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  • BREAKING: Steele Dossier Reportedly Began As Early As 2007!

    05/18/2019 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    en Volve ^ | 5/18/2019 | Doyle Alexander
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week to discuss the origins of the Steele dossier. He said it should really be called the “Simpson” dossier. Although Christopher Steele likely contributed “stories” to the dossier, and his years of experience in British intelligence lent credence to the document, Nunes believes that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson may actually have written the majority of it. In his book “Spygate,” journalist Dan Bongino makes the same case. He points out the striking similarities between articles Simpson and his wife, Mary Jacoby wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2007...
  • Islamic terrorists linked with the dreaded terrorist group Al-Qaeda kill 132 civilians over the weekend in Mali

    06/22/2022 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Opindia ^ | June 21, 2022 | Opindia Staff
    The government of the Republic of Mali in West Africa confirmed that as many as 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in the country (Source: CGTN) The government of the Republic of Mali in West Africa confirmed on Monday that as many as 132 civilians have been killed in recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in the country. According to authorities, the killings occurred when numerous villages in the Bankass area in Mali’s central Mopti region were attacked on Saturday and Sunday. The attacks were carried out by Islamic terrorists belonging to the Katiba Macina armed...
  • 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...
  • Qadhafi: 'Bush Should be Allowed to Pray in Mecca'

    04/15/2006 7:13:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 1,380+ views
    Egypt Election ^ | April 13, 2006
    Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi called for allowing Christians and Jews to perform pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam's holiest place. Speaking following prayers with the presidents of Mali, Sierra Leone, Niger, Mauritania and Senegal on the occasion of the Prophet Mohammed's birthday in Timbuktu, Mali, late on Monday, Qadhafi said "Mecca should be a meeting point to all people except heretics and impure". He said that Christians and Jews are not heretics or impure and "believe in God" and should be allowed to go to pilgrimage in Mecca. Qadhafi challenged Muslim religious leaders to allow US President George W. Bush to enter...
  • ABC News documentary challenges Pentagon's claims of rogue Green Berets

    11/27/2021 11:36:21 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    ABC ^ | 13 November 2021 | James Gordon Meek,Andrew Fredericks, andBrian Epstein
    Four Americans gunned down in a withering, four-hour firefight in the Sahara -- part of a 10-man Green Beret team said to have gone rogue and been ambushed by ISIS while hunting down a top terrorist to "capture or kill" -- were ill-prepared, poorly trained and "not indicative" of their high-performing peers on the continent, U.S. military officials said. And in the strangest twist of all, they had been trying to locate an American aid worker who was being held hostage by the terrorist commander they were trying to kill. That story, as presented by the Pentagon, sounded like an...
  • Niger Says 11 Soldiers Killed, Nine Missing After Attack

    11/06/2021 1:32:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 05, 2021
    Eleven soldiers were killed and nine reported missing on Friday following a jihadi attack on an army position in Dagne in western Niger, days after 69 civilians died in an ambush, the government said. The attack by "a column of heavily armed terrorists in several vehicles and dozens of motorcycles" killed 11 soldiers, and left one injured, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense read on public television. "After fierce fighting, the enemy column was forced to retreat with its dead and wounded," added the statement, which said "air and ground reinforcements dispatched to the area continue to...
  • Gunmen ambush and kill 69 in Niger’s troubled borderlands

    11/04/2021 6:52:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A delegation led by the mayor of Banibangou was ambushed on Tuesday about 50 km (30 miles) from the town, near the border with Mali. The area is overrun by militants associated with a local affiliate of Islamic State that has killed hundreds of civilians in rural communities this year. A poverty-stricken, arid zone of west Africa encompassing the borderlands of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso has been racked by violence in recent years as armed groups, some linked with al-Qaeda, have sought to establish control over communities and rid the region of local and international military forces. Thousands of...
  • France says it has killed Islamic State leader in Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi

    09/15/2021 9:48:58 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Guardian/Reuters ^ | 15 September 2021 | uncredited
    Emmanuel Macron has said French military forces have killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi. “It’s another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” the French president said on Wednesday night, without disclosing the location of the operation... Sahrawi was the historic leader of Islamic State in the Sahel region of West Africa and his group targeted US soldiers in a deadly attack in Niger in 2017, Macron’s office said....
  • Cameroon's Museum of War Keeps Ancient Stories Alive

    03/29/2021 1:06:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Africa News ^ | 23/03/21 | Joel Honoré Kouam
    Goulfey, a town located about fifty kilometers from Kousseri in the northern region of Cameroon, is experiencing a new captivating look. Most tourists who arrive here are fascinated by the design of this small sultanate situated at the edge of the Logone River and close to Ndjamena, the Chadian capital. Goulfey, is a clay dwelling built centuries ago. It was converted to a museum and also acts as a cultural centre where young people come to learn about the rich culture of the Kotokos. "First and foremost. this museum serves the history of the Kotoko principality. So this mass of...
  • 137 Killed in Niger's Deadliest Suspected Jihadist Massacre

    03/22/2021 4:31:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 22, 2021
    After the latest round of bloodletting began on March 15, the Nigerien army sent reinforcements to the Tillaberi regionScores of people have died in the deadliest suspected jihadist massacre ever to hit Niger, the government said Monday, underscoring the huge security challenge facing new President Mohamed Bazoum. Government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahamane said 137 people had died in Sunday's raids in villages near Niger's border with Mali. "In treating civilian populations systematically as targets now, these armed bandits have gone a step further into horror and brutality," Abdourahamane said in a statement read on public television.
  • Deadly protests rock Niger over contested election result

    02/25/2021 6:06:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Reuters/NY Post ^ | 2-25-21 | Reuters
    Supporters of the losing presidential candidate in Niger set several buildings on fire, burnt tyres and threw rocks at the police on Thursday, as the authorities announced that two people had been killed in post-election protests this week. The national electoral commission on Tuesday declared ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum the winner of Sunday’s runoff election with 55.75% of the vote, but his rival, Mahamane Ousmane, a former president, has alleged fraud and claimed he won with 50.3%. Since then, two people have been killed and 468 detained during protests by Ousmane’s supporters in the capital Niamey, Interior Minister Alkache...
  • Catholic Priest Kidnapped, Murdered In Niger

    01/24/2021 4:54:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Nigerian Tribune ^ | Adelowo Oladipo
    Whereabouts of deceased's junior brother still unknownA Catholic priest of the Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji has been abducted and murdered by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in the state. The incident was said to have happened on Friday night in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road axis of the state. The late clergyman was said to be returning from Lambata in Gurara local government area of the state where he had attended a religious meeting in conjunction with his colleagues when he was attacked. Nigerian Tribune reliably gathered that the deceased was kidnapped along...
  • Niger to count votes in search of first democratic transition in 60 years

    12/27/2020 5:53:20 PM PST · by Loyalist · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | December 27, 2020 | Reuters
    Niger began counting the votes on Sunday from an election that is expected to lead to the West African nation’s first transfer of power between two democratically elected presidents. Results are expected in the coming days. A smooth handover would be a rare bright spot for a country that has seen four coups since gaining independence from France in 1960, and is blighted by poverty and Islamist violence that has killed hundred of civilians and soldiers in the last year alone. It would also contrast with Ivory Coast and Guinea, whose presidents this year used constitutional changes to extend their...
  • New jihadist attack bloodies Niger ahead of polls

    12/24/2020 4:46:47 PM PST · by xomething · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/2020 | Bourelma Hama and Patrick Fort
    Boureima Hama and Patrick Fort Thu, December 24, 2020, 8:10 AM EST Seven troops and 11 suspected jihadists have died in clashes in a troubled western region of Niger ahead of elections this weekend, the defence ministry said Thursday. An army patrol in the Taroun area of the Tillaberi region was ambushed early Monday by "heavily armed terrorists" travelling aboard motorbikes and other vehicles, it said in a statement, using a term that typically denotes jihadists. The country, the poorest in the world by the benchmark of the UN's Human Development Index, is to stage presidential and legislative elections on...
  • President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”

    12/21/2020 6:10:22 PM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 12/21/2020 | Stefano Gennarini JD
    Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from the moment of conception throughout the lifespan,” Ambassador Kelly Craft wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres transmitting the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family. Following the letter, the declaration was issued as an official document of the United Nations last week and circulated on December 11, after having been translated into all six official UN languages....
  • 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...
  • Sahel: New terror attack in La Tapoa, Niger

    12/04/2020 3:26:54 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    north-africa.com ^ | 12/04/2020
    Two forestry workers were killed and two soldiers were reported missing after an attack early Friday in southwestern Niger, the first in the region in almost a year, sources said. “Assailants targeted a position of the Nigerien armed forces and the water and forestry services early this morning in Tapoa,” 150 kilometres (95 miles) south of the capital Niamey, a local official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Two forestry workers died, three soldiers were wounded and two others are listed missing,” the source said. Another local official said the assailants, whose number was unknown, torched two vehicles and drove...
  • France Says its Forces Killed 50 Islamic Extremists in Mali

    11/03/2020 1:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said. Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in the region also confiscated weapons and equipment from the fighters in the operation last Friday, which she said “shows once again that terrorist groups cannot act with impunity.” Drones monitoring the region in northern Mali spotted a convoy of suspected fighters on motorcycles, prompting France to launch the operation, first with airstrikes and then with a ground operation by French commandos,...
  • Gunmen Invade Home in Middle of Night, Abduct American Missionary in West Africa

    10/28/2020 7:40:57 PM PDT · by xomething · 8 replies
    faithwire ^ | 10/28/2020 | Andrea Morris
    An American missionary was abducted in the middle of the night by six gunmen armed with assault rifles in southern Niger close to the border with Nigeria on Tuesday. WATCH: Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter According to the Daily Mail, the assailants entered the home of 27-year-old Philip Walton early Tuesday morning and demanded money. The gunmen took Walton, then tied up his wife, young daughter, and his brother.  “They were looking for money in the house but there was not enough. There were only 20,000 CFA francs ($35). After that, they left with him,” said Philip’s father, Bruce Walton. Philip Walton had been...
  • Kidnappers of American in Niger demand ransom: official

    10/28/2020 7:33:13 PM PDT · by xomething · 8 replies
    modern ghana ^ | 10/29/2020 | afp
    The gunmen who kidnapped an American citizen in southern Niger issued a ransom demand Wednesday for his release, a local official said. The hostage, Philip Walton, described as the son of a missionary living in Niger, was abducted Monday night by six men armed with Kalashnikovs on the outskirts of Massalata, a village about 10 kilometers (six miles) from the border with Nigeria. "The kidnappers phoned the man's father and demanded a ransom," said Ibrahim Abba Lele, prefect of the Birni Nkonni department, which includes Massalata. The US State Department said Tuesday it was aware of an American citizen abducted...