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  • Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test meets with protest and fear

    07/01/2020 8:49:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 hrs ago | Cara Anna
    Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last week. The trial that began last week in Johannesburg is part of one already underway in Britain of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford. Some 2,000 volunteers in South Africa are expected to take part. “The people chosen as volunteers for the vaccination, they look...
  • Watch–D.C. Resident Delivers Food to Police: ‘We Pray for Them, We Love Them’

    06/29/2020 10:33:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    D.C. resident Nestride Yumga, along with fellow community members, delivered food to local police officers on Saturday in a show of support for officers, rejecting the anti-cop narrative touted by Black Lives Matter activists. Yumga, an American citizen originally from Africa, said she delivered food to officers because “our police department needs us now more than ever.” “These are brave men and women who took the oath, they took the badge to serve the community and they’re doing just that,” she told Breitbart News. “These are heroes. When we call them at three in the morning, they show up. …...
  • China Becoming Concern for U.S. Commanders in Europe

    06/27/2020 10:50:20 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 10 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | By JIM GARAMONE, DOD NEWS | |
    It seems counter-intuitive, but China is increasingly a concern for the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO's Allied Joint Force Command. Navy Adm. James G. Foggo told the participants of a webinar sponsored by the International Institute of Strategic Studies that China is actively working in Europe and Africa to subvert the international rules-based infrastructure that has maintained peace since the end of World War II. China's whole-of-government approach has expanded out of the Indo-Pacific into the Arctic, Europe and Africa. In this region China is conducting unsafe intercepts of aircraft and ships, he said....
  • First Vaccinations Begin in Africa for COVID-19 Trial

    06/24/2020 7:57:00 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies
    Associa Associated Press,ted Press, via USN ^ | June 24, 2020, at 11:30 a.m | By Associated Press, Wire Service Content 
    Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in Britain is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. South Africa has nearly one-third of Africa's confirmed cases with more than 106,000, including more than 2,100 deaths. The country late Tuesday reported its biggest one-day death toll of 111. “I feel a little bit scared but I want to know what is going on with this vaccine so...
  • Now That Teddy Roosevelt Is Under Attack, Here’s Why Animals Must Be Next

    06/24/2020 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Since the museum has already explicitly stated Roosevelt had 'troubling views on race,' its condemnation is not merely of the monument, but of the man. As the woke mob continues its crusade, pillaging cities and purging history, the next victim of the “tear it all down” impulse is Theodore Roosevelt, or at least a statue of him. But if Teddy is so problematic he must be canceled, mustn’t we also cleanse all the artifacts connected to his legacy, including thousands of animals?The desecraters never intended to stop at Confederate monuments, of course, and now the sculpture honoring the 26th president...
  • Black Slavery Exists Today in Muslim Nations

    06/20/2020 7:01:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Geller Report ^ | June 20, 2020 | Pamela Geller .. Charles Jacobs
    For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have worked to increase awareness of black (abeed) slavery in Muslim countries. The Democrat media complex couldn’t care less. Neither do the notoriously hard-left Black leaders such as Sharpton, Farrakhan, etc. ... Black slavery is rampant in these Muslim-dominated African countries, but no one is talking about it. ... Today, an estimated 529,000 to 869,000 black men, women and children are still slaves. They are bought, owned, sold, and traded by Arab and Muslim masters in five African countries. This statistic estimates those enslaved in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Sudan. It...
  • Was My Smartphone Made By A Slave?

    06/18/2020 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies ^ | Feb 20 2020 | Dressember
    With an estimated 224.3 million smartphone users in the U.S. and an estimated 2.1 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s likely that you own a smartphone. But as you’ve spent thousands of minutes scrolling through social media or browsing the internet, did you ever wonder where your smartphone came from? Did you ever think that the device which demands so much of your attention could have been made by a slave?
  • A Rare "Ring of Fire" Solar Eclipse Is Occurring This Weekend [Eastern Hemisphere]

    06/16/2020 3:14:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | Jun 16, 2020 | Isabel Garcia
    On Sunday, June 21, the annular solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Africa, Pakistan, India, and China, according to Skywatchers in this area will be able to see the ring of fire. In south and east Europe and north Australia, a partial eclipse will be visible. Keep in mind that the sun can burn your retinas, so if you watch the solar eclipse in person, make sure to wear proper eye protection. Want to watch the ring of fire solar eclipse from home? Tune in to this live stream this weekend. You won't want to miss it...
  • China: End of the Belt and Road? Growing sense of unease in Beijing over calls to write off debt to stressed African states.

    06/11/2020 9:29:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Euro Money ^ | 06/04/2020 | By:Elliot Wilson
    Mainland Chinese firms invested $72.2 billion in Africa between 2014 and 2018, much of it through the Belt and Road Initiative. Now that Covid-19 has struck, there is a growing sense of unease in Beijing over calls to write off debt to stressed African states.
  • Uganda braces for major locust invasion

    06/11/2020 6:20:28 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    CGTN Africa ^ | 6/10/2020 | CGTN Staff
    Uganda on Wednesday said it was preparing to take on a looming invasion of desert locusts from neighboring Kenya where they are already causing havoc. The Minister of Agriculture Vincent Ssempijja said that scientists warned that the country would be invaded by billions of the migratory inserts that are hatching in Kenya. The country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, has already faced three waves of the destructive insects’ invasion since this year started. The swarms have spread to 26 districts in the country. Ssempijja, when receiving a donation from China to boost the country’s efforts to contain the insects,...
  • Pelosi’s Kente cloth photo op hearkens to tradition of Ashanti slave ownership and trade

    06/10/2020 3:39:43 PM PDT · by Jewbacca · 77 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 10 June 2020 | CQ Livingston
    Democrats love photo ops. That can be said about all politicians, but Democrats in particular are keen to get involved in symbolism and fanfare whenever possible. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a master of producing photogenic moments for the press to fawn over, but her latest attempt to virtue signal in response to George Floyd’s murder appears to include a major misstep that would be comical if it weren’t so sad. The Kente cloth stoles she and her fellow Democrats wore during their eight-minute kneeling ceremony (socially distanced, of course) have an ironic history as it pertains to...
  • Ex-Warren surrogate blasts white Democrats for kneeling in African cloth: 'This has to be hell'

    06/08/2020 3:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 110 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/08/20 | Sam Dorman
    A former national surrogate for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., ripped into white congressional Democrats on Monday after they wore African-patterned garb and knelt in a demonstration against racism and police brutality. "I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that they draped these white people in kente cloth to 'honor' him. This has to be hell," author Frederick Joseph tweeted, also arguing that black Americans are "being pandered to, and ultimately, disrespected." In a tweet thread, he argued that Democrats were failing in their attempts to be helpful amid ongoing strife surrounding George Floyd's death. He specifically took aim...
  • Scientists Discover Strange New Tarantula Species With ‘Horn’ on Its Back in Southwestern Africa

    06/08/2020 2:20:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | y Robert Jay Watson June 8, 2020 Updated: June 8, 2020
    A new species of tarantula was discovered in the southwestern African nation of Angola. What’s most intriguing about this new spider, called Ceratogyrus attonitifer, is the horn-like appendage protruding from its back. It belongs to the genus of Ceratogyrus (horned baboon spiders), yet scientists haven’t seen anything quite like this new species. The researcher who discovered the horned tarantula, John Midgley, showed photos of the arachnid to Ian Engelbrecht, an expert on spiders, and he didn’t believe the pictures were real at first. “I knew then we had discovered a new species,” Midgley told National Geographic. “It’s rare to know...
  • Black Twitter users mock Dems for donning kente cloth: 'Don't treat Africans like we're children'

    06/08/2020 1:37:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Congressional Democrats' attempts to look woke appeared to backfire on them Monday when a series of black Twitter users accused them of cultural appropriation. Author Obianuju Ekeocha posted a video telling Democrats to stop "virtue signalling" by wearing African cloth in the Capitol. "Excuse me, dear Democrats," she said. "In your tokenism, you didn't wait to find out that this thing that you're hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform -- it's actually the kente material. The kente belongs to the Ghanaian people, mainly the Ashanti tribe.
  • Black Lives don’t seem to matter when it is Muslims who are doing the killing

    06/07/2020 1:21:38 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | June 6, 2020 | Bare Naked Islam
    Black Lives don’t seem to matter when it is Muslims who are doing the killing Bare Naked Islam June 6, 2020 In Nigeria, 350 Nigerian Christians were massacred in the first two months of 2020 by Fulani Muslim militants. Over 11,500 Christians have been murdered since June 2015. Four to five million Christians are displaced. 2000 churches were destroyed, but the Western media is silent. GenocideWatch Nigeria has become a killing field of defenseless Christians. Reliable sources show that between 11,500 and 12,000 Christians have been massacred since June 2015 when the Buhari Government of Nigeria came to power.  These statistics...
  • China: End of the Belt and Road Initiative? Growing sense of unease in Beijing over calls to write off debt to stressed African states.

    06/06/2020 7:00:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Euro Money ^ | 06/06/2020 | Elliot Wilson
    In April 2019, analysts at Rhodium Group in Hong Kong sat down to assess the financial viability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). What they found surprised them. The second Belt and Road Forum had just wrapped up in Beijing and policymakers in the mainland and beyond were starting to voice their concerns. Western leaders feared that China was drowning the emerging world in general, and Africa in particular, in a new wave of debt. Officials in Beijing pushed back against charges of ‘debt-trap diplomacy’, but they were beginning to stick.China had internal reasons to fret. From the outset,...
  • Church Unearthed in Ethiopia Rewrites the History of Christianity in Africa

    06/03/2020 4:01:16 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | December 10, 2019 | Andrew Lawler
    In the dusty highlands of northern Ethiopia, a team of archaeologists recently uncovered the oldest known Christian church in sub-Saharan Africa, a find that sheds new light on one of the Old World’s most enigmatic kingdoms—and its surprisingly early conversion to Christianity. An international assemblage of scientists discovered the church 30 miles northeast of Aksum, the capital of the Aksumite kingdom, a trading empire that emerged in the first century A.D. and would go on to dominate much of eastern Africa and western Arabia. Through radiocarbon dating artifacts uncovered at the church, the researchers concluded that the structure was built...
  • Ebola kills 5 governor declares emergency

    06/03/2020 6:47:28 AM PDT · by ucfgradflorida · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | june 1, 2020 | staff
    Ebola kills 5 JUNE 1, 2020 Governor Bobo Boloko Bolumbu announced 5 people have tested positive for EBOLA Experts are rushing to confirm a second Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, some 600 miles from an ongoing epidemic that has claimed more than 2,200 lives. The governor of Équateur Province announced on Monday morning that five people have tested positive for EBOLA in Mbandaka the capital city. During an announcement on local radio the governor, Bobo Boloko Bolumbu, said that four of these people have died. Samples from the cases have been sent to the INRB, the...
  • Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo

    06/02/2020 2:25:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    unicef ^ | 06/01/2020
    KINSHASA, 1 June 2020 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed the death of five people – including one 15-year-old girl - due to Ebola in Mbandaka, the capital of Équateur Province in the north-western part of the country. The deaths occurred between the 18th and 30th of May but they were only confirmed as Ebola-related yesterday. Four additional people who contracted the virus – all contacts of the deceased and including the child of one of the fatal cases - are being treated in an isolation unit at the Wangata Hospital in Mbandaka....
  • Second Ebola outbreak confirmed in DRC after four people die

    06/01/2020 9:51:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-1-2020 | By Sarah Newey and Will Brown
    A second Ebola outbreak has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, some 600 miles from an ongoing epidemic that has claimed more than 2,200 lives. According to the World Health Organization six cases of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever have been identified and four people have so far died near Mbandaka, the regional capital of Équateur Province. The outbreak was first announced on local radio by the region's governor, Bobo Boloko Bolumbu, on Monday morning. He said samples from the cases were sent to the INRB, the country’s national medical research organisation in Kinshasa, for secondary confirmation.