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Entire Continent Of Africa Demands Retraction From Racist Trump

“The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, which remarks dishonor the celebrated American creed and respect for diversity and human dignity,” the union said in a statement.

January 14, 2018
Press and Donald Trump

Trump’s Wars

So, President Trump makes what was to be a condolence phone call to the young widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four American soldiers killed on a military patrol in Niger — and all of a sudden, the White House explodes in yet another political conflagration and a new burst of presidential lies.

October 26, 2017
Trump, Democracy

Trump Blames Generals For Deadly Niger Ambush

When asked by reporters on Wednesday if he authorized the mission in Niger that left four U.S. special forces soldiers dead, Trump said, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” The generals have “decision-making ability,” he added.

October 26, 2017
Trump, Twistifications, Lies

Dutch Documentary Part II: Blood On Trump And Kushner’s Hands From Deals With Africa War Zone Diamond Mines

That’s the premise in Part Two of a documentary series by the Dutch TV network Zembla, The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: King of Diamonds. It shows how the U.S. president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have apparent partnerships with an Israeli billionaire…

May 16, 2017

As Many As 27 Killed In Attack On Mali Hotel; 6 Americans Among Scores Freed

Gunfire and explosions continued late into the afternoon, as security forces surrounded the Radisson Blu hotel and conducted a floor-by-floor rescue operation.

November 20, 2015

Obama Sends U.S. Troops, Drones To Cameroon In Anti-Boko Haram Fight

The United States has no combat troops in Africa, but has been increasing support to allies in the region battling Boko Haram.

October 14, 2015

Twelve Die In Attacks On Three Mali Hotels

Soldiers and police Saturday ended a siege in a northern Mali trading hub in which at least 12 people died.

August 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Jon Stewart’s ‘Secret’ Meetings

Jon Stewart had some fun mocking the news coverage of his “secret” meetings with President Obama — though in fact, the two meetings were both on the White House visitor logs.

July 30, 2015

Zimbabwean Duo In Court Over Killing Of Cecil The Lion

Two Zimbabweans who were paid $50,000 by an American hunter who killed ‘Cecil’, the southern African country’s best-known lion, arrived in court.

July 29, 2015

Endorse This: Obama And Trump — Distant Relatives?!?

President Obama was got to meet a very distinguished ancestor of his during his African tour — indeed, she’s a renowned ancestor to all of us.

July 28, 2015

Endorse This: Yes, Obama Went There — And In Kenya

Obama paid tribute to his late father’s homeland, spoke of his own continued family ties and heritage, and toasted to hope for future generations in all of Africa. But he also got in a joke against his detractors back home in America — who might be wondering what his trip to Kenya was really all about.

July 27, 2015

Obama Urges Africans To Drop Anti-Gay Laws

President Barack Obama urged Kenya and other African nations to abandon laws criminalizing homosexuality, comparing anti-gay policies to racial segregation.

July 25, 2015

His Late Father Looms Over Obama’s Trip To Kenya

Growing up without a father, Obama said, is “something that leaves a hole in a child’s life.”

July 19, 2015

Scandal? Knowing Zero About Clinton Foundation, Indignant Pundits Blather

When you hear loud braying about the Clinton Foundation, remember that these same pundits (and newspapers) once insisted that Whitewater was a huge and terrible scandal.

May 13, 2015
Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya, Somali, Garissa Univeristy, Terrorism, World News, Muslim. Christian, Al-Shabab, Africa

Kenya University Attack: At Least 147 Killed By al-Shabab Gunmen

Al-Shabab terrorists separated their victims by faith, before killing at reported 147 Christians at a Kenyan university.

April 2, 2015
Nigeria, Election, Johnathan Goodyear, President, Muhammadu Buhari, Africa, Politics, World News, Muslim, Christian

Opposition Candidate Builds Solid Lead In Nigeria Presidential Election

Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.

March 31, 2015

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe To Head African Union, Despite Rights Record

Mugabe’s election is a step back for human rights in Africa.

January 30, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Deflated News

The ongoing sports scandal involving “deflated balls” was obviously prime material for the late night comedians.

January 23, 2015
A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Abubakar Shekau (AFP)

Boko Haram Accused Of ‘Crime Against Humanity’ As Massacre Images Emerge

The international community is condemning Boko Haram’s brutal wave of destruction.

January 15, 2015

U.S. Ebola Survivor Reveals Identity, Says He’s Grateful

Inside Dr. Ian Crozier’s fight with Ebola.

December 8, 2014

At Least 120 Dead In Nigeria Mosque Suicide Attack

Get the latest on the horrific attack in Kano.

November 28, 2014

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization has declared the country Ebola-free.

October 20, 2014

Ebola Strikes Fourth American As UN Ramps Up Response

Get the latest on the Ebola outbreak.

October 3, 2014

Sierra Leone Quarantines One million Ahead Of UN Ebola Talks

Get the latest on the epidemic sweeping across Western Africa.

September 25, 2014

In U.S., Calls Mount For Major Scale-Up To Ebola Crisis

Washington (AFP) – The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scale-up that should include military flights for delivering supplies, U.S. lawmakers and leading doctors said Thursday. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control, with 2,296 […]

September 11, 2014