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  • Twitter condemns Uganda for blocking social media apps and censoring internet before key election

    01/12/2021 5:19:11 PM PST · by navysealdad · 41 replies
    Twitter is openly condemning internet service providers blocking social media apps in the run-up to an election in Uganda as it takes criticism for alleged censorship on its own platform.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 1/10/2021

    01/10/2021 10:02:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/10/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Comment And Analysis Before the news summary lets consider the situaton and try to consider the way it really is tonight... President Trump ordering US flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of law enforcement including those members of law enforcement who died in connection with events at the US Capitol... Fences erected in Olympia, Washington outside the State Capitol building ahead of tomorrow's legislative session... "There will be 400-750 National Guard present as well as 200 police and 100 other deputies..." That's the scene people were told to expect at Washington's State Capitol Monday as the legislature goes...
  • Joesph Wilson changes story, Baghdad Bob tried to buy uranium from Niger?

    04/30/2004 1:54:48 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 353+ views
    Best of the Web ^ | 04/30/04 | JAMES TARANTO
    BY JAMES TARANTO Friday, April 30, 2004 4:11 p.m. EDT Joe Says It Was So Remember Joe Wilson, the loudmouthed former ambassador who stirred up a kerfuffle last year by claiming that BUSH LIED!!!! when he purportedly said Saddam Hussein's Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Niger? Now Wilson has a book out, and it seems he's changing his story. The Washington Post reports: It was Saddam Hussein's information minister, Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf, often referred to in the Western press as "Baghdad Bob," who approached an official of the African nation of Niger in 1999 to discuss trade--an overture...
  • Boko Haram militants attack a Christian village and burn down a church in Nigeria, killing 11

    12/26/2020 1:38:04 AM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/25/2020 | AFP
    Boko Haram terrorists have killed 11 people and kidnapped a priest in Nigeria It is claimed armed men in trucks and on motorbikes stormed Primi village Primi is only a short distance from a village where 200 girls were kidnapped The terrorists looted food supplies and set fire to at least ten homes in the areaBoko Haram jihadists killed at least 11 people, burnt a church and seized a priest on Christmas Eve in Nigeria's restive northeast, local sources claimed today. Security agencies had in recent days warned of an increased risk of attack during the holiday season. Fighters in...
  • We Need Christian Alliance to Protect Persecuted African Christians—Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev)

    12/25/2020 5:34:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 12/23/20
    Christian churches and organizations should join in an alliance to more effectively work to protect African Christians who face severe persecution in many countries, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk said at a conference yesterday. Opening the conference, “On the Situation of Christians in Africa,” the Chairman of the Russian Church’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), noted that Christians in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Algeria, and other countries currently face especially severe persecution. The Russian Orthodox Church sees the support of these suffering Christians as part of its historical mission, Met. Hilarion said, reports the press service of...
  • Man mauled to death by pet hippo he described as 'like a son'

    12/22/2020 8:51:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22 | Bradford Betz
    Victim said he had 'a relationship with the most dangerous animal in Africa'A South African farmer was reportedly mauled to death on Sunday by his pet hippo, which he had previously referred to as "like a son to me." Marius Els, who lived in the Free State province of South Africa was found dead in a river, having been bitten repeatedly by the animal. Els, 40, had adopted the hippo, whom he had named "Humphrey," when it was found as a calf. Earlier this year footage of Els riding the more than 2,000-pound beast went viral.
  • US Air Force Tests Drone-Killing Microwave Weapon In Africa

    12/22/2020 6:52:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 12/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    The Air Force is testing a high-energy microwave weapon system in Africa to combat armed drones operated by terrorists. In April, we first reported the Air Force would test a new prototype drone-killing microwave weapon overseas for a 12-month assessment. At the time, there was no mention by the service of where the testing would be conducted until now. Richard Joseph, the Air Force's chief scientist, was recently quoted by Breaking Defense as saying the Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder (THOR) is being tested in a "real-world setting" in Africa. "We have recently deployed a test system to Africa...
  • R&B Star Akon’s New $6 Billion Smart City in Senegal Will Offer a Second Home for the African Diaspora

    12/17/2020 1:22:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12 15 2020 | Rachel Cormack
    Akon may not be lonely for much longer. The famed R&B singer is going ahead with plans to build a new $6 billion smart city in Senegal where nationals can live and work—and where members of the African Diaspora will always be welcome. The 47-year-old Senegalese American singer, known for hits like “Smack That” and “Lonely,” has confirmed that construction on “Akon City” will begin next year despite the pandemic’s devastating effects on global tourism. The 2,000-acre metropolis, which was first touted by the singer back in 2018, will feature a sprawling luxury resort, high-rise condos, recording studios, a stadium,...
  • Adolf Hitler Wins Election in Namibia and Insists he Has no Plans for World Domination

    12/16/2020 11:54:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | Ryan Merrifield
    Adolf Hitler Uunona won a seat in Oshana, Namibia, but insisted he has "nothing to do with" the ideologies of the Nazi Party, claiming his father likely didn't understand what the name stood forA politician named after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been elected to a seat in Namibia. Adolf Hitler Uunona - representing the southern African country's ruling SWAPO party - received 85 percent of the vote, but insists he has "nothing to do with" the ideologies of one of the most evil men in history. His constituency remains home to a small German-speaking community, while multiple street names...
  • Terror Plotter Took Flight Training to Prepare for 9/11-Style Attack, Feds Say

    12/16/2020 7:39:56 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    NBc New York ^ | 12/16/2020 | Jonathan Dienst and Tom Winter
    Cholo Abdi Abdullah is expected in federal court in New York later Wednesday A Kenyan man spent years training in the Philippines to conduct a 9/11-style attack against the United States, going through flight school and researching methods to get into the country and hijack a plane, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Cholo Abdi Abdullah was allegedly part of an al-Shabaab unit and taking orders directly from a commander in the African terror group -- one who was responsible for previously directing a deadly 2019 hotel attack in Nairobi, prosecutors said. "This chilling callback to the horrific attacks of September 11,...
  • WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyseus is accused of aiding genocide in Ethiopia: Nobel peace prize nominee lodges complaint with International Criminal Court

    12/15/2020 5:23:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 December 2020 | Rachel Bunyan
    A Nobel peace prize nominee has accused the director-general of the World Health Organisation of allegedly aiding genocide in Ethiopia. American economist David Steinman accused WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 55, of being a 'crucial decision maker' who directed Ethiopia's security forces actions from 2013 to 2015. He accused Tedros of being one of three officials who were in charge of the security services over that period, during which the 'killing' and 'torturing' of Ethiopians took place. Tedros was the country's foreign minister until 2016 when his Tigray People's Liberation Front party was in power. Raised in Tigray, he also...
  • At least 27 killed in jihadist attack in southeast Niger

    12/13/2020 7:03:40 PM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/13/2020 | AFP
    Jihadists from the Boko Haram group killed at least 27 people in an attack of "unprecedented savagery" in southeast Niger, local officials said on Sunday. Other people were wounded and some more reported missing in the assault on Saturday evening in the village of Toumour in the Diffa region, said a senior local official. Witnesses and other officials confirmed the attack, which came hours before municipal and regional elections went ahead across the country on Sunday. "Some victims were killed or wounded by bullets, others were burnt inside their houses, consumed by the flames of an enormous fire set by...
  • The 200,000-year-old city found in Southern Africa may rewrite history

    12/13/2020 5:09:31 AM PST · by Rakhi Sarkar · 103 replies
    archaeology-world ^ | MARCH 30, 2020 | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD TEAM
    In South Africa, about 150 km west of port Maputo, Mozambique, a giant stone city has been discovered. It became possible to determine the age of the site by measuring the erosion rate of the dolerite. The 1500 square kilometre metropolis was believed to have been built between 160,000 and 200,000 years ago!
  • Persecuted Christians in Africa, India remind us not to get sissified here in America

    12/08/2020 7:22:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    There is no question that our most essential freedoms are under attack here in America. And there is no question that elements on the left want to silence the Church. There is also no question that many believers in America have already suffered some levels of persecution. Some have been defamed, or lost jobs, or been put out of educational programs, or even going to jail. But let’s not have that pity party quite yet. Believers around the world are going through persecution for the gospel on a whole another level. May their courage inspire us. Last Thursday I received...
  • Displaced Nearing 400,000 in Mozambique's Islamist Insurgency

    12/05/2020 4:43:29 PM PST · by xomething · 10 replies
    VOA News ^ | 12/03/2020 | Charles Mangwiro
    PEMBA, MOZAMBIQUE - Aid groups in northern Mozambique say attacks on civilians have displaced close to 400,000 people during three years of Islamist terrorism. Fifty-year-old Matumba Mussa said armed men showed up at his house in the port town of Mocímboa da Praia one October night and demanded he call his relatives. After his three brothers arrived, the men set fire to his house and three others, then took his brothers into the forest, according to Mussa. Three days later, he said, dismembered bodies were found in the forest. Insurgents linked to Islamic State took over Mocímboa da Praia in...
  • U.S. Will Move Nearly All Troops Out of Somalia, Officials Say

    12/04/2020 1:55:56 PM PST · by Theoria · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04 Dec 2020 | Nancy A. Youssef and Michael M. Phillips
    Relocation of 700 troops from Somalia reverses administration course; move follows troop cuts in Iraq, Afghanistan President Trump ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly all U.S. troops out of Somalia, where for 13 years they have been fighting a low-intensity battle against the local al Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabaab, U.S. officials said. The roughly 700 troops stationed in Somalia would move to bases in Kenya and Djibouti and enter Somalia to conduct shorter counterterrorism missions against al-Shabaab, as well as a smaller force of Islamic State militants. The American troops are expected to leave the country by early next year, the...
  • Adolf Hitler Wins Election in Namibia

    12/03/2020 8:40:13 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/03/2020 | Basit Mahmood
    A politician named Adolf Hitler has won a regional election in Namibia. Adolf Hitler Uunona has been elected with 85 percent of the vote for a seat on the regional council in the former German colony, where street names, people and places still have German names. However, Adolf Uunona says he wants to assure people that he has no plans for world domination. He told German tabloid paper Bild: "My father named me after this man. He probably didn't understand what Adolf Hitler stood for. As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager...
  • Is the rift opening up in Tanzania? State of panic as soils are liquefying and swallowing homes in Dar es Salaam

    11/29/2020 3:47:02 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    SS ^ | 11/28/20 | SS
    The soil under Dar el Sallam, the finance capital of Tanzania, is mysteriously liquefying under homes and businesses. Mud has been seen coming out of the soil, destroying at least 9 houses (total collapse), cracking tens of others and prompting mass evacuations. Residents started taking the situation seriously when a child and a cow almost drowned in one of the mud pools The source of the oozing mud is unknown It was first thought it could be coming from a small stream. But then the similar phenomenon was discovered in many neighboring districts of the town. So what the heck?...
  • Dozens of farm workers killed in 'insane' Nigeria attack

    11/29/2020 2:49:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/29/20 | bbc
    More than 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an "insane" attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday. The attackers tied up agricultural labourers working in rice fields and slit their throats near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, reports say. This is one of the worst attacks in recent months in a region where the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa insurgent groups are active. No-one has yet claimed responsibility. "I condemn the killing of our hard-working farmers by terrorists in Borno state. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings....
  • Hyenas dragged a man from his bed and mauled him to death

    11/20/2020 12:33:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 20, 2020 | Lianne Kolirin
    An elderly man has been killed by a pack of hyenas in Zimbabwe, after they pulled him from his bed while he was sleeping. The man, who has been identified by the authorities as 87-year-old Tendai Maseka, was dragged about 1,000 feet from his mud and wood hut. The incident occurred on Monday night in the rural region of Chirumanzu. in central Zimbabwe. By the time Maseka's body was discovered by villagers, its lower half was missing.