They said the attacks appeared to have targeted a camp used by anti-terrorism forces in south-western Aden.
Officials at the citys main Jumhouriya hospital said the bodi...
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Nigerians sceptical over purchase of seized property Plans by the Federal Government to sell off all property and other assets recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) and other anti-graft agencies may not be feasible any time soon due to some legal hurdles. President Muhammadu Buhari had dropped the hint on the 
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As a Benin man, Ive directed a movie written in Igbo -Lancelot Imasuen Prolific Nollywood filmmaker, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen has worked in the film industry since 1999 mainly as a filmmaker, director and producer. His works such as Invasion 1897, Private Sin, Enslaved, and Games Men Play have received accolades across the globe. The 
say majority of beneficiaries from Katsina, petition N/ Assembly Promotion not a right -NIS Im yet to see the petition -Senator Sabi A group of officers of the Nigeria Immigr a tion Service (NIS), has cried out over what they described as ethnic and religious biases exhibited in the recent senior officers promotion exercise carried 
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The Director of Social Communications in the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, has showered encomium on the current leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), saying that the Pastor Samson Ayokunle- led team has brought the apex Christian body back to the path of respectability. Osu, who spoke exclusively to Sunday 
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Says New Telegraph is key partner of IPI World Congress in Abuja The Executive Director of Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), Barbara Trionfi, yesterday, said Nigeria has excellent journalists, who are good at the job as well as a lively media industry. The IPI boss said this in Lagos, during her visit to the 
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Though the St. Valentines Day has passed, most people are still in the season of love. A season in which love is shared and expressed, a season of giving; when we show love to our loved ones, the lonely ones, the abandoned, the abused and the deserted. It is a season we show the godliness 
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Prince Benjamin Benedict Apugo is a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ruling All Progressives Congress from Abia State. In this interview with EMMANUEL IFEANYI, he speaks on the current reconciliation of party members being handled by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the need to involve N-PDP members in APC 
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Frances Olisa-Ogbonnaya better known as Tabitha is an On Air Personality with one of the top urban based radio station. Tabitha is also a political analyst and TV host/ producer at Orugo TV. The one time runway model is currently enjoying a successful career as a Vblogger. In this interview with ABIOLA ALABA PETERS, she 
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the lopsided justice delivery system in the country, saying Nigeria has different laws for different tribes to the extent that the course of justice is perpetually perverted. The group regreted that while non-violent members of IPOB are languishing in prison, Boko Haram detainees and 
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Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has said the corporate existence of Nigeria is being threatened by selective administration of justice, marginalisation, vendetta against perceived political opponents among others and called on well-meaning citizens to rise and salvage the situation before it is too late. This is just as he decried the level of 
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24 February 2018
United States National Rifle Association anti-Semitism: here.
Prof. Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says he should be examined by a psychiatrist if he joins the Coalition for Nigeria More
Nigerias leading carrier, Air Peace on Friday set a new record with the arrival of its newly acquired Boeing B777-200 More
With implausible deniability, Al-Jubeir says that this war was imposed on Saudi Arabia. He says their military intervention came after a request from the Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and that the coalition relies on the U.N. resolution for its military intervention....
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has reiterated his call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the present insecurity and economic problems in the country as evidence of the Presidents cluelessness and inability to steer the ship of the country. The governor said; For a President that was elected because he promised 
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The chairman, forum of parents of missing Dapchi girls, Bashir Manzo, on Saturday said 105 students were abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state. Heres the full list obtained by The Nation. Fatima Bashir Aisha Kachalla Zainab Abubakar Falmata Wakil Fatima Isa Fatima Musa Aisha Usman Aisha Adamu Fatima Isa Hauwa A. Mohammed 
Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso says the alleged underage voting in the states local government polls could only have happened because only one party contested the election. Kwankwaso said it would be impossible to rig an election if several political parties are involved. In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Kwankwaso said it was the 
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The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the countrys Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday.
Pandor informed parliamentarians of the governments resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosas State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he delivered last week.
The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people, she said.
The comments were made in response to opposition leader Kenneth Meshoe, who had argued that it was disappointing that national and provincial authorities in South Africa had refused help from Israeli companies to address the countrys current water crisis.
However, the proposal was applauded by parliamentarians and Pandor, who is expected to be appointed vice president in Ramaphosas new Cabinet, was given a standing ovation as she left the podium.
The governments decision was further confirmed on the South African Parliaments official Twitter account.
*Event to hold in Enugu, Kano Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and Dein of Agbor, Benjamin Ikechukwu would be among those attending the Southern and Northern Young Leaders Conference. The conference is being convened by the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) to address the need for the 
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24 February 2018
Thousands of people demonstrate in Rome against fascism and racism. Italy stepped up security for mass demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups across the country on Saturday as tensions rise ahead of next weeks general election.
The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper wrote on Saturday that the US officials along with their western allies have decided to implement a detailed plan to disintegrate Syria and prolong the war in the country by continued deployment on the Eastern banks of the Euphrates. In a somewhat familiar but precise English, Benjamin Norman - a diplomat in charge of the Middle East at the British Embassy in Washington - reports in a confidential diplomatic telegram of the first meeting of the "Small American Group on Syria" (United States, Great Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and Jordan), held in Washington on January 11, 2018. In this five-page TD, he reveals the details of the "Western strategy" in Syria: partition of the country, sabotage of Sochi, framing of Turkey and instructions to the UN Special Representative Staffan de Mistura who leads the negotiations of Geneva. A Non Paper (8 pages) accompanies this TD in anticipation of the second meeting of the "Small Group". It was held in Paris on January 23, mainly devoted to the use of chemical weapons and the "instructions" sent by the "Small American Group" to Staffan de Mistura. Hugh Cleary (Head of the Near and Middle East Department of the Foreign Office ), Jrme Bonnafont (Director ANMO / North Africa and Middle East at the Quai d'Orsay), David Satterfield (US Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East) and Jordanian Nawaf Tell and Saudi Jamal al-Aqeel attended the January 11 meeting in Washington. The American opened the meeting, stating that a second meeting would be held in Paris on January 23.
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30 August 2012
TUNA EL GEBEL is near Minya, was the necropolis of the city of Hermopolis, This zone was a place with special adoration to the god Thoth. It is best known for the sprawling catacombs at the foot of the western cliffs, where thousands of ibises and baboons (dedicated to Thoth) and other sacred animals were buried (also fish, pigs, dogs, cats, goats, falcons, larks, and kestrels, all mummified and placed into pottery jars).
From Associated Press:
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
February 24, 2018 6:43 AM PST
TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt Egypts Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty.
The large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. It hosts a range of family tombs and graves.
We will need at least five years to work on the necropolis, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said, This is only the beginning of a new discovery.
Archaeologists started excavation work in the area started late last year on a quest to find the remainder of the cemetery of...
Ellanie Smit, Namibian Sun
February 22, 2018
Poachers in Namibia have changed their tactics and are now entering private
farms with horses.
The use of horses not only complicates tracking but, horses also mask the
smell of humans.
Environment minister Pohamba Shifeta said that the new tactic used by
poachers remain a concern to the ministry and that officials must stay
ahead of poaching syndicates.
He said a specific challenge with regards to poaching in Namibia still
remains poaching on private farms and this year three rhinos have already
Shifeta said even though rhino and elephant poaching appears to be on the
decline, there is a need to work harder to ensure that the poaching figures
are brought to zero.
?This year, I want further a reduction of poaching cases by more than 50%.
Let us rededicate ourselves to ensuring to ensuring that fewer rhinos and
elephants are poached this year.?
Statistics released by the ministry in October last year indicated that 27
rhinos and 20 elephants were poached in the country.
At that time Shifeta said rhino poaching had gone done down by about 50%
from 2016. In 2016, a total of 60 rhino were poached while 95 rhino were
poached in 2015 and 56 rhino in 2014.
With regard to elephants, there was a decrease of more than 80% compared
In 2016, a total of 101 elephants were poached, while 49 elephants were
poached in 2015 and 78 elephants were poached in 2014.
?Poaching is driven by international criminal syndicates and it is a
complex phenomenon,? said Shifeta.
He added that to address this problem it should be recognised that this is
not the normal subsistence poaching that the country has dealt with in the
past, as rhino and elephant poaching has become commercialised and there
are huge financial incentives for people to get involved and participate in
He also applauded the private sector that has co...
African migrants, homosexuals, hyper-inflation, world-wars. Must watch. Warning, snowflakes might feel triggered and need to find a safe space. On Youtube: (don't forget to turn on English subtitles)
By YU KOTSUBO/ Staff Writer
February 23, 2018 at 08:00 JST
It is legal to buy ivory accessories and chopsticks in Japan, but it is illegal to take them abroad. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The excuse I had it at home will no longer wash with the Environment Ministry if it catches anyone trying to profit from elephant tusks under a new clampdown on illegal ivory trading.
Smarting from international criticism that Japan is not doing enough to deter poachers from killing elephants, the ministry will require owners of tusks to provide unshakeable documentation they acquired the items before the Washington Convention banning ivory trade came into effect in 1989.
The new rule takes effect from summer 2019 at the earliest.
Japan had been one of very few developed nations that allow domestic trade of ivory, but all unprocessed, complete tusks must be individually registered with the Environment Ministry, along with documentation showing the items were not illegally imported after the 1989 ban.
In announcing the policy Feb. 2, Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa said customs clearance documents from when the items arrived in Japan would serve as legitimate proof of ownership provided they fell within the right time frame, but added that third-party testimony would not be accepted under the new rule.
The ministry will place an official who specializes in illegal ivory trade at each local environment office in the Kanto, Chubu, Kinki and Kyushu regions from spring or thereafter.
More than 90 percent of annual applications for complete tusks in recent years were granted on the basis of statements by friends and family members that the items in question had been kept by the applicant at home since it became illegal to import ivory products.
Each year, the ministry receives more than 1,000 such applications.
Traffic, an international NGO that monitors wildlife trade, and other interested parties have attacked the current system on grounds it is easily manipulated by traders out to make a buck.
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Melting of the permafrost in Yakutia has led to a boom in fossil tusk gathering, causing problems for government and conservationists
22nd February 2018 11:18 GMT
Woolly mammoth tusk Simon Law/Flickr
The Russian region of Yakutia, nearly half of which lies in the Arctic, has declared war on the illegal trade in mammoth tusks. Melting of the Arctic ice cap has revealed vast stores of tusks from the extinct species that had been buried in the tundra.
Tass news agency reports that 100 tonnes is procured annually, about one-third of it illegally, and 90% of the haul is exported to China. Underscoring the black-market nature of the business, this month a record amount of mammoth ivory from Sakha (as the region is called in Yakutian) was seized in Vladivostok. Reportedly worth $6m, according to The Siberian Times, the 650 fragments were declared at just $35,000. The going rate for a 50kg tusk is around $15,000, according to the SakhaNews website.
A commercial ivory ban, hailed as a measure to protect elephants, went into effect in China on 31 December 2017. Mammoth tusks (considered an ethical alternative, as no live animals are poached) were seen by some as the salvation for Chinas age-old ivory carving industry, but by others as a threat to conservation efforts for encouraging the trade, according to a report in The New York Times.
In December 2017, Yakutias parliament set out a federal draft law on rational use of mammoth fauna resources. This year a top economic official in the regional government told Tass that a plan to create a 1.3bn rouble ($23m) joint Sino-Russian mammoth task e...
Government has dissolved the scandal-tainted Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) board after continued reports of alleged malfeasance and financial impropriety by some board members, it has been learnt.
Last month, The Herald reported that Government had increasingly come under pressure to act after a report from the Auditor-Generals Office indicated that not only was the board improperly constituted, but it was allegedly abusing its power to abuse the State entitys resources.
In a statement yesterday, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate, Ambassador Grace Mutandiro, said the dissolution of board was as a result of the wayward conduct of some members of the board.
The Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Honourable O.C.Z Muchinguri-Kashiri, has, in terms of Section 6 of the 12th schedule of the Parks and Wildlife Amendment Act Number 19 of 2001, terminated the term of office of the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Board with immediate effect, said Ambassador Mutandiro.
The wayward conduct of some members of the board, which was characterised by a departure from playing an advisory role to that of usurping executive powers, ran counter to the good corporate governance principles that Government has adopted and is upholding.
Apart from playing a key role in the economy, the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority is also the custodian of Zimbabwes natural resources and it, therefore, behoves on the minister to ensure that at all times competent individuals with the requisite probity constitute its Board, she said.
The current eight-member board was chaired by Mr Tichafa Mundangepfupfu, who was deputised by Mrs Idah Mupamhanga. Other board members included Messrs Cephas Mudenda, Tafadzwa Mundoga, Neville Mutsvangwa, Dr Hesphina Rukato and Ms Dorothy Mabika.
Mr Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya, who was appointed the new Zimparks director-general in August last year, was an ex-officio member of the board.
The largely abandoned former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno north of Naples has been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, French news magazine L'Obs reports. Many of the Nigerian migrant women who walk the streets as prostitutes are underage, offering sexual favours for as little as 5 to 15 euros along the Via Domitiana by the sea. The rampant petty crime and violence in the city has led to journalists wanting to write about the town requiring police escorts for their own safety. The current Italian government, which is seeking re-election on March 4th, has signed a 21-million euro package to increase security in towns like Castel Volturno and offer integration programmes for migrants.
The government of Djibouti seized the Doraleh Container Terminal from UAE based DP World. In doing so the theives governing Djibouti unilaterally breached a 30 year contract they entered into with DP World in 2006 allowing the firm to develop the port out of nothing and operate the port as part of their enterprise. Operations at the port began in 2009. (archived)
A truck designed locally to put an end to wheat losses during transport from fields to storage silos is set for testing in Egypt this summer.
At the end of December 2017 the Western media reported "widespread" protests sweeping Iran. Narratives indistinguishable from the US-engineered "Arab Spring" in 2011 flooded headlines and social media regarding a "popular uprising" spurred first by alleged economic grievances before protesters then began making demands echoing the US State Department regarding Iran's internal domestic affairs as well as its foreign policy. The protests were in fact so indistinguishable from the now admittedly US-engineered "Arab Spring" that still-fresh disillusionment regarding the fate of nations like Libya and Syria likely played a role in blunting the efficacy of the protests in Iran. Western Propaganda Outlived Actual Unrest An article in Politico titled, "Why the Iranian Uprising Won't Die," in an attempt to qualify and promote the West's narrative regarding the Iranian protests would claim: ...Iranians were enraged as they struggled to feed their children while their government spent billions on its foreign adventures in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. While Iran was made poor, the regime became richer. While Iranians suffered, the regime's allies became powerful and prosperous.
(MEMO) The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the countrys Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the governments resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosas State of the Nation Address (SONA) 
Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
The number of deaths from Fridays twin car bomb explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, rose to at least 38, according to officials on Saturday.
Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the presidential palace and subsequently a hotel. The attacks follow months of relative calm.
A vehicle that was loaded with explosives was used to try to breach a checkpoint on the way into the presidential palace Villa Somalia, according to officials who said security forces thwarted the attack. A blast at the checkpoint was reportedly followed by gunfire.
A second explosion later, which destroyed vehicles outside the hotel as well as the compounds perimeter wall, was reported to have claimed a substantial proportion of the casualties.
The attack was claimed by al-Shabab in a statement posted online. The group, which claimed to have killed 35 soldiers while having lost five of its fighters, said it was targeting the government and security services.
Security officials claimed they had been successful in thwarting the main thrust of the attack. The security forces foiled the intent of the terrorists, the AFP news agency reported Abdulahi Ahmed, a security officer, a.....
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How to Balance Biodiversity Conservation and Large Elephant Numbers in Botswana: No Extra Water for Elephants!
Botswanas researchers contribute to the debate surrounding large elephant populations and their impact on the environment in southern Africa.
An elephant in the Mababe floodplains in northern Botswana. Photo By Gail C. Potgieter.
Elephants: the majestic gentle giants of the African savannah. Their enormous intelligence and close family bonds fascinate safari goers and scientists alike. Whilst strolling through the bush, they shovel masses of grass into their mouths, and occasionally bump into the odd tree effortlessly breaking large branches and even pushing the whole thing over. Elephants are awesome creatures, and even lions keep a respectful distance from these megaherbivores.
All of the unique characteristics that put elephants at the top of the must-see list for many international visitors also serve to create controversy and management headaches among conservationists. These giants need gigantic amounts of space and natural resources at one point in history this was not a problem, as all of Africa except the Sahara was available to them. Todays remnant populations have been constricted to relatively small areas, which are often fenced and managed by humans. Their food requirements, however, have not changed they need to eat anywhere between 140 and 490 kg of plant matter every single day! Additionally, they are highly dependent on water, and each bull elephant will drink up to 120 litres per day.
In short, the impact of elephants does not go unnoticed in the African savannah. Certainly, the effects of Botswanas 130,000 pachyderms are easy to see from just a cursory glance at the landscape. Broken and uprooted trees are the most obvious signs of elephants, but they also eat huge amounts of grass and other small plants (called forbs). Whilst elephants mainly eat grass and forbs in the wet summer season, they rely on trees (leaves, bark, roots) to get them through the dry winter season. Trees are therefore most vulnerable to being de-barked and uprooted in the late dry season.
These facts leave us in no doubt about the enormous impacts that elephants have in any ecosystem where they occur. Although Botswanas elephant population is not overly restricted by fences (as are those in many of southern Africas protected areas), they seem...
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In the year since Trumps inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administrations policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took to the streets in the United States to protest Trumps policies or points of view over the past year. Many more have mobilized worldwide in reaction to the rise of right-wing populist movements across the globe, using people power to contest entrenched authority and confront oppressive regimes and systems.
Women have been at the forefront of these efforts. The 2017 Womens March on Washington whose Sister Marches spanned all 50 states and dozens of other countries was likely the biggest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. The momentum continued in 2018, with between 1,856,683 and 2,637,214 people marching in Womens Marches this year. And women continue to be at the helm of movements like Black Lives Matter, the struggle for immigrant rights and the Fight for $15. Around the world, they have played vital roles in demanding reproductive justice in Poland, protesting repressive religious laws in Iran and asserting their right to political representation in Kenya.
While these outpourings of popular protest often look spontaneous, behind the scenes are an ever-evolving series of trainings, funding decisions and tactical innovations, often led by full-time organizers and activists. Successful campaigns of nonviolent resistance do not materialize over night, nor do they remain reactionary or improvisational. Instead, a tremendous amount of work goes o...
The clash between the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Saad Abubakar III and Kaduna State Governor Nasiru El-Rufai over 2019 was More
AFP/File | Police target anti-fascist activists with a water cannon after a protest turned violent in Turin, Italy
ROME (AFP) Italy stepped up security for mass demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups across the country on Saturday as tensions rise ahead of next weeks general election.There has been a dramatic increase of violent clashes between anti-fascist and far-right activists in recent weeks, particularly after a racially motivated attack on February 3 by a far-right gunman in the central city of Macerata that left six African migrants wounded.
Three thousand police were mobilised in Rome on Saturday for two marches and three sit-ins by both left and right groups likely to draw up to 20,000 people.
Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was expected to attend the largest demonstration in Italys capital, organised by the National Association of Italian Partisans (ANPI), under the slogan Fascism Never Again.
Another anti-fascist protest in Rome, organised by a left-wing union, will rail against the Jobs Act, a flagship reform of Renzis government. One of the sit-ins will be hosted by Giorgia Meloni, head of the far-right Brothers of Italy party.
Roberto Fiore, head of the extreme-right Forza Nuova group, will march in Palermo, Sicily, after one of his partys activists was beaten up by men wearing masks there on Tuesday.
The far-left Potere al Popolo movement will also hold a rally in Palermo.
Matteo Salvini, the head of The League, will attend a demonstration in Milan. The far-right group formerly known as the Northern League is part of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconis right-wing coalition, along with Brothers of Italy.
The far-right CasaPound movement will also march in Milan.
Yet another demonstration will be held in Brescia, northern Italy, where an ANPI social centre was torched on Thursday night.
On the same day three police officers were injured after clashes with anti-fascist protesters demonstrating against a CasaPound meeting in the northwestern city of Turin.
The spike in violence comes amid fears of a revival of far-right parties in the March 4 election.
An average of the last major polls suggested Berlusconis right-wing coalition could finish on top, but fail to achieve a parliamentary majority.
Four years ago this weekend, Ukraine's democratically-elected, albeit deeply corrupt, government was overthrown in a Western-backed coup which set off a chain reaction of events, tearing one of Europe's largest countries asunder. The "EuroMaidan" movement pledged to wipe out corruption, improve living standards and integrate Ukraine into the west. On all counts, it has failed miserably. In 2014, Ukrainian incomes were already paltry. But today, not only does the country compete with Moldova for the dubious distinction of having the lowest salaries in Europe, its GDP per capita is now below El Salvador and Libya and wedged between Laos and Vietnam in raw dollar terms. Nevertheless, despite these difficulties, it did manage to rise four places in the Doing Business 2018 ranking of the World Bank. At the same time, the European Union is increasingly frustrated at Ukraine's failure to reform. Indeed, only this week, Brussels scrapped a 29 billion border checkpoint scheme amid rancor over Kiev's failure to deliver on certain promises. The move came after it emerged that a firm specializing in installing ventilation units had been given the contract, for reasons unknown.
Sputnik | February 23, 2108 This week, the International Rescue Committee issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabias Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), stating that the program is neither comprehensive, nor reflective of clear, shared humanitarian priorities. Last month, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy announced the launch of YCHO, a relief program that allegedly aims to 
The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) said 915 cases of the disease have been confirmed since January last year, up from the previous figures given last month of 61 deaths and 720 confirmed outbreaks. The government said the source of the outbreak was still unknown.
February 22, 2018
Villagers in Okongue in the Omatjete area are living in
fear of a lone
elephant which has been spotted around the village for the past few days.
Senior councillor and spokesperson of the Zeraeua
Traditional Authority at
Omatjete, Fabianus Uaseuapuani, told Nampa today the animal is old and
Voice of America
More than 100 girls are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a school in Dapchi, Yobe State, earlier this week, parents told AFP on Friday. Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe State, said they had set up a support group after Mondays raid, which has revived memories of the 2014 abduction of more than 200 
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Nairobi (AFP) A court in Tanzania on Friday charged eight people with the murder of renowned conservationist Wayne Lotter who was shot dead in Dar es Salaam in August.
The eight individuals were charged with murder and conspiracy to murder, according to court documents seen by AFP.
Lotter, a 51-year-old South African conservationist, was a founder of the PAMS Foundation which worked to stop the poaching of elephants and trafficking of ivory in Tanzania. He was killed by unknown gunmen on August 16 while in a taxi on his way back from the airport.
We congratulate the Tanzanian Police Force for the arrest and charging of these individuals, PAMS said in a statement.
Wayne was a visionary conservationist working with indefatigable determination to save Tanzanias wildlife and we are relieved that some of the perpetrators responsible for his untimely death have been apprehended and are being brought to justice.
PAMS had scored some big wins fighting the illegal wildlife trade, working with Tanzanias National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) in the arrest of nearly 900 poachers and ivory traders.
These include Chinese citizen Yang Fenlan known as the Ivory Qu...
Libya: From Africas Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention By Garikai Chengu, This article was first published on October 19, 2014. This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libyas former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africas greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited 
This music video says about itself:
The song Bella ciao was sung by the anti-fascist resistance movement active in Italy between 1943 and 1945. The author of the lyrics is unknown; the music and spirit of the song is based on a folk song sung by rice-weeders on the River Po basin in the early part of the 20th century Alla mattina appena alzata.
By Rob Wells:
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Leftists in Rome to protest against the rising tide of fascism
[Today] afternoons No more fascism, no more...
LAGOS FEBRUARY 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)-President Muhammadu Buhari says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, is stepping on many toes in the bid to defend his administration.
He said this when he received Ogiame Ikenwoli, the olu of Warri and some prominent Iteskiri sons, including Sagay, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.
The president described Sagay as a man of conviction whom, he emphasised, was doing an exceptional job.
Thanks for producing a man like Prof. Itse Sagay, who is defending us robustly and stepping on many toes in the process. If hes not a man of conviction, he couldnt have done that, he said.
What he is doing is exceptional. Despite coming from a minority area, hes showing overwhelming influence at the centre.
Prof, I never had the opportunity to thank you personally for all youre doing. Thank you very much.
He assured the people of Niger Delta that his administration would continue to support rapid development in the region by consolidating on all ongoing projects and initiating new ones to create more economic opportunities and jobs for the people.
The president reiterated his administrations commitment to maintaining peace and security in the Niger Delta for economic...
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai, likes controversy. And this predilection did not start when he became the governor. He has attracted criticisms from many sources in the past. Some of his critics feel he has unbridled lips or caustic tongue and people with such idiosyncracies are always controversial. But to his admirers, el-Rufai is 
the nomad life exposes you to nature. You will never learn enough about plants, trees, insects and animals Apparently recalling his early life as a herdsman, President Muhammadu Buhari has said his rearing of cattle contributed immensely to shaping him into what he is today as a former military Head of State and 
I never believed any govt could be careless with girls again, says Ezekwesili United States condemns latest kidnap case President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the case of students abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State is receiving the deserved and that no effort would be spared to bring succour to them. 
President and Founder of Heartminders Societal Advancement Initiative, Funke Oguntugas passion for safe sex advocacy, mentoring and blogging six year on is yet renewed daily by the staggering impact from the interventions. And tomorrow, her organisation would be staging another sensitisation walk to be led by boys and men for the first time. About this 
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The Jimade we know, by friends, neighbours His victims are helping us Police Not our duty to confirm membership NMA Almost a week after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command declared Dr. Jimade Ola-Solomon wanted as the leader of a robbery gang, his medical facility, Vital Care Hospital, remains deserted. A visit 
Social commentator, human rights activist and famous lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN), in this no-holds-barred interview with LANRE ODUKOYA spoke about the journey to becoming a SAN, why he stuck to the guns against his kinsman, former President Goodluck Jonathan, to birth a new government, and virtues that molded him into greatness. The awarding 
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The practice is the same world over and theres no denying that appearing rich doesnt mean being actually rich. Yes, we agree that fame and fortune is one of the most popular phrases when describing people who have it all, the reality is that fame and fortune dont always go hand in hand. Unfortunately; however, 
Twenty-five-years old Mr. Cornelius Chiadi Ezeibekwe, from Ekwulobia town in Aguata Local Government Area, Anambra State has become the buzz of the moment following his wedding to his younger sister, aged 17 years. The youth of the community who couldnt comprehend the taboo burnt down the Sabbath Church where the two were joined as husband 
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Olanrewaju Ogunmefun known by the showbiz moniker, Vector tha Viper, is a Nigerian hip hop act with three successful albums, State of Surprise, The Second Coming and Lafiaji. Not many are aware that he was the voice behind the Sprite commercial that has aired on most radio stations across Nigeria since 2009. The versatile rapper 
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There was pandemonium yesterday in Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State when a truck laden with granite crushed a middle-aged man with three children. The incident happened at Oru- Ago-Iwoye junction, along the Ijebu- Ode/Ibadan Road when the victims were riding a motorcycle on their way to school at about 7:30am. Saturday 
Three persons were feared dead yesterday with two others sustaining various degree of injuries, following a gas explosion that rocked Abuja gateway city, Zuba, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This gas explosion tragedy was the second one this week. The first explosion which no life was lost to, but left up 
says Buhari waiting for more Nigerians to speak President meets Oyegun Barely 24 hours after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu, accused the partys National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, of allegedly sabotaging the reconciliatory process, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has said majority of the partys members have 
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The Technical Director of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, has said the reason for listing more homebased athletes for the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, was to develop the talents back home and also expose them to international competitions. The AFN on Thursday night released its team of 37 athletes that 
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Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare 11, security chiefs and other stakeholders yesterday in Benin City, Edo State capital held a strategic security meeting to tackle the menace of cattle herdsmen, illegal migration and human trafficking, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the state. The meeting held at the Obas palace was attended by the various heads 
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The lingering running battle between workers and Abia State Government over the laters salary arrears has been blamed on the of labour to live up to its responsibility of protecting workers interest. Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area, Chief Ginger Onwusibe, said in an interview with newsmen after the 40th anniversary celebration of 
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The Oyo State Government through the Sustainable Development Goals Office has constructed 15 motorised boreholes in some major markets in the state. The State Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, at the commissioning of one of the boreholes at Bodija Market, Ibadan, explained that the project was completed through the Conditional Grants Scheme, 
Former Super Eagles striker, Julius Aghahowa believes Argentina are under pressure ahead of their meeting with Nigeria at this years World Cup following their 4-2 loss in a friendly last November. Aghahowa told Saturday Telegraph that the come-from-behind win in Krasnodar is still haunting the two-time world champions which has now put immense pressure 
The chairman of the Ondo State Football Agency and the President of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Otunba Tajudeen Akinyemi, has said the club is on course to qualify to play on the continent despite the recent deduction of three points from the club by the League Management Company. Speaking with League Rendezvous, the chairman revealed 
As part of efforts to consolidate on the gains already made in the promotion of child survival, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), Katsina and Kano State Governments are meeting in Kaduna to develop a five-year work plan for 2018 to 2022. The plan when developed would be the first in the current UNICEF country 
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Says suspect got N400, 000 from the operation The Imo State Police Command has wrapped up investigation into the robbery incident which occurred at Zenith Bank in Owerri, with the arrest of the fleeing mastermind of the crime, Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, by operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS). A four-man robbery gang had 
Arts in Medicine Fellowship, an integral part of the Arts in Medicine (AIM) project of Tender Arts Nigeria, held its maiden workshop in Lagos recently. Supported by United States Consulate General, Arts in Medicine Fellowship, according to the founder, Tender Arts Nigeria, Mandela Washington Fellow and also the project lead for arts in medicine 
Despite dense airstrikes from the Saudi-backed coalition, Yemeni forces have liberated key areas, destroyed Emirati bases and equipment, and killed dozens of invading mercenaries this week.
Yemens resistance forces known throughout western media simply as the Houthis enjoyed remarkable success today.
The joint operation between Air Defense Forces and Missile Forces took place in Marib province where they liberated key locations and targeted Emirati military sites including a headquarters using drone surveillance and missiles.
In Hajjah, Lajih, and Taiz provinces, Yemens Army and Popular Committees successfully gained control of territory during additional advances.
Earlier this week, Yemens Army and Popular Committees lured Emirati troops into an ambush before killing 12 and destroying their military vehicles. Yemens resistance sniper unit took out 13 Saudi troops on various fronts beyond the Saudi border including Asir, Jizan, and Najran province.
Yemens Army and Popular Committees expanded their defensive operations into Saudi territory throughout the course of the war in response to the devastating Saudi-led invasion, airstrike campaign, and blockade.
President of Sanaas Supreme Political Council, Saleh al-Sammad, spoke at a mee...
The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has said that a total of 11,000 trainees across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are expected to benefit from the first phases of its National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP). The Director General / Chief Executive officer of the Establishment (ITF), Sir Joseph 
In Kenya, tourism is on the recovery path with the sector recording 20.3% growth in 2017, this is according to the countrys Tourism Cabinet Secretary (Minister), Najib Balala, who disclosed that tourism posted earnings of Sh120 billion despite the long electioneering period. An improvement from the Sh99.69 billion earned in 2016. The latest statistics released 
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Supporters of former Honduran presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla went back to the streets Friday as part of what they called Caravan of insurrection, to continue their protests against fraud during the November elections which handed President Juan Orlando Hernandez a second term in office. The caravan of hundreds of vehicles, organized by the Opposition Alliance...
Theres a strange debate happening in the Anglo world. This one recurs. Science is neutral! cry the determinists. It is free of values, politics, ugly and difficult human choices!
How funny. Is it true? I wish it were. But it is not. And anyone that says this to you fatally misunderstands scienceespecially if their title is scientist.
Ill use a particularly noxious example to disprove it. Lets imagine that we were researchers at an American thinktank, who wanted to investigate (LOL) whether Asians were smarter than whites, who in turn, were smarter than blacks. Lets leave aside how repellent this is to any thinking personin order to explore why.
There are at least five places that values, politics, and culture will intervene in the scientific method we employhypotheses, variables, conditions, testing, and of course conclusion. And no matter how we try, we will not be able to find some kind of truer truth. Lets take them one by one.
The first in the very framing of our question itselfand the hypotheses it generates. Blacks, whites, and Asians are of course just constructs themselves to begin with. They are categories without any essential reality. For example, is a Sri Lankan an Asian in the same way that a Korean is? Is a Nigerian black in the same way an African-American is? What about someone who is half of either? Whether or not such groups share DNA is again a kind of question of circular values: do we suppose that sharing DNA is the bar for belonging to a group, when in fact the group itself is something we have constructed? If sharing DNA is the bar, then of course humans share more DNA with primates than differs among themselves, so our set of categories cannot mean anything whatsoever. All this is just a game of assigning people to groups that we ourselves are judgingbut that is a political act. Culture rears its ugly headand we cannot escape it.
The second place values will intervene is in our choice of variables. How are we to operationalize this idea of intelligence? Probably, like many American researchers, we will take the easy way out, and reach for IQ. But IQ is not some kind of value-free measure or construct. It is loaded with assumptionsmany of them dubious. It measures one kind of intelligenceanalytical, not creative, ethical, synthetic. It measures that one kind of intelligence in a deterministic and rigid way: with questions for which there are right answers. But it is difficult to imagine that such a thing tests intelligence at all, because in life, most questions have no fixed sets of answers. Our question is not choosing, thenbut understanding, creating, supposing, forging, and thus deve...
President Muhammadu Buhari has described as a national disaster, the abduction of students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, saying his government is doing its best to secure their release. In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said he has instructed all security agencies to see to it that the girls 
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President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), to desist from peddling fiction and focus on constructive criticism and analysis. The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu said the organization has a responsibility to reflect the larger picture of the concrete and verifiable 
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The Anti-Open Grazing Law in Benue has recorded a huge success as a Makurdi Magistrates Court on Friday sentenced three herders, Iliya Garba, Hassan Abdullahi, and Lanshak Lonfalk, to one year imprison each, for violating the law enacted in 2017. The convicts were charged with criminal conspiracy and open nomadic livestock rearing and grazing. The offences are 
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday said the partys national leader, Bola Tinubu, has his fullest support on his reconciliation assignment. An online news portal, TheCable had reported how Tinubu wrote a scathing letter to the national chairman of the party accusing him of sabotage. Instead of being 
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It wasn't until the administration of Barack Obama that the deadly gaze of the United States began to really re-focus on Latin America, with Venezuela as its main target. Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. is a predator, colonial/capitalist nation. But like the imagined nation of Wakanda, in the latest cultural assault on critical mass consciousness, "American exceptionalism" and "make America great again" - two slogans representing both sides of the imperialist coin-ruling class interests are obscured and the people are reduced to working against their objective interests and being accomplices to imperial lawlessness. In every part of the world, the United States is engaged in maniacal, criminal assaults on democracy, basic human decency and common sense. From its support for armed jihadists groups in Syria and its illegal occupation of that nation, transferring heavy military equipment to its puppet regime in Ukraine, supporting unending war in Afghanistan, to the military invasion of African, the commitment to maintaining U.S. global dominance has moved war and militarism to the center of U.S. strategy.
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Three men have been arrested in the refugee hotspot of Clichy-sous-Bois outside Paris and charged with biting a man on the face - and then eating the pieces of flesh they had ripped off! Police arrested the men, all from the African island nation of Cape Verde, on Sunday after they attacked another man in the Hector-Berlioz alley, Le Parisien reports. Le Parisien reported (translated from French): Three Cape Verdeans were arrested on Sunday night in Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis) for voluntary violence, barbarity and cannibalism resulting in permanent mutilation. Around 6 pm, Hector-Berlioz alley, four men argue for a story of money. Three men gang up to hit a fourth. They bite it violently on the lower lip and left ear before ingesting the pieces of flesh torn off. The victim defends himself by beating his attackers. She manages to hurt one of them at an ankle.
This video says about itself:
Self-Sacrificing Ants Refuse Treatment of Their Wounds | National Geographic
20 February 2018
A new study reveals that after a raid on a termite nest, the injured [Matabele] ants are cared for by their comrades.
Navy Seals abide by a code that no man is left behind. Termite-hunting ants abide by a similar code. A new study reveals that after a raid on a termite nest, the injured ants are cared for by their comrades.
If kept by themselves, 80 percent of injured ants died. But if cared for by their nest-mates for even an hour, only a tenth died.
Another finding of the study reveals how the ants prioritize who gets cared for and who doesnt. In human health care, doctors decide which patients need to be helped the most. With ants, its the exact opposite. The injured ants themselves decide if they should be treated or not.
When no help was in sight, injured ants made a beeline for the nest. But when nest-mates were near, they stumbled and fell, appearing more injured as a way to attract aid. But the ants play up their injuries only if they sensed that their problems were minor enough to be treated. If ants were mortally injured, they refused to cooperate, flailing their legs around when probed or picked up, forcing their helpers to abandon them.
The mortally wounded ants choose to die rather than have energy and resources wasted on their futile rehabilitation. This discovery marks the first time non-human animals have been observed systematically nursing their wounded back to health. Read more in Paramedic Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades.
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On Tuesday, two men suffered knife wounds while affixing posters for a far-left party in central Italy
In Tuscany, the mayor of the town of Castelfiorentino said a swastika was scrawled on a monument honoring a young man hung by Italys Nazi occupiers in 1945. Mayor Alessio Falorni said there was an attempt in Italy to bring back to life dead ideologies, but in an insidious way, without citing them directly and by exploiting peoples anger.
Violence also erupted earlier in the campaign in central Italy when an Italian gunman wounded six Africans in a dr...
Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addresses NYs Stony Point Center outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen. She has not as yet had opportunity to review the attached rough transcript.
So, thank you very much to Erin who apparently had asked the question What are we going to do about Yemen? and that was part of what generated our gathering here today; and Susan, thank you so much for inviting me to come and picking me up; to the Stony Point Center people, its a privilege to be here with you and certainly, likewise to all who have come, and to be with these colleagues.
I think the urgency of our gathering tonight is indicated by the words that Muhammad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, spoke on a nationalized, televised speech in Saudi Arabia on May 2nd of 2017 when he said a prolonged war is in our interest regarding the war in Yemen. He said, Time is on our side regarding the war in Yemen.
And I see that as particularly urgent because its likely that the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, who is by all accounts the orchestrator of the Saudi-led coalitions involvement in prolonging the war in Yemen, is going to come to the United States in Britain they managed to push back his arrival there: there was such a strong movement, led by young Quakers, actually, in the UK and he probably will come to the United States and most certainly, if that trip happens, to New York, and I think that gives us an opportunity to say to him, and to all of the people focused on him, that time is not on the side of the civilians who suffer desperately; and their situation will be described much further throughout the course of our evening together.
Ive been asked to speak a bit about the war, the history of the war and the proxy wars and the causes. and, And I want to say most humbly to  that I know that any child, in the Yemeni marketplace, selling peanuts on the corner, will always know more about the culture and the history of Yemen than I ever can. Something Ive learned over the years with Voices for Creative Nonviolence is that if we wait till were perfect well wait a very long time; so Ill just job in.
I think one place to start is with the Arab Spring. As it began to unfold in 2011 in Bahrain, at the Pearl Mosque, the Arab Spring was a very very courageous manifestation. Likewise in Yemen, and I mostly want to say that young people in Yemen risked their lives beautifully to rai...
In the wake of the August 2017 Neo-Nazi rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, VA, the University of Virginias Center for Politics (with Reuters/Ipsos) conducted a survey that warned, some Americans express troubling racial attitudes even as majority oppose white supremacists.
Asking whether white people and/or racial minorities in the United States were under attack, it found the following:
+ 14 percent agreed that white people were under attack but disagreed with the statement that nonwhites were under attack.
+ 31 percent strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needed to protect and preserve its White European heritage.
+ 16 percent agreed that marriage should only be allowed between two people of the same race and 17 percent agreed that marriage should be restricted to the same race.
Since the nations founding four centuries ago, racial identity has played a key role in the countrys social, moral and political orders especially what it means to be white. The first Africans land in the British colony of James Town (now Virginia) in 1619 and their status, either slave or indentured servant, remains somewhat a mystery. Along with other early colonialists, whether Dutch in New Amsterdam or Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay, the world was divided between the white settler and the other, the darker-skinned Native peoples. The forced importation of slaves from African and, later, African-American peoples only made the need for whiteness for some that much more important. Over the subsequent centuries the meaning of race, especially what was considered white, fundamentally changed.
So important was the issue of racial difference that it was memorialized in the Constitution, with male slaves granted only 3/5th a white males citizenship identity. Thomas Jefferson fully embraced his whiteness in deed (i.e., ownership of slaves, fathering six children with his slave, Sally Hemings) and in word. In Notes on the State of Virginia (1785), he argued:
I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind. It is not against experience to suppose, that different species of the same genus, or varieties of the sam...
President Muhammadu Buhari met with John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday afternoon over the crisis rocking the party. Recall that Mr Tinubu had written a letter to Odigie-Oyegun accused the chairman of sabotaging the reconciliation assignment given to him by the president. Odigie-Oyegun arrived the presidential villa at 3 pm and 
This week I spoke with philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. Vltchek has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest books are his tribute to The Great October Socialist Revolution, a revolutionary novel Aurora and a bestselling work of political non-fiction: Exposing Lies Of The Empire. His other books can be viewed here. Also be sure to watch Rwanda Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam Chomsky On Western Terrorism. Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work around the world. He can be reached through his website and his Twitter.
I spoke with him about his work and his thoughts on the current imperialist attack on independent media.
Danny Haiphong: Could you give readers a background of who you are and what influenced you to take the path of independent journalism and analysis?
Andre Vltchek: First of all, lately I do not define myself as a journalist. These days, journalism is synonymous with the oldest profession. I document the world, I inform people, and I propagate my political ideas. I dont believe in objective reporting it simply does not exist, and those who claim to be objective, like the BBC or The New York Times, are actually the most professional propagandists for the Western Empire. I may be a propagandist, too, but for the left, for internationalism. And I never hide who I am and...
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should be held responsible for the killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen across the country. Addressing party members at the Finbarrs Road secretariat Umuahia, Secondus said at the beginning of a three-day working 
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At first glance, tennis star Serena Williams and the late activist Erica Garner dont have much in common. They lived different lives on different ends of the socioeconomic spectrum. But as black women in America, they both shared horrifying stories due to complications from childbirth. Our country spends more on health care than any other high-income country but still holds the worst record for maternal mortality in the developed world. This maternal health crisis is driven by the high rates of African-American women who die while pregnant or within one year of the end of a pregnancy. Black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers due to pregnancy-related complications. While existing health disparities can add to the risk, one recent study found that racism is a major driver of the gap.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency directly responsible for the abduction of schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state and several other atrocities committed by insurgents against citizens, particularly in the northern part of the country. PDP in a statement said the Buhari Presidency has put Nigerians at risk 
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The Imo State Police Command has arrested a member of the four-man robbery gang that attacked a customer at Zenith Bank in Owerri, killing two policemen. The suspect, Chinomso Onwuegbuchulam, popularly known as Ogolo, was arrested at his hideout at Close 7 Mgbuakara, Eleparanwan in Rivers. The Commissioner of Police in Imo, Mr Chris Ezike, 
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A court in Turkey sentenced a man to 53 life sentences for a 2013 bombing which killed 53 people near the border with Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday. The bombing in Reyhanli was, at the time, the deadliest spillover of violence from Syria into Turkey. Five children were killed. The court case did 
The annual Ipokia Youth symposium is set to hold this Saturday with issues about youth entrepreneurship in the Information Technology expected to dominate the discourse. According to a statement issued by the Chairman of the Central Organising Committee of the symposium, Mr. Ola Agbetokun, the theme of the event is Reconciling Ipokia Youth with 
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A hairdresser died in the church immediately after giving testimonies before the congregation at Universal Church of God. The deceased, simply identified as Mpofu attended a church service at Bulawayo area of Zimbabwe where she gave a testimony thanking God for the wonders He had done in her life. According to reports by B-metro, Mpofu slumped immediately 
A 22-year-old man has been tricked by police into thinking that a hitman he hired had killed his family so that he could inherit their wealth. Detectives discovered a plot to kill his mother, father and 10-year-old sister in Sochi, Russia. He detailed how and where his family should be murdered, drawing up a floor 
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has identified with the government and people of Yobe State over the missing schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi. The governor expressed optimism that the schoolgirls will soon be found and reunited with their families. Governor Ortom, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase described the 
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My deeply moving experience was to see the Washington Mall filled with African-American and other activists living in poverty conditions. They were on the ground in front of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The cold rains and action turned the ground into deep mud. My memory is strong of the mud and walking on planks to the makeshift and somewhat dismal clinic. Now, many years later, the Poor Peoples Campaign is being resurrected. Another attempt is flinging itself at the government, the churches, and the entire American society -- still divided by class. Poverty has largely become normalized in America. The minds of most have become inured to inadequate food, housing and health care for millions of us. We certainly must have not only a national call, but also national change -- to be morally revived and eliminate systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.
The governor of Missouri has been indicted and taken into custody for circulating photographs of his bound and partially nude lover, local media reported Thursday. Governor Eric Greitens was arrested Thursday afternoon on the first floor of Carnahan Courthouse in St Louis, according to an eyewitness report by a journalist from the St Louis Post-Dispatch. 
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Robert Frost, the famous American poet, concludes his poem Mending Walls with the assertion that good fences make good neighbors. While this might generally be the case, for both Lebanon and Israel, it seems that neither a fence nor border demarcation can keep these two nations from a recurrent conflict.
In the past, Israel has on many occasions attacked Lebanon due to the latters inability to prevent non-state actors, such as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and later Hezbollah, from launching attacks into its territories. The last such Israeli act was in July 2006, when the Israeli Ar...
Earlier in February both Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli agreed to resolve all issues which have contributed to a trade dispute.
The two met at the East African Community (EAC) summit in Kampala, Uganda, which opens today.
The two hoped that trade between them on the one hand, and other East African nations, could thrive again.
In recent years, the two have accused each other of introducing unnecessary levies sometimes reaching more than 100 per cent. Kenya says this has left it with a competitive disadvantage in Tanzanian markets.
For its part, Tanzania says that its products go through a rigorous inspection regimen sometimes leading to three sets of verification thereby raising costs.
The two have also accused each other of putting barriers to each others companies to register as businesses.
The business rift between the two neighbors has impeded trade in EAC because the trade between them accounts for some 45 per cent of all goods traveling through the economic zone.
At one point, Kenyas exports fell by 60 per cent in 2017 due to the rift, the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics said.
The EAC summit meets at a time when many member states have not done enough to fulfill their commitments to the grouping, the secretariat has said.
The Summit will look at ways to increase taxes on imports to the economic bloc, and finding alternative means of financing for business.
The BRIC Post with inputs from Agencies
In an innovative financial arrangement, the Seychelles and the Nature Conservancy have found ways for developing countries to free up funds to protect their natural resources.
Almost a thousand miles off the coast of Kenya, the tiny African nation of Seychelleswhere most of the population lives on a group of islands with a total area roughly the size of Lincoln, Nebraskahas protected a piece of the Indian Ocean the size of the U.K. The new protected marine area, home to endangered sea turtles and coral reefs, is possible because of a unique financial deal that helped the country swap some of its debt for nature.
By Kevin Samson
Fresh water supplies continue to be assaulted on multiple fronts. Front page news at the moment is the unfolding disaster in Cape Town, South Africa which could be completely without water by June. According to some, this is as much the result of politics as it is the result of a three-year drought.
At the same time, clearly man-made disasters like the corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. At the heart of this initiative to make water a commodity has been Nestle, whose former CEO clearly stated that water supplies should be privatized and that the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right. One look at how this is manifesting in Mexico at the moment should make it clear who gets most severely penalized for this policy.
Moreover, it is estimated that nearly 1/3 of the planets population is directly threatened by unclean water. Finding a solution to this ongoing plague should be of paramount importance; it is for this reason that I have repeatedly focused on novel new ways that we can take back control over our water supply and ensure that it is as clean as possible (see here and here).
A new filtering technique might just hold the largest promise yet for being able to access even large bodies of water across the planet that have become terribly polluted. Australias Syndney Harbour is one such place. Comprising more than 10,000 acres at depths of up to 35 feet, the Harbour is so polluted that scientists saw it as the perfect challenge to test their research.
The system that scientists at CSIRO have created is called Graphair, named after the microscopic graphene film that developers say will stop pollutants completely in a single step, as opposed to the m...
Without the North, Nigeria and Nigerians would be reduced to nonentities. In 2005, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank forecast that Nigeria More
Tinubu made the allegation in a letter written to the president, vice-president, senate president and speaker of the house of More
The confusion following a Boko Haram attack on a girls' college in Nigeria's Yobe state continued yesterday as angry residents attacked the state governor.
A student of the College of Education, Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State lost his life yesterday while property believed to worth millions of naira were destroyed during a protest. Reacting to the protest, the management shut down academic activities indefinitely. The students had embarked on a protest to demand the release 
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A. Feb. 22 2018 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net: 712-770-4016 pin123456#
1.This could go real soon, maybe before the weekend.
2. The new CEO for HSBC Bank John Flint, who started today, was considered a "good" guy as compared to the one they recently let go this week.
3. Prosperity Packages went out for three days beginning today Feb. 22 and would also be sent out on Feb. 23 and 24.
4. Zimbabwe has to get their currency up and going real soon because of their debt due to two nations by Feb. 28. Their debt to other nations has been forgiven.
5. Our US Treasury sources say it would happen real soon.
6. Our Zim redemption center contacts had to go dark.
7. Canada may be using 800 numbers for the three banks in addition to a central call center 800 number for all of Canada.
8. There were two 800#s for the US with the dividing line being the Mississippi River.
9. Use the 800#s to get the better screen rates at HSBC banks (HSBC and Wells Fargo), which would be better screen rates than found at the Tier 1 banks.
B. Feb. 22 2018 9:27 pm...
Despite smuggling and abuse of import quota restrictions, Nigeria is currently facing 2.1 million tons of fish deficit. The Director of Federal Department of Fishery (FDF), Muazu Mohammed, said this in a chat with New Telegraph in Lagos. He said that the country still depends on one million tons of fish annually as against 
LAGOS FEBRUARY 23RD (URHOBOTODAY)-A middle aged man whose identity has not be established on Monday reportedly inflicted severe machete cut on his wife, then allegedly killed himself with same machete in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
A veteran journalist, Alicia Dominic Okobi who posted the development on her Facebook page, purportedly described how the incident happened.
Below is her account of the incident.
This is Evangelist Mrs Promise lying down critically at the intensive care unit of the Federal Medical Centre Asaba.
Her husband inflicted these injuries on her with a machete on Monday evening.
For reasons beyond our control, we had to move the UBUNTU FESTIVAL to a new venue. The Mbombela Stadium Complex in Nelspruit (Mbombela) is famous for its unique architecture of giant giraffes holding up the walls of the oval. It is also home to the Mpumalanga show and very suitable to handle our event in the beautiful grounds around the stadium - while we utilise the hospitality facilities in
Mayor Higgins gives an inspiring outline of his implementation of the UBUNTU ONE SMALL TOWN plan of action - and how CONTRIBUTIONISM will open the way for full self-sustainability. Click the link to listen to the radio interview and be inspired - http://lake88.ca/media/180222.mp3 Share this with your mayor - and let them contact me for a way forward to implement it in your community.
Partner abandons teenage mother at facility I do not have money to pay. Besides, the loss of the baby is depressing for me. I even begged them to consider my dead baby and empathise with me by reducing the bill, but they rejected all the appeals Mrs. Funmulayo Adegboye, a petty trader 
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The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) assumed a new twist yesterday as the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, accused the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of frustrating the reconciliation effort initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu, who heads the APC National Reconciliation Committee, made the claim in a letter he 
The post Tinubu to Oyegun: You are frustrating APCs reconciliation appeared first on Newtelegraph.
Some schoolgirls in Lagos yesterday recanted their ordeal while being forcibly initiated into cultism by cult members who are their schoolmates. One of the victims, who identified herself simply as Alaka, said that one of the cult boys, Dare, took her and her friend, Suliat, to join his group. Dare took me away from school 
The post Initiation: Cultists gang-raped us for days Schoolgirls appeared first on Newtelegraph.
Govt denies Armys rescue EU condemns abduction Geidam: Were still searching for missing girls Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College Dapchi, Yobe, broke into tears when Governor Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls. Parents and guardians of the missing 
The post Missing schoolgirls: Parents weep as angry youths attack govs convoy appeared first on Newtelegraph.
Call them legends of Nollywood and you are stating the obvious. At various point in the evolution of the industry, they ruled the screen. Today, many of them now work for God. TONY OKUYEME, LANRE ODUKOYA and ADEDAYO ODULAJA profile these star actors ZACK ORJI It is not for nothing that Zack Orji is 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected an offer for an out-of-court settlement by a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Ms. Jumoke Akinjide, and two others on trial over alleged N650 million fraud. Akinjide was, on January 16, re-arraigned by the anti-graft agency alongside Senator Ayo Adeseun and one 
The post N650m campaign funds: EFCC rejects Akinjides settlement offer appeared first on Newtelegraph.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will soon address Nigerians on his plans towards the 2019 general elections. Buhari, yesterday, told governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give him more time on the 2019 election. The President has been under pressure from various political groups, including a group 
The post Give me time to think about 2019, Buhari tells APC govs appeared first on Newtelegraph.
Jonathan, IBB, Shagari, Shonekan absent at meeting The National Council of State (NCS) yesterday endorsed a decision by the Federal Government to inject fresh $1 billion (about N360 billion) into the agricultural sector for increased economic activities and promotion of livestock farming. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State disclosed this while briefing State House 
Scientists said working night shifts may have adverse effects on blood sugar levels, thereby increasing the risk of diabetes. According to a new report which was published online in the journal Diabetes Care, working nights shifts less than three times a month increased the risk of developing diabetes by 24 per cent, but working nights 
An 18-year-old lady, Hannah Toweh, has narrated how a herdsman entered her familys farm and laid an ambush for her and her mother, Mrs. Patricia Toweh, at the Ofunwengbe community in Ovioa South-West Local Government Area of Edo State. Hannah, who spoke from her hospital bed, said that the herdsman attacked them with a machete 
The post Teenage survivor: How my mother and I escaped being killed by herdsmen appeared first on Newtelegraph.
Paintings found in Spanish caves have been found to be at least 68,000 years old, meaning they were made 20,000 years before the entry of modern humans into Europe. The artists, therefore, say a team led by Dirk Hoffmann from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, were Neanderthals. The paintings - located in caves called La Pasiega, Maltravieso, and Ardales - are the subject of a paper published in the journal Science. Hoffman is also lead author of a second study, published in the journal Science Advances, analysing a collection of 120,000-year-old painted and perforated seashells found in another Spanish location, called Cueva de los Aviones. Dating evidence reveals that the artefacts, like the paintings, were fashioned many millennia before the arrival of Homo sapiens, meaning that they, too, were the work of Neanderthals. Hoffman and colleagues note that similar finds in Africa, attributed to modern humans, have been uncontroversially accepted as proxies for symbolic behaviour. With only a few contested exceptions, symbols - artefacts and paintings, for instance - have not previously been discovered in Europe dating to any earlier than about 45,000 years ago. Thus, it has been assumed that symbolic thought and language were the exclusive province of humanity.
With an emphasis on outreach and education, Lagnet Theatre has been staging works to inform its Kenyan community for almost 20 years, focusing on teen pregnancy and HIV.
In the run up to the 2015 General Elections, the All Progressive Congress (APC) hired a vicious media propaganda team More
The Devil is most successful amongst people who believe he does not exist. That is the situation around this debate More
22 Feb 2018 | Jeune AfriqueAprs avoir frapp la porte des banques de dveloppement europennes pour dfendre la cause des Pygmes, le militant congolais a t expuls vers le Sngal
R. Ada Hernndez Castillo On February 19 the time period for registration of independent candidates to the Presidency of the Republic ended. Only three independent candidates attained registration, all three with daily expenses equal or greater than those of the partisan candidates. Mara de Jess Patricio, spokesperson of the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), did not...
The General Conference of the Libyan tribes and cities confirmed its commitment to Dr. Saif al-Islam Qaddafi to lead the national reconciliation and lead the country to safety. In a statement, the conference called for all the free and honorable parties to join ranks in order to liberate the country from the proxy militias, which...
New Satellite Images Show Destruction Indicating Obstruction of Justice Satellite imagery shows at least 28 Rohingya villages have been leveled between December and February. However, reports produced by some human rights groups place the figure at 55. Time series animation of satellite imagery capturing the demolition of multiple villages in Maungdaw township between January 8...
According to reports in the South African media, Ramaphosa said that the policy of land expropriation of land without compensation was taken by the ANC at its 54th Congress, where he was elected ANC President.
We will accelerate our land redistribution program not only to redress a grave historical injustice, but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector and to make more land available for cultivation, Ramaphosa said during his maiden State of the Nation Address in Parliament last Friday.
We will pursue a comprehensive approach that makes effective use of all the mechanisms at our disposal. Guided by the resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the governing party, this approach will include the expropriation of land without compensation, he said.
He said the policy would work to ensure that the land is returned to those from whom it was taken under colonialism and apartheid.
He also called on financial institutions to help mobilize resources to a...
Translated from the NOS report:
She ended up in Aden for a week at the end of January. Beforehand, people had told her that she would not find anything interesting there, because the port city was supposedly safe and protected by the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
Nothing was less true. Large parts of the city have not yet recovered from heavy bombing in 2015. There is no infrastructure and garbage is everywhere which is no longer being collected.
Most hospitals are closed and the fire brigade has also been closed down. The city is very sad indeed, very baffling to see that.
So, it turns out that the crown prince of the Saudi absolute monarchy, His Royal Highness Mohammad Bin Salman, the instigator of the lethal invasion of Yemen, prefers spending his riches on playing at being King Louis XIV in...
More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.
Islamist militants stormed the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening. Locals initially said the girls and their teachers fled.
But fears have been growing about the whereabouts of the students, and one schoolgirl who escaped said it was likely they were taken by Boko Haram fighters.
We have every reason to suspect that they were taken away by the attackers, said Aisha Yusuf Abdullahi, 16, who returned to her home in Yobes commercial hub, Potiskum.
Anxious parents and guardians converged on the school on Wednesday to demand answers, with conflicting figures as to how many girls were missing.
The Yobe state governor Ibrahim Gaidam said over 50 remained unaccounted for while the police commissioner of the state said 111 were still missing.
Eight hundred and fifteen students returned to the school and w...
Feb 22, 2018 Press Release BOOK RELEASE: The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana New analysis on the success driving Ghana's Board-managed cocoa sector From 2000 to 2010/11 Ghana doubled cocoa production to become second largest producer in the world Between 2005 and 2012, poverty incidence dropped more among cocoa-households than
Britain warns of Islamic State attacks in South Africa after couple kidnappedThomson Reuters FoundationJOHANNESBURG, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were ...and more
Rafael Correa After the long and sad neoliberal night of the 1990s which broke entire nations like Ecuador and since Hugo Chvez won the Presidency of the Republic of Venezuela at the end of 1998, the rightist governments of the continent began to be overthrown like houses of cards, bringing popular governments aligned...
Dawn News Le Balai Citoyen which means the citizen broom in English is a civil society movement founded on August 25, 2013 with The vision of making Burkina Faso a fair and honest society in a democratic state of law and with the mission to Constitute a force of proposals and pressure for social change...
Marichuy speaks at rally to collect signatures. Blanche Petrich Mara de Jess Patricio Martnez, Marichuy, who aspires to an independent candidacy to the Presidency, and five council women from different ethnicities on the Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress recognized that if at the end of the deadline the National Electoral Institute (INE, its initials in...
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