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Tuesday, 26 September

13:48

WWF-funded anti-poaching patrols accused of committing atrocities against Baka rotect African wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Independent (UK)

WWF-funded anti-poaching patrols accused of committing atrocities against locals to protect African wildlife

Report alleges Baka people were beaten, had hot wax poured onto exposed skin and were maimed with red-hot machetes

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elephant-congo.jpgWWF has been operating in the region since 1991 to protect elephants, primates and leopards in 1999 Brent Stirton/Getty Images for WWF-Canon

 

Anti-poaching patrols in central Africa have been accused of committing atrocities against local tribes in order to protect wildlife.

A report by Survival International, a UK-based group campaigning for tribal peoples rights, alleges that wildlife guards funded by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and other conservation organisations harass, beat, torture and kill people of the Baka, or Bayaka, tribes.

WWF has rejected the charges in the report and said it was shocked and saddened to hear of the violence and abuse of indigenous people.

Mike Hurran, a researcher at Survival International, told The Independent the report summarises the history of human rights abuse that happens in the name of conservation in the Congo Basin between Cameroon, the Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

Mr Hurran said: When you think of conservation, you think of compassion, justice, progressive values, protect...

13:39

Kenya Police Tear Gas Protests Over Electoral Commission "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya police have fired tear gas at opposition supporters demonstrating outside the electoral commissions offices in Nairobi.

Opposition supporter Cyrus Okemwa said Tuesday police lobbed tear gas after shoving opposition supporters demanding the resignations of top officials of the electoral commission following the annulment of presidential elections. Ruling party supporters also demonstrated calling for no change to the electoral body.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose re-election in August was cancelled by the Supreme Court, has said the electoral commission should not be changed. Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the electoral commissioners are complicit in electoral fraud which denied him a win.

The Supreme Court last week invalidated Kenyattas win saying the electoral commission failed to verify results and there was evidence of irregularities and illegalities in the vote counting.


13:31

Restructuring: PRONACO set to reconvene its peoples confab for Nigeria. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Pro National Conference Organization (PRONACO), a Pan Nigerian Movement initiated under the leadership of late Chief Anthony Enahoro and Prof More

13:10

UK woman arrested in UAE for extramarital sex "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A UK tourist has been arrested and charged in Dubai for having extramarital sex after she reported  two British men.

The 25-year-old woman was on holiday in the United Arab Emirates when the alleged incident took place last month, in Detained in Dubai, a UK-based organisation that assists people in the UAE.

Upon reporting the rape to local police, the woman was allegedly arrested for breaking Emirati law against extramarital sex.

Dubai is one of the most liberal locations in the Muslim world when it comes to booze consumption. However you do have to respect their rules !

The unidentified womans passport was confiscated by authorities before she was released on bail, while her alleged attackers have since flown home to Birmingham, according to The Sun, which reportedly spoke to a family friend of the victim.

The charges have been confirmed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, says Detained in Dubai, who reiterated that if the facts bear it out, [the case] deserves the utmost concern.

Police not able to differentiate between consensual intercourse and  rape. Victims go to them expecting justice, and end up being prosecuted, Stirling added.

READ MORE: Two Saudi women jailed for driving freed from prison

A word of caution

All sex outside of marriage is illegal in the UAE, irrespective of any relationship you may have with your partner in the UK according to the British governments foreign travel advice for the middle eastern country.

Its against the law to live together, or to share the same hotel room, with someone of the opposite sex to whom you arent married or closely related, reads the advice before warning that tourists run the risk of prosecution, imprisonment and/or a fine and deportation if theyre found to have broken the law.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. ..

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13:09

Adjogbe, Jaro Egbo, Uloho Welcome 5,000 PDP Defectors To APC In Ughelli "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Executive Director of Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Samuel Adjogbe, All PrOgressive Congress (APC) Chieftain, Chief Omovudu Jaro Egbo, Chief Ausin Uloho and other APC Chieftains in a large rally welcomed no fewer than five thousands members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli North local government area who defected who to APC.
Olorogun Ovoke Oshasha, who led the defectors, said: We are tired of PDP in Delta State; we are tired of being governed by people who cannot pay workers salaries, who cannot provide good health care, who cannot provide adequate security for lives and property and cannot complete meaningful projects that can change the economic activities of Ughelli North.
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Ughelli is a town that connects many other towns together, yet we cannot boast of durable roads. All projects that were started in Ughelli were abandoned by the current administration. If you go out there right now, you will see Deltans struggling to survive despite the huge allocations that come to Delta State, he added.
He urged Deltans to embrace people who are passionate about changing society for good, rather than supporting those who care less about their well being.
Olorogun Jaro Egbo, who spoke after a rally led by the Executive Director of Projects, NDDC, Chief Samuel Adjogbe, in Ughelli to welcome the former PDP members, said the mass defection was an attestation to the fact that APC will win the next local government election.
Egbo assured the defectors of equal treatment, describing PDP as a party bedeville...

12:25

The Syrian People Knew that This War Was to Eliminate Their Country "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Syrian People Knew that This War Was to Eliminate Their Country: Syrias Deputy Prime Ministers Impassioned UN Address

12:24

Egypt arrests six people for flying rainbow flag at Cairo concert "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Group accused of 'public indecency' and 'inciting immorality' for flying of LGBT flag at Mashrou Leila event

12:12

US Conducts First Airstrikes In Libya Under Trump, Killing 17 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

U.S. forces have carried out their first airstrikes inside Libya since President Trump came to office. At least 17 people were killed and they were all ISIS militants according to the US. Three vehicles were [...]

11:47

Gunfire as more presidential age-limit protests held in Uganda "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Police in eastern Uganda fired in the air to disperse a crowd protesting against the prospects of removing the constitutional presidential age limit.

11:31

Former German Ambassador: CDU's failure in election due to Merkel and Schultz ignoring foreign policy issues "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Germany's major parties have been silent on foreign policy issues while the world and Germany itself face plenty of international problems, a German diplomat and FDP member told RT. He also said Germans want to improve the soured relations with Russia. One of the reasons for the CDU's failure, a significant loss in Sunday's election, is "that they did not really address the problems of the nation," a former German ambassador to Japan, Poland and India and the Free Democratic party (FDP) member, Frank Elbe, told RT. The world has faced a plenty of crises in foreign affairs, including a belligerent North Korea, a wave of possible immigrants from Africa to Europe with no solution to stop them and a crisis with Russia, he said. "If you look at the duel between Mrs. [Angela] Merkel and Mr. [Martin] Shultz, foreign political issues were nor addressed once," Frank Elbe told RT, adding that journalists failed to ask such questions and the politicians didn't address them.

11:30

VIDEO: PSquares Peter, Paul and Jude Okoye fight each other at Keyamos office "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In a new video circulating on social media, the Okoye brothers of Peter and Paul Okoye and their elder brother, Jude were seen nearly punching each other after several verbal abuses.   This happened at a mediating session at their lawyers office. Earlier, Peter had sent a termination letter to their lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN), demanding for a termination of the agreement between Psquare. In the letter, he defends his decision by making some serious allegations against his twin Paul and older brother/group manager Jude. According to Peter, Paul is...

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11:24

Sarsour Claims Trump Travel Restrictions Are Muslim Ban 3.0 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Linda Sarsour speaks at a Linda Sarsour speaks at a Women for Syria rally in NY. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

Islamist activist Linda Sarsour called U.S. President Donald Trumps new travel restrictions a Muslim Ban even though the new restrictions include two non-Muslim countries North Korea and Venezuela.

Sudan, a Muslim country, was taken off the new list.

Sarsour tweeted, Muslim Ban 3.0. #No MuslimBanEver and New travel ban aka Muslim Ban 3.0 does not have an expiration date. #NoMuslimBanEver.

In another tweet, she decried the restrictions, saying smh (so much hate).

The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist organization CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) is spinning the new restrictions as just one part of the administrations ugly white supremacist agenda in a press release dated September 24. The group is also promoting the h...

10:17

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

The Kurds that have signed up to Daesh The Western Press is presenting Daesh as a racist organization that would be fighting Kurds simply because they are Kurds. Baloney: there are Kurdish units within Daesh. Abu al-Hadi al-Iraqi was the Kurdish leader in Al-Qaeda. During the CIAs Operation Cyclone against the Soviets, he led Al-Quaedas []

10:02

Lawmaker, Tunde Olatunji donates cash to constituents to access CSDPs project in Osun "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A lawmaker representing Ife North State Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Olatunji has aided the assessment of Community and Social Development Projects (CSDP)  social welfare projects for his constituency,  by donating a sum of one million naira. Olatunji said the donation will serve as counterpart fund to aid his constituents for them to be able to partner with the CSDP and World Bank to build a multi-million naira  Civic Centre in the ancient town of Edunabon. While addressing the mammoth crowd at Salu Palace in Edunabon,...

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09:30

Rohr calls up Mikel, Moses, Ighalo, 20 others for Zambia "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has called up 23 players for next weeks all important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown against the Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo. Skipper Mikel John Obi and forward Odion Ighalo (both based in China) and England based Victor Moses, who bossed the two encounters against Cameroon earlier this month, retained their places, but Portugal based goalkeeper Dele Alampasu dropped down to the standby sector alongside wing back Tyronne Ebuehi, and South Africa based Daniel Akpeyi and Arsenals Alex Iwobi return after injury knocked...

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08:52

Illegal ivory trade still thriving in Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bangkok Post
September 25, 2017

One of the achievements of the military regime has been a crackdown on the
Bangkok end of the international trade in ivory.

The government, wildlife officials and especially the Customs Department
have taken badly needed action to combat this terrible trade. At the same
time, it is clear there is much more to do.

Yet another major seizure of ivory last week makes this clear: Thailand is
still a major player in international wildlife trafficking, specifically
poached ivory.

The seizure by customs officials at Suvarnabhumi airport totalled 28 whole
and partial tusks. The 41-kilogramme haul was worth four million baht in
its raw state. But the ivory would fetch at least 10 times that much had it
made it to carvers and artists, and then the commercial underground market.

It may be illegal to work or sell such ivory, but that isnt stopping the
traffickers. And this is the crux of the problem. Starting in 2015, a
serious government effort against ivory smuggling succeeded in getting all
the legal issues settled.

New laws and regulations are in place, and the courts fully prepared to
enforce them. There has been continuous training of both the Customs
Department and other enforcement agencies. The missing links are aggressive
steps against known ivory artisans, a lack of public education and
arguably most important strong international efforts.

The crackdown on ivory carvers and sellers came as a shock to a formerly
open market. It was a comparatively small, niche market, but it was
extremely lucrative. Men who trained in the art were suddenly and legally
jobless; shop owners specialising in ivory were suddenly without legal
income. It was entirely predictable that some would continue in the trade
no matter what the law said. This was a breakdown and failure of local
authorities.

As last weeks airport seizure showed yet again, even the poachers and
smugglers of Africa realise there are smuggling channels and ivory carvers
still working in Thailand. No matter how alert agents remain, the Customs
Department will no more catch every ivory shipment than they have succeeded
in halting drug smuggling.

Stopping the active ivory trade will not occur at the airport. Wildlife
police have to take this problem to the Thai streets. They must expand
intelligence gathering to root out the small number of ivory carvers and
their enabling businessmen still involved in this harmful and odious trade.

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08:50

Tanzania vows tough measures to tackle reckless killings of elephants Xinhua "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

September 25, 2017

See link <<a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/25/c_136637067.htm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/25/c_136637067.htm> for

ARUSHA: Tanzania has vowed to get tough measures with the groups and
individuals responsible for the mass poaching of elephants.

Gaudence Milanzi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources
and Tourism called for stern actions against poachers and other people
engaged in illegal wildlife trade in the east African nation.

He said poachers and other people engaged in illegal wildlife trade would
be punished severely to deter would-be offenders.

Were concerned that wildlife crimes such as poaching and illegal trade in
ivory would pose serious threats to biodiversity, nature tourism, and
foreign investment, Milanzi said in an interview.

Milanzi called upon villagers and local government to team up in the fight
against elephant poaching, a move that threatens the future of tourism,
which is one of leading sectors in Tanzania as it contributes 2 billion U.S
dollars to GDP.

He also said that Tanzania has set aside September 22, every year as a
special national day for elephants aimed at encouraging local people to
take part in the fight against poaching and illegal wildlife trade.

According to Milanzi, the idea has emanated from the 15th Conference of the
Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), on the convention on international trade in endangered
species of wild fauna and flora.

This years National Elephant Day was held in southern Tanzanias district
of Namtumbo, which is close to Selous Game Reserve, and Niassa nature
reserve in Cabo Delgado Province and Niassa Province, Mozambique.

It is estimated that Selous Game Reserve generates over 6 million U.S.
dollars in annual revenues, which are distributed between the reserve, the
national government, and more than 1.2 million people living in the
surrounding area.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/25/c_136637067.htm


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08:25

25+ Photos From The Jim Crow Era That Are As Relevant As Ever Today "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sometimes, it can be difficult to comprehend that less than just fifty years ago, African-Americans were not afforded the same rights as Caucasian individuals in the United States. Before the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was passed, it was legal to discriminate against other people simply because their skin was darker in color.

Though attitudes (for the most part) have drastically changed in the years that have passed, symptoms of systemic racism, which largely resulted from the Jim Crow laws, persist. Colored people were granted their basic rights and freedom, but blatantly racist laws and policies were still passed.

Redlining, for instance, went on until the 1980s. The discriminative practice resulted in African-American neighborhoods being singled out to receive fewer loans, worse insurance policies, and less healthcare. The repercussions are still being felt today.

In modern-day America, the poverty rates for African Americans is more than double that of white, non-Hispanic individuals (according to 2015 data).  Recent reports have also revealed that voter ID laws discriminate against racial minorities to keep them away from the polls.

Persistent racism is perhaps most evident in the justice system. As a result of enhanced stereotypes and a failing war on drugs, black males aged 15-34 are nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police. The shootings of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Michael Brown, and the unjust treatment of Sandra Blair among others, is evidence of this.

Though progress continues to be made on all fronts, the fact that systemic racism exists cannot be ignored. There is division in the United States because change is needed. Until reform is made, tensions between groups with opposing viewpoints will continue to escalate. As a result, sequences such as those which were witnessed during the Jim Crow era may become more prevalent, and that would be a travesty for us all.

Following are 25 heart-wrenching images from the Jim Crow era that are as relevant as ever today:

1) African-American children look to through the fence at a playground legally fo...

08:03

WhatsApp Service Disrupted in China as Censorship Tightens "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BEIJING The encrypted messaging service WhatsApp is suffering intermittent disruptions in China as communist authorities tighten censorship controls ahead of a major ruling party meeting.

Attempts to set up new WhatsApp accounts on some Chinese mobile phones on Tuesday were met with network error messages. Others reported difficulty sending images and video.

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Chinese authorities are tightening controls on social media ahead of the party congress next month at which President Xi Jinping is due to be appointed to a second five-year term as leader.

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, offers Chinese users more privacy than government-monitored domestic services.

On Monday, regulators fined WeChats parent company and two other social media services for failing to fully enforce censorship.

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07:32

Please Support The UBUNTU Office "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Funding of the UBUNTU office remains our main ongoing challenge.  Please support the UBUNTU office with a donation to keep us going. Please make a once-off donation here  https://www.paypal.me/ubuntuplanet OR or sign up for a monthly subscription on our website - http://www.ubuntuparty.org.za/p/donate.html

07:30

Isoko PDP Chieftain Accuses Buhari Of Spending N15TrnI Two Years With Nothing To Show "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 26TH (UROBOTODAY)-Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, Godwin Ogorugba, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government has already squandered N15 trillion in two years with no single road project completed.
Ogorugba said this when he spoke at Otor-Igho community shortly after the Chairman of Isoko council, Emmanuel Egbabor, declared his intention to vie for the position for a second term.
The Isoko North LGA boss said the country had been impoverished by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
According to him, They have borrowed over N10 trillion, but the projects cannot be seen anywhere in the country. The money has been blown off systematically in the name of consultancy services.
The former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, came up with so many road projects which can be seen everywhere. But today, APC government has not been unable to add a single kilometre of road to that.
The Isoko LGA boss, Egbabor had earlier said that infrastructure development, quality health care, and youth empowerment will form the policy thrust of his administration if re-elected.

06:00

The Physics of Sound: How and Why Sound Heals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The following is excerpted from The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness by Jonathan Goldman and Andi Goldman. 

An examination of the majority of spiritual paths and religions on this planet reveals an overriding belief that sound was the primary force of creation.

Examples of this come from the Old Testament (And God said, Let there be Light) and the New Testament (In the beginning was the Word).

It comes from many other traditions Egyptian, Hopi, Mayan, Polynesian, and more which all have creation myths that invoke the power of sound. It is said in the Hindu spiritual path that Nada Brahman everything is sound.

A female voice mandala made visible by a CymaScope

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05:15

Arms importation: Suspects opt for plea bargain "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Akeem Nafiu Two out of the four suspects docked by the Federal Government before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority have opted for plea bargain. The suspects; Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Salihu Danjuma and one Matthew Okoye (said to be at large) were, on June 14, arraigned before the court on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, importation of prohibited firearms, forgery, altering of documents and bribery. They, however, pleaded not guilty to...

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05:08

Nigerias excess crude earnings hit $22.1m in one day "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

as oil hits $58pb, surges budget recovery hope   Adeola Yusuf Crude oil, Nigerias biggest revenue earner yesterday hit $58 per barrel, the highest price in 2017, surging the countrys excess crude earnings by $22.1 million in one day. The new price of Brent crude, which is $13.5 excess on each barrel of over 1.8 million barrels produced in the country, also surged the recovery hope for the countrys budget. In the 2017 budget, the executive set the crude oil benchmark at 2.2 million barrels per day at a price...

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05:07

Obi to Obiano: Youre not competent to govern Anambra "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Felix Nwaneri Former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday challenged his successor, Chief Willie Obiano, to tell the people of Anambra State what he has done for them in almost four years rather than using the non-existent demand for N7 billion as an excuse to hide his gross incompetence. Obi said going by the performance of Obiano in the past three years, he is incompetent to govern Anambra State. Obi was reacting to a statement credited to Obiano in which the governor claimed that the reason for his...

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05:07

Judiciary: CJN declares zero tolerance for corruption "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tunde Oyesina ABUJA The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen yesterday declared a zero tolerance for corruption from any judiciary staff in the country. He further stressed the need for judicial officers to imbibe the culture of discipline if the ongoing reforms in the judiciary must achieve reasonable success. The CJN, however, charged judicial administrators to instill discipline among all court staff in order for the judiciary to function effectively. The CJN gave the charge in Abuja while declaring open the 2017 Refresher Course for Chief Registrars, Deputy...

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05:00

Author Claims to Identify UFO on 3000-Year-Old Egyptian Papyrus "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The God Ra of the ancient Egyptians is said to have sailed down from the  stars and landed in Egypt, founding a powerful civilization. This is all very  well but was it some misconstrued myth or could there be some grain of truth to  this obsession.

A 3000 year-old vignette from the Djedkhonsuiefankh funerary papyrus on display in the Cairo Museum shows exactly how Ra's ship appeared to the earliest scribes who created the papyrus.

It looks nothing like the traditional boat seen in other later depictions and it looks exactly like something important the ancient Egyptians passionately describe in their texts:

A disc that flies and radiates bright light!


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04:54

Strike: LUTH, psychiatric hospital discharge patients "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

FG, patients beg health workers to call off strike Appolonia Adeyemi, Kunle Olayeni, Regina Otokpa, Esther Olaifa and Onyinyechi Ugwoke As the strike declared by health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) bites harder, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, have hurriedly discharged patients admitted in the hospitals. This is because majority of the nurses that should care for them have joined the industrial action. The development has compelled the Federal Government to appeal to JOHESU to call off...

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Taiwo Ogunjobi: Athlete who died in plane crash "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  25 years after military plane crash Emeka Obasi Dead and alive! That is the story of Taiwo Ogunjobi. Major Taiwo Ogunjobi, N/6116, was among the military officers whose brilliant careers were cut short on Saturday September 26, 1992 in the muddy swamps of Isheri-Oshun, near Ejigbo, Lagos. A military Hercules C-130 with about 180 passengers going to Kaduna from Lagos crashed about three minutes after takeoff. Major Ogunjobi was undergoing a course at the Command and Staff College, Jaji when flight NAF 911 ran into trouble. There were no...

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04:46

Restructuring, PIGB, budget top agenda as Reps resume "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  After two months of recess, the House of Representatives will reconvene today. PHILIP NYAM takes a look at the issues that will be in the front burner Members of the House of Representatives commenced their annual long vacation on July 27 and were due to resume on September 19, but had to postpone it by a week to enable contractors handling the renovation work at the National Assembly complete their jobs. In the first two weeks of resumption, the House is expected to address the issues bordering on the...

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04:46

Nwodo: Exploring alternatives to war "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

FELIX NWANERI reports on efforts by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, to ensure peaceful coexistence between the South-East and the rest of Nigeria   President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, did not mince words, when he declared upon his emergence as President-General of apex Igbo socio-cultural group in January this year that he was ready to take the bullet for his people. I will not use this position to make money; if I am asked to die for you, I will do so, he...

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04:43

APC to Sagay: Buhari dug you out of oblivion "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Johnchuks Onuanyim ABUJA The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday took a swipe at the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), saying he had neither respect for President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed him nor the political party that produced the government he is serving. In a reprisal for the series of verbal attacks Sagay had launched on the party and some of its chieftains in the past, APC described the PACAC boss as someone who feels accountable only to his own...

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04:39

Tinubu, Ambode, Adebule, others mourn Lagos Chief Imam "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Muritala Ayinla   All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the death of Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim (Gana V), saying he was deeply saddened by the clerics death. The former Lagos governor said Sheikh Ibrahim would be sorely missed as he always put his deep knowledge and understanding of Islam at the disposal of many in Lagos. Tinubu said: Im deeply saddened by the death of the Chief Imam of Lagos. But as Muslims, we must take every occurrence as...

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04:31

Lufthansa Nigeria celebrates Oktoberfest "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

If the talk is about beer, then Nigeria is right on top in Africa. With 12.28 liters per year, Nigeria leads the top 10 biggest beer consuming countries in Africa. So no doubt that the worlds most popular beer festival the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany creates also some excitement in Nigeria every year as each year numerous visitors from Nigeria are seen at the Oktoberfest. Lufthansa German Airlines according to a statement from the airline, is in the midst of this long standing Bavarian tradition. During the Oktoberfest,...

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04:24

Olubadan, Ladoja, others escape death as gunmen storm palace "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ajimobi condemns attack, orders probe Sola Adeyemo Ibadan Gunmen suspected to be assassins yesterday invaded the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and shot indiscriminately. This came on the heels of the controversy trailing the installation of 21 Obas by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State which Oba Adetunji has objected. But yesterdays shooting is believed to aim at disrupting the installation of four Baales and some Mogajis by the Olubadan. Those at the palace at the time of the attack included Oba Adetunji, former Governor Rasidi...

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04:24

Air pollution increases risk of fatal kidney disease "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Appolonia Adeyemi A new study has linked kidney diseases with air pollution. To this end, researchers had warned that any amount of air pollution, no matter how small, could harm the kidney the same way it harms other organs such as the heart and lungs. The study, from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), found that air pollution, even in small amounts, can damage human kidney. Previous research had also linked air pollution to heart disease, strokes, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to reports in the Daily...

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04:22

Zoo attack: Gunmen bought beer for policemen before killing them "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cajetan Mmuta Benin A worker at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Helen Juchei, has revealed how gunmen stormed the zoo, killed three policemen and abducted the Managing Director, Ogba Zoological Gardens, Dr. Andy Ehanire. According to Juchei, the gunmen disguised as fun seekers before they opened fire on the unsuspecting policemen. The woman said she returned to the zoo after an outing to discover the policemens bodies. She said: When I came back about 6p.m., I met three policemen lying dead...

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04:19

Let's see financing energy access as an opportunity, not a challenge "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Billions of people primarily in Asia and Africa lack access to energy and clean cooking. It's shocking that countries are only putting a trickle of financing for energy access in these regions, says Sustainable Energy for All's Rachel Kyte.

03:05

Max Gbanite: Exit of an icon. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerias foremost strategic security consultant, Max Gbanite will be buried on the 6th of October, Oblong Media can report. The More

02:31

Surveyors tasked on corporate business ethics "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Surveyors under the auspices of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) have been tasked to embrace corporate business ethics for the good of the profession and nations economy. The advice, Chairman of the association, Mr. Olufemi Odetunmibi, and other stakeholders said, had become imperative in order to reposition surveying practice in tune with global best standards. Speaking on the topic, Corporate Business Ethics: Repositioning Surveying as an Enterprise, during the associations continuous professional development programmes in Lagos, Odetunmibi stated that the practice of surveying had gone through different stages over...

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02:20

High cost of textbooks: Parents resort to fairly used books "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

With parents and guardians still buying textbooks and other school materials for their children and wards as school just resumed for the new 2017/2018 school year, parents have lamented the high cost of textbooks and other essential school materials. But some parents, who resorted to patronising fairly used or pirated textbooks because of the high cost of new textbooks, described fairly used textbooks as a blessing in disguise for many parents, who ordinarily could not afford new textbooks for their children and wards. The fairly used textbooks and the pirated...

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02:16

ECS lifts students sanitation, hygiene "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Respite came the way of the students of Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School (Private), Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, last week, as they said good bye to the poor sanitary and bathing facilities in their dormitory. The challenges of functional sanitary facilities in the students hostels, which over the years have been confronting the school, have now become a thing of the past. The students, who were said to have been using dilapidated toilet facilities and most times bathing in the open due to lack of functional bathrooms and toilet facilities,...

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02:14

Kenya Airways Nigerian workers to down tools "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Wole Shadare Kenya Airways may be shut any moment from now, following the insertion of performance-based leave clause for its Nigerian staff. The airline, in its new policy for Nigerian workers, said that payment of leave for the staff would be based on their performance on the job while workers would not be entitled to leave allowance during public holidays, which is a reverse from the present policy. With the new policy, rather than the 100 per cent leave allowances workers are entitled to, they would now be paid between...

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02:14

FDI: Firm expands $6bn Eko Atlantics infrastructure drive "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Promoters set to deliver  two new iconic buildings Eko Pearl Tower 11 and Alpha 1, a Grade-A commercial building by November In a bid to boost international interests in the $6billlion Eko Atlantic City project and improve the countrys Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), its developer, Messrs South Energyx Nigeria Limited,  has  stepped up the citys  infrastructure drive, New Telegraph has learnt. According to one of the officers of the company , who identified herself as Ms. Joan, it has completed the canal system running through the spine of the...

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02:12

Kings College old boys secure freedom for 30 prisoners, donate to school "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some 30 inmates of the Medium Security Prison, Kirikiri, Apapa, La gos, who were remanded between August 29 and 31 for various offences including street trading, illegal refuse dumping, breach of peace, among others, have re g ained their freedom. Thanks to the intervention of the 1997 set of Kings College Old Boys Association (KCOBA), that facilitated their freedom. The inmates including Nasiru Mohammed, Ibrahim Dada, Nwaigbo Iyke, Obama Mike, among others, had been remanded at the prison for a two-month sentence following their failure to pay the N10,000 option...

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02:11

Arewa youths: Ban on land border importation counter-productive "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ndubuisi Ugah Members of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Seme, Badagry, Lagos State chapter have said a decision to completely close land borders against importation in the country would be more counter-productive. The members complained that the earlier partial closure had had devastating effects on the economy of those plying legitimate trade across the border. This, they stated, had left many Nigerians jobless when they should have been allowed to continue their legitimate businesses and paying duties legally. In a statement signed by the forums Chairman, Mallam Adamu Sambo,...

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02:11

Kaduna to renovate 457 public schools "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Baba Negedu KADUNA Kaduna State Government yesterday said it had awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of 457 primary and secondary schools under its Education Emergency Intervention Programme. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Andrew Nok disclosed this during distribution of 250 chairs to Government Girls Secondary School, Tudun Nupawa in Kaduna. Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Adamu Mansur, the Commissioner said 360 schools had so far been renovated, while others were at various stages of completion. Nok said the emergency intervention had become necessary in order...

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02:09

IPOB has written letters to many countries saying Nigeria perpetrates genocide FG. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/ipob-written-letters-many-countries-saying-nigeria-perpetrates-genocide-fg/Filed under: Uncategorized

02:07

Investment education : Investdata partners APT Securities "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Investdata Consulting Limited is partnering with APT Securities & Funds Limited to provide free investment education in the country. The duo according to a statement, is set to host the second edition of the free equity investment education workshop in Lagos with the theme Profitable Stock Market Trading Strategies for Financial Independence and Freedom. The workshop theme and timing, according to a statement by the organisers, is in realisation of the fact that real independence today is synonymous with financial freedom. This event, which holds on October 2, 2017 is...

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02:04

FG mulls $10b annual oil output, fields cap investment review "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kachikwu: Nigeria not yet out of the woods How Nigeria, for the third time in a row, escaped Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) sledge hammer on quota cut The Federal Government is considering a review of $10 billion projected annual investment on oil production and fields cap investments in Nigeria, New Telegraph has learnt. The ministry of petroleum resources, which revealed this in a document, quoted the Minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to have said that Nigeria was not yet out of the woods on...

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01:50

01:46

Why Nigeria Is Facing Secessionist Fervor, Again. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-24/why-nigeria-is-facing-secessionist-fervor-again-quicktake-q-aFiled under: Uncategorized

01:42

PDPll return to power in 2019 Prof. Adeniran. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, Thursday declared his readiness to deliver the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) back to More

01:30

Press Release: APC TO SAGAY: YOU ARE THE ROGUE ELEPHANT. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Our attention has been brought to an interview published on pages 46-47 of The Nation Newspaper of Sunday, September 24, More

01:19

Ptition: Que cessent toutes sortes d'abus sur les femmes autour de grandes plantations de monoculture d'arbres "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

25 Sep 2017 | RADDCette ptition contient la demande urgente de mettre fin aux souffrances et aux violences que l'expansion des plantations industrielles de palmiers huile a pour effet sur les femmes, dans le continent africain et ailleurs.

01:19

Petition: Stop all forms of abuse against women in large monoculture tree plantations "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

25 Sep 2017 | RADDUrgent request from women in Africa to stop the suffering and the violent impacts the expansion of industrial oil palm plantations is creating on womens lives.

01:14

UN Envoy: Saif Al Islam Ghadafi allowed to run for president of Libya "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame (from Lebanon), has released a bit of information about his upcoming plan for Libya. He states that there is a 3 step plan culminating in a general election for the country in 2018. This will be an election for President and Parliament. He confirmed that all Ghadafi loyalists including and especially his son, Saif Al Islam Ghadafi will be free to participate. Of course it is absurd to think that the Libyan people need permission from the UN to hold an election and decide who can run in that election. The best news about this statement is that it ignores the worthless ICC (International Criminal Court) and their phony charges against Saif Al Islam. It proves the ICC is not respected and their opinion is not relative to anything happening in Libya. Also, I must comment that the Great Tribes of Libya have their own schedule for this election which may or may not meet the schedule of the UN. The bottom line is that there is only one solution to bring peace and security back to Libya and her people - that is via the Green Resistance and the return of Libya to the great Jamahiriya. In Libya you will find 95% of the people now back this movement and support Saif Al Islam Ghadafi as their leader. There is no support and never has been for radical Islamists, terrorists, Muslim Brotherhood or any other western supported armed control of Libya. Comment: Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, formally known as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was the name from 1986 to 2011 of the Libyan state established by Muammar Gaddafi after the overthrow of the Kingdom of Libya in 1969. The Libyan government stated that the Libyan Jamahiriya was a direct democracy without any political parties, governed by its populace through local popular councils and communes (named Basic People's Congresses).

01:01

Designing a new UK preferences regime post-Brexit: how Africa can benefit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The UK Government should prioritise the forming of a new preferences regime for post-Brexit trade. This paper looks at how Africa might seek to benefit.

00:59

Food for thought. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For 35 years, Anthony Enahoro, Afenifere, Ben Nwabueze, OPC, haneze, MEND, MASSOB, Awolowo, and other reputable Nigerians tried and begged More

00:54

PRODUCE NNAMDI KANU NOW OR BE SUED IN A SEPARATE SUIT IPOB TELLS NIGERIAN GOVT. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigeria government extra-judicial move by invading the residence of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu with military armoured tanks and whisking him away More

00:29

Trumps Peace Agenda: Total War "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Trumps Peace Agenda: Total War | usa_flag_bombs-1979px | Trump US News War Propaganda

He talks peace while waging endless wars of aggression on multiple countries, raping and destroying them, threatening new ones against North Korea, Iran and Venezuela.

Russia and China are on Washingtons target list, the last obstacles to remove to achieve unchallenged global dominance doomsday scenario risked if either country is attacked. Nuclear Armageddon could follow.

Permanent war is Americas longstanding policy. No nation in world history matches its threat to humanity, its survival uncertain if US rampaging isnt stopped.

On September 18, Foreign Policy magazine reported US bombs are falling in record numbers in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen.

In Syria and Iraq, terror-bombing in August alone exceeded any previous month since US warplanes attacked both countries in 2014, on the phony pretext of combating ISIS, proof Washington wants endless war, not resolution in all active theaters.

In Afghanistan, US terror-bombing is greater than any time since 2012. After 16 years of endless war, the objective is keep waging it, not winning.

The war was lost years ago, when Washington had 100,000 combat troops there, supplemented by terror-bombing. Now around 11,000 are deployed to the country, three or four thousand more coming, maybe additional numbers ahead.

Nearly 550,000 US forces couldnt defeat the Vietnamese, wanting their country back. Nor will America defeat Taliban fighters, no matter its troop strength on the ground. Another 16 years of war wont change things.

In Yemen, US terror-bombing increased greatly over 2016, mass destruction and civilian massacres increased this year in all US war theaters.

Trump delegated warmaking to hawkish generals. It shows in their indifference to human life, civilians mostly harmed, defenseless men, women and children.

Is North Korea next to be struck? Will Trump risk nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, embroiling the region if launched, China likely intervening to protect its security, Russia perhaps as well?

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23:28

Everything You Need to Know About US-North Korea Tensions From the Past Week "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)   In Americas latest show of force on the Korean Peninsula, U.S. jets flew further north of the demilitarized zone than they have at any time in this century. The flight followed a week of name-calling from both the U.S. and North Korea during which nothing of any substance suggestions on how to scale back tensions, for example was uttered.

The current anxiety surrounding the situation between the United States and North Korea is rooted in uncertainty. No one really seems to know how advanced Kims missiles are or if he would actually use them, just as no one seems to have a firm grasp on how much of Trumps talk about annihilating the Hermit kingdom entirely can be taken at face value.

In fact, this uncertainty is having a direct effect on global financial markets. A new survey shows over 80 percent of Wall Street CFOs now feel the soaring stock market is readying for a downturn, with many citing U.S.-North Korea tensions as one of the most worrisome factors.

And while the worlds attention is understandably focused on the possibility of military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, its important to note that this fact hasnt stopped the major players of the Asia-Pacific from making moves.

China, the only country on Earth that can rival the United States as a dominant superpower, has set the regional tone. In both statement and action, China has demonstrated that its grand plan to link the continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa through digital and physical infrastructure is very much alive.

As recently as Saturday, the countrys Ministry of Land and Resources was urging countries with a stake in Chinese mining to eschew protectionist policies the type often attributed to P...

23:26

Honor Water Warriors with us in San Francisco "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Join us for a celebration of water defenders from around the world on Friday, October 13 in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District.We have a creative evening in store, with a documentary about the world's largest desert lake Lake Turkana and the inspiring youth-led social movement to protect it. Stay after for drinks, interactive art, and a chance to hear the latest stories on water and river protection from our campaigners from South Africa, Brazil, Thailand, China and [...]

22:27

Egyptian opposition leader given jail sentence for hand gesture "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Khaled Ali's political profile has soared since he won the case nullifying a government transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

21:47

Delta LG Election: Udu PDP Chair, Vice Suspended Over Incompetence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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LAGOS SEPTEMBER 25TH (URHOBOYODAY)-The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Sam Ughwujowhovwo and his Vice have been suspended over incompetence.
The duo were suspended at a meeting attended by a former Attorney General of Delta State, Chief Moses and Hon. Keston Okoro, a former member of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Urhobt=otoday.com source alleged that former Transition Committee Chairman of Udu Local Government Council, Hon. Raymond Edijala moved the motion for the suspension of the PDP Chairman and his vice.
The motion was seconded by Chief C.C.I. Wiliki, former President of Aladja Community Council.
It was reported that Hon. Raymond Edijala had earlier reacted to a meeting wherein the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairmanship slot was allegedly zoned to Udu South to the detriment of other members of the party.
Edijala in the said report urged party faithfuls to disregard the purported zoning by party leaders and elders.
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21:20

Troops uncover,detonate IED near Borno IDP camp Army "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian Army yesterday, said its troops uncovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted near the Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, said the IED, which was discovered some 300 metres away from the camp on Sunday, was safely detonated by the Explosives Ordinance Devices (EOD) team. Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole averted a disaster on Sunday 24th September 2017 when on routine patrol they discovered and safely detonated an...

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21:13

WHY IGBOS ARE ANGRY WITH NIGERIA "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

First, for those who think this is all about Jonathan and Buhari. It is not. Igbos were disappointed that Jonathan More

21:00

As UN Advisers Back Yemen Probe, Saudi Arabia Kidnaps Child "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sanaa (GPA)  Over the past month, UN advisors, NGOs, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have all stressed the need to establish an inquiry into the daily human rights violations in Yemen. Meanwhile just hours ago, Saudi Arabia appears to have kidnapped a child who was recently the only remaining survivor of a Saudi airstrike.

In August, sixty-seven non-governmental organizations led by Human Rights Watch began demanding the United Nations Human Rights Council establish an independent body to investigate the sweeping human rights violations carried out in Yemen on a daily basis.

Torture, Air Strikes, and Never Ending War Crimes

Saudi Arabia and their allies with the backing of the United States have bombed Yemen for the past 900+ days. Official numbers from Human Rights Watch put the total at about 5,000, but local Yemeni groups estimate the number to be closer to 13,000. They indiscriminately bomb civilian areas with undefined targets which leads observers to conclude that the civilian targets are, in fact, intentional.

The Saudi coalition is also guilty of repeatedly using internationally banned cluster bombs as well as possible white phosphorous on civilian areas.

The United Arab Emirates with the backing of the United States is also guilty of operating at least eighteen secret blacksite prisons inside Yemen with the supposed purpose of detaining al-Qaeda militants. Inmates were subjected to extreme torture which further implicates the United States and their western allies in these war crimes.

This figure still only reflects those killed from airstrikes and direct military action. It does not include the number of civilians who have died as a result of the ongoing siege and blockade which restricts land, air and sea access to Yemen.

Yemen imports nearly 80% of food, so the siege has put nearly 7 million people at risk of famine. Restricted imports also means dwindling access to basic goods such as medical supplies and cleaning products. This has triggered a globally unprecedented cholera outbreak. Over 700,000 will likely become infected with the deadly yet treatable and preventable disease by the end of the year.

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

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20:15

IPOB press release. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

We the family of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish More

20:13

NLC President blasts Ortoms over poor utilisation of bailout, Paris Club funds "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba yesterday took a swipe at Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for poor utilization of the bailout funds and the two tranches of Paris Club Refund which accrued to him from the Presidency. Comrade Wabba who made his feelings known while fielding questions from journalists shortly after a meeting with State Executive Council of the union at its secretariat in Makurdi wondered why the governor has failed to pay workers in his state after receiving series of interventions from the...

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20:07

Reps resume today, to probe 2016/17 federal civil service recruitment "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

To present 20 bills pass motion on Benue floods, medical residency bill   As the House of Representatives reconvenes from its two-month annual long vacation, it may be mandating a committee to investigate the 2016/17 recruitment exercise into the federal civil service. Twenty bills are also expected to be presented on the floor just as a motion on the urgent need for permanent measures to address the perennial flood in Benue state is to be debated. These and other issues to be handled by the House on resumption are contained...

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20:06

NNAMDI KANU: THE GAME OF PASSIVE AGGRESSION. By Umeh Chummy. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In his Book The 50th Law prolific writer Robert Greene opined that in todays world, just like every other thing More

20:03

BREAKING: President Buhari returns to Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after making a trip to London.   President Buhari left New York last week Thursday to London, the United Kingdom after participating in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Details soon

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19:47

Nigerias unity not settled, still open to negotiation Asiwaju Tinubu. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2017/09/24/asiwaju-tinubu-disagrees-buhari-osinbajo-restructuring/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitterFiled under: Uncategorized

19:43

Nnamdi Kanu Is 50 Today! "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Today September 25th in the year 1967, this brave and fearless young man was born into the family of HRH More

19:42

Restructuring: Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara support devolution of powers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, Monday agreed to support devolution of powers in the country, saying the federal government should transfer some aspects of health, transport, fire service among others to the states while it focuses on defence, foreign affairs, security and currency. This was the position of the three states at the APC North-west zonal public hearing held in Sokoto. The position of Sokoto as presented by former deputy governor Chiso Abdullahi, rejected the creation of new states, saying many states in the country at the...

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19:39

Homegrown school feeding meant to address nutrition challenge in the country Osinbajo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has explained that one of the reasons the Buhari administrations Homegrown School Feeding Programme was conceived is to address problems of malnutrition, especially regarding primary school pupils. Prof. Osinbajo stated this earlier today while receiving, at the Presidential Villa, a delegation of Nigerian human nutritionists led by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar. Abubakar, who came with leaders of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria had detailed the concerns of Nigerian professional human nutritionists on malnutrition challenges, and how Nigeria is faring regarding...

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19:20

Buhari weakens the party, makes it unprincipled, APC to Sagay "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The All Progressives Congress has told the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) that the weakness and unprincipled nature of the party were caused by his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari. The party also used the opportunity provided by Sagay to call all the appointees of the government to order, stating that they are in government positions because APC won the 2015 general elections. According to the APC National Working Committee, political appointees should not love the fruit of a tree and disperse the...

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19:01

An Egyptian Slab Lost In Berlin During World War II Has Been FoundIn Michigan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

WHEN BERLINS NEUES MUSEUM CLOSED IN 1939, at the start of World War II, the staff rushed to protect precious items in the collection. As they put important artifacts into storage, someone stashed a 3,200-year-old stone slab from ancient Egypt inside a sarcophagus. After the war, the slabcarved limestone with a turquoise ceramic glazewas nowhere []

18:59

Terrorist Tag: UNILORIN slams ASUU "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Authorities of the University of Ilorin rejected yesterday the tag of terrorist institution put on it by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The university, in a statement by its Deputy Director of Information, Alhaji Kunle Akogun, claimed that the basis for which the union made its claims were unfounded as the institution has always abided with extant rules and regulations in dealing with its staff. Excerpt from the statement reads: The attention of the management of the University of Ilorin has been drawn to media publications on Monday in which...

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18:51

Newsbud Exclusive- Catalonia: Franco Returns. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Catalans are drawing comparisons to the brutal rule of El caudillo, the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, after the Spanish central government began its crackdown on a planned referendum for Catalonia independence.

Offices were raided and members of the Catalan government arrested on September 20 by Spain's Guardia Civil police as part of an effort to derail an independence vote scheduled for October 1. Madrid ruled the referendum illegal and imposed a ban. Police seized ballots and documents related to the referendum and later took over the payment of essential services and public workers' salaries to prevent Catalonia from spending money. The Spanish government also ordered banks to control all movements in the accounts and credit cards managed by Catalan leaders.

On September 22, the Spanish Interior Ministry chartered three ferries to house police in preparation for a crackdown.

"Three ships arrived and will stay in the ports of Barcelona and Tarragona, where police and Guardia Civil forces will stay," said the central government's representative office in Catalonia.

According to a spokesman for the port in Barcelona, the police, said to number over 16,000, will stay until October 3, two days after the scheduled referendum vote. A recent Guardia Civil tweet described the presence of its officers in Catalonia as La tormenta, or the storm. The Guardia Civil operation is dubbed Anubis, named after the Egyptian god of death.

The president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, told the Guardian that even during the worst of ETA era the government did not deploy massive numbers of police. ETA, an acronym for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, or "Basque Homeland and Liberty, was a formerly armed leftist Basque nationalist and separatist organization in the Basque Country in northern Spain and southwestern France.......

18:49

Scores injured as Sunshine FC clash with Osun United FC supporters "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In what looked like a reprisal attack, scores of supporters of Ondo State-owned Football Club; the Sunshine Stars FC were at the weekend injured after a match between it and its counterpart in Osun State, Osun United. The Sunshine Stars FC players, supporters and its staff including the Media Officer, Mr Chris Okunnuwa were critical injured after they were attacked by suspected supporters of Osun United FC. Briefing reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon Saka Yusuf-Ogunleye suspected the attackers might be as...

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18:44

Abia Schools reopen after weeks of Army/IPOB clash "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After the shift in resumption as a result of the security situation in the state, schools in Abia state finally resumed for academic work yesterday. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu last week announced the postponement of resumption of both public and private schools because of the operation python dance which upset the peace in the state. A visit to some of the schools in the Umuahia metropolis indicates that both students and teachers were eager for the resumption as they were in their duty posts and classes, unlike previous resumption dates in which...

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18:33

Restructure Nigeria immediately, or risk the dangers of BiafraExit. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sometimes I wonder if Nigerians have ever paid any attention to the National Anthem. Can a nation truly and technically More

18:19

James Gilliland September 2017 Update: Ancient History and Understandings to Free the Soul "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

September Update


Ancient History and Understandings To Free The Soul


by James Gilliland
September 21, 2017

We are in the Apocalypse defined as the great uncovering. We are going to realize almost everything we have been told is a lie, half-truths designed to steer humanity off course, hinder human evolution.

Well looks like the double speak is here. The masks are all coming down. No rock is being left unturned and all iniquities will be shouted from the roof tops. The days of tyranny and deception are coming to a close. We are in the Apocalypse defined as the great uncovering. We are going to realize almost everything we have been told is a lie, half-truths designed to steer humanity off course, hinder human evolution. Peoples true intentions are being made known despite the blatant futile attempts to maintain the status quo. If you want to know the truth just take the lame stream medias broadcast and reverse it. Know the agenda of the Cabal, the New World Order and you will see the reasons why there is so much pain, suffering, death and lack on the planet.

The Archon or Draconian grid has been in place ever since the fallen Annunaki aligned with reptilian forces for total supremacy.

To truly understand what has been happening on the Earth you need to know the players. The Archon or Draconian grid has been in place ever since the fallen Annunaki aligned with reptilian forces for total supremacy. This began with Marduk. He is on the face of the dinar. Many religions are based on the bearded gods which is going to be a shock to most religious folks. The Egyptian Gods, Greek Gods, Hindu Gods, Jewish God, many other ancient deities all go back to the Annunaki. All Gods are tied into Off Worlders or Inner Earth beings. Some were benevolent, some were not. This includes the demigods and hybrids between human and Lyrians. The stories of famous demigods were true, they were hybrids, stronger, taller, wiser than most humans. The ancient Lyrians were the root race for humanity and colonized many planets within the multiverse. Yes, some are from other dimensions. There still exist very advanced Annunaki that never fell, they continued to operate under Universal Law many of which reside on the 6th through 9th dimensions. They are exquisitely beautiful and they are returning. Now before you think we are....

17:30

Meet Reem Anbar, Gazas first music therapist "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Gaza

Gazas first music therapist is transforming the lives of war-traumatised children
The New Arab 21 Sept by Rami Almeghari The gentle waves lapped at the Gaza shore as a group of children played music together, led by their teacher Reem Anbar, a lute player. The Alshalihat beachfront resort was playing host to a summer camp, organised by Handicap International, for Gazas children particularly those with special needs. Over the past two years, I have held several training sessions for people with special needs, adult girls and children, using certain techniques of my own, said Reem, a 26-year-old music therapist. Many of those sessions were therapy with the help of music, dedicated for those exposed to some bad life experiences, she told The New Arab, as the children played on.  Reem has been playing music since she was 12 years old. A graduate in business administration, she travelled to Belgium in 2014  where she began taking part in childrens musical therapy.
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2017/9/21/meeting-gazas-first-music-therapist

Hamas insists that resistance weapons are not for discussion
MEMO 23 Sept The Deputy Leader of the Hamas Political Bureau reiterated on Friday that resistance weapons are not for discussion during the talks about internal reconciliation with rival faction Fatah, Al-Hayat.com has reported. Mousa Abu Marzook pointed out that the issue of resistance weapons had never been discussed before and noted that it was not even proposed to be on the agenda. Such weapons, he added, are the property of all the Palestinians and their guarantee against Israeli aggression. Stressing that Hamas wants guarantees for any elections, Abu Marzook said that it is also ready to share the responsibility with the Palestinian Authority and the other Palestinian factions for making decisions about peace and war. This is a national issue and needs a national agreement, he insisted.
Following the dissolution of the administrative committee in Gaza by Hamas, the senior official said, it is demanded of PA President Mahmoud Abbas to cancel all of the punitive measures he has taken against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and for the government to take up its responsibilities in the enclave. Abu Marzook noted that the PA is expected to respond to Egypts invitation to talk about all of the issues, including the Palestinian elections, reformation of the PLO and the...

16:37

Who is the objective observer cited in an article on Hizbullah in the Washington Post? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A fellow at the Rafiq Hariri center at the Saudi-Hariri-UAE-funded Atlantic Council.  

15:36

Africa IUCN on the tall tale of the endangered status of giraffes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

IUCN

https://www.iucn.org/commissions/commission-environmental-economic-and-social-policy/our-work/specialist-group-sustainable-use-and-livelihoods-suli/newsletters-sulinews/sulinews-11-august-2017/giraffes-tall-and-disturbing

 

Giraffes: a tall and disturbing tale

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Robin Sharp

Many conservationists were shocked earlier this year to read a headline in a UK national daily newspaper suggesting that giraffes were suffering rapid decline. The newspaper was The Guardian and the headline read Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists tell US. The article went on to say that since 1985 there had been a drop of almost 40% in population numbers to an estimated 97,500 and that in December 2016 IUCN had classified giraffes as vulnerable in the Red List.

Reticulated Giraffe, Samburu National Park, KenyaPhoto: (c) Julian Fennessy, GCF

What prompted The Guardian story was a petition from five US-based groups to have the species listed under the US Endangered Species Act. This process, if successful, can have substantial consequences both for the species affected and the livelihoods of the people who are connected with them.

...

15:29

Turkeys Erdogan threatens war on Iraqi Kurdistan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan

As if things are not already bad enough with United States President Donald Trump, buddy of Turkish dictator Erdogan, threatening and practicing war on Yemen, Afghanistan, North Korea, Venezuela, Africa and where not Turkish dictator Erdogan himself, after invading Syria, today threatens to, once again, invade Iraqi Kurdistan as well.

Like his fellow corrupt right-winger Rajoy in Spain, also Erdogans helper, Erdogan uses as pretext a referendum about independence. However, Rajoys forces of oppression in Catalonia at the moment have not crossed an internationally recognized border. While an Erdogan invasion of Iraq would be aggression against an internationally recognized sovereign state.

We can arrive a...

14:47

Trump Expands Travel Ban to Include North Korea and Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens restrictions from original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

(MEE)  The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the US as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, the Trump administration said in a statement on Sunday.

The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

It also removes Sudan, one of the countries in the original ban, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the US.

The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on 18 October, resulted from a review after President Donald Trumps original travel bans were challenged in court.

North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements, the statement said.

Full travel bans were placed on nationals from North Korea and Chad, while the restrictions for Venezuela were limited to officials from a long list of government agencies and their families.

An administration official briefing reporters on a conference call acknowledged that the number of North Koreans traveling to the US now was very low.

By MEE and agencies / Republished with permission / Middle East Eye / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

14:43

Trumps war on American football, update "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from the USA says about itself:

First NFL Game since Donald Trump Blasts Player Protests.

24 September 2017

By Patrick Martin in the USA:

In defiance of Trump threats, US athletes protest police repression

25 September 2017

Hundreds of National Football League players took part in symbolic protest actions against police violence Sunday, kneeling or sitting during the playing of the US national anthem before professional football games, or locking arms with those who did.

Dozens of players have been taking part in such protests since the beginning of the season, angered by the continuing police shootings and killings and expressing particular concern over the disproportionate police violence directed at minority youth. Three quarters of NFL players are African-American.

The protests escalated Sunday in response to the intervention of President Trump, who, in the course of a Friday night campaign appearance in Alabama, vilified the protesters with an obscenity and called on NFL owners to fire any player who refused to stand at attention during the playing of the anthem.

Many teams met Saturday night or Sunday morning to decide on a response, and at every game the participation by players increased from previous weeks. Those who did not kneel or sit stood with arms locked behind the protesters, supporting their democratic right to voice their political views.

At least three teams effectively boycotted the pla...

14:13

Buhari comments on Germanys election "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her victory at the polls.   The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina said he joins world leaders and well-wishers in congratulating the German leader.   The Sunday vote left Merkels centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) well ahead of all other parties in the race for the German Parliament, known as the Bundestag.   President Buhari in the statement felicitated with the German Chancellors party for producing leadership for the country for over 12 years, and...

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14:06

JUST IN: 661 Arms importation: Suspects opt for plea bargain "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Two out of the four suspects docked by the Federal Government before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly importing 661 pump-action rifles into the country without lawful authority have opted for plea bargain. The suspects; Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Salihu Danjuma and one, Matthew Okoye (said to be at large) were on June 14 arraigned before the court on an 8-count charge of conspiracy, importation of prohibited firearms, forgery, uttering of forged documents and bribery. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and...

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14:05

Leopard against wild dogs in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Leopard Takes on 9 Wild Dogs

19 September 2017

A pack of wild dogs happily digging into their meal did not expect it to be short-lived as this leopard ordered himself an easy drive through meal

Field Guide (Ranger) Patrick Mziyako was taking his guests for a ride when he captured this footage in Kruger [National Park], at Kwaggaspan Waterhole near Skukuza.

14:01

Aregbesola justifies APC public hearing on federalism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola justified the ongoing public debate on true federalism put together by the All Progressive Congress (APC). Aregbesola made the observation at the sitting of the Committee in Ilorin, Kwara state. The Osun state governor is a member of the committee, headed by Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. He said, It would be wrong of us to impose our views on the population of Nigerians and that is why we have put this together. We want Nigerians to tell us how they want...

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13:51

Survival accuses big conservation organisations of abuse "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Survival International accuses wildlife guards funded by WWF and other big conservation organisations of committing widespread human rights abuses in the Congo Basin.

12:47

Shocking Confessions From Kidnapper of Christian Girls "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman mourns the death of a fellow Copt in a terrorist attack.An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman mourns the death of a fellow Copt in a terrorist attack. (Photo: Reuters)

 

Identified only as G in an interview with World Watch Monitor, the former kidnapper says, Salafist networks began in the 70s and its reached its highest levels now, in the era of President Sisi A group of kidnappers meets in a mosque to discuss potential victims. They keep a close eye on Christians houses and monitor everything thats going on. On that basis, they weave a spiders web around [the girls], he says.

Sometimes they use a strategy of false romance. A Muslim boy tells a Christian girl he loves her and wants to convert to Christianity for her, he explains. They start a romantic relationship until one day they decide to escape together. What the girls dont know is that they are actually being kidnapped. Most of the time they will not marry their kidnapper, but someone else

I remember a Coptic Christian girl from a rich, well-known family in Minya. She was kidnapped by five Muslim men. They held her in a house, stripped her and filmed her naked. In the video, one of them also undressed. They threatened to make the video public if the girl wouldnt marry him.

G says that the police are often complicit in the kidnappings usually because they receive a payoff but also for ideological reasons. Even if they would like to do something to help the girl or her family, they refrain because they are afraid of the militant groups, said Egyptian Human Rights Activist Ebram Loius.

The kidnappers receive large amounts of money. Police can help them in different ways, and when they do, they might they might also receive a part of the financial reward the kidnappers are paid by the Islamization organisations, says G.

In some cases, police provide the kidnappers with drugs they seize. The drugs are then given to the girls to weaken their resistance as they put them under pressure. I even know of...

12:41

Protests mount against Africa's 'colonial' CFA currency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of west and central Africa. Critics say the currency has hampered economic growth while France profits.

12:30

Yemen needs united nations, not the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As the UN Human Rights Council looks once again at launching an independent inquiry into war crimes in Yemen, I have one thing to say to the organisations pushing for it: good luck

12:27

Arabic press review: Even after death, Brotherhood leader's trial goes on "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Undefined

Also: Some prices rise by up to 40 percent in Algeria, and robberies increase in Kuwait

12:14

Globocop: Trump issues new travel ban to 'bad people', includes Venezuelan officials 'responsible for identified inadequacies' "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A new extended travel ban announced by Donald Trump's administration will restrict travel to the US from North Korea and Venezuela, as well as from Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia - countries included in previous bans - based on "security or safety threat." The new restrictions, which come as a result of a review of previous travel bans challenged in American courts, are set to take effect on October 18. "North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements," the Sunday proclamation said, explaining the addition. The document, titled "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," was published on the White House's website.

Globocop: Trump issues new travel ban to 'bad people', includes Venezuelan officials 'responsible for identified inadequacies' "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A new extended travel ban announced by Donald Trump's administration will restrict travel to the US from North Korea and Venezuela, as well as from Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia - countries included in previous bans - based on "security or safety threat." The new restrictions, which come as a result of a review of previous travel bans challenged in American courts, are set to take effect on October 18. "North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements," the Sunday proclamation said, explaining the addition. The document, titled "Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats," was published on the White House's website.

12:11

In Dubai Briton faces prison for giving the finger in road altercation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jamil Ahmed Mukadam, 23, from Leicester, made the gesture as he made his way to the airport in a hire car after a holiday in the Gulf state in February. After a driver tailgated him and started flashing his lights, Mukadam reacted in frustration.

The IT consultant who raised his middle finger at another driver in Dubai could face a six-month jail term after being arrested for offensive behaviour in Dubais ultra modern airport.

He thought nothing more of it, but on returning to Dubai on September 10, he was arrested at immigration control and initially held in a police cell with criminals including rapists and murderers, according to the Sun. He was released on bail to a hotel but had his passport confiscated to stop him leaving the country.

I was driving to the airport with my wife and this guy was up behind me flashing his lights. I pulled over and they were screaming at me. I stuck my finger up and drove off.

Its the kind of thing that happens in England all the time. You dont go to jail for it.

When I came back last week for a holiday with my wife I went through passport control in Dubai and when they took a scan it started beeping loudly. Within seconds I was surrounded by police and taken off to jail, he added.

One must observe local laws and customs whilst in Dubai a foreign office official was overheard saying, wishing to remain anonymous.
 Mohammed Salem

 

Radha Stirling of law firm Stirling Haigh, who is assisting Mukadam via the Detained in Dubai organization, said offensive or insulting behavior is considered a crime in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).......

10:55

Tinubu, Obasa mourn Chief Imams death "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the death of Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim (Gana V), saying that he was deeply saddened by the clerics death. The former Lagos Governor said Sheikh Ibrahim would be sorely missed as he always put his deep knowledge and understanding of Islam at the disposal of many in Lagos.  Tinubu in a statement issued last night in through his Media Office,  said: Im deeply saddened by the death of the Chief Imam of Lagos. But...

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10:50

JUST IN: P-Square split over threat to life "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Singing duo, Paul and Peter Okoye of P-Square have gone their separate ways amid a renewed rift between the two brothers. According to a letter circulating on social media, Peter had sent a termination letter to their lawyer Festus Keyamo (SAN), demanding for a termination of the agreement between Psquare. In the letter, he defends his decision by making some serious allegations against his twin Paul and older brother/group manager Jude. According to Peter, Paul is no longer willing to co-operate with him, even going as far as cancelling their planned US...

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10:18

Those against restructuring of Nigeria are lazy Atiku. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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10:17

Bird crime in Malta update "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from Malta says about itself:

20 September 2017

Members of the public found this Common Kestrel during an evening walk in Siiewi on the 13th September 2017.

The bird was rescued from under a rubber wall, which it has scrambled to, to hide away from people as it was unable to fly.

Afterwards it was taken to the vet where an x-ray was performed,

The x-ray showed a break in the right wing and several pellets. The vet recommended this bird for rehabilitation.

This is the seventh shot bird handed to BirdLife Malta, during this years autumn hunting season. An attempt is being made to rehabilitate this bird back to the wild where it belongs.

You can help us to save more injured birds by donating today.

This video from Malta says about itself:

22 September 2017

This Honey Buzzard (Kuarda in Maltese) was recovered from Gozo on the 14th of September and immediately taken to the vet.
After a physical examination and an X-ray it was discovered that the protected bird had been illegally shot at. The bird of prey has pellets inside its body but thankfully no broken bones. However the condition of the wings is very bad.

This is the 8th known victim of illegal hunting discovered by BirdLife Malta during this years autumn hunting season.

Thankfully with the help of the vet, this European Honey Buzzard will regrow its feathers back to optimum condition and be able to continue its migration journey to Africa.

Another Honey Buzzard was retrieved from Girgenti yesterday, less than a week after the Gozo one. The vet confirmed that this second Honey Buzzard was illegally...

10:02

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STOP THE NGO REGULATORY BILL. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://citizengo.org/en/87221-house-representatives-stop-ngo-regulatory-bill?tc=wp&tcid=39934742Filed under: Uncategorized

09:47

Senator Ike Ekweremadus honest advice to the IGBOS on legal and other issues involved BIAFRA agitation and realization. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Beyond sentiments, it needs to be emphasised that Nigeria is a sovereign state, with a defined territory recognised by the More

09:32

Donald Trumps pro-Sudanese dictatorship, anti-Venezuela measures "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Why Trump Threatened Venezuela with Military Action: Oil

26 August 2017

Trump recently threatened to take military action in Venezuela for humanitarian reasons seeing that its people are suffering. However, since hes driven by minerals in Afghanistanand has previously stated his intent to take the oil from Iraqhis true intentions are pretty apparent here: he wants to take Venezuelas oil. Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world, with more than 298 billion barrels, and Trump likely wants a piece of that pie. This comes after his administration has threatened Iran and North Korea with military action as well.

Dutch NOS TV reports today about changes in Donald Trumps policies against people traveling to the USA.

There used to be six, mostly Islamic, countries on Trumps travel ban list. Now, Trump has removed Sudan from that list.

Some years ago some people used to make propaganda for a humanitarian war on Sudan by the USA and other NATO countries. It would have been a humanitarian war with bloody anti-humanitarian consequences; as...

09:23

Biafra: CESJET slams US over refusal to recognize IPOB as a terror group "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A civil society group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has condemned in strong terms the refusal of the United State government to recognize the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist group. The centre said the action was a clear indication that the US was not in support of Nigeria unity. The United States Government had during the weekend said it does not categorize the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. The spokesman for the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, stated that...

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08:48

South Africa Molewa statement on World Rhino Day "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Government of South Africa

 

Press release

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa thanks all South Africans for their efforts to conserve the rhino on the occasion of World Rhino Day

On the occasion of World Rhino Day, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has thanked all government departments, law enforcement agencies, civil society and all South Africans for their commitment to conserve one of the worlds most iconic species, the rhino.

Whilst it is important to acknowledge the efforts of government departments and agencies in implementing the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros approach, at the same time we must recognise the efforts of our communities, the NGO community, business, and all ordinary South Africans who are doing their part, said Minister Molewa.

Every year on September 22nd, the world marks World Rhino Day to raise awareness around the impact of rhino poaching. The theme of this years World Rhino Day is Five Rhino Species Forever; in reference to the five species of rhino: the Black rhino, While rhino, Greater one-horned rhino, Sumatran and Javan rhinos.

As home to the largest population of rhino in the world, South Africa continues to have a proud record for species conservation despite the grim impact of the illicit transnational wildlife trade on our rhino, we continue to register successes in bringing poaching numbers down, said Dr. Molewa.

South Africa brought the rhino back from the brink of extinction in the 1960s and today has an estimated 20 000 black and white rhino.

This is thanks to the collaborative conservation efforts of government departments and agencies, private rhino owners, NGOs and most importantly, the efforts of communities living adjacent to national parks as well as state ad privately-owned conservation areas.

Key aspects of the Integrated Strategic Management (ISM) Approach are managing rhino populations, compulsory interventions (including proactive anti-poaching measures), international and national collaboration and cooperation, as well as long-term sustainability measures.

Significant progress has been made with regards to the implementation of the interventions, such as a slow but steady...

08:46

Africas elephants Space for Giants argues against criticism that it does little on the ground "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Ecologist


Judi Wakhungu, Kenyas minister of environment and natural resources (left), joins Dr Max Graham, chief executive of Space for Giants (second left) and Joshua Irungu, the former Laikipia County Governor (fifth left) and others at an event to launch the construction of an electrified elephant fence. 
The Space for Giants approach to elephant conservation in Africa

Dr Max Graham

22nd September, 2017

Space for Giants works with philanthropists, lobbies African governments, educates prosecutors and collars elephants as part of its conservation work. But the approach to conservation in Africa itself has been a matter of passionate debate. Here DR MAX GRAHAM, CEO of Space for Giants explains how the team works

We do all of this unashamedly. The time to safeguard once and for all the wild spaces of this world is short.

In Laikipia in Kenya, where Ive been based for nearly 20 years, farmers like Paul Njoroge are raising harvests undisturbed by crop-raiding elephants thanks to a pioneering electrified fence Space for Giants designed and built.

To the north, on 56,000 acres of habitat we helped save and now help manage as a wildlife conservancy, cattle owned by neighbours like Edward Letouwon are healthier thanks to better grazing they access, and vet services the conservancy provides.

And in nearby courtrooms, investigators, prosecutors and magistrates we helped to train are throwing the full force of Kenyas new wildlife crime laws which our specialists helped to draft at criminals like David Mwariama, found illegally with 43kg of ivory, and Zachary Mboya, found with just 600g. Both are today in prison.

Important natural landscapes

In a recent book review published by The Ecologist, Lewis Evans characterised my organisation, Space for Giants, as primarily focused on PR while doing little on the ground. That is inaccurate, and, we felt, unf...

08:29

U.S. Adds North Korea, Venezuela and Chad to List of Nations Facing Travel Restrictions "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

New restrictions apply to eight nations, including five that were covered by President Trumps previous ban

Updated Sept. 24, 2017 10:18 p.m. ET

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump on Sunday issued a new ban on entry to the U.S. that applies a range of restrictions on nationals from eight countries, including new targets Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.

The new restrictions, replacing his previous order that expired on Sunday, apply to five of the six countries covered by the previous travel banIran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The African nation of Sudan was subject to the original ban but dropped under the new version.

The new rules vary by country, with some nations facing outright travel bans and others subject to more limited restrictions. For instance, nationals of some countries are barred from migrating to the U.S. but are allowed to travel for school. Still, in most cases, the majority of potential travel to the U.S. will be banned.

As president, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people, Mr. Trump wrote in the Sunday order.

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The new order reflects painful lessons learned after intense criticism of two previous versions. Mr. Trumps first executive order, issued after just a week in office, touched off confusion in airports, protests across the country and a quick judicial rebuke. The second version, in March, allowed for the restrictions to be phased in, but it too was put on hold by the courts almost immediately before the Supreme Court in June allowed a modified versi...

07:45

Trump is indefinitely barring citizens from seven countries in new travel ban "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

On Sunday Trump issued a new travel ban that will bar almost all citizens from seven countries from entering the United States, reports the New York Times. The countries this time around are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea. Also, citizens of Venezuela who try to enter the U.S. will be subject

On Sunday Trump issued a new travel ban that will bar almost all citizens from seven countries from entering the United States, reports the New York Times. The countries this time around are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, and North Korea. Also, citizens of Venezuela who try to enter the U.S. will be subject to restrictions and heightened scrutiny. Unlike his last travel ban, which included only Muslim-majority countries, the inclusion of North Korea and Venezuela means that Trumps order this time will be harder to fight in the courts on the basis of religious discrimination. The new travel ban goes into effect next month.

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Senator got $10m to kill petroleum bill Cttee chair "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Alasoadura: I was offered petrodollar bribe   The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Omotayo Alasoadura, has accused members of the committee in the Sixth and Seventh National Assembly of collecting bribe in dollars to scuttle the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB). An unnamed senator reportedly got $10 million bribe to scuttle the bill. Alasoadura, who blamed the delay in the passage of the PIGB on the petrodollar bribe offered by powerful Nigerians and some oil companies to senators, admitted that he was also offered millions of dollars bribe...

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07:20

Biafra: IPOB registered in California Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

      says EU, US lack power to decide for Nigeria Group to drag Buhari, Buratai to ICC   The Presidency yesterday said that it has facts to show that proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was registered in the State of California, United States of America. That was just as it added that the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) lacked the power to decide for Nigeria which group it should label terrorist or not. Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla,...

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07:10

$600m loans: Banks place 13 tank farms, filling stations on sale "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mansions, exotic cars on seized collateral list Anti-graft war scares potential buyers   Banks have confiscated and placed on sale 13 tank farms, scores of filling stations, landed properties and exotic cars seized as collateral from debtors in the downstream sector, New Telegraph gathered at the weekend, as recovery of $600 million loans in the sub-sector takes a new twist. Head of Energy, Ecobank Plc., Mr. Dolapo Oni, who confirmed the development to this newspaper yesterday, lamented that the sale, which began some weeks back, was suffering low patronage and...

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05:24

Trump announces new travel restrictions on 8 countries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Trump announces new travel restrictions on 8 countries | 24 Sept 2017 | President Trump is replacing his controversial travel ban with a targeted list of restrictions that will enhance vetting for nationals from eight countries, senior administration officials announced Sunday. The eight countries on the modified list of countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. The officials say these states failed to comply with the U.S. information-sharing requirements that aim to make vetting processes stronger.

04:10

Yemens Foreign Minister Sends Message of Gratitude to Helga and the LaRouche Movement "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yemens Foreign Minister Sends Message of Gratitude to Helga and the LaRouche Movement by Harley Schlanger Rogue Money On September 19, the Yemeni Arabic news service Khabar Agency published the full textof a letter sent by the Foreign Minister...

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03:59

Unending demands for fiefdoms "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The clamour for the abolition of the countrys 36-state structure and a return to regionalism has remained a recurring decimal in the Nigerias polity. But, there is doubt whether it would solve the concerns raised by its campaigners. FELIX NWANERI reports     Nigerias federalism took firm roots in 1954, when three regions were established in a federal format. Before then, colonial Nigeria was made up of 24 provinces, which were run from Lagos in three clusters of geographical administrative regions. But the three regions Western Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria...

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03:58

Okonkwo: CBN has stabilised currency with Investor/Exporter FX window "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, recently had an interactive session with select business editors on various issues bothering on the economy, the banking industry and the lenders impressive half year performance for the period ended June 30, 2017. AYODELE AMINU was there.     Recently, the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics said Nigeria is now out of recession, as a banker, can you tell us some of the damages recession caused the economy? Recession simply means negative growth in an economy over a specific period...

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03:58

IPOB SUES FG, ARMY OVER PROSCRIPTION ORDER. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday, sued the Federal government of Nigeria and the Nigerian army for More

03:58

Alleged $8.8m fraud: Lawyers tackle Lagos over notice of discontinuance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Days after he initiated a nolle prosequi in a suit initiated against two Indians, Deepak Khilnan and Sushil Chandra over an alleged fraud of N8.8million, about 28 lawyers have faulted the Lagos State Justice Commissioner and Attorney-General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeems power to discontinue the matter. Parties in the matter have also described as an abuse of power by the Justice Commissioner to terminate the trial of the two Indians after the court had said they had a case to answer. Although they agreed that Attorney-General had powers under Section...

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03:58

Rohr: Zambiall be tougher than Cameroon "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr, has declared that the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia will be a more difficult tie than the encounter with Cameroon. The coach, who was in Ghana for the final of the WAFU Cup of Nations, told New Telegraph that the team had waited for this decisive moment for a year when the qualifiers started while adding that the Eagles will be ready for the game. Rohr insisted that the game would be more difficult than the last matches against Cameroon where Eagles secured...

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03:57

Nig vs Zam: Rohr ponders over Musas inclusion "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, is still undecided over the inclusion of Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa in the squad that will face Zambia in a World Cup qualifier on October 7 in Uyo. Rohr has repeatedly said he would opt for players who play regularly for their various clubs abroad ahead of benchwarmers as he hopes to lead Nigeria to both the World Cup and African Cup of Nations. Musa has been one of the regular faces in the national team since Rohr took over but after losing his...

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03:57

Adegbite: Peoples Constitution is panacea for IPOB, others agitations "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Adesina Adegbite is the National Welfare Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). In this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, he speaks on President Muhammadu Buharis position on Nigerias unity, IPOB and others agitation, snail justice system, trial of high profile graft cases and sundry issues   What is your view on the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra and President Muhammadu Buhari stand on Nigerias unity? It is only an irresponsible leader of a country that will not speak the way President Buhari spoke. No president of a country...

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03:56

The Ibadan Declaration South-East, South-South back proposal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    The clamour for regionalism gathered momentum recently when leaders and the people of Yoruba nation, reached a consensus on the direction the zone wants the anticipated restructuring of the country to take during a summit in Ibadan, Oyo State capital. The zone agreed that the country should return to a proper federation, where the restructured federation will comprise six regions and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The summit held under the chairmanship of legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) and titled: Restructuring: The Yoruba Agenda 2017, saw speakers...

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03:56

NCC Tennis League: CBN Futures beat Team Yetade to win first match "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Team CBN Futures, a team of the best juniors in Nigeria finally won a tie in the third edition of the NCC Tennis League with a victory over Yetade of Ado Ekiti 6-1 in a match the youngsters hosted at the National Stadium Lagos. CBN Futures won the four mens and one ladies singles as well as the mixed doubles conceding only the mens doubles where Stephen Augustine and Emmanuel Jebutu held a match point before the Team Yetades pair of Kayode Olawolu and Opeyemi Odeyemi rallied to...

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03:56

AG Leventis maintains negative bottom-line on harsh milieu "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chris Ugwu writes that due to challenging operating environment, AG Leventis Plc has sustained negative position in its bottom line.   The combination of negative factors has continued to pose serious threats to businesses operating in Nigeria. Aside from the rising cost of raw materials, driven by the challenging macro environment, coupled with fiscal and monetary headwinds, which have resulted in marked reduction in domestic output, some manufacturers and conglomerates who have taken up foreign currency liabilities are also groaning under the pressure of the increased cost of operations. AG...

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03:56

Repositioning judiciary for graft war "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

TUNDE OYESINA writes that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghens new policy among others, for Chief Judges to assign courts to handle only corruption cases, if implemented and monitored, would boost the federal governments fight against graft     As the 2017/2018 new legal year begun, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen had expressed readiness to rid the third arm of government of corruption. The CJNs determination to team up with the executive to fight corruption has again opened a new vista of judicial...

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03:50

Rohingya crisis: Kadyrov in Chechnya vs. Soros in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Let's start with a hypothetical scenario. A supra-national intergovernmental criminal organization called the Deep State runs a militarized intelligence agency called the CIA. They make money the way street thugs do. Only instead of ambushing individuals, they attack, ambush, rape, pillage and loot entire countries. Their ambush operations against any doomed nation always camouflaged as the civil rights movement and always starts with an arrival of a private charitable foundation named after George Soros. Now, imagine that someone invented a powerful antidote to this systemic socioeconomic virus. Imagine that someone created a private charitable foundation. let's say this foundation is named the Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation. Ramzan Kadyrov established a charity in his father's name in 2008. Since its interception, the Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation delivered tens of thousands tons of food and medicine supplies to the Muslim nations affected by national disasters and wars in Africa and in the Middle East. The Foundation has also delivered humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Lugansk republics and to the areas of Russia affected by floods and wildfires. This foundation delivers tons of food, medicine and other help to some most desperate and abandoned people whom no one else dares to help. because they are being used as a bait by the Deep State to create social chaos and unrest in the targeted country.

Rohingya crisis: Kadyrov in Chechnya vs. Soros in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Let's start with a hypothetical scenario. A supra-national intergovernmental criminal organization called the Deep State runs a militarized intelligence agency called the CIA. They make money the way street thugs do. Only instead of ambushing individuals, they attack, ambush, rape, pillage and loot entire countries. Their ambush operations against any doomed nation always camouflaged as the civil rights movement and always starts with an arrival of a private charitable foundation named after George Soros. Now, imagine that someone invented a powerful antidote to this systemic socioeconomic virus. Imagine that someone created a private charitable foundation. let's say this foundation is named the Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation. Ramzan Kadyrov established a charity in his father's name in 2008. Since its interception, the Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation delivered tens of thousands tons of food and medicine supplies to the Muslim nations affected by national disasters and wars in Africa and in the Middle East. The Foundation has also delivered humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Lugansk republics and to the areas of Russia affected by floods and wildfires. This foundation delivers tons of food, medicine and other help to some most desperate and abandoned people whom no one else dares to help, because they are being used as a bait by the Deep State to create social chaos and unrest in the targeted country.

03:41

Biafra: What Buhari should do to IPOB, MASSOB, others Islamic leaders. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://dailypost.ng/2017/09/24/biafra-buhari-ipob-massob-others-islamic-leaders/amp/Filed under: Uncategorized

03:40

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanus brother reveals IPOB next line of action. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://dailypost.ng/2017/09/24/biafra-nnamdi-kanus-brother-reveals-ipob-next-line-action/amp/Filed under: Uncategorized

03:37

NOA calls for peace as Igbo lawyers urge Buhari to curtail violence. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://m.guardian.ng/news/noa-calls-for-peace-as-igbo-lawyers-urge-buhari-to-curtail-violence/Filed under: Uncategorized

03:36

Pedro (SAN), Ubani react to court ruling, asks IPOB to challenge it in court. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://thenigerialawyer.com/pedro-san-ubani-reacts-to-court-ruling-asks-ipob-to-challenge-it-in-court/Filed under: Uncategorized

03:34

OF NATIONAL CRISIS, TIGERS AND NBAS PYTHON DANCE By Emeka Nwadioke. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigerian Bar Association has a tradition of holding governments accountable to the people. The glorious era of former NBA More

03:33

Transporters, agents groan as N2.7bn slips into private hands "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Security agents are hiding under the guise of Truck Call Up System (TCUS) and Terminal Delivery Order (TDO) to extort money from container trucks operating at the Lagos and Tincan Island port, New Telegraph has learnt. Investigation by this newspaper revealed that about 1,500 truckers were paying N5,000 on 20-feet container and N10,000 on 40-feet container daily before assessing the seaport terminals in Lagos. It was gathered that it was after the truck drivers paid the illegal fees that the security operatives will allow their trucks to drive against traffic...

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03:33

Udeze joins Brila FMs BSB crew "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Brila FM, Africas first and Nigerias only existing Sports radio station, on Sunday announced that former Nigeria international, Ifeanyi Udeze, will join its esteemed team from October 1, 2017. Udeze played in the glamorous English Premier League for West Bromwich Albion. He also played in the Greek Super League for Kavala, AEK Athens, PAOK Thessaloniki. Udeze won 35 caps for the Super Eagles of Nigeria between 2000 and 2005. At the 2002 African Cup of Nations held in Mali, he was selected among the CAFs Team of the Tournament. He...

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03:33

Relief for Lagos retirees over PTADs verification "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  It was a moment of joy for some pensioners last week in Lagos as the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) commenced its verification exercise with the retirees believing it will bring an end to their agonies. The exercise, which took place in five centres simultaneously, witnessed a large turnout of elderly retirees with their employment and retirement history to be verified. At the Alausa centre covered by our correspondent, some of the retirees said they were yet to be paid their benefits for as long as 10 years, stressing...

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03:31

Osinbajo to open 3rd conference on tax in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Tuesday, open the 3rd International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA), which holds in Abuja. The ICTA, the flagship conference of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), has as its theme: Building Strong Domestic Tax Regimes in Africa: Strengthening VAT, PIT and CIT. The conference, according to a statement from the organizers, will also celebrate and recognise the six African experts selected to serve on the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters. Five of the six members are from...

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03:30

Condemned inmates, threat to national securityPrisons "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), has expressed worries over the number of condemned inmates across prison formations, saying the development constituted a threat to national security. The latest statistics of condemned prisoners being held across six facilities built for that purpose, is put at 2, 194. The NPS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Francis Enobore, a Deputy Comptroller of Prisons, who raised the concern in an interview with New Telegraph, appealed to governors, to sign pending death warrants for consequential execution. Enobore, however, argued that where the states chief executives...

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03:30

Who will save Nigerians abroad? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The latest onslaught on Nigerians took place a few days ago with the killing of one Mr. Clement Ofoma in South Africa. The 35-year-old Ofoma was a native of Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to the embittered wife of the victim, about 10 South African policemen arrested him for allegedly dealing in drugs. They searched our house, his store and other places, but did not find any substance. In the process, they tortured him to confess where he kept the drugs, but my husband insisted...

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03:28

Text of the full speech by Senator Bola Tinubu on Restructuring Imperatives of restructuring. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In one way or another, we all have felt the sting of mans capacity to wrong his fellow man. But More

03:28

Target savings promo: Ecobank rewards 30 customers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Thirty Ecobank Nigeria customers have been rewarded with 15 per cent of their monthly contribution in their Target Savings Account with the bank. According to a statement issued by the lender, the lucky winners emerged from the first draw of the promo, which started in August. The winners include Garba Suleiman Dalha of Kano Bello Road branch; Nduonyi Sunday Matthew of Apapa-Warehouse Road branch in Lagos; Ugwu Lilian of Abuja-Gwagwalada branch FCT; Ezekwem Amoge Caroline of Onitsha-Old Market Road branch, Anambra State and Ezema Helen Chinyere of Bonny-Mission Road...

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03:28

Analysts: MPCll retain rates to sustain FX stability "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Despite calls from some quarters that interest rates should be reduced to speed up the nations economic recovery, the Central Bank of Nigerias (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is likely to leave rates unchanged at its meeting this week as part of efforts to sustain the relative stability in the foreign exchange market, analysts have predicted. The MPCs meeting, which holds today and tomorrow is coming about three weeks after the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), released data showing that the Nigerian economy had officially exited recession with a...

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03:27

Shareholders approve Honeywells 6k dividend "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Shareholders of Honeywell Flour Mills Plc at the 8th Annual General Meeting endorsed the companys six kobo per every 50 kobo share, for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 financial year. Reacting to the results, the founder and former National Coordinator Independent Shareholders Association (ISAN), Sir Sunny Nwosu, commended the companys dividend policy which ensures that shareholders get dividend every year while the balance is retained to support the companys operations. He also lauded the companys efforts at ensuring that it remains on the path of growth, urging them...

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03:27

Stock market closes week bullish with 1.38% "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Activities on the floor of the nations bourse finished last week on the positive route as the NSE All-Share Index and market capitalization appreciated by 1.38 per cent and 1.37 per cent to close the week at 35,488.81and N12.234 trillion respectively. Similarly, all other Indices finished higher during the week with the exception of NSE Consumer Goods and NSE Oil/Gas indices that depreciated by 0.23 per cent and 3.05 per cent while the NSE ASeM Index closed flat. A total turnover of 1.096 billion shares worth N17.859 billion in 16,070...

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03:24

Norths governors blame Southeast politicians for zones backwardness. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

http://thenationonlineng.net/northern-governors-blame-southeast-politicians-for-zones-backwardness/Filed under: Uncategorized

03:14

THE FITTING TOOLS OF A GREAT REPAIR By Asiwaju Tinubu. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Whatever becomes of what is said this day, let it be noted that we gathered under this roof in the More

03:09

Gbenga Adeboye and the APC masquerade. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Thirteen years ago, Gbenga Adeboye passed on to eternity. He was laid to rest in May 2003. An indigene of More

02:32

Trump announces new entry restrictions on Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This is fine, since there are only two choices: keep out some harmless people or let in some harmful people. Trump is choosing the former, but if he really wants to keep jihadis out, he is going to have to extend the restrictions eventually to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Trump administration announces new travel restrictions, []

02:24

Offensive Against Venezuelas Orinoco Mining Arc: The Propaganda of Chaos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Eder Pea Translated by Internationalist 360 A year and a half since the decree announcing the creation of the Orinoco Mining Arc, media financed by the US State Department coordinate an offensive with US-financed politicians disseminating propaganda of chaos and unfulfilled promises. The subject of the Orinoco Mining Arc was controversial in 2016. This initiative...

02:00

North Korea: Going Behind the Media Iron Curtain "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Eva Bartlett 21st Century Wire published an interview I had done with Phil Taylor on his Taylor Report, making it into a video using some of my publicly uploaded photos from the DPRK. The 21 Wire post follows Eva Bartlett in North Korea.  21st Century Wire says Intrepid, independent journalist, Eva Bartlett, has recently returned...

02:00

Venezuela Denounces Manipulation of Anti-terrorist Struggle to Justify Immigration Ban "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The national government rejected the new attack against the Venezuelan people by the United States (USA), which uses the false assumption of terrorist threats as a tool to stigmatize the inhabitants of the South American country and justify the immigration ban applied against them. In a statement issued Monday by the Foreign Ministry, it was...

01:36

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AMISOM Concludes Security Training for Somali Security Officers
AllAfrica.com

The AU Mission in Somalia has trained sixty officers from the Somali security forces in the prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers in conflict.

The two-week training supported by the British government and the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, through the Dalhousie University of Canada, drew participants from the Somali military, police and intelligence services.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations, federal and regional level member states, also participated in the training which ended today.

"We should spare these children from being recruited into radicalism, from being recruited into committing acts of violence against their own people, against their own country and against their own neighbors," Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, the Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson (SRCC) for Somalia, said in his remarks during the course of the capacity building workshop.

Noting that the use of child soldiers in conflict was widespread in Somalia, the AU Special Representative expressed the need to establish the exact numbers of children fighting wars in the country.

"It's difficult to know exactly how many underage children are involved in this battle. We have to say its widespread, particularly within the Al-Shabaab ranks," Ambassador Madeira stated.

The training focused on the identification of child soldiers, the prevention of their recruitment, their rehabilitation and reintegration.

Ambassador Madeira said the training was co-facilitated by Somalis previously trained in other trainings undertaken by AMISOM.

"This blueprint is part of AMISOM's exit strategy and is aimed at capacitating Somalis to take responsibility of training their own counterparts," he explained.

Mr. David Concar, the British Ambassador to Somalia attributed the widespread recruitment of child soldiers in Somalia to violent extremism propagated by the Al-Shabaab militant group.

"It does a huge harm to communities and it's holding back the cause of peace in this part of Africa," Mr. Concar noted.

...

01:32

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kabila at UN Pledges DRC Elections But Still No Date
2017-09-23 18:59
News24

New York - Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Saturday that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist "foreign diktats" on setting a date for the historic vote.

Addressing the General Assembly, Kabila appealed for support from his "true friends" as his country confronts what he described as major logistical and security challenges to organise the vote.

Under an agreement reached with opposition groups last year, elections are to be held this year in the large mineral-rich African country, paving the way to the DRC's first democratic transition.

But months later, a date has still not been set for the polls.

"We can affirm that we are most certainly moving towards credible, transparent and peaceful elections," Kabila said.

"This is an irreversible process and this should be put in place without external diktats or interference."

In power since 2001, Kabila officially ended his term in office in December, but he was allowed to remain under the New Year's Eve deal in exchange for guarantees that elections will be held.

The UN Security Council has demanded that elections be held before the end of this year, but concerns are growing after election officials said in July that a vote in 2017 was unlikely.

Kabila told the UN assembly that organising the elections in the vast country presented major logistical and security challenges, but that he was confronting these "with undeniable tenacity."

Voter registration is progressing with 42 million people out of a total of 45 million citizens of voting age now on the electoral lists, he said.

The United States has threatened to slap sanctions on the DRC unless elections are held this year.

Fighting 'terrorism' in Kasai

Kabila defended a military campaign in the Kasai region, which the United Nations has said resu...

01:26

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zambia National Education Coalition Condemns Proposals to Reintroduce Corporal Punishment in Schools
September 23, 2017
Lusaka Times

A Tungi Primary School pupil planting a Rosewood (Muzauli) tree during the launch of the National Tree Planting Exercise for 2016/2017 Planting Season for Western Province in Mongu

The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has said that it is in support of the ban on corporal punishments in learning institutions and condemned any proposals to reintroduce it.

In a statement released to the media, ZANEC said that ZANEC Members Organisations resolved to reaffirm their position that corporal punishment was not only bad for the learners but equally for the teachers.

Below is the full statement

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BAN IN SCHOOLS

The Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC) has reaffirmed its support for the ban on corporal punishments in learning institutions and condemned any proposals to reintroduce it.

During a special coalition meeting convened on 18th September 2017 ZANEC Members Organisations resolved to reaffirm their position that corporal punishment was not only bad for the learners but equally for the teachers. Members agreed that if corporal punishment was reintroduced in schools, teachers would be contradicting the provisions of the laws of Zambia particularly the Education Act of 2011 (Section 28) that prohibits it. Zambia is also party to the United Nations (UN) convention on childrens rights and the African Charter on the rights and welfare of children that both denounce corporal punishment.

ZANEC, is a consortium of 68, education sector oriented Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that promote quality education for every Zambian. ZANEC also builds consensus among players on various issues in the education sector to inform its advocacy positions.

It is ZANECs view that the ban on corporal punishment should be sustained and advocate for the use of other means to correct learners.

Corporal punishments is not just hurtful to learners but also promotes violence among them and does not show human dignity. Corporal punishment which involves physical canning and hard labour encou...

01:18

Feronia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Harassment, violence and oppression "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

24 Sep 2017 | RIAOOil palm plantations managed by the Canadian-based agribusiness company FERONIA Inc have been opposed by local residents ever since they were established

01:18

SOCFIN's plantations in Africa: Many places of violence and destruction "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

24 Sep 2017 | WRMThere is a large gap between SOCFIN's responsible management policy and the reality of violence and destruction around its plantations, where, with the complicity of national governments, the company attempts to suppress people's resistance.

01:18

ATAMA Plantations is today a source of discontent for local communities and the entire nation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

24 Sep 2017 | WRMWRM talked with Nina Cynthia Kiyindou Yombo at the Congolese Observatory for Human Rights about what she saw during her visit to the ATAMA operations in the Sangha region of the Republic of Congo.

01:08

One Dead, 7 Injured in Tennessee Church Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

One woman was shot dead and seven others were injured after a shooting suspect, identified as 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee today. Samson, originally from Karthoum, Sudan fired multiple rounds before being stopped by a church usher. The usher, identified as Robert Engle, 22, confronted []

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00:59

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Second Coming of Global Witness
OPINION & ANALYSIS
Mzingaye Khumalo
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

Forget the transparency issues that Global Witness is raising about the Marange diamonds. That is just but a gimmick.

Critics from time immemorial have argued that the meaning of a given text lies in the empty spaces between sentences or words.

Similarly, the Germans have a proverb which says if you want to kill a dog you allege that it has rabies.

The aforementioned assertions aptly sums up the agenda of Global Witness insofar as its interests in the Marange Diamond Fields are concerned and as epitomised in its September 2017 publication of its report titled An Inside Job.

The publication in its entirety literally attempts to allege that the Marange diamonds have rabies, so to say, in deliberate efforts to kill the dog.

In pursuit of the takeover of the Marange Diamond Fields, the US, through Global Witness, claims to have uncovered new evidence that reveals how Zimbabwes feared Central Intelligence Organisation, (CIO), the military, notorious smugglers, and well-heeled political elites, all gained control or ownership of companies operating in Zimbabwes diamond fields.

This report is a follow-up to a similar one published in 2010 whose title was Return of the Blood Diamond.

The 2010 publication made claims that Zimbabwes Zanu-PF political and military elite are seeking to capture the countrys diamond wealth through a combination of State-sponsored violence and the introduction of opaque joint-venture companies.

At the centre of the claims was the then Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Dr Obert Mpofu, whom it said had been at the forefront of efforts to block oversight of the joint venture companies, Canadile Miners and Mbada Diamonds.

Whereas Minister Mpofu is no longer in the midst of things today, a new fall guy has been identified, of which this time is the Central Intelligence Organisation.

It stands to be seen if the Global Witness will manage to play President Robert Mugabe, who represents the aspirations of the masses, against his own intelligence service.

But judging from President Mugabe...

00:56

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US$360m Windfall for Farmers
 KUDA BWITITI
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail
Chief Reporter

Farmers who delivered grain to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) are smiling all the way to the bank as the parastatal has promptly doled out at least US$360 million for the produce to date.

The Sunday Mail is reliably informed that Treasury has upped weekly disbursements to GMB, which has seen the parastatal paying about US$40 million to farmers every week.

Notwithstanding some hitches, the GMB is transferring the money into farmers accounts within two to three weeks of delivering grain.

This is a notable progression from previous years when payment would take months.

As a result of the effective payment system, many farmers have already started preparing for the forthcoming season.

Buoyed by the success of 2016-17 season, Government has set the tone for yet another bumper harvest during the 2017-18 season.

Last Friday, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made told The Sunday Mail that Treasury has tremendously supported the post-harvesting season as $360 million has been paid to farmers so far.

To date, US$360 million has been paid for maize. Deliveries are still coming and we continue to make payments, he said.

The pace with which we are paying is smooth and I must commend the Minister of Finance and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for the way they have tremendously supported us.

I know there may be one or two farmers that may not have been paid as a result of one anomaly or the other, but surely from the broader perspective, the payment system has been very effective this season.

Dr Made said payment has also been effective for producers of small grains.

For the first time in so many years, communal farmers have delivered small grains like sorghum, rapoko, cowpeas, sunflower and groundnuts. These are reaching 40 000 metric tonnes.

The small grain farmers have been paid around US$15 million.

Soyabean farmers have delivered 18 000 metric tonnes of the crop and have been paid US$12 million.

Dr Made said the swift pa...

00:53

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Africa Has to Be Wary About Its Resources
OPINION & ANALYSIS
Taurai Changwa
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

AS commodity prices are trekking northwards on the international market, many African countries, which have predominantly resource-rich economies, are beginning to celebrate.

Growth in many such resource-rich countries, including Zimbabwe, is expected to be underpinned by the mining sector.

But it must be noted that the net benefit accrues to global resource consumers who value add these minerals and resources into commodities that are later on absorbed as finished products by African countries.

So Africa becomes the biggest loser.

Greed has really stifled progress in Africa.

Moreso, there is a global financial architecture that is not friendly to African economies.

Many global mining houses that make a living out of mining precious resources on the continent have offshore accounts through which they use to bank their proceeds.

This, they argue, is ostensibly meant to facilitate offshore transactions.



For African countries, money that is banked in this way becomes dead capital since it does not sweat for local economies.

Though it is practically impossible to list the sheer amount of minerals that are found on the continent, it is very easy to count companies that are involved in value addition and beneficiation.

Clearly, with such seemingly scandalous endowments, Africa should be the richest continent in the universe.

However, as long as the current status quo remains, Africa will continue to be a source of raw materials that sustains industrialisation and wealth creation on other continents.

Time and again, President Robert Mugabe always talks about beneficiation, but little progress is being made.

It is worrying that Africa continues to import both basic commodities and sundry items.

There is no reason for all these products not to be manufactured in Africa.

Africans are not children of a lesser God, whatever the Americans, Europeans, Australians and Asian can do, they, too, can also accomplish.

...

00:50

Nigeria needs restructuring to create balance Senator Bola Tinubu. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said restructuring will bring much needed balance More

00:45

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

EDITORIAL COMMENT: UN Created to Cause Wars?
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

The world has a long way to go before global peace can be achieved, forgive us for handing such a bitter pill.

The mess engulfing the United Nations is testimony that the evolution of international unity from being a myth into reality is still a far cry.

When the UN was established in 1945, following the destruction caused by the Second World War, it was pertinent that there would never be a repeat of that or anything close to it.

The opposite has, however, been true.

Conflicts have erupted unabated, with the UN not doing much to facilitate peace in ravaged nations. Syria can attest to that, so can Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq; the list seems endless.

Whatever justifications there is behind the wars, they are still wars and innocent people have suffered and continue to suffer.

People are crying for help, may the UN please hear them.

The 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly ends in New York tomorrow and it is clear that no coherent and convincing framework will be put in place to address this pressing issue.

Instead, United States President Mr Donald Trump used the platform to display his arrogant and reckless persona in his inaugural address at the Assembly.

History will remember him as the statesman who threatened to totally destroy North Korea on an international podium.

Mr Trump is spoiling for a war and the UN is unlikely to do anything about it. Here is why.

Mr Trump leads one of the five countries that are the permanent veto-wielders within a multilateral institution that is one of the most dictatorial establishments in the world the UN.

It is an issue of organisational structure, period.

Only 15 members among them his US, Britain, China, France and Russia are within the UNs Security Council, which is one of the institutions six principal organs charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.

Why should a select few consid...

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Nhari-Badza Rebellion Was Always Coming
 MUNYARADZI HUNI
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

Comrade Kenny Constantine Mabuya, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Kenny Ridzai (born 1952), was deployed to the war front in Rhodesia in 1972. He fought many battles and was at one time mistaken for a sellout by Frelimo comrades who went on to torture him. Despite the torture, after he was released, Cde Kenny refused to be sent to the rear in Zambia.

In this interview with our team comprising Munyaradzi Huni and Tendai Manzvanzvike, Cde Kenny narrates his several battles at the war front around Centenary area. He narrates how he was later shot and sent to the rear. A few weeks after his arrival at the Zanu farm near Lusaka, the Nhari-Badza rebellion started. Cde Kenny says he was not surprised at all because he had worked under Nhari and Badza at the war front. While at the war front, he had seen enough such that when the rebellion started, he knew it was always coming.

SM: Last week you indicated that after you met some of your comrades, you refused to go to the rear to rest and was deployed around the Centenary area. Tell us of your operations there.

Cde Kenny: Like I told you when it was suggested that I should go to the rear to rest, I said I was not injured and handisati ndanyatsorova hondo. Of course I had been tortured by the Frelimo comrades and I was skinny but I wanted to go back and fight the struggle. So on deployment, we were put in sections. A section would have seven comrades. Our commander at this time was James Bond. There was also Cde Mabhonzo, Kid Marongorongo and others. We were instructed to go and open the war front around Karuyana. This area borders with Centenary, where there were some commercial farms. We were deployed in three sections, I was leading one of the sections, the other two were being led by Cde Tamai and Cde Christopher. Our mission was to mobilise povho. We were supposed to educate povho about the war. However, if we met Rhodesian soldiers, we were supposed to ambush them and plant landmines along roads that the Rhodesians were using. So around that area, we had only two ambushes one at Karuyana bridge where all the three sections converged for this offensive. We planted a landmine close to the bridge. W......

00:37

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Surrounded by About 100 Rhodesians, I Still Survived
 MUNYARADZI HUNI
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

COMRADE Kenny Constantine Mabuya whose Chimurenga name was Cde Kenny Ridzai (born 1952 in Filabusi) two weeks ago narrated how despite the fact that he could not speak Shona, he joined Zanu from Lusaka, Zambia. He spoke about his training at Intumbi in Tanzania and how he was deployed to the war front at the beginning of 1972.

In this interview with our team comprising Munyaradzi Huni and Tendai Manzvanzvike, Cde Kenny narrates how after a battle in the Chunya area, he got separated from fellow comrades. Two of his comrades lost their lives during this battle and immediately after the attack, Rhodesian helicopters came to finish them off.

He narrates how he became a son of some family around Chief Makuni area in Mt Darwin for about two months as he tried to evade the Rhodesian forces. While staying with this family, one day Rhodesian soldiers surrounded this homestead armed to the teeth, but Cde Kenny survived. How exactly did he survive?

SM: Cde Kenny, lets continue with your fascinating story. After being deployed to the war front in 1972, when exactly did you start the war?

Cde Kenny: We got to a stage where we said we had mobilised povho enough and we have enough ammunition to start the war. You know I actually think some of the ammunition is still in Mavhuradonha Mountain. Zvombo zvakanga zvakawanda izvozvo and panovigwa zvombo sometimes paizivikanwa nemunhu one. In 1972 after about two to three months in Rhodesia, we were ready for war. We started with ambushes nekuteya zvimbambaira. Some of the comrades in our group included Cdes James Bond 007, Kid Marongorongo, Mabhonzo, George Rutanhire, Vhuu and others. During this time we would move around in groups of seven people only. My commander at this time was James Bond. But before this on our way to Rhodesia, my commander was Cde Gwitira. At one point I was a commander of my section. We were the first comrades to open Chaminuka Sector. In fact hondo isati yarwiwa, pakatanga kutakurwa homwe yaMbuya Nehanda. The leaders said Mbuya Nehanda should be taken from Mt Darwin to Chifombo for her safety. So she was taken to Chifombo before the war started. You may want to kn...

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Its Decision Time for Farmers
OPINION & ANALYSIS
Peter Gambara
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

The summer season is upon us and a lot of farmers are contemplating what crops they should grow.

Since Government introduced soyabeans to the Command Agriculture programme this year, I have heard some farmers debating whether they should incorporate both crops in their cropping programme and, if so, how many hectares of each crop they should grow.

In this article, I look at how profitable it is to grow some of the most common crops in Zimbabwe.

In order for farmers to be able to compare how profitable it is to grow each of the crops, it is essential to look at each crops Gross Margin Budget.

Such a budget simply looks at how much income one will get per hectare, how much it costs to grow a hectare of the crop, and how much money the farmer will be left with after meeting those costs.

It is therefore necessary to know the recommended seed, fertiliser and chemical rates as well as the diesel required to till a hectare, expected yield levels and prevailing market prices.

I will start with the most common crop in Zimbabwe maize.

The Command Agriculture programme set the target for maize at 5 tonnes per hectare.  At a GMB producer price of $390 per tonne, a farmer will rack in US$1 950 per hectare before costs.

The programme recommends basal fertiliser of 350 to 400 kilogrammes per hectare (kg per ha), whilst top dressing fertiliser is recommended at 350kg per ha. A bag of basal fertiliser sells for around US$29 per 50kg, whilst a bag of AN or Urea sells for around US$32 per 50kg. One requires 25kg of seed per hectare and this costs US$60 for a 25kg of short to medium season variety and US$90 for a long season variety.

It requires about 100 litres of diesel to plough, disc, plant, apply herbicides and harvest the maize using a combine harvester.  Its costs approximately US$70 per ha to hire a tractor drawn disc, US$70 to US$80 per ha to hire a tractor-drawn planter, US$20 per ha to hire a tractor-drawn boom sprayer and US$100 per ha to hire a plough.

The total costs per hectare can then be summa...

00:26

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Win-win Between Zimbabwe, China Education
OPINION & ANALYSIS
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Ambassador Huang Ping
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

Last week, President Mugabe bade farewell to a group of Zimbabwean students going for various studies in China of a scholarship programme. We publish a speech delivered by Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Huang Ping at the event held at State House in Harare.

Your Excellency President Robert Gabriel Mugabe,

Your Excellency Dr Grace Mugabe,

Honourable Dr Christopher Mushohwe, Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services and Executive Director of the Presidential Scholarships Programme.

Dr Misheck Sibanda, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet,

Representatives from Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Company,

Dear students and your family members,

Distinguished guests,

Comrades and friends,

All protocols observed,

Good Morning. Mangwanani.

It gives me great pleasure to attend todays farewell ceremony for students of presidential scholarships sponsored by Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Company.

First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Your Excellency President Mugabe for hosting the event for those students and sending Dr Mushohwe to accompany them to China.

I still remember vividly that in August last year, it was here at the State House that Your Excellency bid farewell to students going to China.

This year, you once again take time out of your busy schedule to see off the students.

It shows the great importance Your Excellency attaches to the Zimbabwe students, to China-Zimbabwe all-weather friendship as well as to educational co-operation with China.

My appreciation also goes to Hon. Minister Mushohwe, for your excellent achievements in the management of Presidential Scholarships Programs, especially carrying out the China-related programs which we are celebrating today.

I would like to express my appreciation to Qingdao Hengshun Zhon...

00:22

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Corporate Strategy Under Dollarization
OPINION & ANALYSIS
CONTRIBUTOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
Persistence Gwanyanya
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

It appears the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has done almost everything that a monetarist can do to address the cash challenges under dollarisation.

As such, the persistence of cash shortages could just be a reflection of the impotence of monetary policy under this currency regime.

It is thus unsurprising that the RBZ has been increasingly calling for participation from other economic agents to complement its efforts towards the achievement of a permanent solution to the cash crunch.

The central banks call augurs well with the proposition that Zimbabwe needs to rebalance her economy towards increased production and exports, whilst simultaneously reducing consumption of imports as a permanent solution to her cash challenges.

Achieving this economic rebalance requires business to evolve from import dependence to export-driven models. This clearly calls for strategic rethinking at corporate level, not only for the good of the country, but also for the sustenance of business.

Just like in the case of China, this evolution should be supported by sound investment and business policies. The absence of monetary policy independence brought by dollarisation has incapacitated the apex bank from printing money.

Economic agents now have to earn money from mainly exports. It is estimated that exports contribute about 60 percent of the countrys liquidity.  As such, the liquidity challenges could be traced to the underperformance in the export sector.

Thus, in the current environment, the future of business lies in its ability to explore opportunities in the export market. This is because the continued dependence on imports would be unsustainable due to exorbitant cash premiums in the parallel market.

The current cash shortages have meant increased reliance on the black market for foreign currency to meet business import requirements. Barely 10 months after the introduction of bond notes, cash premiums have grown to more than 40 and 27 percent for electronic money and bond notes respectively. This has made it very difficult for import-dependent enti...

Sunday, 24 September

22:57

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for suspected homosexuals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tunisia will finally ban forced anal examinations of men the authorities suspect of being homosexuals, the country's minister for human rights said. Homosexuality is illegal in the North African state, carrying a prison sentence of up to three years. Now, the practice of forcing men to undergo an anal examination is due to end, although homosexuality will remain illegal. "These exams can no longer be imposed by force, physical or moral, or without the consent of the person concerned,"Mehdi Ben Gharbia told AFP. Human rights groups have long called for an end to the examinations, labeling them as "cruel" and "inhuman."

Tunisia bans forced anal exams for suspected homosexuals "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tunisia will finally ban forced anal examinations of men the authorities suspect of being homosexuals, the country's minister for human rights said. Homosexuality is illegal in the North African state, carrying a prison sentence of up to three years. Now, the practice of forcing men to undergo an anal examination is due to end, although homosexuality will remain illegal. "These exams can no longer be imposed by force, physical or moral, or without the consent of the person concerned,"Mehdi Ben Gharbia told AFP. Human rights groups have long called for an end to the examinations, labeling them as "cruel" and "inhuman."

22:30

Iraq wants nuclear power - U.S. war on Iran just got more difficult "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Iraq is today, little more than an aspiring Islamic Republic on the Iranian model. The only reason for this is the US war on Iraq in 2003. While much of Ibrahim al-Jaafari's speech to the UN dealt with Iraq's recent successes and long term political strategy to combat Salafist terrorism, the Iraqi Foreign Minister's most important remark made during his address to the UN General Assembly was that Iraq seeks to exercise its legal option to create nuclear energy facilities. Comment: Jafari's brief remark: "Iraq calls for assistance from nuclear countries to build a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes in Iraq to acquire the nuclear technology." This is not the first time Iraq has sought to being producing its own nuclear energy. Beginning in 1979, French nuclear scientists began building a nuclear reactors near Baghdad called Tammuz 1 and 2. The reactors are also referred to by their French name Osirak. In spite of guarantees from the French scientists that the reactors were incapable of weapons grade enrichment, Israel resorted to numerous illegal measures to stop the project from being successfully competed. This included a state-sponsored assassination of a scientist in Paris. In 1980, agents of Israel's secret intelligence service, Mossad, killed Yahya El Mashad, an Egyptian national in his hotel room due to his role in the Iraqi nuclear energy programme.

Iraq wants nuclear power - U.S. war on Iran just got more difficult "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Iraq is today, little more than an aspiring Islamic Republic on the Iranian model. The only reason for this is the US war on Iraq in 2003. While much of Ibrahim al-Jaafari's speech to the UN dealt with Iraq's recent successes and long term political strategy to combat Salafist terrorism, the Iraqi Foreign Minister's most important remark made during his address to the UN General Assembly was that Iraq seeks to exercise its legal option to create nuclear energy facilities. Comment: Jafari's brief remark: "Iraq calls for assistance from nuclear countries to build a nuclear reactor for peaceful purposes in Iraq to acquire the nuclear technology." This is not the first time Iraq has sought to being producing its own nuclear energy. Beginning in 1979, French nuclear scientists began building a nuclear reactors near Baghdad called Tammuz 1 and 2. The reactors are also referred to by their French name Osirak. In spite of guarantees from the French scientists that the reactors were incapable of weapons grade enrichment, Israel resorted to numerous illegal measures to stop the project from being successfully competed. This included a state-sponsored assassination of a scientist in Paris. In 1980, agents of Israel's secret intelligence service, Mossad, killed Yahya El Mashad, an Egyptian national in his hotel room due to his role in the Iraqi nuclear energy programme.

21:30

Flood ravages communities in Cross River State, Nigeria; 3,000 farmlands destroyed "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed. The incident, which occurred between the late hours of September 18 and the early hours of September 19, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. John Inaku, the Director General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told NAN on Sunday, during an inspection of the affected areas that the economic survival of residents of the submerged communities had been seriously affected. Mr. Inaku stated that more than 1,000 people have been displaced and are taking refuge in nearby communities. According to him, the state government has promised to address the plight of the people

Flood ravages communities in Cross River State, Nigeria; 3,000 farmlands destroyed "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Twelve communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State have been flooded following two days of heavy rain, while more than 3,000 farmlands were equally destroyed. The incident, which occurred between the late hours of September 18 and the early hours of September 19, has rendered hundreds of residents homeless as properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. John Inaku, the Director General, Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told NAN on Sunday, during an inspection of the affected areas that the economic survival of residents of the submerged communities had been seriously affected. Mr. Inaku stated that more than 1,000 people have been displaced and are taking refuge in nearby communities. According to him, the state government has promised to address the plight of the people

21:17

Flooding inundates 450 rice farms in Kwara, Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Four hundred and fifty eight farms under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchor borrowers' scheme have been submerged by flood in parts of Kwara State. The farms are situated on the 3, 200 hectares federal government's Tada-Shonga irrigation land for rice cultivation in Shonga, Edu Local Government Area of the state. The produce was due for harvest in October, this year. The Kwara State governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed, who led a federal lawmaker, Aliyu Ahman-Patigi, representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Elijah Aderibigbe and the Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Mr. Adeniyi Aremu, to the flooded farms, urged the federal government to come to the aid of the affected farmers. Ahmed, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Abdulwahab, said the disaster had hampered the state's quest to showcase it's efforts in rice production. He noted that the fund for the rice cultivation was sought from the CBN.

Flooding inundates 450 rice farms in Kwara, Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Four hundred and fifty eight farms under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchor borrowers' scheme have been submerged by flood in parts of Kwara State. The farms are situated on the 3, 200 hectares federal government's Tada-Shonga irrigation land for rice cultivation in Shonga, Edu Local Government Area of the state. The produce was due for harvest in October, this year. The Kwara State governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed, who led a federal lawmaker, Aliyu Ahman-Patigi, representative of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Elijah Aderibigbe and the Managing Director, Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Mr. Adeniyi Aremu, to the flooded farms, urged the federal government to come to the aid of the affected farmers. Ahmed, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Abdulwahab, said the disaster had hampered the state's quest to showcase it's efforts in rice production. He noted that the fund for the rice cultivation was sought from the CBN.

21:11

BREAKING: Chief Imam of Lagos, Garuba Ibrahim Akinola, is dead "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Chief Imam of Lagos, Garuba Ibrahim Akinola is dead, New Telegraph can report.  He was aged 100. As at the time of filing this report, circumstances surrounding the death of the Lagos foremost cleric were still sketchy as none of the family members were ready to make a formal statement on the death of their patriarch. Sources, who confined in New Telegraph said that Imam Akinola died of undisclosed ailment at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital at about 5 pm, where he was being taken care of before he passed...

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21:10

A World Doomed in a Never Ending War "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A World Doomed in a Never Ending War | world-collapse-war | Special Interests Trump US News War Propaganda World News

Are you disappointed with Donald Trumps bellicose continuing with the deployment in Afghanistan? Well, if you are not; you should be. Predicting a non-ideological President, who prides himself on making pragmatic decisions, raises prognostication to a new level of mystical proportions. Instilling hope during an election campaign seldom translates into dynamic action on every pledge made. Defending Trump no matter how many times he walks back on a promise is not the standard to judge his administration. Call him a turnaround artist if you wish, but the reality of the power elite inside the military, intelligence agencies and the state department is showing just how far they are willing to go to maintain their force of destructive rule.

The most astute Jack Hunter writes in 16 years ago, we began a war on terror that will never end. His purge from the Rand Paul staff was a signal that forecast just how difficult it is to drain the swamp.

When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised to end the nation building, particularly in a country like Afghanistan. He was going to be the leader who would reset Americas wandering foreign policy recklessness. Now Trump has completely flip-flopped, announcing the U.S. wont be leaving Afghanistan anytime soon the very definition of the nation building the president deplored as a private citizen and as a candidate.

Perhaps worst of all, the terrorists won. Fear perpetuates the Forever War, in which America has been stuck since 9/11. The goals of Osama bin Laden were met.

Such bin Laden goals really share many of the same objectives of the globalists who are the driving element underp...

19:14

The Kurds that have signed up with Daesh "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The Kurds that have signed up with Daesh "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

18:20

Egypt: Muslim ex-kidnapper admits they get paid for every Christian girl they bring in "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

If all goes to plan, the girls are also forced into marriage with a strict Muslim. Their husbands dont love them, they just marry her to make her a Muslim. She will be hit and humiliated. And if she tries to escape, or convert back to her original religion, she will be killed. Will the []

18:13

US strikes Islamic State group camp in Libya, killing 17 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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The strikes were carried out on Friday in coordination with Libya's Government of National Accord

17:58

Arab League Opposition to Kurds Only Fuels Iran "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A rally for Kurdish independence in Erbil ahead of the Sept.25, 2017 referendumA rally for Kurdish independence in Erbil ahead of the Sept.25, 2017 referendum (Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

 

Sunni Arab leaders have largely been silent on the September 25 Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, but Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abdul Gheit visited the Iraqi Kurdish capital last week to dissuade the Kurds from holding the vote.

In a recent letter to Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, Ahmed described his fears of disintegration and fragmentation, noting in his plea that the Arab League is strongly keen on ensuring the territorial integrity of the Arab states.

What seems lost on Ahmed is the strategic pragmatism in allowing the Kurds to further solidify their proven bastion against Iran and successive waves of regional instability.

The Kurdistan region is an effective vanguard against Iran, the chief instigator of regional division. At the same time, it has been the Kurds who have beaten back ISIS from their other borders.

The region has also weathered simultaneously a collapse in oil prices, a total cut of support from Baghdad, the arrival of two million refugees and the onslaught of ISIS. Standing in stark contrast to their surroundings, the Kurds are the model for stability.

Tellingly, who else vehemently opposes Kurdish self-determination in Iraq and Syria? Iran and her shadow proxies.

The regional balance continues to tilt in favor of Irans aspirations to create a Shiite crescent from Iran to Syria to counter the Sunni world, the West and Israel, all under a nuclear umbrella and aided by Russia. Kurdish independence would stymie that.

Competing regional designs, whether pan-Arab irredentism or Americas freedom agenda, now lay in tatters with Iran picking up the pieces.

With Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Qatar and Lebanon now overrun with Iranian influence, and with Irans expansionist sights now set on unprecedented relations with Turkey, it may not be long before the remaining Gulf States meet the full bru...

17:02

African Drum Beating "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hear O hear
Listen attentively to the thuds
Sweetly escaping the beating drum
Listen closely to its screams
Bewitchingly exploding
Expressions aforetime caged
Listen carefully to the beats
Rhythmically expelling sounds
Swollen with dreams long forgotten
The African drum sings songs of hope
The African drum speaks speeches of hope
In her every sound is sewn Africas sweat
A testament of toil, her toil maintaining peace
In her every tempo stands bold
Illuminated wishes of her people
Hear O hear
Africa loudly speaks.

16:57

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference,
September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC.

War is humanitys deadliest activity. From 500 BC to AD 2000 history records more than 1000 [1,022] major documented wars. In the 20th Century, an estimated 165 wars killed as many as 258 million people more than 6 percent of all the people born during the entire 20th century. WWII claimed the lives of 17 million soldiers and 34 million civilians. In todays wars, 75 percent of those killed are civilians mostly women, children, the elderly, and the poor.

The US is the worlds leading purveyor of war. Its our biggest export. According to Navy historians, from 1776 through 2006, US troops fought in 234 foreign wars. Between 1945 and 2014, the US launched 81% of the worlds 248 major conflicts. Since the Pentagons retreat from Vietnam in 1973, US forces have targeted Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and the former Yugoslavia.

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Wars against nature have a long history. The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the worlds oldest tales, recounts a Mesopotamian warriors quest to kill Humbaba a monster who reigned over a sacred Cedar Forest. The fact that Humbaba was the servant of Enlil, the god of earth, wind, and air didnt stop Gilgamesh from killing this protector of Nature and felling the cedars.

The Bible (Judges 15:4-5) relates an unusual scorched-earth attack on the Philistines when Samson caught three hundred foxes and tied them tail-to-tail in pairs. He then fastened a torch to every pair of tails . . . and let the foxes loose in the standing grain of the Philistines.

During the Peloponnesian War, King Archidamus began his attack on Plataea by felling all the fruit trees surrounding the town.

In 1346, Mongol Tartars employed biological warfare to attack the Black Sea town of Caffa by catapulting bodies of plague victims over the fortified walls.

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Poisoning water supplies and destroying crops and livestock are a proven means of subduing a population. Even today, these scorched-earth tactics remain a preferred way of dealing with agrarian societies in the Global South.

During the American Revolution, George Washington employed scorched-earth tactics against Native Americans who allied with British troops. The fruit orchards and corn crops of the Iroquois Nation were razed in hopes that their destruction would cause the Iroquois to perish as well.

The American Civil War featured Gen. Shermans March through Georgia and Gen. Sheridans campaign in Virginias She...

16:45

PERSPECTIVE: THE DANGEROUS PIED PIPER IN IGBO LAND. By Dan Agbese "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kanu is funded by rich Igbo men who believe that their fate lies in his hands. He could do what More

16:43

Namibia conserving desert rhino and elephants in Kunene "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nature Conservancy

Were helping protect the worlds largest free-ranging population of black rhino and providing jobs to communities in a virtuous cycle.

Namibias Kunene region represents one of the last true wildernesses in Africa and a rare opportunity to conserve a vast desert ecosystem and enhance its peoples quality of life.

The frigid waters of the southern Atlantic collide with the worlds oldest desert, the Namib, along the infamous Skeleton Coast, named for countless shipwrecked sailors who perished among its baking dunes. The harsh Skeleton Coast gives life to many uniquely adapted animals and plants, many of which survive by siphoning precious moisture from sea fog.

Further inland lies Etosha National Park, one of the worlds largest wildlife refuges. The Etosha Pan, a dry lakebed left behind when the Kunene River changed course long ago, offers a fleeting oasis during the rainy season for myriad wildlife, including enormous flocks of flamingoes. But for most of the year, the parks resident animals survive on waterholes fringing the pan.

The regions community and government lands link Skeleton Coast and Etosha national parks to form one of the worlds largest conservation areas reaching across more than 15 million acres. The Kunenes rocky desert, arid grasslands and dry riverbeds provide a sparsely populated corridor for iconic wildlife:

The desert-dwelling black rhinoceros finds its last free-ranging stronghold...

16:36

According to Emmanuel Macron, the days of popular sovereignty are over "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

by Thierry Meyssan, September 5, 2017, via VoltaireNet Delivering a keynote speech before the most senior of French diplomats, President Macron revealed his conception of the world and the way in which he intends to use the tools at his disposal. According to him, there will be no more popular sovereignty, neither in France, nor in Europe, and therefore no more national or supra-national democracies. Neither will there be any more collective interest, no more Republic, but an ill-defined catalogue of things and ideas which compose the common good. Describing their new programme of work to the ambassadors, he informed them that they should no longer defend the values of their country, but find opportunities to act in the name of the European Leviathan. Entering into the details of certain conflicts, he described a programme of economic colonisation of the Levant and Africa. Participating in the traditional Ambassadors Week, President Macron gave his first general speech on foreign policy since his arrival at the Elyse Palace [1]. In this article, all the quotations in inverted commas

16:21

Which African governments spy on technology users the most? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Telecom companies are releasing transparency reports to announce how often governments ask for user information, and how many users the government wants to spy on.

15:54

The return of Egypt: The end of the Saudi era : "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The return of Egypt: The end of the Saudi era 24, 2017 Written by Nasser Kandil, During the two decades that followed the return of Egypt to the Arab League after the signing of the Camp David Accords and before the coups of the Arab Spring, the Saudi-Egyptian-Syrian tripartite was closer to Syrian-Saudi bilateral []

15:33

Namibia working to reduce human-lion conflict "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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14:53

Shoot to Save lessons for African conservation from Central Asia "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Not Africa, I know, but I think this piece shows important lessons about integrated conservation that are applicable to Africa. KS

 

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To protect a rare Central Asian goatand the snow leopards that depend on itconservationists are turning to an unlikely ally: trophy hunters.
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14:00

Robert Parry: The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-Gate Ignoring Israels Control of US National Security, Foreign Policy, and Media "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Robert Parry

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate

If the concern is that American political campaigns are being influenced by foreign governments whose interests may diverge from whats best for America, why not look at countries that have caused the United States far more harm recently than Russia?

After all, Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Wahabbi leaders have been pulling the U.S. government into their sectarian wars with the Shiites, including conflicts in Yemen and Syria that have contributed to anti-Americanism in the region, to the growth of Al Qaeda, and to a disruptive flow of refugees into Europe.

And, lets not forget the 8,000-pound gorilla in the room: Israel. Does anyone think that whatever Russia may or may not have done in trying to influence U.S. politics compares even in the slightest to what Israel does all the time?

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12:00

Birds Are Changing Their Migration Patterns to Eat Out of Landfills "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Zozu, like any other white stork in Europe, typically flies to southern Africa for the winter. Yet when researchers at Germany's Max Plank Institute for Ornithology tracked the bird's path using a GPS logger in 2016, they found []

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