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  • Abortionist accused of raping patients and drinking on the job

    11/13/2018 9:00:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION . ORG ^ | November 9, 2018 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser |
    A Kenyan abortionist whom African media calls a “quack” and a “fake doctor” is officially a wanted man, for allegations of running an illegal abortion facility and even committing sexual assault against his patients while they were sedated. James Mugo Ndichu, also known as Mugo Wa Wairimu, was accused three years ago of raping his patients, so he abandoned his former facility and moved to another one, where authorities believe the abortionist has continued with his criminal ways. “We are looking for Mr Wairimu and we ask him to present himself to the police for questioning,” said Musa Yego, boss...
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • Scientists discover huge mega tsunami 73,000 years ago. Could it happen again?

    10/04/2015 7:00:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Story Hinckley
    Waves the size of the Chrysler building may seem like they belong in a movie trailer, but scientists have recently found that megatsunamis are all too real. Scientists say that 73,000 years ago, a large flank (or slope) from the volcanic island Fogo in the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa fell into the ocean and triggered a tsunami that could – quite literally – move mountains. “You’re displacing a huge mass, which must generate movement of water,” Ricardo Ramalho, the lead researcher behind the study, told The Washington Post. “And in the case of volcanic flank collapses...
  • Anger as Youth Employment Service registration excludes whites [South Africa]

    11/08/2018 7:48:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Briefly ^ | November 6, 2018 | Ria Stark
    The YES (Youth Employment Service) 4 Youth initiative is embroiled in controversy over its registration process that allegedly excludes white South Africans. The government partnered youth employment initiative is a job creation programme. It involves a partnership between government and labour. It hopes to combat the country's rising unemployment rate.
  • Lions suspected in drowning of 400 buffaloes in Botswana

    11/08/2018 7:41:27 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2018
    More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Bostwana this week, the government said. The mass drowning occurred in Chobe River near the border with Namibia.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 13

    10/31/2018 6:21:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reliefweb ^ | 10-30-18 | WHO
    Since WHO’s last situation report issued on 23 October 2018 (External Situation Report 12), an additional 36 new confirmed EVD cases and 19 new deaths have been reported. As of 28 October 2018, a total of 274 confirmed and probable EVD cases, including 174 deaths, have been reported – a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 63.5%. Among the 274 cases, 239 are confirmed and 35 are probable cases. Of the 174 deaths reported since the beginning of the outbreak, 139 were among confirmed cases and 35 among probable cases. The proportion of deaths among confirmed cases is 58.2% (139/239). On...
  • America's Historic Immigration Policy vs Modern Expectations

    10/28/2018 7:56:21 PM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/28/18 | Blonde
    A brief history lesson about American immigration, the hypocrisy of open borders advocates, and a call to stand up for the United States and a patriotic immigration system.
  • Report: Terrorists Exploit Food Stamps To Fund Domestic, International Attacks

    10/27/2018 8:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 25, 2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The report provided numerous examples of fraudsters exploiting the food stamp program to fund terrorist activities. A grocery store owner in Chicago was imprisoned in 2006 for stealing $1.4 million through food stamp fraud and aiding the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In 2010, two Somali store owners in Michigan pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud and running an unlicensed money transfer business that sent money to “hot spots” in the Middle East and Africa. In Indianapolis, a ring of convenience stores bought food stamps from customers for 50 cents on the dollar. The ringleader was arrested on a return flight from...
  • Melania Trump branded ‘racist’ after Africa trip by prominent feminist Chimamanda Adichie

    10/24/2018 7:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Express ^ | October 23, 2018 | Emily Hodgkin
    MELANIA TRUMP, 48, has been called ‘racist’ by a feminist author from Nigeria after she conducted an interview in Africa wearing a pith hat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie made the comments talking with Esquire. Melania Trump has been branded “racist” by a Nigerian feminist author. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 41, is a world-renowned writer who came to global fame when her Tedx talk “We should all be feminists” was sampled in a Beyonce song. Since then the talk has been published as a book by Harper-Collins in 2014. In a recent interview with Esquire Magazine the author has called Melania Trump “racist”....
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    AfricanArguments.org ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • Zimbabwe's Coup Did Not Create Democracy from Dictatorship

    10/23/2018 4:39:55 AM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    The Convrsation ^ | August 16, 2018 6.36am EDT | Steven Feldstein
    ...Mnangagwa struck a conciliatory tone in the months leading up to the election. Declaring that Zimbabwe was “open for business,” he amended a law requiring local ownership of diamond and platinum mines. He signaled his intent to end farm seizures and vowed to sell off failing state enterprises. He even wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for democracy and equal rights for all citizens. But Mnangagwa is tied to numerous human rights abuses, including overseeing a series of government-ordered massacres between 1982 and 1986 known as the “Gukurahundi.” An estimated 20,000 civilians from Zimbabwe’s Ndebele ethnic group were killed....
  • Zimbabwe Parliamentary Committee to Engage US Congress on Sanctions

    10/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Bulawayo 24 News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Staff
    THE Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is planning to meet members of the United States Congress and the European Union to discuss the removal of sanctions as part of its re-engagement drive. In an interview yesterday, committee chairperson, Kindness Paradza said the committee's major thrust is re-engagement and international trade. "Foreign Affairs is the face of Zimbabwe and we have been given an additional mandate which is international trade. So, what we are going to do this session is to assist the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in re-engagement programmes, as well as bringing in foreign direct investment...
  • New Zimbabwe Documentary on Massacres Takes Aim at President

    10/23/2018 3:47:58 AM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    AP via WRAL.com ^ | October 19, 2018 | FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A new documentary on massacres by Zimbabwe's military … The screening in the capital, Harare, would have been almost impossible under former leader Robert Mugabe, who led the country for 37 years and resigned following military intervention in November. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe loyalist and enforcer who succeeded him, has tolerated documentaries and plays critical of the government amid promises of a "flowering of democracy." But none has taken such direct aim at Mnangagwa as the new documentary on the army operation he supported as state security minister between 1983 and 1987. "Gukurahundi genocide: 36...
  • Here's How China Matters in Zimbabwe's Elections

    10/23/2018 3:32:34 AM PDT · by piasa · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 30, 2018 | Richard Aidoo
    China offers development assistance but not everyone is happy about it. The people of Zimbabwe head to the polls today on July 30, 2018, to cast their votes in the first election after the abrupt end to the almost forty-year rule of Robert Mugabe, the country's only ruler since independence in 1980. The two major candidates to watch are Mugabe's former vice president and now leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Emerson Mnangagwa, the replacement for the late opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and the candidate for the Movement for Democratic Change—Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Nelson Chamisa. The drama that...
  • No, The World Would NOT Be Better Off With Fewer African Children

    10/20/2018 6:55:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | By Joy Pullmann
    A Gates Foundation report warning that Africans are having too many kids prefaced more pointed anti-fertility remarks this week from France's president, Emmanuel Macron. The poorest people tend to have the highest birth rates, which threatens to reverse historic progress in reducing world poverty, says the world’s largest philanthropy in a recent report.“[D]ecades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling,” write Bill and Melinda Gates in their foundation’s latest “Goalkeepers” report. “This is because the poorest parts of the world are growing faster than everywhere else; more babies are being...
  • Idaho commissioner who circulated 'nauseating' hunting photos resigns

    10/15/2018 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/15/18 | Tim Stelloh and Xavier Rangel
    A Fish and Game commissioner in Idaho who came under fire for circulating images of he and his wife posing with dead animals during a hunt in Africa resigned on Monday, saying he had made "poor judgments." In a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, the commissioner, Blake Fischer, said those judgments "resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested." While claiming the photos were out of character, Fischer apologized and said he hoped the photos would "not harm the integrity and...
  • Kenyans Say Chinese Investment Brings Racism and Discrimination

    10/15/2018 6:54:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Joseph Goldstein
    Before last year, Richard Ochieng’, 26, could not recall experiencing racism firsthand. Not while growing up as an orphan in his village near Lake Victoria where everybody was, like him, black. Not while studying at a university in another part of Kenya. Not until his job search led him to Ruiru, a fast-growing settlement at the edge of the capital, Nairobi, where Mr. Ochieng’ found work at a Chinese motorcycle company that had just expanded to Kenya. But then his new boss, a Chinese man his own age, started calling him a monkey.
  • Fish and Game commissioner hunts ‘family of baboons’ in Africa, faces calls to resign

    10/13/2018 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 33 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 10/12/18 | Chase Cripe
    Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues when he returned last month, expecting they’d appreciate his success. Instead, several former Fish and Game commissioners are pushing for his resignation — with a photo of a “family of baboons” that Fischer shot with a recurve bow prompting most of the outrage. Fred Trevey, who was a Fish and Game commissioner from 2007 to 2015, wrote Fischer an email asking him to resign “to shield the commission as an institution and hunting as a legitimate tool of wildlife management...
  • We need to talk about Melania Trump’s Out of Africa wardrobe {the left sinks lower}

    10/12/2018 2:31:52 AM PDT · by Cronos · 51 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Oct | Hadley Freeman
    Ooh, it’s a tricky one, isn’t it, Daniel? On the one hand, seriously, is that woman actually wearing a PITH HELMET in Nairobi? And, on the other, are we being unfeminist talking about it? Where is Andrea Dworkin when you need her, or maybe just Emily Post? Let’s hear from Trump herself, as she gave a marvellously huffy TV interview about this very subject when she was in Egypt last week: “I want to talk about my trip, not what I wear. That’s very important, what I do, what we’re doing with US aid, what I do with my initiatives,...
  • First lady Melania Trump in Africa: 'Focus on what I do, not what I wear'

    10/06/2018 8:40:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    WUSA9 | 06 OCTOBER 2018 | WUSA9
    https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/nation-now/first-lady-melania-trump-in-africa-focus-on-what-i-do-not-what-i-wear/465-6494b4ff-5b0f-4a7a-9907-a72ffa30c40e