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"Pity About Africa..."
variuos websites | 06-0103 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 06/01/2003 5:11:38 AM PDT by backhoe

"Why do you keep posting this stuff? Nobody cares about Africa, anyway..."
...the truth is archived here on Free Republic, and I maintain that one
day, when things over there are too awful to be ignored any longer, those who
have eyes to see will read the stories here, and be appalled at the silence.
 
 
...and the "war-veterans", most of whom were too young to serve. Chaos and anarchy reign in Zimbabwe There is no rule of law, only Mugabe's rule...Hyper-inflation, government chaos and a persecuted minority sounds too much like Germany prior to Hitler. Peace marches & organized demonstrations will only give the corrupt regime an identifiable target.
 
 
More:
 
 
Why Do So Many Africans Get AIDS?
DISCOVER ^ | June 2003 | by Josie Glausiusz
 
 
 
 
Sudanese slavery further confirmed
Worldnetdaily ^ | 29 May 2003 | Central_Floridian
 
 
France to head force to quell Congo violence
Austin American Statesman ^ | May 28, 2003 | Colum Lynch
Pity the poor people of Congo.
 
 
HIGH ON the list of the world's shamefully ignored problems is the Congo civil war...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Congo tragedy shows up the UN
National Post ^ | May 26, 2003 | Lewis MacKenzie, Maj Gen (Ret)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921152/posts
Zimbabwe -- Mugabe faces revolt in city of desperate and dishonest
The Observer ^ | June 1, 2003 | Special Correspondent in Harare
On the eve of a week of protest Our Special Correspondent in Harare reports from a country facing collapse of a dictatorship
 
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921151/posts
Mugabe's 'cleansing' of Zimbabwe squad
The Observer (UK) ^ | June 1, 2003 | Andrew Meldrum
 
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921160/posts
Zimbabwe: Police get order calling off protests
Reuters via CNN ^ | May 31, 2003
 
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921163/posts
Zimbabwe -- Commonwealth agrees Mugabe must step down by September
Daily News (Zim) ^ | May 31, 2003 | Farai Mutsaka, Chief Reporter
 
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921167/posts
Zimbabwe -- Mugabe departure could not be too soon
Botswana Gazette ^ | (editorial page)
 
 
***AN UNANSWERED ISLAMIC PRAYER*** (Humor/Pity Alert)
      Posted by AmericanInTokyo
On 04/08/2003 1:41 PM EDT with 17 comments


MEMRI Arab Translation Service ^ | 8 April 2003 | AmericanInTokyo
     
 
Mr. T takes no pity on Best Buy
      Posted by WaveThatFlag
On 05/01/2003 6:05 PM EDT with 32 comments


Reuters ^ | May 1, 2003
     
 
Mr. T Goes After Best Buy ("I pity the fools!")
      Posted by mhking
On 05/01/2003 11:07 PM EDT with 9 comments


Dayton Daily News ^ | 5.1.03
     
 
TOWN WITHOUT PITY (Un-American Fieldsboro Democrat Mayor Digs In His Heels)
      Posted by Doctor Raoul
On 03/29/2003 4:29 AM EST with 50 comments


Trentonian ^ | PAUL MICKLE, Staff Writer & CHARLES WEBSTER
     
 
Sars hits Africa
      Posted by Prince Charles
On 05/11/2003 8:16 AM EDT with 44 comments


News 24 (South Africa) ^ | 5-11-03
     
 
[S. Africa] Girl beats up burglar
      Posted by Sweet_Sunflower29
On 04/05/2003 2:32 PM EST with 14 comments


news24.com ^ | April 5, 2003
     
 
Don't sideline Africa, warn activists
      Posted by sarcasm
On 04/13/2003 11:58 AM EDT with 14 comments


Mail & Guardian ^ | April 12, 2003
     
 
Iraq war divides South Africa
      Posted by The New American
On 04/17/2003 4:25 AM EDT with 1 comment


BBC ^
     
 
Mecca-Cola comes to Africa
      Posted by Jimmyclyde
On 04/17/2003 7:40 AM EDT with 16 comments


Reuters ^ | 4-17-03 | Diadie Ba
     
 
South Africa Bans Plastic Bags
      Posted by yankeedame
On 05/10/2003 2:16 PM EDT with 12 comments


BBC News On-Line ^ | May 09,2003 | staff writer
     
 
South Africa 'white slave' mystery
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On 05/20/2003 7:31 PM EDT with 9 comments


BBC ^ | 20 May, 2003
     
 
The West can rescue Africa
      Posted by Pokey78
On 05/30/2003 4:13 PM EDT with 15 comments


Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | 05/30/03 | Sir Bob Geldof
     
 
AIDS creating a 'perpetual' famine in Africa
      Posted by sarcasm
On 04/06/2003 5:14 AM EDT with 9 comments


AP ^ | April 6, 2003 | Terry Leonard
     
 
Iraq aid efforts raise Africa questions
      Posted by sarcasm
On 04/15/2003 5:04 AM EDT with 8 comments


Boston Globe ^ | April 15, 2003 | John Donnelly
     
 
Study: 'Eve' Came From East Africa
      Posted by blam
On 04/26/2003 10:36 PM EDT with 48 comments


Discover News ^ | 4-24-2003 | Jennifer Viegas
     
 
First probable SARS death in Africa
      Posted by per loin
On 04/30/2003 2:38 AM EDT with 2 comments


Zee News ^
     
 
Zimbabwe -- S Africa demands seized farms back
      Posted by Clive
On 05/01/2003 8:12 PM EDT with 2 comments


Financial Gazette (Zim) ^ | May 1, 2003 | Staff Reporter
     
 
Sars in Africa would be 'devastating'
      Posted by sarcasm
On 05/04/2003 7:24 PM EDT with 11 comments


Mail & Guardian ^ | May 4, 2003
     
 
U.S. to Fund Gender Feminism in Africa?
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On 05/20/2003 8:53 PM EDT with 5 comments


www.ifeminists.net ^ | May 20, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
     
 
Missing Boeing 727 Aircraft - Angola Africa
      Posted by Calpernia
On 05/31/2003 12:54 AM EDT with 14 comments


WASHINGTON (CNN) | May 31, 2003 | unknown senior U.S. official
     
 
Dinosaur Cannibal: Fossil Evidence Found in Africa
      Posted by Sabertooth
On 04/02/2003 3:22 PM EST with 38 comments


National Geographic News ^ | April 2nd, 2003 | John Roach
     
 
'Africa should beware of GM food aid'
      Posted by sarcasm
On 04/26/2003 8:24 AM EDT with 33 comments


Mail & Guardian ^ | April 25, 2003
     
 
Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s Mother of Thieves
      Posted by dennisw
On 04/28/2003 2:25 PM EDT with 1 comment


fp ^ | | April 28, 2003 | Michael Radu
     
 
South Africa: Mandela murder plot treason trial
      Posted by yankeedame
On 05/19/2003 10:15 AM EDT


Ananova ^ | May 19,2003 | staff writer
     
 
Two-headed tortoise found in South Africa
      Posted by ATOMIC_PUNK
On 05/31/2003 3:23 PM EDT with 20 comments


ananova.com ^ | Thursday 29th May 2003 | http://www.ananova.com
     
 
Ships could go to horn of Africa: commodore
      Posted by Clive
On 04/12/2003 4:22 PM EDT with 5 comments


Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | April 11, 2003 | Alison Auld
     
 
Africa Should Feel Uneasy Over Iraqi War: Mbeki
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On 05/05/2003 4:56 PM EDT with 13 comments


allAfrica.com ^ | April 7, 2003
     
 
Liberia's president blamed for crisis in West Africa
      Posted by Clive
On 05/19/2003 5:43 AM EDT with 3 comments

     
 
Bush Slams Europe Over GMO Crops for Africa
      Posted by bruinbirdman
On 05/22/2003 5:20 PM EDT with 10 comments


Cato Daily Dispatch ^ | May 22, 2003
     
 
Massacre in Africa happened while our heads were turned
      Posted by dufekin
On 04/10/2003 12:19 AM EDT with 48 comments


Virginia Beach Virginia Norfolk Virginian Pilot Ledger Star ^ | 09 Apr 2003 | Bronwyn Lance Chester
     
 
The New Holocaust Denial [Enviros deny starvation in Africa]
      Posted by ZGuy
On 05/21/2003 10:36 AM EDT with 13 comments


Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | May 20, 2003 | CCF
     
 
Protests May Say More About Protestors Than About What They Object To
      Posted by Constitutionalist Conservative
On 04/01/2003 9:43 AM EST with 19 comments


Aggie Daily (TAMU) ^ | 03/26/2003 | Texas A&M University
     
 
Michael Moore gloats about about his anti-Bush remarks at the Oscars
      Posted by SB00
On 04/09/2003 12:52 PM EDT with 56 comments


MichaelMoore.com ^ | April 9, 2003 | SB00
     
 
India, S Africa to set up working groups in IT, telecom
      Posted by chance33_98
On 04/27/2003 12:30 AM EDT with 1 comment


irna ^
     
 
Up to 80 feared dead in South Africa bus crash
      Posted by chance33_98
On 05/01/2003 7:12 AM EDT with 1 comment


independent.co.uk ^
     
 
French Plan To Aid Africa Could Be Sunk By Bush
      Posted by blam
On 05/22/2003 10:32 PM EDT with 12 comments


The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-23-2003 | Charlotte Denny/Larry Elliott
     
 
Iraqi lions (Uday's) to be given freedom in South Africa
      Posted by Shermy
On 05/23/2003 8:41 PM EDT with 11 comments


AFP ^ | May 23, 2003
     
 
Africa Plans Continental Peacekeeping Force to Deal With Future Crises
      Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On 05/28/2003 10:17 PM EDT


CNSNews.com ^ | May 27, 2003 | Stephen Mbogo
     
 
The plague of Africa -- Money alone won't cure, or control, AIDS
      Posted by Clive
On 04/25/2003 7:07 AM EDT with 10 comments


Toronto Sun ^ | April 25, 2003 | Peter Worthington
     
 
Horn of Africa now a key target for US ‘war on terror’
      Posted by knighthawk
On 05/06/2003 1:10 PM EDT with 8 comments


The Daily Star ^ | May 06 2003 | Ed Blanche
     
 
Is Happy Sindane really Jannie Botha? [South Africa 'white slave' mystery]
      Posted by Constitution Day
On 05/22/2003 4:34 PM EDT with 5 comments


Independent Online - South Africa ^ | May 22 2003 | Solly Maphumulo
     
 
DA (South Africa opposition party) condemns Interpol honour for Zim police chief
      Posted by Clive
On 05/11/2003 12:10 PM EDT with 3 comments


SAPA via SABC News (SA) ^ | May 11, 2003
     
 
Fury at Zuma's dismissal of Zimbabwe terror (South Africa foreign minister Dlamini-Zuma0
      Posted by Clive
On 04/21/2003 10:55 AM EDT with 2 comments


Independent Online ^ | April 20, 2003 | Brian Latham
     
 
Africa, Chile, China .. (Three Trips, Eight Countries, 2,400 -- and a $60 Million Pentagon Tab)
      Posted by Dog
On 05/07/2003 6:57 PM EDT with 37 comments

     
 
Zimbabwe crisis, Iraq will be focus of talks (Jack Straw visit to South Africa)
      Posted by Clive
On 05/12/2003 8:20 AM EDT with 2 comments


Business Day (SA) ^ | May 12, 2003 | International Affairs Editor
     
 
A Filibuster About Something vs. A Filibuster About Nothing: The dilemma facing Senate Democrats.
      Posted by xsysmgr
On 04/14/2003 12:20 PM EDT with 38 comments


National Review Online ^ | April 15, 2003 | Byron York
     
 
What About Ammunition? [Armed Females of America Talk About Firearm Ammunition]
      Posted by 2nd_Amendment_Defender
On 04/14/2003 5:50 AM EDT with 7 comments


armedfemalesofamerica.com ^ | April 2003 | Mike Straw
     
 
Uday Hussein's lions to be taken back to Africa
      Posted by kattracks
On 05/23/2003 8:57 AM EDT with 3 comments


Reuters | 5/23/03 | Andrew Quinn
     
 
West sidelined as Africa walks hand in hand with Mugabe
      Posted by Clive
On 04/26/2003 6:30 AM EDT with 12 comments


The Guardian (UK) ^ | April 26, 2003 | Nicholas Watt and Rory Carroll in Johannesburg
     
 
West sidelined as Africa walks hand in hand with Mugabe
      Posted by sarcasm
On 04/26/2003 8:54 AM EDT with 3 comments


The Guardian ^ | April 26, 2003 | Nicholas Watt and Rory Carroll
 

... anyone who is doubtful about the situation there, or perhaps curious about how much goes unmentioned & unreported by the laughingly-misnamed "watchdog press" need only click the "keyword: Africa Watch" or go here:

AfricaWatch:

To find all articles tagged or indexed using AfricaWatch, click below:
  click here >>> AfricaWatch <<< click here  
(To view all FR Bump Lists, click here)

Daily Reports Rhodesia

Rhetoric of blame is now a white lie (AFRICA, HEAL THYSELF)
The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 3, 2002 | Tim Butcher
"I remember Africa in the 1960s, everyone was filled with high expectations after independence. Forty years on, Africa is a series of kleptocracies, many worse off than they were under colonial rule. Almost all of the common people in relative worse shape to the rest of the world than they were before independence. Africans after 40 years have no one to blame but their own leadership for their problems. The leaders want to deflect blame to the West. The West's not buying it anymore..."

CIA -- The World Factbook -- Zimbabwe

First it was Rhodesia then SA now America paying the price of silence.

-A Capsule History of Southern Africa--

Parallels between Apartheid SA & USA today


South African Crime Report

ZWNEWS.com - linking the world to Zimbabwe
... Books & Videos. Degrees in Violence: Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power
In Zimbabwe This book tells the story of Zimbabwe from the hopeful era of ...

MPR Books - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African ...

Title: "Cry, the Beloved Country" - Topics: World/South Africa

The Coming Anarchy
February 1994. The Coming Anarchy. by Robert D. Kaplan. ... All rights reserved.

-South Africa - The sellout of a nation--

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: africa; africawatch
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1 posted on 06/01/2003 5:11:38 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
It's a pity when this stuff gets posted on a Sunday morning when no one is around to catch it.
2 posted on 06/01/2003 5:29:32 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thanks for looking... you certainly have a good point, but at least it will be online for those researching later.
3 posted on 06/01/2003 5:36:47 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the links. Excellent work, as always.
4 posted on 06/01/2003 5:37:39 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (A bad day FReepin' beats a good day workin'.)
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To: backhoe
Thanks for all of your links. Bump for later read/reference.
5 posted on 06/01/2003 5:44:57 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Tijeras_Slim; PGalt
Thank you- your looking here, and comments, are welcome.
6 posted on 06/01/2003 5:55:45 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Idi Amin was the man I most despised at one time.Mugabe and his appeasers are now on my list.I never comment because I have no solutions.I think the silence is most disturbing from African leaders.Any suggestions for an end to this?
7 posted on 06/01/2003 6:01:16 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Any suggestions for an end to this?

Short of armed intervention, which is so un-PC that it won't be done, I can't think of a thing. Twenty years ago was the time to keep the situation from heading where it now is, and now- it is simply too late...

8 posted on 06/01/2003 6:18:07 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
That's what I feared.
9 posted on 06/01/2003 6:41:52 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
I wrote this a while ago:

The whole story of contemporary Africa is a sad tale of tribalism, class warfare, and massive corruption- and one the media here "won't even talk about" because it does not fit within their template of acceptable ideas.

I would also add, that both the press and entertainment arms of the media encouraged and supported the toppling of the old governments, i. e., they were in collusion, and complict in the fall. Now that things have worked out at variance with their idealistic fantasies, they simply "don't talk about it..."

I truly hate to say, or even mention it, but I fear what is happening in Rhodesia will be the model for South Africa. What you have there is a state slipping from the rule of ( English-style ) Law into a state of tribalism- ruled by one corrupt & murderous strongman, who will naturally pander & cater to large groups that will help him cling to power. In such a system, minorities have "rights" only on a whim, which may be revoked instantly for no reason.

I look upon the coming train wreck in Rhodesia- and next, South Africa- with great despair. Some of us saw this burgeoning with Jimmy Carter's muddle-headed "policies" over 20 years ago, and tried without success to get our government to nudge those nations... rather than shoving them with sanctions and pariah status.

Things could have worked out better.

10 posted on 06/01/2003 6:58:32 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
And I know Freepers appreciate your efforts in that regard. If I've not said so in the past - thanks.
11 posted on 06/01/2003 7:04:46 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thank you kindly.
12 posted on 06/01/2003 7:09:18 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I thank you,too.
13 posted on 06/01/2003 7:23:24 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: backhoe
The whole story of contemporary Africa is a sad tale of tribalism, class warfare, and massive corruption- and one the media here "won't even talk about" because it does not fit within their template of acceptable ideas.

Well put. Bump!

Two things come to mind immediately with respect to the Western media and 'acceptable ideas':

1) Redistributionist (re. Marxist) Economies: Since the withdrawal of the colonialist Europeans from the African continent we have had one pseudo-crypto-Marxist ruler after another. What is left unsaid is that Geldorf's rock-aid was organized to provide food for a starving nation that was in Chaos because of its adoption of a Marxist economy and ruler..........and I might add I found this ironic since rock musicians as a whole are a bunch of crypto-Marxists to-boot. The result is an entire continent of Cambodias.

2) Enviro-Walden Wackos: "Let's all lead a simpler life closer to nature", the Western-Luddite-Greens, Ralph Nader, Al Gore and Pol Pot are/have said. Africa is an example of the results. Nuff said.

14 posted on 06/01/2003 7:30:42 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (Africa.....Its not called the Dark Continent for nuttin.)
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To: backhoe
Great collection of links. Thank you for doing the work to put this together.
15 posted on 06/01/2003 7:34:57 AM PDT by Steelerfan
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To: backhoe
Yes, the end of self rule in Black Africa , and a return to colonies. Self rule in Africa is a collasal failure, there people have not the capacity for self rule.
16 posted on 06/01/2003 7:47:10 AM PDT by BOOTSTICK
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To: DoctorMichael; Steelerfan
Thanks for looking, and the comments as well.

My tagline is a takeoff from an otherwise forgettable sci-fi novel from about 30 years ago-- "Pity About Earth..."


17 posted on 06/01/2003 7:49:45 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
Nothing wrong here that affirmative action, along with a few million 12 story high rise, low income, housing complexes and some Mc Donalds franchises can't fix.
18 posted on 06/01/2003 7:52:15 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: G.Mason
$15 Billion ($1,500 per tax paying citizen) in AIDS relief will fix it. The President says so (MASSIVE SARCASM AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK ALERT).
19 posted on 06/01/2003 7:55:59 AM PDT by YoungKentuckyConservative
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To: backhoe
what most people don't know is that racists who worked in planned parenthood in the 40's came up with a list of ways to clean up the world and make it for whits only.....some of their ideas were starvation,genicide,war and abortion....isn't it wonderful that all these things have come to pass and aids on top of it..i'm sure margret sanger and the rest of her nazi bunch are smiling from hell!!!!
20 posted on 06/01/2003 8:09:00 AM PDT by fishbabe
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To: fishbabe
margret sanger

Ah yes, a special place in Hell for her indeed...

21 posted on 06/01/2003 8:21:02 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Well done!

Amazing and disturbing that with ALL the issues regarding anarchy in Africa, AIDS is the one issue the Bush Administration and media latch onto...

...Nevermind the innocent Christians in the Sudan, Congo, and Nigeria being hacked to death every single day by Moslem.

22 posted on 06/01/2003 9:47:06 AM PDT by F16Fighter (Democrats -- The Party of Stalin and Chiraq)
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To: YoungKentuckyConservative
"$15 Billion ($1,500 per tax paying citizen) in AIDS relief will fix it. The President says so (MASSIVE SARCASM AND I WANT MY MONEY BACK ALERT)."

Massive ..... I'm in total agreement ..... alert.

23 posted on 06/01/2003 10:45:00 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: backhoe
I am just wrote an article this morning on Sierra Leone on the west cape of Africa. Thought you might be interested...

Sierra Leone… a model we can use to rebuild Iraq?

In looking to resolve problems in Africa and countries such as Iraq and Iran, Sierra Leone on the West cape of Africa provides a very good example of a lawless, inhumane country that has been turned around since 2001 to have peaceful elections, reestablishment of democracy with focus on a strict policy on corruption. The reestablishment of political stability has attracted foreign companies to start trading again which is boosting the economy so the country can return to being self-supportive over time.

http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=32742&SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=SIERRA_LEONE/
http://www.sierra-leone.org/slnews0303.html/

This is where the country was for decades:
http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=31750&SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=SIERRA_LEONE/

Sadly there are still rebel fractions outside Freetown who rape children on the streets and leave them to die, but at least the numbers have decreased drastically. Virgins are considered the "Brittany Spears" in Africa, hence some much abuse to children. They have a much different cultural view of beauty and what is sort after in Africa hence the ring necks or the extended ear lobes etc found in tribes throughout Africa. As a Western country we need to reserve all judgment because "we do not know that we do not know" with respect to the complexity of the situation. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes... Think for a moment what you would do if you and your family happened to be born in such a country instead of the country you were blessed to be born in. I am sure after I saw my 12 year old sister gang raped and cut to pieces with a hatchet that I would have a gravely different view of the world. Be very, very grateful to be in such a great country and work diligently to protect it.

Why it is important to support Africa? Besides the humanitarian reasons this is how it indirectly affects those who believe we should only look after America. The resources are being reaped from African countries to pay for al Qaida operations that empower people to run planes into our buildings and attack our foreign interests. The days are over for those of you think what happens in Africa does not impact us. Click on this link for brief overview of where al Qaida gets some of its resources.

http://www.globalwitness.org/reports/show.php/en.00041.html/


How it turned around? A combination of sanctions to stop the illegal diamond trade (which was being traded for weapons for the rebels and terrorists), the UN peace keeping force (this is what the UN is good for) and Tony Blair implemented a fabulous "over the horizon" plan to squelch any uprising. What this means is instead of the expense normally entailed to keep military units in place year round, these "quick action response" units can be on hand only when needed, but still offer the country good defense. Peace has been maintained since Blair implemented this strategy back in 2001. Blair has also assisted the government reestablish democracy, stamp out corruption and train their own armed force and police force. Blair combined both naval ships and the British Gurkhas in mid February this year to appease the fleeing of the coup leader and squash another small unrest in Freetown. Have a look at these to sites to see what Mr. Blair and his soldiers do around the world. America has also sent financial support.

https://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/1907.html/

http://www.army.mod.uk/brigade_of_gurkhas/qg_signals/



I hope this brings a realization that it is in our best interest to assist. Global stability will not be achieved without addressing the many issues in Africa.


24 posted on 06/01/2003 10:48:58 AM PDT by Gabrielle Reilly
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To: F16Fighter
I agree, there is so much sheer awfulness being overlooked or ignored in Africa that it is shameful.
25 posted on 06/01/2003 12:09:55 PM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: Gabrielle Reilly
Thanks very much for the article excepts and links- further information is always appreciated.
26 posted on 06/01/2003 12:13:50 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921357/posts
Torture, murder and cannibalism: how two UN men died in Congo
The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 06/02/03 | Declan Walsh


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921364/posts
Mau Mau rebels: A growing threat in Kenya...again?
BBC News On-Line ^ | 9 November, 2002 | Mike Thompson
27 posted on 06/01/2003 2:26:00 PM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921387/posts
EU is neglecting Ethiopia's hungry, 14 million face death
If they are truly and completely incapable of taking care of themselves, why should we take care of them?
28 posted on 06/01/2003 3:54:29 PM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921425/posts
'We Will Meet UN Troops With Violence,' Congo Militias Warn
Independent (UK) ^ | 6-1-2003 | Declan Walsh
29 posted on 06/01/2003 5:17:18 PM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921557/posts
Zimbabwe -- The Fire This Time
Zimbabwe Standard ^ | June 1, 2003 | (comment page)


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/921553/posts
South Africans escape the horror: Barbara Simpson laments miserable realities of nation
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, June 2, 2003 | Barbara Simpson
Western media totally ignore
Western media actually made Nelson Mandela out to be some kind of hero/martyr.
30 posted on 06/02/2003 1:28:49 AM PDT by backhoe (Reverse Racism... is still racism...)
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I maintain that one day, when things over there are too awful to be ignored any longer, those who have eyes to see will read the stories here, and be appalled at the silence.

I absolutely agree with you on this, backhoe!

31 posted on 06/02/2003 1:31:50 AM PDT by WaterDragon (America the beautiful, I love this nation of immigrants.)
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U.S. to forgive Sudan for 2 million deaths?
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, June 2, 2003
32 posted on 06/02/2003 1:33:28 AM PDT by backhoe (Diversity = Everyone looks different, yet thinks alike...)
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In a couple of his books, Thomas Sowell writes fairly extensively about how socialism has hijacked every attempt of the Africans to build decent governments for themselves. It makes me weep to think of the millions of African children deliberately starved or simply slaughtered.
33 posted on 06/02/2003 1:34:12 AM PDT by WaterDragon (America the beautiful, I love this nation of immigrants.)
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It makes me weep to think of the millions of African children deliberately starved or simply slaughtered.

Hello, Dragon... me too, me too... there is or was so much potential for good over there- it's a crying shame to see it squandered time & again...

34 posted on 06/02/2003 2:00:18 AM PDT by backhoe
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Aid Workers Under Attack From Milita In 'Killing Fields'
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2003 | Adrian Blomfield
35 posted on 06/03/2003 5:10:10 PM PDT by backhoe
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Euro-Army Force To Stop Congo Killing
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-5-2003 | Ambrose Evans-Prichard


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What happened in Katanga?
4 June 2003 | Central_Floridian
More links & info:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/923216/posts?page=14#14
36 posted on 06/04/2003 5:45:41 PM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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Let Africa Sink
Kim du Toit ^ | May 26, 2002 | Kim du Toit
37 posted on 06/07/2003 3:08:21 AM PDT by backhoe
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Boy Soldiers Toting AK-47s Put at Front of Congo's War
Washington Post ^ | 06/14/03 | Emily Wax
38 posted on 06/14/2003 10:51:25 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
Bumped and bookmarked.

Thanks for your time and effort.

39 posted on 06/18/2003 9:40:21 AM PDT by Drew68
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Thanks for looking- without readers like yourself, t'would be for naught.
40 posted on 06/18/2003 9:56:23 AM PDT by backhoe
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Scenes From Liberia: Horror, Chaos And People Pleading For Help
Independent (UK) ^ | 7-26-2003 | Declan Walsh
41 posted on 07/25/2003 4:03:24 PM PDT by backhoe
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Scenes From Liberia: Horror, Chaos And People Pleading For Help
Independent (UK) ^ | 7-26-2003 | Declan Walsh
 
 
 
 
Jesse, Liberia and Blood Diamonds
Insight Magazine ^ | July 25, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
 
 
 
 
 
Zimbabwe -- Cathy Buckle -- We Apologise
Letters from Cathy Buckle ^ | 19th July 2003 | Cathy Buckle
Cathy is a terrific writer and I appreciate these posts.
I have been reading her letters for some time now and each time I see a new Cathy Buckle letter posted by Clive I am relieved to see that she and her family haven't been killed yet.
 
 
&#8216;They tied me up and hacked off my lips&#8217;
The Times (U.K.) ^ | 07/19/03 | Jonathan Clayton
"Is there a spot on the continent of Africa that is not befouled by chaos and madness? "
 
 

42 posted on 07/25/2003 5:23:40 PM PDT by backhoe
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Chaos and cannibalism under Congo's bloody skies
Guardian ^
 
 
CHILD CANNIBAL KILLERS OF THE CONGO
International Affairs Editorial Synopsis:
Source: dailymirror.co.uk
Published: August 15, 2003 Author: not listed
 
 
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CHILD CANNIBAL KILLERS OF THE CONGO
Daily Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 08/15/03
... these stories run in UK media only. The US mainstream media won't touch stories like these.
 
 
 

43 posted on 08/17/2003 12:39:55 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity about Africa...")
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I still maintain that the AIDS money for Africa was Bush's deal with Colin Powell to keep him on staff through the next election. I have absolutely no evidence to back this up. Your point is well-taken. Bush should have gone to Africa to propagandize for Capitalism, not for redistribution of our wealth, i.e. more socialism. It leads one to think that he is a pragmatic politician, not a principled one.
44 posted on 08/17/2003 12:58:43 AM PDT by The Westerner
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"I still maintain that the AIDS money for Africa was Bush's deal with Colin Powell to keep him on staff through the next election...Bush should have gone to Africa to propagandize for Capitalism, not for redistribution of our wealth, i.e. more socialism."

It may have very well been Powell's baby, but this kind of political pandering coincidently happens to appease those who claim a lack of traditionally "compassion" by the GOP.

Did the Adminstration hope for some voting "trianglation" movement from the respective Gay, Black, and socialist voting blocs by using the $15b as a "calling-card" gesture?

45 posted on 08/17/2003 2:38:23 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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AfricaWatch:
     



-South Africa - The sellout of a nation--

-Cry, the Beloved Country--

-Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power--

-A Capsule History of Southern Africa--

-Rhetoric of blame is now a white lie--

-First it was Rhodesia then SA now America paying the price of silence--

-Pity About Africa...--

-Parallels between Apartheid SA and USA--

-Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight--
 


46 posted on 01/30/2004 5:21:57 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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White slaughter in South Africa?
World Net Daily ^ | February 9, 2004 | JOSEPH FARAH
47 posted on 02/09/2004 2:16:58 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Bookmarked...
48 posted on 02/09/2004 2:26:06 PM PST by technochick99
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Thanks very much- I appreciate that!
49 posted on 02/09/2004 3:10:56 PM PST by backhoe
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Fat cats feed on Zimbabwe's misery
Sunday Times (SA) ^ | February 15, 2004 | Bonny Schoonakker
Supermarket shelves lined with every luxury - for the privileged few
 
 
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Zimbabwe -- If no one knows, then it can't be happening
Zimbabwe Standard ^ | February 15, 2004 | overthetop By Brian Latham

50 posted on 02/15/2004 5:17:53 AM PST by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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