countries during years of bitter civil
  • U.S. Anti-AIDS Abstinence Efforts in Africa Fail to Prevent HIV

    12/17/2016 4:14:20 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 66 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 6, 2016 | Christine Gorman
    Washington spent more than $1 billion telling people in 14 African countries not to have sex before they get married. It didn’t work Over the past 15 years the U.S. has spent $1.4 billion promoting abstinence before marriage as a way of preventing HIV in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, according to the most comprehensive, independent study conducted to date of the effort, the money was pretty much wasted. A rigorous comparison of national data from countries that received abstinence funding under the 2003 U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with those that had not showed no...
  • Southcom Commander Predicts ‘Mass Migration’ of Ebola Infected People Across US Border

    10/13/2014 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Penny Starr
    Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, predicted last week that the Ebola virus will not be contained in West Africa, and if infected people flee those countries and spread the disease to Central and South America, it could cause “mass migration into the United States” of those seeking treatment. “If it breaks out, it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States,” Kelly said in remarks to the National Defense University on Tuesday. “They will run away from Ebola, or if they suspect they are infected, they will...
  • Nigerian community in U.S. lauds appointment of Ogunlesi into Trump’s Economic Advisory Team

    12/04/2016 8:25:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The World Stage ^ | December 4, 2016 | News Agency of Nigeria
    The Nigerian community in the U.S. has lauded the appointment of Bayo Ogunlesi by President-elect Donald Trump into his Economic Advisory Team. The appointment, they said, could signal a positive trend for Africa. The Nigerians told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, that Ogunlesi had been an excellent ambassador for Africa and Nigeria in particular. Mr Michael Adeniyi, former President of a Nigerian U.S.-based group, the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. (OAN Inc), told NAN that “Bayo Ogunlesi is an excellent and extraordinary Nigerian. “He is very humble, brilliant and outstanding in...
  • Scammers Ran A Fake U.S. Embassy In Ghana For A Decade Before Being Shut Down

    12/02/2016 5:26:53 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Consumerist ^ | December 2, 2016
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is a large, secured office building in the bustling West African port city of Accra, but for a decade scammers convinced some folks that their humble two-story structure — without security fencing, U.S. military guards,… or Americans of any sort — was indeed the office of the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana. According to the State Department, Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime members operated the “embassy” three days a week, selling bogus visas and other government documents. While the building looks nothing like the actual embassy, the scammers did fly a U.S. flag outside and decorated...
  • When Will Africa Get Healthy and Prosperous? (How Western envirnmantalists keep Africa poor)

    12/01/2016 10:07:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Steven Lyazi
    Africa is still battling “transitional periods,” from slavery and colonialism, to neocolonialism and eco-imperialism. Its wars, diseases and suffering will never end until we stop having greedy leaders who only care about their families, cronies and tribal members. The continent has enough natural resources to bring peace, health and prosperity to nearly everyone. And yet 90% of Africans still lack electricity and basic necessities, while corrupt leaders who could help transform our nations embezzle billions and leave parents and children starving and poor. From Rwanda and Liberia to the Sudan and Uganda, we see every day the horrible effects of...
  • Soyinka rips green card, confirms relocation to Nigeria after Trump win

    12/01/2016 10:05:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Africa News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with AFP
    Nigerian Nobel-literature laureate Wole Soyinka has confirmed that he has relocated to his native Nigeria. The move is in line with his pledge to leave the United States if Donald Trump won the US elections. The infamous decision to rip apart his green card made the headlines before and after the November 8 polls that Trump won beating Hillary Clinton, his main contender. A green card simply is a document that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States. The 82-year-old told AFP on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of...
  • U.S. Spends Millions to Give Africa “Clean” Energy

    11/29/2016 3:48:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 29, 2016
    As part of a broad mission to end extreme poverty worldwide the Obama administration is giving unproven startups millions of dollars to create solar power in Africa. It’s a multi-million-dollar U.S. initiative to inspire entrepreneurs and investors to help bring enough connections so households in sub-Saharan Africa have access to clean, modern and affordable electricity. Uncle Sam will pitch in around $36 million and the money will flow through Power Africa, a program created by President Obama to increase the number of people with access to power in the world’s second-largest continent. More than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa...
  • Terrorist who planted bomb on Honolulu flight released to West Africa

    11/29/2016 12:36:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>BUFFALO, N.Y. >> A Jordanian-born Palestinian who was imprisoned in the United States for putting a bomb on a Hawaii-bound flight in 1982 has been relocated to the West African country of Mauritania.</p> <p>Mohammed Rashed’s attorney said Monday that Rashed, who had been held in federal detention outside Buffalo, was removed from the United States earlier this month.</p>
  • ITALY: Explosions at Muslim invader center... violence between locals, African Muslim illegals [tr]

    11/24/2016 12:41:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2016 | UK Express
    ITALY: Explosions at Muslim invader center in Turin, violence between locals and African Muslim illegals shuts down city Violence erupted outside a former Olympic village accommodation in Italy where 1,300 Muslim invaders are being housed. Long-standing tensions between local residents and Muslims broke out last night when two explosions were set off just outside the migrant centre in Turin. UK Express The powerful explosions were strong enough to shake windows of nearby houses, according to local residents. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/736142/Violence-locals-migrants-Turin-letter-bomb In the morning, a group of around 300 African Muslims blocked the main road outside of the housing block. They also smashed...
  • 'Ethnic cleansing' attacks by Muslim clan on Christians leaves 45 dead and scores injured

    11/24/2016 10:45:36 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Nov 23, 2016 | REHEMA FIGUEIREDO
    A SERIES of chilling attacks on by Muslims on Christians in Nigeria has left 45 people dead and others fighting for their lives amidst an increasing Islamic crackdown in the country. The co-ordinated attacks were executed in five villages across the central belt of the West African nation - an area mostly populated by Christians. The Muslim Hausa-Fulani herdsmen responsible for the latest wave of killings have already taken over 16 villages - stealing grazing land from Christian communities. Most of the victims in the latest atrocities were women, children and elderly people, who could not escape the gunfire of...
  • Obama’s Kenyan clan puts curse on half-brother who backs Trump

    11/06/2016 8:32:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2016 | Tonny Onyulo - Special to The Washington Times
    KOGELO, Kenya — Things are no less divisive in the Obama precincts here as they are across the Atlantic as Election Day looms. President Obama’s relatives and others in his ancestral village are angry that the president’s half-brother Malik Obama has come out in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Local leaders and close relatives of Mr. Obama, whose father was born in Kenya and who is seen as a source of immense national pride, met to place a curse on Malik Obama. Threats of violence have been made against the family apostate. “We have...
  • A Kenyan crowdsourcing tool will monitor the U.S. election for fraud

    11/02/2016 10:03:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    McClatchy ^ | November 2, 2016 | Teresa Welsh
    “There has been unprecedented conversation in the 2016 USA election about issues with the voting process, and even some potential worry of violence on election day,” Ushahidi COO Nat Manning wrote. “While there is no evidence of voter fraud in America, there are instances of voter suppression and voting issues on election day. As citizens, let’s raise our voices and help to report any issues on election day as well as celebrate all those who run a tight ship and bring trust to the underpinning of our democratic systems.”
  • African Exits Threaten to Further Erode International Criminal Court

    10/26/2016 8:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    The International Criminal Court has begun investigating war crimes in Georgia, is looking into British soldiers accused of torture in Iraq and, in one of its most politically delicate missions yet, sent a team to Israel to discuss crimes in Gaza. But as the court tries to expand into new geography and investigate new types of crimes, it faces the most serious challenge to its existence: Three nations, all from Africa, have announced that they will no longer work with the tribunal, intensifying a longstanding debate over whether it is biased against the continent. This week, Gambia, known for crushing...
  • Africa: Pro-Trump Youth Storm Us Embassy in Kampala, Arrested

    10/25/2016 10:05:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    allAfrica ^ | October 25, 2016 | Damali Mukhaye
    Kampala — Police on Tuesday arrested two Ugandan youth for demonstrating at the United States embassy in Kampala in support of Donald Trump, the Republican candidate in the US presidential election due on November 8. Those detained are Bigirwa Moses and Allan Kitonsa while their colleagues; Kizza Hakim, Kayondo Juma and Nsibuka Harunah escaped. The five demonstrators, all members of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), held placards inscribed with the words "vote Trump". The group arrived at the embassy at 9am, and began a surprise pro-Trump demonstration, a witnessed said. After taking embassy security by surprise, the youth started negotiations ostensibly...
  • Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting (Wikileaks email 26629)

    10/23/2016 6:55:12 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 9 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/23/2016 | Wikileaks
    Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting From: Eryn_M_Sepp@who.eop.gov To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2014-03-14 02:23 Subject: Re: Fwd: 31 March Meeting OK. Will make it work and fly you to Berkeley the next AM if you want it to work. From: John Podesta [mailto:john.podesta@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:05 PM To: Sepp, Eryn Subject: Fwd: 31 March Meeting Let's discuss. JP --Sent from my iPad-- john.podesta@gmail.com For scheduling: eryn.sepp@gmail.com Begin forwarded message: From: robbymook@gmail.com Date: March 13, 2014 at 9:15:40 AM EDT To: Cheryl Mills > Cc: "daplouffe@icloud.com" >, John Podesta > Subject: Re: 31 March Meeting Roger all of that. I...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • Email shows Secretary Clinton helped Joe Wilson get government contracts

    01/12/2016 9:36:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Rick Moran
    Getting lucrative government contracts is easy – if you know the right people.  And in the case of former ambassador Joe Wilson, husband of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, it was Hillary Clinton who greased the skids so that government contracts could go to business associates and friends. Is this really in the job description of the secretary of state? Daily Caller: Wilson’s requests for help — on behalf of an American engineering contractor he consulted for called Symbion Power — is a recurring theme in each monthly Clinton email dump. The latest two batches of records are no different....