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  • After biblical locust plagues Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya face devastating drought as the next rainy season in East Africa is forecast to fail, jeopardizing food security for millions of people

    10/21/2020 3:09:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    SS ^ | 10/20/20 | SS
    Every five or so years, it rips me apart to watch the same tragedy: a La Niña weather cycle brings devastating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. Using climate models and Earth observations, we can now predict these droughts. And once again, dry conditions are predicted from this month until December, with a very good chance of another poor rainy season in March to May 2021. Advances in predictive science allow us to anticipate these potential crises. Scientists issued alerts in August. East African climate experts...
  • ISIS attacks surge in Africa even as Trump boasts of a ‘100-percent’ defeated caliphate

    10/20/2020 6:05:46 PM PDT · by xomething · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/18/2020 | By Danielle Paquette, Souad Mekhennet and Joby Warrick
    ...The two attacks on opposite sides of Africa are among the scores of violent episodes to shake the continent in what experts are calling a breakout year for extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda or the Islamic State. .... The spike in terrorist attacks mirrors a steady, if less dramatic, increase in Islamist violence in parts of Syria and Iraq, driven by Islamic State fighters who slipped away after the caliphate’s defeat and have now regrouped.... The resurgence threatens to undermine one facet of President Trump’s reelection pitch to voters: his oft-repeated claim of victory over the Islamic State. ...The rise...
  • A dangerous African lake with explosive power is about to erupt in the seismic active East African Rift Valley

    10/18/2020 5:50:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    SS ^ | 10/18/20 | SS
    In central Africa is a deep lake that has a dangerous propensity to explode – but tapping it as a source of energy could help avert disaster. Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s strangest bodies of water. An unusual set of properties make it an intriguing subject for scientists, as well as a potential source of both peril and prosperity for the millions of people living nearby. Kivu doesn’t behave like most deep lakes. Typically, when water at the surface of a lake is cooled – by winter air temperatures or rivers carrying spring snowmelt, for example – that cold,...
  • Fourteen soldiers killed in jihadist attack

    10/17/2020 11:56:02 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    24heures ^ | 10/17/2020 | ATS/NXP
    Fourteen soldiers killed in jihadist attack (Nigeria) ISIS fighters launched an assault on a military base in the northeast of the country on Saturday. Several soldiers are also missing. Jihadists linked to the Islamic State (IS) organization killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, military sources said on Saturday. Several soldiers are missing. Two sources, who requested anonymity, told AFP that fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) group attacked the Jakana military base on Friday with machine guns and grenade launchers, a offensive followed by intense fighting....
  • Hundreds of armed black protesters face off with white farmers as South African town braces for bloodshed over farm murder case that prompted violence last week

    10/17/2020 6:13:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Oct, 2020 | TIM STICKINGS
    A South African town was bracing for racial violence today as black protesters armed with golf clubs and cricket bats faced off with white farmers in pick-up trucks outside a court where two black men are accused of killing a farmer. The killing of Brendin Horner has led to riots in the town of Senekal where white protesters stormed the courthouse, fired shots and set fire to a police car last week. Today, hundreds of black protesters linked to the Economic Freedom Fighters movement - which supports redistributing land from white people - gathered outside the courthouse with some hurling...
  • The African Evangelicals Praying for Trump to Win

    10/16/2020 2:33:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 2020 | Dickens Olewe
    President Trump has been a polarising figure the world over but he is popular in African countries like Nigeria and Kenya, according to a Pew Research poll released in January 2018... "The Obama administration had been pushing a liberal agenda here in Africa and that agenda was of concern to some of us Christian leaders. It was a relief that during Trump's time he's taken a bit of a back seat," Richard Chogo a pastor at the Deliverance Church in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. He praised the Trump administration for cutting funding to organisations, such as Marie Stopes, that provide contraception...
  • Latest Cache Of Emails Detail How Hunter Biden Earned Millions In China “For Introductions”

    10/15/2020 9:34:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FZ Finanz ^ | 10/15/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Update (1000ET): Donald Trump Jr. has just raised an interesting question in a tweet: Is Twitter censoring the Hunter Biden stories from the NY Post at the behest of the Communist Party of China? "There needs to be an immediate government investigation into @twitter/@jack. Not just because of their blatant election interference to protect Biden, but to find out if they're censoring these NY Post stories at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party. Put Jack under oath!!!" Don Jr. tweeted. There needs to be an immediate government investigation into @twitter/@jack. Not just because of their blatant election interference...
  • Lockdowns deadlier than COVID in developing nations

    10/12/2020 8:36:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | September 30, 2020 | John Carpay
    ...Lockdown travel restrictions have prevented many farmers from planting or harvesting crops, and denied them access to markets to sell their produce and to buy seeds and tools. Pastoralist communities have been unable to move their animals to seasonal sources of food and water, affecting the health of their livestock and its value at sale. The middlemen who collect vegetables from farms and take them to market have been unable to visit, depriving many farmers of a vital source of income....The closure of street food vendors in South Africa, which support an estimated 500,000 livelihoods and provide food for 70...
  • South Africa Sets Rules for Confiscating Land without Compensation from White Farmers

    10/11/2020 6:39:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 11, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    In December 2018 South African lawmakers passed a proposal to change the country’s constitution to make land grabs legal. The government voted in agreement to take land from white farmers without compensation.
  • Intel: Pentagon eyes partnership with Algeria amid competition with Russia, China

    10/02/2020 7:27:50 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 20 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Oct 1, 2020 | Jared Szuba
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper met with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune today in the first visit of a Pentagon chief to the North African country since 2006. It was also the highest-level US diplomatic meeting with the new Algerian president since longtime ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted amid popular protests last year. The meeting came a day after Esper signed a 10-year road map for defense cooperation agreement with Tunisia's defense minister and one day before an expected stop in Morocco. The trip is the latest sign that the United States sees strategic opportunity in bolstering its partnerships in North Africa...
  • Word For 2021[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2020 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    In this new Year my children of light shall be my children of gladness in that my spirit will overwhelm the valleys with floods of my Angels of Breakthrough . New cures for diseases will sprout up as blades of grass. In this very same way as my children of light touch those crying out to me, truly you shall see unclean spirits leave them as healing rises up in their wellsprings. My justice shall be swift and true. My Word will become paramount for there is power in My Word and as you declare I shall remove the mountains...
  • As US struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised [by whom?]

    09/22/2020 11:15:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | September 22, 2020 | Cara Anna
    At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity.” The coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships. But as director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nkengasong has helped to steer Africa’s 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer countries, including the United States. A former U.S....
  • US, UK, India, China — Why foreign countries are scrambling to set up military bases in Africa

    09/21/2020 9:08:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    https://www.msn.com ^ | 9/21/2020 | Theo Neethling
    Recent media reports claim that a covert Kenyan paramilitary team is responsible for the unconstitutional killing of terror suspects in nighttime raids. The reports are based on interviews with US and Kenyan diplomatic and intelligence officials. The team was trained, armed and supported by US and British intelligence officers. It has been reported that since 2004, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) programme has been operational in Kenya without public scrutiny. For its part, the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) has played a key role in identifying, tracking and fixing the location of targets. This has drawn renewed attention to the...
  • HELL IN PARADISE ISIS take over stunning islands where Daniel Craig and Bono holiday burning down luxury hotels and imposing Sharia Law

    09/19/2020 3:43:40 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 57 replies
    https://www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 17 Sep 2020, 19:48 | Claudia Aoraha
    ISIS militants have taken over paradise islands in the Indian Ocean, burning down hotels and imposing Sharia Law. Luxury islands off the coast of Mozambique, where A-list celebrities spend their holidays, have been overrun by insurgents linked to Islamic State. Luxury hotels, wildlife, and homes have been torched and "reduced to ashes" in the militant attacks. The ISIS insurgents have ordered residents to abandon the islands of Vamizi and Mecungo - where celebrities like Daniel Craig, Bono and Prince Albert of Monaco have holidayed in luxury. Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and political leader Nelson Mandela have also been known to have...
  • Two Russian MiG-29s Have Crashed In Libya According To Top American Intel Official

    09/19/2020 11:07:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    The Drive ^ | September 11, 2020 | Thomas Newdick and Joseph Trevithick
    U.S. Africa Command says that at least two MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jets, possibly piloted by shadowy Russian mercenaries, have crashed in Libya. Jared Szuba, the Pentagon correspondent for AI-Monitor, Tweeted out that one of the jets was apparently lost on June 28, while the other went down on September 7, 2020. This information had come in a statement from Rear Admiral Heidi Berg, U.S. Africa Command's (AFRICOM) director of intelligence. Another tweet indicates that Berg believes that "Russian fighter aircraft," presumably MiG-29s too, but potentially also Su-24 Fencer strike aircraft, have conducted airstrikes in Libya. AI-Monitor's Szuba follows that up...
  • Turkey and Iran are engaging in new operations in Africa - reports

    09/18/2020 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/18/20 | Seth Frantzman
    Call it a new 'Great Game' or war for hearts and minds, or just influence peddling, but Iran and Turkey are now engaged in greater efforts to expand their role in Africa. This comes as Russia and China are also extending networks on the continent. It is important to understand that this is in the context of the US generally reducing its global role and comes around 60 years after European colonialism was rolled back. The increasing footprint of Iran and Turkey have caused concern for other states that view their role as belligerent. That means that Gulf media is...
  • The Songhai Empire - Africa's Age of Gold

    09/07/2020 9:14:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 19 Jul 2020 | Fall of Civilization
    [2-1/4 hour documentary] Today, the Songhai Empire is all but forgotten by history. But this medieval kingdom was once the most powerful force in Africa. Find out how this civilization grew up on the fringes of the Sahara Desert, among some of the most extreme conditions that nature can throw at us. Discover how it grew and flourished, passing through a process known as the imperial cycle, and learn about what ultimately caused its sudden and dramatic collapse.
  • UN Forced to Admit Gates-funded Vaccine is Causing Polio Outbreak in Africa

    09/05/2020 10:17:58 AM PDT · by bitt · 67 replies
    21stcenturywire.com ^ | 9/4/2020 | wire
    This really should be one of the biggest public health scandals of the decade, but instead it’s given little attention – mainly because of the high-profile nature of the people and organisations involved. The United Nations has been forced to admit that a major international vaccine initiative is actually causing a deadly outbreak of the very disease it was supposed to wipe-out. While international organisations like the World Health Organization (WHO) will regularly boast about ‘eradicating polio’ with vaccines—the opposite seems to be the case, with vaccines causing the deaths of scores of young people living in Africa. Health officials...
  • Rapper Akon reveals plans for the futuristic $6bn city that he will build in Senegal modelled after Black Panther's Wakanda

    09/02/2020 9:06:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2020 | Tom Pyman
    Rapper Akon has revealed plans for a futuristic $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland modelled on Black Panther's Wakanda. The R&B star, who boasts two multi-platinum albums, told a news conference on Monday he had laid the first stone for the city in the Atlantic Ocean village of Mbodiene, around 60 miles south of the capital Dakar. The solar-powered Akon City will offer hotels, a university, hospitals, business and leisure centres including a casino, as well as movie studios, all featuring futuristic designs by architect Hussein Bakri, with African sculptures for inspiration.
  • Vaccine-derived polio spreads in Africa after defeat of wild virus

    09/02/2020 7:57:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/02/2020 | Peter Beaumont
    A new polio outbreak in Sudan has been linked to the oral polio vaccine that uses a weakened form of the virus. ... WHO said two children in Sudan, one from South Darfur state and the other from Gadarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea, were paralysed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. The WHO said initial outbreak investigations showed the cases were linked to a continuing vaccine-derived outbreak in Chad that was first detected last year and is now spreading in Chad and Cameroon. While so-called vaccine-derived polio is a known...