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  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 165 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecilís search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • Iíd love to go hunting one day with Dr Walter Palmer.. so I can stuff & mount him for MY office wall

    07/29/2015 4:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Dr Walter Palmer is a dentist in the human happiness business. His website, at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Minnesota, says he Ďstrives to create dazzling smilesí. For 27 years this self-anointed kindly man has showered his patients with extraordinary care and comfort, ensuring they leave his surgery immeasurably more self-confident than when they entered. His official photograph on the website exudes almost Saintly virtue; Palmerís own gleaming dentures shining beatifically beneath his warm, bespectacled, twinkling eyes. But thereís another side to Dr Palmer. A side he alludes to right at the very end of a Q&A on the...
  • Cecil The Lionís Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabweís Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding ďjusticeĒ for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecilís Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 ó after news of Cecilís death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipediaís edit history, an editor ďcreated [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.Ē Hwange is the national park where...
  • Whatís worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ideas.aeon.co ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say Ďtourist attractioní instead of 'beloved lioní because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'belovedí by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You donít earn the right to 'loveí a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • Zimbabwe Reveals Shocking Truth About ďCecil the LionĒ...

    07/30/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    ...Animal Rights Groups Are Desperate to Cover Up Both social media and the progressive mainstream media have been in an uproar over the past few days about the death of ďCecil,Ē a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was killed in an organized licensed hunt by a big game hunter, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, who has now gone into hiding after receiving numerous death threats from outraged animal rights activists. However, it would appear that the outrage surrounding the death of Cecil is what is commonly known as a ďFirst World Problem,Ē as residents of Zimbabwe were mostly unaware of,...
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

    07/30/2015 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 30, 2015
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will ďgo where facts lead.Ē The agency made the announcement via Twitter Thursday. Also Thursday, the Eden Prairie Police Department said that, while they will be stepping up neighborhood monitoring, they will not be providing personal protection for the dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. ďBecause of the increased traffic in the neighborhood of Walter Palmerís residence, the Eden Prairie Police Department is monitoring the neighborhood to ensure the safety and security of the residents and their property,Ē...
  • US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist investigation into Cecil the lion's death

    07/30/2015 12:11:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    U.S. wildlife agencies will assist Zimbabwean authorities in their investigation into the killing of the iconic African lion, Cecil, according to a published report. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports dentist Walter Palmer has not been charged in Zimbabwe, though his guide and outfitter have. Palmer, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and practices in nearby Bloomington, said late Tuesday he regretted the animalís death, but thought he was acting legally.
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • Zimbabweans express surprise over foreign concern for slain lion amid economic woes

    07/31/2015 1:56:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2015 | By FARAI MUTSAKA
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) ó While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States ó much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal ó most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss,...
  • 'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    07/30/2015 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-30-2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    A golden jackal (Canis anthus) from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Based on genomic results, the researchers suggest this animal be referred to as the African golden wolf, which is distinct from the Eurasian golden jackal (Canis aureus). Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson ======================================================================================================================= Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 30, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidaeóthe group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackalsófrom 35 living species to 36. "This...
  • The hijacked buildings of Joburg (South Africa)

    07/29/2015 8:30:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    Mail and Guardian ^ | 29 JUL 2015
    Property owners and investors in Joburg's inner city say the increase in the hijacking of buildings by illegal occupants is costing them millions.
  • Lion Conservation Under Threat - Cecil the Lion The Facts

    07/29/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    African Hunter ^ | July, 2015 | IJ Larivers
    As I read the reports of the killing of the famous Hwange National Park lion, Cecil, by an American client, hunting with a licensed professional hunter, I anticipated a rerun of the Musango Bull incident of a couple of years back. The bull elephant was another rock star of an attraction - in the Matusadona national park. He too was radio collared and he was shot by a sport hunter outside the park. There was within days the anticipated media frenzy over both the Bull and Cecil, but it turned out the two cases were markedly different. One element that...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's notóneither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Mark Steyn: Queer Theory meets African Studies

    07/29/2015 10:42:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    President Obama has wrapped up his tour of Africa. It was notable, insofar as that word can be applied to the trip, for his somewhat condescending and neo-colonial lecture to his hosts on the need to ease up on the old homophobia. Certainly, Africa is not terribly gay-friendly. But nor are other parts of the planet. In his ardent wooing of Iran, for example, he doesn't seem to have been perturbed in the least by his new best friends' executions of homosexuals, anymore than he is by the brutalization of gays elsewhere in the Muslim world. You might deduce in...
  • Safari tourist suspected in killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

    07/28/2015 11:31:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 july 15 | Don Melvin, Khushbu Shah and Elaine Ly
    Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.
  • American dentist accused of killing beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil

    07/28/2015 11:35:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    thestar.com ^ | Tue Jul 28 2015 | Jillian Kestler-DíAmours
    An American dentist has been accused of killing a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe earlier this month, the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (WCTF) confirmed. The Zimbabwe tourism authority named the man accused of killing Cecil as Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist and avid big-game hunter. ď#WalterJamesPalmer was the man who killed #CecilTheLion. This was an #illegalhunt,Ē the authority posted on Twitter. The Associated Press reported that Zimbabwean conservationists had accused an American of paying $50,000 to kill the lion. The American ďshot the lion with a bow and arrow." ... Rodrigues told the Star that the...
  • Obama Says ĎI Could Winí 3rd Term as President

    07/28/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Peter Baker
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia ó President Obama asserted on Tuesday that he could win a third term if allowed by the Constitution, but said he was looking forward to life after the presidency, when he will be able to take a walk and spend more time with his family. As he wrapped up what may be his final trip to Africa while in office, Mr. Obama took aim at some of the continentís gerontocracy and called on long-entrenched leaders to step down, declaring that ďnobody should be president for life.Ē But it led to an off-the-cuff riff about his own improved...
  • A Chinese state newspaper ran this racist cartoon of Obama in Africa

    07/28/2015 6:50:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Under the title "Homecoming," it shows Obama in ostensibly "native"or tribal garb, clutching a spear as he surveys zebra in an open expanse. It ran in last Friday's English-language newspaper without any other textual explanation or accompanying article.
  • Gay marriage endorsement mars Obamaís Africa tour

    07/27/2015 4:31:03 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 12 replies
    CAJNews ^ | 27 July 2015 | Haile Edris
    ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) Ė UNITED States President Barack Obamaís visit has been met with contempt by the majority in the continent owing to his countryís recent endorsement of same-sex marriages. The leader of the most powerful nation in the globe will only make a low-key appearance at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a continent where such marriages are taboo. He will meet mostly Western diplomats and representatives. ďHow can we celebrate a man who advocates a man to marry another man? If it was the president of China, maybe, we would attend because they...
  • OBAMA COMPARES KENYAíS ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW

    07/27/2015 10:10:08 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | by MICHAEL LUCCHESE
    OBAMA COMPARES KENYAíS ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta clashed at a joint press conference in the African state during his official visit on Sunday: Obama harshly criticized Kenyaís record on issues related to homosexuality. ďWhen you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, thatís the path whereby freedoms begin to erode,Ē he said. ďBad things start to happen.Ē The President also compared Kenyaís laws to Jim Crow-era segregationist policies.
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • American President BARACK OBAMA Dancing The Lipala Dance in KENYA -- ( VIDEO)

    07/26/2015 11:46:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 25,2015
    ... bringing dignity to his high office by acting presidential ... again!
  • Obama Admonishes Africa on Homosexuality [But not Muslim Countries]

    07/27/2015 7:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/26/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    ‚ÄúSon of Kenya,‚ÄĚ Barack Obama, proved once again that his patience with people, nations, and world leaders that disagree with his view of the world registers a big fat zero on the liberal Tolerance Meter.¬† When Obama finds out anyone (other than a Muslim) disagrees with his social policy focus, it becomes his personal mission to convince them otherwise. And if the mere awesomeness of his presence fails to change minds, Obama will attempt to humiliate his ideological adversaries into submission by getting in their face. For example, after Barack ‚ÄėLGBTQ‚Äô Obama was specifically asked by the Evangelical Alliance...
  • Obama Angers Kenyan Leadership in Push for Gay Rights in Africa

    07/26/2015 1:27:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Obamaís first trip to Kenya since becoming president has highlighted the disappointment that many Africans feel in his presidency. While President Bush earns high praise and achieved a great deal in Africa, particularly with regard to his efforts fighting AIDS, Obama . . . not so much.In his article entitled, ďAfricaís Disappointment with Obama,Ē Edward-Isaac Dovere writes: Beneath the ecstatic welcome President Barack Obama will receive when he arrives in his fatherís homeland of Kenya on Friday is a lingering sense of disappointment.More than the first black president, heís the first African-American U.S. president, and thatís accentuated a frustration among...
  • Obama says 'no limits' to what Kenyans can achieve

    07/26/2015 10:12:42 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Reuters
    President Barack Obama, wrapping up a landmark trip to Kenya, has told Kenyans that there is "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity. Obama addressed an audience of several thousand packed into an indoor arena in Nairobi on Sunday, before heading to Ethiopia, the second stop on his East Africa tour. The US president, whose father was born and died in Kenya, talked of his own experience and Kenya's in the five decades since independence. "I'm here as president of a country that...
  • Obama in Africa: I'm Proud To Be First Kenyan-American President

    07/26/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 26 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | Chris Jansing
    NAIROBI, Kenya ó President Barack Obama spoke proudly of his Kenyan heritage before a raucous and affectionate crowd in Nairobi on Sunday. "I am proud to be the first American president to come to Kenya, and of course I'm the first Kenyan-American to be president of the United States," he told the packed sports hall in Nairobi, to the loud cheers of over 4,500 people in the audience. It was the (first) time he referred to himself as such.
  • Kenya: Home Again

    07/26/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Upon arrival in the land of the Dreams From His Father, Barry was greeted by his half-sister, Auma Obama.Man, Big Guyís got more half-siblings than the Kardashians! And frankly, thereís a chance he may be related to them too. I mean, check out that butt on Auma; we are definitely looking at Kardashian sized upholstery.While being whined and dined in Kenya, Barry launched the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, telling the audience that Africa is on the move: He said young African entrepreneurs are the continentís future, but cautioned that governments cannot allow small would-be businesspeople to be stymied by...
  • Obama urges Kenyans to 'choose the path to progress'

    07/26/2015 6:41:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CTV News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Darlene Superville and Tom Odula, The Associated Press
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday that their country is at a crossroads and urged them to "choose the path to progress" by continuing to root out corruption, confront terrorism and be more inclusive of women and girls. Closing out a historic visit to the land of his father's birth, Obama said Kenya has come so far in just his lifetime, but can go even further. "You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices," he said in a speech to several thousand Kenyans packed into an indoor arena here in...
  • Obama, Kenyan President clash on gay rights in Kenya

    07/25/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/25/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    NAIROBI, Kenya Ė President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sparred over support for gay rights here Saturday, with Obama urging fast changes and Kenyatta saying it was not something Kenyan culture or society would ďaccept.Ē Linking LGBT discrimination in Africa to the history of Jim Crow laws in America, Obama said ensuring gay rights must be a priority on a continent ó and in a country ó where bias against gays is accepted, and violence against gays is common. Standing by Obamaís side at a joint press conference here in front of the Kenyan state house, Kenyatta repeated...
  • Obama Makes Birth Certificate Joke on Kenya Trip

    07/25/2015 3:11:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    If you can't beat members of the "birther" movement, join 'em. That's the approach President Obama took on Saturday night in Kenya, his father's homeland, when he made a wisecrack about his birthplace ó which suspicious critics have harped on for years. "Some of my critics back home might be suggesting I'm here to look for my birth certificate," Obama said while making a toast at a state dinner hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. "That's not the case." In 2011, Obama made his birth certificate public after so-called birthers questioned his eligibility to be president, claiming he was not a...
  • Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama

    07/25/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by wtd · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2015 | Darlene Superville
    Obama on Kenya: There's a reason my name is Barack Hussein Obama"This is personal for me," Obama said. "There's a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama."
  • I Won't Be Gagged on Gays - Obama [yes, that IS the headline]

    07/25/2015 11:50:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Nairobi Star ^ | 7/24/15 | Oliver Mathenge
    The White House has shrugged off demands by some leaders that President Barack Obama steers clear of support for gay rights while in Kenya on July 25. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama was not expected to back away from addressing any particular tropic while in Kenya. He was answering a question on the matter while addressing journalists during a daily briefing at the White House on Tuesday. "I had not been made aware of that particular announcement from Kenya. Obviously, we have been clear that when the President travels around the world, he does not hesitate...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 11:04:33 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Jul 15 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott,
    (CNN)óPresident Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen."
  • ĎThe issue of gay rights is a NON ISSUE!í Ė Kenyan president REBUKES Obamaís nagging

    07/25/2015 10:56:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 7/25/15 | soopermexican
    Oh damn. Of course the very first question put to Obama at the press conference this morning in Kenya was about gay rights. He went on and on about Kenyaís lack of gay rights, but the president soundly slapped down his suggestion to impose his values on the African country.Watch below:(video at link)Notice the applause too.It should be too surprising that Kenyans arenít open to his gay-mongering Ė before his visit a coalition made a statement that they would tell Obama to shut up and go home if he pressured them on gay issues. Funny how far left liberals like...
  • Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights

    07/25/2015 10:39:48 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat July 25, 2015 | Kristen Holmes and Eugene Scott
    President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country's gay rights record. "When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that's the path whereby freedoms begin to erode," Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. "And bad things happen." Under Kenyan law, sexual activity between men is illegal and punishable with a maximum imprisonment of 14 years. Obama equated legalized discrimination of gays to legalized racism in America. "And when a government gets in a habit of...
  • Obama to press African leaders on rights and corruption (Especially "gay rights" of course)

    07/24/2015 5:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    US President Barack Obama has told the BBC he will continue to deliver his "blunt message" to African leaders about gay rights and discrimination."I am not a fan of discrimination and bullying of anybody on the basis of race... religion... sexual orientation or gender," he said. Mr Obama is on his way to visit his ancestral home of Kenya and he will also go to Ethiopia. He said the trip showed US commitment to fighting terror in East Africa. In the wide-ranging interview with the BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel before he left Washington, President Obama also said: ‚óĺHis...
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obamaís choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use ďdangerous manmade climate changeĒ to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. Sheís also been implicated in the agencyís practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • How many whites have left South Africa in the last 5 years?

    07/23/2015 11:13:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    News24Wire ^ | July 23, 2015
    A total of 95,158 whites have left South Africa since 2011, according to a new Statistics SA report released on Thursday. According to the 2015 mid-year population estimates, in the same period 1,067,937 Africans and 40,929 Asians migrated to South Africa.
  • On eve of visit, Obama voices support for gay, transgender rights in Africa

    07/23/2015 10:29:55 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 23, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Barack Obama voiced strong support for gay rights in Africa on Thursday as he began a trip to the continent, bucking calls from some African leaders to keep his views on such controversial issues to himself. Obama, who departed Washington late Thursday for a trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, had faced criticism from rights groups and growing calls to press the issue aggressively while in a region known for a bleak record on human rights. In an interview with the BBC, Obama said he had been "blunt" with African leaders about gay rights in the past...
  • Obama departs for Kenya, returning to his father's homeland

    07/24/2015 2:28:03 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 22 . 2015 | By Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father's homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa that will also include a stop in Ethiopia. Obama, the first black U.S. president, is the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas. He traveled to Kenya as a U.S. senator but has not gone since winning the White House.
  • Grassley Probing Clinton Aideís Dual Role at State, Clinton Foundation

    07/07/2015 6:05:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacib ^ | 7/7/15 | Alana Goodman
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) called on the State Department to turn over documents related to Hillary Clintonís top aide Cheryl Millsí special employment status at the agency in a letter to Secretary John Kerry on Monday. Grassley also demanded to know why the State Department omitted Mills from a list of ďspecial government employees,Ē or ďSGEs,Ē for 2009 that it turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee last year. The State Department told the Washington Free Beacon last month that Mills was an ďSGEĒ in 2009, which freed her from some ethics rules restrictions and allowed...
  • Obama Heads to a Kenya in Turmoil on His First Visit to the Country as President

    07/23/2015 10:52:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    vice ^ | 7-23-2015 | Jacob Kushner
    Millions of Kenyans are celebrating the long-awaited return of Barack Obama, who on Friday will visit his father's homeland for the first time as president to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Obama's visit will focus on economic development and counterterrorism efforts within the country against the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, but it comes amid widespread abuse by Kenyan security forces of Muslims, refugees, and journalists. This has raised worries among rights advocates that he risks lending undue legitimacy to one of Africa's more unscrupulous regimes. Similar concerns have been voiced about a presidential trip†to Ethiopia that...
  • Kenyan Pastors to Obama: Don't Bring 'The Gay Talk' Here

    07/23/2015 5:01:30 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    CBN News ^ | July 22, 2015 | George Thomas
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama's first visit as president to his father's homeland. While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there's one subject many Kenyans don't want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage. The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans. "I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots," said one resident of the capital city. "Because he is our brother,...
  • 'Crisis' hit Zimbabwe wants white farmers back Ė report

    07/20/2015 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    News 24 ^ | 7/16/15
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly indicated, for the first time, that it may hand back land to some white farmers whose farms were forcibly taken away from them during the height of the countryís controversial land reform programme. This comes a decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country - a move that saw a drastic deterioration in the country's economy. According to The Telegraph, Minister of Lands Douglas Mombeshora said provincial leaders had been tasked to come up with names of white farmers they wanted to...
  • Farm Murders Continue To Raise Fears In South Africa As Latest Farmer Brutally Attacked

    07/19/2015 10:05:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 7/19/2015
    In the most recent farm murders, 77-year-old Hein Smith was attacked and beaten in his home. Smith was later taken to the hospital after a neighbor called him and couldnít reach him. He later died in the hospital. Smith lived alone in the Free State.
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Proís and Conís to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (itís higher for 2015). However Ė and I canít emphasize this enough Ė they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Kenya gears for mass nude protest against Obamaís ďaggressiveĒ gay stance

    07/15/2015 9:34:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    Kenyaís Republican Liberty Party has notified of its intention to mobilise 5,000 men and women to protest naked against President Barack Obamaís ďaggressive support for homosexualityĒ. The party said it has already notified the authorities of the protest scheduled to hold on July 22 and 23, coinciding with the U.S. presidentís visit to Kenya. Vincent Kidala, the partyís leader, wrote to the Police on Monday to notify the authorities of the planned protest march from Nairobiís Freedom Corner to the streets of the capital. He said the protest would involve ďtotally naked men and womenĒ to ďdemonstrate the difference between...
  • You "ARE" Redeemed be at Peace [charismatic caucus]

    07/14/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Redemption is on its way for those lost and trodded upon as a doormat "Truly" KNOW I stand before you and I have become this for you. So now your declaration is "REDEEMED" for I AM your Redeemer from the lies of the enemy. Redemption is yours eternally just come to Me that I may heal your broken hearts for I AM your Hope and Healer . So now just come and drink from My Love for you are My creation and I love you for you Are My Beloved friend and I have already laid down My life for...
  • Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

    07/14/2015 7:56:03 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015 | Reuters
    A Liberian woman has died of Ebola in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case of the virus since it resurfaced last month after a seven-week lull, a senior medical official said on Tuesday.
  • Congressman Gohmert Reads My Article on Islamic Racism in Congress (Greenfield aka Sultan Knish)

    07/14/2015 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 10, 3015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance. Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures. When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of...