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Wednesday, 13 June


Military Repels Boko Haram Attack In Adamawa Newtelegraph

The military and members of the vigilante group in Adamawa have repelled an attack by Boko Haram on Kaya village in Madagali Local Government Area of the state. Boko Haram terrorists attacked the community at about 9:00 pm on Monday night and burnt down 13 houses before the military and vigilantes repelled them. The Adamawa []

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PHOTOS: Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of M.K.O Abiola in Lagos Newtelegraph

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday unveiled a 46-feet statue of Nigerias symbol of democracy and adjudged winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), expressing optimism that the monument will forever crystallize what he stood for in his lifetime. Governor Ambode, who spoke at the unveiling []

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Nigerians pay higher for kerosene May- NBS Newtelegraph

Nigerians using National Household kerosene for domestic use paid a higher amount, N280.29 for the product in Month of May as against previous month price of N2 78.49, National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS) said Tuesday in its latest data. It said the average price per litre paid increased by 0.65% month-on-month and decreased by []

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Nine killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash involving Iyare Motors Newtelegraph

No fewer than nine persons were killed in a fatal accident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The crash, which occurred about 8:40 am few metres after the Sagamu Interchange, along the highway, left one person seriously injured. The incident involved a Mack truck with registration number MUS 740 XN and a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to []

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June 12: Stop displaying loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells Buhari Newtelegraph

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop admiring and displaying loyalty to an unnamed individual whom he referred to late MKO Abiolas Tormentor-in-Chief. Some are of the opinion that he had referred to the late Head of State, Sani Abacha, who clamped the business mogul to jail for about five years. []

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Tuesday, 12 June


BREAKING: Court finds ex-governor Joshua Dariye guilty fraud Newtelegraph

A former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been found guilty of fraud. Mr Dariye was charged for allegedly diverting N1. 161.9 billion while he served as governor of the North-central state. He was brought to court on a 23-count charge for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in 2007. []

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Buhari apologies to Abiolas family over June 12 annulment Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday apologised to the family of the late Chief Moshood Abiola for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election which he won. Buhari said his decision to revisit the annulled election was not an attempt to open an old wound but to put right what has wrongly been done. []

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Scapegoating Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

NEW YORKSeventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured into warring enclaves. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent and has a presence in over 70 percent of the country. Libya is a failed state. Yemen after three years of relentless airstrikes and a blockade is enduring one of the worlds worst humanitarian disasters. The 500 moderate rebels we funded and armed in Syria at a cost of $500 million are in retreat after instigating a lawless reign of terror.


Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees are dying and scientists don't know why "IndyWatch Feed World"

In South Africa's Limpopo province, a baobab tree once grew so large and stood so strong that its human neighbors decided to do the obvious: They built a pub inside the living tree's thousand-year-old hollow trunk, which measured more than 150 feet around and enclosed two interconnected cavities. For two decades, the Sunland baobab attracted tourists wanting to knock back a pint in a tree. But in August 2016, one of the monster stems forming the interior wall cracked and collapsed. Eight months later, another huge chunk toppled over, and now, five of the giant Sunland stems have collapsed and died, leaving only half of the tree standing. Though the Sunland tree's demise could sound like a consequence of human visitation, it's part of an alarming trend: A startlingly high percentage of the oldest, largest baobabs in Africa have died within the last 12 years, scientists report today in the journal Nature Plants.


BREAKING: Kola Abiola receives fathers national honour Newtelegraph

Kola, the eldest son of late Chief Moshood Abiola, on Tuesday formally received the national honour of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic on behalf of his late father. President Muhammadu Buhari presented the insignia to him after the citation of the late politician was read at the venue of the well-attended event holding []

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LIVE VIDEO: (JUNE 12) Special National Honours Investiture Newtelegraph

The special national honours investiture is currently holding at the Presidential Villa. Those to be honoured include Moshood Abiola, the resume winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election; Babagana Kingibe, the running mate to late MKO; Gani Fawehinmi (SAN); amongst others. Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has demanded detail report of the last moments []

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Israeli Special Forces Train White South African Farmers To Ward Off Violent Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Israeli Special Forces Train White South African Farmers To Ward Off Violent Attacks by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan White South African farmers are now being trained by Israeli Special Forces.  The farmers are preparing to use force to defend themselves...

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America"s Genocide in Yemen Starts Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S.-Saudi-UAE plan is to destroy the Yemenese port city of Al Hudaydah, which is the only entry-way by which food reaches approximately seven million Shiites, members of the Houthi tribe, who occupy the western third of Yemen, and who had recently ruled all of Yemen. 


IEI Anchor wins football event at UBA Pensions sports meet Newtelegraph

IEI Anchor Pensions at the weekend emerged tops in the 5-a-side football competition of the 2018 UBA Pensions Custodian Limited annual sports meet tagged mini Olympics. Apart from the 5-a-side football competition for men, other sporting events at the tournament included: sack race relay, table tennis (male and female), egg and spoon race (female), chess, []

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Elephant herd celebrates birth of baby "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Elephant Herd Celebrates a New Born Calf | BBC Earth

10 June 2018

A new born elephant baby brings joy to the elephant herd.

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan travels to the spectacular Tsavo wilderness in Kenya to try to get closer than ever before to a wild elephant family. African elephants are one of the most dangerous animals in the world, killing more people than lions or any other predator. But Gordon believes that elephants become dangerous only because of our actions towards them.


Kenya calf born to Nairobi NP rhino; poaching figures Africa Sustainable Conservation News

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A photo of a black Rhino. /REUTERS A photo of a black Rhino. /REUTERS

Good news as one of Nairobi National Parks black rhinos has birthed her eighth born female calf.



Charity group protests as Italy plans migrant voyage to Spain "IndyWatch Feed War"

A humanitarian group protested on Tuesday over Italian plans to make more than 600 migrants sail to Spain, rather than let them disembark immediately in Italy.

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FILE PHOTO: The MV Aquarius rescue ship 

Spain agreed on Monday to take in the migrants, who were picked up off the Libyan coast at the weekend and are packed onto an overcrowded rescue boat, after both Italy and Malta denied them access to their ports.

But more than 16 hours after Spain made its offer, the Aquarius, which is operated by the charities SOS Mediterranee and Doctors without Borders, was still drifting at sea close to Malta, awaiting instructions over how to proceed.

With a storm approaching, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday that Italy wanted to transfer some of the 629 migrants onto Italian vessels and then head together to Valencia, Spain.

This plan would mean already exhausted rescued people would endure 4 more days travel at sea, Doctors Without Borders said on Twitter. (We) call for peoples safety to come before politics.

It added: The better option would be to disembark the rescued people in the nearest port after which they can be transferred to Spain or other safe countries for further care and legal processing.

Italys new, far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, looking to make good on election campaign promises to crack down on illegal immigration, closed the countrys ports to the Aquarius on Sunday saying other EU states should step in.

On a visit to Sicily, Matteo Salvini said Italy must increase its deportations of migrants.

The standoff came ahead of a European Union summit later this month which is due to consider changes to asylum law to better share the burden of incoming migrants.

More than 1.8 million have entered Europe since 2014, with more than 600,000 arriving in Italy alone.

Italy brought fresh supplies to the Aquarius early on Tuesday ahead of the planned...


Communities first line of defence against illegal wildlife trade IUCN/IIED Africa Sustainable Conservation News

IUCN and IIED launch Guidance on Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Institute for International Development (IIED) are proud to launch the guidance and associated tools to implement the Local Communities: First Line of Defence against Illegal Wildlife Trade (FLoD) methodology. FLoD seeks to better understand the conditions for stronger engagement of local communities to combat illegal wildlife trade.

illegal wildlife trade, FLoD, protected areas, biodiversity, species

Combating the surge of illegal wildlife trade (IWT) devastating wildlife populations is an urgent global priority for conservation. The sudden and rapid escalation of IWT on the international agenda has been driven by a drastic increase in poaching of Africas iconic elephants and rhinoceroses and concerns for other already endangered taxa such as tigers and pangolins. The crisis has attracted over US$350 million in donor and government funding in recent years, primarily directed at increased enforcement.

The role of local communities in combating illegal wildlife trade is being increasingly recognised as central to effective anti-poaching strategies. While this is enshrined in a number of recent global policy statements and commitments, little guidance is available on how to effectively engage communities in practice.

Local Communities: First Line of Defense against Illegal Wildlife Trade (F...


Super Eagles Midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo Joins Stoke Urhobo Today

LAGOS JUNE 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club Stoke on Monday, AFP reports.
Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday.
The 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a 6.35m switch to second tier Stoke.
Etebo agreed a five-year contract with Stoke, who were relegated from the Premier League in May and are hoping to win promotion from the Championship next season under new boss Gary Rowett.
Were really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo. Im looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt as Im sure our supporters are too, Rowett said.
Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan with Las Palmas in La Liga and will link up with his new Stoke team-mates after the World Cup.
He has been capped 14 times by Nigeria and came on as a substitute in last weeks friendly defeat against England at Wembley.
Nigeria face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the group stage of the World Cup.


25 years after June 12 Abiolas kinsmen demand shift in handover date to June 12 Newtelegraph

Kinsmen of the late Chief MKO Abiola have asked the Federal Government to shift Nigerias handover date from the usual May 29 to June 12 for his (Abiola) proper immortalization. They said Abiola, whose victory at the June 12, 1993 presidential election was annulled, sacrificed his life for the nations democracy and ought to be []

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Okowa As A Later-Day Saint Urhobo Today

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa

By Jerome-Mario Utomi.
LAGOS JUNE 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Recently, I listened avidly to various speakers at a function in Lagos, speak with great passion to underline the seriousness of their position and the depth of their conviction that leadership challenge in Africa is fueled by our leaders non- possession of authentic leadership culture; a challenge they argued stripped Africa as a continent the power for socio-economic transformation.
Indeed, the postulations got the vast majority of the participants convinced as they listened with an endorsement.
However, contrary to the above teaching, the events that recently unfolded in Delta state reveals that the postulations may not be absolutely accurate as the state governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi, like some other state governors has evidently demonstrated their possession of self- reinventing spirit, and their state, loaded with the power for both political and socioeconomic rejuvenation.
The well thought out plan, and coordinated human capital and infrastructural development in the state; from Warri to Asaba, Oleh to Agbor and Burutu to Ogwuashi-Uku, bears eloquent testimony to this assertion.
Adding context to this discourse, Delta state becomes the focal point of this conversation considering the sha...


Uwheru Anglican Youths Ends 3-Day Bible Study Conference, Calls For Christian Unity Urhobo Today

Rt. Rev. Cyril Odutemu

By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS JUNE 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Uwheru Archdeaconry Council of the Anglican Youth Fellowship, Nigeria (AYF) of the Anglican diocese of Ughelli recently ended its 2018 Bible study conference at St. Pauls Anglican Church, Agadama, Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North LGA of Delta state with a call for Christians all over the country to be united in prayers in order to fight the common enemies of darkness in the country.
The three-day brain storming Bible study conference was opened with a Holy Communion service conducted by the archdeacon of Uwheru Archdeaconry, Ven. Dr. R. O. Arhawho, JP and ably assisted by the host vicar, Rev. C. O. Omodanefe and other church leaders.
The venerable used the moment to speak shortly on the theme of the conference which was, Power For Exploit, taking from the Bible book of Acts 1:8.
He admonished the thousands of youths that gathered for the conference to always use the anointing power of God in the right direction. The great man of God went further to enumerate the importance of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian to include power to heal the sick, power to preach the good news of salvation, power to overcome temptations, power to live a holy life and other importance.
As usual in the AYF annua...


Nigerians are intellectually aggressive, economically ambitious Buhari Newtelegraph

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Nigerians as the most intellectually aggressive people in the world. The President stated this yesterday in Rabat, Morocco where he travelled for a two-day working visit. The President, during the trip, held closed-door meetings with the Moroccan King, His Majesty King Mohammed VI. According to a statement by the Senior []

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Buhari has addressed injustice of June 12, says Kalu Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the injustice associated with the annulment of June 12, 1993 Presidential Election by declaring the date as Nigerias true democracy day. Kalu made the assertion while speaking with newsmen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. He lauded []

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Nigerias fuel import hits N963.2bn in 3 months Newtelegraph

Amount enough to build 28 units of modular refineries Nigeria, Africas biggest crude exporter, spent a whooping N963.126 billion in worth and cash to import 6.149 billion litres of refined petroleum products from refineries abroad in just first three months of 2018. Investigation by New Telegraph, which re-vealed this last weekend, showed that the amount []

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Humphrey Nwosu: June 12 declaration, an honour done to NEC Newtelegraph

Afe Babalola hails Buhari, urges Nigerias restructuring The Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC), Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, has described the declaration of June 12 as Nigerias Democracy Day as an honour done to him and other committed members of the electoral body. Nwosu, who regretted that he would not be able to join []

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Erectile dysfunction raises heart disease risk Newtelegraph

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the United States (U.S.) have said that erectile dysfunction (ED) was linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure. According to the findings of a new research published yesterday in the American Heart Associations journal Circulation, those []

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Senate passes 213 bills, clears 138 petitions Saraki Newtelegraph

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, revealed that the Senate passed a total of 213 bills and cleared 138 petitions in the last three years of its inauguration, commending Nigerians for their support and encouragement. Saraki, in a statement issued from Saudi Arabia where he is on lesser Hajj, said that the []

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Lagos demands detailed report of Abiolas last moments Newtelegraph

The Lagos State Government has demanded detail report of the last moments of Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993. The state said it was time the Federal Government make circumstances that led to the death of the business mogul public. The 25th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential []

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Agbakoba: Buharis honour on Abiola, fantastic political move Newtelegraph

Former President of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has described the posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) bestowed on Chief MKO Abiola as a brilliant and fantastic political move coming barely nine months to the 2019 presidential elections. Agbakoba, who was once the President of the Nigeria []

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Awaiting President Abiola Newtelegraph

Todays 25th anniversary of the annulled 1993 presidential election offers Nigerians another opportunity to reflect on the stride to representative democracy and to honour Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, who symbolises a period of national history. FELIX NWANERI reports   The clamour by most Nigerians for the Federal Government to immortalise the acclaimed winner of []

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Suicide: Rescuers search for woman inside lagoon Newtelegraph

Were yet to identify victim Police Local divers and responders yesterday continued to search for a woman who reportedly jumped into Lagos lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge on Sunday. This came as Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) yesterday appealed to residents with case of a missing person to come forward. This was even []

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Sex-for-marks: Accuser must show up UNILAG VC Newtelegraph

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, yesterday said that for the panel set up by the institution to do justice to its mandate of investigating the allegation of sexual harassment against one of the universitys professors, Olusegun Awonusi, the accuser must show up and present her case. Ogundipe, who spoke []

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Eid-el-Fitr: Osun announces free train ride from Lagos to Osogbo Newtelegraph

The Osun State government has said that arrangements have been concluded to provide free train ride for the coming Eid-il-Fitr celebration. The government said that the train will convene passengers on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from Lagos down to Osogbo ahead of the weekend celebration of the end of the annual fasting period by Muslim []

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Man bags life imprisonment for defiling 12-year-old girl Newtelegraph

Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere yesterday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Kingsley Inyang, to life imprisonment for defiling a 12-year-old girl. The girl, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) two student, was said to be Inyangs church member. Delivering judgement on the matter that lasted one year and three months, Ogunsanya noted []

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Fayemi kicks off campaign, urges voters to end PDPs misery Newtelegraph

Former Minister of Mines and Steel and Development and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, yesterday, commenced his local government campaigns in Ekiti East Local Government with a call on the people to reject the continuity agenda of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The campaign, which started []

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Pastors pray for Osinbajo over aborted helicopter crash Newtelegraph

Senior pastors drawn from The Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) and leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) yesterday gathered in Abuja to offer prayers to God and thanksgiving for the life of the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The Vice-President was said to have narrowly escaped an []

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Uzoho: Im ready for criticism Newtelegraph

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho says he is still learning as he admitted he is surprised at what he has achieved in the lat eight months. The 19-year-old made his Super Eagles debut against Argentina in November and has since been elevated to first-Choice keeper ahead of the World Cup. The Deportivo La Coruna player has []

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Avoid distractions, SWAN tells NFF, Rohr Newtelegraph

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) calls on the Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation to avoid any distractions and remain focused on the objective of delivering at the World Cup. According to a statement signed by Olawale Alabi, Secretary-General of the body, SWAN said: Our []

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Giving wings to the girl child Newtelegraph

Liberating the girl child, especially in Nigerian society, where cultural and religious inhibitions relegate women to the bedroom and kitchen, has become too difficult to be ignored. CALEB ONWE reports   Though, some degree of improvement has been achieved in terms of girl child-education and economic empowerment, through high level liberation campaigns by both international []

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Plastic pollution raises fresh ecological concern Newtelegraph

With tons of plastics littering the Nigerian environment, including seashores and seabed, experts have raised the alarm over looming pollution. Dayo Ayeyemi reports   If the dangerous effects of plastic waste on the environment are anything to go by, no stone must be left unturned to check the menace threatening human survival across Nigeria. From []

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NIPOST: Awaking the sleeping giant Newtelegraph

Successive Nigerian leaders have toyed with the idea of making the Nigeria Postal Service a model, but these ideas have remained on the drawing board. CALEB ONWE reports   The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) founded through the promulgation of Decree No.18 of 1987 and started as an extra-magisterial department of government to carry on several []

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Profitable national carrier: Fiji as case study Newtelegraph

The benefits of having a national carrier cannot be underestimated. The pay-offs and prestige achieved by Ethiopia, South Africa and others through their airlines are there for all to see. WOLE SHADARE writes   Deafening calls In the last few weeks, the call that Nigeria does not need a national airline had been deafening. These []

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Falcons seal AWCON ticket, plead for NFFs attention Newtelegraph

Super Falcons players have appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation to give them attention after the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup so as to prepare them ahead of the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations. Desire Oparanozies four goals and Asisat Oshoalas brace earned the Falcons a resounding 6-0 win over Gambia in the second []

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Corona School pupils break ACCA record, excel in JAMB, IGCSE Newtelegraph

UNILAG VC, others applaud school, parents   For the first time in the history of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination, two students of Corona Secondary School, Agbara in Ogun State, have passed the Foundation Level examination.   The students, who brought excitement to the school, are Cherechi Uruakpa and Charles Uwadia. This []

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Killings: Stakeholders advocate quality basic education as panacea Newtelegraph

WSCIJ mobilises World Bank, UBEC, others for sectoral reform   The general atmosphere of insecurity pervading the country, and particularly the rising cases of killings, kidnappings, political thuggery and cultism, have caught the attention of key stakeholders in the nations education sector.   The stakeholders, who have insisted that no amount of arms and ammunition []

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25yrs after: Nigerians speak on June 12, honour for Abiola Newtelegraph

  Musa: Govt should set up a panel to probe June 12 annulment   Balarabe Musa is a former governor of old Kaduna State     All we want is recognition that there was actually a June 12 election and Abiola won it. Even though he is dead, he should be compensated and something should []

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Nigeria: Cross River community wants firm to pay compensation "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Jun 2018 | BlueprintNatives of Akamkpa community in Cross River accuse Wilmar International of destroying their sources of livelihood by channeling chemical infested erosion water into their streams and farmlands.


Nigeria: Edo communities lament dearth of forest life, deforestation, others "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Jun 2018 | GuardianResidents of Uhiele, Odighi and Odiguetue communities in Edo State have lamented the devastation of their environment and loss of livelihoods resulting from deforestation by multinational firms in the area.


Letter addressed to the Government of Senegal, G7 members state, and the African Union "IndyWatch Feed World"

11 Jun 2018 | CNCR et al.NAFSN in Senegal failed: Civil society calls on policy makers to put smallholder farmers at the core of strategies to address food security and nutrition.


The US Just Helped Bomb a Doctors Without Borders Cholera Clinic in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

doctors without bordersWhether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable, said Doctors Without Borders a statement. (CD) After the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires announced that a newly constructed cholera treatment center in Yemen was bombed on Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)who has led the fight in the U.S. Senate to end []


Italys New Leaders Get Tough on Migrants; Rescue Ship Docks in Spain "IndyWatch Feed World"

ROME Italys new Italians first government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports.

The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated by aid group SOS Mediterranee, has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea since Saturday, when Italy refused its crew permission to dock and demanded that Malta do so. Malta refused on Sunday.

Spains new Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez stepped in Monday, ordering authorities in Valencia to prepare for the ships arrival.

Its our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a secure port for these people, Sanchez said.

Both the ship and its passengers were caught up in a political dispute that might not have happened weeks ago.

One of the coalition partners in the populist government that took over in Italy on June 1, the right-wing League, promised voters other European Union countries would be made to share the burden of caring for asylum-seekers who set out for Europe on unseaworthy smugglers boats.

Evidently it pays to raise ones voice, something Italy hasnt done as long as one can remember, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the Leagues leader, said Monday at party headquarters.

For those aboard the Aquarius, Spains offer of docking rights at the port of Valencia was welcome news, although it did not provide a quick or easy solution. By Monday evening, the ship was more than 1,400 kilometers (over 750 nautical miles) from Valencia and still awaiting formal instructions to head to Spain as weather forecasts predicted worsening conditions.

It was unclear if the days of sailing west it would take to get to Spain were feasible, SOS Mediterranee Maritime Operations Manager Antoine Laurent said. The traumatized, exhausted passengers include 120 minors, many of them traveling alone, and seven pregnant women. Several migrants had water in their lungs, suffered hypothermia or burns from a mix of boat fuel and seawater while in their traffickers boats.

Malta had food and water ferried Monday to the Aquarius, which was running out of supplies.

The situation is stable but it cannot run on forever, Laurent said.

A doctor aboard the ship, David Beversluis, said one passenger had to be revived after he was rescued.

All the survivors are exhausted and dehydrated because they spent many hours adrift in these boats, he said.

Even as the Aquarius crew grappled with the logistics, Italy vowed to block other rescue boats, including the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, another aid groups boat. Like the Aquarius, the Sea-Watch 3 rescued migran...


Giant African baobab trees die suddenly after thousands of years "IndyWatch Feed World"

Demise of four out of 13 of the ancient landmarks linked to climate change by researchersSome of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, according to researchers.The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and in some cases as wide as a bus is long, may have fallen victim to climate change, the team speculated. Related: Newcastle fells more trees than any other UK council Continue reading...


Isis is far from dead; it is regrouping and rebranding itself "IndyWatch Feed World"

a recent series of interviews to promote his new book, Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and current counterterrorism expert Ali Soufan insists that the Islamic State remains potent and dangerous. Speaking last week to the British newspaper The Guardian, Soufan warned that, even though the Islamic State was unable to hang on to its self-described caliphate in the Middle East, the group has ample opportunities to regroup. In the days of al-Qaeda, we only had one vacuum, in Afghanistan, from where Osama bin Ladens organization operated from and spread its message, said Soufan. Now we have so many vacuums Syria, Yemen, Libya, northern Nigeria, Tunisia, the Philippines and its expanding. Thats very dangerous, he warned.

Soufan, a well-read analyst and complex thinker, who today presides over The Soufan Group and oversees the Soufan Foundation, is right to warn against the notion that the Islamic State is on its way out. The groups meteoric rise marked a watershed moment in the modern history of militant Sunni Islam. Even if it is militarily annihilated a prospect that is far from certain its physical absence will in no way erase its impact and influence among its millions of supporters and sympathizers. In fact, experts warn that the group is like al-Qaeda before it proving to be resilient and able to withstand intense military pressure from its enemies. Currently, all signs show that the Islamic State is actively reorganizing under the command of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The prolonged absence of the Iraqi-born al-Baghdadi has prompted wild speculation about this supposed demise or severe incapacitation. There are even some who claim that he was killed by an Islamic State faction in an internal coup.

But most intelligence agencies agree that al-Baghdadi and his core lieutenants remain very much alive and well. Three weeks ago, The Washington Post cited anonymously a senior United States counterterrorism official who......


UN Security Council backs efforts to avert UAE-led assault on Yemen's Hodeidah "IndyWatch Feed War"


Humanitarian aid agencies say assault on port city would be 'catastrophic'


No war heroes, only war victims "IndyWatch Feed World"

Yesterday President Donald Trump tweeted, "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of our serviceman who was killed and his fellow servicemen who were wounded in Somolia. They are truly all HEROES." Three hours later he tweeted it again, this time with the correct spelling of Somalia. A few days earlier, at the climax of his phony, insipid feud with the Philadelphia Eagles, Donald Trump lectured Americans that they must always stand for the national anthem. "We stand to honor our military and to honor our country, and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home," the reality TV president bloviated. "We stand to show our love for our fellow citizens and our magnificent Constitution. We stand to pay tribute to the incredible Americans who came before us and the heroic sacrifices they made." In both of these statements, President Trump was lying. The US special operations soldier who was killed in Somalia (one of the "seven countries in five years" famously named in General Wesley Clark's revelation of the US war machine's plans for world domination) and the four others who were injured are not heroes. The US servicemen and women who have fought and died in America's nonstop acts of military expansionism and wars of aggression are not heroes. They are victims. They are victims of a sociopathic power establishment which does not care about them, and never has. If what I just wrote bothered you, it is because you have been conditioned to oppose such ideas by generations of war propaganda. If you believe that US soldiers are heroes, it means that you believe that they are fighting and dying for a noble cause; for your freedom, for democracy, for the good and the just. It turns the deaths of the fallen into a tragic but noble sacrifice in your eyes, which keeps you from realizing that they have actually been dying for the profit margins of war plutocrats, land and resource assets, and the neoconservative agenda to secure control of the planet.


UK: Ex-justice minister requests fresh torture inquiry into 'disgraceful involvement' in rendition "IndyWatch Feed World"

The former justice secretary responsible for abandoning a probe into British complicity in US rendition and the torture of terrorism suspects has said he regrets the decision, and reiterated demands for a fresh investigation. Speaking to The Times, Ken Clarke said: "I have for some time regretted bringing to a close the Gibson inquiry, particularly since we seem to be no closer to getting to the truth of these matters." Announced by the Cameron government in 2010, the inquiry came to a close in January 2012 after ministers cited concerns about legal prejudice. Clarke, who now chairs the all-party parliamentary group on extraordinary rendition, told the paper that upon shutting down Gibson, he "made clear that the government fully intended to hold a judge-led inquiry into these issues once all related police investigations had been concluded." The comments come one month after Libyan national Abdul Hakim Belhaj reached an out-of-court settlement with the government over the kidnapping of him and his then-pregnant wife Fatima Boudchar in Thailand in 2004.


Israeli Knesset Quietly Disqualifies Equality Bill: Maintain The Jewish Majority Even If It Violates Rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Last week a bill in the Israeli Knesset that proposed treating Jewish and Arab citizens equally under the law was quietly disqualified from consideration without drawing any mainstream international attention (archived). Justifications from various officials of the Jewish state on why they can't be inclusive included:

We would be seeing here a kind of creeping conquest from Africa.

I think that Judaizing the Galilee is not an offensive term. We used to talk like that. In recent years weve stopped talking like that. I think its legitimate without violating the full rights of the Arab residents of Israel.

There is place to maintain a Jewish majority even at the price of violation of rights.

Israel is a Jewish state. It isnt a state of all its nations. That is, equal rights to all citizens but not equal national rights.

Everyone has his own Judaism. In the nation-state bill, when it talks about a Jew, it means the nationality. (archived)

The roughly 2 million prisoners of the 365 square kilometer concentration camp operated by Israel in the Gaza Strip would have been unaffacted by the limited human rights bill.


Botswana BDF says it will still shoot to kill poachers if under threat Africa Sustainable Conservation News

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The Botswana Defence Force has reaffirmed a shoot to kill policy on poachers.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, Major General Gaolathe Galebotswe says under the circumstantial situations when soldiers encounter armed poachers, they will shoot in order to protect themselves and endangered animals.

This comes after the BDF admitted to killing 3 poachers who were recently found in possession of two elephants tusks in the Kwando area, believed to be Namibians.



Cuddly oracle cat makes prediction on outcome of World Cup opening match "IndyWatch Feed World"

She sleeps for over 15 hours a day but when Sushi the cat wakes up to play and chase invisible entities around the house, she also enjoys watching football and predicting game outcomes. It was Paul the Octopus in 2010 who became famous when he correctly predicted all the matches of the German team during the World Cup in South Africa. With the World Cup 2018 about to kick off in Russia, there is a new fluffy player in the psychic game. A UK resident, Sushi was given a choice between two boxes, marked after the two teams opening the tournament on June 14.


Arms campaigners press UK government as Yemen port attack looms "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UK government is aware of how deadly a Saudi-led strike on Hodeidah could be so why is it still arming the regime, ask arms trade campaigners.


Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide "IndyWatch Feed War"

The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. Eighteen out of twenty-six million Yemenis live in the mountainous heartlands (green) which are under control of the Houthi and their allies....


The Trump Kim Meeting Shows Value of Policy Over Politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

When President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 11, 1987, it helped put into motion events that would dramatically change the global system. A line of communication was fully opened with an enemy of decades and substantive issues were on the table. Though the summit was initially reported as a failure, with the two sides unable to sign a final agreement, history now shows us that it was actually a great success that paved the way to the eventual end of the Cold War and a reduction in the threat of a nuclear war.

A year later Gorbachev and Reagan met in Washington to continue the dialogue that had been started and the rest is history. Success began as a failure.

We are now facing a similar situation with President Trumps historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. As with the Reagan/Gorbachev meetings, detractors on all sides seem determined to undermine and belittle the opening of a door to diplomacy and peace.

The neocons demand that North Korea give up all its bargaining chips up front in return for vague promises of better relations with the US. Yet in the post-Libya era no serious person would jump at such an offer. Their biggest fear is that peace may break out and they are doing everything to prevent that from happening. Conflict is their livelihood.

I also find it disheartening that many Democrat opponents of President Trump who rightly cheered President Obamas efforts to reach a deal with Iran are now condemning Trump for opening the door to diplomacy with North Korea. Did they genuinely support President Obamas diplomatic efforts with Iran, or did they just prefer the person who happened to occupy the Oval Office at the time?

The issue is about policy versus politics and I am afraid too many Americans of all political stripes are confusing the two. Many Americans, it seems, would prefer that we continue down the path to a potentially nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula because they do not like the current US president. Does that make any sense? Has politics come to over-rule our common sense to the point we would go against our own interests and even our own lives? Lets hope not!

The truth is, talking is always better than threatening. Just like trading is always better than sanctioning. Detractors on both sides miss the point while they desperately try to make political points. The current thaw with North Korea began with that countrys participation in the Olympic games in South Korea. From that point, North and South Korea came to see each other as neighbors rather than enemies. That process will continue regardless of what comes from the Trump/Kim summit and it is a process we should cheer.

Hopefully, this historic Trump/Kim meeting is the beginning of a dialogue that will continue to dial back th...


20 Photos That Prove Libya Was a Paradise Before 2011 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lybia has been a fallen paradise by many. While you will not often hear much about this, it is a story that needs to be heard.

We, the Western world, are to blame for the fall of this forgotten and demolished paradise. While you heard a lot about the death of Gadaffi and his reign before he was finally taken out but what have you heard about life in Lybia since his death? The country itself is a shallow image of what it once was and people are hardly able to survive.

I recently came across an article on a Norwegian site that got me thinking. They went over what truly happened to the country. It explained so much more than I could ever find the words to, there is no doubt the Western world saw Libya as a threat in some ways but what exactly did that entail? wrote as follows in regards to Lybia before the war (and Norways role in it):

This happens today while western observers are well aware that ISIS, Al Qaeda, Salafi, takfiri and other militias bullying locals with assault, rape of both men and women , kidnapping of adults and children , murder, ethnic cleansing of dark-skinned Libyans and a long series of terrorist acts against locals who all have in common is that the western media does not refer to the terrible state of Libya . It is absolutely stock-still.

No one wants to talk about what our bombing in Libya led to, for then will our political leaders to be held accountable for their crimes against humanity. It will result in a discomfort that nation Norway does not want.

In 2011, the Libyans were slaughtered, civilians killed and ten thousand, abuse in droves committed when the authorities lost control over the countrys rule of law as a result of that nation was attacked. Norway participated actively and released all 588 bombs across the country , Norwegian fighter pilots confirmed since the entire 75% of the Norwegian bombing raids were called SCAR mission, ie that it was up to the pilot himself to find and evaluate what he wanted to bomb, or hit it he seems so like military targets .

They continued as follows in regards to the state Libya was in pre-war:



JUST IN: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays Newtelegraph

The Federal Government has announced Friday, June 15, and Monday, June 18 as public holidays, to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr. The declaration was made by the minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd). A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr M. B. Umar, quoted the minister as congratulating Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan. Dambazau []

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Saudi developing nuclear with covert Israeli help, from Isreal undeclared nuclear arsenal and nuclear power "IndyWatch Feed World"



Tension in Ondo community over killing of herdsman Newtelegraph

Palpable tension has gripped Arigidi-Akoko in Akoko Northwest Local Government area of Ondo State following the killing of a herdsman by a farmer; Bayode Ajayi in his farm in the rustic community. Ajayi was said to have killed one herdsman, Abubakar Alidu on Saturday during a disagreement between the farmer and some herdsmen. The people []

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2019: Abiola kinsmen demand shift in handover date to June 12 Newtelegraph

Kinsmen of the late Chief MKO Abiola have asked the Federal Government to shift Nigerias handover date from the usual May 29 to June 12 for his (Abiola) proper immortalization. They said Abiola, whose victory at the June 12, 1993 presidential election was annulled, sacrificed his life for the nations democracy and ought to be []

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Nigerians want June 12 general elections taught in schools Newtelegraph

Some Nigerians have called for the introduction of June 12, 1993 general election into the nations history curriculum for both secondary schools and tertiary institutions. The Nigerians in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja unanimously agreed that June 12 remained a watershed in Nigerias politics. The call is []

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Close ranks to reclaim Oyo, Secondus charges new executive Newtelegraph

National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has advised leaders and members of the party in Oyo state to close ranks and return power to the party in 2019. Secondus, represented by the partys National Legal Adviser, Mr Emmanuel Enoidem, gave the advice on Monday in Abuja while inaugurating the Executive Committee of []

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Spain Offers to take in Refugee Ship Turned Away by Italys New Far-Right Gov "IndyWatch Feed World"

Spains new government has stepped up and offered to take in a rescue ship that is drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board after Italy and Malta refused to let it dock.

Spains Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, a socialist who took office just over a week ago, gave instructions for the humanitarian vessel to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia, his office said in a statement on Monday.

The Aquarius ship took the people, including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 other children and seven pregnant women, from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya at the weekend.

It sailed north towards Italy, but Matteo Salvini, head of the far-right League party who became interior minister this month vowing to curb an influx of migrants from Africa, blocked it and said it should go to Malta, a fellow European Union member, instead.

Saving lives at sea is a duty, but transforming Italy into an enormous refugee camp is not, Matteo Salvini, the head of the far-right League party, who became interior minister this month, wrote on Facebook on Monday.

Malta refused, saying it had nothing to do with the rescue mission, which was overseen by Italian coastguard.

The Aquarius spent the day on the water. By Monday, the ship still did not know where to disembark the 629 people they had rescued.

The Aquarius has followed the orders of the Maritime Coordination Centre and we are awaiting the designation of a safe port to disembark, explained Nicola Stalla, the coordinator of search and rescue operations of SOS Mediterranee, according to El Pais newspaper.

Medical workers on the ship had said it would run out of food by the end of Monday, while the UNs refugee agency called on politicians to find a solution.

States and actors involved should rapidly find solutions to allow migrants and refugees on board to disembark safely and quickly, it said in a tweet.

Hundreds of people urgently need assistance, slowing down operations puts their well being at risk.

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau offered her citys help while criticising other Europeans, saying the crisis over the Aquarius puts in question the unity of the EU.

After Sanchezs move, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte thanked Spain as did Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat while also blaming Italy for the ships prolonged journey.



Ahmed says offa robbery too grievous to be politicised Newtelegraph

Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has called on the Nigeria Police Force to carry out a thorough investigation into the Offa robbery and ensure all criminals involved in the dastardly act are brought to justice. The governor made the call in Ilorin when he received members of the states Artisan Congress led by its []

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Man bags life imprisonment for defiling church member Newtelegraph

A 28-year-old man, Kingsley Inyang, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of a Lagos High Court in Igbosere for defiling a 12-year-old girl. The girl, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) two pupil was said to be Inyangs church member. Delivering judgement on the matter that lasted one year and three months, []

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No plan to dump APC, Benue NASS caucus Newtelegraph

Amidst rumours of an impending defection of lawmakers from Benue state in the National Assembly from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to either the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the caucus has said it does not have such a plan for now. Leader of the Benue caucus in the []

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Italy Says Will No Longer Accept Refugees; It's Now Spain's Turn "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the weekend, Italy once again roiled Europe, only this time not with its plunging bonds but with its drastic shift in immigration politics, when the country's new populist leader, Matteo Salvini, now operating as Minister of the Interior, made good on his warning last weekend that "the good times for illegals are over", writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast - calling Malta the "safest port" for the passengers, and advising that Rome will no longer offer refuge.
The MV Aquarius

The Italian message to Europe was simple: having been the port of landing for tens of thousands of migrants in the past two years, ...


Man, 42, docked for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl Newtelegraph

A 42-year-old man, Bakare Adesina, who allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old girl by fingering her private part, was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court. The accused, while crying profusely, denied committing the offence. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule- Amzat, however, ordered that the accused should be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons. She adjourned []

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Police arraign 3 for allegedly giving false information Newtelegraph

The Police in Osun on Monday arraigned three persons in an Osogbo Magistrates Court for allegedly giving false information. The trio, Saka Semiu 35, Rauf Akeem, 20, and Abdulafeez Busari, 20, were docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and false accusation. The Prosecutor, Insp Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the defendants committed the []

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Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent- Sadr couldnt visit. "IndyWatch Feed War"

 In case you are wondering. Sadr is, in my opinion, completely owned by the empire. He offers no hope for Iraqi unity or regional stability- Just the guarantee of Iraqs dissolution.
 And continuing turmoil in the region. Maliki would have been better for regional stability. Which is why the US pushed him out!

"Saudi Arabia has plunged its immediate region into major strategic uncertainty. What can only be described as a serious outbreak of shooting in the Royal Palace in Riyadh on April 21, 2018, was the catalyst for events which could determine the fate of the Crown, the Kingdom, and the regional competition, particularly with Iran, for influence.

By June 1, 2018, however, the crisis seemed to be subsiding. (or not)

The delicacy of the situation posed serious questions for Russia, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and the US, in particular, in shaping their strategies, given that it raised serious questions over energy supply, the war in Yemen, control of the Red Sea, and the Eurasia-Africa links in the PRCs Silk Route network. It is clear that the Saudi Government, controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, itself was, even by early June 2018, uncertain how the situation would evolve.
Gregory Copley, of Defense &Foreign Affairs, noted on December 12, 2017: Saudi Arabia now appears to have moved beyond the point of recovery, and could collapse at any time into internal conflict or fracturing. On October 8, 2015, he noted: Concerns are growing within Saudi Arabia that the Kingdom is facing systemic challenges which could see its break-up within a decade or two.

Matters came to a head on the evening of April 21, 2018, when heavy automatic weapons fire was heard over a fairly long timespan, coming from the compound of the Al-Khazami Palace in the neighborhood of Khuzama, in Riyadh. Government officials issued a report that the shooting was by Palace guards, firing at a civilian toy drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) which had strayed into forbidden airspace over the Palace. However, it was clear that some of the firing occurred within the Palace itself.

There were a significant number of casualties, and Riyadh had some discreet but clearly high-level funerals in the days which followed, although no announcements were subsequently made (even by early June 2018) of the deaths of any senior officials. It was understood that some visiting and very senior princes and officials were in the Palace with their armed bodyguards at the...


Israeli special forces train white South African farmers to fight off violent attacks "IndyWatch Feed World"

With rising violence, being a farmer in South Africa has become a dangerous job. Some are hiring former Israeli special forces experts to teach them self-defense. There were 74 farm murders and 638 attacks primarily on white farmers in 2016-17, according to minority rights group AfriForum. "Current murder tendencies indicate that we will lose more people on farms than in the past three years," AfriForum's Ian Cameron recently wrote. The situation has forced white farmers to begin preparing themselves to survive a possible assault. Some of them turned to Idan Abolnik, a former member of the Israeli special forces, who trains them in hand-to-hand combat and weapons handling, Sky News reported.


Gulf States agree to give $2.5 Billion in aid to Jordan amid economic crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Responding to mass anti-austerity protests held in Jordan, a number of Gulf States have offered the kingdom $2.5 billion to help it overcome an economic crisis. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced their decision to allocate a $2.5 billion aid package to Jordan, including a deposit into its central bank, World Bank guarantees, annual support for the kingdom's budget over five years and financing of development projects. The announcement of the economic package came shortly after Saudi King Salman urged a Sunday meeting in Mecca, gathering Jordan's King Abdullah II, Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

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Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over boycott "IndyWatch Feed War"


Qatari government says UAE has violated an international discrimination convention while Emirati minister says its another of Doha's 'lies'


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ExxonMobil May Sell Out Tanzanian Gas Field
Monday, 11 June 2018 06:38
Oil Review Africa

ExxonMobil is planning to sell its interest in an undeveloped gas field off Tanzania, as the American multinational oil and gas corporation aims to develop a bigger project in neighboring
exxonmMozambiques Area 4 has an estimated 85 trillion cf of gas and is a leading gas discovery across the world.

The company has a 35 per cent interest in Tanzanias deepwater Block 2 field which holds an estimated 23 trillion cf of gas, according to the operator Equinor, which holds a 65 per cent stake.

Speaking to Reuters, industry sources said that Tanzanias oil and gas potential faces continuous delay, mostly due to lack of proper infrastructure and government regulations to develop oil and gas sector. In addition, the value of the asset was not clear because of the nascent development phase and uncertain future, said the source.

However, spokespersons from Equinor refused to comment on the proposed sale process of the Tanzanian oil and gas assets.

In 2017, ExxonMobil acquired a 25 per cent stake in the gas-rich Area 4 development offshore Mozambique from Eni, signalling descends of Tanzania from Exxon's priority list, said the source.

Mozambiques Area 4 has an estimated 85 trillion cf of gas and is a leading gas discovery across the world. The project is presently under development and is scheduled to start production by 2022.


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Bank Windhoek Introduces 'Women in Business'
Business | 2018-06-08
by Staff Reporter

INSPIRED ... Bank Windhoek's managing director, Baronice Hans said the 'Women in Business' financial solution would ease business for women. Photo: Contributed

BANK Windhoek on Wednesday introduced its new Women in Business financial solution, an investment focused on women-owned and run businesses.

Managing director Baronice Hans said: Bank Windhoek takes pride in being a catalyst for this as a sustainable opportunity, and is proud to introduce the Women in Business solution. Women are a powerful force in the Namibian economy, and a smart choice for businesses to invest in. As such, our offering focuses on the investment in women-owned and run businesses as a smart business choice.

Hans stated that women who owned and managed businesses have complex and diverse needs, and so often have to juggle many balls while in high heels. The bank thus wants to be the financial services provider that helps them navigate these competing priorities without separating the complementary roles which require dynamic responses.

We are mothers, we are nurturers, providers, wives, daughters, sisters, chefs, councillors, and we revel in these roles simply because we can; and because we are often more fulfilled as a result. On the other end of the spectrum is our ability to reach our full potential by building the businesses we dream of, contributing to society and leaving a legacy. In essence, doing well while doing good, she added.

Relying on both local and international research studies, Hans said the role of women in the economy cannot be emphasised enough.

According to the Global Banking Alliance for Women, we have seen that worldwide, women make or influence up to 80% of household buying, that 33% of private businesses are owned and operated by women, and that 80% of women-owned small and medium-sized entrepreneurs with credit needs are unserved or under-served.

With this unique offering, customers will get a Women in Business current account, one or more savings purse account/s to cater for her various savings needs, tailored insurance benefits, free access to digital payment solutions, free travel in...


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Namibia to Vote Against Morocco 2026
By Safaa Kasraoui
June 8, 2018

Rabat Namibia has announced its intention to vote against Moroccos 2026 World Cup bid, becoming the third African country to shun the Moroccan candidate, after South Africa and Liberia.

Although FIFA pledges no political interference in its tournaments, several African countries backed their decision to vote for the North American bid due to politics.

Namibian news sources linked the countrys decision to its stance on the Western Sahara conflict. The country has supported the independence claims of the separatist group, Polisario Front.

While the Western Sahara could be the reason for Namibias stance against Morocco 2026, Donald Trumps threatening tweet could also be a key factor behind Namibias pledged support for United 2026, the bid put forward by Canada, the US, and Mexico.

Politics and charities before unity

Politicizing sports has become a trend. South Africa, which had pledged support for Morocco 2026 in April, changed its vote a few days after US President Trump tweeted a threatening message to countries that support the African bid.

It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the US bid, he tweeted.

Trump also threatened to cut support for countries that will not support the US bid.

Why should we be supporting these countries when they dont support us (including at the United Nations)? Trump asked in his infamous tweet on April 26.

Morocco, however, is mobilizing its bid committee to promote its bid until the last day.

CEO of the Moroccan bid Hicham El Amrani told the BBC on May 11 that no one is forced to back the Moroccan bid if he believes that it doesnt serve the country or the countrys football interest.

Even if Africa has always acted in unity, unity does not mean 100% of all the member associations, this is part of the democratic process.

US Pressure

Moroccan newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported today that US ambassadors in several countries have been conveying Trumps threatening message to withhold aid.

Trumps tweet may have also influenced Saudi Arabia, which publicly announced its supp...


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Chinese Volunteers Help Thousands Learn Mandarin at Namibian University
2018-06-10 02:57:07

WINDHOEK, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Wang Ling, who was deployed to teach the Chinese language in Namibia in 2015, is one of the 10 Chinese volunteer lecturers at the University of Namibia's Confucius Institute.

First time setting foot in her class was nerve-wrecking yet exciting, said Wang to Xinhua.

"It was a new environment. I was yet to study the Namibian culture. Also, some things had to be repeated many times, which delayed the class," said Wang.

About 2,796 students have studied Mandarin at the Confucius Institute in the last five years.

Zhang Fan, Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Namibia, said that teaching and learning is supplemented by a library.

"The library not only has language books, but also books entailing Chinese culture, sight-seeing, traditions and history. Through that, students can have a deeper understanding about China," said Zhang.

Meanwhile, according to Wang, her biggest motivation and reward is seeing students progress academically.

"My higher level students are still learning Chinese language, and are in their third year. I'm proud of them because they're able to understand more complicated Chinese," she said.

Keith Mushonga, a student at the Confucius Institute, said that he has travelled to China on more than two occasions following his mastery of the Chinese language.

In recent years, learning Chinese has also become a rewarding experience in terms of landing jobs and winning scholorships, according to Zhang.

"Lots of Chinese companies want to hire local people who can speak Mandarin. If one can speak the Chinese language, it will increase chances to find a job. In addition, Chinese scholarships have been offered to students who are learning Mandarin. Once you get the scholarship, you can study in China," said Zhang.

"Life is full of changes. Therefore, while I'm doing my best to teach my students, I also help them to get scholarships and encourage them to go to China to study," she said.

In addition to meeting new people, Wang said that she personally also gained abundant soft skills from her jo...


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Dana Gas Receives Payment From Egyptian Government
Friday, 08 June 2018 13:35
Oil Review Africa

Dana Gas, which has been operating in the Egyptian market since 2007, has received US$40mn from the Egyptian government towards paying down its receivables.

The Nile Delta has great potential for Dana Gas.

With this payment, Dana Gas has received a total of US$88.8mn from the Egyptian government during 2018.

Dr Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO, Dana Gas, said: "We are pleased to have received this US$40mn payment from the Egyptian government, which takes our total receipts to nearly US$90mn for the first half of the year."

"It is a timely cash boost and highlight's the government's publicly stated commitment to substantially reduce the petroleum companies' receivables during 2018," he added. "The monies will enable us to proceed with important growth initiatives, such as drilling Balsam-8 in our Development Lease onshore the Nile Delta, which should provide incremental production to fill our onshore facilities to capacity."

Dana Gas now aims to increase production and focus on drilling its first offshore well in Block 6 in early 2019. Block 6 is considered to be highly prospective with multi-tcf potential. In Q1 2018, production was 36,800 boepd. It also has title to 14 development lwases, three exploration concessions and two processing plants.


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Kenya Launches Pilot Program to Export Crude
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:50
Oil Review Africa

Kenya has launched a pilot programme to export crude oil via Mombasa as it looks to leverage its oil reserves.

Kenya CrudeKenya has an estimated 750mmbbl of recoverable reserves in onshore fields but lacks pipeline infrastructure to transport this crude for export.

Last month, Kenya's national government and the regional administration of Turkana agreed on revenue sharing which will come into force when production reaches full capacity in 2022.

The benefits of the project will be shared and no one will be left behind, Deputy President William Ruto said at the launch of the export initiative under which 2,000 barrels will be transported to Mombasa by road for shipment each day.

After consultation with the leadership of Turkana (county) and the community, we have decided that instead of having the project commence by this month, we will defer it until the bill which is pending before the Senate, Energy and Petroleum cabinet secretary Charles Keter told a news conference, according to a Reuters report.

Kenya has an estimated 750mmbbl of recoverable reserves in onshore fields but lacks pipeline infrastructure to transport this crude from the northwest to an export terminal on the east coast.

UK's Tullow Oil, which operates the fields will begin shipping oil that has been held in storage for a year.

Tullow hired energy services company Wood Group to design a pipeline to transport crude oil from Lokichars onshore fields to a port in Lamu along the Indian Ocean coast.


Havoc Of Fulani Herdsmen And Plight Of Internally Displaced Persons In Urhobo Community Urhobo Today

By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS JUNE 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The incessant killings of poor farmers and innocent children and raping of married women and under aged girls and the destructions of entire hamlets and villages by setting them ablaze in the Niger Delta region especially in Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North LGA of Delta state by the itinerant Fulani herdsmen is no longer news to our representatives in both the Delta state government and the federal government in general. In recent times, both the print and social media was awash over different reports of crises between herders and farmers in many parts of the country.
However, my major concern in this discourse is to draw the attention of both the Delta state government and the federal government to the plight of Uwheru people as a result of killings and destructions of farms by these Fulani herdsmen.
Uwheru Kingdom is one of the recognized twenty-four kingdoms in Urhobo land. Uwheru people are peace-loving people and also accommodating to even strangers. By natural endowments, Uwheru people are surrounded by grasslands, rivers/rivulets, virgin forests, farmlands, oil/gas deposits and other numerous natural resources. By virtue of the above, majority of Uwheru people are itinerant and subsistent farmers. Some part of the population are into annual food cropping like cassava, groundnut, sweet potato etc. Others are into itinerant fishing within the numerous chains of rivers and rivulets surrounding the area and timber processing...


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Nigerian Minister to Attend Africa Oil Week
Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:32
Oil Review Africa

Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum Resources will attend Africa Oil Week 2018 and join eight other African ministers.

The event will be held in Cape Town, South Africa between 5-9 November.

Nigeria, an OPEC member, is the largest oil producer in Africa. The country has seen the development of its oil industry stall due to years of mismanagement.

The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) is the first part of the larger Petroleum Industry Bill, broken up into four parts to ensure it passes through parliament.

With the recent rise in oil prices, African countries hope to attract investment in the energy sector to grow their economy and create jobs.

Attracting inward investment for upstream activities and field development is critical if Africa is to realise its full energy potential. Added Paul Sinclair, Conference Director for Africa Oil Week.

We are truly honoured by the attendance of so many Government Ministers. In my view, this demonstrates that Africa Oil Week is the premier meeting point for the African Oil and Gas sector.

"It not only gathers the most senior community of Ministers and National Oil Companies, it remains the only true world class deal-making event for the global private sector. The importance that global partnerships are now playing in developing Africas energy resources only underlines the need for Africa Oil Week.

"With 54 highly competitive countries looking to develop their vast resources we are delighted to be hosting 17 National Oil Companies who will also be undertaking their role to promote their petroleum sector within roadshows and bidding rounds.

"The role of Africa Oil Week as a catalyst for deal-making sets itself apart from talk shops, we are expecting unprecedented levels of investment and finance to be deployed into the African upstream as a result of the 2018 Africa Oil Week. Sinclair, added.


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South Africa and Mozambique to Collaborate in Oil and Gas Deal
Monday, 11 June 2018 06:15
Oil Review Africa

Jeff Radebe, minister of energy in South Africa, has lined up a visit in Mozambique to discuss opportunities in building a Rovuma gas pipeline to Maputo between north and south of Mozambique, the gas being crucial for the supply of three regasification terminals that South Africa aims to build.

Radebe said that South Africas intention to strengthen oil and gas deal with Mozambique further aims to explore more natural resources in the region, as Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa hold large gas reserves, with South Africa exploring more potential for shale gas.

As reported by APA News, both the African nations plan to develop the oil and gas industry, to boost the regions energy economy.

As Mozambique has about 85 trillion cf of gas reserves, the country is also aiming to export gas to the international markets, especially to Germany, Britain, France and Italy, said the source.

Radebe further encouraged South African investors to collaborate with local authorities to build infrastructure projects and produce more liquefied natural gas and gas-based products.

Recently, East-Africa focussed oil and gas company Wentworth Resources has received a one-year extension to its appraisal license to drill a well in the Tembo block in Rovuma asset.


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Terrorist Attacks Rise in Energy-rich Province in Mozambique
Jun 11, 2018, 6:51 AM ET
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Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas.

Since last month, men with machetes have spread terror in several villages in Cabo Delgado province on the border with Tanzania, beheading 10 people in one attack, hacking others to death and burning vehicles and homes. At least 24 people have died and security forces have killed 11 suspected militants, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.

The violence started last year and included a deadly attack on police in Mocimboa da Praia town in October, prompting the Mozambican government to launch counterterrorism operations in Muslim communities where some have complained of official neglect.

Local residents call the attackers "al-Shabab," although the extremists have no known formal link to the Islamic extremists of that name in Somalia. The Mozambican insurgency by a shadowy band of young Muslims has intensified worries that Islamic extremism has found a beachhead in southern Africa, which has been free of the kind of attacks seen in other parts of the continent. Even so, the killings in Cabo Delgado appear localized and the attackers, whose fundamentalist ideology seems undeveloped to some observers, could also be driven by ethnic and economic resentments, as well as the interests of criminal syndicates.

Right now, the group is a mystery because it hasn't made any public declarations about its motives or loyalties, making it hard to "infer what their objectives are," said Ryan Cummings, director at Signal Risk, a risk management firm that focuses on Africa.

Although Mozambique's population of 30 million is predominantly Christian, Muslims make up a minority of nearly 20 percent, many of whom live in northern coastal areas. There has been more development in southern areas, which include the capital of Maputo. The ruling Frelimo party suppressed Islamic and other religious activities early in Mozambique's civil war decades ago, but later officially welcomed freedom of religion in a...


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Islamist Armed Group Sow Terror in Northern Mozambique
2018-06-10 06:00
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Villagers in northern Mozambique have been under siege from alleged Muslim militants who have decapitated 23 civilians and burnt at least 230 houses in the past three weeks.

Thousands have now fled to the city of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado Province.

The militants, who started the insurgency in October, are called al-Sunna or al-Shabaab and are believed to be behind the beheading of five villagers on Wednesday in the Quissanga district.

Yussuf Adam, contemporary history professor at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, and one of three authors of a study by the African Centre for Strategic Studies released in March, said there were massive human rights violations on the side of both the militants and the Mozambican defence force fighting them.

He said the militants actions have changed first they were not killing people, but now they are doing that.

The state is reacting in the same manner killing, flaying, burning and closing mosques.

More than 70 civilians are reported to have been killed since the beginning of the insurgency eight months ago; 16 militants and three soldiers were also killed.

About 470 people including 314 Mozambicans, 50 Tanzanians, three Ugandans, one Somali and more than 100 unidentified people allegedly linked to the militants have been detained.

At the beginning of the insurgency, the militants mainly targeted Mozambique Defence Force units, police stations and state buildings.

But in the past three weeks, small bands consisting of about six men and women have been focusing on targeting civilians.

Although the Mozambican military says the insurgents are weakening because their groups have reduced in size, a study released last month in Maputo by academics Salvador Forquilha, Joo Pereira and Sheik Saide Habibe states that they are reducing the size of their units to reduce losses if they come under attack by the army.

Reports last week, confirmed by the government, stated that Democratic Republic of Congo forces were on the ground providing support to Mozambique. In January, Mozambique and neighbour...


NBA Urges IGP, PSC To Investigate Police Brutality Of Warri Lawyer Urhobo Today

LAGOS JUNE 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Warri branch of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris and the Police Service Commission (PSC) to immediately probe the alleged brutal attack and assault of Barr. Bernard Oyabevwe by policemen attached to a police station in the A Division of the Delta State Police Command in Warri, Delta State.
Briefing journalists at a news conference in Warri on Sunday, the Chairman of the Warri NBA, Mr. Godwin Ebowe, flanked by his deputy, Mr Kunle Edun, among others, demanded the dismissal of the police officers involved in the attack and the transfer of the DPO, Area Commander and the state Commissioner of Police for their alleged complicity in the attack.
Ebowe said, We will not accept that as lawyers. We want the world to know that we are not going to sleep and allow this matter to be wished away or swept under the carpet. No amount of pleading, they must be brought to book. The policemen involved must be prosecuted before the relevant courts, while we take our civil action.
The lawyer was said to have visited the division to defend his client who was arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) when the incident happened, leaving the victim brutalised with his eyes injure...


Fresh Bread in #Jordan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here we (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) share the exclusive reflections of a Jordanian anarchist on the ongoing popular mobilizations that have gripped Jordan beginning on May 30, 2018, as a response to tax-reform measures proposed by the State in accordance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Written by by Mohammad Abdel Qader Alfar.

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.

As soon as authority was born, it developed its most dangerous habit: creating scenarios where it appears as if any move the people would take can be against peoples own interests, taking them a step away from their aspirations instead of making them advance. Helpless masses who plead for justice from their rulers and feel grateful when given the least have always been the best nation example for authority, every authority.

It is similar to chess, when a player employs some tactics that can put the opponent in zugzwang, where the best move is not to move. However, what works for chess does not work in the fields. Chess is focused on the king, but real streets are all about the people. In the streets, people would die to achieve justice for themselves or for their neighbors. War, on the other hand, is what harshly resembles chess, where ordinary people die helplessly to protect the ruler. Thats why authoritywhen its control over fields fallshas no problem in turning public squares into battlefields.

And thats exactly the position we thought we were in after 7 years of the Arab Spring. We, as ordinary people, lost part of our hope and called that maturation. Our appreciation for security grew and consumed our sense of adventure and our will to be free at any cost. Seven years of witnessing people on the other side of the northern borders being slaughtered [i.e., in Syria] have made a lot of us slow down, and accept all the flaws that are ruining our lives, from corruption to mismanagement to wasting public money.

But when things went beyond the limits, people moved spontaneously, without the need for any model to follow this time. In 2011 we were influenced by Tunis and Egypt and sometimes we tried to copy their examples. Our circumstances [in Jordan] were not mature enough, but we were driven by...


Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE approve $2.5bn aid package for Jordan at emergency Gulf summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

The package will include a deposit in the Jordanian central bank, World Bank guarantees, budgetary support over five years and financing for development projects. King Salman called the meeting to muster support for ally Jordan, which had been rocked by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike in recent days.

Saudi King Salman (left) meeting with Jordans King Abdullah II (center), UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid (right) and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (back toward the camera) at the Safa Palace in Makkah early Monday. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to provide an economic aid package worth $2.5 billion for Jordan, which is facing an economic crisis following anti-austerity protests.

The package, announced at a summit of the four nations in the holy city of Makkah, will include a deposit in the Jordanian central bank, World Bank guarantees, budgetary support over five years and financing for development projects, said a summit communique carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

The summit, called by Saudi King Salman, was attended by Jordans King Abdullah II along with UAEs Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

King Salman called the meeting to garner support for ally Jordan, which had been rocked by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike in recent days.

The statement noted that funding for Jordans economic crisis comes from contributory funds for development projects in the Kingdom.

Following the meeting, King Abdullah II offered his gratitude to King Salman, Kuwait and the UAE for their support. Jordan is struggling to curb its debt after securing a $723 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016.

Austerity measures tied to the loan have seen prices of basic necessities rise across the Kingdom of Jordan culminating in a week of angry protests over tax proposals that forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign.

The authorities on Thursday announced they were withdrawing the unpopular legislation, but still face a mammoth task to balance popular demands with the need to reduce the public debt burden.

Jordan blames its economic woes on instability rocking the region and the burden of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria, complaining it has not received enough inte...


Italy shuts ports to migrant rescue ship No to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration "IndyWatch Feed War"

Italy wants to be taken seriously, It does not want to be Europes migrant dumping ground. Migrants picked up by the AquariusSOS Mditerrane posted photos of rescued migrants

A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italys new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Credit: SOS MEDITERRANEE

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Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected.

Malta says the German charity SOS Mditerrane picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which means they fall under Italys jurisdiction.

Italy is the main entry for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe.

The League promised voters during Italys recent general election that it would take a tough stance on immigration.

SOS Mditerrane, which runs the Aquarius, said the ship had been instructed by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to stand by in its current position, 35 nautical miles from Italy and 27 nautical miles from Malta.

Map showing the approximate location of the ship AquariusImage captionThe approximate location of the Aquarius early on Monday

It reports that the migrants were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libyas coast.

Our objective is the disembarkation in a port of safety of the 629 people now on board the Aquarius some we rescued yesterday...


Seedballs "IndyWatch Feed World"

This has recently been  modified in Africa in order to sow woodlands using a carbon rich mix which is an excellent idea. This also confirms that knowledge of bio char has how penetrated the global agricultural base.  This is wonderful news.  The global agricultural movement marches on.

The quoted cost there is a penny per ball, cheap enough for broad application everywhere.  We even see folks tossing the balls out of helicopters.

These balls sit there until hit by a rain fall which naturally activated the seed. 

This idea was presented to me in the 1980's using cross linked polymers as a carrier and for reforestation.  It never got off the ground and this approach has the advantage that it is user friendly for all dirt farmers in particular who do need exactly this technology.


JUNE 18, 2014 


Dried and Finished Clay Dumplings

Whats a Seed ball?

Seeds balls are an ancient technique for propagating plants from seeds without opening up soil with cultivation tools such as a plow.

The rediscovery and popularization of seedballs (or Clay Dumplings as he called them) in modern times is typically ascribed to Japanese natural farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka.

As with many natural farmers, Fukuoka believed that tillage over large areas is laborious, destructive to soil health, and ultimately not needed and thus a waste of time and energy. Thus, seedballs have become an important aspect of many natural farming and conservation enterprises around the world.

Bill Mollison and Masanobu Fukuoka two great fo...


Elite Atrocities: Australias Special Forces in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Further into the Afghanistan mission, after multiple deployments, soldiers began to refer to members going up the Congo.

Chris Masters, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 9, 2018

They operate with impunity in areas already deemed lawless by their civilising superiors.  Afghanistan, derided as a country of anarchic sensibilities, was never going to be a place for those abiding by armchair rules. Whether it was the Soviet army engaged in strafing operations indifferent to combatant and civilian, or those subsequent intruders of the Global War on Terror the forces of the US-led International Security Assistance Force and associated allies the complement of atrocities was only set to grow.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has had an eye on Afghanistan for some time for that very reason. In 2016, she claimed in a report that, Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014.

The Central Intelligence Agency was not to be left out sulking on the side, with Bensouda suggesting that 27 detainees in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania had been subjected to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and/or rape between December 2002 and March 2008. A true smorgasbord of violence.

In November 2017, Bensouda concluded, after a seemingly interminable preliminary process, that all legal criteria required under the Rome statute [of the ICC] to commence an investigation have been met.  The investigation specifically into the conduct of forces in Afghanistan, she suggested, would cover the alleged perpetration of crimes against humanity including murder, targeting humanitarian workers, and summary executions.

Afghanistan has again become the site of interest for the maligned side of human nature, this time from the Australian angle.  The weekend began with Canberra in a tizz over allegations that Australias special forces have committed war crimes since commencing operations in 2001.

On Friday, Fairfax Media revealed certain contents of a report written by Defence Department consultant D...


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Five More Killed in Mozambique Machete Attacks

Mozambique's government ordered the mosque in Mocimboa da Praia be razed after an attack blamed on radicalised youth who allegedly worshipped there

Suspected jihadists killed five people using knives and machetes in an area that has been rocked by a spate of attacks blamed on radical Islamists, police said Thursday.

Cabo Delgado, a northern province expected to become the centre of a natural gas industry after several promising discoveries, has seen a string of assaults on security forces and civilians since October.

There was one more attack [by] the same group that has been attacking the neighbouring villages, [it] attacked a village on Wednesday around 9:00 p.m. and killed five and destroyed houses and left running, a police source told AFP.

The attackers targeted Namaluco village in the Quissanga district of Cabo Delgado.

Police reinforcements had been deployed to the area to step up security, but attacks have continued unabated.

Police believe the same group also hacked seven people to death in another village in the region on Tuesday after beheading 10 people in another settlement on May 27.

The strategy of the group is to attack different villages over several days, confusing the strategic response of government forces, added the police source.

Cabo Delgado police spokesman Augusto Guto said that defence and security forces are on the ground hunting the attackers.

The May 27 bloodshed occurred in two small villages close to the border with Tanzania and not far from Palma, a small town gearing up to be the countrys new natural gas hub in Cabo Delgado.

Mozambican troops patrol the streets of Mocimboa da Praia in Mozambiques north, a marginalised region where radical Al-Shabaab-style ideology has found a receptive audience.

Jihadist attack

Wednesdays murders occurred roughly 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Pemba, a town that is also an emerging tourist destination.

In October, armed men targeted a police station and military post in the regional town of Moc...


UN, Red Cross Evacuate Staff From Yemen Port City Ahead Of "Imminent" US-Saudi Coalition Assault "IndyWatch Feed World"

The New York Times reports that the United Nations is pulling its staff from the besieged Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah as a massive assault on the country's only major humanitarian lifeline appears imminent.  UN staff have played a key role in delivering foreign aid through what is now one of the besieged country's only humanitarian access points to the outside world, through which 80% of all humanitarian aid flows. 

Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide "IndyWatch Feed World"

The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. Eighteen out of twenty-six million Yemenis live in the mountainous heartlands (green) which are under control of the Houthi and their allies. They are surrounded by Saudi and U.A.E. forces and their mercenaries. There is little agriculture. The only supply line from the outside world will soon be cut off. The people will starve.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Tuesday Meeting "IndyWatch Feed World"

 The historic Trump-Kim summit is just hours away, and both leaders have arrived in Singapore. Kim arrived on an Air China plane Sunday afternoon local time, and Trump arrived just hours later at Paya Lebar Air Base. This caps weeks of questions around the summit. President Trump withdrew from the summit after North Korea angrily condemned John Boltons talk of a Libya model. North Korea remained patient, and after another week of lower-level talks, Trump said the talks would happen as originally scheduled.

The War Nerd: Anglo-American Medias Complicity in Yemens Genocide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Were living through a massive artificial famine, right now. In NW Yemen, home of the Yemeni Shia whove fought off a Saudi-financed invasion, the coalition of invaders has settled on a slower, more effective strategy: artificial famine and blockade. This is how you kill off a troublesome population, not with bombs and guns alone. Hunger and disease are much better mass killers than firearms and bombs.


Four ex-governors, 175 aspirants battle to lead APC Newtelegraph

Oshiomhole, Osunbor, Ebri gun for Oyeguns seat 18 NWC members fight to retain seats Ahead of the June 23 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), four former governors and 175 aspirants are jostling for various positions in the partys National Working Committee (NWC). The 179 aspirants are in fierce battle to take over []

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NSIAs profit drops by N107bn Newtelegraph

No dividend for FG, FCT, states, LGs   The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the agency managing the Sovereign Wealth Fund, has recorded a decline in its profit from N130.37 billion in 2016 to N22.55 billion (a decline of N107.8 billion) in 2017.Also, shareholders of NSIA will have to skip this year before they can []

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Multiple regulations fuel high import bills Ajayi-Kadir Newtelegraph

Segun Ajayi-Kadir is the Director-General of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN). In this interview with TAIWO HASSAN, he speaks on the impacts of multiple regulatory agencies at the port, recent government policies and how they have affected local manufacturers and the economy in general. Excerpts:   What is your assessment of Nigerias economy at the []

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Business confidence static in May, says CBN Newtelegraph

Nigerias business sentiment was largely unchanged in May as firms positive outlook on the economy was offset by concerns over high interest rate, unfavourable political climate and insufficient power supply, the Central Bank of Nigerias (CBN) May 2018 Business Expectations Survey (BES) showed last weekend. Respondents overall Confidence Index (CI) on the macro economy in []

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NASS protest: Group accuses CSOs of blackmailing Saraki Newtelegraph

A pro-democracy group, the Dynamic Patriotic Citizen, has accused a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) of blackmailing Senate President Bukola Saraki, by staging several protests against the leadership of the National Assembly. A Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Democracy, over the weekend, staged a protest against the National Assembly and called []

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Lawyers: INEC cant declare Abiola president Newtelegraph

Can the Federal Government grant an award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) posthumously? Also, can the National Assembly compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare business mogul and presidential candidate of the defunct Social Democratic Party in the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola as []

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The battle gets messier Newtelegraph

The stakes are high, but the question is: Who blinks first in the fight of the generals, which started with mere exchange of brickbats, but has degenerated into a full scale political battle between President Muhammadu and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. FELIX NWANERI reports   The disagreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun []

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2019 presidency would be won Newtelegraph

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, believes that the 2019 elections will be completely different from that of 2015 as economic policy and not sentiment would be the deciding factor. He speaks in this interview on the forthcoming general elections, chances of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other national issues. FELIX NWANERI []

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Why Venezuela and Syria Cannot Fall "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite tremendous hardship which the Venezuelan people are having to face, despite the sanctions and intimidation from abroad, President Nicols Maduro has won a second six-year term. Two weeks ago, at the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where I addressed several leaders of East African left-wing opposition, an acting Charge d Affaires, Jose Avila Torres, Continue reading Why Venezuela and Syria Cannot Fall


Nasarawa deputy gov underscores role of youth in democracy Newtelegraph

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Agara, at the weekend underscored role by youths in deepening the nations democratic process. He argued that the roles played by the youth in the society would never undermined, hence the need for them to participate actively in politics to make them part of the decision making process of []

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PDP to Buhari: Apologise for 1983 coup Newtelegraph

Nigerian elite conspired to stop Abiola Presidency June 12 activists: Declare Abiola president   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for staging a coup that destroyed the countrys democratic governance on December 31, 1983. The party regretted that Buharis disruption of democratic rule set the stage []

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Europe is Committing Suicide with Open Borders and Political Correctness "IndyWatch Feed World"

European society is being flooded by migrants from North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, over a million migrants made their way illegally into Europe, traveling by land and sea. 

Migrants from war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria are taking advantage of open border policies in Europe.

Citizens from Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, and Spain are losing their cultural heritage as their communities are forced to accommodate any and all migrants.

These countries are failing to vet refugees and do not consider the repercussions of aimlessly flooding communities with displaced migrants. Economic opportunities and resources are being siphoned away from European citizens who are told to integrate with whoever walks across the open borders.

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Why we set time frame for pre-election matters, by Ekweremadu Newtelegraph

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has said that setting a time frame for preelection litigations had laid to rest the challenges that come with protracted legal tussles in the nations democracy. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, the Deputy Senate President stated this while reacting []

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Africa Prudential: IT deployment spurs earnings Newtelegraph

The use of business process software application in share registration has boosted the bottom-line of Africa Prudential Plc, Chris Ugwu reports   Generally, share registration business in Nigeria has been viewed as a back-office function for a very long time. Also, there has not been any significant technology differentiation in the market. This is why []

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Probe Obasanjos role in Bakassi give away, Kalu tells Buhari Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately investigate the role of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the cessation of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to the Republic of Cameroon. Kalu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said in a statement issued yesterday that Obasanjo cheaply []

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June 12 activists to Buhari: Declare Abiola president Newtelegraph

call for prosecution of those who annulled poll   Some activists who participated in the struggle to have the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election revalidated, have joined the call for the Federal Government to declare the presumed winner of the poll, late Chief MKO Abiola, president. The June 12 activists spoke with New Telegraph []

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Nigerian elite conspired to stop Abiola Presidency Newtelegraph

The Presidency has blamed the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election on a great conspiracy by Nigerian elite who were bent on stopping the presumed winner, Chief Moshood Abiola from taking over the leadership of the country. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, stated this yesterday in []

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UBA launches Leo in Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Congo, Cote dIvoire Newtelegraph

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plcs flagship Chat Banking personality, Leo, is set to change the face of e-banking across Key African markets following its launch in Cameroon, Zambia, Cote DIvoire, Senegal and Congo. Already, Leo, which has been very active in Africas biggest market, Nigeria, has brought ease to customers, as it has []

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VoIP records 93% subscriptions growth in one year Newtelegraph

  The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony segment of the Nigerian telecommunications market has gained traction in the last one year as it recorded 93 per cent subscriptions growth, New Telegraph has learnt. Active subscriptions for the communications service has maintained steady growth over the last 12 months, hitting 89,447 as at April, compared []

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Accounting firm names managing partner Newtelegraph

The firm of Chartered Accountants, Shehu Mohammed & Company has appointed Mallam Shehu Olaitan Mohammed as its managing partner. A statement by the firm describes him as a seasoned professional with over 25 years cognate experience spanning professional accounting practice, commerce and finance both in public and private sectors, a statement from the firm said. []

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Syndicate uses World Cup to traffic Nigerian girls NAPTIP Newtelegraph

Operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have rescued 10 youths being trafficked to Moscow, Russia. They were intercepted on Saturday night at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in an operation codenamed: Operation Block, while trying to board a Turkish Airline flight to Russia, using the 2018 []

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Bank official hacks customers accounts, flees Newtelegraph

An official of a new generation bank, identified only as Bunmi, has been declared wanted for allegedly defrauding some customers of the bank. It was learnt that Bunmis modus operandi was to hack into customers bank accounts and divert their money into some private accounts. The fraud was uncovered after owners of the accounts complained []

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Led by Brazil, South Africa EM currencies tumble "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Led by Brazil, South Africa EM currencies tumble from The BRICS Post Despite assurances from Brazilian President Michel Temer that the currency real was not in crisis devaluation, it slipped further on Friday as one of the worst performers among...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5bn in aid for Jordan "IndyWatch Feed War"


Package is aimed at helping Jordan ease its economic crisis amid wave of anti-austerity protests


Scapegoating Iran "IndyWatch Feed World"

NEW YORKSeventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured into warring enclaves. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent and has a presence in over 70 percent of the country. Libya is a failed state. Yemen after three years of relentless airstrikes and a blockade is enduring one of the worlds worst humanitarian disasters. The 500 moderate rebels we funded and armed in Syria at a cost of $500 million are in retreat after instigating a lawless reign of terror. The military adventurism has cost a staggering $5.6 trillion as our infrastructure crumbles, austerity guts basic services and half the population of the United States lives at or near poverty levels. The endless wars in the Middle East are the biggest strategic blunder in American history and herald the death of the empire.

Someone has to be blamed for debacles that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead, including at least 200,000 civilians, and millions driven from their homes. Someone has to be blamed for the proliferation of radical jihadist groups throughout the Middle East, the continued worldwide terrorist attacks, the wholesale destruction of cities and towns under relentless airstrikes and the abject failure of U.S. and U.S.-backed forces to stanch the insurgencies. You can be sure it wont be the generals, the politicians such as George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the rabid neocons such as Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton who sold us the wars, the Central Intelligence Agency, the arms contractors who profit from perpetual war or the celebrity pundits on the airwaves and in newspapers who serve as cheerleaders for the mayhem.

The failed policies, or lack of policies, of the United States, which violate international law, have left the Middle East in total chaos, the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, told me when we met in New York City. The United States, to cover up these aggressive, reckless and costly policies, blames Iran. Iran is blamed for their failures in Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon.

The Trump administration is very naive about the Middle East and Iran, the ambassador said. It can only speak in the language of threatspressure, sanctions, intervention. These policies have failed in the region. They are very risky and costly. Let the Americans deal with the problems of...


PFLP Calls for Continuation, Escalation of Resistance Actions Throughout the Occupied Territories "IndyWatch Feed War"

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine   Protest in Ramallah against sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority on the Gaza Strip Popular Front calls for the continuation and escalation of popular movement in the occupied West Bank and the whole nation in the face of occupation and the punative actions of the Palestinian Authority The...


The Empire Against Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed War"

Manu Pineda Translated by Internationalist 360 With a former director of the CIA now in charge of US foreign policy, the United States continues to consider Latin America its backyard, and their impudence is such that Tillerson, former Secretary of State, said at a conference at the University of Texas: Latin America does not need...


Lettre d'interpellation adresse au gouvernement de la Rpublique du Sngal, des pays membres du G7 et l'Union Africaine "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Jun 2018 | IPARA la lumire du constat d'chec de la NASAN au Sngal, la socit civile et les mouvements paysans appellent les dcideurs politiques mettre l'agriculture familiale au cur des stratgies de scurit alimentaire et nutritionnelle


Egypt, Ethiopia agree to settle differences over Nile mega-dam "IndyWatch Feed War"


Breakthrough signalled in talks over $4bn Ethiopian dam that Egypt fears may threaten its water supply


Wars Come and Go in Gaza, But Economic Violence Is Every Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

(FPIF) They just seem well less developed, less innovative, less productive than the Israelis.

This was one of the many objections I faced during a recent attempt to secure support for a petition condemning the 12-year siege of Gaza. While it seemed honest, it was also probably influenced by a time-honored propaganda tactic: the celebration of Israels economic and technological achievements in everything from renewable energy to its startup ecosystem, as opposed to the stagnation, corruption, and cronyism of the Arab and Muslim world.

Making the Desert Bloom

Few proponents of this narrative put it quite as bluntly as the cool kids philosopher, Ben Shapiro, did in 2010. Israelis like to build, he wrote on Twitter. Arabs like to bomb, crap, and live in open sewage. This is not a difficult issue. #settlementsrock.

All the same, there seems to be something inherently appealing about supporting a country that has made the desert bloom. Who can argue with the basic facts? Rationing of oil and food existed in Israel as late as the 1960s; now it boasts the highest density of startups of any country in the world. From 1986 to 2016 its GDP grew by 180 percent. Its unemployment and debt-to-GDP figures make some developed nations look like banana republics.

Compare this with the miserable spectacle of an Egyptian economy 40 percent controlled by its armed forces, a Saudi rentier state sustained by a slave-like, mostly South Asian underclass, or a growing casualty list of failed Iranian development plans and vision documents. Not to mention the Palestinians, whose leaders have often done an impressive job of...


Egypt prosecutor accuses 28 of forming group to topple government "IndyWatch Feed War"


Advocacy groups have condemned arrests, calling on authorities to release activists


The many incredible healing benefits of coffee enemas "IndyWatch Feed World"

Autoimmune sufferers and health nuts swear by coffee enemas. If the idea of pumping organic java up your rectum is off-putting to you, consider that this treatment has been around for a long time, and is one of the best ways to remove toxins. In fact, the earliest known documentation of the treatment is in the Edwin Smith (circa 1600 B.C.) and Ebers (circa 1550 B.C.) papyri, ancient Egyptian medical texts. Since the coffee enema's earliest days, many healthcare practitioners across the globe have considered the practice to be a staple treatment for their patients. Coffee enemas have historically been used to treat ailments ranging from cancer to depression. They have also been cited to: Detoxify and improve glutathione levels Ease PMS symptoms, such as cramping and bloating Reduce anxiety Improve digestion Banish Candidia Boost energy Contribute to hormone regulation Improve mental clarity and focus Reduce chronic pain Improve skin health


The True Meaning of The Eye of Horus "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lot of people have seen the eye of Horus, but not very many actually know the meaning it holds. Sure, its Egyptian but there is a lot more to it than that.

For those who might not be aware, Horus is an Egyptian Sky God, and he can be found throughout Egyptian mythology. He is thought to be one of the most important of the avian deities and he played the role of the protector of the ruler of Egypt. His appearance is depicted as a falcon-headed man holding scepter and ankh all the while wearing a red colored crown.

He is sometimes depicted differently but is quite prominent in all forms. Now the eye of Horus is something quite interesting, to say the least. It is a powerful symbol from Ancient Egypt also known as the Wedjat. It is said to be a very protective symbol and is sometimes referred to as the all-seeing eye. You will find it in many places across the globe these days as it has really taken off, people seem to be drawn to it.

Image Via: Britannica


While there are lots of different versions of the story associated with the symbol below you will find a simplified version:

Osiris was murdered by his brother, Set (not sure why). However, the remains of Osiris was recovered by his wife, Isis, who used some magic to bring him back to life long enough to impregnate her with Horus before dying again. With the birth of Horus, Isis fled to hide in the weeds of the Nile, because she knew Set would want to also kill Horus (again, not sure why). Nonetheless, the two ultimately met to battle over Egypt; a clash that was ultimately decided in favor of Horus by The Gods, earning him the title of the God of War.

During the battle, Horus lost his left eye but was restored by Khunsu, the god of youth and moon. His right eye came to represent the sun, and the left eye, the moon, which covered most of the sky part of his title. Obviously, a lot more can be found, with variations on the same story in the literature, but thats the general depiction.



Abdellatif Zeraidi- By the Traffic light Africa Cartoons

A:(right) What are you looking at? Dont you have conscience waiting by the traffic light!
B:He doesnt do his work


Migrant Rescue Ship Awaits OK to Dock After Italy, Malta Say No "IndyWatch Feed World"

ROME A private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants remained Sunday evening on a northward course in the Mediterranean Sea after more than a day of not receiving permission to dock in either Italy or the small island nation of Malta.

Aid group SOS Mediterranee said the passengers on its ship, the Aquarius, included 400 people who were picked up by the Italian navy, the countrys coast guard and private cargo ships and transferred. The rescue ships crew itself pulled 229 migrants from the water or from traffickers unseaworthy boats Saturday night, including 123 unaccompanied minors and seven pregnant women.

The Aquarius and its passengers were caught up in a crackdown swiftly implemented by the right-wing partner in Italys new populist government, which has vowed to stop the country from becoming the refugee camp of Europe.

Starting today, Italy, too, begins to say NO to the trafficking of human beings, NO to the business of clandestine immigration, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-migrant League party, tweeted Sunday.

Salvini and Italian Transportation Minister Danilo Toninelli, who is part of the 5-Star Movement faction in the new government, said in a joint statement Sunday that it was Maltas responsibility to open its ports for the hundreds of the rescued on the NGO ship Aquarius.

The island cant continue to turn the other way, the ministers said. The Mediterranean is the sea of all the countries that face it, and it (Malta) cant imagine that Italy will continue to face this giant phenomenon in solitude.

The Maltese government, however, was not moved. It said in a statement that the Aquarius took on the passengers in waters controlled by Libya and where Italian authorities in Rome coordinate search-and-rescue operations.

The Maltese Rescue Coordination Center is neither the competent nor the coordinating authority, the statement said.

SOS Mediterranee spokeswoman Mathilde Auvillain told The Associated Press the ship was heading north following instructions received after the rescues and transfers Saturday night. The Rome-based rescue coordination center gave the instructions.

The aid group said in a statement it had taken good note of Salvinis stance, as reported earlier by Italian media. It added that the Aquarius is still waiting for definitive instructions regarding the port of safety.

SOS Mediterranee said Maltese search-and-rescue authorities were contacted by their Italian counterparts to find the best solution for the well-being and safety of the people on the ship.

Farther west in the Mediterranean, Spains maritime rescue service saved 334 migrants and recovered four bodies from boats it intercepted trying to reach Europe over the...


"The Safest Port Is Yours": Italy's Interior Minister Blocks Migrant Ship, Hundreds Of North Africans Denied Entry "IndyWatch Feed World"

Italy's new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, has made good on his warning last weekend that "the good times for illegals are over" - writing an urgent letter ordering Malta to accept a ship carrying 629 shipwrecked North African migrants currently sitting off the Italian coast - calling Malta the "safest port" for the passengers, and advising that Rome will not offer refuge.

Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini has written an urgent letter to the Valletta authorities to communicate that this is the "safest port", so it is up to them to give the green light to the 'docking. At the moment there was no answer and in the meantime it was decided to prevent Aquarius from choosing a landing in our country as an alternative. ...


Time plight of Saharawis was brought to the fore (Shannon Ebrahim ) "IndyWatch Feed World"

10/06/2018 - As South Africans we cant cherry pick our issues. If we care about the freedom and self-determination of the Palestinians, we cannot care any less about the people of Western Sahara.  Just ...


Tommy Robinsons nazis violence against police, London bus "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Britain says about itself:

The descent of Man-osphere Episode 51 Arrest & imprisonment of Tommy Robinson special

6 June 2018

A criminal goes to jail for committing crimes and the shitlords lose their shit, which is kind of ironic really!

By Peter Lazenby in London, England:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Fascists rampage through London demanding Tommy Robinsons release

FASCISTS rampaged through central London yesterday demanding the release of far-right activist Tommy Robinson, who has been jailed for contempt of court.

Tommy Robinson is NOT the real name of that racist. This former member of the neonazi BNP, sentenced for violent crime and later for fraud, is called Stephen Yaxley-Lennon err that sounds too Irish, as neonazis hate not only Muslims, Jews, Africans, etc. etc. but Irish people as well. So, he prefers calling himself the more Germanic Tommy Robinson.

The far-right mob attacked police, hurling metal barriers, traffic cones, bottles, beer cans and other missiles.

The attacks began in Whitehall and police were forced out of Trafalgar Square. Participants raised their arms in nazi salutes.

Five police officers were injured and five fascists arrested. A police investigation has been launch...


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Seven Hacked to Death, 164 Houses Torched in Moza Attack
07 JUN, 2018 - 00:06

MAPUTO. Attackers hacked seven people to death with machetes and torched dozens of homes on Tuesday in northern Mozambique, a region that has suffered a spate of similar attacks in recent weeks.

Cabo Delgado province, which is expected to become the centre of a nascent natural gas industry after several promising discoveries, has seen a number of deadly assaults on both security forces and civilians since October.

The bandits used machetes to kill the seven persons. We think this group is likely part of the (one) that beheaded 10 (people on) May 27, police spokesman Inacio Dina told AFP news agency, referring to an attack last month in the same region.

The assailants, in a dawn raid on Tuesday, burned down 164 houses and destroyed four cars during the assault on the village of Naude in the Macomia district, he said.

The attackers, described by locals and officials as al-Shabab, have no known link to the Somali armed group of the same name.

Police reinforcements were previously sent to the region to step up security.

Dina suggested the group might also have been linked to the nine insurgents killed by security forces over the weekend, who were subsequently found to be carrying assault rifles and Arabic-language documents.

This group is very fragmented in small groups (and) they try to resist police attacks, he said.

The May 27 bloodshed occurred in two small villages close to the border with Tanzania and not far from Palma, a small town gearing up to be the countrys new natural gas hub in Cabo Delgado.

Alex Vines, an analyst on Mozambique for the London-based Chatham House think-tank, said anticipation of a gas boom had increased the sense of inequality in Cabo Delgado.

A series of recent studies have concluded that this has been one of the drivers for growing youth militancy particularly among young men, Vines said.

Two of those killed in the gruesome dawn raid were boys aged 15 and 16.

In October, armed men targeted a police station and military post in the town of Mocimboa da Praia in what was believed to be the fi...


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More Poll Surveys Point to ED Victory
08 JUN, 2018 - 00:06
Takunda Maodza
News Editor
Zimbabwe Herald

TWO more poll surveys have given Zanu-PF Presidential candidate, President Mnangagwa, a clear lead against the MDC Alliance and its presidential candidate Mr Nelson Chamisa. The surveys, released yesterday, coincided with the unveiling of an MDC Alliance election manifesto by Mr Chamisa.

A survey by a Kenyan research network, Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA), shows that if elections were held today, President Mnangagwa would garner 68,5 percent of the vote against Mr Chamisas 19,5 percent.

According to the survey, National Peoples Party leader Dr Joice Mujuru would manage two percent of the vote, MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe one percent, others (0,5 percent) while 8,5 percent are undecided.

On political party support, the TIFA survey indicates that 74 percent are Zanu-PF, while MDC Alliance has 24 percent.

It also showed that 80 percent of Zanu-PF supporters believe the country is heading in the right direction under the new administration led by President Mnangagwa, while 54 percent of MDC Alliance supporters say its in the wrong path.

Of those interviewed, 63 percent have total trust in the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), 18 percent have little trust, while 10 percent have no trust at all.

Last month, another Kenyan research network, the Pan African Forum Limited, released a survey whose results forecast President Mnangagwa would win with 70 percent of the vote against Mr Chamisas 24 percent.

The nationwide opinion poll had a sample of 3 110 people, with a margin of error of +/-2percent.

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the most preferred candidate to be the President of Zimbabwe, said the Forum in its survey titled Zimbabwe Presidential Opinion Poll.
The results were widely condemned by MDC Alliance associates.

In a hypothetical presidential election held at the time of its survey (April to May 2018) but released yesterday, the Pan African research network, Afrobarometer, gave Zanu-PF 42 percent of the vote against MDC-T (combined Chamisa pa...


Kenya two arrested with ivory near Mombasa Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Nation (Kenya)

Two suspects have been arrested in Mombasa with ivory tusks after police, acting on a tip-off, intercepted them at the Nyali Bridge on June 9, 2018. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

One of the suspects tried to escape after the police stopped the car they were travelling in but he was quickly arrested.

The suspects were taken to Makupa Police Station.




Dr. Tim Noakes exonerated in low-carb, high-fat hearing "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Banting diet guru Prof Tim Noakes has won his case at the Health Profession's Council of SA (HPCSA)' four years after he tweeted a response about a mother weaning her baby onto a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. He told TimesLIVE: "The predominant feeling at the moment is one of intense relief. Relief that it is finally over and that the appeal judgment was again 100% in our favour, as was the original judgment. This chapter is finally closed. I just hope that all the effort put in by myself and my team will help move the dietary guidelines forward to the benefit of the health of all South Africans." In February 2014' the mother' Pippa Leenstra' tweeted: "@ProfTimNoakes @SalCreed is LCHF eating ok for breastfeeding mums? Worried about all the dairy + cauliflower = wind for babies??" The complaint against Noakes was laid with HPCSA by dietician Claire Strydom' who was then chairwoman of the Association of Dieticians of SA. Noakes won his case in April last year but the HPCSA appealed the ruling and a new appeal committee' including a doctor and a lawyer' was established.


Fish-amphibian transition fossils discovered in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from South Africa says about itself:

The Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences based at the University of the Witwatersrand today announced the discovery of two new Devonian tetrapod species and the first Devonian tetrapods discovered in Africa (8 June 2018). The species have been named Tutusius umlambo (named in honour of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu) and Umzantsia amazana and were discovered by Dr Rob Gess of the Albany Museum and supported by the Millenium Trust.

Thank you to Rhodes University journalism department for the video clip.

From the Times in South Africa:

Not so fishy: Africas first ever fish-with-legs discovered

07 June 2018 20:07

By Tanya Farber

An extraordinary find has been made near the university town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

Up until today when a paper was published in Science it was believed that Devonian tetrapods (fish that had developed four legs as the evolution from aquatic to land animals began) had only existed in the tropics.

But in a groundbreaking study that shakes up our entire notion of the moment we adapted to move beyond the water it has now been discovered that that is simply not true.

The newly discovered tetrapods which would have resembled a cross between a crocodile and a fish with a crocodile-like head stubby legs and a tail with a fish-like fin were found in the Devonian Waterloo Farm near Grahamstown and were living within the Antarctic circle some 360 million years ago.

The two new species are named Tutusius and Umzantsia. The metre-long Tutusius umlambo named in honour of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the somewhat smaller Umzantsia amazana are both incomplete.

Tutusius is represented by a single bone from the shoulder girdle...


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ZANU-PF On a Positive Transformation 
Zimbabwe Herald

UNITY, UNITY, UNITY . . . President Mnangagwa recently addressed zanu-pfs healing and reconciliation workshop for the ruling partys winning and losing candidates in the just-ended primary elections where he urged both sides to unite and campaign for the party ahead of the harmonised elections set for July 30

Tendai Guta Correspondent

The fall of zanu-pf bigwigs during the ruling partys primary elections and the coming on board of new and energetic elements is a clear testimony that the new zanu-pf now enjoys democracy and is re-inventing itself ahead of harmonised elections on July 30 to deal with emerging challenges.

This democracy of allowing the electorate to select leaders of their choice without imposition of candidates will definitely make the ruling party stronger than before.

Snakes and other reptiles shed their skins to allow for further growth and to remove parasites that may have attached to their old skin as they grow. That is exactly what is happening in the new zanu-pf under the leadership of its First Secretary, President Mnangagwa; dropping non-performing and undesirable elements within the ruling partys leadership for the good of the party.

More than 70 percent new faces chosen by the electorate will represent zanu-pf in the National Assembly and local authority elections this year. This is healthy for the ruling party and a clear testimony that there is a brand new package of democracy in the new zanu-pf, unlike the previous zanu-pf where senior party members were not challenged.

Just like trees which shed their leaves at the onset of the dry season as a strategy to survive harsh weather conditions and to conserve water and energy, the ruling party is cleansing itself in preparation for the coming harmonised elections.

No doubt, the ruling party will emerge stronger in these elections, claiming victory against more than 130 opposition parties.

The opposition will have a torrid time fighting these new faces, which were chosen by the people without being imposed on them. The previous zanu-pf dominated by the G40 cabal had a culture of imposing candi...


How a North Korean Disarmament Deal Might Look "IndyWatch Feed World"

History will be made Tuesday when President Donald Trump and North Korean Premier Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore for an unprecedented summitno meeting between the leaders of these two countries has ever taken place. The transition from the threats of war and insult-hurling that defined what constituted relations to the current atmosphere of mutual respecteven admirationhas been as dramatic as it has been head-spinning. It was barely two weeks ago that the summit was cancelled due to an impolitic exchange initiated by national security adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence, who stated that the model America was drawing upon as a template for North Korea to follow was that of Libya, which gave up its weapons of mass destruction in 2002-2003, only to have its government overthrown as part of a U.S.-led intervention in 2011, resulting in the particularly brutal murder of the ousted dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.

North Korea vociferously objected to this characterization of its disarmament, reminding the United States that it possesses a viable nuclear arsenal that it is not afraid to use to protect itself. Trump, taking umbrage, announced that he would not attend the Singapore summit. But his announcement, delivered in the form of a letter, was surprisingly diplomatic, leaving open the possibility of the summit being reconstituted. North Korea followed by sending its spy master to the United States, where he hand-delivered a letter from Kim to Trump. After a photo op with handshakes and smiles on the White House lawn, the American president announced that the summit was back onsuch is American diplomacy in the age of Trump.

Trump has gone out of his way to keep expectations of what will be accomplished in Singapore low, especially when it comes to the issue of any disarmament agreement, indicating that while he will insist upon the complete denuclearization of North Korea (something Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said North Korea both understands and supports), the process of negotiating a disarmament agreement will most probably take place in phases. There has been a surprising amount of secrecy surrounding the actual disarmament aspects of this summit, attributed both to the sensitivity of the subject and to the fact that the Trump administration has limited the number of people involved in the pre-negotiations, cutting off the traditional routes of leaking that exist when large bureaucracies are engaged.

Any discussion of a disarmament agreement involving the elimination of North Koreas nuclear weapons, as well as any other capabilities, such as uranium enrichment, plutonium production, and ballistic missiles and associated manufacturing infrastructure, would be purely speculative. However, Trumps precipitous decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement provides an indirect indication that whatever form a prospective North Korean disarmamen...


Ramadan in Somalia: Muslims murder U.S. soldier, injure four others in firefight "IndyWatch Feed War"

The troops had been on a mission to clear al-Shabaab from contested areas as well as villages the militants controlled, and establish a permanent combat outpost to expand the reach of the Somali state. Theyll never succeed in this without confronting the ideology that al-Shabaab represents, and upon which it recruits among Muslims. But the []


Abdellatif Zeraidi- Royal Bla Bla Africa Cartoons

-(right)You cant fool us anymore
-What makes you happy makes me happy and what hurts you makes me happy
-What is he doing there?
-Telling lies


American children suicide rates up 70 to 77 percent over the past 10 years - worse during school year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Research has shown that the risk of depression and suicide in children as young as 10 years old increases significantly during the school year. While the annoying cultural cliche suggests that our years in school should be the best times of our lives, for many of us it is actually a traumatizing experience that has lifelong consequences for our mental health. After graduation, many of us are left to work through issues such as anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, dependence on authority, need for external validation and a long list of mental health problems that can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, antisocial behavior, or worse. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people over the age of 15, and the third-leading cause for those over 10. According to statistics from the CDC, over the past 10 years, the suicide rate for White children and teens between the ages of 10 and 17 was up 70 percent, and up 77 percent among African-American children. Since mental health is such a serious problem among teens, it is time to start examining the place where they spend the vast majority of their time. Peter Gray of Psychology Today and The Foundation for Economic Education has pointed out that suicide rates among teens actually increase during the school year, citing numerous studies.


Sunday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. What makes a country good at soccer?  (The Economist)

2. The Coasean Koreas.  Important.

3. The language of Mister Rogers.

4. The 43% of Democrats who say the U.S. benefits from having a class of rich people is down significantly from six years ago, and Democrats remain much more negative than either Republicans or independents about the impact of a rich class.  Amazing.

5. Does musical paralysis set in after age 28? (not for me)

6. The successes of Nigerian-Americans.

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It's for the kids: San Francisco bans flavored tobacco products "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the entire state of California has recently taken a step forward in the drug war by legalizing cannabis, the city of San Francisco has taken a step back by passing a ban on E-cig liquid and menthol cigarettes. The law had been pending since last summer, due to challenges from a coalition of businesses including tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, the producer of Newport, the most popular menthol cigarette. Surprisingly, the ban was supported by nearly 70 percent of the city's voters. "San Francisco's groundbreaking law stands-and will stop the tobacco industry from targeting kids, African Americans and other populations with menthol- and candy-flavored products, as the industry has done for far too long. The San Francisco vote gives a powerful boost to growing efforts around the country to end the sale of flavored tobacco products," Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matthew Myers said in a statement. E-cig liquid has been targeted for the ban because critics say that it is marketed to children because it is colorful and flavorful. However, children are not the only human beings on the planet who like to add flavor to something that they are enjoying. Lawmakers point to the fact that E-cigs have become especially popular among young people, but tobacco products have always been popular among teens - this is not a new or recent phenomenon.


62 die in Ogun road accidents Newtelegraph

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said on Sunday that 62 persons died while several others were injured in various auto crashes across the state between January and March. The TRACE Public Relations Officer, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi []

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Rwanda poised to play an irreplaceable role in Russia's 'Pivot to Africa' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lavrov's visit to Rwanda was an astounding success because he discussed future military deals (including over air-defense systems), nuclear energy prospects, and economic cooperation with his counterpart, but there's more than meets the eye because some crucial context needs to be mentioned about what brought this unlikely pair of countries together in the first place. Russia has been supporting the nearby Central African Republic with arms and military trainers since the end of last year as it struggles to liberate the 80% of its civil war-torn but mineral-rich territory that's still under the control of various militias, and it's likely in this capacity that Russian representatives came into contact with some of the nearly 1000 Rwandan troops who form the more than 14,000-strong UN peacekeeping component in the country. Tiny Rwanda punches well above its weight when it comes to military affairs, as it proved during the two Congo Wars, the first of which saw it conquer the gigantic neighboring country roughly 100x larger than its own size and then install an allied proxy as its leader. The Congo is once again nearing the brink of war and it's possible that the slow-motion meltdown of the past two years will accelerate into another full-blown collapse, potentially drawing Rwanda back into another Congolese conflict. Kigali already stages occasional raids into the Eastern Congo in order to hunt down Hutu militia leaders that it claims are "terrorists" and were involved in the 1994 genocide, and it's also reported to still be controlling Tutsi militia in the region as a means of indirectly countering them and maintaining influence there via the mineral trade that they're said to be involved in.


NAFDAC clears backlog of 6,000 applications, says DG Newtelegraph

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has cleared backlog of 6,000 applications for registration of products within six months. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on her achievements in the last six months, on Sunday []

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35 containers of tramadol seized at ports NAFDAC Newtelegraph

Prof. Moji Adeyeye, Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday. She said nine out of the []

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Will the Arab Spring come to Jordan? "IndyWatch Feed World"

For a whole week now, Jordan has been shaken by nonstop waves of protests against the draft law on reforming tax reform, for which the IMF lobbied for adoption. This reform calls for significant growth in the income tax. As a result, from June 1 prices in Jordan have already risen 5.5% for natural gas, 16.4% for gasoline, and 19% for electricity. According to data from Jordan's Ministry of Finance, at the end of 2017 the national debt stood at 38.5 billion dollars or 95.3% of GDP. By 2021, the IMF's proposed measures should reduce Jordan's national debt to 77% of gross domestic product. Clearly, once again the familiar scheme for "honest" fleecing of money from a government, conceived back in 1982 by Professor John Williamson of the Institute for International Economics, has shown itself. In the USA's government and among its financial elite, this arrangement, by which the IMF today plunders whole countries, has received the name "Washington Consensus." In just recent years, the IMF's interference in international economic politics has resulted in the ruin of countries, such as Argentina, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Somalia. The IMF pursues truly just one goal - impoverishment of weaker states with the subsequent appropriation of their assets. Moreover, this is done in favor of the United States of America, whose leading role in the IMF brings Washington colossal benefits. At the same time, the IMF does not give money for commercial projects, but provides funds exclusively for structural modernization of an economy, and the machinery of government as a whole.


Police nab 12 suspected notorious cultists in Abuja Newtelegraph

The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday said it had arrested 12 suspected members of rival cult groups terrorising Apo area of Abuja and its environs. The suspects are: Nonso Nnaji, Chukwuebuka Okoye, Sunday Ogbodo, Peter Chinedu, Jude Ezeh, Agha Henry, Ndubisi John, Johnson Victor, Ikenna Ejike a.ka.Gorilla, Fredric Emeje, Michael Omaliko []

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Suicide bomber kills self in failed suicide attempt in Borno market- Police Newtelegraph

The Borno Police Command on Sunday said tragedy was averted when a suicide bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing himself alone. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement released in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred on Saturday, at about 7:20 p.m. []

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Eagles fly to sixth FIFA World Cup finals Monday Newtelegraph

The Super Eagles will fly out of their Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Austria to Russia on Monday for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals. This would be the Eagles sixth appearance in seven finals since making a memorable debut in the USA in 1994. The Eagles emerged from an appropriately styled Group of Death in []

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JUST IN: Reggae star, Ras Kimono, is dead Newtelegraph

Nigerias reggae icon, Ras Kimono is dead. Kimono passed on earlier today at the Lagoon Hospital, Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos barely three weeks after he celebrated his 60th birthday. Born Ekeleke Elumelu, Kimono who hailed from Delta State dropped his debut album Under Pressure, led by the single Rum-Bar Style, which was a big hit in []

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Abdellatif Zeraidi- Moroccan Administration Africa Cartoons

-They sent me from the fifth floor to here. So, where is my file?
-I have already told you it is not here. Claims department is in the fourth floor

Sunday, 10 June


The battle for Hodeidah: Saudis plan to pull the plug on Yemen's life support "IndyWatch Feed War"

The British government should stop cosying up to the Saudis and deter a possible attack on key port

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