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May 23 12:40

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a 'knife's edge' as urban cases rise

"The next few weeks will really tell if this outbreak is going to expand to urban areas or if we're going to be able to keep it under control," Salama said.

Following the meeting, Salama told AFP news agency the outbreak "could go either way" in coming weeks.

May 23 12:39

Two infected Ebola patients flee treatment center in Congo

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic." As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to rise, experts emphasized that more community engagement is needed to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Three patients left of their own accord from the isolation zone of the Wangata hospital in Mbandaka city between Sunday and Tuesday, said Henry Gray, emergency coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders.

May 22 10:33

‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate

LAST month, British woman Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn were woken at 2am by three men breaking into a window of their remote farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the northeast of South Africa, about 240km from the nearest capital city.

The couple, who had lived in the area for 20 years, were tied up, stabbed, and tortured with a blowtorch for several hours. The masked men stuffed a plastic bag down Mrs Howarth’s throat, and attempted to strangle her husband with a bag around his neck.

The couple were bundled into their own truck, still in their pyjamas, and driven to a roadside where they were shot. Mrs Howarth, 64, a former pharmaceutical company executive, was shot twice in the head. Mr Lynn, 66, was shot in the neck.

Miraculously he survived, and managed to flag down a passer-by early on Sunday morning. Mrs Howarth, who police said was “unrecognisable” from her injuries, had multiple skull fractures, gunshot wounds and “horrific” burns to her breasts.

May 22 10:11

White South African farmers claiming persecution at home seek refuge in Australia

More than 200 farmers from South Africa have applied for humanitarian visas in Australia after allegedly suffering attacks for being white, according to the Australian Home Affairs Ministry.

“The type of criteria they of course have to meet – or the key one – is evidence of persecution, so that's exactly what we will be looking at,” Home Affairs Deputy Secretary Malisa Golightly said. Home Affairs said 89 refugee visa applications relating to 213 people had been received, although they did not specify their ethnicity or any other details.

May 22 10:09

S Africa Facing Crisis Regarding Violence in Attacks on White Farmers – Activist

A recent murder of an elderly white couple in South Africa has triggered a new round of debates about violence against white landowners and the government’s failure to handle crime. The tide of violence has triggered uproar on social media, with some users blaming the authorities for turning a blind eye to racial murders. At the same time the South African government is looking into constitutional reform that would let land to be expropriated from white farmers without compensation. Radio Sputnik discussed the recent spiral of violence with Ian Cameron, Head of Community Safety at the AfriForum civil rights group.

May 21 11:26

The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

Ministry of Health officials first identified cases of viral hemorrhagic fever when it reached the town of Bikoro earlier this month. On Thursday, officials said a new case had been identified in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million.

The new case in Mbandaka has raised the alarm among public health officials because it is the first time the virus has ever landed in a city that sits directly on the Congo River.

In all eight of the previous known Ebola outbreaks in Congo, the virus has been contained within remote jungle villages or relatively small towns, where isolated populations are less likely to spread the disease.

But the Congo River is effectively the region’s highway system. Barges and boats travel from Kisangani in the east through major cities including Bumba, Mbandaka — and eventually Kinshasa, the capital of Congo and home to more than 11 million people, as well as Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo.

May 21 10:28

THOUSANDS OF MOROCCANS PROTEST AGAINST U.S. JERUSALEM EMBASSY MOVE

More than 10,000 Moroccans chanting "Death to Israel" took to the streets of Casablanca on Sunday to protest against the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that read "Al Quds (Jerusalem) Palestine's eternal capital." Most appeared to be Islamists, with women wearing headscarves and marching separately from men.

May 19 09:56

Israel's new African friends will pay a price for this betrayal

The split-screen juxtaposition had most of us trembling with anger. On the left, here was Ivanka Trump, the US president's daughter, beaming at the inauguration plaque outside the new US embassy in Jerusalem. On the right, Palestinians in Gaza were being pulled from the carnage of a bloodbath. At last count, at least 60 Palestinians were massacred. Another 2,700 injured by bullets and tear gas fumes. Gaza remains in trauma.

And while the usual tropes of Hamas involvement in inciting the protest movement have been spilling from American and Israeli mouthpieces - be they politicians, commentators or columnists - this week's devastating events left even the most neutral of observers stunned. How was it possible, in the 21st century, that such an atrocity could play out without consequence?

May 19 08:56

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May 18 09:50

Congo warns of 'new phase' in Ebola outbreak after case detected in city with 1m residents

In April, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of Shoaib Ahmed and others against CoreCivic, alleging that the prison corporation violates human trafficking laws and employs a deprivation scheme to force immigrants detained at Stewart to work for sub-minimum wages, and then threatens to punish them for refusing to work through solitary confinement or loss of access to necessities. A lawsuit against Geo Group, another prison corporation, is moving forward for using similar practices at the Aurora Detention Center in Colorado, violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

May 17 09:12

'Explosive increase' in Ebola cases is feared as outbreak in Congo spreads to a CITY and UN considers whether to declare a 'health emergency of international concern'

Experts fear an 'explosive increase' in Ebola cases after an outbreak in Congo entered a 'new phase' and spread to a city.

The deadly virus was detected in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the country's health minister revealed last night.

So far, the 23 deaths believed to have been caused by Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak were in more isolated areas, giving authorities a better chance of ring-fencing the virus.

May 14 12:35

The IMF’s Reprehensible Campaign for Continued Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

The IMF’s agenda of bigger government and higher taxes is a recipe for continued poverty.

A couple of months ago, I thought I did something meaningful by sharing six separate examples of the International Monetary Fund pressuring sub-Saharan African nations to impose higher tax burdens. This was evidence, I suggested, that the IMF had a disturbing agenda of bigger government for the entire region.

I didn’t imply the bureaucrats were motivated by racism. After all, the IMF has pushed for higher taxes in the United States, in China, in Latin America, in the Middle East, and in Europe. (Folks who work at the IMF don’t pay taxes on their own salaries, but they clearly believe in equal opportunity when urging higher taxes for everyone else.)

Nonetheless, I thought it was scandalous that the IMF was systematically agitating for taxes in a region that desperately needs more investment and entrepreneurship. And my six examples were proof of a continent-wide agenda!

May 12 10:59

PENTAGON REPORT ON NIGER RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN IT ANSWERS

The Pentagon’s newly released 8-page report on the Niger incident had a very clear narrative. From the moment local commanders endorsed the mission to the recovery of the four bodies of slain US soldiers, the report goes out of its way to lionize everyone’s actions, and downplay errors.

This makes sense, because underlying these conclusions is the fact that the Pentagon has no intention of holding anyone to account for the mistakes made. Yet the summary report’s decision to tread very lightly on a lot of potentially embarrassing specifics means that it ultimately raises a lot more questions than it answered.

Fortunately, a lot of those answers exist, as this 8-page version was just a summary of a 180-page full report on the incident. The administration is keeping that carefully secret, however. They say that the report needs to be heavily reviewed, and redacted, before ever being made public.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, to my best judgment, simply another act, supporting the expropriation of resources, to which the US government, nor multi-national companies which support it, overtly and covertly, have no moral right whatsoever, and we never see real, meaningful compensation of the people from whose lands these resources are, for all practical intents and purposes, stolen.

The deeply colonial attitudes of the US government toward places like Africa, have never really changed; they have just "shape shifted", to make those attitudes appear more morally acceptible to 21st century Americans.

To me, and people who think like me, this is completely, morally unacceptable.

May 10 11:28

Ebola's Back! Congo Outbreak Sees 21 Cases, 17 Deaths In Last Month

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been alerted to an outbreak of Ebola. In the past five weeks, there have been 21 cases of the infection reported, and 17 of those are now deceased.

May 10 10:07

FLASHBACK - MURDER RATE FOR THESE WHITE FARMERS 20 TIMES INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE

Over a two-year time span, South African Claudine Van Wyk lost three beloved family members in a series of gruesome farm attacks in the troubled African nation.

Her story is hardly unique.

The horrendous violence that has become so common in South Africa is a terror that even cross-border violence or irrational violence against a religious minority doesn’t approach.

And the attacks are viewed by many experts as the signs of genocide, warning top government officials are inciting, if not participating directly in it.

The trigger for the latest murder and mayhem against whites is the land owned by descendants of Europeans who arrived generations ago and built up what is now becoming known as “Rainbow Nation.”

Among those ramping up the hatred is South African President Jacob Zuma, who sings a song about genocide and is now seeking to expropriate white-owned farms without even providing compensation.

May 09 11:31

South Africa to emulate Zimbabwe with racial land expropriation

The new South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to 'expropriate white-owned land without compensation', causing panic among the country's farmers. Will it plunge the country into Zimbwean-style chaos?

May 08 12:45

WHY IS THE U.S. MILITARY OCCUPYING BASES ACROSS AFRICA?

In recent months, many Americans have been surprised to learn that the U.S. has an extensive military presence in Africa. An intelligence snafu over fitness tracker data produced by U.S. soldiers using Fitbits and other devices while running laps provided a clear snapshot of their deployments. In November 2017, fitness database Strava produced a Global Heatmap showing popular exercise routes as glowing yellow streaks. The streaks revealed loops around airstrips in remote areas across sub-Saharan Africa that are the undeniable traces of U.S. or European troops staying in shape.

May 02 11:44

FLASHBACK - Israel 'offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons'

According to secret South African documents, Mr Peres, then Israel's defence minister, responded to a request in 1975 from the white minority government for Jericho Missiles by offering to fit them "in three different sizes", The Guardian reported.

The "three sizes" refer to conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons according to Sasha Polakow-Suransky, the American academic who uncovered a series of classified memos detailing South Africa's clandestine nuclear negotiations with Israel.

The claims appear to offer the first documentary corroboration of a nuclear relationship long suspected but never proved.

May 01 11:29

The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger last October, the widespread reaction was surprise: The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?

Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger
Yet in many ways, the Niger operation typifies U.S. military missions underway in roughly 20 African countries, mostly in the northern half of the continent. The missions tend to be small, they are carried out largely below the radar, and most are focused on a specific aim: rolling back Islamist extremism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Allegedly "rolling back Islamist extremists is the "good reason" for the US military's being in Africa; the real reason, however, is for the US and its allies to control the continent's resources, to which they have no moral right, and exploit them, without any thought of profiting/compensating the people who live there.

Apr 30 11:05

The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But U.S. Troops Are All Over Africa

When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger last October, the widespread reaction was surprise: The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?

Yet in many ways, the Niger operation typifies U.S. military missions underway in roughly 20 African countries, mostly in the northern half of the continent. The missions tend to be small, they are carried out largely below the radar, and most are focused on a specific aim: rolling back Islamist extremism.

In almost all of the missions, the Americans are there to advise, assist and train African militaries — and not to take part in combat. Still, those supporting roles can often take U.S. forces into the field with their African partners, as was the case in Niger.

Apr 28 10:07

Floods kill 72, displace 210 000 across Kenya, dams reaching dangerous levels

Heavy rain and floods affecting Kenya since March 2018 have displaced more than 211 000 people, killed at least 72 and injured 33 across the country. The Kenya Meteorological Department has warned that heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected to continue? and called on Kenyans to be prepared for flooding, as water levels have already surpassed the usual season’s average.?

According to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), the most affected counties are Turkana, Tana River, Garissa, Isiolo, Kisumu, Taita, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, West Pokot, Samburu and Narok.

Apr 26 10:50

Algeria sentences 'spies for Israel' to death, prison

Interior minister for North African country announces capture of 'international spy ring' comprised of 7 Africans, proving Mossad attempts to undermine state security; head of group sentences to death, remaining defendants to prison terms.

Apr 25 09:34

TOP SECRET: DOD BUILDING $110 MILLION DRONE BASE IN NIGER

If you thought America’s overseas wars had reached their limit - think again.

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is building a new $110 million drone base in Niger, adding to its existing footprint of more than 800 military bases in more than 70 countries, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

On Monday, the AP detailed in a report that the U.S. Air Force is constructing a base for weaponized drones, the newest front in America’s expanding foreign wars “against the growing extremist threat in Africa’s vast Sahel region.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; just how many Niger, and other African citizens, the US military intends to assassinate via drone strike, in its unending quest to expropriate raw materials and resources to which the US government has utterly no moral right?!?!?

Apr 24 12:30

US Decries China’s High-Speed Rail in Laos. Connecting China’s Yunnan to South East Asia

China’s plans to build high-speed rail connecting Kunming in its Yunnan province with the rest of Southeast Asia are already underway. In the landlocked nation of Laos, tunnels and bridges are already under construction.

The United States has, in general, condemned China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) sweeping infrastructure programme, with US and European policy circles accusing Beijing of what they call “debt trap diplomacy.”

Quartz in an article titled, “Eight countries in danger of falling into China’s “debt trap”,” would claim:

Beijing “encourages dependency using opaque contracts, predatory loan practices, and corrupt deals that mire nations in debt and undercut their sovereignty, denying them their long-term, self-sustaining growth,” said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 6. “Chinese investment does have the potential to address Africa’s infrastructure gap, but its approach has led to mounting debt and few, if any, jobs in most countries,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what, pray tell, does the US actually have in the works, to counter this intelligently, and proactively?!?

The answer is, one big, fat, hairy nothing.

Even the desperately needed infrastructure projects right here in the US are not getting done.

The Chinese leadership is thinking long-term; the US government can barely keep its though processes straight through the next elections.

Apr 24 07:39

Sudan Invites Russia to Take Part in Country's Oil, Gas Projects - Ministry

Sudan invites Russian companies to participate in oil and gas projects on the territory of the country, Abdel Zahir Mohamed, the adviser to the Sudanese petroleum and gas minister, told Sputnik on Monday.

"In the fields of drilling and oil production there are some sites. These sites have been offered to Russian companies so that they can run these sites and invest in them. These sites do not produce [oil] but they are located close to the main pipelines… There are also [oil] producing sites, they are wholly owned by the state or are occupied by several foreign companies, the Russian companies may also work there and help to increase these companies' production," Abdel Zahir said.

Apr 23 12:14

Welcome to Agadez, America’s Latest Front in the War on Terror

Say hello to Agadez:

Agadez is 4,000 miles from Aghanistan, where the Global War on Terrorism began. It’s 2,500 miles from Iraq, our next destination in the war. It’s 2,000 miles from Syria and 1,500 miles from Benghazi. This is where we’re building a $110 million drone base that will host nearly a thousand American troops, double the number of a few years ago. Here is Eric Schmitt:

Taken together, these parallel missions reflect a largely undeclared American military buildup outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, often with murky authorities and little public attention, unfolding in remote places like Yemen, Somalia and, increasingly, West Africa.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Major General Hicks, I truly believe that I have a method of completely eliminating any terror threats to Americans in any part of the world; we need, please, to stop mucking about in other people's countries to expropriate resources to which the US government has absolutely zero moral right, or, at least, compensate the people of those countries whose resources we are expropriating.

It's just that simple; and you are welcome!! :-)

Apr 18 10:44

A Conversation on Race — Paul Craig Roberts

Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

The working class, designated by Hillary Clinton as “the Trump deplorables,” is now the victimizer, not the victim. Marxism has been stood on its head.
In real Marxism, conflict is class conflict. Workers and capitalists have different interests, and history is a struggle between material interests. The capitalist is the villain and the workers are the victims.

In the pseudo Marxism of Identity Politics, the white race is the villain, especially the white heterosexual male, and racial minorities, women, and homosexuals are the victims.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

Apr 18 10:31

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are reportedly recruiting thousands of African mercenaries to serve in their military adventurism overseas, including the bloody war on Yemen.

Saudi sources told the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that the kingdom is likely using Chadian mercenaries in its operations abroad.

They said the speculation had gained more credence after Chad’s President Idriss Déby traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier in the month to observe the Joint [Persian] Gulf Shield-1 military drills in the eastern Saudi city of Jubail.

The kingdom has signed secret agreements with N’Djamena, enabling its enlistment of thousands of Chadian mercenaries, according to the sources.

Apr 17 11:03

THE NEXT OIL BOOM IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN HERE

It’s one of the most unbelievable energy stories of the year.

A Chinese oil company was sitting on what might be a major oil discovery - a 182-million-barrel probable reserve, with great potential to grow.

They spent hundreds of millions of dollars and sunk 13 wells, shot or acquired 6,700 km of 2D seismic, and shot over 1,000 km of 3D seismic. Then - thanks to a weird quirk of Sudanese geology - they gave away the entire African mother lode for free.

They literally abandoned their whole investment in the Al-Rawat Basin.

Now, a tiny Canadian explorer - Stamper Oil & Gas (TSX.V: STMP; OTC: STMGF) - stands to reap a petroleum opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen in years.

And, they’re doing it with an energy industry legend - the one man with a nearly perfect 40-year record of striking oil in the tricky rock of Sudan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's not just the oil here which is important; it is the geopolitical implications of this find, and how Sudan will be able to grow from the profits of this find.

Apr 15 07:46

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

Same bunch of lies used to bomb,terrorize and murder,just a different country and a different Deep State Puppet!
Donald Trump is a Neocon,lover of Israel,War Criminal and Mentally ill liar.
The opposition to him is a Psyop! Same as the old Boss!

Apr 14 13:36

Dramatic video shows safari guide stopping a charging elephant with his hand

Tarzan's great great grandson? Amazing!

Dramatic video shows a brave safari guide in South Africa stopping a charging elephant with a wave of his hand.

Apr 13 06:39

Israel’s charm offensive in Africa collapses with foul-mouthed radio rant

The Israeli ambassador in Ghana went into an abusive meltdown in a radio interview about Israel’s refusal to allow a prominent Ghanaian lawmaker to enter the occupied West Bank.

Ras Mubarak had been trying to travel to Ramallah from Jordan on Wednesday for a conference about Jerusalem organized by the Palestinian Authority.

Mubarak was elected to the West African nation’s parliament in 2016, the year his party, the National Democratic Congress, lost power and went into opposition.

He was among more than 60 participants from countries including India, Bosnia, Sri Lanka and Australia who were denied entry by Israeli occupation authorities.

Apr 11 11:39

257 Dead as Algerian Aircraft Crashes Near Capital

At least 257 people were killed when an Algerian military aircraft crashed on Wednesday near the capital Algiers, according to Algeria’s Defense Ministry. In a statement, the Ministry said the aircraft crashed in a field near the Boufarik military base in Bilda province, less than 20 miles from Algiers, Anadolu Agency reported. It stated the military aircraft was heading for Bechar in Southwestern Algeria when it went down. A total of 247 people and 10 crew members were killed in the crash, the Ministry stressed, adding that most of the victims were military personnel and some of their families. It remains unclear whether there were any survivors in the crash. The Defense Ministry said Algerian Army chief of staff Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah has ordered an investigation into the crash. The Iliouchine-type plane had been transporting dozens of troops and equipment when it crashed, according to local media.

Apr 10 08:31

Israel paid African country last month to take in illegal migrants

Ynet learns that one month before Netanyahu accepted UN plan intended to resolve migrant crisis, before abandoning it and yet again pledging to deport thousands of Sudanese and Eritreans, Israel already completed at least part of the quid pro quo deal with an African 'third country' for its expulsion plan.

Apr 10 07:40

African refugees get no reprieve from Israel’s racist rage

The fortunes of the African refugee community targeted by the Israeli government for deportation have swung wildly in recent days.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first announced a United Nations-backed deal to resettle some of them in the West, but then quickly retracted the plan after right-wing Israelis complained that the deal was too generous to asylum seekers.

“I listened closely to many comments about the agreement. As a result, after reevaluating the advantages and disadvantages, I decided to cancel the deal,” Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page.

“Despite the growing legal and international limitations, we will continue to act with determination to exhaust all possibilities at our disposal to remove the infiltrators,” he added.

Apr 09 16:06

In today’s NY Times...

In today’s NY Times, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who calls black people monkeys, is presented as a holy man who talks of the moral obligation to stop “weapons of mass destruction” in Syria. This bigoted rabbi’s hate speech has no impact on his status in the Times as a moral guide.

[NYTimes today: "...While the chief rabbi does not set policy, he does reflect the feelings of many in Israel".]

Apr 09 09:17

US Continues to Ramp Up Somalia Strikes, Kills More Alleged Militants

US military operations in Africa continue to expand, with Africom airstrikes being carried out increasingly frequently in remote parts of countries like Somalia, killing alleged militants. The latest came Thursday, in southern Somalia.

Just outside the town of Jilib, Africom is reporting a US strike destroyed a vehicle, killing three within. As always, they claimed everyone killed was an al-Shabaab militant, and that no civilians were harmed.

Apr 08 03:34

'Ghana will not offer a military base to US' - President

The president of Ghana announced on Thursday that the U.S. will not be offered a military base in the West African country.

Apr 06 14:56

Newsweek: 'White People in South Africa Should Stop Panicking About Losing Their Land'

White people in South Africa need to stop complaining about their land being stolen because many black South Africans view seizing their property "as essential to restoring their dignity," so says Newsweek's Ben Cousins.

Apr 06 08:38

‘Neocolonialism’: Ghanaians Protest US Defense Deal That Threatens Sovereignty

Thousands of Ghanaians demonstrated in the capital of Accra on March 28 against a defense agreement with the United States in which Washington would inject $20 million into the country’s military and grant the US “unimpeded” access to military facilities. Locals see the deal as an affront to their sovereignty.

Apr 04 08:54

African Continent Creates Own WTO

The African free trade zone aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa. By 2030, the size of the market should be 1.7 billion people, the volume of consumer and business expenses will be $ 6.7 billion if by that time all African countries join the free trade zone; 10 countries, including Nigeria, have not yet signed an agreement.

The goal is to create a single continental market for goods and services with the possibility of free movement of entrepreneurs and investments.

Apr 03 08:32

Crack In East African Rift: Continent Is ‘Splitting In Two’

A large crack, spanning several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which is continuing to grow, is evidence to scientists that the continent is “splitting in two.”

The huge crack caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse recently and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area. The East African Rift Valley stretches over 3,000 kilometers from the Gulf of Aden in the north towards Zimbabwe in the south, splitting the African plate into two unequal parts: the Somali and Nubian plates. Activity along the eastern branch of the rift valley, running along Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, became evident when the large crack suddenly appeared in south-western Kenya.

Apr 01 07:40

Russia leads by example – pardons poorest African countries $20 billion debt

Russia has written off debts to the poorest countries of the African continent in the amount of $ 20 billion, said Russia’s first deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky.

“Our country is taking steps to alleviate the debt burden of African countries. The debt for the heavily indebted poor countries has been written off by more than $ 20 billion, inclusive of “debt-for-development” programs, ” said Polyansky during his speech at the meeting of the Security Council on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Mar 31 10:32

'Ghana First:' US Military Deal Leads Thousands to Protest

Rallying behind the slogan of "Ghana First," thousands of people in the West African nation protested a new defense cooperation deal with the United States, with many saying they worry the expanded military presence could harm their country's sovereignty.

Mar 28 08:17

They Said "If You Want Anarchy, Go To Somalia" — So Here I Am

Meanwhile, the US, in its constant bid to spread “freedom” and “democracy” has been randomly drone bombing civilians. We met a man who had eleven of his family members killed in a drone bombing and raid by US terrorists. .. So, because I believe people shouldn’t be slaves (the meaning of anarchy - no rulers, no slaves) people told me to come to a place where countless factions and governments are warring and terrorizing the populace in an attempt to subdue them into slavery, with the World Bank even trying to figure out how best to extort the local populace.

Mar 27 12:00

FLASHBACK - Israel Forcibly Injected African Immigrants with Birth Control, Report Claims

This weekend, a report revealing that African women immigrating to Israel were subjected to mandatory contraceptive injections, effectively amounting to forced (if temporary) sterilization made global headlines.

Some 130,000 Ethiopians, most of them Jewish, live in Israel. The community experiences higher poverty and unemployment rates than the rest of the country's Jewish population. In the past decade, the birth rate among Ethiopian-Israelis has declined by at least 20 percent. Advocacy groups now claim this decline is the result of a birth control regimen forced upon Ethiopian immigrant women.

Mar 27 06:14

Ironically: Liberals spend too much time 'freaking out about everything Trump does'

(*Right along with The Russians , Syrians , Iranians , Koreans , Afghans , Chinese , Palestinians , Cubans , Venezuelans , Pakistanis and The Filipinos !)

Mar 26 11:08

SOUTH AFRICA | The Truth About White Farm Murders…

Excellent film trailer from an upcoming documentary from Lauren Southern on South African farm murders, plus several other disturbing clips from South Africa.

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Mar 25 09:29

Muslim journalist slams 'racist Australia' for trying to help white South African farmers he says 'aren't being persecuted' despite law being passed to seize their land

A Muslim journalist has slammed Australia as racist for wanting to rescue white South African farmers who he says 'aren't being persecuted'.

Tabish Talib, a senior producer and presenter with the Qatar-government owned Al Jazeera network, fronted a five-minute editorial video condemning Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.

Despite South Africa's parliament voting last month to seize the land of white farmers without compensation, the New York-based journalist claimed they weren't being targeted.

Mar 23 08:41

Will South Africa help defeat Israeli apartheid?

I just returned from South Africa and I can report that Palestine solidarity is alive and growing.

People have held more than 150 events across the country for Israeli Apartheid Week.

Mar 22 10:20

South African politician says Australia is a ‘racist country’, farmers should ‘leave the keys’ when they go

SOUTH Africa’s radical opposition leader says white farmers should leave for “racist” Australia, but insists “we are not killing them”.

Mar 22 10:18

Young boy forced to watch mum’s ‘repeated, violent’ sexual assault in South Africa farm attack

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy was forced to watch as five men tied up and sexually assaulted his mother in the latest terrifying South Africa farm attack. Warning: Graphic

Mar 22 10:16

SHOCK Footage From South Africa…

Welcome to South Africa! The country where you get stabbed in the neck, in broad daylight, in the middle of the supermarket, just for… fun… or something. And because you’re white.

Mar 21 13:26

FINAL PHOTOS of Last Male White Rino Before He Died…

The world says goodbye to Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino on Earth...

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Mar 20 11:29

Time for political change and social unity in Ethiopia

Graham Peebles says a new Ethiopian prime minister and spurious reforms will not silence the cries for change, and that what is needed is the lifting of the state of emergency, general elections, the release of political prisoners, and unity among all ethnic groups and tribes. >>

Mar 18 10:02

Ex Prime Minister Exposes Tetanus Vaccine In Kenya As A “Targeted Mass Sterilization Program”

News broke in Uganda recently regarding a vaccine program that was rolled out in 2015 regarding the Hepatitis vaccine that apparently has since been given to approximately 5 million people.

Recently, the Ugandan National Drug Authority (NDA) confiscated the use of the hepatitis vaccine due to discovering it was found to be ‘fake’. It was produced by the Serum Institute, a company based in India, that is Asia’s biggest vaccine producer and also the second largest vaccine producer in the world.

Hellen Ndagigye, who is the director of product safety at the NDA said they had found several privately owned medical facilities which had been using this ‘fake’ vaccine. These facilities included hospitals and pharmacies.

Hellen had received some information from a whistle blower and had an investigation carried out into the vaccine in question.

Mar 17 10:27

South Africa’s white farmers reportedly being murdered & tortured off their land

Violent attacks against South Africa's white farmers are on the rise, according to Paul Toohey, a reporter from Australia’s Daily Telegraph, who traveled to the country.

Last month, South Africa's parliament voted to allow white-owned land expropriation without compensation. That followed South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. He claimed the land was “taken under colonialism and apartheid.”

“This is normal in South Africa to be attacked on a farm,” a 39-year old farmer Berdus Henrico told the reporter.

Berdus and his 51-year old partner Estelle Nieuwenhuys have been raided in the Limpopo province. The farmer has three bullet wounds - two through his shoulder and one through his face that came out the back of his neck.

Mar 17 09:39

South Africa farm attacks: Brutal crimes landowners face

The troubled African nation is once again in the spotlight following Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s offer to fast-track humanitarian visas for South Africa’s persecuted white farmers.

The move sparked a furious response from the South African government which has demanded Mr Dutton retract the comments.

However, for South Africans who have lived through the violence or know people who have, Mr Dutton’s comments aren’t completely incorrect.

One woman living in South Africa, who didn’t want to be named out of fear of reprisals, told news.com.au she and her family were living in a constant state of fear.

The retiree said crime wasn’t limited just to white people or farming communities but accused the government of not doing enough to protect all South Africans.

“We are living in fear and are reluctant to go out at night and even during the day,” she told news.com.au.

“So basically you are housebound most of the time. This is a terrible way to live.”

Mar 16 16:17

US forces ambushed in Niger again, military says

American forces in Niger were the targets of yet another terrorist ambush, a December attack disclosed by U.S. Africa Command on Wednesday -- the latest revelation coming amid the fallout from a deadly October ambush and as lawmakers increasingly question the U.S. mission in the African country.

Mar 15 10:53

THE BATTLE FOR A FREE INTERNET IN AFRICA

Earlier this year, Valery Colong Nyiwung lost $10,000 in just three months — almost 10 times the annual per capita income of Cameroon. And it wasn’t from playing the ponies. The only bet the tech entrepreneur made seemed to have winning odds: co-founding ActivSpaces, one of Cameroon’s leading technology hubs and an enterprise — naturally — that’s heavily reliant on reliable internet service. Nyiwung’s bad luck was to establish his company in a West African country where the government “requests” that telecommunications companies shut down the internet whenever it wants to stifle political dissent in certain parts of the country.

Mar 09 08:12

White South Africans face genocide, ‘We are cutting the throat of whiteness’

Last week, the South African parliament voted to allow the seizure of land from white farmers without compensation. The motion was motivated primarily by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Party, Julius Malema.

During an EFF campaign speech Sunday, Malema cranked up the hate and hostilities toward South African whites, saying that his party had decided to remove the mayor of Port Elizabeth because he “is a white man.” He encouraged his followers to “go after the white man” and to cut “the throat of whiteness.”

Mar 08 17:17

Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

By Steven MacMillan

Africa is set to become a major theatre of war in the near future, as the scale of US military involvement will continue to increase on the resource-rich continent.

In October of last year, the general public was given a glimpse into the degree to which US forces are operational in Africa, when four US soldiers were killed in Niger after being ambushed by militants whilst on a training mission with Nigerian troops.

This incident came only a few months after China opened its first overseas military base on the African continent, setting up a naval base in Djibouti, a strategically important country in the Horn of Africa. It is no coincidence that the US has increased its military footprint on the continent in line with Africa becoming increasingly important for China, both strategically and economically...

Mar 08 06:51

FLASHBACK - White Genocide in South Africa

Mar 07 09:06

Trump administration WILL allow African elephant hunting trophies to be imported - despite president calling practice which his sons love a 'horror show'

The Trump administration has quietly decided once again to allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport, despite presidential tweets decrying the practice as a 'horror show.'

President Donald Trump personally intervened in November when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first said it would lift an Obama-era ban on elephants imported from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The agency contends that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do my hunting with a telephoto lens. If you are close enough to get the picture, you are close enough to make the kill ... but you don't have to.

Mar 07 08:29

US Troops in Niger Ambush Were Acting Without Command Authorization - Reports

The Pentagon’s investigation into the deadly Tongo Tongo ambush in Niger that left four US soldiers and five Nigerien allies dead has revealed some disturbing findings. Reportedly, the American strike team did not receive senior command approval to undertake the risky mission after which they were ambushed.

The report comes courtesy of Stars and Stripes, which spoke to anonymous US military officials. The officials noted that the report did not claim that the failure to seek command approval was a cause of the ambush.

Mar 07 08:14

'We are cutting the throat of whiteness': South Africa politician vows to target white mayor as he praises plan to hand land to black people and vows: 'Angry white people can go to hell'

A firebrand South African politician has vowed to unseat a white mayor after praising plans to hand land to black people.

Julius Malema, 37, who leads the country's Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party, said he wanted to 'remove' Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip specifically because he 'is a white man'.

He told a packed arena in Johannesburg that 'we are starting with this whiteness. We are cutting the throat of whiteness'.

During the speech Malema said he wanted to unseat the mayor - a member of the Democratic Alliance - and accused the political group of being a racist party that promotes the interests of whites.

Mar 07 08:14

'South Africa Is FALLING Apart' - Tucker Carlson Reacts To Situation In South Africa

Mar 06 13:10

Reality Check: Obama/Clinton to Blame for Slave Trade in Libya?

Mar 06 10:52

Did South Africa's New President Just Guarantee An Imminent Banking Crisis?

But even with the rationing, Cape Town is still just weeks away from running out of water.

You’d think that would be at the top of the government’s list, given that their own idiotic policies caused this problem to begin with.

But no.

Social Justice has once again won the day over common sense. So they’re prioritizing the confiscation of white-owned land over critical water supply needs.

A few days ago, they took this a step further and actually passed a law authorizing the expropriation of land without compensation.

Mar 06 09:23

STRATEGIC PROGRESS REMAINS ELUSIVE IN AMERICA’S EXPANDED AIR CAMPAIGN AGAINST AL-SHABAAB

In 2017, the United States conducted twice as many airstrikes against al-Shabaab as it did in 2016 — 31 strikes compared to 15. Last week, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) launched an airstrike that killed two al-Shabaab members near Jilib, a longstanding stronghold of the Somali jihadist organization allied with al-Qaeda.

Since the Trump administration increased the military’s authorities to go after al-Shabaab, airstrikes have increased significantly. Along with the 500 U.S. troops deployed to the country, last March the campaign expanded beyond self-defense to include offensive strikes with greater flexibility to target the group and support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali forces. The campaign is having a disruptive effect on the group, but has, at best, reached a stalemate. Al-Shabaab’s setbacks have been largely tactical and will remain so unless the Somali government addresses its endemic weaknesses in the realm of security and justice.

Mar 05 13:53

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists.

Lassa fever is not a new disease, but the current outbreak is unprecedented, spreading faster and further than ever before.

Health workers are overstretched, and a number have themselves become infected and died.

Mar 02 10:19

Militants continue shelling humanitarian corridor from Eastern Ghouta — defense officialMore:http://tass.com/world/992100

Mortar shelling of the humanitarian corridor from Eastern Ghouta continued on Thursday, Major-General Vladimir Zolotukhin, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria, told Russian reporters.

Civilians in Eastern Ghouta have been contacting Syrian human rights activists en masse asking for their assistance in leaving the territories seized by militants, he went on.

"According to the information, over the past 24 hours the number of requests from the citizens of Eastern Ghouta to the human rights activists has increased manyfold. They ask to provide assistance and help in leaving the territory controlled by the militants," Zolotukhin said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whichever nation-state is supporting these rebels (read: US, UK, and Israel) is supporting crimes against humanity, period, end of discussion.

Mar 01 11:50

‘Western Interference’, Stolen Mineral Wealth Drive Violence in Congo

Twenty-three people have recently been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral-rich east, according to the country’s officials.

Kambale Musavuli, one of the country's leading political and cultural voices, told Radio Sputnik that the violence is being driven by competition for minerals and resources, which are being snatched by Western powers in order to manufacture our beloved tech.

?"We have a political crisis at the moment. Many Americans do not know that minerals, like cobalt, used to make their technological devices, cell phone batteries and cars, predominantly come from Congo. In fact, Congo is the number one producer of cobalt in the world today," Musavuli, who is the national spokesman for The Friends of the Congo, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear.

Feb 28 12:05

Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa Votes to Confiscate White Minority's Land Without Compensation

The South African parliament voted on Tuesday to move forward in amending their Constitution to allow for the confiscation of land from their white minority without compensation.

The move has come just twenty-four years after apartheid officially ended. Whites ended the apartheid system only with the explicit constitutional guarantee that their land would never be stolen, but now that they've become a small minority with rapidly dwindling political power that's all gone out the window.

Feb 28 10:04

U.S. MILITARY OPENED SECRETIVE DRONE BASE TO VISITORS (AFTER THE INTERCEPT WROTE ABOUT IT)

LAST WEDNESDAY, the U.S. military did something it had not done before, inviting a sizable delegation of local leaders to a secretive $110 million drone base it’s building in Niger. The Nigerien group was led by the governor of the Agadez region, and the visit was the first for many members of the group, which included religious leaders, civil society members, and a handful of journalists, according to a report by a local radio station, Studio Kalangou.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a point of US power projection in African, and the capability of blowing up who, or what, the US military wants to destroy here with impunity.

Feb 28 08:01

'We are not calling for the slaughter of white people - at least for now': South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions

White South African farmers will be removed from their land after a landslide vote in parliament.

The country's constitution is now likely to be amended to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation, following a motion brought by radical Marxist opposition leader Julius Malema.

It passed by 241 votes for to 83 against after a vote on Tuesday, and the policy was a key factor in new president Cyril Ramaphosa's platform after he took over from Jacob Zuma in February.

Mr Malema said the time for 'reconciliation is over'. 'Now is the time for justice,' News24 reported.

'We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land.'

Feb 28 07:58

U.S. MILITARY OPENED SECRETIVE DRONE BASE TO VISITORS (AFTER THE INTERCEPT WROTE ABOUT IT)

LAST WEDNESDAY, the U.S. military did something it had not done before, inviting a sizable delegation of local leaders to a secretive $110 million drone base it’s building in Niger. The Nigerien group was led by the governor of the Agadez region, and the visit was the first for many members of the group, which included religious leaders, civil society members, and a handful of journalists, according to a report by a local radio station, Studio Kalangou.

Feb 26 09:46

South Africa to Cut Ties with Israel 'Over Abuse of Palestinians'

South Africa, a former apartheid state, has been vocal in its support for the Palestinian cause against the over 50-year-old Israeli occupation.

South Africa intends to cut diplomatic ties with the state of Israel due to “the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people,” minister Naledi Pandor announced on Tuesday.

Feb 25 09:28

African countries ban secondhand clothes imports

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have agreed to ban second-hand clothing, mostly imported from the US and UK, in order to support their own textile industries.

They hope local factories will create much-needed jobs and increase exports. The three countries are now facing threats of trade sanctions from the US who says the ban violates free-trade agreements.

Feb 23 11:09

New South African president wants to seize land from white farmers without compensation

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has pledged to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country.

The government plans to accelerate land redistribution through expropriation without compensation.

“The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate the redistribution of land to black South Africans,” said Ramaphosa, who was sworn into office to succeed Jacob Zuma as president last week.

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