Category Archives: Africa

November 15, 2017

People for sale

Where lives are auctioned for $400.

“Eight hundred,” says the auctioneer. “900 … 1,000 … 1,100 …” Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars — the equivalent of $800.

Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not “merchandise” at all, but two human beings.

One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants.

He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of “big strong boys for farm work,” according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand — resting proprietorially on the man’s shoulder — is visible in the brief clip.

After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further.

Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go “under the hammer” in the space of six or seven minutes.

“Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he’ll dig,” the salesman, dressed in camouflage gear, says. “What am I bid, what am I bid?”

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November 10, 2017

Why hatred of whites is here to stay

Ilana Mercer explains significance of South Africa’s toleration of racist torture, murder.

Not so long ago, mere mention of the deliberate murder of whites in South Africa – country folk and commercial farmers, in particular – was called “racist.” “Raaacist!” the media collective brayed when candidate Trump retweeted a related “white genocide” hashtag.

It’s still “racist” to suggest that the butchering of these whites, almost daily, in ways that beggar belief, is racially motivated. Positively scandalous is it to describe the ultimate goal of a killing spree, now in its third decade, thus: the ethnic cleansing of whites farming South Africa from land the community has cultivated since the 1600s.

Be thankful for small mercies: At least the international media monopoly is finally reporting facts, such as that just the other day Andre and Lydia Saaiman, age 70, were hacked to death in Port Elizabeth. (Imagine being chopped up until you expire.)

Or, that the elderly Bokkie Potgieter was dealt a similar fate as he tended his small, KwaZulu-Natal holding. Potgeiter was butchered during the October “Black Monday” protest, which was a nationwide demonstration to end the carnage. Internationally reported as well were the facts of Sue Howarth’s death. The 64-year-old pharmaceutical executive was tortured for hours with … a blowtorch.

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November 1, 2017

South Africans hold #BlackMonday protests over farm murders

The protest was organised to show outrage at the killings of farmers, especially after the death of a white farmer in Klapmuts near Stellenbosch.

Demonstrators are blocking motorways in South African in protest at the murder of white farmers.

People have been posting their pictures on Instagram:

The BBC’s Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg says the protests are already causing racial divisions after some demonstrators were seen carrying the flag from the apartheid era, when South Africa was governed by its white minority and black people were not allowed to vote.

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September 23, 2017

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dan Roodt for a look at the controversial history of South Africa, the untold story of Apartheid, bureaucratic incompetence leading to significant shortages, massive government corruption, and the growing possibility of civil war.

September 5, 2017

Report: Population Explosion in Africa Will Fuel Ongoing Migrant Crisis

A new analysis by the Austrian armed forces warns that Europe should be cautious about celebrating the slowdown of migration from Africa saying the numbers could be much higher in the near future.

The report, which was published in the Austrian Military Magazine (OeMZ), analyses the South Saharan-Zone in Africa (SAHEL) and concludes that due to a population explosion, limited resources, and religious extremism, a push for mass migration is increasingly likely, Kronen Zeitung reports.

The report notes that the SAHEL region has a population of around 540 million people under the age of 18, and also has the highest birthrates in the world with countries like Niger having an average rate of 7.6 children per woman. By 2050, statisticians expect that Africa will have over 1 billion people under the age of 18, while Europe will have a mere 130 million.

The massive, uncontrolled population growth will lead to “failing states”, the author notes, and said that as a result the borders of countries in the region will become blurred.

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August 23, 2017

Ghana Will Remove ‘Racist’ Gandhi Statue From Its Oldest University (Video)

In light of the petition and protests on social media, Ghana’s government wants to relocate the statue “to ensure its safety and to avoid the controversy,” the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ghana has said it will remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus in the nation’s capital where it had sparked protests over the leader’s allegedly racist attitudes.

The statue, which was unveiled by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to Ghana in June, was meant to symbolize friendship between the two countries, according to Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But professors and students at the University of Ghana called the statue “a slap in the face” because of Gandhi’s “racist identity.” They started an online petition calling for the statue’s removal.

The petition, which had more than 1,700 supporters on Thursday, cited letters Gandhi wrote during his time in South Africa as evidence that he advocated for the superiority of Indians over black Africans. It also took issue with his use of the derogatory term kaffir to refer to native Africans and criticized the lack of statues of African heroes and heroines on campus.

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August 20, 2017

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: ‘We will not prosecute killers of white farmers’

‘We are going to take those farms and re-distribute them to our youths’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted.

The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers.

Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of land.

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August 6, 2017

Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car (Video)

Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade.

Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

And it’s feared that thousands more children could be about to be dragged into this hellish daily existence – after the historic pledge made by Britain to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and switch to electric vehicles.

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July 26, 2017

‘2nd revolution’ coming, warn black nationalist terrorists (Video)

11 killed in ’93 massacre before armed man fired back, scaring off attackers.

Twenty-four years ago, black nationalist terrorists from the Azanian People’s Liberation Army, or APLA, attacked the congregation at St. James Church in Cape Town, South Africa, killing 11 members of the congregation and wounding another 58.

And now the man who fought them off believes they’ll strike again soon.

On Sunday, July 25, 1993, a congregation of 1,400 listened to a hymn of worship. APLA terrorists burst into the church and started firing their automatic weapons and hurling grenades.

The attack was a deliberate targeting of white South Africans, whom the APLA deemed universally responsible for the apartheid system. The rallying cry of the APLA was “One Settler, One Bullet,” with “Settler” referring to the white South Africans.

“I saw this man kick open the door next to the stage, and holding his rifle from the hip, he opened up on us, spraying bullets across a wide arc into the packed congregation. But before he even opened fire, two other black men who seemed to be wearing some olive green uniforms lobbed two hand grenades into the center of the church,” an eyewitness reported.

One member of the congregation, a missionary named Charl Van Wyk, returned fire with a .38 special revolver, injuring one of the terrorists.

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July 23, 2017

The surprising ancestry of ancient Egyptians: First ever genome study of mummies reveals they were more Turkish and European than African

Researchers performed a detailed analysis of the DNA of ancient mummies. They found that ancient Egyptians were closely related to European populations. Traditional communities in the Levant and Neolithic Europe were close relatives. Study found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did.

The first ever full-genome analysis of Ancient Egyptians shows they were more Turkish and European than African.

Scientists analysed ancient DNA from Egyptian mummies dating from 1400 BC to 400 AD and discovered they shared genes with people from the Mediterranean.

They found that ancient Egyptians were closely related to ancient populations in the Levant – now modern day Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Lebanon.

They were also genetically similar to Neolithic populations from the Anatolian Peninsula and Europe.

The groundbreaking study used recent advances in DNA sequencing techniques to undertake a closer examination of mummy genetics than ever before.

The study, published in Nature Communications, found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did.

The data shows that modern Egyptians share approximately eight per cent more ancestry on the nuclear level with Sub-Saharan African populations than with ancient Egyptians.

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