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President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. According to Buharis Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, Fayemi was accompanied by the governors of Kebbi and Ogun states, Abubakar Bagudu and Ibikunle Amosun, respectively. Fayemi defeated the incumbent deputy governor, Prof Olushola Kolapo of the PDP in a keenly contested 
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Senators on Thursday were divided across party lines over the composition of the board of the Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had read The Presidents letter on the floor of the Senate in which former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Tunde 
Less than 72 hours the governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom denounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the governor yesterday recounted, as he said he was still with the party. Ortom, who on Monday said he had been issued a red card in APC, therefore would no longer stay in 
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The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State assumed a disturbing dimension as the publicity of the party, Mr. Samuel Agbo and Woman Leader, Mrs. Dooshima Jirgba have resigned their membership and positions from the party. The resignation of the party officials came as the APC also denied issuing a red 
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Saudi Arabias air defense forces intercepted a missile fired toward the city of Jazan by Houthi militia at 10:50 a.m. local time on Thursday.
The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi militia in Yemen Turki Al-Maliki said the missile was fired from the Yemeni city of Saadah, targeting residential areas occupied by civilians.
The missile was intercepted and destroyed, no injuries were reported, Saudi Press Agency said.
Al-Maliki added: This hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regimes continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolutions 2216 and 2231 that aim to safeguard the security of Saudi Arabia and the international community.
By Pro Chang
Many people are claiming that monoatomic gold, also known as monatomic gold or white powder gold, holds the key to health, energy, and longevity, but is monoatomic gold even real?
According to some archaeologists and scientists, this exotic white powder gold is real and was used by certain ruling class of the Egyptians, Sumerians, Babylonians, and secret societies for esoteric rituals, and to increase vitality and longevity. Many researchers of occultism believe that monoatomic gold is still being used for esoteric rituals by secret societies of today.
Monoatomic elements, such as monoatomic gold, are made of single atoms not bound to one another. One strange and exotic property of monatomic gold is that when heated to certain temperatures, it becomes very light, even to the point where it produces antigravity properties. For this reason, understanding how monatomic gold works may hold some of the keys to unlocking the secrets of antigravity and superluminal technology.
As mentioned at BlueEmeraldAlchemy.com.
The center of the periodic chart of elements consists of what are known as the transition elements, meaning that they can transit from metallic to monatomic or diatomic via chemical treatment or through other means (what some would refer to as shadow chemistry or arcane chemistry or even alchemy). Take gold for example. When you have two or more gold atoms in a microcluster, it will have metallic properties, but if you have only one atom, it will then have ceramic properties, which means that it becomes chemically inert but at the same time will have superconductive capabilities even at room temperature. The weight of these amazing materials can also change by heating, becoming lighter, even to the point of levitation. Because it is chemically inert, it can be ingested for health, wellbeing and super-energizing at the cellular level.
Conventional science is aware of six phases of matter, which are gas, liquid, solid, plasma, Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), and liquid crystal. What conventional science isnt aware of yet or doesnt want to accept are monatomic elements. These monatomic elements are only a few examples of many other phases of matter that are yet to be discovered.
Monatomic elements are sometimes refer to as ORME (orbitally rearranged monatomic elements). According to Jim Marrs, ORME actually means the Tree of Life in Hebrew. This could be why some people like to associate monatomic gold or white powder gold with immortality.
In the late 1980s, some n...
LAGOS JULY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY0-The Delta State factional chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said dislodging the non-performing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of Ifeanyi Okowa is its utmost priority.
The party made this known on Wednesday through its factionalChairman, Cyril Ogodo, during its maiden expanded state Executive Committee meeting held at the partys state Secretariat in Asaba.
What is upper most for the party at this point is how to dislodge the non-performing and corrupt PDP government in the state come 2019, Ogbodo said.
While acknowledging the existence of an APC faction that conducted parallel congresses in the state and claimed legitimacy through a contentious court consent judgement, he noted that the duly elected Exco was not party to such judgement.
Ogodo used the opportunity to thank party faithful and stakeholders for standing firm in the face of the many challenges faced by the party during the recent congresses, saying his Exco was poised to work to reconcile and unite all aggrieved party members, adding that Delta State must be rescued in 2019, this is not negotiable. he concluded.
The state leader of the party, Otega Emerhor, briefed (SEC) members on the state of affairs of the party and congratulated Ogodo and his executives for their success at the congresses and for their successful swearing-in.
He added that the new National Chairman of the party was being misled, which enabled the Ogboru/Omo-Agege group to obtain an alleged fraudulent...
As the world lurches ever closer towards nationalistic fervour, lets hope many heed the lessons of Frances World Cup win, made possible by African immigrants
Notes from the LeftEast editors: this piece was first published in the Hungarian journal Mezosfera, and was reprinted with kind permission of the author and the journal. It should be cited as: Zoltn Ginelli, Hungarian Experts in Nkrumahs Ghana. Decolonization and Semiperipheral Postcoloniality in Socialist Hungary, Mezosfera Issue No 5, Refractions of Socialist Solidarity, ed. Eszter Szakcs (Budapest: tranzit. hu, 2018), http://mezosfera.org/hungarian-experts-in-nkrumahs-ghana/.
How was Hungary connected to post-WWII decolonization? What does this episode of Eastern European history tell us about shared postcolonialities, transnational interconnectivity, and semiperipheral positioning strategies? This study aims to address these questions in the context of socialist Hungarys evolving relations with independent Ghana under the Kwame Nkrumah regime (19571966), by focusing on the role of Hungarian experts in a transnational context. My aim is to show how this encounter led to the professionalization and internationalization of Hungarian postcolonial knowledge production, and how parallels in colonial history were drawn between Hungary and Africa. I interpret various cases by introducing the notion of semiperipheral (post)coloniality, which connects insights from postcolonialism and world-systems analysis to show the intertwined discursive and structural processes of semiperipheral relations affecting colonial discourse in the activities of experts.Ghanaian president Kwame Nkrumah in Budapest, 28 July 1961. MTI Photo: Jen Pap. MTVA.
Eastern Europe seems to be the black sheep of postcolonial studies. The regions complex colonial experiences and changing relations to the (post)colonial world have only recently been pushed into the limelight. Due to th...
Land expropriation without compensation is a key programme in achieving the vision of a free South Africa, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Statement of solidarity issued by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).
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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the attacks against members of Abahlali baseMjondolo (ABJ). Members of Abahlali were allegedly attacked by Ekurhuleni Metro Police officers at a land occupation site on the 2nd and 3rd of July in Thembisa. According to Abahlali this site has been attacked 12 times since residents occupied the empty piece of land in February this year. Last week an attempt was made on the life of the president of ABJ Sbu Zikode, after his vehicle was allegedly maliciously tampered with.
A fourteen-year-old boy was allegedly throttled and beaten for taking a photograph of the police. One lady was injured after her shack was destroyed while she was still inside it and a piece of zinc sheeting hit her head. A pregnant woman was assaulted by the police, and another woman is in hospital after she collapsed in fear during an attack by the police.
We are also alarmed by the statements which have been made by executive members of the eThekwini Municipality. According to an online article published by IOL the mayor Zandile Gumede side lined the ABJ movement and accused suggested that the organisation was being manipulated by external forces.NUMSA condemns the ANC-led government for attacking Abahlali and its members. We also condemn officials at eThekwini municipality for making threats against members of the landless peoples movement. We view these utterances in a very serious light. It is clear that the state is relentlessly attacking this movement because it is fighting for the rights of the African landless working class majority in our country. It is clear the state views Abahlali as a threat and is using the state security a...
Well meant, but not a solution as far as I can see. Australia has massive problems with introduced species and also culls huge numbers of kangaroos to protect grazing. This is not an answer to poaching in Africa and Asia. It mentions white rhino (the least endangered of the species) but not black of the incredibly vulnerable Asian species for introduction and the latter would need forest not savanna envcironments. At the end says it is tongue-in-cheek, so is this all some sort of satire? KS
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5. They also revealed that the eventual decision about who should leave the cave first was not based on strength, but decided by the boys themselves. It was based on who lived furthest away from the cave and therefore would have the longest cycle back home. Link here.
6. Lawn average is over (WSJ).
South Africa Abahlali baseMjondolo: Our leaders continue to live under threat and we continue to receive detailed information from multiple credible sources about plans within the eThekwini ANC to continue their campaign of serious repression, including assassinations, against our movement. In recent days unknown men have been driving around asking people where our General Secretary lives.
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At around 9 pm on Sunday two members of Abahlali sustained serious injuries from being shot at with live ammunition by the Metro Police during a protest by metro police. The protest was organised in the eNkanini land occupation in Cato Manor as a result of electricity not being available in the area for more than three days. Mr. Zungu and Mr. Zikalala are currently in hospital for injuries sustained in the leg and in the hand respectively. It is fortunate the bullets did not go in a life threatening part of their bodies. Once again it has been made clear that the lives of impoverished black people count for nothing in this society.
As we have being saying since 2005 we do not need electricity, our lives need electricity, especially in this cold weather in winter. When there is an electricity fault in elite suburb the municipality respond immediately, but impoverished black are expected to live without electricity for days. We are left to die in the shack fires caused by candles because we dont have electricity. When we organise and show our anger by going to the street we are attacked.
Although we are operating under very careful security measures we are sufficiently well organised, and have enough depth in our leadership, to be able to continue with our struggles, and to continue to build our movement. This weekend the movement was able to launch two new branches in Volkrust and Amersfoort in Mpumalanga, and to presented ubuhlaism in Daggakraal, also in Mpumalanga, where some residents have begun the process to join our movement. We now have branches in good standing in five provinces, including more than forty new land occupations in KwaZulu-Natal alone. In April this year our audit of members in good standing in KwaZulu-Natal passed 50 000. There are still a number of branches to audit in KwaZulu...
SARS: Turning guns on the protected In this concluding part of the Special Anti Robery Squad (SARS) story by JULIANA FRANCIS, victims of police brutality relate their gripping encounters with men of the unit while security experts and the Force speak on challenges and efforts to reform the squad Mr Victor, who introduced 
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About 30 people were killed by bandits in fresh attacks on five communities in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State. An indigene of the area, Malam Bawa Abdullahi, said on the phone that the villages ransacked by the bandits were Sakkida, Gyadde, Sabon Gari, Farin Zare and Orawa. Abdullahi, who gave the account on 
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday took a hard stance on the spate of insecurity across the country, saying that President Muhammadu Buharis government appeared confused while the nation has become badly divided and left to drift perilously. Obasanjo made the observation in a goodwill message he sent to the first Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Leaders 
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New York billionaire George Soros is not a fan of former President Obama telling the New York Times that Obama is his greatest disappointment, lamenting that he was frozen out by the administration despite his financial support.
Soros was an early backer of Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign. In Paris, Soros told me that Obama was actually my greatest disappointment. Prompted by an aide, he immediately qualified himself, saying that he hadnt been disappointed by Obamas presidency but felt let down on a professional level. While he had no desire for a formal role in the administration, he had hoped that Obama would seek his counsel, especially on financial and economic matters. Instead, he was frozen out. NYT
[Obama] made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes, Soros said.
The liberal billionaire told the NYT that he was mostly disappointed because he had hoped to be consulted on economic and financial issues, and that Obama was known to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents.
After that, the 87-year-old financier was left out in the cold where he would subsequently focus his efforts on facilitating the wholesale transport of mostly North African migrants into Europe via human trafficking networks.
Soros also praised Senator John McCain and said the main priority of his political activism was to promote bipartisanship, explaining that Republicans on the far right led him to become one of the top funders for the Democratic Party.
And as Democrats set their eyes on November and the midterm election push to regain control of the House of Representatives, the long-term goal of ensuring a Democrat resides in the Oval Office in 2020 remains the partys glaring concern. Meanwhile the biggest question remains unanswered, as nobody quite knows what Soros is up to regarding the 2020 election, while he told The Times I dont particularly want to be a Democrat.
Soros, who also poured millions of dollars into Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential run, wouldnt say if he would back Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the upcoming presidential election, but said when it comes to politics, I dont particularly want to be a Democrat. ......
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The excuse is Irans alleged support for the Houthis. The rationalizer is Saudi Arabia. The internal threat is both real and perceived socioeconomic change in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi regimes survival mechanism has been to transmute social anxiety into heightened hostility and project it onto Iran. The result has been the mass bombing and starvation Continue reading "Saudis Destroying Yemen To Distract Oppressed Population"
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Never Doubt It
Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz
This has been a very introspective day, despite the usual amount of hectic activity, phone calls, correspondences and case work. I have had cause to think deeply about my friends and compatriots on this narrow road. So many have struggled and still are.
Rod Class is preparing his answer to the Federales challenge of his right to keep and bear arms.
Other friends are taking the accounting and system errors straight to the source-- the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Still others are forging ahead with new means of enforcing and accessing indemnity guarantees.
I am so grateful to know all these wonderful, determined people. It makes me proud to be part of the effort to restore America and the rightful American government --- to, as Donald Trump put it -- "Make America Great Again".
We might also say --- "Make America American Again".
We have been under the thrall of corrupt European and corporate powers for a long, long time. It feels good to know that we finally have the "weather gauge" on the vermin and that our Ship of State is no longer headed for the jagged rocks our enemies had in mind for us.
We can thank many, many, many good men and women for that, people here in the states and people in far away and unexpected places like South Africa and Estonia and Paraguay, too.
People of goodwill, people who are honest, have risen up and taken action, each in their own way and their own place --- and the difference is now being felt.
Egypt To Open A Giant Black Mystery
Sarcophagus Despite Warnings
July 18, 2018
By Arjun Walia
Not long ago, Egyptian Archaeologists discovered a huge 2,000-year-old sealed coffin, and as youd imagine, they want to open it to see who or what is inside.
The sarcophagus was discovered in a tomb deep under the Egyptian city of Alexandria earlier this month (July 2018). Its believed to be the largest sarcophagus ever discovered in Alexandria. Its 9ft long, 5ft wide and 6ft deep, according to Mostafa Waziri, the general secretary of Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities.
This has sparked quite the storm on the internet, as people point to the well known curse of the pharaohs, a term used to refer to a supposed curse believed to be thrown upon anyone who disturbs an ancient Egyptian mummy.
The Nigerian government has launched a new national carrier, Nigeria Air, replacing the collapsed Air Nigeria.
Source: Zero Hedge | by Staff Writer, July 11th 2018
The news cycle is sensational enough when we're dealing with the regular issues of the day. But, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, add in some uncertainty and urgency such as when the world is dealing with an outbreak like SARS, Mad Cow Disease, Ebola, or even Y2K and each headline seems to get more provocative or speculative than the last.
Today's graphics come to us from Information is Beautiful, and they show the intensity of news mentions for different topics that stoked frenzies in the media from 2000-2017.
Courtesy of Visual Capitalist
VISUALIZING EBOLA SENSATIONALISM
We all make mistakes, but headlines for Ebola brought a new level of hyperbole to the table.
"Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen" CNN (link)
"New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Officials Predict" NYT (...
Pinnicks group lobbies FA chairmen to shun meet Well get quorum, Giwas faction insists The fight for the soul of Nigerian football between Amaju Pinnick and his rival Chris Giwa will take a defining turn on July 27 when the Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation called by the latter takes place, New Telegraph 
Last Saturdays governorship election in Ekiti State has been won and lost, but its outcome was a mixed bag for the contenders and their respective godfathers. The poll, which saw the defeat of the ruling Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the state, was a big win for some and great loss for others. Among the 
Govt to own 5% equity Sirika: Action not to kill domestic airline The Federal Government yesterday made good its promise as it unveiled the name of a new national carrier Nigeria Air. It also unveiled the logo of the carrier, which is a wave-like ribbon depicting the nations flag and its motto 
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LAGOS JULY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The people of Edhe Muoyavwe community in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, have dragged the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to court over what they described as wickedness and anguish meted out on them in the past seven months by keeping their area in darkness.
The community, in suit number HCH/29/2018 filed before the State High Court sitting in Oghara under the Lordship of Justice Patricia Obanor (Mrs.), demanded explanation on why they have been in total darkness for over seven months when they are purportedly up-to-date in the payment of bill.
But in a swift reaction, the Manager, Public Affairs of BEDC, Mrs. Esther Okolie said, the people in the community owe N3.5million yet they claimed they have paid and took us to court, I will not speak further, we will meet in court.
The people further stated that they were also in court to demand monthly explanation of the bills sent to them, adding that BEDC has refused to make available to them until they wrote to them through their lawyer.
Counsel to the community, Tony Elumejowo said, My clients had been in total darkness for over seven months, we are in court for BEDC to explain how they arrived at the N3.5million given to our clients.
Ejumejowo claimed that his clients had been paying their bills, lamenting the inhuman act of BEDC by leaving his clients in total darkness for over seven months.
He added that the action of the electricity distribution company had paralyzed busin...
The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has condemned the Rivers State Government for shutting down the offices of one of its members, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (EMTS) trading as 9Mobile, over unlawful tax demand. ALTON said the state government through its revenue agency; Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (RIRS) 
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday promised that the Federal Government would assist victims of flooding which wreaked havoc on Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. He made the promise when he visited to commiserate with Governor Ibikunle Amosun and people of the state over the incident which resulted in the loss of lives and destruction of 
Body of a newly married young girl, Hindatu Yahaya, who was swept away by flood in Jibia Local Government Area, has been recovered in Niger Republic. She got married three days before the flood. Her husband, Malam Sani Yahaya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Jibia, that the body had been recovered. 
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Suspects responsible for bomb attacks on Maiduguri CP Police said yesterday they had arrested 22 members of the Boko Haram group involved in the April 14, 2014 abduction of over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok in Borno State. Most of the suspected Boko Haram commanders paraded yesterday by the Borno 
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, summoned its Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the 36 states and Abuja, to an emergency meeting. The meeting came barely four days after the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, which observers said, fell short of the acceptable global standard. The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr. 
A fresh crisis is brewing in the Ekiti State House of Assembly over adjournment of legislative business to October by majority members who belongs to People Democratic Party (PDP). Twenty three PDP legislators of the 26-member assembly, led by the Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, at a plenary on Tuesday adjourned plenary till October 8 in 
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Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, yesterday received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the winner of the July 14, 2018 election. The governor, flanked by his wife, Bisi, the deputy governor-elect, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Chief Jide Awe, and 
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This week, a team of scientists announced that a University of Hawaii telescope took images of a harmless asteroid that exploded over Africa five hours before it entered the Earth's atmosphere on June 2. The university's Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope took photos of the asteroid, which was named 2018 LA. Even though the asteroid was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey telescope in Arizona a few hours later that same day, ATLAS played a major role in pinpointing the asteroid's final destination over Botswana, where its atmospheric entry was captured by security camera footage. "Prior to the ATLAS measurement, impact predictions showed 2018 LA hitting the Earth anywhere from Madagascar to the South Pacific - a range spanning almost half Earth's southern hemisphere," a July 13 University of Hawaii blog post stated.
This Twitter message of today is by Belgian cyclist Serge Pauwels, a member of the South African Dimension Data cycling team, now riding in the Tour de France race; which today commemorates Nelson Mandela.
The photo shows South African cyclist Reinardt Janse van Rensburg of the same team, also with special Mandela helmet.
A pastor has claimed to have carried out the ritual murders of more than 600 children handed to him as sacrifices by devil-worshipping doctors and nurses in Ghana.
The unnamed man wore a mask to disguise his identity as he made the shocking claims in a bizarre video, telling a television interviewer he had spent 17 years living with Satan.
In his confession, he said he had killed 675 people who were mostly children given to him by members of an occult group in the medical profession.
Local reports, however, make no mention of any police investigation into alleged ritual murders and does not say when or where they are said to have taken place.
The man, believed to be in his 30s, went on to say that he was born with dark spirits and once had more than 650 demonic spirits at his disposal some of which he named.
He said he had needed to make the sacrifices in order to sustain his power but has since left the Satanic kingdom, according to reports in the country.
In Naples, in early June, a Malian man was shot by three youths in a drive by shooting. As they fired they chanted Salvini, Salvini. Matteo Salvini leader of the League (formerly the Northern League) only got 17% of the vote in Italys election but in the new government of change in coalition with the Five Star Movement has become Minister of the Interior. This is an ideal role for him to play his racist card.
Originally published by Libcom.
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Many Italians, including workers, who after years of increased exploitation under both Right and Left governments, listen to his siren calls that all their problems are not really down to the failures of the capitalist system. They are all down to migrants, or the Roma or Sinti minority.
Tweeting like Trump, he spreads false news in order to gain maximum publicity for his campaign to boost his support amongst the fascistic right. Asserting that that the good times are over for migrants who supposedly stay in 3 star hotels and get 40 euros a day (in reality they dont stay in hotels except in some transit situations and the amount they get in euros is just enough to buy a packet of cigarettes) he portrays himself as the only one to fix the migrant crisis. In fact the number of migrants to Italy had already decreased enormously thanks to a dirty deal the previous (centre-left) Democratic Party (PD) had done with the Libyans. This reduced migration across the Mediterranean but condemned asylum seekers and refugees to slavery in North Africa.
Salvini does not acknowledge this, or the fact that the crime wave he is going to solve has been falling in Italy for the last 2-3 years. In fact there is as much continuity as change in his migrant policy. And his racism does not stop with recent arrivals. His next easy target has been the Roma? and Sinti people who he accuses of all kinds of crimes. He called for all of them (there are between 100,000 and 200,000 in Italy i.e. less than 0.3% of the population) to be registered, echoing the race laws of the late Fascist era against Jews which were a preparation for their deportation to the death camps. Salvini later appeared to back down on this in the face of widespread hostility but still announced his disappointment that at least half of the Roma and Sinti have Italian citizenshi...
SANAA, YEMEN A source inside of Yemens Air Force told MintPress that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 2, targeted an Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabias capital city of Riyadh, located over 1000 km (621 miles) away from Yemens capital, Sanaa.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the drone successfully bombed the Aramco refinery and then returned to its base in Yemen.
Saudi Aramco confirmed that there was a fire in one of their storage containers, saying in a statement:
Saudi Aramco and Civil Defense firefighters managed to control a limited fire that took place this evening in one of the reservoirs at the Riyadh refinery the cause of the accident is under investigation.
In an update on its official Twitter account, Aramco later claimed the fire stemmed from an operational incident.
A Yemeni military source told MintPress that the attack was in retaliation for the Saudi-led coalitions ongoing siege of the Yemeni people, as well as for its attacks on the strategic port city of Hodeida, which is the lifeline for the majority of Yemens population.
Speaking to local media, Yemens Army Spokesman General Sharaf Ghaleb Luqman promised more surprises in coming days, adding, what the Air Force has achieved is a new deterrent phase.
Yemens Air Force revealed to MintPress that the long-range Sammad 2 drone was named after Yemens late President Saleh Ali al-Sammad, who was assassinated in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Hodeida.
While Yemens Air Force has used drones to carry out attacks on Saudi and UAE fighters in the past including a recent strike on coalition bases in Al-labinat in Al-Jawf east of Sana`a th...
Three years ago on 26 June, a 23-year-old Tunisian armed with a machine gun mowed down 38 tourists at a beach hotel in the resort of Port El Kantaoui. Thirty British tourists were among the dead in the worst attack on Britons since the July 2005 London bombings and Tunisia's deadliest attack ever. The atrocity was perpetrated by an adherent of the Islamic State (IS) group, which claimed responsibility. But, in a broader context, it is another instance of terrorism arising partly from UK foreign policies for which British governments remain unaccountable. 'Two guys from England' The murderer, Seifeddine Rezgui, an engineering student, had been trained in neighbouring Libya, reportedly visiting there several times in late 2014 and early 2015. Training was conducted by both IS and Ansar al-Sharia, an al-Qaeda-linked Tunisian terrorist group in camps near the Libyan city of Sabratha, 60 miles over the border from Tunisia. Rezgui is said to have possessed only 120 bullets for his attack, suggesting he had become an expert shooter from his training at these camps.
By Brett Tingley
A giant black sarcophagus the likes of which have never been seen has been found deep within the ground in Egypt, and a whole lot of scientists want to open it despite having neither one earthly nor one unearthly idea what might lie waiting possibly maliciously inside. Say it with me now: What! Could! Go! Wrong? [cue applause and intro music]
Todays episode of What The Hell Are They Thinking? comes to you straight from the ancient city of Alexandria in Egypt, one of the cradles of Western civilization as we know it. Earlier this month, construction crews there unearthed the kind of true archaeological mystery which can only be found in Egypt. A massive alabaster head was found in the ground, the identity of which still remains a mystery. Even stranger (and scarier), a massive black sarcophagus was discovered nearby, measuring two meters by three meters, weighing over 30 metric tons, and carved entirely from black marble. Sounds like the perfect way to entomb an immortal evil wizard if you ask me.
But they didnt ask me. Instead, a team of archaeologists and scientists from Egypts money hungry Ministry of Antiquities will crack the menacing-looking thing open despite the entirety of the internet knowing that its a terrible i...
A girlfriend to an armed robbery suspect; Loveth Ogbu yesterday told policemen that her boyfriend; Bukola Adeoye aka Agbara escaped from the custody of the Ondo State Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) with the aid of charm given to him by a lawyer who visited him in the police custody. The lawyer, according to the 23 
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the N242 billion request by President Muhammadu Buhari from National Assembly to fund next years general elections is a plot to frustrate the general elections. The party noted that the presidents request might only succeed in dragging the elections into a financial controversy and ultimately subvert the entire process. 
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The Cross River State Branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has debunked rumours that Fulani herdsmen were planning to attack residents of Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River. The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Hassan Abo, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Calabar, described 
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On just about every issue, in 2016, candidate Trump ran in opposition to Sen. Lindsey Graham. Donald Trump won the presidency; Lindsey Graham quit the race with a near-zero popularity, as reflected in the polls.
The People certainly loathe the senator from South Carolina. A poll conducted subsequently found that Graham was among the least popular senators.
No wonder. Graham is reliably wrong about most things.
But being both misguided and despised have done nothing to diminish Sen. Grahams popularity with Big Media, left and right. Thus were his pronouncements accorded the customary reverence, during a July 10 segment, on Fox News The Story.
Which is when he told anchor Martha MacCallum that, Putin is not doing anything good in Syria.
Then again, Lindsey is being consistent. The revival of one of the worlds oldest Christian communities, in Syria, is not something the senator weve come to know and loathe would celebrate.
Its true. A new Syria is emerging from the rubble of war, reports The Economist, a magazine which is every bit as liberal and Russophobic as Graham and his political soul mate, John McCain, but whose correspondents on the groundin Aleppo, Damascus and Homshave a far greater fidelity to the truth than the terrible two.
In Homs, the Christian quarter is reviving. Churches have been lavishly restored; a large crucifix hangs over the main street. Groom of Heaven, proclaims a billboard featuring a photo of a Christian soldier killed in the seven-year conflict. And, in their sermons, Orthodox patriarchs praise Mr. Assad for saving the Christian communities.
Light middleweight boxer, Akeem Dodo Sadiku, has warned his opponent at GOtv Boxing Night 15, Franc Houanvoegbe of Benin Republic, to expect an explosive fight that will leave him seeing stars. The two boxers are billed to clash in an international light middleweight challenge at the event, which holds on 29 July at the Indoor 
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Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Botswanas intelligence agency has been accused of using its anti-poaching operation to conceal elephant tusks from the responsible government department, potentially using it as a conduit for ivory smuggling.
This comes after the department of wildlife and national parks anti-poaching unit raided a storage facility at a directorate of intelligence and security services (DISS) camp in Ngwashe, near Nata village in northern Botswana, allegedly finding a large stockpile of elephant tusks.
Highly placed departmental sources told INK that the department was unaware of the stockpile at Ngwashe until last week and that the DISS could not explain why it kept such a large number of tusks in a warehouse in the bush, as this was not standard procedure.
They said the DISS officer at the scene could not account for the stockpile and told wildlife department officials that questions should be directed to Isaac Kgosi, the former DISS head who was sacked earlier this year.
The sources said the wildlife department has refused to take over the tusks without a proper inventory. The department wants to know how the DISS was able to collect so much ivory without its knowledge and where the agency got it from.
According to wildlife officers, the correct procedure is that the DISS must first report to the department how and where it obtained each tusk.
Botswana takes a tough line on poaching and smuggling of animal products, and follows an unwritten shoot to kill policy with poachers. The Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act carries a fine of 50 000 pula (R64 750) or a 10-year jail sentence for possession of ivory.
The wildlife department falls under former president Ian Khamas younger brother, Tshekedi Khama.
The DISS underwent an abrupt change of leadership after Botswanas new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, fired its founding director-general, Isaac Kgosi, in May this year and replaced him with Brigadier Peter Magosi....
New York, July 18, 2018--The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the federal government-run broadcast regulator, should immediately permit the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) to reopen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 14, police acting on the order of the NBC evacuated the state government-owned radio...
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, met yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara state, with National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and other high ranking members of the opposition party in what was seen as a further step towards his possible return to the PDP. Others who attended the meeting included former Jigawa 
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The remains of Hindatu Yahaya, a young girl who got married three days before the flood in Jibia town in Katsine, which eventually swept her away, have been recovered in Niger Republi. Husband of the deceased, Malam Sani Yahaya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jibia. The Corpse of my missing 
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Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali soldier had been wounded and had that been the extent of the casualties, you undoubtedly would never have heard about it.
As it happened, however, American commandos were also operating from that outpost and four of them were wounded, three badly enough to be evacuated for further medical care. Another special operator, Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad, a member of the U.S. Armys Special Forces (also known as the Green Berets), was killed.
If the story sounds vaguely familiar combat by U.S. commandos in African wars that America is technically not fighting it should. Last December, Green Berets operating alongside local forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight. Two months earlier, in October, an ambush by an Islamic State terror group in that same country, where few Americans (including members of Congress) even knew U.S. special operators were stationed, left four U.S. soldiers dead Green Berets among them. (The military first described that mission as providing advice and assistance to local forces, then as a reconnaissance patrol as part of a broader train, advise, and assist mission, before it was finally exposed as a kill or capture operation.) Last May, a Navy SEAL was killed and two other U.S. person...
Benue state governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, are currently in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. While the main purpose of the visit is unknown as at press time, the governors alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki, Kwara State Governor, Abduldatah Ahmed attended the Fidau Prayer for Late Alhaja Aishat Baraje, 
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The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that the name of the proposed new National Carrier is Nigeria Air. The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this while unveiling the airline to investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in UK. The colour is green white green. Details later
Hoodlums yet to be arrested have set ablaze two classrooms built by the Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye. The two classrooms, Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin Noma, Lokoja were billed for commissioning Tomorrow Thursday, 19, 2018 but have, however, been reduced to ashes by the hoodlums. The classrooms were razed in the middle 
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RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - July 18, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)
The Deep State have launched a counter-attack in response to the conclusion of the Trump-Putin summit.
The counter-attack is a last ditch effort by the Cabal to delay progress toward GESARA.
Israel is in the process of being liberated from Cabal influence as per GESARA compliance.
Once Israel is liberated, the last step will be the internal issues of the U.S.
Zimbabwe election is one of the very important trigger events required for GESARA.
The conclusion of Zimbabwe's election will guarantee Zimbabwe's status on the world stage.
According to sources, we're on the very cusp of the RV releasing.
No further information about the RV can be shared at this time.
We can only continue to watch the greatest show on Earth.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RV/GCR VISIT:
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloysious Katsina-Alu, is dead. He died at the age of 76 and would have been 77 next month. A family source who confirmed his passing on to New Telegraph yesterday morning said, he died after a brief illness in an Abuja hospital, adding that the demise came barely seven 
Over the past four days, the WatchTheMed Alarm Phone has collected information that strongly suggest that a boat carrying 40 migrants from several African countries seeking protection in Europe was illegally transferred into Tunisian territorial waters after having already reached international waters and the Maltese Search and Rescue (SAR) zone.
Originally published by Watch the Med Alarm Phone.
Among the group are eight women, two of whom are pregnant. The wooden boat had left from Libya and was rescued on Friday the 13th of July north of the oil platform Astrat in international waters and in the Maltese SAR zone by the supply vessel Sarost 5. MRCC Tunis as well as the crew of the supply vessel confirmed the position of the migrant boat in the Maltese SAR zone. Both Malta and Italy denied the supply vessel their permission to disembark the migrants in Maltese and Italian harbours.
The migrants are still in limbo. After rescue, they were provided with some food and brought to the oil platform. Later, the supply vessel took course on Sfax/Tunisia to disembark the people there. The authorities of Sfax, however, refused to allow them to disembark. They were then told to disembark in Zarzis/Tunisia. But since Monday the 16th of July, at 1am, they are also blocked from entering the port there.
We demand that the people are safely and immediately brought to a safe harbour in Europe. We demand that European coastguards take responsibility for coordinating Search and Rescue operations of boats in situations of distress in their Search and Rescue zones, as legally mandated. We demand a long-term solution that allows those in distress at sea to be swiftly disembarked in European harbours, rather than the case-by-case evaluations that we see currently, which unnecessarily prolong the suffering of those rescued. We also declare our solidarity with the crews of non-governmental and commercial vessels that carry out vital search and rescue operations despite the obstacles that European governments create.
WatchTheMed Alarm Phone, July 18,
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has arrived Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital for official and pro-Nigeria engagements. Governor Wike is accompanied by Senator George Sekibo, Senator Adawari Pepple and Member Representing Tai/Eleme/Oyigbo Federal Constituency, Dr Barry Mpigi. Recall that the Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki, who had earlier visited Gov. Wike in Port Harcourt, 
Published on Jul 17, 2018
Ireland to move its oil reserves out of the UK. Major trouble ahead for the housing market. We are now in stage 2 and once stage 3 hits it is game over. IMF is pushing how trade wars are going to cost 400 billion or so. But when we take a closer look we can see the IMF is telling the whole story. The Fed is pushing the idea that the economy is doing fine under their rule, the tariffs and tax cuts they don't know how this is going to effect the economy.
Published on Jul 17, 2018
Comey and others are now pushing the idea that it is time to rise up against the President. Obama is screaming on the sidelines. Putin calls out Soros for election meddling and drops a bombshell about Clinton. The war is coming to an end in Sudan and the administration is now getting involved with the peace talks in Afghanistan. Russia and the US are going to work together to destroy the rest of the paid mercenaries, the troops we be leaving Syria and Iraq. Assad will not be removed. The deep state is in trouble, there is no escape.
On 10 July, the Libyan National Armys (LNA) Criminal Investigations Department in Brega arrested an individual suspected of being an ISIS fighter. During the arrest, the suspect was discovered to possess a suicide belt.
On 10 July, in the earlier hours of the morning, a large contingent of Special Deterrence Forces (Rada) fighters with at least 16 vehicles, raided the house of a suspected ISIS member in Tripoli. A large number of arms and ammunition were also seized. However, on 11 July Rada said that the assailant was not linked with ISIS and that both he and his pregnant wife were killed in the raid.
On 14 July, Federica Mogherini, the European Unions foreign policy head, visited Tripoli to reestablish the EUs diplomatic presence in Libya. Accompanied by UN Envoy Ghassan Salame, Mogherini met with Government of National Accord (GNA) head Fayez al-Serraj and Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Taher Siala. In a statement, Mogherini restated the EUs support for the UN initiative for elections and discussed with Serraj ways to secure Libyas land borders and train its coast guard.
This article was republished with explicit permission from the author. Featured photo: BRQ Network, Flickr.
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Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and his US counterpart John Bolton met recently in Washington to develop a strategy to put pressure on the Iranian government and shower it publically with avalanches of criticism.
According to the source, there is no question this group is at least trying to overthrow the Iranian current government. However, and according to an official, Nobody is seriously considering a change in regime, the formed team is instead aiming at exploiting the internal weaknesses of Iran to create more pressure and help change the Iranian behavior.
The US seems to fear its waning power in the Middle East, especially after the defeat of the terrorist groups in Syria which the US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel and other client regimes have been supporting.
Moreover, the members of the group who have convened a few times during the last few months use social media as a platform to address the Iranian people; a tactic that has already been tested by US and Israeli officials.
For instance, videos by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu are posted online on Facebook, with Farsi subtitling, to encourage Iranian people to protest against the government. For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a series of tweets in support of Iranian protesters and highlighting the growing funding of the Revolutionary Guards to provoke the people against supporting resistance movements in the region, especially as economic woes are on the rise in the country.
Also, deploying diplomatic teams in various countries across the world and lobbying large international bodies such as the UN, IMF, and the World Bank come as part of a series of steps determined to weaken Iran and its government.
On a related note, the Israeli Channel Hadashot quoted a document sent from the Israeli Foreign Ministry addressed to all Israeli missions worldwide that read We must increase pressure on Iran by first...
To the military, shaping media coverage of deployments is what roasting a marshmallow is to a summer campers Smores; there isnt one without the other.
Even before beginning a small peacekeeping mission the Canadian forces have an elaborate media strategy.
At the end of June Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance brought journalists with him on a visit to Mali. They toured the facilities in Gao where an advance team was preparing for Canadas UN deployment to the African nation. An Ottawa Citizen headline described Vances trip as part of an effort at selling the public on the Mali mission.
The tour for journalists was followed by a technical briefing on the deployment for media in Ottawa. No photography, video or audio recording for broadcast purposes was allowed at last weeks press event, according to the advisory. Reporters were to attribute information to a senior government official. But, the rules were different at a concurrent departure ceremony in Trenton. Canadian Armed Forces personnel deploying to Mali are permitted to give interviews and have their faces shown in imagery, noted the militarys release.
None of these decisions are haphazard. With the largest PR machine in the country, the military has hundreds of public affairs officers that work on its media strategy. The Canadian Forces studies the news media, writes about them in its refereed journalsthe Canadian Army Journal and the Canadian Military Journal learns from them, develops policies for them and trains for them in a systematic way, explains Bob Bergen, a professor at the University of Calgarys Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Canadian journalists simply do not access the Canadian Forces in the scholarly fashion that the military studies them. There are no peer-reviewed journals to which they contribute reflections on their success or failure as an industry to cover the 1991 Persian Gulf War or the 1999 Kosovo Air War.
While the tactics have varied based on technologies, balance of power and type of conflict, the government has pursued extensive information control during international deployments, which are invariably presented as humanitarian even when motivated by geostrategic and corporate int...
Multicultural agency Egami CEO Teneshia Warner on The Talk, why brands need to work on their cultural competency, and how multicultural agencies are no longer niche.
Teneshia Warner is the first-ever African-American woman to accept a Grand Prix award on stage at Cannes Lions . . . last month.
The FBI just released details of what it describes as a plan to accept money to fund a terrorist attack in the U.S. [that] was not a standalone plotit led to the uncovering of a broader conspiracy involving an international ISIS financing network, shady shell companies, and a plan to develop weaponized drones for use by the terror group.
The story was published after District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Mohamed Elshinawy, 33, of Edgewood, Maryland, to 20 years in prison. The plea bargain included admission of guilt to
The following is the full report from the FBI on this shocking story:
It was a counterterrorism investigation with an unusual twistthe suspect in a recent FBI Baltimore case was on the receiving end of money being transmitted into the United States from foreign terrorism operatives overseas, rather than the more common occurrence of a suspect sending money out of the U.S. to benefit a foreign terrorism group abroad.
And the money, as the suspect understood it, was to help him plan a terrorist attack on American soil.
After a thorough investigation by the FBI and in light of the compelling evidence against him, the suspectMaryland resident Mohamed Elshinawypleaded guilty, admitting to conspiring with others to provide material support and resources to ISIS and engaging in terrorist activity. In March of this year, he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
The case began in June 2015, when the FBI became aware of an individual located in Egypt wiring money to someone in the U.S. for nefarious reasons. The investigation identified the recipient of a $1,000 money transfer as Elshinawy, a 30-year-old newspaper deliveryman who resided in Edgewood, Maryland. Physical surveillance showed that Elshinawy, who picked up the money on June 28, 2015the same day it was transferredthen drove to his local bank branch and deposited most of it.
A few weeks later, the FBI q...
General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has described as a poorly-executed hatchet job, the tweet on Sunday, in which Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Lauretta Onochie told barefaced lies and made no pretenses to professionalism while castigating Suleiman on the outcome of the recently concluded Governorship election 
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This short video makes the case that its high time we ban the Muslim Brotherhood. If the can do it in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, shouldnt we.
Watch the clip and then please write to your elected officials with our pre-prepared letter thank you!
That is my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit:
Cleveland described the statue as keeping watch and ward before the gates of America. This is not exactly warm rhetoric the plaque with Emma Lazaruss poem welcoming the huddled masses to America was not added until 1903 and although Cleveland supported free trade, he opposed Chinese immigrants, as he regarded them as unable to assimilate. The statue was never about fully open borders.
We Americans tend to think of the statue as reflecting the glories of our national ideals, but thats not necessarily the case. In her forthcoming Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty, Francesca Lidia Viano points out that you might take the torch and aggressive stance of the statue as a warning to people to go back home, or as a declaration that the U.S. itself needs more light. Her valuable book (on which I am relying for much of the history in this column) also notes that the statue represented an expected spiritual initiation to liberty before crossing the border, and was seen as such at the time. The ancient Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians all regarded border crossing as an important ritual act, associated with great spiritual changes. The Statue of Liberty promoted a transformational and indeed partially mystical interpretation of assimilation.
There are other interpretations of the statues purported message based on the details of its design. You plausibly can read the statue as a Masonic icon, a homage to the family coat of arms of Bartholdi the sculptor, a hearkening back to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a celebration of Orientalism, Orpheus and Samothracian civilization, and as a monument to the dead of the Revolutionary War. The statue also contained design clues celebrating the now-French city of Colmar (home base for Bartholdi), and threatening revenge against the Germans for taking Colmar in 1871 from the Franco-Prussian war.
And that does not even get us to the main argument. In the meantime, I would stress what a wonderful and splendid book is Francesca Lidia Vianos.....
The Uganda government has collected Shs7 billion ($1.9m) in one week from the newly-introduced tax on social media and mobile money transactions.
Barring any last minute changes to the plans, President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki may dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the end of the week. New Telegraph investigations indicate that some members of the splinter Reformed APC (R-APC) will be dumping the APC next week as the National Assembly embarks 
By Terry Crawford-Browne, World BEYOND War South Africa Coordinator, July 17, 2018
World BEYOND War and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign are partnering with the Congolese Civil Society in South Africa to hold a symposium on Saturday 4 August in the South Africa Museum here in Cape Town to observe the 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the uranium for which was mined in the Congo, then a Belgian colony. An estimated 10, 000 Congolese refugees now live in Cape Town, and many more elsewhere in South Africa.
Adam Hochschilds King Leopolds Ghost chronicles the atrocities of the period from 1885 until 1908 when the Congo was purportedly King Leopolds private property. An estimated ten million people (half the population) died and/or had their hands cut off if, as slave labour, they failed to collect sufficient rubber. International outrage finally caused the Belgian government to take over the territory as a Belgian colony instead of the Kings personal domain, but little improved.
The Shinkolobwe mine was closed when the Congo became independent in 1960. Cement was poured into its shafts to prevent supplies of its uranium from reaching the Soviet Union. The Central Intelligence Agency (in conjunction with American and South African diamond interests) then orchestrated the assassination of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, and subsequently the coup detat in 1965 that placed President Joseph Mobutu in power until 1997.
The Congo is endowed not only with uranium, but also copper, cobalt, diamonds, gold, tin, oil, coltan and manganese. The Congo was again plundered during Mobutus kleptomaniac regime, but its circumstances have deteriorated even further since the Kabilas (father and son) took over. With Mobutus demise, the Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler organised a loan from the Union Bank of Israel to purchase weapons and to fund Lawrence Kabilas takeover of the coun...
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, hinted that the 2019 general elections would cost the nation a whopping sum of N242,445,322,600. He asked the National Assembly to approve a virement for the amount in the 2018 budget. The President made the request in a letter he forwarded to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola 
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the reduction of prices of cement, stating that the product could be cheaper in Nigeria despite arguments on the cost of production. Osinbajo, speaking while inaugurating the $350 million BUA Cement Plant at Kalambaina, Sokoto State, yesterday, said that that the 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum cement 
Olanipekun denies taking PDPs brief The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was not involved in the allegation of vote-buying in last Saturdays governorship election in Ekiti State. The party said it spent its resources and energy on a democratic campaign before the election, and therefore, did not set up kiosks for the see 
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Financial disclosure is one of the key post-listing requirements quoted firms are expected to adhere to in order to boost investors confidence but sanctions appear to be the only effective way to compel firms to comply. Chris Ugwu writes Financial reporting is important for any company quoted on the floor of the Exchanges world 
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Oje is a community in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, known for sale of assorted traditional textile materials. In the popular Oje Market, located in- between Ali Iwo and Beere compounds, there is a crocodile that attracts attention from many people from far and near to the extent that some attribute spiritual power to it. The 
All the schools, markets, hospitals and other facilities have been shut at Igbeagu community in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and their neighbouring Ukele in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State in the protracted boundary dispute between the two communities. The two communities have been at war since 2005 with many 
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Bandits have killed two policemen in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State during a patrol in the area. This came as some of the policemen, who conveyed the bodies of their late colleagues to the command headquarters, killed a yet-to-be-identified woman while protesting the way their colleagues died. The policemen were killed on 
The Senate, yesterday, confirmed the appointment of former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Alhaji Musiliu Smith, representing South-West, as the chairman, Police Service Commission (PSC) and six others as members of the commission. Others nominees approved by the Senate are Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi representing North-East and Mr. Lawal Bawa, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police 
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Residents of Uselu community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State yesterday protested the death of a sixyear- old boy in flood. The kindergarten pupil of a nursery school in the community was swept away by flood in an open gutter close to the Five Junction on the Benin-Ugbowo- Lagos Expressway following a downpour, 
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The House of Representatives has passed through second reading, the 2018 appropriation bill of N271,532,518,887 billion for the Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA). The proposed budget is made up of N56, 166 billion for personnel costs, N 61,134 billion as overhead costs, while the balance of N154,232 billion is for capital projects. Leading debate on the 
Twelve governorship aspirants vying for the Osun State governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have kicked against the adoptionof adirectprimaryfor the partys ticket. Osun State governorship race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday kicked against the outburst of the The National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday 
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Police yesterday arrested a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Borno State, Alhaji Grema Terab, in connection with alleged killing of a political supporter in his residence. Terabs arrest came shortly after the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, left the Fordhams Hall, the venue of his consultation with supporters of the party in Maiduguri. 
Cucumber has long been known to benefit health, including helping to achieve healthy skin and relief from constipation. Now experts said diabetes type 2 sufferers could lower their blood sugar by eating cucumber. According to the Diabetes Council online, an organisation run by diabetes experts, the widely cultivated nutritious vegetable in the gourd family, 
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, nominated Barrister Muiz Banire (SAN) as the chairman of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and Bello Tukur as Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). The President, in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and read on the floor of the Chamber, also nominated 
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President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the states parties to support an International Criminal Court (ICC) with jurisdiction over serious cases of corruption and illicit financial flows by state actors. The President, who stated this yesterday at The Hague, also assured the international community of a free, fair and peaceful 2019 general election in Nigeria, 
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The National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) is set to conduct national survey on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs for year 2017. The Third in series, the survey on NSMMEs is to be undertaken in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). It would amongst other things, be useful in 
The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) is to embark on a periodic audit of all terminal operators both manually and electronically as part of efforts to ensure best practices. The council called on terminal operators to embrace automation system for cargo clearance. Its Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hassan Bello, made the call 
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The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out a motion by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to relist its appeal challenging a lower courts judgment that validated the Ogun Chapter Executive led by Engineer Adebayo Dayo. It equally awarded N600,000 cost against the party. The money is to be paid to a 
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The Supreme Court has again, dismissed an appeal initiated by Ecobank Nigeria Limited against Honeywell Flour Mills Plc over partial freezing of its accounts. The dismissal was predicted on a decision by the Court of Appeal which upturned ruling of a Federal High Court which restrained chairmanof HoneywellGroup, Dr. ObaOtukedo, thecompanys directorsandsubsidiariesfrom withdrawing from 
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17 Jul 2018 | Cownexxion indicates its interest in building cattle ranches in Nigeria on sidelines of meeting between NIgeria's President and CEOs of Dutch companies at The Hague.
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In this 1st part of a 2 part discussion, I had the honor and privilege to be able to interview Dr. Joseph Farrell in person! Join us in this mind-blowing discussion as we delve deep into the many mysteries of our Ancient past all the way up to modern day!
We began the talk in the far ancient past as we try and unravel the mysterious origins of man. Joseph gave us his thoughts on Zacharia Sitchins work as he states his own ideas as to the origins of humanity and how the human race began. He gave us his thoughts on why the God of the Old Testament in the Bible is a Doom and Gloom kind of God. He also talked about Genesis 1:26, Come let us make man in our image and after our likeness and he gave a good explanation to that verse. He explained how Christianity will eventually catch up to terms that its origins are more Egyptian than anything else.
He also explained how Mars had a civilization long, long ago and the people there had some type of cataclysmic type event that destroyed all life on the red planet. I entertained the idea that possibly before the cataclysmic event took place, the rich and powerful got a one way ticket to Earth as a type of Ancient Breakaway Civilization that came and seeded life here on this Blue Planet. He mentioned how Mars may have been a moon to another planet that exploded which created the Asteroid Belt. While on the Mars topic we discussed how Cairo, Egypt means Place or Camp of Mars. And that could possibly tie in the connections to the Face and Pyramids on Mars with the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt.
Ancient Cosmic War
Ancient Origins of Man
Were We Created as a Slave Species?
Intervention of the Gods
Exploding Planet Myths
Mars Flood and Mythology
By Graham Pick
There are many inexplicable structures scattered to the far flung reaches of this planet. No matter the continent or the country, each has its own mysterious megalithic sites and mystifying edifices.
Some of these are well known whereas others are hidden away, covered in dense undergrowth or placed in remote locations, still awaiting discovery.
Archaeologists and historians have investigated many of the more renowned sites and have provided the public with their conclusions. These conclusions are generally accepted as fact, even though the majority are based upon nothing more than supposition and assumption.
Whether the deductions are regarding age and origin, or construction methods, they are usually formulated from ideas and hypothesis. There are very few historical records, and even fewer known facts regarding these amazing structures.
A prime example of this lack of true knowledge is the Great Pyramid of Giza. This is one of the best known ancient structures in the world, and is listed as one of the seven wonders of the world. Yet very few real facts are known about this enigmatic building.
Although nothing more than assumption, based upon speculative archaeological dating methods, it is generally accepted by historians and Egyptologists that the great pyramid was constructed between 4,500 and 5,000 years ago, by the Egyptians, as a tomb for the forth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, also known as Cheops. It was supposedly built over a twenty year period, culminating in 2,560 BC. Everything that is claimed by Egyptologists regarding this pyramid is based upon nothing more than a single mark found in an interior chamber naming a work gang (or so it is proposed). Hardly concrete evidence!
Although the actual construction process is completely unknown many theories have been proposed about how the huge megalithic blocks used in its construction were moved and positioned. Although intriguing, the method of construction is, and will most probably remain, a complete mystery.
If as claimed however, the Great Pyramid was constructed in just 20 years, then its builders were nothing short of phenomenal!
There are estimated to be 2,300,000 blocks used in the construction, each weighing anywhere between 2.5 and 80 tons. To complete the construction in just 20 years, each block would have to be quarried, cut, transported and put into place every 4.6 minutes, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 65 weeks a year, for...
el19digital Translated by Internationalist 360 The XXIV Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum held in Havana, Cuba from July 15 to 17, spoke of the situation in Nicaragua, rejecting interventionism and condemning the destabilizing, violent and terrorist actions of the coup right. With this pronouncement and resolution, the Forum supports the Nicaraguan government for its...
Cuba Debate Unofficial Translation by Internationalist 360 Speech by Nicols Maduro Moros, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the special plenary session on Fidels thought, during the XXIV Meeting of the Forum of Sao Paulo, held at the Havana Convention Center, on July 17, 2018, Year 60 of the Revolution. (Stenographic Versions ...
This music video from Europe says about itself:
Animal body coverings song
9 January 2016
Simple video used to teach students who are ELLs [Euroleague for Life Sciences] about different animal body coverings: feathers, skin, scales, or fur.
Music taken from Dommo107/Universal Music Corporation.
From the University of Virginia in the USA:
July 17, 2018
When sea creatures first began crawling and slithering onto land about 385 million years ago, they carried with them their body armor: scales. Fossil evidence shows that the earliest land animals retained scales as a protective feature as they evolved to flourish on terra firma.
But as time passed, and species diversified, animals began to shed the heavy scales from their ocean heritage and replace them with fur, hair and feathers.
Today the molecular mechanisms of scale development in fish remain remarkably similar to the mechanisms that also produce feathers on birds, fur on dogs and hair on humans suggesting a common evolutionary origin for countless vastly different skin appendages.
Weve found that the molecular pathways that underlie development of scales, hair...
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - July 17, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)
The Trump-Putin summit concluded as planned.
The summit's public conference caused enough racket to bring the rats out.
Trump has been successful in what he was told to do from the very beginning which is to expose the corruption and drain the swamp.
Trump was the man for the job in handling the backlash and ultimately assisting humanity in the transition toward GESARA.
All countries are undergoing reforms in preparation for GESARA.
Every country must be GESARA compliant and Israel is the rotten egg.
The process of liberating Israel from Cabal influence has begun as the Trump-Putin summit concluded.
Progress toward announcing GESARA is quickening.
Zimbabwe's election will be a pivotal moment in history.
The result of the election will greatly contribute to the progress toward the transition to GESARA.
Zimbabwe is expected to announce their gold-standard any time after their election.
All necessary requirements for the RV have been completed for quite some time now.
The coordination of the timing of certain events will trigger the release of the RV.
Once GESARA is announced and the QFS is introduced to the public; it will take at least a decade for poverty, hunger, and disease to be completely eradicated.
Currency holders will be the first to acquire access to the QFS via the RV prior to GESARA.
The RV is essential in giving the opportunity for currency holders to aid humanity before and during the transition.
My article Congratulations to President Trump for an Excellent Summit with Putin spawned numerous some I could not tell if they were sarcastic or not.
For example, reader Brian stated There is zero doubt now that Putin stole the election from Hillary. So much so that she MUST be given the nomination again in 2020. All potential challengers must step aside. To refuse her the 2020 nomination would be evidence of traitorous activities with Putin.
I congratulated Brian for brilliant sarcasm but he piled on. It now seems he was serious.
Mainstream media, the Left an the Right were in general condemnation.
Numerous cries of treason emerged from the Left and the Right (see the above link)
A friend I highly respect commented There is simply no question that they did it. You can legitimately claim that its not important or that there has been no tie to Trump shown. On the Russians side, they can say, screw off, we were pursuing our interests. But you cant take the view it did not happen. It happened.
There is a question who did it. Indictments are just that, not proof.
The US fabricated evidence to start the Vietnam war and the US fabricated WMD talk on the second war in Iraq. US intelligence had no idea the Berlin Wall was about to fall. The US meddled in Russia supporting a drunk named Yeltsin because we erroneously thought we could control him.
Its a mystery why anyone would believe these proven liars. That does not mean I believe Putin either. They are all capable liars.
Lets step back from the absurd points of view to reality.
The US tries to influence elections in other countries and has a history of assisting the forcible overthrow of governments we dont like.
All of the above are massive disasters of US meddling. They are all actions of war, non-declared, and illegal....
Former Nigeria military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has thrown his weight behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, saying your agenda is capable of redeeming Nigeria. General Babangida said on Tuesday when he played host to the PDP Presidential aspirant at his uphill residence in Minna Niger state that 
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Lere Olayinka, the spokesperson of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) owes his principal an apology. Olayinka said this in reaction to the commissions denial of a tweet posted on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday. Just read that @officialEFCC has disowned its inglorious tweet about @GovAyoFayose 
The federal high court in Abuja has served a warrant of release of Sambo Dasuki on the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice. A federal high court had on July 2 granted Dasuki conditional bails which he perfected full today. According to PRNigeria, 
Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Dave Umahi yesterday said he has no plan to dump the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) contrary to rumours making rounds in the polity that he was planning to join the All Progressives Congress(APC). Umahi stated this at Government House, Abakaliki while reacting to the speculations. He noted that he cannot join 
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki returned today to a tumultuous welcome to Ilorin, his hometown, some ten days after the Supreme Court cleared him of allegations of false asset declaration instituted against him by the federal government. As early as 8.00am supporters of the Senate President had visited the Ilorin international airport and its adjourning 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it was not involved in the allegation of vote buying in last Saturdays governorship election in Ekiti State. The party said it spent its resources and energy on a democratic campaign before the election, and therefore, did not set up kiosks for the see and buy of votes as 
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Egypts parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing fake news.
Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject to prosecution for publishing false news or incitement to break the law.
The Supreme Council for the Administration of the Media, headed by an official appointed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will supervise the law and take action against violations.
The bill prohibits the establishment of websites without obtaining a license from the Supreme Council and allows it to suspend or block existing websites, or impose fines on editors.
The law, which takes effect after it is ratified by Sisi, also states that journalists can only film in places that are not prohibited, but does not explain further.
Supporters of Sisi say the law is intended to safeguard freedom of expression and it was approved after consultations with judicial experts and journalists.
But critics say it will give legal basis to measures the government has been taking to crack down on dissent and extend its control over social media.
Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa programme coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, said the vague wording of the law allows authorities to interpret violations and control the media.
That power of interpretation has been a constant powerful legal and executive tool that was used to justify excessive aggressive and exceptional measures to go after journalists, he told Reuters.
Hundreds of news sites and blogs have been blocked in recent months and around a dozen people have been arrested this year and charged with publishing false news, many of them journalists or prominent government critics.
Reporting by Cairo Bureau; Editing by Giles Elgood
The Lagos headquarters of ExxonMobil has been shut down by the companys workers unions over the sacking of 860 spy police without entitlement. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workers besieged the office of the oil company, protesting the sacking of workers, mainly Nigerians, on Tuesday in Lagos. The protesters accused the 
Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos has threatened to strike out the criminal case instituted against the former Governor of the Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) if the commission continues to delay proceeding with flimsy excuses. Justice 
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Justice Hassan of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has given his ruling on the copyright infringement suit against Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited (Samsung) and Ringier Media Nigeria Limited (Ringier Media) by Eagle Eye Production Limited (Eagle Eye). The Abuja-based production company had filed a N65 million lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly 
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Former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Prof. Jerry Gana has vehemently chided the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration which he said has failed woefully to provide security for the safety of Nigerians. Prof. Gana, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), stated this while fielding 
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HODEIDAH, YEMEN The attack on Hodeidah Yemens fourth largest city and predominant port on the Red Sea, responsible for providing over 70 percent of Yemenis food, aid and medicine has gained speed this week as the U.S.-Saudi-led coalition rejected an initiative from the United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, aimed at ending the fighting in the port city and surrounding area.
Griffiths had presented a plan on June 3, during his visit to Sanaa, in an effort to stop the fighting along Yemens West Coast, but the plan was rejected by the Saudi-led coalition despite having been supported by the Houthi rebels. We have accepted that the United Nations have a technical and logistic role in the port of Hodeidah but the enemies have refused to do so, stated Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi during a televised speech on Friday marking the anniversary of Al-Sarkha (the slogan) the day of Houthis declaration of opposition to U.S. policies in the Middle East in 2002. The enemies excuses were cut off by our initiative, he added.
Earlier this month on July 4, Martin Griffiths said that he had held talks with al-Houthi. During a press conference that same day, Griffiths stated Im greatly reassured by the messages I have received [from the Houthis], which have been positive and constructive.
The Saudi-led coalition, however, rejected Griffiths efforts. The coalition, which has been waging a war against Yemen since early 2015, claims that the Houthis are using Hodeidah for weapons deliveries, an allegation rejected by Hodeidah`s local residents and the Houthis.
However, the Hodeidah port is the lifeline for the majority of Yemens population, which is why Saudi Arabia has make it into a target, attacking the Yemenis lifeline to survival. An attack against it threatens over 70 percent of the population, who are in need of relief aid like food, fuel and medicine owing to Saudi Arabias ongoing war against the poorest country in the Middle East.
As a result of the coalitions rejection of the UN-backed initiative, the Houthis as well as Hodeidah`s local residents have threatened to turn Hodeidah into a graveyard of Saudi and UAE troops and their mercenaries, who are engaging in a genocidal war against Yemen that has left over 10,000 civilians dead and nearly a million injured, and who are using the blockade of humanitarian aid as a weapon of war.
The Saudi-led blockade of Hodeidah port over the last two years which has prevented medical supplies, food and humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen has created one of the wor...
In terms of suffering caused, there is often not, in fact, much to choose between dismembering and burning people alive with high explosives, shredding them with shrapnel, and choking them with poison gas. Modern conventional weapons can be far more cruel and devastating than, for example, chlorine gas. But chemical weapons, prohibited by international law, are extremely potent in allowing Western humanitarians to justify intervention in response to crimes real, hyped or imagined that the West has itself far surpassed using more respectable forms of mass murder.
Noam Chomsky has observed that propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. This is certainly true for social control at home, but propaganda also allows nominally democratic states to wield their military bludgeons abroad in much the same way as totalitarian states.
Thus, in April, it happened again: the entire corporate media system rose up with instant certainty to damn an enemy state for crimes against humanity on April 7, in Douma, Syria.
This was not acceptable death by bomb and bullet; this was a nerve gas attack. The villainous agent on every journalists lips: sarin, a highly toxic synthetic organophosphorus compound that has no smell or taste, but which quickly kills through asphyxiation.
As we discussed at the time, there was no question that this was a repetition of the fake justification for war to secure non-existent Iraqi WMDs, or to prevent a fictional Libyan massacre in Benghazi. Instead, the Guardian editors insisted that this certainly was a chemical gas attack, orchestrated by Bashar al-Assad, that left dead children foaming at the mouth. From the safety of his Guardian office, assistant editor Simon Tisdall hammered the drum for a war that risked even nuclear confrontation:
It means destroying Assads combat planes, bombers, helicopters and ground facilities from the air. It means challenging Assads and Russias control of Syrian ai...
The Nigeria elections appear as a dark cloud looming over President Muhammadu Buharis head. His time in office has seen the country jump from one crisis to another. But in recent months, the incumbent president has faced his greatest political challenge yet. On July 5, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) split, and will now be known as the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC). Those who left the party did so in the hopes of depriving the former general a second term in office.
The split has weakened confidence both within the cabinet and among ordinary citizens, causing some analysts to wonder whether Buhari will be able to win a second term and be able to uphold his campaign promises of rooting out corruption and bolstering a flailing economy. His record over his first term has fallen short of the mark and, when combined with rumors of failing health and long stints in London hospitals, the overall suggestion is that if Buhari doesnt step down, he will have a rough reelection campaign ahead of him.
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Flooding in south eastern Cte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has left at least 2 people dead. Flooding first struck areas of Aboisso department on 13 July, 2018. Further flooding was reported over the following days. More than 500 have been affected, with at least 200 people displaced from their homes. According to local media, heavy rainfall in south eastern Cte d'Ivoire as well as river catchment areas in neighbouring Ghana, increased levels of the Bia River, causing it to overflow.
Update, 17 July 2018: The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has confirmed that 48 people have now died in the flooding in Jibia local government area of Katsina State. Twnety people are still missing. "This is the worst natural disaster I have ever witnessed in my life. I believe this is the worst ever seen in the state," the governor said. "The devastation caused by the heavy rains (and) flood at Kukan Danmaciji of Jibia LGA is indeed enormously overwhelming and heartbreaking. While praying for the repose of the departed souls, the Katsina government will do it's able best to alleviate the sufferings caused by the losses."
Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down...
You typically you dont see sunscreen companies advertising black women frolicking on the beach, but the sun doesnt discriminate.
Six years ago, Chinelo Chidozie and her sister-in-law Ndidi Obidoa were on a family vacation in Key West, Florida. After spending several long days in the burning heat, the Nigerian-born sun lovers decided to the right thing and buy some sunscreen. They bought a few bottles of mass-produced sunscreen at a pharmacy, but they didnt get the results they hoped for.
Tortilla con Sal Internationalist 360 This Thursday July 19th, hundreds of thousands of people from across Nicaragua will converge on the capital Managua to celebrate the 39th anniversary of their historic 1979 defeat of the Somoza dictatorship. The event takes place as the authorities continue to liberate communities blockaded by roadblocks operated by armed opposition...
Like silver in the bedrock of the Andes Bertha Mojena Milin | email@example.com A special plenary session entitled For the Unity and Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, central theme of the 24th Meeting of the So Paulo Forum, focused the debates of the second day of this annual space for political coordination, underway...
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