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  • Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world's great untapped gold deposits

    01/24/2018 9:10:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    phys.org ^ | January 24, 2018 | by Liam Bullock, The Conversation
    To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world. Dating back some 6,000 years, it provided a key source of gold to the ancient Egyptian empire, whose great wealth was famous throughout the known world. It may even have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her lavish gifts of gold when she visited King Solomon of Israel almost 3,000 years ago. The excitement in this part of the world is more about the future, however. Some local inhabitants already make...
  • ‘Eye-bleeding fever’ outbreak CONFIRMED: Fears of PANDEMIC as disease hits SECOND country [Africa]

    01/16/2018 1:42:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 01/15/2018 | By Henry Holloway
    HEALTH bosses have confirmed they are facing an outbreak of the “eye-bleeding fever” after four people died of the suspected disease in weeks. Uganda’s health ministry has today finally admitted it is facing the risk of a large-scale explosion of the viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). VHF causes victims to suffer a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths. It comes after a girl, nine, was reportedly killed by the infection Uganda, and three people died in neighbouring South Sudan of similar symptoms. Uganda health minster Sarah Opendi confirmed emergency response teams are now...
  • ‘Here is what my #s-hole looks like’: African countries and Haiti react to Trump’s remark

    01/12/2018 10:54:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 156 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2018 | By Paul Schemm and Eli Rosenberg
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s-hole countries” whose inhabitants are not desirable for U.S. immigration shocked people around the world and provoked swift condemnation. “The African Union Commission is frankly alarmed at statements by the president of the United States when referring to migrants of African countries and others in such contemptuous terms,” said Ebba Kalondo, the spokeswoman for the African Union. The reaction from the United Nations human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, was uncharacteristically blunt. He described the remark as “racist.” In Haiti, people took to Twitter to share...
  • Nikki Haley Wins Tweet of the Year

    12/21/2017 4:39:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/20/2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Nikki Haley, our U.N. ambassador, had the tweet of the year. Nikki Haley tweeted the following: “At the U.N. we’re always asked to do more & give more,” meaning America. The U.N., we, the United States. We’re always asked to do more and give more. “So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The U.S. will be taking names.” That is her tweet about the vote today at the U.N....
  • UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

    12/21/2017 10:52:46 AM PST · by DFG · 163 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/21/2017
    The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it. Despite the warning, 128 members voted on Thursday in favour of the resolution supporting the long-standing international consensus that the status of Jerusalem – which is claimed as a capital by both Israel and the Palestinians – can only be settled...
  • Nikki Haley warns UN: Americans don't want to 'pay for the privilege of being disrespected'

    12/21/2017 8:59:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    World leaders rebuking the United States at the United Nations shouldn’t expect the American people any longer to “pay for the privilege of being disrespected,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned Thursday. “In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than any other nation for that dubious distinction,” Haley told the UN General Assembly. “We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in more productive ways.”
  • Haley Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution; Slams Obama For Not Backing Israel a Year Ago

    12/18/2017 5:22:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2017 | 6:42 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to overturn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, she also sharply criticized the Obama administration’s decision a year ago not to back Israel in the same forum, calling the implications of that move “a stain on America’s conscience.” Monday’s resolution was backed by all other 14 members of the council — the ten temporary members and permanent members Russia, China, Britain and France — but Haley declared that she was casting the sole dissenting vote “proudly.” “The fact that this veto...
  • HALEY WARNS US ‘TAKING NAMES’ OF UN OPPONENTS OF TRUMP'S JERUSALEM MOVE

    12/20/2017 7:08:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Britain just betrayed America at the United Nations

    12/18/2017 5:05:55 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2017 | By Benny Avni
    Haley berated UN member states for their hypocrisy. On the one hand, she noted, they complained that Trump’s decision “prejudges” final-status issues. On the other, she said, they rely on the United Nations, despite being “disproportionally hostile” to Israel, to weigh in on all kinds of issues regarding Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Prior to the vote, knowing full well Haley would veto the proposed resolution, Rycroft and other envoys from American-allied countries worked behind the scenes to make sure the United States would stand alone in opposition. They watered down the language, weeded out explicit anti-American statements and dutifully anchored the text...
  • Haley warns US ‘taking names’ of UN opponents on Jerusalem move

    12/20/2017 6:28:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | Tovah Lazaroff
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Water Wars Loom In Middle East

    03/17/2005 3:08:12 PM PST · by srm913 · 31 replies · 894+ views
    Straits Times ^ | March 17, 2005 | John R. Bradley
    IT IS common knowledge that oil and territorial issues spark conflict in the Middle East, but there is now growing alarm over the risk that water could be the catalyst for the next war in the region. Middle East nations record some of the highest birth rates in the world but have only 0.4 per cent of the world's recoverable water resources. Some 80 per cent of people in the region rely on water that flows into their country from at least one other. The potential for disputes over this scarce essential resource is obvious, a risk clearly illustrated by...
  • Eden Rocks Israel

    10/29/2017 8:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2017 | Jonathan Feldstein
    Even if itÂ’s only the sum of all the times I have watched it, this video is going viral. Watch it for yourself and I dare you not to want to watch it again. HereÂ’s a link to an edited version of the original broadcast in Hebrew, with subtitles.But the reasons itÂ’s going viral are far more than just because this young woman has an incredible voice. We are accustomed to TV reality shows where regular people perform in front of judges to play out a dream to win a competition, if not to launch a career. We are accustomed...
  • WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

    10/22/2017 8:03:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 October 2017 15:33 CEST+02:00
    The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As a result, I have decided to rescind the appointment,” the head of the UN agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement. […] Tedros had announced the appointment earlier this week during a speech in Uruguay, where he praised Zimbabwe as “a country that places universal health coverage and...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naďve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • 35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

    03/12/2017 8:52:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    S F Gate ^ | 8:45 am, Sunday, March 12, 2017 | Elias Meseret
    A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home. Addis Ababa city spokeswoman Dagmawit Moges said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours. It was not immediately clear what caused Saturday night's collapse at the Koshe Garbage Landfill, which buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. The landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's...
  • Wikileaks: Here's How the Clinton's Free Private Jet Scam Works

    11/03/2016 10:43:29 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-31-16 | Richard Pollock
    Ira Magazines, the CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, asked former President Bill Clinton to thank Morocco’s King Mohammed VI for “offering his plane to the conference in Ethiopia.” http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/31/wikileaks-heres-how-the-clintons-free-private-jet-scam-works/
  • UC Davis Biology Researcher Killed by Rock Throwers in Ethiopia

    10/06/2016 8:15:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Lisa Fernandez
    A 30-year-old postdoctoral researcher at the University of California's plant biology department was killed in Ethiopia when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by rocks thrown by protesters. The university said in a statement Wednesday that Sharon Gray was in the East African country for a meeting about her research when she was killed Tuesday while traveling in a car in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. Her field of study was looking at the effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on certain tomato roots. There has been unrest in Ethiopa for months and is increasingly becoming...
  • Ethiopian salt miners labour in 140F temperatures while earning just Ł5-a-day in the hottest [tr]

    08/22/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average Ł5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level. Professional travel photographer and videographer Joel Santos travelled to the area to capture the dry beauty of this brutal expanse of land.
  • Which is Better, the F-5E Tiger II or the MiG-21? (A forgotten African war answered the question)

    08/08/2016 3:33:39 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 08, 2016 | TOM COOPER
    Maj. Yohannes Woldemariam proudly posing in front of the first Northrop F-5A delivered to Ethiopia, in 1966. Photo via S.N. Which is better? The Northrop F-5E Tiger II or the Mikoyan i Gurevich MiG-21? There have been countless discussions of this question and, probably, at least as many answers. Over 15,000 of these two cheap, lightweight, simple-to-maintain and -operate fighters were produced and, over the time, they’ve served in more than 60 different air forces — some of which operated both of them. The usual story is that they never met in combat and thus the ultimate question about their mutual superiority...
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued. “The core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...