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  • Family ties! Obama arrives in his father's native Kenya for low-key trip

    07/16/2018 8:22:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 16, 2018 | Daily Mail Reporters
    Family ties! Obama arrives in his father's native Kenya for low-key trip to launch sports center founded by his half-sister Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday to assist his half-sister, Auma Obama The former president is helping his sister launch her sports and training center While in Nairobi, Barack met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the official residence Former US president Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Sunday, the country of his father's birth, his first visit to this East African country since leaving office. Obama is in Kenya to help launch the sports and training center founded by his...
  • Obama's sister releases memoir

    04/30/2012 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | April 30, 2012 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Adding to the growing list of books about President Barack Obama and his family is a new memoir by his sister who was raised in Africa. Auma Obama, who now works at CARE International in Nairobi, didn't meet Barack until the 1980s and it's unclear how much new ground the book breaks. But she did have an interesting vantage point: that of the Obama family in Africa and how her brother's political career impacted it. In published excerpts of "And Then Life Happens," she wrote about meeting Hillary Clinton after the nasty primary race in 2008 and the media frenzy...
  • Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

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

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

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

    06/15/2018 6:46:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 48 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Barack Obama was born in the U.S. It was his own book publisher that started the false rumor that he was born in Kenya. NPR later repeated the false claim. Barack Obama was born in the U.S.According to this 2012 article from ABC News, in 1991 Obama’s own book publisher printed a paper pamphlet which said that Obama was “born in Kenya.” An employee of the publisher said that it was a “fact checking error” of hers that caused this to happen, and that the false information did not come from Obama. The bolding is mine:https://web.archive.org/web/20120518040015/http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/born-kenya-obamas-literary-agent-misidentified-birthplace-1991/story?id=16372566#.WDjC8FxHR_k‘Born in Kenya’: Obama’s Literary Agent...
  • Kenya to fast-track laws to make wildlife killing capital offense

    05/14/2018 4:15:23 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Xinhuanet.com ^ | 05/13/18
    Kenya will fast-track laws to make wildlife poaching a capital offense as part of the country's bid to conserve flora and fauna, a senior government official said late Thursday. Najib Balala, the Minister for Tourism and Wildlife, said that once the laws are enacted, the offenders of the wildlife crimes will face the death penalty in accordance with the laws of the land. "We have in place the Wildlife Conservation Act that was enacted in 2013 and which fetches offenders a life sentence or a fine of 200,000 U.S. dollars. However, this has not been deterrence enough to curb poaching,...
  • Obama Skipped Aunt's Funeral; Went Golfing Instead

    04/23/2014 6:46:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama did not attend the funeral of his late aunt Zeituni Onyango. Instead, he went golfing. The New York Times reports: After Zeituni Onyango, the woman President Obama once called Auntie, died in a South Boston nursing home this month, her closest relatives gathered her belongings at her nearby apartment. There, framed photographs of her with the president covered the wall. Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as “the spirit of the Obama family” and talked about raising money to send her...
  • Humans shaped stone axes 1.8 million years ago, study says

    09/02/2011 2:05:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 08-31-2011 | Provided by Columbia University
    A new study suggests that Homo erectus, a precursor to modern humans, was using advanced toolmaking methods in East Africa 1.8 million years ago, at least 300,000 years earlier than previously thought. The study, published this week in Nature, raises new questions about where these tall and slender early humans originated and how they developed sophisticated tool-making technology. Homo erectus appeared about 2 million years ago, and ranged across Asia and Africa before hitting a possible evolutionary dead-end, about 70,000 years ago. Some researchers think Homo erectus evolved in East Africa, where many of the oldest fossils have been found,...
  • First chimp fossil unearthed

    08/31/2005 11:35:50 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 70 replies · 1,328+ views
    Nature Magazine ^ | 31 August 2005 | Michael Hopkin
    Palaeontologists digging in the dusty wastelands of East Africa have discovered the first known chimpanzee fossil. The modest haul of just three teeth is the first hard evidence of the evolutionary path that led to today's chimpanzees. As well as shedding light on chimps, the find throws up new questions about human evolution; it seems that chimpanzees may not have been physically separated from humans as was once thought. That no one had previously found a chimpanzee fossil had long been a frustrating puzzle, comments Sally McBrearty, an anthropologist at the University of Connecticut, who made the find near Lake...
  • Large Crack In East African Rift Is Splitting The Continent In Two

    03/31/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    I4U News ^ | 03/31/18 | Hira Bashir
    A large crack that has suddenly appeared in Kenya’s Rift Valley is evidence that Africa will eventually break apart. The crack already stretches several miles and continues to grow, but it does not go all the way across the surface. If it does, it will split the continent into two. The crack has caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and also accelerating seismic activity in the area, leading researchers to believe that something dramatic could happen in the future. “The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is...
  • A shift and acceleration coming in April[ Charismatic Caucus]

    03/26/2018 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Bible ^ | Bible
    I saw a line between the month of march leading into April then Jesus on The throne as described in Ezekiel with the wheels within the wheels beneath him and The Spirit of The Lord in the wheels moving Him forward . Then I heard this word come forth . . . My kingdom has come upon the Earth now through my Chosen ones so get ready for a shift and acceleration in the spiritual realm for truly I AM about to shake all creation until all that is left is My Kingdom come. I saw many left behind as...
  • Report: Illegal Alien Accused of Murdering Elderly Woman ‘Possibly’ a Texas Serial Killer

    03/28/2018 12:42:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2018 | by John Binder
    An illegal alien accused of murdering an elderly woman could “possibly” be a serial killer and involved with multiple other deaths of elderly people in the Dallas, Texas area, a report states. According to the FOX 4 News, 45-year-old illegal alien Billy Chemirmir from Kenya was chased down and arrested by police for allegedly murdering 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Now, police are retracing their steps to about 750 deaths of elderly women to investigate whether or not the illegal alien was involved with their deaths, according to WFAA. Since Chemirmir was charged with murder, two elderly women have come forward...
  • Hawaii: Committee Calls for Obama Statue in His Birth State

    03/28/2018 11:59:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | March 28, 2018 | By AUDREY MCAVOY
    A state Senate committee in Hawaii on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and select an artist. It did not specify how the statue would be funded.
  • Cambridge Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections

    03/22/2018 9:53:48 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    voice of america/ Africa Division ^ | March 22, 2018 | Salem Solomon
    People walk past the building that houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, March 20, 2018. Share WASHINGTON — Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa. The data mining company, under fire for its alleged use of 50 million Facebook accounts to shape campaign messages for then-candidate Donald Trump, also played a role in elections in Kenya and Nigeria, according to new reports. The company's first involvement in Africa dates to the general election in South Africa in 1994. That election marked the end of...
  • Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest

    03/12/2018 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2018 | By SOMINI SENGUPTA
    KAKUMA, Kenya - These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week. Times are changing, though. Northern Kenya has become measurably drier and hotter, and scientists are finding the fingerprints of global warming. According to recent research, the region dried faster in...
  • U.S.'s Tillerson 'not feeling well', cancels activities in Kenya

    03/09/2018 10:31:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 March 2018 | staff
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled scheduled events on Saturday on the second day of a visit to Kenya because “he is not feeling well”, a State Department spokesman said. no futher info
  • Q Anon: (3/9/18) Continued from Wednesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/09/2018 12:57:47 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2,647 replies
    https://qanon.pub ^ | 3/9/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3637830/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior...
  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...