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Wednesday, 15 November


Qatar thousand times better off without Gulf allies "IndyWatch Feed War"


Qatar News Agency/AFP | Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: We do not fear the boycott of these countries against us, we are a thousand times better off without them
DOHA (AFP)  Months into a dispute that has seen Doha cut off from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatars emir said Tuesday his country was a thousand times better off without them.

In a speech to the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said his government had nonetheless put in place contingency plans as he expected the bitter political dispute with his neighbours and former allies to drag on.

We do not fear the boycott of these countries against us, we are a thousand times better off without them, the emir told members of the council and foreign dignitaries in Doha.

But vigilance is required, he added.

Sheikh Tamim nonetheless said his government was working on introducing a number of food security projects and had given special attention to water security as it looked to a future without its former Arab allies.

Iran, Turkey and most recently Spain have stepped in to help Qatar secure food imports amid a boycott by four Arab states.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in June announced they had severed ties with Qatar, sealing off the emirates only land border in the wide-ranging boycott.

They accuse Qatars government of supporting Islamist extremism and fostering close ties with Iran.

Qatar denies the charges, claiming the dispute is an attack on its sovereignty.

Both parties in the crisis, the worst to grip the Gulf Cooperation Council in its 36-year history, have refused to back down despite mediation attempts by Kuwait and the United States.

Sheikh Tamim said his country also planned to hold elections for the Shura Council, whose 45 members are currently appointed by the emir.

The worlds largest exporter of liquified natural gas, Qatar has claimed it can cope with the demands of the dispute, despite the boycott being put in place by former regional allies and major trading partners.

Moodys has estimated that Qatar used $38.5 billion equivalent to 23 percent of its GDP to support the economy in the first two months of sanctions.

Qatar, which is scheduled to host the 20...


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Angola Has Overcome Tough Hurdles - Ambassador
Kinshasa The Angolan ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joo Manuel, Saturday in Kinshasa, said Angola as a free and independent nation has had to overcome tough times.

Speaking at the celebration of Angola's 42nd independence anniversary, the diplomat underlined that the Angolan people is currently committed to building a new, democratic, modern and thriving country.

Addressing an audience of at least 300 people, among Congolese officials, MPs, academics and religious entities, the diplomat stressed that Angola is currently faced with new challenges.

He underlined that Angola joins other countries in praising the Congolese authorities for its crucial and decisive step towards overcoming the prevailing political crisis by releasing the electoral calendar.

In this regard, Joa Manuel encouraged all the Congolese politicians and the civil society to respect and accept the stipulated deadlines, so as to enable the country to have the necessary peace and tranquility for its reconstruction and development.

He also underlined the good relations existing between the two countries based on historical and brotherhood ties.


Link Pan-African News Wire

Angola and Zambia Seek Strengthened Transport Cooperation
Luanda The Angolan Transport minister, Augusto da Silva Toms, travelled Saturday to Lusaka, Zambia, to meet local authorities with a view to strengthening cooperation with that neighbouring country in the transport sector.

The Angolan official was also expected to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to witness the signing of a trade agreement between the Benguela Railways (CFB) and the Congolese National Railway Company (SNCC).

The said agreement aims at boosting the development of the Lobito corridor.

The minister, who leads a delegation of senior staff of the Transport Ministry and of Lobito's and Benguela's railroads, was also expected to deliver a message from the Angolan president, Joo Loureno, to his Zambian and Congolese counterparts, Edgar Shagwa Lungu, and Joseph Kabila Kabange, respectively.

Lobito is a transnational corridor that crosses the southern Africa region and projects itself beyond Angolan borders with great structuring impact on the SADC space.

Lobito region also stands as one of the main circulation route for raw materials, products and goods, not only inside the countries it crosses, but especially due to worldwide connections mainly with the Lobito port. Angolan, Zambia and the DRC witnessed on 14 February 2014 the inauguration of the Moxico's Luena city airport and the CFB inaugural trip to the bridge at the border with the DRC, after 30 years of paralysation.

Angola is currently building the Rivungo-Shangombo border canal, to improve the social condition and economic development of the peoples living in the region.

The said canal located between Rivungo municipality in Angola's Cuando Cubango province and the Zambian locality of Shangombo, will boost trade between both peoples.


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President Lungu Receives Angola, Zimbabwe Special Envoys
November 14, 2017
Lusaka Time

President Edgar Lungu recieve a special messege from President Robert Mugabe by Zimbabwe Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Walter Mzembi at State house in Lusaka

President Edgar Lungu has received Special Envoys from Angolas President Joo Loureno and Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe who delivered special messages from their Principals.
The President received a special message from President Loureno, which was delivered by Angolas Minister of Transport, Augusto Da Silva Tomas.

President Lungu and His Angolan Counterpart President Loureno have committed to transforming the transport infrastructure such as roads, rail and water transport linking the two countries.

The two leaders have committed to ensuring that all agreements signed between Zambia and Angola on rehabilitation of transport infrastructure notably the Lobito Corridor are accelerated for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

And the President has received a Special Envoy from Zimbabwes President Robert Mugabe, Dr Walter Mzembi, Minister of Foreign Affairs who has delivered a special message which included among other things, President Mugabes sincere gratitude to the Zambian Government for supporting Zimbabwe with affordable maize imports during the last four years of grain shortages in that country.

The Minister also briefed the President on the political situation in Zimbabwe and assured him that stability and unity of the nation were President Mugabes top priority as he prepares the country for general elections next year.

President Lungu said Zambia will continue to support processes for peaceful elections within the framework of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) principles of promoting peace and stability for both individual countries and the region as whole.

He thanked the Minister for the comprehensive overview regarding the political situation in Zimbabwe.

The President says the continued visits of various foreign leaders to Zambia is a demonstration of Zambias diplomatic vision of enhancing bilatera...


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Presidents Malaria Initiative: Angola - Malaria Operational Plan FY 2018
Published on 13 Nov 2017


When it was launched in 2005, the goal of the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% across 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa through a rapid scale-up of four proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures: insecticidetreated mosquito nets (ITNs); indoor residual spraying (IRS); accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs); and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women (IPTp). With the passage of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act in 2008, PMI developed a U.S. Government Malaria Strategy for 20092014. This strategy included a long-term vision for malaria control in which sustained high coverage with malaria prevention and treatment interventions would progressively lead to malaria-free zones in Africa, with the ultimate goal of worldwide malaria eradication by 2040-2050. Consistent with this strategy and the increase in annual appropriations supporting PMI, four new sub-Saharan African countries and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia were added in 2011. The contributions of PMI, together with those of other partners, have led to dramatic improvements in the coverage of malaria control interventions in PMI-supported countries, and all 15 original countries have documented substantial declines in all-cause mortality rates among children less than five years of age In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a bold and ambitious goal and objectives.

The PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen. Malaria prevention and control remains a major U.S. foreign assistance objective and PMIs Strategy fully aligns with the U...


Brotherhood Using Deep Web to Open New Front in US "IndyWatch Feed War"

Deep web

A former Egyptian government minister says the Muslim Brotherhood is using the deep web to raise funds for operations in the U.S. and possibly to purchase weapons. Thats according to the Egyptian weekly el-Fagr, which interviewed (Arabic link) former deputy interior minister Mohammad Nour el-Din.

El-Din said the Brotherhood uses those parts of the internet that dont appear in search engines (Google, etc.) to fundraise. Much of this effort is via Bitcoin, a worldwide cryptocurrency and digital payment system.

The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S.The Muslim Brotherhood is fundraising on the deep web to create an Islamist front in the U.S. (Image: Computer screenshot)

The former minister, who is a security expert, suggested the organization could well be purchasing rockets and mortars and hiring mercenaries via the deep web as well.

The newspaper item says the Muslim Brotherhood is attempting to establish a new Islamist front in the U.S. and elsewhere but currently lacks sufficient funding. This is despite recent reports of the large sums of money transferred to the Brotherhood, particularly from Qatar and Turkey.



Muslim Brotherhood Deepens Its Ties on Capitol Hill

Muslim Brotherh...


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Angola Mine Yields Eighth Diamond Above 100cts
Nov 14, 2017 3:20 AM 
By Rapaport News

RAPAPORT... Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 129.58-carat rough diamond at its Lulo mine in Angola the eighth stone above 100 carats since production started at the deposit in August 2015.

Testing on a Yehuda color machine showed the diamond was type IIa, D-color, Lucapa said Monday. The company also found a 78.61-carat diamond with those same specifications, it added.

Lucapa is currently attempting to find the kimberlite from which these large diamonds originated. The present Lulo deposit is an alluvial mine, meaning the diamonds located there have been washed away from their source.

Explosive and erosive geological forces have deposited these very rare and valuable diamonds in a relatively localized area at Lulo, said Stephen Wetherall, managing director of Lucapa. These localized recoveries, and other indicators, point to the huge potential of a large-stone primary kimberlite source at Lulo.

The largest rough diamond found at Lulo to date was the 404-carat 4th February Stone, which Swiss jeweler De Grisogono cut into an emerald-cut, 163.41-carat, D-color, flawless polished stone. The luxury group expects the jewel, set in a necklace or a bracelet, to fetch an amount in the region of $30 million to $40 million at a Christies auction in Geneva on Tuesday. 


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Russia Proposes Supplying Sukhoi Superjet 100 Aircraft to Angola 
Sputnik/ Ramil Sitdikov
09:27 14.11.2017

Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes, manufactured in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, are already used by Kazakhstan's border service, the Royal Thai Air Force, and a number of airlines around the world.

VLADIVOSTOK (Russia) (Sputnik) Russia has proposed delivering Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) passenger planes, produced in Khabarovsk Territory to Angola, the Russian Ministry of Far Eastern Development said on Tuesday.

"The main issue discussed during the meeting was the prospect of deliveries of Sukhoi Superjet 100 civil aircraft to Angola At the moment, Angola's national airline TAAG Angola Airline uses Boeing 737-700, 777-200 and 777-300. But the Russian side considers that Sukhoi Superjet 100 medium-range aircraft would be the best option for Angola," the ministry said in a statement.

The Russian delegation, which included Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev and Far East Development Minister Alexander Galushka, has recently visited Angola and held meetings with the African nation's business and political leaders, notably Secretary of State for National Defense Gaspar Santos Rufino.

Russia has offered to start talks with the airline on supplying the SSJ100s, with potential deliveries of planes to the African state in 2019-2021, the ministry added.

The SSJ100 is a twin-engine plane made by Russia's Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company.

Angola is not the first African country to express interest in the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Russia has already signed a contract to deliver five aircraft to Zambia.


Link Pan-African News Wire

Lucapa Recovers Eighth Diamond Larger Than 100 ct from Angola

JOHANNESBURG ( ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes, better know as Endiama, and Rosas & Petalas have recovered a high-value 129.58 ct diamond from the Lulo project, in Angola.

The diamond was recovered from alluvial mining block six along with another large high-value diamond weighing 78.61 ct.

Testing on a Yehuda colorimeter has confirmed that both diamonds are premium Type IIa D-colour gems.

Lucapa MD Stephen Wetherall on Monday said the latest large gem-quality diamond recoveries reinforced the extraordinary nature of the Lulo diamond field and its potential to yield large diamonds.

This is the eighth [diamond larger than] 100 ct the Lulo partners have recovered to date and the seventh in just two-and-a-half years of commercial mining from relatively low throughout rates, he said.

He added that explosive and erosive geological forces have deposited the rare and valuable diamonds in a relatively localised area at Lulo.

We continue to systematically advance our efforts to locate that primary diamond source with an ongoing drilling programme funded from the strong returns being generated from the Lulo alluvial mining operations, he noted.

Having started with a list of more than 200 anomalies, the Lulo partners are now working through a list of 70 prioritised drilling targets, systematically eliminating low-interest kimberlites.

We continue to assess ways to speed up this systematic drilling and sampling programme, an approach we believe provides the best opportunity to unlock Lulos true value.


Killed Briton: Delta Police Hunts Gang Leader, To Reward Informant With N2m Urhobo Today

LAGOS NOVEMBER 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Delta state Police Command has declared Karo-owei Pere Gbakumor, the run away leader of the suspected kidnapping and militants group who abducted the four British missionaries in Enakorogha, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state wanted.
The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim on Monday also announced N2million reward for anyone with useful information on the whereabout of the fleecing gang leader.
He said that detectives from the command have launched a manhunt to find the prime suspect behind the kidnap of the Briton nationals.
According to him, the gang leader, who hails from Enekorogha community has been declared wanted, and a handsome sum of two million naira (N2M) will be given by the Command to any person who could come up with information that would lead to his arrest.
Ibrahim said that so far, six suspects who have given the police useful information in connection to the crime are still being investigated with intent to arrest the principal suspect who is currently at large.
He named the suspects under police custody to include, Ekpenunena Courtmember m, 19yrs of Enerorogha Community, Burutu LGA, Delta State, Wirly Huludu m, 35yrs of Edegbene Community, Godswill Hana m, 22yrs of Ekragbene Community, James Tennes m, 45yrs of Enakorogha Community, Burutu LGA, Delta State and Ebimene Arereb...


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International Aid Supports Recovery of the Angolan Economy
13 November 2017

Angola is receiving support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to normalise access by its banks to international money markets, a first step, according to analysts, towards a more comprehensive assistance agreement.

The Angolan Minister of Finance, Archer Mangueira, confirmed in a recent interview that the government was assessing a new IMF programme, adding that it had yet to be decided if it would include financing.

The aim, according to the minister of the new government of Joo Loureno, is to support macro-economic improvement, budgetary consolidation, monetary and exchange rate adjustment and the promotion of investments.

With the negotiations in an initial phase, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said that a deeper involvement (of the IMF) through a formal programme would be positive for the country, and that its forecasts for the Angolan economy will reflect a greater likelihood of reform, if there is an agreement for assistance, with or without funding.

The issue, it said, is the willingness of the authorities to adopt the harsh reforms and transparency, that would result from an agreement, said the EIU in its October report on Angola.

In April 2016 the government made  a formal request for assistance from the IMF, but three months later abandoned the negotiations for an extended fund facility (EFF), a three-year programme which would allow access to a maximum of US$4.5 billion.

The head of the IMF mission to Angola, Ricardo Velloso, was in Angola last week for consultations under Article 4, a few weeks after the IMF announced it would support Angolan National Bank (BNA) in adjusting to the standards and international best practices, non-compliance with which led to the end of relations with correspondent banks, in 2016, accentuating the currency crisis, by cutting the banking sectors access to the purchase of US dollars.

The Africa Monitor Intelligence newsletter reported recently that, with the current economic difficulties, measures to enhance the attractiveness of the country for foreign investment and improvement of its external image are considered a priority, especially in financial circles.


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Angola Cable to Reach Cape Town
November 13th, 2017

Angola Cables has announced that it expects to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year.

After almost a year of operations in South Africa, the company has seen exponential growth in its customer base. Currently with a PoP in Teraco in Johannesburg, increasing demand has resulted in Angola Cables decision to develop a POP infrastructure for customers based, or with operations in, Cape Town.

This expansion will give us the ability to attend to local Internet and content demands, as well as enhancing our peering activities in the region, said Darwin Cost, product manager at Angola Cables.

A fast-growing wholesale provider of Internet services in sub-Saharan Africa with a growing global infrastructure including the Monet and South Atlantic Cable Systems (SACS) Angola Cables says it  is focused on growing its presence on the continent.  The company is also expanding African-based clients presence overseas.

With the completion of SACS in mid-2018 and Monet this year, the company will pioneer the fastest routes between South Africa and Brazil and the USA. The company has also developed a EuroRing to provide African companies with improved connectivity to Europe, including access to the major cloud services providers and content providers.

Angola Cables is spurring the growth of a number of telecommunications markets in Africa, and as we improve Internet connectivity to and from the continent, we are bringing leading content closer to African users, says Costa.

Angola Cables is a multinational telecommunications company founded in 2009. It operates in the wholesale market with its core business being international transmission capacity in Submarine Cable Systems and IP Transit.

SACS, Monet and WACS, three cable systems operated by Angola Cables, interconnect four continents (South America, North America, Africa and Europe). Angola Cables runs Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point located in Luanda and third largest in Africa. Angola Cables also manages two Tier III data centres, in Fortaleza (Brazil) connected to SACS and Monet and in Luanda, connected to SACS and WACS.

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Delta Police Nabs 45-Year-Old Illegal Gun Manufacturer In Asaba Urhobo Today

Delta CP, Zanna Ibrahim

LAGOS NOVEMBER 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Delta State Police Command has arrested a forty five-year-old man, Ponsak Magani, for allegedly manufacturing local guns at Ibusa, Asaba in Delta State.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this in a statement signed by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka.
Ibrahim stated that the Police also recovered one locally made revolver pistol, locally made single-gun, one drilling machine, one welding machine and one diesel engine generator.
CP Ibrahim said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS acting on a tip-off arrested the suspect opposite Customary Court, Ogbe-Owele quarters, Ibusa on 7/11/2017, at about 1725hrs.
He noted that investigation into the matter was in progress.


Manchester City not invincible, Wenger insists Newtelegraph

Manchester City have opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the English Premier League, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not convinced they can have an unbeaten season. Pep Guardiolas side have scored 38 goals along the way, prompting some to be predicting an unbeaten season for them. City have won 10 of their opening 11 games, and only a home draw against Everton in August deprived them of a perfect start. Their 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier this month extended their winning streak to 15 games in...

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Senate Recalls Ndume After 90-day Suspension Newtelegraph

Former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume,  can resume duties on Wednesday, November 15th, the Senate has said.   The Borno, All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator was placed on suspension, ninety days ago, following the recommendation of the ethics and privileges committee of the Senate. The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu says Senator Ndume was recalled without prejudice to the current court processes. Details soon

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BREAKING: Court Fixes Date To Rule On IPOBs Application Against Ban Newtelegraph

A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 17, 2018, to decide if it will set aside the order of proscription against Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group. IPOB had earlier asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to reverse its orders proscribing it and labelling it as a terrorist group. In September 2017, IPOB made the request in a motion filed by its lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, before the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati. The group made this application barely...

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JUST IN: Buhari arrives South East Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu for a two-day working visit to the South-East. The president was received by the Enugu, Ebonyi and Abia State governors, as well as traditional rulers on his arrival.  

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Yemen - Having Lost The War Saudis Try Genocide "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yemen - Having Lost The War Saudis Try Genocide - Media Complicit

From the last link:
Saudi Arabia reacting to UN famine warnings says ports in Yemen it controls will reopen for aid deliveries. Riyadh shut them down last week after a missile attack blamed on Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
The above headlines are false. The Saudi government announced the re-opening of some Yemeni ports and airports. All of these are in the south and under control of Saudi proxy forces who are fighting the Houthi-Saleh alliance in north-west Yemen. Some 70% of the population lives in the north-western areas which will continue to be under an extreme blockade. The most important port in their area is Hodeida which will stay closed. Back in March the U.S. Pentagon tried to get control of the port. But fighting for it would have destroyed the piers and thereby the supply route for some 20 million people. The most important airport is in Sanaa. The Saudi/U.S./UK alliance blocks even UN flights with medical supplies from using it.
The Saudis now "request" the UN to send an expert commission to Riyadh to "discuss" procedures for future control of the ports that are not held by its proxies. Such a process will tak...


Behind the Saudi Troublemaking "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabias monarchy is bombing Yemen, locking up domestic rivals and stirring up trouble in Lebanon, while a slow-burning confrontation continues against Qatar which could split the Gulf Cooperation Council, says Paul Cochrane.


Obama"s Legacy: the Failed State of Libya "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thanks to the discordant foreign policy of President Barack Obama and his secretaries of state, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Libya, once the gem for high-living standards in Africa, is today a failed state.


PHOTOS: Sokoto flags off Nigerias largest school enrollment drive Newtelegraph

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Nigerias largest school enrolment drive which targets 1.4 million new intakes in the next one year. The event, which took place at Riji village in Rabah LGA, was also used to officially the launch the State cash transfer scheme, the Nigerian Partnership for Education Project and the prototype early childhood development centres (ECD). Riji village is the birthplace of former Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. Speaking at the event, Tambuwal said his administration will continue to invest a...

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Security: South West Youths Laud Buhari, Army Achievements In 2017 Newtelegraph

Youths From the South West region under the umbrella of the Progressive Yoruba Youth Congress have commended the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt gen. Tukur Buratai in tackling the various security threats the nation faced in the outgoing year.   Recall that recently, the army said the country faced over 14 various security threats, ranging from terrorism, militancy, kidnapping, among others. But the youth group said the President and the Army have demonstrated capacity in handling the security situation in the country.  ...

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Cameroon 150 ivory tusks and pangolin scales seized Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Cameroon Tribune
November 12, 2017

See link <; for photo.

The take, made by the Gmi No. 2 Friday at Bois des Singes, also included
pangolin scales, heads and parrot feathers.

Some 150 ivory tusks, bags of pangolin scales, and many other items were
seized this Friday, November 10 by the Gmi (police) of Douala. It is in the
morning of this day that, on information, the police learned that a
suspicious load is being carried out in the area called Bois des Singes.

The team down on the ground actually finds a truck in full load, in a store
not far from the cemetery that exists in the corner. When they enter the
scene, the police, led by the commander of the Gmi, the chief commissioner
Gerard Aldjim, ask the individuals arrested (the owner of the store, the
truck driver, and the person who had to convoy the cargo) to continue
loading. Then, they went to the Gmi in Bonanjo for the search.

We started to survey the parcels. There were bags of pepper leaving for
Nigeria. But underneath, we found other bags, explains CT, an element of
the Gmi.

The police also discovered mangos, then suspicious parcels, which were
disemboweled. These contain a hundred red feathered parrot heads, feathers
of the same animal, and pangolin scales, products whose trafficking is

And then, there are bags in the bags of scales: jackpot! These are ivory
tusks. 160, explains our source, according to a count made by the police.
Other forest products were found in the cargo. According to police, the
people arrested as well as the parcels will be put, this Monday, November
13, at the disposal of the regional delegation of Forests and Wildlife for
the continuation of the procedure.

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BOMBSHELL Science Paper Documents the Depopulation Chemical Covertly Spiked Into Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

Just days after the release of a jaw-dropping video lecture called the Science Agenda to Exterminate Blacks, a bombshell science paper has emerged that confirms the use of covert sterilization chemicals in World Health Organization vaccines deployed in Africa. Entitled, HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World, the paper documents the covert deployment of an infertility chemical in vaccines that are administered to young black women in Kenya:

Oller, J.W., Shaw, C.A., Tomljenovic, L., Karanja, S.K., Ngare, W., Clement, F.M. and Pillette, J.R. (2017), HCG Found in WHO Tetanus Vaccine in Kenya Raises Concern in the Developing World. Open Access Library Journal, 4: e3937.

The paper confirms exactly what Natural News reported earlier in the week: That a covert depopulation program is being run by the World Health Organization, targeting Africans for extermination via infertility chemicals administered under the guise of vaccines. These vaccines, notably, contain chemicals that are administered without the informed consent of the women being injected. In fact, the women are deliberately lied to and told the injections are meant to protect your health. But the real reason for the shots is to exterminate blacks in the name of science and medicine.

Ive detailed all this in this powerful one-hour lecture thats already getting rave reviews across the net. Watch the full lecture below, and visit for more coverage of race-targeted extermination efforts being waged today under the banners of science and medicine.



BBC coverage of missile attacks in two ME locations "IndyWatch Feed War"

As regular readers will be aware, since the beginning of this year there have been five separate incidents in which missiles were launched into Israel from the Sinai peninsula and nine additional  missile attacks from the Gaza Strip. 

The BBCs English language services have not reported any of those fourteen attacks.

Fortunately and not least because Israeli civilians are well-drilled in taking appropriate precautions when such incidents take place none of those attacks resulted in serious injuries or fatalities.

On November 4th a missile fired at the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh from Yemen was intercepted and no injuries were reported.  

The BBC News website published two written articles and one filmed report on that incident, reporting that:...


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If you cannot make it to our first UBUNTU Music Festival event in Kansas City on 3-4 December 2017, please order the awesome UBUNTU Conscious Music Festival t-shirt online now - support the event and spread the message by wearing it everywhere. Please order your t-shirt HERE BUT please do what you can to make it to our first event and let's make it a huge success. Let's  spread the


Electric Car Boom On Hold As Key Ingredient Vanishes "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Every single vehicl...


Madagascar plague death toll rises to 165 as scientists fear deadly virus will reach US, Europe and Britain and could mutate to become untreatable "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fort Detrick has been a busy little bee: Madagascar plague death toll rises to 165 as scientists fear deadly virus WILL reach US, Europe and Britain and could mutate to become UNTREATABLE --World Health Organization data shows a 15% jump in fatalities over three days --At least 2,034 people have been struck down by a more lethal form of the plague --Ten countries have been placed on high alert --Two thirds of all the cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague --This can spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours | 13 Nov 2017 | The plague death toll shows no sign of slowing as official figures reveal 165 have now lost their lives in Madagascar's 'worst outbreak in 50 years'. Some experts fear the disease could mutate and become untreatable during this year's outbreak - which is expected to blight Madagascar until April. Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread. Experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country. Two thirds of cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours.


Political tension grows in Zimbabwe as army chief threatens coup "IndyWatch Feed War"

Political affairs in Zimbabwe took an unprecedented turn on Monday, as the chief of the armed forces warned the countrys President, Robert Mugabe, that the military would not hesitate to step in to stop infighting within the ruling party.


Why Iran is a Major Threat "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Yemen Civil War is an ongoing conflict that began in 2015 between two factions. Each is claiming to constitute the Yemen government. This is really a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthi forces control the capital Sanaa who are allied with forces loyal to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh backed by Saudi Arabia. They are opposed by Yemens Shiite rebels who are loyal to the religious government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, based in Aden, supported by Iran.

To grasp what this is all about, one must understand Islam. Saudi Arabia in Sunni that boils down to a separation of church and state. They are fighting the Shiite forces of Iran, which believe that religion should control the state. Therefore, the ballistic missile fired by Yemens Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital was manufactured by Iran as if this should be any surprise given that Iran is their backer.

This conflict in the Middle East is religious based. This is similar to the threat of Russia back in the Cold War days. Nikita Khrushchev ruled Russia and the ideology that Marxism would conquer Capitalism was the entire issue. He was famous for saying We will bury you! Here we have Iran which is similarly a threat to the world political structure because this is where they believe that religion should rule the state. That means they seek to overthrow other governments as was the case under Khrushchev.

Christianity went through that phase where the state was ruled by religion and to circumvent religion, kings appointed their political allies as priests, bishops, and cardinals. That led to the Investiture Controversy which was the major conflict between the Pope Gregory VII and the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV during the 11th century.

Emperor Henry declared Pope Gregory was no longer pope and the Romans should choose a new pope because of political disputes. When Pope Gregory heard of this he excommunicated Henry IV, declared he was no longer emperor and absolved his subjects...


Super Material Behind The Electric Car Boom Is Disappearing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pay close attention to this cobalt chart. Demand could be about to surge from 2k tonnes today... to over 300k tonnes in 2030. Thats a 14,900% increase in demand. This cobalt chart is the only one you really need to understand. Simply: Cobalt is never going to be cheap again, thanks to the electric vehicle revolution and a massive supply chain bottleneck coming out of Africa.


The shoddy journalism of the Economist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Does the correspondent of the Economist knows Lebanon or is reporting from Saudi regime sources? Look at this: "Its secret policemen round up dissenters". What? Most media in Lebanon are vocally anti-hizbollah, and there are vocal pro-Saudi critics of Hizbullah who live in the southern suburbs and publish there and there were never ever cases of dissidents who were arrested.  There are large sections of the population in Lebanon who are opposed to Hizbullah. How can you trust the Economist anymore?


Buhari okays sack of 22,000 incompetent teachers Newtelegraph

NUT faults President Kogi mulls competency test for teachers President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the decision by the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el- Rufai, to sack 22,000 teachers for gross incompetence. The teachers, who were recently subjected to competency test by the state government, failed to score average points in their assessments. El-Rufai has already announced his governments plan to recruit 25,000 new teachers to replace the affected teachers. Against this backdrop, el-Rufai came under attacks from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigerian Union of...

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FG recovers $64.36m electricity debts from Benin, Niger Republics Newtelegraph

Power generation in Nigeria will suffer marginal reduction due to gradual exit of the rainy season, the Federal Government declared yesterday. The government also announced the recovery of $64.63 million from international customers in Benin Republic and Republic of Niger. I am happy to announce that we have recovered $64,630,055 from our international customers in Benin Republic and Republic of Niger. The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, (NBET) will work out the modalities for distribution, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said. Fashola, who spoke at the power...

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Chairmanship: Again, PDP leaders fail to reach consensus Newtelegraph

Wike: Its a family affair Bode George, Dokpesi woo SSouth delegates Again, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has failed to adopt a consensus chairmanship aspirant for the December 9 National Convention of the party. The party, however, agreed to work and support whoever emerges as the National Chairman among the eight aspirants seeking to lead the PDP for the next four years. This was the outcome of the meeting of party stakeholders held in Enugu on Sunday night. The meeting, which was attended by PDP state governors, members of the...

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New Telegraph Award: We feel excited, say Quadri, Adekuoroye Newtelegraph

As the forthcoming New Telegraph Award gathers momentum, two of the winners Aruna Quadri and Odunayo Adekuoroye have expressed delight over the huge recognition. Speaking on their recognition as Sportsman of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year, both awardees said the recognition marked them out as part of Nigerians that have contributed immensely to the countrys sports development. Quadri, who has been amazing this year in the ping pong game, said he was elated with the award and thanked the organisers for the recognition. The table tennis...

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SGF visits Ekwueme in London hospital Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to meet with Nigerias former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme in a London hospital. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, said yesterday that the SGF has since conveyed President Buharis goodwill message to the former Vice President. The presidential aide said upon approval by President Buhari, Ekwueme was rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance in what was described as a critical condition. The SGF, who was...

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Bomb scare at INEC office in Awka Newtelegraph

There was palpable fear yesterday at the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Awka, Anambra State capital following a bomb scare. The development led to deployment of bomb disposal experts to the state office of the commission. When New Telegraph visited the area, stern looking policemen were seen parading the area while Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) were stationed at strategic positions. The enthusiastic mood which had earlier been the order of the day had changed to an apprehensive mood, while people entering the office were properly scrutinized and searched before...

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ONE SMALL TOWN UK - Is On The Way ubuntu

The excitement after the launch of the first One Small Town in Canada has spilled over to the UK, where at least one Mayor now wants to talk to UBUNTU about implementing our simple strategy. The UK UBUNTU representatives have already held several talks and meetings with a mayor in office who reached out to them, and I will be holding our first meeting with a UK mayor within days, to work out a


Kogi mulls competency test for teachers Newtelegraph

A team from Kogi State, led by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Jacob Tolorunleke, is in Kaduna State to understudy the competency test recently conducted for primary school teachers in the state. Tolorunleke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna yesterday, that the move was to improve the standard of education in Kogi State. According to the commissioner, they are in the state to get all the necessary information needed and to be guided appropriately on how to conduct a successful and credible competency test for...

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Why I saved money in both naira and dollars, by Obi Newtelegraph

Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday described as scandalous and mind-boggling the news of the sale of the dollars he saved and invested for the future of Anambra State termed Anambra Future Growth Funds. During his campaign speech at Head Bridge Market, Onitsha, Obi said he first learnt of the sale when somebody he did not know sent a text message to him on Friday to read the newspaper of that day. The former governor said he almost doubted the report until he heard it directly from...

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IBB: Abia important to Nigeria, Africas economic growth Newtelegraph

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), yesterday described Abia State as key to the economic development of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. This was even as he commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for his efforts in repositioning Abia State for greatness. Recall that Abia State was among other states created in 1991 by Babangida before he left office. A release by Ikpeazus Chief Press Secretary Mr. Enyinnaya Appolos, said Babangida, who was addressed by his admirers as IBB, spoke when Governor Ikpeazu visited him at his home in Minna,...

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Sylva flays Dicksons rationale for campaign of calumny Newtelegraph

Former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday berated Governor Seriake Dickson for rationalising his campaign of calumny and violence against the former governor and his Brass people. In a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Doifie Buokoribo, Sylva described the act as indefensible. The statement was in reaction to Governor Dicksons reply to a public alert about a coordinated defamation campaign against Sylva allegedly being plotted by the governor. It also came on the heel of the recent bloody violence orchestrated allegedly by the Dickson administration in the hitherto...

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Import of Lagos, Abuja airport certification Newtelegraph

Two of Nigerias biggest airports, Lagos and Abuja airports, are now certified. These are good signs for aviation in Nigeria as the benefits that accrue from it are humongous not only for airlines but the sector. WOLE SHADARE writes   Abuja airport comes alive Few months after the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was certified, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja became the latest to pass the security and safety test, signposting that better days are almost here for the countrys burgeoning aviation sector. The joy that greeted the Abuja airport certification...

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Tussling for Bwari traditional stool Newtelegraph

The recent death of the Sarkin Bwari, Alhaji Mohammed Ijakoro, has re-opened  old wounds of  ethnic rivalry among the people  of  Bwari Area Council. Different  groups are laying claims to the traditional  stool.  CALEB ONWE reports Following the recent death of the Sarkin Bwari, Alhaji Mohammed Ijakoro, the old wounds  of  ethnic rivalry in Bwari Area Council  appears to have been re-opened among the people. The bone of contention now is who is to be the rightful successor of the deceased monarch. The issue of having two monarchs  in one...

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Housing deficit: Exploring partnership options Newtelegraph

To meet the accommodation needs of citizens, government  is thinking outside the box by exploring Public Private Partnership (PPP) option. DAYO AYEYEMI reports Moving further from efforts put in so far to bridge the nations housing deficit currently put at 17 million, the federal and state government as well as stakeholders in real estate sector are beginning to explore other options. While some states are involved in direct  construction of houses, others, including the Federal Government, are entering  into partnership with the private sector to reduce accommodation deficit in  the...

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Liberia: EPO releases executive summary of the findings of the company's Human Rights Impact Assessment "IndyWatch Feed World"

13 Nov 2017 | B&HRThis is the executive summary of a report titled Assessing Human Rights Impacts at EPO's Liberian Operations delivered by Triponel Consulting Ltd


NIPCO raises CSR funding Newtelegraph

.restates host communitys devt   NIPCO Plc has restated its commitment to host community development as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives especially in the realms of education development through facility upgrade and co -curricular activities in primary schools in Lagos State. Chief Corporate Affairs Manager [CCAM] of the company, Mr. Lawal Taofeek, disclosed this in a statement issued after his address at the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board [SUBEB] Sports Festival / Merit Award for primary school pupils and teachers in Apapa area of the state. He...

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Police Command arrests suspects over Wuse disturbance Newtelegraph

The FCT Police Command said that it arrested some suspects in connection with the disturbance between operatives of the Directorate of Road Transport Services ( VIO) Taskforce and cab operators at Wuse area of the FCT. The commands Spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement on Wednesday, however, said that normalcy had been restored. Though, he did not mention the number of suspects arrested. Some hoodlums who were trying to take advantage of the false rumour to cause problem in the FCT have been arrested and investigation is in progress,...

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FCTA tackles Elizade over N7.6m contract Newtelegraph

The Federal Capital Territory Administration ( FCTA) has threatened to drag  Elizade Motors to the anti-graft agency, over its failure to fulfil the N7.6m contractual agreement the both parties reached over refurbishing of two utility vehicles belonging to FCTA. Inside Abuja gathered that the former Permanent Secretary of FCTA, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, who approved the contract since July, 2017, also made full payments to the company, to ensure that the two vehicles were refurbished according to specification. However, after several months, the company has failed to keep to the agreement....

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Group petitions UN over genocide in Plateau Newtelegraph

A group under the aegis of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO) has petitioned the United Nations and Africa Commission of Human and Pupils Rights to intervene in the incessant killing of its members and other indigenes of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen before they are wiped out from the face of the earth. The call was contained in a statement signed by the General Secretary of the group, Davou Choji Davou following the ambush and killing of nine youths in Diyan village, Riyom Local Government Area of the...

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ExxonMobils contract finance to Nigerians hits $113m Newtelegraph

The contracts finance scheme for local contractors by second biggest International Oil Company (IOC) in terms of assets and production, ExxonMobil Nigeria Unlimited, has hit $113 million.  The ExxonMobil Nigeria Unlimited is one of the countrys highest producers of crude oil, accounting for almost 600,000 barrels per day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids, whose joint venture operation is over 90 offshore platforms from its Qua Iboe terminal operations area in Akwa Ibom State, comprising about 300 producing wells. Chairman of the company, Mr. Paul McGrath, who said this...

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ASUP strike grounds activities at Auchi Poly Newtelegraph

Academic activities at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, were yesterday grounded as members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) of the institution embarked on strike to press home their demands from the Federal Government. Investigations showed that lectures were completely suspended as all halls and offices were shut as students were seen idling away while others were leaving the school premises with their luggage to board vehicles to their homes. It will be recalled that members of the ASUP had commenced a nationwide to protest the non-implementation...

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Navy SEALs Allegedly Killed Green Beret in Mali Over Thefts
Sources say the Army soldier suspected his Special Ops comrades were pocketing money from a fund to pay informants.

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer
U.S. News
Nov. 13, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.       

Two Navy SEALs being investigated in the death of a Green Beret in Mali in June are accused of killing him because the soldier discovered they had been stealing, The Daily Beast reported.

On June 4, Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, a 34-year-old Afghanistan combat veteran was found dead in the U.S. embassy house he shared with other Special Operations forces in the West African country. His death was ruled a homicide by asphyxiation.

Melgar's Army superiors in Stuttgart, Germany dispatched an investigating officer to Mali 24 hours after his death and the two suspected SEALs were placed on administrative leave and flown out of the country shortly after. The SEALS who have not been identified, were first described as "witnesses" in Melgar's death, but as the investigation unfolded, they became "persons of interest."

According to The Daily Beast, part of the anti-terrorism intelligence-gathering operations in Mali involved a cash fund used to pay informants.

Two Special Operations members told the publication Melgar discovered the SEALs were stealing from this fund, pocketing the money. When they found out Melgar knew, they offered to cut him in on their scheme. However, Melgar declined, according to the sources.

The events leading up to Melgar's death on the night of June 4 are still not entirely known, but according to accounts from three officials familiar with the investigation told The New York Times Melgar and the two SEALs were grappling when one of the sailors put Melgar in a chokehold and he passed out.

When they couldn't revive him, the SEALs rushed Melgar to an emergency clinic, where he was pronounced dead.

The SEALs told their superiors Melgar was drunk during the incident. However, a former U.S. Africa Command official who saw the autopsy report said no drugs or alcohol were found in Melgar's system, The Daily Beast reported.

Melgar's wife, Michelle Melgar, gave investigators emails her husband sent her about problems he was having wi...


Understanding the Libya Disaster Will Lead to a Resolution in North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Understanding the Libya Disaster Will Lead to a Resolution in North Korea By Alex Christoforou  The Duran With US President Donald Trumps very personal war of words with Kim Jong-un growing more surreal by the day, perhaps its time America stop and reflect...

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Remembering Vietnam, Dr. King, and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed World"

(TFC)  On April 4, 1967, Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech to the Riverside Church in New York City. In it, he laid out his position concerning the current US war in Vietnam. The title was Beyond Vietnam, and it was a reckoning King had hoped to depart with what he viewed as, break[ing] the betrayal of my own silences and he called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam. He was assassinated one year later on April 4, 1968.

A permanent state of war and militarism exist in mainstream Western society. Government policies such the AUMF and various intelligence and spying bills (C-51 in Canada) give an unprecedented ability to use violence and subvert civil rights. This is what Kings speech is really about. It wasnt merely anti-war. It reflected a more profound warning with a broader world-view; forewarning of capitalism and its death grip on the worlds most powerful nation and how chronic poverty and militarized ideologies are ultimately destructive.

This speech was a culmination of everything in Kings political and social dissident career. It was through this address that a signal towards a broader and deeper movement was to begin. He was an organizational might, able to gather thousands to march on social, racial, and economic issues. His involvement and leadership was paramount to the ending of segregation of African Americans. King adopted a number of non-violent tactics that included boycotts, marches, and civil disobedience tactics that included voter education and voting drives. All of these tactics aided in achieving civil rights and Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Anti-war protesting was extremely marginalized in the public arena. For King to openly denounce the war and accuse the US government of war crimes was beyond the conventional and accepted opposition. King said, Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their governments policy, especially in time of war.

Published documents from FBI wiretapped phone calls show that as the war progressed, King had found it increasingly harder to ignore. He also saw how the war affected everything and observed a great hole in Johnsons Great Society domestic programs.

The FBI had watched King closely and even attempted to convince King to...


Having lost the war against Yemen, Saudis try genocide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fakenews: Saudi Arabia ends its blockade of Yemen's ports and airports - Daily Mail Saudi-led coalition says will reopen Yemen ports - Anadolu Yemeni ports to reopen for aid, says Saudi Arabia - Deutsche Welle ... From the last link: Saudi Arabia reacting to UN famine warnings says ports in Yemen it controls will reopen for aid deliveries. Riyadh shut them down last week after a missile attack blamed on Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The above headlines are false. The Saudi government announced the re-opening of some Yemeni ports and airports. All of these are in the south and under control of Saudi proxy forces who are fighting the Houthi-Saleh alliance in north-west Yemen. Some 70% of the population lives in the north-western areas which will continue to be under an extreme blockade. The most important port in their area is Hodeida which will stay closed. Back in March the U.S. Pentagon tried to get control of the port. But fighting for it would have destroyed the piers and thereby the supply route for some 20 million people. The most important airport is in Sanaa. The Saudi/U.S./UK alliance blocks even UN flights with medical supplies from using it.


Saudi Arabia: Muhammad Bin-Salman's purge indicates something bigger "IndyWatch Feed World"

Our region stands on the brink of war. We should not let small details - such as the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's resignation or the detention of princes and former ministers in Saudi Arabia - divert us from the big picture and the real developments taking place behind the scenes. The really dangerous phase is the one that will follow Crown Prince Muhammad Bin-Salman's purge on the domestic Saudi front. It may be the precursor to scenarios for a regional war that could, without exaggeration, end up being the most devastating in its modern history. All that is currently happening is part of a carefully planned and crafted scheme, and the prelude to a sectarian war waged in 'Arab nationalist' guise against the growing power of 'Shia' Iran and its surrogates in Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq with American, regional and Israeli backing. The old Saudi Arabia is no more. Wahhabism is breathing its last, has been all but buried and is in the process of becoming history. A fourth Saudi state, dressed in the garb of modernity and based on different alliances, is being born. When its would-be founder and man of the moment, Muhammad Bin-Salman, accuses Iran of mounting a 'direct military attack that may amount to an act of war' against his country by allegedly supplying missiles to factions in Yemen, and his stance is endorsed and supported by the US, it is clear that a new American-led alliance is taking shape in the region.


Houthis threaten to sink Saudi battleships, oil tankers, if blockade isn't lifted "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yemen's Houthi rebel government has threatened to sink Saudi coalition warships and oil tankers unless Riyadh lifts its blockade which threatens the lives of millions in the war-torn country. "Battleships and oil tankers of the aggressor and its movements will not be immune from the fire of Yemeni naval forces if directed by the senior leadership," Al Masirah news cited the country's navy and coast guard as saying Sunday. Earlier, Brig. Gen. Sharaf Ghalib Luqman, a military spokesman for the Houthi rebels, said that "systematic crimes of aggression" and the "closure of ports" compels the Houthi forces "to target all sources of funding" of the aggressor. He added the country is ready to "respond to the escalation of the Saudi-US aggression promptly." The threat of a military response to the ongoing blockade was made after Houthi leader Maj. Gen. Yousef al-Madani met leaders of the naval, coastal defense and coast guard forces Saturday. That same day, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi posted a message on Facebook assuring that "international navigation will remain safe as it was before, "making clear that "only those who attack our country" will be targeted. The Saudi-led military coalition announced last week that it was temporarily shutting all of Yemen's land border crossings as well as its air and sea ports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on November 4. The kingdom accused Houthis of firing an Iran-supplied rocket at the Saudi capital, and responded with bombing raids on the Yemeni capital, Sana'a. Iran has denied allegations that it supplies weapons to the Houthis, but concedes it backs the rebels' cause.


Ansarullah Threatens To Sink Saudi Warships, Oil Tankers Unless Yemen Blockade Is Lifted "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor 13-11-2017 | 08:43 Yemens Ansarullah revolutionary government threatened to sink Saudi coalition warships and oil tankers unless Riyadh lifts its blockade which threatens the lives of millions in the war-torn country. Warships and oil tankers of the aggressor and its movements will not be immune from the fire of Yemeni naval forces if []


Millions Face Starvation in Yemen Due to Saudi Arabias Blockade "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region. I covered it at the time in the post, German Intelligence Warns Saudi Arabia to Play Destabilizing Role in the Middle East. Here's an excerpt:

Saudi Arabia is at risk of becoming a major destabilizing influence in the Arab world, German intelligence has warned. 

Internal power struggles and the desire to emerge as the leading Arab power threaten to make the key Western ally a source of instability, according to the BND intelligence service. 

The current cautious diplomatic stance of senior members of the Saudi royal family will be replaced by an impulsive intervention policy, a BND memo widely distributed to the German press reads. 

Saudi Arabia has previously been accused of supplying arms and funding to jihadist groups fighting in Syria, including Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

At the core of this intelligence warning was none other than crown prince Mohamed bin Salman, or MBS. I've been warning about the specific dangers presented by his brazen and sociopathic personality for years, and the recent purge finally threw it all into the spotlight for everyone to see.

MBS has already wreaked havoc on portions of the region with his reckless and failed polices with respect to both Yemen and Qatar. Today's post will focus on the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen, courtesy of the Saudi crown prince.

The New York Times reported last week:

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Chinas Silk Road revival hits the buffers "IndyWatch Feed War"


Chinas One Belt, One Road has run into problems from a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan

The One Belt, One Road initiative, unveiled by Chinas President Xi Jinping in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia and Europe through a network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks. Photo: Reuters

The One Belt, One Road initiative, unveiled by Chinas President Xi Jinping in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia and Europe through a network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks. Photo: Reuters

Singapore: From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, Chinas push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinpings presidency.

The One Belt, One Road initiative, unveiled by Xi in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia and Europe through a network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks.

Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, has pushed the infrastructure drive which is central to his goal of extending Beijings economic and geopolitical clout.

The initiative was enshrined in the Communist Partys constitution at a key congress last month, and some estimates say more than $1 trillion has been pledged to it, with projects proposed in some 65 countries.

But on the ground it has run into problems. Projects traverse insurgency-hit areas, dictatorships and chaotic democracies, and face resistance from both corrupt politicians and local villagers.

Building infrastructure across countries like this is very complicated, said Murray Hiebert, from Washington think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), who has studied some of the projects in Southeast Asia.

Youve got land issues, you have to hammer out funding agreements, you have to hammer out technological issues.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying however insisted the initiative was moving forward smoothly.

Beijing won the contract to build Indonesias first high-speed railway in September 2015, but more than two years later work has barely started on the route from...


South Africa top anti-poaching cop fired in odd circumstances Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Tania Broughton, The Witness

Warrant Officer JP van Zyl-Roux, one of South Africas top anti-rhino poaching cops, has been fired on what are alleged to be trumped-up charges.

Pietermaritzburg One of South Africas top anti-rhino poaching cops has been fired on allegedly trumped-up charges and is now unemployed and looking for a job.

It is appalling the whole thing is a circus, Warrant Officer JP van Zyl-Rouxs attorney Jacques Botha told The Witness.

After 29 years in the police force, the latter 10 years in the Endangered Species Investigation Section of the Hawks, most of it as a team leader working undercover in game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal, Van Zyl-Roux will pack up his office on Monday.

He declined to comment on Sunday, but a colleague said: He is devastated. He cannot believe this has happened to him after all his hard work and dedication. He knows that in a perfect world he would never have been convicted on this rubbish.

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This Company Plants 10 Trees For Every Item Of Clothing They Sell "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Since 2012, Tentree have planted just over 16 million trees. The lifestyle apparel are for profit, as well as their environment. The company was founded by five socially and environmentally conscious friends in Canada. Their business plan is to plant ten trees for every item purchased. This means that their consumers have a direct impact on the environment and communities worldwide.

So far, Tentree have managed to plant around 5 million trees in Madagascar. This has helped to revitalise the entire village which has seen an increase in wildlife, fish and fishermen. The rest of the trees have been planted in Senegal, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Malawi, Kenya, Haiti, Canada, Cambodia and the US.

Tentrees tagline protect the world you play in speaks volumes. Their goal is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. They are passionate about their environment and want to use the apparel industry as a vehicle for change.

Tentree are working to expand their movement in both Europe and Asia and aim to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.  

Tentrees collection feature pants, hoodies and accessories for both men and women. Join the movement...


Zimbabwe army ready 'to step in' to end ZANU-PF purge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zimbabwe's army chief has called for an immediate end to purges within President Robert Mugabe's ruling party following the dismissal last week of the country's vice-president.


PHOTOS: SGF visits Ekwueme in UK hospital Newtelegraph

The Secretary to the government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Monday visited Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, at a London hospital. In a tweet via its handle, the presidency said the SGF also conveyed Buharis goodwill to Ekwueme. Ekwueme, who has been ill for about two weeks, was flown to the UK for medical treatment on Sunday. President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the treatment after he was briefed about the elder statesmans condition. The approval covers the immediate charter of an air ambulance for the emergency movement and the...

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Why Arent Negotiations Being Considered to Resolve the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Opinion From the moment that the Saudi-led onslaught against Yemen began, the USA has been solidly behind Riyadh. Yemen now faces a humanitarian crisis, yet the forces committed to sovereignty and economic development remain strong, nowhere near surrender. Signs now indicate that as the war continues, some circles within the US power structure may be looking at other options, including negotiations.

US media routinely distorts the conflict in Yemen. The primary narrative is that the war is a complex, internal matter with scores of different factions competing for power. Typical US media reports on the conflict in Yemen overload the reader with references, mentioning the Houthis, Saleh, Al-Queda, ISIS, tribal forces, etc.; leaving the reader with the impression that Yemen is simply a disastrous mess of armed factions killing each other in ways that are beyond comprehension.

In addition to the primary narrative, more explicitly hawkish publications, specifically a hardline minority in the US press closely tied to Israel and Saudi Arabia, will repeat an even more distorted narrative. FOX News and the Wall Street Journal, both part of News Corporation, which is partially owned by Saudi Arabia, will often tell a story about Iranian imperialism. They present the war as Saudi Arabia fighting off an attempt by the Islamic Republic to colonize its neighbor.

Both of these narratives distort reality. The war in Yemen is not a deeply complicated mess, and it is not a proxy war with Iran. The war in Yemen is a struggle by one of the poorest countries in the world to assert its independence. Saudi Arabia, aligned with the United States, is fighting to keep Yemen an impoverished, underdeveloped satellite state.


The Northern Tribes Distortion

Houthi rebels ride on a pickup truck as they attend a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. June 20, 2016....


Probe Okorocha Over N1bn Statues Of Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf SERAP OBLONG MEDIA

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Dr Muhammad Isah Acting Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) More


Teachers Sack: NUT faults Buhari endorsement Newtelegraph

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has faulted the Presidential endorsement for the laying off of about 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State. General Secretary of the NUT, Dr. Mike Eneh who spoke to New Telegraph on Monday in Abuja, noted that rather than layoff teachers under the guise of having failed a competency test, a retraining programme ought to have been organized to boost the quality and efficiency of the teachers in the state While stressing that the government of Kaduna State had no right whatsoever to conduct any form of test...

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Kashamu attacks Makarfi over micro-zoning Newtelegraph

The senator representing Ogun East in the National Assembly,  Senator Buruji Kashamu has blamed the growing tension in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the chairmanship election on the refusal of the party leadership to micro-zone the position. Kashamu also accused the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi of promoting crisis in the South West zone of the party because of his 2019 presidential ambition. In a statement in Abuja, Senator Kashamu noted that allowing the national chairmanship hitherto conceded to the South West for a free-for-all among the...

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BREAKING: Lagos-Based Attorney, Ikechukwu Ikeji Dies. OBLONG MEDIA

A Popular Lagos-based human right activist and attorney, Ikechukwu Ikeji has passed away, Nigerias burgeoning online integrated media platform, OBLONG More


US court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect "IndyWatch Feed War"


The ban will apply to people from Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Chad who do not have family connections to the United States


Court of Appeals allows Trump's travel ban to go into partial effect, exempts those with 'bona fide relationships' to US "IndyWatch Feed World"

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed President Donald Trump's travel ban to go partially into effect, exempting persons with 'bona fide relationships' to the US as defined by the US Supreme Court. The San Francisco, California-based court overrode US District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, who sought to block the ban by declaring it violates immigration law by discriminating on the basis of nationality. Trump's executive order, issued on September 24, indefinitely restricted travel to the US for citizens from eight countries: Somalia, Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. Watson ordered a block of the order on October 17. He was joined by US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland, who sought to block the policy on grounds of Constitutional prohibitions against religious discrimination. The ban affects six Muslim-majority countries.


Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Expand Women sit on cooking gas cylinders lined up outside a gas station amid supply shortage in Sanaa, Yemen November 7, 2017.  2017 Reuters Saudi Arabia today attempted to sell its changes to the full blockade on all Yemen land, air, and sea ports as concrete humanitarian progress today. They aren't. The Saudi ambassador to the United Nations, Abdallah [...]


'I just want to go home': Tanzanian women describe abuse in Oman and UAE "IndyWatch Feed War"


Domestic workers who flee their abusive employers in the UAE and Oman could be charged with a hefty fine and sent to prison, says HRW


Algerian PM Ahmed Ouyahia says Arab states spent $130bn to destroy Syria, Libya, Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia says some regional Arab states have spent $130 billion to obliterate Syria, Libya and Yemen. Ouyahia made the remarks on Saturday at a time when much of the Middle East and North Africa is in turmoil, grappling with different crises, ranging from terrorism and insecurity to political uncertainty and foreign interference. Algeria maintains that regional states should settle their differences through dialog and that foreign meddling is to their detriment.


Experts Warn Plague Outbreak In Africa Is Depopulation Bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed World"

Experts are warning that the new Black Death plague outbreak in Africa is not a natural phenomenon, but actually an engineered depopulation bioweapon designed to drastically reduce the number of humans in the world. Isnt [...]


Arab League to Hold Urgent Meeting on Iran as Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabias request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss Iranian interference in the region at League headquarters in Cairo, and other early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could come as early as next Sunday.

News of the Arab League extraordinary session comes as tensions are at breaking point as regional powers especially Saudi Arabia and Israel talk war against perceived Iranian expansion and domination in the Middle East.

Meanwhile, The Daily Star, citing the Baghdad Post, claims that Saudi Arabia has scrambled its air force for strikes in Lebanon: Reports now state the Royal Saudi Air Force has placed its warplanes on alert to launch strikes as the region sits on a knife-edge. The report accompanies undated footage of Saudi F-15s in aerial maneuvers over what is presumably a Saudi airfield.

The Daily Star adds the following accompanying the video:

The kingdom has mobilized its F-15 fighter jet fleet to launch a military operation against the Iranian-backed terrorist militia of Hezbollah in Lebanon, regional news website The Baghdad Post reports.

Saudi Arabia previously accused both Lebanon and Iran of committing an act of wars against it after rebels fired a missile at the King Khalid International Airport in the kingdoms capital of Riyadh.

However unlikely it is that the Saudis would take direct military action against Lebanon, the report reveals the legitimate fears of Lebanese citizens who are increasingly aware that their country has fallen in the cross hairs of an unusual alliance between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and anti-Iranian interests which see Hezbollah and pro-Iranian proxies as the number one threat and scapegoat for all of the regions problems.

Iran is currently b...


Buharis visit: Police warn IPOB against disruptive acts Newtelegraph

The Ebonyi Police Command on Monday warned the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and political parties supporters against disruptive acts during President Muhammadu Buharis visit to the state on Tuesday. Ebonyi Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Titus Lamorde, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki. He gave the assurance that the command was well equipped to deal with all forms of security challenges before, during and after the Presidents visit. According to Lamorde, any individual or group of persons that foment...

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My husband refused to take a second wife, please separate us, woman tells court Newtelegraph

A 35-year- old housewife, Rasheedat Zubairu, on Monday prayed an Ilorin Area Court, to dissolve her 17 years marriage to Kehinde Zubairu, over barrenness.   Zubairu said that the 17 years marriage did not produce any issue, adding that all efforts to conceive proved abortive.   I want this marriage to be dissolved, I am fed up and there is no love between us again.   I have advised my husband Kehinde, to marry another woman, but he refused, and he believes that I can still give birth. He has...

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Edo Cannot Return to Fayoses Stomach Infrastructure Style of Government- Oshiomhole Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has declared that the state cannot return to Fayose definition of governance that provides stomach infrastructure to party members.   This came as leaders and members of the ruling All Progressive Congress in the state have openly expressed their reservation for the government of Governor Godwin Obaseki.   The APC members are deeply angry that Governor Obaseki has not only declared that the state government house is not a place for sharing money but also not been servicing them by providing what...

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FG recovers $64.6m from International electricity customers Newtelegraph

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has announced that the Federal Government has recovered the sum of $64,630,055:00 from international electricity customers, stating by that the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trade (NBET) would work out the modalities for distribution of the sum in the power sector. Fashola stated this at the monthly power meeting of the Power Sector held in Asaba, Delta State. The Minister, who reeled out achievements and challenges in the Power Sector in the last one month, said, On a final note, I am happy...

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IPOB barres President Buhari from visiting Ebonyi Newtelegraph

The Leadership of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to visit Abakaliki, Ebonyi state today. The group threatened to unleash mayhem should the president and his team ignore the warning. The order was contained in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful which was circulated to journalists in Enugu. The said the visit if not shelved would provoke bloodshed as members of the group would go on rampage. While berating the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Governors of the South East...

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Anti grazing law is anti-peaceful coexistence Fulani Herdsmen Newtelegraph

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Association yesterday disclosed that the anti grazing law being promulgated by states is an attempt to destroy the herders means of livelihood, adding that it is also anti peaceful coexistence of the people. The National President of the Association Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Badejo while addressing newsmen, in Kaduna,  Monday said the anti-grazing law is not in the best interest of peaceful coexistence and the need to urgently address the issue cannot be over-emphasised. Arising from the North West zonal meeting of the leadership of the...

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Chairmanship: PDP leaders unable to reach consensus Newtelegraph

Again, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was unable to adopt a consensus chairmanship aspirant for the December 9 National Convention of the party. The party, however, agreed to work and support whoever emerges as the National Chairman among the eight aspirants seeking to lead the PDP for the next four years. This was the outcome of the meeting of party stakeholders held in Enugu on Sunday night. The meeting, which was attended by PDP state governors, members of the National Caretaker Committee, members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Assembly as well...

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FSS Update: Plague Mutations Yemeni Threats Syrian Letter UN Ceasefire Israeli Blame (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

FSS Update: Plague Mutations Yemeni Threats Syrian Letter UN Ceasefire Israeli Blame Video Full Spectrum Survival Video Source

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2 civil servants jailed 105 years for fraud in Abuja Newtelegraph

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Monday sentenced two civil servants, Mohammed Audu and Yusuf Ayodeji, to 105 years imprisonment, for fraudulent activities.   The convicts who were Procurement Officers in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in July 2016.   Audu was docked on a 10-count charge while Ayodeji faced a five-count charge, both bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and awarding contracts to companies in which they had interests, among others.   The convicts...

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UI produces 1st First Class graduate in History VC Newtelegraph

For the very first time in 69 years, the University of Ibadan has produced its first graduate with a First Class honours degree in History. The universitys Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said Ozibo Ekele of the Department of History, was one of the 186 students who earned First Class degrees at the 2015/2016 convocation ceremonies, which began Monday in Ibadan.   Olayinka said 5,629 students graduated in various academic programmes from 12 faculties, including the Distance Learning Centre at the convocation.   According to him, 186 passed with first class...

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'Black Death' Fears Grow as Malawi Becomes 10th Country to Be Put on Plague Alert
At least 2,034 suspected or confirmed cases have been reported in Madagascar since August

Chantal Da Silva @chantaladasilva

Malawi has been put on high alert over fears the plague, which has killed at least 140 people in Madagascar, could hit the East African country.

It is now the 10th nation in Africa to be put on alert over concerns surrounding the Black Death, which was behind one of the most devastating pandemics in history, wiping out a third of Medieval Europe in the 1300s.

South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, La Reunion and Mayotte, Kenya, Ethiopia and Comoros have all been warned to prepare for a potential outbreak of the deadly disease.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has also helped Ethiopia and Kenya prepare for a potential spread due to their direct airline connections with Madagascar.

The plague has swept across the island nation since late summer, moving beyond the areas where it traditionally occurs, with at least 2,034 suspected or confirmed cases reported between 1 August and 8 November, according to the WHO.

The WHO has pledged 3.8m to fight the disease and prepare surrounding countries for a potential spread, but it says it could take months to bring the outbreak under control.

WHO representative Tarik Jasarevic told The Independent the organisation has seen a decline in reported cases, as well as the number of people hospitalised with the disease in Madagascar.

As of 8 November, there were only 16 people hospitalised with plague, compared with 106 on 29 October, he said.

This trend is encouraging, and shows that the quick steps taken to support the Malagasy Government to contain the outbreak have been effective. However, we must remain vigilant and cannot rule out the possibility of future flare-ups.

Dr Dan Namarika, the principal secretary in Malawis ministry of health, said his country is working closely with Mozambique to prepare for any possible spread, Mail Online has reported.

We have infection prevention materials ready and groups and teams...


JUST IN: Lagos to arraign Evans, others on fresh charges, Nov. 24 Newtelegraph

Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, will be arraigned on fresh charges by the Lagos State Government before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere on November 24. Evans arraignment alongside four others on two separate charges before the court was stalled yesterday owing to the failure of the prosecution to serve the charges on all the accused persons. In one of the charges, the state slammed five counts of conspiracy to kidnapping, kidnapping and attempted murder on Evans, Joseph Ikenna Emeka, Victor Aduba and Okpara Linus....

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Real Risk Black Death Plague Will Reach US, Europe and BRITAIN, Disease Expert Warns
THE deadly plague outbreak could reach every continent, a disease expert has horrifyingly warned.

By Charlotte Ikonen
Daily Star, UK
13th November 2017

The disease ravaging Madagascar has already killed 143 people and infected another 2,000.

Health officials are warning things will get even worse before they get better and have dubbed this the worst outbreak in 50 years.

A similar outbreak of the Black Death killed off one third of medieval Europe.

Speaking to Daily Star Online, disease outbreak expert Professor Paul Hunter said the plague could reach every continent, starting with mainland Africa.

He said: This current outbreak is concerning given that it is different from previous cases we have seen, and has been spreading to areas that are not used to seeing it.

There is always a risk with travel that the disease will spread globally.

We dont want a situation where the disease spreads so fast it gets out of control.

"We are talking about it spreading in days rather than weeks.

Mr Hunter said the main worry was that people would keep symptoms to themselves in order to travel.

The plague death toll has risen to 143 in Madagascar. World Health Organization figures show the black death outbreak has now infected 1,947 people in the country off the east coast of Africa.

The plague, which is airborne and spread by coughing and sneezing, has been spreading through the east African nation since August.

It can kill in just 24 hours.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been forced to issue warnings for nine countries surrounding Madagascar.

It said the plague which has reached 73% of the county is more of a threat than previous outbreaks because it has taken the more deadly pneumonic form.

The outbreak is expected to continue until around April next year and UK authorities have warned Brits off visiting the African wildlife paradise.

Tarik Jasarevic of WHO told Daily Star Online that the possibility of future flare-ups couldn't be ruled out.

He said: We must remain vigilant.

Although plague is en...


On The Brink Of War "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Abdel Bari Atwan for Information Clearing House - November 10, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - We should not let minor details such as Hariris resignation or the detention of [Saudi] princes and former ministers divert our attention from the real developments that are taking place in secret. Nor should we let these minor details distract us from the more dangerous phase that will follow Prince Mohammad bin Salman purge on the domestic Saudi front. For such purges are the preliminary move to scenarios for a war that may be the most dangerous in the regions history. And we are not exaggerating here. All that is currently happening is part of a well-studied and carefully planned scheme. It is the prelude to a sectarian war, conducted under an Arab nationalist guise. And its main target is the rising Shiite Iranian force, aiming at clipping its strike forces in Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq, with U.S., regional, and Israeli backing. The old Saudi Arabia is no more, and Wahhabism is in its last throes, if it has not already been buried in the dusty tomes and reference books as a passing historical moment. The fourth Saudi state, donned in new modern garb, and with new alliances, is emerging before our very eyes. And when, in a phone call with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Saudi Crown-Prince Mohammad bin Salman (the man of the moment, who wants to be the founder of that state)...


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Madagascar Plague Death Toll Rises to 165 as Scientists Fear Deadly Virus WILL Reach US, Europe and Britain and Could Mutate to Become UNTREATABLE
World Health Organization data shows a 15% jump in fatalities over three days
Scientists are worried the 'worst outbreak in 50 years' has reached 'crisis' point
At least 2,034 people have been struck down by a more lethal form of the plague
Ten countries have been placed on high alert, with Malawi now bracing itself
Other scientists fear this year's outbreak will reach well beyond mainland Africa
Two thirds of all the cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague
This can spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours

10:23 EST, 13 November 2017

The plague death toll shows no sign of slowing as official figures reveal 165 have now lost their lives in Madagascar's 'worst outbreak in 50 years'.

Data shows a 15 per cent jump in fatalities over three days, with scientists concerned it has reached 'crisis' point and 10 countries now placed on high alert.

At least 2,034 people have been struck down by a more lethal form of the 'medieval disease' so far in the country off the coast of Africa, according to WHO statistics.

Some experts fear the disease could mutate and become untreatable during this year's outbreak - which is expected to blight Madagascar until April.

Others worry the plague will go beyond mainland Africa and eventually reach the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread.

Experts warn the outbreak of plague in Madagascar this year is being fueled by a strain more lethal than the one which usually strikes the country.

Two thirds of cases have been caused by the airborne pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughing, sneezing or spitting and kill within 24 hours.

It is strikingly different to the bubonic form, responsible for the 'Black Death' in the 14th century, which strikes the country each year and infects around 600 people.

Malawi was added to the growing list of nations placed urged to brace for a potential outbreak over the weekend, becoming the tenth.

South Africa, Seychelles, La Reuni...


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MILLIONS at Risk As Fears Mount That Black Death Plague May MUTATE and Become UNTREATABLE
THE deadly plague outbreak could become untreatable if the virus mutates, it has been warned.

By Charlotte Ikonen
11th November 2017

Madagascar plague: Government battle to stop disease spreading

The death toll from Madagascar has reached 143 with a total of 2,000 infected as it rapidly spreads through the African nation.

Health officials have warned this is the worst outbreak in 50 years.

And disease experts have said that if virus mutates, the epidemic will get much worse.

Speaking to Daily Star Online, disease outbreak expert Professor Paul Hunter said that the disease could be contained if it arrived in Europe but the worry would be if the plague became resistant to antibiotics.

"As with any disease, it's a real worry that it mutates and become untreatable," he said.

If it reaches the UK, Europe or the US it would be similar to the Ebola outbreak.

We would probably have a few isolated cases but it shouldnt spread like it has in Madagascar.

The plague death toll has risen to 143 in Madagascar. World Health Organization figures show the black death outbreak has now infected 1,947 people in the country off the east coast of Africa.

The airborne pneumonic plague can be spread by coughing, sneezing, spitting and other contact with bodily fluids.

The World Health Organisation has said this current outbreak is different to that seen before.

Nine countries are now on high alert amid fears the disease could go global.

Pneumonic plague a relative of the Black Death can kill in as little as 24 hours.

Dr Charlotte Ndiaye, a WHO Representative in Madagascar said: WHO is concerned that plague could spread further because it is already present in several cities and this is the start of the epidemic season, which usually runs from September to April.

The WHO has delivered 1.2million doses of antibiotics to fight the disease while the Red Cross has been training hundreds of volunteers in preventative measures.

It comes as earlier this month, experts warned...


Somaliland holds elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

A breakaway region of Somalia is choosing a new president in a territory thats experienced relative peace as authorities in the south battle an al-Qaeda-backed insurgency.


Plague Update: Plague Spreads to 10th Country. Experts Spooked (Video) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pay close attention to whats going on in Africa and Madagascar. It doesnt take much for this to take off. Best to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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S. African Poet Helping Maryland Church Protect Historic Black Cemetery "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andrew Bossone for PBS NewsHour - Shauna Sorrells, a spokesperson for the countys housing opportunities commission, said the county knew when it drew up design plans for the parking lot that a cemetery existed in the area, but had no notion that there were human remains on the site. The county passed a bill at the end of October to maintain records of burial sites for the first time. Tucked beside large commercial and residential developments, the Macedonia church barely holds a few dozen in its chapel. The church, founded in 1920, is the last reminder that an upscale neighborhood today was once a rural community of African-Americans who purchased parcels of land after slavery was abolished. As big buildings went up, church members and historians have testimony that bulldozers moved the bodies in the graveyard and covered them with what is now a gravel parking lot and tree-lined hill. Its just like it was a town, and a big gust of wind came and just leveled it to the ground, said Harvey Matthews, who grew up in the community and has been a member of the church for 51 years. Everything else was gone. Bulldozed away. You see all the industry out here, the buildings. All that came in. So thats how they got rid of it. Kids [born after 1970] dont know anything about a little black colony being here. But there was a black community here.


Millions of Victims: US Aiding Massive Genocide in Yemen at Behest of Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Matt Agorist As previously reported, civilians in Yemen are suffering from an intense and widespread humanitarian crisis. Staggering numbers include 7 million civilians in...


Israel Plans Further Attacks on Syria, Hezbollah, as Lebanon War Talk Grows "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite impressive gains by Syria and its allies in the fight against terrorism and the Islamic State group, Israel signaled Sunday that it plans to continue launching aggressive strikes on alleged Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday affirmed joint efforts to stabilize Syria as its civil war wanes, including with the expansion of a July 7 truce in the southwestern triangle bordering Israel and Jordan.

According to a U.S. State Department official, Russia had pledged to work with the so-called Syrian regime to remove groups like Lebanons Hezbollah away from the Golan Heights frontier with Israel.

Israeli occupation forces seized 70 percent of the Golan Heights totaling about 1,300 square kilometers from Syria during its expansionist military campaign in 1967 and later annexed the strategic region in an illegal move backed by the United States.

According to an Israeli official briefed on the arrangement, the deal would prevent Hezbollah and allied forces from approaching the heights from a distance of five to seven kilometers or as far as 30 kilometers, depending on the positions of anti-government radicals. Pro-government fighters and rebel extremists would be kept apart from one another, as well. Moscow did not immediately provide details on the deal.

Israeli authorities have used their significant lobbying powers to prevent Iran, Lebanons Hezbollah and other Shia militias from establishing permanent bases in allied Syria, and to keep them away from the occupied Golan as they gain ground while helping Damascus beat back Islamist rebels, including Saudi-backed Wahhabi militants.

Israel has launched several unprovoked acts of aggression against Syrian targets throughout the six-year civil war, including assassinations and assaults on targets such as alleged arms caches belonging to Hezbollah. The Lebanese resistance group has fought alongside Syrian forces at the states invitation for the past few years.

The latest announcement comes as the Israeli alliance with Saudi Arabia continues to warm, with the Saudis allegedly pushing to use the Israelis as a proxy force against Lebanon. Saudi military forces and their allies remain mired in the quagmire of a two-year war on Yemen that has resulted in precious little in terms of military achievements while creating one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, according to U.N. officials.

Amos Harel, the military commentator for Israeli newspaper Haaretz, has warned that the Saudis appear to be pushing the Israelis and Lebanese towar...


The shoddy journalism of the Economist magazine: how I miss the old Economist and former correspondents "IndyWatch Feed War"

Look at this trash:
1) "In 2008 its militiamen briefly took over the capital".   Briefly? They are talking about one day. ONE DAY.
2) "Now Hizbullahs green-and-yellow flags flutter above checkpoints on roads between Sunni villages." This is simply made up.
3) "Rafik Hariri, Saads father and a popular former prime minister, was assassinated in 2005 when he tried to disarm the group."  This is hilarious.  Rafiq Hariri tried to disarm Hizbullah? When was that? And how?  So they just make things up as they go along now?


Professors: Its Not Okay To Be White "IndyWatch Feed World"


Can my children be friends with white people?

This bizarre question is the basis of a New York Times op-ed published Sunday, and the author answers it with a no, albeit with some exceptions.

History has provided little reason for people of color to trust white people in this way [of genuine friendship], and these recent months have put in the starkest relief the contempt with which the country measures the value of racial minorities, writes Ekow N. Yankah, a law professor at Yeshiva University.


According to Yankah, examples of white contempt for racial minorities in recent months include concerns over the opioid epidemic, worries over rising unemployment among working-class whites, and criticism of NFL players kneeling for the anthem. Apparently those issues receive far more attention than the woes of African-Americans, thus revealing the secret disdain whites have for non-whites.

With that conclusion assumed, Yankah declares the lesson he will teach his kids.

As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible, the law professor argues. When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line. Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.

Throughout the article, Yankah bases this pessimistic attitude not on personal experience he says his childhood hometown was remarkably free of racial tension but on Donald Trump being president and the violence in Charlottesville.

A large number of white people voting for Trump is the final push in giving up on Caucasians.

Of course, the rise of this president has broken bonds on all sides. But for people of color the stakes are different. Imagining we can now be friends across this political line is asking us to ignore our safety and that of our children, to abandon personal regard and self-worth, the professor asserts. Only white people can cordon off Mr. Trumps politica...


Mali Crisis: A Historical Perspective of the Azawad Movement "IndyWatch Feed War"


The current crisis in Mali is quite a complicated affair, comprising of a mixture of persistent and fundamental grievances from diverse ethnic groups. Additionally, it now involves the vital interest of global superpowers. France is deploying special military forces in the country under the pretext of protecting civilians from various extremist groups risking the Afghanistization of Mali.

Over the years, the Sahara has seen several ethnic movements against colonization, and industrialization, which have been mercilessly suppressed and uprooted by the superpowers. The Azawad movement by the indigenous Tuareg communities in Mali is one such example.

The Tuareg people have been living in the harsh conditions of the Sahara for millennia. There are about two million Tuareg living in Mali, Niger, Libya, Algeria, and Chad. But the largest population of Tuareg is found in Mali, with an estimated 950,000 people.

Tuareg men wear indigo veils, which gave rise to the popular characterization Blue Men of the Sahara. But it is not their beautiful attire which is attracting attention from the worlds superpowers. The Tuareg homeland has the largest energy deposits in Africa. Their dream of an independent state, separation from Mali, and the right to govern their own land, which they called Azawad, threatens five neighboring states and has the potential to trigger the biggest war that Sahara has seen in a century.

And they are not the only group who wants to rule here. Al Qaeda is also strengthening its roots in the desert with a vital interest of realizing Bin Ladens dream of creating a new Afghanistan in the Sahara and promoting Sharia law. Mali is left in the middle, as a powder cake of war between the Tuareg rebels and Al Qaeda.

After Malis independence from France in 1960, a series of droughts affected the northern cities of Timbuktu, Kidal, and Gao. This is one of the least developed regions of the country, and its the homeland of Tuaregs. The present-day state of Mali failed to ensure a holistic and inclusive development across all regions; the northern part was ignored by the government and now finds itself crushed by the ever increasing weight of climate change.


Tuaregs: A Bitter History

This is a people with a long history of resistance to centralized rule, from the Roman Empire to Arab conquest and French colonization and then, since 1960, the independent state of Mali, says Bruce Whitehouse, an anthropologist at the University of Lehigh.

The Tuareg have fought a series of rebellions against colonialism since the 20th century. But they were brutally subdued by colonial France during this period and suffered untold discrimination and exploitation.



Yemenis March Against US-Saudi Violence and Blockade [PHOTOS] "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sanaa (GPA) Tens of thousands filled the streets of Yemens capital Sanaa in front of the United Nations office today protesting the ongoing US-backed violence from Saudi Arabia as well as the devastating siege.

Saudi Arabia along with most members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have continued their war against Yemen for nearly 1,000 days with the full support of the United States and other western allies. Another prominent member of the Saudi-coalition, the United Arab Emirates, currently occupies most of southern Yemen.

Conservative estimates put the death toll around 13,000 while local estimates suggest the number is far higher. This number only accounts for deaths from direct military aggression such as airstrikes.

RELATED: Another Saudi Massacre: 50+ Killed Today Including Children and Rescuers

Hundreds of US-backed Saudi airstrikes pounded Yemen last week alone killing dozens of civilians including women and children. Attack targets included homes, fishermen, farms, cars, and rescue personnel.

Tens of thousands more have died from the ongoing blockade and siege which restricts land, sea, and air imports. This severely restricts aid, food, medical supplies, and the general flow of movement.

The siege has also triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak claiming the lives of over 3,000. Experts expect nearly 1 million will become infected by the years end.

After the Yemeni missile strike on the King Khalid Airport near Riyadh, Saudi authorities closed Yemens few remaining lifelines for aid. With seven million people already at risk for famine and another 17 million facing food insecurity, this was a death sentence for many Yemenis.

RELATED: Saudis Continue War Crimes in Yemen Attacking Homes Killing Women, Children

The siege and blockade are all part of the Saudi strategy to beat Yemen into submission by any means necessary.

Riyadh also used the Yemeni missile strike as an opportunity to continue baseless lies regarding Irans involvement in Yemen. Washington was quick to reinforce the Saudi narrative and condemn the strike. However, all the previous Saudi attacks on Yemeni civilians continue as planned completely unchecked from the international community.

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

President of the Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Sammad spoke at the even...


Yemen - Having Lost The War Saudis Try Genocide - Media Complicit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fakenews: Saudi Arabia ends its blockade of Yemens ports and airports - Daily Mail Saudi-led coalition says will reopen Yemen ports - Anadolu Yemeni ports to reopen for aid, says Saudi Arabia - Deutsche Welle ... From the last link:...


Kanna: The Herbal Antidepressant Big Pharma Doesnt Want You to Know About "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 14th, 2017 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World An herbal medicine that has a strong scientifically documented background, but an underwhelming social-status in modern society, is the African-based plant, Skanna. Scientifically classified as SSceletium tortuosum, kanna has a calming yet euphoric quality that is akin to the traditional sedative herbs like cannabis, dagga, et cetera []


3 killed by lightning strikes in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed World"

Villagers in Marondera East said they were leaving in fear of lightning strikes, following the onset of the rainy season which have so far claimed three lives in the province. Last week, two male adults from Marondera East died after they were struck in separate incidents, shortly after a Grade Seven pupil succumbed to a bolt of lightning while cleaning the school yard in Murewa. Marondera District Council chairperson, Patrick Chidhakwa confirmed the incidents and identified the deceased as Jonah Chihaka (25) of ward 20 and another yet to be identified herdboy from ward 37. "It is a pity that we continue to lose lives in this area because of lightning. I am of the belief that rains mean life, but that's not it. Two people were struck by lightning in ward 20 and 37 and we are currently running around to assist with burials," he said.


Hezbollah, crown jewel of Irans influence spreading, arm twisting "IndyWatch Feed War"


AL-MANAR TV/AFP / by Tony Gamal-Gabriel | Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah speaks on the groups Al-Manar television channel on November 10, 2017

BEIRUT (AFP)  Lebanons Hezbollah, blamed by Saad Hariri for his shock resignation as premier, has grown over the three decades since its founding into a mighty army used by Iran to project regional influence.

Hariri criticised the powerful Shiite movement for its meddling across the Middle East during a televised interview from Saudi Arabia on Sunday, his first media appearance since he stepped down on November 4.

Hezbollah has participated in Hariris government for almost a year.

From Lebanon to Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, Hezbollah has matured into Irans most useful tool drawing the ire of Tehrans regional rival Riyadh, analysts say.

Hariris surprise resignation sparked worries that Lebanon would be caught in the crossfire of the bloody, decades-long power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

This resignation indicates Saudis will to put a stop to Irans expansion, said international relations expert Karim Bitar.

Hezbollah had become Irans trump card in the Middle East, added Bitar, of the Paris-based Institute of International and Strategic Affairs.

Since its founding in the 1980s during Lebanons grinding war, Hezbollah has relied heavily on Iran for financial, political and military support.

It is the only faction to have retained its arsenal of weapons after the end of Lebanons 15-year civil conflict in 1990.

Despite being branded a terrorist organisation by the United States and Gulf countries and targeted with economic sanctions, Hezbollah has risen to play a decisive role in regional conflicts.

Most important tool

The most important Iranian tool in the region is Hezbollah, said Hilal Khashan, political science professor at the American University of Beirut.

Hezbollah has trained Iraqs powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, Khashan said, and even has operatives in Yemens war to back Shiite Huthi rebels targeted by Riyadh.

Closer to home, Hezbollah has fought ferociously in Syria to defend the government of President Bashar al-Assad, also an ally of Iran.

The groups intervention in Syrias...


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Ten African Nations Now on High Alert Over Spread of Black Death Plague
Malawi joins South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mozambique in preparing for the worst.

By Ben Skipper
International Business Times
November 12, 2017 14:41 GMT
Malawi has become the tenth country in Africa to be put on high alert over fears the pneumonic plague could spread there from Madagascar, where at least 140 people have been killed by the devastating disease.

South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, La Reunion and Mayotte, Mauritius and Comoros are the other nine nations preparing for the spread of the disease from the east African island.

The plague was responsible for the Black Death: one of history's most devastating pandemics, which wiped out an estimated 75 to 200 million people across Medieval Europe in the 1300s.

Madagascar's outbreak started in August and has spread to more than 2,000 people in the region.

Malawi's health secretary Dr Dan Namarika said the country was working with Mozambique to prepare for the disease reaching its borders. 'We have infection prevention materials ready and groups and teams ready to be activated if there is a trigger."

In a statement released about the Outbreak in early November, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that its control measures will be in place until at least April 2018, as August to April is when cases of the plague are at their highest.

WHO has pledged 3.8m to combat the disease's spread, which will go towards getting additional medical personnel to the area, fuel for local ambulances and the disinfection of buildings where treatment is taking place.

"People infected with plague usually develop 'flu-like' symptoms after an incubation period of 3-7 days," reads a WHO description of the disease. "Typical symptoms are the sudden onset of fever, chills, head and body-aches and weakness, vomiting and nausea."

The strain afflicting Madagascar is easily treated with antibiotics, but the speed at which the plague has spread is still alarming.

A representative for WHO, Tarik Jasarevic, told The Independent that the number of cases has slowed down. "As of 8...


Sea-Watch: Complete Footage of Libyan Coast Guard Escalation During Rescue on November 6, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sea-Watch released the complete footage of the escalation by the Libyan coast guard during a rescue operation on November 6, 2017.


Image: Screenshot of the video of the Seawatch rescue operation on November 6, 2017.

Originally published by Sea-Watch Facebook page.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Read all the Enough is Enough No Border reports: here.

Sea-Watch: Complete Footage of Libyan Coast Guard Escalation During Rescue on November 6, 2017

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Ghana Attempts to Downsize Imports Through Agricultural Investment, Will It Work?
By Moses Mozart Dzawu  and Ekow Dontoh
November 13, 2017, 7:24 AM EST

Agriculture to assist industrialization, increase trade
Ghana imports more than two-thirds of staple foods: FAO

Ghana has a target of supporting one million farmers in the next four years with plans to invest in agriculture as the West African nation seeks to increase trade and cut its reliance on food imports that cost about $2.2 billion annually.

While Ghana is the worlds second-biggest cocoa producer, it imports more than two-thirds of the staples such as wheat and rice that it needs, according to the United Nationss Food and Agriculture Organization. The promotion of agriculture is a key policy of the 11-month old government of President Nana Akufo-Addo, who also pledged to support the building of factories in each of Ghanas 216 districts.

The nation of 28 million peoples food import bill is simply scandalous, Akufo-Addo, 73, said Monday at the Africa Business Media Innovators conference, which is sponsored by Bloomberg and is taking place in Ghanas capital, Accra.

Initially, 200,000 farmers have been targeted in the program and they are going to be given support with inputs, fertilizers, insecticides and assistance from extension officers, Akufo-Addo said. We believe we can scale that, hopefully, so that at the end of my first term in 2021 we will have about a million Ghanaian farmers involved in the program.

Chronic Unemployment

Investment in agriculture will alleviate chronic youth unemployment in the country, Akufo-Addo said. Almost half of those between 15 and 24 years dont have jobs, according to data from the Ghana Statistical Service.

If this young population is not put into constructive activity, there is the possibility of considerable insecurity and incoherence in the future of our continent, Akufo-Addo said. The need to harness the energies of this young population is key to the total development of our continent.


116 Internet Shutdowns Show Why Physical Gold Is Ultimate Protection "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Internet shutdowns (116 in two years) show physical gold is ultimate protection
Number of internet shutdowns increased in 2017 as 30 countries hit by shutdowns
Democratic India experienced 54 internet shutdowns in last two years; Brazil 2
EU country Estonia, a technologically advanced nation, experienced a shutdown
Gallup poll shows Americans more worried about cybercrime than violent crime
Governments use terrorist threat as reason for internet kill switch powers
Own physical coins and bars rather than digital gold on a single platform 

Editor: Mark OByrne

internet shutdown

UNESCO is warning that the number of internet shutdowns is increasing worldwide. According to when reporting data provided by digital rights platform, internet access has been curbed 116 times in 30 countries since January 2016.

Internet shutdown: An intentional disruption of Internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information. Access Now.

One question that so many ask when first hearing about bitcoin is what if the internet stops working? Bitcoin and crypto proponents scoff and point out that there is no singular off button i.e. it would be near impossible.

According to father of the internet Tim Berners-Lee, this is true:

The way the internet is designed is very much as a decentralised system. At the moment, because countries connect to each other in lots of different ways, there is no one off switch, there is no central place where you can turn it off.

Try telling that to the one billion plus people in India who have experienced over 54 internet shutdowns in the last two years.

Or those in Egypt who on January 27th 2011 could no longer get online as the government shut down the internet in response to the pre-Arab Spring protests.

Even in the EU, ten years ago technologically advanced Estonia appears to have been a victim of Kremlin-sponsored...


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Ghana Maritime Decision May Not Revive Economy
Sunday 12 November 2017 - 6:55am

File: An oil rig in Sekondi waters, Ghana. Since oil production began in 2010, some $3.5 billion in oil money has gone towards funding development projects, new roads and hospitals. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

ACCRA - Ghana's "long and arduous journey" to boost offshore oil exploration and extraction will be fuelled with billions of extra dollars after a key court victory over Ivory Coast.

Thanks to efforts by successive governments and conquering lawyers at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) over a disputed maritime boundary with Ivory Coast which resulted in a ruling in Ghana's favour, the money will soon be pouring in.

Ghana has produced oil commercially since 2010, leading to a burst of growth that transformed it into an emerging economy, piquing the interest of global investors.

READ: Media, public blocked from parly meeting on PetroSA impairment

But new exploration and production were halted in 2014 when Ivory Coast said drilling off Ghana's western coast had strayed into its territory.

Fruitless talks saw the issue taken to the ITLOS, which in September said Ghana had not, in fact, breached its neighbour's sovereignty.

In October, President Nana Akufo-Addo said the tribunal ruling opened up "possibilities of development, progress and prosperity".

Expected oil revenue will likely mean more funding towards roads, schools and hospitals, he said.

Operator Tullow Oil said output from its Twenboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) fields was currently about 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) and will be maintained until the end of the year.

Exploratory drilling will then resume, eventually allowing production to increase towards the 80,000 bpd capacity on its floating production storage facility.

TEN field reserves are estimated at 306 million barrels of oil while the wider Tano Basin, which was the subject of the boundary dispute, holds the equivalent of 3-4 billion barrels.

At current prices of around $55 per barrel, the TEN field has the potential to generate $16.7 billion in revenue and the Tano Basin $165 billion, said petroleum economist Theo Acheampong....

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BREAKING: Buhari backs El-Rufais plan to sack 21,780 teachers Newtelegraph

Nigerias President, Muhammadu Buhari, has thrown his weight behind the move by the governor of Kaduna state Nasir el-Rufai to sack 21,780 teachers, who failed the competency test conducted by the state government. Speaking at a special retreat of the federal executive council (FEC) on the challenges facing the education sector, Buhari said it was no longer a secret that the sector was in crisis. The president said the effect of decay in the education sector is glaring, vowing that his administration would change the situation for the better. The...

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The Growth of Marginal Revolution University "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tyler and I are always pleased to get emails like this:

Dear Prof Alex and Prof Tyler,

I write to express my profound gratitude to you and your team for putting those videos online for the benefit of mankind. I am currently running an Executive MBA at University of Ibadan School of Business in Nigeria. Your videos have been extremely useful to me and lots of my colleagues. Exam comes up tomorrow. I am revising with your videos again. Everything is made simple, easy to understand, remember and apply. I look forward to sharing my exam success story with you in addition to applying the principles to a personal business in the nearest future.

I cant thank you enough.

Ibrahim HAMMED

And here are two from teachers of economics at high schools in the United States:

Dear Profs,

Im an Economics teacher at a public charter school in Mesa, Arizona. I use your videos in my class on a regular basis. My students and I love you. Thank you for all that you do!

Ben Fenton


As a high school Economics teacher, I am constantly trying to make lessons interesting and relevant. Your video series is a terrific resource and I am thankful you have invested your time and resources into making these interesting, understandable, and relevant videos. Please pass along my thanks to anyone associated with your very useful site.

Many thanks,

Bruce Jones, Economics Teacher, Hiram High School

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Iflix partners Glo for video streaming Newtelegraph

Globacom has entered into a partnership with iflix, the worlds leading entertainment service for emerging markets, to give the telecom firms teeming subscribers 60 days of unlimited access to thousands of the worlds best television programmes, movies and more on their devices, sponsored by Glo (valued at 1,598 NGN). In a joint press statement issued in Lagos yesterday to announce the partnership at the Mike Adenuga Towers headquarters of Globacom, the telecoms firm and iflix stated that the offer is available for 30 days starting from Tuesday, November 7, 2017. According to the companies, subscribers who spend...

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Iran vs Saudi Arabai: As Middle East Heats Up "IndyWatch Feed War"


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Missiles and a portrait of Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran. (photo credit:NAZANIN TABATABAEE YAZDI/ TIMA VIA REUTERS)

LONGSTANDING rivals have hit a crisis point as tensions continue to escalate. Patience is wearing thin on both sides.

NOVEMBER 13, 2017  11:36AM

THEY have never been the best of friends, and a recent escalation in tensions means Saudi Arabia and Iran are unlikely to become allies anytime soon.

A Yemeni missile attack, the resignation of Lebanons prime minister and a crown prince moving to consolidate his power have all seen tensions flare up across the region once again.

While experts agree the risk of military conflict remains low, there is no doubt the Cold War between Middle East rivals has been heating up for months.

The recent flare-ups are just the start of a long list of incidents between the two powerhouses, whose longstanding rivalry predates the Iranian revolution of 197...


YouTube Takes Down Terror Ideologue "IndyWatch Feed War"

Al Qaeda idealogue Anwar al-Awlaki. (Photo: Screenshot from video)

YouTube has removed thousands of videos recorded by the late American jihadist ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki, The New York Times reported. American jihadist Anwar al-Awlaki was one of Al Qaedas most prominent English-language ideologues. Six years after his death in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, he remains the leading jihadist recruiter on the internet, according to the Times.

Until recently, his lectures were available on YouTube. Now that has changed. YouTube has taken down thousands of hours of his talks in a landmark crackdown on radicalization.

The video giant has deployed video recognition software to recognize clips of Awlaki as soon as they are uploaded. Human moderators then delete them before they are viewed.

Its a watershed moment on the question of whether were going to allow the unchecked proliferation of cyberjihad, Mark D. Wallace, the chief executive of the Counter Extremism Project, told the Times. You just dont want to make it easy for people to listen to a guy who wants to harm us.

Anwar al-Awlaki was born in New Mexico to parents from Yemen. He became an Islamic preacher and scholar and gradually became convinced that the United States was waging a war against Islam and Muslims. Although many of his lectures focused on Islamic history and theology, large portions of them incited violence and support for terrorist organizations.

He was placed on the kill list in 2009 and killed in 2011 along with three companions while in Yemen.

The move is the first time a major tech company has specifically targeted the work of an individual radical in this way. 

YouTubes counter-terrorism policies have not just impacted terrorists however. In just one example, last year YouTube...


Kwes free sports to Air Argentina v Nigeria Friendly Newtelegraph

Kwes Free Sports will on Tuesday 14 November air the international friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina at Krasnodar, Russia. The match which kicks-off at 5.30pm local time is exclusive to the free-to-air (FTA) TV channel, Kwes Free Sports.   This friendly match against Argentina comes after the Super Eagles of Nigeria wrapped-up the qualifying series with a 1 1 draw against Algeria on Friday.   The Kwes Free Sports TV channel which holds exclusive FTA rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, will bring this international friendly to its audience for...

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Fairtrade steps up support for Kenya company in corruption inquiry "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Fairtrade Foundation says it has strengthened standards and increased training for a Kenya flower estate embroiled in a corruption investigation (


Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia's request, thisaccording to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss "Iranian interference" in the region at League headquarters in Cairo, and other early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could come as early as next Sunday.
News of the Arab League extraordinary session comes as tensions are at breaking point as regional powers - especially Saudi Arabia and Israel - talk war against perceived Iranian expansion and domination in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, ...


BREAKING: Two killed again in Wereng Village of Plateau Newtelegraph

Barely five days after the killings of nine persons in Diyan another attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen has again ambushed two people last night in Wereng village of Riyom Local Government Area, of Plateau State. New Telegraph gathered that the affected victims were ambushed along Kum-Wereng road without the knowledge of the community members. Plateau Youth Council Chairman of Riyom LGA, Mr Solomon Dachung who confirmed said the victims were discovered dead, Monday morning by some villagers who raised alarm. Security authorities have confirmed the incident, but have not released details of the...

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Black Death that has killed 140 people in Madagascar could become untreatable if it mutates "IndyWatch Feed World"

A medical expert has warned that the plague, which has already killed 140 people in Madagascar, could mutate and become untreatable. Professor Paul Hunter also warned it was possible for the disease to reach Europe and North America like the Ebola virus did in 2014 following an outbreak in West Africa. Hunter, who lectures in health protection at the University of East Anglia, said: "As with any disease, it's a real worry that it mutates and become untreatable." He told the Daily Star: "If it reaches the UK, Europe or the US it would be similar to the Ebola outbreak. "We would probably have a few isolated cases but it shouldn't spread like it has in Madagascar." The island, located off the southeastern coast of Africa, has seen 143 of its citizens from over 2,000 people infected.


Saudi Crown Prince Blazes Reckless Regional Trail Now is he out on a limb? "IndyWatch Feed War"

 NOVEMBER 12, 2017 22:52

Muhammad bin Salman is taking an activist approach that is in sharp contrast to the behind the scenes, nonconfrontational style that had hitherto prevailed in Riyadh.

Saudi crown prince blazes reckless regional trail

Le prince hritier Mohammed bin Salman. (photo credit:REUTERS)

In the process, however, he is raising concerns that Israels de facto ally in the battle to contain Iranian influence in the region is being steered by a reckless driver.

The 32-year-old prince, known as MBS, has set off waves throughout the region, from Lebanon, whose prime minister he appears to be holding against his will, to Yemen, where he started a war as defense minister in 2015 that has turned into a Saudi Vietnam, to Qatar, where he has spearheaded a boycott that failed to intimidate it into toeing the Saudi line.

In all these cases, MBS is taking an activist approach that is in sharp contrast to the behind the scenes, nonconfrontational style that had hitherto prevailed in Riyadh. Domestically he has also used shock tactics, with sweeping arrests 10 days ago of p...


Madagascar plague expert fears Black Death that killed 140 people in Madagascar become untreatable and spread to UK, US "IndyWatch Feed World"

Black Death Warning: Madagascar plague expert fears Black Death that has killed 140 people in Madagascar become untreatable and spread to the UK, US | 13 Nov 2017 | A medical expert has warned that the plague, which has already killed 140 people in Madagascar, could mutate and become untreatable. Professor Paul Hunter also warned it was possible for the disease to reach Europe and North America like the Ebola virus did in 2014 following an outbreak in West Africa. Hunter, who lectures in health protection at the University of East Anglia, said: "As with any disease, it's a real worry that it mutates and become untreatable." He told the Daily Star: "If it reaches the UK, Europe or the US it would be similar to the Ebola outbreak.


Tanzania ends hunting deal near Loliondo with UAE royal family; compromised government officials Africa Sustainable Conservation News

The East African

Tanzania ends hunting deal with Dubai royal family

Sunday November 12 2017

Tanzanian herders in the Ngorongoro Crater in Arusha.

Tanzanian herders in the Ngorongoro Crater in Arusha. The country has withdrawn a hunting concession for the Dubai royal family. FILE PHOTO | AFP 

In Summary

  • Natural Resources Minister says the Dubai-owned company will never be awarded another hunting licence, and suspended director of wildlife Alexander Songorwa for allegedly creating a syndicate of government officials in the ministry who have been compromised.
  • More than 2,796 animals and birds were killed in the 2007 and 2009 hunting seasons lasting four months each, with fears among the local people and conservationists that the animals could include endangered species.
  • The hunting sector contributes 90 per cent of the money used by the Tanzania Wildlife Authority.

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Tanzania has terminated a 25-year-old hunting concession with a United Arab Emirates royal family-owned company as it launches investigations into the dealings of the company and former tourism ministers.

Newly appointed Natural Resources Minister Hamisi Kigwangalla has ordered the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) to arrest and investigate Isaac Mollel, executive director of the Ortelo Business Corporation (OBC), which is a game-hunting outfit owned by a Dubai leader, for trying to bribe him and his predecessors. Dr Kigwangalla also called for the investigation of former ministers.

The termination of the concession marks the end of the controversial agreement. Activists, MPs and Maasai people who live in the Loliondo area in northern Tanzania have been involved in the battle against the takeover of the 4,000-square-kilometre block.

Never again

Dr Kigwangalla said the company will never be awarded another hunting licence, and suspended director of wildlife Alexander Songorwa for allegedly creating a syndicate of government officials in the ministry who have been compromised.

The land at the centre of the controversy is five hours drive north of Arusha in the Ngorongoro Crater and close to the Serengeti National Park.

Dr Kigwangalla said that the corruption allegations against OBC have existed for many years and it was now time for the ministry to take action.

Government records seen by The EastAfrican show that the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party received financial donations amounting to thousands of dollars from the royal family.

Until earl...


Gabon can citizen scientists monitor elephants and stop poaching Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Seems like a silly social media gimmck more clicktivism. Like citizen journalism will just flood with unfiltered rubbish. Might get lots of people interested and thinking they are doing something but data collection and sifting needs people who know what they are doing and know the area. KS



Citizen scientists around the world are monitoring elephants in Gabon via camera traps and you can too

  • Camera traps have proven to be a powerful tool in conservationists arsenal for monitoring forests and wildlife. But the mountains of data they capture need to be sifted through in order to be useful, which often presents a significant challenge for cash-strapped conservationists and researchers.
  • To meet this challenge, a team led by Anabelle Cardoso, a PhD candidate at Oxford University in the UK, has turned to another promising new method that is reshaping the way research is done in modern times: citizen science.
  • Slow population growth and the ivory poaching crisis have driven down the numbers of African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) in recent years. We want to conserve these beautiful creatures, but to do that effectively we need to know where these elephants are and how many of them there are, so we can pick the best places to focus our efforts, Cardoso and her colleagues write.

Camera traps have proven to be a powerful tool in conservationists arsenal for monitoring forests and wildlife. But the mountains of data they capture need to be sifted through in order to be useful, which often presents a significant challenge for cash-strapped conservationists and researchers.

To meet this challenge, a team led by Anabelle Cardoso, a PhD candidate at Oxford University in the UK...


UN Report: KDF on the spot over Shabaab charcoal exports in Somalia "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Daily Nation] Kenya Defence Forces units assigned to the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) are failing to enforce a ban on charcoal exports by Al-Shabaab, a team of United Nations monitors charges in a new report. Shabaab earns at least $10 million (Sh1 billion) a year by shipping charcoal from ports in southern Somalia []



Behind the Saudi Troublemaking "IndyWatch Feed War"

Behind the Saudi Troublemaking Saudi Arabias monarchy is bombing Yemen, locking up domestic rivals and stirring up trouble in Lebanon, while a slow-burning confrontation continues against Qatar which could split the Gulf Cooperation Council, says Paul Cochrane. By Paul Cochrane Five months after the diplomatic spat between the so-called Anti-Terror Quartet and Qatar kicked off, []


2019: Ned Nwoko Declares Intention To Re-Position Delta North In Senate Urhobo Today

Ned Nwoko

LAGOS NOVEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTOAY)- As the 2019 general election is fast approaching, one time member of the National Assembly, Prince Chinedu Mumir Nwoko, popularly known as Ned Nwoko, has declared his intention to contest for Senate in the Delta North senatorial District at the National Assembly.
The astute politician and philanthropist, who declared his intention to the media during a media parley with members of the Delta Online Publishers Forum, DOPF on Sunday, November 12, 2017, in his Country home in Idumeje-Ugboko, said his drive to the senate is to provide the people of Delta North a capacity representation, as the area presently lacks proper representation, while also using the occasion to clear the air between him and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu.
While congratulating the members of the Forum for a successful inauguration, and apologising for his absence because of other engagements outside the country he assured them of good working relationship, and pleaded that they be focused and report issues in objectively, either politically or otherwise.
Prince Nwoko said that his drive to the senate is to provide the needed capacity to develop the senatorial district and the entire state. According to him, the state, and the Delta North especially had suffered because of the lack of capacity representation.
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Are villages embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution faster than cities? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Villages in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa may be racing ahead of cities when it comes to embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cutting-edge technology for their energy needs, says Global Himalayan Expedition's Jaideep Bansal.


2019: My Stand On Okowas Re-Election Remains Unchanged Ibori Urhobo Today

LAGOS NOVEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Chief James Onanefe Ibori has asked the general public to disregard the wild and spurious reports claiming to be his stand on Delta States Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and 2019.
In a press statement issued by his Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said: my stand on His Excellency, Sen (Dr) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowas re-election in 2019 was made publicly, and it has not changed. The things some people manufacture but attribute to me only show the level of their desperation and deserve no direct replies..


Saudis War on Lebanon Backfires "IndyWatch Feed War"

After being accused of forcing him to resign, Saudi Arabias apparent detention of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has boosted support for Hezbollah, says author and professor Amal Saad Filed under: Al Qaeda, AngloZionist Empire, Ansarullah, Arab Zionists, Hariri, Hezbollah, ISIL, July war, MBS, Nasrallah, Saudia, Syria, Trump, USA, Yemen, Zionist entity


Arab League set to hold emergency meeting, as Saudi Arabia and Israel prepare for war against Iranian expansion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Egypt-based Ahram Online reports that the Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabias request in order to discuss Iranian interference in the region at League headquarters in Cairo. Early unconfirmed reports indicate the meeting could take place next Sunday.

Millions Face Starvation in Yemen Due to Saudi Arabias Blockade "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region.

Madagascar plague expert fears Black Death that has killed 140 people in Madagascar become untreatable and spread to the UK "IndyWatch Feed World"

Professor Paul Hunter also warned it was possible for the disease to reach Europe and North America like the Ebola virus did in 2014 following an outbreak in West Africa. Hunter, who lectures in health protection at the University of East Anglia, said: "As with any disease, it's a real worry that it mutates and become untreatable."


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Namibia Backs Global Aviation Security Plan
November 13, 2017

WINDHOEK. Namibia has expressed its full support for the new International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) expected to come into force in 2019. This comes after, Cabinet last week authorised the Ministry of Works and Transport to notify the ICAO of its support for the adoption of ICAO proposed GASeP which will be adopted by member states during the 2019, ICAO Assembly.

This was announced by Minister of Information Communication and Technology (MICT) Tjekero Tweya. The new ICAO GASeP is seen as a natural outcome arising from the UN aviation agencys global leadership role in air transport security coordination. The GASeP core objectives are to enhance risk awareness and response, establish a better-defined security culture, refine related technologies while fostering new innovations, and to improve oversight and quality assurance while increasing cooperation among member states, global and local organisations.

It is currently expected to be approved by the ICAO Council at its next session this November, and in the ensuing months a key priority will be to ramp up related global commitments and outreach. In a comprehensive aviation security update presented recently to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), ICAO Secretary- General Dr Fang Liu called on this prominent UN body to promote greater international awareness and implementation in aid of ICAOs new GASeP.

This pivotal document, which focuses extensively on the threat of terrorism to civil aviation, has benefited from extensive inputs on behalf of both governments and industry, Dr Liu commented.

Its objectives align with those of UN Security Council Resolution 2309, and once finalised it will be the primary tool by which the aviation security community fulfils its diverse roles. As the current threat and risk environment demands that aviation security remain among the highest of priorities for the global international community, the GASeP will be the centre-piece of a global holistic and coordinated effort to counter aviation threats, which will in turn ensure that a secure aviation system becomes a pillar of global economic growth and prosperity.

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Mozambique Needs to Be Practical
November 11, 2017

MAPUTO. Mozambique has to take advantage of the difficult time it faces to implement practical strategies designed to stimulate economic growth, said Sola David-Borha, chief executive of the Standard Bank Group for African Region. The executive explained to Xinhua in an interview in Maputo that the existing measures need to be implemented by Mozambique, which has good opportunities at the moment with investments from experienced countries such as China.

I give examples of countries like China because they are those who have been and are practical in the implementation of strategies designed, either in the economy or in the development of infrastructures. I think this is the crucial point missing in Mozambique, she said.

David-Borha participated in the Financial Times Mozambique Summit in Maputo, which focused on the hidden debts that the country has contracted, with the theme Reducing Investment Risk through Better Business Practices.

Mozambique has to make serious progress with measures and strategies in the contracts it makes with large companies, be they in construction, mining or other sectors, and capital gains are a great opportunity for domestic investments and filling the gaps, she added.

Questioned about how Mozambique can behave towards foreign investment, David-Borha said that the government has to ensure that the interests of the country and the people are put in the first position.

Basically, David-Borha was precise in stating that investments made in agriculture are quite few, and with gains from other areas the country can give much more support to this sector that needs investment. The head of the Standard Bank Group for Africa said that the improvements made by the government shall be translated into lower taxes and inflation control, which wont happen unless the plans are operational, just like the Asian countries.

- Xinhua


Aid groups sound the alarm on DRC crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, aid agencies warn.


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Beira: Mozambique's Second Largest City is Sinking
by Andrew Mambondiyani
10 Nov 2017

A house destroyed by a strong wave in Beira [Andrew Mambondiyani/Al Jazeera]

Beira, Mozambique - Albano Joze, stares blankly at a group of fishermen casting their nets in shallow waters on the coast of the Indian Ocean, near Beira, Mozambique's second largest city.

He kicks a lump of soil and shakes his head in frustration.

"I have been living here for more than 10 years, but I have never seen this sea as violent as it is these years," says Joze, an informal trader in the city, which is just a few metres above average sea level.

"One night I woke up to find all rooms in my house filled with water and most of my household property was destroyed".

Most settlements in Beira, which is on the Mozambique Channel, are poorly planned, and houses are badly built, leaving many at risk during floods.

Daviz Simango, Beira's mayor since 2003 and an influential politician, has previously claimed that water-borne diseases such as malaria, and even in rare cases cholera, pose a serious threat.

"Every year we are experiencing violent storms and floods which are making our lives difficult," Joze says with a weary sigh. "We can't move away from the sea because our lives depend on it, one way or another."

He traverses the breadth and length of the coastal area in Beira selling an assortment of wares, mostly to fishermen.

"I'm not a fisherman but these fishermen are my customers, and I can't imagine leaving this place. How will I survive if I leave?

"Do you think our gods are angry at us for whatever reasons? We hope this problem of floods will go away soon".

But the problem is not going away anytime soon.

According to the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Mozambique - with its coastal cities slowly being swallowed by the rising sea level - ranks third among African countries most exposed to multiple weather hazards.

Home to some 30 million people, the southern African country suffers from periodic cyclones, droughts, floods, and related epidemics.

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SACP Rejects Propaganda, Reaffirms That Will Never Beg President Zuma to Reinstate Dr Nzimande to the Cabinet
8 November 2017

The South African Communist Party has noted and denounces with contempt propaganda by information peddlers purporting that the Party met with the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) to beg President Jacob Zuma to reinstate Cde Blade Nzimande to the Cabinet. The SACP wishes to put on record that it has never begged President Zuma to reinstate Dr Nzimande and that it will never do so. What the SACP has done, and correctly so, is to reject President Zuma`s factional reshufflings of the Cabinet - two this year, one in March and another in October.

The SACP also rejected President Zuma`s growing unilateral leadership that increasingly marginalises the principles of collective leadership, democratic consensus seeking consultation and accountability. The SACP reiterates its Central Committee finding that the increasing authoritarianism displayed by President Zuma marginalising not only the alliance but also the ANC by merely informing it of major decisions while he should consult reflects an act of a desperate man who is increasingly resorting to desperate manoeuvres. This takes place in the context where South Africa is facing serious challenges of state capture and corruption and there is mounting pressure to act against the decay and for President Zuma to step down.

The SACP further reiterates its 14th Congress resolution that the manner in which the alliance functions will not be able to hold going forward and that the only way in which the alliance can survive and fulfil its historical mission is if it is reconfigured. It is completely unfair and unprincipled for a single alliance partner or its leaders, and worse off for a single individual leader or a faction, to monopolise decision-making riding on and exploiting our hard-won democratic gains and shared national democratic revolution.

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Fallacies by Makhanya and Dexter Against Nzimande Rebuffed!
7 November 2017
By Sonwabile Ngxiza

Recently we witnessed disparaging attacks, caricature and downright insults levelled against the person of Dr Blade Nzimande following his purging from the Cabinet by Zuma. For some, Nzimande`s removal represented a glorious opportunity to vilify and slander him in order to perpetuate their hatred for the SACP and the working class in general. Others used social media circles to subject him to ridicule and unceasing mocking.

The social media frenzy is not deserving of a response, however the vexatious opinion pieces by, respectively, Mondli Makhanya (City Press, Don`t Cry for Blade: 22/10/2017 and Phillip Dexter (Daily Maverick, What goes around, comes around: Blade Nzimande and political karma: 23/10/ 2017) requires a fitting response. The pair merely regurgitated their longstanding approaches of attacking the General Secretary whilst their actual target is the SACP and what it represents. We have, in the past, maintained a posture of not giving their views currency. However, we felt we should now respond categorically and dismiss specific fabrications on which they base their unwarranted and misguided attacks.

In their obsession with discrediting our General Secretary, they both distort history by implying that he singlehandedly catapulted Zuma into office. This ignores the obvious coalescence of various currents inside the liberation movement towards Polokwane. In doing this, they gloss over real ideological fault-lines exacerbated by Mbeki`s privatisation programme and the rise of the so-called new public management paradigm of lean government which became inimical to the country`s developmental agenda.

It is clear that the newspaperman, Mr Makhanya, has condemned and demonised Nzimande for his insistence that news is not value-free and that many if not all in the media hold a political particular agenda. Marx taught us that in a class divided society the dominant ideas are those of the ruling class. The validity of this statement is clear.

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ANC & SACP Statements on Meeting With Israeli Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi and His Delegation
7 November 2017

The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) Sub-committee on International Relations (IR) Sub-committee has met with Minister of Regional Cooperation of the State of Israel, Mr. Tzachi Hanegbi.

The meeting which took place at the ANC's Head offices in Johannesburg on Monday, was held at the request of Minister Hanegbi's office. The delegation was received by Comrade Edna Molewa, Chairperson of the International Relations Sub-Committee together with members of the Sub-Committee.

Minister Hanegbi was accompanied by the ambassador of Israel to South Africa, Mr. Lior Keinan as well as representatives from the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBOD).

The ANC regularly receives meeting requests from members of the diplomatic community based in South Africa.

Yesterday's meeting formed part of the regular engagement by the ANC and its subcommittees with a wide range of stakeholders, as well as forming part of party-to-party engagement.

The International Relations Sub-Committee has this year alone met with representatives and delegations from Venezuela, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Cuba, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Colombia, Vietnam, the People's Republic of China and Liberia. The Sub-Committee has also met with various groupings such as the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) as well as the European Union.

A number of issues were discussed, including a recommendation of the recently held National Policy Conference (NPC) relating to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict: namely the downgrading of South Africa's embassy in Israel. The Subcommittee has informed the delegation that the recommendation stands as coming from NPC and that a decision in this regard would be taken at the ANC's upcoming National Conference in December.

The International Relations subcommittee further reiterated the ANC and its Alliance's commitment to the Two State solution and emphasized that urgent steps should be taken to resume talks between both sides. It is in the interests of both Palestinians and Israelis that this protracted conflict should come to an end and a lasti...


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COSATU Free State is Concerned About Electricity and Water Shortages in Qwaqwa
COSATU Free State has noted that yet again the community of Qwaqwa has been left in limbo with no water or electricity. The electricity vending points are closed or disabled and the residents are unable to buy electricity. The issue of electricity has been a challenge now in Qwaqwa for quite some time and the Municipality is failing to treat this matter with the urgency that it deserves.

We are troubled to note that water problems have also not been resolved and that residents in the steep and hilly areas are left with no water. This situation has already led to a number of service delivery protests lately; where communities in and around Bolata villages blocked roads with burning tyres and other forms of barricades.

We are concerned that Maluti A Phofung Municipality seems to have normalized an abnormal situation, whereby residents struggle to access basic necessities. We are starting to suspect that this is not accidental but its deliberate because there is no decisive action on the side of the Municipality to intervene on this matter.

As COSATU Free State, we refuse to accept this and we will keep on raising our voice and engaging in campaigns to highlight the plight of the workers and the poor ,who are mainly residents in that Municipality. We urge the ANC to intervene on this matter so that the residents can have the services they deserve. It is particularly worrying that this is happening on the back of Maluti A Phofung Municipality owing millions of rands to Eskom in unpaid bills.

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Brothers go to war Newtelegraph

It is an interesting, but fierce battle this weekend as former political allies, as well as foes, are locked in a neck-and-neck governorship race in Anambra State, FELIX NWANERI reports   It is a deciding week for the people of Anambra as about 2.2 million voters in the state will go to go to the poll this weekend to elect a new governor, who will pilot their affairs in the next four years. An unprecedented 37 candidates are vying for the position, but bookmakers say it is a three-horse between...

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New Telegraph Award: Honour beyond description RMD Newtelegraph

With barely two weeks to the much-expected award being put together by New Telegraph newspaper more awardees have continued to express their feelings of elation over the recognition. The latest in this regard is Nollywood icon, Richard Mofe-Damijo, with the showbiz moniker, RMD. In his message to the management of the newspaper, RMD expressed profound appreciation for rewarding his strides with the Best Actor of the Year (Male) award. He said: I am particularly very honoured about this achievement because you do some of these things without a foreknowledge that...

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Reps accuse DPR, CBN of diverting $950m royalties Newtelegraph

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on nonremittance of $17 billion into the federation account has alleged that $950 million was warehoused in an illegal domiciliary account by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 2011 and 2014.. The committee also alleged that the DPR and the CBN also shortchanged the federation account by under-declaring what it received to the tune of $70.648 million. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Abdulrazaq Namdas, who disclosed this at the weekend, also threatened that the House...

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Azinge: Nigeria must promote de-emphasise state of origin citizenship, Newtelegraph

He is a former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Professor Epiphany Azinge, a Senior Advocate of speaks with TUNDE OYESINA on community development service, the Epiphany Azinge Foundation, Nigerias unity, corruption, judiciary, restructuring, 1999 Constitution, among others   As a Senior Advocate and Professor of law, what would you say has responsible for various agitations for Nigerias restructuring? During my early school days both primary and secondary, Nigeria was described as a conglomeration of scattered states with people of different cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds....

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Balogun dedicates Eagles success to Ikeme Newtelegraph

SV Mainz of Germany defender, Leon Balogun, has dedicated his day of honour and pride as Super Eagles captain for the first time to the ailing goalkeeper of the team Carl Ikeme. With Ikeme still battling to recover fully from leukemia which kept him out of the Eagles last four matches in the World Cup qualifiers, Balogun said the shot-stopper must not be forgotten in the aftermath of Nigerias unbeaten run to the Mundial. Proud to have captained my country today and remain unbeaten at @FIFAWorldCup qualifiers. The road to...

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Tax evasion: Lagos threatens to shut banks, firms Newtelegraph

The Lagos State Government yesterday threatened to commence shutting down the corporate headquarters of banks and other firms who have failed to remit statutory taxes. The state government accused some banks of withholding taxes on bank interest for more than 10 years. The government, which said it would begin the closure of such bank headquarters from Monday, November 20, also warned that any company found to have evaded tax would not be spared. It added that it is in the interest of defaulting companies and their management to remit the...

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WORLD CUP TICKET: Rohr hails NFF, eyes solid preparations Newtelegraph

as Brian Idowu joins Eagles     Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has praised the Nigeria Football Federation for the excellent handling of the Super Eagles 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Not only were the three time African champions emerged unbeaten in what was styled Group of Death, the Eagles picked the ultimate prize in that group with a game to spare, becoming Africas first candidate for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in the process. For sure, we must commend the NFF for the role they played right from...

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Ola Aina: Eagles will shock the world Newtelegraph

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, is optimistic of the chances of Nigeria making a good impact at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Aina, a Chelsea FC of England player, made his first start for the Super Eagles against Algeria in Constantine only on Friday. The world Cup qualifying match, the last in the series, ended 1-1. He said there were great talents in the team and the feat achieved on Friday without some of the key players was an indication of what the side could do with its full complement....

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Poll as APCs acceptability test Newtelegraph

There is no doubt that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is a popularity test for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the ruling party seeks to make more inroad into the South-East geo-political zone ahead of the 2019 general elections. The APC would be contending with the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), whose candidate, Governor Willie Obiano is seeking for a second term. Besides APGA, the ruling party also has the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which enjoys some level of support in the state to contend with....

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Anambra guber poll: Brothers go to war Newtelegraph

Kalu to Ndi Anambra: Reconnect with APC through guber poll   Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has reaffirmed his partys determination to unseat the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led government in Anambra State in this weekends governorship election in the state. Kalu, who stated this at his Abuja residence yesterday after hosting a group of Abuja-based businessmen from Nnewi, Anambra State, said the APC will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to reconnect the state with the...

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Why South Africa Needs Radical Economic Transformation
November 9, 2017
Opinion & Analysis
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Correspondent
Zimbabwe Herald

Education, land, job creation and the role of women must be considered in efforts to build an inclusive developmental state. Any discussion about building a South Africa that belongs to all, and therefore about transforming the countrys economy, must acknowledge that we are one of the most unequal societies in the world. The Gini coefficient measures income inequality in a range from 0 to 1, where a totally unequal society will score a 1. Ours ranges from 0,66 to 0,69.

In the worlds most equal societies, the top 10 percent earn about six times as much as the bottom 10 percent. In South Africa, the top 10 percent earn 110 times more than the bottom 10 percent. South Africa operates in a global economy where 75 percent of cities across the world have become more unequal over the past two decades, according to the UN Habitat World Cities Report 2016. Increased inequality is therefore not a uniquely South African phenomenon.

However, there are some uniquely South African causal factors, including the legacy of the well-oiled exclusion machinery of apartheid, consisting of the tight framework of laws and spatial planning that permeated and stifled every aspect of the lives of blacks. The most adverse effects were on African women. This fact made the erstwhile colonial project a colonialism of a special type.

The dawn of democracy made it possible for the ANC government to repeal apartheid laws and to introduce measures to progressively address many of the social consequences of apartheid. Sadly, the overall structure of the economy that had been put in place under apartheid has remained largely untransformed. Consequently, while the introduction of a social wage (housing, education and healthcare, water and sanitation, social grants) has helped improve the lives of many, the lack of economic transformation and redistribution means the continuation of deep-seated and structural inequalities based on race, gender and geography.

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President, Students Meet on Saturday
November 13, 2017
Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mugabe will on Saturday hold a Presidential Youth Interface Rally with students from the countrys higher and tertiary institutions. The interface rally will be held at the Harare International Conference Centre. The students interface rally has been brought forward before the Harare Province Presidential Youth Interface Rally, whose date is still to be set.

The Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Professor Jonathan Moyo, last Friday met representatives from higher and tertiary education institutions to map the way forward ahead of the historic rally. Representatives of the institutions included the vice chancellors of universities and principals of colleges, students representative council leaders and Zanu-PF Youth League members.

It will be the first time for students to host President Mugabe in an interactive session. In an interview, Zanu-PF Youth League Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanai Chipanga confirmed the students interface rally. He said students constituency was very important to Zanu-PF and the Youth League.

The President is meeting young people in this country. We have categories of young people, we have the party youths, but also have students who are the partys youth. As Zanu-PFs Youth League, we gave our students sector a priority to meet the President, who is their President as well. So its important that the students meet the President so that they can present their concerns to the highest office. This will guide the President in as far as issues affecting the students, said Cde Chipanga.

Its important to the students. We know they have been crying for that opportunity which they have never had. As the youth leadership, we regard the students highly, hence we facilitated this opportunity that they meet President Mugabe, he said. President Mugabe has met youths across the countrys nine provinces through the Presidential Youth Interface Rallies with the latest province being Bulawayo.


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Government Notes Mnangagwa Statement
November 11, 2017
Innocent Madonko Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

GOVERNMENT and Zanu-PF have taken note of a statement attributed to former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa which he allegedly issued after being fired by President Mugabe, but will not respond to it since it is neither addressed to the ruling party or the Head of State and Government, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.

The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said Zanu-PF is not a press club and is thus not compelled to respond to press statements.

Former VP Mnangagwa was dismissed from Government over allegations of, among other things, disloyalty, disrespect, deceit, unreliability and lack of probity in the execution of his duties.

His discharge of duties had also become inconsistent with his official responsibilities.

On Wednesday, Cde Mnangagwa was expelled from Zanu-PF following recommendations made by all the partys 10 Provincial Co-ordinating Committees.

The decision was made during the 313th ordinary session of the Politburo which unanimously endorsed his dismissal from Government.

In an interview yesterday, Cde Khaya Moyo, who is also the Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, said contrary to reports in sections of the private media which inaccurately quoted him as confirming that various arms of the State were studying Cde Mnangagwas statement and an announcement on the appropriate action would be made shortly, Government is under no obligation to respond.

The press statement is not addressed to the leadership of Zanu-PF and besides, Zanu-PF is not a press club. Therefore, we have just taken note of the statement but we dont have to respond to it, he said.

Cde Khaya Moyos clarification comes in the wake of an article in a private daily newspaper yesterday alleging that President Mugabe could lay treason charges against former VP Mnangagwa on allegations of undermining him.

Quoting unnamed Government sources, the report also alleged that the former VP could alternatively be charged with conspiracy to overthrow a constitutionally elected Government.

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Door Shuts on Ex-VP Loyalists
November 13, 2017
Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau
Zimbabwe Herald

ZANU-PF has shut the door on former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwas loyalists ahead of this weeks Central Committee elections. The party is set to hold Central Committee elections this week ahead of the Extraordinary Congress scheduled for next month.

In separate interviews yesterday, Zanu-PF provincial leaders said a Zanu-PF member who is facing disciplinary action cannot contest for any party position and will be left out of Central Committee elections. Zanu-PF Matabeleland South interim chairman Cde Saul Mahalima Ncube said the former VPs loyalists, who were recommended for expulsion, cannot contest in the coming elections.

Last week, the province recommended the expulsion of among others the Minister for State Security, Cde Kembo Mohadi, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Cde Obedingwa Mguni, provincial chairman Cde Rabaleni Choeni, Central Committee members Cdes Reni Kibi, Tambudzani Mohadi, Abednigo Ncube among others for working with the fired Vice President.

Zanu-PF has since said disciplinary proceedings will be instituted against members its provinces want expelled from the party.

According to the partys constitution, a member who has a pending disciplinary issue cannot contest for any position in the party until their issue is resolved. Hence, we dont expect those we recommended for expulsion to participate in the coming elections, said Cde Ncube.

He said the province would hold a Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting on Wednesday ahead of the Central Committee elections to be held on Friday.

Cde Ncube said the province did not hold a PCC yesterday as stated by Cde Choeni last Wednesday.

Cde Choeni had claimed that the Provincial Executive Committee meeting, which recommended their expulsion, did not constitute a quorum hence its resolutions were null and void. But Cde Ncube said last weeks meeting was constitutional and Cde Choeni has been barred from holding any meeting as they await their disciplinary hearings.

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Chombo Warns Party CadresNullifies Mash West ExpulsionsWarns Against Settling Scores
November 13, 2017
John Murwira and Heather Charema
Zimbabwe Herald

ZANU-PF National Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo yesterday warned party members against abusing the ongoing attempts to flush out party members accused of working with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to settle personal scores or for political expediency as he called for soberness and adherence to party procedure in all cases.

Cde Chombo, who nullified the suspensions and expulsions in Mashonaland West province; spoke barely 24 hours after party spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo underscored the importance of due process and the need to refer the cases to the partys National Disciplinary Committee.

Over 100 Zanu-PF officials, among them some Politburo and Central Committee members, have been recommended for suspension or expulsion for allegedly supporting a bid by Mr Mnangagwa to clandestinely succeed President Mugabe.

Addressing the Mashonaland West provincial coordinating committee (PCC) meeting in Chinhoyi, yesterday Dr Chombo said there should be no short cuts in expelling party cadres who are perceived to have been loyalists to the axed VP Mnangagwa.

To those who have names submitted to the party for expulsion, they must not be short-cuts. Let us follow procedure to the point. The province needs to clarify issues as stipulated in the Green Book. There must not be short-cuts. We also know that people are eyeing certain positions and might abuse the situation to label others. Let us follow procedure.

Dr Chombo said those who had issues with fellow party members should lodge their complaints in writing.

Party members who have issues should go back to their constituencies and put in writing every allegation they are levelling against each other and follow all the party procedures from cell level up to national level, he said.

Dr Chombo also took a swipe at some party members who were now jostling for positions ahead of next years harmonised elections.

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CNI in San Cristbal: Constructing Something New from Below "IndyWatch Feed War"

Radio Zapatista Marichuy speaks in San Cristbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico The plaza of the San Cristbal cathedral, affectionately called Plaza de la Resistencia (Resistance Plaza), was full. A four-deep wall of women and men from communities belonging to the National Indigenous Congress guarded the stage where members of the Indigenous Government Council and...


Occurrence of Peronosclerospora sorghi in Uganda "IndyWatch Feed World"

Occurrence of Peronosclerospora sorghi in Uganda


Colombia: The Genocide Hidden Behind the War "IndyWatch Feed War"

ELN Editorial N.607 / Insurrection Magazine Translated by Internationalist 360 These are difficult times for the popular movement amidst Colombias changing political trends. Despite the expectations generated by the benefits that peace agreements would bring for communities historically neglected, the extermination campaign against organizations and leaders of those communities continues. Worse, it increases at an...


Man acquitted of rape of 11 year old girl by French jurors "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following a years-long investigation, a criminal court in the Seine-et-Marne district near the French capital has ruled a now 30-year-old man cannot be charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl, as no evidence of "threat or violence" has been established. The man, a Cape Verdean native, was 22 years old when he met the girl in the city of Nevers in central France, where she was on vacation visiting family. The girl, who is of Congolese origin, was playing with her cousin in the street when the man approached her and invited her to a walk in the park, Le Parisien reported. There, the then 11-year-old was undressed and subjected to sexual intercourse, she claims, saying she asked the man to stop and told the stranger her age. The man maintains the act was consensual, and that the girl told him she was almost 15-years-old - the age of consent in France. However, to obtain a rape conviction, prosecutors needed to prove that sex was non-consensual. The girl's counselor, who met her after the incident, said she was of "girlish physique, [and] could not be confused with a teenager or a woman," according to Le Parisien. Comment: There you go. There was no question that she was underage.


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ED Allies Fate Hangs in Balance
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Due processes will be followed in dealing with more than 100 Zanu-PF officials who have been recommended for suspension or expulsion for allegedly supporting a bid by sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over from President Mugabe, ruling party spokesperson Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo has said.

Their cases are likely to go to the Zanu-PF National Disciplinary Committee.

However, one of the officials with an axe hanging over him is party Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, who chairs the partys NDC.

Other affected bigwigs are ministers Cdes Kembo Mohadi, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Christopher Mushohwe, Josiah Hungwe and Abednico Ncube, whose home provinces want them disciplined.

In an interview with The Sunday Mail last week, Ambassador Khaya Moyo said: The matter was raised in the Politburo and the Secretary for Legal Affairs (Cde Chinamasa) was tasked with dealing with the issue.

We are all guided by the party constitution. The Secretary for Legal Affairs interprets the constitution and he is handling the matter as we speak. The matter is now in the departments hands and we will be advised accordingly.

Asked on how the party is going to handle Manicalands push to expel Cde Chinamasa from Zanu-PF, Cde Khaya Moyo said: The disciplinary committee is not a one-man band, they will handle the matter as a committee and I think one can be recused if need be.

Provincial Co-ordinating Committee meetings last week saw scores of leaders being put to the sword.

Harare recommended the expulsion of Politburo members Cdes Cleveria Chizema and Omega Hungwe, and Harare East National Assembly representativeCde Terrence Mukupe; while 22 others face suspension.

In Matabeleland South, recommendations were made for the axing of provincial chair Cde Rabelani Choeni, Central Committee members Cdes Reni Kibi and Tambudzani Mohadi, Matabeleland South provincial war veterans chair Cde Section Ncube, and former Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs Minister Cde Abednico Ncube.

In Masvingo, the PCC recommended the expulsion of p...


The US-led war on Yemen: America is worried about legal blow-back for war crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"

In October, 2016, two Reuters' reporters published an exclusive, under the headline: "As Saudis bombed Yemen, U.S. worried about legal blow-back." [1] The reporters, Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay, revealed that legal experts at the US State Department had warned the White House that the United States could be charged with war crimes in connection with the Saudi Air Force bombing campaign in Yemen. So far, the bombing campaign has left tens of thousands dead and many more wounded, as well as over 10 percent of Yemen's population homeless. Accompanied by naval and aerial blockades, the aggression has created near famine conditions for somewhere between 25 to 40 percent of the population and has contributed to a cholera outbreak affecting hundreds of thousands.


Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Evidence mounts that PLAGUE outbreak in Africa is an engineered depopulation bioweapon by: Mike Adams  Natural News Thousands of people have been infected and over 143 are now reported dead from the plague outbreak thats now threatening Africa, reports the UK...

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Iranian Missile Fired from Yemen on Saudi Arabia? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian Missile Fired from Yemen on Saudi Arabia? | SCUD_Reuters | Special Interests World News

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US-instigated Middle East violence and chaos appear heading for greater turbulence.

On Friday, US Central Command Air Force General Jeffrey Harrigan falsely claimed the Houthi missile fired on Saudi territory had Iranian markings, adding (t)o me, that connects the dots to Iran with no further elaboration, no evidence supporting his accusation.

US/Saudi-imposed land, sea and air blockade prevents any weapons getting in for Houthi fighters virtually everything else as well after conditions were tightened, humanitarian aid blocked.

Harrigans accusation is inflammatory, reflecting extreme Trump administration hostility toward the Islamic Republic, risking aggression on the country a possible US, Israeli, Saudi diabolical plot for escalated regional conflict, targeting Iran and Lebanons Hezbollah.

The likelihood of Tehrans ability to deliver missiles or other weapons to Houthi fighters under tight blockade conditions is virtually nil.

Riyadhs Foreign Ministry lied, claiming evidence was found proving the role of (Iran) in manufacturing the missile fired on its territory.

Nothing was revealed supporting the accusation. Visiting Riyadh and other regional capitals, French President repeated the Big Lie, saying the Houthi missile was obviously Iranian.

Houthis said they produced Burkan-2 or Volcano scud missiles, the type used on November 4.

Ballistic missiles in Yemen have been used since the 1970s. When Houthis seized Sanaa, Yemens capital, in September 2014, they got hold of hundreds of scuds from the countrys military.

Theyve been used against Saudi territory numerous times since war began in March 2015. Irans Foreign Ministry denounced Riyadhs destructive, irresponsible, provocative and baseless charge.

Iranian defense officials explained theres no way for its military to supply Houthis with missiles or any other weapons under tight...


Namibia lions maul 86 goats in Torra Africa Sustainable Conservation News


By Adam Hartman

ABOUT ten lions mauled 86 goats and sheep belonging to one communal farmer in Kunene on Wednesday.

The attack took place at Awantapos in the Torra Conservancy where farmer Samuel Gawiseb keeps his goats and sheep in a small kraal.

Attempts to speak to Gawiseb were not successful as his phone was not reachable.

According to Gawisebs neighbour, Anthony Dawids, who saw the carnage, the farmers herder was alerted to the lions when a dog started barking. He stepped out and saw the lions at the kraal, but returned in the house as he could not risk his life with so many predators. The dog, however, was not fortunate, and became part of the kill.

The lions managed to get into the kraal, killing the sheep and goats. Only 13 kids remained when the pride eventually left. He suffered a serious loss. It was his entire livelihood, and how does one take care of the kids when the mothers are dead? Dawids said.The estimated value of the loss is about N$150 000.


Ducks in a row: Saudis call for emergency meeting of Arab League over 'Iran's interference' in domestic affairs "IndyWatch Feed World"

The tensions in the Middle East have exacerbated recently, as the Saudi forces intercepted a missile fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Saudi Arabia on Sunday demanded an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League over Iran's "interference" in domestic affairs of the region's countries, Sky News Arabia reported. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, said the document shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday.


South Africa drafts legislation to ban smoking in all public places "IndyWatch Feed World"

You may not light up at the bar. You may not light up near your car. And you can't start smoking on designated floors... You cannot even smoke indoors. These are effectively the proposals being set out by the Department of Health. But they have been less 'Dr Seuss' about it than us. Their draft legislation aims to prohibit smoking in all public areas, whether that's indoors our outside. Draft legislation plans to ban smoking in all public places Designated smoking areas would be consigned to the history books, should this bill become ratified in Parliament. It's all part of the government's wider war on cigarettes, which also features plans to ban the display of smokes at retailers, and to remove all recognisable branding from cigarette packs.


Designate Shiite a terrorist group, Coalition tells FG Newtelegraph

The Coalition Of Civil Society Organizations For Transparency and Good Governance (COCSOTGG), has called on the Presidency and the Attorney General of the Federation to act fast in designating the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) a Terrorists group before its too late. The group said if care was not taken to curb the situation, IMN might snowball into another disaster in the country. COCSOTGG was reacting to the recent clash between police and some members of the Islamic movement who had gone to the unity fountain to protest the detention...

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | A general view shows the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on July 27, 2017 during the meeting of Arab foreign ministers

CAIRO (AFP)  The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss violations committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc, said the document shown to AFP by diplomats on Sunday.

Tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Iran, including over League members Qatar and Lebanon.

According to the memo, the Saudi request was based on a missile the Sunni-ruled kingdom says its air defences intercepted near Riyadh after being fired from Yemen on November 4.

A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, and it has accused the Iran-backed rebels of firing the missile.

Saudi Arabias powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman later accused Iran of direct military aggression against the kingdom by supplying the rebels with ballistic missiles.

But Iran denied any involvement in the missile attack, with President Hassan Rouhani warning that the Islamic republics might would fend off any challenge.

According to the memo, Saudi Arabia decried what it described as sabotage and terrorism over a pipeline fire in Bahrain on Friday that temporarily halted oil supplies from its territory.

Tehran also rejected any involvement in the incident, calling the allegation childish.

In its request for the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, Saudi Arabia referred to those two incidents in addition to the violations committed by Iran in the Arab region, which undermines security and peace, not only in the Arab region, but around the globe, according to the memo.

Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of a dispute with Qatar since June 5, leading a group of nations including Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE in accusing Doha of supporting terrorism.

Riyadh has for its part been accused of being behind last weekends resignation of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, in a televised address from Riyadh.

The Arab League has 22 members, but Syrias membership was suspended at the end of 2011 following mont...


Rep. Ro Khanna: Stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia now "IndyWatch Feed World"

For more than two years, Congress has remained quiet as the United States backed a brutal war in Yemen, supporting a coalition that has killed thousands and starved the country into one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. But a growing number of progressive members of Congress have come forward to challenge the consensus that arming Saudi Arabia is in America's interest. Earlier this year, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told The Intercept that Saudi Arabia "is not an ally of the United States," and that the United States should rethink its relationship with the Gulf kingdom. One of these representatives is Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., who went a step further in an interview with Jeremy Scahill for the podcast, Intercepted. "I know this would never pass probably either house of Congress, but do you believe that the United States should stop entirely selling weapons to and giving military assistance to Saudi Arabia?" Scahill asked. "Yes, I do," Khanna said. "I don't think the Saudis' human rights record or their record in military conflicts are consistent with our values. I don't think that we should be engaged in interventionism in the Middle East. ... We have this record of interventionism that has not made us any safer. And I view our pragmatic, or expedient, alliance with Saudi Arabia in the same way." Earlier this year, Khanna introduced a resolution that condemned the war and would have used a provision of the War Powers Act to halt U.S. support for Saudi Arabia. Listen to the full interview with Khanna here:


Erdogan mocking of Saudi Crown Prince MBS signals newly forming geopolitical alliances in Middle East "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS) has become a feared figure among the Saudi elites who have been violently purged from their comfortable positions of power, while becoming a figure of hatred across the Shi'a Axis of Resistance in places like Iran, Syria, Yemen and increasingly among all parties in Lebanon. But there is one world leader who is clearly not afraid of nor impressed with MBS, that man is Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan has given a speech in which he both mocked and criticised Muhammad bin Salman's recent comments that he seeks to "return" Saudi Arabia to "moderate Islam".


Plague Fears Grow As New Virus With No Cure Appears: "This Is Worse Than The 'Black Death'" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Malawi is bracing itself for an outbreak of the plague after the Daily Mail reports that deadly disease continues to spread across the island nation of Madagascar. At least 143 people have died and more than 2,000 others have been infected in Madagascar since an outbreak in early August this year which has now spread to its 10th African nation.
Malawi's health secretary confirmed the country is ready for any reported cases of the disease amid mounting concerns of Africa's 'porous borders'.


Concerned Egypt sends foreign minister on Arab tour to talk Lebanon crisis and Hariri's resignation "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Foreign Minister of Egypt is set to visit a number of countries in the Middle East to discuss the situation around Lebanon amid the "mysterious" resignation of its Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and the escalating tensions between Hezbollah, Iran and Saudi Arabia. While Egypt routinely holds discussions with other Arab states on matters of regional concern, Sameh Shoukry's mission has been "especially" initiated "in the shadow of developments in Lebanon's political arena," a statement from Cairo said. Dispatched by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the senior diplomat is scheduled to have bilateral talks in Jordan, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The ministry's spokesperson said Cairo stands for solidarity in the Arab world, and is anxious that any fallout could threaten regional security. Earlier this week, al-Sisi warned against a military escalation in the Middle East, saying his country is opposed to strikes on Iran or the Lebanon-based Hezbollah group.


Why Were Vatican And RC Church Hierarchies NOT Unnerved About Infertility Ingredients In WHOs African Tetanus Vaccine Campaign? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why Were Vatican And RC Church Hierarchies NOT Unnerved About Infertility Ingredients In WHOs African Tetanus Vaccine Campaign? by Catherine Frompovich  Activist Post The Roman Catholic Church has strict rules and unyielding dogma regarding religious beliefs and congregants practices but, unfortunately,...

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Egypt's faltering counter-insurgency strategy "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a lack of preparedness in countering the insurgency and the wave of repression has not lead to an improved security situation, on the contrary, Cairo has now become more of a target. Egyptian security forces block the road at the site about 35 km away from where policemen were killed in a shootout in Giza, Egypt, Oct. 21, 2017. Ahmed Gomaa/Xinhua News Agency/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.In a [...]


COWLSO: Women must be aggressive to contribute to national development Newtelegraph

The Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) has charged women to be positively aggressive and assertive in words to contribute to the development of the nation. This was one of the recommendations at the 2017  National Womens Conference organised by COWLSO recently, at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Delivering her closing remarks, the wife of the Lagos State Governor and Chairman, COWLSO, Mrs Bolanle Ambode urged participants at the conference to make use of what they learnt for their personal benefits. Mrs. Ambode said women...

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Arab states spent $130bn to destroy Syria, Libya, Yemen: Algerian PM "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV November 12, 2017 Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia says some regional Arab states have spent $130 billion to obliterate Syria, Libya and Yemen. Ouyahia made the remarks on Saturday at a time when much of the Middle East and North Africa is in turmoil, grappling with different crises, ranging from terrorism and []


How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new.

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new.

by Pankaj Mishra, November 12, 2017

From The Guardian

Today on the Western Front, the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there stands a dross of African and Asiatic savages and all the worlds rabble of thieves and lumpens. Weber was referring to the millions of Indian, African, Arab, Chinese and Vietnamese soldiers and labourers, who were then fighting with British and French forces in Europe, as well as in several ancillary theatres of the first world war.

Faced with manpower shortages, British imperialists had recruited up to 1.4 million Indian soldiers. France enlisted nearly 500,000 troops from its colonies in Africa and Indochina. Nearly 400,000 African Americans were also inducted into US forces. The first world wars truly unknown soldiers are these non-white combatants.

Ho Chi Minh, who spent much of the war in Europe, denounced what he saw as the press-ganging of subordinate peoples. Before the start of the Great War, Ho wrote, they were seen as nothing but dirty Negroes good for no more than pulling rickshaws. But when Europes slaughter machines needed human fodder, they were called into service. Other anti-imperialists, such as Mohandas Gandhi and WEB Du Bois, vigorously supported the war aims of their wh...


Prince Charles decried White Houses failure to take on Jewish lobby over Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thirty years ago, Prince Charles said that U.S. support for Israel is a cause of terrorism and that the Jewish lobby tied an American presidents ability to address the issue. He wrote in a 1986 letter:

I now begin to understand better their [Arabs] point of view about Israel. Never realized they see it as a US colony.

I know there are so many complex issues, but how can there ever be an end to terrorism unless the causes are eliminated?

Surely some US president has to have the courage to stand up and take on the Jewish lobby in US? I must be naive, I suppose!

The Mail on Sunday broke the story, saying it obtained the letter from a public archive. Charles was 38, had just visited the Persian Gulf, and was writing to a mentor, the South African-born writer Laurens van der Post, then nearly 80.

The letter is causing a stink in Britain and Israel, with the Times of Israel accusing the Prince of employing anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish wealth and influence. Another source of controversy is the Princes view that the immigration of foreign Jews had worsened the conflict.

I now appreciate that Arabs and Jews were all a Semitic people originally and it is the influx of foreign, European Jews (especially from Poland, they say) which has helped to cause great problems.

A 1986 letter written by Prince Charles to his friend Laurens van der Post. (published by The Mail on Sunday)

The Mail says that Prince Charles has very good relations with the Jewish community but is widely thought to hold unorthodox views of the Middle East....



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South Africa's white genocide is a never-ending nightmare "IndyWatch Feed World"

Another bloody day has come to an end for the European minority in South Africa. This comes against a backdrop of heightened tensions in the country amid sustained violent attacks on the Afrikaner Boer farming community. Two elderly women were murdered in two separate instances in the town of Lichtenburg. One of the victims being a 73-year-old woman was stabbed to death and nearly decapitated in her bedroom.


Canada follows orders causing Russia to react "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Canada's decision to extend its anti-Russia sanctions under the false pretext of hypocritically championing human rights is absolutely pointless and reprehensible," read a November 3 statement from the Russian embassy in Ottawa. Pointless and reprehensible. Reprehensible this action is but there is a point, the point being to create as much anti-Russian feeling among Canadians as possible and to support the American governments tightening economic blockade of Russia in retaliation for insisting on its own sovereignty, the right to run its own affairs and for insisting on protecting its own international interests as in Syria and along its borders. On Friday November 3, Canada invoked the so-called Magnitsky Law to slap sanctions on 52 people, 30 linked to Russia, and aside from a couple from South Sudanese, the rest linked Venezuela, including President Maduro. The new Canadian law, the official name of which is the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, won final approval in the Canadian Parliament two weeks ago. It allows the Canadian government to freeze Canadian assets of corrupt foreign officials and prevent them from entering Canada and mirrors a similar one put into effect in the USA.


Troopaganda Eats Its Own Tail "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson

First they tell you what to think the wars are for. Theyre for protection from evil enemies, for spreading democracy and human rights.

Then you discover that wasnt so. The evil enemies were actually human beings and no threat. The wars on terrorism have created many more enemies and spread terrorism far and wide. Theyve endangered rather than protected. Theyve damaged democracy at home and abroad. Theyve violated human rights and normalized their violation.

Then they tell you to keep the wars going for the sake of the poor fools sent into them and coming out of them with PTSD, brain injury, moral injury, and suicidal tendencies. If youre not for harming more troops youre against the troops.

Then you discover that this is all a twisted lie, that these one-sided slaughters that so devastate even the aggressors have no benefits, that people could have better and better-paying and more satisfying and less environmentally destructive jobs in peaceful industries for less financial, moral, and societal expense. It turns out the wars are for weapons profits and resource control and political domination and sadism.

Then they tell you it isnt your right to have an opinion on the matter at all, that the troops themselves can decide what the wars are for. Even retroactively, they can simply choose some nice things to say the wars were for. And the wars can have been for different things for each person. Its a question of personal preference.

If you dont believe me, check out the hash tag #WhatIFoughtFor, pointed out to me by Coleen Rowley and created by a human rights organization. One guy declares that he fought for his family. Thats nice. How much more pleasant for him to love his family than for him to be willing to kill and destroy for a larger salary for the CEO of Lockheed Martin, or for the creation of ISIS, or for turning Libya into a hell on earth, or for the advance of climate change, or for any of the other actual results.

Others declare that they fought so that one particular collaborator or refugee could flee the hell that their fighting created or contributed to. Thats nice too. Surely veterans groups promoting kindness to refugees is better than veterans groups promoting hatred toward refugees. But what about the idea of ending the wars that create the refugees? What about the millions killed, wounded, traumatized, and left homeless for every one charismatic refugee whom someone claims after the fact that they were somehow fighting for?

And if veterans simply get to declare what they fought for, what is to stop the veterans among the fascists who come to Charlottesville from declaring that they fought for white supremacy? Surely they will be given louder microphones for that claim than will any members of Veterans For...


Interview with former NSA official Bill Binney: CIA admits it has no evidence of Russian hacking (AUDIO) "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the past several days, the corporate-owned media has been engaged in a smear campaign against Binney, the former NSA technical director and legendary whistleblower, labelling him a conspiracy theorist. This was prompted by reports that he met with CIA director Mike Pompeo to discuss his finding that the alleged hack of the DNC server during the 2016 election campaign was in fact a leak. Comment: In the Absence of Evidence of Russian Collusion and 'Hacking', Congress Makes It Up The high-stakes intrigue in Saudi Arabia continues as Saudi citizens are instructed to leave Lebanon immediately, and the Lebanese Prime Minister continues to be held in what appears to be house arrest. Is another war around the corner? Radwan Chehab, political analyst, joins the show. Comment: U.S., British and Saudis thwart Freedom and Democracy in Yemen - again A new study from Brown University has found that the total cost of the so-called War on Terror amounts to an eye-popping $5.6 trillion. That's $23,386 per US taxpayer! Ted Rall, editorial cartoonist and columnist, joins Brian and Walter. Comment: ISIS defeated in Syria and Iraq - mainstream media ignores it

Sunday, 12 November


Green Beret Discovered SEALs Illicit Cash. Then He Was Killed. "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Green Beret sergeants dry day became a key to unraveling the narrative spun by the elite Navy commandos whom military investigators now suspect killed him, officials familiar with the case said. Melgar, a staff sergeant in the Armys 3rd Special Forces Group, was specifically selected for an intelligence operation in the west African nation of Mali. He was well respected by the American Embassy staff and the partner forces there, a former U.S. Africa Command official said. But shortly before he died, Melgar told his wife that he had a bad feeling about two of his partners in that effort, both of whom were members of SEAL Team Six.


Venezuela: The Shadow Agenda "IndyWatch Feed War"

calvospina hernando This documentary by Hernando Calvo Ospina will be valid as long as the United States persists in attacking the Bolivarian Revolution that is being built in Venezuela, to seize its immense oil wealth. It is based on interviews with Venezuelan scholars who, in simple and didactic language, tell us a story that the...


A Slap in the Face of the Other Colombia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gabriel ngel No doubt Colombia is a unique and surprising country. Only here happens what we see happening. Enough to review them a bit to conclude it. First an internal war waged for more than half a century, leaving a toll of about eight million victims, among which officially more than 220,000 killed. Victims, by...

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