Source: The Business Insider
Twenty-five years ago, an Islamist party backed by the Sudanese military took power in the nation's capital, Khartoum. A quarter century later, Omar al Bashir's reign continues. Bashir may not be as flamboyant as the Kim dynasty or Muammar Gaddafi, or as notorious as Syria's Bashar Al Assad. However, Bashir's rap sheet is the equal of just about any other autocrat on earth. Under his rule, Sudan sh ...
Full article at: The Business Insider
Jun 30 2014, 5:45pm CDT
Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Poachers who went on a bloody rampage through one of Africa's older national parks have killed 68 elephants in two months, slaughtering with guns from helicopters
Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being targeted "on all fronts," its manager said, with ivory poachers including Congolese soldiers and militia from South Sudan who threw grenades at park guards, and they have already ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Jun 14 2014, 9:30am CDT
Source: The White House
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE
June 12, 2014
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
I am providing this supplemental consolidated report, prepared by my Administration and consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for co ...
Full article at: The White House
Jun 12 2014, 10:08am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
Last week, a woman gave birth while chained to a prison wall in Sudan. But as soon as baby Maya is weaned, her mother will hang for the crime of "apostasy." Meriam Ibrahim considers herself a Christian. Although her father was a Muslim, he abandoned her Christian mother when Meriam was a child. The 27-year-old Meriam compounded her "crime" by marrying a Christian, a U.S. citizen, and now she faces death.
The head of the Anglican Church, Justin ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Jun 9 2014, 10:52am CDT
Africa's most notorious warlord, Joseph Kony, began mass abductions of schoolgirls in the 1980s. Since then, it has become a recurring feature in conflicts on the con ...
Full article at: NPR
May 17 2014, 4:33am CDT
Source: The Moderate Voice
Never mind Ann Coulter’s mean-spirited #comments, Americans, including the First Family — yes, they are Americans, too, Ann – all Americans care about the safe return of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and a few brave Americans are doing something about it, instead of merely #BashingMichele.
According to the Defense Department, 16 of our troops from the U.S. Africa Command have joined a team led by the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria, to help in finding the ...
Full article at: The Moderate Voice
May 13 2014, 9:05am CDT
Source: Nonprofit Online News
Oh, Jason Mogus, thank you! This needed to be said! Although the point of his recent article on Why your non-profit won’t make a KONY 2012 has likely been obscured by other (weirder or more troublesome) stories about the most successful viral video of all time, that doesn’t make his ...
Full article at: Nonprofit Online News
Mar 28 2012, 12:24am CDT