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  • Robert Mugabe ‘Seriously’ Considering Castration as Punishment for Rape

    09/17/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 9/17/15 | Francse Martel
    Dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe announced this week that his government is “seriously” considering castration as a punishment for rapists, particularly those who rape minors.Mugabe was reportedly speaking extemporaneously at a luncheon to celebrate the reopening of Parliament for its new session when he made the remarks. He lamented the moral state of the nation, asking, “What sort of men have we become, raping our babies in some cases your own? What has entered this house of freedom, the Zimbabwe house of freedom?”He noted that authorities had full power to arrest a man for rape, “but it seems not to...
  • Mugabe Urged to Resign After He Delivers Wrong Speech in Parliament (Senility?)

    09/16/2015 2:07:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    OPPOSITION parties have called on President Robert Mugabe to resign after a massive boob in his office resulted in the ageing leader reading the wrong speech while officially opening the 3rd session of the 8th Parliament. Mugabe, battling old-age and ill-health, looked tired as he trudged through the inspection of the military parade before slipping into the confines of Parliament’s chamber where he was supposed to lay down the agenda for this term’s legislative sitting. Instead, a mortal error resulted in Mugabe re-reading his State of the Nation Address delivered to the national assembly at the end of August. Mugabe’s...

    09/16/2015 2:17:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CNBC Africa ^ | 16 September 2015
    An estimated number of 350 thousand people attended Magaya's last year TurnAround event. PHOTO: Yadah Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) founder and leader Prophet Walter Magaya said he was a trillionaire in spirit adding he could not quantify his material wealth. He made this statement while responding to continued questions over his net worth. Magaya, who commands a weekly following of over 250 thousand people in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, says he lives a simple life which seems detached from many calling themselves prophets. “I give 90 percent of whatever I receive. I believe in sharing, just recently I donated a...
  • Zimbabwe seized white farmers’ land. Now some are being invited back.

    09/14/2015 5:22:29 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kevin Sieff
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Tracy Mutinhiri struggled to get her tobacco crop to grow, she turned to some of the country’s most experienced farmers for help. There was only one complication: They were white. In Zimbabwe, farmland has been a central issue in the African nation’s violent struggles over race. Fifteen years ago, the government began seizing property from thousands of white farmers and giving it to blacks as recompense for the abuses of colonial rule. But now, as agricultural output stalls, black landowners are quietly reaching out to white farmers who were thrown off their land. “The problem now...
  • Zimbabweans Will Miss my Bob, Says Grace Mugabe

    08/28/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has warned Zimbabweans that they will miss the veteran leader when he is gone. “It will come a day that Mugabe will not be there and people will regret, missing his leadership,” Grace said Thursday while addressing supporters at Murombedzi, in the president’s Zvimba home district. Mugabe turned 91 this year and, according to opposition MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu, is “clearly not in the best state of both physical and mental health”. But the ruling Zanu PF party appears unwilling to contemplate life without him and has already nominated the nanogenarian as its candidate for...
  • Cecil the Lion Killer Costume Severed Head Included

    08/25/2015 10:17:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The best "so bad it's good" Halloween costume contest is over ... because now you can dress up this year as Dr. Walter Palmer ... the dentist who killed beloved lion Cecil. The costume retails for $59.99 and includes a severed lion's head, a smock and gloves with fake blood spatter, and some dentist tools for the front pocket.
  • Lion Kills Safari Guide in Same Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

    08/25/2015 10:09:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Quinn Swales was taking a group of tourists on a walking safari in Hwange National Park on Monday morning when a lion suddenly charged, the company he was working for said. “Quinn did everything he could to successfully protect his guests and ensure their safety,” the company, Camp Hwange, said on its Facebook page, adding that no other members of the group were hurt. Swales, 40, died the morning of the attack from the injuries he suffered, it said.
  • What is the New Black Panther Party’s end game?

    08/17/2015 9:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Grio ^ | August 14, 2015 | David A. Love
    What are the New Black Panthers up to, and what is their next move? The New Black Panthers are in the news these days, most recently for holding a protest this week in front of the infamous Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, where Sandra Bland died in custody on July 13 following a traffic stop and arrest days earlier. Bland, 28, had recently moved from the Chicago area to work at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. Although her arrest was ruled a hanging suicide by local authorities–not the first in that jail–many questions remain unanswered, and many...
  • If America Goes Down the Toilet: I'm Blaming Lame Pastors

    08/16/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary. You wanna know how messed up weÂ’ve become? Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The LionÂ’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood's dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, whoÂ’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president. Look, as far as IÂ’m...
  • Obama’s Progressivism Requires A Zionistrein Democratic Party

    08/14/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies ^ | 2015-10-13 | Ben Weingarten
    The progressive movement that has overtaken the Democratic Party gains its moral authority in a morally relativistic world in part based on its support of the “oppressed” over the “oppressor.” As Joshua Muravchik ably argues in his Making David Into Goliath, in this construct, Israel has morphed into the oppressor, swapping roles with the Muslim countries that have wished to destroy her from the time of her founding. The Leftist-Jihadist nexus of which Andy McCarthy writes, on display from elite college campuses to the president’s cabinet, is perhaps stronger than it has ever been. It believes in punishing the ultimate...
  • Cecil the lion's cub killed by rival male

    08/10/2015 9:15:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 8/9/2015 | unknown
    One of Cecil the lion's cubs has reportedly been killed by a rival male who was trying to mate with his mother. Cecil, a 13-year-old lion who was beloved by visitors and park rangers at his home in Zimbabwe, was killed last month by an American dentist on a hunting trip. The death of one of Cecil's eight cubs has raised fears for his remaining offspring, which could also be targeted by the large predatory male lion.
  • In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

    08/05/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | By GOODWELL NZOU
    Winston-Salem, N.C. — MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine. My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my...
  • Empire State Building’s $1M Cecil the lion display outrages ‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters

    08/04/2015 4:18:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | AUgust 5, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    he Empire State Building’s projection of Cecil the lion and other endangered animals is being criticized for ignoring the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Along with Cecil, whose illegal killing sparked an international uproar, a snow leopard, tigers, lemurs and various snakes, birds and sea creatures were projected onto the building using 40 projectors, CNN reported.
  • Horrific injuries suffered by teenage girl attacked by gang of catcalling men ...

    08/01/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    An 18-year-old girl has been left with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a gang of men for wearing a bikini. Jessica Byrnes-Laird from Haughton, Louisiana, stopped at a local convenience store on the way back from the beach with her boyfriend on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the group of men then approached the car and started catcalling her. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The People of Zimbabwe Too Poor, Too Hungry to Care About Cecil the Lion

    08/03/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/03/2015 | by Susan L.M. Goldberg
    The first question any logical person would pose upon hearing the Cecil the lion story should be along the lines of whether or not that lion meat (presuming it is edible) was used to feed the people of Zimbabwe. Too bad the story didn’t attract any logical people, those who might give two cents about the suffering of the people, not the animals of Africa. For Western, middle-class and celebrity animal-rights activists, it is simply easier to leave Africa to the Africans, many of whom don’t really get why killing a lion in a nation largely without running water is...
  • Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, is also illegally killed in Zimbabwe, official says

    08/01/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 48 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | Michael Martinez and Deborah Bloom
    <p>The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.</p> <p>Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.</p>
  • Brother of Zimbabwe's lion Cecil appears alive and well: researcher

    08/01/2015 9:55:07 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Aug 1, 2015 | MACDONALD DZIRUTWE
    The brother of Cecil, the lion killed in Zimbabwe by an American hunter last month, is not dead, a researcher monitoring the pride told Reuters, contradicting media reports that Jericho had been killed. "He looks alive and well to me as far as I can tell," said Brent Stapelkamp, field researcher for the Hwange Lion Research Project which is monitoring the lion with a GPS tag. A group called the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force posted on its Facebook page that Jericho had been killed at 4 p.m. on Saturday, a report picked up by some Western news media that was...
  • 2nd American doctor — Dr. Jan Casimir Seski — accused of illegally killing a lion in Zimbabwe

    08/02/2015 2:08:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Jan Casimir Seski may as well close his practise and go into hiding. What is it with American Doctors being psychopaths? #Cecil #BanHunting Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, come on down! You’re the next contestant on, “The Price is Right” “The Mob is Going to Ruin Your Life” over the allegedly illegal killing of a lion in Zimbabwe in April: And photos of other animals killed by Dr. Seski, a gynecological oncologist who directs the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, have begun circulating on social media, and are sure to anger the same mob that went...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Animal psychic claims Cecil the lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal...

    08/02/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    Despite the possibility that talking to Cecil would unveil clues about his death, the animal did not offer an explanation. ... Cecil supposedly told Anderson, who specializes in speaking to clients' deceased pets and charges $75 for a fifteen minute session with up to two animals, that he is now 'finer than ever'. He apparently said he is 'grander than before as no one can take our purity, our truth or our soul'. 'Be strong and speak for all the others who suffer needlessly to satisfy human greed. Bring Light and Love and we will rise above this'.
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disney’s got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to “inform” the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal — and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to “love” animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • Who’s Really Responsible for the Killing of Zimbabwe’s Lions and Other Wildlife?

    08/01/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nash Jenkins
    Until 2000 Zimbabwe had a successful wildlife-management program, with many big-game animals flourishing. But by 2003, a staggering 80% of the animals that had lived on Zimbabwean safari camps (which employed firm quotas to regulate animal population sizes) had died. By 2007, there were only 14 private game farms in the country, compared with 620 prior to the land seizures of 2000, according to a National Geographic report. With the protection of private game reserves nearly nonexistent, once abundant wildlife began dying off, hunted by desperate farmers with no other options for sustenance. Despite the passing of harsher laws for...
  • Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his BROTHER

    08/01/2015 1:06:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 July 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON and TOM WYKE
    The cubs fathered by Cecil the lion are being protected by his brother amid fears they will be killed by a male rival, researchers said today. The much-loved lion was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. After his death, there were fears his cubs would be killed by the next lion in the hierarchy so he could father his own offspring with the females in the pride. But a team at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which had been studying Cecil before he was shot dead, said the lion's brother had stepped...
  • 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

    08/01/2015 5:33:49 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/30/2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe. "What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country,"...
  • Zimbabwe to U.S.: Extradite dentist over killing of Cecil the lion

    07/31/2015 1:35:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri July 31, 2015 | Faith Karimi, Michael Martinez and Laura Smith-Spark
    As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat. Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister. Walter Palmer "had a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the USA," Muchinguri said. Palmer, his professional hunter guide, and the owner of the land where the hunt took place are accused of an illegal hunt under the country's Parks and...
  • Obama Admin to Investigate Killing of Lion in Zimbabwe [semi-satire]

    07/31/2015 4:20:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced that his agency has opened an investigation of the "tragic killing" of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was a major attraction at the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Palmer reportedly paid some locals $50,000 to lure the lion outside the park. Palmer then killed the lion with an arrow. Ashe characterized the killing as "a senseless act of cruelty against an innocent animal. It has shocked the world in a way that no other act has in recent memory. It is imperative that...
  • Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant

    07/31/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies ^ | July 30, 2015
    Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant Outraged animal lovers and conservationists petitioning the White House to extradite big-game hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion may be unaware the the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, reportedly ate baby elephant meat during his lavish 91st birthday party in late February. A deceased lion was also allegedly involved in those festivities, a bash that cost about $1 million and was staged at a luxury resort with thousands of party guests in attendance. “Held a week after his birthday, the celebrations were described...

    07/31/2015 3:47:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is moving to investigate the death of Cecil The Lion, in reaction to the online uproar over the news that the huge African cat was killed by an American dentist.
  • Zimbabweans express surprise over foreign concern for slain lion amid economic woes

    07/31/2015 1:56:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 30, 2015 | By FARAI MUTSAKA
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern. The discovery that Cecil, the star of Zimbabwe national park had been lured out and killed by American bow hunter Walter James Palmer has resulted in online anger and protests at his dental clinic. Outside Zimbabwe's environmental and activist circles, however, the reaction been muted. "It's so cruel, but I don't understand the whole fuss,...
  • What’s worse: to hunt a lion in Africa or not to care about Africa except when someone hunts a lion?

    07/30/2015 7:15:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 29 July, 2015 | Brigid Hains
    The meaning of an individual animal Among the reasons not to feel outraged about the killing of Cecil the lion are these two: he had a human name and he was a well-known tourist attraction. I say ‘tourist attraction’ instead of 'beloved lion’ because that hackneyed phrase seems to me a concept empty of meaning. How can a lion be wild and be 'beloved’ by people who saw him once from a safari jeep? You don’t earn the right to 'love’ a lion that way. Cecil was a wild lion who was habituated to humans, collared for a biology study,...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • Zimbabwe Reveals Shocking Truth About “Cecil the Lion”...

    07/30/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    ...Animal Rights Groups Are Desperate to Cover Up Both social media and the progressive mainstream media have been in an uproar over the past few days about the death of “Cecil,” a 13-year-old lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was killed in an organized licensed hunt by a big game hunter, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, who has now gone into hiding after receiving numerous death threats from outraged animal rights activists. However, it would appear that the outrage surrounding the death of Cecil is what is commonly known as a “First World Problem,” as residents of Zimbabwe were mostly unaware of,...
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Investigating Killing Of Cecil The Lion

    07/30/2015 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 30, 2015
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the agency is investigating the killing of Cecil the Lion, saying it will “go where facts lead.” The agency made the announcement via Twitter Thursday. Also Thursday, the Eden Prairie Police Department said that, while they will be stepping up neighborhood monitoring, they will not be providing personal protection for the dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. “Because of the increased traffic in the neighborhood of Walter Palmer’s residence, the Eden Prairie Police Department is monitoring the neighborhood to ensure the safety and security of the residents and their property,”...
  • US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist investigation into Cecil the lion's death

    07/30/2015 12:11:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    U.S. wildlife agencies will assist Zimbabwean authorities in their investigation into the killing of the iconic African lion, Cecil, according to a published report. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports dentist Walter Palmer has not been charged in Zimbabwe, though his guide and outfitter have. Palmer, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and practices in nearby Bloomington, said late Tuesday he regretted the animal’s death, but thought he was acting legally.
  • Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe allege state...abducted [Mugabe Critic] [No Tears from Kimmel]

    07/30/2015 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    FOX ^ | 3/10/15
    Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe have filed a court application seeking the release of an activist they suspect was abducted by state agents. The lawyers said Tuesday that Itai Dzamara, leader of a movement called Occupy Africa Unity Square, has been missing since Monday morning and that his family and associates have no idea of the activist's whereabouts.
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • I’d love to go hunting one day with Dr Walter Palmer.. so I can stuff & mount him for MY office wall

    07/29/2015 4:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Piers Morgan
    Dr Walter Palmer is a dentist in the human happiness business. His website, at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Minnesota, says he ‘strives to create dazzling smiles’. For 27 years this self-anointed kindly man has showered his patients with extraordinary care and comfort, ensuring they leave his surgery immeasurably more self-confident than when they entered. His official photograph on the website exudes almost Saintly virtue; Palmer’s own gleaming dentures shining beatifically beneath his warm, bespectacled, twinkling eyes. But there’s another side to Dr Palmer. A side he alludes to right at the very end of a Q&A on the...
  • American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its Sanctuary

    07/29/2015 1:09:51 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 170 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | By KATIE ROGERS
    Cecil, a 13-year-old lion, wandered out of his sanctuary in a national park in Zimbabwe this month, following the scent of a potential snack. At the other end of Cecil’s search was a lure, placed there by hunters who, conservationists say, wanted their prey to cross into unprotected territory so they could kill him. Cecil, well known to those who visited the Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe for his jet black mane, was beheaded, according to conservation officials. His corpse was left to rot in the sun. Zimbabwean officials said that Dr. Walter J. Palmer, an American hunter known...
  • Safari tourist suspected in killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe

    07/28/2015 11:31:52 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 july 15 | Don Melvin, Khushbu Shah and Elaine Ly
    Cecil the lion is dead, killed illegally in Zimbabwe, authorities allege, by a foreign hunter or hunters who paid about $55,000 for the privilege.
  • American dentist accused of killing beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil

    07/28/2015 11:35:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies ^ | Tue Jul 28 2015 | Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
    An American dentist has been accused of killing a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe earlier this month, the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (WCTF) confirmed. The Zimbabwe tourism authority named the man accused of killing Cecil as Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist and avid big-game hunter. “#WalterJamesPalmer was the man who killed #CecilTheLion. This was an #illegalhunt,” the authority posted on Twitter. The Associated Press reported that Zimbabwean conservationists had accused an American of paying $50,000 to kill the lion. The American “shot the lion with a bow and arrow." ... Rodrigues told the Star that the...
  • Zimbabwe farmers fear winter of hunger after poor tobacco crop

    07/23/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-22-15 | ANDREW MAMBONDIYANI
    For 15 years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks, the tobacco industry has been booming, with farmers funded by private firms to grow tobacco. But this switch, coupled with the worst regional drought in nearly a decade, has left Zimbabwe in a precarious food situation. Many farmers have complained of low prices as the season ends while buyers argue the quality of the crop was poor. "A number of farmers are crying foul over unsatisfactory (tobacco) prices," said Trevor Saruwaka, member of parliament for Mutasa Central...
  • Zimbabwe waves farewell to its 100-trillion-dollar bills

    07/22/2015 10:10:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 12, 2015 | BARBARA KOLLMEYER
    The glory days of being a millionaire, billionaire and even quadzillionaire are coming to a fast end in Zimbabwe. The African country’s central bank on Monday will begin a “demonetization” program to work 100-million-dollar, 100-trillion-dollar and other eye-popping bank notes out of circulation, and swap them for clean, less zero-y U.S. dollars. For every 175 quadrillion, or 175,000 trillion, Zimbabwe dollars, locals will get $5 in exchange. For 250 trillion Zimbabwe dollars, you get $1. The country has been largely using the U.S. dollar and the South African rand since a decade of hyperinflation — it peaked at 500 billion...
  • 'Crisis' hit Zimbabwe wants white farmers back – report

    07/20/2015 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    News 24 ^ | 7/16/15
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly indicated, for the first time, that it may hand back land to some white farmers whose farms were forcibly taken away from them during the height of the country’s controversial land reform programme. This comes a decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country - a move that saw a drastic deterioration in the country's economy. According to The Telegraph, Minister of Lands Douglas Mombeshora said provincial leaders had been tasked to come up with names of white farmers they wanted to...
  • This is what Mugabe will propose to Obama

    07/06/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    Standard Digital Africa ^ | July 1st 2015 | Staff
    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe jokingly said he would travel to the White House and propose to U.S. President Barack Obama, who lauded a historic Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 American states last week. The Zimbabwean leader mocked the 5-4 court decision and condemned marriage equality during his weekly radio interview with the country’s national radio station, ZBC, on Saturday, according to media reports. “I’ve just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to Washington, D.C., get...
  • Dirty Harare City Now “A Warzone”

    07/01/2015 11:12:29 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    Zimeye ^ | July 2, 2015
    VOA|Harare in the 1980s was affectionately referred to as the sunshine city because of its cleanliness. The city was orderly with well-maintained roads, bright street lights and clean running water and the blooming jacaranda trees also gave the it a unique view. But things have taken a bad turn as the city has been decaying since the 1990s. Buildings are now resembling a war zone and children hang around on street corners with nowhere to go and homeless people tell stories of disease and crime. These pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit-hard by the recession and still...
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’: Zimbabwe’s leader says he will travel to the White House…

    06/30/2015 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:35 EST, 30 June 2015 | John Hall
    Robert Mugabe has mocked America’s decision to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states by vowing to travel to the White House and proposing to Barack Obama. […] Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. […] Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: “I’ve just concluded—since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance—thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to...
  • It's Official: Greece defaults on IMF payment

    06/30/2015 7:24:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Star ^ | 06/30/2015 | Tanya Talaga
    Greece joins Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe on the latest to be in debt to the International Monetary Fund. As Athenians rallied underneath thunderclouds to show their support for keeping Greece in the eurozone of single currency nations, their broke government defaulted on a $2.2-billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. At midnight on Tuesday, Greece joined Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe as countries in arrears to the IMF. Also at midnight, the bailout assistance package that began in February 2012 formally expired, leaving Greece without access to any emergency finances. In Washington, the IMF acknowledged that Greece had failed to meet...
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’ [Zero a laughingstock]

    06/30/2015 3:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC ‘get down on one knee and ask his hand’. Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: ‘I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes...
  • Zimbabwe slashes 16 zeros from currency but dollar still a joke

    06/12/2015 9:00:55 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    euronews ^ | 6-12-2015
    From next Monday Zimbabweans with have their mental arithmetic simplified for them with the news some zeros are coming off the currency. Quite a lot of zeros. No less than 16, as the federal reserve attempts to end funny money by offering one new Zimbabwe dollar in exchange for 35 quadrillion old ones. However the real hyperinflation rate is in fact worse. The money being replaced was only issued in 2008, when the exchange rate was one for 10 billion. The real hyperinflation rate has 25 zeroes attached. This is now hyperinflation an elderly German would recognise, with all its...
  • South Africa a Time Bomb Ready to Explode (Ongoing White Genocide Completely Ignored by MSM)

    There are many stories comparing South Africa to a time bomb ready to explode from the deplorable conditions and slow genocide of the whites. The delicate situation of crime, corruption and poverty increasing throughout the land raises concern. Living under a communist government led by a president who rules over nepotism, lining his pockets and destroying everything the apartheid government built.There is the element of the South African Communist party affiliated to the governing African National Congress (ANC) who have not sidetracked from influencing the Zuma administration and turning South Africa into a one-party state. Julius Malema kicked out of...