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Sunday, 24 September

21:58

Arab Women Breaking the Glass Ceiling "IndyWatch Feed War"

Illustrative photo of from a Muslim weddingIllustrative photo of from a Muslim wedding (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Nabeelktd)

 

Women in Arab countries have been slowly breaking the glass ceiling in an unlikely profession as officiators of marriage and divorce.

Over the last years, governments in Tunisia, Egypt the UAE and the Palestinian territories appointed qualified women to be officiators, a job once monopolized by men. Tunisia, which appointed its first woman to the position in 2007.

I was the first woman appointed to this job, said Doucha a-Sachbani. It was in a rural village and the men who held this position before me were sheikhs and others who had graduated from high institutions for judges. The job was hard in every way but particularly because I had to fight against all the old customs, and I wasnt even from the area.

But despite all the difficulties, marriages are now being officiated by a woman. The people have a choice either to use a man that they know or me.

The next year Egypt followed suit, appointing Amal Suileman Affifi to the position. Despite the fact that Affifi had a degree in law, a group of men who worked in the profession demanded the government only appoint men citing the limitations of women in sharia law.

Their demand was rejected.

Seven years later, the government appointed another woman, Waffa Kuttub, to the position. Kuttab has a masters degree in law and sharia and is the youngest person in Egypt ever appointed as a marriage and divorce officiator.

In the entirety of the Gulf States, only one woman has been appointed to such a position. In 2008, Fatima el-Awani was appointed in Abu Dabi by the United Arab Emirates. After obtai...

21:58

Yemen's Hadi sees only a military solution to crisis "IndyWatch Feed War"

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On the sidelines of the UN in New York, the Saudi-backed president says 'intransigence' of the Houthi rebels is prolonging Yemen's war

21:32

Donald Trump get endangered cheetahs fur from Saudi king "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Rapid decline of cheetahs due to depleting habitat & poaching

27 December 2016

Scientists are warning that the cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction, with depleting habitats and poaching to blame for the plummeting numbers. CCTVs Clementine Logan reports.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain:

Cheetah-fur robes and silver dagger among 83 gifts Donald Trump received from Saudi Arabia

By Emma Gatten

5 September 2017 7:21pm

The White House accepted 83 gifts from Saudi Arabia during a presidential visit by Donald Trump earlier this year, including cheetah and tiger fur-lined robes,

Tigers are endangered animals. Tiger products are illegal in most countries. Cheetahs are endangered. Most people found out to have cheetah fur robes or leopard fur robes get arrested by police. Apparently, there is one law for most people, and quite another law for...

21:03

United States bombs killing Yemeni children "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.

22 September 2017

A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemens capital last month was made in the U.S.A. Among the survivors was 5-year-old Buthaina, whose photograph went viral in the aftermath of the strike. She lost her entire family in the strike.

Amnesty Internationals arms expert analyzed remnants of the weapon and found clear markings that matched U.S.-made components used in laser-guided, air-dropped bombs. Coalition airstrikes continue to be the leading cause of child casualties, as well as overall civilian casualties. The latest finding by Amnesty comes as some European Union countries recently tabled a motion at the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent inquiry into human rights abuses committed by all sides in the conflict. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has called the humanitarian crisis in Yemen an entirely man-made catastrophe. We speak with...

18:29

Lebanons First Hockey Team "IndyWatch Feed World"

A group of Lebanese Montrealers who love to play hockey have decided to get organized and form Lebanons first hockey team. Theres still no formal structure but they have already played a couple of exhibition games against Team Haiti, Egypt, Morocco & Algeria and have won on every occasion.

Theyre doing it out of love for the sport and their country Lebanon but theyre also aiming big and want t get accepted into the International Ice Hockey Federation. Unfortunately, in order to do so, they will need the support of the Lebanese authorities and proof that the country has at least one ice hockey rink and a league with teams, which is not gonna happen anytime soon.

Lebanons hockey team has players coming in from Toronto, Ottawa, Michigan, Calgary and France. Thats a pretty awesome initiative. I wish them the best of luck and I hope they will be able to take things to the next level.

You can check out their Facebook page [here] and heres a video of their full game against Algeria:

18:09

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape and sex abuse, over 700 cases "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe the day she was raped. A delegation from the U.N. was paying a visit, and her grandmother had left her in charge of her siblings. That

17:24

Saudi Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir at UN Demands Qatar Stop Terror Support Wants Iran Out of Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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By Kambiz Foroohar

September 23, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT
  • Al-Jubeir warns of Irans role in Yemen hurting regional peace
  • Says no military solution to Yemen crisis entering fourth year
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

 Photographer: Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images

Qatars support for terrorism has destabilized the region and Doha must stop its financing of terror groups, Saudi Arabias Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly.

In a relatively restrained address, Jubeir demanded that Qatar abide by the previous agreements it had made and warned of Irans meddling in Yemen.

The Saudis, backed by United Arab Emirates and two other regional allies, broke off diplomatic ties with Qatar in early June, imposed an economic embargo, and cut transport links. The Saudi coalition has made a number of demands, including the closing of Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera and expelling certain political groups.

QuickTake on Why Qatar Crisis Defies Rapid Resolution

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17:05

The Kurds that have signed up to Daesh "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Western Press is presenting Daesh as a racist organization that would be fighting Kurds simply because they are Kurds. Baloney: there are Kurdish units within Daesh. Abu al-Hadi al-Iraqi was the Kurdish leader in Al-Qaeda. During the CIA's Operation Cyclone against the Soviets, he led Al-Quaeda's Kurdish camp. After the US invasion, he managed the Ashara guest house in Kabul, as al Quaeda's number three man. Now he is being detained in Guantanamo. In November, the Islamic Emirate in (...)

16:53

Saudi Arabia Says It Shot Down Ballistic Missile From Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia says it shot down a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen during the kingdoms National Day.

A statement carried early Sunday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency said the missile targeted Khamis Mushait, a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia thats home to the King Khalid Air Base.

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SCUD type ballistic missile

The statement says the missile was intercepted and destroyed without any casualties and Saudi forces later attacked the missiles launch site inside of Yemen.

A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting Shiite rebels known as Houthis in Yemen since March 2015. The Houthis and their allies have access to a stockpile of Soviet-era Scud missiles and locally designed variants.

The war has killed more than 10,000 civilians. The United Nations has criticized Saudi-led airstrikes for killing civilians.

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Saudi Arabia Patriot anti-missile batteries


15:23

Eniola Ajao bags first multi-million naira deal New Telegraph Online

Nollywood actress, Eniola Ajao seems to be basking in the euphoria of her fame, as there are feelers from reliable source that the popular Yoruba actress may be smiling to the bank to the tune of millions of naira having just secured a plum deal with Asport Betting Company. Although the information is yet to be in the public domain, the actress we gathered has been in a happy mood over the done deal, which will definitely change her status. The Epe, Lagos State born actress, who has been consistent...

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15:01

Solve for the Italian-Libyan equilibrium "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Failing to stem the tide of refugees arriving Europe, Italy and the rest of the European Union have agreed to pay Libyas Government of National Accord (GNA), the UN-backed interim government that is struggling hold control of the country, to keep them from arriving in Italy and instead put them into detention camps in Libya.

The accord signed Feb. 3, provides for Italy to pay 220 million ($236 million) to the Libyan coastal guard and provide training to help them catch the vesselsprimarily rubber dinghies. The Libyan coast guard will be charged with sending the boats back to Libya and putting people into camps. The political instability of Libya is such that there would be little guarantee of the conditions in which the migrants would be kept, according to Arjan Hehenkamp, general director of Mdicins Sans Frontires (MSF).

Here is one story.  In Libya they understand the Coase theorem:

A security source in Libya spoke to Associated Press late last month saying: Yesterdays traffickers are todays anti-trafficking force.

I believe the size of the Coasean payments will rise.  If Libya is paid to halt migrants, and finds this a satisfactory or indeed even profitable arrangement, they also will act toboost the supply of potential migrants.  Producing potential migrants will at some point become one of their more significant economic sectors.  And the larger the number of bottled up would-be migrants, the more Italy and/or the EU will pay to stop them.

Yet what is Italy otherwise to do?  I find it striking how underreported this story has been.

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14:28

Osinbajo inaugurates electricity meter, syringe factories in AIbom New Telegraph Online

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem of irregular power supply in Nigeria is caused by inaccurate billing system resulting from insufficient metering machines. Osinbajo made the remarks on Saturday in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom while inaugurating an Electric Metering Factory as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of Akwa Ibom creation. The vice president said that Nigerias economic development hinged on effective power supply, lamenting that Distribution Companies (DISCOs) had not been able to collect tariffs because of non-availability of meters. The electric...

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14:24

Declaration of IPOB as terrorist group is hate speech Igboezuo New Telegraph Online

lauds Saraki, Senate The President of Igboezue International and Diaspora, High Chief Pius Okoye said the mere pronounment of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation by the Chief of Army Staff, LT General Turkur Buratai was a prelude to the agenda to proscribe the group. He described the pronouncement as a hate speech. Also, he said that the Abuja High Court declaration of IPOB as a terrorist body, via an exparte injunction cannot stand the rigorous test of the law. Okoye, who made the statement in...

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14:17

Christianity is not about going to church Mrs Akinyemiju New Telegraph Online

  Mrs Adun Akinyemiju is the Chief Executive of Dansol Schools in Lagos, born out of a vision to raise Godly children that will be the light to their society. She is also the coordinator of Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI) Nigeria and West Africa. In this interview with ESTHER BAKARE, she spoke about her ministry, Christian schools and Christian education.   Can you please introduce yourself? First and foremost, Im not an educationist but an educator; I started as an administrator in the University of Ife, then Bayero...

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14:15

Kanu: Why FG cant hold Abaribe, others responsible -Investigation New Telegraph Online

The move by the Federal Government to hold Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and others responsible for the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), may hit a brickwall as legal opinions outside government circles do not seem to support such a plan. A source conversant with the matter told our correspondent that the preponderance of legal opinions showed that it was the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T.Y. Buratai, and the Commanders of Operation Python Dance (2) that should be held responsible for Kanus disappearance...

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13:50

Navy Appeals To Okowa To Compensate Oghara Landowners Urhobo Today

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Centre)

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (Centre)


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Nigerian Navy has appealed to the Delta State government to pay compensation to the original owners of the land offered to it by the state government for operational purpose.
The Flag Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Oghara, Rear Admiral Peter Onaji, made the appeal when he met with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the Government House, Asaba, the state capital.
We request Your Excellency to please consider the plight of the original owners of the land in Oghara that was given to the Nigerian Navy by paying ghee compensation, he said.
In as much as we appreciate the kind gestures of the Delta State government, we dont want a situation where the peace that currently exists in the region will be disrupted by disgruntled landowners.
Rear Admiral Onaji, who led top officers of the Command on a familiarisation visit to Governor Okowa, commended the numerous assistance of his administration to the Navy and other security agencies operating in the state.
He said, Be assured that the Navy will always be there securing our waterways and also be available to tackle security issues as the need arises.
The Navy loves a peaceful environment and will ensure that the people live in peace with one another.
Responding to their requests, the governor commended the Chief of Naval Staff for his commitment to developing the Force to face any challenge.
He said the initiatives of the naval chief have been felt in Delta State and in the Niger Delta region, promising to look into their request and proper possible solutions to them.
The activities of the Navy have helped to curb sea piracy and protection of national assets, especially facilities that transport crude and gas, Okowa said.
It is important that the Navy does not relax on its duties, because of the importance of having secured maritime for socio-economic activities.
Today, we have peace in the creeks largely due to the efficiency of the Navy in collaboration with other security agencies and stakeholders which has impacted greatly on the economy of the country, he added.

13:46

House wife laments: My husband disappeared after I had triplets New Telegraph Online

Uchenna Inya ABAKALIKI A housewife Mrs. Ukamaka Nkwegu, who gave birth to triplets about three weeks ago at Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Azuiyiokwu Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, yesterday, begged her runaway husband, Nkwegu Nwiziogo to return to her and see the triplets she had for him. Besides, Mrs. Nkwegu, who does menial jobs for people to carter for the twins and another child she had before giving birth to the triplets; two boys and one girl, is appealing to government and concerned individuals to help her take care of the...

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13:41

Dreamy asymmetrical hemlines New Telegraph Online

Hemlines are always a way to make a statement although seldom used. This however, doesnt take away from beauty and dreamy quality that a hemline that is flowy and sexy can give you. To achieve this look, you should endeavour to go for fabrics that are light and can give you that ethereal quality. You cannot go wrong in the sexy department with an asymmetrical number. Remember that the asymmetrical lines are not limited to the dress or skirt hems, even your tops, cut out details, crop tops etc can...

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13:28

Breakup an extreme option Tinubu New Telegraph Online

Warns against ignoring restructuring calls The All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has warned against any attempt to spilt Nigeria, stating that such extreme position will not resolve the gargantuan challenges facing the country but rather complicate them. He also warned that discarding the call for secession, stating: It would be wrong to mistake this for a tempest in a teapot. If not careful, we may be tossed about like a teapot in a tempest. We must listen to what is being said so that we...

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13:26

Bossladies Nest 21: Heart under my blouse New Telegraph Online

Juliet Bumah   Mouth agape, Jay stared at the receding back of this fabulously beautiful, sashaying eve. Beautiful, yeah, tantalizingly beautiful! Her figure looked like it was sculptured by a love- struck artist. He was shocked. You know, you really dont appreciate the beauty of certain things that are close to you, until you hold them away from you. Hed been living with his wife for so long that hed forgotten she was a beauty. She was a beauty, for his friends all wowed when they met her at their...

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13:22

Agitations: Breakup not an option, says Mark New Telegraph Online

Favour Nwaze Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has, for the umpteenth time, stated that breakup of the country is not an option, insisting the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable. He said that those who are agitating for Nigerias disintegration are missing the point. Nigeria has crossed many crucibles. We cannot reverse ourselves. The only option is to move on in a manner that is progressive, peaceful and united. We may have our disagreements, but a break up is not an option. We can resolve our differences...

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13:19

Three hours with gamblers: I lost millions on Ghana bet New Telegraph Online

A huge trend in the financial lives of many Nigerian men, some women and youth is the betting phenomenon. It has always been there as they say gambling is an age old trade. With the coming of the internet and several virtual options for betting, in addition to the economic downturn and resultant loss of jobs, gambling has become a source of livelihood; with the trend picked up tempo with even more people keying into the frenzy. VICTORIA NONIKE and OLATUNJI TEMIDAYO recently spent three hours in several gambling houses...

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12:37

Operation python dance. OBLONG MEDIA

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12:29

What Igbos must do now A letter from Prof Obi Nwakanma. OBLONG MEDIA

Part of the reason why Igbo political action is defective is that we talk too much, and act miserably. The More

12:25

Nnamdi Kanu: Clap and dance but you are a terrorist too. By Chima Okereke. OBLONG MEDIA

Let us take a journey into the timeline of how you are a likely terrorist and what went down leading More

12:22

How Ndi-Igbo can move on with Ziks doctrine of indivisibility of Nigeria. OBLONG MEDIA

Nnamdi Azikiwe was not only the most powerful, and most emblematic figure of Nigerian nationalism, but that Nigerias failure stems More

12:16

WHAT MAGIC GIVES YOU RESTRUCTURING WITH THIS STATISTICS ? OBLONG MEDIA

NUMBER OF SENATORS , HOUSE OF REPS MEMBERS AND LOCAL GOVT AREAS FOR EACH STATE IN NIGERIA . 1. Anambra: More

12:14

Buharis UN Hypocrisies. OBLONG MEDIA

http://www.tori.ng/news/74610/buharis-un-hypocrisies-american-media-huffington-p.htmlFiled under: Uncategorized

12:13

Food for thought. OBLONG MEDIA

The biggest crime committed against the Ogoni people was the killing of Ken Saro Wiwa and his eight colleagues. Their More

12:08

Somebody tell Lai Mohammed that Nollywood, not oil is our biggest export Reno Omokri. OBLONG MEDIA

For the past four days, I have been holidaying in The Seychelles, a beautiful Island with beautiful people on the More

12:06

We must guard against separating Nigeria into small pieces, Tinubu warns. OBLONG MEDIA

AMID IPOB CRISIS It is better to restructure and correct imbalance Being more pragmatic, separating the nation into small pieces More

11:22

Saudi Arabia intercepts rebel missile from Yemen on national day "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Ballistic missile targets Khamis Mushait, which is the Saudi-led coalition's main airbase for operations in Yemen

10:58

BoI lifeline to Kaduna SMEs, MSMEs hits N47bn New Telegraph Online

Abdulwhab Isa Abuja In continuation of its support to entrepreneurs across the country, the Bank of Industry (BoI) said it has disbursed loans in excess of N47billion to support Kaduna State industrialists in the SMEs and MSMEs categories. Managing Director of BoI, Mr. Olukayode Pitan confirmed the figure at a meeting with the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai. According to him, the loan facility has saved engendered over 84,500 direct and indirect jobs. The banks interventions cut across various sectors of the states economy such as Argo-business, petrochemical and...

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10:48

IPOB: The ants, Hyenas and purveyors of falsehood. OBLONG MEDIA

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/ipob-ants-hyenas-purveyors-falsehood/Filed under: Uncategorized

10:46

Teenager caught having sex with a goat in Niger New Telegraph Online

Dan Atori Minna A 15-year-old boy was on Saturday arrested by the Niger State Police Command for having sex with a female goat. The teenager, Kabiru Idi of Gbeganu area, in Bosso Local Government Area of the state was arrested by police operatives attached to the Kpakungu Division in Minna following a tip-off. Our Correspondent learnt from witnesses that this is the second time the suspect has committed the same offence in the area. The Police Public Relations Officer, Babalola Adewole, confirmed the incident, saying operatives attached to Kpakungu Police...

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10:46

Restructuring: Were not afraid, but wont be stampeded Northern elders. OBLONG MEDIA

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/restructuring-not-afraid-wont-stampeded-northern-elders/Filed under: Uncategorized

10:43

IPOB rally in London. OBLONG MEDIA

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10:43

Group seeks Orjis arrest, prosecution over alleged N2.6bn misappropriation. OBLONG MEDIA

http://punchng.com/group-seeks-orjis-arrest-prosecution-over-alleged-n2-6bn-misappropriation/Filed under: Uncategorized

10:41

Suspected pirates ambush, kill three security officers in Bayelsa New Telegraph Online

Three security personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian Police were at the weekend ambushed and killed by suspected sea pirates along the Okoron Creek in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Bayelsa State Commandant of the NSCDC, Desmond Agu, confirmed the incident and claimed that two policemen and one NSCDC personnel were killed in the attack. But Senior Police source, who faulted the claim by the NSCDC command, said that the murdered security personnel were on routine anti-pipeline vandal patrol...

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10:36

FG plans road worthy certificate for imported used vehicles New Telegraph Online

Hopes that the Federal Government would soon ban the importation of used vehicles in pursuit of the Nigeria Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) may have been dashed as the implementing agency of the NAIDP, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), is not looking in that direction for now. Rather, the NADDC is working on a plan, in conjunction with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to introduce compulsory issuance of road worthy certificates on all used vehicles to be imported into Nigeria from their countries of origin. According to...

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10:34

Goldbergs empowerment scheme lands in Ekiti New Telegraph Online

People of the Fountain of Knowledge State Ekiti, as you read would have benefitted from the Goldbergs empowerment scheme which landed in the state earlier this month. The laudable initiative dubbed Isedowo was launched last month by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. The second edition in Ado Ekiti was designed to also reward artisans with excellent entrepreneurial ideas with grant of N300, 000 to support their businesses. Goldberg, from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, would, through the scheme, extend its affinity with the people...

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10:32

Archbishop calls for collective effort against human trafficking New Telegraph Online

Tai Anyanwu with agency report A Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has stressed that a multi-pronged approach is required to effectively wage war human trafficking and aiding victims. Speaking to global leaders at a United Nations event on Tuesday, in New York City, USA, the Archbishop said: The issue of trafficking in persons can only be fully addressed by promoting effective juridical instruments and concrete collaboration at multiple levels by all stakeholders. He made the observation while address a High Leaders Event hosted by...

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10:31

GMO products safe for human consumption -NBMA DG New Telegraph Online

The Director General/ CEO, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba, yesterday frowned at the impression that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) products are dangerous for human consumption. Speaking at the Second South-West Agroecological Biosafety Awareness workshop at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Ebegba, therefore blamed the antagonist of consumption of GMO products for the rumour. The Director General, who was represented by Mr. Alex Abutu, however challenged Nigerian scientists to come out in their numbers and defend the usefulness of modern biotechnology to the growth and development of...

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10:31

Dont take us for granted, Ijaw women tell soldiers New Telegraph Online

The Delta Ijaw Women Initiatives (DIWI), an association of Ijaw women from riverine communities in the Niger Delta, has again called on the Federal Government and the military authorities to halt any plans to carry out their Operation Crocodile Smile in the Niger Delta region because it is not necessary at this time. In a statement signed by its President, Hon. Ebimaye Bebenimibo and Spokesperson, Comr. Ebi Adams of the government or her military agencies to heed this call will leave us with no option other than to mobilise our...

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Victory in your wilderness New Telegraph Online

Every Prophet, Prophetess, men and women of God will at one point or the other in their lifetime pass through the wilderness of the life. When we talk about victory in wilderness, we mean victory over an uncomfortable situation or place. Wilderness connotes a battle field; its a place of struggling where everyone must fight to move out victoriously. In 1Kings 19:1-7, Ahab told Jazeebel all that Elijah had done and withheld how he has slain all the prophets with the sword. Common Jazeebel came up against the prophet of...

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10:31

Nigeria sells N207bn treasuries to mop up liquidity New Telegraph Online

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sold N207 billion in treasuries on Thursday to mop up liquidity, a day after it raised more money than planned via a debt auction as it moved to keep borrowing costs high to support the currency, traders said. The bank is aggressively mopping up funds from the banking system to help curb inflation and battle weakness in the local currency. This is pushing up costs, especially for the government, which is battling to contain a widening deficit. It sold six-bill open market bills (OMO)...

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07:15

WARNING ABOUT THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF IPOB OBLONG MEDIA

LONDON: The so called terrorist group IPOB applied to protest in London. They were granted permission and they matched the More

06:03

Anthony Lamar Smith killed in St Louis, killer scot free "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 22 September 2017 video from Missouri in the USA says about itself:

That verdict was a travesty

Watch: St. Louis workers denounce acquittal of killer cop, crackdown on protests

By Genevieve Leigh and George Gallanis reporting from St. Louis

23 September 2017

Protests in St. Louis against the acquittal of Jason Stockley, the police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith on camera in 2011, have now entered their second week. Police in riot gear have arrested hundreds of mostly peaceful protesters and journalists in what amounts to a military-style lockdown of the city using pepper spray and tear gas.

WSWS reporters spoke with protesters and St. Louis workers about the verdict and the suppression of protests by the police.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA, 23 September 2017:

The 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith by St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was an open-and-shut case of police murder.

Smith was a 24-year-old African-American who was driving away from police after they burst in on what they claim was a drug deal. Stockley, who is white, was recorded on a dashboard camera saying, Im going to kill this motherfucker, dont you know it. Less than 45 seconds later, his partner Brian Bianchi rammed their police SUV into Smiths car. Video of the incident shows that Smith remained in the car and made no attempt to flee.

Stockley jumped out of the SUV and shot Smith five times. Forensic evidence revealed that Stockley fired the kill shot from six inches away. The officer then returned to his vehicle, rummaged through a duffel bag and returned to Smiths car to plant a throwaway gun on the dead victim. Tests showed the gun had only Stockleys DNA on it.

In addition to hi...

04:26

Will French ortolan bunting eating stop at last? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is an ortolan bunting video from France.

From BirdLife:

22 Sep 2017

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, plumpened and drowned in brandy. Its a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

By Alex Dale

Ortolan is a dish savoured with an almost ritualistic relish. Custom dictates that the diner eats the bird while wearing a napkin over their head; this, it is said, is to ensure the rich aromas do not escape while the gourmand chews the bird, bones and all, a process that lasts for several minutes. Pragmatically, the ritual may also have arisen because eating it is a messy business indeed. Or, others might say, out of shame. Because the process of delivering the Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana from perch to palate is a gruesome affair indeed.

The cruelty begins in the field, where around 30,000 Ortolan Buntings are captured every year during the autumn migration, as their flightpath from eastern Europe to west Africa takes them across France and in particular Landes, a poaching hotspot in the south-west of France. Here, songbirds are trapped in huge numbers, either in nets, or, in Provence, by getting snared by glue smeared on the branches of their favoured trees. BirdLife estimates around 500,000 protected passerines are illegally caught every year in France. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are also targets for poachers, and many other species, such as European Goldfinch...

03:54

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? | war-on-terror | 911 Truth Propaganda Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News War Propaganda World News

The War on Terror is a concoction to manipulate you out of your rights and allow an endless war against a faceless enemy.

War on Terror has become a catchcry phrase after the biggest of all false flag operations, September 11th. While its true that 9/11 became the pretext for the War on Terror, and catapulted the doctrine from an idea to official US policy (and a preeminent Western ideology going into the 21st century), the idea didnt originate with the George W. Bush Administration. The origins of the phrase War on Terror can actually be traced back to around 1979 and to another infamous New World Order agenda-pusher by the name of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. The War on Terror has become such a hackneyed phrase that its worthy of being trademarked and corporatized, if the Military Industrial Complex hasnt done so already. Think of how much carnage, death and destruction have been wrought in the name of fighting the War on Terror and its various offshoots such as Radical Islamic Terrorism  millions of people killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and more  and theres no sign of it stopping. The War on Terror is the ultimate abstract endless war against a nebulous faceless enemy. Its not going to stop until enough people see through the deception.

Meet Benjamin Netanyahu, Inventor of the War on Terror

Netanyahu is more than just an Israeli politician. Netanyahus father, Benzion Netanyahu, was a leader of Revisionist Zionism, a colonialist, aggressive, xenophobic and expansionist form of Israeli nationalism founded by Zeev Jabotinsky in the early part of the 20th century. Netanyahu was already talking about terrorism in 1979 when he wrote his book International Terrorism: Challenge and Response that year. He wrote another book on terrorism in 1995, a major work entitled Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International...

03:34

Adorable Chimpanzee Is Learning To Trust Again, And The Photos Are Too Cute "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

This 10-month-old chimpanzee hasnt had the easiest start in life. Though he is now cared for by kind caregivers, Farah once lived in chains after being seized by wildlife traffickers who killed his mother.

Sadly, his story is not unusual. Every year, millions of helpless animals are orphaned as a result of poaching or human negligence. In fact, the illegal industry generates a profit of five to 20 million dollars annually. Even if the trade does result in species going extinct, many poachers do not care as it is profitable short-term.

Fortunately, Farah is now living a good live at Mefou Sanctauary, Ape Africas safe haven which is located in Cameroon, Africa. The non-profit is focused on the conservation of chimpanzees, monkeys and gorillas.

When Farah first arrived at the sanctuary, he was distrustful of humans and shied away from the strange sights and sounds. The patent caretakers eventually earned his trust, however. Now, hes realizing humans arent all that bad.

In the photo below, Farah curiously looks at his caregiver, Stephanie.

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03:15

London Grenfell Tower disaster damages mental health "IndyWatch Feed World"

London, England: Grenfell survivors and local residents outside Kensington & Chelsea Council Town Hall demanding the resignation of the council

From daily News Line in Britain:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

GRENFELL INFERNO! unprecedented trauma

THE GRENFELL Tower disaster triggered a mental health crisis of an unprecedented scale, a leading doctor has said 100 days on from the fire.

NHS data shows 457 adults have been flagged as being in urgent need of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 39 children are also receiving specialist mental health care.

Survivors and nearby witnesses of the June 14 inferno, which left so many dead, are considered to have a 50% chance of developing the disorder, according to health service modelling. Those mentally scarred by the tragedy report suffering from flashbacks and sleeplessness, which can be triggered by the sight of the towers wreckage, clinicians say.

Dr Alastair Bailey, the clinical psychological lead at the NHS Grenfell Tower Trauma Service, said the impact of the fire is unlike anything seen before by the health service. He said: It is unprecedented, I dont think we have experienced anything like it. We had similar events that have been large-scale, traumatic events that have occurred in the UK.

We think about the London bombings, the terror attack in Tunisia which affected British nationals and other events...

02:40

Trump Looking To Expand Drone Strikes Outside Conventional Warzones "IndyWatch Feed World"

US President Donald Trump is seeking to loosen some Obama-era limits on drone attacks and ground raids outside conventional warzones US media reports have said.

The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported on Thursday that Trumps top national security advisers have proposed relaxing two rules from the administration of Barack Obama, the former US president.

The officials said the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA would be expanded to include foot-soldier fighters with no special skills or leadership roles.

The officials added that proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The New York Times report comes after NBC News published a story on Monday about the Trump administration contemplating policy changes that will further expand the CIAs authority to conduct drone raids in a number of countries, both in and out of warzones.

NBC News cited officials at intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Congress and the White House, who all requested anonymity to discuss the classified programme.

The international human rights organization Reprieve has found that since Trump took office in January this year, at least 30 civilians have been killed in ground raids and drone attacks in Yemen, where the US is not formally at war. That number includes women and children.

 

Foreign policy disaster

The US military has admitted that civilians, including children, were probably killed in Yemen, in the first operation authorised by Trump.

In one week in March, the Trump administration...

02:04

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

Southeast Asia sees rapid spread of a 'super malaria', resistant to the most effective anti-malaria drug "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is spreading so quickly through the whole region and we fear it can spread further [and eventually] jump to Africa."

01:56

Somalias Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Somalias semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturdays early hours, the regional maritime police chief said. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and dozens of boxes of ammunition seized from the boat after it was stopped in coastal waters off the Horn of []

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01:16

Ten days of awe: standing with whom? "IndyWatch Feed War"

So its Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment and Remembering, and we of the Jewish persuasion are beginning ten days of intensive reflection that culminates in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We are urged to engage in self-examination, both of our personal lives and of our behaviors and attitudes in the complex world in which we live and contribute. This introspection and renewal involves taking personal responsibility for our destiny and the destinies of our communities, being unsparingly honest, and actively apologizing and forgiving. I love this part of my tradition because words are not enough; there are no Hail Marys, there is no forgiveness from on high, and at the end of the day, we actually have to DO better in our relationships with ourselves and our world. If you are a spiritual person, you have to work on that too in the here and now; there is no backup heavenly place where everything will come out fine.

As a secular Jew who finds our traditions and culture part of the bedrock of my psyche, I am obsessed by a topic that is most fraught and perilous in the Jewish community. We are besieged by forces right and left with the message that Judaism is Zionism and uncritical support of Israel is a core Jewish value, in fact the only nonnegotiable ticket to community acceptance. For these reasons at this time, I cannot ignore my relationship to Israel/Palestine. For me, this annual introspection invites an honest evaluation of history in all its voices, a recognition of the behavior and policies of the pioneers and fighters who created the State of Israel, an examination of the foundations of modern political Zionism and its current day consequences, and ultimately a willingness to express regret and apology. This is a perfect topic for the Ten Days of Awe and fully within our prophetic tradition which is focused on issues of justice.

So, how do we define ourselves as Jews in the Diaspora while living in the era of a hyper Jewish nationalism? For the me the first step is examining the realities and framing of history and claiming it in our own voice. The Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, in his A History of Modern Palestine, notes that early Zionism was a European phenomenon with a clear disregard for indigenous populations. Early Zionists relied (cautiously) on the goodwill of colonial powers. (The Jewish homeland could have been in Palestine, Argentina, or even Uganda.) The Zionists carved out territory in Mandate Palestine as a haven from European persecution (which was an understandable motivation given the pogroms and anti-semitism of the time), and this became a clearly settler colonial movement when it focused on a national revival in the land of Palestine for Jews at the exclusion of the people actually living there. This was both an intellectual concept focused on the predicament of European Jewry (which was largely described as endless persecution and anti-semitism despite...

00:40

Syrian refugee falsely accused of terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

As this video shows, hundreds of Syrian refugees in Arnhem city in the Netherlands have demonstrated against ISIS terrorism in Paris and in their homeland. They stated they wanted peace all over the world, not terrorism.

Their signs said things like: I am Kurdish, I am against terrorism and pointed out that they fled Syria because of ISIS violence.

By Felicity Collier in Britain:

Apology demanded as Yahyah Farroukh freed without charge

Saturday 23rd September 2017

THE employer of a Syrian refugee wrongfully arrested for terrorism demanded an apology from the police yesterday.

Suleman Sarwar, who manages the Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow, said there had been abuse, threats, anger, and hatred, since Yahyah Farroukh was arrested at his place of work last Saturday over the Parsons Green Tube train bombing.

When Mr Farroukhs mother heard of his arrest, she suffered a heart attack and reportedly remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday.

Mr Sarwar is asking for a fully unreserved apology from the Metropolitan Police, saying: The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and...

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23:29

Flash floods kill two, blocks roads leaving 150,000 isolated in eastern Sudan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Flash floods caused the death of two people in El Gedaref in eastern Sudan on Wednesday and blocked off the road leading to and from 27 villages. The Bandigyo-Simsim road has become inaccessible. A resident in Bandigyo told Radio Dabanga that a pregnant woman died on the road, in Sidra area, as she attempted to travel to El Gedaref on a tractor. A herder died in a flash flood the same day. "The water washed away the part of the Bandigyo-Simsim road at Khor Sidra a few days ago. "27 villages, accommodating about 150,000 people have become isolated," he said. The road interruptions are causing a shortage in food. Meanwhile, numbers of families were forced to leave flooded homes. The resident mentioned the proliferation of snakes and the deteriorating health environment.

20:45

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux Video The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dan Roodt for a...

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20:01

The 89-year-old who threatened the Egyptian regime even in death "IndyWatch Feed War"

Egypt's refusal this week to allow a funeral for former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Mahdi Akef reveals a regime that understands its hold on power is precarious

18:49

The environmental impact of a coal plant on Kenyas coast is being underplayed Africa Sustainable Conservation News

The Conversation

An old coal-burning power plant in China. REUTERS/David Gray

China is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system?

Export them. Several African countries are accepting the poisoned chalice of Chinas subsidised development through the construction of outdated, dirty coal plants.

Kenya is one. Its coastline is a national asset for fisheries, tourism, a growing population and economic development. But Amu Coal a...

18:01

Kenya president hints at changes in law to tame judges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Kenya's President Kenyatta has hinted at constitutional changes targeting the judiciary, deepening his attacks since the Supreme Court nullified his August election victory.

17:40

Urhobo Group Renews Agitatation For New Delta State Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-Members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, from the Urhobo ethnic nationality in Delta and Bayelsa states, have called for the creation of New Delta State, covering the present Delta Central and Delta South senatorial districts, as recommended by the 2014 National Conference.
At a meeting in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, to review the forums activities, Urhobo-PANDEF members, who also passed a vote of confidence on Chief Edwin Clark, urged the Federal Government to expeditiously attend to the 16-point agenda of PANDEF.
They said: We support the creation of more states, especially New Delta State, to encompass the present Delta Central and Delta South senatorial zones as recommended by the 2014 National Conference.
The gathering, presided over by eminent Niger Delta leader, Professor G. G. Darah, had in attendance Professors S. W. E. Iboje, Temi Akporonor, A. S. Akpotor, Atare Otite, Victor Jike, Chief Emmanuel Okumagba, Chief Raphael Okene, Chief George Ugen, Chief Westham Adehor, Chief Ruth Timothy, Dr. Sunny Awhefeada, Mr. Peter Darah, among others.
Professor Darah commended the group for convincing youths to lay down arms for dialogue, attributing the gradual economic stability being experienced by the nation to PANDEFs intervention.
They resolved that oil companies operating in Urhobo land should move their headquarters to the area, while pipeline surveillance and security contracts for oil facilities in Urhobo land should be awarded to the Urhobo people.

15:52

EFCC Confronts Nwaoboshi Over N1.2b Corruption Allegation Urhobo Today

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-The Senator representing Delta North Constituency, Peter Nwaoboshi has been summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for obtaining a loan of N1.2billion from the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to buy electrical equipment but he allegedly ended up diverting the facility to personal use.
The Senator who was summoned through the Clerk to the National Assembly has allegedly paid back only N150million from the loan which was given three years ago.
Apart from the loan, Nwaoboshi is being investigated for his role in a N1.580bilion contract to supply some construction equipment and trucks to the Delta State Direct Labour Agency in 2010.
It was alleged that the supplied mostly refurbished trucks instead of new ones as quoted on the contract bid.
The senator is among the 18 of the nations 109 senators who are either under investigation or trial for over N367.5billion alleged fraud by the EFCC.
Even though the Senator excused himself on the day the NEXIM board approved the facility for his company, the anti-graft agency said the deal signifies internal abuse.
An EFCC document on the matter read: The loan, which was approved for the senator when he was a member of the banks board of directors, was meant for the purchase of equipment and electrical materials but the senator allegedly diverted part of the funds to acquire properties in Lagos.
The senator is said to have been defaulting in repayment.
He has not honoured the invitation of this commission but since he has no immunity, our detectives are on his trail, an EFCC source said.
The Senator is also under probe for allegedly using one of his companies, Bilderberg Enterprises Ltd, to secure a contract from the Di...

13:34

How Israel robs Palestinians of Citizenship "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel has quietly revoked the citizenship of thousands of members of its large Palestinian minority in recent years, highlighting that decades of demographic war against Palestinians are far from over.

The policy, which only recently came to light, is being implemented by Israels population registry, a department of the interior ministry. The registry has been regularly criticized for secrecy about its rules for determining residency and citizenship.

According to government data, some 2,600 Palestinian Bedouins are likely to have had their Israeli citizenship voided. Officials, however, have conceded that the figure may be much higher.

The future offspring of those stripped of citizenship are likely to suffer problems gaining citizenship too.

Human rights groups have severely criticized Israel for violating its own laws, as well as international conventions to which it is a party, in carrying out such revocations.

Sawsan Zaher, a lawyer with Adalah, a legal center for Israels Palestinian minority, told The Jerusalem Post newspaper: This policy is illegal and in contravention to international law because you cannot leave someone stateless.

Harsh treatment

Palestinian citizens, one in five of Israels population, are descended from Palestinians who survived a mass ethnic cleansing campaign waged during Israels creation in 1948.

Today, some 200,000 Bedouins live in Israel, most of them in a semi-desert area known as the Naqab (Negev).

One of the two fastest-growing groups in Israels population, the Bedouins have faced especially harsh treatment. Israel continued expelling them to Jordan, Egypt and Gaza through the 1950s and to this day tightly limits the areas in the Naqab where the Bedouins can live.

Revelations of the revocations emerged as Ayelet Shaked, the far-right justice minister, warned Israels judges to prioritize demographic concerns and maintenance of the states Jewishness over human rights. She called growing numbers of non-Jews in the state national challenges that risked turning a Jewish state into an empty symbol.

According to Adalah, Bedouins typically learn that they have been stripped of citizenship when they approach the interior ministry for routine services such as renewing an ide...

13:31

American Propagandist Warns of Russian Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

After President Donald Trumps detestable performance at the United Nations General Assembly last week, the New York Times had an opportunity to counter the presidents heedless belligerence with a message of diplomacy and dialogue. What it did instead was publish an op-ed from discredited former ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Obamas unforgivable appointment and one of the principal arm-twisters that convinced an irresolute president to get behind an invasion of a sovereign state (Libya) on the basis of manufactured lies too incredulous to believe. This unrepentant jackanape had the temerity to pen an article calling on Americans to heed George Washingtons ancient warning to be constantly awake to the specter of foreign influence, a prelude to the establishment goal of outlawing foreign media and exerting a stronger grip on the information flow in the digital space.

With any Power essay, her smart media handlers make sure that her photo is always a central element of her pose. She perpetually appears in a posture of earnestness, her face displaying a kind of inveterate sadness born of too much knowledge of humanitys dark side. Her somewhat emaciated cheeks, particularly in black and white photographs, lend her the self-abnegating glow of an ascetic or religious eremite. Having absorbed the image of this saintly spirit, readers then move to her missive.

Shuttering Dissent

Power, whose presence in the UN was a carmine monument to hypocrisy, quickly summons the hysterical phantom of Russian election interference as her theme. As any good paid propagandist would do, Power tells us we can focus on the technical details of the hacking, influencing, meddling, and manipulating, but we shouldnt overlook other vile means by which foreign powers ruin our democracy by aiming falsehoods at ripe subsets of our populationand not only during elections.

Here Power reveals her multiple goals. First, she aims to shift the narrative away from the collapsing scenery of the Russian hacking allegation, since the technical facts now show that DNC emails were leaked by an insider, not hacked by a foreign agent. This is what the mainstream press has been slowly doing for months now, moving the debate from the phantom hack itself to the influence of so-called propaganda platforms funded by Russian government, namely RT and Sputnik, and several thousands bots of unknown provenance on social media. In truth, the majority of the intelligence communitys report on the hacking was forced to point fingers at R...

12:35

US-made Bomb Killed Civilians in Yemen Residential Building, Says Amnesty "IndyWatch Feed War"

September 22, 2017 A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemens capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike was made in the US, Amnesty International has said. The assessment was based on an examination of the []

12:29

KANU: IPOB UNKNOWN TO LAW, CANT BE BANNED New Telegraph Online

    The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB yesterday asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside the proscription order made against it by the same court on Wednesday. IPOB made this request in a motion on notice marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/871/17 and filed at the registry of the court yesterday through its lead counsel Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Other lawyers are Maxwell Okpara, Chinwe Umeche, Habila Turshak, P.M Umegborogu and Augustine Ezeokeke. The court had on Wednesday granted an ex parte application filed and argued by the Attorney General...

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12:29

Chipolopolo cant stop Eagles, says Eguavoen New Telegraph Online

  Less than three weeks to the World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Zambia taking place in Uyo, former Super Eagles Manager, Austin Eguavoen, has expressed confidence that the three-time African champions have all it takes to beat the Chipolopolo and secure a ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup. The Eagles beat Chipolopolo in the opening day of the qualifying series with a 2-1 win in Ndola but the 2012 African Cup of Nations winners have not lost a match since then. They cut Nigerias lead to just three...

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12:28

Five players who can replace Echiejile in Eagles left back New Telegraph Online

Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr is building a squad that is developing into one of the most dangerous in Africa. The German coach has blended youth with experience, and the three time African champions are looking like a side capable of dominating on the continent for along time to come. Rohrs team is not without blemishes though; the coach has repeatedly said Eagles are not a finished article yet and one area of the team that needs immediate attention is the left back. Full-back is the single most demanding position...

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12:27

Nurturing young talents will help Nigerian basketball Udoka New Telegraph Online

  General Manager of the 2017 Afrobasket champions Dtigress, Mfon Udoka, has stated that the discovery and development of young talent is the highway for Nigerian basketball to the world stage. The Nigeria womens national basketball team, have won the FIBA Africa womens championship only three times since its inception in 1966 and the former international said the only way to put a stop to this infrequency is by nurturing talents from the grassroots. The process starts from the young age because it is kind of too late to initiate...

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12:26

South East not marginalised El-Rufai New Telegraph Online

FG lied over Radio Biafra, says UK govt Ohanaeze backs proscription of Biafra group   Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday debunked insinuations in some section of the country that the South-East geo-political zone was marginalised by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This emerged on day the United Kingdom denied receiving any request from the Federal Government to shut Radio Biafra, which was headed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Also, the Ohanaeze Youth Council Worldwide, the...

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12:26

Simi: Adekunle Gold singing with my name, flattering New Telegraph Online

After a few years of serenading her fans with great tunes including Jamb Question, Open and Close and recently, Joromi beside the EP with Falz the Bahd Guy titled Chemistry, Simi has a self-titled album, Simisola to her name. In this interview with ADEDAYO ODULAJA, the X3M Music act and producer born as Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye speaks on music, life and her career so far. Excerpts   What category is this album of yours, debut or sophomore? Its my sophomore album; I had a gospel album back in 2008. It...

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12:25

Osinbajo visits Akwa Ibom today New Telegraph Online

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit Akwa Ibom State today to inaugurate a 350 million per annum capacity syringe factory and a metering factory in Onna Local Government Area. Also, the vice-president will inaugurate a reconstructed General Hospital in Etinan Local Government Area of the state. The inauguration of the multi-million-naira projects is part of activities marking the 30th anniversary of the creation of the state. The states Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Charles Udoh, while briefing journalists on the activities marking the 30th anniversary, had hinted the syringe...

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12:25

Eze begs LMC to review assault case New Telegraph Online

FC IfeanyiUbah defender, Stephen Eze, has pleaded with the League Management Company to review his case of assault against a referee that resulted in the league body banning him for 12 matches. The former Sunshine Stars defender said he never assaulted the referee and never mouthed any fowl words during the encounter but only complained about the decision that was against his team. Some of the Anambra Warriors players took the laws into their hands in the aftermath of their 2-1 away loss to Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja during the...

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12:24

It was a successful season for Enyimba Akas New Telegraph Online

Chima Akas has described the just concluded season as a success for Enyimba FC after helping the club to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup. The Peoples Elephant finished third on the league table as they returned to the continent. Akas who was one of the shining lights of the club said it was not easy playing away from home from the start till the end of the season and still achieved continental qualification. The target was to win the league or qualify to play in the CAF Champions League...

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12:23

I would have been a banker if not for football John Ogu New Telegraph Online

Super Eagles midfielder tells CHARLES OGUNDIYA that the national team will qualify for the 2018 World Cup as they face Zambia in their last home game in the group. Excerpts:   Playing at the World Cup, what is it to you personally? It is going to be a big place for me. I think for every footballer playing in the World Cup it is something to be proud of. Playing at the World Cup and representing a country like Nigeria is a big blessing. So we just have to take...

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10:42

TMC flays CAN on FG-SUKUK bond New Telegraph Online

An Islamic body named The Muslim Congress (TMC) has faulted the position of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the issuance of Sukuk bond by the federal government. CAN had earlier claimed the move is unconditional and described the issuance as an attempt to sell Nigeria to the Arab nations. Head of the Islamic body, Dr. Luqman AbdurRaheem, in his press statement says, It is time that CAN, with its propaganda, lies and deceits, which have over the years become its trademarks be corrected in order that it does...

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10:36

Election crisis brews in Abia NULGE New Telegraph Online

The Abia State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is experiencing crisis following the alleged refusal of the members of the present executive council to conduct election after the expiration of her tenure. This is even as a group, Concerned Members Forum of NULGE (CMFN), Abia State chapter has appealed to the national body of the union to intervene. While commenting on the development, the chairman of CMFN, comrade Samuel Ejiogu, said on July 3, 2013, the present executive members of the council which included comrades...

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10:34

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Zimbabwe 'President an African Hero'
By Munyaradzi Huni
Herald

Malawian president Professor Peter Mutharika says President Mugabe's rich history makes him the only remaining hero of African nationalism.

He said he always cherished meetings with President Mugabe whom he described him as "the last man standing", adding he learns a lot from the African icon.

President Mugabe and his Malawian counterpart are in New York attending the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which started on Tuesday.

Speaking after visiting President Mugabe at his hotel, the Malawian leader said Zimbabwe and Malawi shared a long history that will never be forgotten.

"We spoke about Malawi and Zimbabwe. The long history. You know President Mugabe is my brother. Former president of Malawi and myself, we have worked very cordially.

"Zimbabwe and Malawi are almost one country. No conflict, no dispute whatsoever. Hundred percent friendship," said Prof Mutharika.

"I would like to come to Zimbabwe and he also wants to come to Malawi. We spoke about the continued exchange of our visits in the near future," he said.

Turning to his meetings with President Mugabe, he said: "I always learn so much from him. You know he has such a rich history. He is the only remaining hero of African nationalism, the struggle for independence. He is the last man standing. He has such a rich history of Africa.

"Each time I meet him I learn so much. He gives us a perspective of where we have come from. I am always excited to meet him."

The Malawian leader has continued to disappoint the West that was hoping they could use him to strain relations between Malawi and Zimbabwe. Instead, he has spoken openly about his affection for his Zimbabwean counterpart.

After attending the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York two years go, Prof Mutharika spoke about his country's close relations with Zimbabwe.

"We have excellent relations with Zimbabwe. We have never had any problems . . . In the whole African Union I think it is clear that President Mugabe is seen as a re...

10:31

PFN, others hold debate in Lagos New Telegraph Online

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in conjunction with Centre for Multi- Religious Dialogue has conducted a Christian/Muslim dialogue in Lagos. The inter-religious debate held at Decross Gospel Mission, Agege, Lagos was titled Which Way to Eternal Life? The dialogue attracted Muslims and Christian clerics who in the spirit of tolerance marshalled their points in the most peaceful way during the debate. Moderator of the debate, Pastor Nureni Alabi had earlier read the rules of engagement, urging participants to conduct themselves in the most civil way and tolerate opposing views...

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10:30

What Hurricanes Reveal About Humane and Inhumane Politics "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hurricanes Expose the Real Politics in the Caribbean Misin Verdad Translated by Internationalist 360 Events must be considered from different perspectives. On the one hand, there is the reactions of nature itself to what has been consistently denounced as climate change, the result of pernicious actions of the system within the framework of the industrial...

10:30

Facing Irma in Cuba: Saldremos adelante! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Arnold August Saldremos adelante! (We can only move forward!). This is what a colleague exclaimed during one of my several phone calls to Havana in the days after Irma unleashed its wrath on the capital. Others, when asked how they, their families, colleagues and neighbours were faring, declared in a similar manner, We are fighters,...

10:30

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights An Expert on Interventions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Misin Verdad Translation By Les Blough, Axis of Logic Via Tortilla Con Sal Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the Jordanian prince in charge of UN human rights issues, again poisons the Venezuelan situation to give a further respite to the agenda of intervention against the country. In tune with Luis Almagros troupe at the Organization of...

10:28

Link Pan-African News Wire

Zimbabwe President Hits Out At Trump
By Munyaradzi Huni
Herald

President Mugabe has said the world is "embarrassed, if not frightened" by what appears to be a return of the biblical Goliath in reference to US President Donald Trump, whose speech at the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly seemed to threaten other nations.

In his speech, Mr Trump threatened to obliterate North Korea and attacked Iran in a manner condemned by many delegates.

President Mugabe urged Mr Trump to blow his trumpet in a way that brings unity, peace, cooperation, togetherness and dialogue to the world.

He said all countries should respect the provisions of the UN Charter to bring peace and development to the world.

He said Africa in general and Zimbabwe in particular had defeated imperialism and so "bring us whatever monster by whatever name and it will suffer the same defeat".

"Are we having the return of Goliath?" asked the President in reference to Mr Trump.

President Mugabe said each nation should build on its strength and that there should be respect for each nation's independence and sovereignty.

He also called on the US government to tackle serious issues to do with climate change saying "let's work together, climate change is real".

President Mugabe then expressed his condolences to the people of Puerto Rico and other nations devastated by natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

While urging nations that can assist to chip in with a helping hand to those affected, the President said the world at the moment "demands more, not less, solidarity".

The President said Zimbabwe supported Africa's position regarding reforms of the UN Security Council saying the process was moving too slowly.

He said this raised suspicion that those benefiting from the current set up could be derailing the discussions.

He said the current set up of the UN perpetuates a historical injustice, adding the gap between poor and rich nations continued to widen.

He said the world should not expect to reap peace when it is inv...

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10:01

Christopher Okigbo as a martyr a tribute from Chudi Offodile Naijiant OBLONG MEDIA

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09:59

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STOP THE NGO REGULATORY BILL. OBLONG MEDIA

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09:51

Yemenis Flaunt UAE Armored Vehicles Seized During Battle [PHOTOS] "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sanaa (GPA) Millions of Yemenis poured into the streets yesterday to celebrate the third anniversary of the September 21st Peoples Revolution. One of the highlights from yesterdays rally included parading UAE armored vehicles seized during battle.

The Saudi-backed coalition against Yemen includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, as well as most members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and many other allied nations. This coalition enjoys significant military support from western allies such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

RELATED: Heres Exactly What 900 Days of War Against Yemen Has Destroyed

The Saudi-led war against Yemen has killed tens of thousands from air strikes alone. Targets typically include civilian homes, farms, factories, roads, and just about anything imaginable besides military targets.

he ongoing siege and blockade have also killed tens of thousands, however, this number is harder to track. Thousands have died due to a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak which has infected nearly 600,000 mostly women and children.

The destruction of Yemen and humanitarian disaster is not an unfortunate side effect, but rather part of the Saudis strategy as they attempt to beat Yemen into submission.

RELATED: 9 Things the MSM Doesnt Want You to Know About the War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen just months after revolutionary forces took control of the capital city Sanaa. Their goal in the war is to prop up the puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi. Yemens resistance movement, Ansarullah, expelled Hadi from the capital on September 21st, 20014.

The photos below depict Yemens resistance parading a seized UAE armored vehicle through the streets of Sanaa as a symbol of their resilience, power, and motivation.

 

President of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi sits in UAE armored vehicle.

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09:49

The palm oil crisis in Nigeria - and beyond "IndyWatch Feed World"

08 Sep 2017 | EcologistIn June, Environmental Rights Action/FOE Nigeria and representatives of the Owan and Okomu communities delivered a letter to the Governor of Edo State urging him to uphold a revocation Order on 13,750 ha of land expropriated by Okomu Plc.

09:33

Scientists develop anti-HIV superweapon that targets 99% of mutations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have successfully engineered and tested antibodies that can attack 99 percent of HIV strains and prevent infection in primates. This major breakthrough could one day be used to produce a highly effective human vaccine against the virus. "These super-engineered antibodies seem to go beyond the natural and could have more applications than we have imagined to date," Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International Aids Society, was cited as saying by Silicon Republic. "As a doctor in Africa, I feel the urgency to confirm these findings in humans as soon as possible," she added.

09:07

Watch Yemeni Fighters Storm Enemy Site Beyond Saudi Border [VIDEO] "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jizan (GPA) Fighters from Yemens Army and Popular Committees carried out an operation today on a Saudi military site beyond the border in Jizan.

Yemens resistance forces have expanded their operations beyond the Saudi border in retaliation for the Saudis ongoing airstrike campaign, invasion, and occupation of Yemen. Part of the Saudis strategy against Yemen includes flooding the country with foreign mercenaries.

The Saudi-led war against Yemen has killed tens of thousands from air strikes alone. Targets typically include civilian homes, farms, factories, roads, and just about anything imaginable besides military targets.

RELATED: Heres Exactly What 900 Days of War Against Yemen Has Destroyed

The ongoing siege and blockade have also killed tens of thousands, however, this number is harder to track. Thousands have died due to a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak which has infected nearly 600,000 mostly women and children.

The destruction of Yemen and humanitarian disaster is not an unfortunate side effect, but rather part of the Saudis strategy as they attempt to beat Yemen into submission.

Yemens resistance, on the other hand, only strikes military targets such as Saudi military outposts and weapons storage facilities.

The video below released from Yemens military media center depicts fighters storming a Saudi military site in the province of Jizan.

RELATED: 9 Things the MSM Doesnt Want You to Know About the War in Yemen

 

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08:55

These 10+ Photos From The First-Ever Comedy Pet Photo Awards Are Amazing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Animals specifically, household pets dont just make the world a better place, they make it a funnier one, as well. This is particularly evident in the following photos, which were winners in the first-ever Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

First prize went to Nando Harmsen from The Netherlands. The image he submitted shows his horse happily and oddly skipping across a field. And, the rest in the collection are as equally hilarious. The categories included: junior, gone to the dogs, pets who look like their owners, and ancients. 

Though this was the years first competition, submissions from over 2,500 entries from at least 73 countries were received. Some photos were sent from Mexico, the Philippines, Uganda, Kazakhstan and New Zealand. Nature photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam were the brains behind the project, in addition to the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards.

Credit: Axl Marsh/Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

Said Sullam, who is an African landscape photographer:

Although some images had been shot on smartphones most of them were sharp and well composed and, as photographers, both Paul and I were thrilled to see so much quality from entrants using non-professional photographic equipment!

Due to natural disasters and worsening humanitarian crises, the news has been anything but positive lately. While it is intelligent to stay informed of current events, it is also necessary to be reminded of the humor and good which exists in this world. Hopefully, this series inspires more smiles in a time of global discomfort.

Scroll through some of the 2017 finalists and prepare to chortle from laughing so hard:

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08:00

Trump to roll back some limits on drone strikes and raids "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administration is set to roll back various limits on drone strikes and commando raids put in place under former President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported Thursday. Under the policy, strikes would be expanded to include "foot-soldier jihadists" who do not necessarily have leadership roles, instead of allowing strikes only if militants are considered a "continuing and imminent threat" to U.S. citizens. The proposed strikes would also no longer have to go through high-level vetting, according to the Times. The rollbacks would apply to commando raids and drone strikes outside of conventional battlefields, and would affect missions in countries where the U.S. has not targeted active Islamic militants, as well as countries such as Yemen, Libya and Somalia, where the U.S. are taken aim at militants, according to the report. The proposal, which has taken shape over the past few months, will leader an intensified fight against terror organizations such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda. The proposal is likely to enrage human rights groups advocating for increased limits and bans on drone strikes to avoid civilian casualties. However, the Trump administration will keep the requirement that there needs to be "near certainty" that no civilians will be killed during an attack.

07:43

UN Headquarters: Over 50 countries sign treaty to ban nuclear weapons, US vows never to be part of it "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 50 countries, with Brazil and South Africa among them, signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a signature ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Brazil's President Michel Temer was the first to put his signature under the document. The high-level signature ceremony was attended by several heads of state and government along with dozens of foreign ministers, including Austrian, Irish and Cuban ones. Guyana, the Vatican and Thailand are expected to provide signed advance copies of the ratification instruments later in the day. On September 20, the draft treaty banning nuclear weapons was open for signing. The document is due to come into force 90 days later after 50 countries have ratified it. Under the treaty, the parties will be obliged never and under no circumstances to develop, produce, or stockpile nuclear weapons as well as to use or threaten to use them. It compels non-nuclear signatory states not to deploy third nations' nuclear weapons in their territories. The treaty was approved on July 7 at the talks that major nuclear powers (Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and France) skipped. Two hours later after the document had been passed, the UK, US and France released a joint statement vowing they would never become party to the treaty. Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would not ratify the nuclear weapons ban treaty as it runs counter to the country's national interests.

07:35

IPOB TERRORIST LABEL; WHEN THE PRESIDENCY BECOMES A TOOL FOR PERSONAL VENDETTA. By Charles Ogbu. OBLONG MEDIA

Buhari just signed the order designating IPOB as a terrorist group while his Attorney General has already initiated the process More

07:32

Reaction to the Presidents Speech at the UN General Assembly. September 2017 OBLONG MEDIA

The Presidents Speech delivered at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept 2017, towed the same tone as the previous More

07:11

World Food Programme chief says Gulf must 'step up' Yemen aid "IndyWatch Feed War"

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07:05

Exposed! Imo State debt stock hit unsustainable N112bn in six years By Kelechi Mgboji OBLONG MEDIA

Barely two years to the end of Governor Rochas Okorochas second term in office, Imo State governments loan portfolio has More

06:36

Donald Trumps neocolonialism in Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Ridiculist: Trump makes up a new country

21 September 2017

President Donald Trump slipped up on the pronunciation of an African country. CNNs Anderson Cooper puts Nambia on the Ridiculist.

By Eddie Haywood in the USA:

Trump outlines Washingtons scramble for Africa during UN luncheon with African heads of state

22 September 2017

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered a remarkably revealing speech before several African heads of state gathered at a luncheon at the United Nations in New York in which he outlined, perhaps inadvertently, Washingtons true imperialist aims for the African continent.

Trumps address was largely overshadowed by the criminal speech he gave the previous day before the UN General Assembly, in which he referred to North Koreas Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man on a suicide mission and threatened to totally destroy the country of 25 million people.

Just one day after his reactionary speech before the General Assembly, Trump spoke on behalf of the American financial oligarchy to which he belongs when he told the assembled African leaders, I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich.

Making clear American capitalisms continued scramble for Africa, which was also pursued under his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump noted the potential profits to be extracted by American banks and corporations.

[F]or American firms its really become a place that they have to go, that they want to go, Trump exclaimed. Six of the worlds 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Increasing American trade and investment across diverse industriesincluding agriculture, energy, transportation, health care, travel and tourismwill further transform lives throughout the continent.

Typically, the American media obscured Trumps open declaration of...

06:18

China Extends Invitation For Egypt To Join BRICS "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

African countries see the emergence of the BRICS as a symbol of hope for a better life. African countries also see the extent to which the US [deep state] controls economic policies and the imposition of its interests, especially in the dominance of the dollar. This increases the importance of the BRICS. The strength of the BRICS bloc qualifies them to have []

06:13

Yemenis Mark 3rd Anniversary Of Ansarullah Uprising "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Staff of Tele Sur - Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis have converged in Sana'a to mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 21 Ansarullah uprising against foreign attacks. Demonstrators condemned the ongoing Saudi-led war against their nation and expressed support for Ansarullah fighters and other groups defending their nation, according to PressTV. A convoy of United Arab Emirates, UAE, troops detained by Yemeni forces were paraded before the crowd during the mass rally. Their military equipment had been utilized by soldiers and militias fighting on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of the Ansarullah movement, sharply criticized Saudi Arabia's war of aggression against his country during a televised speech on al-Masirah TV. He also warned his compatriots that Yemen's enemies, including Saudi Arabia's war sponsors the United States, Britain and Israel intend to foster rifts and divisions within the nation in order to win the war. In early June, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed a US$750 million military sale to Saudi Arabia. It included U.S. made missiles, bombs, armored personnel carriers, warships, munitions and a blanket order training program for Saudi security forces receiving the military equipment both inside and outside of the kingdom, according to Reuters.

05:40

No Justice, No Profits Protests Target Concerts, Businesses "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Staff of St. Louis Post-Dispatch - The concert got underway as scheduled and once the first song, "My Life," drowned out the protesters' chants, many of them headed back toward Kiener Plaza. Several again blocked Broadway and Market. The chants also included "Out of the county and into the streets." Alexandria Lane-Detwiler of Chesterfield was among the protesters. "I can't sit at home in my privilege and not come out," she said. Onstage, Joel made reference to the unrest. "Good evening, St Louie," he said early on. "Glad you made it. I know things have been a little tense around here." At one point, a couple of protesters appeared to be attempting to block a police SUV in the street, but they were pulled away by organizers of the protest. Danielle Williams, 19, joined the protest along with a friend. The St. Louis resident said she was happy to see that it had drawn a largely white crowd. She said she has felt a lack of empathy for the concerns of black urban residents like herself from others who don't share her skin color and don't live in the city. "They're not trying to understand," she said. "They don't get it because they don't live where we live." Candy Voyd, 64, says she lives in The Ville, a historically African-American neighborhood in north St. Louis. As the protest wound down, she noted that police had kept their distance from the marchers. She said she believed it was because most of them, like her, were white.

05:29

Whites Only Stickers Placed On St. Louis Restaurants "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Dave Urbanski for The Blaze - Surveillance video shows a group walking by a restaurant with one of them placing a sticker on the front door and then the group continuing down the sidewalk, KMOV-TV reported. 'Whites Only' stickers found on the doors of restaurants in The Grove. Even more curious is the #BLM hashtag presumably standing for Black Lives Matter found in the lower right-hand corner of the stickers. While the culprits motives are unclear, the vandalism comes on the heels of violent protests in St. Louis over the murder acquittal last week of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black motorist in 2011. KMOV noted similar signs have been used in the past as a shock tactic to generate discussion and dialogue. In addition, numerous racist messages found in public places nationwide in recent years have turned out to be hoaxes. The owners of Layla, another restaurant, called their discovery of a Whites Only sticker heartbreaking. We pride ourselves on being open, accepting and inviting of all types of people, the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page, KMOV reported. Im proud to say I employ African-American, Caucasian American, Malaysian, Mohammed told the station.

05:01

Former Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Akef dies in Cairo "IndyWatch Feed War"

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04:14

China, India, Russia, Intensify Help In Fighting Deep State Terrorists In Afghanistan & Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

BEIJING   A decision by the BRICS nations to name and denounce specific terrorist organizations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere is sparking debate among academics and analysts in China. Earlier this month, the group, comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, extended their support to [Afghanistan] Kabuls counterterrorism efforts during a meeting in []

04:02

President Trumps Bluster at the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Donald Trumps appearance before the General Assembly of the United Nations could have been a rare highlight of his chaotic young presidency. If Trump had just repeated his inauguration address, the audience would have burst out in gales of laughter. Instead, they countered his bluster not only against North Korea and Iran but also against the UN body as a whole with broad silence. Trump tried to be serious, but instead, he presented himself as the most dangerous President ever in US history. He went after the North Korean regime as the devil himself would run it. The Iranian government followed suit. In the bashing and demonization of other governments, the US has always been top. That America comes first and that his administration has been successful were among his nicest bravados.

Trump spoke exactly the truth about his nation. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity. Doesnt the US support terrorist regimes such as the Saudi and the Israeli ones, which threaten other nations and peoples with annihilation and spread terrorism in the region and in the Saudi case worldwide? Hasnt the US caused havoc to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen?

If the North Korean leader is smart, which he is, he should speed up its nuclear program to defend his country and his people safety against the Rocket Man in Washington. Kim Jong-un doesnt threaten the US with annihilation; its the other way around. Indeed, Trump was right in saying that every nation should uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. Sovereignty and independence from the US are what the North Korean and the Iranian governments are pursuing. In this respect, they are all with Trump. The US President repeatedly stressed sovereignty, while repudiating global government the UN symbolizes and the EU wants so desperately.

Trumps praise of the US constitution and all the US niceties as the outmost mankind could achieve. And a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. Trump must have forgotten how the Bush/Cheney regime disdained the UN and trampled around the values of this organization. The George W. Bush regime violated every international law. How come that a nation out of its 241 years of existence was 220 years at war? Why do the US need 900 military basis around the world? Are they for spreading peace and democracy or conquest?

Trump used fierce language against North Korea. He castigated the regime that threatens the entire world with its nuclear w...

03:59

Amnesty: US Bomb Used To Kill Civilians In Saudi Airstrike On Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi-led coalition bomb that killed 16 civilians and destroyed a residential building in Yemen last month, was made in the US, Amnesty International said in a statement on Friday.

Remnants of the weapon used in the August 25 raid bore clear markings that matched US-made components commonly used in laser-guided air-dropped bombs, the Amnesty said.

Its findings come following an analysis by arms experts.

The attack on the Attan neighborhood in Sanaa left more than 17 civilians injured, including five-year-old Buthania, whose photograph trying one of her swollen and bruised eyes went viral after the attack.

Her parents and five siblings were among those killed by the bomb.

We can now conclusively say that the bomb that killed Buthainas parents and siblings, and other civilians, was made in the USA, said Lynn Maalouf, research director for the Middle East at Amnesty International.

The rights watchdog called for an immediate suspension of weapons supply to any party in the Yemen conflict.

Amnesty urged the US and other Western states to implement a comprehensive embargo on the sales of weapons to members of the Saudi-led coalition in the war-torn country.

There simply is no explanation the USA or other countries such as the UK and France can give to justify the continued flow of weapons to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition for use in the conflict in Yemen, Maalouf said.


Related | Saudi Arabia Concludes Investigation Into Saudi War Crimes In Yemen


It has time and time again committed serious violations of international law, including war crimes, over the past 30 months, with devastating consequences for the civilian population.

In December 2016, the US administration under then President Barack Obama blocked the transfer of precision-guided bomb kits to Riyadh.

A senior administration official said the move reflected strong concerns with...

03:30

More lawmakers tackle Saraki, Ekweremadu over IPOB. OBLONG MEDIA

Three days after a leader of the House of Representatives criticised Senate President Bukola Saraki for his views on the More

03:21

Soldiers, others rescued from kidnappers den New Telegraph Online

The joint military task force (JTF) in the Niger Delta says troops have rescued two abducted soldiers and four civilians from a kidnappers den in Rivers state. Ibrahim Abdullahi, spokesman of the force, disclosed this in a statement. He said the operation followed a report of the kidnap of two soldiers who were in transit for banking services in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the state. Abdullahi said after receiving the report, troops were immediately mobilised for Abdullahi said after receiving the report, troops were immediately mobilised for rescue operation....

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03:19

Governor loses two security aides within four days New Telegraph Online

Two security operatives attached to the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, have lost their lives within four days apart. The deceased included an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS), Wale Aderemi, and a mobile police officer, Busoye Olayinka. New Telegraph gathered that the incident has thrown the Governors Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta into mourning, with workers on Amosuns convoy lamenting the shocking fate that befell the officers. Our correspondent learnt that Olayinka, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, died in a fatal accident on Thursday night at Papalanto, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. He was...

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03:16

Bashir Visit Highlights Abuses in Darfur "IndyWatch Feed World"

Expand Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir addresses supporters during his visit to the war-torn Darfur region, in Bilal, Darfur, Sudan September 22, 2017.  2017 Reuters Sudan's security forces opened fire today on protesters in South Darfur's largest camp for displaced people, killing at least 5 and wounding more than 20. The residents were [...]

03:12

Gabon arrest of ivory trafficker Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Gabonews
September 19, 2017
On Monday 18 September in Libreville, an ivory trafficker from Mayumba was
arrested by the judicial police and the Eaux et For?ts with the support of
the NGO Conservation Justice.

The transaction was to be held in a hotel in the Montagne Sainte district.

Thanks to extensive investigations, the mixed team was able to foil the
ivory trafficking and the organizer was arrested. Samba Camara, the brains
of the operation, was arrested in flagrante delicto for the detention,
transport, and marketing of the products of an integrally protected
species, 4 tusks of elephant ivory totaling 27 kg.

The offender, originally from Mayumba, from where the ivory would also
come, would not be at his first facts in terms of trafficking and will have
to answer that in court.

He faces six months in prison. In neighboring countries, sentences are
heavier, with 5 years in prison in Congo and 3 in Cameroon. Under these
conditions, the traffickers would logically favor Gabon. Recent articles in
the English newspapers The Mirror and Independent mention that ivory
originally from Gabon finances terrorist activities, including Boko Haram,
in other countries. These facts have been confirmed by the National Agency
of National Parks.[These latter reports are unfounded no evidence at all. KS]

As ivory traffic generates significant financial benefits and flows, it can
be understood that it may be of interest and linked to other types of
crime. The links between ivory trafficking and security issues are numerous
and have been highlighted in many countries.

http://gabonews.com/fr/actus/societe/article/trafic-d-ivoire-un-nouveau-trafiquant-arrete-a

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03:10

Malawi three arrested in Lilongwe for possession of ivory Africa Sustainable Conservation News

 Nyasa Times

Elijah Phimbi
September 20, 2017

Malawi Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody three men at Kanengo
Police Station following their arrest after being found in possession of
Ivory illegal on Monday this week.

According to Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Laban Makalani,
the three were arrested by Wildlife Crime Investigators at Kanengo
Industrial Site following a tip from well wishers.

Makalani identified the three as David Nyadani (39), Mike Josephy (37) and
Wisdom Milosi (49).

He said the three reside at Namitete and they travelled to Lilongwe in
search of a market to sell the ivory.

The ivory weighed 1.4 Kilograms and its estimated worth is about K2,
310,000.00.

They will soon appear before court to answer charges of Illegal Possession
of Protected Species and dealing in Government trophies contrary to Section
86 (1) and 91 of Wildlife Act said Makalani.

The trio hails from Traditional Authority Kalolo in Lilongwe.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201709200873.html


03:08

Ive not gained a single thing from PDP, says Ifeanyi Ubah New Telegraph Online

Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, says he has not gained anything from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Reacting to reports of his suspension in a telephone interview on Channels TVs Politics Today, Ubah said he had not gained a single thing from the PDP in his entire life. I am not doing this because of myself; I have not for once gained one single thing from PDP in my entire life and I stand to be challenged if PDP can tell anybody anything that they gave...

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03:05

Vacate proscription order, #IPOB tells court New Telegraph Online

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked a federal high court in Abuja to vacate its order proscribing the group. On Wednesday, the court declared IPOB a terrorist organisation, proscribing it in the same breath. This followed an application filed by the attorney-general of the federation at the court, asking it to outlaw the group. But in a counter application seen by TheCable, on Friday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, asked the court to vacate the order because the group is non-violent. He also argued...

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02:59

ISSUES: The 2017 resolution South East should make Nkechi Odoma New Telegraph Online

It is usual for people to have resolutions with the arrival of a New Year and the several groups claiming to represent the interests of the Igbo nation in southeast Nigeria would do well to announce realistic resolutions for the year 2017. The resolutions should centre around advancing the geo-ethnic agenda without engaging in acts that amount to self harming. Self harming is precisely what all the groups IPOB, BIM, MASSOB that agitated for Igbo interests did in the preceding years. Less than one week into the year...

The post ISSUES: The 2017 resolution South East should make Nkechi Odoma appeared first on New Telegraph Online.

02:27

US To Extract Minerals From Afghanistan To Defray Cost Of US Assistance "IndyWatch Feed World"

U.S. Companies are planning on taking a larger role in extracting Afghanistans enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday.

According to a White House statement, the presidents agreed that the development of Afghan minerals by U.S. companies would develop materials critical to national security, as well as defray some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant.

Afghanistan has some of the worlds largest un-extracted reserves of rare earth minerals valuable in electronic production, such as lithium, as well as gold and various gemstones. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the total value at at least US$1 trillion.

The two presidents reportedly discussed difficulties facing the project, such as the growing Taliban insurgency in regions containing the majority of the minerals. With this in account, they both expressed commitment to Trumps new Afghanistan strategy, which, against what he promised in the election campaign, involves keeping U.S. military forces in the country for an indefinite period of time.


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The U.S. military has had its eyes on Afghan mineral deposits for some time. A 2007 Pentagon memo that the New York Times quoted in a 2010 article says that Afghanistan could be the Saudi Arabia of lithium, referencing the oil-rich monarchy that is a key U.S. regional ally.

There is stunning potential here (in Afghanistan), General David Petraeus said in the same memo.

Some analysts also believe that a push for greater U.S. presence in Afghan mineral extraction could be a way of limiting the influence of China. With China, along with Russia and Iran gaining greater regional influence, economic activities in the region are no longer the sole domain of U.S.-based companies.

China and Afghanistan have already cooperated to an extent in mineral extraction and China has made the country a center-point of its planned Belt and Road initiative, which seeks to commercially link Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and more recently Latin America and the Caribbean.

Afghanistan also has extensive oil reserves, with a new oil field having been discovered as recently as 2010.

Top photo |  Afghanistan has a vast untouched wealth of minerals, including lithium, the silvery metal used in mobile phone and computer batteries considered essential to modern life. (A...

01:43

Believing in hope in Gaza. Even when hope lies "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pam Bailey writes: On 9 September, the head of the Hamas Political Bureau, Ismail Haniya, led a delegation to Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials in the quest to end the dispute with opposing party Fatah and achieve Palestinian reconciliation. Gazan Palestinians held their collective breath. Their hopes had been raised so many times before. Would this time be different?

This is a high-stakes game for the youth of Gaza; in an effort to force Hamas to relinquish control of Gaza, Fatah president Mahmoud Abbas has imposed what amounts to collective punishment, including suspending payments to Israel for the Stris power supply, cutting the salaries of Palestinian Authority employees in Gaza, and withholding permission for medical transfers for the ill and disabled.

Then, in a statement issued Sunday, 17 September, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) announced it had agreed to dissolve the its Administrative Committee that governs Gaza and hand its authority to the previously formed unity government until elections can be held in six months.

I hope the chance for a successful reconciliation is greater than it has ever been, thanks to Egypts tireless efforts to end the political division and restore Palestinian unity, Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum told the Maan news agency. Yet, questions remain about some important issues, such as who controls security, and unity government representatives are asking questions. Likewise, in an Al Jazeera report, a senior advisor to Abbas refused to commit to a timetable for ending the punitive measures earlier imposed on the Gaza people.

We await the first steps on the ground. We want to see [Prime Minister Rami] Hamdallah received by Hamas, the door to all the ministries open, and the consensus government in place, he said.

Its easy to get caught up in the politics and intrigue of it all. But Anas Jnena, a writer for We Are Not Numbers, reminds us what really is at stake.

Although many youth in Gaza highly doubt the intentions of both major Palestinian political parties (particularly Abbas Palestinian Authority), they still cling to a sliver of hope that the impending reconciliation announced in the last few days will finally occur and lessen the intensity of their daily struggles. Actually, its more like were forced to hope, since we know giving up isnt a solution either.

Over the last decade, Gaza youth have lived through three wars, each of which had its own special impact. The first war, in 2008-9, changed our naive view of the world; by the time the third was done (in 2014), we had come to believe in the apocalypse. I can actually recall waking up in the mo...

01:15

12 dead, 92 missing as flooding hits eastern Congo following torrential rain "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe and Matanda in Masisi Territory is 12 dead, 18 injured and 92 missing," said Julien Paluku, governor of Nord Kivu province, where the villages are located. The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP. "The rain began in the afternoon, forcing those coming back from the fields to take shelter in homes near the river. The flooding caught them by surprise," said Joseph Ndabita, a resident of Bihambwe. He told AFP he had counted "10 bodies and (seen) others being swept away by the strong current towards the river."

01:09

South Africas Rhino Paradox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

South Africas recent reversal of a ban on trade in rhinoceros horn has invigorated support for commercial farming of the product. But breeders' argument that a legal market will protect wild populations ignores how the illicit trade in wildlife products actually functions.

01:02

Ben Hubbard does what he does best: produces propaganda for the Saudi royal family "IndyWatch Feed War"

Look he summed up the life of King Faisal: "One ruled Saudi Arabia for 11 years, outlawed slavery, spread public education and introduced television to his country."  This is the man who was first to declare Jihad (in the religious fanatical meaning of the word), the man who fought progressive, secular movements thoruhogut the world, the man who was a benefactor of every reactionary anti-communist movement in the region and beyond, the man who inspired the alliance of Islamist political forces in the Cold War, the man who sponsored the fanaticism of Ibn Baz, who would inspire Bin Laden and his ilk, the man who used the oil wealth to fight the war in Yemen, the man who solidified the alliance between the house of Saudi and the religious Wahhabi establishment.  King Faisal was one of the most notorious anti-Semites in the entire contemporary history of the region, and he funded anti-Semites in the world.  But for Ben Hubbard, he "ended slavery and brought television".  In fact, he did not want to end slavery but the regime of King Saud in its last year, championed progressive issues especially in the economic and oil sphere, and Faisal did not want to appear less progressive and Western powers supported his coup in return for the ostensible reforms which he announced.  Slavery in the kingdom did NOT end in 1964. 

00:53

Lightning strike kills civil servant in Kwara, Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 47-year-old civil servant, Salami Adekunle, was on Thursday struck to death by lightning in Oro, Kwara State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN gathered that the deceased was, until his demise, a staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education, Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. The deceased was said to be leaving the institution's examination office for the registry department at about 10a.m. when the incident happened during a downpour. The body of the deceased, who hailed from Ilesa in Osun State, was sighted lying on the spot of the incident.

00:51

Trump to Scrap Drone Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Human rights groups argue the move could led to an upsurge in civilian casualties, which are already soaring under Trump.

(COMMONDREAMS)  President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door for the expansion of airstrikes and commando raids into nations like the Philippines and Nigeria and setting the stage for an upsurge in civilian casualtiesalready at record highs in Afghanistan and soaring in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Zeke Johnson, senior director of programs for Amnesty International USA, told the New York Times in an interview that while Obama-era restrictions on drone strikes fell far short on human rights protections, any move to water down drone warfare rules even further would be a grave mistake.

The White House appears to be committed to the move nonetheless, the Times reported on Thursday, noting that the plan has quietly taken shape over months of debate among administration officials and awaits Trumps expected signature.

The Times notes that at least two rules are on the chopping block:

  • First, the targets of kill missions by the military and the CIA, now generally limited to high-level militants deemed to pose a continuing and imminent threat to Americans, would be expanded to include foot-soldier jihadists with no special skills or leadership roles.
  • And second, proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.

The plan, in effect, would deepen American military involvement in nations considered to be beyond combat zones and allow the U.S. militaryand the CIA, which has for months lobbied for more drone authorityto target individuals that are not even deemed national security threats by the U.S. government.

[D]rone operators and commanders would face fewer internal hurdles to launching specific strikes or raids, the Times concluded.

As Common Dreams...

00:29

Lawmakers Salaries: Meeting with Saraki raises more questions than it answers SERAP New Telegraph Online

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has confirmed that its representatives yesterday met with the Senate President Bukola Saraki to discuss issues relating to details of annual salaries and allowances of lawmakers. In a statement today by Timothy Adewale SERAP deputy director the organization said that, While we appreciate the expressed commitment by Saraki to transparency and accountability of the National Assembly, and the rare opportunity to dialogue with him, we remain deeply concerned that the leadership of the Senate has unfortunately not satisfactorily addressed the damaging allegations byProfessor Itse...

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00:26

SHOCKING: NGOs, CSOs used to fund terrorism Reps New Telegraph Online

  In spite of the public outcry trailing the impending passage of the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) regulation bill by the House of Representatives, the lower chamber has said it is determined to pass the bill because some of the NGOs are used to fund terrorism and insurgency in the country. The deputy majority leader of the House, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril (APC, Kogi), who made the position of the House known in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday said the intendment of the new NGO bill was to forestall alleged illegal...

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00:17

Biafra: Group to honour Kanu for restructuring Nigeria New Telegraph Online

The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), a pro-Igbo and restructuring group, on Friday, announced plans to honour the leader of the recently outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in October. A statement made available to Saturday Telegraph in Enugu and signed by Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor, Deputy Leader, ECA and also the leader of Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), noted that Kanu will be honoured at a presentation of a book titled How Nnamdi Kanu Restructured Nigeria. Mrs. Okwor stated that the book produced by the ECA, documents the travails, the journey and...

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00:14

BIZARRE! Man with three wives, 14 children rapes seven year old orphan for four years New Telegraph Online

A 70-year-old man in Akpoha, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, Simon Alobu popularly known as papa Eke  is now in police custody  for allegedly hypnotizing and repeatedly raping a 7-year-old orphan, Favour(surname withheld). The incident occurred in Ezi Imo compound, Ohanwegu in the area. Favour was first raped in 2014 allegedly by Alobu and since then, the man has allegedly been raping her. The suspect  tore Favours bottom with razor blade where he presumably apply some charms to prevent the girl from revealing his identity until the...

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Friday, 22 September

22:55

North Koreas role in rhino horn, ivory and other smuggling in Africa Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Global Initiative

New report by The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime lifts the lid on state-sanctioned North Korean criminal activity in Africa, exposing diplomats and embassies linked to illicit trade in rhino horn, ivory, cigarettes and minerals. Research conducted by the Global Initiative has linked North Korean diplomatic passport holders to at least 18 cases of rhino horn and ivory smuggling over the past 30 years. Drawing on interviews with high-level North Korean defectors, diplomatic and government sources and hundreds pages of documents, press reports and academic articles, the report Diplomats and Deceit North Koreas Criminal Activities in Africa, examines North Koreas involvement in Africa and allegations that the countrys embassies in several African states are intimately connected to a complex web of illicit activity aimed at the bolstering the Kim Jong-un regime and enriching cash-strapped diplomats.

About The author:

Julian Rademeyer is an award-winning South African investigative journalist, a senior research fellow with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime and is currently leading a project for TRAFFIC on protection of Africas wildlife and ecosystems. Julian is the author of the best-selling book, Killing for Profit Exposing the illegal rhino horn trade.  His two previous reports for the Global Initiative, Tipping Point: Transnational organised crime and the war on poaching and Beyond Borders: Crime, conservation and criminal networks in the illicit rhino horn trade together represent one of the most current and in-depth investigations into the illicit networks enabling the desecration of the rhino species in Southern Africa.

 

 

See the full report here:

http://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/tgiatoc_diplomats_and_deceit_dprk_report_1868_web_.pdf


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21:38

Emir of Deir ez-Zor among ISIS commanders killed in bunker by Russian airstrike "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some 40 Islamic State terrorists, including the so-called emir of Deir ez-Zor are said to have been killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground command center and communication unit near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russias Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets scrambled from Khmeimim Air Base in Syrias Latakia province hit a high-profile gathering of Islamic States (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) field commanders on September 5, the ministry said. It noted that the Russian Air Force was acting upon the intelligence it received from several sources indicating that a meeting of senior IS militants was about to take place in one of the underground command centers on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.

The militants were set to discuss ways to fend off the offensive by the Syrian forces, which were making rapid gains toward the city, which had been besieged by IS for three years.

As result of the airstrike at least 40 IS members, including four field commanders, were killed on the spot. An underground command center and terrorist communication hub were destroyed.

The effective actions of the Russian Air Force speeded up the lifting of a siege from the city of Deir ez-Zor and allowed the Syrian troops to begin liberating the city, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Among the senior militants killed is internationally wanted Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali (also known as Tirad Al-Jarba), the self-proclaimed emir of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that the militants death has been confirmed.    

 

Al-Shimali, an Iraqi-born Saudi citizen and a former Al-Qaeda member, pledged his allegiance to ISIS in 2015 and later became notorious for being the one in charge of smuggling foreign fighters into its territory.

In 2015, the US State Department offered a bounty of up to $5 million for information leading to al-Shimalis capture and arrest, while describing him a key leader in ISILs Immigration and Logistics Committee coordinating smuggling activities, financial transfers, and the movement of supplies into Syria and Iraq from Europe, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Apart from smuggling recruits into Syria, al-Shimali was also believed by several European intelligence agencies to be involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks, the ministry added. French investigators had previously determined, according to media reports, that at least three of the att...

21:26

Global Action Keeping Famine at Bay But Failing to Prevent Suffering "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General Antnio Guterres on 21 September warned.

In the western desert town of Dinsoor, Somalia, newly arrived drought victims receive food supplies delivered by the UNs World Food Program (WFP). Photo: Giles Clarke/Getty Images Reportage | Source: UN News Centre

To keep famine at bay doesnt mean to keep suffering at bay, Guterres said at a high-level event on famine prevention and response, organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Bank.

So, millions and millions of people suffer, millions and millions of people are not food secure, and we have people dying at this very moment, he added.

The Secretary-General noted that since the call for action was issued in February, 60 per cent of the $4.9 billion required to cover urgent humanitarian operations has been received.

Humanitarian agencies and their partners are reaching close to 30 million people each month with life-saving food, livelihood support, health, water and sanitation and nutrition assistance, he added.

However, in each of the four countr...

20:58

Have we lost our way in war? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, September 21, 2017, Lets Try Democracy.

Opening debate remarks at the University of Pennsylvania on September 21, 2017, on the following proposition: Are Americas wars in Syria and Afghanistan just and necessary or have we lost our way in the use of military force, including drone weaponry, in conducting US foreign policy?

Wow, Ive already gotten more applause than Trump got for his whole speech at the UN.

U.S. wars and bombings in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and the Philippines, and threats to North Korea are unjust, unnecessary, immoral, illegal, extremely costly in several ways, and counterproductive on their own terms.

The idea of a just war comes down to us over some 1600 years from people whose worldview we share in almost no other way. Just war criteria come in three types: non-empirical, impossible, and amoral.

The Non-Empirical Criteria: A just war is supposed to have the right intention, a just cause, and proportionality. But these are devices of rhetoric. When your government says bombing a building where ISIS stashes money justifies killing up to 50 people, theres no agreed upon, empirical means to reply No, only 49, or only 6, or up to 4,097 people can be justly killed. Identifying a governments intention is far from simple, and attaching a just cause like ending slavery to a war doesnt make that cause inherent to that war. Slavery can be ended in many ways, while no war has ever been fought for a single reason. If Myanmar had more oil wed be hearing about genocide prevention as a just cause for invading, and no doubt worsening, the crisis.

The Impossible Criteria: A just war is supposed to be a last resort, have a reasonable prospect of success, keep noncombatants immune from attack, respect enemy soldiers as human beings, and treat prisoners of war as noncombatants. None of these things are even possible. To call something a last resort is in reality merely to claim it is the best idea you have, not the only idea you have. There are always other ideas that anyone can think of. Every time we urgently need to bomb Iran or were all going t...

10:30

UN General Assembly: Cuba Will Never Accept Any Preconditions or Impositions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodrguez Parrilla, during the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly Bruno Rodrguez Parrilla | internet@granma.cu STATEMENT BY H.E. Mr. BRUNO RODRGUEZ PARRILLA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE SEVENTY SECOND SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. NEW...

10:30

Non-aligned Countries Unify Against Unilateral Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 120 nations that make up the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) strengthen their ties to face the unilateral sanctions and other actions promoted by imperial agents to bend initiatives that stimulate a multipolar scenario, said the head of the Presidential Commission to the Non-Aligned Movement, Samuel Moncada in New York, USA on Wednesday. In statements aired...

10:30

Why is the USA in Afghanistan? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Caleb Maupin Donald Trump is sending more troops to Afghanistan, continuing the USAs longest war. CEO Michael Silver, of the American Elements corporation, wrote a short op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, urging for the extraction of the countrys mineral resources. Afghanistan remains unstable. Many questions must be asked. The one on many minds is...

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