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  • The hypocrisy of Bono and his ‘One’ charity

    11/11/2017 9:57:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Paula Froelich
    In January 2012, Bono arrived in Timbuktu on a private jet with “ONE” emblazoned on the side, accompanied by his wife, daughters, the designer Renzo Rossi and several others. He had come to the historic city in Mali for a festival celebrating the music of the famous Tuareg tribe. On the night of the event, Bono and his entourage were placed on a small bleacher surrounded by, yet separated from, the thousands of local people via metal traffic barricades and a dozen heavily armed men. Toward the end of the evening, a woman announced that “BONE-no from Youtube” was in...
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • 2 Navy SEALs under suspicion in strangling of Green Beret in Mali

    10/29/2017 10:19:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    O C Register ^ | 10/29/2017 | New York Times
    No one has been charged in Sergeant Melgar’s death, which a military medical examiner ruled to be “a homicide by asphyxiation,” or strangulation, said three military officials briefed on the autopsy results. The two Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the episode and were placed on administrative leave. The biggest unanswered question is why Sergeant Melgar was killed. “N.C.I.S. does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations,” Ed Buice, the agency’s spokesman, said in an email, confirming that his service had taken over the case on Sept. 25. Neither the Army nor...
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • In Niger—and other African Countries, the United States Uses Smart Power

    10/24/2017 12:10:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/17 | Mike Ford
    Economy Of Force The recent deaths of 4 US Army Special Forces Soldiers in Niger have prompted questioning, some legitimate and some merely political posturing. Two articles, one in The American Conservative (What Are US forces Doing in Niger Anyway?) and the other in Politico (Niger Attack Fuels New Push for War Vote) ask two very cogent questions: “Why are we there?” and “What is Congress’ role?” The purpose of this article isn’t to focus on the hypocrisy of these questions coming at this time. However, I would be remiss if I failed to point out that this particular mission...
  • What If Oil is the True Ideology of Boko Haram?

    08/18/2017 1:01:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    This Day ^ | August 18, 2017
    Richards Murphy writes that Boko Haram is the brainchild of some powerful interests targeting the untapped natural resources in Northern NigeriaThe curse of natural resources is apparently real or more accurately, cursed interests in resource exploration are real. This evil often goes about masked as something less sinister. Take for instance the insanity that is todayÂ’s Afghanistan, which began in a fashion not too different from what Boko Haram is acting out in Nigeria today. Somewhere in the convoluted mix of transitions and mishmash of Mujahedeen, Taliban and al-Qaeda was UNOCAL, an oil multinational and its effort to construct pipelines...
  • Three Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger ambush

    10/04/2017 5:17:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soliders was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol.
  • Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

    10/04/2017 12:45:57 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-10-2017 | Joao
    Mali’s gold exports are falling, and new discoveries aren’t enough to make up for the loss of its giant legacy mines, where production is already dead or winding down, and the fate of one of the biggest of them all—Sadiola—now hangs in the balance.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort

    06/18/2017 11:40:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/18/17 | Paddy Dinham
    Full Title.................BREAKING NEWS: Holiday hotspot in Mali is stormed by gunman who have 'taken hostages in resort popular with Western tourists'.........An African holiday resort popular with Western tourists has reportedly been stormed by gunmen. Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force headed to the Le Campement facility, on the edge of Bamako, where smoke was also seen billowed high into the air. It is not yet known if there are any casualties from the incident.
  • Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI

    01/12/2017 5:41:29 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    France24 ^ | 12 january 2017 | Leela Jacinto
    Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI © Issouf Sanogo, AFP | Police officials conduct investigations in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, on March 14, 2016, a day after a deadly jihadist attack. Text by Leela JACINTO Latest update : 2017-01-12 The alleged mastermind of a deadly March 2016 attack on an Ivory Coast resort has been arrested in neighbouring Mali in a joint operation coordinated by French special forces, according to Ivorian sources. Mimi Ould Baba Ould El Mokhtar -- also known as Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh – was arrested near the town of Gossi in northern...
  • Let Africa Sink

    06/07/2003 2:58:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies · 1,899+ views
    Kim du Toit ^ | May 26, 2002 | Kim du Toit
    Let Africa Sink Kim du Toit May 26, 2002 When it comes to any analysis of the problems facing Africa, Western society, and particularly people from the United States, encounter a logical disconnect that makes clear analysis impossible. That disconnect is the way life is regarded in the West (it's precious, must be protected at all costs etc.), compared to the way life, and death, are regarded in Africa. Let me try to quantify this statement. In Africa, life is cheap. There are so many ways to die in Africa that death is far more commonplace than in the West....
  • Meanwhile, Back in Mali

    06/22/2016 12:18:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Austin Bay
    For most Americans, the battle in Mali with militant Islamist terrorists is as an obscure and peripheral sideshow in the Global War on Terror. However, the UN peacekeepers and French troops deployed there know the Mali sideshow is most deadly. StrategyPage.com recently reported that Mali is now the most physically dangerous UN peacekeeping mission, exceeding the risks UN peacekeepers confront in eastern Congo, South Sudan, Sudan's Darfur region and in Lebanon. Since 2013, 81 UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeeping mission operates next door to Syria's chaotic civil war, and some analysts...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • Former US ambassador to Syria: I couldn’t defend US policy any longer

    06/03/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    US Ambassador Robert Ford resigned from his State Department post a month ago, after a long and difficult time as the envoy to Syria. Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria. The collapse of American policy in Syria over the past year was presumed to have prompted Ford’s departure, which he confirms with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview today.This is interesting for more...
  • Huckabee defends Obama 'Koran verse' comments

    11/29/2015 5:47:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/15 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he wasn't trying to lump President Obama together with Islamic terrorists by saying the president wants Americans to "memorize a Koran verse." "Heavens, no," the GOP presidential contender said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked by the moderator whether that was his intention. Huckabee said he rather intended to make his point that Obama isn't showing enough anger toward the Islamic State after its recent attacks in Paris and Mali. "I'm simply pointing out the irony," Huckabee said. "This president has shown more intensity of anger toward Republicans than toward ISIS ......
  • Islam Histroy: 1390 Years of Violence and only 10 years of Peace

    11/21/2015 4:01:53 PM PST · by SetFree · 19 replies
    Former Congressman Allen West ^ | 21/11/2015 | Allen West
    http://www.allenbwest.com/2015/11/folks-we-have-two-options-in-the-fight-against-islamic-jihadism/ Article by Allen West: "...I think its time we get the language correct: theres nothing radical about this, its just plain Islamic terrorism and jihadism. We need leaders who are students of history and comprehend the various phases of Islam: First Mecca, Medina, Second Mecca and the global jihad. Those who continue to drone on about the peaceful Islam must come to realize that period is whats called the First Mecca phase (peaceful phase) and lasted just over 10 years, 610-622 AD...."
  • Hillary Clinton knew American Mali terrorist attack victim

    11/21/2015 1:04:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Davic Mark
    Anita Datar, 41, perished in the Mali hotel siege on Friday. She's the only American known to have died in the attack. A former Peace Corp worker in Senegal, Datar was in Mali on an international development project. The casualty hit home for Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and senator from New York for eight years. "I knew Anita as the loving mother of a wonderful seven-year old boy and the former partner of David Garten, one of my senior policy advisors in the Senate," Clinton said in a statement ... Datar is among the at least 19 victims of...
  • Anita Datar is the only known American killed in Mali. She was there to help.

    11/21/2015 12:17:36 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Joe Heim and Matt Zapotosky
    When she was in her early 20s, Anita Datar spent two years in Africa, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. She was on the continent again, this time in Mali, on Friday, when gunmen seized a luxury hotel and killed at least 20 people. Datar, a 41-year-old international development worker from Takoma Park, Md., is the only American known to have died in the attack.
  • USA Transnational Report – LIVE SPECIAL TERRORISM UPDATE 8 AM Saturday

    11/20/2015 7:24:31 PM PST · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | November 20, 2015 | USA Transnational Report
    Special Terrorism UPDATE!!! 8 AM EST THIS SATURDAY (11/21) MORNING! Topics to be addressed: -The Mali terror attacks -Putin's trip to Tehran on Monday - what will be discussed? -Speaking of Syrian refugees ... what about our broken immigration system and two open borders? -The Schengen Agreement null and void across European Union & Obama's undermining of U.S. and international security ... Call-in #: 855-853-5227 You can listen to USA Transnational Report live on JJ McCartney's Nightside Radio Studios and on Red State Talk Radio. You can subscribe to USA Transnational Report podcast on iTunes here. You can also subscribe...
  • Press laughed off Romney's Mali terror warning in 2012

    11/20/2015 3:16:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    washington examiner ^ | november 20, 2015 | t. becket adams
    Three years before masked gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital of Mali, killing at least 27 people early Friday morning, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was mocked by certain media figures for warning about the spread of terrorist activity in the small West African country. During the final 2012 presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney cautioned that instability in the Middle East had given way to the rise of terrorist influences in several key countries, including Libya, Syria and Mali. -snip But for some in media, the longstanding tradition of administrations trading information with presidential candidates apparently...