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  • Obama Goes on Attack, But Arguments Fall Flat Against Trump Successes

    09/11/2018 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    He's back! President Obama has emerged from his supposed cloistered life to attack President Trump. Obama broke with a tradition apparently only modern Republican ex-presidents follow, which is not to speak ill of your successor.Obama, who reportedly has been running his "Organizing for America" operation, along with his White House aide Valerie Jarrett from his expensive home in a Washington neighborhood, spoke to a group of University of Illinois students last Friday, claiming it was his policies, not those of President Trump, that have produced the current economic boom."When you hear how great the economy's doing right now, let's...
  • After Deadly Raid, Pentagon Weighs Withdrawing Almost All Commandos From Niger

    09/03/2018 4:24:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/2/18 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt
    The Pentagon is considering withdrawing nearly all American commandos from Niger in the wake of a deadly October ambush that killed four United States soldiers. Three Defense Department officials said the plans, if approved by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, would also close military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, as well as seven of the eight American elite counterterrorism units operating in Africa. The shift in forces is part of the Pentagons defense strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia. But they represent a more severe cut of Special Operations forces in Africa than initially expected, leaving...
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Welcome President Kenyatta of Kenya, to White House

    08/27/2018 5:53:34 PM PDT · by Revel · 26 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 08/27/18 | sundance
    Earlier today President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed Kenyan President Kenyatta and his wife to the White House. Oval Office 1:53 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. Its great to have President Kenyatta of Kenya, and First Lady Kenyatta. Thank you very much for being here. Its a great honor. We have a tremendous relationship with Kenya. We have terrorism, a lot of trade, getting bigger and bigger all the time. PRESIDENT KENYATTA: Absolutely. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Were working on a major infrastructure project, a massive roadway that will be record setting, in many...
  • Remarkable graveyard discovery: 5,000-year-old 'monumental' cemetery stuns archaeologists

    08/21/2018 12:34:11 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists have uncovered a large ancient cemetery in Kenya that sheds new light on the areas early culture. Researchers from Stony Brook University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History discovered the graveyard, described as the earliest and largest monumental cemetery in Eastern Africa. The find at the Lothagam North Pillar Site near Lake Turkana has surprised experts, offering new details of the ancient herders that used the cemetery. This group is believed to have had an egalitarian society, without a stratified social hierarchy, the researchers wrote in a statement. Thus their construction of such a...
  • Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

    08/12/2018 2:15:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Chang Ming Chuang, 66, was tracking the animal at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha, 90km (56 miles) north-west of the capital, Nairobi. A second Chinese tourist was injured in the attack. Six people have been killed by hippos in the area this year. High water levels have seen hippos - the world's deadliest large land mammal - stray on to resorts for pasture. Witnesses said the two tourists had come too close to the animal near the Sopa hotel.
  • SLIP? Obama, I Visited Kenya as First American President to Come from Kenya

    07/23/2018 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    GP ^ | 07/23/18 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama had a slip of the tongue in Kogelo, Kenya this past weekend. During a speech Obama told the African audience he was from Kenya, “Now three years ago I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozPvgcC_2NE SLIP? Obama to African Audience: “I Visited Kenya as First American President to Come from Kenya” by Jim Hoft July 23, 2018 0 Comments 2ShareTweetEmail Barack Obama had a slip of the tongue in Kogelo, Kenya this past weekend. During a speech Obama told the African audience he was from Kenya, “Now three years ago...
  • Obama says he's from Kenya, again

    07/23/2018 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 22, 2018
    Why do so many Americans still believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya? Maybe because he keeps insisting it's so. He did again last week, while visiting his ancestral homeland of Kogelo. Participating in the opening of Sauti Kuu Resource Center, a youth facility built by his half-sister, Auma Obama, he said: "Now, three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya. When I was president it was a little bit harder to get up here cause my plane didn't fit the tarmac up here." "While three years ago my sister Auma introduced...
  • What? Barack Obama Says He's 'First American President from Kenya' in Foreign Speech

    07/22/2018 11:52:56 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 74 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | 7/21/2018 | unstated
    (Big League Politics) Former President Barack H. Obama had a slip of the tongue during a speech in Kogelo, Kenya today. Now, three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American President to come from Kenya, he said. https://www.teaparty.org/barack-obama-says-hes-first-american-president-kenya-foreign-speech-315263/
  • Did Obama just say he was the first US president from Kenya? ??

    07/21/2018 10:39:02 AM PDT · by MNDude · 123 replies
    Is this real? Seems like it. I don't think someone could fake this could they?
  • 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 Foundations 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 Kenyas 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 · 56 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 presidents 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 Kenyas 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...