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  • Under-reported Story: Militants Have Slaughtered Hundreds of Nigerian Christians Since February

    03/21/2019 7:17:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/21/2019 | Chris Queen
    Christians in the United States have faced persecution for their beliefs over the past few years. Media outlets have done a decent job reporting on the incidents where believers face threats to their religious liberty. But in other parts of the world, Christians are paying for their faith with their lives. Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries for Christians, a nation that ranks 12th on Open Doors USA's World Watch List. Over the past few years, we've heard of the stories of Boko Haram and their terror against Christians, but Nigerian believers are facing an even more recent...
  • 1989: U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked

    03/18/2019 7:14:07 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 63 replies
    AP ^ | June 29, 1989 | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control. As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by...
  • President Donald Trump spoke to Abiy Ahmed on the phone [Prime Minister of Ethiopia]

    03/15/2019 7:20:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Borkena ^ | March 15, 2019
    The office of Prime Minister of Ethiopia disclosed on Friday that US president Donald Trump had a telephone conversation with Abiy Ahmed. Although the office did not say how long the conversation was, the two leaders have reportedly expressed condolences for victims of ET 302, crashed on March 10, 2018, claiming the lives of 157 people on board of the plane. The US president ordered on Wednesday that Boeing 737 Max 8 planes be grounded in the US after his administration admitted striking similarities of circumstances between Indonesian Lion Air plane, crashed in October 2018, and Nairobi bound Ethiopian...
  • African Pro-Life Leader Exposes How America and Western Nations are Pushing Abortion on Africa

    03/15/2019 7:31:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies ^ | 03/11/19 | SPUC
    Much of the narrative about aid and Africa is about the need for reproductive health services, especially safe abortion across the continent. However, Ugandan MPs were left shocked at what Marie Stopes International is doing to women across Africa in the name of reproductive rights. Members of the Uganda Pro-Life Parliamentary Caucus invited Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa to put on a screening of her groundbreaking documentary, Strings Attached Tracing foreign aid money Strings Attached, which had its UK premiere at an event in the House of Commons hosted by the Society for the...
  • Peace be still[charismatic caucus]

    03/13/2019 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be at peace for I have calmed the seas for you and I AM The waters you walk upon now of holiness for I have made you righteous as I AM for I have overcome the world and their lies hold no water before your Creator and GOD ! Mark 4:39 And He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush, be still (muzzled)! And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness].
  • Bible Ark FOUND: End of Days relic 'smuggled by Jews to Africa' and hidden HERE [Ethiopia]

    12/03/2018 7:33:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies ^ | Published 3rd December 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    BIBLE scholars claim to have uncovered the final resting place of the legendary Ark of the Covenant saying the holy relic was most likely smuggled out of Israel to Africa. _________________________________________________________________ Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration Institute (BASE) claim there is strong evidence that the Old Testaments arks resting place is in Ethiopia. The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought after relics from the Bible, being the trunk said to contain the Ten Commandments handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai. It is said the chest is made of wood and covered in gold, containing...
  • 'First human' discovered in Ethiopia

    03/04/2015 10:18:28 AM PST · by moose07 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 March 2015 | Pallab Ghosh
    The new jawbone: its teeth are smaller than those of other human relatives Scientists have unearthed the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans. The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged. The discovery in Ethiopia suggests climate change spurred the transition from tree dweller to upright walker. The head of the research team told BBC News that the find gives the first insight into "the most important transitions in human evolution". Prof Brian Villmoare of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas said the discovery...
  • All 157 on board die in crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight

    03/10/2019 7:21:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 3/10/19 | ELIAS MESERET
    An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. More than 30 nationalities are among the dead. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return, the airline's CEO told reporters. The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself...
  • Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

    03/10/2019 4:58:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 March 2019 | Duncan miriri
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster. The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am. There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries, said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62...
  • Really Bad African Paratroops Demonstrate Every Jump Ramp Error in One Jump

    03/09/2019 1:29:21 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 39 replies
    This video appeared on social media early this week from the Flintlock 2019 military exercise in the Sahel region of Africa. Whoever the unit is in the video- and no one is giving them credit (or blame), they demonstrate about every aircraft exit mistake a static line parachutist can make short of actually forgetting to hook up their static line. The video has disappeared from social media, but we managed to make a video of the video before it disappeared. ***** Jumper nine defies description. He apparently deduces that using his butt as a kind of braking device upon exit...
  • The Bravest Man In Africa?

    03/08/2019 5:02:43 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 3/8/19 | Stephen Brown
    There are few people who announce their candidacy for their countrys presidency only days after being released from prison. But anti-slavery activist and slave descendant Biram Dah Abeid is an exceptional man facing exceptional circumstances. I am from the servile community that makes up 50 per cent of the population (of Mauritania), said Dah Obeid, a lawyer. Twenty percent of the fifty percent have been born as property of other men. We were inherited by other people. Abeid, a prominent and fearless anti-slavery activist who has been jailed and tortured numerous times in his struggle to abolish slavery in the...
  • 10 Strange Archaeological Finds Straight Out Of A Horror Story

    03/05/2019 5:42:25 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Listverse ^ | MAY 7, 2017 | MARK OLIVER
    10 Strange Archaeological Finds Straight Out Of A Horror Story Scattered under the ground beneath our feet are the remains of history. There are little pieces of the lives of people who lived before us that give us little glimpses into who they werethe things they held dear, the homes they lived in, and the bones of their decaying bodies. But life thousands of years ago wasnt always gentle and easy. Sometimes, when these remains are uncovered, the stories they reveal are brutal and violentand sometimes, theyre pulled straight out of a horror story. 10 A Pit Of Amputated Arms10b-amputated-arm-bones-from-pit...
  • A black woman who lived in Britannia in Roman times "a lady of ivory bracelet"

    03/04/2019 3:36:25 PM PST · by robowombat · 29 replies
    Gigazine ^ | 14:30 Mar 02, 2010
    Mar 02, 2010 14:30:03 A black woman who lived in Britannia in Roman times "a lady of ivory bracelet" (This article was originally posted in Japanese on 14:30 Mar 02, 2010) Roman EmpireSpeaking of ancient Roman civilizationLatinAnd CaesarGaara's war historyRecord remains inGauliansGermanicAlthough it tends to embrace the image of a society centered on white people, such as white, the vast empire with the whole region of the Mediterranean coast as a version,Aeeguptus(Now Egypt) toMauretania(Now Morocco) to include the northern African region, there are also many African populations, and it seems that there were many people who moved out of Africa...
  • Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta [Ghana]

    03/04/2019 2:21:55 AM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies and video ^ | 02 Mar 2019 | Dominika Kulczyk
    ...The lake, which was only created in 1965 with the construction of a hydro-electric dam, is home to an estimated 20,000 child slaves. Children as young as five are sold to human traffickers and made to work as fishermen for up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week. They are beaten. They are abused. They eat scraps off the table and sleep on the dirt. Some of these children drown when forced to dive under the water to untangle fishing nets. These forgotten children become yet another anonymous corpse resting at the bottom of the lake. When they...
  • Meet the 14th Century king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)

    10/16/2012 4:43:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2012 | By OLIVIA FLEMING
    An obscure king who ruled West Africa in the 14th century has been named the richest person in history in a new inflation-adjusted list of the world's 25 wealthiest people of all time. Spanning 1,000 years and with a combined fortune of $4.317 trillion, only three of the list's 25 are alive today; none of them are women and 14 of them are American. Using the annual 2199.6per cent rate of inflation, where $100million in 1913 is equal to $2.299.63billion in 2012, Celebrity Net Worth's list includes familiar names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett; but sitting at number one...
  • Arsonists attack Ebola clinics in DRC as climate of distrust grows

    02/28/2019 4:18:24 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Rebecca Ratcliff
    A second clinic serving patients affected by the escalating Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been set alight, as concerns mount over widespread distrust of health agencies. Seven months since the start of the outbreak, which has claimed 548 lives, experts warned that the virus is still not under control and said suspicion of agencies is severely undermining Ebola services. Mdecins Sans Frontires... runs treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo that were attacked, and is one of the agencies leading the wider Ebola response...(snip) ...There have been 872 cases of Ebola since the start of the outbreak,...
  • Nigeria: Death toll of Fulani jihad massacre doubles to over 130

    02/24/2019 12:39:19 AM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | FEB 23, 2019 9:00 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Nigeria: Death toll of Fulani jihad massacre doubles to over 130 The death toll from an attack last week by gunmen in northwestern Nigeria has doubled to more than 130. The Fulani ethnic group appeared to have been a deliberate plan to wipe out certain communities. Those certain communities are the Christian victims of the so-called Fulani ethnic group, often referred to as Fulani herdsmen. Governor Nasir El-Rufai told reporters that police were still investigating the gunmens motive for the attack, as he tries to minimize the reality of the jihad. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been more upfront about...
  • 5 House Democrats took $60,000 trip to South Africa for Beyonc concert, records show

    02/23/2019 12:50:13 AM PST · by blueplum · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Five members of the Congressional Black Caucus took a $60,000 trip to see Beyonc and other stars perform in concert in South Africa late last year, according to congressional disclosure records. The lawmakers were U.S. Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Barbara Lee of California, Bobby Rush of Illinois, Terri Sewell of Alabama and Hank Johnson of Georgia, according to the data. They attended the Global Citizen Mandela 100 concert from Dec. 1-3 to celebrate the centenary birth of the late Nelson Mandela and raise awareness of global poverty. In addition to Beyonc, other musical acts included...(snip) The National Legal...
  • The Hangman was too tired to hang methree times.

    02/21/2019 11:32:11 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | February 21 2019 | BBC
    On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list. So he survived until the country stopped executing people altogether.
  • NBA plans pro league in Africa with direct involvement from former President Barack Obama

    02/17/2019 4:33:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 78 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 16, 2019 | Tim Reynolds
    The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.