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  • Helper of late Liberian shows Ebola symptoms —Official

    07/30/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT · by pops88 · 69 replies
    Punch ^ | 7/31/2014 | BUKOLA ADEBAYO
    A top official at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has said that one of the people who helped the 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on the Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos flight may have been infected with the virus. The reliable source, who is also on the team of experts monitoring the testing and surveillance of persons who have had contact with the late Liberian victim in Lagos, told our correspondent on Wednesday, that although they had yet to confirm, the person was showing feverish symptoms similar to that of Ebola virus.
  • Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins

    07/30/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 88 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/30/14 | Annika McGinnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family’s African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women. Her husband had shied away from discussing his African heritage in his own remarks to the 500 Africans finishing a six-week Washington leadership fellowship on Monday, referencing his Kenyan father only once and in the question-and-answer session. But Michelle Obama said as an African American woman, her discussion with the African youth was “deeply personal.” “The...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

    07/30/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Igor Bobic
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member wants the State Department to bar citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the United States, including any foreign travelers who have visited those countries in the previous 90 days. He also requested that the ban be expanded to any nation that reports an originating case of the virus, and that restrictions only be lifted 90 days after the last reported case.
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    07/28/2014 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is “crippling” parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women. Obama held up an inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as inspiring examples of what the continent can achieve. He drew cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.Obama said the world’s security and prosperity depends on “a strong, prosperous...
  • HIV, Circumcision & The Fight Against AIDS (video only)

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | SciShow
    SciShow News reports some promising new findings about the worldwide fight against HIV, including insights about how we can make the most of one of our newest weapons against HIV: circumcision.
  • Nigeria Ambassador, 58 Others Had Contact with Ebola Victim (plane passengers not included)

    07/28/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    PM News (Nigeria) ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014 | Kazeem Ugbodaga
    Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government. At a news conference on Monday 27 July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that 59 people had contact with the late Sawyer, which include the Nigerian Ambassador to Laberia. “So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts,...
  • Ebola: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Restricts Movements in Liberia

    07/28/2014 9:37:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 8 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | Monday, July 28, 2014
    Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new task force she created and is chairing to contain the disease, which has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region. A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital died on Saturday, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under...
  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela (Young African Leaders Initiative re-name?)

    07/27/2014 7:13:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/27/14 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday. President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela's life, is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event on Monday in Washington with several hundred young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. The youngsters are participating in the inaugural Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the broader Young African Leaders Initiative...
  • Second American infected with Ebola

    07/27/2014 5:56:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/247/14 | Jeremy Grisham, Carma Hassan, Laura Smith-Spark and journalist Aminu Abubakar in Nigeria contributed
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for. Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement. Worst Ebola outbreak in history Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte, North Carolina, residents have been in Liberia since August 2013, according to the blog Writebols2Liberia. They have two adult...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Wife of Cameroon's Vice PM, Kills at Least Three

    07/27/2014 5:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 27, 2014 | Tansa Musa
    Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said. A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town's mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. SNIP Boko Haram, an Islamist group which made international headlines with the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks. Cameroon...
  • “Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked

    07/27/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. Regrettably, within mainstream press and academia circles, there seems to be a conspicuous – and dare we say it – deliberate vacuum when it comes to reporting news of these recent studies and their obvious implications.
  • Runaway Sierra Leone Ebola patient dies in ambulance

    07/27/2014 9:34:19 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-27-14 | UMARU FOFANA
    A Sierra Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital, a health official said. Health officials say fear and mistrust of health workers in Sierra Leone, where many have more faith in traditional medicine, are hindering efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 450 people in the country. In recent days crowds gathered outside clinics and hospitals to protest against what they see as a conspiracy, in some cases clashing...
  • US Embassy in Libya evacuated amid ‘significant deterioration in security’; President golfs

    07/26/2014 6:37:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/26/14 | Twitchy Staff
    The United States suspended operations at its embassy in Libya Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. “Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya,” spokeswoman Marie Harf said. No news on how well the president shot.
  • Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso

    07/24/2014 3:12:38 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 July 2014 | Staff
    Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso. Contact was lost about 50 minutes after take-off from Ouagadougou, the airline is quoted by Algeria's state news agency as saying. The passenger airliner, last seen at 0155 GMT, was bound for the Algerian capital Algiers, it added. Flight AH 5017 had 110 passengers and six crew on board, officials said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," Air Algerie officials, quoted by APS news agency, said. The plane is chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair. In a...
  • A Leading Ebola Doctor Just Contracted The Virus

    07/23/2014 9:55:04 AM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 7-23-2014 | Reuters
    ReutersJuly 23, 2014 The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said. The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control an outbreak that has killed 206 people in the West African country. Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected and there is no cure or vaccine. Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, more than 600 people have died from the illness, according to the World Health Organisation, placing great strain on the health systems of...
  • Obstruct Or Impeach Obama: A Rallying Point For Republicans In 2014, Their Waterloo In 2016

    07/15/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Sahara Reporters ^ | July 15, 2014 | Dr. Wumi Akintide
    The Republicans don’t want Obama's presidency remembered for anything good. They have hoped he was only going to be a one term president but Obama completely surprised them when he won a landslide victory against their best candidate, Mitt Romney. I thought the Republicans should have learnt their lessons in 6 out of 8 years of Obama and keep off messing around with the President. I thought they should have begun to understand where they went wrong and then start to make corrections. Their situation is analogous “to those who the Gods will destroy”. What usually happens to them is...
  • Ebola Virus Death Toll Up to 603; Ivory Coast Closes Border to Refugees

    07/16/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    HNGN /HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS ^ | 7-15-14 | Thomas Carannante
    The news keeps getting worse for the West African countries that are suffering from Ebola virus outbreaks. International health officials are still experiencing trouble in halting the spread of cases and now Ivory Coast turned away 400 refugees who recently fled to Liberia. According to the World Health Organization, the death tolls in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone reached 603 after 85 new cases and 68 deaths were documented in between July 8-12. Sierra Leone experienced the worst conditions over that five-day span, reporting 49 new cases and 52 deaths, compared to Liberia (30 new cases and 13 deaths) and...
  • Aid to Africa: donations from west mask '$60bn looting' of continent

    07/16/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 July 2014 | Mark Anderson
    Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the "sustained looting" of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall.
  • Volcanoes Threaten To Divide Africa

    02/18/2002 9:44:42 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 300+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-18-2002
    Monday, 18 February, 2002, 13:00 GMT Volcanoes threaten to divide Africa A plume of hot volcanic mantle rock is rising beneath Africa, trying to split the continent apart. According to international researchers, it could eventually create a new ocean. "The Ethiopian rift is one of the few places in the world where we can see the transition from continental rifting to something that looks more oceanic," Dr Cindy Ebinger told the BBC World Service's Discovery programme. "It's a unique area worldwide." The crack in the Earth's surface runs for 2,000 kilometres from Malawi in the South, through Tanzania, Kenya and ...
  • Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists (Afar Rift in Ethiopia)

    09/17/2013 3:29:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/17/13 | Becky Oskin - LiveScience.com
    The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think. The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of oceanic crust. Along the ridges, lava bubbles up and new crust is created, slowly widening the ocean basin. But a look deep beneath the Afar Rift reveals the birth announcements may be premature. "It's not as close to fully formed seafloor spreading as we thought," said Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at the...
  • African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making

    11/02/2009 12:05:11 PM PST · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,764+ views
    University of Rochester ^ | November 2, 2009 | Unknown
    Geologists Show that Seafloor Dynamics Are at Work in Splitting African Continent In 2005, a gigantic, 35-mile-long rift broke open the desert ground in Ethiopia. At the time, some geologists believed the rift was the beginning of a new ocean as two parts of the African continent pulled apart, but the claim was controversial. Now, scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, and the rift is indeed likely the beginning of a new sea. The new study, published in...
  • Red Sea Region Parting in Massive Split

    07/13/2014 8:17:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7-19-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    In a new study, scientists have determined that a recent tear in Earth's continental crust near the sea is the largest single rip seen since satellite monitoring began. For the past 30 million years the Arabian tectonic plate has been moving away from the African (Nubian) plate at the Red Sea. But the rift, in which Earth's crust is being stretched and thinned, is not happening smoothly. Most of the time the plates are stuck together. But in September of last year they split apart along a 37-mile (60-kilometer) section in Afar, Ethiopia (Ethiopia map), near the southern end of...
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...
  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled, French police say

    07/10/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Fox News
    French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported. French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien....
  • Humanitarianism Can Be an Effective Disguise for Profiteering

    07/09/2014 1:10:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all. Humanitarianism and charity can't always be taken at face value, if only because there is no better front for...
  • Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

    07/09/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-8-2014 | Reuters
    Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
  • Growing Influx: Germany Caught Off Guard By Surge in Refugees

    07/07/2014 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 07, 2014 – 05:40 PM
    The German government is expecting around 175,000 people to file applications for asylum this year, the highest number in two decades. Regional politicians are acting surprised, but there have been signs of this development for years now. […] The refugees in Germany are fleeing many things: the civil war in Syria, the recent wave of terror in Iraq, torturous regimes but also, in many cases, a life of poverty and no prospects, be it in Africa or as a member of the Roma minority in Serbia. Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) estimates that as many as 175,000...
  • Fear, cash shortages hinder fight against Ebola outbreak

    07/02/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-2-14 | KWASI KPODO
    West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday. The outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). snipJeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director of The Wellcome Trust, an influential global health charity, said people at high risk should also be offered experimental medicines, despite the drugs not having been fully tested. "We have...
  • Police: Mother left 3-month-old in middle of street

    06/30/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WLKY ^ | By Marissa Alter
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville mother faces charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby in the middle of a west Louisville street. Police said witnesses saw Dunia Abdullahi lay the child, who was wearing nothing but a diaper, in the middle of Cecil Avenue. Abdullahi, 20, told police she was upset with the baby's father because he was not willing to take her to the emergency room for an illness and left her in the road to wait for her father, the arrest report stated. According to the arrest report, witnesses said they tried to pick up the baby...
  • NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'

    06/26/2014 2:48:16 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Sam Levine
    Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down last year. "Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him." Johnson said that there are currently no Republicans who support re-establishing the formula eliminated by the Supreme Court last year, though Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and a...
  • How Kenyans are reacting to legalised polygamy

    06/25/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Last month a controversial bill legalising polygamy became law in Kenya. Yalda Hakim reports for BBC Our World on how it is being received.In the chilly dawn deep in Kenya's Rift Valley, three women make domestic preparations for the day. One cooks breakfast, another makes pancakes, the third fetches milk for tea. But Alice, 62, Mary, 56, and Joyce, 54, are doing this for the same man, the husband to whom all three are married. He is Isaya Ntokot, a 76-year-old with 15 children and 48 grandchildren. There is nothing unusual about this - in fact, three wives for a...
  • Biden: Gay rights takes precedence over culture

    06/24/2014 6:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WCSC-TV / The Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2014 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world "I don't care what your culture is," Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory's vice presidential mansion. "Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice...
  • Uganda accuses U.S. of blackmail

    06/23/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 16 replies
    The U.S. has been accused of blackmail by Uganda, after President Barack Obama's administration cut funding to Uganda and cancelled a joint military exercise. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - This action is a response to a new Ugandan law which criminalizes homosexuality, and Ugandan official Ofwono Opondo was not happy. "We think it is simply blackmail," he said. "We have said it before, homosexuality is not a fundamental human right. In our own constitution, it is not guaranteed as a fundamental right."
  • Over 80 Shabaab militants killed as Amisom airstrikes Somalia bases

    06/23/2014 2:43:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | June 23, 2014 | Staff
    MOGADISHU, Monday Kenyan fighter jets have bombed key Al-Shabaab bases, with scores of fighters killed, the African Union (AU) force fighting the extremists has said. The air strikes on the impoverished villages of Anole and Kuday in the southern Lower Juba region are part of the offensive by the 22,000-strong AU mission in Somalia (Amisom), which launched in March a fresh bid to wrest remaining towns from the Islamists. "Amisom forces have conducted airstrikes... as part of a sustained effort to destroy Al-Shabaab's military capabilities," the force said in a statement, adding it was Kenyan air planes that carried out...
  • Bizarre Motsoeneng wife gift briefing surprises media (Forced reporters to bow and take off shoes)

    06/22/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Johannesburg News 24 ^ | June 22, 2014 | South African Press Association
    Johannesburg - Journalists were forced to take off their shoes, and get down on their knees before Venda traditional leaders at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Sunday. The bizarre briefing was over a report by the Sowetan newspaper last week that SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng had been given a wife as a gift. At the start of the briefing by Mudzi Wa Vhurereli ha Vhavenda, a lobby group of Venda traditional leaders and healers, reporters were instructed to remove their shoes and get on bended knees so that they could perform a cultural ritual before beginning. Most...
  • Ebola ‘out of control’: Doctors Without Borders

    06/20/2014 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 8:53 AM EDT
    A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. […] According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, Ebola has already been linked to more than 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. …
  • Kenya Islamists 'Kill 50' As Hotels Set On Fire

    06/16/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | Monday 16 June 2014
    Suspected Islamist insurgents in Kenya have raided a police station and set on fire at least three hotels and a petrol station, reportedly killing at least 50 people. [...] Witnesses said the gunmen targeted non-Muslims and those who did not speak Somali. [...] "They were shouting in Somali and shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Greatest)." [...]
  • Climate McCarthyism claims yet another victim

    06/14/2014 3:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Breitbart's London ^ | June 14, 2014 | James Delingpole
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Climate McCarthyism has claimed another victim. Dr Caleb Rossiter - an adjunct professor at American University, Washington DC - has been fired by a progressive think tank after publicly expressing doubt about man-made global warming. Rossiter, a former Democratic congressional candidate, has impeccably liberal credentials. As the founder of Demilitarization for Democracy he has campaigned against US backed wars in Central America and Southern Africa, against US military support for dictators and against anti-personnel landmines. But none of this was enough to spare him the wrath of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) when he wrote an OpEd in the...
  • Golden rice refusal kills millions

    06/10/2014 6:11:40 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | May 6, 2014 | Don Curlee
    A University of California report has exposed the injustice that prohibits a genetically engineered additive to rice. Without it the death of millions of children has occurred, notably in Africa and India. The researcher opinion lays the blame for the international prohibition of producing golden rice through genetic engineering to powerful forces that hide behind environmentalism. California, of course, is one of the world’s major rice producers, ready to supply the vitamin enriched product, especially for export.
  • 20 Kidnapped Women: Boko Haram Demands 800 Cows as Ransom

    06/13/2014 5:37:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ndahi Marama
    MAIDUGURI—Boko Haram terrorists are reportedly asking for 800 cows as a precondition for the release of the abducted 20 Fulani women. The terrorists demanded that each of the women would be swapped with 20 cows each bringing the total to 800 cows, husbands of the abducted women and other security sources have said. The people of Chibok, including members of the Vigilante Youths denied the abduction of the Fulani women when news of the kidnap first filtered, saying that the only people missing in the area were the 230 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The police authorities...
  • Overcoming Lust in Uganda

    06/07/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · by EscondidoSurfer · 5 replies
    overcoming-lust.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Jim Vander Spek
    Are we better than they? Dare we look down on these Ugandans? Among them, sexual sin is fully exposed. However, among us sexual sin and its damage are covered up by means of birth control and abortion while pornography use has become rampant. In our midst, single mothers are frequently isolated. Are our ways less harmful or more pleasing to God than the way these Ugandans live?
  • Jet Bombs Militants' Base in Benghazi

    06/01/2014 10:16:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A Libyan air force jet bombed positions held by Islamist militants Sunday in the eastern city of Benghazi, a senior military official said, apparently as part of a renegade general’s ongoing offensive. The official said the bombing targeted a base belonging to a local militia group called February 17 and the area of Sidi Faraj, where members of the extremist organization Ansar Al-Shariah are located. An official from Ansar Al-Shariah said no one was hurt in the bombing and claimed that one of two rockets fired by the aircraft hit a car dealership. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity...
  • The beer frontier

    05/30/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/31/14 | The Economist
    Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its largest beer market after the country where SAB (South African Breweries) was founded in 1895. The firm moved its main stockmarket listing to London in 1999 and a few years later it acquired Miller, a big American brewer, in a deal that gave the renamed SABMiller global scale and reach. It now operates in 75 countries, but in recent years it has found that its fastest-growing and most promising market is the continent of its birth (see chart 1). SAB has operations in 15 African countries and a stake in 21 others through...
  • Obamas partied like kings on Africa vacation Lavish excursion hits taxpayers for millions on

    05/29/2014 5:15:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/29/14 | Bob Unruh
    Newly obtained records released Thursday by Judicial Watch revealed that lodging, security and “entertainment” for the Obamas’ entourage during their trip last year to Africa cost taxpayers nearly $2.2 million. “The Obamas clearly either do not understand the value of a dollar – or understand it all too well when someone else is picking up the tab,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Keep in mind that this outrageously lavish excursion came at the very same time that the president was shutting down White House tours and blaming it on the sequester. As one congressional critic noted at the time,...
  • US Prepares Investment Push Into Africa

    05/29/2014 12:31:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Javier Blas
    The US is planning a trade and investment offensive to drum up business opportunities for American companies in Africa after years of rapid expansion throughout the continent by China and other emerging countries. Investment by the US in Africa has fallen in relation to China and other emerging countries during a decade of conflict in the Middle East involving American forces and a focus on tightening diplomatic links with Asia. The White House has dispatched three senior trade and economic officials to the region this month to discuss ways to strengthen the presence of US companies in African markets. “There...
  • Muslim Gunmen Attack Church in CAR

    05/29/2014 12:14:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | May 28, 2014
    Muslim rebels have killed at least 11 people seeking refuge in a church in the capital of Central African Republic. Witnesses to the attack Wednesday in Bangui say as many as 30 were killed. They say Muslim gunmen threw grenades and fired bullets into the church compound. It was the worst attack blamed on Muslims since their Seleka rebel group was ousted from power in January. Chaos and violence has run rampant in CAR since Seleka rebels seized power last year. They began looting and killing Christians, who formed a militia that launched reprisals against Muslim civilians. Thousands of Muslims...
  • In lawless Libya, Egypt's Sisi becomes a star

    05/27/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum
    Many Libyans compare the bumpy transition of both Arab neighbors since their "Arab spring" revolutions in 2011. Both have seen political unrest, though Egypt avoided anarchy like its neighbor where four decades of quirky one-man rule and an eight-month civil war destroyed state institutions. Enemies denounce Sisi as the author of Egypt's toughest crackdown in decades after ousting Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last year. But many Libyans say Mursi's removal was a blessing ending a chaotic year in power comparable to their unproductive government and parliament, dominated by an Islamist party allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, which failed to stop...
  • Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic/4 die from Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

    05/27/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    news24 ^ | 5-26-14 and 5-27-14 | AFP
    Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease. Four people in eastern Sierra Leone have died after contracting the Ebola virus, a health ministry official says.
  • Uganda’s Minister for Ethics: white people are responsible for homosexuality

    05/25/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 5-23-2014 | Rhuaridh Marr
    When asked why he believes homosexuality and use of pornography in Uganda is on the rise, Lokodo stated: “Because the whites brought this culture. People asked ‘if they can do this, why not me?’” “Leave us alone, or let us relate. But do not colonize us again with your unacceptable culture.”