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  • Five wild lionesses grow a mane and start acting like males

    09/24/2016 12:31:43 AM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | September 23, 2016 | Karl Gruber
    This lion king (pictured below) is a queen. And she’s not the only one. Five lionesses in Botswana have grown a mane and are showing male-like behaviours. One is even roaring and mounting other females. Male lions are distinguished by their mane, which they use to attract females, and they roar to protect their territory or call upon members of their pride. Females lack a mane and are not as vocal. But sometimes lionesses grow a mane and even behave a bit like males. ..." “I don’t think this is anything to be concerned about,” says Hunter. “Although the females...
  • African countries receiving Russian helicopters

    09/17/2016 12:27:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 15 September 2016 | Richard Tomkins
    Russia is to export military Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters to four African countries this year and next, according to Tass news agency. "In 2016-2017, we plan to continue exporting these helicopters to Angola, Mali, Sudan, Nigeria," Tass quoted Rosoboronexport's Yury Demchenko, head of a Russian delegation to the Africa Aerospace & Defense Expo, as saying. "Our position in the African helicopter market is solid, so we are optimistic about the prospects of cultivating it further." In the 2014-2016 period, Russia exported helicopters to Angola, Sudan, Rwanda and Uganda. Demchenko said many African countries prefer to purchase inexpensive equipment, particularly used...
  • Mystery plane kills two in Sudan air raid

    04/05/2011 6:38:29 PM PDT · by SCPatriot77 · 13 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | April 5, 2011 | AFP
    Mystery plane kills two in Sudan air raid Posted 4 hours 53 minutes ago An air strike on a car on Sudan's Red Sea coast killed its two passengers and destroyed the vehicle, the head of the state assembly said. "A plane bombed a small car which was coming from Port Sudan airport to the town... There were two people in the car and both were killed. The vehicle was completely destroyed," Mohammed Tahir said. The unidentified plane, which struck about 10:00pm (local time), flew in from the Red Sea to which it then returned, Mr Tahir added. There was...
  • How Germany tried to kill off the Herero people... feeding on ideas of evolutionary superiority ...

    09/14/2016 7:50:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 9-14-16 | Marc Ambler
    Herero genocide by Marc Ambler Like most visitors to Namibia,1 one of the memorable pictures I carried away was of the noble-looking Herero people. Their women wear colourful, voluminous Victorian-style dresses and hats, and the men wear uniforms on ceremonial occasions. How terribly sad it was to learn that 100 years ago, their great-grandparents had been the victims of the first genocide of the 20th century. ... That the German settlers and a high-ranking officer like General von Trotha would hold to these ‘superior race’, ‘survival-of-the-fittest-through-“cleansing”-of-the-weakest’ views is hardly surprising. Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (which is subtitled By...
  • Catholicism’s incredible growth story (global numbers have doubled since 19700)

    09/11/2016 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | Thursday, 8 Sep 2016 | Philip Jenkins
    `There are around 1.2 billion Catholics in the world today; by 2050 it may be 1.6 billion (CNS) `Critics keep announcing the Church's imminent demise. If only they realised that numbers have doubled since 1970 – and are still rising In many parts of the world, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about the future of the Catholic Church. Some years ago, the American Physical Society heard an alarming paper that predicted the countries in the world that would have no religion whatever by 2100, and high on the list were such former Catholic heartlands as Austria and Ireland – Ireland!...
  • Hugh Masekela: Ha Lese Le Di Khanna

    09/09/2016 5:22:52 PM PDT · by Windflier · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 September 2016 | Windy
    One of my favorite soundtracks from my youth in the 60's. Enjoy Hugh Masekela in studio, performing one of his most enduring signature tracks.
  • Failed rocket was carrying Facebook satellite to give Africa the Internet (SpaceX)

    09/04/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Sep 2, 2016 | Matthew Tempest
    The space rocket which exploded before takeoff yesterday (1 September) was carrying a satellite Facebook intended to use to connect sub-Saharan Africa to the Internet. Whilst many critics have had doubts about the plan of founder Mark Zuckerberg to provide web access to the developing world, the destruction of the SpaceX rocket and its cargo will set the plan back many months, if not years. The explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida also saw the destruction of its AMOS-6 satellite, manufactured by an Israeli firm, but leased to...
  • Droves of African Migrants in Mexico Awaiting U.S. Asylum Under Secret Pact

    09/01/2016 2:07:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 1, 2016
    Herds of African immigrants are being housed in shelters in the Mexican border town of Tijuana while they await entry into the United States under what appears to be a secret accord between the Obama administration, Mexico and the Central American countries the Africans transited on their journey north. A backlog of African migrants is overwhelming limited shelter space in Tijuana and Mexican officials blame the slow pace of U.S. immigration authorities in the San Isidro port of entry for granting only 50 asylum solicitations daily. Details about this disturbing program come from Mexico’s immigration agency, Instituto Nacional de Migracion...
  • Rhodesia asks Zimbabweans: Miss Me Yet?

    08/29/2016 5:43:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 41 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-29-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember when Zimbabwe used to be Rhodesia?There’s a lesson, or two, in here somewhere: ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors. That’s right: first they came for the white men’s farms:And the blacks didn’t object because, well, they weren’t white. Now they’re coming for the farms of black-men-who-disagree-with-the-government-policies. That’s how it always goes.And as pointed out by the Instapundit: Hey, it was over a decade ago when Nick Kristof reported that Zimbabweans were nostalgic for the days of white rule: An elderly peasant in another village, Makupila Muzamba, said that hunger today is worse than...
  • Nigeria: Christian Group Rails Against John Kerry for ‘Divisive’ Visit

    08/27/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 26, 2016 | Conor Gaffey
    A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country. Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack...
  • The U.N. and U.S. Embassy Stand Down as American Aid Workers Beaten and Raped in Sudan

    08/16/2016 8:33:10 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    libertyblitzkrieg.com ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Michael Krieger
    Investigators discovered this month that at least four U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic allegedly paid girls as little as 50 cents in exchange for sex. The most recent allegations involve at least four peacekeepers who are accused of paying girls as young as 13 for sex at a camp for the internally displaced next to the international airport in Bangui, the capital. The site, known as M’poko camp, is home to 20,000 people, mostly Christians. It is a vast agglomeration of white tents surrounding old, decaying airplanes, just yards from the airport runway. The United Nations was also...
  • French set to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050

    08/15/2016 9:45:18 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/2015 | Isabel Hunter
    French set to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050 because of soaring population growth in sub-Saharan Africa -Study says 750 million people will speak French as first language by 2050 -It is spoken in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the fastest growing-populations in the world They've been defensive for decades in preserving the purity of the language of love from the threat of globalisation. But now it seems all will have paid off for the French, whose language is set to become the world's most spoken language by 2050, thanks to growing francophone populations in sub-Saharan Africa. While...
  • There Are No Successful Black Nations

    08/12/2016 9:02:25 AM PDT · by jumpingcholla34 · 151 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 8 2016 | Chigozie Obioma
    Early African-American intellectuals and cultural elites saw that the future of their race could not be advanced by endless protests or marches of “equality” or “justice.” It could only be done through the restoration of the trampled dignity of the black man. Great men like Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X all knew that a people is only respected when it has a nation worthy of respect. A man who lives in a shack cannot expect to be treated with respect at a palace. They knew that for us to reclaim power we must first reclaim...
  • Five reasons why Mugabe will be gone in 12 months

    08/12/2016 9:28:12 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    Nehanda Radio ^ | 8/11/16 | Tatenda Dewa
    President Robert Mugabe will fall by the wayside in the next 12 months due to a combination of factors that include age and failing health, according to a prominent political writer. “As sure as the sun rises from the east and sets in the west, Mugabe won’t be president by the end of the next twelve months,” said Ken Yamamoto. The author and columnist who is believed to possess inside knowledge on Zanu PF developments and writes under the pen name Ken Yamamoto, gave five reasons why Mugabe would cease being president within a year. He said Mugabe had become...
  • BIBLE PROPHECY REVEALED AUGUST 7, 2016 - NEW BOKO HARAM LEADER TO KILL EVERY CHRISTIAN (video)

    08/07/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | AUGUST 7, 2016 | Pastor Andrew Russell
    Facebook deletes Israel from the list of Olympic participants .... Anti-Semitism in the UK is the highest since 2009 and the Gaza conflict .... Israel bitterly rejects Obama's claim how it backs now the Iran deal .... The new leader of Boko Haram, who is associated with ISIS, makes a vow to kill every Christian and blow up every church .... Obama will reach next month's target of letting 10,000 Syrian refugees, all Sunni Muslims, into the country .... Clinton got millions from the world's biggest Sharia Law education firm .... Muslim Brotherhood members are part of the Obama administration...
  • Boko Haram’s new leader vows to “kill every Christian,” “blow up every Church”

    08/04/2016 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 4, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    The new leader of Boko Haram, just appointed by the Islamic State, has vowed to end his attacks on fellow Muslims regarded by the group as infidels, and instead focus on Christians. Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who replaces Abubakar Shekau, has accused the West of trying to “Christianize the region” and says he will “blow up every Church” and “kill every Christian.” Meanwhile, Shekau, who in March 2015 pledged allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has released a recorded message crying foul over the new appointment, but vowed to “continue in the cause of Allah” to destroy the infidel…....
  • N. Korea diplomats threaten African news outlets

    07/29/2016 8:12:47 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-07-29 | Lee Han-soo
    N. Korea diplomats threaten African news outlets By Lee Han-soo North Korean diplomats are threatening media outlets in Africa that exposed the country's illegal activities, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA), a broadcasting agency operated by the U.S. government, Friday. "We will never tolerate such dirty articles criticizing our supreme leader who is our nation's destiny and future," wrote Kim Chang Ryop, the North Korean ambassador to South Africa, to the Daily Maverick, a South African newspaper. The Daily Maverick had published an article on July 12 that said North Korean diplomats have been implicated in the smuggling of rhino...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism. For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us...
  • Cool-headed elephant fights off 14 female lions in Zambia

    07/27/2016 1:45:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia, - An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions. The video, filmed by Jesse Nash on a tour with Normal Carr Safaris at the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia, shows a group of 14 lionesses descending on a young elephant. Advertisement The elephant, keeping calm, swats at the lionesses with his trunk while making his way to a nearby body of water. The pachyderm reaches the water, but only a handful of the predators decide to stay...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Cape Town

    07/15/2016 7:14:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    Terrorist hate-group Black Lives Matter surrogates marches to the US Consulate with mass mobilisation. The march was in Khayelitsha. One black male displayed a hand-written poster calling to “Kill All Whites”. This is the same black protest group which also destroyed property at the University of Cape Town in their so-named “Fees Must Fall” campaign.
  • Every third German baby born out of wedlock

    07/15/2016 11:45:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Jul 2016 17:00 GMT+02:00
    One in three babies in Germany are born to parents who haven’t tied the knot, according to a new report. The report by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research this week showed that 35 percent of babies born in Germany in 2014 came into the world with unmarried parents. And the study also revealed that there was great contrast between former East and West Germany, according to broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. The more religious and wealthy West saw 29 percent of new little bundles of joy born to unwed parents, compared to nearly 60 percent in the former states of socialist East...
  • BOOM! Don't Blame The Whites, Africa Ain't My Home - MUST SHARE!

    07/11/2016 9:23:36 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 50 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 7-12-16 | Wayne Dupree
    All I have to say is this young man is hilarious but he gives some truth. Some of you might be angry at his delivery but he actually means well. Terrance Williams is his name and this video is going viral on Facebook. I said this and I'll say it again. I am not from Africa. I was born here in America and I won't be going there anytime soon. It's nice to know my ancestors were from there and I am sorry about what they went through as they were brought over here but that has nothing to do...
  • Free Biafra From Nigeria

    07/11/2016 6:44:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Terry Paulson
    While the world seems preoccupied by the independence of Britain from the EU, a less known but an easily ignored and important plea for independence is coming out of Western Africa. Nigeria has a population of roughly 180 million people with a balanced religious mix of roughly 49.3% Christian and 48.8% Muslim. Most of the Christians live in southern Nigeria, a land previously controlled for over thousands of years by a people living in a land known as Biafra. Biafrans were a proud people. They were mostly Christian and a bastion of free-enterprise in Western Africa. With the formation of...
  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 6/24/16 | Mindy Belz
    As the Clinton-led State Department dragged its feet against Boko Haram, Clinton Foundation donors made millions from Nigerian oil fields The attacks on Jan. 20, 2012, began not so much as an explosion but as an earthquake. ....In coordinated bombings at 23 separate locations in the city of Kano, including police headquarters and military barracks, the group left one of Africa’s largest cities in disarray and panic. The January attacks killed more than 185 people—Africa’s worst terrorism since the 1998 al-Qaeda attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. ...Boko Haram often showed up better equipped than the Nigerian military...prominently...
  • Farming Invented Twice In Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals

    06/22/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent. Two Middle Eastern populations independently developed farming and then spread the technology to Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the genomes of 44 people who lived thousands of years ago in present-day Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Iran. ...the research supports archaeological evidence about the multiple origins of farming, and represents the first detailed look at the ancestry of the individuals behind one of the most important periods in human history — the Neolithic revolution. Some 11,000 years ago, humans living in the...
  • Archaeology suggests no direct link between climate change and early human innovation

    07/06/2016 5:10:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | PLoS ONE
    Archaeological sites suggest climate may not have been directly linked to cultural and technological innovations of Middle Stone Age humans in southern Africa... The Middle Stone Age marked a period of dramatic change amongst early humans in southern Africa, and climate change has been postulated as a primary driver for the appearance of technological and cultural innovations such as bone tools, ochre production, and personal ornamentation. While some researchers suggest that climate instability may have directly inspired technological advances, others postulate that environmental stability may have provided a stable setting that allowed for experimentation. However, the disconnection of palaeoenvironmental records...
  • Former National Guardsman accused of plotting attack to support ISIS (Muslim Immigrant)

    07/05/2016 7:54:41 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 5 at 2:33 PM | Rachel Weiner and Joe Heim
    Federal authorities said in the affidavit that in late March, Jalloh made his first contact with a source who was working with a now-deceased overseas co-conspirator who was a member of the Islamic State. The overseas co-conspirator encouraged the source to have an in-person meeting with Jalloh, the documents state, and when they did meet on April 9, the FBI was watching. At that meeting, Jalloh praised Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last year, the documents said. And Jalloh, at one point, suggested that someone known for organizing contests for cartoons of the...
  • Fresh Niger Delta Attacks Could Send Oil Prices Up

    07/05/2016 10:11:41 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-07-2016 | Niger Deltans
    The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) were a major driver of the rally in oil markets over the past several months, as the outage of roughly 600,000 barrels per day helped push up crude oil prices. In June, a 30-day ceasefire between the NDA and the Nigerian government led to a few weeks of relative calm, and Nigeria’s oil minister said that the country was able to bring back a large chunk of the disrupted supply, bringing output up from 1.4 million barrels per day to 1.9 mb/d at the end of June, but still down from the 2.2 mb/d Nigeria...
  • Niger Delta Militants Blow Up 2 Chevron Oil Wells

    06/03/2016 9:14:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 01 June 2016 | Charles Kennedy
    In an early Wednesday attack, Niger Delta militants have blown up two Chevron oil wells in Warri, leading a shut down in the wells and promising further output drops for Nigeria. The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have claimed responsibility for the attack via their Twitter feed, not that they “blew up Chevron oil well RMP 23 and 24 [at] 3:44 am this morning.” These are Chevron’s Bibi oil wells, run by Chevron Nigeria Limited. The militant group also noted that it had a “heavy presence of 100 gunboats, 4 warships and jet bombers,” and that the attack was meant “to...
  • Shell Evacuates Oil Personnel After Chevron Platform Bombing

    05/11/2016 1:39:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 09 May 2016
    Shell has evacuated nearly 100 essential oil personnel from a major production facility in the Niger Delta, following a series of attacks from a newly formed militant group that has vowed to renew the fight abandoned after a 2009 amnesty deal. Some 98 Shell personnel were airlifted from the Shell-operated Eja Oml 79 oil production facility in the Niger Delta over the weekend, bringing into question the facility’s 90,000 barrel-per-day production capacity. The facility is run by Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary, SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Corporation). The evacuations come after militants of the Niger Delta Avengers attacked an offline oil platform...
  • The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream

    07/05/2016 8:48:25 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 4 July 2016 | Jenni Marsh
    Guangzhou, China The heart of Little Africa -- or Chocolate City, as it has been dubbed by some -... Dieng tells CNN that locals hold their noses when riding the shared lift in their residential high rise, while a Chinese landlady complained to NetEase, a Chinese news portal, that her African tenant's black skin color came off on the "snow white walls" -- echoing a recent racist TV advert that suggested African blackness can be washed off.... "The Chinese would prefer Africans to come in for two to three weeks, buy goods and go home. China is for Chinese."
  • What You Don’t Know About the Niger Delta Avengers

    07/04/2016 9:35:59 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 18 replies
    Nigerian Television Authority ^ | 2JUN2016 | Edino Justice
    A militant group has however since February 2016 been making headlines through their capacity to destroy oil infrastructure. Their attacks have driven Nigeria’s oil output to near a 22-year low. Contrary to popular opinion, the group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA for short, according to them is not just made up of Niger Deltans but has support from other parts of Nigeria, namely Northern, Western and Eastern part of the Country with the sole purpose of crippling the Nigerian Economy until their demands are met. According to reports, Diplomats and security experts say the group has shown a level of sophistication...
  • Catholic Cardinal Subtweets The Media

    07/03/2016 5:33:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    A senior Catholic cleric took a swipe at the press during an exchange with a Twitter follower late Friday. Wilfried Cardinal Napier is the archbishop of Durban, South Africa. He also holds various offices in the Roman Curia, the Vatican bureaucracy, and is one of the African continent’s most prominent ecclesial figures. “Thank God I live in Africa, where we base our faith on the Scriptures & Church Teaching, & not every papal interview!” he tweeted. The cardinal was criticizing the largely secular global press that has tended to report the pontiff’s extemporaneous comments without sufficient theological context, often leaving...
  • Sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones

    07/01/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 01, 2016
    President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report. The White House is to disclose the casualties with a range of numbers indicating that an estimated 100 civilians have been inadvertently killed by 500 drone strikes since 2009. The estimate is said to cover drone strikes in Pakistan,...
  • Michelle Obama to announce nearly $100 million for education in Morocco

    06/28/2016 2:38:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Katherine Skiba
    First lady Michelle Obama is relying heavily on social media to tout an overseas trip tied to the Let Girls Learn campaign, which is aiming to get an estimated 62 million uneducated girls into school. Obama started a Snapchat account with help from celebrities including James Corden of "The Late Late Show," with whom she recently taped a "Carpool Karaoke" that will run at a future date. She's posting reports on her stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain on hellogiggles.com, an online community for women. She referred in one report to the heartbreak of an 11- or 12-year-old girl told...
  • 'Game Changer': Giant Helium Field Found in Tanzania

    06/28/2016 2:40:26 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 83 replies
    Newser ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | Jenn Gidman
    What scientists are calling a "game changer" for society has been discovered deep in Tanzania's Rift Valley: a massive helium gas field with enough of the precious commodity to fill more than 1.2 million MRI scanners, Phys.org reports. Besides the sheer amount of gas, the discovery is notable because it appears to be the first time that stores of helium have been purposely found (they're usually stumbled upon during oil and gas drilling). And the find, which will be presented Tuesday by Durham University PhD student Diveena Danabalan at a Japanese geochemistry conference, could help restock nearly depleted stockpiles. Researchers...
  • Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'

    06/28/2016 3:11:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aletta Andre
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level. "People often look at me as if I am different, and hard to be trusted," the tall, softly spoken student...
  • Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit(CHA CHING!)

    06/27/2016 9:05:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | unknown
    KAKATA, Liberia (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country still recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead. The Obamas were welcomed in Liberia's capital with a red carpet and traditional dancers wearing the red, white and blue colors of both the American and Liberian flags. After meeting Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Obamas traveled a heavily potholed road to the town of Kakata, where they visited a Peace Corps-sponsored leadership camp for girls. "I...
  • Experts only beginning to grasp the damage from Zika virus

    06/20/2016 1:51:47 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 3:49 PM EDT | MICHAEL ASTOR
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Even though the explosive spread of the Zika virus has been met with a new level of international response, thanks to lessons learned from the Ebola crisis, experts warn they are only beginning to grasp the damage the mosquito-borne virus can do. Doctors speaking at a U.N. meeting on Global Health Crises said Monday that the Zika virus has already affected 60 countries on four continents, and a major outbreak on the Atlantic Ocean island nation of Cape Verde suggests the disease is now poised to enter continental Africa. Zika has already become epidemic in Latin...
  • SURPRISE: Obama Decides to Build a Border Security Wall. Only One Problem: It’s in Africa.

    09/19/2015 9:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 19, 2015 | Mac Slavo
    In 2005 then-Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano famously said that building a wall on the southern border of the United States to stem the flow of illegal immigration would be ineffective. “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works,” she argued. That deep seeded focus on domestic security was apparently enough for President Obama to eventually appoint her as head of the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the safety of the American people. An actual wall designed to keep unknown individuals and potential terrorists out of...
  • Kenya will build a wall to keep herself safe, but we can’t?

    05/04/2016 5:59:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies
    thecoachsteam.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | By Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Fearful of being overrun by Somali Muslim terrorists, Kenya has announced it will build a 435 mile wall on its northeastern border with Somalia. The Kenyan people are not concerned with political correctness or turning Somali savages into voting, contributing “Citizens;” they see their physical safety as more important than being well thought of by Barack Obama and America’s political class. Kenya’s desire to keep al-Shabaab animals away from them has made building a wall a practical and sensible solution for the African nation. Contrary to what American politicians like Ted Cruz’s Vice Presidential selection Carly Fiorina has to say...
  • Missionaries For Post-Christian America

    06/17/2016 7:48:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 06-17-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Fulbright scholarships are prestigious awards, funded by Congress, to hundreds of US academics and others to provide opportunities for study abroad. It is administered by the US State Department. A reader recently underwent a short course preparing incoming Fulbright scholars for their overseas deployment. He is going to study in a developing country. He tells me he was shocked by the instruction in gender ideology his group was put through as part of their briefing. They were instructed, he said to think about how they can be “an ally” to sexual minorities abroad. He reports that his group sat...
  • Border Guards Stop 122 People Trying to Enter Kingdom Illegally

    06/13/2016 12:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | Monday 13 June 2016
    The Border Guards of Makkah Region have foiled four attempts by groups of Africans trying to infiltrate across the kingdom's western sea border during the last two days. Commodore Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi, spokesman of the Directorate General of Border Guard, said a total of 122 foreigners have been arrested. He said the infiltrators were on board three wooden boats coming from Sudan's coasts. On board the smuggling boats were women and children of different nationalities, including 109 Sudanese, 11 Nigerians, one Ethiopian and one Chadian.
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • Zimbabwe runs out of money

    06/10/2016 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Politics Web ^ | 09 June 2016 | Jan Raath
    Guess what Zimbabwe’s most important import is: Guns? Food? Medicines? Fuel? It’s US dollars. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s lists it as the country’s number one import priority. There are no details of how much, how it is brought into the country, or how much it costs (or what the sense would be in paying for them, presumably in US dollars which will have to be sent back to the source of the consignment of banknotes). Zimbabwe has experienced every manner of national crisis in the 36 years of its existence, all under President Robert Mugabe, but none as bizarre...
  • Think again before you call yourself a supporter of the ‘New’ South Africa

    06/10/2016 3:55:11 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 66 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    In 1972, SA blacks owned 360,000 vehicles. (More than all the black African states together) The monthly income of blacks per capita in 1988 was R352 per month in South Africa – Malawi and Mozambique less than R20 per month. Read more on South Africa Today
  • South Africa is oppressed

    06/08/2016 9:26:36 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 6 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    “African leaders oppress their people without anyone asking them a question”. Does this sound like South Africa? Trump’s criticism of African leaders was direct and truthful considering the state of many African countries.
  • Albino people hunted in Malawi

    06/07/2016 7:44:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    "Wire reports" ^ | June 7, 2016
    At least 18 people with albinism have been killed for their body parts in the southern African country of Malawi since November 2014, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The body parts are sold for use in remedies by witch doctors, who say albino parts bring good luck or wealth, according to the report. It added that women and children are especially vulnerable to attack because of the myth that having sex with a person with albinism can cure HIV/AIDS.
  • 500 year-old shipwreck loaded with gold found in Namibian desert

    06/07/2016 3:47:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Walt Bonner
    Diamond miners recently discovered a ship that went down 500 years ago after draining a man-made lagoon on Namibia’s coast. While shipwrecks are often found along Africa’s Skeleton Coast, this one just so happened to be loaded with $13,000,000 worth of gold coins. It also answers a centuries–old mystery and is what some archaeologists are calling one of the most significant shipwrecks ever found. The wreck was first discovered along the coast near Oranjemund by geologists from the mining company De Beers in April 2008. One reason it took centuries to find is because it was underneath the ocean floor....
  • Christians Told To ‘Pray In Silence… Don’t Disturb The Migrants’ ( from Africa )

    06/06/2016 12:35:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 6 Jun 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Parishioners visiting a church in Italy were told they must “pray in silence” so as not to disturb African migrants being housed there. Some of the faithful hoping to practice their Christianity at the church of St. Anthony in Ventimiglia were surprised when they were told by Caritas volunteers they couldn’t recite the rosary and would instead have to pray in silence out of respect to migrants who are living there. Caritas is ostensibly a Catholic charity, although much of its resources are spent on facilitating mass migration to Europe; the organisation even boasts that it contributes to and seeks...