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  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe tells white farmers 'to go'

    07/03/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/3/14 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called on the country's remaining white farmers to cede land to black people. "We say no to whites owning our land and they should go," Mr Mugabe told his supporters at a rally. The white farmers union said it was regrettable that racial tensions were flaring up again. The president's critics say his policy of seizing most of Zimbabwe's white-owned farms caused the country's economic collapse from 2000-2009. Mr Mugabe, 90, has governed Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. He was re-elected president last year with 61% of the vote, defeating his long-standing rival Morgan Tsvangirai....
  • Obama hiring contractor for African bomb

    07/14/2013 6:42:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The Obama administration continues to ramp up its military-response capabilities in Africa, where it is now looking for contractor support to transport U.S. Africa Command troops, weaponry and explosives. The U.S. Transportation Command on behalf of AFRICOM is soliciting help from private aircraft providers who can move U.S. troops and supplies in the Central African nations of Uganda, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The development comes at a time when the Department of Defense simultaneously is strengthening its ability – also with contractor assistance – to retrieve soldiers trapped and injured in hot spots...
  • Former U-M Janitor Gets Prison Time In Child Slave Case

    A former University of Michigan janitor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home. Jean-Claude Toviave, a native of Togo, West Africa, didn’t apologize when provided the opportunity to speak at his sentencing hearing in Detroit. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow to sentence Toviave to the maximum sentence within the guidelines, and he did, handling down a 135-month sentence, with credit for about two years of time served. He also was ordered to pay two of the children $60,000 each. “I can’t get a read on...
  • Changing the Guard (North on Hillary)

    01/25/2013 9:57:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 25, 2013 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is changing the guard. Minutes after the president retook the oath of office, he formally submitted nominations for his new secretary of state, secretary of defense and CIA director. Two days later, remnants of red, white and blue inaugural bunting, bleachers and security fences were still up at the U.S. Capitol and along Pennsylvania Avenue when Congress came back to "work." Temporary barricades, snow fence, partially disassembled Jumbotrons and hundreds of miles of cables and wires — the detritus of "the longest inaugural parade in history" — didn't deter our elected representatives from "investigating" the...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | 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...
  • U.S. 'Disgusted' With China, Russia Veto on Syria Resolution

    02/04/2012 2:39:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/12 | David Lev
    In a move that was decried by the U.S., France, and Arab countries, Russia and China on Saturday vetoed a U.S.-backed proposal at the UN Security Council to condemn Syrian leader Bashar al-Assed for violence against Syrian citizens. The resolution that had demanded that Assad resign was backed by the Arab League, and the League on Saturday night called on Arab countries to shut down their embassies and consulates in Syria, and remove Syrian ambassadors from their countries. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was "disgusted" by the vetoes. The vetoes followed a particularly bloody night...
  • Dissemination *_is_" Collection

    01/01/2012 2:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 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.
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • 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...
  • (UK) Burger van busted offering free takeaway porn

    06/22/2010 1:48:20 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 30 replies
    The Register UK ^ | 16th June 2010 13:41 GMT | By Lester Haines
    Police are pondering just what charges two East Yorkshire men will face after they were nabbed giving away free porn DVDs from a burger van in Driffield. The van, or more accurately a caravan as the snap here shows, was parked in a garden in an area of the Capital of the Wolds "popular with young revellers attending late-night bars and clubs at the weekend". Sergeant Dave Jenkins, of the Driffield Neighbourhood Policing Team, explained: "The van had been operating for about two weeks. We received complaints that free porn DVDs were being offered to everyone who spent £5 or...
  • Togo team flying home after terrorist attack

    01/10/2010 6:30:41 AM PST · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 312+ views
    Times Online ^ | January 10, 2010 | Jonathan Clayton, Anne Barrowclough and Ben Smith
    Togo's footballers were today flying out of Angola after their Government intervened and ordered them to return after the terrorist attack on their team bus. The decision, which comes hours after members of the squad voted to stay and take part in the Africa Cup of Nations, emerged after the Prime Minister of Togo demanded they return home immediately. .... An assistant coach, press officer and driver were killed in the ambush by separatist gunmen near Cabinda, a terrorist stronghold, and two players were among those who were shot and injured. The rebel group Front for the Liberation of Enclave...
  • Togo football team's bus fired on

    01/08/2010 9:42:04 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 264+ views
    BBC News ^ | 1/8/10 | BBC
    A bus carrying Togo's national football team to the Africa Cup of Nations has been hit by machine-gun fire, injuring two players, reports say. The reported incident occurred as the bus was en route to Angola from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Africa Cup of Nations is due to start in Angola on Sunday. Togo's first game is to be played on Monday in the oil-rich northern territory of Cabinda, where rebels have been fighting for independence. ... The identities of the wounded players are not known. There are unconfirmed reports of serious injuries. ...
  • Umaru Mutallab's Son Identified as Delta Airline Bomber

    12/26/2009 7:45:24 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 156 replies · 6,525+ views
    This Day ^ | 12.26.2009 | Yusuph Olaniyonu
    Father reported him to US Authorities six months ago The young man, who yesterday night attempted to ignite an explosive device aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan in the United States has been identified as Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old son of Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, former First Bank chairman. Mutallab, a former minister and prominent banker recently retired from the bank's board. The older Mutallab, as at the time of filing this report, had just left his Katsina hometown for Abuja to speak with security agencies, family sources say. According to the family members, Mutallab...
  • Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade

    02/25/2002 8:08:26 PM PST · by Wallaby · 8 replies · 1,121+ views
    Africa News | February 25, 2002 | The East African
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade The East African Africa News February 25, 2002 Monday Kenya L AST WEEKEND'S arrest of Kenyan-born Sanjivan Ruprah, who is alleged to be a part of a major arms smuggling operation to Africa, has brought into the open the extent of the multi-million dollar illegal business. The whereabouts of Bout remain unknown. Some media reports say he is in Moscow, while others say he is in the Congo or the United Arab Emirates. An international ...
  • Togo: President's Brothers Arrested Over Coup Plot

    04/21/2009 1:22:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 445+ views
    This Day ^ | 20 April 2009 | Paul Ohia
    Tension remained high in Togo yesterday as Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe arrested another of his brothers, Essolizam, over alleged coup plot. Earlier, he had arrested his half-brother, Kpatcha. Essolizam was arrested on Thursday on charges of joining the plot against the president but the news filtered to the public only yesterday.Kpatcha had been arrested earlier last week after failing to get refuge at the US Embassy. Dozens of security forces launched a raid on the residence of Kpatcha between Sunday night and early Monday, sparking a shootout with Kpatcha's body guards, killing three people and injuring two others. Several people...
  • Headless corpses raise ritual killing fear

    09/21/2007 10:40:51 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9/21/2007 | John Zodzi
    LOME (Reuters) - Six grisly murders in Togo in which the victims were decapitated and drained of their blood have raised fears of a resurgence of ritual killings ahead of parliamentary elections in the West African state next month. The serial killings occurred last weekend in the southern Vo and Lacs prefectures, east of the capital Lome. The victims included a 12-year-old boy and a 63-year-old woman and their severed heads were carried off by the killers. The discovery of the headless corpses has shocked Togolese and triggered a wave of speculation that the killings were ritual murders. This is...
  • Bush Reaffirms Support for Gonzales

    03/20/2007 7:36:15 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 559+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 20 March 2007 | EVAN PEREZ
    Emails Highlight Doubt Over Reasons for Ouster Of Eight U.S. Attorneys President Bush sent a message of encouragement Tuesday for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, calling his longtime friend to express support in the face of calls for his resignation. The White House denied reports that it was looking for possible successors for Mr. Gonzales. "Those rumors are untrue," White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said. Mr. Bush called Mr. Gonzales from the Oval Office at 7:15 a.m. EDT and they spoke for several minutes about the political uproar over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. The White House...
  • Letting go of holds (In US Senate)

    01/02/2007 6:11:55 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 918+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2 January 2006 | Staff
    ...A senator can frustrate the will of the Senate by using a "hold," which allows any senator to block a vote on a nominee or piece of legislation. The practice is indefensible even when asserted on behalf of a worthy cause, and even when a senator is open, as Brownback was, about his obstructionism. Rooted in tradition and Senate rules that often require unanimous consent for business to proceed, the hold undermines the principle of majority rule even more than its procedural kissing cousin, the filibuster. Brownback's hold on Michigan Appeals Court Judge Janet Neff, who was nominated for a...
  • Son of late Togo dictator declared victor in presidential vote; protests erupt

    04/26/2005 2:16:03 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 210+ views
    Associated Press | April 26, 2005
    LOME, Togo (AP) - The son of Togo's longtime dictator has been elected to succeed him as leader of this impoverished West African country, officials said Tuesday - an outcome that sparked street fights between security forces and opposition supporters who burned barricades in the capital. Faure Gnassingbe, 39, won 60 per cent, or 1.3 million, of the votes cast in Sunday's violence-scarred election, said electoral commission chairwoman Kissem Tchangai Walla. Main opposition candidate Bob Akitani received 38 per cent, or 841,000 votes, she said. "I'm very happy with these results," said Komi Koassou, campaign director for Gnassingbe's party....
  • TOGO: Interior Minister calls for suspension of presidential election to avoid bloody conflict

    04/21/2005 11:55:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 270+ views
    [ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] LOME, 22 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - The holding of presidential elections in Togo on Sunday is in doubt following a surprise call by the interior minister for the controversial poll to be suspended to prevent the West African country from degenerating into bloody conflict. Interior Minister Francois Boko told a late night press conference on Thursday that Togo was heading for a “suicidal electoral process” given the high levels of violence which have marked the campaign so far. Boko, who is in charge of internal security,...
  • Resignation of Togo's president mitigates crisis

    02/27/2005 2:44:16 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 7 replies · 272+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2/27/2005
    LOME, Feb. 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Togo's military-installed President Faure Gnassingbe on Friday evening announced his decision to step down and run for president in April elections, mitigating a three-week political crisis gripping the African country. Hours after his declaration, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed Gnassingbe's resignation. Early Saturday, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it would immediately drop sanctions against Togo. On the same day, the African Union (AU), which had just declared sanctions against Togo on Friday, welcomed Gnassingbe's resignation, praising it as paving way for restoration of the ruleof the...
  • Many Africans see U.S. as distant savior

    02/21/2005 11:30:33 AM PST · by Southack · 42 replies · 1,288+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2/21/2005 | BRYAN MEALER
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10955491.htm?1c Many Africans see U.S. as distant saviorBRYAN MEALERAssociated Press LOME, Togo - As President Bush visits Europe this week, he is up against a continent brimming with hostile public opinion. But while Americans have grown used to being condemned as global bullies, at least one region has people looking to them for salvation.For many of the young people who take to the streets in protest in Lome and other blighted, overlooked capitals across Africa, only one distant power seems great enough to defeat the local forces of tyranny: the U.S. military."Tell George Bush to send us guns," young...
  • Many Africans See U.S. As Distant Savior

    02/21/2005 10:43:25 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 21 replies · 1,208+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Feb 21, 2005 | By BRYAN MEALER, Associated Press Writer
    LOME, Togo - As President Bush (news - web sites) visits Europe this week, he is up against a continent brimming with hostile public opinion. But while Americans have grown used to being condemned as global bullies, at least one region has people looking to them for salvation. For many of the young people who take to the streets in protest in Lome and other blighted, overlooked capitals across Africa, only one distant power seems great enough to defeat the local forces of tyranny: the U.S. military. "Tell George Bush (news - web sites) to send us guns," young protesters...
  • Africa - U.S. Demands Immediate Resignation of New Dictator of Togo

    02/19/2005 12:31:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 304+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 19, 2005
    Togo: Washington asks for the resignation of Faure Gnassingbé WASHINGTON - the United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the invested president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé, and claims its immediate resignation, declared Saturday the State Department. "the United States does not regard as legitimate the designation of Mr. Gnassingbé like chair invested and invites it to resign immediately", said the spokesman of the State Department Richard Boucher in an official statement. It added that Washington supported the economic Community of the States of West Africa (CEDEAO, 15 country) which suspended Togo of the regional group.
  • The tyrant of Togo dies after heart attack (French perfidy prominently discussed)

    02/09/2005 2:46:26 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 13 replies · 712+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/7/05 | David Blair
    After beggaring his people and basking in the plaudits of Paris for almost four decades, the last of West Africa's Francophone tyrants died at the weekend, bringing to an inglorious end an era of Machiavellian French statecraft. President Gnassingbé Eyadema of Togo, who gloried in France's "special relationship" with Africa, suffered a heart attack at the age of 69, hours before he was due to leave his tiny domain for Paris. Mr Eyadema was Africa's longest-serving despot and dominated Togo from the moment that he seized power in 1967. Thereafter, he styled himself "Le Guide", murdered his opponents, hounded thousands...
  • Gnassingbe Eyadema

    02/08/2005 6:20:52 PM PST · by dighton · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Gnassingbe Eyadema, the President of Togo, who has died aged 69, was not only Africa’s longest serving leader, sustaining himself in power through tyranny; he also had the dubious distinction of pioneering that continent’s first military coup d’etat, a trend that caught on swiftly and blighted the first 25 years of the post-colonial era.Eyadema was a 31-year-old army sergeant when he first seized power in January 1967 although, as self-appointed leader of a group of rebellious former French Foreign Legionnaires, he was widely held to have played a personal role in the assassination of Togo’s first president, Sylvanus Olympio, four...
  • Africa outraged as president's son takes over in Togo (More Chirac and French Duplicity)

    02/06/2005 7:11:59 PM PST · by Cornpone · 16 replies · 662+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 7 Feb 2005 | FRED BRIDGLAND
    THE African Union yesterday accused army commanders in the West African state of Togo of staging a military coup following the death of the president, Gnassingbe Eyadema, by imposing Eyadema’s son, Faure, as the new head of state. Gnassingbe Eyadema, 69, who died of a heart attack on Saturday, came to power himself in a military coup and led his tiny, impoverished country - just over two-thirds the size of Scotland - for 38 years, making him the world’s longest-serving ruler after Cuba’s Fidel Castro. He was one of the last of Africa’s so-called "Big Men". A general when he...
  • Togo President Gnassingbe Eyadema Dies (Africa's longest-ruling leader)

    02/05/2005 2:37:25 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 532+ views
    Associated Press | February 5, 2005 | EBOW GODWIN
    LOME, Togo - The president of Togo, Africa's longest-ruling leader, died Saturday as he was being rushed to Europe for treatment of a heart attack, officials said. His son was named the new leader. President Gnassingbe Eyadema, 69, suffered a heart attack early Saturday in his hometown of Piya in southeastern Togo and later died, said Barry Moussa Barkue, special adviser to the president. Hours later, Togo's military high command announced on state television that Eyadema's son, Faure Gnassingbe, is the West African nation's new president. According to Togo's constitution, the speaker of parliament, Fanbare Tchaba, succeeds the president...
  • How the French Plunder Africa

    02/06/2004 9:59:54 PM PST · by mark_interrupted · 10 replies · 449+ views
    Project Syndicate ^ | January 2004 | Sanou Mbaye
    How the French Plunder Africa France's unchallenged political, economic, and military domination of its former sub-Saharan African colonies is rooted in a currency, the CFA franc. Created in 1948 to help France control the destiny of its colonies, fourteen countries--Benin, Burkina-Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Bissau Guinea, and Chad--maintained the franc zone even after they gained independence decades ago. In exchange for France guaranteeing the CFA franc's convertibility, these countries agreed to deposit 65% of their foreign exchange reserves in a special account within the French Treasury and granted to...
  • Africa's Longest-Reigning Ruler Declared Winner (Togo President Now 40 Years In Office)

    06/06/2003 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies · 276+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 6, 2003 | Associated Press
    Lome, Togo — Africa's longest-reigning ruler, military-backed Togo President Gen. Gnassingbe Eyadema, was declared winner Wednesday of questioned presidential elections in the west African nation. Communication Minister Eitanga Tchalla hailed "a victory for democracy in Togo." Opposition parties promised to challenge Sunday's presidential election, which leading international election observers boycotted on the grounds that the vote's setup made a fair outcome unlikely. Mr. Eyadema received 57.32 per cent of the vote Sunday, while opposition leader Bob Akitani, the top challenger among five other contenders, received 34.14 per cent, Togo's national election commission said. The results were announced with Mr. Akitani...
  • Woman from African nation faces deportation - asylum appeals failed; says she faces death at home

    05/10/2003 7:17:45 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 19 replies · 464+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 10, 2003 | By FRANK TREJO / The Dallas Morning News
    Woman from African nation faces deportation Asylum appeals have failed; Togo native says she faces death at home05/10/2003 By FRANK TREJO / The Dallas Morning News Ablavi Haden, a 53-year-old woman from Togo who says she faces death in her home country in Africa, is again in the custody of immigration authorities and faces imminent deportation. Mrs. Haden, featured in articles in The Dallas Morning News in 1999 because she had been jailed for several months even though she had never been charged with a crime, has been seeking political asylum in the United States since 1996. But her appeals...