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  • Why has Rwanda Closed 8,000 Christian Churches?

    08/22/2018 6:31:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/17/18 | Mark Woods
    Headlines in Western media saying an African country has closed 8,000 churches are always going to make Christians sit up and take notice. There are so many stories of the church under pressure, and many of them are true – Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. In Rwanda, though, where this story comes from, it's not quite that simple. It's true that the government has closed 8,000 churches – but why, and what do the Christians who live there think about it? Forever shadowed by the 1994 genocide in which around 800,000 Tutsis were murdered by...
  • The most important delivery breakthrough since Amazon Prime

    05/22/2018 12:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CNBC's Disruptor 50 ^ | May 22, 2018 | Sara Salinas
    •Drone start-up Zipline International conducts up to 500 drone flights a day, delivering packages accurately and without damage. •Zipline recently launched the world's fastest commercial drone. •The packages it delivers are blood bags for hard-to-reach areas in Rwanda, but Zipline's experience puts it ahead of tech giants like Amazon and Google that are also experimenting with drones for shipping....
  • Scientist gets too close to boiling lava from volcano

    07/19/2011 7:36:09 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 27 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/19/11 | staff
    19 July 2011 Last updated at 00:07 ET Help A scientist tries to get a lava sample from Mount Nyiragongo in Africa's Great Rift Valley, but gets too close to the boiling lake. Dr Dario Tedesco, from the University of Naples, one of the world's leading authorities on the volcano, tries to alert the scientist whose life is at risk. Mount Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Scientists want to take lava samples from volcanoes because it can give vital clues about what is happening deep inside the planet.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, February 12-18, 2004: Stunning New Pictures of Nyiragongo (Lava Lake)

    02/14/2006 9:00:13 AM PST · by cogitator · 8 replies · 413+ views
    Stromboli OnLine is one of my favorite sites, with suberb volcano photography. They recently posted a new "Nyiragongo Expedition" feature. Below are three pictures sampled from the site. Go there for more. Nyiragongo at night from Goma View from the crater rim at twilight Active Nyiragongo lava lake
  • Fears Rise as Congo Volcano Spews Big Dust Cloud

    07/27/2002 2:42:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/27/02 | Themistocle Hakizimana
    Fears Rise as Congo Volcano Spews Big Dust Cloud Sat Jul 27,11:18 AM ET By Themistocle Hakizimana GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - A Congolese city half razed by a volcano just six months ago was threatened again on Saturday as a nearby rumbling mountain spewed a massive wall of dust and ash for a second straight day. Experts said they were worried by a towering three-km (two-mile) plume of dust and ash thrown up by Nyiragongo, a dark cone-shaped mountain looming over Goma, home to 500,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many of them displaced by war, on the...
  • (Disgraceful, Evil)UN Finally Agrees to Feed Goma's Starving People (UN Had 1000 Tons of Food)

    01/24/2002 10:51:12 AM PST · by t-shirt · 20 replies · 94+ views
    London Guardian ^ | January 23, 2002 | James Astill
    UN finally agrees to feed Goma's starving people James Astill in Goma Wednesday January 23, 2002 The Guardian The United Nations finally announced plans to feed the destitute people of Goma yesterday, almost a week after a river of molten lava swept through the town from the erupting Mount Nyiragongo. Declaring the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern capital safe - three days after virtually all its 350,000 residents returned - UN officials said food would be handed out today. But the continuing danger of earthquakes was highlighted when the World Food Programme's headquarters at Gisenyi, a mile from Goma, was ...
  • 50 Killed in Congo Gas Station Blast

    01/21/2002 2:14:29 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2002 | By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press Writer
    Monday January 21 4:05 AM ET 50 Killed in Congo Gas Station Blast Photos AP Photo Slideshows AP Photo Volcano Erupts in Congo Audio/Video Lava Flows From Volcano in Congo (AP)   By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press Writer GOMA, Congo (AP) - Lava flows from a volcanic eruption ignited a gas station, killing about 50 people who were trying to siphon fuel from the elevated tanks, witnesses said. A massive fireball erupted at 8:30 a.m., leaving a huge black cloud over Goma more than 11/2 hours later. The Congolese were at the station trying to steal gas and diesel fuel ...
  • Volcanic Eruption Update: NYIRAGONGO Democratic Republic of the Congo

    01/18/2002 3:02:03 PM PST · by callisto · 3 replies · 2+ views
    GVP / USGS ^ | 01.18.02 | GVP / USGS
    NYIRAGONGO Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.52°S, 29.25°E; summit elev. 3,469 m; All times are local (= UTC + 2 hours) 18 January Update The following information is based on preliminary reports from various government and news agencies that were received during the ongoing crisis. An eruption began at Nyiragongo on 17 January and, according to news reports, as of 18 January lava flows had destroyed parts of 14 villages and 45 people had been killed. Some reports state that the eruption began at 0500 local time. Other reports state that probably around mid-day, fissures N of the Goma Airport ...
  • Israel to Off-Load Half of It's Illegal Aliens on Western Countries

    04/05/2018 5:36:48 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    The Canadian-Jewish News ^ | April 6th, 2018 | Gili Yaari
    Israel has reached an agreement with the United Nations that will see nearly half of the African asylum seekers it planned to deport go to Western countries.The UN High Commission for Refugees has committed to finding places in Western nations for at least 16,250 of the African migrants from Eritrea and Sudan. In return, Israel will legalize the status of the remaining asylum seekers, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. At a press conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Canada, Germany and Italy would be the countries where the migrants would be settled. As...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Urges Israel Change Deportation Plan

    04/03/2018 8:16:20 AM PDT · by granada · 15 replies
    Hamodia ^ | 27 Feb, 2018 | Zalman Ahnsaf
    The Israeli government came under additional pressure to change its policy of deporting illegal migrants on Tuesday, as the Congressional Black Caucus and the Jewish Agency both urged a different approach. The CBC has circulated a letter supporting a proposal being made by advocates for the migrants to send them to other countries via the existing international refugee processing systems, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. The Israeli plan, which took effect this month, gives the migrants a choice between deportation with cash incentives and free airfare, or jail for an indefinite time. “As a close friend of the United States...
  • House Democrats urge Netanyahu to release jailed asylum-seekers

    03/31/2018 6:18:52 AM PDT · by granada · 23 replies
    TOI ^ | 30 Mar, 2018 | By ERIC CORTELLESSA
    WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressional delegation urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to release African asylum seekers being detained in an Israeli prison. In a letter sent to the premier on Tuesday, 11 Democrats who recently visited the Jewish state said “there is no legal justification for deportation” of the roughly 280 asylum seekers from African countries, mostly Sudan and Eritrea, being held in the Saharonim prison in southern Israel. Israel’s Border Authority jailed the asylum seekers last month, after they refused deportation to a third-party country. The Israeli government has said it intends to to force the migrants...
  • Netanyahu makes late night u-turn on deal for African asylum seekers in Israel

    04/03/2018 4:24:25 AM PDT · by granada · 16 replies
    the Telegraph UK ^ | 2 April, 2018 | Raf Sanchez
    Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, announced yesterday he had reached a deal with the UN to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers only to u-turn within hours after a rebellion by his own ministers. The Israeli leader said on Monday afternoon that he had struck an international agreement under which around half of the 40,000 asylum seekers in Israel would be sent to Western countries like Canada, Germany and Italy. Under the terms of the deal, the Israeli government agreed to let the other half stay in the country and to scrap controversial plans to deport them to other...
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Israeli universities refuse to host African infiltrators

    02/11/2018 11:37:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Israeli universities rejected a request to grant refuge to employment-seeking African infiltrators, Channel 20 reported. The idea was proposed by Yoel Marshak, who served as the Kibbutz Movement's activities coordinator until a few years ago. Marshak told Arutz Sheva that "the police are forbidden from entering [universities.] We will ask embassies to host them for a few days. During those days, we will negotiate with the Israeli government. If we don't negotiate now, we'll be negotiating then, in desperation." "There is an international agreement that police do not enter a university campus without permission from the university's management. We will...
  • Hotel Rwanda

    01/14/2018 6:29:04 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Given the ongoing furor over President Trump's executive order commanding the State Department cartographer to mark the map of the world with "Here be sh***holes", I thought for our Saturday movie date we should have a film about just how bad it can get. Twenty-four years ago, the Rwandan genocide was just about to get under way: In a hundred days, a million people were murdered - with machetes, all very low-tech. Since then, as I noted only the other day, the machete has been introduced to such boring white-bread places as Shelburne, Vermont, and Dundalk, Ireland, and Gothenburg, Sweden,...
  • Clinton Foundation has bumpy record on donor disclosure

    11/28/2017 7:33:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/17 | John Solomon
    In August 2016, then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took on critics of her husband’s charitable foundation by saying the former first family “went above and beyond” to disclose their donors to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest when she served as America’s top diplomat. On the face, Clinton’s statement is true. A December 2008 voluntary ethics agreement the Clinton Foundation and incoming secretary of State executed with the Obama administration, before called for, disclosed all donors to the Foundation and its various initiatives, something normal charities don’t have to do. But over the years, the Clintons’ compliance...
  • Who Asked Susan Rice to Unmask Those Names?

    04/03/2017 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | April 4, 2017 | Matthew Vadum
    Obama’s national security advisor is a liar -- and possibly a felon.Former President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice asked for the names of Trump transition officials to be unmasked and made public in raw intelligence files, according to media reports, a move apparently carried out to harm the incoming Trump administration. As recently as March 22, Rice denied knowing anything about the intelligence reports. In an appearance on “PBS Newshour,” she said pretty definitely, “I know nothing about this.” The new news reports paint Rice as a liar. The evidence we know about in the Trump-Russia saga so far...
  • Ann Coulter: We Have Now Hit Full-On Crazy

    03/22/2017 6:06:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | ANN COULTER
    Liberals are ecstatic that a judge in Hawaii is writing immigration policy for the entire country, and that policy is: We have no right to tell anyone that he can’t live in America. (Unless they’re Christians — those guys we can keep out.) As subtly alluded to in the subtitle of Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, the goal of liberals is for the poor of the world to have a constitutional right to come here whenever they want. I can’t help but notice that the Third Worlders aren’t moving to liberals’...
  • Pope admits Catholic priests took part in Rwandan genocide and begs forgiveness over church's role

    03/20/2017 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily Record ^ | Monday, March 20, 2017 | Record Reporter
    The Pontiff acknowledges that members of the clergy "succumbed to hatred and violence" as Rwandan government accuses Church of still protecting the guilty. Caption -- Pope Francis has apologised for the Catholic Church's role in the Rwandan genocide (Photo: Getty) Pope Francis has asked for forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the Church" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state's wounds. But Rwanda's government indicated it felt the apology did not go far enough, saying the local Church was still complicit in protecting the perpetrators of the genocide. At a meeting...
  • Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide

    03/20/2017 12:14:27 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the "sins and failings of the church and its members" during Rwanda's 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda's president that he hoped his apology would help the country heal. In an extraordinary statement after Francis' meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Vatican acknowledged that the church itself bore blame, as well as some Catholic priests and nuns who "succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission" by participating in the genocide.