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  • Senegalese man 'confesses to killing American woman' in Florence ( Italy )

    01/18/2016 7:01:18 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    ANSA ^ | 14 January 2016
    Police have detained a man suspected of murdering Ashley Olsen, a 35-year-old American woman, in Florence last week. The detained man is Cheik Diaw, a 27-year-old undocumented Senegalese migrant known to the police for drugs-related issues. He has admitted being responsible for her death, but said he did not intend to kill her, sources said. Prosecutors said the man was held on the basis of DNA evidence taken at the crime scene. ... Diaw said he had sexual relations with Olsen after meeting her in a club and going to her home, according to the sources. He said they subsequently...
  • Illegal immigrant 'screamed "you have treated me like a dog" before...strangling American artist

    01/14/2016 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | Updated: 12:58 EST, 14 January 2016 | By Jake Wallis Simons In Florence, Italy
    An illegal immigrant has confessed to killing American artist Ashley Olsen in her Italian apartment, who was punched and strangling her with a USB cord in a jealous 'drug-fueled' frenzy. Cheik Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming back. The Senegalese man was caught because of DNA evidence from a used condom and cigarette found in the toilet - which he had tried to flush away unsuccessfully. Italian police said they had to swoop on him quickly because they feared he...
  • Illegal immigrant arrested in American's murder in Italy said he left her alive

    01/14/2016 1:08:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/14/2016
    The lawyer for the main suspect in the death of an American in Florence, Italy said Thursday his client fought with the woman after they had sex and did drugs but that he left her alive on her bed and had no intention of killing her. Attorney Antonio Voce told The Associated Press that Cheik Tidiane Diaw, a 27-year-old illegal immigrant from Senegal, reacted badly when Ashley Olsen tried to push him out of her apartment after they had consensual sex in the early hours of Jan. 8. Olsen's body was found the following day. Prosecutors say she suffered fatal...
  • Suspect detained in death of US woman in Florence

    01/14/2016 2:21:04 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    WOKV ^ | 01/14/16 | ap
    Link only A women from St. Augustine Florida was murdered in Italy. A Senegalese immigrant has been arrested.
  • Senegalese police arrest 11 accused of homosexual acts

    12/26/2015 1:36:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2015 1:35 PM EST
    Residents in the Senegalese town of Kaolack say police have arrested 11 people accused of homosexual acts. Boukhari Ndiaye said the arrested were among 20 people attending a celebration of a gay marriage at a school in the town about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of the capital, Dakar, on Friday. ...
  • Almost No More White NYC Cab Drivers, but Blacks Still Can't Catch a Ride?

    12/05/2015 5:49:43 PM PST · by grundle · 92 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 6, 2015 | Paul LaRosa
    There are no more white cab drivers in NYC. The New York Times reported earlier this year that only 6 percent of yellow cab drivers are even American-born. So when Leon and other blacks are not getting picked up, the drivers passing them by are not white racists. They are mostly Indian and/or Pakistani men (and a very few women) -- men of color. What gives? I happened to be in a cab driven by a black man from Senegal... this cabbie went off on his own racist rant about the difference between American blacks and those from other countries....
  • Hillary Clinton knew American Mali terrorist attack victim

    11/21/2015 1:04:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Davic Mark
    Anita Datar, 41, perished in the Mali hotel siege on Friday. She's the only American known to have died in the attack. A former Peace Corp worker in Senegal, Datar was in Mali on an international development project. The casualty hit home for Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner and senator from New York for eight years. "I knew Anita as the loving mother of a wonderful seven-year old boy and the former partner of David Garten, one of my senior policy advisors in the Senate," Clinton said in a statement ... Datar is among the at least 19 victims of...
  • One man's mission to become the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean

    10/17/2015 11:47:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies ^ | Harry Wallop
    Some time in December, Ben Hooper will step on to a beach in Dakar, Senegal, and plunge into the warm blue waters of the Atlantic. He will not stop swimming until he hits Natal in Brazil. The distance is 1,763 miles. But that’s only if he goes in a straight line. And swimming across the Atlantic in a straight line is a bad idea: “The currents in the centre are so strong, I’d never get there. It’s an absolute car wreck in the centre. Great for rowers, great for sailors, horrible for swimmers,” he says. Instead he will go in...
  • UK Based F-15Es Flew A Secret Long-Range Mission Over Africa On Monday

    05/29/2015 6:15:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 5/27/15 | Tyler Rogoway
    A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Multiple radio interceptors and plane spotters state that four F-15E’s, callsigns ABLE 01 through 04, took off from their home base at RAF Lakenheath laden with yellow banded (live) AIM-9M sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAMS and no less than seven 500lb Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs). These aircraft were accompanied by five KC-135Rs tankers, callsign QUID 91 through 95, that...
  • Chimps in Senegal found to fashion spears for hunting

    04/15/2015 10:59:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies ^ | 4/15/15 | Bob Yirka
    (—Members of a troop of chimpanzees living at a site called Fongoli in southeastern Senegal have been observed by scientists fashioning tree branches into spears and using them to hunt and kill bushbabies. The researchers, a combined team with members from the U.S. the U.K. and Germany have published their observations and findings in Royal Society Open Science. In their seven year study of the chimps living at the site, the researchers spotted chimpanzees breaking off tree branches, tearing off smaller branches and leaves, removing the weak tips and sometimes gnawing on the ends to sharpen them. The spears (which...
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. “The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. …
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Are the Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal over? Ebola situation assessment

    10/14/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 8 replies
    WHO ^ | 10/14/14 | staff
    WHO recommendations for testing for Ebola virus disease and confirming a case WHO is alarmed by media reports of suspected Ebola cases imported into new countries that are said, by government officials or ministries of health, to be discarded as “negative” within hours after the suspected case enters the country. Such rapid determination of infection status is impossible, casting grave doubts on some of the official information that is being communicated to the public and the media.
  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa — The First 9 Months of the Epidemic and Forward Projections

    09/23/2014 7:42:16 AM PDT · by Raebie · 15 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | September 23, 2014 | WHO Ebola Response Team
    As of September 14, 2014, a total of 4507 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), as well as 2296 deaths from the virus, had been reported from five countries in West Africa — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. In terms of reported morbidity and mortality, the current epidemic of EVD is far larger than all previous epidemics combined. The true numbers of cases and deaths are certainly higher. There are numerous reports of symptomatic persons evading diagnosis and treatment, of laboratory diagnoses that have not been included in national databases, and of persons with suspected...
  • Senegal Confirms Its 1st Case of Ebola

    08/29/2014 6:51:32 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 26 replies
    abc news ^ | Aug 29, 2014, 9:35 AM ET | BABACAR DIONE
    A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person is a university student from Guinea who sought treatment at a hospital in Senegal's capital, Dakar, this week, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters. The young man said he had had contact with Ebola patients while he was in Guinea and was immediately put under quarantine, she said. Tests from the Institut Pasteur have confirmed that...
  • Senegal Blocks Liberia Aid Flight

    08/23/2014 4:40:49 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 13 replies
    News24 ^ | Aug 22, 2014
    Senegal Blocks Liberia Aid Flight Dakar - Regional humanitarian hub Senegal said on Friday it had blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering the emergency response to the epidemic. A number of aid agencies have their regional headquarters in politically stable Senegal. Both medical charity MSF and the United Nations, which are leading efforts to contain a West African Ebola epidemic that has killed at least 1 350 people, had planned to operate regional flights from the country. The World Health Organisation has repeatedly...
  • WWI in color photos

    04/18/2014 8:52:59 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies
    Austrian Soldier, Eastern Europe, 1915 German troops in Berlin, 1914 Ambulances in Palestine, 1918 French trenches, 1916 Senegalese troops, France, 1917 Dead Italian soldiers, Italy, 1915
  • Akon Endorses Polygamy

    12/02/2013 10:14:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Since he made his debut on the music scene years back, the Senegalese singer hasn’t stopped to hold his own fans captive with his music. But unknown to many, he’s been a polygamist. Read what he thinks about monogamy: “The average guy in the world has a main girl and they got a side chick. And then they got a jumpoff. At the end of the day as a male we are natural breeders by nature. We can’t even escape it if we wanted to. Let’s say you put 1,000 guys on one corner and one bad chick walk...
  • Finnish man abducted during Senegal dating trip

    10/10/2013 3:30:32 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    IceNews ^ | 08 October 2013
    A Finnish man was abducted in Senegal after travelling to the West African nation to meet a woman he met on a dating site. The man travelled to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to meet who he thought would be a woman he met online; however, the trip turned into a nightmare when he was abducted and held for three weeks. A criminal gang in Senegal is suspected of conning a number of western men to travel to West Africa to meet local women they have met on the dating site. Senegalese police said that the Finnish man recently flew to...
  • 31 dead on doomed voyage to Italy

    07/28/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | July 28, 2013
    Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy on a dinghy according to survivors who managed to complete the journey. A dinghy carrying 53 migrants capsized on Friday evening, and witnesses said 31 of those who had been thrown off it drowned in the accident. The twenty-two survivors, who come from Nigeria, Gambia, Benin and Senegal, said the dinghy had capsized after three days at sea. They were rescued by a passing merchant ship and taken to Lampedusa island, the reports said.
  • Africa’s Sorrow, Obama’s Shame (Arab Slavery)

    07/09/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies ^ | July 08, 2013 | Stephen Brown
    It was another devastating blow for black Africa’s most powerless from the world’s most powerful black American. Like in his 2009 African visit when he visited a former European slave depot in Ghana, during his recently concluded 2013 African tour U.S. President Barack Obama again deemed that the defunct trans-Atlantic slave trade was the only past black African slavery worthy of his attention. While paying homage to the victims of the trans-Atlantic trade is obviously necessary for myriad reasons, the U.S. president failed once more not only to mention Africa’s other historical slave trade, Arab slavery, that also involved millions...
  • What are the Obamas Doing in Africa?

    06/30/2013 11:22:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies ^ | 6/30/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama's trip to Africa has largely been ignored by the U.S. media, and for good reason: it seems to have no real purpose. While attention to Africa is long overdue, the president is announcing no new strategy, concluding no significant agreements--merely announcing a new investment in African power generation, which African companies are arguably capable of funding and carrying out themselves. Much of his trip to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania consists of sightseeing with his family--and an entourage of 1,000, at a cost to taxpayers of $60 to $100 million. Consider the reason Obama gave reporters about...
  • Did Barack Obama pick the wrong venue for anti-slavery speech?

    06/28/2013 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Errant · 48 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Colin Freeman
    For a black American president on a tour of Africa, it seemed an obvious opportunity for a speech about the evils of slavery. When Barack Obama visited Senegal on Thursday, he headed for Gorée Island, where a crumbling fort is said to have been the key departure point for millions of slaves shipped across the Atlantic. Yet as the president toured the 18th century building and later spoke of how the visit had allowed him to "fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade", historians pointed out that it was probably never used for that purpose at all.
  • Barack Obama Peddles Adam and Steve in Senegal (Where Homosexuality is outlawed)

    06/28/2013 6:58:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    The $100-million Obama Traveling Show touched down in Senegal. All heady from news of the activist side of the Supreme Court further weakening the U.S. Constitution, Barack Obama could not contain his exuberance over Adam and Steve getting closer to being able to book their wedding reception immediately following the more traditional nuptials of Adam and Eve. Not happy with "fundamentally transforming" the once-great nation called the United States of America, in Senegal, where homosexuality is outlawed, Barack Obama felt compelled to talk down the established laws and leadership of the African nations hosting him. He called for homosexuals to...
  • Michelle Obama Searches for an Identity in Senegal ("We are you. We are just like you.")

    06/28/2013 6:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is first lady of the United States of America and yet it seems that she's searching high and low for an identity - desperate for a place to fit in. It started after 15-year-old schoolgirl Hadiya Pendleton of Chicago was shot dead standing in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park talking with friends. Michelle Obama rushed to Chicago to attend the girl's funeral, had her parents Cleo and Nate sitting in the Special People Sky Box with her at the State of the Union, and then told Hadiya's story when pushing gun control at a conference on youth violence hosted...
  • Gay rights clash: Obama, African host are at odds

    06/27/2013 1:49:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 6/27/2013
    Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and lesbians but was bluntly rebuked by Senegal's president, who said his country "still isn't ready" to decriminalize homosexuality. Obama opened his weeklong trip to Africa one day after the U.S. Supreme Court expanded federal benefits for married gay couples. In his first in-person comments on the ruling, Obama said the court's decision marked a "proud day for America." He pressed for similar recognition for gays in Africa, wading into a sensitive area in a region where dozens of countries...
  • Obama clashes with African host over gay rights

    06/27/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 124 replies
    AP ^ | 6/27/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage as a "victory for American democracy" but clashed with his African host over gay rights in a sign of how far the movement has to go internationally. Obama said recognition of gay unions in the United States should cross state lines and that equal rights should be recognized universally. It was his first chance to expand on his thoughts about the ruling, which was issued Wednesday as he flew to Senegal, one of many African countries that outlaw homosexuality. *snip* Papi Nbodj, a 19-year-old student who stood...
  • Mali Rebels Push On Despite French Strikes

    01/14/2013 8:23:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 14, 2013 | By DREW HINSHAW in Bamako, Mali, and DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS in Paris
    Islamist rebels chased Mali's army from a garrison town deep in its own territory on Monday, striking back at the weakest link in a nascent coalition after French fighter jets hit militant bases deep in the Sahara. The surprise move by what witnesses called a well-armed rebel force highlights the risk that the French campaign in Mali could widen as al Qaeda militants spread across the heart of the world's largest desert. The advancing fighters took control of the small barracks town of Diabaly after attacking and defeating the Malian army there, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. The...
  • 419 scam (Vanity)

    12/23/2012 8:57:46 PM PST · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 28 replies
    12/23/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Who else got one of these scams in their e-mail?
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • UPDATE 2-Syria to be suspended from int'l Islamic body -diplomat

    08/13/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, August 13, 2012 | unattributed
    Syria will be suspended from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday for its violent suppression of a 17-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, a diplomat said on Monday ahead of an emergency OIC summit in Mecca. "The resolution regarding the suspension of the Syrian membership in the OIC is not facing obstacles ... It will be approved," said the diplomat, speaking on the sidelines of a preliminary foreign ministers meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He said the decision was likely to be formally announced at the end of the second day of the summit, which was called by Saudi...
  • Intervening in Mali: West African Nations Plan Offensive against Islamists and Tuareg Rebels

    As Tuareg rebels battle radical Islamists with heavy weapons for control of the northern Mali city of Gao, Mali and the other 15 nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are planning a military offensive designed to drive both groups out of northern Mali in an effort to re-impose order in the region and prevent the six-month old conflict from destabilizing the entire region. So far, however, operational planning has not been detailed enough to gain the approval of the UN Security Council for authorization of a Chapter Seven military intervention, leaving ECOWAS and the African Union...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies ^ | 01 January 2012, 11:35 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET - quote: Dissemination *_is_* collection I always get a kick out of people who tell me I give away intelligence for free. What I do is watch how information moves. Keep in mind that the subject covered on this site are pretty darn esoteric by most standards. What kind of people, for example, even know who Oussama Salhab is? Answers include: Oussama Salhab, his family, friends, associates in and out of Hizballah, people he does business with, spies of various nations, etc. Yep. The barn is free, and so is the food.
  • Homeless man had little, gave much (Supported two Senegalese kids)

    12/25/2011 11:21:40 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | Dec. 25, 2011 | Guy Kovner
    Kevin Christopher Fitzgerald's life ended Saturday night on the cold asphalt of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa when the 57-year-old homeless man walked into the path of a southbound pickup truck. The driver, traveling at 65 mph, swerved and tried to brake, but had no chance to miss Fitzgerald, the CHP said. The man had lived on the streets and been to local hospitals so often in the last 25 years that paramedics immediately recognized him. Fitzgerald, the fifth homeless pedestrian killed by a vehicle this year in Santa Rosa, carried a secret that stunned most people who'd known the...
  • From Malawi to Senegal, Signs of a Sub-Saharan 'Arab Spring'

    07/28/2011 4:35:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Global Spin 'blog, ^ | Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Everett Rosenfeld
    After months of growing economic struggles, the southern African country of Malawi erupted into protests last week. Rioters took to the streets nationwide last Wednesday to protest the perceived mismanagement of the national economy and an impending fuel shortage. These protesters also stormed the offices of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party in the northern city of Mzuzu, and demanded that the president step down. Over three days of violence, state officials say 19 people were killed. Most of these deaths were protesters: seriously outnumbered, police forces reportedly fired live rounds into waves of rioters in order to push them away...
  • Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record

    05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 13 May 2011 | Amnesty International
    The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with...
  • Revolutions, walk-outs and fatwas

    01/17/2011 8:41:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/16/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Recent events in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt spell a dangerous new trend in the region. There have been major developments in Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt, each of which is of tremendous importance. In Tunisia, a popular uprising fueled by unemployment, economic suffering and long-term discontent has overthrown the dictator, but not necessarily the dictatorship. In 55 years of independence, the country has been governed by two dictators, the current one being Zine al-Abedin Ben Ali, who has been president for 23 years and was a key power in the regime even before that. Is this going to spread? Does it...

    04/23/2010 12:14:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 278+ views ^ | April 22, 2010, 6:32 pm | by Mike Levine
    SNIPPET: "In fact, Mower said, the pilot described it as "a serious security risk." Mower was unable to see the man who was taken off the plane, she said. " SNIPPET: "Two sources confirmed to Fox News that the man in question, a citizen of Gambia, had been added to the no-fly list while Flight 215 was in the air. The man had already been on the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment list, which is comprised of more than 500,000 people with even limited ties to known terrorists, one source said."
  • Imam issues fatwa on Senegal's "monument of shame"(made by N. Koreans)

    04/03/2010 5:09:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 529+ views
    AFP(The Star) ^ | 04/02/10 | Diadie Ba
    Friday April 2, 2010 Imam issues fatwa on Senegal's "monument of shame" By Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading imam on Friday issued a fatwa condemning Senegal's monument to the "African Renaissance" in the latest blow to President Abdoulaye Wade's project, a day before its inauguration. Slightly bigger than New York's Statue of Liberty, the giant group of man, woman and infant is perched on a hill overlooking the Senegalese capital Dakar and will be formally unveiled before foreign dignitaries and celebrities on Saturday. The $28-million statue has been criticised as a waste of money in a country with...
  • Senegal offers land to Haitians that want to come

    01/16/2010 5:20:41 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 41 replies · 1,565+ views
    AP ^ | January 16, 2010 | Rukmini Callimachi
    Senegal is offering free land to Haitians wishing to "return to their origins" following this week's devastating earthquake, which has destroyed the capital and buried thousands of people beneath rubble. Senegal's octogenarian President Abdoulaye Wade told a meeting of his advisers that Haitians are the sons and daughters of Africa, because the country was founded by slaves, including some believed to have come from Senegal. "The president is offering voluntary repatriation to any Haitian that wants to return to their origin," said Wade's spokesman Mamadou Bemba Ndiaye late Saturday following the president's announcement. "Senegal is ready to offer them parcels...
  • Do NOT respond to the freepmail spammer!

    11/17/2009 11:17:51 AM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 76 replies · 2,318+ views
    FR ^ | 11/18/09 | nadi001
    A reknowned spammer just hit FR, he is probably from Senegal, and has been one of those "A rich uncle has to get $10 million out of senegal, if you give me $10k i can split the money with you" scammers. DO NOT give him your email address, he will sell it to dozens of email spambot networks. I hope this was self evident to the FR community, but would rather be seen as a bit pedantic than have FR be the vector for someone to lose their life savings from a African email scam.
  • N. Korea Builds 'African Renaissance' in Senegal

    08/13/2009 6:50:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 4,941+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 08/11/09
    The monument "African Renaissance" under construction near Dakar International Airport in Senegal(photo taken on Aug. 10.) The monument, 50 meter high, is to be completed in coming December. N. Koreans have been building it since last year.
  • Bush warned he might send U.S. troops to Darfur: Wade (Senegal's president)

    07/17/2008 12:17:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 347+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | Pascal Fletcher
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal's president said on Thursday George W. Bush told African leaders at one stage the United States might send troops to Sudan's Darfur if they did not act to halt what he saw as genocide there. President Abdoulaye Wade said Bush, who has lobbied strongly for robust international action to end the five-year-old conflict in Darfur, ... Commenting on the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor's move this week to seek a war crimes arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Wade said Bush had "always proclaimed loudly and clearly that the United States considered Bashir had...
  • UN Hatemongers to Investigate U.S. "Racism" [with US government permission]

    05/19/2008 5:02:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 193+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-19-08 | Joseph Klein
    UN Hatemongers to Investigate U.S. "Racism"   By Joseph | Monday, May 19, 2008 The United Nations Special Rapporteur on “contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”, Dr. Doudou Diène, has been invited by the U.S. government for a three week visit this month and next to the cities of Washington, New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami, and San Juan in Puerto Rico. The stated purpose is for Diène to gather first-hand information on racism in America. He is scheduled to hold meetings with governmental representatives, both at national and local levels,...
  • Senegal: Ban Ki-Moon to Fight Violence Against Islam

    03/15/2008 3:30:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 500+ views
    All Africa ^ | 13 March 2008 | Staff
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday promised in Dakar to "fight against those who want to justify violence against the religion." "We will fight against those who want to justify violence against the religion and promote understanding among the Alliance of Civilisations. We will strengthen cooperation between the OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference) and the United Nations in this area (religion)," Ban said. He delivered his speech at the opening of the two-day 11th Islamic Ummah summit in Dakar, Thursday. The recently established Alliance of Civilisations (early January 2008) is a UN institution intended to promote dialogue between the...
  • Senegal Protester Sets Self on Fire

    12/09/2007 8:49:27 AM PST · by stm · 14 replies · 359+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09 Dec 07 | Fox News
    A Senegalese woman set herself on fire in front of Rome's City Hall Saturday in what appeared to be a protest of Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade's visit to Italy, Reuters reported Saturday. According to the report, the woman, identified as Kebe Peinda, a resident of northern Italy and an activist for the rights of Senegalese immigrants, survived the suicide attempt, and is in critical condition. Dramatic video of the event, recorded by closed circuit security video, shows Peinda entering the plaza in front of Rome City hall, walking up to a group of police officers, and igniting into a human...
  • France's Sarkozy lays out Africa vision

    07/27/2007 12:16:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 281+ views
    Agence France-Presse (excerpt) ^ | July 26, 2007 | Michel Leclercq
    Excerpt - DAKAR (AFP) - President Nicolas Sarkozy laid out Thursday his vision of a new partnership between France and Africa, urging the continent not to dwell on its colonial past and to commit itself to good governance. Sarkozy was speaking on a visit to France's former colony Senegal, the second stop of his first tour to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office in May. The French president said it was time Africans rose up to the problems confronting them including dictatorship and poverty and pledged to supporting any efforts to change the continent's fortunes. "Do you want to end the...
  • Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing

    02/11/2007 1:19:53 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 1,828+ views Statistics: Majority of Muslims support suicide bombing We now know from my previous article that a majority of Muslims in Palestine and Iraq support terrorism (53% and 61% respectively), while a large minority of Muslims in the UK support terrorism (25%). A further look into polls from the Pew Research Center for People and the Press has confirmed my previous conclusion; a majority of Muslims in most Islamic nations support terrorism. The PRC interviewed over 38,000 people during a four-month period in 44 nations. The conclusions of the Pew Global Attitudes survey are as follows: A majority of people...