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Strategic Culture - 2020-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Stereotypes exist for a reason, the positive ones and the negative ones. and for generations the stereotype of Sub-Saharan Africa was poor, hungry and primitive. Before WWII and for centuries this meant it was free to be civilized/exploited/colonized in the subconscious of Europeans. Now, that...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-31 - Original post - cached version

Terrorists who have fled Idlib (in Syria), in part due to actions taken by Turkey, are dispersing throughout Africa thus posing a security threat to the entire North African region.

Their numbers are especially high in Libya and Tunisia today. According to many commentators,...

The BRICS Post - 2020-03-27 - Original post - cached version

As of March 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM EST, there are over 565,000 infection cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus discovered in December 2019, in the world. The number of global fatalities due to the virus has surpassed 26,000.


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Pass Blue - 2020-03-23 - Original post - cached version

The Rome international airport, March 12, 2020, right before it closed and the American, Jeffrey Laurenti, got out of Italy. His journey had only begun as he headed to Africa. 

Jeffrey Laurenti, an American writer who specializes on the United Nations and international affairs, is a...

Aletho News - 2020-03-21 - Original post - cached version
teleSUR | March 20, 2020

The West African nation of Mali has roughly one ventilator per 1 million people — 20 in all to help the critically ill with respiratory failure. In Peru, with more than 32 million people, about 350 beds in intensive care units exist.

Many...

Pass Blue - 2020-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Passenger screening at Maya Maya International Airport, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As a continent, Africa currently has the lowest number of reported coronavirus cases, but the World Health Organization has now released evidence of local community transmissions for the first time. ELOMBAT D...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Another combatant in this most recent oil war... 

Why a race to the bottom? Knocking shale out of the game? Aiding Iran in circumventing sanctions? Weakening Saudi Arabia? Weakening the US? Russia flexing it's oil muscle?
Why? And, why now?  Isn't the over hyped corona virus doing...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Interesting read from Simon Watkins @  OilPrice.com

"Iran is positioning itself to benefit from the fallout from Saudi Arabia’s latest disastrous handling of the global oil markets. The Kingdom’s ability to metaphorically shoot itself in the foot has been...
The Duran - 2020-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro…

Every day the news about Chinese investments in the Africa are highlighted in newspapers around the world. On the one hand, western critics...

Strategic Culture - 2020-03-11 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration has weighed in to back Egypt in its long-running dispute with Ethiopia over a crucial hydroelectric dam about to come into operation. Instead of taking a consensual approach to resolve the stand-off, President Trump has ditched a mediator role for the U.S. to become an...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-03-06 - Original post - cached version

Since the announcement of the Russia-Africa Summit which was held in October of 2019, western media like BBC, and policy tanks like the Brookings Institute have mulled over President Putin’s “ambitions” on the African continent. The picture being painted is that Russia is anxious to...

Dissident Voice - 2020-02-28 - Original post - cached version

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was launched in 2000 and has $46.8 billion in assets (December 2018). It is the largest charitable foundation in the world and distributes more aid for global health than any government. One of the foundation’s stated goals is to globally enhance healthcare...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-27 - Original post - cached version

The words they use to describe her are nasty, cliché, but all too familiar. They call her “Princess,” “Oligarch,” and accuse her of “embezzlement” “peddling influence” etc. The truth is that Isabel Dos Santos, the richest woman in Africa, has for decades been on the hit list of the most...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-22 - Original post - cached version

The enormous continent of Africa, full of various resources, has, for centuries, attracted the interest of leading world nations. Its worth in their eyes grew even more after the construction of the Suez Canal on the isthmus, connecting the continents of Africa and Asia, to link the...

Aletho News - 2020-02-20 - Original post - cached version

By Helena Cobban | Just World News | February 12, 2020 Almost from the beginning of the US-supported regime-change project in Syria,  US policymakers have incorporated several kinds of planning for what is called “transitional justice” into their pursuit of the project. Transitional justice (TJ...

Aletho News - 2020-02-19 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Bridge | Strategic Culture Foundation | February 19, 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Afghan vet. Mayor. An impressive resume, to be sure, but to have made the fantastic leap from local politics to the doorstep of the Oval Office – at the age of just 38 – seems altogether impossible without some...

Aletho News - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

By Yves Engler · February 12, 2020 Justin Trudeau wants us to know he’s buddies with Africa’s most ruthless dictator. At the recent African Union Summit in Ethiopia Trudeau met Paul Kagame. The Prime Minister’s press people released a photo of him laughing with the Rwandan President and...

Pass Blue - 2020-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Eighteen-year-old Millicent lives at an orphanage and school for formerly trafficked children, in Kete Krachi, near Lake Volta. As a child, she had been forced for years to do such labor as smoking fish captured from the lake. She would ask herself, When will I be rescued from this mess? Now she...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-02-10 - Original post - cached version

Wall Street Journal published a piece claiming there’s a "conflict you’ve not heard about"
Wrong! Readers here have heard/read about it. Having, in fact, been informed fairly extensively about the conflict, that is the subject of their oped.
While others obfuscate, we’ve explored, as...

Aletho News - 2020-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Palestine Chronicle | February 6, 2020 Amid the ongoing Israeli efforts to normalize ties with African countries, Tel Aviv has been intensifying its diplomatic relations with Sudan and Morocco over the last week. On February 4, Israeli media reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

Between the lines, this is where the truths of Anglo-European neocolonialism are found. Just read Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and the new Cold War is revealed as the same old domination game. The United States is leaving some troops in Africa to counter “moves” by Russia and China....

Aletho News - 2020-02-04 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | February 4, 2020 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly been discussing a three-way agreement that would see the United States recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara in exchange for having Rabat take steps to normalise ties with Tel Aviv, Israeli...

Aletho News - 2020-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Job seekers wait outside the Amanda travel agency in order to get their money back in Khartoum. (Photo by MEE) Press TV – February 2, 2020 Sudanese youths have revealed that the UAE pledged them jobs with high salaries in the Persian Gulf small country, but instead took them to Libya which is...

Aletho News - 2020-02-01 - Original post - cached version

By Alan MacLeod – MintPress News – January 31, 2020 The United States Air Force has a new recruitment tool: a realistic drone operator video game you can play on its website. Called the Airman Challenge, it features 16 missions to complete, interspersed with facts and recruitment information...

Aletho News - 2020-01-30 - Original post - cached version

By Godfree Roberts • Unz Review • January 28, 2020 THE DARK SIDE Since the 20th century, the West has been and continues to be the most avid users of bioweapons. The United States is the biggest user of biochemical weapons in history, including in Cuba; Iraq, Syria and Iran (by proxy); Serbia,...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-27 - Original post - cached version

Decades after achieving independence, why are Africans seeking asylum Europe. The answer is that ‘What goes around comes around’ and it’s not only about recent neglect, but centuries of abuse.

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Pass Blue - 2020-01-25 - Original post - cached version

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, the ambassador of Djibouti to the UN. He contends that his country, not Kenya, should be the candidate running for the African bloc’s current open seat on the Security Council. China’s influence has been shadowing the process.

Djibouti is vying with Kenya to win an...

New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-24 - Original post - cached version

In recent decades, the African continent has been the target of USA’s expansionist policy, which ramped up after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At the time, the United States of America turned towards Africa, a continent rich in natural resources and of strategic importance. Donald...

Aletho News - 2020-01-21 - Original post - cached version

By Brian Cloughley | Strategic Culture Foundation | January 21, 2020 The killing of Iranian General Soleimani was big news. There were a few points made in the Western mainstream media about its legality being dubious, but nobody seems to be concerned that it contravened international law, in...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-20 - Original post - cached version
 Wanna get up to speed? Libya: Russia & Turkey Work for Permanent Ceasefire in Libya- Haftar Refuses To Sign On Khalifa Haftar: Friend of Israel, Not A Force for Good In Libya Russia & Turkey Opposed the 2011 Intervention in Libya- Their Voices Speak Loudest As They Work To End 9 Years...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-20 - Original post - cached version
RT- Scott Ritter - read entire oped at link
"Moscow and Ankara are not responsible for starting the conflict which has ravaged Libya, but they may have a decisive role in ending it, as they lead international diplomatic efforts at the Berlin peace conference. ...
Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version
Dedicated to the many dis/misinformants that populate the so called alt media, including Mark Sleboda,  MoA,  & 21st Century. While Canthama and other disinformers who resided at Syper,  extol the unimpeachable virtue of  Saint Haftar as everyday ritual. Khalifa Haftar is not a force for good...
Aletho News - 2020-01-18 - Original post - cached version

By F. William Engdahl – New Eastern Outlook – 12.06.2015 Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good. The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian...

Penny for your thoughts - 2020-01-14 - Original post - cached version

Perhaps Haftar will have a change of heart?

Russia and Turkey seize the diplomatic initiative in Libya at the expense of the U.S. and the EU

On Monday, Mr. Putin arranged a summit in Moscow that brought together the two sides in the war, which has...
New Eastern Outlook - 2020-01-01 - Original post - cached version

Following the Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum held in Sochi in October 2019, the Russian Federation and the African states reached a new level of cooperation, characterized by increased economic interaction. First off, Russia decided to increase food exports to the African...

Aletho News - 2019-12-28 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 28, 2019 The Cameroonian war of independence was a “dirty war” waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books. The brutal conflict unfolded in Cameroon, which on January 1 marks its 60th anniversary of...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-12-26 - Original post - cached version

The Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum, held in Sochi (in the Russian Federation) from 23 to 24 October 2019, became an important milestone on the path of the development of the Russia-Africa relationship. All the leaders of African nations (that are recognized by the United Nations...

Pass Blue - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, in her office in the Secretariat building, New York, December 2019. DiCarlo, who is from Rhode Island in the United States, is the first person to lead the new department. JOE PENNEY

This year was a...

Aletho News - 2019-12-23 - Original post - cached version

350.org celebrates a setback in Africa’s fight against ill health and malnutrition By Andrew Montford – GWPF – 16/12/19 Who has the biggest electricity bill in Scotland? The answer is, somewhat surprisingly, Scottish Water. While we think of manufacturing industry as having the biggest demand...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-12-18 - Original post - cached version

As more and more international actors are becoming involved in the war in Libya, the country itself is turning into a staging ground for an intense confrontation among various regional and global players. Brussels, for the most part, has taken responsibility for the issues plaguing this...

Aletho News - 2019-12-18 - Original post - cached version

By Iqbal Jassat | Media Review Network | December 17, 2019 Whoever has any suspicion that the ICC’s reluctance to prosecute Israel for war crimes is due to pro-Israel bias by its prosecutor, have been spot on. In a timely intervention, South Africa’s highly respected jurist Professor John Dugard...

Pass Blue - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

People from South Sudan’s Gumbo-Sherikat neighborhood in the capital of Juba meet in a UN-led gathering to build peace, after the signing of the 2018 agreement to end the country’s civil war. So far, the pact has not been carried out, but the author describes another potential path to peace for...

Aletho News - 2019-12-17 - Original post - cached version

MEMO | December 17, 2019 In an attempt to re-establish ties with the US and to lift sanctions imposed on it, Sudan is set to shut the offices of the Hamas and Hezbollah resistance movements in the country, both defined as terrorist organisations by America, according to a source cited by Middle...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-12-08 - Original post - cached version

On December 6, 2019, Sudanese Prime Minister Hamdok announced that Sudan will be pulling all remaining troops out of Yemen.

Under the Bashir regime, in a secret agreement between Israel, Saudi Arabia and Trump, Sudan moved up to 40,000 troops into Yemen with 4000 being killed...

Aletho News - 2019-12-01 - Original post - cached version

By M. K. BHADRAKUMAR | Indian Punchline | November 29, 2019 The United States has alleged that Russia’s presence in Libya is having an “incredibly destabilising” impact. Washington is stepping out of the shade and making way to the centre stage of the Libyan conflict. David Schenker, the State...

21 Century Wire - 2019-12-01 - Original post - cached version


When you survey the mainstream media coverage on the issue of global population, it is overwhelmingly dominated by heightened fears of over-population, but very little in terms of under-population. Certainly, the term eugenics comes to mind when analyzing the dominant mainstream...

The Duran - 2019-11-29 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

The Secret War in Africa (part 1) covered the overall strategic predominance of US military/ NATO bases – some secret – in Africa, and the expansion by private military contractors (PMC) there in aid of corporate and national interests according to the...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-11-28 - Original post - cached version

USAID is further expanding its role in the highly unstable Sahel region of Africa. Their efforts will be joined by the U.S. State Department, the CIA, and the neocolonialists in France and Germany. While mainstream media tries to label Vladimir Putin and Russia with the brand if new...

The Duran - 2019-11-27 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Steve Brown…

The Warsaw Pact may no longer exist, but by contrast the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expanding its perceived role – the enforcement of western interest – especially in resource-rich Africa.  NATO’s expansion in Africa is intended to assert...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-11-21 - Original post - cached version

The Greeks are demanding fair reparations from Germany over Nazi theft and atrocities committed during World War II. India says the British robbed their country of trillions over 200 years and never gave anything back. Descendants of Africans trafficked to and enslaved as a result of the...

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