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Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

Algeria World Cup team

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. The manager of the team hasn’t yet officially confirmed Slimani’s ... Read More »

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 was later confirmed to Reuters by the Defense Department. The ... Read More »

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 government said in a statement. The Commonwealth is made up ... Read More »

Obama waives ban on sending military aid to countries with child soldiers

Child soldiers Africa

The White House on Monday afternoon announced that it had issued blanket waivers to three countries, allowing them to receive military aid despite their ongoing use of child soldiers despite a 2008 law to the contrary. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CPSA) is meant to bar the United States from providing military assistance to countries who have “governmental armed forces ... Read More »

Bono exposed as a complete fraud

Bono award from Queen Elizabeth II

‘Bono’s positioning of the west as the saviour of Africa while failing to ­discuss the harm the G8 nations are doing has undermined campaigns for justice and accountability.’ It was bad enough in 2005. Then, at the G8 summit in Scotland, Bono and Bob Geldof heaped praise on Tony Blair and George Bush, who were still mired in the butchery ... Read More »

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 West Wing’, the inaccuracies of the world maps we commonly use is anything ... Read More »

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 adviser Ben Rhodes said that the visits to these little-noticed ... Read More »

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 a shift in Washington’s anti-terrorism efforts towards Africa. “Consistent with ... Read More »

U.S. action in Mali is another undeclared war – Ron Paul

Mali

President Obama last week began his second term by promising that “a decade of war is now ending.” As he spoke, the US military was rapidly working its way into another war, this time in the impoverished African country of Mali. As far as we know, the US is only providing transport and intelligence assistance to France, which initiated the ... Read More »