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Oct 25 06:09

Sudanese PM, Cabinet Arrested, Internet Curtailed In Apparent Military Coup

Following weeks of rising tensions between civilian and military members of a state council attempting to guide Sudan to Democracy two years after the fall of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese military has decided to end Sudan's Democratic experiment - arresting the prime minister and a large number of senior cabinet members and pro-grovernment party leaders, and shutting off the Internet - with a coup, per reports from Reuters and the AP.

In response, thousands of Sudanese citizens have taken to the streets in Khartou and its twin city of Omdurman to protest the military's decision to seize power from a fragile government that had only just barely made the transition to civilian rule. The coup is hardly a surprise for the US and EU; a failed coup attempt last month infuriated progressive Sudanese who pushed for the overthrow of al-Bashir, while the country's more conservative Islamists support a military-led government.

Oct 19 07:00

Israel, Morocco seal agreement on hydrocarbon exploration in Dakhla

The Moroccan National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) and the Israeli Company Ratio Petroleum have just signed an agreement on the exploration of the Atlantic block of the occupied city of Dakhla, in violation of international law.

Oct 15 05:26

Watch out, Africa! The clown who messed up Britain’s Covid response can now wreck an entire continent’s health

The parachuting of former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock into a United Nations role to aid Africa’s post-Covid recovery defies belief. It’s a tone-deaf appointment that rewards incompetence and smacks of colonialism.

Hancock has been appointed by the UN as its “Special Representative on Financial Innovation and Climate Change for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.” It’s a bit of a mouthful, but one of the main aspects of his new role will be overseeing Africa’s economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.

When appointed to the role, Hancock was praised by the UN’s under-secretary general, Vera Songwe, for his “global leadership, advocacy reach and in-depth understanding of government processes through… various ministerial cabinet roles.” She also congratulated him on his “success” in tackling the virus.

Oct 13 08:06

US Considering ‘Full Range of Tools’ to Respond to Ethiopia Fighting

The US is considering a “full range of tools” to use in response to reports of Ethiopia’s government launching an offensive against forces from the northern Tigray region, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday.

“We are considering the full range of tools at our disposal to address the worsening crisis in northern Ethiopia, including potentially the use of targeted economic sanctions,” Price told reporters.

The Biden administration has already issued sanctions against Ethiopian and Eritrean officials over the fighting, sparking protests in Ethiopia against Western intervention. In September, President Biden signed an executive order authorizing potential sanctions against Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party of Tigray.

Oct 09 10:59

Kenyan Government’s Use of Surveillance Technologies to Tackle COVID-19 Raises Human Rights oncerns

By Cecilia Maundu

In August this year, misconfigured power apps from Microsoft led more than a thousand web apps to mistakenly expose 38 million records on the open internet, including data from a number of COVID-19 contact tracing platforms, vaccination sign-ups, job application portals, and employee databases. Many people’s phone numbers and COVID-19 vaccination status were visible due to the leak.

This recent sensitive information exposure comes months after a joint report by Article 19, Kickanet and Pollicy revealed that in an effort to curb COVID-19, the Kenyan government used various contact tracing apps, digital surveillance technologies, and biometric technologies to track and trace citizens without regard for due process. The report further confirms that despite the heavy use of these technologies, there was limited impact or effectiveness in curbing the spread of the virus...

Oct 05 06:06

SOUTH AFRICA'S HIGHEST COURT SET TO FREE THE CONTINENT FROM THE NEW WORLD ORDER & THE CENTRAL BANK

Oct 04 07:53

Will South African Courts Lead The World Out of The Covid-Banking Plandemic?

The peoples of South Africa are well-versed in segregated societies and terrible injustices. Will the courts of South Africa lead us out of plandemic predicament?

Ricardo Maarman and 8,000 People of South Africa seek a ruling to hold their President and Parliament liable for the damages inflicted by the Globalist’s Covid-Crime Against Humanity, but they are also seeking a ruling that will liquidate their Central Bank in order to pay damages suffered by the People.

Ricardo Maarman is the principal applicant and holds a BA Degree in Politics/Philosophy and Economics and an MA International Politics obtained at the University of Leicester in the UK. He specialized in the Post-Cold War World Order, International Security, Intelligence and Security, and US Foreign Policy. As in the description on the video:

“Where South Africa goes, so does the entire Continent.

Oct 03 07:28

U.N. Security Council to discuss Ethiopia expulsion of U.N. staff

The United Nations Security Council will privately discuss on Friday a decision by Ethiopia to expel seven senior U.N. officials, diplomats said, as malnutrition rates rise and famine looms in the country’s war-torn northern region of Tigray.

The United States, Britain, Ireland, Estonia, France and Norway, plan to raise the issue during a closed-door meeting of the 15-member body, but diplomats say any strong action is unlikely as Russia and China have long made clear they believe the conflict is an internal affair for Ethiopia.

The expulsions of the U.N. staff were announced by Ethiopia on Thursday, two days after U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths warned that a “de-facto” aid blockade had likely forced hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray into famine.

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not respond to requests for comment on the expulsion of U.N. staff. Ethiopia has previously denied blocking food aid.

Oct 01 04:53

Ethiopia expels 7 UN representatives for ‘meddling’, gives them 72 hours to leave

The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry has given seven United Nations (UN) representatives in the country just 72 hours to leave, declaring them “persona non grata” and accusing them of “meddling” in Addis Ababa’s internal affairs.

In a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday, the ministry accused seven members of the UN’s representation in Ethiopia of “meddling in the internal affairs of the country.”

The Foreign Ministry also gave the names of the seven individuals concerned, which include a representative of UNICEF and a team leader for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Sep 28 11:36

THE ZULU NATION IN SOUTH AFRICA SAY NO TO MANDATORY VACCINES (SEPTEMBER 2021)

Sep 27 06:30

Tunisia: Thousands of protesters call on president to resign as opposition deepens

Several thousand people gathered in Tunis on Sunday under a heavy police presence to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July and called on him to step down.

Saied this week brushed aside much of the 2014 constitution, giving himself power to rule by decree two months after he sacked the prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed executive authority.

"The people want the fall of the coup," they chanted in the centre of Tunis along Habib Bourguiba Avenue, a focal point of the demonstrations that ended the long rule of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on 14 January, 2011. "Step down."

Sep 26 06:29

Lavrov says EU foreign policy head told him to STAY OUT of ‘our’ Africa, as he denies Moscow’s role in mercenaries invited to Mali

With the terrorist-fighting government of Mali in talks with a private Russian military firm, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov to bluntly stay out of Africa, allegedly calling it “our place.”

The modern EU bureaucracy may seem light years away from the rapacious colonial powers of olden Europe, but geopolitics seemingly still reigns in Brussels, with the fight this time over influence in the troubled West African nation of Mali. With Mali’s military-ruled government struggling to quell a wave of jihadism, and France on the cusp of withdrawing its forces from the region, the country is now reportedly looking to hire as many as 1,000 private mercenaries from the controversial Russian Wagner Group to bolster its own forces.

Sep 21 07:46

Rebel attacks kill 15 soldiers, civilians in western Cameroon

Fifteen soldiers and several civilians have died in two attacks in English-speaking western areas of Cameroon in the grip of a breakaway campaign, the defence ministry said.

Heavily armed “terrorists” ambushed a convoy of elite rapid intervention forces at Bamessing in the Northwest Region on September 16, the ministry statement said on Monday.

Sep 21 07:45

'I Just Cry': Dying of Hunger in Ethiopia's Blockaded Tigray

In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days. At a health center last week, a mother and her newborn weighing just 1.7 pounds died from hunger. In every district of the more than 20 where one aid group works, residents have starved to death.

For months, the United Nations has warned of famine in this embattled corner of northern Ethiopia, calling it the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. Now internal documents and witness accounts reveal the first starvation deaths since Ethiopia’s government in June imposed what the U.N. calls “a de facto humanitarian aid blockade.”

Forced starvation is the latest chapter in a conflict where ethnic Tigrayans have been massacred, gang-raped and expelled. Months after crops were burned and communities stripped bare, a new kind of death has set in.

Sep 20 10:19

Opinion | Why is Egypt postponing the war against Ethiopia?

Marathon negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia that spanned over 10 years dashed all hopes that had been placed on them in the face of the Ethiopian insistence on refusing to sign any binding agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

For many decades, Ethiopia has viewed Egypt and Sudan as seizing its right to the Nile waters, which has caused the poverty it has suffered from for a long time. It also believes that the time has come to act in what it believes of its ownership of the Blue Nile River.

On the other hand, Egypt sees “absolute Ethiopian control without agreements or restrictions as an existential threat to the Egyptian people.” Fears are rising about the destruction of the already meagre Egyptian agricultural area and the decrease in the quotas of water allocated for drinking, as Egypt relies almost entirely on the Nile River, which provides more than 90% of the country’s water needs.

Sep 16 05:51

The US is turning oil-rich Nigeria into a proxy for its Africa wars

Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent.

Last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times. It might as well have been written by the Pentagon. Buhari promoted Brand Nigeria, auctioning the country’s military services to Western powers, telling readers that Nigeria would lead Africa’s “war on terror” in exchange for foreign infrastructure investment. “Though some believe the war on terror [WOT] winds down with the US departure from Afghanistan,” he says, “the threat it was supposed to address burns fiercely on my continent.”

Sep 14 07:17

'You Can't Print Electricity' - Zimbabwe Begins Daily 12-Hour Power Cuts Amid Shortage

Zimbabwe finds itself in dire economic straits. Again.

The South African nation, which has a knack for money printing, began rationing power Sunday. With all the money printing, one would expect the country could afford additional power generation plants or at least import energy while conducting maintenance work at its largest power stations.

But that's not the case whatsoever. Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Co. (ZETDC) has cut power to customers for 12 hours per day during upgrades at Zimbabwe Power Company Hwange Power Station and Kariba Hydro Power Station.

Sep 13 15:52

200 Organizations Ask Gates Foundation to Stop Funding “Failed” Green Revolution which “does not speak for Africans”

By B.N. Frank

According to 200 organizations, the billion-dollar Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) program has been hurting Africans instead of helping them. What happens next seems to be up to high-profile donors and supporters...

Sep 13 07:32

Tunisia coup: Saied 'plans to change political system, suspend constitution'

Tunisian President Kais Saied is planning to suspend the constitution and call a referendum to amend the political system, according to one of his senior advisors.

Saied's move more than six weeks ago to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister has triggered political turmoil and been branded a "constitutional coup" by many political forces in the country.

In May, Middle East Eye revealed a secret document was being circulated recommending Saied invoke Article 80 of the constitution and seize control of the country, citing emergency powers.

Sep 13 07:05

Green Berets in Guinea Escorted by Security Team After President’s Overthrow

A team of U.S. Green Berets on a recent training mission in the West African nation of Guinea needed local security forces’ help to make it through a chaotic street scene after the country’s president was ousted, U.S. Africa Command confirmed Friday.

A video circulating on social media this week shows three U.S. soldiers in a car that is surrounded by people jumping up and down as it’s making its way to the U.S. Embassy in the Guinean capital of Conakry. Armed Guinean troops are seen providing security.

“Guinean security forces provided an escort to Conakry to ensure the safe passage of the team,” U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.

The soldiers were part of an Army special operations team that was forced to cancel planned training activities after a military seizure of power Sunday, AFRICOM said. It added that they had been moved to the U.S. Embassy.

Sep 09 09:02

Guinea: US Special Forces Filmed Aiding Military Overthrow Of Democratically Elected President Alpha Conde

The first democratically elected president in the history of the West African nation of Guinea, 83-year-old Alpha Conde, was overthrown and abducted last Sunday in a military coup.

The attack on Conde's elected government has Washington's fingerprints all over it. The White House is publicly disavowing the violence, but the coup's leader, Col. Mamadi Doumbouya (pictured above), was trained by the United States in Burkina Faso.

More evidence of US involvement can be seen in video obtained by National Justice,showing members of US Special Forces accompanying Col. Doumbouya's forces in the capital city of Conakry.

Sep 09 08:36

U.S. Escalates Threats to Ethiopian and Eritrean Sovereignty

U.S. Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman recently returned from a tour of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and the United Arab Emirates. On the following Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement that it had imposed sanctions on Eritrean Defense Forces Chief of Staff General Filipos Woldeyohannes. Several days later, the UN Security Council (UNSC) met yet again about the Ethiopian civil war. I spoke with Eritrean American peace and justice activist Elias Amare about these developments.

Ann Garrison: Elias, what was your takeaway from the August 26th UN Security Council meeting ? Did you hear anything we haven’t heard there since the TPLF launched the war last November?

Sep 09 08:16

Coup in Guinea, led by Israeli trained Colonel, hurts Russian interests 

A recent coup in Guinea has left the world surprised and unanswered about what is really happening in the region. The military overthrew the president and seized power after some controversies involving alleged attempts by the former leader to perpetuate himself in power. Regardless of political factors on the domestic scene, the coup appears to have great international relevance, as it strongly harms Russian interests in Guinea.

Sep 07 10:15

Madagascar Is Suffering Through Catastrophic Famine

Many of the climate disasters that have been front-and-center this summer are fast-moving and devastating: fires and floods that hit quickly and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. But a slow-moving, drought-induced famine in Madagascar could be a preview of other crises in-store in our rapidly changing climate.

Parts of Madagascar are currently suffering through the worst drought the country has experienced in 40 years. More than 1 million people are currently facing famine conditions and hundreds of thousands are facing potential starvation in what experts have called a climate change-induced drought that those affected had little hand in creating.

Sep 06 06:32

Soldiers Detain Guinea’s President, Dissolve Government

Mutinous soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital, then announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup d’etat.

Sep 03 07:55

Ivermectin in Africa Blocks Covid

I suppose Fauci will say Ivermectin only works for blacks.

Sep 01 06:14

Barely Out of Afghanistan, Now America Is Supposed To Save Tigray From Ethiopia and Eritrea?

To most Americans the collapse of Afghanistan called into question Washington’s ability to manage the world. After devoting 20 years, thousands of lives, and trillions of dollars to creating a stable, democratic, and liberal Afghanistan, the entire Potemkin structure collapsed in 11 days.

Hundreds of thousands fled as the Taliban successively captured provincial capitals. Tens of thousands thronged the Kabul airport in a desperate effort to escape the newly proclaimed Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. If only a few of them had joined the security forces that were supposed to sustain their country, instead of leaving the fight to those who decided the regime was not worth defending, perhaps the outcome would have been different.

Aug 31 04:49

South African Researchers Find Rapidly Mutating, Possibly Vaccine-Defying Strain of Covid

Nations around the world have raced to vaccinate their populations against the novel coronavirus, only to discover that some mutations of the virus are able to effectively bypass or severely limit the antibody protection provided against its early strains.

A group of nearly three dozen researchers in South Africa have discovered a new Covid-19 ‘variant of interest’ which they fear may be more contagious and resistant to coronavirus-fighting antibodies than its predecessors.

The new strain, which actually consists of multiple mutations of the virus and collectively known as C.1.2, was identified by researchers at the National Institute of Communicable Diseases and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform. It was first detected in South Africa in May 2021, and to have since popped up in countries across the globe, including China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, New Zealand, the UK, Portugal and Switzerland.

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Aug 27 07:51

Sudan’s Bashir is yet another African leader up for war crimes but the real story is, as always, US geopolitical aims

With yet another African leader heading to the International Criminal Court, it’s time to recognize it for what it is – a political tool used by the US to further its agenda. In reality, the ICC has little to do with justice.

Sudan’s unelected government announced it is ready to hand over former strongman leader Omar al-Bashir to the ICC in The Hague to face charges of genocide and war crimes.

This is not just some random event, but rather seems to be part of a sequence of trade-offs between Sudan and the United States to deliver on Washington’s geopolitical aims. Those aims include furthering US interests in handling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, equally important, the American desire to disrupt China’s ascent as a strategic economic partner for Africa.

Aug 27 07:28

Algeria and Morocco Cut Diplomatic Ties and Heighten Tensions in North Africa

Algeria and Morocco broke diplomatic ties this Tuesday due to new disagreements over the Western Sahara issue and accusations of espionage. The decision came from Algeria, which historically supports the Polisario Front, a paramilitary organization that fights the Moroccan government and seeks the independence of Western Sahara. Now it remains to be seen which country will mediate the bilateral dialogue in order to ease frictions.

Aug 24 06:06

The Forever War Goes to Congo

The forever war has now apparently expanded to the Congo:

US special operations forces have arrived in the east of the DR Congo to help in the fight against a feared jihadist militia enjoying “sanctuary” in the region’s nature parks, US and Congolese sources said Wednesday.

Aug 21 06:56

Over 200 prominent figures condemn Israel's observer status at African Union

More than 200 distinguished African figures have objected to the African Union (AU) Commission’s decision to grant Israel observer status, asking the continental body to reverse the measure.

The personalities, who include people from diverse political and cultural movements and represent different nationalities, backgrounds, political parties, and religious associations, signed a protest petition which the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine had called for.

Global Campaign to Return to Palestine members had called on Africans to support the petition and take concrete measures “to bring down the illegitimate decision that goes against African interests and humanitarian values.”

Aug 21 05:58

US says food aid runs out this week in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The United States is warning that food aid will run out this week for millions of hungry people under a blockade imposed by Ethiopia’s government on the embattled Tigray region.

Samantha Power, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, said in a statement late Thursday that less than 7% of the needed food aid has been reaching the Tigray region of some 6 million people, and USAID and other aid groups “have depleted their stores of food items warehoused in Tigray” after nine months of war.

“This shortage is not because food is unavailable, but because the Ethiopian government is obstructing humanitarian aid and personnel, including land convoys and air access,” she said. USAID has warned that up to 900,000 people in Tigray face famine conditions in what has been called the world’s worst hunger crisis in a decade. The Associated Press has reported that scores of people have starved to death.

Aug 18 05:33

Morocco accused of dragging Israel into 'hazardous adventure' against Algeria

Algeria has accused Morocco's Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita of wanting to drag his "new Middle Eastern ally into a hazardous adventure" against Algiers.

In an apparent reference to Israel, the Algerian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday that there had been "fallacious and malicious statements made in Morocco regarding Algeria and its regional role as well as its relations with a third country".

The statement came days after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited Morocco, where he inaugurated a diplomatic office in Rabat.

Aug 17 10:26

North Africa: Rape, assault cases prompt calls to resume death penalty

A series of rapes, abductions and murder cases of children and women have recently dominated news in the three Maghreb countries, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. Now, outcry among groups demanding a return to the death penalty — overturning a decadeslong moratorium — is gaining traction after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced his support for the policy.

Courts in all three countries still hand down death sentences but have abstained from carrying them out since the early 1990s and were considered to be moving slowly toward abolition of the practice.

But experts say that, as signatories to international conventions that enshrine the right to life as fundamental, governments may find the move inconsistent with their obligations.

Aug 17 07:52

US Special Forces Deploying to the Congo

The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has authorized the deployment of US special forces to his country to help fight the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi said in a statement Sunday that the US troops would “provide support to the [army] in the fight against terrorism and to the guardians of the Virunga and Garamba national parks, which have become a sanctuary for terrorist forces.”

US Ambassador to the DRC Mike Hammer said that the troops would arrive in the country’s capital Kinshasa on Friday to “conduct an assessment of a future Congolese counter-terrorism team.” It’s not clear at this point how many special operations soldiers are being deployed. Tshisekedi said the US troops will be in the country for several weeks.

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Aug 16 10:17

Biden’s America is back – to Somalia

On July 20, the US carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al Shabaab militants – the first one in Somalia under President Joe Biden. It struck again on July 23 and August 1. Last week, it was reported Biden seeks to host a “Summit for Democracy”. According to a White House statement, this will include civil society figures and political leaders to galvanize initiatives “against authoritarianism”, “corruption”, and also “promoting respect for human rights”.

Aug 16 06:30

Why Do We Fight? Don't Ask

Derek Davison commented on the three U.S. strikes in Somalia that have taken place in the last few weeks, and noted that there is hardly anyone asking why the U.S. is engaged in hostilities in Somalia in 2021:

There’s no questioning why al-Shabab, whose current ambitions don’t extend beyond Somalia and whose reach extends no further afield than neighboring Kenya, should be regarded as a threat to the United States. There’s no questioning why the 2001 AUMF is still on the books at all some 20 years later, when everyone involved in planning and carrying out the September 11 attacks is either dead or in hiding. There’s no questioning the absurdity of claiming the right “self-defense” in reference to another country’s military in a battle in which no American personnel were at risk. All of that is just How It Is, apparently, and there’s no sense wasting our beautiful minds on the subject.

Aug 16 05:09

Guarded welcome for Kenyan troops in DR Congo flashpoint town

Local resident Adriel Tsongo, 30, said the troops from the East African country, making their first mission to strife-torn North Kivu province, "inspire a little confidence".

But, he said, "We do not trust the UN, and we wonder if these Kenyans will make a difference."

He took a swipe at the "very passive" UN force's FIB brigade, which was authorised in 2013 to take on a more offensive posture but is accused by locals of doing little to protect them from armed groups.

"Why, after 20 years of... failures, are they adding more troops, saying that they will fight harder than the others?" asked student Benjamin Sivanzire.

Aug 14 06:41

Grief grips South African town after gruesome vigilante killings

For Philisiwe Ngcobo, 45, a crippling wave of anxiety began to set in when the sun went down and her 34-year-old brother, Bhekinkosi Ngcobo, had not returned home.

“My brother left our house around 6pm to find fuel in Phoenix; when he didn’t return we started to look for him everywhere,” said Ngcobo. “The next time I saw my brother was at a mortuary.”

Aug 11 12:13

ETHIOPIA CALLS FOR FULL MOBILIZATION IN ATTEMPT TO STOKE CIVIL WAR

A sense of desperation is setting in among the Ethiopian government.

On August 10th, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed issued a statement calling on all Ethiopians capable of wielding a weapon to enlist in the military and crush the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

He said that “now” was the right time for all capable Ethiopians “who are of age” to join the Defense Forces, Special Forces and militias.

The purpose for this is for citizens to show their patriotism, and fight against other citizens of their own country.

The statement also takes aim at some in the international community, blaming them for the “machinations of foreign hands” in the nine-month war that has spilled from Tigray into the neighboring Amhara and Afar regions.

The call by Ahmed furthermore reinforces the idea that the unilateral government-imposed ceasefire has entirely failed, after being openly mocked by the TPLF.

Aug 11 09:15

Sudan to hand ex-President Omar al-Bashir to ICC

The Sudanese government will hand Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) along with other officials wanted over the Darfur conflict, according to a Cabinet of Ministers in a statement to CNN.

Bashir, who ruled Sudan for three decades before being deposed in 2019, faces charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
The conflict in Darfur began around 2003 when several rebel groups took up arms against the government in Khartoum. They had grievances over land and historical marginalization.

In response, the government's counterinsurgency strategy targeted the opposition groups, but reportedly expanded to target tribes associated with the insurgents. The government-backed Janjaweed militia was also accused of raping women in Darfur, and the government was accused of using chemical weapons against the community.

Aug 11 09:02

Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters news agency on Monday they had retrieved the bodies.

The bodies were found in the Setit River, known in Ethiopia as the Tekeze, which runs along Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea before crossing into Sudan at the point where the three countries meet.

Aug 10 06:22

Guinea reports 1st case of ‘Ebola cousin’ the Marburg virus in West Africa, as 1 person dies of the highly infectious disease

The West African nation of Guinea has confirmed the first case of the Marburg disease, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus similar to Ebola. This is the first such case in the region.

Health authorities in Guinea confirmed the case on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. The disease was found in Guinea’s southern Gueckedou prefecture.

A patient who was later diagnosed with the Marburg disease sought treatment at a local clinic in the Koundou area of Gueckedou last week. The patient has since succumbed to his illness after his condition rapidly deteriorated. Scientists at Guinea's national hemorrhagic fever laboratory and the Institute Pasteur in Senegal later confirmed the diagnosis.

Aug 10 05:56

African youth’s China perception improves amid blossoming ties

Elias Gebreselassie grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and he, like his peers, has long thought that skyscrapers, shopping malls and highways could only be scenes in Hollywood movies.

The 34-year-old praised China’s investment in modern infrastructure such as roads and social facilities, which made the capital a charming international metropolis and the headquarters of the African Union.

Gebreselassie said his understanding of China has been greatly improved after witnessing its contribution to Africa’s socio-economic development through the construction of industrial parks, skyscrapers and electrified railway lines.

Aug 09 05:51

Family of Five, 8-Year-Old Girl Brutally Stabbed to Death on South African Farm

A family of five was brutally stabbed to death on their farm outside Harrismith in the Free State, South Africa. Their bodies were found by a traditional healer Saturday morning. The youngest victim was an eight-year-old girl. In a sad twist, the family’s farm was named “Toekoms” (Future).

“The bodies of a 47-year-old man with multiple wounds and that of a woman in her early 40s, who was also stabbed multiple times, were found next to each other,” News 24 reports. “The bodies of a boy aged 16 and a girl estimated to be eight years old were found in the same room. The fifth deceased – a 23-year-old man – was found on the floor in another room. He had stab wounds all over his body.”

Aug 07 05:50

Pegasus: Tunisia's Ghannouchi targeted by Saudi Arabia

Rached Ghannouchi, the speaker of Tunisia's parliament and head of the Ennahda party, was targeted by Saudi Arabia for surveillance using the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, Middle East Eye can reveal.

Ghannouchi is one of 50,000 numbers found on a list acquired by investigative NGO Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International that is believed to be made up of phones that the Israeli tech company’s clients have targeted since 2016.

Forbidden Stories told Ghannouchi his phone was on the list two weeks ago. It is his primary number, one of two he uses, and one he has used for 10 years. The number is not in the public domain.

Aug 06 05:17

South Africa reshuffles government in response to riots: Health & finance ministers out, security placed under presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced major changes to the government of South Africa in response to last month’s unrest, abolishing the Ministry of State Security and accepting the resignation of health and finance ministers.

Ramaphosa announced changes to the National Executive on Thursday evening, citing the need to effectively administer Covid-19 vaccination, rebuild the economy, and “ensure peace and stability in the wake of the recent outbreak of violence and destruction in parts of the country.”

Aug 05 06:43

USAID Chief Concerned by 'Dehumanising Rhetoric' in Ethiopia Amid War in Tigray Region

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Wednesday during a visit to Ethiopia that she had raised her concerns about "dehumanising rhetoric" with authorities, amid war in the country's northern Tigray region.

Samantha Power's visit to the country, and to neighbouring Sudan, this week follows warnings from U.S. President Joe Biden's administration of punitive measures against the Ethiopian government if aid is unable to reach the Tigray region.

Aug 03 10:15

Biden Administration Escalates Airstrikes in Somalia

The Biden administration is escalating airstrikes in Somalia after a long pause in the US drone war against al-Shabaab. The US bombed Somalia on Sunday, the third time in less than two weeks and the third official airstrike in the country of Biden’s presidency.

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a press release that the airstrike was conducted near Qeycad, Somalia, on August 1st. The US-backed Somali government said the airstrike “destroyed a large al-Shabaab firing position” that was engaged with members of Danab, a Somali commando force trained by the US.

Aug 03 09:11

At Least 30 Bodies Float Down River Between Ethiopia’s Tigray and Sudan

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters on Monday they had retrieved the bodies.

Aug 03 07:40

Biden Accelerates Bombing in Somalia as End of Afghanistan War Nears

The U.S. military on Sunday confirmed its third airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia in less than two weeks, stepping up the tempo of strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked extremists even as American involvement in Afghanistan comes to a close.

U.S. officials said Sunday’s strike was conducted in support of Somali government forces fighting al-Shabaab in the country’s central Galmudug state. The U.S. launched airstrikes in the same region on July 20 and 23, marking the first strikes in Somalia during the Biden administration.

“This is another major blow to al-Shabaab’s means to wage war against the Somali people. The airstrikes destroyed a large al-Shabaab firing position engaging Danab and SNA forces as they approached,” the Somali Ministry of Information stated.

Aug 03 07:05

Ethiopia: Growing concerns for unity as Tigray conflict spreads

There are increasing concerns about Ethiopian unity as the conflict in the northern Tigray region escalates.

The nine-month-long war between Tigrayan rebel forces and the Ethiopian army and its allies has been mostly contained in Tigray itself.

But the fighting is spreading into the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar.

This is off the back of Tigrayan forces making significant territorial gains, including capturing the regional capital, Mekelle, in June after Ethiopian troops withdrew and the government declared a unilateral ceasefire.

It is a sign that the Tigray crisis is getting worse, but this is by no means the only fighting happening right now in Ethiopia.

It is the second-most populous state in Africa with a history of ethnic tensions. In 1994, a new constitution was introduced which created a series of ethnically based regions meant to address the problem of an over-centralised state.

Aug 03 06:55

WHEN COPS RUN OUT OF AMMO

When lawless mobs impulsively loot, commit arson, and kill the innocent, police can often restore order only with lethal force. But when cops run out of ammunition, what happens to social order at that point? The current situation in South Africa provides a real-world example.

Aug 02 05:22

Turkey intensifies advance into Africa

Turkish state-owned defense firm ASFAT will export its minesweeping equipment to Burkina Faso, following the vehicles’ sale to Azerbaijan where it is being used to clean its lands of mines left by occupying Armenian forces.

News of the sale was announced by Turkey’s Defense Ministry in a Twitter statement. The statement pointed out that this marks ASFAT’s first defense industry export to the region.

Aug 01 05:55

South Africa: Leftist Mob Attacking Senior Center Stopped by Local Militia

After the experience of the near-total breakdown of law and order in Johannesburg and Durban regions this month (GP reported), Afrikaner civil defense groups are organizing to protect their communities. On Wednesday, Boer residents successfully defended an old age home against leftist militants.

Jul 30 12:57

Govt Of Tunisia Toppled After Violent COVID-19 Protests

Tunisia’s president has sacked the PM and suspended parliament becoming the first government in the world toppled in the wake of nationwide violent mass COVID-19 protests.

Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament amid unrest over the “dysfunctional” political system and crumbling healthcare. His opponents decried the move as a “coup” and called for street protests.

Following an emergency meeting at his palace on Sunday night, President Kais Saied announced his decision to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend the parliament.

In a televised address, he promised to consolidate power and “save” the country with the help of a new prime minister.

Jul 30 12:43

121 Dead in South Africa, Gun-Owners and Organized Militias Save Local Communities from Complete Devastation

At least 121 people are dead in South Africa and 2556 have been arrested after a week of rioting and looting following the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of corruption (GP reported).

Massive lines formed before supermarkets, as the government struggled to restore order.

Jul 30 10:04

UN says food aid in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region will run out Friday as 400,000 people face famine

The UN World Food Programme said it expected to run out of food in the war-torn Ethiopian region of Tigray on Friday, and that hundreds of thousands of people in the area were on the brink of famine.

The agency confirmed that no food trucks have been allowed into the region for two weeks.

They told CNN in a statement that 100 trucks need to arrive every day in order to address the "vast humanitarian needs in the region," and that the shortfall has left "400,000 people on the verge of famine."

The situation comes a week after forces from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region mounted attacks in the neighboring Afar region, a move which marked an expansion of an eight-month-old conflict into a previously untouched area.

Jul 30 07:17

Equatorial Guinea detains French military helicopter hours after France’s appeals court upholds guilty verdict for VP Mangue

Equatorial Guinea has detained a French military helicopter, with the vice president claiming it landed without authorization after violating the African state's airspace. France has denied any wrongdoing.

Vice President Teodoro Obiang Mangue said the aircraft was a “French military reconnaissance helicopter” which landed at Bata International Airport, despite having no authorization and allegedly breaching Equatorial Guinea’s airspace.

“This demonstrates once again the intention of France to destabilize the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,” Mangue tweeted on Thursday over the incident.

Jul 29 05:34

‘A very dangerous precedent’: Democrats take aim at Biden’s Somalia airstrikes

Top Democratic lawmakers took aim this week at the Biden administration’s recent airstrikes in Somalia, disputing the legal rationale for the operations and arguing that it undercuts the president’s stated desire to replace outdated war authorizations.

The Pentagon justified the strikes, which targeted al Qaeda affiliates in the war-torn country, by invoking the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the terrorist groups that attacked the U.S. on 9/11.

Jul 29 05:26

Ethiopia: Somali region says hundreds ‘massacred’ by Afar militia

The local government in Ethiopia’s Somali region says militia from the neighbouring region of Afar attacked and looted the town of Gedamaytu, also known as Gabraiisa, the latest flare-up in a local boundary dispute that adds to broader tensions in the country.

Ali Bedel, spokesperson for the government of the Somali region, which stretches north to south along Ethiopia’s eastern border, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency on Tuesday that Afar militia “massacred hundreds of civilians” on Saturday in the town.

Jul 28 07:21

South Sudan’s Foreign Minister arrives in Cairo to discuss Ethiopian dam crisis

South Sudan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Beatrice Wani arrived in Cairo, on Monday, as part of an official visit during which she will review the latest developments on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

During her visit to Cairo, Wani will also review strengthening the cooperation relations between her country and Egypt.

The minister will meet with a number of senior officials and dignitaries, as part of the joint higher committee meetings between the two countries. The two sides will discuss support for cooperation in all fields, and the latest developments in the regional and international arenas.

Wani had met with Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty during his visit to Juba in late June. The two sides held consultations on strengthening bilateral cooperation, convening the joint higher committee expected to be held during July in Cairo, and discussing the Ethiopian dam crisis.

Jul 28 07:10

America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion

On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is – I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

Jul 28 06:21

U.S. leads multinational military exercise with East African, Indian Ocean nations

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, North America, and several international organizations began the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE21) with an opening ceremony held at the Doraleh Coast Guard Training Center in Djibouti, Djibouti, July 25, 2021.

CE 21, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S. Sixth Fleet…increases interoperability between the U.S., African nations and international partners.

Jul 28 05:40

Tunisia president bans protests, suspends government departments following ‘coup’

Tunisian President Kais Saied has issued decrees banning protests in public squares and suspending the work of government departments.

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday issued decrees banning protests in public squares and suspending the work of government departments following his sacking of Prime Minister Hicham Mechechi and dissolution of parliament - widely decried as a 'coup'.

The president also sacked Defence Minister Ibrahim Bartaji and acting Justice Minister Hasna Ben Slimane on Monday.

Jul 27 13:14

World Bank Funded Digital Identity Scheme in Nigeria Leads 60m to Link National ID to SIM Cards

(Biometric Update) – Nigeria’s federal government says well over 59 million people have now been biometrically enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) as deadline for the linkage of the IDs to SIM cards has been extended yet again. The new deadline is now October 31, 2021.

The decision for mobile phone users in Nigeria to link their digital ID numbers to their SIM cards went effective in December and there have been at least six deadline extensions since then...

Jul 27 09:55

Key South African ports declare ‘force majeure’ after cyberattack

South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight rail operator Transnet has declared “force majeure” at the country’s main container terminals because of “an act of cyberattack, security intrusion and sabotage” that struck last week.

The measure, which releases a company from fulfilling contractual obligations, affects key container terminals in Durban, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing a note dated Monday that Transnet sent to customers.

“Transnet, including Transnet Port Terminals, experienced an act of cyberattack, security intrusion and sabotage, which resulted in the disruption of TPT normal processes and functions or the destruction or damage of equipment or information,” the note reads, according to Bloomberg.

Jul 27 06:22

Tunisian President Orders Curfew, Ban on Mass Gatherings as Political Crisis Deepens

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Monday declared an 11-hour nationwide curfew, banning all movement between cities and gatherings of more than three people, in light of the unstable political situation in the country.

On Sunday, Saied dismissed Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi and suspended the parliament for 30 days after recent anti-government protests. The president temporarily fully-assumed executive power, saying that he would appoint a new prime minister soon.

"From July 26-August 27, the movement of citizens and means of transport is banned across the country from 7:00 p.m. local time [18:00 GMT] to 6:00 a.m. [5:00 GMT] except for emergency medical cases and employees working night shifts," the presidential office said in a statement obtained by Sputnik.

Jul 27 05:45

Siyabonga Africa: 35-year-old South African digital media strategist dead three days after first experimental Pfizer mRNA injection

An influential 35-year-old digital media expert is dead in one of the fastest post-injection deaths we’ve covered in months.

Mr. Siyabonga Africa received his first dose of experimental Pfizer mRNA on Friday, July 16, according to his Twitter account. The first two comments on the tweet were a woman telling him “well done,” and another woman with party emojis.

Jul 27 04:44

Tunisian president imposes nighttime CURFEW, tells opponents to ‘revise constitutional lessons’ amid ‘coup’ accusations

Tunisian President Kais Saied has declared a nationwide, month-long nighttime curfew after ousting the government and freezing parliament amid continued mass protests. He maintains his actions are legal.

The curfew imposed by Saied started on Monday and is scheduled to last until August 27. Under the new restrictions, all movement of people and vehicles is banned between 7pm and 6am local time, with exceptions made for urgent medical cases and night workers.

Jul 27 04:33

ANOTHER COUP? VIOLENT PROTESTS ERUPT IN TUNISIA AS PRESIDENT SUSPENDS PARLIAMENT

Roughly a decade has passed since Tunisians took to the streets to oust former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, igniting the social movement known to history as the 'Arab Spring'. Now, Tunisians are taking to the streets to push back against a coup instigated by President Kais Saied, who froze parliament and ousted the prime minister - his top political rival - with the support of the army.

President Saied made a declaration Sunday evening that froze parliament and suspended the PM for 30 days. The president and the parliament were both elected in separate popular votes in 2019, while PM Hichem Mechichi took office last summer, replacing another short-lived government. Once it's over, Saied said he will govern alongside a new premier.

Jul 26 10:27

South Africa — The First Country Built on “Critical Race Theory” — Officially Implodes

After the jailing of Jacob Zuma, supporters of the former president took to the streets, ostensibly to protest but actually to simply plunder at will. The official death toll already runs into the dozens, but in a country as violent as South Africa (57 murders a day) the real toll will likely never be known for certain.

Jul 26 09:25

US military carries out SECOND AIRSTRIKE in Somalia this week

Jul 26 07:49

South Africa Reverts To The Third World: Will America?

The recent violence in South Africa wasn’t just a battle between different factions of the governing African National Congress. Clearly, there were tensions between black supporters of former president Jacob Zuma and current president Cyril Ramaphosa. Some Zuma supporters may never stop demanding his release from prison. However, there were deeper tensions and problems that the riots, looting, and violence revealed. Last week was just another step in the process of a once First World country reverting to the African mean.

The looting was much worse than the brazen crime and theft we now take for granted in San Francisco. Queen Nandi Drive in Durban was pillaged mercilessly. The city was probably the hardest hit in the entire country, with 40,000 businesses and 5,000 “informal traders” reportedly damaged by rioting. Soweto and Johannesburg also looked devastated.

Jul 26 06:48

FLASHBACK - UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of the wild polio virus.

In a statement this week, WHO said two children in Sudan — one from South Darfur state and the other from Gedarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea — were paralyzed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. WHO said initial outbreak investigations show the cases are linked to an ongoing vaccine-derived outbreak in Chad that was first detected last year and is now spreading in Chad and Cameroon.

“There is local circulation in Sudan and continued sharing of transmission with Chad,” the U.N. agency said, adding that genetic sequencing confirmed numerous introductions of the virus into Sudan from Chad.

Jul 26 05:57

Tunisia police storm Al Jazeera office in Tunis

Tunisian police has stormed Al Jazeera’s bureau in the capital Tunis, expelling all the staff, after President Kais Saied late on Sunday ousted the government in a move his foes called a coup.

At least 20 heavily armed plainclothes police officers entered the office on Monday, Al Jazeera journalists in Tunis reported, saying the officers did not have warrants for the raid.

Jul 26 05:28

Tunisian president OUSTS government, warns opponents that ‘army will respond with bullets’ if they try to unleash street violence

Tunisia’s president dismissed the government and froze parliament amid unrest over the “dysfunctional” political system and crumbling healthcare. His opponents decried the move as a “coup” and called for street protests.

Following an emergency meeting at his palace on Sunday night, President Kais Saied announced his decision to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and suspend the parliament. In a televised address, he promised to consolidate power and “save” the country with the help of a new prime minister.

We have taken these decisions... until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state.

Jul 25 07:33

US Bombs Somalia for Second Time This Week

After a long pause, the US drone war in Somalia appears to be back on. For the second time this week, the US launched an airstrike on Friday in Somalia against al-Shabaab.

Pentagon spokesperson Cindi King said the strike targeted fighters near Qeycad, Galmudug, Somalia. She said US forces were “conducting a remote advise and assist mission in support of designated Somali partner forces” and added that no US troops were on the ground for the operation.

The Pentagon offered no further details, but the US-backed Somali government claimed the strike “destroyed al Shabaab fighters and weapons with zero civilian casualties.” The US almost always claims no civilians are harmed by its operations in Somalia, but whenever journalists make it to the scene, they usually find that civilians were killed.

Jul 25 07:14

Eritrean Refugees Under Attack in Ethiopia's Tigray War

Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N. officials say forces have attacked their camps, abducted or killed some of the residents, and stolen their food and possessions.

The refugees are among the most vulnerable groups in the Tigray conflict, which broke out in November between the region's forces and Ethiopian federal troops. It has left thousands of people dead.

The refugees say they have been targeted by both sides. Troops from their native Eritrea, which sent forces over the border to support Ethiopian soldiers, have been accused of destroying a refugee camp and abductions. And the refugees say they have also come under attack as scapegoats from Tigrayans, who allege widespread abuses by Eritrean soldiers.

Jul 25 06:17

‘Looting Death Toll’ from South Africa Riots Reaches 337

South Africa’s “looting death toll” from social unrest in the country’s eastern provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal reached 337 on Thursday, the Daily Maverick reported.

Public health officials confirmed 79 deaths in Gauteng province and 258 in KwaZulu-Natal on July 22, South Africa’s acting minister in the presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, told reporters. The deaths stemmed from rampant looting, rioting, arson, and violence that ravaged eastern South Africa for several days from about July 11 to July 17.

“[A]lmost no details are forthcoming about the nature of these deaths,” South Africa’s Daily Maverick online newspaper noted on July 22. “Ntshavheni said only that 42 cases of murder had been opened in Gauteng, and 171 cases of murder opened in KwaZulu-Natal.”

Jul 25 06:08

America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion

On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is – I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

South Africa’s government under the ANC (African National Congress) was already going full communist in 2018-2019 before the covid pandemic. Under proposed amendments to the constitution, they demanded that “reparations” be taken from white farmers in the form of land grabs, which would then be redistributed to black citizens.

Jul 23 10:10

Botswana Police use Israeli Cellebrite Tech to Search Another Journalist’s Phone

Tsaone Basimanebotlhe was not expecting security agents to appear at her home in a village outside Gaborone, Botswana’s capital, in July 2019, she told CPJ in a recent interview. But they didn’t come to arrest or charge her, she recalled – they came for her devices, hunting for the source for an article published by her employer, Mmegi newspaper.

Basimanebotlhe, a politics reporter, said she surrendered her phone and password to the agents after they presented a warrant and could not find her computer. A senior officer then used technology sold by the Israel-based company Cellebrite to extract and analyze thousands of her messages, call logs, and emails, and her web browsing history, according to an affidavit from the police forensics laboratory.

The affidavit, which CPJ reviewed, was submitted during a related court case.“They’re looking for people that are divulging information to the media,” Basimanebotlhe told CPJ.

Jul 23 06:30

The African Union is self-destructing by letting Israel have observer status

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that it has regained its observer status at the African Union. Until 2002, the colonial state was an observer member of the Organisation of African Unity, until the latter was dissolved and replaced by the African Union.

Who has decided to readmit Israel to the AU as an observer state? We know those responsible very well, because ever since they came to power in the continental body they have made some very unpopular decisions of no benefit to Africa and its people. Instead, they have sold us all to the highest bidder.

Jul 23 06:19

South Africa unrest death toll jumps to more than 300

Rioting in South Africa this month has claimed 337 lives, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day.

“The South African police has revised the total number of deaths in Gauteng [province] to 79 and KwaZulu-Natal to 258 as related to the unrest,” said Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in the president’s office.

Jul 21 10:08

The Absolute State of South Africa

Jul 21 07:44

Sights and Sounds: South Africa

Police officers are positioned to deal with looting in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 12, 2021. Soldiers have been deployed in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces to deal with violent protests and looting. (Credit Image: © Yeshiel / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

Though most media covered it sparingly, South Africa nearly collapsed. Revolver has an excellent article suggesting that South Africa has reached the endpoint of Critical Race Theory, or state-sponsored racism against whites. I’m not so optimistic.

I’m reminded of an old Ronald Reagan joke about Soviet citizens discussing Communism: “Is this it, have we achieved full Communism? Oh no, it’s going to get a hell of a lot worse.”

Jul 21 05:40

U.S. Regime Media Decides “Inequality” Causing South Africa’s Riots—And It Wants To Bring It Here

The U.S. Regime Media Narrative is consolidating on an explanation for South Africa’s riots: “inequality.” This conveniently avoids the point, brilliantly made recently on Revolver.news, that modern South Africa is explicitly founded on proto-Critical Race Theory i.e. whites are to blame for everything; and the result is a Trumpian sh*thole [South Africa–The First Country Built on “Critical Race Theory”–Officially Implodes, July 16, 2021]. Of course, blaming “inequality” for the violence also adds a useful implied threat to the current drive for "equity" a.k.a Racial Socialism in the U.S. But the fact is that global demographics suggest the U.S. and the West will be importing “inequality” on a massive scale—unless the Era of Immigration is decisively brought to a close.

As happens eerily often nowadays, the new Regime Media talking point emerged everywhere on cue, almost as if somebody circulated a memo:

Jul 19 07:36

Outbreak of new polio type 2 threatens Nigeria’s free status – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has raised concerns over the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in some parts of the country, just 11 months after being declared free of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC).

The government said at least 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory have reported the outbreak, including, Abia, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, FCT, Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA revealed this during a review meeting of the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care.

The Executive Director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has now warned that the continuous spread of this virus puts Nigeria’s status as a Wild Polio Virus-free nation under threat.

Jul 19 07:34

Government warns of Circulating Vaccine-derived Poliovirus Type 2 in 13 states, FCT

Barely one year after Nigeria was certified Wild Polio Virus (WPV) free, the government has alerted on the outbreak of Circulating Vaccine-derived Poliovirus Type 2 (cVDPV2) in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It therefore stressed the need for the country to jealously guard its WPV-free status and stop the cVDPV2 transmission in communities. It also announced the formal closure of the Phase 1 COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

Jul 17 07:43

South Africa — The First Country Built on “Critical Race Theory” — Officially Implodes

South Africa is disintegrating.

After the jailing of Jacob Zuma, supporters of the former president took to the streets, ostensibly to protest but actually to simply plunder at will. The official death toll already runs into the dozens, but in a country as violent as South Africa (57 murders a day) the real toll will likely never be known for certain.

Jul 16 06:25

Vigilante Groups Form in South Africa in Defiance of Govt to Defend Against Looters And Rioters

Community self-defense groups have organized in South Africa to fend off the giant mobs of rioters and looters who have been wrecking havoc for days and destroying everything in sight.

Jul 16 06:24

Amid Widespread Looting in South Africa, One Type Of Store Was Left Untouched

There has been one type of store untouched in #SouthAfrica by the looting. Guess which one. #SouthAfricaIsBurning

Jul 16 05:41

"This Is Deliberate Sabotage" - South African Insider Warns This "Terrorism Has Been Coming For A Long Time"

In KwaZulu-Natal province, where Zuma is from, supporters of the former president launched a massive, coordinated protest campaign against his incarceration. Freeways were blocked with burning tires. Vehicles were stoned. Trucks set alight across the province.

And then the looting and arson started in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, two of the province’s largest cities.

South Africa, once again, is making global headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In case you missed the news, last week former President Jacob Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison for failing to appear at a corruption inquiry.

It was probably a calculated risk on his part; had Zuma actually appeared at the tribunal, he may very well have been convicted and sentenced to a much harsher punishment.

And when his sentence was announced, many South Africans gave a collective sigh of relief; it had been a long-overdue victory for the rule of law.

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