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  • South Africa Not Abandoning Coal Yet – President

    01/29/2023 3:30:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    ZNBC ^ | JANUARY 29, 2023 | ARNOLD TUTU - bbc
    (BBC) South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has said there are no plans to immediately abandon coal-fired power stations during a proposed transition to cleaner forms of energy. The country is one of the world’s most coal-dependent nations and is a significant polluter. It is currently experiencing lengthy power cuts blamed on ageing infrastructure and corruption. Since 2021 South Africa has secured several billion dollars in international loans and grants to support a switch to greener power. Addressing colleagues from the governing African National Congress (ANC) party, Mr Ramaphosa suggested it would be unwise to reduce the country’s capacity as it...
  • JESSE WATTERS: The Bidens are all over FBI wiretaps talking to China

    01/28/2023 3:44:38 AM PST · by blueplum · 39 replies
    Fox via msn ^ | 26 Jan 2023 | Fox News Staff
    Fox News host Jesse Watters analyzes Hunter Biden’s alleged shady business dealings on "Jesse Watters Primetime." JESSE WATTERS: The Bidens are all over FBI wiretaps talking to China. The FBI was investigating Patrick Ho, a Chinese bagman who eventually got caught for bribing African leaders and helping Iran evade sanctions. Real nice guy. Ho was the VP for the Chinese energy company that was getting the Bidens rich, but Ho was also a spy and Hunter knew he was a spy.... ...The FBI knew Ho was an intelligence agent and they were listening to his phone calls and the FBI...
  • Bilal al-Sudani: US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

    01/27/2023 7:08:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/27/2023 | Cecilia Macaulay
    He was killed after US special forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to capture him. "Al-Sudani was responsible for fostering the growing presence of ISIS in Africa," Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said. He also allegedly funded the group's activities globally, Mr Austin added. Analysts say the fact that US troops were sent under orders of President Joe Bidento kill or capture Sudani, rather than using a less risky drone strike, indicates his significance. Details about the nature of the operation have not been released, however the soldiers were drafted in via helicopter, according to the New York Times...
  • African reporter demands gun control during White House briefing

    01/27/2023 9:30:49 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/26/2023 | Tom Knighton
    She then asked Jean-Pierre what “people like me” and “common people also…can do to help control gun in this country.”
  • South Africa now questioning the Vaccine…

    01/26/2023 9:46:23 AM PST · by wannabegeek · 10 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | January 26, 2023 | Kane
    South Africa now questioning the Vaccine…BREAKING:Calls to suspend covid 19 vaccines in South Africa because of safety concerns hits mainstream news‘Let’s stop jabbing the people’‘We know the pharmaceutical industry has a long history of criminal behaviour. We are here to protect the public’Share far & wide 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ft37FIguZu— Dr Aseem Malhotra (@DrAseemMalhotra) January 25, 2023New program has started called Stop the Shot.
  • Get your own house in order: China tells US to fix its debt problems after Yellen's Africa remarks

    01/24/2023 6:19:55 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    India Today ^ | 1/25/2023 | Reuters
    Chinese officials in Zambia have responded sharply over US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's remarks calling China a "barrier" to debt reform in Africa After US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called China a "barrier" to debt reform in Africa this week, Chinese officials in Zambia had a pointed response-get your own house in order. The Chinese Embassy in Zambia said on its website Tuesday "the biggest contribution that the US can make to the debt issues outside the country is to act responsible on monetary policies, cope with its own debt problem, and stop sabotaging other sovereign countries' active efforts to...
  • Chit-Chat only - Trying to think of another country on this planet where a small minority of the population is solely responsible for the majority of the crime. Theres got to be more than just the USA.

    01/24/2023 4:45:16 PM PST · by know.your.why · 64 replies
    01/24/23 | Self
    What got me thinking about this is...I conduct inspections at gas station/convenience stores. Exxon,Mobil,Chevron,Texaco,Marathon,Shell,etc... Today at two sites, the workers were from Kenya, Africa. Their accents sounded very British to me. But heres the thing..('the thing'..oh crap)...no seriously they were all very intelligent and professional. Well spoken. Respectful. Very pleasant people. They came off in a way that reminded me of graduate students. I was stuck by how much I was caught off guard. One gal told me that the Kenyan Gov't was ruled by the British until recently. She actually knew gov't history of her country! Now...the black (american)...
  • Mythbusting: “African Catholicism is a Vatican II Success Story”

    01/24/2023 1:36:54 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 24, 2023 | Dr. Peter Kwasniewski
    Mythbusting: “African Catholicism is a Vatican II Success Story”Bishop Gregory Ochiagha, of Orlu Diocese in Nigeria, offering pontifical Mass in the old riteA recent episode of “Word on Fire” responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure with two arguments:Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.Argument #2: The growth of the Church in Africa since Vatican II is entirely thanks to The Council.It hardly requires pointing out that the second argument commits the same fallacy.Nevertheless, this oft-repeated claim about Africa really...
  • Lavrov: Russia and Eswatini Agree To Increase Military Cooperation

    MBABANE (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 24th January, 2023) Russia and Eswatini have agreed to increase security cooperation, and Moscow is ready to consider Eswatini's applications on any issues that need to be resolved to ensure the security of the state, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. "We agreed today at a meeting with the military leadership to increase cooperation in the field of security. We have existing intergovernmental agreements on military cooperation, military-technical cooperation, a working group on military-technical cooperation," Lavrov said during a joint press conference with Eswatini Foreign Minister Thuli Dladla. The minister added that...
  • South Africa defends planned military drills with Russia and China

    01/24/2023 2:58:23 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 3 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | January 23, 2023 | By Carien Duplessis
    PRETORIA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's foreign minister on Monday deflected criticism of joint military drills planned with Russia and China, saying that hosting such exercises with "friends" was the "natural course of relations." Naledi Pandor made her comments during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who was visiting South Africa 11 months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. A South African official, who declined to be identified because they were not authorised to speak, said Lavrov would afterwards visit Eswatini, Botswana and Angola.
  • Has Chinese Government Financed Biden Campaign Through Hunter? – OpEd

    10/16/2020 10:06:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    https://www.eurasiareview.com ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | By Nauman Sadiq
    In a tit-for-tat response to the New York Post’s explosive report alleging Hunter Biden introduced a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm he was working for to his vice president dad, the Daily Beast has come up with a scoop [1] that the hard disks in which Hunter’s emails were found were provided to Rudy Giuliani by a Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui on behalf of dissident members of Chinese Communist Party. According to the report, “Weeks before the New York Post began publishing what it claimed were the contents of Hunter Biden’s hard drive, a Sept. 25 segment on...
  • Pope denies there is anything such as Catholic culture in major interview

    01/18/2023 1:17:25 PM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 12 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 18/01/2023 | CG
    He also thinks that post-conciliar liturgical abuse has died out (a convenient fiction), that the Council still has another sixty years before it is properly implemented (maintaining wrongly that historians teach that Council's always take this long to implement and that a nun is acting like a Bishop.....all underlined below. His approach to cultures generally is uncritical, seeing only good- an impossibility since the Fall. "Africa is original. Africa is a soup to be tasted". Two days before his 86th birthday, Pope Francis receives MUNDO NEGRO in the private library of the Apostolic Palace. When we handed him a copy...
  • Madonna Accused of Pornography and Child Trafficking in Southern Africa – Ethiopian World Federation Urges President of Malawi to Conduct Investigation

    01/18/2023 7:47:44 AM PST · by dynachrome · 71 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | 1-18-23 | Jim Hoft
    Madonna, the “Queen of Pop,” is once again making news after being accused of running a child trafficking ring in an orphanage in Southern Africa under the name “Raising Malawi.” Madonna started a foundation called ‘Raising Malawi‘ in 2006 to help orphans and other underprivileged children in Malawi get access to healthcare and education. Malawi is a southeast African country bordered by Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Mozambique. “Raising Malawi supports orphans and vulnerable children with critical resources including education, medical care, food and shelter, and psychosocial support,” according to its website.
  • See Toto’s ‘Africa’ Recreated in ‘Minecraft’

    01/11/2023 2:52:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | January 10, 2023
    A Minecraft user has reportedly recreated Toto's hit song "Africa" on the gaming platform. Minecraft is a 3D video game in which players can build various structures across different settings. Users can also work with "note blocks" that emit a sound when manipulated. A Minecraft creator called "Stacinator" has used those elements to create Toto's "Africa" in 3D format, a process that took them three months. "Honestly, I started at the same place, and little parts of concepts just eventually started clicking after tons of practice and failing," Stacinator explained on Reddit. You can watch a video of the creation...
  • US and Russia clash over violent extremism in Africa

    01/10/2023 9:01:26 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies
    https://www.sfgate.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2023 | ap /EDITH M. LEDERER
    The United States accused Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin on Tuesday of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and “increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow” in the Sahel region which is facing increasing attacks and deteriorating security -- an allegation Russia denied. U.S. deputy ambassador Richard Mills lashed out at the Wagner Group at a U.N. Security Council meeting on West Africa and the Sahel, accusing its paramilitary forces of failing to address the extremist threat, robbing countries of their resources, committing human rights abuses, and endangering the safety and security of U.N. peacekeepers...
  • Is YOUR new Christmas gadget actually from a Congolese cobalt slave mine? Harvard professor tells Joe Rogan 'every phone, tablet, laptop and electric vehicle' built relies on inhumane Chinese-controlled mines

    12/25/2022 9:17:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2022 | Jennifer Smith
    A Harvard professor and author stunned podcast host Joe Rogan by telling him that almost every lithium battery-powered tech device relied on today by the western world is powered by slavery in cobalt mines in the Congo. Siddharth Kara, the author of the book Cobalt Red: How The Blood of The Congo Powers Our Lives, insists there is no such thing as 'clean cobalt' - the term given to describe ethically mined cobalt. Appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast earlier this week, he told the Spotify host that in fact, almost every single device used today that relies on a lithium...
  • It’s Time To Tell The Truth About Colonialism In Africa: Many historical narratives surrounding Africa are motivated by politics, not facts.

    12/23/2022 7:14:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/23/2022 | Casey Chalk
    America is inundated with narratives about the nobility of pre-colonial Africa. Hollywood’s “The Woman Queen,” is about an all-female warrior unit that protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey, has elicited lavish praise from corporate media this past summer. High school curricula such as that peddled by the 1619 Project or the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Hard History” excoriate the West for disrupting (and terrorizing) supposedly peaceful traditionalist African societies. And thousands of African American U.S. citizens have abandoned the nation of their birth by moving to countries such as Ghana in search of a better life — and...
  • Biden Wants to Move Blackout-plagued South Africa Off Coal, Its Main Energy Source

    12/16/2022 3:50:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/2022 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    President Joe Biden pledged Wednesday to move South Africa off coal, its main source of energy, toward green energy sources — despite the fact that the country lacks the power to keep its electricity on 24 hours per day. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Washington, DC, Biden promised his administration’s joint efforts with Africa would include “$8 billion in public and private finance to help South Africa replace coal-fired power plants with renewable energy sources and develop cutting-edge energy solutions like clean hydrogen.”
  • President Biden says he plans to visit Africa, as China's influence grows

    12/15/2022 12:50:17 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 19 replies
    USA TODAY via msn ^ | December 15, 2022 | Joey Garrison and Rebecca Morin
    President Joe Biden said Thursday that he intends to soon visit Africa and called for the African Union to be admitted as a permanent member of the Group of 20 nations that lead the world's largest economies. The moves reflect the Biden administration's work to strengthen ties in sub-Saharan-Africa and regain trust amid growing influence from China and Russia in the region.
  • Joe Biden at Africa Summit: ‘Poor Relatives’ Always Show Up, Eat Your Food, Stay Longer than They Should

    12/15/2022 12:14:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Briedbart ^ | 12/15/2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden said Thursday that he was seriously considering a visit to Africa, joking that poor relatives always accepted invitations. “I’m eager to visit your continent,” Biden said, during an appearance at the Africa leaders summit recalling that he had received some invitations from the leaders of African countries to visit. “Be careful what you wish for because I may show up,” Biden joked, explaining that only the poor accepted all of the invitations.