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US Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are small scale. Its public affairs personnel and commanders have repeatedly claimed no more than a “light footprint” on that continent, including a remarkably modest presence when it comes to military personnel. They have, however, balked at specifying just what that light […]

middleeastmonitor.com: Egypt: Who killed Mayada Ashraf?

[middleeastmonitor.com] Egyptian military-run media are claiming that Mayada got shot by pro-Morsi protesters. All available evidence, however, point to the fact that Mayada was killed by police snipers, who also killed three other protesters in the same incident.On Saturday, the Al-Marg Prosecution issued an arrest warrant against an injured protester, accusing him of killing Mayada. […]

Article: Hollywood Debunked: What Really Happened Inside the Hotel Rwanda | OpEdNews

April 7 will mark the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. If Americans recall this event at all, it will be visualized through the opaque glass of Hotel Rwanda — a movie that created a star out of whole cloth in the person of hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina, played by Don Cheadle. But was […]

Russia not isolated: Pan-African Parliament supports Russia’s stance on Crimea — Society’s Child — Sott.net

The Russian lawmaker became convinced once again that countries whom Russia had been helping since the times of the Russian Empire and the former Soviet Union remained reliable partners.”It is vitally important for them that Russia is not dancing to anybody’s tune but is defending its national interests. This is my biggest emotional impression from […]

MPs asked to be circumspect commenting on Bagbin’s allegation | General News 2014-03-16

Mr. Bagbin is reported to have made the comments at a workshop in Koforidua last weekend.But leadership of the House assured that efforts are being made to get to the bottom of the matter.“I will only plead with colleague Members of Parliament to exercise the greatest circumspection in further commenting on this matter,” said the […]

Hackers Without Borders: Ethiopia’s Dissident Surveillance Program : The New Yorker

The group found traces of FinSpy, part of an “intrusion” software suite known as FinFisher, which first made headlines in 2011, after a sales contract was discovered inside the headquarters of the Egyptian secret police, following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. The spyware was capable of stealthily transmitting Kersmo’s chats, Web searches, files, e-mails, […]

US expands military net over Africa, checking China’s influence — RT Op-Edge

AFRICOM’s mission statement reads like a campaign slogan, stating that “[AFRICOM] advances US national interests and promote[s] regional security, stability, and prosperity.” However, a more critical analysis would question exactly how Washington defines “security, stability, and prosperity,” and perhaps most importantly, whose prosperity they’re principally interested in.Ostensibly, the US military acts to defend ‘democracies’ in […]

allAfrica.com: Africa: Open-Source Software Aimed At Ending NGO Data Overload Page 1 of 2

With new funding from the French Agency for Development, programmers will now be adding features to develop Sigmah as a free resource for non-profit organisations, particularly in the global South.”You need to have good information in order to make good decisions,” says Olivier Sarrat, who manages the project for French think-tank Emergency Rehabilitation Development Group […]

What a breathtaking sack of shit I still remember him as Christopher Hitchens’ hero | Norman G. Finkelstein

“This is what I say to my colleagues in the west,” said Blair, visiting Egypt as a representative of the UN, the US, the EU and Russia in their attempts to mediate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. “The fact is, the Muslim Brotherhood tried to take the country away from its basic values of hope and […]

Reprieve—Libyan torture victims win permission to appeal in case against UK Government

Commenting, Reprieve legal director, Kat Craig said: “It would be a grim day for British justice if cases as serious as this were blocked in order to spare the blushes of the CIA. All Mr Belhaj and Ms Boudchar want are answers and an apology – indeed, they have offered to drop the case if […]

blueprint news: Libya – Abduction of Diplomats

Four individuals on a diplomatic mission at the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli were kidnapped one day after the abduction of other Egyptian diplomats in what the Libyan government described as a reaction on the arrest of a Libyan militia leader by Egypt. via blueprint news: Libya – Abduction of Diplomats.

The Crumbling Lockerbie Case | Consortiumnews

As Megrahi was allegedly a puppet of the Gaddafi regime the Scottish and U.S. prosecutors have vowed to pursue those who were pulling his strings. The ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller said on the 25th anniversary that he expected further charges to be brought. Yet, to most of those who have scrutinized the Megrahi conviction – […]

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