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  • African bishop on polygamy, homosexuality & divorce (oh my).

    03/05/2015 10:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Commonweal Magazine's dotCommonweal Blog ^ | March 4, 2015 | Grant Gallicho
    In a wide-ranging, at points jaw-dropping interview with Aleteia, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Accra, Ghana, signaled his openness to finding a way for remarried Catholics to be readmitted to Communion--and suggested the church might reinterpret Scripture to allow the "unbinding" of marriages. Palmer-Buckle, who is sixty-four years old, was selected by his brother bishops to represent Ghana at this October's Synod on the Family. Early in the interview, the archbishop makes it clear that he takes seriously Pope Francis's call for open discussion of the challenges facing Catholic families today. "There are people in polygamous relationships, who were involved in...
  • Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged

    03/05/2015 6:18:29 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/15
    Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged on Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Clinton State Department Ousted Ambassador Using Private Email

    03/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 5,2015 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In 2012, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration abruptly stepped down from his post. According to a Foreign Policy report by Josh Rogin (now a reporter for Bloomberg), Gration was the subject of a whithering evaluation from the State Department: The impending release of a highly critical report by the State Department’s Inspector General’s office prompted the sudden resignation Friday of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, according to administration and congressional sources. Very soon after the Ambassador’s arrival in May 2011, he broadcast his lack of confidence in the information management staff. Because the information management office could not...
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe condemns ‘white’ safaris, eats baby elephant at birthday bash

    03/02/2015 2:44:33 PM PST · by Plainsman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2015 | Terrance McCoy
    When considering what to get Robert Mugabe for his birthday, one first must understand that Zimbabwe’s president is a man who demands the finest. His birthday parties don’t cost hundreds of thousands; they cost millions. His parties aren’t attended by thousands, but by tens of thousands. And they don’t eat elephant; they eat baby elephant. This was the predicament in which one local landowner named Tendai Musasa found himself when figuring out what he would get Mugabe for his 91st birthday party, which cost $1 million and was held this past weekend. “We regard him as our father,” Musasa said...
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • Humans may have migrated out of Africa in phases based on the weather

    02/24/2015 2:49:57 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | February 21, 2015 | editors
    Parton and colleagues writing in Geology, present a unique alluvial fan aggradation record from southeast Arabia spanning the past approx. 160,000 years. Situated along the proposed southern dispersal route, the Al Sibetah alluvial fan sequence provides a unique and sensitive record of landscape change in southeast Arabia. This record is to date the most comprehensive terrestrial archive from the Arabian Peninsula, and provides evidence for multiple humid episodes during both glacial and interglacial periods. Evidence from the Al Sibetah alluvial fan sequence indicates that during insolation maxima, increased monsoon rainfall led to the widespread activation of drainage systems and grassland...
  • Obama’s Policies Are Part Of A Master Plan To Revive The Grand Muslim Caliphate

    02/21/2015 3:15:01 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | February 21, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Americans are becoming increasingly more suspicious struggling to find rhyme or reason for Obama’s latest Middle East policies. Rudy Giuliani seems to attribute Obama’s policies to be influenced through his affiliations with radical socialists like Frank Marshall Davis. But serious questions will prove that Obama’s policies are not different than a Muslim who supports the revival of the Muslim grand caliphate. Was Obama influenced only by a Marxist-Leninist agenda or did he also not grow up Muslim, having learned how to recite the Muslim call to prayer in the classical Arabic tongue as he clearly admits? Can anyone even deny...
  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

    10/31/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Rodney Muhumza
    President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism. Kim Yong Nam, the president of the country’s parliament, is in Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to cultivate potential allies like the long-serving, increasingly anti-West Museveni. The North Koreans are training Ugandan police in martial arts and Museveni hailed North Korea for helping to mechanize Uganda’s military over the years. North Korea is also training Ugandan military...
  • 'Machine Gun Preacher:' A Strong Film about Faith

    10/05/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2011 | Jahn Hanlon
    “You can’t keep going the way you been going,” Lynn Childers (Michelle Monaghan) says to her husband Sam (Gerard Butler) early on in the new film, “Machine Gun Preacher.” The movie tells the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealer, who turned his life around and began following Christ. Directed by Marc Forster, who previously helmed “The Kite Runner” and “Monster’s Ball,” “Preacher” presents Childers as a complex man whose intentions are noble but whose actions are often controversial. The story begins in South Sudan in 2003 as a child is faced with a nightmarish dilemma. A group of...
  • Nigerian Army 'Kills 300 Boko Haram Fighters'

    02/18/2015 12:09:23 PM PST · by traumer · 23 replies
    Hundreds of militants have been killed during the struggle to recapture the Nigerian garrison town of Monguno, according to officials. "Over 300 terrorists were killed while a few were also captured," said defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade. The claims follow similar statements from Niger, Chad and Cameroon - who are also involved in fighting the terror group - but they have not been independently confirmed. The army has often claimed success against the group which has then been contradicted by witness reports. Civilian vigilantes in the town confirmed it had been retaken and said there had been heavy casualties, but...
  • Out of Babel--Not Africa

    02/17/2015 7:38:26 AM PST · by fishtank
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-16-2015 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Out of Babel--Not Africa by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * Newly published research combining genetic, language, and demographic data challenges the idea of a single lineage of languages and human populations evolving out of Africa.1 Instead, the data supports the idea that multiple people groups have independent origins—a condition one would predict if the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel happened as described in the Bible. Both language traits and genomic variability in populations change as people migrate to new areas. Some populations split off, and others merge. Thus, while languages and DNA sequences are passed along differently, they...
  • Merciless Islamic Oppression of Christians in Africa: Remember Boko Haram?

    02/16/2015 9:36:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Scarcely a day passes that media personalities aren’t sounding the alarm over the relentless march of “Islamism”—i.e. militant Islam. To hear them tell it, one could be forgiven for thinking that “Islamism”—exemplified by the likes of ISIS—is mere centimeters away from destroying both America and Israel. Of course, this is hysteria. Jihadists are dangerous individuals, for sure, but America and Israel have ample resources with which to protect their citizens. Such, however, cannot be said for the Christians of dozens of countries around the world who daily suffer unimaginable predations at the hands of the Muslim majorities of their homelands....
  • Boko Haram: 200,000 Christians at Risk of Massacre in Nigeria

    02/14/2015 10:34:55 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/14/15 | Robert Windrem and Alexander Smith
    Boko Haram forces appear poised to attack Maiduguri, a city of 2 million in northeast Nigeria -- meaning that 200,000 Christians could be at risk of slaughter by the Islamist terror group, say U.S. intelligence officials and experts on Nigeria. "An attack on Madiguri is very likely," said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Project at the Atlantic Council, echoing U.S. intelligence officials. Pham believes, as do other experts, that Boko Haram has already placed "sleeper cells" among the tide of refugees who have fled the group's murderous rampage through Africa's most populous nation. "They've done it everywhere else...
  • Refugees in Nigeria tell of Boko Haram savagery (Time for boots on the ground?

    02/13/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/13/2015 | Staff
    Violent attacks by Boko Haram have caused many to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis within Nigeria and neighboring countries. Refugees say they have witnessed brutal acts of savagery, with men's throats being slit and women being held as "war booty." Chad has become the latest country on the border with Nigeria to be affected by a Boko Haram attack. The BBC's Tom Oladipo went to Yola village in Aadamawa state in northeast Nigeria and spoke to refugees there. ...
  • ( Shia ) Iran Offers to Help African Union Against Boko Haram ( Sunni Moslems )

    02/01/2015 7:22:30 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2015 | John Hayward
    The absence of strong Western leadership against the Boko Haram terror state has created an opportunity Iran seems ready to exploit. The Premium Times of Nigeria reports that Iran is stepping forward to offer assistance to the African Union against the savage caliphate spilling out of northern Nigeria into Cameroon and menacing the entire region: ... Abdollohian said the activities of the Boko Haram militants and that of Al-Shabaab in the Somalia were similar to that of Al-Qaeda and the ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East. ... Iran was willing to share its experiences on terrorist activities...
  • The African Union Readies an Army to Fight Boko Haram

    01/31/2015 1:08:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 30, 2015 | Peter Dorrie
    Boko Haram is officially an international problem. At least according to the African Union, which asked the United Nations Security Council on Jan. 29 to greenlight an intervention force to bring the Islamist group to its knees. The A.U. plans a 7,500-strong military force, named the Multinational Joint Task Force, and staffed by Nigerian, Cameroonian, Chadian and Beninese troops. If the coalition gets the go-ahead, the soldiers will base in their respective countries, but coordinate and assist each other.
  • Inside South Africa's whites-only town of Orania

    01/28/2015 12:37:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 84 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | Oct 6th...2014 | Pumza Fihlani
    In the sparsely populated Karoo desert in the heart of South Africa's Northern Cape, the spirit of apartheid lives on. I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people live. I was part of a BBC crew, including Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda, who were accredited to visit.
  • US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

    01/27/2015 2:12:20 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 26, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    US halted Israeli arms transfer to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.
  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    01/26/2015 8:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | 26 Jan 2015
    An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice .... It is practiced in 29 countries, mostly in East and West Africa, but also in Iraq and Yemen. Rights groups see it as a way to control female sexuality that causes physical and psychological damage.
  • Meant to Keep Mosquitos Out, Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

    01/24/2015 10:15:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Gettleman
    Nobody in his hut, including his seven children, sleeps under a net at night. Instead, Mr. Ndefi has taken his family’s supply of anti-malaria nets and sewn them together into a gigantic sieve that he uses to drag the bottom of the swamp ponds, sweeping up all sorts of life: baby catfish, banded tilapia, tiny mouthbrooders, orange fish eggs, water bugs and the occasional green frog. “I know it’s not right,” Mr. Ndefi said, “but without these nets, we wouldn’t eat.” Across Africa, from the mud flats of Nigeria to the coral reefs off Mozambique, mosquito-net fishing is a growing...
  • UN Condemns Escalating Attacks by Nigerian Group Boko Haram

    01/19/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 19, 2015 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    The U.N. Security Council condemned the recent escalation of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram on Monday and expressed deep concern that its activities are undermining peace and stability in central and west Africa. The statement was sponsored by Nigeria, which had been reluctant to have the council discuss the Islamic militant group despite being a member of the Security Council. The Security Council has previously responded to specific terrorist acts by Boko Haram with press statements that do not become part of its official record. The militant group seeks to impose Islamic Shariah law across Nigeria, Africa's...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hospitalized after he was thrown from horse in Africa

    01/19/2015 1:58:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been hospitalized following a horse-riding accident over the Christmas holidays in Africa that left him with seven broken ribs and fluid around his lungs, a spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Brian Coy said doctors had expected the weeks-old injury to heal on its own, but after identifying increased fluid around the governor’s lungs, they admitted him around noon Monday for a procedure. McAuliffe (D), who attended a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Norfolk on Monday morning and was interviewed by local media there, was admitted hours later to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond....
  • Muslim Mobs Burn Down Churches, Pastors' Homes in Niger for Charlie Hebdo's Muhammad Cartoons

    01/19/2015 7:43:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in Niger over the weekend, after Muslim mobs burned down a number of churches in retaliation to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo publishing cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Christian missionaries in the capital, Niamey, told International Christian Concern that "all of [their] churches have been burned along with the pastors' homes ... almost every church [they] know or are associated with has been attacked." The missionaries, who despite seeing smoke "around all sides of [their] house," remain in Niamey. "Jesus said: 'I will build my church and the gates...
  • U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

    01/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Kevin Sieff
    Near the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vast expanse of imported gravel. The generators hum; chlorinated water churns in brand-new containers; surveillance cameras send a live feed to a large-screen television. There’s only one thing missing from this state-of-the-art Ebola treatment center: Ebola patients.The U.S. military sent about 3,000 troops to West Africa to build centers like this one in recent months. They were intended as a crucial safeguard against an epidemic that flared in unpredictable, deadly waves. But as the outbreak fades in...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • Earliest Known Stone Tools Planted the Seeds of Communication and Language

    01/17/2015 4:06:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | UC Berkeley Press Release
    Oldowan stone-knapping dates back to the Lower Paleolithic period in eastern Africa, and remained largely unchanged for 700,000 years until more sophisticated Acheulean hand-axes and cleavers, which marked the next generation of stone tool technology, came on the scene. It was practiced by some of our earliest ancestors, such as Homo habilis and the even older Australopithecus garhi, who walked on two legs, but whose facial features and brain size were closer to those of apes. In testing five different ways to convey Oldowan stone-knapping skills to more than 180 college students, the researchers found that the demonstration that used...
  • Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/16/2015 3:01:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. “For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached Malam Karanti village, which was also deserted and burnt,” one survivor said. There’s a word for that. It’s genocide. The Islamic State...
  • "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us"

    01/15/2015 7:28:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 15, 2015 | DEBORA PATTA
    DEBORA PATTA CBS January 15, 2015 "It's As If The World Has Forgotten Us" JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- #BringBackOurGirls. Remember that hashtag? The social media campaign that accompanied global outrage over Boko Haram's abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls on the eve of their final exams went viral almost instantly. That was nine months ago. The girls have not been seen since and it appears the world is suffering from what one commentator called "collective amnesia." But for the people of Nigeria, there is no such thing as the luxury of forgetting and moving on. Hardly a week goes...
  • Body of soldier deployed to West Africa found in Killeen; hazmat on scene

    01/13/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kxxv TV25 ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kxxv TV 25
    Authorities are investigating and hazmat crews are on scene after the body of a soldier who just returned from deployment in West Africa was found Tuesday morning in Killeen. The body was found in a home in the 3300 block of Cantabrian Dr. A Fort Hood official on scene confirmed the body found was a soldier who had just returned from deployment in West Africa.
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorney’s Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (“Patriot Act”) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as “the wall” between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • Health Department reverses course, now says patient will be tested for Ebola(colorado)

    01/12/2015 4:10:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    kdvr.com ^ | 1-12-15 | CARLY ANN MOORE AND SHAUL TURNER,
    DENVER — Again reversing course, health officials announced late Monday that a Denver Health patient under observation for possible Ebola virus exposure will in fact be tested for the virus, state health department officials said. Early Monday morning, a spokesman for Denver Health Medical Center said the patient had recently returned from areas of Africa where the Ebola virus was present and was being monitored.
  • In Nigeria, New Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Tactic: ‘It’s a Little Girl’

    01/11/2015 5:52:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/10/2015 | ADAM NOSSITER
    DAKAR, Senegal — A girl perhaps no more than 10 years old detonated powerful explosives concealed under her veil at a crowded northern Nigeria market on Saturday, killing as many as 20 people and wounding many more. The blast inflicted devastating damage on shoppers at the Monday Market in Maiduguri, the shopping hub in a city that is at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency. The explosion, witnessed by dozens of people, represented a new tactic in the Islamists’ campaign with their decision to use perhaps their youngest-ever suicide bomber. The terrorist group has increasingly employed women as suicide...
  • Boko Haram's 'deadliest massacre': 2,000 feared dead in Nigeria

    01/11/2015 8:29:14 AM PST · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/10/2015 | Monica Mark
    Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. . . District head Baba Abba Hassan said most victims are children, women and elderly people who could not run fast enough when insurgents drove into Baga, firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles on town residents. An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.
  • Boko Haram Just Pulled Off One Of The Deadliest Terrorist Attacks In History (ISLAM)

    01/09/2015 2:10:46 PM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    BI ^ | 1-9-2014 | Jeremy Bender And Armin Rosen
    Jeremy Bender and Armin Rosen January 9, 2015The jihadist group Boko Haram has pulled off perhaps the deadliest attack in its ongoing five-year long insurgency in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram, extremists opposed to western-style education and secular governance in Nigeria, carried out a multi-day attack in the northeast of Nigeria, focusing on the town of Baga. According to Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official who spoke to the BBC, Baga, which once had a population of about 10,000 people, is now "virtually non-existent." The multi-day rampage focused on Baga and the surrounding towns and villages. The militants razed an...
  • 2,000 Feared Dead in Boko Haram Attack

    01/08/2015 5:27:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 104 replies
    thedaileybeast.com ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | The Daily Beast
    More than 2,000 people are feared dead after Boko Haram destroyed “10 to 20” communities in Nigeria’s rural northeast, according to a senator from the region. “These towns are just gone, burned down,” said Ahmed Zanna. “The whole area is covered in bodies.” The radical Islamic group razed the town of Baga along with several others over the past five days. The 2,000 are unofficially unaccounted for.
  • A Presidential Birth Certificate Controversy Leads To Clashes, Arrests, One Death

    01/05/2015 7:43:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 1/5/15 | Tyler Durden
    Clashes broke out between police and the opposition in Gabon on December 20 stemming from questions about the legitimacy of President Ali Bongo. A recent book called “New African Affairs” by French reporter Pierre Péan alleged that President Ali Bongo has Nigerian origins. The book was slammed by the authorities, accusing the reporter of inciting racial hatred in Gabon. ... A hundred people were arrested. At least one man died without having now possible to establish in what circumstances. Several photos and videos circulating, showing the wounded in the face, on the roof of a car.
  • Africans urged to back continent’s first moon mission

    01/05/2015 2:32:46 PM PST · by Drew68 · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05 January 2015 | David Smith
    "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena,” wrote the astronomer Carl Sagan. “Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.” Africa has had its fair share of self-important generals and emperors who failed to comprehend the bigger picture. Now the continent is being asked to gaze upward and unite for a common goal: its first mission to the moon. Organisers of Africa2Moon hope to inspire and educate a new generation of engineers...
  • # BlackLivesMatter: Black Liberation Movements in South Africa and U.S. Can Learn From Each Other

    01/04/2015 6:14:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 31, 2014 | Benjamin Woods
    South Africa and the United States are presently in the early stages of a militant mass Black movement. In South Africa, MPs affiliated with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a self-described revolutionary organization, disrupted parliament chanting “pay back the money“ to senior officials in the ruling ANC government accused of corruption. Similarly, in the US, militant activists commandeered the microphone at a march sponsored by the National Action Network to protest their exclusion. While both instances are portrayed as generational divides and disrespect to “the elders,” these are ideological disagreements that reflect a conflicting set of class interests and consciousness...
  • The Largest Ancient Man Made Canal System on Earth

    01/03/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 208 replies
    earthepochs.blogspot.co.uk ^ | April 3, 2014 | johnmjensen jr
    From my Free Web Book 'AncientCanalBuilders.com' The largest wide-array man made (or at least non natural) structure in the world is in fact an ancient terra formed systems of agricultural-aquaculture canals in Northwestern Botswana and Northeastern Namibia, north of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Obviously quite ancient, the canal systems no longer provide free flowing water throughout its 105,000 mile array, but many sections show obvious intention to provide cross sectional irrigation. These canals are too evenly spaced over too large an area to be any kind of natural formation. Based on entry and exit points, it is readily...
  • SICK PREGNANT WOMAN PROMPTED TEMPORARY EBOLA SCARE AT OTAY MESA BORDER

    12/23/2014 4:34:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    San Diego 6 TV News ^ | December 23, 2014
    A pregnant woman who had recently traveled to Africa and was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms prompted authorities at the Otay Mesa border crossing to summon a hazmat team and contact local and federal health officials, who determined she was suffering from influenza, a fire official said. The woman, whose name was withheld, was nauseous, vomiting and had a fever. It was determined that she had visited Nigeria, which is not one of the West African countries that experienced an Ebola outbreak, and that she was suffering from the flu, according to Amador. The woman was taken to a hospital to be...
  • Documentary confirms Michael Rockefeller was eaten by cannibals

    12/23/2014 12:39:52 PM PST · by bkopto · 174 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Richard Johnson
    The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. The film confirms what The Post reported in 1968: Cannibals devoured the son of New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
  • Mozambique legalizes abortion-on-demand

    12/21/2014 7:19:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    The long struggle to keep abortion out of the south African country of Mozambique has failed. President Armando Guebuza on Thursday "quietly signed into law," in the words of Agence France-Presse, a revision to the penal code that legalizes abortion-on-demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, or up to 16 weeks in the case of rape. Mozambique’s Parliament, just as quietly, approved the legislation to legalize abortion in July. The provision allowing abortion if a pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother, and if a fetal abnormality is diagnosed, is also maintained. Policymakers within the Mozambique Health...
  • Your First Prerequisite is to Acquire My(Jesus) Presence

    12/16/2014 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    Your prerequisite in all things is to first acquire My Presence for in My courts there are libraries of scrolls providing the wisdom and knowledge in first acquiring the understanding to decipher and illuminate My Word in Spirit and Truth and it is in the interpretation of your heavenly languages, "that exist even now in the alcoves of your wellspring" but these can only rise up into reality and understanding as you manifest and operate totally in the Menorah of light " The Manifold Wisdom of God " My very fullness indwelling you as "an eternal light of My Kingdom...
  • We Are Not Darren Wilson: But the view from Africa kind of makes it look like we are

    12/13/2014 11:52:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Pacific Standard - The Science of Society ^ | December 12, 2014 | M. Sophia Newman
    This post was produced in partnership with Beacon Reader as part of a crowd-funded reporting project, “After Ebola Comes Hunger.” Read more about our support for this project, and pledge your support here.Two months ago, it felt like America had a serious identity conflation problem. Amid the Ebola hysteria, people confused Ebola-afflicted Africans with any other African. A Nigerian girl was barred from school out of fear of Ebola contagion; a stadium crowd taunted a juvenile soccer player from Africa by braying “Ebola, Ebola!” at him. Meanwhile, the country faced its own dark scourge—and here, the conflation of identity was...
  • Fall in Oil Prices Threatens Africa’s Economic Growth

    12/11/2014 6:23:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 32 replies
    Plunging oil prices are threatening Africa’s economic ascent. Recent oil and gas discoveries were hailed as a godsend for African nations aspiring to middle-income status. But billions of investment dollars are moving into projects just as crude prices have tumbled, raising fears that some may be put on hold.
  • UN Aims to Reduce Racism Across the Globe During ‘Int'l Decade of People of African Descent’

    12/11/2014 1:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 11, 2014 | Nick Chiles, editor-in-chief
    With the racial unrest swirling across the United States serving as a backdrop, the United Nations yesterday kicked off the International Decade of People of African Descent, spanning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2024, with a goal of confronting the challenges faced by people of African descent across the globe because of pervasive racism against Black people. While racism and discrimination against people of African descent has been a problem that has infected world societies for generations, this is an auspicious time to commence such a campaign, considering how prominent a topic racism is in the United States....
  • A Libertarian Case Against Feeding Poor Africans

    12/09/2014 7:51:57 AM PST · by all the best · 20 replies
    Liberty Briefing ^ | December 9, 2014 | Jeff Siegel
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and possibly a slathering of bureaucratic buffoonery. As part of Obama's “Feed the Future” initiative, farmers in Ethiopia will be given bags of seed and will be trained on how to plant the seeds and apply chemical fertilizers. You know, because what is perhaps the oldest known civilization on the planet can't possibly continue to survive without the help of an “advanced” nation, its tax dollars and its corporate puppeteers. Reporter Philip Brasher writes ... President Barack Obama is counting on an unusual mix of taxpayer dollars and investments from profit-hunting...
  • Cape Girardeau mission helps save baby left for dead

    12/09/2014 12:57:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wistv ^ | Dec 05, 2014 | Holly Brantley
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A newborn baby was thrown into a pit by her mother, set on fire and left for dead. That was the first hours of life for the child known as Baby Shirley, born in Swaziland, Africa. Against all odds she survived and found her way to a mission based in Cape Girardeau, and a couple who brought her to the states for life saving surgery. That's only part of this baby's incredible story. For Raelenna and Jeremy Ferguson and their family, this moment was nothing short of a miracle. The sweetest ending to one of...
  • EU looks to African dictators for migration solutions

    12/08/2014 12:43:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/08/14 @ 09:29 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The EU is turning to African dictators to help counter a multitude of threats as it steps up efforts to tighten border controls and renew counterterrorism initiatives. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the commission’s top man on migration and home affairs, told reporters last week following a two-day marathon meeting of EU justice and home affairs meetings in Brussels that “we are confronted with increasing pressures at our external borders and inside the European Union”. Discussions included the issues surrounding the threat of foreign fighters returning to Europe after fighting for IS, getting the European parliament to sign off controversial data sharing agreements,...