News Ron Paul: Why Are We at War in Yemen?
Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk
Most Americans are probably unaware that over the past two weeks the US has launched at least eight drone attacks in Yemen, in which dozens have been killed. It is the largest US escalation of attacks on Yemen in more than a decade.
News 'Biotech ambassadors' engaging in massive Monsanto-backed PR operations to push GMOs into Af
There is a lot of shady business going on in Africa these days, where so-called "biotech ambassadors" are now actively touring the continent and aggressively pushing for acceptance of genetically-modified organisms ......
News Dangerous, Toxic, and Necessary Photos Go Inside DIY Oil Refining in the Niger Delta
http://www.wired.com, By Pete Brook
Nigeria is the largest oil-producing country in Africa and the continents biggest supplier of crude petroleum to the United States. More than 2 million barrels of oil are extracted from the Niger Delta, the main oil-producing region, every day. This
News Gaddafi's River
The rivers are a 4000-kilometer network of 4 meters diameter lined concrete pipes, buried below the desert sands to prevent evaporation. There are 1300 wells, 500,000 sections of pipe, 3700 kilometers of haul roads, and 250 million cubic meters of
News Special report: We all thought Libya had moved on it has, but into lawlessness and ruin
Libya has plunged unnoticed into its worst political and economic crisis since the defeat of Gaddafi
News Gun battles continue at Kenya mall after extremist attack kills 59; militants hold hostages
Kenyan military forces engaged in sporadic gun battles with Islamic extremists holding hostages inside an upscale Nairobi mall, as officials said the death toll from a grenade-and-gunfire siege a day earlier rose to 59, with at least 175 wounded.
News Shebab threaten new attacks if Kenya stays in Somalia
Somalia's Shebab insurgents warned Tuesday they would follow the ongoing siege in Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall with further attacks if Kenyan troops did not pull out of Somalia immediately.
"If not, know that this is just a taste of what we wi
News U.S. Agents Already Sifting Rubble of Kenya Mall Attack
U.S. federal agents have joined a team of international investigators to sift through the still smoking rubble of the Kenyan shopping mall that was the site of a four-day terrorist rampage, beginning the painstaking process of looking for clues about
News Wildlife crime ranks among trafficking in drugs, arms and humans
An economic crime perpetrated by criminal syndicates in the most remote regions, exploiting local people and lax lawsJust this week, in Zimbabwe's largest game park, more than 80 elephants were killed for their ivory by poachers who poisoned a waterh
News Rwanda: Construction Industry Urged to Adopt Green Technologies
Experts have called for innovation in the construction sector to ensure conservation of energy and protection of the environment.
News Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants
The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market.
News U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas
New York Times
Thousands of soldiers once bound for Iraq or Afghanistan are now gearing up for missions in Africa as part of a new Pentagon strategy to train and advise indigenous forces to tackle emerging terrorist threats and other security risks so that
News Ethiopia sets sights on stars with space program
Ethiopia unveiled Friday, October 18, the first phase of a space exploration program, which includes East Africa's largest observatory designed to promote astronomy research in the region.
Feature Article Pay Day Looms for Kenyas Oil Explorers James Stafford
Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new well development make Kenya
News Guest Post: The Scramble for Africa's Oil
Oil-rich nations are bedeviled by the Resource Curse.
News Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom
The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded g
News South Africa In The Shadows
Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage.com
For Western liberals, Mandelas death provides them with permission to stop caring about South Africa. Having reduced South Africa to Mandela, his death permanently removes its existence from their minds.
J E Andreasen
News Reagan Was Right on South Africa
Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue.
News Christian mob hunts down Muslims in Central African Republic
African peacekeepers fired into the air Thursday in Central African Republic's chaotic capital, trying to disperse a mob bent on hunting down and killing Muslims taking refuge in a church compound.
News American Troops Sent to South Sudan
In a White House letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Obama said that although the troops were equipped for combat, they were sent only for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property.
News US military aircraft hit in South Sudan
Gunfire hit 3 US military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan, wounding 4 US service members and heavily damaging at least 1 of the aircraft. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway regi
News Amazing Aerial Photos Of African Wildlife
Stuck in Botswana for several days after finishing a corporate assignment, photographer Zack Seckler decided that he couldn't waste the opportunity to see the majesty of Africa.
News Americas Non-Stop Ops in Africa
by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
After years in the shadows, U.S. Navy SEALs emerged in a big way with the 2011 night raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
News AFRICOM Becomes a War-Fighting Combatant Command
antiwar.com, by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
Let me explain why writing the introduction to todays post by TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse is such a problem.