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Thursday, 09 August

23:18

No plan to dump APC by 2019- Al-Hassan Newtelegraph

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jumai Al-Hassan has vowed never to dump the All Progressive Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections, saying that she would remain in the party to contest Governorship election of Taraba State. The Minister said that contrary to whatever speculations going round, she would stay []

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23:15

JUST IN: DSS to review rights abuses, unlawful detention Acting DG Newtelegraph

The Department of State Services (DSS) has vowed to return to the part of professionalism, saying the era of human rights abuses and unlawful detention was over. Acting Director General of the Service, Mr. Matthew Seyeifa, gave the undertaking yesterday in Abuja, at a maiden press briefing to unfold his agenda. Seyeifa was appointed acting []

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23:10

Enugu has 200,000 uncollected PVCs INEC Newtelegraph

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said 200,000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) were still uncollected in Enugu state, and urged concerned people to pick up the cards. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu. Ononamadu []

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21:57

Tinubu lied, no impeachment attempt on Buhari Senator Misau Newtelegraph

Isah Hamma Misau, a Senator representing Bauchi Central and chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, has debunked the claim made in Uyo yesterday by former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu that the National Assembly was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. Misau, in a statement, urged Nigerians to disregard such empty talk by the []

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21:51

Link Pan-African News Wire

Activists Ask for More African-American Representation on Fort Bend Construction Site
By Brooke A. Lewis
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kofi Taharka, chairman of the Houston Chapter of the National Black United Front, speaks at a press conference outside the Fort Bend ISD construction site where 95 remains were discovered. Photo: Brooke A. Lewis

A group of local activists and an archaeologist on Wednesday pushed for more African-American historical and scientific oversight at a construction site in Fort Bend where 95 remains of possible convict laborers were discovered earlier this year.

At a press conference at the site, the group also questioned how DNA testing would be funded for possible descendants of the convict laborers interested in coming forward.

"To step out onto the site and see nothing but Caucasian workers, it made me feel worse," said Deric Muhammad, a local community activist. "It compounded the pain. I'm very well aware, that inside one of those graves could be my ancestor. My history has been lost throughout this process."

The group completed a tour of the site on Wednesday, which comes after last month's news that the remains exhumed so far are all African-American and likely part of the convict-leasing system, where prisoners were contracted out to perform cheap labor in Texas.

No need to travel far from EU institutions to find out about migrant labour conditions. At the Arts-Loi Metro station in Brussels, Mohammed, an undocumented Moroccan immigrant, worked for months for 50 euros a day to renovate it, and it was hard labour.

Fort Bend ISD is building the James Reese Technical Center on the construction site, located on University Boulevard and Chatham Avenue, which is expected to be completed by Fall 2019. The discovery of the remains was announced in April by the school district.

Kofi Taharka, chairman of the National Black United Front met with the superintendent last month, but said the school district has not provided a clear answer on how the DNA testing will unfold and who will under...

21:47

Defection: Is APC a recycling plant? Omokri asks Tinubu Newtelegraph

Reno Omokri, a media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has asked the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu if the party is a recycling plant. Mr Omokri stated this following the defection of former Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West district, Godswill Akpabio, to the APC. []

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21:42

Link Pan-African News Wire

African Americans Enduring Opposition to Nuclear Weapons
Interview with Vincent Intondi

Professor Vincent Intondi
Vincent Intondi is an associate professor of history and director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Community Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. He is also director of research for American Universitys Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Intondis research focuses on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons. He is the author of the 2015 book African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement (Stanford University Press).

How did you become interested in the civil rights dimension of anti-nuclear activism, and what inspired you to write your book?

Vincent Intondi:  For most of my life as an academic and an activist, my work revolved around civil rights and the black freedom movement. Nuclear weapons werent on my radar; they seemed like an abstract issue.

But in 2005, I made my first trip to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I met with atomic bomb survivors. I went to museums and ceremonies. And I was filled with such anger and guilt over what my country had done that when I returned, I realized I needed to find a way to combine these two passions of mine, eliminating racism and eliminating nuclear weapons. I asked my advisor how I could do this, and he suggested trying to answer the question: How did African Americans feel about dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Many colleagues warned me that I wasnt going to find much of a response because African Americans wereunderstandablytoo busy at the time trying to gain their own freedom and equality. But they were wrong; there was a large response. Thats what led to the book.

What did your research turn up?

Vincent Intondi:  Obviously black communities are not monolithic, so not everyone was thinking the same thing. But what I found is that, in many cases, African Americans were looking at the issue of nuclear weapons differently from most white people, through a lens of race and colonialism. After the bombs were first dropped in August 1945, a majority of the American public rejoiced. A Gallup poll conducted the week after showed tha...

21:31

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Deceiving Plastic Surgery Clinics Target African-American Women
Plastic surgeons warn women about truth behind cosmetic surgeons

By Amy Viteri - Investigative Reporter
6:13 PM, August 07, 2018

MIAMI - Women are still being lured to South Florida clinics for bargain plastic surgeries and a growing number are dying or suffering devastating injuries.

Dr. Daniel Careaga said when he first started his practice African-American women who were getting plastic surgery in South Florida made up for about 1 to 2 percent. Now, he said, they are about 10 percent of the patients.

Careaga believes this is because many clinics in South Florida are marketing specifically to African-American women in other states. He said it's the fastest growing segment of the population that is seeking out aesthetic surgical procedures.

Encore Plastic Surgery

A growing database compiled by Dr. Pat Pazmio highlights African-American patients who have died from complications or who have suffered life-changing injuries at South Florida clinics. Many of those woman traveled to South Florida for plastic surgery.

Pazmio said this is a problem that is affecting young mothers exclusively.

Jolie Plastic Surgery contract

In June 2017, Lattia Baumeister, a married mother of six, died from complications after traveling from Illinois for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, or BBL. Her procedure was at the Seduction Cosmetic Center in Miami-Dade's city of Doral.

Kizzy London

In December, Kizzy London, a mother from Louisiana, died of a fat embolism after a BBL at Jolie Plastic Surgery with Dr. Arnaldo Valls, who is identified as a plastic surgeon even though he lacks certification. Valls said he is a cosmetic surgeon, which is not a certified medical specialty.

Valls settled a lawsuit last year, after he went ahead with a breast implant surgery despite a mammogram that was showing the woman had a possible malignancy. Court records show that woman was later diagnosed with breast cancer.

Louis Wright said he attempted to talk his wife, Rashana, out of traveling to Miami to undergo a BBL on January 2016. Rashana, a mother of three from...

21:31

BREAKING: EFCC Unfreezes Benue Govts Accounts Newtelegraph

The Benue State government says the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has unfrozen its bank accounts. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom, Mr Terver Akase, confirmed this on Thursday. Its however not clear if the EFCC has unfrozen the accounts of Akwa Ibom state government. Details later

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21:22

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New Doll Called Super Beauty Aims to Boost African-American Kids Self Esteem
By Lizzie Stokes, Staff Writer
August 8, 2018 11:26am

 Artist Tiffany Joyce Wider, known as TiffanyJ, displays her Super Beauty book and doll at the 109th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention in San Antonio, Texas. TiffanyJ and her Super Beauty doll were at the convetion to cheer on her local team at the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). Photo: Tom Reel /Staff Photographer / 2017 SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
Photo: Tom Reel /Staff Photographer

Tiffany Joyce Wider was hosting her annual all-girl summer camp in Columbia, South Carolina when one of the campers dubbed her Super Beauty, because she had the power to make others feel good about themselves.

As an artist based in South Carolina, that nickname sparked an idea in Widers head. Wider, who markets herself as TiffanyJ, imagined a young black super-girl named Super Beauty, who could crusade against bullies and inspire self-confidence in others. Super Beauty could be a champion for TiffanyJs campers, a group of predominantly African-American girls who often struggle with body-image issues.

Eventually, that character would star in Super Beauty Saves the Day, a childrens book released in March written and designed by TiffanyJ about a young black superhero who defeats bullies with acceptance and love. Super Beauty is now coming to life in doll form with the September release of the Super Beauty Doll. The doll can pre-ordered online for $24.99 at iamsuperbeauty.com.

A doe-eyed plush toy modeled after the books character, the doll is loaded with 21 encouraging phrases meant to boost self-esteem in young girls. Super Beauty is made in TiffanyJs likeness, with black skin, brown eyes and a natural hair puff simular to the one once rocked by the artist. The doll has a spunky superhero outfit with a pink bow to match.

Sometimes, our little girls get confused because they automatically think black skin is less valuable, TiffanyJ said. A lot of time when little girls have natural hair, they feel like they have to have straight hair, or the pretty pig tails But its O.K....

21:19

Saharan dust causes orange haze above Southwest Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Do you notice anything unusual about our sky today? If you look closely, you'll see a slight orange haze above Southwest Florida over the next few days. This haze was very evident around sunrise Wednesday morning looking east. The image below was taken around 7 a.m. from downtown Fort Myers. The source of this orange haze is a layer of dry dusty air originating from the Sahara Desert that's traveled over 6 thousand miles from Africa to South Florida!

21:18

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal "IndyWatch Feed War"

An NGO ship which saved 87 migrants in distress off Libya docked in Spain on Thursday after roaming the Mediterranean for days, the third such vessel to be allowed in the country in two months after Italy refused to take them in.

The white ship belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms arrived in the southern port of San Roque, just over the bay from Gibraltar, at 9:20am (0720 GMT).

The migrants, nearly all from Sudan including Darfur, had spent 50 hours at sea on board an inflatable boat, without drinking water, and many suffered burns from a mixture of fuel and salt water before they were rescued on August 2.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal
The Proactiva Open Arms pulls into port. Photo: AFP

There were 75 men and 12 boys.

The NGO says many of them were repeatedly abused in Libya.

San Roque is where Spain hastily opened a new migrant reception centre as hundreds of migrants make the perilous sea crossing to the southern coast of Andalusia every week.

Faced with a crackdown by Libyan authorities and Italys hardline approach to the arrival of migrants, Spain has now become the main destination for those trying to get to Europe from Africa.

More than 23,700 people have arrived in Spain by sea so far this year with 307 dying in the attempt, according to the International Organization for Migration more than during all of last year.

The countrys new Socialist government has also allowed the docking of three NGO rescue ships since June after Italy and Malta refused access.

In June, the French NGO Aquarius ship, which had picked up 630 stranded migrants off Libya, was allowed to dock in Spains eastern port of Valencia.

Then on July 4, Proactiva Open Arms ship docked in Barcelona with 60 migrants.

This time round though, the Spanish government has said the 87 migrants who have arrived in San Roque will be treated in the same way as the hundreds who arrive every week on Spanish shores.

When the Aquarius docked, Madrid had given each migrant a 45-day residency permit for humanitarian reasons.

Those brought back to Barcelona had also been given special treatment.

AFP

...

21:16

Link Pan-African News Wire

Construction on Charlestons African-American Museum to Start Next Year After $11M Pledge
By Robert Behre and Dave Munday
rbehre@postandcourier.com dmunday@postandcourier.com
Aug 7, 2018

Charlestons planned International African American Museum, which has been in the works for more than 18 years, is closing in on its $75 million fundraising goal.

The Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority voted Tuesday to approve $11 million for the museum, essentially completing the states $25 million pledge toward the project and ensuring that construction will begin early next year.

Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who has spearheaded efforts to build the museum, called the RDAs pledge really wonderful news and a great partnership.

The RDAs board unanimously agreed to the donation, which will be paid in two equal installments during the next two fiscal years.

Museum CEO Michael Boulware Moore said the $11 million gets us across a major fundraising obstacle.

Retired Rear Adm. William Schachte, chair of the RDAs board, said the authority was formed in 1994 after the Charleston Naval Base was targeted for closure, and its mission extends beyond the former base and shipyard to include revitalizing the tri-county area.

The IAAM will tell an important part of our nations history, he said. Part of our mission at the Charleston RDA is to help revitalize the tri-county area. The IAAM will certainly impact our region and communities well beyond South Carolina, in a positive way.

Entrusting the care of your loved one to people you dont know can be stressful. But, when you find the right nursing home or assisted-care facility, it can make all the difference.

The RDAs move comes more than a month after state lawmakers declined to insert $5 million into the states 2018-19 budget for the museum, money that Riley had hoped to secure.

Despite that setback, he remained upbeat. Riley said Tuesday that state lawmakers encouraged him to reach out to the RDA, a state agency. Schachte said the pledge has been in the works for several weeks but the memorandum of understanding wasnt placed on an agenda until Tuesday.

Without legislators l...

20:51

Mahathir Mohamad frees Malaysia from Saudi Influence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Malaysia has withdrawn its troops from the military coalition that is participating in the war against Yemen that was begun by Saudi Arabia. The decision was taken by Malaysia's new Prime Minister, Mahatir Mohamad, who has just shut down the King Salaman Centre for International Peace, KSCIP, established in Putraya, (Malaysia's administrative capital). The new head of government has decided to transfer the powers of the KSCIP to the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security. The Western (...)

20:11

Air strike on Yemen bus kills dozens, including children: Red Cross "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Houthis accuse Saudi-led coalition of attack on vehicle carrying children in Dahyan Market in rebel-held northern Saada

20:06

Saudi Arabias Bin Salman Savagely Lashes Out, From Yemen to Qatar to Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mohamed Bin Salman is at it again. The yacht-loving Renaissance art collector who tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American elite this spring is a serial diplomatic disaster.

Bin Salmans plans for a transition of Saudi Arabia from being an oil giant to being a financial hub depend heavily on international confidence and investment. Those plans have crashed and burned, in large part because Bin Salman is like a young bearded Donald Trump, erratic and alternately angry and foolish. Foreign Direct Investment in Saudi Arabia collapsed in the past year, as Bin Salman scared investors off with his various rampages. His hopes for an IPO of the Saudi Aramco petroleum company have receded. Electric cars and renewables are coming on fast (renewables just hit a terawatt globally), and the lions share of Saudi Arabias economy depends on an increasingly worthless petroleum.

He launched a catastrophic air war on Yemen in 2015 to defeat the Houthi rebel group that took over north Yemen. Thousands of deaths and injuries later, with hundreds of thousands displaced and millions on the verge of starvation, the war grinds on.

AP has just reported that in this desperate attack on the rival Houthis of Yemen, Saudi Arabia has de facto allied with the al-Qaeda fighters who are also combatting the Houthis. Since the US gives Saudi Arabia logistical and strategic support in this war, it means that Riyadh has dragged Washington into another al-Qaeda alliance, as though this were Afghanistan in the 1980s.

He kidnapped and imprisoned a whole bevy of other princes, confining them in the Ritz Carlton Riyadh until they forked over billions to him. He abducted the sitting prime minister of Lebanon and tried to force him to resign (this plot failed). He blockaded Qatar and appears to have plotted a military invasion of Doha, which was thwarted by Turkey and by Rex Tillerson who allegedly lost his job over it when the Saudis and the UAE whispered in Trumps ear. Thats right Saudi Arabia is a Trump whisperer.

I think there is increasing evidence that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were part of the plot to put Trump into office and then to manipulate him, a story the Washington press often ignores in favor of a sole fixation on Russia.

After the Canadian foreign minister (a woman) called for the release of Saudi prisoners of conscience (an atheist and a womens rights activist), the Saudi monarchy marked Canada for social death. Riyadh expelled the Canadian ambassa...

20:05

Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza in the middle of Cease Fire talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel and Israel launched scores of air strikes in Gaza as fighting entered a second day on Thursday despite efforts to broker a truce to end months of simmering violence.

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A Palestinian man inspects a Hamas site that was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian officials said three people were killed in the Israeli attacks: a member of the Islamist Hamas group that rules Gaza, a pregnant woman, and her 18-month-old child. At least five civilians were wounded, local medical officials said.

The Israeli military said seven people were wounded in southern Israel; one was identified by her employer as a Thai agricultural worker.

The exchanges, which began on Wednesday, have stayed within familiar parameters. The rocket fire from Gaza has not targeted Israels heartland and the Israeli military said its air strikes were limited to Hamas installations.

Yuval Steinitz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus inner cabinet, told Israel Radio: We are not eager for war and are not interested in a broader confrontation but at the same time it could certainly happen because we will not make any concessions to Hamas.

An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo)

An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo)

Netanyahu was due to convene the security cabinet later to assess the situation.

The flare-up came after officials on both sides had talked about potential progress in an effort by the United Nations and Egypt to broker a truce to end months of violence and alleviate deepening humanitarian and economic hardship in the Gaza Strip.

Rocket warning sirens sounded almost non-stop in the southern Israeli town of Sderot and other border communiti...

19:08

40 Years Later, One Member of the MOVE 9 Walks Free "IndyWatch Feed World"

Forty years ago this week, on Aug. 8, 1978, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization. As MOVEs women and children huddled in the basement, firefighters blasted the house with at least four high-pressure fire hoses, filling the cellar with water. Police used a bulldozer and fired tear gas into the house. One young MOVE member, Delbert Orr Africa (MOVE members assumed the surname Africa in honor of the groups founder, John Africa), emerged shirtless from the house, with arms raised. With TV cameras rolling, police mercilessly beat him, kicking him in the ribs and head.

Amidst a burst of gunfire that morning, Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp was killed. While all MOVE members denied using firearms, nine were convicted of third-degree murder for the officers death, each given 30- to 100-year sentences. They became known as the MOVE 9. Veteran Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington Jr. wrote last June, Evidence furthermore indicates that police gunfire accidentally killed the policeman.

Two of the MOVE 9 died behind bars. Debbie Sims Africa was 22 years old and eight months pregnant on that summer day in 1978. After almost 40 years, she was the first to get parole, 10 years beyond her minimum release date. She left prison on June 16, 2018, into the arms of her son, Michael Jr.

The MOVE organization seeks to honor and protect all living things whether they are human beings, dogs, birds, fish, trees, ants, weeds, rivers, wind or rain, according to a MOVE website. They advocate for clean air, clean water and pure food. Debbie Africa appeared on the Democracy Now! news hour, speaking into a television camera brought into her sons suburban Philadelphia home since her parole conditions prohibit her traveling into the city center.

Debbie Africa described how she gave birth in her jail cell not long after her arrest, without alerting the guards: Very quietly, she said, armed with the principle of motherhood and just the teachings of John Africa. She continued: I was determined to not let them know, because I didnt want to be forced to the hospital. I didnt want to be force-fed. I didnt want any kind of violation against my body or him. I wanted to do whatever I could to protect him. She managed to keep him for three days unbeknownst to prison officials. When they discovered the baby, Michael Africa Jr. was taken away. Sitting next to his newly freed mother on Democracy Now!, as he approaches his 40th birthday, he said he was raised as a community kid.

In 1985, MOVE was attacked again by the Philadelphia police as they tried to evict them once more, this time from a different home. Ramona Africa was inside...

19:07

Netanyahu Holds Midnight Security Meeting Over Gaza Escalation "IndyWatch Feed War"

With rockets falling on Sderot and snipers firing from Gaza on civilians, the security cabinet was scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss a possible five-year truce with Hamas.

Now, in light of the escalating situation in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled an urgent security consultation after midnight Wednesday in Tel Aviv with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkot, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman, and National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat.

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Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel

This was the second security cabinet meeting on the matter in five days. Wednesdays escalation came following the IDFs killing of two Hamas snipers on Tuesday. The IDF said that the strike on the snipers was an error, since the snipers were conducting a training drill and not firing at Israelis. Hamas pledged retaliation for that action, and the communities in the South were on alert throughout the day Wednesday, waiting for Hamas to deliver on its threat.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Eizenkot and

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Eizenkot and others at urgent security cabinet meeting, Aug 9 2018. (photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY)

Wednesday nights intense rocket fire on Sderot led to an Israeli military response before and throughout the security cabinet meeting.

Raw footage of Hamas terrorists shooting at IDF troops from an outpost in the Gaza Strip and IDF retaliation, August 7, 2018 (IDF Spokespersons Unit)

According to reports by the Israeli national new, the IDF carried out strikes against over 100 Hamas terror targets, including rocket launch pads and terror tunnels.

The incidents came even as...

18:55

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 9, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Aug 9, 2018

Compiled 9 Aug. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

A. Aug. 8 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: http://tobtr.com/s/10923041 

1. The Dinar was now international.

2. We were waiting for announcement of the Iraqi election recount, after which the Dinar rates were expected to change on bank screens and the 800#s released. That announcement has been moved to tomorrow Aug. 9. (Our Wed. night Aug. 8 - early Thurs. morning Aug. 9 in the US)

3. The Rial was not in the first basket. It may RV in five years or so.

4. Zimbabwe was wanting to get the Zim up to $ .72. They were storing their gold and diamond reserves so this could happen.

B. Aug. 8 2018 12:22 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 8, 2018 Operation Disclosure (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.)

1. The Caba......

17:00

Kenya Director of Public prosecutions files appeal against Feisal ivory release Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Daily Nation (Kenya)

By PHILIP MUYANGA

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IN SUMMARY
  • Justice Dora Chepkwony, while releasing Mr Ali, had termed the sentence imposed on him as unconstitutional.
  • She noted that the sentence was severe and that the prosecution failed to prove that Mr Ali was the owner of the ivory.
  • She said if the appellant was found guilty he would have been fined Sh1 million or serve a minimum of one-year imprisonment.The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has filed a notice of appeal following a decision quashing a 20-year jail term imposed on businessman Feisal Ali Mohammed who had been convicted of possessing ivory valued at Sh44 million.

Through prosecutor Jami Yamina, the DPP said he was aggrieved and dissatisfied with the decision of Justice Dora Chepkwony who had termed the sentence imposed on Mr Mohammed as unconstitutional.

Take notice that the DPP being aggrieved, appeals to the Court of Appeal against the whole decision of Justice Chepkwony, the notice.

SEVERE

Justice Chepkwony noted that the sentence was severe and that the prosecution failed to prove that Mr Mohammed was the owner of the ivory or was engaged in trafficking the trophies.

The judge also threw out a cross appeal which had been filed by the DPP seeking to overturn the acquittal of four other people who had been charged alongside Mr Ali and enhancement of the 20-year jail sentence.

The sentence that was imposed by the trial court on July 22, 2016 was unconstitutional and therefore the same is set a...

16:57

Trying to save Africas elephants Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Washington Post

August 8 at 6:00 AM


A team of wildlife veterinarians uses a vehicle and a rope to turn over a tranquilized elephant so they can attach a GPS tracking collar and remove the tranquilizer dart at Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. (Ben Curtis/AP)

16:36

Botswana elephant poaching hotspot identified as Linyanti Swamp area Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Mmegi/Monitor (Botswana)

Poaching Ivory Tower Discovered In Okavango Delta 

The 2018 Botswana Elephant Census conducted by Elephant Without Borders (EWB) and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has uncovered a shocking hotspot for ivory in the Okavango Delta, the 1000th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

By THALEFANG CHARLES Mon 06 Aug 2018, 13:10 pm (GMT +2)

Principal investigator of the Census Dr Mike Chase revealed their explosive discovery this week in a Poaching Report titled Ivory Tower. The report suggests that despite the perceived strict anti-poaching strategies by government, there is a major poaching frenzy on elephants happening in the highly protected Okavango Delta.

Today (August 3, 2018) we counted 48 elephant carcasses, Ill repeat that 48 dead elephants. Carcasses of all age categories five of which were classified as fresh that is have been killed in the past few days, reads the report.

The Friday incident brings the total number of poached elephant carcasses seen since the survey began in July to 101. The document further stated that, All carcasses presumed to be poached, because all of them had their skulls chopped to remove their tusks.

Poachers tried to hide their crimes by concealing the mounds of rotting flesh with drying bushes.

The area where these carcasses were found are NG 15 and NG18, which are around the Linyanti swamps area. According to the report, Dr Cha...

16:20

BBC News ignores brewing Red Sea tensions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Back in late June we highlighted a report by the INSS on the topic of the Red Sea.

Although the threat posed by pirates in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait has declined in recent years as a result of international action, a new threat to freedom of navigation has emerged there due to the war in Yemen, which assumed a distinctively regional character with the onset of the Saudi campaign against the Houthis in 2015. The Iranian-supported Houthi rebels have mined areas along the coast of Yemen, used explosive boats and anti-ship missiles to attack primarily American and Saudi military maritime vessels, and on at least one occasion (in April 2018) struck a Saudi oil tanker. []

The Red Sea arena possesses considerable economic importance. The Bab el-Mandeb Strait is 29 kilometers wide and constitutes a maritime chokepoint and strategic link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.  A significant volume of the worlds maritime traffic passes through the Strait, including a daily average of some five million barrels of oil. The Suez Canal constitutes an important source of income for Egypt, as does the port of Aqaba for Jordan and the port of Jeddah for Saudi Arabia (its most important port). It is also the route of passage to the port of Eilat.

On July 25th another attack on Saudi Arabian ships in the Bab el-Mandeb strait took place and Saudi Arabia subsequently temporarily halted oil exports via that route....

15:41

Carbon taxes and food security "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Tomoko Hasgawa, et.al. in Nature:

Food insecurity can be directly exacerbated by climate change due to crop-production-related impacts of warmer and drier conditions that are expected in important agricultural regions. However, efforts to mitigate climate change through comprehensive, economy-wide GHG emissions reductions may also negatively affect food security, due to indirect impacts on prices and supplies of key agricultural commodities. Here we conduct a multiple model assessment on the combined effects of climate change and climate mitigation efforts on agricultural commodity prices, dietary energy availability and the population at risk of hunger. A robust finding is that by 2050, stringent climate mitigation policy, if implemented evenly across all sectors and regions, would have a greater negative impact on global hunger and food consumption than the direct impacts of climate change. The negative impacts would be most prevalent in vulnerable, low-income regions such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where food security problems are already acute.

In other words, one needs to be very careful with a carbon tax.  For the pointer, I thank Charles Klingman.

The post Carbon taxes and food security appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

13:48

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Mom of Girl Stunned by Cop: If You Can't Restrain Little Kids, 'Find a Different Job'
Sharon Coolidge and Cameron Knight
Cincinnati Enquirer
9:24 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2018

On Monday, a Cincinnati police officer used a Taser to stop an 11-year-old girl from leaving a grocery store after she allegedly stole snacks. Investigations have been launched and the girl's mother is calling for policy changes.

Officer Kevin Brown, 55, was working an off-duty security detail at the Spring Grove Village Kroger, police said. He was investigating a group of juvenile girls suspected of stealing from the store.

According to police officials, Brown approached one of the girls, but she ignored his commands to stop and kept walking out of the store. Brown fired his Taser at her striking her in the back.

The girl was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She was also charged with theft and obstructing official business. Her date in juvenile court has not yet been scheduled. She's been released into the custody of her mother, Donna Gowdy.

However, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday the girl would not be charged criminally, adding that he supports an investigation into why a Taser was used.

"Generally with anyone under the age of 12, we want law enforcement to discuss charges with us," Deters said. "That was not done in this case."

Mayor John Cranley also weighed in, releasing a statement that reads:

Tasing an 11-year old who posed no danger to the police is wrong. I'm sorry for the harm done to her and her family. This evening I called and asked Prosecutor Deters to drop charges against the girl. I'm happy to report that he did and I thank him for doing so.

Gowdy found out what happened from some of the other kids in the neighborhood Monday night. She said she waited until about 10 p.m. until police contacted her and arranged to take her to the hospital for the family's Winton Hills apartment.

"I feel disappointed in the system," Gowdy said. "I feel hurt."

She said her daughter admitted to taking the snacks, but that police should have handled the situation differently.

"If you can't restrain these little kids, you need t...

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11-Year-Old Stunned With Taser by Ohio Officer Who Suspected Her of Stealing
Aug. 8, 2018

A Cincinnati police officer stunned an 11-year-old girl with a Taser on Monday, the citys Police Department said, setting off anger and driving officials to re-examine the departments use-of-force policy.

The girl, who is African-American, was suspected of shoplifting food, Councilman Jeff Pastor said on Wednesday. The officer, who is also black, was off duty and working a security detail for the Kroger grocery store where the incident happened, Mr. Pastor said.

As a father, I could never imagine a scenario where it is acceptable to Tase an 11-year-old child, he said. Ever. Ever.

Chief Eliot Isaac of the Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday: We are extremely concerned when force is used by one of our officers on a child of this age. We will be taking a very thorough review of our policies as it relates to using force on juveniles as well as the propriety of the officers actions.

According to the Cincinnati Police Departments procedure manual, Tasers may be used on children as young as 7. But before using a stun gun, the manual says, officers must consider the severity of the crime and the risk of danger to others if the person is not quickly apprehended.

Use the Taser for self-defense or to control subjects that are actively resisting arrest, the manual says, adding that whenever possible, the subject should be given a verbal warning and the officer should obtain backup.

Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, the chairman of Cincinnatis Law and Public Safety Committee, said he was introducing legislation on Wednesday that proposes raising the minimum age for Taser use by officers to 12. He also asked for a comprehensive look at all of the Tasing episodes involving minor children over the last two years and a complete review of all Tasing policies.

During the episode on Monday, the 11-year-old girl was accompanied by several young women who were all allegedly stealing items from the store, a spokesman for the Cincinnati police said in a statement.

When the officer approached one of the girls, she continued to walk away, ignoring several commands to stop, the statement s...

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Ivory Coast's Simone Gbagbo Leaves Detention After Amnesty
09 Aug 2018 02:43AM
Channel News Asia

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo was released from detention on Wednesday (Aug 8) after being granted an amnesty for her part in a short civil war in 2011, according to a Reuters witness.

The wife of former President Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to accept electoral defeat triggered the war, walked out of Abidjan's Ecole de Gendarmerie in which she had been detained since 2013. President Alassane Ouattara granted her amnesty on Monday, along with 800 others.

The move appeared calculated at soothing political tensions ahead of 2020 elections that many fear could turn violent, as some past polls have.

Ivory Coast is Francophone West Africa's largest and most successful economy, and the world's leading cocoa producer, but the tendency of its politicians to exploit disputes over land and ethnicity makes it volatile around election time.

Some 3,000 people were killed in the war following the disputed 2010 election.

Ouattara's ruling RDR coalition has fallen out with the coalition's junior partner, the PDCI, whose leader Henri Konan Bedie expelled party members named to a new cabinet last month.

The alliance was seen as a key factor keeping the peace between Ivory Coast's central Baoule ethnic group and the rival Dioula people of northern Ivory Coast, many of whom are migrants from Mali and Burkina Faso.

Besides Simone Gbagbo, another beneficiary was Kamagate Souleymane, a former rebel when Laurent Gbagbo was in power, and who is close to national assembly leader Guillaume Soro.

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/ivory-coast-s-simone-gbagbo-leaves-detention-after-amnesty-10601076

12:17

NASS: APC justifies DSS invasion Newtelegraph

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has justified Tuesdays invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The ruling party alleged that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, had invited thugs to the complex to cause trouble. APC stated that but for the intervention of security operatives, the planned violence []

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12:17

INEC chair: Judge determined to jail me Newtelegraph

Court insists IGP must arrest Yakubu The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday alleged that Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja is determined to send him to prison without recourse to rule of law. Yakubus position was contained in a petition he sent to []

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12:11

Defectors strangled Buharis govt for too long Lai Mohammed Newtelegraph

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammmed, in this interview speaks on the recent defection of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and developments in Kwara State politics, among other issues. FELIX NWANERI reports   How would you react to the gale of defections that recently rocked []

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12:08

Sacked DSS boss under house arrest Newtelegraph

Buhari, Osinbajo agreed to sack Daura Presidency The sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, will remain under house arrest, a competent Presidency source who prefers not to be quoted has confirmed to our correspondent. He noted that shortly after his sacking by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, the []

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12:08

EFCC freezes Akwa Ibom, Benue govts accounts Newtelegraph

Ortom: They want to cripple my state   PDP to FG: Unfreeze state accounts The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen bank accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue governments. A source alleged that no reason was given and no court order was served in the freezing of Akwa Ibom State accounts. The freezing []

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12:07

Saraki, Dogara: Were not desperate for power Newtelegraph

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, said that the presiding officers of the National Assembly were not desperate for power at all cost. This was as they maintained that there is a government within the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, desperately attempting to []

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11:59

Insecurity: Nigerians should hold security agencies responsible Makarfi Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, yesterday, disclosed that the time has come for security agencies to begin to live up to expectations in tackling the security challenges in the country.   Speaking at his 62nd birthday celebration organised by the Nigeria Youth Project (NYP) in Kaduna, Makarfi said that the work of []

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11:57

Presidency not for small boys Daniel Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, is the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential election. He speaks in this interview on the chances of the former vice president emerging the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as winning the election. FELIX NWANERI reports   []

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11:50

Women U-20 World Cup: Falconets battle Haiti in crunch tie Newtelegraph

  The Falconets of Nigeria will on Thursday (today) face Haiti in Saint Malo, as they strive to keep their qualification hopes at the ongoing France 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Chris Danjumas lasses went down to Germany by a lone goal in their opening match on Monday at the same venue and with the []

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11:48

Defection hits Nasarawa APC as 5,000 members defect to PDP Newtelegraph

The gale of defection sweeping across the country yesterday hit Nasarawa State as over 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) belonging to the Kwankwasiyya group in the state defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   The event took place at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lafia, where []

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07:56

How BRICS Plus Clashes With The US Economic War On Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 04, 2018 "Information Clearing House" -  The key take away from the BRICS summit in Johannesburg is that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa important Global South players strongly condemn unilateralism and protectionism. The Johannesburg Declaration is unmistakable: We recognize that the multilateral trading system is facing unprecedented challenges. We underscore the importance of an open world economy. Closer examination of Chinese President Xi Jinpings speech unlocks some poignant details. Xi, crucially, emphasizes delving further into our strategic partnership. That implies increased BRICS and Beyond BRICS multilateral trade, investment and economic and financial connectivity.

07:32

In One Year, MSNBC Covered Stormy Daniels 455 Times, War in Yemen 0 "IndyWatch Feed World"

by  via Anti Media

Why is the No. 1 outlet of alleged anti-Trump #resistance completely ignoring his most devastating war?

(FAIR) As FAIR has noted before (1/8/18, 3/20/18), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue.

On July 2, a year had passed since the cable networks last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen, which has killed in excess of 15,000 people and resulted in over a million cases of cholera. The US is backing a Saudi-led bombing campaign with intelligence, refueling, political cover, military hardware and, as of March, ground troops. None of this matters at all to what Adweek (4/3/18) calls the network of the Resistance, which has since its last mention of the USs role in the destruction of Yemen found time to run over a dozen segments highlighting war crimes committed by the S...

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Cote d'Ivoire: Simone Gbagbo Gets Amnesty With Hundreds of Others
President Alassane Ouattara has announced the granting of amnesty to 800 prisoners, including the former first lady of Cote d'Ivoire Simone Gbagbo.

In a message to the nation on the eve of the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the independence of Cte d'Ivoire, Ouattara reaffirmed his willingness to hand over in 2020, according to Fratmat.info.

Also to be released are former defense minister Lida Kouassi, who was convicted of conspiracy and former minister of construction Assoa Adou.

Souleymane Kamarat ("Soul to Soul") also received amnesty.

According to Radio France International, the president said "about sixty soldiers and members of armed groups who have committed blood crimes" will remain in prison.

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Angola to Host Peace and Security Summit on August 14
08.08.2018
APA News

Seven heads of state from Central and Southern Africa, including Congolese Denis Sassou NGuesso, will take part in a summit meeting on peace and security in these two sub-regions of the continent on August 14 in Luanda (Angola), the Congolese presidency announced on Wednesday.

The information was given by Angolas Minister of Foreign Relations, Manuel Domingos Augusto, who, during an audience with the Congolese president, sent him a verbal invitation from his Angolan counterpart, Joo Loureno, the Presidency noted.

During this meeting, the heads of state will discuss the persistence of violence in CAR, the electoral process in DR Congo and many other issues, the presidency added quoting the Angolan minister.

In addition to Denis Sassou NGuesso and his Angolan counterpart, Joao Loureno, the meeting will be attended by the Presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, Gabon and Uganda.

05:48

Trump and Palestine: The shock of the century "IndyWatch Feed World"

The "deal of the century" that President Trump has promised will resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict may be easily dismissed in terms of its substance, considering the extremist views of its authors, but it will have to be dealt with eventually - one way or another. For the past 18 months, the president's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, along with his cohorts, Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Middle East Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt, have been preparing the grounds for a great bargain between Israel and "moderate" Arab regimes, notably Egypt and Saudi Arabia - one that would end the Palestinian problem, allow for normalisation of relations, and pave the way for a new strategic alignment against a surging Iran. Judging by their smirks and statements, Kushner and Company have succeeded in tightening the noose around Palestine in complicity with Egyptian and Saudi leaders and are now waiting for the right time to unleash a diplomatic blitzkrieg. But how could such a trio of staunch supporters of Israeli settlement expansion come up with a deal that merits the moniker "deal of the century?" One that is comprehensive and acceptable to both Israel and the Arabs, who insist on a two states solution that includes East Jerusalem? The answer lies in the timing, packaging and delivery.

04:11

Ugandan journalist attacked twice while covering parliamentary elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nairobi, August 8, 2018--Authorities in Uganda should rigorously investigate two attacks on journalist Damba Wiziri that occurred while he was covering a recent national parliamentary election in Sheema Municipality, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

03:51

Zambia Denies Asylum Claim by Zimbabwe Opposition Leader "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zambian immigration authorities today rejected a claim of asylum by Tendai Biti, a leading figure in the MDC Alliance opposition party who fled post-election violence and certain arrest in Zimbabwe.   Expand MDCA principal Tendai Biti addressing a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 31, 2018. 2018 Human Rights Watch Zambia also rejected claims by [...]

03:37

When and how did the Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this history, and their precise place within it. Our review of the scientific evidence, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that for all practical purposes, this is indeed the case. Their ancestors arrived shortly after 50,000 years ago - effectively forever, given that modern human populations only moved out of Africa 50,000-55,000 years ago.

02:57

PHOTO: Saraki visits Babangida in Minna Newtelegraph

Senate President Bukola Saraki has arrived Minna, capital of Niger State to hold a private meeting with the former military President Ibrahim Babangida. The meeting is taking place at the Hilltop residence, of the former military ruler. Saraki landed at Minna International Airport at about 4.10 PM and drove straight to the hilltop home of []

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02:38

JUST IN: Godswill Akpabio dumps PDP for APC Newtelegraph

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr Akpabio who is currently a senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district had earlier resigned his position as Minority leader in the Senate. Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom governor has fired two commissioners from []

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02:37

How American Life Became Unlivable "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why the Young Want to Leave, the Middle-Aged are Broke, and the Old are Giving Up

Over the last year or so, many, maybe most, young people I know are making plansor at least have dreamsto leave the USA. To touch down on shores richer with possibility. Like all great trends, that ones a sign. American life has become unlivable. Why? And how?

Think about it from the end of a lifenot the beginning. Theres a new boom amongst retirees. Bankruptcy. Basic costs of lifehealthcare, food, and the likehave eaten up so much of their income, many are simply declaring themselves broke. How terrible. And yet if old people are going broke because they cant afford to eat, sleep, and go to the doctor, basicallywhat about young people, whose future is becoming those old people? Would you want to grow old in a society where youd have to declare bankruptcy at 70? What would you even do then? Doesnt that frighten you a little?

So how did America get to this point? What happens in between the beginning and the end of a lifein the middle? People have to make ends meet. But in American, they cant. Not anymore. Life itself has become a wretched, desperate affair. Do you think I exaggerate? How do you feel most days? Happyor anxious, frightened, and worried? How did you get there?

Americans think of hyperinflation as a thing that affect banana republicspoorly governed countries, Venezuela, little African barely-states. But the truth is that hyperinflation has wrecked American life, devastated its middle class, destroyed the prospects of its young, and made life unlivable. How so?

Healthcare has risen by two thousand percent. The price of education has gone up by 1000%. Food, 300%. Rent and house prices, 400%. Childcare, 500%. You can add to that list as you see fit. I call it eudaimonic hyperinflationTVs get cheaper, but the price of the basic stuff of a good life rockets upwards beyond the edges of the solar system, way beyond the point of sanity, let alone reason....

02:30

This new fund is preserving the sites of African American history "IndyWatch Feed World"

We wanted to build a social impact community to create a shared vision to tell the full history of our nation.

In August 2017, a rally of hate groups protesting the removal of two statues honoring Confederate generals turned violent and deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a sad, tragic, and generally grotesque event. But it also sparked a counter-wave of black history preservation efforts, to ensure that more Americans remember the past correctly.

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02:21

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Gentle" -- August 8, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - August 8, 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 Cabal-MIC have been defeated and all that remains are remnants.


"If we can't have the world, then no one will."


The remainder of the Cabal know that they are beyond the point of ever fulfilling their agenda to enslave us.


All they wish now is to bring us down with them.


They will not succeed.


The restoration of the Republic is occurring in real time.


The 2nd Civil War is being discretely and effectively fought.


A gentle transition is being made for the masses to let go of the old way of life which the Cabal designed for us to keep us in debt slavery.


Zimbabwe is now on course to becoming the most wealthiest nation in the world.


Zimbabwe will have the most valuable currency in the world backed by abundant rare earth materials.


The RV is currently on track to release and can be expected at any moment (ideally between 11:58 PM EDT and 12:01 AM EDT any day of the week).


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01:42

Libyan Army calls on Putin to help solve the Libya crisis amid foreign support for jihadists, efforts to hinder elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Libyan National Army (LNA) earlier accused Turkey and Qatar of supporting jihadist militants in the country, also stating that Rome, who has supported the Government of National Accord (GNA), hinders attempts to hold elections. "The Libyan problem also needs engagement from Russia and President Putin himself, the removal of external actors, for example, Turkey, Qatar, specifically Italy, from the Libyan arena. Russian diplomacy should play an important role in this issue," LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari said on Wednesday. Earlier today the spokesman told Sputnik that more than 100 LNA servicemen, who had been injured in clashes with extremists, have received medical treatment in Russia, adding that it had made "a good impression on the armed forces." He also noted that the LNA plans to carry out presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

01:40

ECETI News -- Sirius News "IndyWatch Feed World"



Sirius News

A Message from the Brilliance in Commerce:

The annual 8:8 Lionsgate occurs on August 8th during the month of Leo, the Lion. It is the time of year when our planet aligns with Star Sirius and the Galactic Center, creating a harmonious portal that unites matter and antimatter.

The powerful energies of the Lions Gate portal are assisting Gaia through the Gateways of Time and into the higher dimensions that are guarded by the Royal Sirian Lions of yesterday and tomorrow.

Often called the Dog Days of Summer, the star Sirius (Dog Star) rises and sets with our sun between July 3 and August 11th. During this time Sirian indigo light uplifts humanity and opens portals to the halcyon days of Lemuria. The 8-8 Lions Gate opens the hallways of time to ancient history when Sirian Masters traveled to Earth and taught the principles of Ascension.

The ancient Egyptians celebrated the annual event when Star Sirius aligned with the Great Pyramid forming a frequency receptor of celestial light transmission. While the Lions Gate is open, we are blessed with increased power and strength to change the world as a planetary sanctuary for all life.

01:29

BREAKING: EFCC freezes accounts of Akwa Ibom government Newtelegraph

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen the bank accounts of the Akwa Ibom state government. Recall that the EFCC has also frozen the account of Benue state government. Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom, and accountant-general of the state are said to be in shocked by the development. Details later

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01:17

New bill banning smoking in public places draws ire in Gauteng, South Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Gauteng Liquor Forum is calling for the scrapping of the Tobacco Bill which is currently open for public comment. They are arguing that the current Bill is effective but needs a better enforcement plan. The Bill, if passed, seeks to ban the display of all tobacco products. In addition, smokers could face a three months jail sentence if found smoking in public. Dedicated smoking areas in restaurants will also be removed. Chairperson of the Gauteng Liquor Forum, Fanny Mokoena says the banning of smoking in public places will have a negative impact on their members.

01:17

NAssembly Blockade a show of shame Saraki Newtelegraph

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called for investigation into the blockade at the entrance of the National Assembly by security operatives on Tuesday. He made the call while addressing a World News Conference in Abuja on Wednesday. Saraki said that to forestall a recurrence of the incident, an investigation should be []

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01:16

Canada Is Not Alone in Its Diplomatic Beef With Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The failure of Western allies to rally around Canada in its dispute with Saudi Arabia risks luring the kingdom into a false belief that economic sanctions will shield it from, if not reverse mounting criticism of its human rights record and conduct of the war in Yemen. It also risks convincing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that acting with impunity will not impinge on his efforts to attract badly needed foreign investment.

In a sign of the times, Canada was this week not the only country to take a critical approach towards Saudi Arabia. Weeks after announcing the withdrawal of Malaysian troops from the 41-nation, Saudi-sponsored Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), Malaysian defense minister Mohamad Sabu ordered the immediate closure of the Saudi-backed King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP).

The Saudi-funded centre was established during a visit to Malaysia last year by King Salman to project the kingdom as a leader in the fight against political violence and the promotion of peace. The establishment of the centre constituted a shift in Saudi Arabias soft power strategy that for decades was premised on generous global funding of ultra-conservative strands of Sunni Muslim Islam.

The centre would have also helped extend Saudi influence in Southeast Asia by bringing together Islamic scholars and intelligence agencies in an effort to counter extremist interpretations of Islam in cooperation with the Saudi-funded Islamic Science University of Malaysia, and the Muslim World League, a Saudi governmental non-governmental organization that long served as a vehicle for global propagation of ultra-conservatism.

The Saudi-Canadian spat erupted after Canadas ambassador to the kingdom, Dennis Horak, called on Saudi Arabia to release detained women activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister-in-law of a recently naturalized Canadian citizen, Ensaf Haidar. Ms. Haidar is married to Ms. Badawis brother, Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for promoting freedom of expression and womens rights.

The spat follows similar incidents with...

01:15

Rekhmire: The First Masonic Grand Master of the Deep State "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Moe Bedard

In studying this lost history, I have discovered what appears to be the first known evidence and physical proof of what we can call The First Masonic Grand Master of the Deep State. These Masonic revelations I discovered in the tomb of a very important Egyptian noble and official of the 18th dynasty who served as Governor of the Town of Thebes and Vizier for Pharaohs Thutmosis III and Amenhotep II.

His name is Rekhmire.

The image above shows us Rekhmires Masonic symbols and the way he faces, the position of his feet and also what he holds in his hands are done purposely to indicate his royal authority and also the subjects AKA slaves who were all under his magical sway. He advances with his right foot forward as he holds the Shepards cane/crook in his right hand to control the slaves and in his left hand is the scepter to beat any unruly slaves/masons under the Kings sway that runs behind his body.

In ancient Egypt, Rekhmire held the royal title of Vizier which is the highest-ranking government official, appointed by the pharaoh and acting as his chancellor (chief administrator; Egyptian: taty).

Vizier was a term for the chief administrators of Upper and Lower Egypt during the times when the administration of the country was headed by two officials with the vizier for the North (Lower Egypt, the Nile D...

01:12

Is Kenya Falling into the China Debt Trap? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kenya is an important component of Chinas overall Africa strategy. The country is home to major Chinese-funded and built infrastructure projects and has thus become a showcase for Beijings development and investment initiatives on the continent. It is also home to the port of Mombasa on the Indian Ocean, a key link in the Belt and Road Initiatives Maritime Silk Road between Asia and Europe via the Suez Canal.

A large chunk of Chinese financing has gone into Kenyas 485 km standard gauge railway linking the capital of Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa. Now known as the SGR or Madaraka Express, the rail line is the result of a US$ 3.2 billion contract signed with the state-owned China Roads and Bridges Corporation in 2014. Over 85% of financing for the project came from China, and as of 2018 both passenger and freight service have commenced. The passenger line cuts travel time from its previous twelve hours to five. It moved some 1.3 million passengers in its first year and raked in nearly US$ 10 million in passenger sales. Freight service has not been so successful out of the gates. Importers have been reluctant to use the line, and it was used to transport just 1,600 of the roughly 80,000 containers that went through Mombasa in the first month it was operational. The lack of customers has prompted several tariff cuts by the authorities, who are trying to encourage shippers to switch from road-based options. As it stands there are fears that the railway will never transport the kind of volumes that would allow it to pay off the loans required to build it.

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Prayer and Meditation for Thursday, August 9, 2018 I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts "IndyWatch Feed War"

You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do

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Art: Get Thee Behind MeSatan, by James Tissot

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Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 410

Reading 1 JER 31:31-34

The days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel
and the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers:
the day I took them by the hand
to lead them forth from the land of Egypt;
for they broke my covenant,
and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.
But this is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.
I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives
how to know the LORD.
All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD,
for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19

R. (12a) Create a clean heart in me, O God.
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
I will teach transgressors your ways,
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IMF Keeps Mozambique Under Its Purview
August 3, 2018
IMF News Release

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMFs Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Maputo during July 25August 3, 2018, to take stock of recent macroeconomic developments, update the macroeconomic framework for 2018-19, and provide input to the preparation of the 2019 draft budget.

At the end of the mission, Mr. Velloso issued the following statement:

The Mozambican economy is recovering gradually. Real GDP growth reached 3 percent in 2017 percentage point higher than projected by Fund staff in the last Article IV consultationsupported by a stronger-than-expected recovery in agriculture and significantly higher mining production. Inflation declined rapidly, from a peak of 26 percent (year-on-year) in November 2016 to about 6 percent (year-on-year) in June, reflecting tight monetary policy, exchange rate stability, and decelerating food price increases. Strong export performance and subdued import growth have helped narrow the external current account deficit, supporting a large accumulation of international reserves, which at end-June covered about 6 months of next years projected non-megaproject imports.

On the fiscal front, the government took important measures that helped contain the fiscal deficit: subsidies on fuel and wheat were eliminated, an automatic fuel price adjustment mechanism was adopted, and electricity and public transportation prices were increased. Responding to rapid disinflation, the Bank of Mozambique has been easing monetary policy, cutting its policy rate by a total of 600 basis points since April 2017.

The near-term outlook is of gradual and broad-based recovery in economic activity and subdued inflation. Real GDP growth is projected in the range of 3 percent to 4 percent in 2018, picking up to the range of 4 percent to 4 percent in 2019. This recovery is expected to be supported by further declines in interest...

00:42

7 takeaway from Sarakis world press conference Newtelegraph

Earlier today, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki held a press conference to address yesterdays invasion of the National Assembly by the men of the Department of State Security (DSS). In his address, the Senate President decried the use of security apparatus to perpetrate unlawful activities capable of endangering our democracy. He []

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00:28

2019: Senator Jonah Jang declares for Presidency Newtelegraph

The immediate Past Governor of Plateau State and the Serving Senator representing Plateau Northern Senatorial District at the National Assembly Sen. Jonah David Jang had declared his intention to contest for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019 under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Senator Jang who is the []

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00:08

Phillips Consulting Transforms Banking in Nigeria with Introduction of Intellect Digital Solution Newtelegraph

Phillips Consulting Transforms Banking in Nigeria with Introduction of Intellect Digital Solution Leading management consulting firm, Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), has transformed the financial technology sector by introducing cutting-edge technology, Intellect Digital Core Banking Solution, to Nigeria. Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited, a global leading company that offers services in Financial Technology []

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23:09

PHOTO: Bomb discovered in Delta Newtelegraph

The discovery of an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, created panic, yesterday, in Asaba, Delta State. According to reports, the IED was spotted around North West Filling station, opposite Oshimili South secretariat. Men of the Delta State police anti-bomb squad were later called in to evacuate it.

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23:08

DSS DG sack: Osinbajo consulted Buhari -presidency Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are unanimous in the decision of the sack of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Lawal Daura. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina stated this on Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly []

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23:05

BREAKING: NASS Leadership Meet With INEC Boss Newtelegraph

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are currently meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu in Abuja. The meeting with the NASS leadership is to discuss the funding of the 2019 general elections and the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The Senate []

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22:31

PHOTOS: Mini van catches fire on Third Mainland Bridge Newtelegraph

A minivan caught fire on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos on Wednesday leading to traffic build up on the bridge. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit Twitter handle, @lasemasocial, the fire started early Wednesday at the Adekunle axis of the bridge. OK so apparently there's a car ablaze Good thing []

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22:28

AP Blasts US Support To Pro al-Qaida Coalition In Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

ATAQ, Yemen (AP) Again and again over the past two years, a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has claimed it won decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds across Yemen and shattered their ability to attack the West.

Heres what the victors did not disclose: many of their conquests came without firing a shot.

Thats because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.

These compromises and alliances have allowed al-Qaida militants to survive to fight another day and risk strengthening the most dangerous branch...

22:19

FLASHBACK: Saudi Arabia sends death-row inmates to fight in Syria against Assad "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia has sent death-row inmates from several nations to fight against the Syrian government in exchange for commuting their sentences, the Assyrian International News Agency reports. Citing what it calls a "top secret memo" in April from the Ministry of Interior, AINA says the Saudi offered 1,239 inmates a pardon and a monthly stipend for their families, which were were allowed to stay in the Sunni Arab kingdom. Syrian President Bashar Assad is an Alawite, a minority Shiite sect. According to an English translation of the memo, besides Saudis, the prisoners included Afghans, Egyptians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and Yemenis. All faced "execution by sword" for murder, rape or drug smuggling. Russia, which has backed Assad, objected to the bargain and allegedly threatened to bring the issue to the United Nations, said an unidentified former Iraqi member of Parliament who confirmed the memo's authenticity, says AINA, an independent outlet.

22:15

NASS Siege, Democracy And Fascism. By Law Mefor OBLONG MEDIA

Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it Frantz Fanon Beyond any More

22:00

Chinas Empire of Debt "IndyWatch Feed War"

Summary

Staggering in its ambition, Chinas globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure financing in Asia, Europe, and Africa over the coming years ahead. Even before BRI, the rising superpower was a leading lender worldwide.

Chinese finance represents a chance for economic rejuvenation in some states. For others, its a shackle that will create unredeemable fiscal burdens in the near future. This model of debt dependency will increase Beijings geopolitical leverage over small and impoverished states, grant favorable access to key resources, and potentially revolutionize the power balance in international forums like the IMF and the UN General Assembly. It will also give Beijing a powerful voice in regional forums, allowing it to influence decision processes from which it would otherwise be excluded, such as ASEAN deliberations on the South China Sea dispute.

This is not a phenomenon that is historically unprecedented. Western countries engaged in a similar lending binge both during and after the Cold War, one that ultimately resulted in undue influence over the domestic and foreign policies of countries in the developing world.

 

Background

International studies have shown there are already a number of states that are increasingly at risk of debt peonage to China (i.e. countries with large outstanding debts held by Beijing, and whose economies are unlikely to grow at a sustainable enough clip to meet their future debt payments on schedule. These countries include Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, the Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Then there are other countries such as Nepal or Cambodia, who could easily join this group in the near future due to their growing need for outside finance. This report will cover four countries in particular where Chinas geopolitical ambitions are converging with the BRI and other state-backed lending schemes aimed at expanding Beijings commercial, and by extension geopolitical, outreach....

22:00

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Addresses the Nation "IndyWatch Feed War"

TeleSUR English Published on 8 Aug 2018 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the nation with results of the assassination attempt investigation. Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, revealed important evidence during a press-conference on Tuesday evening, highlighting the details of the assassination attempt in which two drones were equipped with C4 explosives. The testimony of some of...

21:57

Akwa Ibom Govt sacks Akpabios brother, other commissioner Newtelegraph

The Akwa Ibom State Government has sacked the Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Manpower Development, Mr. Ibanga Akpabio; and his counterpart in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Victor Antai from the state Executive Council with immediate effect. Ibanga, who is a younger brother to ex-governor and erstwhile Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, []

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21:38

LIVE VIDEO: World press conference by Senate President Saraki Newtelegraph

Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate is currently addressing a world press confrence at the National Assembly. This is following the blocking of the National assembly gate by operatives of the DSS. Recall that the DG of the DSS, Mr Lawal Daura, was subsequently sacked for the action.

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21:37

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Tanzania Wants to Build Pipeline to Pump Gas to Uganda 
Reuters
August 7th 2018 at 10:18 GMT

Tanzania wants to build a pipeline to pump natural gas to neighbouring Uganda, another step in the two countries bid to expand energy cooperation.

Development Corporation (TPDC) said on Monday that the pipeline would start from its capital Dar es Salaam, then pass through Tanga port on the Indian Ocean and to Mwanza, a port on Lake Victoria before crossing the border to Uganda.

It said it was looking to hire a contractor to conduct a feasibility study to determine current and future natural gas demand by identifying all potential customers. It did not give an estimated volume.

The study would also establish the most economically viable route for the pipeline, it said. Tanzania boasts estimated recoverable natural gas reserves of over 57 trillion cubic feet (tcf), mostly in offshore fields in the south of the country. Know if news is factual and true.

In 2016 the two countries agreed to develop a crude oil export pipeline to help transport land-locked Ugandas crude reserves from fields in the countrys west to offshore markets.

Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001291014/tanzania-wants-to-build-pipeline-to-pump-gas-to-uganda

21:31

BREAKING: Court dismisses case against Osun PDP governorship candidate, Adeleke Newtelegraph

A High Court sitting in Osun State has dismissed the case against the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke. The presiding judge, Justice David Oladimeji, on Wednesday dismissed the case for lack of merit. Justice Oladimeji stated that though the document submitted by Senator Adeleke has some irregularities, the court []

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21:30

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Mozambique Finalizes Block 5 Oil Deals with Multinational Firms
August 07, 2018 5:15 PM
Reuters

FILE - A general view of Sasol's gas project is seen in Temane, Mozambique, June 1, 2004.

MAPUTO Mozambique's government on Tuesday approved contracts giving exclusive rights to energy companies to act on concessions awarded to them to explore for oil following four years of negotiations and delays that threatened to derail the projects.

Cabinet spokeswoman Ana Comoana said the companies could now go ahead with mining operations to tap offshore oil reserves that experts say are enough to supply energy to Britain, France, Germany and Italy for over 20 years.

Mozambique is desperate to plug gaps in government revenue after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) canceled funding in 2016 citing concerns about how $2 billion in loans was spent.

"The contracts give the concessionaires exclusive rights to conduct oil operations with the aim to produce oil from the natural resources deposits underneath the areas," Comoana said following a cabinet meeting.

Norwegian company Statoil, Italy's Eni, Exxon Mobil, Delonex Energy, South Africa's Sasol and Mozambique's national oil and gas company ENH were awarded the exploration rights in the area of Mozambique's Northern Zambezi basin, known as block 5, in 2015.

Statoil now known as Equinor quit negotiations in January, while Delonex this year withdrew from its concession over the deadlock with government.

More than $30 billion is expected to be invested in Mozambique's natural gas sector to build capacity to produce 20 million tons per year of LNG, with the first exports due to start in 2021.

21:23

JUST IN: 6 Kano lawmakers defect to PDP Newtelegraph

Six members of Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday defected from ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The decamped lawmakers are members representing Gwarzo, Gwale, Gezawa, Rogo, Madobi and Bichi local government areas of Kano state. Recall that the Speaker of the state house of assembly was recently impeached []

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21:13

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African Union Issues Call to Uphold Rights in DR Congo Poll
06 August 2018 - 17:40
AFP

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has reiterated the need for all stakeholders to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections are held in the DRC

The African Union on Monday called for the "rights and freedoms of all Congolese" to be upheld, amid mounting tensions over the country's presidential race.

Candidates must submit their applications to run in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) long-delayed election, due on December 23, by Wednesday evening.

"At this crucial stage of the electoral process, the Chairperson of the Commission (Moussa Faki Mahamat) reiterates the need for all stakeholders... to ensure peaceful, transparent and truly inclusive elections are held," the AU said in a statement.

"(Mahamat) calls on all political actors to act responsibly and in the best interests of their country, which must prevail over all other considerations."

It was "crucial" that the rights and freedoms of all Congolese voters be respected and a "level electoral playing field" be ensured, it added.

The statement was issued after opposition leader Moise Katumbi was blocked from returning home last week to file his bid.

Katumbi, 53, a wealthy businessman and former governor of the province of Katanga, was barred from entering the DRC and charged with offences against state security, officials said.

He has been living in self-imposed exile in Belgium since May 2016 after falling out with President Joseph Kabila.

Another Kabila rival, former warlord and ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, 55, returned home last week. He officially launched his bid for the presidency on Thursday.

The DRC has never known a peaceful transition of power since it gained independence in 1960.

Kabila, 47, has been at the helm since 2001, presiding over a vast mineral-rich country with a reputation for corruption, inequality and unrest.

He was scheduled to stand down at the end of 2016 after his second elected term, technically the last permitted under the constitution.

He has refused to spell...

21:07

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DR Congo's Kabila in Talks on Successor Ahead of Election Deadline
07 August 2018 - 17:03
AFP

DR Congo's president Joseph Kabila addresses a news conference at the State House in Kinshasa on January 26, 2018.

DR Congo president Joseph Kabila scheduled talks on Tuesday with allies to discuss hand-picking a candidate to run in upcoming elections on the eve of a key campaign deadline, sources said.

Members of a pro-Kabila alliance known as the Common Front for Congo (FCC) "have been called to an important meeting this evening at Kingakati," said a minister, referring to the presidential residence on the outskirts of Kinshasa.

Another source, close to Kabila, said: "It's not a secret anymore - it's about naming a candidate for our presidential platform."

Candidates have until late Wednesday to file their bid for the December 23 poll - a ballot seen as crucial for the future of the notoriously unstable country.

Kabila, in power since 2001, should have stepped down at the end of 2016 when his constitutional two-term limit expired. He has invoked a constitutional clause enabling him to stay on as caretaker.

But he has left everyone guessing whether he will seek to run again, perhaps by arguing that this is permissible because of a revision of the constitution in 2006.

The uncertainty has ratcheted up political tensions, leading to anti-Kabila protests that have been bloodily repressed.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has never known a peaceful transition of power since it gained independence in 1960.

Kabila, 47, has been at the helm since 2001, taking over from his father, Laurent-Dsir Kabila, who was assassinated by a bodyguard.

His tenure over the vast mineral-rich country has been marked by a reputation for corruption, inequality and unrest.

Many provinces are in the grip of armed conflict and millions have had to flee their homes, many flocking to Uganda, Tanzania, Angola and Zambia.

After Wednesday's deadline for applications, the definitive list of candidates is to be announced on September 19.

20:59

Zimbabwean opposition leader arrested at the border "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Zimbabwean opposition leader, Tendai Biti, has been arrested while "trying to ... seek asylum in neighbouring Zambia", say police sources.

20:57

U.S.-Saudi Coalition Paid al-Qaida to Stop Fighting, Report Reveals "IndyWatch Feed World"

ATAQ, YemenAgain and again over the past two years, a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has claimed it won decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds across Yemen and shattered their ability to attack the West.

Heres what the victors did not disclose: Many of their conquests came without firing a shot.

Thats because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself.

These compromises and alliances have allowed al-Qaida militants to survive to fight another day and risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Key participants in the pacts said the U.S. was aware of the arrangements and held off on any drone strikes.

The deals uncovered by the AP reflect the contradictory interests of the two wars being waged simultaneously in this southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula.

In one conflict, the U.S. is working with its Arab allies particularly the United Arab Emirates with the aim of eliminating the branch of extremists known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. But the larger mission is to win the civil war against the Houthis, Iranian-backed Shiite rebels. And in that fight, al-Qaida militants are effectively on the same side as the Saudi-led coalition and, by extension, the United States.

Elements of the U.S. military are clearly aware that much of what the U.S. is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP and there is much angst about that, said Michael Horton, a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a U.S. analysis group that tracks terrorism.

However, supporting the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against what the U.S. views as Iranian expansionism takes priority over battling AQAP and even stabilizing Yemen, Horton said.

The APs findings are based on reporting in Yemen and interviews with two dozen officials, including Yemeni security officers, militia commanders, tribal mediators and four members of al-Qaidas branch. All but a few of those sources spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing reprisals. Emirati-backed factions, like most armed groups in Yemen, have been accused of abducting or killing their critics.

Coalition-backed militias actively recruit al-Qaida militants, or those who were recently members, because theyre considered exceptional fighters, the AP found.

The coalition forces are comprised of a dizzying mix of militias, factions, tribal warlords and tribes with very local interests. And AQAP militants are intertwined with...

20:56

African migrants protest in Italy after road deaths "IndyWatch Feed War"

Migrant laborers staged a strike on Wednesday to protest at the deaths of 16 colleagues killed this week in two separate traffic accidents in southern Italy.

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African migrant laborers stage a march to protest against their work conditions in Italy, following the death of 16 of their colleagues in two separate road accidents, near Foggia, Italy August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Thousands of migrants work in the southern heel of Italy during the summer months, harvesting tomatoes.

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They are paid as little as 3 euros ($3.50) an hour, less than half the minimum wage for agricultural workers, and many have to live in shanty towns without water or electricity.

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An African migrant laborer holds a banner reading against all ghetto, for the dignity of work during a march to protest against his work conditions in Italy, following the death of 16 colleagues in two separate road accidents, near Foggia, Italy August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Twelve migrants died on Monday as they traveled home after a day in the fields, with their packed van smashing head-on into an on-coming lorry.

Two days earlier, four migrants died in a near identical accident. Both crashes happened close to the city of Foggia, near the Adriatic coast.

...

20:52

Protesting truck drivers block Abuja-Lokoja highway Newtelegraph

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the blockage of the Abuja-Lokoja highway at Kwali by protesting truck drivers on Wednesday morning. The FCT Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr Gora Wobin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Wobin said the protest was sparked by an alleged shooting []

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20:52

Court remands auto mechanic in Kirikiri Prisons for stealing Newtelegraph

An 18-year-old auto mechanic, Toheeb Suleimon, who stole four cell phones valued at N120, 000, was remanded in Kirikiri Prisons pending his sentence. An Ikeja Magistrates Court, Mr T. O. Ojo, presiding over the case, however, fixed Aug. 10 for judgment following plea of guilty by the accused. The accused, whose residential address was not []

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20:43

NYSC bans corps members from unauthorised journeys Newtelegraph

Suleiman Kazaure, the Director-General, National Youth Corps (NYSC), has warned corps members against night parties and organising social events without the knowledge of the appropriate authority. Mr Kazaure, while addressing corps members in Ikare Akoko on Tuesday, directed that all social events must not hold without approvals. He said the scheme was devastated over the []

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20:41

Kenyas Asaba 2018 athlete dies in auto crash Newtelegraph

Kenyas former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident aged 28, the countrys ministry of sports and heritage said on Wednesday. Bett died in Nandi County, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from the Africa Championships in Nigeria on []

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20:29

BREAKING: EFCC freezes Benue govts accounts Newtelegraph

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly frozen the accounts of the Benue State Government. The accounts are said to be domiciled in three banks. Governor Samuel Ortom is expected to speak on the matter, on Wednesday, in Abuja. With this action, it is believed that the state government would find it difficult []

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19:23

Why CAIR Is Fundraising for MN Candidate Ilhan Omar "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ilhan Omar gives her acceptance speech after being elected as a state representative in Minnesota in 2016. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, is the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office. (Photo: STEPHEN MATUREN/Getty Images)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) California Political Action Committee (PAC)  revved its fundraising machine for Ilhan Omar, who is running for Congress in Minnesota.

CAIR held three fundraising events in California for the candidate. CAIR is a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity that was designated as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates. FBI wiretaps in 1993 revealed CAIR was established to deceptively push the Islamist agenda in America.  

You can read more about CAIRs background here.

Omar is vying for controversial Congressman Keith Ellisons seat in the House of Representatives as he...

19:00

South Korea Deploys Warship to Libya Coast in Show of Force "IndyWatch Feed War"

ISIS IN ACTION

ISIS-affiliated social media accounts have released a list of over 200 hundred names of Misratan fighters from al-Bunyan al-Marsous (BAM) as targets for assassination. The week before the BAM spokesperson, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, stated in a TV interview that the recent spate of ISIS attacks was a result of ISIS members escaping from Derna.

On 29 July, ISIS fighters were reported to have set up a checkpoint 14 km south of Uqaylah in the al-Wahat Province. This follows reports on 28 July, that several vehicles belonging to ISIS fighters were observed south of Uqaylah moving to the 103 line towards the Kufra and Jalu region.

WESTERN RESPONSE

On 2 August, South Korea redirected the naval ship Munmu the Great from anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden to Libya in order to protect South Korean commercial vessels. This action is thought to be a show of force in response to a video released on 31 July showing footage of a Korean technician and three Filipinos under duress after being kidnapped at the Man-Made River al-Hassouna plant near Ash Shwayrif on 6 July. The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has also said that he may also follow South Koreas lead and send a naval ship to the Libyan coast, though a recent report suggests they may send officials instead. The armed group responsible and the location of the captives remain unknown.

Libya-Analysis is the most read independent English-language blog on Libyan affairs. It is run by Jason Pack, founder of EyeOnISISinLibya.com and researcher of World History at Cambridge University

This article was republished with explicit permission from the author. Featured Photo: US Navy

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19:00

Deadly heatwave and 14-hour power cuts leave Libyans on the edge "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Some take to streets to protest against the power company and the Tripoli government - while others head to the beach to cool off

18:22

Moving elephants to Mozambique Africa Sustainable Conservation News

The Conservation

 August 7, 2018 
An elephant successfully translocated by SAN Parks from Kruger National Park to Addo Elephant National Park. Author supplied 

The translocation of wild animals is becoming an increasingly important conservation strategy and is happening more and more frequently around the world.

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy has translocated 20 species (13 of them threatened) to its reserves around Australia. Similarly, the Conservation Land Trust in Argentina has translocated a suite of native mammals including the giant anteater, tapir and jaguar to restore the Iber Wetlands in Corrientes Province. The Red Squirrels Trust Wales is restoring the Ogwen Valley by eradicating invasive grey squirrels, and translocating native red squirrels and pine marten.

Translocations have become more frequent in Africa, too; elephants are the biggest animals to be moved. In places where species have historically been wiped out, but where managers have now...

17:49

Brussels Alarmed Over Populist Threat in Spain Due to Immigration Tensions Italy, Holland, Poland, and Hungary stand apart "IndyWatch Feed War"

Migrants sit on the ground in El Tarajal, Ceuta, close to the boarder with Morocco on December 9, 2016 after being rounded up by police to be attended to by Red Cross personnel and taken to the Center for Temporary Stay of Immigrants (CETI) after nearly 400 migrants forced their

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The European Commission is alarmed by a heating up of debates over immigration in Spain, provoked by rising populist leaders, El Pas reported Monday.

Meanwhile, a chill runs through the headquarters of the European Commission at the possibility that another EU member could fall prey to a populist discourse that is very difficult to extinguish once it spreads, the newspaper warned.

The report suggests that a populist current is infiltrating Spanish conservative waters, especially those of the Popular Party (PP) and Ciudadaos, the party of Alberto Rivera, which has progressive leaders and pundits in a panic.

We cannot afford to lose Spain, said an unnamed high-ranking official cited by El Pas, who complained of the current fragility of the EU, with its limping Franco-German axis and partners such as Italy, Holland, Poland, and Hungary whose governments are skeptical to the EU or openly dissenting.

In the current situation, Spain, due to its demographic and economic weight, is a fundamental piece to give strength to the Europeanist bloc, the official said.

Brussels nervousness began on on July 29, the paper states, when the new president of the PP, Pablo Casado Blanco, tweeted that Spain has no room for all the immigrants who may want to come.

It is not possible to provide papers for everyone, nor is a welfare state sustainable that can absorb the millions of Africans who want to come to Europe. We have to say it, even though it is politically incorrect, he said, appealing for sincerity.

...

16:53

Trump and Advisors Diverge on Iran: What does it mean for israel? "IndyWatch Feed War"

No preconditions, no, they want to meet Ill meet, anytime they want, President Donald Trump said.

BY RON KAMPEAS/JTA
 AUGUST 8, 2018 09:27
US President Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while addressing a joint news conference with Nigerias President Muhammadu Buhari in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, US, April 30, 2018.. (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

WASHINGTON Amidst the United States of Americas sanctions on Iran, President Donald Trump says he is ready to meet with Iran without preconditions, while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has preconditions.

The disconnect of recent weeks was sharpened Monday when the White...

14:32

US-backed alliance in Yemen war bribes, recruits al-Qaeda warlords, report finds "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yemeni militias backed by Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are actively paying off al-Qaeda-allied factions to abstain from the fighting, and are recruiting al-Qaeda members to fight against Shiite rebels, according to a new investigative report.

14:00

US-backed alliance in Yemen war bribes, recruits al-Qaeda warlords, report finds "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yemeni militias backed by Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are actively paying off al-Qaeda-allied factions to abstain from the fighting, and are recruiting al-Qaeda members to fight against Shiite rebels, according to a new investigative report. Ever since 2015, when the civil war in Yemen broke out, the US, along with its Arab allies UAE and Saudi Arabia, has supported Sunni troops in their war against Shiite Houthi rebels. The latter are believed to be supported by Iran, and the US-backed coalition is engaged in an effort to curtail what it sees as Iranian expansionism in the Middle East.

13:33

Purpose Goes to Latin America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer  How do global powers orchestrate destabilisation and war? And how are propaganda constructs like the White Helmets brought to life? The only way to even begin to answer those questions is to follow the money, analyse the networks and interrogate the messaging. In Purpose goes to Latin America Cory Morningstar,...

13:01

The History of the Workers Unemployment Insurance Bill "IndyWatch Feed War"

At a time when the American population is radicalizing, when popular movements are coalescing around radical demandsMedicare for All, the abolition of ICE, tuition-free college, in general the demand to make society livable for everyoneit can be useful to draw collective inspiration from the past. Irruptions of the popular will have on innumerable occasions reshaped history, remade the terrain of class struggle such that the ruling class was, at least for a moment, thrown on the defensive and forced to retreat. Especially when pundits and politicians are insisting on the virtues of centrism and the essential conservatism of Americans, it is important to remember just how false these shibboleths are, particularly in a time of economic stagnation and acute social discontent.

One of the most remarkable demonstrations of the deep-seated radicalism of ordinary people has been all but forgotten, even by historians: namely, the Workers Unemployment Insurance Bill (or Workers Bill) that was introduced in Congress in 1934, 1935, and 1936. Despite essentially no press coverage and extreme hostility from the business community and the Roosevelt administration, a mass movement developed behind this bill that had been written by the Communist Party. The tremendous popular pressure that was brought to bear on Congress secured a stunning victory in the spring of 1935, when the bill became the first unemployment insurance plan in U.S. history to be recommended by a congressional committee (the House Labor Committee). It was defeated in the Houseby a vote of 204 to 52but the widespread support for the bill was likely a factor in the easy passage later in 1935 of the relatively conservative Social Security Act, which laid the foundation for the American welfare state.

Aside from its direct legislative importance, the Workers Bill is of interest in that it shows just how left-wing vast swathes of the population were in the 1930s and can become when a political force emerges to articulate their grievances. This bill, which was far more radical than provisions in the Soviet Union for social insurance, was endorsed by over 3,500 local unions (and the regular conventions of several International unions and state bodies of the American Federation of Labor), practically every unemployed organization in the country, fraternal lodges, governmental bodies in over seventy cities and counties, and groups representing veterans, farmers, African-Americans, women, the youth, and churches. In the West, the South, the Midwest, and the East, millions of citizens signed petitions and postcards in support of it. And this was all despite the active hostility of every sector of socie...

12:07

Banks beat IFRS 9 challenge amid capital adequacy concerns Newtelegraph

With their H1 2018 earning season turning out to be quite impressive, banks in Nigeria seem to be successfully implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards 9 (IFRS9). However, the new accounting rule has also put the spotlight on lenders Capital Adequacy Ratios (CARs). Tony Chukwunyem writes   Around this time last year, with the January []

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11:59

Tanzanian FA: Why we hired Amuneke Newtelegraph

  Tanzania Football Federation, President, Wallace Karia, has revealed that the success enjoyed by Emmanuel Amuneke both as a player and coach was the reason why he was appointed to lead the country for the next two years. Amuneke, 47, on Monday signed a two-year deal to manage the Taifa Stars and the 1994 African []

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11:57

Why I am leaving APC Newtelegraph

    I stand before you with a heavy heart, wishing I had cheery words of progress, instead of the sad report that I am constrained to give you on the situation of our dear nation. The struggle for democracy is one that began with our fight for independence as a sovereign nation. To this []

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11:57

Self-kidnap: My wife shocked me Husband Newtelegraph

  Broken-hearted Mr. Muraino Kabiru, husband of Mrs. Hadijat Kabiru (45), who along with her lover allegedly planned her abduction, said he was yet to get over the shock of his wifes action. Hadijat and her lover, Luqmon Ahmed, reportedly planned the womans abduction to collect N15 million from Muraino because he was stingy. Speaking []

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11:56

CSOs call for prosecution of sacked DSS DG Newtelegraph

A coalition of 70 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) yesterday called for the prosecution of the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura, over abuse of public office. The CSOs, in a statement in Abuja, condemned the actions of the DSS and other security agencies for laying siege to the []

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NASS invasion: Dauras sack diversionary PDP Newtelegraph

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as diversionary the sacking of the Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services, Lawan Daura, by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. This, the party noted, was because the National Assembly invasion by the DSS and Police was with the full knowledge and approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, []

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11:56

Impeachment: National Assembly under siege again Newtelegraph

The nations temple of democracy, the National Assembly, on Tuesday, came under siege as heavy detachment of armed and fierce-looking security operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force barricaded the main gate and other gates of the legislative complex. This was happening exactly two weeks after similar siege was []

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11:55

The man Daura Newtelegraph

Daura was appointed the sixth Director-General of DSS on July 2, 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari. Since his appointment, there has been no love lost between the secret police and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as both agencies had engaged in several confrontations. Daura, who is from President Buharis home town, Daura, Katsina []

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11:52

Flood: FCT begins demolition of structures on waterways Newtelegraph

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has commenced demolition of structures along waterways and other flood prone zones within Kubwa and Dawaki areas.   The Department of Development Control said the measure was to forestall further flooding disasters, especially as residents within the affected places had refused to heed early flood warnings.   The Director Department []

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11:52

Jubilation at Yellow House over Dauras sack Newtelegraph

  Wild jubilation greeted yesterdays sacking of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura. Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had directed the immediate termination of Dauras appointment amidsts siege to the National Assembly by personnel of the secret service. It would be recalled that Dauras appointment on July 2, []

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10:22

Venezuelas Monetary Revolution "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nino Pagliccia Venezuela has undergone many challenges in the last 20 years since Hugo Chavez was elected president and continued after his death in 2013. The main reason is that Venezuela has taken seriously the internationally recognized right to be sovereign and establish its own social model. Violence has never been part of the model....

10:11

SPAR Nigeria stages Sprintstar Newtelegraph

As part of her youth engagement plan for pupils and students during the long vacation, SPAR, leading chain of hypermarket stores has organized the 2018 SprintStar Track Competition in partnership with Leverage Sports. The ongoing competition is taking place at the Dr. Philip Adegbile Sports Complex, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. The hypermarket which has []

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10:07

DPEL invests $50m in Nigerian beverage firm Newtelegraph

  Duet Private Equity Limited (DPEL), a principal investor in emerging- and frontier markets, has invested over $50 million in Nigerias non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing company, Ajeast Nigeria Limited. With the investment, DPEL, according to a statement, now owns majority stake in Ajeast, a Sub-Saharan Africa subsidiary of the global AJE Group, which was officially launched []

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10:05

Kroenke set to emerge Arsenal sole owner Newtelegraph

American billionaire Stan Kroenke is set to take full control of Arsenal after minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov accepted a buyout offer of his 30 percent stake. The deal, which values the club at 1.8 billion, would end a decade-long battle between the two billionaires for control of Arsenal. A statement from Kroenke Sports & Entertainment []

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10:01

Chelsea close in on Courtois replacement Newtelegraph

With Thibaut Courtois absent from training as he tries to force through a transfer to Real Madrid, Chelseas need to sign a new goalkeeper is becoming more and more urgent. The Premier League transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday, meaning the Blues have just a couple of days to identify and sign Courtois replacement. []

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10:00

Venezuela: Opposition Legislator Linked to Drone Attack Detained "IndyWatch Feed War"

Venezuelas Bolivarian Service for National Intelligence (Sebin) detained legislator Juan Requesens Tuesday, after evidence was found linking him to the failed assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro last week. He was linked to the failed attempt by retired military officer Juan Carlos Monasterios, alias Bons, who was also involved in the plot that flew explosive...

09:38

Middle eastern investment in Africa: A means to improve gulf food security? "IndyWatch Feed World"

19 Jul 2018 | Future DirectionsFood security of the Gulf states is heavily dependent on foreign imports. Europe and the Americas have been the traditional markets supplying food to them, but recent development of African Continental Free Trade Area may encourage Gulf investors to embrace potential opportunities in Africa.

09:08

Link Pan-African News Wire

Explainer: 'Mute' Kabila's Next Presidential Move, DR Congo Waits
Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Africa News

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as at August 8 is still yet to learn whether or not its current president, Joseph Kabila, has plans of continuing as president and what plans he has to actualize that move.

The country is due to hold long delayed presidential elections in December this year. What looks certain is that the polls will hold but a key stakeholder Kabila has left all others at home and abroad wondering what he has up his sleeves.

The electoral body, CENI, has slated Wednesday August 8 as the deadline for the filing of nominations. The ruling party Kabila leads has yet to pick a candidate.

Kabilas long awaited announcement on his next political / presidential line of action has almost always ended in a no-show. In an address to parliament weeks back, he spoke about national issues even about polls holding nothing on his political future.

On an official visit to Angola last week, he reiterated that pledge that elections meant to have chosen his successor in 2016 will be held, then again nothing about his participation or otherwise.

The most recent instance was on Tuesday with barely twenty-four hours to the close of submission of candidature, Kabila entered a meeting with members of the ruling party. The meeting was widely reported as one after which Kabilas successor was to be announced.

Reuters quoted spokesman Lambert Mende as confirming that a successor was to be named after the meeting.

In the wake of the latest no-show citizens, neighbouring countries and the world awaits what Kabila has up his sleeves. Political and security watchers insist that a successor will most likely be named. Citing the fact that anything pointing to staying on will cause a security crisis.

The international community especially the United States have been at their loudest in calling for Kabila to exit and allow a newly elected leader to take over the reigns as stipulated by the constitution.

Even as Kabila keeps everyone waiting, in next door Zambia, one of his...

08:14

Canada asking allies to help cool Saudi dispute: Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Canadian officials say Justin Trudeau's government is reaching out to UAE and Britain to defuse tensions, according to Reuters

Canada is asking its allies to help cool dispute with Saudi - report "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Canadian officials say Justin Trudeau's government is reaching out to the UAE and UK to defuse tensions, according to Reuters

06:07

US Is Now Allied With al-Qaeda in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

AP Reveals American-Backed Saudi Coalition Forged Deals With AQAP Fighters

New investigation reveals the coalition cut deals with extremist fighters

By Andrea Germanos

As the United States continues to fuel Yemens worsening humanitarian crisis, and boast that its targeting al Qaeda in the impoverished nation (AQAP) with airstrikes, new reporting reveals that the U.S.- and U.K-backed Saudi coalition waging a bombing campaign there is recruiting al Qaeda fighters to join its ranks, and paying off the extremists to leave areas.

Soon after the Saudi-led coalition, with the United Arab Emirates being a key partner, began its bombing campaign in Yemen against the Houthi rebels in 2015, it was reported that al Qaeda militants were fighting on the same side as the Saudi militia to defeat the Iran-linked Houthis. The new Associated Press investigation, however, reveals that the coalition has made secret deals with al-Qaeda fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment, and wads of looted cash.

Beyond that, the coalition-backed militias actively recruit al-Qaeda militants, APfound, based on on-the-ground reporting including interviews with members of al Qaeda, tribal mediators, Yemeni security officers, and militia commanders.

The earliest such deal took place in the spring of 2016 when thousands of al-Qaeda fighters pull out[ed]of Mukalla, a port city. From AP:

The militants were guaranteed a safe route out and allowed to keep weapons and cash looted from the cityup to $100 million by some estimatesaccording to five sources, including military, security, and government officials. []

Coalition-backed forces moved in two days later, announcing that hundreds of militants were killed and hailing the capture as part of joint international efforts to defeat the terrorist organizations in Yemen.

A similar deal took place soon after in the...

06:05

Canada gets no Trump, European Union support in Saudi conflict "IndyWatch Feed World"

This Canadian TV video says about itself:

Trudeau on Saudi Arms deal

14 April 2016

Prime Minister tells London audience that a signed contract is something Canada must honour.

That was then.

Now, that big weapons deal, promising fat profits for Canadian merchants of death off the bloody war by the Saudi autocracy on the people of Yemen, seems to be off nevertheless.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

An ambassador being expelled, a $ 15 billion defense deal going into the paper shredder and thousands of students being transferred; the quarrel between Canada and Saudi Arabia is escalating.

For example, more than ten female activists have been arrested since May. Internationally Saudi Arabia is mainly criticized because of the heavy bombing it has been doing for years in poverty-stricken Yemen. With, what some people call, the biggest humanitarian disaster of this time as a result.

Susan Rice, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations, called on Europe and the United States to s...

05:26

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Balance" -- August 7, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - August 7, 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 world is being discretely geopolitically transformed to support GESARA law.


Every single geopolitical event is a tug of war between the Alliance and the Cabal (Zimbabwe's elections for example).


Note: The Alliance is not a singular or specific organization. It is simply a term used to describe all of the good factions united in fighting against the Cabal.


GESARA is being gently introduced to the global population.


"Too much of anything is bad."


Not even 50% of the world population is fully awake.


Full disclosure at this point will create mass hysteria, panic, and chaos which the Cabal will use to their advantage to regain power.


"Balance in life is the key to everything."


According to sources, consensus was reached among the Elders for the RV release.


The RV will be a private event that will propel humanity forward.


The beginning of the RV will propel humanity forward and signify the total defeat of the Cabal.


GESARA will be announced post-RV.


The war will be over and the 2nd Nuremburg trials will begin.


The sealed indictments will be unsealed at this point.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RV/GCR VISIT:

http://www.dinarchronicles.com/intel.html

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04:25

International war criminal Samantha Powers enabled Yemen catastrophe and now is suddenly horrified over Saudi crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ambassador Samantha Power has called on the US to end its support for the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen, in a tweet lamenting a humanitarian catastrophe that she enabled and supported during her tenure as US envoy to the UN. Power, who served as adviser and then US ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, tweeted her disgust with the Saudi-led coalition's bombing of a hospital and other civilian infrastructure in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida last week. "Today Saudi-UAE coalition bomb a hospital. Yesterday @UNICEF reported that they have repeatedly attacked facilities that provide drinking water," Power wrote. "Horrifying in the extreme. US: end all support, full court press on Sept. peace talks."

03:33

Historic Scenes on the Streets of Addis Ababa: Hopes Renewed for Eritrean Freedom History's Shadow

Julys historic meeting between Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa has raised hopes of a normalisation in relations between these two troubled states. Since securing independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Eritrea has found itself in an almost constant state of near-war with its larger and more powerful neighbour. This Continue reading "Historic Scenes on the Streets of Addis Ababa: Hopes Renewed for Eritrean Freedom"

03:14

Stop killing refugees, demonstrators say "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pro-refugee demonstrators in Leipzig, Germany

From the World Socialist Web Site in Germany:

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against far-right attacks on refugee rescue ships

By our reporters

7 August 2018

In over 30 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of welcoming refugees to Europe and against the criminalization of emergency rescue workers at sea and the shutting of Europes borders. The numerous local protests were called by the SealiftCreate safe harbors alliance.

Over recent weeks, protests have taken place in dozens of cities that have been much larger than the organizers anticipated. Some 10,000 people took to the streets in Berlin in early July, while protests and minutes of silence were held in Frankfurt and other cities to commemorate drowned refugees.

In spite of the extreme heat, many people responded this past weekend across the country to calls for demonstrations, which were often spread via Facebook. Seven hundred people gathered in Dortmund, while there were 500 in Kiel and 400 in Braunschweig. Around 500 people turned out in Mainz, even though it was the second demonstration within three weeks. Further protests are planned in other cities into September.

Meanwhile, the European governments are intensifying their crackdown on refugees seeking to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. In a flagrant violation of international law, an Italian merchant ship r...

03:12

Four Must-Know Facts Regarding The Opening Of The LionsGate On August 8th "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Conscious Reminder

July was quite a busy month, astrologically speaking. It had loads: a very interesting Blood Moon as well the retrograde motion of Mercury to watch out for. However, things in astrology do not have clear-cut schedules that abide by dates and month-ends.

What is interesting is that the astrological events cycle has not yet finished. Another important event is already underway and due in just five days. What in July was the opening of the karmic gateway, in August is the opening of the Lionsgate or Lions Gate. This is a portent in the constellation of Leo.

There will be a conjunction between Mercury and the Sun and the constellation Leo will benefit most from it. However, the sudden burst of energy promises to enlighten all twelve signs of the Zodiac.

The power of 8

Eight is always associated with the sacred, spiritual and divine. Krishna, godhead, was the 8th avatar of the great Vishnu and also the eighth son of Devaki. The Buddha preached of the eight-fold path.

Eight stands for rejuvenation and invigoration. It is something that all Zodiac signs will benefit from, an extra boost of what they need in life, and when they need it in life. Eight is a great equalizer. It makes things level for all people and things. So on this eight day of the eighth month, expect peace, harmony and balance in your life.

The mysteries of Egypt

Sirius, also known as the dog-star, is the brightest of all in the night sky and is easily spottable near Orions toe. On August the 8th, the star aligns itself directly will the pyramids of Giza. It also marks the start of the flooding of the Nile River, which made the ancient Egyptians celebrate with joy. It literally made their sandy homeland a fertile oasis, of art and civilisation.

The symbolism of the Lions gate opening is not difficult to catch at all.

Harnessing the power of your solar plexus

The Sun will be double the magnificent on this day. The Suns energy is as clean in the spiritual realm as it is in real life. Climate change to changes in life, all hail the Sun.

The Lions gate is all about the Sun shining brighter on the constellation of Leo. This can however cause you to become a tad too proud. But hey, if you have the good, why not flaunt it? Do not forget to spend some time in the Sun, be it jogging, or plain sunbathing a while.

Focus on what time has to tell

Do not get too caught up worrying about things of the present, like deadlines and work and what not. Work will be there...

02:46

Saudi Coalition Kidnappings and Deadly Airstrikes in Yemen Spark Mass Mobilization of Tribal Fighters "IndyWatch Feed World"

HODEIDA, YEMEN Thousands of people took to the streets of Yemens capital Sanaa and the port city of Hodeida in western Yemen on Sunday to denounce deadly airstrikes by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition following a pair of attacks on a fish market and hospital in Hodeida that killed scores of civilians. The protests also came in response to kidnappings targeting women in the district of Tuhaita south of Hodeida on July 29. The protests continued into Monday.

In Hodeida, thousands took to the citys center, carrying placards and Yemens national flags and chanting slogans condemning the series of Saudi attacks that claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians just days before.

Defiant residents marched under the slogan your crimes will not pass and our blood will prevail. Demonstrators stressed that Hodeida would be a cemetery for Saudi fighters and their mercenaries, no matter how much they mobilize and regardless of the intensity of their crimes against the people of Yemen.

In Sanaa, Yemeni women took to the streets en masse to denounce the kidnapping of women by coalition-paid mercenaries. Some of the women wielded rifles underlining the need for protection from the kidnappers while chanting slogans calling for Yemeni tribes to protect them.

Women protest Saudi-coalition kidnappings in Yemen's capital, Sana'a. Photo | Twitter

Women protest Saudi-coalition kidnappings in Yemens capital, Sanaa. Photo | Twitter

Local radio personality and mother of two, Thekra Abbas, said she attended the protest to denounce the dirty acts committed by invading and occupying forces, the latest of which is the kidnapping of the eight women from Tuhaita.

Last Friday thousands of residents staged a mass rally in the capital Sanaa to condemn the Saudi-led coalitions offensive against Hodeida, expressing anger at what they called Saudi Arabi...

02:44

Zambia three sentenced to five years for wildlife crimes Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Zambia Reports

Three people have been handed five years in prison sentences each for various wildlife crimes by Subordinate Courts in Lusaka and Chipata.

The Lusaka Subordinate Court convicted and sentenced 47-year-old, Scholastica Chisimba, to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour for Unlawful Possession of Prescribed Trophy, namely two (2) leopard skins, contrary to section 130 (2) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015.

And the Lusaka Subordinate Court convicted and sentenced another female, Beatrice Lupazula, to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour for Unlawful Possession of one (1) lion skin.

Elsewhere, the Chipata Subordinate Court convicted and sentenced Howard Nyirenda, to 5 years imprisonment with hard labour on 27 July 2018 for Unlawful Possession of Prescribed Trophy, namely two (2) pieces of ivory weighing 6.6kg, contrary to section 130 (2) of the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015.

Under the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 14 of 2015, Unlawful Possession of Prescribed Trophies such as Elephant Ivory, Rhino Horn, Cheetah, Leopard and Lion skins carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

It is therefore important for locals to actively take part in curbing dangerous vices like poaching that threaten many wildlife species to the brink of extension and rob the country of much needed revenues.

Sakabilo Kalembwe Zacks

Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Tourism and Arts

01:49

Will the UAE Join China and the EU in Helping Iran Deflect US Sanctions? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recent Iranian trade figures suggest that the United Arab Emirates, a strong backer of US efforts to squeeze Iran economically, could emerge alongside China as the Islamic republics foremost lifeline in seeking to blunt the impact of harsh sanctions. Russia and Oman rather than Europe are emerging as runners-up in possibly enabling Iran to circumvent sanctions.

Casting further doubt on Europes ability and will to stand-up to US secondary sanctions, despite its vocal support for the embattled 2015 international agreement that curbed Irans nuclear program, are new German financial rules scheduled to take effect this month. The rules could delay or prevent crisis-ridden Iran from repatriating Euros 300 million (US$347 million) deposited in an Iranian-controlled bank in Hamburg.

Figures for Iranian trade in the period from 21 March to 22 July of this year, compiled by Iranian energy and economics analyst Faezeh Foroutan, show China and the UAE jointly accounting for 39.8 percent of Iranian imports and 37.8 percent of its exports. By comparison, nine members of the European Union, including heavyweights Germany, France and Britain shouldered only 15.5 percent of imports and 7.93 percent of exports.

Iranian leaders have said that the future of the nuclear agreement, officially dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the wake of the US withdrawal would depend on the ability of Europe, China and Russia to ensure that the impact of US sanctions would be substantially blunted.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted earlier this week that Chinas role was key. The role of China in the implementation of JCPOA, in achieving JCPOA, and now in sustaining JCPOA, will be pivotal, Mr. Zarif said.

China, a signatory to the nuclear agreement alongside Europe, Russia and the United States that withdrew from the accord in May, has rejected US requests to cut Iranian oil exports even it reportedly promised not to increase them. China is Irans top energy export market.

Chinas refusal to cut back on Iranian oil purchases threatens to render the Tr...

01:45

We didnt promise automatic ticket to Shehu Sani PDP Newtelegraph

The Kaduna State chapter of the PDP says it has not promised an automatic ticket to Shehu Sani (APC/Kaduna Central), in order to woo him to its fold. My phones have been inundated with calls people from people seeking to clarify alleged claims by Sen. Shehu Sani that the PDP has promised him an automatic []

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01:45

DR Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu "IndyWatch Feed World"

News release | Kinshasa/Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made

Ten aides to Governor Ganduje resign Newtelegraph

Ten aides to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje have resigned their appointment and pledged their allegiance to former deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar. They officials include two special advisers, three senior special assistants, two special assistants and two personal assistants. Addressing journalists on Tuesday on behalf of the appointees who resigned their positions, the former special adviser to []

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01:27

BREAKING: Saraki arrives National Assembly Newtelegraph

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has just entered the National Assembly. He came in company with a retinue of aides to greet jubilant senators and members of the House of Representatives. Saraki and his aides stormed the National Assembly soon after the DSS called off its siege to the legislative building. But, he left again []

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01:25

NAssembly invasion by DSS not authorized Osinbajo Newtelegraph

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said the takeover of the National Assembly by security operatives earlier in the day was a gross violation of the constitutional order. He said the development was not authorised by the Presidency. Osinbajos Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, made the Acting Presidents position []

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01:25

Flawed WWII History Underlies the Bipartisan Hostility Toward Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Theres fake news. And then theres fake history. Fake news lies about the world as it is. But fake history is the context for fake news. Fake history sanctifies abominations past and present. Fake history erases the struggle over thousands of years between those many who produced the planets wealth and the greedy few who appropriate it for themselves.

Being born in the US the middle of the 20th century, I got the same massive doses of fake history as everybody else. They told me told the Greeks were the worlds only early adopters of democracy. I was taught the fairy tale of the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving. I played cowboys and Indians. My history books spoke glowingly of the Manifest Destiny bestowed upon white America to devour the continent of North American, murdering and dispossessing its inhabitants. I learned a very little about slavery in school, very little, and much more, almost everything of any value, afterward.

And like everybody else, I was treated to an entirely fabricated history of the Second World War. Lying about the WWII, what came before and afterward was and remains today a central facet in the US mythology which justifies and undergirds its settler state at home and its global empire abroad.

Briefly, were taught that Nazi Germany was just plain inexplicable evil, that this Hitler dude came to power with his Nazi party, they persecuted Jews, gypsies, and dissidents, they conquered France and they menaced England but were stopped short when they lost the battle of Britain in the air. Eventually, the US joined the war, invading North Africa, defeating the Nazis there, going on to fight the Germans in Italy, and eventually staging the D-Day invasion of France. They marched into Germany to finally defeat the Nazis and hanged a number of Nazi officials for war crimes and genocide at Nuremberg. The Russians, the Soviet Union at the time, we were taught, were sort of in the war too as allies but soon after the defeat of the Nazis they became enemies, and have been that ever since.

Nearly all of that is horseshit.

When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in 1917, the US used troops already in Europe to fight the Germans in World War 1 to join with Britain, Japan and more than a dozen countries and invade the new nation, taking part in the bloody and disastrous Russian Civil War. The Bolsheviks won that civil war and founded the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the worlds first avowed socialist country. The US did not diplomatically recognize the USSR until 1933, and ruling elites in the US and Europe conspired co...

01:21

Ex-Abia gov. Orji kalu excited as son, Michael, bags first class from UK varsity Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Abia State and foremost business mogul, Dr. Orji Kalu is in a joyous mood as his only son, Michael recently graduated with first-class honours in Law from the prestigious Queen Mary University of London. Unlike the kids of many money bags, the handsome look-alike of his father is gentle, humble, versatile and []

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01:18

National Assembly Siege: Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty Atiku OBLONG MEDIA

The attention of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has been drawn to an illegal and undemocratic attempt by More

01:17

Tambuwal condemns siege on National Assembly, applauds sack of DSS boss Newtelegraph

Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State, has condemned in strong terms Tuesdays invasion of the National Assembly complex in Abuja by armed security operatives. Tambuwal described the action as direct and unacceptable indication of contempt for the sanctity of the Legislature as a stronghold of democracy. The governor also applauded the []

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01:15

THE IGBO QUESTION AND THE MEDIA LACUNA. By Charles Ogbu. OBLONG MEDIA

Until the animals learn to tell their stories, the history of the hunt will always, favour the hunter, not the More

01:14

Elizabeth Warren is now smearing US law enforcement Says America is fundamentally racist, Front to back. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Elizabeth Warren is branching out.

The Massachusetts senator who has made a career of unfairly maligning bankers and other alleged capitalist malefactors is now smearing the criminal justice system, too.

In a speech at a historically black college in New Orleans, she declared that the hard truth about our criminal justice system: Its racist ... I mean front to back.

By Rich Lowry
Opinion

Her riff is a sign that the Democrats are going to leaven their lurch toward socialism with a condemnation of America as fundamentally racist. After helping fuel Trumps rise in 2016 with loose rhetoric about the bigotry of cops, Democrats hope to dislodge him in 2020 with even more sweeping accusations of systematic racism.

The US criminal-justice system is obviously a legitimate topic of debate. The war on drugs has been a blunderbuss mistake, and we should be reconsidering how many people we jail and how we do it and why. But the contention that US law enforcement is a product of racial hatred is a paranoid lie, from top to bottom, from beginning to end, from front to back.

The basis of the racism charge is the obvious disparities in the numbers. Blacks are roughly 13 percent of the population. Yet they account for 38 percent of state prisoners, and for more than 30 percent of fatal police shootings.

The driver for mass incarceration, we are always told, is a racist war on drugs. But this is a myth. In his book Locked In, John Pfaff notes that at its height in 1990, the share of prisoners serving time for drugs was just 22 percent. The proportion fell to less than 16 percent in 2014.

So you could release all drug offenders and still leave mass incarceration intact. And you wouldnt just be releasing black prisoners 33 percent of white inmates in state prisons are drug offenders, a slightly smaller percentage than the 38 percent of black inmates who are drug offenders.

It is true that the incarceration rates for drug offenses are much higher for African-Americans. This may be a product of enforcement bias, or other...

00:58

Immigrant Detention Center Facing Lawsuit Over Wage Theft After Paying Detainees Only $1 Per Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a lawsuit alleging systematic wage theft, thousands of detained immigrants held at GEO Groups Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) were certified as a class by a federal judge.

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected an argument by the private prison contractor that the immigrants are unemployable by GEObecause they lack work authorizationand so they cannot claim the contractor has violated the states minimum wage law.

Judge Robert Bryan determined the detained immigrants have an employment relationship with GEO. They all participate in a volunteer work program at NWDC and allege the same injury, which is that they are only paid $1 per day for work, an amount not commensurate with the law.

Previously, GEO Group attempted to argue the corporation would face federal sanctions for employing undocumented immigrants. Bryan rejected this argument in December 2017.

Ugochuk Goodluck Nwauzor and Fernando Aguirre-Urbina were appointed to represent the class of plaintiffs.

Nwauzor lives in Kent, Washington, and was detained at NWDC from February 2016 to January 2017. He is a Nigerian citizen, who was granted asylum the same month he was released.

Aguirre-Urbina is still in detention. He is a Mexican citizen, who has been confined there since September 2012.

GEO Group has owned and operated the NWDC, which has 1,500 beds for immigrants, since 2005. The contractor relies on detainees to clean, maintain, and operate NWDC, according to the complaint.

Sometimes detained immigrants are not even given $1 per day. They may instead be compensated with more or better food.

In February 2018, NWDC was the site of a hunger strike and work stoppage by over 100 detainees.

According to the grassroots group, NWDC Resistance, the actions were in response to GEO Groups failure to provide edible nutritious food and the use of solitary confinement, especially as a form of retaliation.

Those engaged in resistance claimed GEO guards constantly search the beds and units of detained people without reason nor explanation. Detainees demanded an end to the searches.

Washington state has also brought a lawsuit against GEO Group in the states superior court that alleges it is violating the states minimum wage laws.

The states attorney general, Bob Ferguson, declared, A multi-billion dollar corporation is trying to get away with paying its workers $1 per day. That shouldnt happen in America, and I will not tolerate it happening in Washington. F...

00:57

Portland, USA police helps armed neofascists "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

6 August 2016

Portland Police Under Investigation For Use Of Rubber Bullets And Stun Grenades On Protesters

By Alec Andersen in the USA:

Portland police attack anti-fascist counter-protesters at neo-fascist rally

7 August 2018

The violent intervention by city police against peaceful counter-demonstrators protesting a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday has provoked widespread public outrage. The protesters attacked by the police were marching in opposition to armed, neo-fascist provocateurs assembled under the leadership of Joey Gibson and his Patriot Prayer group.

Some 400 far-right demonstrators convened at Portlands Riverside Park Saturday, wearing black shirts with fascist slogans

One of the Patriot Prayer neofascists had a shirt on with [Chilean murderous dictator] Pinochet did nothing wrong on it.

and carrying signs denouncing immigrants and promoting white nationalism. The group was primarily comprised of members of Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, but represented a number of alt-right and other neo-fascist organizat...

00:52

Is it now too easy to organize mass protest? "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Brian Martin

In Turkey, in 2013, there was an anti-government protest in Istanbuls Gezi Park. It grew tremendously, thanks to messages and photos on social media. For those involved, it was an amazing, empowering experience. It seemed to signal a major challenge to the government. But it didnt last. It was a large protest event, but lacked the foundations to be sustained.

Welcome to the world of networked protest, in which social media can be used to bring together thousands of people with remarkably little preparation. To understand how protest organizing has been changed by the rapid uptake of mobile electronic devices, it is valuable to turn to the insightful book by Zeynep Tufekci titled Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.

Tufekci is from Turkey and works at the University of North Carolina. She has spent many years studying the role of media in social movements by participating on the front lines, as well as interviewing activists in Chiapas, Egypt, Turkey, the United States and elsewhere. Twitter and Tear Gas is an incredibly impressive account drawing equally on activist experiences and relevant scholarship. Several of Tufekcis key insights are valuable for improving nonviolent theory and practice, while at the same time her analysis can be strengthened and extended by taking into account ideas about nonviolent action and participatory decision-making.

Organizing then and now

Before the internet, it was, of course, possible to organize protest actions, but it took a lot more effort. Tufekci gives a detailed account of the months of preparation and planning, by dozens of volunteers, for the massive March on Washington in 1963, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech. Whereas large rallies seem almost routine these days, getting hundreds of thousands of people together decades ago was a triumph of planning and preparation.

In his 1973 book The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Gene Sharp described the preparation stage of a nonviolent campaign as laying the groundwork. As part of this stage, he argued that movements needed to be ready to handle reprisals because the next stage is challenge brings repression. What Sharp didnt anticipate was that movements could grow so rapidly that they would skim through preparation stages and be unable to take advantage of their opportunities.

One of t...

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President of Ethiopia's Somali Region Resigns, Federal Forces Deployed
President of Ethiopias Somali regional state has resigned his position following a security crisis that involved federal forces and regional forces under his command.

Senior officials of the region told the Voice Of Americas Somali service that Mohamoud Omar popularly referred to as Abdi Illey was to be replaced by the regions Finance Minister Ahmed Abdi Mohamed.

The resignation of Abdi Illey, widely accused of gross human rights abuses, has also been reported by the Ethiopia Somali News Agency (ESNA), the regions communication outlet.

The development comes in the wake of federal governments orders that the national army and police enter the state, particularly in the capital of Jijiga, to restore order and maintain peace.

The Ethiopian Communications Minister, Ahmed Shide is reported to have said Addis Ababas move to enter the state was on the request of the regional government.

There had been talk constitutionality with respect to federal intervention in affairs of the region. People on social media advanced different arguments on the propriety.

A rebel group in the area, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) had earlier called on the government to pursue peaceful transition to avert the further loss of lives.

ONLF blamed the regional paramilitary force, Liyu Police, of perpetrating violence in the state and called for justice. They also bemoaned how the crisis was descending into ethnic mode between Somalis and Oromos.

Planks of the current armed intervention

Intervention began this afternoon (August 6) after reinforcement army were deployed by military helicopters in and around Babile area as of early this morning.

As part of the negotiation, federal army will now be in charge of restoring law & order in the region.

Members of the regional paramilitary Liyu Police will restrain from conducting any form of operation while the armys operation is underway.

Current developments follows a weekend of violence, including killings of civilians, looting and displacement. The situation has triggered another massive humanitarian crisis in the region.
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Civilians Killed, Thousands Displaced in Eastern Ethiopia
06 August 2018 - 17:47
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Fighting in Ethiopia's volatile eastern Somali region over the weekend has left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced, the patriarch of Ethiopia's Orthodox church told state media on Monday.

It was unclear what sparked the clashes in Ethiopia's second-largest region, but it appeared to start after the arrival of troops in the regional capital Jijiga.

On Saturday the United States embassy said the Ethiopian military had "seized control of key highways, government buildings, and the airport in Jijiga" and warned its citizens to steer clear of the region.

Residents later said mobs in the regional capital were looting banks and businesses and targeting people from outside the Somali ethnic group.

On Monday, Abune Mathias, patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church said churches and priests were harmed in the violence.

"A total of seven churches were set ablaze and priests killed in the attacks. Civilians were also killed and thousands displaced," Abune Mathias told state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate.

A spokesman for the church had no further details on numbers of dead and displaced.

Ethiopia is divided between ethnically demarcated federal regions that are intended to give different ethnicities a degree of self-rule, but have been criticised for exacerbating ethnic tensions.

Rashid Abdi, Horn of Africa director at the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank in Nairobi, Kenya, said on Twitter the violence appears to result from a standoff between the Ethiopian federal government led by prime minister Abiy Ahmed and the Somali regional authorities.

Rights groups have repeatedly accused the regional government led by president Abdi Iley of committing rights abuses.

Last month, Human Rights Watch said regional authorities ran a secret jail where suspected members of a separatist group are tortured, raped and starved.

Abdi of the ICG said Abiy's predecessors had relied on the regional president to pacify the Somali region and keep islamist al-Shabaab militants in neighbouring Somalia from entering Ethiopia.

But since taking office, Abiy h...

00:31

The High Cost of Food Monopolies in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Many consumers in Africa spend a disproportionate percentage of their household income on food. One of the biggest reasons is the failure of regional governments to ensure competition in the food sector, which has led to higher prices and made local agriculture less competitive.

00:31

Present Perverse Priorities Will Undermine the UN Even Further! "IndyWatch Feed War"

The news came a few days ago: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned member states that the organization is facing troubling funding issues as a result of delayed dues payments that will force reductions in non-staff costs.

But who really cares? Any Trump tweet or football result is more important to our media and politicians. The members of the UN still give the worlds military about 340 times more than the UN for its core budget.

You often hear people raising doubts about the  the United Nations and most people then think of the skyscraper in New York as the UN.

But there is no UN independent of what the 193 member states decide to make of it. That was already pointed out by its first Secretary-General, Norwegian Trygve Lie, in the late 1940s: The UN will never be stronger or better than the member states want it to be.

That is the essential and in some sense also existential truth about the worlds potentially most important and visionary organisation.

A second truth is that the UN is not, at least not predominantly, the power house in New York (which, in passing, ought to be moved out of the US given the decade-long contempt for the UN Charter shown by that member). The real UN is the family of UN agencies that do good around the world every day and without which the world would be a much worse place.

A third truth is that a few predominantly Western states the U.S. in particular have done their utmost at least since the 1990 wars in Yugoslavia (and some would say since Korea and Vietnam) to undermine and marginalise the world organisation.

Those and many other member states violate the UN Charters Article 1 which states that peace shall be established by peaceful means on a daily basis, misuse the organisation the Five Permanent Members in particular with their nuclear weapons and repeated violations of international law. Think of all the wars fought since Yugoslavia without a UN Security Council mandate but have destroyed countries, peoples, economies and cultures.

And the UN too.

If they could, they would love to get rid of the UN once and for all. Because it is based on a Charter that is the most Gandhian governments have ever signed. Back in time, that is, when governments and peoples knew what war was and therefore stated in the Charters Preamble that war shall be abolished as a socially acceptable institution to boil it down to essentials.

And where are we then today?

Well, did you hear any of these states the UN Security Council members in particular insist on the point that large, robust UN peacekeeping missions should be established in, say, Libya, Syria or Ukraine? No, it is Russia and the US that keep the peace in Syria...

00:29

Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation of Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Amnesty International on Monday is urging the U.S.-led military coalition targeting the Islamic State in Syria to launch an independent investigation into the full scale of civilian carnage it may have caused in its brutal Raqqa offensive last year.

The siege took place between June and October 2017right after Defense Secretary James Mad Dog Mattis announced the military was shifting to annihilation tactics to defeat ISIS. Every minute of every hour we were putting some kind of fire on ISIS in Raqqa, whether it was mortars, artillery, rockets, [High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems], Hellfires, armed drones, you name it, according toone military advisors account.

The call from the human rights group comes less than two weeks after the coalition admitted new civilian causalities during the time frame, including ones cited in Amnestys report from June highlighting the devastation resulting from the so-called war of annihilation in Raqqa. The coalition now acknowledges killing 77 civilians, including 24 children and 25 women, Amnesty says.

But that figure is clearly only the tip of the iceberg, said Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response adviser at Amnesty International, as the many survivors and witnesses we spoke to on the ground pointed to a civilian death toll in the high hundreds.

The rights group notes, for example, that on July 18, 2017, the coalition says it killed 11 civilians with a strike, but there were 46 other strikes that day. It also admitted killing 42 civilians in two strikes on August 20, but there were 50 other strikes that day.

Among those killed on Aug. 20 was one-year-old Tulip, daughter of Rasha Badran. She told (pdf) told Amnesty:

Almost everybody was killed. Only I, my husband, and his brother and cousin survived. The strike happened at about 7pm. I fainted and when I regained consciousness I heard my husbands cousin, Mohammed, calling out. I could neither move nor speak. Then my husband and his  brother found...

00:26

More children released from South Sudanese armed groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

More than 100 children were released by two armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday, bringing the total number released this year to over 900.

00:06

Wike, Ortom condemn DSS invasion of National Assembly Newtelegraph

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have condemned the siege on the National Assembly by the DSS, urging Nigerians to rise up against the growing dictatorship of the federal government. Governor Wike on Tuesday, August 7, declared that the action of the government is condemnable and has the []

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23:23

US supporting UAEs collusion with al-Qaeda in Yemen: Ansarullah "IndyWatch Feed World"

The spokesman for Yemens Houthi Ansarullah movement has strongly condemned the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over its collusion with the al-Qaeda terrorist network in the Saudi-led military aggression against his country, stating that such a conduct has been supported by the US administration.

In the wake of the Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen and the aggressors desperate need for mercenaries, the UAE has cemented its relationship with al-Qaeda under the auspices of the United States, Yemens Arabic-language al-Masirah television network cited Mohammed Abdul-Salam as writing on his official Twitter page on Tuesday.

The Associated Press report states that the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen, backed by the United States, has been paying some al-Qaeda commanders to leave key Yemeni cities, while allowing others to retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash.

It further noted that the Riyadh-based alliance has even recruited hundreds of al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.

Moreover, Washington was aware of the coalitions secret deals with al-Qaeda, and avoided assassination drone strikes against members of the dangerous terror network.

Elements of the US military are clearly aware that much of what the US is doing in Yemen is aiding AQAP (al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) and there is much angst about that, Michael Horton, a fellow at the Washington DC-based Jamestown Foundation, commented.

 

Some 15,000 Yemenis have been...

23:15

South Africa Descends into Chaos as President Demands White Genocide "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Africa is on the verge of Anarchy following the governments controversial decision to seize land from white farmers.

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently ruled that African National Congress must now initiate a parliamentary process to reserve the right of legal land grabs of white farmers land without compensation.

Ramaphosa, who previously vowed to return farmland owned by the white farmers since 1600s to the countrys black population, said on Tuesday that ANC would introduce a constitutional amendment in parliament.Farmers said the governments plan will be catastrophic and could lead to anarchy and food shortages like Venezuela or Zimbabwe.

According to the Express: The economy of Zimbabwe collapsed after their own land reform was carried out.

More than 20 years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, white farmers still own the majority of South Africas land.

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23:07

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Mossad Behind Syrian Scientists Assassination: Intelligence Official
Tue Aug 7, 2018 09:41AM
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The file photo shows Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli minister for military affairs (C), surrounded by a number of military officials during a visit to the northern parts of the occupied-territories.

Israels Mossad spy agency was behind a car bomb blast that killed a Syrian scientist over the weekend, several media reports have suggested.

A senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency told The New York Times on Monday that Mossad had a hand in the assassination of Aziz Azbar, the head of the Syrian Scientific Research and Studies Center in the city of Masyaf.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said his agency had been informed of the operation, and that Mossad had been tracking Azbar for a long time.

In a similar report, Syrias al-Watan newspaper also suggested that Israels Mossad was behind the targeted killing.

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah - which has been helping the Syrian army in its ground operations against terrorists - also pointed the finger at Mossad in the killing of the Syrian scientist, according to the Beirut-based al-Akhbar newspaper.

The report said the assassination was part of Israels campaign of aggression aimed at preventing Syria from rehabilitating its defense capabilities when the crisis in the Arab country comes to an end -- with an emphasis on preventing the development of precision weapons.

In an interview on army radio on Tuesday, Israels Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz welcomed Asbars departure from the world.

But Israeli Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman downplayed the possibility of Israeli involvement, telling Channel 2 news that, Every day in the Middle East, there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores. Every time they try to place the blame on us. So we wont take this too seriously.

The scientific center, run by Azbar, was the target of at least two Israeli aerial assaults over the past months.

Israel frequently attacks military targets inside Syria in an attempt to prop up terror...

23:04

BREAKING: Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura Newtelegraph

The Director-General of the Department of the State Services, Lawal Daura, has been sacked. The termination of the appointment according to a statement signed on Tuesday by Senior Special Assistant to Osinbajo on Media and Publicity is with immediate effect. Daura has since been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the []

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Zarif: Trump's Offer of Negotiations with Iran Only PR Stunt
Mon Aug 6, 2018 01:54PM
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses a ceremony in Tehran on August 6, 2018 to mark the National Journalists' Day. (Photo by IRNA)

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a recent proposal by US President Donald Trump to enter into negotiations with Iran over the countrys nuclear issue is nothing but a publicity stunt as he cannot be trusted with any new talks after withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal.

Addressing a ceremony to mark the National Journalists' Day in Tehran on Monday, Zarif pointed to Washington's withdrawal from the historic nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying, "Who will believe that Trump wants to negotiate with Iran?"

 The hours of our negotiations with America were perhaps unprecedented in history; then Trump signs something and say all [those negotiations] are void; can you negotiate with this person? Is this [negotiations offer] anything but a publicity stunt? he asked.

Noting that the purpose and subject of any negotiations must be clear, Iran's top diplomat added, "Negotiations must be worth their while."

Iran's foreign minister also stated that nearly 60 percent of the American people believed that Washington should not withdraw from the JCPOA while more than 180 countries expressed their support for the deal as well.

Washington seeks to create the atmosphere through propaganda that it is willing to negotiate with Tehran, but the Iranian people do not accept this, Zarif said.

The US president said on July 30 that he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, any time they want to.

Its good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world. No preconditions. If they want to meet, Ill meet, Trump said.

In reaction to the US president, Zarif said the US should blame itself for ending talks with Iran when it left the JCPOA.

"Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. With EU/E3+Russia+China; we produced a unique multilateral accord -- the JCPOA. Its been working. US can only blame itself for pulling out & leaving the table. Threats, sanctions & PR s...

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Syria Strongly Condemns US Decision to Re-impose Economic Sanctions on Iran
7 August 2018

Damascus, SANA Syria reiterated its full solidarity with Iran in the face of the hostile policies of the US administration which re-imposed economic sanctions on Iran.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Syria strongly condemns the US decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, and that such unilateral and illegal acts prove this administrations arrogant and despotic tendencies.

The source affirmed that Syria reiterates its full support for Iran against hostile US policies, asserting that Syria is confident that the Iranian leadership, government, and people will be able to overcome all the repercussions of these measures.

R. Jazaeri / Hazem Sabbagh

22:34

Saudi threat of new 9/11 in Canada "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Saudi tweet showing a Boeing 767 flying into the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada was later deleted [Screengrab/Twitter]

From Al Jazeera TV today:

Saudi group apologises after airliner post resembling 9/11

Tweet showing an aircraft heading towards Torontos CN Tower with a warning deleted after social media backlash.

A group in Saudi Arabia apologised and deleted a Twitter post showing an image of an Air Canada passenger plane veering towards Torontos tallest skyscraper with a warning against meddling in others affairs.

Some on social media noted the image was reminiscent of scenes during the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, when nearly 3,000 people were killed by 19 hijackers 15 of whom were Saudi nationals who flew airliners into the World Trade Centers twin towers and the Pentagon.

The controversial tweet came amid an escalating diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia after Ottawa denounced Rihadhs imprisonment of human rights activists.

Infographic KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] published the image of the airliner with the warning: He who interferes with what doesnt concern him finds what doesnt please him.

The infographic also accused Canada of sticking ones nose where it doesnt belong.

The tweet was subsequently translated to English and French and retweeted hundreds of times before it and the account were deleted.

After Ottawas criticism, Saudi Arabia also froze new trade and investment with Canada worth billions of dollars and ordered 15,000 Saudi students not to attend Canadian u...

22:31

Checkpoints, air strikes and fear: What life is like inside the besieged city of Hodeidah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

The battle between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led forces for the Yemeni port city has ground to a halt, but local residents still suffer

We cannot hide from air strikes: Life inside the besieged city of Hodeidah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

The battle between Houthi rebels and Saudi-led forces for the Yemeni port has ground to a halt, but local residents still suffer

22:03

Zimbabwe: Court frees on bail 27 opposition supporters Will investors, outside China, be tempted back to new Zimbabwe? "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Zimbabwe court Tuesday freed on bail 27 opposition supporters arrested by police last week on accusations of fomenting post-election violence.

Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) supporters arrested last week for violent protests arrive for bail application at the Harare Magistrates court in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 7,2018.

Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) supporters arrested last week for violent protests arrive for bail application at the Harare Magistrates court in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 7,2018. 
Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Magistrate Francis Vhitorini granted $50 bail to each of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members.

The court has indicated that it did not consider any of them to be a flight risk. The judgment was so brilliant that we are still trying to process it, MDC lawyer Denford Halimani said.

Violence erupted last week after President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his ruling ZANU-PF party won a national election. The MDC disputes the outcome and says the vote was rigged.

Six people were killed in an army clampdown on protests in scenes reminiscent of the long and heavy-handed rule of Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa replaced Mugabe when he was toppled last year in a de facto military coup.

Nelson Chamisa, Mnangagwas main rival, is expected to mount a court challenge against the election result this week. The MDC has said security forces were abducting its members in night raids to intimidate the party and stop it challenging Mnangagwas win in the presidential vote.

Zimbabwes foreign minister denied those accusations, telling diplomats that if there was any evidence the military would investigate the cases.

The Criminal Investigations Department said in a statement police were looking for former finance minister and opposition figure Tendai Biti, MDC chairman Morgen Komichi and MDC youth leader Happymore Chidziva linked to last weeks viol...

21:52

Mozambique killifish, live fast, die young "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Rain puddles provide an impromptu spot for killifish breeding | Science News

6 August 2018

Frantic, doomed turquoise killifish race to get the next generation going before their temporary puddle dries up. Eggs just a millimeter in diameter can survive long dry spells in a state of arrested development encased in dry mud before rains fill puddles again and the frenzy starts over.

Read more here.

Video: M. Reichard

From ScienceDaily:

African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record

August 6, 2018

Summary: For most of the year, annual killifish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments across the African savannah. When rainwater fills small depressions across the landscape, the fish must hatch, grow, mature, and produce the next generation before the pool dries up. Researchers have found that these small fish condense their life cycle even more in the wild than expected based on studies in the lab.

Annual killifish are known to live their lives at one of two speeds: pause or fast-forward. For most of the year, the tiny freshwater fish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments across the African savannah, much like plant seeds. When rainwater fills small depressions across the landscape, the fish must hatch, grow, mature, and produce the next generation before the pool dries up.

Now, researchers reporting on August 6 in Current Biology have found that these small fish in the wild persist by condensing their life cycle even more than expected based on studies in the lab. The new studies show that, after hatching from a tiny egg just one millimeter in size, the fish grow to their full body size (four or five centimeters) and begin reproducing in just two weeks. The researchers report that this is, to their knowledge, the fastest rate of sexual maturation recorded for a vertebrate.

We guessed that some populations of this species could achieve very rapid growth and sexual maturation under particular conditions, says Mar...

21:25

Airplane Maintenance is Offshored "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Where are most airplanes fixed? In foreign countries where the price of skilled labor is lower than in the United States.

US Airways and Southwest fly planes to a maintenance facility in El Salvador. Delta sends planes to Mexico. United uses a shop in China. American still does much of its most intensive maintenance in-house in the U.S., but that is likely to change in the aftermath of the companys merger with US Airways.

Vanity Fair had a piece on this Disturbing Truth a few years ago. The VF piece presents a few anecdotes of safety violations at foreign maintenance facilities to stoke up fear. Naturally, no comparison to safety violations at US maintenance facilities is given. More serious data doesnt bear out the worries of Vanity Fair. Worldwide airline safety is at an all time-high. Consider this amusing bit:

Even engine repairs and overhaulthe highly skilled aircraft-maintenance work that has remained largely in the U.S. and Europemay follow heavy maintenance to the developing world. Emirates, the airline owned by the Gulf states, is constructing a $120 million state-of-the-art engine-repair-and-overhaul facility in Dubai.

Amusing because the worlds safest airline according to the German JACDEC (Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre) is Emirates based in Dubai. Etihad the UAEs second largest airline follows up closely. Chinese and South American airlines such as Sichuan Air score above most US airlines and Avianca, the El Salvador-Columbia airline, also scores highly. Of course, crashes are so rare that none of these rankings should be taken very seriously except in the sense that all of these airlines are very safe. Thus, I dont worry much about where maintenance occurs. Indeed, if maintenance can be done for less we ought to buy more, so less expensive can mean safer.

Rather than fearing the offshoring of airplane maintenance we ought to ask how we can expand the concept. Medical tourism, for example, is growing. If foreign airplane maintenance is good enough for Delta then foreign human maintenance is good enough for me. Why dont more US health insurance companies pay for medical procedures performed abroad? If a major medical insurer started to test and rate foreign providers and count some of them as in-service this could great alleviate fear increasing demand, lower cost...

21:20

Who hit Hodeidah? Question marks surround culprit of deadly Yemen attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Saudi-led coalition initially thought to be behind attack, but evidence suggests mortar bombs may have killed 60 at port, market and hospital

Who hit Hodeidah? Question marks surround culprit of deadly Yemen attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Saudi-led coalition initially thought to be behind attack, but evidence suggests mortar bombs may have killed 60 at port, market and hospital

21:19

Pentagon, from war on terror to World War III? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

3 June 2015

A former Al Qaeda operative and informant steps out of the shadows. He reveals a sinister double game played by Al Qaeda and the former Yemen government of Ali Abdullah Saleh.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Washington allies with ISIS as great power conflict trumps war on terror

7 August 2018

The National Defense Strategy document released at the beginning of this year declared bluntly that the nearly two-decade focus by the US military on the so-called global war on terrorism had come to an end. In its place, a new strategic orientation was being introduced based on preparing for great power confrontation, i.e., war with nuclear-armed Russia and China.

This was the first such defense strategy to be issued by the Pentagon in over a decade and expressed the urgency with which Washington views the preparations for a third world war.

A particularly crude and criminal outcome of this policy shift is becoming increasingly apparent in three major theaters where US forces are engaged in active combat operations. Reports from Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan provide firm evidence that the US and its local proxies are allying themselves with and employing the services of elements of ISIS and...

20:41

The mysterious relationship between the boab tree of Australia and the Baobab tree of Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

They are striking, fat-trunked trees unique to parts of the Kimberley and a small section of the Top End, but two scientists studying how they came from Africa or Madagascar have widely different explanations. If you've ever seen a boab tree you don't need to be a botanist to realise something strange is going on. Their trunks are swollen and wrinkly - as if someone has planted an elephant which has sprouted into a tree. They are so unlike any other Australian tree that you can't help but wonder where they came from. But if you see an African or Madagascan baobab then it's immediately apparent there has got to be a connection there.

19:33

Geoengineering: Covert Ecocide and Genocide (Omnicide) in Pight "IndyWatch Feed World"

Geoengineering: Covert ecocide and genocide (omnicide) in plain sight

August 6, 2018

Source: Scenic Sasquatch

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By SunBw

I stumbled upon this picture yesterday, posted by Grey Wolf, that cheered me up. Since a little humor never hurts, I used it for my new profile picture on FB, joking that I finally found a tribe I can fit in.



But beyond the funny part, disclosure is not only about good news. Many first encounters are described in witnesses accounts as what might seem like territorial and unfriendly behaviors from the Sasquatch. Yet, there is a long history of interspecies relations that most Humans have forgotten, but that the Sasquatch very well remember.

Having had to protect themselves, their children and the environments since generations from hunting, logging, mining, damming, drilling, spills, pollution and other forms of destruction from Human activities, the Sasquatch can legitimately perceive Humans as destructive invaders constantly encroaching on all other life forms and vital territories, including their own species.

What the Sasquatch know that most Humans ignore is that there has been also a continuous covert genocide secretly conducted against their people by Human and non-Human warring organizations. Some whistle blowers like Michael Prince who underwent forced trauma and training in top secret super soldiers programs describe a covert war waged against non-Human species including Sasquatch.

In a world based on an economy or war, where war, weaponry, control, surveillance and dumbing down are the greatest expenses of societies, apart from the openly ongoing genocides of Human populations happening now in countries like Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Myanmar and elsewhere and the genocidal policies and practices perpetrated by colonialist powers, there is also a covert ecocide and genocide being carried through technological means like...

19:12

European small birds miles high migration to Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 2015 video is called Red-backed Shrike. Singing male. Lanius collurio.

From Lund University in Sweden:

Small birds fly at high altitudes towards Africa

August 6, 2018

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that small birds migrating from Scandinavia to Africa in the autumn occasionally fly as high as 4,000 metres above sea level probably adjusting their flight to take advantage of favourable winds and different wind layers.

This is the first time that researchers have tracked how high small birds fly all the way from Sweden to Africa. Previous studies have successfully logged the flight height of larger migratory birds.

We only followed two individuals and two species. But the fact that both of them flew so high does surprise me. Its fascinating and it raises new questions about the physiology of birds. How do they cope with the air pressure, thin air and low temperatures at these heights? says Sissel Sjberg, biologist at Lund University and the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen.

The aim of the study was to investigate whether the measuring method itself works on small birds, that is, to measure acceleration, barometric pressure (air pressure) and temperature throughout the flight using a small data logger attached to the bird.

The data logger was attached to two individuals of different species: the great reed warbler and the red-backed shrike. Among other things, the results show how long it takes for each bird to fly to their destination. The measured barometric pressure showed that the great reed warbler occasionally flies at 3950 metres, and the red-backed shrike flies at 3650 metres.

Both individuals flew the highest above ground across the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara, but the shrike reached higher flight altitudes closer to its winter grounds in southern Africa.

Sissel Sjberg thinks it is likely that other small birds fly as high, maybe even higher. But there is no evidence of that yet.

In this study, we only worked w...

19:00

Egyptian Forces Kill 52 Fighters in Sinai, says Military "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cairo (MEE Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected fighters in recent days, the army has said, as authorities push ahead with an operation to eradicate Islamic State.
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The deaths bring to more than 300 the number of suspected fighters killed in the operation that the army, backed by police and other security forces, launched in February as part of a campaign to eradicate armed groups behind a wave of violence in the desert region.

A statement issued by the defense ministry on Sunday said that troops and security forces had also destroyed 15 vehicles laden with weapons and ammunition while trying to infiltrate the western border and 17 more in the southern military region.

Related: British MPs Ask to Visit Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian Prison

The statement said that 13 extremely dangerous takfiris were killed in an operation by security forces in the city of El-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province. Egypt uses the term takfiri to refer to fighters who often accuse other Muslims of being non-Muslims.

The remaining 39 fighters were killed in various military operations across northern and central Sinai, the military statement said, without giving any breakdown.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered Februarys operation after an attack on a mosque last November in which hundreds of worshippers died.

The deaths have raised to at least 313 suspected fighters, according to a Reuters news agency count based on military statements.

At least 35 military personnel have also been killed since February, according to the same count.

...

18:22

Canadian-Saudi conflict escalating "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Detailing Canadas arms deal with Saudi Arabia

19 March 2018

Details have previously been published on Canadas arms deal with Saudi Arabia, however CBC News has obtained documents that reveal the scope of the $15 billion deal that was signed back in 2014. Global Affairs Canada is not commenting on the documents.

The Saudi absolute monarchy uses these weapons from Canada and other NATO countries in its genocidal war on the people of Yemen.

The video is about five months ago.

However, now the relationship between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Canada has become less cordial.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The Saudi airline Saudi Airlines no longer flies to Toronto. All flights to the Canadian city have been canceled. Saudi Airlines is the largest airline in Saudi Arabia and has been operating direct flights to Canada since 2013. It is a new step in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Canada that arose recently.

Canadas foreign minister Chrystia Freeland appealed to Saudi Arabia last week to release arrested civil rights activists.

As a counter-reaction, Saudi Arabia yesterday expelled the Canadian ambassador from the country and recalled its own ambassador to Canada. All new trade and investment transactions with Canada have also been discontinued. Furthermore, the country wants to bring back thousands of students who are studying in Canada.

17:41

The Truth on how the Islamic Emirate of Al-Mukalla really fell "IndyWatch Feed War"

In 2016, al-Qaeda established an Islamic Emirate that included the port of Mukalla, Yemen and 200 km of its neighbours' coasts [1]. From Mukalla, which was established on the territory of a historical ancient Emirates, al-Qaeda controlled the exit of the Gulf of Aden. This allowed it to hold ships to ransom, collecting 2 million dollars worth of taxes per day. Despite opposition from the people living there, Al Qaeda imposed its lifestyle by terror (just see the photo). Finally, the (...)

10:45

Only Collective Intelligence Can Help Us Stave Off An Uninhabitable Planet "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nafeez Ahmed The world faces an unprecedented convergence of crises. The ecological crisis, which points to a near uninhabitable planet by end of century if business-as-usual continues, is perhaps its most apocalyptic dimension. But the ecological crisis is intimately bound up with the business-as-usual political, economic, and cultural structures of industrial civilization-as-we-know it. The crisis...

10:00

Scientists Warn Earth Could Enter Permanent Hothouse State "IndyWatch Feed War"

A group of scientists has warned the worlds governments about the increasing threat of greenhouse gases and said if changes are not made the planet will enter a permanent hothouse state. Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene In a study published in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

10:00

Bread and Work: Argentine Workers March Against Macri and IMF "IndyWatch Feed War"

Workers demand the approval of five laws and the reject the IMF US$50 billion deal with Argentina. In Argentina, social organizations and thousands of workers marched Tuesday to reject the government of Mauricio Macri, its agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to demand the approval of five laws: food emergency, urbanization of working-class...

10:00

Caravan Tour Against Hunger Visit Hunger Strikers in Braslia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rafael Tatemoto Caravan tour arrived at the camp where a hunger strike is being staged demanding justice from the Supreme Court / Adilvane Spezia The members of the Semiarid Against Hunger Caravan Tour visited on Monday the rural and urban activists who are staging a hunger strike in Braslia, Brazils capital, for over a week....

10:00

In Cuba, Socialism is Deeply Rooted "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yudy Castro Morales | internet@granma.cu Constitutions can also tell the story of a country a history that takes into account every right won, and the struggles waged to gain them. The letter and spirit of all such texts are a clear reflection of the society they govern, through what is included in their articles...

10:00

Caribbean States Call on US to Seriously Address Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed War"

Leaders from the Caribbean states are calling on the Donald Trump administration to address in a serious manner the climate change crisis. The call comes amid the Atlantic Hurricane Season, one year after a series of hurricanes devastated several Caribbean countries and concerns that warming oceans could see another season of intense storms. Caribbean leaders...

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