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  • Zimbabwe: President Mugabe fires vice president (accuses her of being a witch)

    12/09/2014 3:54:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 12-9-14 | FARAI MUTSAKA
    Mugabe recently accused Mujuru of plotting to assassinate him and branded her a witch. The ministers of energy, education, public service and social welfare, presidential affairs, communication and postal services are among the other members of Cabinet who were fired.
  • Dr. Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch Warns of Crime in South Africa

    12/07/2014 7:29:08 PM PST · by Ironfocus · 9 replies
    Genocide Watch ^ | Dr. Greg Stanton
    Dr. Greg Stanton of Genocide Watch Warns of Crime in South Africa At a press conference at the Transvaal Agricultural Union today, Dr. Gregory Stanton, Founding President of Genocide Watch, warned that early warnings of genocide are still deep in South African society, though genocide has not begun. Dr. Stanton was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, worked against Apartheid with the United Democratic Front in 1989 – 1990 as a Fulbright Professor of Law at the University of Swaziland, and was the author of the UN Resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for...
  • Academic Bias on Human Rights

    11/24/2014 6:21:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 21, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have made a cottage industry of their concern over human rights but their consciousness gets raised pretty selectively. “In August, Yale University announced a new undergraduate program in human rights,” Eric A. Posner wrote in The Chronicle Review on November 21, 2014. “It joins other human-rights programs, institutes, and clinics that have spread like kudzu across campuses in the United States and around the world.” “By one count, the number has increased from one in 1968 to almost 150 in 2000, with most of the growth in the 1990s. The U. N. provides links to more than 300 academic...
  • Others building fences in disputed areas

    02/21/2004 6:13:44 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 116+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2004 | SAM SER
    When the International Court of Justice in The Hague starts hearing complaints against Israel's security fence in the West Bank on Monday, India will be busy constructing a fence of its own. After 15 years of fighting in Kashmir that have left more than 65,000 dead, the Indians are using cement, razor wire, and electronic sensors to stymie a menagerie of Pakistani guerrilla forces. "The fence will be a permanent barrier at the border to prevent militants from entering," the head of India's Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir told The Washington Post last summer. "Why should we wait...
  • Post-colonial evils in Africa

    11/04/2014 8:51:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 3, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    There might be a reason why academics don’t dwell on the specifics of life in post-colonial Africa. In a panel discussion at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, prominent human rights activist, author and farmer, Ben Freeth, and Craig Richardson, an economics professor at Winston Salem State University, discussed their experiences in Zimbabwe. Freeth’s story is sadly compelling, having survived several separate attacks on his family farm that left one of his farm workers seriously injured with a skull fracture and himself beaten severely. His father-in-law did not survive after being beaten “about sixty times and never recovered.” His mother-in-law...
  • 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...
  • Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around

    09/27/2014 2:57:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep 27, 2014 | Louis Charbonneau
    Russia used its annual appearance at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to everyone "what is good and evil."
  • Burris revelation raises more questions in already puzzling case

    09/26/2014 8:40:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    suntimes.com/ ^ | September 26, 2014 9:04PM | By Mark Brown
    An already bizarre trial involving allegations an African despot hired a pair of obscure South Side businessmen to overturn U.S. sanctions against his regime — with the help of Illinois politicians — took an even stranger detour Friday. In the process, former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got sideswiped, if not outright run over, with completely unrelated — and to this point unsubstantiated — accusations he once tried to shake down a contractor while in office. Burris might be asking what he did to find himself in the middle of this mess, or just maybe he knows. I’ve always been as...
  • White People Should ‘Go Back to England,’ says Zimbabwe's Leader

    09/07/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 6, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Please send your emails to Blaze's writer, Zach Noble, letting him know Shakespeare once wrote, 'brevity is the soul of wit'. Original Title: White People Should ‘Go Back to England,’ According to the Man Who Already Has Driven Most of the White People Out of His Country There is no future for white people in Zimbabwe, if President Robert Mugabe has his way. The 90-year-old president — and noted abuser of human rights — told supporters in Zimbabwe Friday that white people in the southern African nation should all go back to England. As AllAfrica.com reported: Robert Mugabe said Friday...
  • Zimbabwe Can't Conduct Ebola Tests - Ministry

    08/29/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 14 replies
    News24 ^ | Aug 29, 2014
    Zimbabwe Can't Conduct Ebola Tests - Ministry Cape Town - Zimbabwe's health ministry has reportedly admitted it is not well equipped to deal with Ebola in the event of an outbreak in that southern African country. News Day reported on Friday that the Zimbabwean government had no capacity to conduct tests to detect the deadly disease. According to the report, officials in the ministry of health and child welfare said specimens from suspected cases of Ebola would be referred to South African laboratories for verification. The Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had already organised...
  • Zimbabwe: Street Vending - the Only Option for Zimbabwe's Graduates

    08/25/2014 2:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    allAfrica ^ | August 24, 2014 | Clayton Masekesa
    Tarisai Mukahanana (26) says if she could, she would tell all those who are graduating these days that they have set themselves on a rough and tough road -- tougher than any university assignment. Perhaps like Mukahanana who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Nursing Science in 2010 from a local university and many other graduates that are being churned out each year, today's university graduates already know that they are graduating into obvious unemployment. Considering the high levels of unemployment in Zimbabwe, Mukahanana believes the future of Zimbabwe's youth is hopelessly bleak. Mukahanana now survives on...
  • Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

    08/21/2014 2:40:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    ap ^ | FARAI MUTSAKA
    Several million Zimbabweans left for South Africa and other countries during past economic turmoil. Now, a year after the re-election of longtime leader Robert Mugabe, the country is facing new financial hardships. Zimbabwe's unemployment rate is estimated at 80 percent, pushing many people try to earn a living as street traders.
  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • Economy: Mugabe’s Biggest Undoing

    08/04/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Standard ^ | August 3, 2014 | Ndamu Sandu
    The government of Zimbabwe’s core business appears to have been reduced to paying civil servants’ salaries, abandoning other responsibilities, as the economy becomes President Robert Mugabe’s biggest undoing, one year after sweeping to power in 2013. Last week Zanu PF celebrated its victory anniversary notwithstanding the attendant economic collapse since Mugabe retained the keys to State House in a controversial election. Zanu PF promised when campaigning that it would create over two million jobs by 2018. Of that figure, 222 800 were supposed to have been created in the first year. The glaring fact on the ground however is that...
  • War Vets Threaten to Dump Mugabe

    07/10/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Nehand Radio ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Regerai Tukutuku
    Disgruntled war veterans who last month invaded sugar estates in Chiredzi and were arrested have accused President Robert Mugabe of using them as political pawns. They told The Zimbabwean they regretted campaigning for and voting Mugabe and Zanu (PF) into power in last year’s election. The former freedom fighters said they were ordered to campaign vigorously for Zanu (PF) and Mugabe in return for sugar cane plots – but were shocked when they were arrested and fined for invading private plantations. They spent several nights in police holding cells before appearing in court, after which they were fined $25 each...
  • Zimbabwe President Says ‘No To Whites’ Owning Land

    07/05/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/4/14 | Chuck Ross
    Whites in Zimbabwe can own businesses and urban apartments but not land, according to the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, who called for the removal of white farmers in a fiery speech to a group of supporters on Wednesday. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” the 90 year-old Mugabe told the crowd, gathered in Mhangura, a farming village, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “They can own companies and apartments…but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.” “Don’t be too kind to...
  • Bone tired and supping with whites (Don't sup with whites"~mugabe)

    07/04/2014 6:53:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    cathybuckle.com ^ | 7-4-14 | Cathy Buckle
    Sadly what did make front page news this week were the shocking words: “Don’t sup with whites: Mugabe.” Mr Mugabe said that people who had been given seized farms were leasing them out to white Zimbabweans and accused his own officials of being involved. “Some of my ministers are being mentioned here. They are refusing to remove white farmers from their constituencies… we are told that Chiefs are also involved in land deals,” Mr Mugabe said. “What annoys us... is where our own indigenous farmers sub-lease to the very same white farmers we took our heritage from yesterday,” he added....
  • Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

    07/04/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 3, 2014
    “I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone,” Mr. Mugabe told an emotional crowd in what was billed a patriotic speech. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go. … Mugabe, reelected last summer to his fifth consecutive term, “There are white farmers who are still on the land and have the protection of some cabinet ministers and politicians as well as traditional leaders. That should never happen. They [whites] were living like kings and queens on our land and we chucked them out. Now we want all of it.”...
  • 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....
  • Africa Land Grabs Endanger Elephants

    04/20/2014 2:49:41 PM PDT · by Veto! · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
  • Mugabe speaks to the BBC

    04/19/2014 1:18:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    newzimbabwe.com ^ | 18/04/2014 | Roy Agyemang
    IF there is one thing Robert Mugabe dislikes as much as “ruffian” British politicians, it is journalists working for the British media – especially the BBC. Accusing the corporation of one-sided reporting and of being a mouthpiece for the UK government, the controversial Zimbabwean President had refused to grant an interview to any journalist from the broadcaster for14 years.
  • Mel Reynolds ‘in hiding’ in South Africa

    03/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 03, 2014 | Ben Bradley
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds breaks his silence after being deported from Zimbabwe. He says he’s now in hiding. Eyewitness News reached the former Congressman by phone in South Africa. That’s where he says he has been in “hiding” since his flight out of Zimbabwe a little more than a week ago. Mel Reynolds spent 2 years and 10 months in Congress. Last month, he was in a Zimbabwean jail for six days. […] Reynolds says he will begin publicly revealing information he claims to have about people illegally doing business with the Mugabe regime at a press conference in South...
  • NEPA's first LGBT center opens its doors

    02/24/2014 12:16:24 PM PST · by Phillyred · 24 replies
    Citizens' Voice ^ | February 24, 2014 | MATT BUFANO
    Andrew Krech / The Citizens' Voice About 150 people attended Sunday's grand opening of the LGBT Center of NEPA in the Fox Ridge Plaza in Plains Township. PLAINS TWP. - Touted by agency officials as a "milestone" in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the LGBT Center of NEPA on Sunday made its grand debut. More than 100 onlookers gathered for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the center, which was nice and all - but now, the work starts. "Today, we celebrate the opening of the center but tomorrow, we get back to building that … vision that everyone up here shares," NEPA Rainbow...
  • Communist Storm Clouds Gather in South Africa

    02/24/2014 12:24:21 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/24/2014 | Dave Blount
    Moonbat demigod Nelson Mandela’s collectivist legacy continues to unfold in what was once a prosperous and relatively civilized country: The Economic Freedom Fighters have stuck to their guns for the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land without compensation. Party leader Julius Malema on Saturday unveiled the organisation’s elections manifesto at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg. “We want to do away with colonial patterns of ownership in South Africa,” he said. That means if a white person owns it, the government is going to take it, just like in Zimbabwe, which has been reduced to basket case status...
  • Mel Reynolds pleads guilty to visa violation, but porn charge dropped (Ill RAT getting deported)

    02/22/2014 3:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/14 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The disgraced Illinois ex-congressman denied charges he was found with nude pictures and videos of women and men having sexual intercourse on his mobile phone. The count was an alleged violation of Zimbabwe's Censorship and Entertainments Control Act, according to Gurira, and carried a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine. Pornography is banned in Zimbabwe. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe agreed with Reynolds’ lawyer that state prosecutors had not sought written authority from the prosecutor general for the pornography charge. “This makes the actions of the state null and void,” Gurira said. Earlier on Friday, Reynolds...
  • Breaking: Former Dem Lawmaker Arrested in Zimbabwe for Staying Illegally & Shooting 100 Porn Videos

    02/20/2014 1:08:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Former Democrat Representative and child sexual predator Mel Reynolds was hoping to run for Jesse Jackson Jr’s seat in Congress.</p> <p>He told reportersin Novermber, “Nobody’s perfect.” Then he went to Zimbabwe instead.</p> <p>Mel Reynolds was arrested this week for staying illegally in Zimbabwe and shooting 100 porn videos.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Rainbow Pileus Cloud over Zimbabwe

    02/19/2014 5:40:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 19, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Yes, but how many dark clouds have a multicolored lining? Pictured, behind this darker cloud, is a pileus iridescent cloud, a group of water droplets that have a uniformly similar size and so together diffract different colors of sunlight by different amounts. The above image was taken just before sunset when it was noticed by chance by a photographer in Murambi East, near Odzi Valley and the Mtanda Range of Zimbabwe. Also captured were unusual cloud ripples above the pileus cloud. The formation of a rare pileus cloud capping a common cumulus cloud is an indication that the lower...
  • Former congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe (possession of pornography)

    02/18/2014 8:48:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/18/14 | Reuters
    HARARE (Reuters) - Former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state media reported the convicted sex offender had been found with pornography at a local hotel. Police and immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in the southern African country without a valid visa, Francis Mabika, an assistant regional immigration officer, told Reuters. Mabika said Reynolds has been in Zimbabwe since November, but declined to give further details. Reuters was unable to reach Reynolds for comment. A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Harare declined to comment. The state-owned Herald newspaper...
  • Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films

    02/18/2014 8:11:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 02/18/2014 | AVID MARTOSKO
    Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe after police learned that he was making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and that he had overstayed his visa by two months.
  • Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin (Zimbabwe)

    01/25/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies
    Bulawayo 24 (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mafu Sithabile
    A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. "We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop. The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the...
  • Zimbabwe: Witch-Hunter's Antics Cause Confusion, Disbelief At Chichera

    01/22/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | 5 JANUARY 2014
    THE community at Chichera farm near Old Marlborough suburb has been left in a state of confusion, awe and disbelief following the invasion of the area by a self-proclaimed witch-hunter, who claims to be unearthing tools used for sorcery. The self-proclaimed witch-hunter, Morius Mbofana, popularly known as Sekuru Maguranyanga has been causing stir in the area for the past two weeks where he is claiming to be carrying out witch-hunting and cleansing exercises at the invitation of locals. Standardcommunity last week attended a meeting where a number of farm dwellers who were allegedly "caught" with tools of magic confessed and...
  • Mandela's legacy: The freefall of South Africa (Rapes, murders, disease, corruption, poverty,...)

    12/18/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nation’s former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the “rainbow nation,” under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • Mugabe Denies Mandela Fallout

    12/12/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 11/12/2013
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has denied media reports suggesting relations with the late South Africa president Nelson Mandela were strained, describing the late global icon as a “great friend”. Commentators have long claimed Mugabe was not happy to lose his standing as Africa’s leading liberation hero following Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and subsequent rise to a revered global icon. The Zimbabwean leader was also peeved by Mandela’s criticism of his rule as Zimbabwe’s economy collapsed amid allegations of widespread corruption, human rights abuses and electoral fraud. Mugabe remarkably took his time to issue a condolence message after Mandela’s death...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Can whites escape post-Mandela bloodbath? ('...evidence of government incitement to genocide')

    12/09/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2013 | Alex Newman
    With the death of South African revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, outside analysts and locals alike express fear of a coming genocide of European-descent Afrikaners. So significant is the threat in South Africa, some genocide experts are urging Afrikaners to consider fleeing their homeland. Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of Genocide Watch and a man who himself fought against the Apartheid system, warned as early as last year that South Africa was at Stage 6 out of 8 on the road to genocide: the planning and preparation phase. “There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced...
  • Zimbabwe gives foreign shops 30-day ultimatum

    11/23/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    MWC News ^ | Zimbabwe gives foreign shops 30-day ultimatum | MWC News
    Foreigners operating retail and wholesale businesses in Zimbabwe risk being arrested if they continue doing business after a deadline for them to relinquish their businesses to Zimbabweans, state media has reported. The state-controlled Herald newspaper said on Friday that the move was in line with the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act. It added barbershops, hairdressings, beauty salons, bakeries, employment agencies and grain milling to the list of those who may be prosecuted if they fail to comply. The Herald said the threat was made by George Magosvongwe, the Secretary for Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, while appearing before a parliamentary...
  • MOB VIOLENCE STRIKES ANOTHER BLACK UNIVERSITY

    10/29/2013 10:56:49 AM PDT · by Anila · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 10/28/13 | Colin Flaherty
    For the second time this month, homecoming festivities at a historically black college have been marred by large-scale mob violence and rioting. The latest episode began Friday, when a large group of people tried to “bum rush” a homecoming hip hop concert at Howard University in Washington, D.C., one of America’s oldest and largest black educational institutions. Nine people were taken to area hospitals, including two police officers, with injuries including a broken leg. The annual concert is usually free. But this year, Howard charged five dollars to see performances from one of the top names in hip hop, 2Chainz....
  • Bizarre: Mom Pregnant With Son's Child to Marry Him

    10/26/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, October 25, 2013
    A mother is in love with her own son and is all set to marry him. The 40-year-old woman in Zimbabwe is now expecting her son’s child and her grand-child, according to a report in jadeafrican.com. She has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her son, now 23. She confirms she is six-months pregnant and she wants to marry her son rather than her husband’s younger brothers who are seeking her hand in marriage. She told a village court that she is in relationship with her son for the last three years. The...
  • Dollar sinks as US jobs data signals more Fed stimulus

    10/22/2013 7:56:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 39 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 10/23/2013 | AFP
    The US dollar sank against the euro Tuesday after fresh data on the jobs market pointed to the Federal Reserve not cutting back its stimulus before 2014. WASHINGTON: The US dollar sank against the euro Tuesday after fresh data on the jobs market pointed to the Federal Reserve not cutting back its stimulus before 2014. The prospect of the Fed's easy money program staying unchanged, after months of expectations of tightening, pushed the euro to its highest level on the greenback since November 2011. At 2100 GMT, the euro bought US$1.3780, compared to US$1.3681 late Monday. The September data showed...
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

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

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte — along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran “Progressives” who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe threatens foreign-owned firms

    08/25/2013 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2013 11:10 AM EDT | Gillian Gotora
    Zimbabwe’s long-serving president on Sunday threatened to expel foreign-owned companies over what he said was the West’s interference in the politics of the country he has led since 1980. President Robert Mugabe said he wanted no “ideas from London or Washington,” speaking before supporters at the funeral of a top military chief in Harare. He warned the Western powers that although his government hasn’t “done anything to your companies, time will come when we will say tit for tat.” He said: “You hit me, I hit you. We have a country to run and we must be left free to...
  • EU says to review relations with Zimbabwe after election

    08/23/2013 5:42:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:15am EDT | Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union will review relations with Zimbabwe given its “serious concerns” about the conduct of the southern African state’s election, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday. The EU’s verdict on the fairness of the elections will be crucial to a decision on whether it continues to ease sanctions against Zimbabwe. Ashton did not broach the issue of such sanctions in her statement. President Robert Mugabe is to be sworn back into office soon after winning the July 31 election, extending—at age 89—his 33-year rule dating back to independence from Britain. The United States said earlier this...
  • Zimbabwe's "Blacks-Only" Stock Exchange Takes 'Financial Innovation' And Racism To New Highs

    08/07/2013 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The country which over the past decade is most synonymous with "financial innovation" of the less than desirable kind, such as hyperinflation, complete currency and economic collapse and wholesale property confiscation, has just taken financial central-planning brilliance to the next level and following dictator Robert Mugabe's "reelection" has announced plans to open a new and "racially exclusive" stock exchange, allowing blacks alone to trade. And not trade just anything, but shares of recently nationalized foreign companies, most of which are South African-owned miners. Or rather were, because following the most recent nationalization round, Zimbabwe would take a 51% stake in...
  • South Africa congratulates Mugabe on ‘successful’ vote

    08/04/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:58AM BST 04 Aug 2013 | Damien McElroy and agencies
    South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe for his re-election in a “successful” vote, and called on opposition to drop its objections to the result. … Meanwhile, Australia joined the United States and Britain in questioning the credibility of elections in Zimbabwe as Bob Carr, the foreign minister, called for a re-run of the polls. …
  • Diamonds ensure Mugabe is forever (rigged the election)

    08/03/2013 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Australian ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Miles Amoore
    THE president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, used $850m of diamond money to rig the country's elections, intelligence documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal. The documents, dated June 3, detail how Chinese and Zimbabwean diamond companies pumped cash into a war chest used by Mugabe to manipulate the results of the election and intimidate the population. As Zimbabweans prepared for another five years of autocratic rule after the country's electoral commission announced that Mugabe had won the presidential elections with 61 per cent of the vote. The classified documents reveal how Mugabe's Zanu-PF party received $800m from two diamond mining...
  • Robert Mugabe’s party claims landslide victory…as main rival accuses him of ‘monumental fraud’

    08/01/2013 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:33 EST, 1 August 2013 | Matt Blake and Daily Mail Reporters
    Robert Mugabe’s party claimed a resounding victory in Zimbabwe’s general election today moments before his main rival accused him of “monumental fraud”. The election had been hailed as a potential turning point in the nation’s troubled history as Mugabe’s long-time nemesis Morgan Tsvangirai again vowed to dethrone the 89-year-old tyrant after 33 years in power. … Releasing unofficial results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police had said on Wednesday they would arrest anybody who made premature claims about the result. But a senior source in Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, who asked not to be named, crowed: “We’ve taken this election....
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens to Behead Homosexuals

    07/27/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 66 replies
    allafrica.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Nomalanga Moyo
    President Robert Mugabe has yet again revived his acerbic attacks on Zimbabwe's gay community whom he called worse than pigs and threatened to behead them. Mugabe is a self-proclaimed homophobe who in the past has labelled gay people "worse than pigs and dogs", and threatened them with severe punishment. Mugabe's latest threats were made in Mutare where he was addressing a rally at the Aerodrome Ground on Tuesday, according to a NewsDay report. In the report, Mugabe is quoted telling his followers that: "If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to...
  • U.S. worried ahead of Zimbabwe poll, warns on credibility (lol)

    07/17/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The United States said on Tuesday it was "deeply concerned" by lack of transparency in preparations for Zimbabwe's July 31 general election and called on the government to ensure the vote was peaceful, fair and credible.