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  • Nigeria Facing ‘Systematic, Planned, Calculated’ Genocide of Christians

    07/02/2020 6:32:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Crux ^ | 6/29/20 | Charles Collins
    President Donald Trump should appoint a special envoy for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region to “focus like a laser beam” on the attacks by Boko Haram and other Islamic militants, according to one of the main architects of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Former Congressman Frank Wolf said such a move was necessary to stop a genocide of Christians in the region. Wolf was speaking to journalists during a press call on the situation in Nigeria sponsored by In Defense of Christians, a Washington D.C. human rights group. Nigeria has had over 50,000 people killed since 2009...
  • NBA players won’t have these social messages on their jerseys

    07/02/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Phil Mushnick
    “Free the Slaves in Nigeria and the Congo” would be good. Both African countries still enslave blacks, but the BLM movement and its affiliates aren’t interested. They’re working on freeing American slaves, though that freedom was won in a war that cost 650,000 mostly white lives 157 years ago. OK. Then how about this: “Stop the Slaughter! — B.H.”
  • Was My Smartphone Made By A Slave?

    06/18/2020 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies ^ | Feb 20 2020 | Dressember
    With an estimated 224.3 million smartphone users in the U.S. and an estimated 2.1 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s likely that you own a smartphone. But as you’ve spent thousands of minutes scrolling through social media or browsing the internet, did you ever wonder where your smartphone came from? Did you ever think that the device which demands so much of your attention could have been made by a slave?
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters in U.K. and Belgium Target Statues of Slave Trader and Colonizing Kin

    06/07/2020 1:34:56 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 19 replies
    newsweek ^ | 6/7/20 AT 3:45 PM EDT | BY JASON LEMON ON
    s Confederate statues in the U.S. have been vandalized and torn down amid widespread Black Lives Matter protests, demonstrators in the United Kingdom have torn down a statue of a historic slave trader and protesters in Belgium have vandalized statues of King Leopold II, who was responsible for heinous crimes against colonized subjects in Africa more than a century ago. Footage shared widely on social media showed protesters in the British city of Bristol tearing down the statue of slave trader Edward Colston, who died in 1721. Colston was a member of the Royal African Company, which is estimated to...
  • Just as you thought that other Epidemic was over... Congo records second Ebola death in days: WHO

    04/13/2020 7:29:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/13/2020
    BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo recorded a second Ebola death in days following more than seven weeks without a new case, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. Congo had been due on Sunday to mark an end to the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus on record, until a case was confirmed on Friday in the eastern city of Beni. The outbreak has killed more than 2,200 people since August 2018 in an area of the country where militia violence hobbled efforts to contain it. The latest victim was an 11-month-old girl, who was...
  • [Anglican] Archbishops Plea for Help in Face of Locust Swarms [Africa, Pakistan]

    03/18/2020 5:59:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 3/18/20 | Church of England News
    ANGLICAN Archbishops and Bishops across Africa and Pakistan are uniting with Barnabas Fund and calling for donations after ravenous locust swarms, originating in Oman, swept across East Africa, with a devastating impact, as well as spreading east to Iran and now Pakistan. Thousands of Kenyan Christians facing food shortages in the badly hit Pokot region have just sent an urgent call. Uganda is also badly hit. Lord Carey, Archbishops Stanley Ntagali (former Archbishop of Uganda), Stephen Kaziimba (Uganda), Jackson Ole Sapit (Kenya), Masimango Katanda (Congo), Laurent Mbanda, (Rwanda) and Benjamin Kwashi (Jos, Nigeria) have issued an appeal. The UN is...
  • Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: (trun)

    02/19/2020 7:46:08 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Aut 2017 | Barbara Jones
    Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight. His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for...
  • Mercenary 'Mad Mike' Hoare dies aged 100

    02/03/2020 5:15:28 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | February 3, 3020
    Born in India to Irish parents, he led campaigns in the Congo in the 1960s that earned him fame at the time, and a controversial legacy years later. His career reached an embarrassing end in 1981, when he was jailed for leading a failed coup in the Seychelles. Mr Hoare's son, Chris Hoare, said in a statement that his father died in a care facility in Durban, South Africa. "Mike Hoare lived by the philosophy that you get more out of life by living dangerously, so it is all the more remarkable that he lived more than 100 years," he...
  • MEMORY LANE---Hillary's State Dept Aide Shared Classified state Dept Info With Clinton Foundation

    02/07/2018 11:46:27 AM PST · by Liz · 8 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Alana Goodman, Free Beacon
    THE STATE DEPT PAPER TRAIL---- Hillary/s State Dept Aide Shared Classified state Dept Info With Clinton Foundation 2012 Email Shows Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills sent info marked confidential to Clinton Foundation A key aide of Hillary Clinton emailed classified information about the government in Congo to a staffer at the Clinton Foundation in 2012, according to a copy of the correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Cheryl Mills, Clinton/s chief of staff at the State Department, sent the email to the Clinton Foundation’s foreign policy director, Amitabh Desai, on July 12, 2012. The message, which was originally obtained by...
  • 'World's worst' measles outbreak in the Congo has now killed 6,000 people – almost three times more than the Ebola death toll in the African nation

    01/08/2020 6:15:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2020 | Connor Boyd
    Measles has killed nearly three times as many people as Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, figures show. Around 6,000 patients have died from measles since the start of 2019, with cases reported in every corner of the African country. More than a quarter of a million people have been infected in that time, with the World Health Organisation describing it as the 'world's worst outbreak'. Despite the growing death-toll, the DRC's simultaneous Ebola outbreak has gained far more international attention. The outbreak of the virus has killed at least 2,231 people since the first case was reported in...
  • Weekly Ebola cases spike, involve 3 transmission chains

    12/14/2019 7:47:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CIDRAP News ^ | Dec 13, 2019 | Lisa Schnirring
    The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) outbreak for the week ending Dec 10 substantially increased, with 27 reported, up sharply from the average weekly total of 7 reported during the previous 3 weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest weekly snapshot of the epidemic. The spike in cases underscores earlier WHO warnings that illness numbers could increase again, given suspensions in response operations owing to deadly security incidents that occurred about 2 weeks ago. One chain sparked by patient with 2nd illness All of the new cases are linked to...
  • This Plane Accidentally Flew Around the World

    11/09/2019 1:22:57 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    “What’s up Gene?!” Asked Rod Brown the plane’s Second Officer, who’d been close enough to witness the radioman’s reaction and now moved to his side. “The Japs have attacked Pearl Harbour!” “You’ve got to be kidding.” “No! No!” Leach insisted, “Just now… they bombed Pearl Harbour! No joke man!” Seeing the expression of horror on Leach’s face soon dispelled any doubt in Brown’s mind. And then the reality of what this meant hit him: if the Pacific was no longer a friendly sea then they were cut off. They had no route home. Brown headed towards the cockpit to warn...
  • DR Congo launches large-scale operation against rebels

    11/01/2019 6:09:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin ^ | 11/01/2019
    Army spokesman General Leon Kasonga announced the large-scale offensive on Thursday in the Beni region, an early epicentre of the more than yearlong Ebola outbreak. The offensive primarily targets Allied Democratic Forces rebels who have killed hundreds of civilians and security forces over the past few years and recruited children. Attacks have hampered Ebola containment efforts. The northeast region borders Uganda and Rwanda. The DRC's military offensive comes days after a meeting of regional military leaders on how to rid eastern DRC of rebel groups. But the DRC's army is making clear that it is carrying out this new offensive...
  • As measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000

    10/09/2019 10:43:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Unicef ^ | 10/09/19 | Unicef
    UNICEF is vaccinating thousands more children against measles and rushing life-saving medicines to health centers across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as deaths from the world’s largest measles outbreak top 4,000. Since January, 203,179 cases of measles have been reported in all 26 provinces of the country, and 4,096 have died. Children under the age of five represent 74 per cent of infections and nearly 90 per cent of deaths. The number of measles cases in DRC this year is more than triple the number recorded for all of 2018. The measles outbreak in DRC has become far...
  • Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change

    09/13/2019 1:38:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept. 13, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, attends a protest outside the White House on Friday. She launched the Friday school strikes last year. Since then, her notoriety has steadily grown as she speaks in clear and powerful terms about why people — particularly young people — must pay attention to our climate. Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside: "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," she says. The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters outside the White House Friday morning, calling for...
  • Ebola virus outbreak spreads, claiming first victims in a new region of Congo

    08/16/2019 3:41:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | August 16, 2019
    The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, the provincial government said Friday. "Two cases which tested positive for Ebola were confirmed overnight in South Kivu, in Lwindi district in the Mwenga region," it said in a statement South Kivu Governor Theo Ngwabidje told reporters: "Teams from the national anti-Ebola coordination campaign arrived yesterday to provide support." The disease is spread by contact with infected bodily fluids and is fought with time-honored but laborious techniques of tracing contacts and quarantining them....
  • Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo after closing it for several hours following Ebola deaths

    08/01/2019 10:25:56 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-1-19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Rwanda has reopened its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo after closing it for several hours, a reaction to three Ebola cases, two of them fatal, in a border city in the past month. The border was closed after a third case of Ebola was detected in the border city of Goma, which has a population of more than 2 million people and has an international airport. Two people have already died there, according to the BBC. The first confirmed case in Goma was a 46-year-old preacher who managed to pass through three health checkpoints on the way from...
  • Daily double-digit Ebola cases continue in DRC

    07/20/2019 5:28:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CIDRAP ^ | | Jul 19, 2019
    The number of people infected with Ebola continues to rise steadily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) outbreak zone, according to reports yesterday and today, with one more healthcare worker sickened by the virus and the outbreak total rising to 2,546 cases. New health worker infection Of 10 new cases reported in the health ministry's update yesterday, 4 were in Beni, a former Ebola epicenter that has become a hot spot again. The others were in Butembo (2), Mandima (2), Vuhovi (1), and Mutwanga (1). Outbreak responders are still investigating 402 suspected cases. One of the new illnesses...
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

    07/18/2019 6:16:47 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/18/2019 | MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN
    The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, even though other experts say it has long met the required conditions. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone. A declaration of a global health emergency often...
  • Priest, 46, dies after bringing Ebola to the Congolese city of Goma (tr)

    07/17/2019 9:21:15 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2019 | Alexandra Thompson
    An Ebola patient has died after bringing the disease to the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern city of Goma, the nation's government has confirmed. The unnamed patient, 46, became infected while visiting the town of Butembo, which has been an epicentre in the ongoing outbreak. The DRC's health ministry claims the man took a bus the 200km (124 mile) journey from Butembo to Goma last week. The patient, who was a priest, died while travelling back for treatment.