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Eritrean Leader Gets Rousing Welcome As He
'Returns Home' to Ethiopia
Belgium defeated England 2-0 in their third-place play-off at the St Petersburg stadium. Thomas Meunier gave Belgium an early lead while Eden Hazard ensured victory with his goal in the 82nd minute. After rueful losses to finalists, France and Croatia in the semifinals, Belgium and England squared off for some consolation to take back home. 
Angelique Kerber beat seven-time champion Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title and spoil the Americans dream comeback as a mum. The German 11th seed, 30, beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-3 to add this title to her 2016 Australian Open and US Open crowns. Williams had been the favourite despite it 
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Saudi Arabias air defense system intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from northern Yemen on Saturday.
A Saudi-led coalition said the missile was fired from Saada province toward the southern Saudi city of Najran. No casualties were reported.
Coalition spokesperson, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, said that at 12:52 p.m. the coalitions air defense forces spotted the missile launched by the Iran-backed militant group, where it was intercepted and destroyed.
Al-Maliki said that the missile was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.
The spokesperson added that this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regimes continued involvement in supporting the rebels with qualitative capabilities in clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and 2231 aimed at safeguarding Saudi Arabias security and any regional and international threats.
Saudi air defense forces intercepted another missile launched by the Houthis toward Jazan, in south-western Saudi Arabia, from within Yemeni territory.
South Africa Gold Output Down 16% in May; Eighth Straight Month of Decline from Schiff Gold South African gold output saw its biggest drop in over a year in May, falling 16.2% year-on-year. This is another sign that the one-time...
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for bad conduct and mistreatment, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjos Media Aide, has said. Akinyemi made the disclosure in a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta and made available to newsmen. He said the partys National Chairman, Uche Secondus, who led a 21-member delegation of 
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No fewer than six shops were burnt at Kofar Wambai Jewelry Market (Kasuwar Yan Yeri) in Kano on Friday night. The Director of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Sagir Madaki, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday that the fire burnt six shops. He said we received a distress call from 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged victorious in polling unit 001, Afao in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government Area The polling unit situated at St. David Primary School is the unit of outgoing governor, Ayodele Fayose. Sorting of votes started at 2 p.m. and this was followed shortly by counting. At the end of the exercise, 
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is trying to find countries willing to take in some 450 migrants rescued from an overcrowded ship in the Mediterranean on Saturday, a source at the premiers office said.
A ship operated by EU border agency Frontex and a vessel owned by Italys tax police picked up the migrants near the Italian island of Linosa and more than 100 nautical miles from Malta, which rejected pressure from Rome on Friday to rescue them.
Italys far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is leading a high-profile campaign to exclude humanitarian rescue ships from Italian ports and has said the migrants will not be allowed to land in Italy.
Eight of the migrants who needed medical assistance were taken to the Italian island of Lampedusa for treatment, the source said.
The source, who asked not to be named, said Salvini had spoken with Conte on the telephone about how to resolve the situation.
The migrants could be distributed immediately among European countries, or Italy would contact Libya to send them back to where they came from, the source said.
A third option would be to leave the migrants on the ships temporarily while their asylum requests are considered, the source added.
The source said Conte would write to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and other European heads of state to urge them to apply the European principles on migrants that were restated at a summit in June.
Italy is no longer willingly to take on, alone, a problem that affects all European countries, the source said.
Late on Friday, Malta said the people traveling on the packed vessel were Italys responsibility.
In two similar stand-offs between Rome and Valletta since Italys new populist government took office, migrants ended up in Spain and in Malta.
According to international law, refugees cannot be returned to a place where their lives are in danger. Both the United Nations and EU have acknowledged that Libya is not safe.
Earlier this week, however, Salvini asked EU interior ministers to declare Libya a place of safety where migrant...
Snow blanketed vast parts of South Africa's mountainous regions on Saturday in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and large parts of the Drakensberg. Neighbouring Lesotho also received its fair share of snow, according to Rob Ansell of the Snow Report SA. Spectacular winter wonderland-like images were posted on the Snow Report's Facebook page, illustrating the extent of the snowfall.
RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - July 14, 2018
(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)
According to sources, Zimbabwe must launch their new gold-backed currency before the RV event can begin.
All preparations and precautions have been made to prevent another "9/11 type" attack to ensure the transition to the new QFS is made successfully.
All major/important countries are keeping each other in check to ensure all nations are within GESARA compliance. Also, to ensure no dirty business is conducted.
The US is keeping Iran in check.
China and Iran are keeping the West in check.
Africa is keeping China in check.
Russia is keeping Europe in check.
The West is keeping Africa in check.
China, Russia, India, Iran, and Syria are keeping Israel in check.
Russia is leading peace negotiations in the Middle East.
All nations must be GESARA compliant or risk collapse once the QFS is officially implemented.
Theresa May made a very sly mention of delivering the gold-standard.
https://youtu.be/Y2qigggyvg8 (3 minute mark.)
"Delivering a gold-standard in financial cooperation services"
https://youtu.be/eHIgQTpSNu4 (7 minute and a half mark.)
The Queen trades her middle spot with Trump sign...
This 12 July 2018 video from the USA says about itself:
At the NATO summit, President Trump called on member states to double their military spending to 4 percent of gross domestic product, and hailed the meeting as a success. He is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, joins us to discuss NATO, the militarization of U.S. foreign policy and avoiding a second Cold War with Russia over allegations of election meddling.
The Nation has just published an open letter, Common Ground: For Secure Elections and True National Security, co-signed by Daniel Ellsberg, Gloria Steinem, Noam Chomsky, Governor Bill Richardson, Rev. Dr. William Barber and Michael Moore, among others.
Journalists, academics, pundits and experts have ignored the complexity of President Trumps impact on the state of the US Empire.
To properly assess the geopolitical configuration of power, we will consider the military, economic, political and diplomatic advances and setbacks of the Trump regime in Latin America, the European Union and Asia (including the Middle East).
Secondly, we will examine the time frame the shifting direction of the present configuration of forces.
We will conclude by discussing how the influence and results of foreign policy shape domestic political power.
Background to President Trumps Empire Building
First and foremost, we must take account of the fact that much of Trumps policies build on and reflect the policies of his predecessors, namely Presidents Bush and Obama.
The US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were started by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, The US bombings of Libya and the destruction and uprooting of millions of Africans was inaugurated by Obama.
The expulsion of millions of Central American and Mexican immigrants from the US was common practice prior to Trump.
In brief President Trump continued, and in some cases exacerbated, the socio-economic and military policies, of his predecessors. In a few areas Trump reversed policies, as was the case with Obamas Nuclear Agreement with Iran.
The successes and failures of Trumps empire building policies cannot be attributed solely to his regime. Nevertheless, President Trump must be held responsible for the current state of the empire and its direction.
President Trump Marches Forward in Latin America
President Trump has built upon and extended US imperial victories throughout most of Latin America. Satellite regimes are in place in Brazil thanks largely to judicial-legislative coup which overthrew President elect Dilma Rousseff. The puppet regime of Michel Temer has privatized the economy, embraced Trumps dominance and aligned with efforts to overthrow Venezuelas government.
Similarly, Trump inherited from Obama the present client regimes in Argentina (President Mauricio Macri), Peru (President Martin Vizcarra) ,Honduras (President Hernandez) Paraguay (President Cartes), Chile (President Piera), Ecuador (President Moreno), and most of the ruling elites in Central America and the Caribbean. Trump has added to the list current efforts to overthrow the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua.
Under President Trump, Washington succeeded in reversing relations with Cuba and the so-called peace accord in Colombia between the guerrillas and the Juan Manuel Santos regime. In July 2018, Trump succeeded in backing the....
President Xi Jinping is expected to visit the UAE on July 19, followed by state visits to Senegal and Rwanda through to the 24th before arriving in South Africa to attend the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg from July 25 to 27.
Chinese Ambassador to Abu Dhabi Ni Jian said that Xis trip to the UAE highlights a relationship that is at its peak and enjoys mutual respect, friendship and win-win cooperation.
He said that the strategic relationship with the UAE has stood the test of time, according to Abu Dhabi-based Gulf News.
The two countries also enjoy a high volume of trade estimated to be above $50 billion last year.
UAE media has called the upcoming visit historic and a milestone. Concurrent with Xis visit, the UAE will host a week of exchange and celebration of the ties between the two countries.
Xis visit to the UAE comes just a few days after the conclusion of the 26th Arab Economic Forum held on July 12-13 and the 8th ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF), held July 10 in Beijing.
In both, Arab countries hailed the strengthened trade ties and cultural exchanges with China.
During the CASCF, Arab and Chinese delegates approved the Beijing Declaration, a Declaration of Action on Sino-Arab Belt and Road Cooperation, and an action plan guiding the development of the Forum from 2018 to 2020.
The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies
Published on Jul 13, 2018
The Brexit that May is signing off on is not what the people want. The US will not be able to trade with the UK if this is done. The Deficit has exploded and the interest payment on the debt is continually rising. The tax receipts flowing into the government will not be able to sustain the high payments. Paulsen warns that the indicator has predicted a recession each time and what is happening right now happened prior to the last 6 of 7 recessions. The narrative is being shaped by the MSM and the Fed, the latest the tariffs will create problems in the economy.
Published on Jul 13, 2018
The SEC is looking into why Facebook didn't report the data breach with Cambridge. Strzok was testifying in front of the House and he couldn't remember anything that had to do with Clinton. Q said they were going to have to force the issue in regards to declassifying the IG report, it looks like it has just begun. Saudi Arabia is now pardoning all troops in regards to the Yemen war. US says it will help stabilize the areas where the US pushed out the IS. Iranian aid has said that if Damascus and Iraq ask them to leave the country they will do so. The hammer is falling and the plan is on track, more to come this month.
Coming out to vote with her husband, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at their Ward 11 unit 009 ogilolo Isan Ekiti polling unit, Erelu Bisi Fayemis voters card was denied authorisation by the card reader after few tries. However, INEC presiding officer in the area said it would be rectified. Mrs Fayemi, however, left the polling unit 
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo is currently holding a closed-door meeting with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The meeting was initiated by PDP leaders to tap the wisdom of the former head of state on the way to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 
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Accreditation and voting commenced as early as 8 am in the Ekiti governorship election. A large turnout of the electorate is seen in most of the polling units. As early as 7 am, voting materials, INEC officials and security personnel are already in designated polling units. Long queues of electorate waiting to exercise their civic 
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Deaths of 8 Rare Rhinos in Kenya Is Major Step Back
The Nyasa Times
July 12, 2018
Mzimba First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced two Zambian nationals to
4 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for illegal possession of ivory
and handed a one- year suspended sentence to a Zambian motorbike operator
for transporting the ivory.
Eliza Mtonga 25, and Gideon Ngwenya 37 both Zambian nationals,
arrested together with the motorbike operator, Richard Phiri, 47 on 16
April, 2018 at Jenda Trading Center in Mzimba where Mtonga and Ngwenya
intended to sale the ivory.
Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Saddrey Sambo told
that police found Phiri with 16 pieces of ivory sealed in two cartons and
mentioned Mtonga and Ngwenya as the owners of the ivory.
Then police officers arrested Mtonga and Ngwenya together with
said Sambo adding that the ivory pieces are worth K33 million.
Sambo asked the court to give the culprits a stiffer penalty,
offence committed contributes to depletion of elephants in the country?s
In mitigation, Mtonga said she has an ulcer in her uterus which
supposed to be operated on and she presented a medical report from a
private clinic on the same. On his part, Ngwenya said he cares for his
children and relatives while Phiri said he had just finished his first
degree at the University of Zambia.
In his ruling, First Grade Magistrate, George Longwe said he
consider the mitigation factors describing the offence as a serious one,
saying being found in possession of 16 pieces of ivory translates to
killing of four elephants.
He then sentenced Eliza Mtonga and Gideon Ngweya to four years
each while Phiri earned a one year suspended sentence. Ngwenya is of Bokisi
Village, Traditional Authority Mwase while Mtonga and Phiri hail from
Kayerere Village in TA Kapichira in Zambia.
This 13 July 2018 video is called 2 Lemon-Yellow Bat Species Discovered in Africa. And Theyre Adorable Fuzz Balls.
From the Field Museum in the USA:
Fuzzy yellow bats reveal evolutionary relationships in Kenya
July 12, 2018
Summary: DNA analysis of fuzzy yellow bats in Kenya revealed at least two new species unknown to science. Its important because Africas biodiversity is often under-studied and poorly understood, even though bats play a crucial role in agriculture and public health.
After Halloween, people tend to forget about bats. But, for farmers, residents of Kenya, and scientists, bats are a part of everyday life. While North America has 44 species, Kenya, a country the size of Texas, has 110 bat species. Many of these species also contain subspecies and further divisions that can make the bat family tree look like a tangled mess. Researchers set out to cut the clutter by sorting the lineages of yellow house bats and in the process found two new species.
The bats of Scotophilus vary in size and other characteristics but, in general, Theyre cute. They look a lot like the bats you see in Chicago but theyre this great yellow color, says Terry Demos, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Chicagos Field Museum and lead author of a recent paper in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. These furry creatures can roost in the nooks and crannies of homes in Kenya. These are bats that live with people they dont call them house bats for nothing, adds Bruce Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum and co-author of the study. Bats usually dont fly too far to find a home either. Despite having wings, bats prefer to stay...
All is set for residents of Ekiti State to make a crucial decision that could shape the states development in the next four years. A total of 35 political parties are fielding candidates for todays election. The current deputy governor of the state, Prof. Olusola Kolapo is attempting to succeed governor Ayodele Fayose. APCs Kayode 
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With galactic cosmic rays now influencing our atmosphere, it seems cloud cells on Earth and well as global wind patterns have shifted and are becoming more unstable. As examples the dust storm from Africa, now encircles 3/4 of our planet at the equator, atmospheric compression events in Japan dumping half a years worth of rain in ten days leaving part of the country under water. Arizona dust storms, lines of water spouts off of Italy, something surely has changed.
There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (Peoples Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK) as a key element in its strategy to destabilize Iran preparatory to regime change.
On June 30 Trumps personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani told the group in Paris: We are now realistically being able to see an end to the regime in Iran. Trump doesnt turn his back on freedom fighters.
On July 1, 2017 John Bolton, former State Department official and Trump supporter, addressed a large gathering of MEK supporters in Paris.
There is a viable opposition to the rule of the ayatollahs, he told the enraptured crowd, and that opposition is centered in this room todayI have said for over 10 years since coming to these events that the declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the regime in Tehran. The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change. And therefore the only solution is to change the regime itself. And thats why before 2019 we here will celebrate in Tehran!
Yes, the man who has been U.S. National Security Advisor since April 9 predicted to MEK that he would celebrate with them the downfall of the Iranian regime by next year. On May 8 of this year Boltons boss withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
So its virtually official. MEK freedom fighters will be chief U.S. proxy in the coming confrontation, or rather the ongoing confrontation renewed when Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran deal, threatening all countries with sanctions if they so much as buy Iranian oil. They are comparable to the peshmerga of Syria, or the Northern Alliance warlords in Afghanistan, or the motley array of militia that overthrew Gaddafi in Libya with U.S.-NATO supportwilling accomplices in a regime-change effort directed from Washington.
Who are these people? MEK was founded in Iran in 1965 as a revolutionary anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the U.S.-backed regime of the Shah. It sought to produce a synthesis of Shiite Islam and Marxism, an inherently problematic project that has been more or less abandoned, especially as MEK has in recent years courted U.S. officials like Bolton. (A huge number of prominent U.S. officials and former officials have spoken in recent years, often for large fees, at MEK events. They include Howard Dean. Gen. Wesley Clark, Rudolph Giuliani, Porter Goss, Gen. Michael Hayden, Gen. Richard Myers, Bill Richardson, and Gen. Anthony Zinni.)
Embracing urban guerrilla warfare tactics in the 1970s, MEK targeted the regime and the U.S. military presence, conducting many attacks on U.S. personnel and gunning down Lt. Col. Louis Lee Hawkins, a U.S. Army comptroller, in 1973. Its members trained...
LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Delta State Police Anti-Cultism Team on Thursday killed two suspected cultists in Odion road in Warri after a gun battle.
According to Delta State Police spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka the Police Anti-Crime Patrol team engaged the cultists, and two members of the group fell to the superior gun battle of the police.
He said that the police recovered three AK47 rifles, and several stolen handsets from the cultists, while two others who sustained serious injuries escaped with the wounds.
In another development, the anti-cultist police team arrested ten suspected cultist including a lady in Edjophe community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of the State.
DSP Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the news said the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday while carrying out initiation of new members inside the community forest, adding that: the Anti-cultism Team acted on intelligence gathering, and they moved into the forest where they arrested the ten suspects.
Aniamaka said the police recovered battle axes, live goats meant for the initiation, operational motorcycles, chairs and tables inside the forest, adding that the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
It was gathered that Edjophe community had been a beehive of cult activities in the recent times as most youths are alleged to be either members of Vikings or Eiye confraternities. With palpable tension of cult war threatening the relative peace in the commu...
A new documentary paints the image of a non-profit organisation using the guise of education to subvert academic freedom worldwide; others see it as a benign introduction to the Middle Kingdoms culture, from Chinese food to tai chi
Polarisation within western societies on issues relating to migration and human rights has been intensifying over recent weeks and months. To many observers, it looks suspiciously as if an international order in place since the end of the second world war one that emphasised universal rights as a way to prevent dehumanisation and conflict is rapidly unravelling in Europe and the United States.
In the past few weeks in Donald Trumps America, it has emerged that thousands of migrant children have been snatched from their parents while trying to enter at the southern border, with some held in cages; the US Supreme Court has upheld the right of border officials to bar entry to Muslims from proscribed countries; and the Trump administration has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council, a key institution for monitoring human rights violations.
Meanwhile, far-right parties across Europe have ridden to electoral success on the back of mounting fears at a wave of migrants displaced from North Africa and the Middle East by wars and famines. Joining the trenchant anti-immigration stances of governments in Hungary and Poland, Italys interior minister Matteo Salvini has turned away boatloads of migrants from his countrys ports. He called last month for the European Union to defend its border and deny access to human rights groups, while also threatening to cut his countrys budget to Europe unless action was taken against migrants. Salvini is among the Italian politicians demanding the expulsion of the Roma minority.
Other European governments led by Germany, fearful of internal political instability that might undermine their continuing rule, called a hasty summit to consider options for dealing with the migrant crisis.
And casting a long shadow over the proceedings is Britains efforts to negotiate its exit from the EU, a blow that might eventually lead to the whole edifice of the European project crumbling.
Two ideas of citizenship
These are not random events. They are part of a quickening trend, and one that signals how an international order built up over the past 70 years and represented by pan-national institutions like the United Nations and the EU is grad...
Guinea Capital Paralysed by Fuel Price
Cameroon Minister Ambushed in Anglophone
Region, 'Assailants Killed'
Swiss Authorities Unblock Some Funds Seized in
AFRIFORUM WEIGHS IN ON DUDUZANE ZUMAS COURT
HANDS OFF DUDUZANE ZUMA
VBS BANK DEPOSITORS TO HAVE ACCESS TO MONEY
LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered the contractor handling projects at Jakpa Primary School, Jakpa, Uvwie local government area to return to site within two weeks or have his contract terminated.
The governor gave the order today (13/07/18) at the commissioning of Ugbmro road between the DSC expressway and Federal University of Petroleum Resources junction, in Uvwie local government area. He had earlier, commissioned the reconstructed Ekete Main Road, off DSC expressway, Ekete in Udu local government area of the state.
According to the governor, if the contractor does not return to site within the next two weeks that contract should be terminated.
Governor Okowa stated that projects being executed by his administration were well thought-out to benefit the people and contractors, no matter how highly placed, cannot disturb the level of progress made by his administration in executing people-oriented projects.
He commended the people of Uvwie and Udu local government areas for their peaceful dispositions which had made the delivery of projects in the area possible.
We only say those things we know we will do, these projects are in line with the promises we made, I thank you for the large turn out of people for these exercise, it shows that you love the projects, our contractors have been given the enabling environment to perfor...
KGANYAGO: NEW MADIBA NOTES, COINS A REMINDER TO
SOUTH AFRICANS OF HIS GOOD WORK
[OPINION] THE REAL LEGACY OF NELSON
SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO CARRY MANDELA
COMMEMORATIVE NOTES WITH PRIDE
South African Police Battle Violent Protests
Across the Country
REC: 667,270 eligible to vote says result to be transmitted electronically today APC, PDP offer money to voters US, UK, EU envoys, others to monitor election Ahead of todays governorship contest in Ekiti State, no fewer than six governors and three diplomats yesterday stormed the Fountain of Knowledge, in a renewal of hostilities that 
Love Me Jeje, saw Shaffy Bello Akinrimiss velvet voice at its finest. After a career lull on a sojourn in the United States of America, the actor cum singer is fully back to Nigeria. Making her most recent in the forthcoming movie, Lara and The Beat, upon her return, shed also starred in the unique 
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Pastor Tracy Ebun Agol is a chieftain of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and a former governorship aspirant in Edo State during the 2016 gubernatorial election in the state. The social commentator and the co-coordinator of Global Seven for Human Right Peace and Justice spoke with OJIEVA EHIOSUN on a number of national issues. 
The tough economic situation in the land, has stirred reactions and lamentations from many Nigerians, but not from alcohol lovers. They still congregate daily at drinking joints, especially those in the open, despite the complaints of excruciating hardship in the country. ISIOMA MADIKE reports At night, in many parts of Lagos, bars in the 
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as friends, varsity mourn The Ondo State Police Command has said delay in charging Adeyemi Saidu (Alao), the prime suspect in the murder of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, to court is due to the uncooperative attitude of the parents of the deceased. The 
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Various communities in some parts of Sokoto State have been gripped by fear and anxiety as a result of the influx of armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara State This is coming on the heels of the terrible tragedy that occurred on July 9 when dozens of armed bandits attacked and killed scores of people of 
Buhari will account for Abacha loot, says Secondus Top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including members of the partys National Working Committee (NWC), will on Saturday meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The parley, Saturday Telegraph gathered, is aimed at consolidating strategies aimed at ousting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from 
Saturday Telegraph can authoritatively confirm that the former student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Miss Joy Nwanna, who accused a lecturer in the institutions Department of English, Prof. Segun Awonusi, of sexual harassment, has refused to meet the panel to defend her allegation. This was as the Prof. Chioma Agonma-led panel set up 
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Mr Abulkareem Sheu is the project manager of a company owned by his elder brother. He tried to kill a car dealer, Mr Yakubu Ayuba, in order to avoid paying him his N1million balance for a car he bought. The attempted murder stunned everyone who knew Sheu or had had dealings with him. Sheu, who 
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As far as involvement in Kannywood, as the movie industry up north is known, goes, Sani Musa Danja is as notable a figure as you can find. The father of four who is also involved in music, spoke to ADEDAYO ODULAJA on how music paved way for his acting career while urging government to fully 
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Malaysia, a tropical country blessed with multi cultural elements and appealing natural beautiful harbours a number of attractions for the people especially in the area of eco tourism. Here is a list of 12 of the most beautiful national parks that are must visit destinations in the country: 12. Gunung Ledang National Park: This charming 
From parking lots to parliament, porches to palaces, no one can deny Zanzibars obsession with Urojo, that spicy Zanzibar Mix beloved by nearly everyone who lives on the semi-autonomous islands of Unguja and Pemba along the Indian Ocean coast. Inside every bowl of Urojo lies a vibrant and vast history of cultural connection between 
There are some important ingredients that you should always have in your kitchen, they are helpful both on sunny and raining days. Here are samples of some of such ingredients: Rice: You should stock up your kitchen with rice and other carbs, it is quite cheap and fills your stomach easily. Also, it goes with 
It was a delightsome night with rich treats as a couple of business executives, professionals and others exchanged friendly banters and click glasses. Perhaps toasting to successful business deals, prospects and linkages notched up in the course of the exciting and pleasant night. The occasion was the mid-year quarterly corporate cocktail hosted by Southern Sun 
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The Biola Alabi Media premiere of its 2018 hit production Lara and the Beat held on Sunday night at the Lagos Continental Hotel. The grand confluence of film, music and fashion also brought together august guests across the sectors. The lavish event which was a resounding evening of fabulous fashion presentation and a mesmerizing music 
Nigeria has continued to top the chart in hotel development projects while others trail behind. According to the recent report by W Hospitality Group on its annual hotel pipeline survey, Nigeria takes the lead in West Africa while placing second in Africa. Nigeria, states the Lagos based hospitality group, has the largest pipeline 
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday attributed the insecurity being experienced in some parts of the country to alleged move by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to rig the 2019 general elections. He said national security had degenerated beyond measures because the APC has re-focused the nations security infrastructure towards 2019, just as 
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A 7-month-old toddler yesterday escaped death by whiskers along the Enugu Onitsha Express way Awka, the Anambra State capital. The toddler crawled out of the scene of a fatal accident which happened in front of the Government House. The accident claimed the life of a middle aged woman and left six others seriously injured .. 
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Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Africa continent. The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness, ultimately boosting customers experience. The environmentally friendly aircraft, which has a minimal carbon emission 
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Nasarawa United forward Najeem Olukokun has a feeling of certainty that he can play a key role in helping his Lafia-based club beat the drop at the end of this Nigeria Professional Football League campaign. Olukokun and his teammates will be refreshed for a final charge with 14 rounds of matches to conclude the season 
(FPIF) When people contemplate potential disasters ignited by the Trump administrations foreign policy, places like China, Iran, or the Korean Peninsula come first to mind.
Certainly a dust up with Beijing, Tehran, or Pyongyang is a scary thing to contemplate. But the thing that should also keep people up at night is Washingtons approach to international health organizations and the presidents stubborn refusal to address climate change.
Bad bugs are coming, and they are stronger and nastier than they have ever been. A few like malaria and yellow fever are ancient nemeses, but theyre increasingly immune to standard drugs and widening their reach behind a warming climate. Others like Ebola, SARS, MERS, and Zika are new, exotic, and fearsome. And antibiotic-resistant bacteria threaten to turn the clock back to pre-penicillin days, when a cut could be a death sentence.
Trumps disdain for international agencies and treaties, plus cuts in public health programs and a relaxation of regulations on the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry, could create a worldwide medical catastrophe.
The president recently asked Congress to cut over $15 billion from health care, especially in the area of overseas response. On the very day that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an emergency over the latest Ebola outbreak, National Security Adviser John Bolton eliminated the National Security Agencys program for epidemic prevention.
As Laurie Garrett winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her writings on health care notes, Boltons move leaves the United States with no clear line of authority for responding to any outbreak of disease, whether naturally arising or as an act of bioterrorism, adding the U.S. government is increasingly withdrawing from global health efforts.
The cost of that retreat may be dear.
The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic killed 11,300 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, and infected health workers brought it back to Europe and the United States. While the disease was eventually corralled, it continues to flare up.
WHO found that the key to stopping Ebolas spread is an immediate response that combines vaccination with isolation and hospitalization, a strategy that stopped a 2018 outbreak...
The Romans gave us roads, public toilets and the modern calendar, but we may also have them to thank for spreading a deadly disease: tuberculosis. A genetic analysis suggests that while TB first arose about 5000 years ago in Africa, the Roman Empire was behind its more recent, rapid spread around Europe and beyond. TB is a lung infection that, if left untreated, can cause a chronic cough, weight loss and a lingering death. By some estimates the bacterium that causes it, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has killed more people than any other infectious disease in history. The strain of TB that affects humans can't be carried by other animals, says Caitlin Pepperell at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "So the evolution of the bacterium is inextricably tied to humans." To find out its origins, Pepperell's team looked at the genetic sequences of 552 samples of TB bacteria obtained from people across most of the world. They left out North and South America as people in these continents are mainly affected by TB bacteria that arrived with the first Europeans.
Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for oil shipments from the Middle East. The warning comes in response to the US, which is trying to cut off Iranian crude exports. After pulling out of a landmark international deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear program, Washington has ordered countries to cease buying oil from Iran by November 4 or face secondary US sanctions. Major European energy corporations like France's Total have already pulled out of Iran. Iran's supreme leader's senior adviser for international affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati said his country will retaliate. "The most transparent, complete and prompt response was given by Mr [Hassan] Rouhani, the Iranian president, in his last trip to Europe. The response was clear: if Iran cannot export oil through the Persian Gulf, no-one will do this," Velayati said, speaking at the Valdai discussion club in Russia. "Either everyone will export, or no-one," he added. Most of the crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Iraq passes through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow passageway between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It's also the route for nearly all the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from the world's largest exporter, Qatar. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have sought to find ways to bypass the strait, but there is no real alternative for it.
Frankly this tragedy comes as no surprise given the track record of incompetence and corruption of the KWS. KS
By Mercy Adhiambo | Published Fri, July 13th 2018 at 15:22, Updated July 13th 2018 Rangers work to push one of the rhinos that were relocated to to the new Tsavo rhino sanctuary last week from the Nairobi National Park. (File, Standard)
All seven of the critically endangered black rhinos that were relocated to Tsavo East National park have died. The seven were among the 14 rhinos that were marked to be moved from Lake Nakuru and Nairobi national parks in an effort to save them from poachers. Mystery surrounds the circumstances under which the animals died. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) refused to comment, amidst rising pressure from conservationists and Kenyans on social media calling for an explanation on how the rhinos died.
Somebody should explain what is going on. Did the rhinos die during translocation, in the field, in the sanctuary where they were supposed to stay? And how did they die? said Paula Kahumbu, a conservationist and CEO of Wildlife Direct. Tourism mister Najib Balala said he got news about the death of the rhinos three days ago, and immediately commissioned an investigation. Two teams, from South Africa and University of Nairobi, are...
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Yemeni prisoners say UAE officers sexually torture them: AP | Al Jazeera English
20 June 2018
Al Jazeeras Dayana Karim reports.
By Bill Van Auken in the USA:
13 July 2018
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and mercenary forces operating under its command have carried out widespread forced disappearances, torture and murder of Yemenis suspected of opposing the more than three-year-old intervention by the oil-rich Gulf state in alliance with Saudi Arabia and Washington.
This is the conclusion drawn by the human rights group Amnesty International after interviewing at least 75 people, including families of the disappeared and detained, survivors of the UAE torture centers, lawyers, journalists and local officials in Yemen.
Amnesty concentrated its investigation on 51 cases, typical of the untold hundreds if not thous...
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has branded US President Donald Trump's linking of rising crime rates in the capital to African immigrants as "preposterous." It follows Trump's criticism of Khan's handling of crime and terrorist attacks. "To blame this on immigration from Africa is preposterous and we should call him out when he does so," Khan, speaking on the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme on Friday morning, said. Khan made the remarks after Trump doubled down on his claims that the mayor had failed to do enough to protect London from Islamist terrorist attacks.
If you have been looking for the perfect opportunity to achieve all of your wildest goals and dreams, then you dont want to let July pass you by! A month packed with significant astrological events, each carrying their own important energy, the impact on each of our lives will be significant.
Take the time to learn how to harness this energy for your benefit.
The month started with the activation of the Sirius Gateway, a powerful time of spiritual growth and development. This occurs at the moment when the Earth is furthest from the sun, allowing the energy from the star Sirius to take hold. Lasting only a few days from July 3rd until July 7th, this important shift in energy occurs once a year around the same time. Those who take full advantage of this time will be motivated and empowered to look within, questioning their current spiritual journey and making the necessary, and sometimes difficult, changes to accelerate their efforts towards true awakening.
Dont worry, if you werent aware that it was happening you didnt completely miss it doesnt mean that you didnt benefit from the shift. The energy from Sirius impacted everyone in some way shape or form, it just may have been subtle. Look back on any changes that occurred during that time of the month and consider their potential impact on your life long-term. You may be surprised! Discovering these minor changes will empower you to continue the positive movement in the coming weeks and months.
During the month of July, there will be two eclipses worth consideration. On July 12th/July 13th we experienced a partial solar eclipse, which coincided with the supermoon new moon. This is a time of change, new beginnings and setting your intentions for the growth and achievement to come. This will continue with the coming of the lunar eclipse on July 27th. This will provide you with clarity in regard to your past. You can either use this clarity to let go of past hurts and learn from your mistakes or to rehash this pain and unleash its negativity on your life. Be cautious about how you choose to use this new outlook. It can either build you up or tear you down.
Finally, throughout the month of July, there will be numerous planets in retrograde, each bringing its own unique influence and energy. Jupiter started the month in retrograde, remaining there until July 10th, opening our minds and pushing us to reflect upon our l...
Expand Activists from the citizens' movements Filimbi and LUCHA RDC Afrique peacefully protested on July 13, 2018 in Goma for the release of fellow activists detained in the capital Kinshasa since December 2017. Police arrested seven of them and held them without charge for a few hours before releasing them. 2018 Private Authorities in the Democratic [...]
A military operation against the government of Muammar Gaddafi, conducted by NATO in 2011, led to a civil war and split the country into three parts with different governments and various militant groups. A report, made by a group of Libyan nuclear experts, says that NATO forces missiles with depleted uranium. "We conducted a study at one of the headquarters of the Libyan army, which was bombed by NATO. There were places with increased levels of radiation. After precise measurements we found that this radioactivity was a result of using an assembler with depleted uranium," Nuri al-Druki, an advisor to the Libyan committee for the environment and nuclear energy told Sputnik.
A group of conservative African-American leaders informed House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday morning on Capitol Hill that they wanted him to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her controversial speech last month encouraging supporters to harass Trump officials. Maxine "is the unchallenged face of the Democratic Party," said Johms Gool of the Victory Christian Center, in Charlotte, NC. "She represents half of the U.S." As such, he "encourages her to respect our liberty and issue a retraction" to her call to followers to harass Trump supporters. "Reverse, retract and call for an end to this activity now."
(MEMO) A new poll published by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies has revealed that 75 per cent of Arabs see Israel and the United States as the biggest threats to national security. The Arab Opinion Index surveyed over 18,000 individuals in 11 Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, 
From Europe to Africa, extreme and widespread heat raises climate concerns in hottest La Nia year to date on recordRecord high temperatures have been set across much of the world this week as an unusually prolonged and broad heatwave intensifies concerns about climate change.The past month has seen power shortages in California as record heat forced a surge of demand for air conditioners. Algeria has experienced the hottest temperature ever reliably registered in Africa. Britain, [...]
Ahead of tomorrows election in Ekiti State, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), has identified nine hotspot areas in the state, namely, Ado Ekiti area (Ajilosun, Ijigbo and Fajuyi), Oye Ekiti, Ikole Ekiti, Ikere Ekiti, Isan, Ido Osi and Efon. Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the chairperson of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said the level of 
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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino says the world football ruling body recognises only Amaju Pinnick as president of Nigeria Football Federation, and will not accept any outside interference in NFFs affairs. Infantino, while responding to questions at a press conference in Moscow on Friday, said Pinnick was duly elected and in accordance with FIFA rules. The 
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Ahead of Saturdays governorship election in Ekiti state, the US Consular General, F. John Bray has paid a visit to Governor Ayo Fayose. The Consular is in Ekiti State to monitor the election, reports say. Other Diplomats are in Ekiti also.
The importance of Africa has increased dramatically in the current geopolitical climate. In particular, the three Asian economies China, Japan, and India have adopted a more muscular approach, as the resource-rich continent features high on their global agenda. Given the three countries are in competition for influence, both within Asia and beyond, they are keenly investing in Africas infrastructure, energy, and development sectors, seeking growth as strategic partners and markets.
The Asian alignment toward Africa comes at a time when the US has adopted a more isolationist approach and African economies are bearing the brunt of commodity price fluctuations. Africa now needs assistance and Asia will provide it thereby, shifting the global strategic alignment.
However, when discussing Asia, its three largest economies are evidently seen competing for African attention: China through its grand expansionist policy of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); and India and Japan in partnership, establishing the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) for enhanced connectivity. Both initiatives are focused on infrastructural and connectivity development aspects. However, AAGC is more people-centered, prioritizing socio-economic development projects for agriculture, health, disaster management, pharmaceuticals and skill enhancement. While lacking a land corridor and a fat purse like that of China, the Indo-Japanese project is set to leverage a sea corridor, touting it to be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly with low carbon footprint.
AAGC has been designed in consultation with African leaders and policymakers, whose priority is to connect and integrate the economies of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. While the AAGC began with clear focus on Africa, the BRI or One Belt and One Road (OBOR) Initiative initially focused on the Eurasian region and only in the last three years has China progressively made overtures to include Africa. However, one cannot discount the 20 years of Chinese investment in Africa, which is outside this project. China is also a prime consumer of African commodities, with the 2017 African Economic Outlook highlighting Chinas economic footprint in Africa accounting for 27% of Africas total global exports and investments worth US$ 34 billion. Though in recent years Japan and India too have invested in Africa to the tune of $30 billion, $60 billion, and $10 billion, the combined total is no match for Chinas economic, infrastructural, and trade dominance in the region. What also needs to be realized is that AAGC is still too nascent to challenge Chinas position in Africa, especially when OBOR, the epitome of Chinese craftsmanship in policymaking, is under full sway.
Furthermore, China has now stepped into the global leadership role and is championing the cause of globalization, aided by its $3 trillion One Belt and One Roa...
The UN voiced alarm Friday at accounts of barbaric violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning conditions for the 150,000 people returning to the area after fleeing the intercommunal strife are grim.
The UN refugee agency said its staff had recently been able to access the Ituri region, following months of conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups there.
Conditions are grim, spokesman Charlie Yaxley told reporters in Geneva.
Our team heard numerous, harrowing reports of barbaric violence, including armed groups attacking civilians with guns, arrows and machetes, entire villages razed, and farms and shops being looted and damaged beyond repair, he said.
A UN report last month estimated that more than 260 people had been killed in the recent intercommunal violence.
The troubled province is caught in a cycle of violence between the Hema and Lendu communities, cattle herders and farmers who for decades have long fought over land.
Homes reduced to ash
UNHCR said that in all, around 350,000 people are estimated to have fled the violence since the conflict intensified last December, but that since the violence died down, around 150,000 had returned to the area.
Many of those who have gone back so far have found their villages and homes reduced to ash, making them displaced again, Yaxley said.
He said the humanitarian challenges in the area were enormous, with hospitals, schools, and other key infrastructures destroyed.
AFP/File | A UN report last month estimated that more than 260 people had been killed in recent intercommunal violence in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The UN refugee agency voiced particular concern over the high numbers of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the area.
Those returning are not the only ones facing huge challenges, Yaxley said, pointing to desperate conditions at many of the sites hosting those who remain displaced.
He said many of the sites have no clean water or access to healthcare or proper sanitation faciliti...
'Inclusive' Boom: It may be a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among minority voters as the biased mainstream media suggest. Why is that? In a word, jobs. Trump, it turns out, has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May. The previous all-time low was 4.8%. African-American unemployment bounced up from its all-time low of 5.9% in May to 6.5% in June. But that 6.5% still represents the second-lowest unemployment reading ever for Black Americans.
Billionaire Businessman and Chairman, Forte Oil, Mr Femi Otedola has revealed for the first time his encounter with the late Chief MKO and how he tried to release him from Abachas gulag. Speaking at the launch of three books by Ovation Publisher, Bashorun Dele Momodu at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs ( NIIA), Victoria 
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At least 16 people have been killed this week in attacks in Nigerias northeastern Lau district of Taraba State, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
At the moment, the death toll has risen from six earlier reported to 16 as of today, David Misal, police spokesman in Taraba, told Anadolu Agency, refusing to speak on the attackers identity.
However, the area is now calm as enough security personnel are now on ground, he added.
The attacks had reportedly started early Monday and went on through Thursday morning in at least 12 villages of the Lau local government area of the agrarian state.
Quoting community sources, local media are reporting that up to 42 people were killed in the attacks they blamed on herders.
Also on Thursday, the governor of northwestern Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal said 39 people were killed when bandits attacked villages between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tambuwal said the attacks took place in the Rabbah local government area, leaving at least 10,000 displaced and sheltered across three camps.
The Sokotos violence is linked to other killing sprees in neighboring Zamfara where hundreds have been killed in past months in attacks blamed on cattle thieves or armed bandits.
Nigerias agrarian belt especially the Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara states has recorded huge casualties from unabated clashes between farmers and herders.
The ongoing attacks have become a campaign issue against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Renaming schools and removing statues can be expensive, so donors are quietly stepping up to help communities pay.
Three elementary schools in Virginia formally dropped their Confederate affiliated names this week after the largely African American city of Petersburg received a $20,000 donation from an anonymous donor to cover the costs of changing the schools signs and other places where the names appeared. The schools previously stood as symbols of institutionalized racism, honoring various Confederate generals and war heroes. After the makeover, however, A.P Hill is now Cool Springs, Robert E. Lee is called Lakemont, and J.E.B. Stuart is Pleasants Lane.
Three men died, on Thursday, after being struck by lightning following a downpour in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun. The incident occurred opposite the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium road in Ijebu-Ode at about 3 pm. It was gathered that the victims, and a fourth person, had disembarked from their motorcycles and ran toward a makeshift shelter for the rains to subside when tragedy struck. The three victims were said to have been hit while the fourth person took to his heels unharmed. Bystanders refrained from going near the corpses for fear that the occurrence was related to perceived punishment from Sango, the god of thunder, for wrong doing.
Popular micro-blogging social media platform, Twitter, has has expunged over 70million user accounts in its drive to ensure better and more secure conversations on the platform. This is in a bid to reduce the rapid virulence and popularity enjoyed by fake news, Twitter has been deleting at least one million followers every day since the 
The company was founded and is run by former Cambridge Analytica staff.
Thats because Auspex was founded and is run by former Cambridge Analytica staff. Their new data analysis company claims to be ethically based and offers boutique geopolitical consultancy services, reports the BBC. Auspex says it will focus its work in the Middle East and Africa initially, and its founder, Ahmed Al-Khatib, says it will be involved in health campaigning and tackle the spread of extremist ideology, which has poisoned my generation, preying on the minds of disenfranchised youth. Will Auspex be more ethical than Cambridge Analytica? After this years Facebook scandal, the new company will have to work hard for people to give it even the slimmest benefit of a doubt.
Media release by Heather Stroud before her trial at York Magistrates Court on 16th July for chaining herself to the gate at Third Energy Fracking Site at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, UK (30th January 2018)
Its not pleasant to stand in front of a court and defend myself; however, the overwhelming evidence of harms that fracking would bring to our community, and, in fact, globally through depleted clean water resources and rising temperatures, is so great that I felt I had no choice but to take action.
Fracking is just a symptom of a bigger, far more insidious problem where our government, in servitude to corporate lobbyists, has placed the rights of corporations above that of humans and of the natural world. Without social licence to frack, this abandonment of their mandate to serve the people, raises issues of the states disregard for democracy and human rights. As a further step in this decline of democracy Westminster have proposed to fast track fracking licensing decisions, taking them out of the hands of local people and local councils.
By chaining myself to the gate at KM8 I was symbolically claiming back democracy, democracy that rightfully belongs in the hands of the people.
Just to borrow some words from Benedict Cohen, international human rights lawyer:
Rights are not conferred on us by the state. Rights are conferred on us by virtue of our being human. The rights of nature are there because it is nature herself, who is the universal law giver.
200 years ago people from the African continent were kidnapped and enslaved with their humanity and rights denied. 100 years ago womens rights to vote or participate in decision-making were denied. Today we look back and think how appalling these ideas of denial were. What wasnt obvious then is obvious today. These changes, however, didnt come about without struggle and, all too often, the criminalisation of those seeking justice.
It is the failure of the state that opens the door to protest. My defence was premeditated premeditated, thought through, because I was not willing to sit by and see irretrievable harms damage done to our environment- irretrievable damage that could have devastating consequences to all life forms.
I prepared my statement of defence before I had decided what action I would take. As a signatory of the Earth Protectors Trust, I shall be using article 9, of the....
LAGOS JULY 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Delta State, Chief Sunny Ofehe, has urged leaders of the party in the state, especially Olorogun Otega Emerhor and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, to reconcile their differences to put the party in a suitable position to confront the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
Ofehe made the appeal when he led his campaign team and some foreign partners on a courtesy call on Delta APC leader, Emerhor, at his country home, Enwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
At the event, where Emerhor was represented by Mr Fred Olokor, Ofehe said: I see the need for APC to take over this state. I see the need for every one of us to work together to deliver this state for APC because there is power in unity.
The Netherlands-based activist-turned politician, however, pleaded with Emerhor and other party leaders to ensure a level playing field for all governorship aspirants, saying: Anyone who is interested in the race should be allowed to go into the field and whoever emerges should be adequately supported without ill-feelings.
It is a fact that the internal wrangling occasioned by the divided congresses had punched a dig hole in the party machinery, but the leaders can heal the wounds if they put party interest above personal interest.
You will agree with me that we have been...
LAGOS JULY 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, yesterday said the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State was good enough to host the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships slated for August 1-5.
Dalung who paid official visit to the Stadium and conducted round by the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, LOC for CAA Asaba 2018, Chief Solomon Ogba as well as the Head of Technical for the championships, Yussuf Alli, expressed satisfaction at the quality of work done at the stadium.According to the Minister, the facilities put in place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium are not just good enough for the African championships but they are capable of even hosting the IAAF World Championships.Noting that a lot of work has been done since his last visit to the stadium, he thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for leaving another legacy in sports in Delta state and Nigeria as a whole.Dalung pointed out that the sporting family in Delta State and across Nigeria would forever be grateful for the excellent work midwifed by the Delta State Governor and the members of the LOC for CAA Asaba 2018.
Speaking further, he pledged that the Federal Government will offer support to Delta state to ensure that Asaba put up a world class championship in August.He said the gains of hosting the African Senior Athletics Championships was not limited to Delta State hence the Federal government will lend support in an...
Washington D.C. (GPA) Everyone knows U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has more to do with destabilization than diplomacy. Whether arming terror states like Israel and Saudi Arabia or flattening entire countries like Libya and Iraq, American intervention is pretty much always a humanitarian disaster. At times, this policy has even included arming ISIS the very terror group Washington claims to oppose.
The reason for this help is that ISIS assists U.S. foreign policy goals. It is no secret that the U.S. has tried to overthrow the democratically elected Syrian government for years. To further their goals, the U.S. regime has more or less aligned with just about every terrorist group short of ISIS publicly, including Jahbat al-Nusra.
Yet at times this alliance has extended past terror groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner. In many situations, the U.S. has seemingly supported ISIS. Whether these instances are mere coincidence or represent a pattern of support is up to you to decide. Below are five strongest instances of the U.S. helping ISIS and other terrorist groups.
There are several instances of the United States providing air support to terrorist groups like ISIS but none quite as obvious and dire as Deir Ez Zor in 2016.
In September 2016, the humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Deir Ez Zor was dire: the largest city in eastern Syria was completely besieged by ISIS fighters. Syrian civilians and soldiers alike were completely dependent upon airlifted supplies to survive. Then, on September 17, U.S. warplanes led British, Danish, and Australian jets on a series of airstrikes against the citys defenders, the Syrian Arab Army. The air raids lasted about an hour and decimated crucial Syrian Army positions on the mountains that overlook Deir Ez Zor airport. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the airstrikes killed at least sixty-two Syrian soldiers and injured over 100 more.
Immediately following the airstrikes, ISIS fighters attacked the weakened Syrian troops defending the critical mountains. ISIS ultimately overran positions on the mountains threatening both the airbase and the cities roughly 200,000 residents. These particular airstrikes occurred during a ceasefire between rebel and Syrian Arab Army forces. After the strikes, the ceasefire quickly fell apart.
While the U.S. claims the airstrikes were intended to strike ISIS fighters, Russia and Syria see the situation differently....
The Islamic State hasnt been completely defeated. Thought it has nothing approaching the burgeoning Caliphate it held in 2015, Islamic State fighters and affiliates are still a deadly presence in Iraq, Syria, Africa, and Afghanistan. As its lost ground, the Islamic State has turned to more non-traditional methods of attackincluding using drones to drop bombs on its enemies.
A new poll published by the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies has revealed that 75 per cent of Arabs see Israel and the United States as the biggest threats to national security. The Arab Opinion Index surveyed over 18,000 individuals in 11 Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania. The poll conducted face-to-face interviews with the respondents, asking them questions on a range of topics including economics, immigration and attitudes towards regional politics and democracy.
Eleka: FG funding poll with $50m from Abacha loot Fayemi: Youre suffering from hallucination The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has alleged that the Federal Government has moved N18 billion into Ekiti State through Akure airport in Ondo State. Olusola stated that the huge funds were meant 
asks court to declare Galadima, factional leaders as APC officials The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) yesterday dragged the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and 53 others before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Plaintiffs in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/1734/18 are Buba Galadima, Kazeem Afegbua, Barr. Nicholas Asuzu 
The House of Representatives, yesterday, disclosed that the armed bandits who attacked some communities and killed over 30 people issued threat letters to the villagers, warning them to pay some millions or risk being attacked. The lower chamber also said the violent invasion was carried out by about 100 of the armed bandits, who rode 
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The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) yesterday announced the names of 31 lawyers elevated to the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Announcing the names in Abuja, the Secretary of the Committee, Hadizatu Mustapha, noted that 106 lawyers applied, out of which 31 succeeded. Among the successful candidates are the Attorney General of 
be vigilant, govt urges residents A three-month-old baby girl was yesterday dumped at a refuse site opposite GT Bank on Apapa Road, by St Peters Pry School fence, Costain area of Lagos Mainland Local Government. The baby was confirmed dead by the evacuation team consisting of the environmental health officers and some other 
Tomorrows governorship election in Ekiti State promises to be an interesting, but fierce battle as political gladiators go neck-and-neck into a poll that has been characterised by intrigues and a tensed build-up, FELIX NWANERI reports It is a deciding weekend for the people of Ekiti as over 630,000 voters in the state will go 
FCT earmarks $194m for coaches, maintenance President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the long awaited Phase 1 of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project (ARMTP), executed at the cost of $823,540,545.87. Also, the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA) is set to get an infrastructure soft loan agreement from Exim Bank of China for the supply of 
Candidates across 35 political parties registered in Ekiti State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will, tomorrow, slug it out in a governorship electoral contest that pundits tout as a make-or-mar-battle. Sulaiman Salawudeen examines factors that may sway voters in favour of an eventual winner Ekiti people across entire 16 councils of the 
Scientists have raised the alarm over a little known sexually transmitted infection (STI),Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG), saying it could become the next superbug. Superbug is a term used to describe strains of bacteria that are resistant to the majority of antibiotics commonly used today. Based on the scare, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV 
To greenhorns in politics,tomorrows governorship election in Ekiti State is only a race between major candidates, but for those grounded in politicking, the election will be an arena for both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to either consolidate or revive their structures. WALE ELEGBEDE reports Although 
A royal decree by Saudi King Salman has 'pre-exonerated' all troops fighting in Yemen from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. A statement announcing the early pardon, released by Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA, said the pardon extends to "all military men across the armed forces" taking part in Operation Restoring Hope, citing the official codename of the Riyadh-led invasion of Yemen. Comment: Clearly an operational name suggested by the US - where it's opposite - something like "Operation Restoring Imperial Oppression" would be more accurate. The royal decree was issued following "reports submitted" by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's sitting defense minister. It exonerates troops involved in hostilities from "their respective military and disciplinary penalties, in regard of some rules and disciplines." The statement issued by the SPA wasn't specific as to any particular crimes, but said the move was to show appreciation for the "heroics and sacrifices" of the soldiers.
By Elizabeth Howell
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is just a month away.
The total phase of the blood moon eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earths natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown color. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly 4 hours.
The eclipse wont be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather, according to lunar scientist Noah Petro, of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Julys total lunar eclipse occurs on the same day the planet Mars reaches its opposition, when it will shine at its best in the night sky. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. After opposition, when Mars will be brightest, it will reach that closest point on July 31. You can learn more about that event in our dedicated guide here: Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect
Unlike with solar eclipses, you need no special equipment to observe lunar eclipses. These latter events, which occur when the moon passes into Earths shadow, are safe to view directly with the naked eye, telescopes or binoculars.
The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. Thats because some of the sunlight going through Earths atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moons surface. Earths air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light (in colors such as green or blue); whats left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum.
The timing if this total lunar eclipse means it wont be visible from North America, though much of the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth will see part or all of the eclipse. The entire eclipse will be visible from Africa, the Middle East and countries in central Asia. The eclipse will be visible from eastern South America as it is ending, and from Australia as it is beginning.
The time of greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. EDT (2021 GMT) on July 27, according to EarthSky.org. The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m. to 5:13 p.m. EDT (1930 to 2113 GMT). There will also be some time before and after when the moon is in the lighter part of Earths shadow, which is call...
The Senate Committee on banking has thrown its weight behind the Asset Management Corporation of Nigerias (AMCON) plan to publish the list of its defaulting obligors. Chairman, Senate Committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions, Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, who announced the Upper legislative Chambers support at the opening of a 2-day retreat in Lagos 
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INEC pays corp members training allowance Security has been beefed up in major towns of Ekiti State ahead of Saturdays governorship election in the state. This is just as campaigns for the election by political parties ended by 12 midnight. In Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, security agencies are manning strategic places with blazing sounds 
Nollywood actor, Saidi Balogun and his actress ex-wife, Faithia Williams, took some time out to celebrate the birthday of their son, Kahlid Balogun for this year but separately. Both taking to Instagram at different moments on Wednesday, the former couple praised the passage of their son into adulthood. Happy birthday KHALID BALOGUN( Omo kobomoje Loke 
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Federal Government must initiate urgent reforms of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to save police lives. The President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu, made the call on the heels of the killing of seven policemen in Abuja. He said reforms were overdue as evidenced by 
Farmers, under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has faulted Federal Governments plans for the establishment of ranches nationwide as a solution to the ongoing killings by the Fulani herdsmen. It would be recalled that the National Economic Council, NEC, had recommended that at least about $1 billion be released to support 
A 42-year-old single dad was dating a single mother of two. Seven months down the line, trouble started and the relationship ended abruptly. No thanks to the intrusive attitude of the woman by phone snooping. Narrating her story in a remorseful tone, she took the step, she said, because she noticed that her lover rarely 
By Ivan Petricevic
An Egyptian-American archaeological mission, led by scientists from Yale University has discovered rock art in the eastern desert of Egypt that portrays various animals. According to experts, the rock art is around 5,500 years ago old.
The archaeological site proves the continuity and interaction between the art of the valley of the Nile and the desert in Predynastic times.
John Coleman Darnielen, head of the Yale University mission said the mission has found at least three concentrations of rock art in the Wadi Umm Tineidba site. Among other things, researchers have also come across a number of burial mounds that belong to the late Predynastic period.
The rock art shows the adoption of Nile Valley imagery by a group whose earlier art has more in common with that of other Eastern Desert sites, Darnell said in the statement.
The importance of the Bir Umm Tineidba rock art and burial tumuli for understanding the integration of marginal groups into the early pharaonic culture and state is considerable.
The rock art in these sites reveals important painted scenes of Naqada II and Naqada III (circa 3500-3100 BC), providing evidence for the continuity and interaction of the artistic styles of the eastern desert and the Nile valley.
Researchers point towards a particularly impressive image (probably from 3300 BC) which includes large representations of animals, including a bull, a giraffe, an adax, a barbary sheep, and donkeys.
Experts explain how in a moment immediately before the invention of hieroglyphics, rock art like this provides important clues to religion and the symbolic communication of the Predynastic Egyptians.
The great adax, in particular, deserve to be added to the artistic achievements of Egypt, reports the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
This article (Researchers Find 5,000-Year-Old Rock Art In Egyptian Desert) was originally published on Ancient Code and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.
The Delta State chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has thrown its weight behind second-term bid of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, declaring him as their sole candidate in 2019 governorship election. The association urged other governorship candidates of other political parties to collapse their structures without further delay into the campaign train 
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A High Court sitting in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has again nullified three-month suspension slammed on Hon. Godwin Adenomo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, representing Ovia South West Constituency in the state House of Assembly. This was as the court described Adenomos suspension as unconstitutional, illegal and of no effect whatsoever. Meanwhile, 
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Chelsea have fired Italian Antonio Conte as manager, media in Britain and Italy reported on Thursday. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis had said on Wednesday that the English Premier League side were close to securing a deal for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to replace Conte. There was no immediate confirmation from Chelsea, who won 
An 11-year-old girl (name withheld) on Friday, narrated how a worker at the Ministry of Works and Social Development, Alausa Secretariat, Lagos, Adetomiwa Ogunwa, allegedly sneaked into her parents apartment and defiled her. The victim, a Junior Secondary School (JSS1) student, told an Ikeja Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos State, that Ogunwa, who 
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A scientific study has reaffirmed that a popular
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Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the paper by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found that African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) exposed to just 2.5 parts per billion (ppb) of atrazine for three years a level below the 3 ppb allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in human drinking water ended up losing their maleness and becoming chemically castrated.
Of the 40 frogs that were included as part of the experiment, 30 could no longer reproduce after 36 months of exposure to atrazine.
Meanwhile, four of the frogs actually turned from male to female, and proceeded to mate with other males and successfully produce viable eggs even though they were all born as natural males at the beginning of the study.
THE ORGANIZATIONAL PLATFORM AGAINST THE NEW AIRPORT AND THE AEROTRPOLIS We ask President Elect AMLO to cancel the NAICM! The election result of July 1 indicates a rejection of authoritarianism! Either the new government is allied with and defends the interests of society or we will oppose it! The announcement made by President Enrique Pea...
Ricardo Vaz In the remote village of Gavidia, in the state of Mrida, a very interesting experience is taking place: the rescue of the native potato and other native foodstuffs; something that is fundamental in terms of food sovereignty. In this article we discuss this experience after visiting Gavidia and talking to one of the...
Colombias inspector general, Fernando Carrillo, has accused elements of the countrys police and military of collaborating with criminal organizations to assassinate human rights defenders and community leaders. State agents are co-opted by criminal organizations that are eliminating social leaders, the official said on Wednesday. Carrillos office is one of the state departments tasked with investigating...
This video shows Gnathonemus petersii fish.
A fish that subtracts its own electric signals to better see through its murky habitat
July 11, 2018
The elephant-nose fish Gnathonemus petersii relies on electricity to find food and navigate through the obstacles riddling its native murky African rivers. On July 11 in the journal Neuron, Columbia University researchers present evidence that the fishs ability to accurately see an electrical image of its surroundings requires it to filter out its own electrical interference.
We needed to determine whether being able to predict its own electrical signals would help the fish better detect environmental cues, says Nathaniel Sawtell, a neuroscientist at Columbias Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. So using both neural recordings and behavioral experiments, we showed that these predictions known as negative images actually do help the fish sense external signals related to hunting prey.
As an electric fish, the elephant-nose fish has two specialized systems that help it sense its surroundings a passive system attuned to the minute electric signatures of everything living in its environment, including prey, and an active system that voluntarily emits brief pulses of electricity. The fish uses these electrical pulses to both communicate with other electric fish and sense its environment by painting an electric image of it to aid in navigation.
The fishs own electrical pulses cause large neural responses that interfere with the passive system, says Sawtell. Our work shows how changes in neural connections produce negative images to cancel out this interference.
While earlier studies speculated that the elephant-nose fish might generate these negative images, no evidence had existed to directly demonstrate their functional importance. But the authors showed that delivering a drug that interfered with the formation of negative images essentially blinded the fish to external electrical signals.
An important part of this work has been the integration of experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding neural circuits, says Sa...
White supremacy isnt just burning crosses and swastikas. Its also silencing, tone-policing and shaming. Its good white folks private assurances of support and public silence. Its public outcry of caged kids and private inaction. Its fast, slow, deep and shallow. Saira Rao on Twitter
A deputy district attorney in Californias San Bernardino County named Michael Selyem has been placed on leave and is under investigation for tweeting deeply offensive, sexist remarks about Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. Last week, the 51-year-old white man, who is responsible for criminal prosecutions of suspected gang members, tweeted, Being a loud mouthed c#nt in the ghetto, you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now.
The shocking statement by a local government official about a federal lawmaker should have made the front pages of newspapers, particularly as it echoed an earlier threat by the president, who tweeted, Be careful what you wish for Max! But Waters, who is African-American and proudly progressive, was sold out by her own partys leaders when she encouraged civil disobedience against Trump administration officials over violations of immigrants human rights. Donald Trump and Selyems denunciations of Waters are to be expected; by definition, racists hate people of color. But it is the tacit white liberal encouragement of such threats by the likes of Californias Nancy Pelosi and New Yorks Chuck Schumerleaders of House and Senate Democrats, respectivelythat is more appalling.
Saira Rao, a first-time congressional candidate who lost to Democratic incumbent Diana DeGette in Colorados recent primary elections, is experiencing, in microcosm, what Waters is enduring and has endured for years. A few days ago, Rao tweeted a link to Emory University professor George Yancys op-ed in The New York Times, titled, Should I Give Up on White People? Rao answered the question, saying, Short and long answer: YES.
What followed was a series of events that began when Paul Rosenthal, a white male state representative from Colorado, a Democrat and a self-described community activist, attem...
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Disclosure | By Rinus
Best POTUS All time.
Here in Europe, we see NATO as a terrorist organisation led by the Deep State.
We do not need to be protected for the Russians, we are certainly not enemies of each other.
Just as Russia would not be an enemy of the US, everything would be a lie to keep the MIC running.
Go and realize that we all sit on the same space ship that is called Earth.
It is not nice for your own army to kill people for the profits of bankers and MIC.
Protecting one's own culture is perfect, but where we can we must help each other.
Africa is another problem that we must solve together by offering our knowledge and help.
If the people do not want it, it is their problem, if they do not want to learn or work, to shape their own existence.
I look forward to the NATO being dissolved and the Chemtrails being stopped so that we can begin to transform the earth into the paradise for which it was once intended.
However, it is your duty to first clean up the ship with Russia and China to remove the Cabal and its puppets as well as Rutte and his Nazi government on behalf of the Satanists family of Willen Alexander van Amsberg.
Thanks to them, the Netherlands is a rogue state that has taken its own people hostage with deception and deception.
Since all contracts signed with the Netherlands...
By Niles Niemuth in the USA:
The impact of the US-backed war in Yemen on Michigans 12th district
Niles Niemuth is the Socialist Equality Partys candidate for House of Representatives in Michigans 12th congressional district. Niles is running on a socialist, anti-war and anti-capitalist program in the interests of the working class in Michigan and around the world.
As I have traveled around Michigans 12th district these past weeks working with supporters to collect the thousands of signatures needed for ballot access, we have had the opportunity to engage in many important and memorable conversations with workers and young people.
Michigans 12th district is remarkably diverse, containing three major auto factories, a number of large and small college campuses, as well as the city of Dearborn, which is home to some 40,000 Arab Americansmore than any other American cityincluding a large number of Yemeni families.
Recently, while petitioning at a farmers market in the city of Ypsilanti, I met a young woman who was shopping with her husband and their two small daughters. I explained to her that one of the planks of my campaign platform is the call for open borders. Workers should have the right to live and work in any country they choose, I said, and all refugees from war should be welcomed with full rights.
She told me that she and her husband are from Yemen, the poo...
Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has ruled an armed standoff with Ukraine out as "impossible" but added that violations of Minsk Accords by Kiev could aggravate the crisis and lead to the "genocide" of ethnic Russians in Donbass. "I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine," Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il Giornale. The Russian official emphasized that the Kiev regime must unconditionally observe the Minsk agreements as this was the main condition for preventing the genocide of the ethnic Russian population of the south-eastern parts of Ukraine. "Unfortunately, Kiev authorities are very persistent in their attempts to balk at the fulfillment of these agreements, finding various invented excuses and making unfounded accusations in Russia's address," he said. Shoygu also noted that the Kiev regime was completely rejecting one very important condition of the settlement - the possibility of a dialogue with the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. "Of course, our country reacts to the existing situation by constantly calling on Kiev to observe the complex of measures described in the Minsk accords," he said. The Russian minister also expressed hope that other guarantors of the Minsk accords, such as Germany and France would use their influence on Ukrainian authorities to press for peaceful settlement of the conflict. In the same interview the Russian defense minister said that Western nations, and first of all the United States, had planned to destabilize situation in Crimea using "hybrid warfare" methods similar to those used in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Libya and Syria.
"In our time," wrote George Orwell in 1946, "political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible." British colonialism, the Soviet gulag and America's dropping of an atomic bomb, he argued, "can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face." So how do people defend the indefensible? Through "euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness." By obscuring the truth. So it is, more than 70 years later, with Israeli policy toward the Gaza Strip. The truth is too brutal to honestly defend. Why are thousands of Palestinians risking their lives by running toward the Israeli snipers who guard the fence that encloses Gaza? Because Gaza is becoming uninhabitable. That's not hyperbole. The United Nations says that Gaza will be "unlivable" by 2020, maybe sooner. Hamas bears some of the blame for that: Its refusal to recognize Israel, its decades of terrorist attacks and its authoritarianism have all worsened Gaza's plight. Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority bears some of the blame too. So does Egypt. But the actor with the greatest power over Gaza is Israel. Israeli policies are instrumental in denying Gaza's people the water, electricity, education and food they need to live decent lives. How do kind, respectable, well-meaning American Jews defend this? How do they endorse the strangulation of 2 million human beings? Orwell provided the answer. They do so because Jewish leaders, in both Israel and the United States, encase Israel's actions in a fog of euphemism and lies. The fog consists, above all, of three words - "withdrew," "security" and "Hamas" - which appear to absolve Israel of responsibility for the horror it oversees.
People responsible for supplying the world with gold are sounding the alarm, saying discoveries of the precious metal are shrinking and there's no reasonable substitute. Mining companies are no longer finding new deposits of gold to replace their aging mines. South Africa's 140-year-old gold industry - which was once the world's largest - is currently facing a major crisis. The country's mineral council says 75 percent of gold mines are unprofitable or barely making money. "We were all talking about how production was going to increase every year. I think those days are probably gone," said Nick Holland, CEO of South Africa's largest gold producer Gold Fields. He was echoed by Rudy Fronk, chairman and CEO of Seabridge Gold, who noted that "Peak gold is the new reality in the gold business with reserves now being mined much faster than they are being replaced." According to Kevin Dushnisky, president of mining giant Barrick Gold, "Falling grades and production levels, a lack of new discoveries, and extended project development timelines are bullish for the medium and long-term gold price outlook."
How can I forget the sight of an old man whose throat was slit with a knife before being set afire? a 14-year-old girl was quoted as saying in a new United Nations report, laying bare the suffering of South Sudan's civilians at the hands their own government. The report, by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), documents murder, rape, and other abuses by South Sudan's soldiers and armed groups during an [...]
Disappearances, torture and other ill-treatment of Yemeni detainees by UAE-backed Yemeni forces should be probed as war crimes, Amnesty International has urged. US detention-related abuses should also be probed, it said. The Amnesty report, issued on Thursday, accuses the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemeni forces operating "outside the command of their own government," of multiple violations against detainees in the war-torn country. "Scores" have been subjected to arrest and detention without charge, violent and humiliating torture, and enforced disappearances, the report says. Families are kept in the dark on the fate of their relatives, as "their requests are met with silence or intimidation," according to Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director at Amnesty International.
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia announced that it is issuing a royal pardon for any and all Saudi troops engaged in the war in Yemen,...
A US televangelist and spiritual adviser to the US president has defended the Trump administration's immigration clampdown, arguing that baby Jesus' stay in Egypt was legal, otherwise he wouldn't have been the savior of humanity. Pastor Paula White, a Pentecostal evangelist who has been credited with converting President Trump to Christianity, made the eyebrow-raising argument in an interview with CBN News. When asked by the host, Erik Rosales, how the immigration controversy in the US corresponded to biblical teachings, Pastor Paula came up with this argument: "I think so many people have taken biblical scriptures out of context on this, to say stuff like, 'Well, Jesus was a refugee'. Yes, He did live in Egypt for three-and-a-half years. But it was not illegal. If He had broken the law then He would have been sinful and He would not have been our Messiah."
US President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan stipulates an increase in the US's military presence in the country so as to force the Taliban, a terrorist group controlling a large part of the country, to negotiate a political settlement. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova blamed the unstable situation in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the increase in international terrorism on "the NATO member states' military gambles." In response to Washington's earlier claims that Russia was collaborating with the Taliban*, Zakharova noted that it was the Pentagon's way of hidings its own "sponsorship of the Taliban" in Afghanistan, adding that there is evidence of the US supporting the terrorist group.
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The Italian government was forced to rescue the crew of a Vos Thalassa, a private ship that had saved 67 migrants, including six children, from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea after Libyan refugees onboard the ship threatened [...]
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A Lebanese tourist who was arrested last month for posting a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Cairo court on Saturday, her lawyer told Reuters. RELATED STORY: Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data Mona el-Mazboh 
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On Thursday morning, Yemens Air Defense Force shot down an aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led coalition with a surface-to-air missile after it took part in airstrikes against residential villages in northern Saada. The Saudi-led coalition confirmed that it lost a Tornado fighter jet, but claims the aircraft fell due to a technical issue and that the pilot survived the crash.
A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the fighter jet was targeted after it launched airstrikes against residential villages in the Alaf district in Yemen`s northwestern province of Saada.
The incident was reported on the Yemeni Armys official website, September 26th. A statement on the site read, The hostile plane fell after returning from carrying out hostile missions in Saada province, but gave no further details.
This is not the first time Yemens military has successfully downed a coalition aircraft. In fact, Yemeni forces have successfully shot down high-tech coalition aircraft on several occasions.
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Kenyans voiced outrage on Thursday as it emerged that a group of lawmakers had gone to the World Cup at the taxpayers expense, even though the country had failed to qualify for the tournament.
The scandal erupted after some of the legislators posted selfies on social media of themselves enjoying matches in Russia.
Isnt that a big bad joke, that leaders can travel all the way to Russia to watch football when we have a lot of problems here? asked Sylvester Aseka, who sells second-hand computers in Nairobi.
Oh my God, I want to believe that is not true, the pictures some of them are posting, said Jacinta Mongina, 26, a student. It means they have a lot of time and resources to go to Russia. When will they serve their constituents?
The Star daily newspaper reported that around 20 MPs had travelled to Russia at the beginning of the month and were expected to attend Sundays final.
The cost of accommodation, per diems and match tickets was being footed by the government, it said.
The Stars estimate of the total cost was around $450,000 (385,000 euros). By comparison, the minimum wage in Kenya is between $120 and $280 per month, depending on the skill.
In parliament, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi confirmed the trip but said it was not a bad thing.
They must prepare a report when they come back and table it in parliament. Thats the standard procedure, he said.
According to The Star, Senate Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye also defended the trip as official business.
It is their responsibility to understand sports, how to host such international tournaments. This is not a holiday and it is too simplistic to look at it as a joyrider mission, he was cited as saying.
Kenyas Harambee Stars have never reached the World Cup finals, and have not qualified for any major international tournament since the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.
Kenyas lawmakers among the highest paid in the world have often rubbed public opinion up the wrong way notably over their salary demands.
Last August, before they had even taken up their seats after an election, the new MPs launched a campaign to demand higher wages.
Kenya has also previously courted scandal at major sporting events, from doping allegations to the 2016 Olympics where several athletics officials w...
MEMPHIS Several African-American farmers from Memphis, Tennessee are suing a seed company they claim intentionally sold them defective soybean seeds in a bid to put them out of business. According to a class action lawsuit filed by the farmers, the Stine Seed Company the largest privately-owned seed company in the world intentionally sold the farmers dysfunctional seeds at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show held last March and the farmers have asserted that the scheme was racially-motivated and intended to reduce the number of African-American farmers in the industry.
The farmers realized something was wrong when their crop yields were just one-tenth of those reaped by their white neighbors. The stark differences in harvests nearly put some of the Black farmers out of business and collectively cost them millions in lost profits.
Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, asserted that the blame lied with the seed company as mother nature doesnt discriminate.
In an interview with WMC Actions News 5, Burrell opined,
It doesnt rain on white farms but not black farms. Insects dont [only] attack Black farmers land why is it then that white farmers are buying Stine seed and their yield is 60, 70, 80 or 100 bushels of soybeans and Black farmers, who are using the exact same equipment with the exact same land, all of a sudden, your seeds are coming up 5, 6, and 7 bushels?
They [the farmers] were effectively duped, he added.
Indeed, subsequent testing of the seed by researchers at Mississippi State University revealed that Stine Seed Company had in fact sold the farmers defective seeds. Researchers found that the seeds that were sold to the African-American farmers were not the same certified seeds provided to other, white farmers at the same farm show. Test results showed that the seeds provided to Black farmers, despite having be...
The public can get extremely outraged in a heartbeat. It only takes a coordinated press campaign and some touching pictures. It appears that showing images of children consequently works. It does so now with immigration as it did with Nayirah in Iraq, with Ghouta's Sarin, with Alan Kurdi in Bodrum with Omran Daqneesh in Aleppo (but not with the unnamed girl right of him) and it does again with "children in cages" now. It didn't with Abdullah Issa though. Nor with kids massacred in Yemen which is continuously being bombed with our approval; we just #dontlookaway, don't we? [all together: "Yes, We Do!"] Comment: Nassim Taleb calls it pedophrasty. We are led to be selective in our hate. Right and left's forces suddenly are summoned over and against each-other. They blame one-another over the topic at hand while all media write the same headlines as if controlled by an invisible conductor. The hypocrites. Both of them, and so are you are if you're blaming Trump solely because of these cages. The immigration, "zero tolerance" problem is not a new one. It's been going on for a decade if not longer. Mostly leftist or centrist forces - as some, laughably, would like to refer to Obama's reign - are genuinely mad. In a way they are right of course. We should not live in a world where kids get separated from their parents while fleeing. We live in a globalized world for all these in charge so why fight the same rules when humans are involved and want to relocate on this planet?
The reason for this help is that ISIS assists U.S. foreign policy goals. It is no secret that the U.S. has tried to overthrow the democratically elected Syrian government for years. To further their goals, the U.S. regime has more or less aligned with just about every terrorist group short of ISIS publicly, including Jahbat al-Nusra.
Yet at times this alliance has extended past terror groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner. In many situations, the U.S. has seemingly supported ISIS. Whether these instances are mere coincidence or represent a pattern of support is up to you to decide. Below are five strongest instances of the U.S. helping ISIS and other terrorist groups....
(MEE) Amnesty International on Thursday accused members of the United Arab Emirates armed forces and allied Yemeni fighters of torturing and abusing detainees in a network of secret prisons across southern Yemen. The human rights group said in the report that scores of men had been forcibly disappeared and subjected to systematic torture and ill treatment by UAE 
Saudi Arabias has issued a royal pardon for all soldiers deployed in Yemen, a statementpublished by Saudi Arabia s government news agency SPA earlier in the week.
The royal pardon covers all military men who have taken part in Operation Restoring Hope. The official clean slate is signed off by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The statement did not mention what crimes the soldiers were pardoned for, but all military and disciplinary penalties have been wiped off.
Whether the pardon comes as a result of human rights groups deep criticism of Saudi Arabias military activity in Yemen is unclear.
Saudi Arabia has a duty to investigate war crimes committed by their own nationals and prosecute those responsible in a fair and impartial manner, human rights groups have repeatedly said.
5. A "pardon" now, while war continues, #Saudi coalition carries on conducting strikes, a major offensive on "pause," but could restart any minute > Sends exactly wrong message to current Saudi officers operating in #Yemen.
Kristine Beckerle (@K_Beckerle) July 11, 2018
The conflict in Yemen escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains. The group had taken control of the capital, Sanaa, and large swathes of the country forcing the internationally backed government into exile. More than 15,000 Yemenis have been killed according to the UN and millions continue to suffer in what it has declared as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
Today, Amnesty International accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and allied Yemeni forces of torturing detainees at a network of secret prisons in southern Yemen and said such violations should be investigated as war crimes.
Top Photo | Saudi soldiers fire artillery toward vehicles approaching the Saudi border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. (AP/Hasan Jamali)
As life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa increases steadily, health-care systems in many countries are failing to keep up with the needs of older patients. To ensure that living longer is not a prescription for economic or personal misery, governments must work to extend services to their oldest constituents.
The 21st century is not a good time for the rhinoceros. Because rhino horn is used in folk medicine (primarily in Asian cultures), the massive land mammal has been hunted nearly to extinction. Fortunately, the big guys (and ladies) arent fighting the fight alone. Conservationists are working tirelessly to propagate the species. And now, it looks like lions have joined the fight.
On July 3, rangers in Sibuya Game Reserve discovered the remains of three poachers. Along with the sparse remains was a hunting rifle with a silencer, a long axe, and wire cutters. According to authorities, these tools indicate the men were poachers.
Sometime during the night of Sunday 1st and early hours of Monday 2nd July 2018, a group of at least three poachers entered Sibuya Game Reserve, said Nick Fox, the owner of Sibuya Game Reserve.
They were armed with, amongst other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns, Fox continued. They were obviously poachers. The axe that was found on the scene is what is used to by these poachers to hack off the horn after they kill the animal.
The BBC reports that several of the lions had to be sedated in or...
On Thursday morning, Yemens Air Defense Force shot down an aircraft belonging to the Saudi-led coalition with a surface-to-air missile after it took part in airstrikes against residential villages in northern Saada. The Saudi-led coalition confirmed that it lost a Tornado fighter jet, but claims the aircraft fell due to a technical issue and that the pilot survived the crash.
Several African-American farmers from Memphis, Tennessee are suing a seed company they claim intentionally sold them defective soybean seeds in a bid to put them out of business. According to a class action lawsuit filed by the farmers, the Stine Seed Company the largest privately-owned seed company in the world intentionally sold the farmers dysfunctional seeds at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show held last March and the farmers have asserted that the scheme was racially-motivated and intended to reduce the number of African-American farmers in the industry.
Malware designed to steal login information for banking apps, e-wallets, and payment cards from smartphones has found its way onto the Google Play Store, posing as a legitimate app, cybersecurity experts have uncovered. The Anubis malware apparently taking its name from Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the dead lures in victims by pretending to offer services ranging from online shopping to live stock market monitoring.
Interview with Jacinto Suarez Carlos Dada Translation by Friends of ATC Jacinto Suarez one of the most influential figures of the Sandinista movement, puts the responsibility for the coup against the FSLN on the oligarchy, the US government, and drug traffickers. The president of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Nicaraguan Congress justifies the use...
July is a month of victories for these lands of lakes and volcanoes and as on July 19 the fall of the Somoza dictatorship, 39 years later the people proclaim, along with Daniel Ortega, the failure of the right-wing coup. ZonaFrank Translated by Internationalist 360 On the morning of July 11, the second special meeting...
Wayne Madsen Those US and British politicians who are bashing Russia for foreign election meddling could use a more honest set of talking points. It is Israel, not Russia, China, or North Korea, that hosts a blossoming industry of cyber-election meddlers who operate from corporate offices in Tel Aviv, Cyprus, London, Washington, and Tortola. Most,...
In Argentina, political parties, social organizations, human rights groups, workers unions and Mapuches held a caravan to protest the installation of a United States humanitarian base in western city of Neuquen. Under the banner no to the yankee base in Neuquen representatives of over 60 organizations travelled Tuesday to the site where the base will...
Lopez Obradors 12 legislative priorities include the derogation of Pea Nietos education reform and the reversal of water privatization. Mexicos newly elected President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, better known as AMLO, has sent a list of his 12 legislative priorities to the senators and representatives elected on the National Renewal Movement (Morena) ticket. The list...
The Ansar Allah movement, commonly known as the Houthis, detained at least three current and former Yemeni journalists--Iyad al-Wasmani, Abdulsalam al-Doaiss, and Abed al-Jaradi--between June 27 and July 7, 2018, according to news reports and the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate.
Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately.
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