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  • Christians to EU: Israel is Our Safe Haven

    03/25/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Israel Today ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Jones
    Some 150 Israeli Arabic-speaking Christians on Sunday demonstrated outside the European Union mission in Tel Aviv, demanding that the international community stop nitpicking against Israel and start combatting the severe persecution of Christians everywhere else in the Middle East. “Nations, organizations and international missions are quick to raise an accusing finger against Israel at every opportunity,” said Father Gabriel Nadaf, spiritual father of the Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum, which organized the rally. Those same nations and organizations “don’t life a finger against the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East,” the priest continued. Father Nadaf went on to explain...
  • WH: Sending U.S. Troops, Military Aircraft to Uganda Doesn't Change U.S. Advisory Role

    03/24/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/24/14 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony. A senior U.S. military official confirmed Monday that the U.S. is sending at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft about about 150 more Air Force special operations members and airmen to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The official confirmed the plans, first reported by The Washington Post, on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss them on the record.
  • Tattoo Discovered on Ancient Egyptian Mummy

    03/24/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | unattributed
    CT scans and the use of infra-red technology on the naturally mummified remains of a woman who lived in in a Christian community in the Sudan 1,300 years ago have revealed a tattoo on her inner thigh. The tattoo is a symbol of the Archangel Michael, assembled from ancient Greek letters. “She is the first evidence of a tattoo from the period. This is a very rare find,” Daniel Antoin, curator of physical anthropology at the British Museum, told The Telegraph. The woman’s remains are part of a special exhibition of eight mummies and what technology has revealed about their...
  • US sending more troops and aircraft to hunt Ugandan war lord Kony

    03/24/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 49 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/24/14 | unknown
    <p>President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.</p> <p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited number" of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to help the African forces in 2011.</p>
  • Qatar invests unprecedented $135 million in largest funding for Sudan archaeology project

    03/23/2014 10:05:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | Sunday, March 23, 2014 | AFP
    Sudan's rich but under-developed archaeological heritage has received an unprecedented $135 million (98 million euros) in funding from the Gulf state of Qatar, Sudanese officials said on Sunday. The money will support 29 projects including the rehabilitation of ancient relics, construction of museums and study of the Meroitic language, said Salahaddin Mohammed Ahmed, the project coordinator. He said the funds will support archaeological work by several Western nations as well as Sudan over five years. "This is the biggest amount of money for Sudanese antiquities in their entire history," Abdurrahman Ali, head of the country's museums, told reporters, adding that...
  • Don’t cancel sale of Apaches to Egypt, Israel urges U.S.

    03/19/2014 3:16:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Haaratz ^ | 03/19/2014 | Barak Ravid
    Israeli officials have been lobbying Washington hard on behalf of the new Egyptian government, urging resumption of U.S. aid to Cairo. Since the coup in 2013, during which the army headed by the present defense minister, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, ousted President Mohammed Morsi and outlawed Morsi’s movement, the Islamic Brotherhood, American military aid to Egypt has been on ice. Collaboration on security between Israel and Egypt has improved since Morsi’s ouster. The senior Israeli official says that Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, and other embassy diplomats talked about the matter with high-ranking American officials during the last...
  • African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace Process

    03/07/2014 7:54:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    African Union Welcomes Phase Two of South Sudan Peace ProcessADDIS ABABA — March 7, 2014 … The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomed the conclusion of Phase II of the South Sudan Peace Process. The South Sudan Peace Process has consisted of two weeks of substantive consultations on a Declaration of Principle and a Framework for Political Dialogue towards National Reconciliation and Healing. She commended the IGAD Special Envoys, including its Chair, Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, for their relentless efforts towards the resumption of the political negotiations and the progress they have achieved thus...
  • The Israeli Solution

    02/25/2014 2:29:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.” And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to 47%. Next week over 10,000 predominantly Jewish American supporters of Israel will gather in Washington at AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Given their high commitment to Israel, probably most of those gathered belong to the 47% of American Jews who opposed Palestinian statehood. Yet...
  • Kenyan Mall Terrorist Group Hiding Inside U.S. Crossed Mexican Border

    02/23/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trading American lives in exchange for amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. That is the reality that exists according to the information contained in this video report. The southern border is a sieve which is leaking not only illegals from Mexico, but “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) as well. That information is not new, but this video indicates that the severity of the problem is much worse than what has previously been acknowledged by the authorities charged with our protection. Individuals from terrorist nations are called SIAs, Special Interest Aliens and many are known to be in the United...
  • 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”)...
  • Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

    02/19/2014 4:44:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 February 2014 | David Smith
    Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning. ... The woman is charged with adultery, although she denied the charges and is pleading not guilty on the basis that the sexual act was against her will. Her attempt to make a complaint of rape has been denied on the technicality that she is under investigation on other charges and she should have complained at the time of the incident. Her request for bail has been denied by the attorney general. "The intention to place culpability on the part...
  • Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”

    02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST · by CondorFlight · 158 replies
    Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff
    At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a “hijacking.” (snip) The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading. Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
  • US envoy in Sudan forced to resign after accepting Islam (should this surprise us?)

    02/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 06 February 2014 | World Bulletin / News Desk
    The US charge d’affaires in Khartoum, Joseph D Stafford, resigned from his post after he converted to Islam, Sudanese local media sources said. Stafford told the foreign ministry that his resignation was made for "personal reasons" but Sudanese sources claimed that the envoy was forced to resign after he turned to Islam. Sources said that Stafford has recorded visits to the headquarters of Ansar al-Sunnah in Sudan and established a close relationship with a number of Sudanese clerics through these visits. The U.S. State Department has not made any statement to confirm or deny the news on Joseph Stafford. After...
  • South Sudan: Rebels Stole 1,700 Tons of Food From Poor

    02/07/2014 9:29:10 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | February 7, 2014 | Joe Odaby
    South Sudan: Rebels Stole 1,700 Tons of Food From PoorBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba — February 6, 2014 … In its latest analytical report from the respected African think-tank The Fashoda Institute, it is pointed out that “in South Sudan the ceasefire is becoming a political nightmare. Localized fighting continues because coup leader and former Vice-President Riek Machar has no control over the rebel forces, while the administration of President Salva Kiir in Juba is under international pressure to make more and more concessions to rebels”. The Fashoda Institute points that “liberal West’s traditional approach — that the “rebels”...
  • Obama to Visit Saudi Arabia Amid Tensions Over Iran, Syria: Report

    01/31/2014 10:11:35 PM PST · by kristinn · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, February 1, 2014 | Reporting by Roberta Rampton in Washington; Writing by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing Ken Wills
    President Barack Obama plans to travel to Saudi Arabia in March on a mission to smooth tensions with Washington's main Arab ally over U.S. policy on Iran's nuclear program and the civil war in Syria, a newspaper reported. Obama is preparing to meet with King Abdullah for a summit, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing unnamed Arab officials briefed on the meetings. "This is about a deteriorating relationship" and declining trust, said a senior Arab official in discussing the need for the summit, which was pulled together in recent days, the newspaper reported. A White House spokeswoman declined...
  • Official: U.S. airstrike in Somalia targets suspected militant leader

    01/26/2014 4:15:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-26-14 | Barbara Starr
    The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in southern Somalia on Sunday against a suspected militant leader, a U.S. military official told CNN. The target was described by the official as a "senior leader" affiliated with al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. The United States has not yet been able to determine whether the target was killed, the official said.
  • South Sudan: Cease-Fire Signed

    01/23/2014 4:02:14 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | January 23, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan: Cease-Fire SignedBy South Sudan News StaffNAIROBI, Kenya — January 23 … The government of South Sudan was pleased to announce that rebels loyal to the country’s ousted former vice president signed a cease-fire agreement today. The cease-fire ends more than a month of fighting that displaced thousands of people. Under the agreement, signed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, both sides in the conflict promised to lay down their weapons. But they have also said that a cessation of hostilities would be a temporary measure, short of a formal peace agreement, and that negotiations would have to continue....
  • Egypt voters overwhelmingly approve constitution, gov't official

    01/15/2014 6:33:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    CAIRO - Egyptian voters in a referendum held this week have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution, an Interior Ministry official said on Wednesday, a result that could pave the way for army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to announce his candidacy for president. "Turnout so far may exceed 55 percent and the approval of the constitution is perhaps more than 95 percent," Major General Abdel Fattah Othman, director of public relations for the ministry, told private satellite channel Al-Hayat. He was citing preliminary results of the two-day vote that ended at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Wednesday. The...
  • South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching Ceasefire

    01/15/2014 4:13:49 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | January 15, 2014 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan Optimistic Of Reaching CeasefireBy South Sudan News StaffJuba — January 15 … The head of the South Sudan governmental delegation on peace talks has expressed optimism over the ongoing peace talks with rebels loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Dr. Riek Machar in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa. Nhial Deng Nhial, the Head of the South Sudan government negotiation team arrived home from Addis Ababa on Monday for consultations with President Salva Kiir following the start of face to face talks with the rebels in its first day on Monday. “We are hopeful,” Nhial told journalists in...
  • Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group

    01/05/2014 6:48:13 PM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.
  • South Sudan: Khartoum’s Aid to Machar’s Tribal Violence

    12/24/2013 3:32:31 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | December 24, 2013 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan: Khartoum’s Aid to Reik Machar’s Tribal ViolenceBy South Sudan News StaffJuba — December 24 … During the weekend of 20-22 December, the Republic of South Sudan underwent a political crisis, an attempted coup and emerged to the next phase of putting down what's become known as the Machar Revolt. The African think-tank, The Fashoda Institute, has published a current analysis of the South Sudan’s crisis. “Juba entered the weekend having lost control over most of Jonglei State. However, this loss of control was the result of an uneasy cease-fire and tenuous cooperation between the predominantly Nuer ex-SPLA forces...
  • Fleeing workers tell of brutal killings as South Sudan edges towards civil war

    12/21/2013 6:27:01 PM PST · by fella · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | Daniel Howden
    A long line of evacuees stretched from the departures area of Juba airport into the baking sun of South Sudan. Meanwhile, the dented doors of the arrivals building slowly disgorged dazed and exhausted oil workers in filthy overalls. They had fled to the capital from the further reaches of the world's youngest country, on the first leg of journeys home, bringing with them news of factional fighting that has taken the country to the brink of civil war. Many of them such as Hassan Ali, a Pakistani engineer, with dark circles around his eyes, had just escaped from Unity state...
  • India shuts down South Sudan oilfields, evacuates employees

    12/23/2013 4:47:41 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 10 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 23 Dec, 2013, 05.29PM IST
    NEW DELHI: India today evacuated all its oil employees from strife-torn South Sudan and shut down oilfields amid escalating violence in the world's youngest nation. All 11 executives working on 40,000 barrels per day Greater Nile Oil Project and Block 5A were airlifted, a top source with direct knowledge of the development said. "The evacuation happened in two batches. All the officials have arrived in India safely," he said. Before departure, the last job the Indian executives did was to shut down the oilfields yesterday. ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), had...
  • Trapped Americans Flown Out of Violence-Torn City in South Sudan

    12/22/2013 2:09:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, December 22, 2013 | Luis Martinez
    American relief workers trapped in Bor, South Sudan, were evacuated Sunday aboard United Nations helicopters that took them to the capital city of Juba. Three U.S. military aircraft sent to evacuate the Americans from Bor on Saturday came under small arms fire from undetermined forces forcing the mission to be aborted. Four U.S. military service members aboard were injured by the fire. “This morning, the United States — in coordination with the United Nations and in consultation with the South Sudanese government — safely evacuated American citizens from Bor, South Sudan, ” said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki in a...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • 4 wounded as US military aircraft takes on fire during evacuation mission in South Sudan

    12/21/2013 10:11:28 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 21 , 2013 | AP
    Rebel gunfire hit a U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens caught in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded. The U.S. military aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and scene of some of the nation's worst violence over the last week. One American service member was reported to be in critical condition.
  • U.N. Sends Rescue Helicopters to South Sudan as Crisis Worsens

    12/20/2013 11:34:36 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2013 | ALAN COWELL and RICK GLADSTONE
    LONDON — The United Nations said Friday that it had sent helicopters to rescue personnel from a base in South Sudan that came under lethal attack amid a worsening political crisis, and President Obama warned that South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, “stands at the precipice.” The number of civilians seeking refuge in the United Nations’ other outposts there exceeds 30,000, and diplomats expressed fears about the potential for a civil war. Britain, which began evacuating its citizens on Thursday, said Friday that it would send a second airplane to Juba, the capital. “We strongly advise all British nationals in...
  • Indian UN peacekeepers killed in S Sudan attack

    12/20/2013 4:57:32 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 December 2013 Last updated at 06:29 ET
    Two Indian peacekeepers have died in an attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan's Jonglei state, India's foreign ministry has said. Rebels from the second-largest ethnic group, the Nuer, stormed the base on Thursday, targeting civilians of the majority Dinka ethnic community. South Sudan has been in turmoil since President Salva Kiir accused his ex-deputy Riek Machar of mounting a coup. The unrest, which broke out on Sunday, has killed some 500 people so far. The conflict first erupted in the capital Juba but has since spread. Mr Kiir, who is a Dinka, has blamed the violence on...
  • Statement by the President on South Sudan (45 US Troops sent in)

    12/19/2013 7:28:50 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 20 replies
    The White House ^ | December 19 | White House Staph
    Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Statement by the President on South Sudan In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence that characterized much of its history. Today, that future is at risk. South Sudan stands at the precipice. Recent fighting threatens to plunge South...
  • Two Guantanamo detainees sent to Sudan

    12/19/2013 4:52:30 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 19, 2013 | Jane Sutton and Eric M. Johnson, Reuters
    The United States has sent two detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their native Sudan, the Defense Department said Wednesday, the latest transfers in an effort to eventually close the controversial prison. The repatriation of Noor Uthman Muhammed, who is about 46 years old, and Ibrahim Idris, who is roughly 52, to the North African country decreased the prisoner count to 158, Defense Department spokesman Lit. Col. J. Todd Breasseale said in a statement. "The United States coordinated with the government of Sudan regarding appropriate security measures and to ensure that these transfers are consistent with...
  • Britain to Evacuate Its Citizens From South Sudan

    12/19/2013 4:39:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 19, 2013 | ALAN COWELL
    LONDON — In a sign of mounting international concern about fighting in South Sudan, Britain said on Thursday that it had dispatched an airplane to evacuate British nationals as clashes were reported to have spread following claims of an attempted coup. The Foreign Office said that around 150 of the estimated 500 Britons in the newly created country had been in touch with British officials, many of them wanting to leave the country. The developments came a day after the South Sudanese Army said that it had lost control of a town in the north of the country. South Sudan...
  • Renegade vice-president denies South Sudan coup after fighting claims 400 lives

    12/18/2013 4:38:56 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    The Telegraph ^ | 11:57AM GMT 18 Dec 2013 | David Blair
    South Sudan’s fugitive vice-president has denied mounting a coup after three days of fighting in the capital of the world’s newest countryclaimed at least 400 lives. Riek Machar, who was formally sacked as vice-president in July, said the clashes were caused by a “misunderstanding” and no attempt had been made to overthrow President Salva Kiir. The clashes began on Sunday night when military bases in the capital, Juba, were attacked. On Monday, Mr Kiir appeared in military uniform and said that his government had foiled a coup. The president has been locked in a power struggle with Mr Machar, reflecting...
  • South Sudan: SPLM Supports President Kiir, Accuses Splinters Of Aiding Khartoum

    12/12/2013 5:01:11 PM PST · by IsraelBeach
    South Sudan News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    South Sudan: SPLM Supports President Kiir, Accuses Splinters Of Aiding KhartoumBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba, South Sudan — December 12, 2013 … The Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) top leadership has asserted that there is no crisis in the party and dismissed the party rebels as “disgruntled elements”. A group of SPLM party members led by former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and ex-Secretary General Pagan Amum accused in a press conference held in Juba, South Sudan last Friday the leadership of the ruling party of deviating from the party’s initial vision, and of corruption. In response the...
  • Eritrea: Report - Eritrean Military Trafficking Children to Sudan, Sinai

    12/06/2013 4:13:10 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    allAfrica ^ | 5 December 2013 | Tesfa-Alem Tekle
    Addis Ababa — A new report published on Wednesday claims that Eritrean and Sudanese military officers are jointly working on trafficking thousands of Eritrean children who are being held hostage for ransom in Sudan and further sold on to a trafficking network in Sinai, Egypt. ... An Eritrean opposition official on Friday told Sudan Tribune that if relatives fail to raise the money the children either are tortured to death or will be subjected to organ harvesting such as to the extraction of kidneys. According to the report, between 2007 and 2012 up to 30,000 children were trafficked from inside...
  • South Sudan: Congo Nile Canal Will Save Egypt, Avert War, Make Juba Hub of Africa

    11/28/2013 7:41:31 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 15 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | November 28, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    The leading South Sudanese think-tank, The Fashoda Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies has published a strategic analysis of why and how the Egyptian Government is reviving a three-decade-old old idea — one going back to the Anwar as-Sadat Administration — to resolve the country’s acute water crisis. Egypt is reconsidering the idea of a canal diverting waters from the Congo River into the White Nile near Juba, South Sudan, and thus markedly increasing the quantities of water which would eventually reach Lake Nasser behind the Aswan Dam. According to the Egyptian calculations, the quantities of water required to revolutionize...
  • South Sudan: Abyei Region Votes To Leave Islamic North, Join Christian South

    10/30/2013 6:31:05 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | October 30, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    South Sudan: Abyei Region Votes To Leave Islamic North, Join Christian SouthBy Dr. Richard WilliamsJuba, South Sudan — October 29, 2013 (SSN) … The official results will be announced on October 31, but the observers claim that about 65,000 eligible voters, residents in the remote and disputed Abyei region on border between Sudan and South Sudan, voted almost unanimously on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in a non-binding referendum in favor of secession from Sudan and joining South Sudan. The vote came despite fears it could trigger violence. The ownership of Abyei was left undecided when the predominantly Christian South Sudan...
  • South Sudan: China Challenges US In Africa

    10/16/2013 1:59:42 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    South Sudan: China Challenges US In AfricaBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba, South Sudan — October 16, 2013 … The leading South Sudanese think-tank, The Fashoda Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies, has published a strategic analysis of Chinese grand diplomatic strategy in Africa. The Fashoda Institute asserts that the key component of the Chinese long-term grand design has long been to “converge all the flow of oil, gas and minerals to a single export point on the shores of the Indian Ocean – that is, in the direction of China. This vision is getting closer to realization given the...
  • The mega-port that threatens to sink Sudan

    10/14/2013 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 13 Oct 2013 14:37 | Tom Stevenson
    As plans for a mega-port on Kenya's northern-most coast begin to take shape, new concerns are emerging that the project could damage already-strained relations between Sudan and South Sudan. Kenya's $25.5bn Lamu Port and New Transport Corridor Development to Southern Sudan and Ethiopia (LAPSSET) includes the construction of a 32-berth port, three international airports, and a 1,500km railway line. A new oil refinery, in nearby Bargoni, and an oil pipeline are also planned. The pipeline would run to Kenya's Eastern Province before splitting, with one branch running to South Sudan's capital, Juba, and another through Moyale in the north to...
  • A Look at Eritrea, an Isolated African Nation [know your third world hellholes]

    10/10/2013 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2013 | RODNEY MUHUMUZA By The Associated Press
    Eritrea declared independence in 1993 following a United Nations-backed referendum in which Eritreans voted to break away from Ethiopia. Eritrea's pro-independence leaders fought a guerrilla war against Ethiopia that ended in 1991. Relations between landlocked Ethiopia and Eritrea, which has a Red Sea coastline, have since remained tense, with both countries' armies occasionally clashing over an undefined common border. From May 1998 to June 2000, the neighbors fought a costly and bloody war over a disputed border territory. Both countries continue to accuse each other of supporting armed groups across the border. ... Eritrea has long been accused of fomenting...
  • Shocking video shows moment Sudanese woman was flogged in the street…

    10/03/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:51 EST, 3 October 2013 | Sam Webb
    This horrific video shows a police officer flogging a cowering woman in the street as a crowd watches without protesting or intervening. The crime that prompted this horrendous assault? She had ridden in a car with a man who she wasn't related to, an offense that is prohibited by Sudan’s public order law. The video is believed to have been taken in Khartoum, the capital, and shows the terrified and bewildered woman crying out in pain as lash after vicious lash rains down. …
  • Meanwhile in Sudan: Fuel riots, a hiring spree of ex-Soviet air mercenaries and preparations for war

    09/30/2013 12:06:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | September 30, 2013
    The escalating fuel riots in Khartoum, and increasingly in other cities in Sudan, serve as a stark reminder of the inherent fragility and instability of the country. The riots were sparked by the spiraling prices of all fuel products following the abolition of subsidies and the growing shortages of all fuel products. Moreover, the recurring shortages of fuel have resulted in shortages of food and other products and goods brought into Khartoum from both the Red Sea ports and the countryside. Within a few days, the riots became the worst since the 1989 riots which led to the military coup...
  • Sudan Prepares Major Military Offensive To Divert From Internal Unrest

    09/30/2013 2:17:59 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | September 30, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    Sudan Prepares Major Military Offensive To Divert From Internal UnrestBy Joe OdabyJuba, South Sudan — September 30, 2013 … The leading South Sudan think-tank, The Fashoda Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies, has published a strategic analysis of the recent military buildup in the neighboring Sudan. Northern Sudan, from which the South has seceded in 2011 after a long civil war, is led by the Islamist government of President Omar al-Bashar who was indicted in 2010 by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. The Fashoda Institute points out that “the escalating fuel riots in Khartoum, and increasingly other...
  • The Futility of the Afghan Strategy

    09/29/2013 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Afghanistan: Comment: NightWatch has completed one of its occasional reviews of the level of violence in Afghanistan. Reporting from Afghan government sources since March 2013 shows that the major policy initiatives and resource commitments by of the Allied countries have made little lasting impact on the overall progression of the conflict.What is worse is that the withdrawal of well-equipped forces has created a false-positive echo that suggests security is improving because there are fewer non-Afghan casualties. Afghan reports indicate the fight got worse in September. A table of monthly security incidents follows. Month Number of incidents Mar 167 Apr...
  • Riots, Tribalization Fuel Islamic Rise

    09/28/2013 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2013 | Nightwatch
    India-Jammu and Kashmir State: Twelve persons, including a Lieutenant Colonel, died in two militant attacks on police and Army formations in two southern districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jammu-Kathua range, Shakeel Beg told the press that four men of the J&K police, three Army personnel, including the second-in-command of 16 Cavalry Regiment, and two civilians were killed. Security forces killed the three militants in gunfights. Four helicopters and some tanks were for the first time used in the manhunt. Indian press reported that the three unidentified militants in combat military uniforms are...
  • Holocaust Scholars: Arrest Sudanese President for Darfur Genocide at U.N. Assembly

    09/28/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Saturday, September 28th, 2013 | JNS.org
    Seventy global Holocaust and genocide experts in a letter asked U.S. President Bararck Obama to arrest Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir for his role in the Darfur genocide if he arrives at the United Nations General Assebly in New York City this week. The International Criminal Court indicted Bashir in 2009. The letter calling for his arrest was organized by The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C. Signatories include Prof. David S. Wyman, author of "The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945," Prof. Yehuda Bauer, senior historian at Israel s Yad Vashem...
  • Sudanese Army Deploys After Deadly Khartoum Riots

    09/27/2013 6:23:52 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 25, 2013 (AP) | MOHAMMED SAEED Associated Press
    Sudanese authorities on Thursday deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in the country's capital following days of rioting over gas price hikes that killed at least 30 people. The army also reinforced positions around military headquarters in Khartoum and along the city's university road, which is close to the presidential palace. The mood in the capital was tense and schools were closed as residents prepared for more potential violence and protests expected on Friday, particularly after worshippers flood out of mosques following weekly Islamic prayer. Violent protests erupted in Sudan on Monday when President Omar al-Bashir's government decided...
  • Visa request from Sudan's Bashir puts US in difficult situation

    09/23/2013 2:13:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/23/13 | foxnews.com
    The Obama administration remained mum Monday on whether it will grant a visa to accused war criminal and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who wants to address the U.N. General Assembly session in New York that begins this week. Bashir told reporters over the weekend that he's booked a New York City hotel and plans to fly into the United States via Morocco, following the State Department confirming last week that he has indeed applied for a visa. Bashir's wishes have put the U.S. government in a tricky and troubling situation. The Sudanese leader has been indicted by the International Criminal...
  • Sudan's Bashir, wanted by the ICC, says he will travel to U.N.

    09/22/2013 7:56:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges, said on Sunday he planned to attend this week's U.N. General Assembly and had already booked a hotel in New York. Washington has led calls for Bashir to face international justice over bloodshed in the now decade-old conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, and a senior State Department official said last week that Bashir would "not receive a warm welcome" if he traveled to New York.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Khartoum"(1966)

    09/15/2013 2:02:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...