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  • Tanzanian newspaper reports that Obama has “origins from East Africa” OBAMA “ROOTS OUTSIDE COUNTRY”

    07/13/2010 4:40:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 65 replies · 3+ views
    Post Email ^ | July 13.,2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    An online newspaper based in Tanzania is reporting that “Barack Abdallah Husein Obama,” the “first black US president,” was born outside of the United States. Written in broken English, the article notes that the President of the United States has historically been required to be born on U.S. soil but that “This might have been the result of racism or belief that a person other than ‘original’ US citizen was capable of effectively leading the powerful nation and help it to maintain its values.” The writers go on to say that “We witnessed last year a senator with his origins...
  • Eritrean football team missing after match in Kenya

    12/16/2009 8:33:26 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2009 | Mike Pflanz in Nairobi
    Entire Eritrean national football team has gone missing after failing to board a flight home following a match in Kenya. Only the squad's coach and one other official arrived back in Eritrea after the team was knocked out in the quarter finals of the CECAFA tournament for east and central Africa. The Eritrean national football team pose for a group photo before the start of the match against Tanzania, at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi The twelve players are believed to be hiding somewhere in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, where there are tens of thousands who have fled Eritrea's...
  • War clouds gather as nations demand a piece of the Nile

    06/04/2010 2:52:34 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 38 replies · 992+ views
    The Times ^ | 6/4/2010 | Tristan McConnell, Nairobi and Addis Ababa
    The Nile supplies almost all of Egypt’s fresh water and three quarters of Sudan’s. Both countries claim historic rights over it but neither controls its sources. For thousands of years Egypt has jealously defended its right to use the Nile’s waters as it pleases. Now, amid warnings of conflict and crop failure, the balance of power is starting to change as other countries make new claims on the water. Last month most of the countries that occupy the Nile’s headwaters signed an agreement granting themselves greater control of the river and removing a colonial-era veto, held by Egypt for more...
  • ...Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Failed Arson Attempt

    05/19/2010 1:19:57 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 282+ views ^ | May 18, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) Failed Arson Attempt CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Sub-Saharan Africa - Tanzania 18 May 2010 U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam released the following Warden Message on May 18, 2010: On Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 8:30 in the evening a teenage boy ran past embassy guards and threw a bottle with flammable liquid under a water truck parked outside the walls of the embassy compound. Embassy guards immediately captured the boy and turned him over to the policeman on duty at...
  • Don't Believe the ELCA Spin

    04/09/2010 8:33:28 PM PDT · by Enought · 1 replies · 291+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 4/9 | Dan Skogen
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania's presiding bishop, Rev. Alex G. Malasusa had some strong words for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He said that they do not support the ELCA's decisions on same-sex relationships and ordination, that the ELCA has strayed from Scriptures and that his church needs to not be reliant on ELCA money "so that they don't use their money and wealth to threaten us. . . we should leave them with their money and stick to the word of God." (Read more)Presiding bishop Mark Hanson of the ELCA was quick to respond. The two presiding...
  • Tanzanian Bishop, African Churches Comment on ELCA Assembly Decisions

    04/07/2010 12:49:51 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies · 294+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 7 April AD 2010 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE April 7, 2010 Tanzanian Bishop, African Churches Comment on ELCA Assembly Decisions CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) said in an Easter sermon that the ELCT does not support certain decisions of the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) nor the Church of Sweden's decision to allow its clergy to conduct same-gender marriages. The ELCA assembly, held this past August in Minneapolis, approved proposals that would create the possibility for Lutherans in committed, publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous same-gender relationships to serve as ELCA clergy...
  • East Africa is next hot oil zone

    03/13/2010 1:47:55 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 618+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/10/2010 | UPI
    East Africa is emerging as the next oil boom following a big strike in Uganda's Lake Albert Basin. Other oil and natural gas reserves have been found in Tanzania and Mozambique and exploration is under way in Ethiopia and even war-torn Somalia. The region, until recently largely ignored by the energy industry, is "the last real high-potential area in the world that hasn't been fully explored," says Richard Schmitt, chief executive officer of Dubai's Black Marlin Energy, which is prospecting in East Africa. The discovery at Lake Albert, in the center of Africa between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of...
  • Sen. Durbin traveling in Africa this week (not enough on his plate here)

    02/14/2010 8:14:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 412+ views
    SunTimes ^ | 2-14-10 | SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will travel to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Sudan this week to examine U.S. foreign assistant programs in the region, Durbin's office announced Saturday. The trip by Durbin and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will focus on global health, maternal/infant mortality, clean water, sanitation, refugee, and economic development activities, according to a release from Durbin's office. The senators will also discuss regional peacekeeping and diplomatic issues. Because of security concerns, the full itinerary will not be released in advance. Durbin and Brown departed Friday, traveling first to Tanzania where they plan meet with embassy...
  • A Boomer’s Perspective: From Cold War to War on Terror

    01/27/2010 2:53:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 309+ views
    LONDON, Jan. 27, 2010 – Born a 1950s baby boomer, I grew up during the Cold War with the threat of nuclear holocaust looming on the horizon. As a little girl, I had dreams in which Russian troops swarmed over the hill in our back yard. Maybe that’s what propelled me to serve in the Army for nine years and work as a Defense Department civilian for another 17 years. No complaints, though. I’ve had an incredibly fortunate career with the military. I’ve enjoyed the fun, travel and adventure those old recruiting ads always offered. I’ve also seen the world...
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Al Qaeda names Fazul Mohammed East African commander

    11/11/2009 10:35:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,141+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | November 11, 2009 9:58 AM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "An al Qaeda leader wanted by the US for a string of deadly attacks has been named the new leader of terror group's network in East Africa. Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of several al Qaeda leaders charged with carrying out the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was appointed the leader of al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa. Fazul was "inaugurated" during an open ceremony in the southern city of Kismayo, according to a translation received by The Long War Journal of an article posted Waaga Cusub, a website operated by the Hawiye clan,...
  • Albino killers get death penalty

    11/02/2009 5:40:12 PM PST · by csvset · 10 replies · 649+ views
    BBC ^ | 2 November 2009 | BBC
    Four Tanzanians have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing an albino man last year - one of a spate of such murders in the country. The court, in the northern town of Shinyanga, convicted them of murdering the man and removing his head and legs. In September three men were sentenced to death for murdering an albino boy - the first such ruling in Tanzania. Witchdoctors sell good-luck potions made from the body parts of albino people for thousands of dollars. More than 50 albino people are thought to have been murdered in the past two years in...
  • U.S. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Embassy Blasts

    10/06/2009 2:43:48 PM PDT · by topfile · 47 replies · 2,793+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Benjamin Weiser
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided not to seek the death penalty against a former Guantánamo detainee who was ordered by President Obama to face trial in a civilian court in New York. Mr. Holder communicated the decision to federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday, and they in turn informed the federal judge who is presiding in the case. “You are authorized and directed not to seek the death penalty against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani,” Mr. Holder wrote to Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Ghailani faces federal charges of conspiring...
  • Journey to Tanzania: Reporter Exposes Epidemic of Albino Killings

    10/03/2009 2:09:54 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 9 replies · 1,224+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10-2-2009 | Juju Chang
    I had just 24 hours to prepare for my trip to Africa. We had been reporting on the killing of Tanzanians with albinism, a genetic condition characterized by a lack of pigment in people's eyes, skin and hair, as part of an ABC News hour special. In Tanzania, there has been a grotesque rash of albino killings: 54 people have been murdered since 2007, though observers say more incidences go unreported. Renegade witch doctors have convinced locals that there are magical properties in the blood, bones and skin of people with albinism, which has created a sickening black market where...
  • Terror suspects lose extradition case in Britain

    08/13/2009 2:05:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 832+ views
    AFP via ^ | August 8, 2009 | n/a “Terror suspects lose extradition case in Britain” (AFP) – 5 days ago SNIPPET: “LONDON — Two alleged leading conspirators of Osama bin Laden on Friday lost their latest battle to escape extradition from Britain over the 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa. Khalid al Fawwaz, a 46-year-old Saudi businessman, and Adel Abdel Bary, an Egyptian, are wanted by the United States over their alleged role in the attacks in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.” SNIPPET: “Al Fawwaz was living with his wife and three children in London before his arrest on a New York court indictment...
  • Thais detain alleged `Merchant of Death' (dealings include global illicit arms trafficking)

    03/06/2008 6:46:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/08 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - A Russian dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly supplying weapons to Africa's bloody conflicts over power and diamonds was arrested Thursday in Thailand on suspicion of conspiring to smuggle guns to Colombia's leftist rebels. Viktor Bout, 41, whose dealings reportedly inspired a 2005 movie about the illicit arms trade, was arrested at U.S. request in his hotel room in Bangkok, said police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapan. Bout had eluded arrest for years and was finally seized after a four-month sting organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. In New York, federal authorities unsealed a criminal complaint...
  • Russian Arms Dealer Accused of Breaking U.N. Embargoes Arrested in Thailand

    03/06/2008 6:28:37 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 10 replies · 281+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 3/6/08
    BANGKOK, Thailand — A Russian arms dealer accused of breaking U.N. arms embargoes by supplying weapons to African war zones was arrested Thursday in Bangkok, Thai police said. Viktor Bout was arrested in the heart of the capital city on a warrant issued by a Thai court, said Police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapan, head of the Crime Suppression Bureau. The warrant stemmed from an earlier one issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, he said. A U.S. Embassy spokesman "congratulated" Thai police for the arrest but could not provide details about the role U.S. officials played in it. Details of...
  • Accused East Africa Embassy Bomber Held at Guantanamo Bay to Be Prosecuted in U.S. Federal Court

    05/21/2009 2:53:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 400+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Accused East Africa Embassy Bomber Held at Guantanamo Bay to Be Prosecuted in U.S. Federal Court Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian national who has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility since September 2006, will be prosecuted in federal court in the United States pursuant to the March 12, 2001 superseding indictment currently pending against him in the Southern District of New York. In accordance with the President’s Jan. 22, 2009 Executive Order, which called for a review of all Guantanamo detainees and the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within...
  • Anjouan: AU troops in the capital, Mutsamudu (Comoros)

    03/24/2008 11:11:30 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 421+ views
    AFP via translation | March 25, 2008
    MUTSAMUDU (Comoros) - Tanzanian troops mandated by the African Union (AU) entered Tuesday morning in the capital of Comorian island of Anjouan Mutsamudu, as part of the operation to overthrow the president of the island Mohamed Bacar , witnesses reported to the AFP. Tanzanian soldiers were visible in the city centre where they have not encountered any resistance from forces loyal to the authorities of Anjouan deemed illegal by the federal government and the AU. The arrival of soldiers from the AU has been greeted with cries of joy inhabitants of Mutsamudu, the witnesses said. The "Democracy in the...
  • Latest Ship Seizures Broaden Counter-Piracy Challenge

    03/27/2009 6:00:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 423+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 27, 2009 – Two ship seizures in the Indian Ocean in recent days appear to indicate that pirates have broadened their focus beyond the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden. Pirates hijacked two chemical tankers: the Bahamian-flagged, Norwegian-owned vessel Bowasir on March 25 and the Panamanian-flagged, Greek-owned Nipayia yesterday, a Navy spokesman confirmed. Bowasir and its 23-member crew were operating more than 380 nautical miles southeast of Kismayo, Somalia. Nipayia and its 19 merchant mariners were pirated 490 nautical miles east of Mogadishu, the official said. The seizures were the farthest yet from the Gulf of Aden, where the...
  • Zombe Murder Case Adjourned

    02/23/2009 12:19:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 209+ views
    The Citizen ^ | 2009-02-20 | Bernard James
    The High Court yesterday adjourned the murder case facing 10 police officers as one of them was said to be too ill to testify. In the case, the ten officers, who include a former Dar es Salaam Regional Crime Officer, Abdallah Zombe, are charged with killing four innocent civilians at a forest in Dar es Salaam in 2006. Seven suspects have so far taken to the dock to defend themselves and yesterday was Rashid Lema's turn. Constable Lema was however unable to appear before the court due to ill health and his counsel Mr Dennis Msafiri successfully asked the court...
  • Christians “Detained, Beaten” In Indian Ocean Nations

    12/09/2008 6:13:59 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 576+ views
    BosNewsLife Africa Service ^ | December 8, 2008
    Christians on the predominantly Muslim islands of Pemba and the Comoros archipelago faced another tense day Monday, December 8, amid fresh reports that believers have been beaten, detained and banished for their faith. off the east coast of Africa...they fear for the "the survival of Christianity on Pemba and the Comoros", with fewer than 300 Christians in a combined population of 1.1 million people. Leaving Islam for Christianity is reportedly one of the main reasons why Christians are increasingly persecuted, following the conversion in August of Sheikh Hijah Mohammed, who was leader of a key mosque in Chake-Chake, capital of...
  • Giant bat makes comeback in Tanzania (Pemba flying fox fruit bat, 5-foot plus wingspan)

    10/30/2008 6:42:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 3,690+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/30/08 | Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) – A giant bat with a wingspan up to 5.5 feet has made a comeback from the brink of extinction in Tanzania in a rare conservation success, an environmental group said on Friday. Numbers of the Pemba flying fox, a type of fruit bat, have risen to 22,000 since it was rated critically endangered two decades ago when "only a scant few individual fruit bats could be observed," British-based Fauna and Flora International said. In a release coinciding with Halloween, it said that the bat's maximum wingspan was "greater than the height of the average British woman."
  • U.S. Tanzania AIDS Deal

    09/11/2008 11:04:28 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 127+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | Jesse Masai
    U.S. Tanzania AIDS Deal by: Jesse Masai, September 11, 2008 A public-private partnership will enable the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) to significantly expand its network of centers of excellence in Sub-Saharan Africa by building two clinics in Tanzania, a country hit hard by HIV/AIDS. On September 2, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced a grant award to BIPAI of $22.5 million over five years to support the operations of the two centers of excellence and associated satellite clinic facilities. Mr. Jakaya Kikwete, president of the United Republic of Tanzania, participated in the announcement...
  • Terror anniversary: eyes off the prize [GWB did NOT react properly to the 1998 attacks]

    08/07/2008 5:53:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 842+ views
    Ten years ago today, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed, causing a devastating loss of life and signaling that the United States faced new and more serious terrorist threats abroad and potentially at home. That potential became a reality on Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked, causing an even more devastating loss of life and sending an even clearer signal regarding the necessity of a smart and focused response to a challenge that could no longer be ignored. Unfortunately, President Bush did not get the message. He and his neoconservative advisers...
  • Statement by John McCain on the Tenth Anniversary of the Embassy Bombings

    08/07/2008 3:57:39 PM PDT · by flyfree · 6 replies · 157+ views
    johnmccain ^ | August 7, 2008
    U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on the tenth anniversary of the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania: "Today marks the 10th anniversary of the al Qaeda terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 225 people, including 12 Americans, and injured thousands others. The attacks made it painfully clear that al Qaeda's terrorist call to arms to attack Americans anywhere in the world was not an empty threat. The attacks proved the vulnerability of U.S. installations overseas, and demonstrated -- to any that needed further evidence -- that al Qaeda was a...
  • Tanzania: Prehistoric Footprints Stir Fresh Controversy

    07/27/2008 10:38:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 124+ views
    The Citizen (Dar es Salaam) ^ | Monday, July 21, 2008 | Zephania Ubwani
    Archaeological experts are divided on a plan to exhume the hominid footprints at Laetoli for public display, some arguing that this could lead to erosion of the rare imprints. The 3.6 million- year old footprints, discovered in 1978, have since the 1990s been reburied for protection while a replica of the original cast is on display at the site. Government authorities recently intended to exhume the oldest known footprints of human ancestors for public view in order to attract more tourists and researchers... With the assistance of scientists from Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles in the US, the track-way...
  • Living in fear: Tanzania's albinos

    07/25/2008 3:00:21 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 48,348+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 July 2008 | Karen Allen
    Once, albinos used to seek shelter from the sun. Now they have gone into hiding simply to survive, after a series of killings linked to witchcraft. In Tanzania, 25 albinos have been killed in the past year. The latest victim was a seven-month-old baby. He was mutilated on the orders of a witchdoctor peddling the belief that potions made from an albino's legs, hair, hands, and blood can make a person rich. Sorcery and the occult maintain a strong foothold in this part of the world, especially in the remote rural areas around the fishing and mining regions of Mwanza,...
  • US charges Al-Qaeda leader with Africa bombings

    03/31/2008 1:35:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 452+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/08 | Jitendra Joshi
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon announced Monday war crimes charges carrying the death penalty against a Tanzanian inmate held in Guantanamo Bay arising from Al-Qaeda attacks on US embassies in East Africa a decade ago. The Defense Department said Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani would face a special military tribunal on nine counts including murder related to the August 1998 bombing of the embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed 11 people and injured hundreds. Military prosecutors said that after the twin bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, which altogether killed more than 200, Ghailani worked as a bodyguard for Al-Qaeda leader...
  • Gitmo prisoner charged in embassy attack ('98 US Embassy attack)

    03/31/2008 9:05:54 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 17 replies · 680+ views
    ap / yahoo news ^ | March 31, 2008 | unattributed
    The U.S. has charged a Guantanamo prisoner with war crimes for the deadly 1998 al-Qaida attack on the American embassy in Tanzania. The Pentagon said Monday that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani could receive the death penalty if convicted by a military tribunal at the U.S. military prison. The charges against Ghailani include murder and attacking civilians for his alleged role in a bombing that killed 11 people and wounded hundreds. He is the 15th person charged in the military tribunals at Guantanamo, where trials are expected to get under way in late spring or early summer. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS...
  • Bush And Africa: Where Did Everbody Go?

    02/20/2008 6:53:38 PM PST · by Nocomme1 · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Because I'm Right... ^ | 2/20/08 | Nocomme1
    W. Bush is the most powerful and controversial man in the world. His every move is watched and critiqued and his every word is avidly transcribed, broadcast, analyzed, mocked and once in a long while even praised. He lives in what could reasonably be considered one of the most all-encompassing media bubbles in the world. But George W. Bush has found a way to get away from it all. He went to Africa.
  • Bush highlights malaria campaign

    02/18/2008 11:56:14 AM PST · by BGHater · 26 replies · 132+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 Feb 2008 | BBC
    Mr Bush handed out bed nets on his visit to Arusha President George W Bush has said the US will help provide 5.2 million mosquito nets as part of a broader campaign to tackle malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.Mr Bush announced the plan during a visit to a hospital in Arusha, Tanzania, where he is on the second leg of a tour of five African countries. He said it would provide free nets for every Tanzanian child aged one to five. Malaria is the main cause of death for children in Africa, killing a child every 30 seconds, the UN...
  • Bush OKs $698 million in Tanzanian aid

    02/17/2008 6:16:57 PM PST · by BGHater · 48 replies · 65+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 Feb 2008 | Jon Ward
    President Bush, in the midst of a warmly recieved visit here, today signed off on a $698 million aid package -- the latest and largest installment in an innovative program aimed at holding recipient countries accountable for the loans they recieve. The agreement, signed by Mr. Bush and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete in front of the massive State House here in Tanzania’s capital, will go toward building infrastructure, clean water projects, and hydro power development. Also today, Mr. Bush signaled support for Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia at a press conference with Mr. Kikwete several hours before a declaration...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush...02-18-08 (photos)

    02/17/2008 2:48:07 PM PST · by daisyscarlett · 71 replies · 1,142+ views
    Yahoo News Photos; | Daisyscarlett
    President and Mrs. Bush are traveling in Africa. They left on February 15 and will return on February 21. They have already visited Benin and are in Tanzania today. Later, they will visit Rwanda, Ghana, and Liberia. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Unpopular at home, Bush basks in African praise

    02/17/2008 12:09:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 73+ views
    Rooters ^ | February17, 2008 | Barry Moody
    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Unpopular at home and in much of the world during the last year of his presidency, George W. Bush is basking in rare adulation on his African tour. Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete poured praise on Bush in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, the second day of his five-nation African tour, each compliment applauded warmly by members of the east African country's cabinet. Although around 2,000 Muslim demonstrators protested against Bush on the eve of his visit, many thousands more cheering, waving people lined his road from the airport on Saturday. Banners across the route, decorated...
  • Africa Embraces Bush

    02/17/2008 9:35:46 AM PST · by bd476 · 57 replies · 217+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | Jon Ward
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Africans showered President Bush with praise yesterday for the billions of U.S. dollars spent to help fight disease and poverty, while administration officials threatened sanctions against Kenya if its president does not compromise in that nation's political crisis. Mr. Bush, who will send Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to meet tomorrow with leaders in Kenya, said during his first stop, in the small West African nation of Benin, that the U.S. desires "that there be no violence, that there be a power-sharing agreement that will help [Kenya] resolve its difficulties." A Bush administration official...
  • A Day In The Life of President Bush (in photos) - 2-16-08

    02/16/2008 3:25:45 PM PST · by STARWISE · 48 replies · 3,008+ views
    Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island The President, First Lady and their party are on a five-country African visit, until Feb. 21, 2008. Click on the banner below for further background and details. Press Briefing by Ambassador Jendayi Frazer (aboard Air Force One) Excerpt: I think that it's important to know that our -- that we have a major initiative that's intended to build the capacity of Africans, themselves, to respond to conflict. That's the Global Peace Operations Initiative. It's called GPOI. And that was an initiative that the President pushed the administration to develop. It started in 2005....
  • In Africa, Bush makes case for US aid

    02/16/2008 1:33:48 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 17 replies · 137+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | February 16, 2008 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - President Bush is betting Congress will hear him better from the heart of Africa than it does from down the street in Washington. Foreign aid programs that Bush sees as crowning achievements — and which he holds dear — are having their spending levels questioned on Capitol Hill. By visiting Africa for six days to showcase their results, Bush aims to change that in the short term and secure the programs' future beyond his presidency. His first stop Saturday was Benin, a tiny sliver on West Africa's coast. Hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars are...
  • 'Bizarre' New Mammal Discovered

    02/01/2008 1:54:59 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies · 252+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-1-2008 | Rebecca Morelle
    'Bizarre' new mammal discovered By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC News The curious-looking creature was caught on camera A new species of mammal has been discovered in the mountains of Tanzania, scientists report. The bizarre-looking creature, dubbed Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, is a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi. The cat-sized animal, which is reported in the Journal of Zoology, looks like a cross between a miniature antelope and a small anteater. It has a grey face, a long, flexible snout, a bulky, amber body, a jet-black rump and it stands on spindly legs. "This is one of the most exciting...
  • Bush's Other War (Must Read)

    01/29/2008 9:34:02 PM PST · by jdm · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 30, 2008 | by Joseph Loconte
    FOR A FEW FLEETING moments Monday night--what should have been vivid and affecting moments--television coverage of President Bush's final State of the Union address fastened on the image of a mother and daughter from Moshi, Tanzania. They sat, their faces alive with hope, in the first lady's box seats. Viewers were not told, and no one seemed inclined to tell them, that Tatu Msangi and her daughter Faith quite literally owe their lives to the Bush administration. After Msangi became pregnant, she went to a clinic at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center and learned she was HIV-positive. Five years ago...
  • South Africa robbers attack envoy

    01/06/2008 5:46:49 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 14 replies · 145+ views
    BBC ^ | 29 December 2007 | Staff
    The Tanzanian high commissioner to South Africa was beaten unconscious by armed robbers at his own farewell dinner in Pretoria, police say. The envoy, Emmanuel Mwambulukutu, is said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Six other people were also taken to hospital after the attack, including the ambassador's wife. One person has been arrested. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world. A South African government official at the dinner told the South African Press Association that armed men broke into the diplomatic compound at around 2200 local time. Rape...

    09/27/2007 7:59:25 PM PDT · by Vets_Husband_and_Wife · 26 replies · 131+ views
    BOMBINGS OF U.S. EMBASSIES IN AFRICA: 'SUPERPOWER IN THE CROSS HAIRS' Media in Kenya, Europe, the Middle East and Asia devoted front-page and editorial coverage to the two terrorist attacks against the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania last Friday. A majority of analysts--including many in the Middle East--fingered "radical Islamic organizations" as the perpetrators of the bombing attacks. Pundits across the board were quick to condemn the killing of innocent civilians. But opinion was mixed as to why this attack against the U.S. has taken place, and what the superpower should do about it. A few commentators expressed concern...
  • A Statement by the Deputies, Leadership, and Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah

    03/14/2007 4:53:46 AM PDT · by Huber · 11 replies · 386+ views
    A Statement by the Deputies to General Convention 2006, Leadership, and Bishop 1 of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah 2 March 13, 2007 3 4 5 Ye are not now to learn, that as of itself it is not hurtful, so neither should it be to any man scandalous and 6 offensive, in doubtful cases, to hear the different judgement of men. Be it that Cephas hath one interpretation, 7 and Apollos hath another; that Paul is of this mind, and Barnabas of that. If this offend you, the fault is yours. 8 Carry peaceable minds, and ye may have...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: comments at the final press conference in Tanzania

    02/24/2007 3:28:03 PM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 148+ views
    Prayerbook Society ^ | 2/20/2005 | Archbishop Rowan Williams
    Archbishop of Canterbury: comments at the final press conference in Tanzania ACNS 4255 ACO 21 FEBRUARY 2007 20th February 2007 May I echo the thanks for your patience which Philip has already shared with you - we're very appreciative of the fact that it is late and we're all tired. Also before I start, I went from one session just to check the BBC news and heard more details about the appalling bombing on the train in India and I know that all the Primates will want to put on record their grief and shock about this and their prayers...
  • Sex attacks blamed on bat demon[Tanzania]

    02/24/2007 12:59:08 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 26 replies · 1,287+ views
    BBC ^ | 21 Feb 2007 | BBC
    Men in parts of Tanzania's main city, Dar es Salaam, are living in fear of a night-time sex attacker. A BBC correspondent says the attacks are being blamed by some on a demon called "Popo Bawa" meaning winged bat. Some men are staying awake or sleeping in groups outside their homes. Others are smearing themselves with pig's oil, believing this repels attacks. Reports of the demon's existence have been common for many years in Zanzibar, where locals claim it originated. The BBC's John Ngahyoma in Dar es Salaam says not many people actually believe that the demon exists and there...
  • U.S. Used Bases in Ethiopia to Hunt Al Qaeda in Africa

    02/22/2007 10:53:09 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 644+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | February 23, 2007 | Michael R. Gordon and Mark Mazzetti
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 — The American military quietly waged a campaign from Ethiopia last month to capture or kill top leaders of Al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa, including the use of an airstrip in eastern Ethiopia to mount airstrikes against Islamic militants in neighboring Somalia, according to American officials. The close and largely clandestine relationship with Ethiopia also included significant sharing of intelligence on the Islamic militants’ positions and information from American spy satellites with the Ethiopian military. Members of a secret American Special Operations unit, Task Force 88, were deployed in Ethiopia and Kenya, and...
  • An Anglican future, made in Africa

    02/22/2007 10:05:16 AM PST · by GMMAC · 26 replies · 677+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    An Anglican future, made in Africa The biblical drama of sin, mercy, healing, salvation and liberation will reassert itself Father Raymond J. De Souza, National Post Published: Thursday, February 22, 2007 It has been remarked for a long time that the centre of gravity in the Christian world is shifting from north to south, from North America and Europe to Africa and Asia. The meeting of Anglican Primates this past week in Tanzania might be marked as the moment when that shift made its first global impact. The Anglican Communion has been facing an insurmountable challenge these past few...
  • Statement from The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi (Uganda) on the meeting in Tanzania

    02/21/2007 7:12:16 AM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 306+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 2/21/07 | The Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi
    Anglican Church of Uganda) THANK YOU First, I want to thank all the members of the Church of Uganda and others who were praying so fervently during this meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion. It was the most intense meeting I have ever attended. Even until the last night of our meeting, we were in a deadlock. But, the Lord has prevailed. Biblical authority is being restored, and from that, we are hopeful that Biblical mission will be the result. Thank you for upholding me and all of the Primates in your prayers. ACTIONS TOWARD TEC In 2003,...
  • Zambian Hopeful Takes a Swing at China

    09/29/2006 11:20:14 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Joseph J. Schatz ^ | Sept. 25, 2006 | Joseph J. Schatz
    Zambian Hopeful Takes a Swing at ChinaPresidential Challenger Stirs Resentment at Asian Power’s Growing Influence in AfricaBy Joseph J. SchatzSpecial to The Washington PostMonday, September 25, 2006; A16LUSAKA, Zambia — Making a living is never easy in Kamwala, the cramped, grimy but bustling marketplace in downtown Lusaka, where Nally, a middle-aged mother of five, has been selling clothes out of a small wooden stall for the past 15 years.But things took a turn for the worse, she said, when the Chinese moved in down the block a few years ago.Chinese retailers operating in Kamwala have undercut her prices and lured...