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  • Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

    07/15/2018 2:37:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2018 | Faith Karimi, CNN
    Former US President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday for a quick family visit before he heads to South Africa to attend Nelson Mandela's birthday tribute. This is his first trip to the country of his father's birth since leaving office. Obama met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and other top officials after his arrival. On Monday, he'll attend the inauguration of a sports and vocational center founded by his sister, Auma Obama.
  • Troubling Questions Emerge About FBI’s Strzok; Father Worked in Africa for Companies Linked..

    07/14/2018 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 126 replies
    True Pundit ^ | May 30, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok, embroiled in the spying and wiretapping scandal of President Trump, grew up in Africa for a stint while his father worked for companies that have long been linked as operational and funding cut-outs for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to records.Now, as the spying and wiretapping scandal of the FBI has implicated former CIA Director John Brennan and Barack Obama’s CIA, questions have emerged about the FBI Strzok’s connections to the CIA. And that of his family too. The Inspector General is probing many facets of FBI corruption, along with House and Senate committees. That...
  • Mutinous migrants threaten to kill Italian crew after rescue

    07/12/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    The Times ^ | 7/11/18 | Tom Kington & David Charter
    African migrants threatened to kill the crew of an Italian cargo vessel that had rescued them in the Mediterranean, in an attempt to avoid being returned to detention centres in Libya. The Italian coastguard picked up the migrants after receiving a call for help from the ship. They were being taken yesterday to Italy where the ringleaders will be questioned by police over the incident. The mutiny on the Vos Thalassa marked an escalation in problems in the Mediterranean after Italy’s new populist government refused entry to migrants picked up by charity boats and handed over rescue responsibilities to the...
  • Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story

    07/11/2018 5:31:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7/11/2018 | Micheal Greshko
    Modern humans' distant relatives left Africa earlier than previously thought—rewriting a key chapter in humankind's epic prequel, according to a discovery unveiled on Wednesday in Nature. Nearly a hundred stone tools found at the Shangchen site in central China may push back the spread of our ancient cousins—hominins—out of Africa by more than a quarter million years. The toolmakers lived at Shangchen on and off for 800,000 years between 2.1 and 1.3 million years ago, leaving behind tools that are unprecedented outside of Africa. The site's oldest tools are roughly 300,000 years older than Dmanisi, a 1.8-million-year-old site in the...
  • Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa

    07/09/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Shocking study reveals 90% of global plastic waste comes from just TEN rivers in Asia and Africa Study reveals 90 per cent of plastic waste comes from rivers in Asia and Africa Researchers suggest the best way of reducing plastic is by targeting these Bag ban skeptics meanwhile claim that shopping bags mostly end up in landfill University of Sydney professor calls the bag ban a 'low-hanging fruit' issue By Gavin Butler and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com Published: 12:12 EDT, 2 July 2018 | Updated: 11:01 EDT, 5 July 2018 A shocking study has revealed 90 per cent of the...
  • 15000 South African farmers may relocate to Russia

    07/10/2018 8:34:34 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 116 replies
    Cape Talk ^ | 7/10/18 | Barbara Friedman
    Russia Today (RT) reports that a delegation of 30 South African farming families has arrived in Russia’s farm belt Stavropol Region with the group apparently saying it is facing violent attacks and death threats at home. RT reports that according to the delegation, up to 15,000 farmers are planning to move to Russia. The group believes that government plans to expropriate their land will lead to increasing violence. The report says that the farmers are prepared to contribute to Russia’s growing agricultural sector and each family is ready to bring up to $100,000 for leasing the land. The report quotes...
  • International Community Ignores Genocide of Christians in Nigeria

    07/08/2018 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Gate Stone Institute ^ | July 8, 2018 at 5:00 am | Raymond Ibrahim
    This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018. "The Islamists of northern Nigeria seem determined to turn Nigeria into an Islamic Sultanate and replace Liberal Democracy with Sharia as the National Ideology. The object of course, is to supplant the Constitution with Sharia as the source of legislation." — National Christian Elders Forum, a wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria. The Nigerian government and the international community, however, have from the start done little to address the situation. This lack of participation is not surprising: they cannot even acknowledge its...
  • 'Gang' of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve

    07/05/2018 2:34:06 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Chris Irvine
    At least three suspected rhino poachers have been killed by a pride of lions after they broke into a game reserve in South Africa. Rangers discovered human remains around 4:30 p.m. local time on July 3 in the immediate vicinity of the lions’ territory at the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, more than 24 hours after an anti-poaching dog alerted her handler that something was amiss. *snip* The ranger however did not examine the disturbance further because it was not unusual to hear the lions at night. When members of the anti-poaching unit investigated, they recovered...
  • 90 per cent of global plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa

    07/02/2018 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Sergio · 44 replies
    Daily Mail Australia ^ | 2 July 2018 | Gavin Butler
    Critics of Australian supermarkets' plastic bag ban continue to drum up protest, as it is revealed that 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa. The river systems that carry the most waste into the ocean include the Amur, Ganges, Hai, Indus, Mekong, Pearl, Yangtze and Yellow Delta in Asia, as well as the Niger and Nile in Africa, a research paper has revealed. (trunc) The study, carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's...
  • EU leaders claim breakthrough deal on migrants

    06/29/2018 1:50:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Jun 2018 | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders claimed a breakthrough deal Friday on how to deal with the pressures of migration after all-night talks helped accommodate Italian demands for more help. The EU leaders said the agreement would bolster the bloc’s external borders and improve the solidarity among member nations to ease pressure on point-of-entry nations like Greece and Italy. The plan proposes screening migrants in North Africa for asylum eligibility {snip} Details are sketchy, but the proposed EU plan involves erecting a virtual wall in northern Africa by placing people who try to leave for Europe in centers in countries...
  • Farmlands [South Africa farm murders]

    06/25/2018 3:26:22 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 16 replies
    Lauren Southern (YouTube channel) ^ | 6/25/2018 | Lauren Southern
    Lauren Southern's much-awaited documentary on farm murders in South Africa was released a few minutes ago. Available at the link (YouTube) or at http://farmlands.online
  • Obama to visit Kenya, South Africa for Obama Foundation in July

    06/22/2018 11:54:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | John Bowden
    Former President Barack Obama will travel to Kenya and South Africa next month for an Obama Foundation initiative, where he will meet with the two countries' presidents and hold a town hall with 200 new Obama Foundation leaders in Africa. According to a press release issued by the former president's office on Friday, Obama will meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga, the country's former prime minister. "President Obama will travel to Alego for the inauguration of the Sauti Kuu Foundation’s Sports, Resource and Vocational Training Centre, where he will deliver brief opening remarks," the statement...
  • Africa in the hands of China

    06/21/2018 5:20:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Modern Ghana ^ | June 2018 | Joel Savage
    Even though Africa is much underestimated, the continent’s rich mineral resources always attract both developing and developed countries. China is now actively engaged in Africa. Nearly 600 years ago, the first Chinese reached Africa during the Ming dynasty, a period of cultural restoration and expansion, on the coast of Kenya. The next significant arrival was in the early 1900's when about 60,000 Chinese miners worked on goldfields in South Africa. Later, Chairman Mao Zedong sent tens of thousands of agricultural and construction workers to Africa to enhance ties with countries emerging from colonialism. Trade between China and Africa reached a...
  • Seeds of Success [Kenyan herders turn to ag]

    06/21/2018 1:12:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    US News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Anthony Langat
    As drought kills Kenya’s livestock, some herders are fighting hunger by growing their own grass. At noon in Joseph Kwopin's dry and dusty homestead in Kenya's central Baringo County, a calf shelters from the sweltering sun under a shed made of sticks. The barren ground has no vegetation but for a few shrubs and the red-flowered Carraluma socotrana plant – a rare species whose appearance here could seem cruel given that it isn't edible, even to livestock... According to UNICEF, 2.6 million Kenyans have become food insecure as a result of the lack of rainfall. The Kenya Red Cross reported...
  • Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ and Soros-Approved Africa Plan

    06/09/2018 6:04:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has largely abandoned support for the European Union’s migrant quota system, instead, pushing for what she has termed “flexible solidarity” and a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to prevent illegal migration. Merkel made her remarks on Wednesday at a meeting of the European People’s Party, a European Union parliamentary group of which Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CSU) is a member, Le Point reports. “If we fail to provide a common answer to questions of illegal migration, the foundations of the European Union will be called into question. Action is really needed here,” she said. Merkel appeared to...
  • U.S. Special-Operations Member Killed in Somalia

    06/09/2018 7:09:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08 June 2018 | Nancy A. Youssef
    A U.S. special-operations forces service member was killed and four others were wounded in Somalia Friday after they came under small-arms and mortar fire from suspected members of an al Qaeda affiliate, the Pentagon said. A local service member also died, defense officials said. Three of the wounded U.S. service members and the one local fighter who was wounded in the attack were medically evacuated, the Pentagon said. The fourth wounded U.S. service member was treated in country, the Pentagon said. The attack, at about 2:45 p.m. local time in Jubaland in southwest Somalia, happened during what was supposed to...
  • Church in Congo Suspends Sacraments as Ebola Spreads

    06/08/2018 4:57:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    SECAM ^ | 6/4/18 | Fredrick Nzwili
    An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month has led Roman Catholics to stop administering several sacraments temporarily in an attempt to keep the deadly disease from spreading. Catholics will not be baptized, confirmed, ordained or anointed until further notice in the country’s northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak, which has claimed at least 25 lives since May 8, when the outbreak was first confirmed. The new regulations cover the Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, which spans about 59,000 miles. Some 650,000 of the region’s 1.2 million residents are Catholics, according to church statistics. Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo...
  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

    06/06/2018 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 June 2018 | Staff
    Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. This will end a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as...
  • Tiny asteroid discovered Saturday disintegrates over Africa

    06/04/2018 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    phys.org ^ | June 4, 2018 | by Dc Agle, JPL/NASA
    A boulder-sized asteroid designated 2018 LA was discovered Saturday morning, June 2, and was determined to be on a collision course with Earth, with impact just hours away. Because it was very faint, the asteroid was estimated to be only about 6 feet (2 meters) across, which is small enough that it was expected to safely disintegrate in Earth's atmosphere. Saturday's asteroid was first discovered by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey, located near Tucson and operated by the University of Arizona. Although there was not enough tracking data to make precise predictions ahead of time, a swath of possible locations...