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US destroyed Africa’s wealthiest country, Libya

Libya destroyed US NATO

The United States and its allies are responsible for completely destroying Libya, perhaps the richest country with a highest standard of living in Africa, an American journalist and political analyst says. Don DeBar, an anti-war activist and radio host in New York, made the remarks in a phone interview with …

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Homo Naledi: new human-like species discovered in South Africa

Homo Naledi human

A new ancient species related to humans has been discovered deep inside a South African cave, scientists reported today. And, like humans, this creature also appeared to bury its dead, forcing experts to rethink the course of evolution. The new species — described in the scientific journal eLife — has been named Homo naledi, in honor of the …

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Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team salary of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squad’s forwards. “They need it more than us,” 26-year old Islam Slimani, whose club is Sporting Lisbon. …

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Bad News for Africa: 3,000 more U.S. soldiers are on the way

Africom

The United States plans to permanently station a U.S. Army brigade on African soil, beginning next year. Is this the start of something big – and ominous – or “only a benign creeping U.S. military presence in Africa?” “The obvious mission is to lock down the entire continent.” When President …

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Gambia sticks it to the Queen and quits the Commonwealth

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Gambia announced it is immediately leaving the Commonwealth of Nations, saying it will not be part of an “institution that represents an extension of colonialism.” “The general public is hereby informed that the government of the Gambia has left the Commonwealth of Nations with immediate effect,” the …

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Africom: US to build new drone bases in Africa

US drone base

The US is planning to consolidate its position in Africa with a new drone outpost in Niger, with the stated purpose of providing unarmed surveillance support to French efforts in Mali and keeping tabs on al-Qaeda elements on the continent. The robotic unmanned aircraft would likely be based in Niger, …

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UK govt. accused of funding Rwandan ‘dictator’

Rwanda

A former senior aide to Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused the British government of funding “a dictator” in the African country and adding to the misery of victims who suffered from violence in the region. Speaking to Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, David Himbara, who was Kagame’s private secretary until …

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US to deploy more than 3,000 troops to Africa

All of those troops leaving Afghanistan during the next two years will have to go somewhere, right? The US Army will deploy thousands of soldiers across the continent of Africa during 2013. The Army Times confirms that the US military gave the go-ahead for the mass deployment last month and …

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US sends even more troops into Africa…to find ‘Kony’

Kony

In an expanded attempt to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, President Obama has authorized the deployment of military aircraft and about 150 Special Operations forces to Uganda. According to the Washington Post, the administration notified Congress of the deployments as they began on Sunday, and the troop movement …

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US deploying troops to 35 African countries

Marine Readiness Exercise off Horn of Africa

The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as …

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The world map is 100% wrong

World map

The earth is round and therefore the challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. But have our world maps been wrong or misleading for 500 years? It seems as though they have. Although the featured clip in this article is from ‘The …

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Obama’s family vacation to Africa to cost taxpayers $100 million

Obama $100 million vacation to Africa

After questions over the $100 million price tag of the President’s trip to Africa arose, the White House defended the costs claiming that the expenditure offers the nation “great bang for our buck.” After saying that the White House doesn’t determine the costs of travel and security, deputy national security …

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Africom: US opens drone base in Niger

U.S. begins drone operation in Niger

The US has set up a new drone base in Niger reportedly aimed at fighting al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Africa and helping French troops in their war on Mali. A report by The New York Times said on Friday that the US deployed a number of Predator drones to Niger, suggesting …

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Congo’s $24 trillion mineral wealth: Corporations vs M23

Congo minerals

Global financial markets don’t pay much attention to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They should. The central African country produces major quantities of tin and tungsten, about half of the world’s cobalt output and about three percent of the world’s copper and gold, according to the U.S. …

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Israel bombs Sudan

Israel attack on Sudan

Sixteen-meter craters at the site of Wednesday’s Sudanese weapons factory explosion point to a surgical airstrike, a US-based monitoring group said. Earlier, Khartoum accused Israel of destroying the plant, reserving the right to retaliate. The shots released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) to the Associated Press support the Sudanese …

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South Africa boycotts products labeled ‘Made in Israel’

South Africa boycotts products labeled Made in Israel

The South African government has put the final seal on a measure boycotting goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements across the occupied Palestinian territories. The government on Wednesday confirmed that it will not import the goods produced in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) with “Made in …

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The Wars in the Middle East and North Africa are about oil

war for oil

The Iraq war was really about oil, according to Alan Greenspan, John McCain, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer and others. Dick Cheney made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11. The Sunday Herald reported: Five months before September 11, the US advocated using force against Iraq … to secure control of …

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Monsanto’s Fading Grasp – group calls on South Africa to ban GMO corn

gmo ban South Africa

Following in the footsteps of nations like France and Russia, South Africa may soon be the latest nation to enact a ban on Monsanto’s GMO corn that was recently linked to tumor development and organ damage in rats. South Africa’s African Centre for Biosafety (ACB), a watchdog organization that was created to protect consumers from various biotechnology …

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