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Monday, 11 June

20:32

Botswana BDF says it will still shoot to kill poachers if under threat "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yarona FM News

BDF REAFFIRMS SHOOT TO KILL POLICY

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

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

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

(PHOTO: SUNDAY STANDARD)

19:53

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:56

JUST IN: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post JUST IN: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:56

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

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18:23

Tension in Ondo community over killing of herdsman "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Tension in Ondo community over killing of herdsman appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:16

2019: Abiola kinsmen demand shift in handover date to June 12 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post 2019: Abiola kinsmen demand shift in handover date to June 12 appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:15

Nigerians want June 12 general elections taught in schools "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Nigerians want June 12 general elections taught in schools appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:14

Close ranks to reclaim Oyo, Secondus charges new executive "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Close ranks to reclaim Oyo, Secondus charges new executive appeared first on Newtelegraph.

18:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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17:58

Ahmed says offa robbery too grievous to be politicised "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Ahmed says offa robbery too grievous to be politicised appeared first on Newtelegraph.

17:51

Man bags life imprisonment for defiling church member "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Man bags life imprisonment for defiling church member appeared first on Newtelegraph.

17:32

No plan to dump APC, Benue NASS caucus "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post No plan to dump APC, Benue NASS caucus appeared first on Newtelegraph.

17:29

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

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

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

17:11

Man, 42, docked for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Man, 42, docked for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl appeared first on Newtelegraph.

17:10

Police arraign 3 for allegedly giving false information "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

The post Police arraign 3 for allegedly giving false information appeared first on Newtelegraph.

16:57

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

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

OilPrice.com

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

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

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

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

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

16:53

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

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

16:41

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

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

15:58

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

Undefined

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

14:47

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14:46

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14:42

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

Politics and charities before unity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pressure

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

14:39

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to meeting new people, Wang said that she personally al...

14:13

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

The Nile Delta has great potential for Dana Gas.

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

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

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

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

14:09

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14:06

Havoc Of Fulani Herdsmen And Plight Of Internally Displaced Persons In Urhobo Community "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


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

14:05

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13:59

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13:54

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Terrorist Attacks Rise in Energy-rich Province in Mozambique
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG
Jun 11, 2018, 6:51 AM ET
 Associated Press

Mozambique's government has been shaken by beheadings and other deadly attacks by suspected Islamic extremists in a northeastern region touted internationally for its offshore reserves of natural gas.

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

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

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

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

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

13:50

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Islamist Armed Group Sow Terror in Northern Mozambique
2018-06-10 06:00
Ericino De Salema-

Villagers in northern Mozambique have been under siege from alleged Muslim militants who have decapitated 23 civilians and burnt at least 230 houses in the past three weeks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reports last week, confirmed by the government, stated that Democratic Republic of Congo forces were on the...

10:23

NBA Urges IGP, PSC To Investigate Police Brutality Of Warri Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


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

10:04

Fresh Bread in #Jordan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09:41

09:31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09:10

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

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

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

BBC News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09:00

Seedballs "IndyWatch Feed Africa"





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

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

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

This idea was presented to me in the 1980's using cross linked polymers as a carrier and for reforestation.  It never got off the ground and this approach has the advantage that it is user friendly for all dirt farmers in particular who do need exactly this technology.
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MAKING SEEDBALLS: AN ANCIENT METHOD OF NO-TILL AGRICULTURE

JUNE 18, 2014 


BY ANDREW SCHREIBER

https://permaculturenews.org/2014/06/18/making-seedballs-ancient-method-till-agriculture/




Dried and Finished Clay Dumplings


Whats a Seed ball?

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

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

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





Bill Mollison and Masanobu Fukuoka two great fo....

08:38

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

07:29

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Five More Killed in Mozambique Machete Attacks
AFP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jihadist attack

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

I...

06:00

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

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

05:59

Four ex-governors, 175 aspirants battle to lead APC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:56

NSIAs profit drops by N107bn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:55

Multiple regulations fuel high import bills Ajayi-Kadir "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:54

Business confidence static in May, says CBN "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:53

NASS protest: Group accuses CSOs of blackmailing Saraki "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:46

Lawyers: INEC cant declare Abiola president "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:41

The battle gets messier "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:40

2019 presidency would be won "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:35

Why Venezuela and Syria Cannot Fall "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

05:34

Nasarawa deputy gov underscores role of youth in democracy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:27

PDP to Buhari: Apologise for 1983 coup "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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05:00

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

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

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

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

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


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04:32

Why we set time frame for pre-election matters, by Ekweremadu "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:32

Africa Prudential: IT deployment spurs earnings "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:27

Probe Obasanjos role in Bakassi give away, Kalu tells Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:27

June 12 activists to Buhari: Declare Abiola president "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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Nigerian elite conspired to stop Abiola Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:24

UBA launches Leo in Cameroon, Zambia, Senegal, Congo, Cote dIvoire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:14

VoIP records 93% subscriptions growth in one year "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:05

Accounting firm names managing partner "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:04

Syndicate uses World Cup to traffic Nigerian girls NAPTIP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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04:04

Bank official hacks customers accounts, flees "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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03:40

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

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

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02:58

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

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

02:25

Scapegoating Iran "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

01:38

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

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

01:03

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

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

00:43

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

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

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

Making the Desert Bloom

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

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

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

00:28

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

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23:41

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

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

23:27

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

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

23:24

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

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

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

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

Image Via: Britannica

 

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

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

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

Horus...

23:04

Abdellatif Zeraidi- By the Traffic light "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

22:41

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22:36

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

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


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

21:06

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

This video from Britain says about itself:

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

6 June 2018

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

By Peter Lazenby in London, England:

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Fascists rampage through London demanding Tommy Robinsons release

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

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

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

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

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

20:37

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In October, armed men targeted a police station an...

20:28

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a hypothetical presidential election held at the time of its survey (April to May 2018) but released yesterday, the Pan African research network, Afrobarometer...

19:26

Kenya two arrested with ivory near Mombasa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nation (Kenya)

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

In Summary

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

The suspects were taken to Makupa Police Station.

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19:17

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

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

18:40

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

This video from South Africa says about itself:

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

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

From the Times in South Africa:

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

07 June 2018 20:07

By Tanya Farber

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:27

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

ZANU-PF On a Positive Transformation 
Zimbabwe Herald

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

Tendai Guta Correspondent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18:09

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

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

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

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

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

17:58

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

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

17:28

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Royal Bla Bla "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

17:25

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

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

17:24

Sunday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

2. The Coasean Koreas.  Important.

3. The language of Mister Rogers.

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

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

6. The successes of Nigerian-Americans.

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17:23

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

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

17:21

62 die in Ogun road accidents "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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17:19

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

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

17:13

NAFDAC clears backlog of 6,000 applications, says DG "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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17:13

35 containers of tramadol seized at ports NAFDAC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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17:08

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

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

17:08

Police nab 12 suspected notorious cultists in Abuja "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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17:07

17:01

Suicide bomber kills self in failed suicide attempt in Borno market- Police "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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16:45

Eagles fly to sixth FIFA World Cup finals Monday "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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16:40

JUST IN: Reggae star, Ras Kimono, is dead "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

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16:16

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Moroccan Administration "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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

16:00

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Allegiance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Long live the king
They all want to come to France but no one says long live Hollande!

15:44

Abdellatif Zeraidi- TGV Train in Morocco "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bouya Omar (a famous saint in Morocco) help me!

14:55

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More Poll Surveys Point to ED Victory

08 JUN, 2018 - 00:06
Takunda Maodza
News Editor
Zimbabwe Herald

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the most preferred candidate to be the President of Zimbabwe, said the Forum in its survey titled Zimbabwe Presidential Opinion Poll.

The results were widely condemned by MDC Alliance associates.

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

14:38

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The 2018 Elections: Triumph of the Zimbabwean Idea
OPINION & ANALYSIS CONTRIBUTOR
Dr Richard Runyararo Mahomva
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

Days of rented ideas are now over, hence an endpoint for the torn oppositions influence to a particular section of the electorate.

The people of Zimbabwes appointment date with the ballot is now set.

All political diversity will revel in the abundance of the pleasure of our beautiful countrys democracy. Efforts have been and are still being made to eclipse the beautiful aesthetics of diverse political ideas.

In the multiplicity of numerous and widely mainstreamed ideas, there is  that might idea that will certainly take the trophy home.

That triumphant idea is never new. It is as old as the very imagination of any peoples claim to be a nation.

That idea forms the bedrock of national interest; it also informs the commemorative pretexts of national togetherness.

In our context, this idea resurrects the history which the urbanites have been made to believe is irrelevant as it sustains the gothic and the relic, if not the primordial.

In short, we have nurtured constructed obliviousness to the past to accommodate political parties with no intimate link to the idea(s) which make us a people and a nation.

Only recently, this attempt to bury the past almost led to the collapse of Zanu-PF had not nationalist will been allowed to put the party to order.

Prior to that, there has been the reality of the oppositions fight against the ruling partys historically rooted legitimacy.

The diminishing of Zanu-PFs proximity to the monumental essence of that idea of Zimbabwe has been prompted as the country is heading towards elections.

I remember attending some civic society organised election dialogue platforms in the past month.

The tone and the agenda setting is one which is centred on the melodramatic rhetoric projection of a looming crisis.

One of such platforms ran under the theme What if the elections are not free, fair and credible?

Through the seemingly crisis pre-emptive posit of concern on potential human...

14:34

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

ED Sets Up Anti-graft Team
LEVI MUKARATI
Zimbabwe Sunday Mail

President Mnangagwa has set up a seven-member team of lawyers to constitute the recently established Anti-Corruption Prosecution Unit in his office, as the fight against graft intensifies.

The President has since his inauguration last year pledged to fight corruption, which he singled out as stymying economic growth and scaring foreign investors away.

Corruption became pervasive in the past two decades under the old administration led by former president Mr Robert Mugabe, resulting in Zimbabwe being listed among the most corrupt countries in the world.

President Mnangagwa said those engaging in corruption should be warned that the law will soon catch up with them.

He was addressing multitudes here yesterday at a rally at Chinzanga Primary School, meant to drum up support and unveil the ruling partys candidates for Mashonaland East province ahead of elections pencilled in for July 30.

This new dispensation says down with corruption, down with corruption, down with corruption. I hear that here, there are councils, rural district councils and urban councils that are corrupt, said the President to thunderous cheers from the bumper crowd.

Now, I want those who are engaging in corruption to listen. Today, before I came here, I had a meeting with seven lawyers, prosecutors.

I have assembled a team of seven well experienced prosecutors. I have established the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Unit in the Office of the President to deal with corruption issues. So (those engaging in corruption) be warned.

President Mnangagwa said he was confident Zimbabwe would hold free, credible and violence-free elections.

Government, he said, was informed by the stubborn belief in the countrys capacity to preside over a democratic plebiscite to invite several election observers and monitoring teams.

We have elections that are coming in July. We have invited all Sadc countries, the African Union, EU (European Union) the United Nations and even other countries in the East to observe our elections, said the Pres...

14:29

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

GECs Africa Day
BRIDGE STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR

George Emmanuel College (GEC) once again celebrated Africa Day in style. When all schools took a rest for the holiday, GEC chose to do things differently as usual as they spent the day and night showcasing different African cultures through song, dance, drama, poetry and fashion.

The students wore African costumes representing different countries.

Each class was tasked by the schools toastmasters club to represent a country and they presented through any of the aforementioned art, something to establish the chosen countrys culture.

The students took time to present drama, music, poetry and modelling based on the Africa Day theme in an event that stretched into the evening.

Africa Day celebrations are held on May 25, every year.

This day is a celebration of the oneness of Africans. It is a day to enjoy the freedom that African nations enjoy that stems largely from the many resolutions that have been passed by the OAU or the AU over the past five decades.

Students, YOU CAN SEND YOUR ARTICLES THROUGH E-MAIL, FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP or TEXT Just app Charles Mushinga on 0719936678 or send your articles, pictures, poetry, art . . . to Charles Mushinga at charles.mushinga@zimpapers.co.zw or mushingacharles@gmail.com or follow Charles Mushinga on Facebook or @charlesmushinga on Twitter. You can also post articles to The Sunday Mail Bridge, PO Box 396, Harare or call 0719936678.

14:08

Suspected Yahoo-Yahoo Boy Stabs Self To Death In Ughelli "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS JUNE 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A young boy commits suicide in a gruesome manner in Ughelli, Delta state, and people are of the opinion that he is a Yahoo boy who was suffering from the adverse effects of rituals required for the shady business.
According to messages shared by social media users, the young man, named Mukoro Ovie Rex, used a broken bottle to stab himself severally and refused to be stopped by concerned observers. The report stated that as people tried to hold him to prevent inflicting further injuries on himself, he only intensified his efforts.
A policeman eventually arrived at the scene and as soon as he saw the officer, he used the sharp edge of the broken bottle to slash his throat, the report disclosed.
Photos shared on social media show the young man naked and covered in blood. In one photo, he is seen standing, unconcerned about the amount of blood he was losing.
The reason for his action is still a mystery, but there are many theories. Some say he was probably a Yahoo boy suffering a spiritual problem brought on by the rituals done for the success of his Yahoo scam.
Others are of the opinion that he was probably gay and suicidal. Others have said that his companion should be arrested and questioned.

13:58

Osinbajo, Okoli preach entrepreneurship at 12th Chike Okoli foundation gala "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerias Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has called on individuals and corporate bodies to support entrepreneurial training of youths, insisting that it is the best way to pivot the country to greatness. Prof. Osinbajo who was speaking at the 12th Chike Okoli Foundation Health and Soul Gala held at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos stated []

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13:57

Guber Election: Osun Speaker Insists on Osun West Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Speaker of Osun State House Of Assembly, Dr. Najeem Salaam, has reemphasized his long-held opinion that Osun West Senatorial District should produce the next Governor of the State.  Speaking to reporters in Lagos on Saturday, the Ejigbo-born political leader and a leading aspirant in the upcoming gubernatorial elections, insisted that the zone must be []

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13:49

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Trump's Tweets Undo a Weekend of G7 Diplomacy - and Baffle Canadian Officials
Trudeau said nothing Saturday he hasn't said before, his office says

David Cochrane
CBC News
Jun 10, 2018 4:00 AM ET

The war of words on trade between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appear to be far from over after this weekend's G7 summit in Charlevoix, Que. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

It was an outburst that literally came out of the blue.

In the hours after Donald Trump launched a personal Twitter attack on Justin Trudeau from Air Force One, Canadian officials were at a loss to explain the U.S. president's anger over statements Trudeau made during his press conference to close the G7 summit.

Nothing Trudeau said in his news conference was new. The prime minister's office later made that point in a statement, adding that Trudeau had made those comments privately to Trump as well.

Trudeau had received polite applause from cabinet ministers and Canadian political staffers when he announced Saturday that the G7 countries had finalized a joint communiqu.

After a tough week and a challenging summit it was a victory for Trudeau that the leaders had managed to find consensus language on the difficult issue of trade.

The fragile consensus lasted about two hours before it was nuked by a tweet as Trump made his way to Singapore for the North Korea nuclear summit.

"Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the communiqu as we look at tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!," Trump tweeted.

Trump proceeded to blast Trudeau as "meek and mild" and "very dishonest & weak" in a barrage that was sparked by the prime minister's assertion that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum were "insulting" and his insistence that Canada would not be pushed around.

But, a senior Canadian officials says the use of the word "insulting" was deliberate and lifted from a conversation with T...

13:30

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In Reversal, Trump Doesn't Endorse G-7 Statement
Associated Press
June 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Que., on Saturday, June 9, 2018., with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump has tweeted that he now doesn't endorse the G-7 joint statement after what he calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a closing news conference.

Trump also tweeted that Trudeau had acted "so meek and mild" during their meetings and that his tough talk later is "dishonest & weak."

Trump issued the tweets from Air Force One just as Canada released the joint statement. The president is flying to Singapore to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
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6:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump says Italy's new premier is a "really great guy" who will do a "great job" for his country.

Trump tweeted Saturday that he'll soon honor Giuseppe Conte at the White House.

Conte made his international debut at the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations that wrapped up Saturday in Canada.

Trump met Conte for the first time at the gathering in Quebec.

The president tweeted as he flew from Canada to Singapore for the next big meeting on his schedule, a summit Tuesday with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

Trump added that "the people of Italy got it right!"
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5:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the leaders of six of the world's leading economies "fully understand where I am coming from" on trade.

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump maintains that the U.S. has been taken advantage of, but says that "after many decades, fair and reciprocal Trade will happen!"

Trump and the leaders...

13:21

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Trump Throws G-7 Into Disarray With Tweets After He Leaves
CATHERINE LUCEY, ROB GILLIES and KEN THOMAS
Associated Press
June 9, 2018

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, left, and National Security Adviser John Bolton look on as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is "dishonest & weak" and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the G-7 summit's communique in part because of what he called Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

In an extraordinary set of tweets aboard Air Force One, on its way to Singapore for Tuesday's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday and threatened to escalate his trade war just as Canada released the G-7's official communique. Its statement took a generally positive view of the leaders' positions on trade matters while acknowledging tensions with the U.S.

A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven leaders had come together to sign the joint declaration.

Trump tweeted: "Based on Justin's false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!"

He followed up by tweeting: "PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!"

In a statement, a spokesman for Trudeau did not address Trump's insults. "We are focused on everything we accomplished here at the #G7 summit," spokesman Cameron Ahmad said. "The Prime Minister said nothing he hasn't said before both in public, and in private conversations with the President."
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13:15

CrimethInc. Tour in Sweden and Finland : From Democracy to Freedom & Resistance in the Age of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This June, CrimethInc. operatives will be traveling throughout Sweden and Finland presenting on our book, From Democracy to Freedom, and comparing notes with Scandinavian anarchists, anti-fascists, and rebels about resistance to tyranny around the world. We will be visiting the book fairs in Stockholm and Malm and nearly a dozen other towns. Please join us at one of these events!

If you are interested in hosting a CrimethInc. presentation in your town, university, or elsewhere, contact us: rollingthunder@crimethinc.com.

June 2: Stockholm Anarchist Book Fair, Sweden

We will be presenting on From Democracy to Freedom at Stockholms day-long Anarchist Book Fair alongside many other speakers and publishers.

Democracy is the most universal political ideal of our day. George Bush invoked it to justify invading Iraq; Obama congratulated the rebels of Tahrir Square for bringing it to Egypt; Occupy Wall Street claimed to have distilled its pure form. From the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to the autonomous region of Rojava, practically every government and popular movement calls itself democratic.

And yet it was democracy that brought Donald Trump to power, not to mention Adolf Hitler.

What is democracy, precisely? How can we defend ourselves against democratically-elected tyrants? Is there a difference between government and self-determination, and are there other ways to describe what we are doing together when we make decisions? Drawing on From Democracy to Freedom, the latest book from the CrimethInc. collective, we will explore these questions and more. Join us for a lively discussion!

June 4: Turku, Finland

Anarchist Resistance in the Trump Era // Trumpin aikakauden aktivismi Yhdysvalloissa

7 pm, here.

How did Trump come to power, and what does his rise tell us about this era? What strategies are anarchists in the USA using to counter Trumps agenda and the rise of grassroots nationalism?

Framing Trumps Presidency in a global context, we will discuss the new conditions for social struggle and explore the approaches to self-organization and self-defense that anarchists have employed in the United States since the end of 2016.

Miten Trump....

13:05

Abdellatif Zeraidi- The Royal Gift "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A:Take it when your temperature is high
B: Say long live the king
C: Long live the king

13:05

Emerging markets await US and European Central Bank meetings "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No respite seen for fragile EM countries from tighter Federal Reserve policy

Image may contain: 1 person

FT montage; Getty; Bloomberg

Kate Allen, Roger Blitz and Michael Mackenzie

Central banks step into the limelight for investors this week, as European and US officials hold high-profile meetings, in what could prove a crucial moment for policymakers and particularly for emerging markets.

No respite for emerging markets from a strong dollar

Emerging markets are feeling the heat. Brazil has replaced Turkey in the pecking order of EM currencies under assault, as rising political uncertainty has pushed the real towards R$4 against the dollar, its lowest level in two years.

In recent weeks the likes of India, Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan and the Philippines have raised their official interest rates. All told, EM countries have tightened policy 22 times in 2018 as the US dollar has gained altitude against the backdrop of the US Federal Reserve steadily retreating from easy money.

EM will find little respite from the developed market. Despite concerns that individual EM stories are coalescing into a broader EM problem, at this stage DM central banks are unlikely to respond, with both the Fed and ECB taking further steps towards tightening/ending easing next week, says Elsa Lignos at RBC Capital Markets. That leaves EM central banks as the main line of defence.

A surging dollar casts a hefty shadow over EM countries, which have been on a borrowing binge and have debt denominated in the reserve currency. A common feature of EM countries coming under the cosh are those with large current account deficits, such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa.

JPMorgans EM currency index has fallen 9 per cent from its mid-February peak and loiters near the lows seen in late 2016 The worry is that this trend has room to run.

A shrinking Fed balance sheet and US money market rates near 2 per cent mean investors can be far more discerning after a prolonged period of hunting for yield, notably in EM and risky areas of credit.

The story of recent months is that money is leaving previously hot and richly priced areas of the risk spectrum and heading for safer assets such as US money market funds. These have just seen the biggest weekly inflow since 2013 when the taper tantrum resonated. EM equity and bond Funds are seeing their longest redemption streaks since the fourth quarter of 2016, says EPFR.

Some, such as Urjit Patel, the governor of Indias central bank...

13:01

JUST IN: June 12 is one sided political Brouhaha Tofa, Abiolas opponent "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the 1993 presidential election Bashir Tofa, has broken his silence on the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day and the recognition of his rival Mashood MKO Abiola by President Muhammadu Buhari, as a one-sided politics championed by the President. In a press statement on Saturday, []

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12:37

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Royal Aid "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation:
A: What does your father say about me?
B: You steal money Awww

12:37

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

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

12:15

American cartoonist censored for criticizing Trump, racism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Political Cartoonist Censored By Right-Wing Editor

9 June 2018

The work of Rob Rogers, longtime political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been notably absent from his papers opinion page during this past week. Aside from a cartoon criticizing the trade war posted on Tuesday, June 5, the most recent of Rogers drawings appeared last Thursday, May 24.

So where was Rogers all of last week? He did not simply have the day off, as printed in last Tuesdays issue of the Post-Gazette.

Keith Burris, the Post-Gazettes editorial director since March, when it merged its editorial board with the co-owned Toledo Blade, refused to publish six of Rogers cartoons in a row. Four were directly critical of President Donald Trump, and two alluded to racism.

Read more here.

12:07

Why Werent Islamists Invited to the White House? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Muslims hold prayers across from the White House to protest while Trump was holding an Iftar dinner (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)Muslims hold prayers across from the White House to protest while Trump was holding an Iftar dinner. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump held his first Iftar dinner at the White House last week. Iftar is the traditional meal that breaks the day-long fast that Muslims observe during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Although the list of the 40 Muslims who were invited was not disclosed, we do know some those invited as well as those excluded. In attendance were ambassadors from Muslim countries. Excluded were members of Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist groups, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Trumps choice of attendees stands in sharp contrast to former President Obama, who invited these groups and their radical leaders into the White House. Not only did his administration have a history of empowering American Islamists (giving them a hand in rewriting military and intelligence training protocols and purging existing counterterrorism materials that made the connection between Islamism and terror), the Obama administration empowered the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Muslim world.

We saw how that went. Shortly after Obama assumed office, he made his famous Cairo speech, in which he insisted that members of Egypts banned Muslim Brotherhood a...

11:22

Houthi missile attack kills three in Saudi Arabia (Iranian Made Missiles?) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Three people in Saudi Arabia were killed in a Houthi missile attack. The International Committee of the Red Cross has evacuated staff from the port city of Hodeidah in anticipation of an assault by coalition forces.

    
A file photo of a missile launch from Houthi Rebels (Reuters/Houthi Military Media Unit)File photo

A missile launched from Yemen by the Houthi movement killed three civilians in the south of Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, according to Saudi state media.

The three people were the province of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia which borders Yemen.

Al Arabiya English

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10:18

Indian poaching elephants increasing in Kerala "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Hindu

Poachers play deadly ivory game in Kerala forests

Artefacts carved from fresh tusks.Artefacts carved from fresh tusks.

13 kg of elephant teeth and ivory artefacts seized, exposing resurgent trade linking Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata

The word on the street early this April about a hair loss remedy, an oil which contained ground wild elephant teeth kindled the curiosity of forest officers in Kerala.

Their investigations into the rumour led them to Hasthadantha Mashi, an ancient Ayurvedic salve that is said to aid hair growth. Word spread and so did the demand for the hair oil. This was bad news for wild elephants. Along with ivory, their teeth were also now in demand.

In pursuit of the poachers, investigators tapped into a network of wildlife traffickers in south India and learnt that animal trappers in Idukki Wild Life Sanctuary had elephant teeth to sell. An enforcement official, posing as an Ayurvedic practitioner and a buyer of wildlife trophies, met with the suspects a few times, dropped names of wealthy buyers, showed them money and gained their trust.

Fresh kills

A deal was struck. He could buy elephant teeth, for 7,000 per kg. A delivery spot was identified. The official notified other investigators, who arrested the suspects and seized 13 kg of elephant teeth on May 26.

The faint odour of putrefaction and dampish bone marrow residue indicated that the teeth could be from a fresh kill.

In March 2017, officials similarly seized 10 kg of elephant teeth from Anchal forest range in Kollam. But at the time, they could not see the connection or recognis...

09:05

Niger Delta: No Trace Of $10b Infrastructure Fund-Stakeholders "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ibe-Kachikwu


LAGOS JUNE 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Close to two years after the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to stimulate development in the Niger Delta, there is no trace of the fund anywhere.In October 2016, the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to end insurgency and introduce sustainable development in the region.
Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, who also is the Petroleum Minister during a ceremony to announce the plan, promised that the fund would not be tied to budgeting, and that government was introducing a joint account with oil companies to ensure inflows were clearly understood by all.The fund, which may have originated from the 2012 Niger Delta Action Plan, was expected to come from different players to complement other sources of funds going into the oil-rich area.
Findings by The Guardian revealed no trace of such Fund, and efforts to get the ministry to shed light on it proved abortive.When Kachikwu was contacted through his media team, headed by Idang Alibi and Uche Adighibe, via telephone calls on Thursday June 7th (at 3:19 pm) there was no response. By 4:08 same day, an email on the issue was sent to idangalibi@yahoo.com, and emmanuel.kachikwu@petroleumresources, and uche.adighibe@nnpcgroup.c...

04:24

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Renaming of the Cape Town International Airport After Chris Hani
5 June 2018

The South African Communist Party in the Western Cape Province confirms that its submission to CHAND, an entity acting on behalf of the Department of Transport and the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), calls for the Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Chris Hani.

The SACP calls for this recognition of Hani, one of the unquestionable giants of our liberation struggle who served our people wholeheartedly. Hani was murdered in cold blood while he was resolutely pushing for the achievement of our democracy and complete social emancipation.

The SACP strongly condemns the criminal behaviour and intimidation displayed at the public hearing held on Monday, 4 June 2018 at the Cape Town International Airport. This conduct has contaminated the process and must be addressed. The SACP further condemns attempts, linked with the anarchy, at suppressing Hani's name. This suppression has unfortunately been given practical expression in media coverage.

For the record, the SACP has made its submission at the hearings. The SACP`s proposal must not be prejudiced. The Party respects the rule of law and human rights, and would NOT stoop so low in order to attract attention to its submission.

Issued by SACP Western Cape

Inquiries

Zuko Mndayi
SACP Western Cape Provincial Spokesperson
+27 72 104 1518
zuko.mndayi@gmail.com

04:22

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

NUM Members Call for a Total Shutdown
7 June 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is disgusted by the level of brutal arrogance shown by the black majority led Eskom negotiating team. The negotiation team has suspended their ability to reason and decided to stick to the straight jacket mandate of 0% to all demands from NUM. We view this approach by the Eskom negotiating team as a wasteful and fruitless exercise. They had the audacity to call a special and highly armed force to intimidate the NUM negotiating team.

Amongst all the increases that are introduced in the country starting from VAT and petrol and also the fact that electricity tariffs are going to go up through their MYPD application, they have the audacity to say that they are not giving the workers anything; instead they want to minimize or even suspend the hard-earned negotiated conditions of Service unilaterally. Under these circumstances, NUM members are calling for a national shutdown of electricity supply.

It is a painful decision that the brutal Eskom negotiating team pushed our members to take. We will be communicating a program of action which will run at the national, provincial and branch levels.

This cruel approach to the negotiations is a spit in the hard-working employees' faces, it was not long ago when the country was facing load shedding and the call was made that all hands on deck to try and rescue the situation, that call was answered by the workers with full commitment, and the results were astounding no load shedding ever took place in this country again. Our members are saying a 0% increase equal to 0% megawatt. We urge all hospitals and other national strategic areas to prepare themselves by using backup generators to minimize the damage from the coming total blackout. Eskom workers are tired of being treated like machines. Workers are saying the battle line has been drawn by the reckless decisions by Eskom management.

The executive decisions that led to the organization`s financial woes can never be the worker's burden, therefore, it can never be correct to make the hard working workers' pay for irresponsible decisions. Eskom`s 0% offer is yet another imprudent decision aiming at frustrating the workers and i...

04:17

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Poor Households Will be Decimated by the Recently Implemented Increase in Fuel Prices
The Congress of South African Trade Unions is deeply alarmed by an increase in the in the price of fuel. This increase will inevitably hit the poor very hard and will make it difficult for most workers to afford basic necessities and take care of their families.

We already know that according to Statistics South Africa more than half of the South African population live in poverty. In fact, the number of people living in extreme poverty, persons living below the 2015 Food Poverty Line of R441 per person per month, has increased by 2,8 million, to nearly 14 million. Women, children and the elderly are the hardest hit by poverty and this fuel increase will make matter worse.

COSATU will be engaging a number of trade unions and civil society organizations to discuss a plan of action on how we can get this price down and protect the most vulnerable from the ever escalating cost of living. Since workers will be struggling to afford public transport fares, we encourage them to use the bargaining process to compensate the increase in the cost of living.

We call on government take responsibility for decreasing transport subsidy at a time when the operating costs have increased in these fuel price hikes placing more financial burdens on the working class and poor. The fragmentation of transport services in the country continues to undermine access to affordable, safe and reliable public transport.

We are calling on our government to consider increasing subsidies for public transport and also work on investing in our transport system. There is an urgent need to improve the quality and efficiency of our public transport, particularly in poorer communities and rural areas.

COSATU reiterates its position that the public transport system should be well coordinated and integrated. In our view, this is crucial for enhancing local economic development and eliminating the apartheid spatial challenges.

COSATU believes that the state should improve intergovernmental coordination of public transport provision so that it is linked with the provision of basic services. In addition to this, the transport infrastructure in rural areas needs to be expanded and improved.
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04:12

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

COSATU Response to the Public Servants Association Statements
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the statements made by the Public Servants Association about their pending strike. We have also disturbingly noted that in their media briefing they spent a considerable time talking about COSATU and its unions.

We want to clarify the fact that PSA is not affiliated to COSATU and that our federation does not get subscriptions from the union.PSA is therefore ill-qualified to offer any opinion on COSATU or the internal processes of its affiliates. The union is affiliated to FEDUSA; we are therefore puzzled as to why they feel the need to prescribe to COSATU and its unions on what to do and when. The union should engage with its mother body FEDUSA, its sister affiliates and honour the mandate of its members. We urge them to stop acting like an affiliate of COSATU.

COSATU has noted the progress that has been made in the Public Service Wage Negotiations. We are aware that COSATU unions are still consulting their members and we hope that they will finalise this consultation process within the allocated twenty one day timeframe. A media briefing will be convened by the COSATU unions, under the Joint Mandating Committee umbrella body, to officially communicate their official position once they have all finalised their consultations processes before the twenty one day allocated period has lapsed.

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (Cosatu National Spokesperson)

Tel: 011 339 4911
Fax: 011 339 5080
Cell: 060 975 6794

03:59

June 12: Ogun, Lagos declare public holidays "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Senator Ibikunle Amosun led administration has declared Tuesday, 12th June 2018 work free in Ogun State to enable residents and stakeholders of the state mark the democracy day and celebrate the recent conferment of a post humous national honour on the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo []

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03:59

Why Nigerian husbands kill wives in US Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Loss of African identity, infidelity, women-friendly legal system in the United States (US) and fear of losing life-time investments to their wives among others are identifiable reasons for the increasing spate of killing of Nigerian women in the US by their intimate partners, especially husbands, CHIJIOKE IREMEKA writes   The killing of Nigerian women, many []

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03:59

APC Convention: North East, North West aspirants face screening committee "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Aspirants for the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) positions from the North East and North West will today face the National Convention screening committee. Among the aspirants to be screened are those contesting for the positions National Secretary, National Vice Chairman (NE), National Youth Leader and Deputy National Auditor for the []

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03:59

Beyond signing the Not Too Young To Run Bill "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

History was made on May 31st when President Muhammadu Buhari finally assented to the Not Too Young To Run Bill which officially reduced the age limit for running for elected offices in Nigeria. The new law has altered sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the Constitution, which has reduced the age of running for elective []

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03:58

Incredible run of Edgal Imohimi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It is on record that becoming the Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command for Oluwole Edgal Imohimi was not fun; that is considering the nature of the controversies that trailed his appointment before normalcy was eventually restored. Of course, it is naturally a tough job for any Commissioner of Police posted to Lagos because of the []

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03:58

Ways to exfoliate lips for luscious look "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Do you have chapped or cracked lips and thinking of how to deal with the situation? All you need is to exfoliate your lips by yourself at home. Here are three simple and easy DIY ways to exfoliate your lips and make it luscious and kissable. It only takes a few minutes.   Sugar Scrub []

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03:58

Bode Akindele marks 85th birthday "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For anyone who is keeping pace with happenings regarding the Parakoyi of Ibadan land, Chief Bode Akindele, it will certainly not be difficult to come to a conclusion that the personality in question must fancy the popular saying that, men of substance are not easily identified until they are scratched; Bodes lifestyle aptly depicts such. []

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03:58

Bossladies 53: Im a screw! "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Jay called Adeles phone repeatedly and she didnt answer. He needed to see her. How could she conceive such evil in her heart? He didnt even know if shed got a buyer for the property already. When all efforts to reach her on the phone failed, he called their children and explained his predicament to []

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03:56

Worlds most expensive brassiere costs N5bn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lingerie is a huge part of a womans life and they can make or mar her wardrobe. Some women feel extra fabulous when they wear a certain type of lingerie. In fact, some lingerie is set apart for specific purposes.   Many fashion houses have made a great fortune from designing, manufacturing and sales of []

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03:52

Sen. Abdullahi: Why rancour persists between legislature and executive "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs. The Spokesman of the Senate, in this interview with CHUKWU DAVID, talks about Nigerias democracy, current friction between the Legislature and Executive and other national issues   What is your general impression of Nigerias uninterrupted democracy since 1999? []

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03:43

Excise Tax: Our investments are threatened Distillers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Price of beer, spirits and cigarette is set to hit the roof as the increase by 300 per cent of the excise duty of 20 per cent to 67 per cent on alcoholic beverages and tobacco announced in March this year by the Federal Government took off on Monday. Most of the manufacturers told []

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03:41

UN explores role of families, policy in advancing SDGs "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The annual observance of the International Day of Families with the title, Families and inclusive Societies aimed at exploring the role of families and family policies in advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 16 in terms of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, has been held in Nigeria.   The United Nations Information []

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03:40

APC may not return to power in 2019 Bozimo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Alaowei Broderick Bozimo, elder statesman and former Minister of Police Affairs, is an Ijaw opinion leader and member of PANDEF. In this interview with OLA JAMES, he wants President Muhammadu Buhari to step aside and let the younger generation take over   We recently marked Democracy Day which also coincided with President Muhammadu Buharis third []

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03:39

Policemen on trial in Lagos for unlawful exercise of duty "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some of the policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are currently on trial for maltreating a member of the public in Lagos. The spokesman of the state police command, SP Chike Oti, said in a statement that the policemen were arrested following an online news alleging that a man had been shot by []

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03:35

Bonfere: Bench Mikel Obi if "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Says no African country can win W/Cup   Former Super Eagles coach, Bonfere Jo, has said national team captain, Mikel Obi, should be benched if he fails to act according to the dictates of coach, Gemot Rohr. Speaking during a radio programme monitored in Lagos yesterday, the Atlanta 96 Olympic Games gold medalist said it []

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03:34

Dogara inaugurates Wikes project "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has inaugurated the Woji-Elelenwo Dual Carriageway and Bridge, a major inter-change between three local government areas of Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt and Eleme. During the commissioning, Dogara said that though he belongs to the All Progressives Progress, APC, but as a parliamentarian, the entire []

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03:33

Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said they have recorded 62 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during this latest outbreak, with 38 confirmations and 27 deaths. Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response of WHO, Dr Peter Salama reported in Geneva that very strong progress in response to the Ebola outbreak in []

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03:32

Tambuwal, wife flag off maternal health plan in Sokoto "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his wife, Hajiya Maryam Tambuwal, recently flagged off the Reproductive, Maternal, New-born Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) in Sokoto State.   They also commissioned the revitalized primary health care and birth right labour room at Gagi Town, Sokoto South Local Government Area.   The wife of the president and []

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03:31

Nadal eyes 11th French Open title as clock ticks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Rafael Nadal admits that his desire to clinch an 11th French Open title on Sunday is fired by his growing realisation that the end of his career may not be too far away. The 32-year-old Spaniard, with 16 majors to his name, will play his 24th Grand Slam final at Roland Garros against Dominic Thiem []

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03:31

Boko Haram: GOC 7 Division tasks troops on professionalism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have been charged to deploy professionalism and basic military tactics to neutralise remnants of Boko Haram terrorists still hibernating within the theatre. In a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brigadier Texas Chukwu, the army said that the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, []

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03:21

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Royal Entertainment "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation:
A: I am so excited
B: I am going to fall down

02:54

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Prayer for Rain "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation:
A: This is your wealth
B: Long live the king

02:39

Islamm Rajab Always Night "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation: Please God, when is the morning coming out?

02:33

Islam Rajab Best President Supporter "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation: I am confused now. Who deserves to be the best Reporter this year?

02:05

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Birthday Celebrations in Honor of Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe Cde Andrew Mlangeni
06 June 2018

Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe Comrade Ntate Dr Andrew Mlangeni is today celebrating his 93rd birthday. ANC veteran Ntate Mlangeni is best known for the significant contribution he made to the struggle for our country's liberation and he is also one of two Rivonia trialists who still remain with us. He continues to make an active contribution to South Africa's democratic order.

The ANC wishes him well on his special day.

ANC President Cde Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a congratulatory message to Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe this evening.

Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 6th June 2018
Time: 18h00
Venue: Signature Restaurant, Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia & Outspan Road, Sandton

Issued by African National Congress

Enquiries
Donovan Cloete
National Communications Manager
0714612989

02:02

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

African National Congress Statement on the Blatant Racist Nationalism of the EFF
6 June 2018

The African National Congress rejects with contempt the unprovoked and uncouth ambush on Comrade Ishmail Momoniat by Economic Freedom Fighters' Deputy Chairperson, Floyd Shivhambu. These comments are bordering on extreme racism, sow disunity and are an anathema to our agenda of forging a socially cohesive society.

"I have known Comrade Momo Momoniat for over four decades and whilst I may differ sharply with some of his views on our economy's developmental state, I could never stand aloof and allow him to be asked to leave a meeting because he is an Indian, said Comrade Jessie Duarte.

The blatant racist and narrow nationalist stance of the EFF is perhaps the only positive element of the irrational tirade by Shivhambu. His rant raises significant questions about the level of some Members of Parliament's comprehension of their responsibilities, to protect and defend the Constitution, particularly, the assertion that we build a non-racial, non-sexist and united Democratic South Africa.

Duarte says "Comrade Momo is not and never will be racist and I say this without fear of contradiction, if anything, he is known to have been part of the underground struggle which afforded the Shivhambus of this world, the freedom to express their opinions albeit from a non-informed position. Momo is well known for showering every person with accolades or disdain in equal measure, irrespective of colour, class or creed."

The ANC rejects Shivhambu's racist and narrow nationalist diatribe with the deepest contempt it deserves.

ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS ON BEHALF OF THE DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, COMRADE JESSIE DUARTE

Enquiries:
Donovan Cloete
National Communications Manager
071 461 2989

Lerato Monethi
072 898 0079

01:46

Positively False - Birth of a Heresy - HIV AIDS "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

 

Have we been hoodwinked by the biggest blunder in modern medical history? Positively False - Birth of a Heresy traces the challenge over the past 25 years to the scientific orthodoxy which maintains that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Joan Shenton reaches back to 1987 through her extensive archive of broadcast and non-broadcast video material and combines it with current footage. She shows how dissident scientists, journalists, and activists have voiced their concerns about the way the infectious hypothesis for AIDS took over from the toxic one and highlights the impact the dogma surrounding a viral cause for AIDS has had on people's lives. The film travels through Africa, Europe and the United States revealing the way plague terror, financial objectives and scientific skullduggery have led to tragic examples of toxicity and death from antiviral drugs, social stigma, broken families, fear of sex, homophobia and imprisonment. Positively False - Birth of a Heresy is produced by Meditel Productions Ltd and The Immunity Resource Foundation in association with Yellow Productions. http://immunity.org.ukhttp://positivelyfalsemovie.com/...

01:04

Abdellatif Zeraidi- Wealth "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Translation: This is the wealth of Morocco

00:45

NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN LAW; A CLARION CALL FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS TO RISE UP, STEP FORWARD AND SHINE. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Gentlemen of the press, I welcome you all. I am comrade Ahanonu C. Williams, Imo State Youth Leader of the More

00:32

Libyan Nation Army Captures Two Key District In Central Derna (Map, Video) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Libyan Nation Army Captures Two Key District In Central Derna (Map, Video)

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On June 9, the Libyan Nation Army (LNA) continued its advance in the northeastern city of Derna and captured the districts of Shiha al-Garbiyah and Shiha al-Sharqiyah after heavy clashes with the Shura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna (SCMD), according to the LNA media center.

The Libyan outlet Africa Gate News revealed that Ayoub Yahya al-Asty Omar, a son of the SCMD top security commander, was killed by the LNA during the ongoing clashes in Derna.

According to Libyan sources, the LNA is now evacuating the civilians from Derna and preparing to launch its final attack on the remaining positions of the SCMD in the heart of the coastal city.

The LNA launched its attack on the SCMD positions in Shiha al-Garbiyah and Shiha al-Sharqiyah on June 8. Despite that SCMD fighters managed to destroy some vehicles of the LNA, they failed to repel the attack.

The remaining positions of the SCMD in the district of al-Shabah and the area of Wast al-Balad are expected to witness heavy clashes in the upcoming hours, as the LNA appears to be determined to neutralize the SCMD leadership.

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23:09

Yemen rebel fire kills three civilians in Saudi, coalition says "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Houthis have increased missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, which has led coalition against them since 2015

23:06

Houthis Recapture Key Area Along Western Yemen Coast (Map, Video+18) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

On June 9, Houthi fighters launched a new attack on several positions of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies along the western Yemeni coast in the province of al-Hudaydah and captured the key area of al-Jah, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.

Yemeni sources claimed that the Houthis cut off a new supply line of the Saudi-led coalition along the western Yemeni coast as a result of this attack. However, these claims still have to be confirmed.

Houthis Recapture Key Area Along Western Yemen Coast (Map, Video+18)

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The Houthis media wing said that Houthi fighters killed 50 Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and captured many others during the successful attack. Moreover, the Houthis destroyed several vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition.

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies captured al-Jah in a rapid attack on May 26. Back then, the attack was led by Brigadier General Tariq Mohammed Saleh of the Yemeni Republican Guard.

Meanwhile, the UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV reported that Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out a new series of airstrikes on several positions and vehicles of the Houthis around the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Many Houthi fighters were killed and injured in these airstrikes, according to the source.

The Saudi-led coalition will likely launch a fresh attack along the western Yemeni coast in the upcoming days in order to secure its positions there and pressure the remaining fighters of the Houthis in the city of al-Hudaydah.

The post Houthis...

23:01

FLASHBACK: REJECTION OF NATIONAL AWARD By CHIEF GANI FAWEHINMI, LL.D. SAN Monday, December 15, 2008 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Press Statement on the published National Honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) on me: My More

22:34

Migrant centres, reduce arrivals, deportations: Italian minister Salvini announces plan to tackle mass migration "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The first point of Salvini's action plan, he declared in a tweet Thursday, "is to increase the number of repatriation centers so that immigrants can be housed there rather than wandering the streets causing confusion." In past months undocumented immigrants have been involved in a series of incidents, some of which have been serious, which undoubtedly influenced voters in the March 4 national elections. The most notorious of the incidents involved three Nigerian asylum seekers arrested by Italian police earlier this year for the murder of the brutal murder of Pamela Mastropietro, an 18-year-old whose dismembered remains were found inside two suitcases outside Macerata in central Italy in early February.

19:40

Nevermind the Wall Theyre Building Warehouses "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

 

(OW) Most mornings lately, Ive woken up to two things. First I hear my toddler, sounding off that its time to get up. Then I see the news stories about other toddlers our immigration authorities ripped away from their parents.

For weeks, Ive felt the gnawing need to write something, anything, about it. But God, where even to begin?

First, there are the stories. The Congolese asylum seeker who heard her six-year-old scream Dont take me away from my mommy! and couldnt reach her. The woman forced to put her 18-month-old in a car seat in an ICE van, the door slamming shut before she could even say goodbye. The man who hasnt seen his son in six months.

Then there are the photos. The rows of children sleeping on thin mats behind chain-linked fences. The kids being led by guards to make phone calls, hands tied behind their backs. The prison van full of infant car seats.

These are just the earliest fruits of the Trump administrations ghastly new pledge to prosecute every last undocumented immigrant who crosses our border. If they have their children with them, the kids are seized and warehoused in some overflowing detention facility.

The New York Times counted over 700 kids whod been separated from their parents this way from October to April. But in the first two weeks of May alone, authorities disclosed that theyd taken nearly 700 more an astonishingly rapid increase. The ACLU puts the second wave at 1,000 over five weeks.

Already the warehouses are filling up, leaving authorities to prepare holding pens on military bases for the inevitable overflow.

In theory, the children should be released to other family members within 72 hours. But with the administration essentially threatening to deport any undocumented caretakers who come forth to claim them, more and more children are languishing in cells for months. NBC reported recently that over half the kids....

19:37

Norway Destroyed Libya: How the Peaceful Countries Wage War Too "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The nation with the highest standard of living in Africa, Libya, was destroyed in 2011 by a coalition of forces led by the United States. It was at least 19 countries and NATO, all participating together in one hunt for a man named Gaddafi.

Now, the country formerly recognized as the most prosperous, peaceful nation in Africa has been reduced to a hellhole rife with human trafficking, slavery, and terrorism. People know the coalitions actions to destroy the regime (and life of) Gaddafi are why Libya is in the state its in now.

Among people who paid attention, it is known that Hillary Clinton personally laughed about killing this guy on camera, saying We came, we saw, he died, but fewer people know the other parties who bear responsibility for the tragic result of this military action.

These actions should not be forgotten: some governments play a ro...

19:02

War on Yemen Could Starve Millions of Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US-Saudi-UAE War on Yemen Could Starve Millions of Civilians

As the UN warns 18.4 million Yemenis could soon face starvation, the US is considering more direct military intervention. Shireen al-Adeimi discusses with TRNNs Ben Norton how a Saudi-UAE attack on the port city of Hodeida could lead to mass catastrophe
...

09:02

Somalia's al Shabaab claims attack in which US soldier died - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Somalia's al Shabaab claims attack in which US soldier diedThomson Reuters FoundationMOGADISHU, June 9 (Reuters) - Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack in which a U.S. commando was killed and four others were wounded when they came under fire in the country. The U.S. special operations forces ...and more 

02:33

PFLP: Targeting of Our People and Leadership by the Occupation Will Not Dissuade Us From Continuing Our Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) confirmed that targeting the protesters and national leaders will not dissuade our people from continuing confronting the occupation. The Front consideres that the acceleration of the occupations pace of arrests against the people of the homeland and its leaders ...

02:00

PFLP: Four Killed and 618 Wounded in Fridays March "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Four Palestinians, including a child, were killed and 618 were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation as a result of the repression of the Zionist occupation forces on Friday during the popular march in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, the Health Ministry announced the death...

Friday, 08 June

22:00

New Zionist Crime of Aggression: Excessive Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters in Gaza Strip "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In New Crime of In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Protesters in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Go too Far in Their Crimes, Killing 4 Palestinian Civilians, including Child, and Wounding 286 Civilians, including 42 Children, 9 Women, 4 Paramedics and 3 Journalists, Israeli Forces Go too Far in Their Crimes,...

02:00

FARC: Colombia is Denying Jess Santrichs Basic Constitutional Rights "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace has failed to assign Santrich a guardianship judge or provide sufficient judicial processes to allow him to plead his innocence. We all have the fundamental right to have a judge of guardianship and that our request for constitutional protection be resolved within the peremptory deadlines established by law. Up to...

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