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  • Israel Sending Medical Teams to Africa as Ebola Crosses International Borders

    10/07/2014 6:06:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    JTA ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lea Speyer
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government will send three mobile emergency clinics to western Africa in an effort to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Medical experts will be attached to each clinic sent by Mashav-Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, a part of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. The staffers will train local health care workers in the operation of the clinic and its equipment, the ministry said in a statement. In addition, staff training will focus on raising awareness among populations with high potential for infection. An Israeli team has already been sent to Cameroon. The ministry also...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    09/07/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    AOL News ^ | 7/9/14 | Ibrahim Abulaziz & Michelle Faul
    <p>YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - ...Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said Sunday, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an "Islamic caliphate" under their black and white flag.</p>
  • Star Player in Algeria Dies; Hit by Object at Game

    08/28/2014 12:03:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2014
    <p>A star soccer player has died after he was hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd during a game in Algeria's top league.</p> <p>The Confederation of African Football says 24-year-old striker Albert Ebosse of Cameroon died in the hospital Saturday night.</p>
  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • 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...
  • Mysterious Snakes, Bees Attack Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

    07/01/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Vanguard ^ | June 26, 2014 | Ndahi Marama
    Some members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, arrested yesterday at Mairi ward behind University of Maiduguri by members of the Civilian JTF vigilante group, have confessed that most of them are fleeing the Sambisa Forest to areas across Borno State owing to what they believe is spiritual attacks from mysterious snakes and bees, which had killed many of their leaders. According to Kolo Mustapha, one of the arrested insurgents, “most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes and bees now in the forest. Once they bite, they disappear and the victims do not last for 24...
  • Nigerian Singer Offers Virginity To Boko Haram In Exchange For Kidnapped Girls

    06/27/2014 4:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A Nigerian singer has offered her virginity to Boko Haram in exchange for the 276 girls they recently kidnapped, according to Vanguard Showtime. “They are between 12 and 15 year old girls for Christ sake,” Adokiye Kyrian said. “It is just unfair. They are too young. I wish I could offer myself in exchange.” Despite revealing she is still a virgin, the 23-year-old says she is “older and more experienced.” “Even if 10 to 12 men have to take me every night, I don’t care. Just release those girls and let them go back to their parents.” Some have criticized...
  • 'Mustache Goal' Gets Fred Going at World Cup

    06/23/2014 10:50:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Tue, June 24 2014 | Tales Azzoni
    Brazil striker Fred got his first goal just in the whisker of time at the World Cup, scoring as the group stage was coming to an end. He's attributing the change in fortunes to the new mustache. The much-criticized forward scored Brazil's third goal in a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, helping his team reach the second round. SNIP "As incredible as it seems, the ball came in hard and it ended up hitting my mustache," Fred said. "It was a mustache goal." SNIP
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram Kidnaps More Girls in Nigeria (20)

    06/09/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2014 | Drew Hinshaw
    Abductions Near Town Where Students Were Grabbed Reflect Lack of ProtectionACCRA, Ghana—Nigeria's Islamist insurgency on Monday kidnapped some 20 girls just miles from a small town where the group abducted several hundred schoolgirls in April, local officials said, in an attack that exposed the military's absence in an area the president pledged to protect. The village of Garkin Fulani was preparing for its weekly market early Monday when Boko Haram fighters pulled up in a tractor trailer and began pulling young girls into the truck, said Adu Ibrahim, the area's chairman for a vigilante group called the Civilian Joint Task...
  • 'Dozens Killed' in Boko Haram Attack on Nigeria Villages

    06/04/2014 2:23:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | June 4th, 2014
    Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in fresh attacks on villages in Borno state in northern Nigeria, the BBC has learnt.In one attack, gunmen reportedly fired on a crowd in a church compound. Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. The latest attacks come as the Nigerian army has denied reports that several generals have been found guilty of aiding Boko Haram in their insurgency. Nigerian media reported on Tuesday that 10 generals and five other senior military officers had been tried before a court martial for supplying...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram k\Kills 28 in Three Village Attacks

    05/25/2014 12:00:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 24, 2014
    Suspected Islamist Boko Haram gunmen rampaged through three villages in northern Nigeria, killing 28 people and burning houses to the ground in a pattern of violence that has become almost a daily occurrence, according to police and witnesses. All three attacks happened on Thursday in remote parts of Borno state, the epicenter of Boko Haram's increasingly bloody struggle for an Islamic kingdom in religiously mixed Nigeria. One took place right next to Chibok, by the Cameroon border, from where more than 200 school girls were abducted last month.
  • West Africa leaders vow to wage 'total war' on Boko Haram

    05/17/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 5-17-14 | John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau
    PARIS (Reuters) - West African leaders on Saturday agreed to work together to wage "total war" on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al Qaeda that threatened all of them. Nigeria's neighbors Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and Western officials, met in Paris to flesh out a plan enabling them for the first time to share intelligence, coordinate action and monitor borders. Although Boko Haram has been fighting for five years, carrying out bombings and attacks on civilians and the security forces, the kidnapping last month of more than 200 girls from a school in...
  • Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese Plant in Cameroon

    05/17/2014 3:12:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 17, 2014
    Suspected rebels from Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked a Chinese plant in northern Cameroon near the town of Waza, a local governor told Reuters on Saturday. Waza is 20 km (12 miles) from the Nigerian border close to the Sambisa forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram which has killed thousands in Nigeria in a five-year insurgency for an Islamist state and threatens to destabilize the wider region.
  • African leaders vow to wage 'total war' on Boko Haram

    05/17/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT · by csvset · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 17 May 2014 | Staff
    African leaders on Saturday described Boko Haram as an "al Qaeda operation" and promised to wage "total war" on the Islamic extremist group after a summit meeting in Paris. The leaders of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin as well as the French president and US and British officials met for talks in the Elysée Palace to discuss strategy for fighting Boko Haram and freeing at least 276 girls it is holding. After the meeting, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told the media, “Boko Haram is no longer a local terrorist group, it is operating clearly as an al Qaeda operation,...
  • Suspected Boko Haram rebels attack Chinese plant in Cameroon

    05/17/2014 5:40:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    France24 ^ | 17 May 2014 | Tweet
    A Chinese national was killed and 10 others were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, officials said on Saturday. "Boko Haram Islamists attacked a camp (of road workers). A Chinese was killed. Ten Chinese cannot be found since the attack. We think they have probably been kidnapped," a local police chief said on condition of anonymity. The cross-border attack comes as Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Paris Saturday to attend an international summit on Nigerian security, aimed at forging a strategy against the Islamist...
  • Cameroon cardinal: Ministers are ‘bound not to’ give Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    04/29/2014 2:19:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 29, 2014 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    Cardinal Christian Tumi, archbishop emeritus of Douala, spoke to LifeSiteNews.com just outside the Vatican walls after the canonization of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII. ROME, April 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A cardinal from Cameroon told LifeSiteNews Sunday that ministers of Holy Communion are “bound not to” give the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who support abortion. “Abortion is a crime. Yes, a crime. It’s murder, really. So there’s no doubt about it,” Cardinal Christian Tumi, archbishop emeritus of Douala, told LifeSiteNews in an interview just outside the Vatican walls after the canonization of St. John Paul II and...
  • Pope Francis prays for kidnapped (in Cameroon) priests, nun

    04/05/2014 8:40:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | April 5, 2014 | Kerri Lenartowick
    Pope Francis. Credit: David Ibanez / CNA. Vatican City, Apr 5, 2014 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is remembering in his prayers two Italian priests and a Canadian religious sister who were kidnapped in Cameroon Friday night. Vatican Radio reports that Pope Francis “hopes for a rapid and positive solution to the affair.” He “remains in constant contact with the nunciature.” The two priests and religious sister were kidnapped by armed persons around midnight on April 4. The identity of the kidnappers is unknown at this time, although the Islamic militia Boko Haram has been known to operate...
  • Letter from Africa: How the history of real racism and human nature, is distorted by the Left.

    03/11/2014 7:44:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this column from Cameroon, on the coast of West Africa, during my sixth trip to Africa. Having traveled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, sort of intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the wildlife, as much as I have been enthralled by it in safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rather I am referring to the African peoples. Here, then, are some observations: First and foremost, just as when I visited Auschwitz and the killing fields of Cambodia, when I visited places...
  • Douala-Djibouti Corridor-France is enabling bloc of non-Islamist, liberal democracies in Africa

    02/06/2014 5:29:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jerome Vitenberg
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Douala-Djibouti CorridorPosted By Jerome Vitenberg On February 6, 2014 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The current French involvement in the Central African Republic, which follows in the footsteps of its ongoing “Operation Serval” in Mali, has led many to wonder about President Francois Hollande’s goals in his African campaigns.In recent months, the CAR’s ex-Séléka Muslim rebel fighters, bolstered by Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries, have waged a campaign of murder, rape and pillage against the country’s 80% Christian-majority population. With the government in disarray, Christians have organized defensive “anti-balaka” (“anti-machete”)...
  • Cameroon: Government Suspends 11 Media Organisations Ahead of Elections

    09/15/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    All Africa ^ | 11 September 2013
    Three weeks before parliamentary elections in Cameroon, the government's National Communications Council (NCC) has ordered the suspension of 11 media organisations, accusing them of unprofessionalism and unethical behaviour. The suspension of seven newspapers, three radio outlets and a television station constitutes a violation of press freedom in the West African country, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. The NCC also suspended two publishers and a journalist, ranging from one to two months, on the grounds of failing to respect professional norms and ethics. The actions affected both French- and English-language news outlets in the capital Yaoundé and other cities....
  • Central Africa: UN finds burnt, abandoned villages

    09/07/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    New York, US - UN agencies on Friday expressed alarm at the increasing rate of human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR), following reports of burnt and abandoned villages, massive displacement, as well as looting and torture. PANA in New York reported that members of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), along with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), travelled last week to the town of Paoua, 500 kilometres north of the capital, Bangui. They found seven villages burnt to the ground and deserted and the eighth partially burnt with...
  • Rebels capture Central African Republic capital, president flees (France sends 300 more troops)

    03/25/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:59pm EDT | Paul-Marin Ngoupana
    (Reuters) - Rebels in Central African Republic seized the riverside capital Bangui in fierce fighting on Sunday, forcing President Francois Bozize to flee and sowing confusion over who ruled the mineral-rich heart of Africa. At least nine South African soldiers were killed trying to prevent the rebels taking Bangui, a Reuters witness said, dealing a blow to Pretoria's attempt to stabilize the chaotic central African nation and assert its influence in the region. ... "The looting is bad. Both the population and Seleka are involved," said one senior U.N. official in Bangui. "We are not sure who is in charge....
  • Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    03/21/2013 7:05:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies
    UANews ^ | 3-1-2013 | Daniel Stolte
    UA geneticists have discovered the oldest known genetic branch of the human Y chromosome – the hereditary factor determining male sex. The new divergent lineage, which was found in an individual who submitted his DNA to Family Tree DNA, a company specializing in DNA analysis to trace family roots, branched from the Y chromosome tree before the first appearance of anatomically modern humans in the fossil record. The results are published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. "Our analysis indicates this lineage diverged from previously known Y chromosomes about 338,000 ago, a time when anatomically modern humans had not...
  • Kano blasts: Nigerians killed at bus station

    03/18/2013 8:08:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | March 18, 2013 | unattributed
    At least 20 people have been killed in a series of explosions at a bus station in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Several buses were destroyed in the attack in the Sabon Gari district - which is home to many Christians from southern Nigeria. No group has said it was behind the blasts but Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group have attacked Kano in the past. It is the largest city in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria. One eyewitness told the BBC that he had seen 20 bodies after Monday's blasts. Several witnesses told Reuters that one...
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • UPDATE 2-Syria to be suspended from int'l Islamic body -diplomat

    08/13/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | unattributed
    Syria will be suspended from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday for its violent suppression of a 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a diplomat said on Monday ahead of an emergency OIC summit in Mecca. "The resolution regarding the suspension of the Syrian membership in the OIC is not facing obstacles ... It will be approved," said the diplomat, speaking on the sidelines of a preliminary foreign ministers meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said the decision was likely to be formally announced at the end of the second day of the summit, which was called by Saudi...
  • Mass grave in London reveals how volcano caused global catastrophe

    08/05/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-4-2012 | Dalya Alberge
    When archaeologists discovered thousands of medieval skeletons in a mass burial pit in east London in the 1990s, they assumed they were 14th-century victims of the Black Death or the Great Famine of 1315-17. Now they have been astonished by a more explosive explanation – a cataclysmic volcano that had erupted a century earlier, thousands of miles away in the tropics, and wrought havoc on medieval Britons. Scientific evidence – including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe – shows for the first time that mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one...
  • Terror in the Skies: ‘Human bomb’ threat forces U.S.-bound flight to divert

    05/24/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    A US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina was diverted to Maine on Tuesday after a "French" passenger handed a note to a flight attendant mentioning that she had a surgically implanted device, raising fears of a terror scenario that security officials had warned about. What is disturbing is the lack of coverage and relevant reporting on this act of terror in the skies. The would-be terrorist is described as a "French" woman. What's her name? Read the tea leaves. The Cameroon-born woman was traveling alone with no checked baggage and visiting the United States for 10 days...
  • AU Wants Peace, Security and Bigger Global Role in 2012

    01/13/2012 9:38:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2012 | unattributed
    The AU wants Africa to manufacture and export finished products to its trading partners rather than just selling them the raw materials as it does now. She cited China, India, the EU and US and other rising stars in trade with the continent, including Turkey and Latin America, and said the AU had held talks on the new breed of partnerships with some of them. The AU also wants Africa to have a veto-wielding seat on the UN Security Council, and a place at the G20 negotiating table, Ali said. The peace and security that have eluded Africa for decades...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • Analysis -- Fuel subsidy cuts test faith in African governments

    01/13/2012 9:02:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | Richard Valdmanis
    A growing trend of African countries promising to free up money for social spending by slashing fuel subsidies will test public faith in governments, amid widespread fear the cash will vanish in a haze of graft and mismanagement. Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Chad and others have all cut back on expensive fuel subsidy programmes in recent months. For economists, the cuts have been an encouraging sign, raising hopes that reforms are taking root in the continent even as it braces for the fallout of the European debt crisis. For millions of Africans, however, the changes have created nothing by pain. Nigerians...
  • Pipeline archaeology will re-write history of central Africa

    07/22/2011 3:25:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | unattributed
    In May this year, researchers from around the world gathered in Yaounde the capital of the west African country of Cameroon, for the International Conference on Rescue Archaeology. At the conference, archaeologists introduced new findings from the book: "Kome-Kribi: Rescue Archaeology Along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline; 1999-2004". Archaeologists say the results have marked a major breakthrough that will begin a rewrite of the history of Cameroon and the rest of Central Africa. The fieldwork was carried out as construction took place along the line of the underground petroleum pipeline from Chad to the port of Kribi, Cameroon... According to Professor...
  • Archeological Findings Reveal Central African History [...humans settled Cameroon 5000 years ago]

    07/08/2011 4:03:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Ntaryike Divine Jr
    Artifacts from hundreds of archeological sites from southern Chad to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Cameroon... research was conducted between 1999 and 2004 as construction was underway on the underground petroleum pipeline... which is more than 1000 kilometers long.... 472 archeological sites along the area in both Cameroon and Chad were found .some dating back to as long ago as 100,000 years. He says, "we found sites where people had lived, where people had stored food, where people had made tools of iron. Before people in this area used iron, they made a whole variety of different...
  • Inequality between rich and poor in US worse than Cameroon, Yemen

    06/21/2011 4:23:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    DailyIndia.com ^ | June 2011 | Asian News International
    The gap between America's rich and poor is reportedly at an extreme high, much higher than many developing countries like Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and even Yemen. According to the Central Investigative Agency's (CIA) World Fact Book, which ranks countries in terms of how 'equally' wealth is distributed, the U.S. is the 42nd most unequal country in the world, the Daily Mail reports. It has been ranked way behind the European Union and the United Kingdom in terms of equality of pay. In fact, the situation is so extreme that it has even been placed behind countries such as Cameroon,...
  • Revolutions, walk-outs and fatwas

    01/17/2011 8:41:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/16/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Recent events in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt spell a dangerous new trend in the region. There have been major developments in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, each of which is of tremendous importance. In Tunisia, a popular uprising fueled by unemployment, economic suffering and long-term discontent has overthrown the dictator, but not necessarily the dictatorship. In 55 years of independence, the country has been governed by two dictators, the current one being Zine al-Abedin Ben Ali, who has been president for 23 years and was a key power in the regime even before that. Is this going to spread? Does it...
  • Brutality in Cameroon: The Barbaric Practice of Breast Ironing

    07/29/2010 8:41:22 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 117 replies · 4+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jenn Q. Public
    Little girls in Cameroon are being betrayed by their own mothers. Using piping hot stones, women “iron” their pubescent daughters’ breasts to destroy any visible sign of budding womanhood. Some of the victims of this torture are as young as nine. The scars are horrific. Women say it is love that drives them to brutalize their daughters this way, that they just want to protect young girls from being raped or becoming pregnant at an early age. Instead, they end up with daughters who are both mutilated and pregnant. Not only are the girls disfigured, but many suffer infection, pain,...
  • Chantal Biya: the First Lady of Cameroon (Eat Your Heart Out Michelle...)

    04/21/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 4,051+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/21/09
    At the African First Ladies Health Summit, which started on Monday in Los Angeles, one woman stood out... Chantal is the second wife of President Paul Biya of Cameroon. She was born to a French father and a Cameroonian beauty pageant winner. She is famous in Cameroon for her hairstyles. Her signature look even has a name: the banane Her luxuriant hair caused a stir when we published a picture of her in our pictures of the day gallery. One blogger wrote "all hail the Fierce Ruling First Lady of Cameroon"Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the presidential palace of Cameroon...
  • Pope Benedict In Africa: “Never Be Silent In The Face Of Corruption And Abuses Of Power,"

    03/28/2009 7:17:09 PM PDT · by nateriver · 5 replies · 349+ views
    NCR ^ | Allen
    “Never be silent in the face of corruption and abuses of power”. That was the message Pope Benedict brought to the people of Africa last week. So strong a message that the following day the corrupt President Biya of Cameroon was asked not to seek re-election. A reporter on the plane asked the Pope about condoms and Aids in Africa and that makes the headlines.
  • African turtle hitches ride on pope's plane

    03/20/2009 12:55:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies · 526+ views
    reuters ^ | Fri Mar 20, 2009
    Pope Benedict flew from Cameroon to Angola on Friday with an unusual traveling companion -- a turtle. Just before he left Cameroon, the pope met a group of Baka Pygmies, hunter-gatherers from the country's rain forests. They came to the grounds of the Vatican embassy in the capital Yaounde and gave him the turtle of about 30 cm (one foot) long. The Vatican said it was not yet clear if the turtle -- which has not yet been named -- would be left in Angola or find a new home in the Vatican gardens.
  • Cameroonian Pygmies give pope send-off, gift of a turtle

    03/20/2009 7:57:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 706+ views
    CNS ^ | March 20, 2009 | John Thavis
    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (CNS) -- A group of Pygmies showed up to give Pope Benedict XVI an unscheduled send-off from Cameroon, and presented him with a live turtle to take back with him to the Vatican. The 15 Pygmies from the Baka ethnic group came to the pope's residence at the apostolic nunciature in Yaounde March 20 as the pontiff was preparing to leave for Angola. They built a ceremonial hut out of leaves in the garden of the residence, and the pope came out to greet them. The Pygmies, including grandparents, parents and children, sang songs and danced to the...
  • Africa can become the continent of hope, Pope Benedict says

    03/19/2009 10:46:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 506+ views
    CNA ^ | March 19, 2009
    Yaounde, Cameroon, Mar 19, 2009 / 11:06 am (CNA).- Today, on the Feast of St. Joseph, the Holy Father spoke to a vast crowd at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon. He encouraged the faithful to make Africa the continent of hope by following the example of St. Joseph, especially in times of trouble. Upon arriving at the stadium, the Pope wove his way through the crowd in the popemobile, before entering the sacristy and beginning the celebration of a Mass marking the publication of the "Instrumentum laboris" (working document), of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of...
  • Nigerian pirates grab French ship

    01/06/2009 4:14:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 625+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 10:17 GMT, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 | n/a
    Piracy is common off Nigeria and often linked to militants Pirates have seized a ship owned by a French company off the Nigerian coast, taking nine crew members hostage. The company - Bourbon - said the captain had assured them that all crew members were unharmed. Bourbon - which provides specialist boats for the oil and gas industry - said it was working to free the crew. The hostages are from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Indonesia. Piracy is common in Nigerian waters, often linked to militants targeting oil companies. Militants attack vessels and strip them of valuables, taking hostages for...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Face of Defense: Former African Pastor Serves as Soldier, Cook

    09/15/2008 4:44:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 91+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Lyndsey Dransfield, USA
    BAGHDAD, Sept. 15, 2008 – Many soldiers join the Army as a way of saying thanks, while others feel it is their patriotic duty to serve the country that has offered them a life full of endless opportunities. Army Pfc. Rudolph Foliwe, a native of Cameroon, Africa, who serves as a cook in Multinational Division Baghdad with the 4th Infantry Division’s Company D, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, serves dinner to a fellow soldier Sept. 4, 2008. Foliwe lived in the United States for a little more than three months before joining the Army as...
  • Nigeria cedes Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon (Oil, gas)

    08/16/2008 5:47:20 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies · 195+ views
    AFP ^ | Aug 14, 2008 | Joel Olatunde Agoi
    CALABAR, Nigeria (AFP) - Nigeria on Thursday handed over the Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon to end a 15-year dispute over the territory believed to be rich in oil and gas. < > After a drawn-out legal battle, the ICJ ruled in October 2002 that the peninsula should be given to Cameroon. It based its decision largely on a 1913 treaty between former colonial powers Britain and Germany.
  • The Strangest Disaster of the 20th Century.

    05/28/2007 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Sicvee · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Here’s the story of how scientists unlocked the secrets of the worst natural disaster in the history of the West African nation of Cameroon… and what they’re doing to try and stop it from happening again. THE DISCOVERY On the morning of August 22, 1986, a man hopped onto his bicycle and began riding from Wum, a village in Cameroon, towards the village of Nyos. On the way he noticed an antelope lying dead next to the road. Why let it go to waste? The man tied the antelope onto his bicycle and continued on. A short distance later he...
  • Cameroon - Kenya Airways plane wreckage found -radio

    05/06/2007 4:02:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 512+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 6, 2007
    Excerpt - YAOUNDE, May 6 (Reuters) - A Kenya Airways plane reported missing on Saturday with 114 people aboard, was found on Sunday in southern Cameroon, the central African country's state radio said. The radio interrupted its programming to report the find, but made no mention of casualties or the state of the aircraft. The plane was found near the village of Awanda, near the town of Mvengue, southwest of the capital Yaounde, the radio said. ~ snip ~
  • Report: Kenya Airways 737 airliner crashes

    05/05/2007 2:45:08 AM PDT · by malamute · 29 replies · 1,808+ views
    MSNBC / Associated Press ^ | Saturday May 5 2007 | MSNBC / Associated Press
    Report: Kenya Airways 737 airliner crashes Cameroon radio says missing plane carrying 115 went down in south YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A Kenya Airways flight with more than 100 people aboard crashed in southern Cameroon, state radio reported Saturday. The radio report said the flight, which lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off around midnight from Douala, Cameroon, crashed near the southern town of Niete.