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  • Fights break out in Kenyan parliament over controversial anti-terrorism laws

    12/19/2014 8:53:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 18 December 2014 12.50 EST | David Smith
    Activists warn that sweeping anti-terrorism laws pose a draconian threat to civil liberties and freedom of speech
  • ICC drops Uhuru Kenyatta charges for Kenya ethnic violence

    12/05/2014 6:56:58 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | December 5, 2014 | Unattributed
    Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague have withdrawn charges of crimes against humanity against Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. He had been indicted in connection with post-election ethnic violence in 2007-08, in which 1,200 people died. Mr Kenyatta, who had denied the charges, said he felt "vindicated". The prosecutor's office said the Kenyan government had refused to hand over evidence vital to the case. The prosecution repeatedly asked for more time to build its case, saying witnesses had been bribed and intimidated, and the Kenyan government had refused to hand over documents vital to the case. Mr...
  • WH Fails to Mention Victims in Kenya Terror Attack Were Christians

    12/04/2014 3:43:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    “We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the at least 38 individuals killed yesterday,” the White House said in a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. “The United States will continue to support Kenya and our regional partners in combating terrorism and violent extremism and protecting human rights.” The statement is missing one glaring detail, however: Those killed were mainly Christians who were singled out and separated from their fellow Muslim workers. As a reminder of what happened: Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers, mainly...
  • The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North Africa

    12/03/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    The Islamic State Widens its Bridgehead in North AfricaPosted By Ari Lieberman On December 3, 2014 @ 12:05 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments As ISIS continues its brutal occupation of large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, effectively blurring the border between those two pseudo nations, a new, if not more menacing threat is emerging in North Africa where the Islamic State is looking to plant its cancerous roots.In Egypt, the Sinai based Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Islamist organization responsible for dozens of terror attacks throughout the country announced on its Twitter account that it had...
  • One Million-Years-Old (Human) Footprints Found At Margalla Hills (Pakistan)

    07/28/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT · by blam · 439 replies · 6,497+ views
    Dawn ^ | 7-27-2007 | Sher Baz Khan
    1m-years-old footprints found at Margalla Hills By Sher Baz Khan ISLAMABAD, July 27: In what appears to be a major discovery, archaeologists have found two over one million years old human footprints preserved on a sandstone at the Margalla Hills. The Indusians Research Cell, which is working under the supervision of world renowned archaeologist and historian Dr Ahmad Hassan Dani of Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, has made the discovery, which is likely to add a new chapter to the archaeological history and heritage of the federal capital and attract visitors. A footprint of 1 feet is...
  • Kenya bus attack: Military 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

    11/23/2014 9:09:27 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov. 23, 2014
    The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says. -excerpt- I can assure you that those behind the attack did not even take their supper," he was quoted as saying by the Standard newspaper. "They were killed by our officers who we sent out immediately after the attack. They did not find time to celebrate their heinous crime."
  • Kenyan gvmt launches probe into claim UN is using vaccines for ‘mass sterilization’

    11/13/2014 7:34:42 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    The health committee of Kenya’s National Assembly has ordered an independent inquiry into the Catholic Church’s claims that a national anti-tetanus vaccination campaign is covering for a sterilization scheme aimed at suppressing the country’s population. The news comes as health ministry officials have called for professional discipline against Dr. Stephen Karanja, head of Kenyan Catholic Doctors Association, who raised the alarm about the vaccine. At the same time, a teacher’s union has called for a boycott of the vaccination campaign until Catholic claims are disproven. The Health Ministry, which is conducting the five-injection, two-year vaccination project on female Kenyans aged...
  • Kenyan bishops find that women were unknowingly sterilized in vaccination campaign

    11/07/2014 4:47:17 PM PST · by Rashputin · 41 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | November 07, 2014 | Catholic World News
    Kenyan bishops find that women were unknowingly sterilized in vaccination campaign Catholic World News - November 07, 2014 The Catholic bishops of Kenya have revealed that young women have been sterilized without their knowledge as part of a vaccination campaign sponsored by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Over 2 million young women in Kenya have been vaccinated as part of the international campaign, which was promoted as a drive against tetanus. However, in October the Kenyan bishops expressed fears that the vaccine being administered to young women also contained a sterilizing agent. The bishops told the Fides news agencythat...
  • Nuke bomb plot foiled

    08/19/2004 8:02:31 AM PDT · by esryle · 25 replies · 11,761+ views
    A GANG of British terror suspects has been charged with plotting to launch a "dirty bomb" or mini nuclear blast on London. The attacks, on targets such as Heathrow and the Parliament, were planned to coincide with similar strikes on major buildings in the US. The leader of the group is believed to be Osama bin Laden's UK general, Dhiren Barot. Born into a respected family of Kenyan expatriates, Barot, 32, was raised a Hindu before being converted to radical Islamism in his 20s and becoming one of al-Qaida's European linchpins. Barot and seven other members of the suspected al-Qaida...
  • ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    11/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 157 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame...
  • Iran’s Africa Fiasco

    02/26/2011 7:19:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2011 | Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
    It hasn't made much noise worldwide, but Iran's rapidly deteriorating relationships with several African countries is huge news across the continent. On February 16, the Nigerian Federal High Court in Lagos began the prosecution of an alleged member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Azim Aghajani, and a Nigerian associate, Usman Abbas Jega. They are accused of arms smuggling. This video link is in Arabic, but is very self-explanatory. It is of the opening day of the court proceedings.The story is a classic, just one of many on the Dark Continent nowadays: In late October 2010, Nigerian intelligence officials...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...
  • Kenya Catholic Bishops criticise Tetanus vaccinations (Tetanus Vaccine Sterilize Women)

    10/22/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies
    NEWS.VA ^ | 10.10.2014
    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission has criticised the Government’s planned nation-wide Tetanus vaccination campaign. The statement has expressed deep concern regarding the vaccinations. It says that the campaign leaves many questions unanswered hence the alarm. This is contained in a media statement released by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya currently meeting at St Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula in Bungoma. The statement is co-signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu Diocese with his counterpart, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu on behalf of the Commisssion of the Bishops' Conference. The Commission includes 24 health facility managers drawn...
  • africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    10/16/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 13 replies
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation. Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.
  • Pregnant Liberian refused entry into Kenya from Brussels

    10/16/2014 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Prospero · 7 replies
    Front Page Africa ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rodney D. Sieh
    Traveling into Africa from Belgium to visit aunt Days 'without food & water, Liberian 'ebola prisoner' In the past week, the stigmatization of Ebola hit new lows, not just for citizens of nations hardly-hit by the virus residing in western nations, but also for Africans within Africa, a sad reality Monique Tatu Allison discovered when she touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last Sunday. “Can you imagine a Liberian citizen being detained in Kenya for over 24 hours in this kind of room, sleeping on this hard bed, I don’t even want to call it a bed, this...
  • Trans Nzoia Government (Kenya) closes Suam border point over suspected Ebola case

    10/11/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    Nairobi's The Standard Digital ^ | 10-11-2014 | Osinde Obare
    Trans-Nzoia County Government has closed Suam border point along the Kenya- Uganda border following reports that one person had died from suspected Ebola in Bukwo district Eastern Uganda. Deputy Governor Dr Stanley Tarus announced on Friday that the border point has been temporally closed and movement restricted. "We received reports that one person has died from a disease suspected to be Ebola and we are not taking chances. We have closed the border and restricted movement," said Tarus in Kitale. He said a team of health workers have been dispatched to the area to monitor the situation amid panic and...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • Facebook Lunatic Returns With Escalated Threats Toward President Obama

    10/01/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Crooks and Liars blog ^ | October 1, 2014
    Everest Wilhelmsen is back, and he's just as determined as ever to "oust" President Obama from office. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the day that the head of the Secret Service resigned for amazing lapses in security around the President, it seems fitting that Everest Wilhelmsen would reappear with a renewed call to 'remove the usurper' from the White House. Yes, he's a nut. But he's a nut who managed to raise $118,000 from fellow nuts toward his quest to remove the Kenyan usurper. I'm less bothered by his birtherism and more bothered by his insistence that Obama should be "captured" and arrested. There...
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • Second Oklahoma Muslim Threatens to Behead Coworker

    09/28/2014 4:43:30 PM PDT · by lonevoice · 200 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 9/28/2014 | Steve Straub
    Claims he represents ISIS. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Muslim from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to behead a coworker at the Bellevue Nursing Home. Muriithi told the coworker he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”
  • Michelle Obama ADMITS Her Husband Was Born In Kenya

    09/19/2014 3:27:56 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 132 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/19/14 | Unknown
    Footage has recently surfaced of a speech given by Michelle Obama in which she admits that her husband was born in Kenya. Speaking about Barack Obama, Michelle says, “When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya, we took a public HIV test for the very point of showing folks in Kenya that there is nothing to be embarrassed about in getting tested.” My, my, that seems like quite a Freudian slip! Barack could not have been happy that his own wife blew his cover, but I guess that's what he gets for marrying a...
  • Flight bans from Ebola-hit countries will stay in effect, Kenya tells AU

    09/17/2014 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    SABAHI ^ | staff
    The Kenyan government has declined to comply with a request from the African Union to resume flights to and from Ebola-effected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, Kenya's Capital FM reported Tuesday (September 16th). Kenya announced a ban on travellers from the three West African countries on August 19th, and grounded flights on those routes. "We have a protocol on how to lift the ban and it is a health protocol. Once we are satisfied that it is okay to lift it, then we will do it. For now, we have not done so," Principal Secretary for Health Khalifa...
  • Where will Obama's presidential library be?

    09/16/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Smashing_Pundit · 77 replies
    Smashing Pundit ^ | 09/15/2014 | Smashing Pundit
    Six years into his presidency, the debate is heating up as to where President Barack Obama's presidential library will be located, with four sites reportedly under consideration. These are: (1) At the bottom of an abandoned West Virginia coal mine. This one is considered appropriate given how Obama's regulatory push against "global warming" has caused and continues to cause losses in the U.S. coal industry, with all the associated unemployment and human suffering. It is related to Barack Obama's campaign pledge to stop the rise of the seas (which, by the way, he succeeded in doing even long before he...
  • Groom organises Manchester United wedding, bride is definitely not happy

    09/08/2014 12:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 4 Sep 2014
    Ever dreamed of having a wedding based around your favourite football team? No? Well this Manchester United fan did. And this week he made his dream come true. The supporter, based in Kenya, went to great lengths to organise a United themed wedding for him and his bride to enjoy, but on the basis of these photos, it didn’t go down well. In truly mad scenes, the groom wore a United shirt – complete with ‘Just Married’ on the back – while every detail was replicated, including a cake slapped with the same sponsors as the Red Devils. But while...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former terror suspect kicked out of Bloomington, Minn. mosque

    09/06/2014 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 9/5/14 | Tom Leyden
    Amir Meshal has a fascinating history. He's originally from New Jersey, but back in 2007 he was detained and interrogated by the FBI in Kenya after escaping from Somalia. Somehow, his travels brought him to Minnesota, and to a mosque in Bloomington, which kicked him out this summer. Friday prayers bring hundreds to the Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center, which is perhaps the largest mosque in the Twin Cities. But not everyone is welcome -- not after Meshal began attending prayer and hanging out earlier this year. In June, the center called police and had Meshal, 31, removed and ticketed...
  • ‘Jihad John’: Rap Song Lyrics Provide Chilling Clues Into His Rage (ISIS Beheader)

    09/03/2014 2:11:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    new.com.au ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 2014
    BEFORE he was named as a key suspect in the brutal beheading of two western journalists, the man who has become known as Jihad John was an aspiring rapper with a dark message. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who released music videos under the name L Jinny and even had a few songs played on BBC radio, has gained notoriety for darker reasons other than his music. The British man has gained worldwide attention after he was named as the chief suspect in the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley. Police and intelligence officials told Britain’s Sunday Times that “MI5 and...
  • Did US kill Al-Shabaab leader responsible for Kenya mall massacre?

    09/02/2014 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The US reportedly targeted Ahmed Abdi Godane in a military strike on Somalia overnight, but the Pentagon has kept a tight seal on the operation other than to acknowledge that one took place. Godane runs al-Shabaab, the Somalian radical Islamist terror network that took credit for the massacre in a Kenyan mall a year ago, and Godane is widely believed to have run that operation: Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said in a statement late Monday only that “we are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate.” Godane...
  • Suspected Shebab militants behead Kenyan driver

    08/23/2014 5:53:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AFP ^ | 8/23/2014
    A group of suspected Shebab Islamist militants have beheaded a Kenyan driver after kidnapping a group of traders on Kenyan soil near the resort island of Lamu, police said Saturday. The militants kidnapped the traders on Wednesday and took them to the dense Boni forest area in Lamu county. The militants released three of them who were Muslims and beheaded a Christian. Local police said the body of the victim was found in the forest on Friday. According to police, the survivors said the attackers were well armed and had identified themselves as Shebab members on a mission to fight...
  • Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

    08/22/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 28 replies
    News24 ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola Cape Town – A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that continues to rock West African countries. According to the Business Daily, Joseph Aura told the High Court in Nairobi that the US had patented the Ebola virus, its vaccine and cure in 2012 and should be compelled to bring the health crisis to a stop. The claim was made in court papers supporting Aura’s request to have the Kenya High Court throw out a case filed by the Consumers Federation of Kenya lobby group...
  • Ebola outbreak: Kenya at high risk, warns WHO

    08/13/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 18 replies
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa, a WHO official said. This is the most serious warning to date by the WHO that Ebola could spread to East Africa.
  • Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

    08/11/2014 8:50:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug 11, 2014 12:04 PM EDT | TOM ODULA
    AIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee. At least 12 men from other tribes have been forcibly circumcised since the start of the circumcisions in August, according to police and local authorities. Others have sought refuge in police stations to avoid the knife's cut. The Bukusu ethnic group prefers traditional circumcisions using simple tools and no anesthesia. But tradition can be disastrous.
  • KENYA: Suspected Ebola Patient Isolated in an Ambulance

    08/08/2014 11:50:15 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    IQ4News Kenya ^ | 8-9-2014 | IQ4News Kenya
    A suspected Ebola patient was on Friday night isolated at an ambulance at Kenya’s biggest referral facility, the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), IN Nairobi. However, reports from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where the blood was taken for sampling indicate that no result has come out. Kenya’s unpreparedness against ebola, that is currently ravaging West Africa, has been put into question with Doctors saying that the country lacks the wherewithal to deal with the deadly infection. There are only two major referral facilities in Kenya, the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in...
  • MSNBC Reporter Accidentally Claims Obama ‘Is From Kenya’ [VIDEO]

    08/05/2014 5:42:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5 Aug 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC reporter Chris Jansing claimed President Barack Obama’s keen interest in this week’s African leadership summit stems from the fact that “he’s from Kenya” — an assertion that took over ten minutes for her to reverse. Jansing spoke to MSNBC’s Joy Reid about the ongoing meeting of American and African leaders in Washington D.C. “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background,” Reid said. “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya,” Jansing replied breezily. “And the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African...
  • Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. [2011]

    08/07/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 80 replies
    http://presscore.ca ^ | Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | Posted by Paul W Kincaid
    Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid. Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript from Occidental College shows that Obama (Barry Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship (scholarship) for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S....
  • NBC Correspondent Accidentally Says Obama ‘Is From Kenya’ (MSNBC Is Birther)

    08/07/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Posted on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:03pm | By Ernesto Rivera
    SNIP Host Joy Reid began the segment commenting on the ongoing U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. by saying, “The White House is clearly, I would assume, hoping that this will be part of the president’s legacy, given his background.” Jansing replied, “Yeah, the fact that he’s from Kenya, and the fact that when he was elected there were expectations on the African continent.. SNIP
  • Kenya Seen as Refuge From Uganda’s Anti-Gay Hostility

    08/05/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    More and more Ugandans are seeking refuge in Kenya to escape extreme homophobia that has intensified in their own country since anti-gay legislation was passed earlier this year. But although prosecutions are rare in Kenya, discrimination is common there too. In February, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed off on legislation already passed by parliament to extend the scope of offences and impose tougher penalties for homosexuality up to a life sentence. On August 1, however, the Constitutional Court annulled the Anti-Homosexuality Act, ruling that parliament did not have the required quorum when members voted to pass it last December. It...
  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Newest Obama handouts hidden behind 'summit' plans

    07/26/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    WND ^ | July 26, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    African visitors to U.S. conference to be taught about subsidies, assistancePresident Obama has begun touting his upcoming “U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit” as an opportunity for African nations “to become partners with America on behalf of the future we want for all of our children.” The event, according to the White House, will “build’ on the president’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 in which U.S. taxpayers paid $60 to $100 million for the Obama family’s lavish comforts and entertainment. While the summit’s official theme is “Investing in the Next Generation,” a close inspection reveals that U.S. taxpayers again ultimately...
  • US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

    07/24/2014 3:00:37 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | July 24, 2014 | Jason Straziuzo
    The decision comes amid a tightening of security by the U.S. Embassy in Kenya, which has seen dozens of grenade and gunfire attacks the last two years. Earlier this year the U.S. increased the number of security personnel at the embassy and put armed Marines behind sandbag bunkers on the embassy roof. The State Department also reduced the number of U.S. personnel here by moving a regional USAID office out of the country.
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/23/2014 6:45:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/22/2014 | KTLA 5
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a...
  • Israel to be investigated for possible 'war crimes' over Gaza raids

    07/23/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Express ^ | July 23, 2014 | Cyril Dixon
    Navi Pillay said Tel Aviv's two-week onslaught on Gaza - which has cost more than 650 Palestinians lives - would be thoroughly investigated. Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the attacks have destroyed houses and hospitals and killed civilians. "These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes. "Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated." According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been destroyed and 2,644 damaged, while 46 schools, 56 mosques...
  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7/23/14 | By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles of Reuters
    GENEVA, July 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday launched an international inquiry into human rights violations and crimes that may have been committed by Israel during its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The U.N. Human Rights Council condemned the Israeli assault which it said had involved "disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks", including aerial bombing of civilian areas, collective punishment, and the killing of more than 650 Palestinians. At the end of an emergency session, the 47-member forum adopted a resolution presented by Palestinians by a vote of 29 states in favor, 1 against (the United States) with 17...
  • Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

    07/22/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    KNLA ^ | CNN WIRE
    An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip. The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children. According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch. “This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true...
  • Have We Got A Conspiracy for You - 9/11? JFK? Obama's Citizenship?

    Just as many (23%) say the theory that Obama is not an American citizen is true, with another 17% who aren't sure. Sixty percent (60%) reject that theory as false.
  • Kenya won’t be getting the Obama presidential library

    06/30/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 30, 2014 | BY LESLIE LARSON
    Obama’s foundation has nixed a proposal from a Kenyan university to house Obama’s presidential library. The Nairobi-based U.S. International University-Africa submitted a proposal in June to the Barack Obama Foundation for consideration as the site for the Obama library and museum. The school said the Africa site would shed light on Obama’s heritage and would also help boost the “Obama tourism circuit.” But the “submission was not responsive to the guidelines and is not under consideration,” the foundation told the Chicago Sun-Times. The Kenyan proposal was among the 13 submissions received by the Barack Obama Foundation for the library site...
  • How Kenyans are reacting to legalised polygamy

    06/25/2014 8:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Last month a controversial bill legalising polygamy became law in Kenya. Yalda Hakim reports for BBC Our World on how it is being received.In the chilly dawn deep in Kenya's Rift Valley, three women make domestic preparations for the day. One cooks breakfast, another makes pancakes, the third fetches milk for tea. But Alice, 62, Mary, 56, and Joyce, 54, are doing this for the same man, the husband to whom all three are married. He is Isaya Ntokot, a 76-year-old with 15 children and 48 grandchildren. There is nothing unusual about this - in fact, three wives for a...
  • Over 80 Shabaab militants killed as Amisom airstrikes Somalia bases

    06/23/2014 2:43:07 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    Daily Nation ^ | June 23, 2014 | Staff
    MOGADISHU, Monday Kenyan fighter jets have bombed key Al-Shabaab bases, with scores of fighters killed, the African Union (AU) force fighting the extremists has said. The air strikes on the impoverished villages of Anole and Kuday in the southern Lower Juba region are part of the offensive by the 22,000-strong AU mission in Somalia (Amisom), which launched in March a fresh bid to wrest remaining towns from the Islamists. "Amisom forces have conducted airstrikes... as part of a sustained effort to destroy Al-Shabaab's military capabilities," the force said in a statement, adding it was Kenyan air planes that carried out...
  • "Kenya is now officially a war zone" [another attack from ROP: 9 dead]

    06/17/2014 2:51:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP/CBS ^ | 6/17/2014
    Extremists attacked a coastal area of Kenya for the second night in a row, killing at least nine people a day after the deaths of nearly 50, an official said Tuesday. Police spokesman Masoud Mwinyi said that al-Shabab militants attacked Majembeni village. The Somali militant group also claimed responsibility for the Sunday night attack in nearby Mpeketoni that killed 48 people. The back-to-back attacks underscore the weak security around the Lamu area, which lies just south of the Somali border. Lamu once attracted swarms of foreign visitors but its tourist sector has been suffering in recent years because of increasing...
  • 'My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head...

    06/16/2014 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:50 EST, 16 June 2014 | By Tara Brady and Matthew Blake
    Somali militants who murdered 48 people in a Kenyan village as they watched the World Cup went door to door asking residents if they were Muslim or spoke Somali - and shot them dead if either answer was 'no', witnesses revealed today. The attack on the coastal village of Mpeketoni, about 30-miles southwest of the tourist centre of Lamu, came at the end of a weekend of bloodshed that has exposed the world to the shocking depravity of terrorists, apparently emboldened by each other's acts. Witnesses told how about 30 gunmen - believed to be members of Somali terror group...
  • Kenya Terror Attack: Gunmen Killed Christians, Spared Muslims

    06/16/2014 8:57:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2014 | TOM ODULA
    Dozens of extremists attacked a Kenyan coastal town for hours, killing those who weren't Muslim and those who didn't know the Somali language, officials and witnesses said Monday. At least 48 people were killed and two hotels were set on fire... lasted until early Monday, with little resistance put up by Kenya's security forces. ... Like the gunmen who attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall last year, the Mpeketoni attackers gave life-or-death religious assessment, a witness said, killing those who were not Muslim. "They came to our house at around 8 p.m. and asked us in Swahili whether we were Muslims. My...