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  • Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

    02/22/2018 4:17:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 2*21*18 | Seth M. Siegel
    Cape Town, South Africa, July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry before Israel declared statehood in 1948, its leaders focused on water security as closely as they did military preparedness. Israel is in the fifth year of drought, today citizens can reliably count on abundant water. Cape Town another story. reservoirs began receding more than two years ago. This problem turned into a crisis because of subsidy-distorted water pricing, inefficient irrigation, and a lack of desalination facilities and a long-term plan. In 2016 officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry recognized the problem...
  • South Africa votes to confiscate white-owned land without compensation

    02/28/2018 9:41:53 PM PST · by grundle · 170 replies
    news.com.au ^ | February 28, 2018 | Frank Chung
    SOUTH Africa’s parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation. The motion was brought by Julius Malema, leader of the radical Marxist opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, and passed overwhelmingly by 241 votes to 83 against. The only parties who did not support the motion were the Democratic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, Cope and the African Christian Democratic Party. It was amended but supported by the ruling African National Congress and new president Cyril Ramaphosa, who made land expropriation...
  • Panic And Blame As Cape Town Braces For Water Shut-Off

    01/24/2018 9:35:41 AM PST · by zeestephen · 46 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 24 January 2018 | Kristen Van Schie, with Gregory Walton
    But the day, currently forecast for April 12, has been creeping closer...Residents of the city of 4 million will then be forced to collect a daily water ration of just 25 liters (6.6 U.S. gallons) from 200 water collection points...Reservoirs around Cape Town, in the grip of its worst drought for a century, have gone largely unreplenished for more than three years in the absence of significant rainfall and are about to run dry.
  • Boone County election monitors offer lesson in partisan mischief

    11/03/2004 6:24:49 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 2, 2004 | Tony Messenger
    Rest easy, Boone County voters, the Canadians are here to save the day. It’s a relief, eh? Canada’s former minister of communication, David MacDonald, sat in the Boone County Public Library yesterday to let us know that he and others are watching our election today to make sure there is no repeat of the 2000 fiasco marked by Florida’s hanging chads and a presidency decided in the U.S. Supreme Court. "It’s important that Americans from coast to coast … believe it was fair," MacDonald says of today’s vote. To that end, MacDonald and South Africa’s Norman du Plessis will be...
  • Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa's President Vows To Redistribute White-Owned Land And Businesses

    02/12/2017 4:22:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/12/2017
    In a stark flashback to the events that led to Zimbabwe's terminal collapse into banana republic status, as well as unleashing hyperinflation and economic devastation, on Thursday South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality, in a State of the Nation address which as the WSJ reports was disrupted by a fistfight, walkouts and a release of pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber. It appears South Africa is not fond of implementing "Rule 19." Scenes of verbal and physical clashes inside the parliament, some 27 years to the day...
  • Sen. Obama Heads to Africa for Five-Nation Tour (Gives Away $52 Million of Taxpapyers Money)

    08/21/2006 4:12:24 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 22 replies · 823+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 17, 2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — When Sen. Barack Obama heads to Africa for a five-nation tour this week, he will take with him a credential no other U.S. senator can claim — and one that may make Africans listen to what he has to say. Obama departs Friday on a 15-day tour that will take him not only to his father's homeland, but also to South Africa, Congo, Djibouti and Sudan. While he has visited Africa twice before, this trip is certain to be different. (snip) Earlier this year, Obama attached an amendment to a pending bill that would provide up to $52...
  • Family that housed 100+ foreign refugees on farm attacked and threatened with murder by 'guest'

    12/28/2015 7:59:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    File this one in the “No good deed goes unpunished” directory. News24 in South Africa reports: THE good Samaritans who took onto their farm over 100 refugees displaced by this year’s xenophobic violence, now claim they have been threatened with murder by the same people they had set out to help. Besides property being destroyed, the ­family who took in the immigrants have also been accused of not helping them to be ­relocated back home or to another country, driving a chasm between them. Owners of Hope Farm in Cato Ridge, ­Andrew and Rae Wartnaby, were yesterday forced to...
  • U.S. Pours Millions Into Fighting Poachers in South Africa

    12/23/2015 5:37:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2015 | Ron Nixon
    JOHANNESBURG -- The Obama administration is stepping up efforts here to combat illegal wildlife poaching, an expanding criminal enterprise in South Africa that has driven several animal species toward extinction and fueled the growth of international gangs. But the effort is coming as South Africa wrestles with its own strategy, which could diverge significantly from Washington's. Just last month, a South African court lifted a ban on domestic trade in rhinoceros horns, reigniting a debate between those who claim that a legal trade within South Africa's borders could help stem the poaching crisis and those who say it would only...
  • No to Tariq Ramadan

    08/20/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 25, 2010 | Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted the visa ban on the European theoretician of radical Islam and virtuoso Jew-baiter, Tariq Ramadan, allowing him to take up a position similar to that he was offered at Notre Dame University, but which was filled because of his unavailability. At the same time, a U.S. entry prohibition against a South African leftist, Adam Habib of Johannesburg University, was voided. The decision to admit Tariq Ramadan is profoundly wrong. Adam Habib is an innocuous figure. Tariq Ramadan is not. Ramadan was first barred from the U.S. in 2004 ... the denial of...
  • Clinton lifts U.S. ban on Muslim scholar

    01/20/2010 8:45:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 89 replies · 1,505+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 1/20/10 | rueters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted a U.S. ban on a planned visit by a leading European Muslim critic of the Iraq war, in a move rights groups hailed as a victory for civil liberties. Clinton signed orders which ended the ban on Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, who was barred due to alleged terrorism ties which he denies, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Wednesday.
  • GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G from firm tied to Iran

    08/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Republicans pounced on a report Monday that said top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents, claiming Plouffe's involvement could represent a "loophole" in sanctions against the regime. The White House rejects the notion that anything improper took place. According to The Washington Post, Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House -- and apparently before the company hosting him started coming under heavy scrutiny from the Obama administration. The White...
  • Was toppling Libya all about the money?

    05/19/2015 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-15 | DrJohn
    In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to "iron fisted" rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success. "Leading from behind" is an important element of this doctrine. It is no insult to lead but let others feel they too are architects of a plan, to lead without making others feel you are bullying, to lead but do so in a way in...
  • South Africa rebuffs repeated U.S. demands that it relinquish its nuclear explosives

    PELINDABA, South Africa – Enough nuclear explosive to fuel a half-a-dozen bombs, each powerful enough to obliterate central Washington or most of lower Manhattan, is locked in a former silver vault at this nuclear research center near the South African capital. Technicians extracted the highly-enriched uranium from the apartheid regime’s nuclear weapons in 1990, then melted the fuel down and cast it into ingots. Over the years some of the cache has been used to make medical isotopes, but roughly 485 pounds remains, and South Africa is keeping a tight grip on it.
  • Former Ugandan leader Obote dies

    10/10/2005 1:57:41 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 10, 2005
    Uganda's former President, Milton Obote, has died at the age of 81 in hospital in South Africa. Mr Obote led Uganda to independence as prime minister in 1962, going on to serve two terms as president - both of which ended in military coups. Overthrown by Idi Amin in 1971, he returned to office in 1980, only to be ousted in 1985 by forces led by Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's current president. Mr Obote had spent most of the last 20 years in exile in Zambia.
  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Steven Hatfill's Strange Trip From Accused Terrorist to Medical Adventurer

    06/29/2014 12:05:43 AM PDT · by John Faust · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2014 | Cameron Bird
    ... Across a series of blogs and far-right message boards, someone going by the moniker of “the Real Luigi Warren” (a.k.a. “Luigi ‘Anthrax’ Warren”) had operated a lurid rumor mill about Hatfill for more than a decade—promoting, in particular, hearsay about the years he lived and worked in southern Africa during the throes of apartheid. In 2010, after the aggressor surfaced in the comments section of theatlantic.com, Hatfill’s lawyers made their move. They sent a six-page letter to the man they assumed to be the real Luigi Warren, a stem-cell researcher at Harvard Medical School named, not incidentally, Luigi Warren....
  • Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?

    12/17/2014 8:42:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 30 April 2014 | Oliver Wainwright
    Sitting on a salvaged sofa in the centre of her small tin shack, Nomfusi Panyaza looks increasingly worried, as heavy clouds gather in the sky outside. “When it rains, the public toilets overflow into my living room,” she says. “Water comes in through the ceiling and the electricity stops working.” Outside her makeshift home in the sprawling township of Khayelitsha, on the eastern edge of Cape Town, barefoot children play on the banks of an open sewer, while cows roam next to an overflowing rubbish heap. Panyaza shares this tiny cabin with her two daughters and four grandchildren, a family...
  • Warnings Grow Over Communism and Genocide in South Africa

    12/23/2014 7:16:53 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 12/11/2014 | Alex Newman
    ( Nelson Mandela (right) and F.W. de Klerk) As South Africa descends into what its radical rulers refer to as the “Second Phase” of their communist revolution, warnings about an approaching genocide and full-blown communist tyranny are growing progressively louder. In a statement released last week, the organization Genocide Watch again sounded the alarm surrounding the ongoing, regime-linked preparations to exterminate minority Afrikaner farmers. South Africa’s credit rating, meanwhile, was downgraded again last month to barely above “junk” status. Parliament recently descended into a brawl after a politician called the president a "criminal and a thief." As the warning signs...