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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...