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          Abierto el periodo de alegaciones al proyecto de producción eléctrica a partir del agua de la mina de Navaleo      Cache   Translate Page      

Los interesados podrán examinar la solicitud de autorización administrativa previa y la evaluación de impacto ambiental del proyecto, con un presupuesto de 300 millones de euros y que se llevaría a cabo en los términos de Torre del Bierzo, Castropodame, Molinaseca y Congosto

La entrada Abierto el periodo de alegaciones al proyecto de producción eléctrica a partir del agua de la mina de Navaleo se publicó primero en EL BIERZO DIGITAL.


          Katanga suspends cobalt sales after detecting uranium      Cache   Translate Page      
DR Congo's Katanga Mining said Tuesday it had temporarily suspended cobalt sales from its Kamoto mine after detecting the presence of radioactivity from uranium, making the cobalt unsafe for export. Katanga, which is owned by Swiss mining giant Glencore, said cobalt sales and exports from Kamoto would be halted until further notice. The pres ...
          Can democracy work in Africa?      Cache   Translate Page      
Allegations of vote-rigging have mired elections in both Zimbabwe and Cameroon, and risk overshadowing upcoming polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Vote fraud appears to have become a trend across the African continent, begging the question of whether democracy is really working for Africa. Although elections are not working particularly ...
          Kisangani : les prix des produits manufacturés ont doublé à Buta      Cache   Translate Page      


« Une pièce de pagne qui coûtait 12 000 Francs Congolais (FC) est vendu actuellement à 25 000 FC. Un sac du sel qui se vendait à 13 000 FC est vendu aujourd’hui vendu à 26 mille FC… », a témoigné mardi 6 novembre le coordonnateur de la Nouvelle Société Civile du Bas-Uélé, Freddy Lemakwa.


          Tennis : deux Congolais en 8e des finales de la Coupe d’Afrique des nations      Cache   Translate Page      


Deux Congolais passent en 8e des finales de championnats d’Afrique des nations de tennis, ouverts à Gaborone, capitale du Botswana, depuis le 5 novembre. Il s’agit de Christian Saïdi, vainqueur de Djaffar des Comores (6/0 et 6/1), et d’Arnold Dikondo, qui a battu Naïm un autre Comorien (6/0 et 6/0).


Nancy Onia, la seule dame du groupe, a été recalée en 16e de finale après sa défaite devant la marocaine Qostal. Elle a perdu 6/2 et 6/1.


          Kinshasa : un forum pour la paix avant la campagne électorale      Cache   Translate Page      



 

La Commission d’intégrité et de médiation électorale (CIME) organise du mercredi 7 au samedi 10 novembre à Kinshasa un forum pour la paix et la réconciliation avant le lancement de la campagne électorale en RDC.  

 

Ce forum vise à prévenir les violences avant, pendant et après les élections, a indiqué Delphin Elebe Kapalay, président de cette structure des chefs des confessions religieuses lundi au cours d’un point de presse.


          CAN 2019 : Mputu Mabi et Mulumbu dans les 24 de Florent Ibenge contre le Congo-Brazzaville      Cache   Translate Page      


Florent Ibenge Ikwange, sélectionneur national de la RDC a publié lundi 5 novembre, sa liste des vingt-quatre joueurs qui devront affronter le Congo-Brazzaville, en match de la 5e journée des éliminatoires de la CAN-Cameroun 2019. Cette rencontre est prévue pour le dimanche 18 novembre prochain, au stade Alphonse Massamba Débat.


          Campagne électorale précoce dans les médias : le CSAC promet « des sanctions exemplaires »      Cache   Translate Page      


Le Conseil supérieur d’audiovisuel et de la communication promet des « sanctions exemplaires » à l’endroit des médias qui continuent à se livrer à la campagne électorale précoce. Son président, Tito Ndombi, l’a affirmé, lundi 5 novembre, dans une interview accordée à Radio Okapi.


Selon le CSAC, plusieurs médias congolais procèdent à la campagne précoce des candidats aux élections du 23 décembre.


          Nord-Kivu : 10 ans après les massacres de Kiwanja, l’ONG CADHAS réclame des enquêtes      Cache   Translate Page      



 

Dix ans après les massacres des civils à Kiwanja, le Centre d’observation des droits de l’homme et d’assistance sociale (CODHAS) demande au gouvernement congolais et à la communauté internationale de mettre sur pied une commission d’enquête indépendante. L’objectif est d’établir les responsabilités des auteurs des massacres, rendre justice et obtenir réparation pour les victimes.

 


          Forum des As : « Présidentielle 2018 : controverse autour de l’équipe de campagne de Ramazani Shadary »      Cache   Translate Page      


Revue de presse du lundi 5 novembre 2018


Les journaux parus lundi 5 novembre à Kinshasa s’intéressent à l’équipe de campagne du candidat du FCC à la présidentielle du 23 décembre 2018 


           Dr Jean-Laurent Takombe prodigue des conseils pour éviter les maladies cardiovasculaires      Cache   Translate Page      


Le vice-président de la société congolaise de cardiologie (SOCOCAR), Dr Jean Laurent Takombe parle de la prise en charge et la prévention des maladies cardiovasculaires.


          Ebola en RDC : Jean-Pierre Lacroix et le directeur général de l’OMS attendus à Kinshasa      Cache   Translate Page      


Le Secrétaire général adjoint de l’ONU en charge des opérations de maintien de la paix, Jean-Pierre Lacroix et le directeur général de l’OMS, le Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus effectuent à partir de ce lundi 5 novembre une visite conjointe de près d’une semaine en République démocratique du Congo.


          US CDC Withdraws Personnel as 1,000 Dead in “Largest” Congo Ebola Outbreak      Cache   Translate Page      
At least 1,000 Africans have died in the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the white medical personnel sent in by the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have had to be withdrawn following repeated attacks by the locals. According to a report in the Independent newspaper […]
          Rusizi: Agahinda ni kose ku bacuruza isambaza (Amajwi) #Rwanda via @kigalitoday      Cache   Translate Page      

Abacuruza isambaza mu karere ka Rusizi baratabaza nyuma y'uko bageze aho bari basanzwe bazigurira bagasanga nta sambaza n'imwe iharangwa.

Ibi bibaye nyuma y'uko izari zarobwe zose zoherejwe muri Repubulika Iharanira demokarasi ya Congo, kubera ubwumvikane buke hagati y'abaziroba na Projet peche izirangura ikazigurisha n'abacuruzi.

Ubuyobozi bw'Akarere ka Rusizi buravuga ko biterwa n'amakosa y'abarobyi bumva ko bagomba kwiharira ibikomoka ku mafi n'isambaza byo mu kiyaga cya kivu bonyine, kandi nyamara ari umutungo kamere w'igihugu.

- Ubucuruzi / Euphrem Musabwa, Rusizi
          [ACTU] Rouge Congo à la Boule Noire le 16 novembre      Cache   Translate Page      
Les Rémois de Rouge Congo seront en concert à la Boule Noire ce 16 novembre.  Ils viendront présenter leur nouvel album, l'Île Noire, sorti le 2 novembre, et seront accompagnés de Ninety's Story.  Infos et réservation sur le site de La Boule Noire
          Bringing Light To The Kakuma Refugee Camp      Cache   Translate Page      
As violence, hunger and the breakdown of public institutions have driven around five million Congolese from their homes, Kasanga Alexandre brought his family to Kenya, where he finally dares to dream of brighter days for his children and himself.
          Dentalium congoense Plate, 1908      Cache   Translate Page      
Taxon "Dentalium congoense Plate, 1908" has been edited by Frank Köhler via the webinterface on 2018-10-27T07:13:06+00:00
          RD Congo-Élections : Sabotage, chaos sécuritaire et scrutin aux calendes grecques      Cache   Translate Page      
Au Congo-Kinshasa, malgré les apparences tout est fait, en réalité, pour que les élections prévues le 23 décembre 2018 ne puissent jamais avoir lieu. Depuis des mois, des actions menées en sous-main par le régime ont fini par produire un état général d'impasse sur le plan organisationnel, couplé avec une montée de chaos sécuritaire à travers le pays. Il s'agit d'un machiavélisme froid basé sur une logique simple : s'il n'y a pas élections, les hommes au (...) - Tribune Libre
          Rosie DiManno: Why Canada must repatriate the children of jihadist nationals      Cache   Translate Page      

Can we at least save the children?

It shouldn’t even be a question — rescuing the spawn of a delusional caliphate, born to a Canadian parent.

Because the alternative is to leave these kids in detention camps overseas that are breeding grounds for the next generation of terrorists.

That too is part of the long game being played by the Islamic State. Keeping the idea alive of a proto-state sustained by a covert global network with a weakened but enduring core. Making alliances with other terrorist groups. Re-establishing a foothold in lawless states. Continuing to exploit a sophisticated social media recruitment outreach to radicalize adherents.

It is a multi-generational war requiring a multi-generational counterattack to un-indoctrinate, rehabilitate and reintegrate.

Not the fighter fathers, who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law — although Canadian officials have been confounded by the how of doing this. Perhaps not the mothers who are authors of their own misfortune, willingly or via self-ascribed ignorance. But surely the children who are innocent of crime even if they’ve committed crimes as passive or active child soldiers.

Which might very well mean, at its most stringent, separating those children from their mothers.

Most of these “caliphate” kids are far younger than the Geneva Protocol definition of child soldier as those under age 18. Some have been born to mothers already in detention.

Endangered youngsters are seized by child welfare agencies all the time, or until such time that a parent can prove fitness to rear. Fostering isn’t an optimal solution but it’s sometimes the least harmful option, particularly if the child can be placed inside his or her broader family, a grandparent, an aunt, a guardian.

Is it more inhumane to wrest a child from a mother’s arms or to leave that child in a godforsaken environment, behind barbed wire, vulnerable to disease, malnourishment and embittered ideology?

“I don’t have a good answer for that,” admits Shelly Whitman, executive director of the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Whitman argues that these children, even if they’ve been raised to cleave to jihadist beliefs, have a better chance at rehabilitation than adults. “It’s not the fault of the child. The way the brain works, if you have experienced trauma under the age of 17, you have a good chance of overcoming it. The malleability of the brain is much more difficult the older you get.”

There are those who claim rehabilitation from radicalism is a fraud, that the metrics are unreliable. Yet Whitman and others with expertise in the area point to quantifiable success. “If this can be done in conflict zones, why would we not think we’re capable of it in a country like Canada, where those children will be exposed to people who are caring and willing to help.”

I’ve seen that myself, in reintegration camps in the Congo for children rescued from the Lord’s Resistance Army — kids who cannot return to their villages because they’ve committed horrific crimes against their families as enslaved abductees.

Children with Canadian blood in their bones simply can’t be abandoned to a grim fate.

Global News recently reported there are at least 13 Canadians — three alleged terrorists, their wives and children — currently detained by Kurdish authorities in Syria. These kids are among the detritus of a failed ambition.

ISIS — or Daesh — has been all but destroyed in northern Syria and Iraq, at least territorially, with 95 per cent of the ground it once held liberated and tens of thousands of its fighters killed by a U.S.-led coalition. But it’s definitely not dead. It’s shape-shifting. Even as a purely combat non-state army, there are still 14,000 ISIS fighters in Syria and 17,000 in Iraq, according to a Pentagon report released in August.

It is estimated that 40,000 foreigners from 110 countries travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the jihadists.

In fact, ISIS has been making a comeback of sorts in recent months, as smaller attacks have become more frequent and with the adaptation of tactics such as weaponized drones. These are the boomerang effects of making war on ISIS — they learn, they pay it back.

Among their most fertile potential conscripts are children who were either born into the war or taken to the “caliphate.” Many of the women have been widowed; some are detained separately from their captured husbands.

Nobody wants them, including their captors. Few countries have any strategy for dealing with them.

In Iraq, some 1,000 women accused of belonging to ISIS have been rounded up from the ruins of towns and cities previously held by the insurgents, More than 800 infants are being held with their mothers. On one day in May, as reported by the Guardian, following 10-minute trials, 40 of those women were sentenced to death by hanging.

Kurdish forces currently holding hundreds of women and children captured on the battlefield are determined to deport them to their countries of origin.

A couple of weeks ago, France announced that it is working on repatriating the children of jihadist nationals — about 150 have been identified — but not their mothers. Belgium and Denmark are considering similar undertakings. The United Kingdom has stripped citizenship from known terrorists with dual citizenship, including two members of the notorious “Beatles,” originally a four-man cell suspected of committed 27 beheadings and now held by Kurdish forces.

British officials have said the government will bring home of some of the jihadist widows, a group pegged at about 80, from among the 360 British terror subjects still believed to be in Syria and Iraq (from an estimated 900 British subjects who went to fight). But there was instant outrage when a Sunday Times investigation reported that, among the 80 women, some had been part of a deadly terror cell linked to Jihadi John (Mohammed Emwazi), who had performed and filmed executions for ISIS before being himself killed in a 2015 drone strike.

Britain and France are among the countries that have suffered most deeply at the hands of homegrown jihadists so the leeriness is understandable. Earlier this year, a British extremist was sentenced to life in prison upon conviction of grooming children as young as 11 at an East London mosque — showing them footage of beheadings and conducting terrorism role-play exercises.

Canada’s contribution to ISIS has been relatively small. As of last year, the government reported there were about 190 extremists “with a nexus to Canada” who’d travelled overseas to engage in terrorism and another 60 who have returned. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month supported a Conservative-tabled motion to devise a federal strategy within 45 days to deal with Canadian jihadists who want to come home.

This came on the heels of on-the-scene reporting by Global TV’s Stewart Bell — this country’s most accomplished terrorism journalist — who’d interviewed Muhamed Ali, a.k.a. Abu Turaab Al-Kanadi, allegedly an ISIS sniper who hails from Mississauga, at a detainee facility run by the Syrian Democratic Forces, along with several wives of fighters held at another camp.

All yearn to come home.

Historically, repatriation is fundamental to the aftermath of ceasefire. Of course there has been no ceasefire with ISIS, never will be.

But a nation of mercy doesn’t visit the sins of the father or the mother upon the child.

Rosie DiManno is a columnist based in Toronto covering sports and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @rdimanno


          Rebeldes ugandeses secuestran a unas 20 personas en la República Democrática del Congo      Cache   Translate Page      
La zona del noreste es muy inestable debido a la presencia de decenas de grupos armados
          Mario Benedetti - Mujer de Lot      Cache   Translate Page      

Las mejores frases y poemas de amor.


Mujer estatua / tu historia
azul verde malva roja
quedó blanca de congoja
extenuada y sin memoria

mujer estatua / por suerte
fuiste hueso / carne fuiste
y sin embargo qué triste
es tenerte y no tenerte

mujer con lluvia y pasado
avara de tus mercedes
ojalá escampe y te quedes
para siempre de este lado

mujer de sal y rocío
tu corazón sigue en celo
y tu voz está de duelo
como la tierra y el río

no olvides que no se olvida
hacia atrás o hacia adelante
ya el castigo fue bastante
reincorpórate a la vida

con audacia / sin alertas
con razón o sin motivo
mujer de lot / te prohíbo
que en estatua te conviertas

mujer otra / diferente
si no fuera juez y parte
jugaría a desnudarte
lentamente / lentamente.

Mario Benedetti




          Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-05-18      Cache   Translate Page      

Congo Dawn By Jeanette Windle / Genre: Action & Adventure The smallest flame shines brightest against the darkest night. If absolute power breeds absolute corruption, what happens when a multinational corporation with unlimited funds hires on a private military company with unbridled power, especially in a war-torn African nation where any governmental accountability is for […]

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          DR Congo's opposition will meet in Geneva to name joint candidate      Cache   Translate Page      
Leaders of DR Congo's opposition have agreed to meet in Geneva on Thursday to choose a joint candidate.
          Uganda: New Responses to the Refugee Crisis: Promises and Challenges in Uganda, A case study of World Bank financing for refugee-hosting nations      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Rescue Committee
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda

Executive Summary

Uganda, in many ways, is ground zero for new global initiatives to address large-scale, protracted displacement. It has hosted refugees from neighboring countries for decades, and today hosts the largest refugee population in Africa.

At the 2016 Leaders’ Summit on Refugees and Migrants, Uganda doubled down on its progressive refugee policies, which allow refugees to work, go to school and access land. It opted to be the first country to pilot the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework of the New York Declaration. And it is among the first countries to receive financing through a new sub-window of the World Bank’s 18th replenishment of its International Development Association (IDA18), created to provide additional concessional financing to low-income countries hosting large numbers of refugees. Together, these commitments, framework and financing offer immense potential to meaningfully improve the lives of refugees and Ugandan host communities.

All eyes are on Uganda as an early adopter of these new tools and funding. How will World Bank-funded projects be balanced with existing humanitarian interventions for refugees—which are extensive in Uganda? How will the Bank interact with the complex set of actors, including the government, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), non-governmental actors (NGOs), civil society, and refugees themselves? Will the Bank adapt its projects or move forward with business as usual in these unique contexts? Will the Bank’s initiatives encourage other donors to provide multiyear financing and support long-term solutions for refugees and host communities?

This case study starts to answer these questions by examining Uganda’s recent policy approaches and initiatives that respond to refugee and host populations. Although it is still early days, observations so far suggest mixed results. The Government’s willingness to engage with these new platforms and maintain its progressive refugee policies, especially in the face of global actors retreating from their share in the responsibility for responding to refugee crises, is impressive and important.

However, early concerns about implementation have been, in some instances, validated. While the World Bank’s financing and CRRF are “pulling in the same direction”, there are no formal agreed on outcomes and no formal linkages between the funding and the framework. The process for making decisions about policies and programs have seemingly marginalizes NGOs and refugees themselves, even though there are new structures meant to give them a voice. And most Bank-funded projects in the pipeline piggyback on existing Bank programs, bringing refugees into projects that were already in train; it is unclear to what extent these projects will adapt to reflect refugees’ experiences.

Based on these observations, this case study offers recommendations for the Government of Uganda, donors like the World Bank, UNHCR and other stakeholders. It calls on the Government to foster better coordination and collaboration between different levels of government and to lead on simplifying and aligning decision-making processes for the CRRF implementation and World Bank financing. It recommends the World Bank and UNHCR develop more deliberate consultative process to include a broader range of actors; help bring other development actors to the table; and to work with partners to identify a clear set of outcomes they want to achieve with the new financing and frameworks. It suggests NGOs more proactively engage with the World Bank to share their expertise and help shape program and policy decisions based on their years of working with refugees.


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2018 (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Kenya: Kenya: Kalobeyei Settlement Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma and Kalobeyei Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma Camp Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 31 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe


          World: Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health Annual Report      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, World, Zambia

Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic. As the demands continue to evolve for effective and efficient management of animal diseases, including emerging diseases and zoonoses, the Emergency Management Centre for Animal Health (EMC-AH) continues to evolve and keep pace with the global demands, adding value to Member States of FAO.

Building on the first eleven years of success, the Centre rebranded its platform in 2018 as EMC-AH, with the full support of the Crisis Management Centre for Animal Health Steering Committee in November 2017. The new name reflects the modernization of the platform and new way of working to better address the needs of the future. Further, the inaugural EMC-AH strategic action plan 2018 2022 released in June 2018 clearly states the vision, mission, and core functions of EMC AH for the coming five years with the aim of reducing the impact of animal health emergencies.

EMC AH’s annual report reflects EMC AH’s new way of working under its strategic action plan and addresses EMC AH performance and actions for the twelve-month period of November 2017-October 2018. During the reporting period, EMC AH contributed to strengthening resilience of livelihoods to animal health-related emergencies and zoonoses through the core pillars of its strategic action plan: preparedness, response, incident coordination, collaboration and resource mobilization. The annual report illustrates EMC-AH’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

FAO’s Member States have an ongoing need for a holistic and sustainable international platform that provides the necessary tools and interventions inclusive of animal health emergency management. EMC-AH strategic action plan requires a substantial commitment of resources to implement the full range of proposed activities, and EMC-AH must maintain key personnel essential to carry out its objectives and components of the 2016-2019 FAO Strategic Framework that addresses increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises (Strategic Programme five [SP5]).

As a joint platform of FAO’s Animal Health Service and Emergency Response and Resilience Team, and in close collaboration with related partners and networks, EMC-AH is appropriately positioned to provide renewed leadership, coordination and action for global animal health emergencies.


          Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight      Cache   Translate Page      

A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Kinshasa N’djili (DR Congo) to Brussels (Belgium), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute to Brussels when the left hand engine emitted a loud bang. The crew received an “ENG1 STALL” warning. The crew shut the engine down, drifted down to FL280 and continued to Brussels for […]

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           Zowat 13,1 miljoen Congolezen dreigen te sterven door honger       Cache   Translate Page      
05/11 Ongeveer 13,1 miljoen mensen in Congo dreigen slachtoffer te worden van ondervoeding door het conflict in het oosten en het centrum van het land.
          Contribution d'une institution de micro finance dans le financement des micro-entreprises en république démocratique du Congo.      Cache   Translate Page      
par BODRICK MASAMBA NDOLUMINGU Université de KINSHASA 2013
          Conception et réalisation d'une base de donnée pour la gestion des formateurs. Cas de l'institut national de préparation professionnelle (INPP/Kisangani RD Congo).      Cache   Translate Page      
par DOMINIQUEA AWARA ISP-KISANGANI 2014
          [PAST TOP PICK] Ivanhoe Mines (IVN-T)      Cache   Translate Page      
(A Top Pick Nov 09/17, Down 45%) It's the best junior stock he's talked about in terms of potential. It has three world-class assets and run by the best mining entrepreneur of this generation. The problems are South Africa and Congo. Investors are afraid of political risks, especially ones they don't understand.
          [TOP PICK] Ivanhoe Mines (IVN-T)      Cache   Translate Page      
Has three of the best assets ever in a junior mining company: South Africa (palladium), Congo (copper) and zinc. Problems are South Africa and the mining charter, and especially Congo which has a lot of political risk. But the risk is slightly offset by the political influence of a Chinese mining company operating these areas. And Ivanhoe has strong management. (Analysts’ price target is $6.94)
          Vindecat cu anafură şi aghiasmă      Cache   Translate Page      
Următorul episod l-am aflat de la Nicolae Kabunda, catehetul parohiei Sfinţii Arhangheli din oraşul Kazobalesau. Acest oraş este în sudul statului Congo, aproape de graniţa cu Zambia. În urmă cu doi ani s-au construit...
          Ebola : la saga du Mab 114, un médicament « made in Congo »      Cache   Translate Page      
Entre l’Afrique et les Etats-Unis, la mise au point de cette molécule a pris plus de vingt ans. Depuis août, elle a été administrée à 42 patients dans le Nord-Kivu.
          Comment on Museveni déclare que les hommes qui cuisinent sont des “travestis”. by NICK-00243      Cache   Translate Page      
HUMMM ... MUSEVENI ATIKALA DANS L'ANCIENNE LOGIQUE, COMPARABLE AU PEUPLE DE KABEYA-KAMWANGA, BALUBA DE CHEZ MOI EN RD-CONGO TRAITENT ENCORE LES FEMMES COMME DES SOUS HUMAINS, KATU-KA-TSHANANA. QUELLE CHOSE PAAMBA AH !!! JE COMPRENDS COMMENT TSHILOMBO EST DEVENU MEMBRE DE FCC SANS PRÉVENIR, SANS DIPLÔME HIHI HI HI HI HI HI HI
          Congo-Brazzaville unveils licensing round      Cache   Translate Page      
Eighteen blocks go on offer, including five deep- and ultra-deepwater tracts as well as onshore acreage
          DR Congo opposition ‘to choose single candidate      Cache   Translate Page      
Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo are planning to meet in Geneva on Thursday to choose a joint candidate for theDecember 23 presidential election.
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The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, undertook a joint visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take stock of the situation and of joint efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu. MONUSCO
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Au Congo-Kinshasa, malgré les apparences tout est fait, en réalité, pour que les élections prévues le 23 décembre 2018 ne puissent jamais avoir lieu. Depuis des mois, des actions menées en sous-main par le régime ont fini par produire un état général d'impasse sur le plan organisationnel, couplé avec une montée de chaos sécuritaire à travers le pays. Il s'agit d'un machiavélisme froid basé sur une logique simple : s'il n'y a pas élections, les hommes au (...) - Tribune Libre

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Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, international public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control.
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Yeni ve Samimi Arkadaşlıklar İçin Vazgeçilmez Adresiniz.Sohbet etmek insanların birbirlerini tanıyabilmeleri için en etkili yolların başında gelmektedir. Yapmış olduğumuz internet sitemiz sayesinde yeni üyelerimiz birbirleri ile tanışabilme fırsatı yakalamakta ve böylelikle keyifli sohbetler başlayabilmektedir. Sohbetler neticesinde ise insanlar birbirleri ile samimi arkadaşlık ilişkileri kurabilmekte ve ilişkilerini bir adım ileriye taşıyabilmektedir.Farklı Konularda Konuşun Farklı Konularda Bilgi EdininBirbirinden farklı sohbet odaları sayesinde hemen hemen her konuda bilgi edinmeniz sunmuş olduğumuz alt yapı sayesinde oldukça olay bir hal almaktadır. Siz de en çok sevdiğiniz konular hakkında bireylere bilgi vermek için farklı odalara katılabilir ya da ilk defa duyduğunuz ve merak uyandıran bir konu hakkında bilgi almak için diğer odaları tercih edebilirsiniz.
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El Ministerio de Salud de la República Democrática del Congo dio cuenta hoy de casi 300 casos con ébola desde que comenzó la décima epidemia…

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'They Killed My Children and Raped Me': Sexual Violence Remains Rife in DR Congo
Agencies sound alarm over sexual attacks, murder and torture in southern areas where violence was thought to be waning

Jason Burke
Fri 2 Nov 2018 13.27 EDT
Guardian

Continuing violence in southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has led to thousands of violent sexual assaults, accompanied by widespread killing and torture, aid agencies have said.

International attention has focused on the east of the sprawling central African country in recent months, where there is an ongoing insurgency and a lethal outbreak of Ebola.

But a conflict in Kasai Central province that was thought to have subsided after a peak of violence more than a year ago continues to cause massive suffering, reports suggest.

Médecins Sans Frontières say that, between May 2017 and September 2018, they treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, 80% of whom reported having been raped by armed men.

Victims also told MSF about decapitations, children hacked to death in front of their parents, multiple rapes of teenagers, and systematic theft and beatings.

“I was raped in my home, next to my husband’s body, in the presence of my children. It was last year, during the violence. I had five children. They killed three of them, leaving me with just two. They raped my three oldest girls before killing them,” said Mamie, in testimony recorded by aid workers in Kananga in September.

Of the 2,600 people treated by MSF since May 2017, 32 were men, some of whom reported having been forced under armed threat to rape members of their own community. Another 162 were children under the age of 15, including 22 below the age of five.

“These figures are an indication of the high level of violence that has persisted throughout the past year,” said Karel Janssens, MSF head of mission in DRC. “The shocking testimonies from survivors that we have heard on a daily basis describe how people’s lives and communities have been torn apart, making it very difficult for them to rebuild and move forward.”

Last month, the Nobel prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist who founded and maintains the Panzi hospital in Bukavu, eastern DRC. He has cared for tens of thousands of women who suffered sexual assault in the country’s recurrent civil conflict.

MSF teams in Kasai Central provide psychological care for the most traumatised patients. Half report that at least one member of their family has been killed, or say their homes and belongings have been pillaged or destroyed. Many suffer both physical violence and theft. One in 10 spoke of having directly witnessed a murder or similar act.

The violence in Kasai surged in 2016, when local communities formed a militia in support of a local leader who opposed the government and was killed by the police.

The authorities launched an extensive campaign against insurgents, and there have been repeated reports of massacres, ambushes and attacks on villagers. Dozens of mass graves have been found.

Congo’s Catholic church said in a report last year that more than 3,300 people had been killed in Kasai in just a few months. The church blamed government forces, their proxies and the insurgents.

Last year, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights at the time, called the region a “landscape of horror”.

The latest statistics on sexual assaults are likely to reveal only a fraction of the problem in Kasai Central, MSF said. The organisation now provides care to more than 200 patients each month on average.

Much of the instability across the country has been caused by competition between political actors in the run-up to elections in December.

President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001, is barred from seeking a third mandate.

In April, the government boycotted a key donor conference in Geneva, accusing aid agencies of exaggerating the extent of the country’s crisis. Officials in DRC claim only 230,000 people have been displaced, a fraction of the UN estimate of 4.5 million.

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Rebels Kill at Least Seven Civilians in Eastern DRC: Army
2018-11-04 18:01
News24

Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said on Sunday.

Fighters of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) staged two raids on Saturday night in the North Kivu region bordering Uganda, Teddy Kataliko, leader of the civilian administration in Beni district, told AFP.

According to his account, rebels at Mangboko burnt a lorry driver in his vehicle and killed six other civilians, while in Oicha, they killed one person and abducted 15 others - for a total death toll of eight.

Beni district administrator Donat Kibwana said seven people were killed and 15 people were abducted, including 10 children.

Army spokesperson Captain Mak Hazukay also put the death toll at seven.

Kataliko denounced the army as ineffective, saying: "It is not normal that the army cannot manage to keep the population safe," but Hazukay insisted that soldiers had reacted quickly to stop the rebel incursions.

The ADF, which US authorities designated a terror group in 2001, is a militia created by Muslim rebels to oppose Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni but which also operates in the DRC.

It is blamed for a string of attacks in the region since 2014 that have killed at least 700 civilians, and 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers in a December assault last year.

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Did Fake News Win the Brazilian Election?
Posted Nov 03, 2018 by Eds.
Monthly Review Online

Originally published: Red Pepper Magazine by Sue Branford (October 30, 2018) 

As Brazil heads for a period of profound political instability, with Jair Bolsonaro, the rabid, homophobic politician, reiterating his determination to combat ‘the extremism of the left’ and left-wing movements equally determined to mobilise throughout the country to defend their right to exist, doubts are growing as the legitimacy of Bolsonaro’s election, given the huge role played by ‘fake news’, writes Sue Branford.

Just hours after the results of the Brazilian election were announced, a triumphant Steve Bannon, the man who helped engineer first the election of Donald Trump and now the victory of Jair Bolsonaro, could scarce control his exhilaration. “Had it not been for Facebook, Twitter and other social media, it would have been a hundred times more difficult for populism to triumph, because it wouldn’t have been able to overcome the apparatus of the traditional media”, he told a Brazilian newspaper. Bannon, who acted as an adviser to Bolsonaro during the electoral campaign, says he will be going to Brazil “frequently” after Bolsonaro takes office in January.

Moreover, Bannon intends to bring his expertise to Europe.  Together with the Belgian politician, Mischael Modrikamen, who helped found the extreme right-wing People’s Party (PP), he is organising the first summit of “The Movement” in Brussels in mid-January. According to Modrikamen, it will bring together 20-30 right-wing movements from Europe. Their first goal is to “promote to promote the populist-radical right, and economic nationalism, ahead of the EU parliament elections next May”.

If the Brazilian experience is any guide, this means that Europe can expect an avalanche of ‘fake news’. “Fake news’ reached millions of Brazilians, particularly through WhatsApp, which is used by 44% of the population to obtain their political information, according to a recent survey. So much ‘fake news’ is reaching voters that it must have affected the outcome of the election.

As Bolsonaro himself has little social media expertise, someone else is organising his campaign. Although no journalist has managed to infiltrate the Bolsonaro team–and we must be careful not to promote ‘fake news’ ourselves–it is possible that the campaign is being masterminded in the U.S.

In August  Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is a close aide to his father, boasted on Instagram of meeting Steve Bannon, the man behind Trump’s victory. Later he said that Bannon had offered to help his father’s campaign: ‘The support involves internet tips, perhaps an analysis, interpreting data, this kind of thing’.

New lies from old videos

To give a recent example of ‘fake news’: on 15 October the fabricators circulated a video of Haddad stepping out of a yellow Ferrari. The account on which this could be viewed has now been taken down by YouTube ‘due to multiple third-party notifications of copyright infringement’.

Underneath they had inserted a caption, subsequently deleted by YouTube after protests from the PT: ‘The candidate of the poor, arriving yesterday in the airport of Congonhas in São Paulo in a FERRARI that is worth RS$1,800,000 (£370,975)’. Yet the video dates from 2016 when Haddad was mayor of São Paulo and was given a ride in the car to Interlagos, the famous circuit where the Brazilian Grand Prix is held, where he went to inaugurate construction work carried out by his government.

The caption with the faked video was worded to stoke the widespread belief among Bolsonaro followers that, while PT politicians talk the talk of social justice, they are, in reality, are just as corrupt and scandalously wealthy as all other politicians from the Brazilian establishment.

How far does it reach?

Brazilian researchers have been trying to work out just how influential ‘fake news’ is. Earlier this year Agência Lupa, Brazil’s leading fact-checking agency, persuaded Facebook to work with them so they could check the veracity of postings and work out how many people had received ‘fake news’. They discovered that in August of this year, shortly before the first round of the elections, the top ten items of ‘fake news’ were shared 865,000 times.

In top place, with 238,000 shares and still circulating on social media, is a video showing a huge crowd of cheering people. The caption reads: “Rally in Campinas to support the recovery [from being stabbed] of President Jair Messias Bolsonaro”. Only it isn’t. The mass of people, many wearing green-and-yellow Brazil shirts, are supporting Brazil against Serbia in the World Cup. The idea is clearly to create the impression that the number of Bolsonaro supporters is increasing every day and becoming an overwhelming flood, carrying all before it.In second place, with 219,800 shares, is picture of a headline in the leading newspaper, O Globo:Jean WyllysThe headline states: ‘Jean Wyllis [one of Brazil’s most famous gay activist] accepts invitation from Haddad to be Minister of Education in an eventual Haddad government’. Except this isn’t true either: this invitation was never made.

The sophistication of this forgery shocked even experienced media professionals. It reproduced accurately the layout in the newspaper and bore the byline of a Globo journalist. Just one problem: the journalist doesn’t work for Globo any more and the headline is fabricated.

This forgery is feeding the prejudice against homosexuals voiced vociferously by Bolsonaro and shared by many of his supporters, and exacerbates the fear that a Haddad victory would lead to homosexuals taking over many key positions in government. A gay Minister of Education is to be particularly feared, for it would mean, they say, that Brazilian children would be encouraged to become gay.

In third place is another video, showing thousands of people in the streets:

The video itself is authentic, but in the version circulating on Facebook, subsequently removed, had the caption: ‘Look how Copacabana is now!!! “Elesim”!!! [“him-yes”, the pro-Bolsonaro slogan thought up as a retort to the anti-Bolsonaro slogan. “Elenão”, “him-no”]’. Except, again, it isn’t. The demo dates from a very different political moment, when there were thousands in the streets in March 2015. Again, the clear intention is to give the impression that pro-Bolsonaro marches have been far bigger than the anti-Bolsonaro ones, though this is not, in fact, the case.

A published ‘fact’ is an established fact

After these findings, Facebook now has third-party fact checkers trying to weed out disinformation. Facebook and Google are also collaborating on an initiative called Comprova, which is working with 24 Brazilian newsrooms to uncover and denounce ‘fake news’.

These are important advances but they only scratch at the surface of the problem, and in this world of instant news, a false fact, once published and distributed, is for many readers an established fact. The most influential social networking website in Brazil is WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook). It has a much bigger reach than Facebook, which has been falling in popularity, particularly among the young. And, according to Brazilian data experts, the efforts to clean up Facebook have been encouraging ‘fake news’ fabricators to concentrate more of their efforts on WhatsApp.

The volume of false news has been colossal: in the seven weeks before the first round of the election in early October, Agência Lupa, in a joint project with two Brazilian universities, collected and analysed posts in 347 WhatsApp chat groups. This was, they said, “just a small example of the estimated hundreds of thousands of that groups that millions of Brazilians use every day to gather information.” They said that it was particularly difficult to monitor because its conversations are encrypted.

From 100,000 political images they selected the 50 most widely shared. Of these, 28 of the 50 most shared images were ‘fake news’, either manipulated or used out of context to give a misleading message. Others had no factual backing. Only four were considered true.

It claims to be a picture of a young Dilma Rousseff beside a young Fidel Castro. The photo feeds into the allegation, widely made by Bolsonaro supporters, that the PT wants to turn Brazil into a communist state–a fear still very much alive in Brazil, even though there is little evidence to support it.

But, once again, this image is ‘fake news’. The original image (below) was manipulated to include a picture of the young Dilma Rousseff. It dates from 1959, when Dilma Rousseff was only 11 years old.

Rousseff ran as the PT candidate in the recent elections, attempting to win a seat in Senate for Minas Gerais state. Early polls had suggested she would win but, in the end, she was heavily defeated.  It is, of course, impossible to work out how much ‘fake news’ contributed to her surprise defeat.

As Agência Lupa has pointed out, Haddad supporters also distort news. One of the best-known examples was on 6 September, when Bolsonaro was stabbed. Left-wing militants shared a photo of Bolsonaro walking, smiling, into a hospital:Bolsonaro walking out of hospital (Photo Credit- RP) The militants claimed that Bolsonaro had not been stabbed at all but had invented the incident to garner sympathy from the electorate. But this photo was taken a few hours before the stabbing.

But, as the Agência Lupa studies have repeatedly confirmed, the overwhelming majority of ‘fake news’ items are shared by Bolsonaro supporters.

Some pictures are first published on  other platforms and then reproduced on WhatsApp. One of the nastiest was first circulated by Bolsonaro himself to his 1.7 million Twitter followers. He later deleted it. It is a photograph of heavily-armed men behind a placard bearing a death threat to Bolsonaro:Original photo- Evernote (F) Except that the placard was inserted. The original photo dates back to 2016 and is part of a blog about the increase in violence in Brazil. There is no placard:

The underlying message seems to be that PT militants are violent thugs who must be fought with violence.

Information experts are so worried about what is going they are calling on WhatsApp to follow the example of Facebook and take urgent action to cleanse their network of ‘fake news’. On 17 October the three Brazilians who compiled the report into WhatsApp published an article in the New York Times in which they wrote:

The alarming flow of distorted information can be mitigated. If WhatsApp changes some of its settings in Brazil from now until Election Day, Oct. 28, it can reduce the spread of lies. Moreover, these simple changes can be made without impinging on freedom of expression or invading users’ privacy.

But WhatsApp’s only response has been to state that it is too late for action.

A concerted attack

There is little doubt that the avalanche of ‘fake news’ is affecting the outcome of the election. Unlike the rather disjointed examples of falsified information from the PT, which seems to stem from despair and frustration, the ‘fake news’ from the Bolsonaro camp is coherent and co-ordinated.

It forms part of what the historian Virginia Fontes has called a concerted attack ‘in which they [Bolsonaro supporters] call for all those they disagree with and define as enemies to be beaten up, assassinated and to suffer all kinds of humiliation’.

Indeed, a scary VICE documentary, broadcast in August, interviewed an administrator of several pro-Bolosonaro WhatsApp groups who said that their material comes directly from Bolsonaro’s head office.

More ‘fake news’ is coming fast down the pipeline. According to an investigation carried out by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, companies are paying for ‘packages’ of quick-fire anti-Haddad messages to launch on to WhatsApp in the last week of the electoral campaign (21-28 October). A package can cost up to R$12 million (£247,000).

The companies are allegedly buying up lists of WhatsApp users from digital companies and the aim is to send out hundreds of millions of messages. Many aspects of this operation are illegal, as under Brazilian law companies are not permitted to fund electoral campaigning nor can candidates buy up lists of voters from third parties.

On 19 October PT lawyers took out an action in Brazil’s Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) in an attempt to have Bolsonaro’s candidacy annulled because of the illegal operations that have been carried out.

As a result, the level of tension in the country has increased. Patrícia Campos Mello, the journalist who wrote the Folha article, is under constant attack by Bolsonaro fans. Bolsonaro himself hasn’t denied the story but has said that he can’t control what is happening. ‘Voluntary support is something that the PT doesn’t know about and doesn’t accept’, he counter-attacked on Twitter. ‘The PT isn’t being harmed by “fake news” but by the truth.’

He also had a go at the Folha newspaper. ‘It’s really sinking deeper and deeper into the mud’, he said. In its turn, the Folha consulted a lecturer in law, Renato Ribeiro de Almeida, who told them: ‘I can’t imagine a company donating a lot of money without telling the candidate. And, once he knows, he becomes responsible for what is happening.’

The level of abuse used by Bolsonaro’s followers against their opponents, and their willingness to resort to resort to whatever illegal trick they can muster to get their candidate elected, is unprecedented in recent Brazilian history. Virginia Fontes believes that what is happening in Brazil forms part of an international lurch to the right to crush the growing mass of disempowered in the world:

Totalitarian solutions with threats to exterminate the left don’t stem from the efficiency or inefficiency of the PT. What is behind this enormous wave of violence sweeping through Congress and Bolsonaro’s campaign is panic in the face of an enormous mass of workers totally deprived of their rights. They are contracted out, flexibilised, turned into nano-businessmen pushed to the outskirts of cities, where they live in a climate of violence. These people will soon demand their rights. It is for this reason that they [the ruling elite] need a Congress capable of annulling existing laws, like Temer has done and Bolsonaro has promised to do more of.

But, says Virginia Fontes, she is a historian and she knows that this situation cannot last for ever:

Organised repression against the left, against people of colour, women and homosexuals doesn’t have a future. The assassination of young people in the outskirts of cities can’t sustain governments. All this can appear bloody and terrible, but it will be defeated. The majority of workers are women. Brazilian inequality is a permanent fuse and it is only by confronting the causes of this inequality that it will be possible to get out of the perverse process in which we are trapped.

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Life is too short, not to try the things that scare you the most.

So, when I was asked what I thought about the idea of taking a handful of Wheaton College students and turning them into a strategic consulting team that would work with the 2018 Boston cohort of MassChallenge startups over the course of this summer I jumped at the opportunity.

Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts consists of 1700 liberal arts and science students creating innovative solutions to big challenges and acting on them.

I joined Wheaton this past semester as a visiting instructor for the business and management program. The program was added in 2013 and has since grown to be one of the most popular majors. Students can choose from more than 100 majors, and minors at Wheaton and the rigorous academic learning is accompanied by experiential opportunities outside the classroom. One such example is this partnership with MassChallenge that is entering its third year.

Opportunities like this did not exist for me as a college student, and more schools need to take the learning beyond their classrooms to stay relevant and needed for future generations of students. Higher education administrators please take note.

Wheaton College has committed to innovation and social entrepreneurship. This was one of their biggest strength that got my attention when I was first approached about teaching a class there.

With a recent $10M gift to build out the program even further, I’m excited to be a small part of the excitement that is going on with the school and their Wheaton Innovates Now (WIN) program.

This week we kicked off the training portion of the program with a focus on the team getting to know one another. Their first assignment after I taught them how to conduct interviews for requirements gathering was to team up with someone they did not know and interview them.

Then they each built a quick presentation and gave it to the group so that we could all learn new things about one another. I felt it was a perfect way to teach a skill and then put it into practice immediately.

When picking the team, I took special care to ensure that it was diverse in every way possible. That way the ideas would be sure to flow from all directions. We have students from as far away as Guatemala, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are creative writing, economics, film and business majors. I am very happy with the team of seven that has been assembled.

I plan to write up a weekly post sharing the process. Both as a tool to help others, but also to support me so that I can look back at the end and think about ways it could be improved. You can also follow along on Twitter or Instagram if you crave more.

Yesterday, the goal was to teach them the definitions of common business and marketing terminology. Explaining what a “call to action” is and why it is important to content that companies create. The difference between a “pay per click” advertisement and a “cost per impression.”

What I thought would take a couple of hours, sprouted a variety of conversations and rabbit holes that we went down and we didn’t get to my planned second topic for the day.

Some of the topics that came up and we dove into discussing included:

  • How someone registers a domain name and why I have so many of them?
  • An excellent explanation video on dark patterns that a member of the team thought we’d benefit from.
  • If Solo or Deadpool 2 lived up to our expectations?
  • The importance of disclosure when it comes to sharing anything a company gives you.
  • Who is Casey Neistat?
  • How translation rights work for books.

Stay tuned as the team comes together and begins to take what I teach in the classroom and put it into practice with a variety of different clients. We’ve only got a few weeks together in a classroom, so there is plenty of work to do.  


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Na manhã de hoje (06/11) às 10h40min a equipe PM de Nova Fátima foi informada que dois indivíduos estariam deslocando até a cidade a fim de cometer um roubo. Segundo a denúncia, os indivíduos deslocavam a pé da cidade de Congonhinhas até Nova Fátima.

Diante disso, os policiais de plantão dirigiram-se até a rodovia onde visualizaram os suspeitos que foram abordados, sendo então encontrado com o maior de idade um revólver calibre 32 com duas munições intactas, além de uma quantia em dinheiro. Junto dele estava um adolescente de 17 anos. Em consulta ao Sistema Policial foi averiguado que ambos já possuem envolvimento com a criminalidade.

Assim foi acionado o Conselho Tutelar em virtude do adolescente e ambos foram encaminhados à Delegacia de Polícia Civil para os demais procedimentos. O aparelho celular que se encontrava em posse do adolescente foi apreendido juntamente com a arma, munições e dinheiro.

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          CDC Director Redfield on Ebola outbreak: ‘Need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control”      Cache   Translate Page      

In a troubling statement concerning the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Dr. Robert Redfield suggested that this could become endemic. He noted that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and […]

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Leaders of DR Congo's opposition have agreed to meet in Geneva on Thursday to choose a joint candidate.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched.

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Level : F-6
Job ID : 103132
Job Network : Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain
Job Family : Transportation
Department/Office : United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station : KINSHASA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 9/4/2018
Deadline : 11/12/2018
          Re: Congo Brazzaville      Cache   Translate Page      
C'est une bonne question. Je suis alle plusieurs fois, mais je n'ai pas frequente un lieu comme cela. mais normalement, au centre ville... dans un resto ou café un peu "branche" peut-etre tu trouveras des amis. Il faut faire attention, mais il faut regarder ici et la. Voila :o
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Summit Recruitment and Search - Nairobi - Our client, a well-established Defense & Security Firm based Nairobi, Kenya with operations in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi & Democratic Republic of Congo is looking to recruit a . The successful will be responsible to recruit, support and develop talent through deve...
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C'est une bonne question. Je suis alle plusieurs fois, mais je n'ai pas frequente un lieu comme cela. mais normalement, au centre ville... dans un resto ou café un peu "branche" peut-etre tu trouveras des amis. Il faut faire attention, mais il faut regarder ici et la. Voila :o
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here is an email you can get in contact with this guy : distony_didi@yahoo.fr

Or do a search to see more on this website I don't know if it's congo Brazaville or Kinshasa though at least it's close

http://www.gay-datanta.com/gy/gay/congo
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here is an email you can get in contact with this guy : distony_didi@yahoo.fr

Or do a search to see more on this website I don't know if it's congo Brazaville or Kinshasa though at least it's close

http://www.gay-datanta.com/gy/gay/congo
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo. The vaccinations began on Wednesday and are part of a wider Ebola prevention plan in a country that has faced multiple Ebola outbreaks since 2000. In recent ... Reported by SeattlePI.com 12 minutes ago.
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A referendum to end conviction by non-unanimous juries in Louisiana is gaining support in the lead-up to next week's election.

UPDATE (11/06/2018)Amendment 2 passes, ending the Jim Crow-era practice of allowing felony convictions without a unanimous jury. Louisiana was one of the last two states in the country to require only 10 of 12 jurors to convict in felony cases. More than 40 percent of all those who have been recently exonerated of crimes in Louisiana were found guilty by non-unanimous juries.

As the crowd began descending on the packed pavilion in Congo Square in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, it was hard to ignore the expressions of hope and enthusiasm on each of the participants’ faces as they gathered on Saturday before heading to the polls to kick off early voting in Louisiana.

At the front of the line of about 100 marchers stood Norris Henderson, the co-founder and executive director of the grassroots group Voices of the Experienced, proudly holding a sign that read “Vote Yes on 2.”

Norris spent 27 years in Angola State Prison for a crime he did not commit. He was convicted by a non-unanimous jury. He was there on Saturday to help Louisiana liberate itself from its century-old racist jury system, which has deep roots in Jim Crow, by encouraging the community to vote. His life’s work has been fighting the injustices of the criminal justice system and he has been on the frontlines ushering in many of the reforms the state has adopted in the last couple of years. “There is no reform more important or more impactful to attack mass incarceration in this state than Amendment 2!” he proclaimed to the crowd.

Louisiana is one of only two states (the other being Oregon) that does not require a unanimous jury of 12 members to deprive someone of their freedom in felony cases. That means that two jurors can believe that a person is innocent and yet that person will still go to prison in direct contradiction of the standard burden of proof in all criminal cases — beyond a reasonable doubt. Even worse, Louisiana is the only state in the country where someone can be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole without a unanimous jury. 

This law has its roots in slavery and took its current form during the Jim Crow era, when white supremacists wanted to increase the supply of free prison labor and nullify the voting power of black jurors. It has led to numerous wrongful convictions and has put pressure on many people, especially African Americans, to take plea deals in the hopes of getting more lenient sentences than they would get if they went to trial and were convicted of a felony by a jury that does not look them.

More than 40 percent of all those who have been recently exonerated of crimes in Louisiana were found guilty by non-unanimous juries.

But now, for the first time in over a century, Louisianans have the opportunity to change this archaic law next Tuesday and ensure that residents have the same protection of right that exists in 48 other states and federal courts. Voting Yes on Amendment 2 would require all 12 jurors to agree on a person’s guilt in order to convict.

The crowd out on the streets on Saturday was palpably excited about the possibility of Louisiana shedding its roots from this Jim Crow-era jury system. It included people of all ages, races, and walks of life, chanting phrases of change and hope. They created their own renditions of "When the Saints Go Marching In," replacing “saints” with “juries.”

This level of enthusiasm and support tracks with what we’re seeing statewide, and it has been led by individuals like Norris Henderson who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system and are now helping lead the movement to transform it.

Since passing through the State Legislature last spring to secure its place on the ballot, Amendment 2 has garnered significant bipartisan support. It has received endorsements from both major state political parties; social, civil rights, and faith organizations; prominent law enforcement officials; district attorneys across the state; public defender associations; and, most importantly, the general public.

The community is the driving force behind this movement to end this Jim Crow-era law. If you walk down any major street in New Orleans, you would be hard pressed to go a mile without seeing a Yes on 2 yard sign in someone’s yard or business. Yes on 2 has been spearheaded by State Senator JP Morrell and the Unanimous Jury Coalition, consisting of champions of justice like the ACLU-LA, VOTE, SPLC and many others. 

The coalition has offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. Because of the hard work of faithful volunteers, the coalition continues to exceed its weekly goals of educating the community and turning out voters.

Amendment 2 is also getting national attention. Recently, celebrities such as New Orleans Saints’ Linebacker Demario Davis and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer John Legend joined the fight to require unanimous juries.

Louisiana has made great strides in the last couple of years to fix its criminal justice system and reduce the prison population. Passing Amendment 2 would aid that goal. Unanimous juries should matter to all Louisianans. When the voice of every juror counts, it strengthens our judicial branch and provides checks and balances for a fair criminal justice system.


          Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola      Cache   Translate Page      
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KAMPALA: Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said Friday.
An outbreak of Ebola in the DRC has claimed 180 lives so far, and with high numbers of people moving across the border “the public health risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola to Uganda was assessed to be very high,” according to minister Jane Ruth Aceng.

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Torture, refus explicite d’appliquer l’accord de la St-Sylvestre, maintien de la "machine à tricher"… À sept semaines des élections présidentielle, législative nationale et législative provinciale au Congo-Kinshasa, l’ONG britannique, Freedom ...
          The CDC predicts Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be able to be contained      Cache   Translate Page      

For the first time since it was identified in 1976, Ebola, a fatal viral disease, may not be able to be contained in the North Kivu province of the Congo. Robert Redfield, the director of the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in a briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by the the Johns Hopkins […]

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          RDCongo: raidissement du régime Kabila à la veille des scrutins / LA LIBRE AFRIQUE, MARIE-FRANCE CROS      Cache   Translate Page      
RDCongo: raidissement du régime Kabila à la veille des scrutins Dans République démocratique du Congo 6 novembre 2018 Marie-France Cros Analyse par Marie-France Cros. Usage de la torture, refus explicite d’appliquer l’accord de la Saint-Sylvestre, maintien de la “machine à tricher” malgré l’importance du rejet populaire… Le régime de Kinshasa s’enfonce de plus en plus dans […]
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo.The vaccinations began on Wednesday and are part of a wider Ebola prevention plan in a country that...
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Glencore’s sudden discovery that some of its cobalt is radioactive couldn’t come at a better time. After a surge in prices last year, enthusiasm for cobalt has been fading, partly because of a surge in new supply. But sentiment could be changing after Glencore’s unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo suspended cobalt sales after detecting low levels of radioactivity.
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Katanga Mining, a unit of diversified major Glencore, on Tuesday announced a temporary suspension in cobalt exports and sales from its Kamoto mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after detecting low levels of radioactivity in its product. A total of 1 472 t of finished product is impacted by the sales suspension, Katanga said, sending its TSX stock falling by as much as 33% to its lowest level in more than a year.
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The scientist-turned-entrepreneur behind a battery technology adopted by chemical giants BASF SE and Johnson Matthey Plc is back with another invention – one he claims will boost electric vehicle performance for years to come. Sahin Kenan, 77, says his latest innovation reduces the need for cobalt, a key battery material, to only the most critical areas in order to lower costs. The blueish-gray element is mined mostly in Democratic Republic of Congo and prices have spiked in recent years amid fears of shortages for battery-powered cars.
          CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable      Cache   Translate Page      
Outbreak in North Kivu province is in its fourth month, and there have been nearly 300 cases
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Congo Ebola Outbreak May be Uncontainable: CDC Director Cases of Polio-Like Condition Still Increasing: CDC Top American Cancer Society Official Resigns Over Fund-Raising Partnerships
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Consulta fácilmente el trayecto más óptimo para llegar desde La Ribagorza, Huesca, España hasta Congost de Mont-rebei, Serra del Montsec, La Maiseta de Mont Rebei, 25632 Sant Esteve de la Sarga, Lérida, España
          Batida envolvendo três veículos mata motorista de carro entre Pouso Alegre e Congonhal      Cache   Translate Page      
Uma pessoa morreu e três ficaram feridas depois de um acidente envolvido um carro, um ônibus e uma caminhonete na BR-459, no bairro Canta Galo, no limite entre Pouso Alegre e Congonhal, na tarde de ontem(06). Segundo a Polícia Rodoviária … Continuar lendo
          Visita al Distretto di una importante delegazione di imprenditori del Congo-Brazzaville      Cache   Translate Page      
Poter avviare una cooperazione tecnica, produttiva e scientifica nel settore agroalimentare, nella pesca e acquacoltura. Questo l’obiettivo…
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C'est une bonne question. Je suis alle plusieurs fois, mais je n'ai pas frequente un lieu comme cela. mais normalement, au centre ville... dans un resto ou café un peu "branche" peut-etre tu trouveras des amis. Il faut faire attention, mais il faut regarder ici et la. Voila :o
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here is an email you can get in contact with this guy : distony_didi@yahoo.fr

Or do a search to see more on this website I don't know if it's congo Brazaville or Kinshasa though at least it's close

http://www.gay-datanta.com/gy/gay/congo
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The "Kolwezite" in the photos looks more like malachite. Kolwezite normally has an olive green color. Perhaps the images need color correction?
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TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- It may not be possible to bring the Ebola outbreak in Congo under control, and the deadly disease may become entrenched in the northeastern part of the country, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fleetwood Mac is on tour and there's a review of a concert in Pittsburgh here but I'm going to note the setlist from the article:


FLEETWOOD MAC SET LIST
The Chain
Little Lies
Dreams
Second Hand News
Say You Love Me
Black Magic Woman
Everywhere
Rhiannon
Tell Me All the Things You Do
World Turning
(with drum solo by Mick Fleetwood)
Gypsy
Oh Well
Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House cover)
Landslide
Isn’t It Midnight
Monday Morning
You Make Loving Fun
Gold Dust Woman
Go Your Own Way
Encore:
Free Fallin'
(Tom Petty cover)
Don't Stop
All Over Again


Good songs but I think my ultimate FM set list would look like this (I'll leave in the Crowded House):



The Chain
Hold Me
Dreams
Paper Doll
Say You Love Me
Sara
Honey Hi
Rhiannon
I Don't Wanna Know
World Turning
(with drum solo by Mick Fleetwood)
Gypsy
Only Over You
Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House cover)
Landslide
Isn’t It Midnight
Beautiful Child
You Make Loving Fun
Gold Dust Woman
Say You Will
Encore:
Free Fallin'
(Tom Petty cover)
Don't Stop
Silver Springs

I don't need Lindsey's bad songs ("Monday Morning"?  Seriously?) in the concert. 

And there are so many great Stevie and Christine songs. 
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"


Friday, November 2, 2018.  Actions in DC this weekend as the never-ending wars continue.


On this week's BLACK AGENDA RADIO, hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey spoke with Omali Yeshitela about a number of topics including the actions in DC this weekend which include the march Saturday on the White House.


Nellie Bailey:  This year, the theme is US Out Of Africa. Omali Yeshitela is chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition.  He says the US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) is there to prop up foreign, economic and social control over the continent.  But Yeshitela says American global rule is in disarray.

Omali Yeshitela: Things are falling apart but it's an extremely dangerous moment as well -- which is one of those things that makes our mobilization so important and even how we've characterized our mobilization: There is no peace, Africa and Africans are at war, US to the world "Comply or Die."
I think it's quite appropriate, looking at what we see, that this chaos -- and some of it even maybe planned chaos -- this false debate that's going on between different sectors of the ruling class who are calling themselves Republicans and Democrats as part of a shell game that they play against the masses of people, with some of them using impoverished and desperate people, in order to make their political point while others are using the same phenomenon to make a point that speaks to reaction and calling on the whole reactionary history of the United States government and the White population of this country.  So you've got one sector with a very cynical and callous way of using the poverty, the oppression, even the actions of repressive sector of the bourgeois -- right now Trump represents the public face of that -- so you've got them using those actions to mobilize people, or attempt to mobilize people, for their own benefit which serves capital and not the people.  Then you've got people like Trump and the social base that he represents in terms of reaction.  All of them, again, using the people.  And that's why the Black is Back mobilization is so critical at this moment because it calls on African people to get organized.  It calls on Black people to get organized.  It calls on us to come to terms with the fact that even when we look at this crisis of imperialism, that there's an escalated aggression that's being made against our people, against the people of the world, and even against the ability of the people to protest against the things that are happening to us.  So it's a splendid moment but it's also, like I said, a very dangerous moment.  A wounded animal, as you know, as has often been described correctly so, is most dangerous and that's what we're looking at here with the United States government, US imperialism and, in many ways, imperialism in general.  But, of course, the hegemon is wounded and that creates an interesting sort of dynamics because everyone who is the friend of the hegemon is not a friend.  They're a friend because it's  the hegemon, it's got the guns, it's got all the money, it's got all the influence or appears to have but as you see US imperialism showing any signs of weakness in that case you will see -- and we are seeing -- the emergence of other forces who are willing -- even if timidly -- to challenge the hegemon for its own space and for its own interest. It's a very interesting and critical moment in history and the Black is Back is right on time, I think, to be pushing this mobilization.





The Black is Back coalition notes:

Hundreds of black people from throughout the U.S. and from every town, city and state, will descend on Washington, D.C.—capital of imperialist white power—on November 3 and 4.
This is a Call for you to take your place in the rally, march and conference with the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations under the banner: “There is no Peace: Africa and Africans are at War!”
For nine years in a row the Black is Back Coalition has been leading the charge to unite our people against the growing, desperate white nationalist attacks by the U.S. and other imperialist countries against our people and the colonized peoples and countries of the U.S. and the world.
The Coalition is calling on everyone to join with our brothers and sisters at Malcolm X Park on Saturday, November 3 at 12 noon. Numerous speakers that represent our community’s demand for self-determination and our historical opposition to imperialist white power will expose the relentless war being waged against Africa, African people and the peoples of the world.
At 2 P.M. there will be a black people’s march on the White House. Then there will be another rally at Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
On Sunday at 12 noon the people will gather for a conference at the Stuart Center, 821 Varnum Street NE for a full discussion of all these issues and resolutions of how we should move to defend ourselves against the war on our people in a process that will build a new world without black oppression and human exploitation.
Every day the blood-stained list of African people within the U.S. who are shot or killed by U.S. white citizens or police grows grotesquely long. In 47 of the cities with the largest police departments, police shot at least 3,649 African people from 2010 through 2016.
These same domestic military occupation forces are the primary instruments leading to the prisons within the U.S. bursting at the seams with African people who are now organizing within the prison concentration camps for an end to this colonial slavery that is justified by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Regular white citizens are also assaulting our people with sometimes deadly consequences—in churches, on college campuses, at public transportation stations and in fast food restaurants, to name just a few places.
In St. Louis-Ferguson, Missouri, with one of the highest incidences of police shootings in the U.S., the U.S. government, through the weapon of eminent domain, has confiscated nearly 100 acres of land previously owned by African people, to build a massive, $2 billion super-secret international spy station known as the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Station (NGA).
This spy agency, to have its own police force in our community, is also part of an ever-expanding gentrification process in St. Louis that is daily driving our people into deeper poverty and despair.
The Black is Back Coalition is also calling on you to join your brothers and sisters protesting the growing U.S. military secret wars in Africa.
Hundreds of U.S. Special Operation forces are violently destroying villages and supporting thuggish African governments to prevent African workers from coming to power and gaining control of our own resources for Africa’s benefit instead of the benefit of white power.
U.S. Special Operations forces are also in Africa to contend with China for economic influence. In addition, they are there to protect the interests of its junior imperialist partners on the Continent that contains at least a third of the world’s known mineral assets.
The U.S. has created a vast war project called the Africa Command or AFRICOM, a command center solely dedicated to keeping Africa under white power control and our people in a permanent state of violently impoverished exploitation and indirect colonial domination.
The Black is Back Coalition is calling on African people to join in our protest of U.S. initiated or actual armed and economic warfare against and political destabilization of other countries like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua, China and Russia—countries that have refused to comply with U.S. imperialist demands.
The Coalition’s 19-point National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination calls for an end to AFRICOM. It also demands that the U.S. get out of Africa, Asia and Latin America and pay reparations to Africa and Africans everywhere.
We demand the upliftment of African women and the African family as well as black community control of police and the immediate withdrawal of U.S. domestic military forces from the African community.
Come out to join with your brothers and sisters in the demand for the release of all our political prisoners and the end to the mass incarceration of our people and the release of African people from the colonial concentration camps called prison.
The escalated attack by the U.S. on Africa and African people worldwide is evidence of the growing crisis of imperialist white power. The Black is Back Coalition is calling on all African people and friends of peace to join with us in a great celebration of resistance.
We can win!
We will win!
We are winning!

Featured Speakers:

Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Glen Ford, Kamm Howard, Ajamu Baraka and Lisa Davis.


BREAKING: BAP has launched its campaign to shut down and end the U.S. occupation of Africa! Read our statement and find out how you can get involved 👉🏿
 
 



Why the need to mobilize?

Because of idiots like this.


This is who Trump is afraid of. The reason more troops are on the border now than currently in Iraq. LOOK.








Debra Messing 'discovers' Iraq.  How very Columbus of her.  She discovers it to complain that more US troops are on the US border than in Iraq.  She's upset that there are not more US troops in Iraq.  15 years and counting of ongoing war and Debra is upset that more US troops are not in Iraq.

To Debra, this passes for 'logic.'  Because, to Debra, continued and never-ending war -- hell, war period -- is a-okay and normal.  War period?  Debra Messing didn't speak out about the Iraq War.  It was even a joke on WILL & GRACE.  Debra's character protested not getting free noodles.  That she protested.  She said good people have to care and it was all a joke that she didn't care about war.

That's what the world is up against, selfish bitches who don't give a damn about people dying.  The only time people matter to the Debra Messings is when they can be used for political football.  So, to attack Donald Trump, Debra suddenly 'discovers' the Iraq War.  She's fine with it.  She doesn't protest it.  She doesn't even call for an end to it.  She's glad it's there because it allows her to use it for political football.

Shame on anyone who buys into her crap.

You can call out what Donald Trump is doing without seeking to justify war.

Otherwise, you're just the ridiculous Jim Sciuotto who only mentions Iraq to either endorse it so he can whine about the march or to endorse it so he can whine about the fact that, in two years of being president, Donald Trump has not visited Iraq.  (For those who've forgotten, in eight years as president, Barack Obama only visited Iraq once.)

The wars are nothing but political props that the Jims and Debras grab on to repeatedly to try to political football.  The fact that people are dying doesn't matter to them.  Like the late Barbara Bush, they don't bother their 'beautiful minds' with such things.

Oh, look, here's another stupid bitch.

As Trump plays golf & holds rallies at the expense of taxpayers, he has the nerve to tell our servicemen and women that he can't visit them in Iraq or Afghanistan because he's "very busy". These people are fighting for us! Trump is not! Trump doesn't care!
 
 





The US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't fighting "for us."  They're fighting because the US government sent them there.  Why are they there?  Why are they still there?

Those are questions the world is asking but not questions that bother Tiny Ed because he's all about using war as a political football.  He's a con artist who defrauded people and the fact that he's part of the 'resistance' should scare any honest participant of that group.



They don't care what happens in Iraq.  They don't care about the people of Basra.


Political and civil authorities in ’s oil-rich region of revealed that activists are planning demonstrations again, in light of the suspension of parliamentary membership of a number of their lawmakers.
 
 



The protests are starting again.  Already, there's been a sit-in.  They were put on hold for the religious pilgrimage but they are returning.  Why?  Oil rich Basra produces so much wealth for the government of Iraq yet the people in Basra need jobs (the multi-nationals stealing oil from Iraq don't even try to pretend to employ a significant number of locals).  The people can't drink the water unless they want to be part of the over 100,000 so far that have been hospitalized for drinking the water.  They don't have regular electricity which was a nightmare in the oppressive heat of summer but will also be bad as winter arrives and temperatures drop.


Not only have these issues not been addressed, there's also the appearance -- on the part of Prime Minister Adel Abdul al-Mahdi -- that these issues are not pressing.

This appearance is upsetting politicians in Basra.

4 Iraq MPs protest government failure to honour Basra, Basra has 25 seats in Iraqi parliament "Four Iraqi lawmakers have suspended their membership in the government after no ministers were chosen to represent Basra in the government" via
          Bakanal de Afrique brings African diaspora performance to Oakland and SF      Cache   Translate Page      
Immerse yourself in the underground and emerging arts of the African diaspora via Bakanal de Afrique, a multi-genre festival taking place throughout November in Oakland and San Francisco presented by the Afro Urban Society and Dance Mission Theater. Bakanal de Afrique is directed by Igbo-Nigerian American performer Nkeiruka Oruche and Grammy-nominated vocalist and actor Tossie Long. Events range from a film screening and writing session to dance workshops and parties, including a free gathering on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Oakland Museum with live music, DJs and performance by Arnaud Loubayi of the Congolese dance company Bitezo Bia Kongo. The marquee performance is “What Had Happened Was …, an Afro Urban Musical,” at Dance Mission Nov.
          A Week at Dilley: Fragomen Fellow Caitlin Miner-Le Grand on the Situation at South Texas Family Residential Center      Cache   Translate Page      

Caitlin Miner-Le Grand, Fragomen Fellow at the City Bar Justice Center's Immigrant Justice Project, recalls her experiences this October at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where immigrant women and children are being detained.

Deep in southern Texas, just over an hour outside of San Antonio, there is a large detention center housing mothers and children in the very small rural town of Dilley. The women there are awaiting Credible Fear Interviews, which will determine whether they meet the threshold to be able to claim asylum before an immigration judge. If they receive a positive determination, they can be released to pursue their claims. If they receive a negative determination, following a limited opportunity for appeal, they will be deported. I spent one week there in late October, working within a larger group of volunteers as part of Fragomen’s ongoing pro bono efforts at the border.


Since 2015, a coalition of immigration organizations has funded a small legal staff, supported by rotating groups of volunteers, to serve the families at Dilley. Over the past 3 years, the City Bar Justice Center has been involved in 7 different trips to family detention centers on the border. One takeaway is clear: family-based detention seems to be here to stay.


The best way to describe the scene is organized chaos. You walk through a security trailer, complete with an x-ray machine and metal detector, turn over your ID, and receive a “legal volunteer” badge. You walk over a metal bridgeway into a much larger trailer. There, groups of women sit in two large circles. Some hold children on their laps while other children gather in a smaller room with a TV or squabble over crayons. Most are under 4—the older children are at a school run within the detention center. The next 12 hours pass in a blur. Groups of women come and go. Every day there are multiple group intakes and group legal orientations to the credible fear process.


A few times a week, there are group presentations on the release process. Volunteers, guided by a small and dedicated legal staff, take women individually into smaller rooms to ask them why they fled their countries. These interviews are highly emotional. As members of the volunteer legal team, our job is to ask them probing questions about recent, traumatic events. This is to prepare them on how to most effectively present their claims to the asylum officer conducting their Credible Fear interview. “But why?” we ask them. “How did you know that the police wouldn’t help you?” We explain that the officer will ask these questions, and urge them to have anecdotal explanations ready. Other volunteers might attend a credible fear interview, to provide support to a mother. Others still will represent mothers who received negative determinations in a video-conferenced appeal before an immigration judge.


Mothers with children have been detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas since December 2014. It has a capacity of over 2,000. The week that I visited, the detention center was at close to capacity. Some families had been apprehended after crossing the border without inspection and others had presented themselves at ports of entry to request asylum. Most were recent arrivals. The majority were from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, though team members also met with mothers from Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Congo. Almost every mother that I met with described scenes of horrific violence that prompted their flight. Because of the dedication of the on the ground staff and the rotating volunteers, the vast majority of these women will be released with ankle monitors and told to report to ICE. They will then begin to seek legal representation and pursue their claim for asylum in immigration court—often a years-long process. Despite these high hurdles, a recent study by the American Immigration Council, found that 96% of released families seeking asylum attended all of their immigration court hearings.


While the mothers I spoke with  reported that the conditions at Dilley are better than those at the border, there is no mistaking that it is a jail-like facility. The conditions of detention of immigrant children are currently governed by the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA). In recognition of the special vulnerabilities of children, the FSA places protective limitations on how all children—both accompanied and unaccompanied—can be detained. It mandates that children not be housed in “secure,” jail-like settings, with a 20 day limit for emergency “influx” situations. The Dilley detention center is a secure facility and is intended only as a short term stop. However, there was a smaller group who had been there since July—mothers and children who were separated following the administration’s zero tolerance policy in May 2018 and then reunited in July. Pursuant to a different class action lawsuit, that group was receiving another round of Credible Fear Interviews because their first interviews were conducted under extreme duress following their separations. These long-awaited interviews could determine whether they were able to be released from the detention center.


Fathers and sons, meanwhile, are currently detained at a separate family residential center in Karnes, Texas. I spent a week there in September, also helping to prepare fathers for Credible Fear Interviews, as well as preparing declarations for court hearings and assisting fathers who decided they wanted to pursue a deportation order.


Following the public outcry this summer after the Administration imposed a zero tolerance policy that resulted in separating parents and children at the border, the Administration has now introduced a proposed regulation to replace the terms of the Flores Settlement. Public comments are due by November 6, 2018. The proposed rule purports to codify the current FSA, with some significant changes. It replaces a state-licensing requirement with a self-licensing system—concerning given documented instances of ICE contractors not meeting requisite standards. It severely curtails the FSA’s “general policy favoring release” by restricting the individuals to whom children can be released. Overall, it grants increased flexibility to ICE while limiting options for families. The City Bar is currently preparing a public comment on the proposed regulation. Once it is promulgated, it will change the face of family detention, most likely leading to prolonged detention for parents and children.I am currently drafting comments opposing these changes.


The week was extremely grueling. I kept reminding myself how remarkable it was to be there at all, seeing firsthand a system that is often hidden away in remote, hard to access locations. It is only through the ongoing, dedicated efforts of the Dilley Pro Bono Project that the families detained at Dilley receive any legal representation at all. They rely on donations and volunteers including the many dedicated attorneys from the Fragomen firm, and keep going despite difficult conditions. The Dilley Pro Bono Project is a success story of what can be accomplished through the cooperation of legal organizations and the commitment of pro bono volunteers. As long as family detention is a reality, their work—and ours—is not done.


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24 July 2018 marked the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Unlike previous Ebola virus outbreaks in the country, this one involved four separate lo
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Los mejores poemas y frases
de Pedro Salinas.


¿Serás, amor
un largo adiós que no se acaba?
Vivir, desde el principio, es separarse.
En el primer encuentro
con la luz, con los labios,
el corazón percibe la congoja
de tener que estar ciego y solo un día.
Amor es el retraso milagroso
de su término mismo;
es prolongar el hecho mágico
de que uno y uno sean dos, en contra
de la primer condena de la vida.
Con los besos,
con la pena y el pecho se conquistan
en afanosas lides, entre gozos
parecidos a juegos,
días, tierras, espacios fabulosos,
a la gran disyunción que está esperando,
hermana de la muerte o muerte misma.
Cada beso perfecto aparta el tiempo,
le echa hacia atrás, ensancha el mundo breve
donde puede besarse todavía.
Ni en el llegar, ni en el hallazgo
tiene el amor su cima:
es en la resistencia a separarse
en donde se le siente,
desnudo, altísimo, temblando.
Y la separación no es el momento
cuando brazos, o voces,
se despiden con señas materiales:
es de antes, de después.
Si se estrechan las manos, si se abraza,
nunca es para apartarse,
es porque el alma ciegamente siente
que la forma posible de estar juntos
es una despedida larga, clara.
Y que lo más seguro es el adiós.

Pedro Salinas - Razón de amor.


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TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- It may not be possible to bring the Ebola outbreak in Congo under control, and the deadly disease may become entrenched in the northeastern part of the country, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert...
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La misma noche en la que Toronto perdió frente a los Cavaliers en las semifinales de conferencia de la NBA de la pasada temporada, Ibaka cogió el teléfono y llamó a España. Con la derrota aún reciente, dolido por la forma en la que se había producido (4-0), el pívot se puso manos a la obra para reinventarse. Para volver a ser el pívot dominante por el que un día se peleaban todas las franquicias de la liga. «He anulado todos los eventos de este verano. Si estás disponible, quiero que me ayudes a entrenar durante los próximos cuatro meses». Al otro lado, Serge recibió una ratificación. La respuesta positiva de Hugo López –exayudante de Pablo Laso, que coincidió con el congoleño en el Real Madrid– fue rápida. «El proyecto era tan interesante, que no podía decir que no», reconoce López a ABC, feliz tras ver cómo el pívot de la selección está jugando su mejor baloncesto desde que llegó a la NBA. Y eso es mucho, si tenemos en cuenta que durante sus primeros años fue uno de los referentes interiores de la liga. Como a otros muchos, el «nuevo baloncesto» había atropellado a Serge Ibaka en los últimos tiempos. La tendencia de jugar sin hombres altos y la necesidad de que estos actúen cada vez más lejos del aro fue arrinconando al congoleño hasta verse perdido. Su gris temporada en 2017, lejos de sus mejores registros, le provocó una rabia interior que llevó a reducir sus días libres durante el verano a los fines de semana. «Hemos trabajado sin descanso durante cuatro meses. Hacíamos sesiones de lunes a viernes, con muchísimas series de tiro. Hemos contabilizado alrededor de 15.000 lanzamientos», señala el vallisoletano, recientemente nombrado seleccionador de Suecia. Durante los cuatro meses que pasaron entre la derrota ante los Cavaliers y el inicio de esta temporada, Ibaka no se separó de Hugo López. «Hemos entrenado por medio mundo. Desde Miami –donde también ha hecho una transformación física increíble, para ser más liviano y veloz– hasta Vancouver, pasando por Barcelona, Los Ángeles o Santo Domingo. Serge es un tipo incansable. Siempre quiere más. Su ética de trabajo es admirable. Ha habido días en los que he tenido que pedirle que parara, porque si por él fuera hubiéramos entrenado mucho más tiempo. Yo le decía que el descanso es parte del trabajo, pero le costaba aceptarlo», afirma López. Números de otra época La mejora de Ibaka en la pista es evidente. «Cuando me llamó nos marcamos dos objetivos principales: mejorar el tiro lejos de la canasta y el manejo con la mano izquierda. Hemos trabajado la confianza en ese lanzamiento y se están viendo los resultados», indica el entrenador. Tras un mes de campaña, Ibaka acumula sus mejores números desde que llegó hace diez años a la NBA. Promedia 18 puntos por partido, con un acierto de casi el 60 por ciento en tiros de campo y los Raptors dominan la conferencia Este con solo una derrota en once partidos. Su efectividad con el aro le ha llevado a romper registros de otra época. El domingo se convirtió en el primer jugador desde 2006 que anota sin fallo sus primeros 14 tiros en un partido, en un duelo que terminó con 34 puntos en su casillero personal, su mejor marca en la NBA. A eso, el pívot sumó ayer otros 17 puntos sin fallo en apenas 13 minutos de juego. Todo bajo la atenta mirada del seleccionador Scariolo, ayudante este año en los Raptors. En estos cuatro meses junto a Ibaka, López ha podido compartir muchas horas de trabajo con el staff técnico de Toronto. «Uno de esos días de entrenamiento personal, el entrenador de los Raptors –Nick Nurse– paró la sesión cuando apenas llevábamos unos minutos en la pista. Vino hacia nosotros y nos felicitó. A Serge por lo mucho que había mejorado y a mí por haberle ayudado a conseguirlo. Momentos como ese hacen que todo haya merecido la pena», explica el español, invitado por el propio Nurse a unirse durante varias semanas al cuerpo técnico de los Raptors en la pretemporada del equipo.
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Members of the mapping community in Kinshasa plan the collection of field data for the Kisenso neighborhood. (courtesy of OpenDRI)
Members of the mapping community in Kinshasa, DR Congo plan the collection of field data for the Kisenso neighborhood. (Courtesy of OpenDRI)

There is a unique space where you can encounter everyone from developers of self-driving cars in Silicon Valley to city planners in Niamey to humanitarian workers in Kathmandu Valley: the global OpenStreetMap (OSM) community. It comprises a geographically and experientially diverse network of people who contribute to OSM, a free and editable map of the world that is often called the “Wikipedia of maps.”  

What is perhaps most special about this community is its level playing field. Anyone passionate about collaborative mapping can have a voice from anywhere in the world. In the past few years, there has been a meteoric rise of locally organized mapping communities in developing countries working to improve the map in service of sustainable development activities.

The next opportunity to see the OSM community in action will be the November 14th mapathon hosted by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI). Mapathons bring together volunteers to improve the maps of some of the world’s most vulnerable areas, not only easing the way for emergency responders when disaster strikes, but also helping cities and communities plan and build more resiliently for the future.

GFDRR’s engagement with local OSM communities

[[tweetable]]The 2010 Haiti earthquake served as a wake-up call about the need for access to better quality information for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts.[[/tweetable]] In the years since, OpenDRI has turned to the OSM platform as an important way to bring people together to create open data, learn new skills, and support the human networks that eventually become key actors for resilience. We can gather people in a room around something exciting, like a mapathon, and start a conversation about sharing information for the benefit of everyone.

Changes in the mapped areas in OpenStreetMap for Kampala, Uganda, from 2016 to 2018. (courtesy of OpenDRI and OSM)
Changes in the mapped areas in OpenStreetMap for Kampala, Uganda, from 2016 to 2018. (Courtesy of OpenDRI and OSM)
[[tweetable]]Any data, technology, or tool is only as valuable as the way and the extent to which people use it[[/tweetable]], and that’s why building sustainable mapping communities is so critical for this work. Even as we engage governments to promote the use of open data and open source tools, OpenDRI also strives to nurture local communities of OSM users and developers from universities, NGOs, and innovation hubs. To that end, OpenDRI supports local OSM communities and conferences like “State of the Map” whenever possible, particularly by funding scholarships for attendees who would not otherwise get to attend, learn, and share knowledge.

Participatory mapping in Asia and Africa
A member of the local mapping community in Uganda collects field data for OSM. (Courtesy of OpenDRI)
A member of the local mapping community in Uganda
collects field data for OSM. (Courtesy of OpenDRI)


OpenDRI started its work with OSM by supporting the growth of local mapping communities in  Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, including through the Open Cities Project. Many of these communities were quick on their feet to respond to the devastating 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. More than 6,000 volunteers helped add data to the OSM platform, mapping up to 80 percent of affected zones, an effort which continues to provide invaluable information to emergency response and preparedness efforts.In the years since, OSM communities across Asia have come together to exchange knowledge and build connections at a series of open source mapping conferences. The fourth “State of the Map Asia” conference will take place in Bangalore, India, this month.

In Africa, the stakes for OSM are even higher, because it is often the only digital map available for many locations. Recent years have brought a rise of participatory mapping communities across Africa, which now total more than 30 active local OSM groups. Africa’s first-ever “State of the Map” conference was held in Kampala, Uganda in 2017.

Building on that momentum, OpenDRI recently launched the Open Cities Africa project, currently supporting the development of teams in 11 cities across Africa. These teams are taking the lead in collecting data remotely and on-the-ground through participatory mapping, thus building mapping capacity in their local OSM communities. They are also collaborating with World Bank teams to use the new OSM data to help address a range of development challenges, from urban flooding in Kinshasa to coastal risk management in Senegal. Drawing on our experiences in Asia, we are incorporating novel approaches in our engagement in Africa, including online learning, gender integration, disruptive technologies, and design research.

What’s next for local OSM communities?

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Local OSM communities are hopeful that the future will see a larger and more diverse population of mappers worldwide – this will be key to improving the “Wikipedia of maps” even further. As technology giants join the global OSM community, we are now exploring how new machine learning mapping techniques might complement and amplify the work of local OSM communities.

Over the past seven years, the OpenDRI team has been hard at work to create local communities around open-source mapping as part of our drive to promote open data for resilience, and that effort will continue.

To discover the OSM community for yourself and learn more about the benefits of using geospatial data for addressing the world’s most critical development challenges, join us on Wednesday, November 14 for the OpenDRI mapathon at the World Bank.  
 
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HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE: War and Ebola in eastern Congo.
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  1. As I said yesterday, if you’re on the Left, don’t play this Soros v Bannon Culture Wars game. Bannon is not your friend, but neither is Soros, a billionaire hedge fund trader. Just because Bannonites don’t like him, doesn’t make him a hero: via



From his column:

We can accurately talk about the George Sorosification of the liberal-left and the Steve Bannonisation of the Right in both the US and UK.
The pressure to join one side or the other and play the nationalist v globalist, liberal v conservative culture wars game is enormous. Nevertheless, it should be resisted.
Because if you do ‘play the game', you'll be serving the interests of capital. Don't be fooled by the rhetoric.
The disciples of Steve Bannon want us to believe they're standing up for ‘the masses' against  the likes of George Soros. But genuine populists prioritise public ownership, not obsessing about race and religion and promoting  ideas about a ‘clash of civilisations‘. In any, event the idea that Steve Bannon- like George Soros- is a tribune of the people is absurd. After all the man is a former Goldman Sachs investment banker and Hollywood producer, and you don't get much more 'insider' than that, do you?

The political battles we need to be fighting are the ones that Wall Street financiers and hedge fund billionaires don't want us to fight.

There are so many distractions that are used to keep us from calling for an end to war, from calling for Medicare For All, from calling for fair wages.  So much matters and yet it's all about turning us into passive spectators who root for false gods. 

There are real issues.  These false gods aren't going to address them, they're just going to lock up even more people and pretend like they've done something. 

We need to take ownership of our lives and we can't do that while we play the 'let's worship' whatever politician and pretend we aren't worthy of being near them.  Those asses work for us, they should fear us, they should fear how we might vote.


"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Friday, November 2, 2018.  Actions in DC this weekend as the never-ending wars continue.


On this week's BLACK AGENDA RADIO, hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey spoke with Omali Yeshitela about a number of topics including the actions in DC this weekend which include the march Saturday on the White House.


Nellie Bailey:  This year, the theme is US Out Of Africa. Omali Yeshitela is chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition.  He says the US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) is there to prop up foreign, economic and social control over the continent.  But Yeshitela says American global rule is in disarray.

Omali Yeshitela: Things are falling apart but it's an extremely dangerous moment as well -- which is one of those things that makes our mobilization so important and even how we've characterized our mobilization: There is no peace, Africa and Africans are at war, US to the world "Comply or Die."
I think it's quite appropriate, looking at what we see, that this chaos -- and some of it even maybe planned chaos -- this false debate that's going on between different sectors of the ruling class who are calling themselves Republicans and Democrats as part of a shell game that they play against the masses of people, with some of them using impoverished and desperate people, in order to make their political point while others are using the same phenomenon to make a point that speaks to reaction and calling on the whole reactionary history of the United States government and the White population of this country.  So you've got one sector with a very cynical and callous way of using the poverty, the oppression, even the actions of repressive sector of the bourgeois -- right now Trump represents the public face of that -- so you've got them using those actions to mobilize people, or attempt to mobilize people, for their own benefit which serves capital and not the people.  Then you've got people like Trump and the social base that he represents in terms of reaction.  All of them, again, using the people.  And that's why the Black is Back mobilization is so critical at this moment because it calls on African people to get organized.  It calls on Black people to get organized.  It calls on us to come to terms with the fact that even when we look at this crisis of imperialism, that there's an escalated aggression that's being made against our people, against the people of the world, and even against the ability of the people to protest against the things that are happening to us.  So it's a splendid moment but it's also, like I said, a very dangerous moment.  A wounded animal, as you know, as has often been described correctly so, is most dangerous and that's what we're looking at here with the United States government, US imperialism and, in many ways, imperialism in general.  But, of course, the hegemon is wounded and that creates an interesting sort of dynamics because everyone who is the friend of the hegemon is not a friend.  They're a friend because it's  the hegemon, it's got the guns, it's got all the money, it's got all the influence or appears to have but as you see US imperialism showing any signs of weakness in that case you will see -- and we are seeing -- the emergence of other forces who are willing -- even if timidly -- to challenge the hegemon for its own space and for its own interest. It's a very interesting and critical moment in history and the Black is Back is right on time, I think, to be pushing this mobilization.





The Black is Back coalition notes:

Hundreds of black people from throughout the U.S. and from every town, city and state, will descend on Washington, D.C.—capital of imperialist white power—on November 3 and 4.
This is a Call for you to take your place in the rally, march and conference with the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations under the banner: “There is no Peace: Africa and Africans are at War!”
For nine years in a row the Black is Back Coalition has been leading the charge to unite our people against the growing, desperate white nationalist attacks by the U.S. and other imperialist countries against our people and the colonized peoples and countries of the U.S. and the world.
The Coalition is calling on everyone to join with our brothers and sisters at Malcolm X Park on Saturday, November 3 at 12 noon. Numerous speakers that represent our community’s demand for self-determination and our historical opposition to imperialist white power will expose the relentless war being waged against Africa, African people and the peoples of the world.
At 2 P.M. there will be a black people’s march on the White House. Then there will be another rally at Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
On Sunday at 12 noon the people will gather for a conference at the Stuart Center, 821 Varnum Street NE for a full discussion of all these issues and resolutions of how we should move to defend ourselves against the war on our people in a process that will build a new world without black oppression and human exploitation.
Every day the blood-stained list of African people within the U.S. who are shot or killed by U.S. white citizens or police grows grotesquely long. In 47 of the cities with the largest police departments, police shot at least 3,649 African people from 2010 through 2016.
These same domestic military occupation forces are the primary instruments leading to the prisons within the U.S. bursting at the seams with African people who are now organizing within the prison concentration camps for an end to this colonial slavery that is justified by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Regular white citizens are also assaulting our people with sometimes deadly consequences—in churches, on college campuses, at public transportation stations and in fast food restaurants, to name just a few places.
In St. Louis-Ferguson, Missouri, with one of the highest incidences of police shootings in the U.S., the U.S. government, through the weapon of eminent domain, has confiscated nearly 100 acres of land previously owned by African people, to build a massive, $2 billion super-secret international spy station known as the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Station (NGA).
This spy agency, to have its own police force in our community, is also part of an ever-expanding gentrification process in St. Louis that is daily driving our people into deeper poverty and despair.
The Black is Back Coalition is also calling on you to join your brothers and sisters protesting the growing U.S. military secret wars in Africa.
Hundreds of U.S. Special Operation forces are violently destroying villages and supporting thuggish African governments to prevent African workers from coming to power and gaining control of our own resources for Africa’s benefit instead of the benefit of white power.
U.S. Special Operations forces are also in Africa to contend with China for economic influence. In addition, they are there to protect the interests of its junior imperialist partners on the Continent that contains at least a third of the world’s known mineral assets.
The U.S. has created a vast war project called the Africa Command or AFRICOM, a command center solely dedicated to keeping Africa under white power control and our people in a permanent state of violently impoverished exploitation and indirect colonial domination.
The Black is Back Coalition is calling on African people to join in our protest of U.S. initiated or actual armed and economic warfare against and political destabilization of other countries like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua, China and Russia—countries that have refused to comply with U.S. imperialist demands.
The Coalition’s 19-point National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination calls for an end to AFRICOM. It also demands that the U.S. get out of Africa, Asia and Latin America and pay reparations to Africa and Africans everywhere.
We demand the upliftment of African women and the African family as well as black community control of police and the immediate withdrawal of U.S. domestic military forces from the African community.
Come out to join with your brothers and sisters in the demand for the release of all our political prisoners and the end to the mass incarceration of our people and the release of African people from the colonial concentration camps called prison.
The escalated attack by the U.S. on Africa and African people worldwide is evidence of the growing crisis of imperialist white power. The Black is Back Coalition is calling on all African people and friends of peace to join with us in a great celebration of resistance.
We can win!
We will win!
We are winning!

Featured Speakers:

Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Glen Ford, Kamm Howard, Ajamu Baraka and Lisa Davis.


BREAKING: BAP has launched its campaign to shut down and end the U.S. occupation of Africa! Read our statement and find out how you can get involved 👉🏿
 
 



Why the need to mobilize?

Because of idiots like this.


This is who Trump is afraid of. The reason more troops are on the border now than currently in Iraq. LOOK.








Debra Messing 'discovers' Iraq.  How very Columbus of her.  She discovers it to complain that more US troops are on the US border than in Iraq.  She's upset that there are not more US troops in Iraq.  15 years and counting of ongoing war and Debra is upset that more US troops are not in Iraq.

To Debra, this passes for 'logic.'  Because, to Debra, continued and never-ending war -- hell, war period -- is a-okay and normal.  War period?  Debra Messing didn't speak out about the Iraq War.  It was even a joke on WILL & GRACE.  Debra's character protested not getting free noodles.  That she protested.  She said good people have to care and it was all a joke that she didn't care about war.

That's what the world is up against, selfish bitches who don't give a damn about people dying.  The only time people matter to the Debra Messings is when they can be used for political football.  So, to attack Donald Trump, Debra suddenly 'discovers' the Iraq War.  She's fine with it.  She doesn't protest it.  She doesn't even call for an end to it.  She's glad it's there because it allows her to use it for political football.

Shame on anyone who buys into her crap.

You can call out what Donald Trump is doing without seeking to justify war.

Otherwise, you're just the ridiculous Jim Sciuotto who only mentions Iraq to either endorse it so he can whine about the march or to endorse it so he can whine about the fact that, in two years of being president, Donald Trump has not visited Iraq.  (For those who've forgotten, in eight years as president, Barack Obama only visited Iraq once.)

The wars are nothing but political props that the Jims and Debras grab on to repeatedly to try to political football.  The fact that people are dying doesn't matter to them.  Like the late Barbara Bush, they don't bother their 'beautiful minds' with such things.

Oh, look, here's another stupid bitch.

As Trump plays golf & holds rallies at the expense of taxpayers, he has the nerve to tell our servicemen and women that he can't visit them in Iraq or Afghanistan because he's "very busy". These people are fighting for us! Trump is not! Trump doesn't care!
 
 





The US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't fighting "for us."  They're fighting because the US government sent them there.  Why are they there?  Why are they still there?

Those are questions the world is asking but not questions that bother Tiny Ed because he's all about using war as a political football.  He's a con artist who defrauded people and the fact that he's part of the 'resistance' should scare any honest participant of that group.



They don't care what happens in Iraq.  They don't care about the people of Basra.


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In her latest column, Margaret Kimberley (BLACK AGENDA REPORT) is taking on the recent violence of last week:

If Trump can be connected to all of these incidents it should be with the knowledge that the entire country is suffering from a terrible sickness that few want to confront. Americans prefer to think well of themselves and their nation and treat any information contradicting that belief as an inconvenience to be avoided at all costs. There were hate crimes before Donald Trump ran for president and most of them weren’t carried out by individuals. Most of them are still sanctioned by the state.
The crazed Trump lover may have tried to send bombs to Obama and Clinton but they sent bombs to Libya and destroyed a nation that still suffers from their terrorist acts. They are quite literally guilty of committing hate crimes, along with other NATO leaders and their predecessors in high places. The fact that they know how to express diplomatic niceties is no reason to see them as being on our side as we fight to defeat fascism at home and around the world.
Their enablers cannot be given a pass either. When we fight to make war and peace a political issue we are derided as purists and spoilers who ought to be quiet and allow imperialism to take place without hindrance. The people who join in the chorus of denunciation should not be allowed to wring their hands when dead bodies appear within our borders too.
It is a really strong column.  I am getting so tired of people who try to divorce reality from response.  I'm sick of those who offer a critique where they express shock at violence within the US with their pose that ignores the violence that our government okays, endorses and, yes, carries out on a daily basis.

This is not unique or novel.  This present moment is reflective of earlier ignorance.  But can we not learn?  Or maybe we just don't want to?

Libyans?  They have the same blood in their veins that we have.  They have the same hopes and dreams.  The same is true of Iraqis, of people everywhere.  To ignore that reality and to ignore the violence our country inflicts on others is to choose to live in ignorance.

Our government daily teaches that (a) violence is an answer and that (b) if an American is killed in the US government's violence some lip service may be given to regret (or not).  The message is sent daily that the lives of people in other countries do not matter and that it is okay that our government kills them.

If you are appalled by the use of violence within the US, grasp that violence is used daily by our government and that we are taught this is normal.  Do not be surprised when that lesson results in more and move violence within the US. 

Ruth's "What about hate actions, Mr. Tapper?" explores this topic as well.

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  The Iraq War continues and, in the US, the fight to end these never-ending wars continues.


Black Alliance for Peace notes the following actions:



The one that's today is in NYC and here's a Tweet about it:





The upcoming actions follow the Women's March on the Pentagon from two weekends ago.  Last night, Elaine noted YOUTUBE video coverage in "Women's March on the Pentagon (videos)."  Coverage matters now as much as it did in real time.  The following Tweets from this morning note Nick Brana's speech at the Women's March on the Pentagon.


1/11 So I wanna thank Emma, Cindy, Bonnie and the whole Women's March on the Pentagon team for putting on this fabulous event. And I wanna say that I'm here because 6 yrs ago I stood on the other side of those walls, and what I saw haunts me to this day.
 
 
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    First up, Sam e-mailed that he and his girlfriend like the soup recipe with creamed corn in it.  What was it?

     

    People do love that recipe.  And, just FYI, I use two cans of creamed corn in the recipe below.

     

    Here it is, from December 1, 2007:



    Each week, Ava and C.I. are out on the road meeting with groups to discuss Iraq. Kat goes with them on those trips a great deal. With the weather getting colder, she has been in a soup mode and not really in the mood for canned soup. So Ava and C.I. whipped up a soup this week that Kat insisted they make "again and again." I asked them to write down the recipe and was told, "Trina, you have that book. You recommended it and we bought it." That was flattering.

    What's the book? Kevin Mills and Nancy Mills' Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen.


    Mexican Corn Chowder
    1 medium onion
    2 medium celery stalks
    2 tablespoons corn oil
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 15-ounce can creamed corn
    1/2 4-ounce can diced green chilies, (drained
    2 cups milk
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/3 teaspoon black pepper
    1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
    Handful tortilla chips, whole or broken

    Peel and finely chop the onion. Wash the celery stalks, trim and discard the ends and cut the stalks into 1/4-inch slices.
    Heat the oil in a medium-size pot over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften.
    Add the cumin and flour and stir carefully until both are fully absorbed into the onion/celery mixture. Add the corn, chilies, milk, salt and black pepper and stir thoroughly.
    Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the soup is hot but not boiling. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle on a few tortilla chips, if you like, to provide crunch, and serve.

     

     

    That’s a solid recipe.  So few things are solid these days.  Patrick Martin (WSWS) explains the bad news:



    A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies, made public Tuesday, underscores the role of inherited wealth in the growth of social inequality in the United States. The report, titled, “Billionaire Bonanza: Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st-Century United States,” analyzes the Forbes magazine list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the United States, and finds that one-third of them derived their wealth primarily from inheritance from their parents or from an even older generation of the super-rich.

    The three wealthiest of the dynasties, the Waltons, the Koch brothers and the Mars family, saw their combined wealth increase nearly 6,000 percent since 1982, while average household wealth in America actually declined slightly. These three families, based in retailing, oil production and food manufacturing respectively, had a combined wealth of $348.7 billion in 2018, up from $5.84 billion in 1982, adjusted to 2018 dollars.

    Besides the seven Waltons, two Kochs and six Mars, the report notes nine Cargill heirs on the Forbes 400 list, along with five Johnsons (Fidelity Investments), nine Pritzkers (Hyatt Hotels), five heirs to the Cox media fortune, four heirs to the Duncan oil fortune, four Lauders (perfumes), five billionaires from the Johnson & Johnson empire, four Bass brothers (oil), three Strykers (medical equipment), and so on. The top 15 billionaire dynasties had a combined wealth of $618 billion.

    In the 100 years since the first US “Gilded Age,” the vast wealth of the original dynastic families like the Rockefellers, Mellons, Carnegies and DuPonts has been dispersed among large numbers of descendants, as well as diluted by progressive taxation (before 1980) and, in a few cases, by transfer to foundations. Few heirs of the original “robber barons” now make the Forbes 400 list. But the report notes, “Now several decades into the second Gilded Age, dynastic wealth families once again appear in force on the Forbes 400 list. And like previous dynasties, a segment of these families use their considerable wealth and power to rig the rules of the economy to protect and expand their wealth and power.”

    These wealthy families have pushed through major changes in the tax and inheritance laws that will allow them to pass on their wealth to the next generation virtually without hindrance—changes which will be taken advantage of by the new layer of super-rich, personified by the trio of Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, whose combined wealth is greater than that of the bottom half of the American population.

    But their impact on American social and political life goes well beyond the immediate accumulation and preservation of family fortunes. The report begins by citing a warning by Paul Volcker—who, as the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, the US central bank, was intimately familiar with the political and social psychology of this layer—about the dangers of the rule over society by a tiny elite of the fabulously rich.

    “The central issue is we’re developing into a plutocracy,” Volcker said. “We’ve got an enormous number of enormously rich people that have convinced themselves that they’re rich because they’re smart and constructive. And they don’t like government and they don’t like to pay taxes.” Hence the agenda of tax-cutting and deregulation carried out by Democratic and Republican administrations alike.

     

    We are fleeced.  Daily.  Our politicians take our money for their salaries but refuse to actually represent us.  Our politicians take our money -- our tax dollars -- and refuse to spend those dollars to better our health, to better our education, to better our lives.  Instead, they fleece us dry and send that money to war and war makers and death and destruction.


    This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday:


    Friday, November 2, 2018.  Actions in DC this weekend as the never-ending wars continue.


    On this week's BLACK AGENDA RADIO, hosts Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey spoke with Omali Yeshitela about a number of topics including the actions in DC this weekend which include the march Saturday on the White House.


    Nellie Bailey:  This year, the theme is US Out Of Africa. Omali Yeshitela is chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition.  He says the US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) is there to prop up foreign, economic and social control over the continent.  But Yeshitela says American global rule is in disarray.

    Omali Yeshitela: Things are falling apart but it's an extremely dangerous moment as well -- which is one of those things that makes our mobilization so important and even how we've characterized our mobilization: There is no peace, Africa and Africans are at war, US to the world "Comply or Die."
    I think it's quite appropriate, looking at what we see, that this chaos -- and some of it even maybe planned chaos -- this false debate that's going on between different sectors of the ruling class who are calling themselves Republicans and Democrats as part of a shell game that they play against the masses of people, with some of them using impoverished and desperate people, in order to make their political point while others are using the same phenomenon to make a point that speaks to reaction and calling on the whole reactionary history of the United States government and the White population of this country.  So you've got one sector with a very cynical and callous way of using the poverty, the oppression, even the actions of repressive sector of the bourgeois -- right now Trump represents the public face of that -- so you've got them using those actions to mobilize people, or attempt to mobilize people, for their own benefit which serves capital and not the people.  Then you've got people like Trump and the social base that he represents in terms of reaction.  All of them, again, using the people.  And that's why the Black is Back mobilization is so critical at this moment because it calls on African people to get organized.  It calls on Black people to get organized.  It calls on us to come to terms with the fact that even when we look at this crisis of imperialism, that there's an escalated aggression that's being made against our people, against the people of the world, and even against the ability of the people to protest against the things that are happening to us.  So it's a splendid moment but it's also, like I said, a very dangerous moment.  A wounded animal, as you know, as has often been described correctly so, is most dangerous and that's what we're looking at here with the United States government, US imperialism and, in many ways, imperialism in general.  But, of course, the hegemon is wounded and that creates an interesting sort of dynamics because everyone who is the friend of the hegemon is not a friend.  They're a friend because it's  the hegemon, it's got the guns, it's got all the money, it's got all the influence or appears to have but as you see US imperialism showing any signs of weakness in that case you will see -- and we are seeing -- the emergence of other forces who are willing -- even if timidly -- to challenge the hegemon for its own space and for its own interest. It's a very interesting and critical moment in history and the Black is Back is right on time, I think, to be pushing this mobilization.





    The Black is Back coalition notes:

    Hundreds of black people from throughout the U.S. and from every town, city and state, will descend on Washington, D.C.—capital of imperialist white power—on November 3 and 4.
    This is a Call for you to take your place in the rally, march and conference with the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations under the banner: “There is no Peace: Africa and Africans are at War!”
    For nine years in a row the Black is Back Coalition has been leading the charge to unite our people against the growing, desperate white nationalist attacks by the U.S. and other imperialist countries against our people and the colonized peoples and countries of the U.S. and the world.
    The Coalition is calling on everyone to join with our brothers and sisters at Malcolm X Park on Saturday, November 3 at 12 noon. Numerous speakers that represent our community’s demand for self-determination and our historical opposition to imperialist white power will expose the relentless war being waged against Africa, African people and the peoples of the world.
    At 2 P.M. there will be a black people’s march on the White House. Then there will be another rally at Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
    On Sunday at 12 noon the people will gather for a conference at the Stuart Center, 821 Varnum Street NE for a full discussion of all these issues and resolutions of how we should move to defend ourselves against the war on our people in a process that will build a new world without black oppression and human exploitation.
    Every day the blood-stained list of African people within the U.S. who are shot or killed by U.S. white citizens or police grows grotesquely long. In 47 of the cities with the largest police departments, police shot at least 3,649 African people from 2010 through 2016.
    These same domestic military occupation forces are the primary instruments leading to the prisons within the U.S. bursting at the seams with African people who are now organizing within the prison concentration camps for an end to this colonial slavery that is justified by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
    Regular white citizens are also assaulting our people with sometimes deadly consequences—in churches, on college campuses, at public transportation stations and in fast food restaurants, to name just a few places.
    In St. Louis-Ferguson, Missouri, with one of the highest incidences of police shootings in the U.S., the U.S. government, through the weapon of eminent domain, has confiscated nearly 100 acres of land previously owned by African people, to build a massive, $2 billion super-secret international spy station known as the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Station (NGA).
    This spy agency, to have its own police force in our community, is also part of an ever-expanding gentrification process in St. Louis that is daily driving our people into deeper poverty and despair.
    The Black is Back Coalition is also calling on you to join your brothers and sisters protesting the growing U.S. military secret wars in Africa.
    Hundreds of U.S. Special Operation forces are violently destroying villages and supporting thuggish African governments to prevent African workers from coming to power and gaining control of our own resources for Africa’s benefit instead of the benefit of white power.
    U.S. Special Operations forces are also in Africa to contend with China for economic influence. In addition, they are there to protect the interests of its junior imperialist partners on the Continent that contains at least a third of the world’s known mineral assets.
    The U.S. has created a vast war project called the Africa Command or AFRICOM, a command center solely dedicated to keeping Africa under white power control and our people in a permanent state of violently impoverished exploitation and indirect colonial domination.
    The Black is Back Coalition is calling on African people to join in our protest of U.S. initiated or actual armed and economic warfare against and political destabilization of other countries like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua, China and Russia—countries that have refused to comply with U.S. imperialist demands.
    The Coalition’s 19-point National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination calls for an end to AFRICOM. It also demands that the U.S. get out of Africa, Asia and Latin America and pay reparations to Africa and Africans everywhere.
    We demand the upliftment of African women and the African family as well as black community control of police and the immediate withdrawal of U.S. domestic military forces from the African community.
    Come out to join with your brothers and sisters in the demand for the release of all our political prisoners and the end to the mass incarceration of our people and the release of African people from the colonial concentration camps called prison.
    The escalated attack by the U.S. on Africa and African people worldwide is evidence of the growing crisis of imperialist white power. The Black is Back Coalition is calling on all African people and friends of peace to join with us in a great celebration of resistance.
    We can win!
    We will win!
    We are winning!

    Featured Speakers:

    Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Glen Ford, Kamm Howard, Ajamu Baraka and Lisa Davis.



    BREAKING: BAP has launched its campaign to shut down and end the U.S. occupation of Africa! Read our statement and find out how you can get involved 👉🏿





    Why the need to mobilize?

    Because of idiots like this.




    This is who Trump is afraid of. The reason more troops are on the border now than currently in Iraq. LOOK. 








    Debra Messing 'discovers' Iraq.  How very Columbus of her.  She discovers it to complain that more US troops are on the US border than in Iraq.  She's upset that there are not more US troops in Iraq.  15 years and counting of ongoing war and Debra is upset that more US troops are not in Iraq.

    To Debra, this passes for 'logic.'  Because, to Debra, continued and never-ending war -- hell, war period -- is a-okay and normal.  War period?  Debra Messing didn't speak out about the Iraq War.  It was even a joke on WILL & GRACE.  Debra's character protested not getting free noodles.  That she protested.  She said good people have to care and it was all a joke that she didn't care about war.

    That's what the world is up against, selfish bitches who don't give a damn about people dying.  The only time people matter to the Debra Messings is when they can be used for political football.  So, to attack Donald Trump, Debra suddenly 'discovers' the Iraq War.  She's fine with it.  She doesn't protest it.  She doesn't even call for an end to it.  She's glad it's there because it allows her to use it for political football.

    Shame on anyone who buys into her crap.

    You can call out what Donald Trump is doing without seeking to justify war.

    Otherwise, you're just the ridiculous Jim Sciuotto who only mentions Iraq to either endorse it so he can whine about the march or to endorse it so he can whine about the fact that, in two years of being president, Donald Trump has not visited Iraq.  (For those who've forgotten, in eight years as president, Barack Obama only visited Iraq once.)

    The wars are nothing but political props that the Jims and Debras grab on to repeatedly to try to political football.  The fact that people are dying doesn't matter to them.  Like the late Barbara Bush, they don't bother their 'beautiful minds' with such things.

    Oh, look, here's another stupid bitch.



    As Trump plays golf & holds rallies at the expense of taxpayers, he has the nerve to tell our servicemen and women that he can't visit them in Iraq or Afghanistan because he's "very busy".

    These people are fighting for us!  Trump is not!

    Trump doesn't care!







    The US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't fighting "for us."  They're fighting because the US government sent them there.  Why are they there?  Why are they still there?

    Those are questions the world is asking but not questions that bother Tiny Ed because he's all about using war as a political football.  He's a con artist who defrauded people and the fact that he's part of the 'resistance' should scare any honest participant of that group.



    They don't care what happens in Iraq.  They don't care about the people of Basra.




    Political and civil authorities in ’s oil-rich region of revealed that activists are planning  demonstrations again, in light of the suspension of parliamentary membership of a number of their lawmakers.





    The protests are starting again.  Already, there's been a sit-in.  They were put on hold for the religious pilgrimage but they are returning.  Why?  Oil rich Basra produces so much wealth for the government of Iraq yet the people in Basra need jobs (the multi-nationals stealing oil from Iraq don't even try to pretend to employ a significant number of locals).  The people can't drink the water unless they want to be part of the over 100,000 so far that have been hospitalized for drinking the water.  They don't have regular electricity which was a nightmare in the oppressive heat of summer but will also be bad as winter arrives and temperatures drop.


    Not only have these issues not been addressed, there's also the appearance -- on the part of Prime Minister Adel Abdul al-Mahdi -- that these issues are not pressing.

    This appearance is upsetting politicians in Basra.



    4 Iraq MPs protest government failure to honour Basra, Basra has 25 seats in Iraqi parliament  "Four Iraqi lawmakers have suspended their membership in the government after no ministers were chosen to represent Basra in the government" via
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    BENI, Congo (AP) - The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people.

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              Reflecting on 48 years of congoing, and what the years to come should be      Cache   Translate Page      

    Scott Edelman writes, "I devoted my World Fantasy Convention Guest of Honor speech to talk about my 48 years of attending convention, and about what they’ve been, what they are, what they could be, and what they should be."

    My first cons, and those recent cons, were one, are one, a continuation of what began when my grandfather drove into Manhattan to take me to that first convention in 1970. I hope you get to experience that sort of feeling in your own futures. But most important, I hope you decide you want to hang around these rooms long enough to experience those wondrous moments when decades can vanish.

    I can understand, though, why some of you might not want to, understand that some of you are not feeling welcomed, or embraced, or wanted, and might be thinking, what’s the point? Why am I banging my head against the wall? Is it really worth the effort?

    I have heard too many stories about moments like those, filled not with the feelings of welcome I experienced in my privilege, but the feeling of exclusion. And I believe those stories, all of them.

    I believe N. K. Jemisin, who in a moving acceptance speech earlier this year when she won her third consecutive Best Novel Hugo Award for The Stone Sky — a speech much better than anything you’re going to hear out of me today and one of the best I’e heard in a lifetime of con-going — spoke of the naysayers who told her to tone down her allegories and anger, who didn’t believe anyone but black people wanted to read about black people.

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    Nel mondo rimangono solo due esemplari di rinoceronte bianco settentrionale (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) due femmine: Najin e Fatu - figlia e nipote di  Sudan, l'ultimo maschio rinoceronte bianco settentrionale, morto all’inizio di quest’anno all'età di 45 anni – che vivono a Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Kenya, dove sono sorvegliate 24 ore su 24. Ma entrambe hanno problemi di salute e non possono riprodursi naturalmente.

    Il rinoceronte bianco settentrionale si può quindi considerare estinto, ma lo studio “Contrasting evolutionary history, anthropogenic declines and genetic contact in the northern and southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)” pubblicato su Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. da un team internazionale di ricercatori guidato dal sudafricano, fornisce una nuova speranza.

    Infatti, il team di ricercatori sudafricani, britannici, cechi, austriaci, tedeschi e statunitensi  guidato da Yoshan Moodley del Dipartimento di zoologia dell’University of Venda ha dimostrato che il DNA di questa sottospecie di rinoceronte decimata dal bracconaggio è più strettamente correlato di quanto si pensasse in precedenza al suo cugino bianco meridionale. (Ceratotherium simum simum) e che «La creazione di ibridi di rinoceronte usando la fecondazione in vitro avrà probabilmente un esito positivo, anche se questa opzione è considerata l'ultima risorsa».

    I rinoceronti bianchi si sono divisi circa un milione di anni fa in due popolazioni distinte che vivono nel nord e nel sud dell'Africa, ma l'analisi approfondita del DNA di rinoceronti viventi e di esemplari museali ha dimostrato che popolazioni di rinoceronti settentrionali e meridionali si sono mescolate e accoppiate più volte, forse fino a 14.000 anni fa.

    Uno degli autori dello studio Michael Bruford, della Cardiff School of Biosciences dell'Università di Cardiff ha spiegato a BBC News che «Nonostante abbiano iniziato a divergere un milione di anni fa, abbiamo dimostrato che durante tutto questo  periodo si sono scambiati i geni, forse fino a poco tempo fa, quando la savana africana si espanse e ricollegò le due popolazioni. Quindi, se si sono scambiati dei geni di recente, questo potrebbe implicare che potrebbero farlo ora».

    Gli scienziati pensano che «Incrociare le due sottospecie di rinoceronti utilizzando la riproduzione assistita potrebbe potenzialmente salvare il rinoceronte bianco settentrionale dalla sua situazione attuale«. Un tempo il rinoceronte bianco settentrionale occupava un areale che va all'Uganda al Sud Sudan, dalla Repubblica democratica del Congo al Ciad, ma la caccia illegale per i corni di rinoceronte ha causato un rapido declino di questi formidabili animali e nel 2008 la sottospecie di rinoceronte è stata dichiarata estinta in natura.

    Dopo la morte di Sudan, l'ultimo maschio, la sottospecie non sembrava più avere nessuna speranza.

    Invece il rinoceronte bianco meridionale che vive nell'Africa meridionale, compresi Sudafrica, Namibia e Zimbabwe gode certamente di migliore salute. Anche questa sottospecie è stata e continua ad essere oggetto di un massiccio bracconaggio, ma  dopo che era calato a pochi centinaia di individui, i Parchi, le riserve e le iniziative di conservazione di governi e ONG hanno fatto risalire la popolazione a circa 20.000 esemplari che vivono in aree protette e in riserve di caccia private.

    La sopravvivenza del rinoceronte bianco settentrionale sembra impossibile e l’ultima speranza di evitarne l’estinzione definitiva sono di Najin e Fatu  e la fecondazione in vitro (FIV) o la clonazione.

    Gli scienziati hanno a disposizione uno stock di sperma congelato di rinoceronti bianchi settentrionali, ma ricercatori e ambientalisti sono divisi su come dovrebbe essere usato.

    A luglio un team di ricercatori italiani, tedeschi, australiani, cechi e giapponesi ha pubblicato su Nature Communications lo studio “Embryos and embryonic stem cells from the white rhinoceros” nel qualedescrive il prelievo di  ovuli di femmine di rinoceronti bianchi meridionali  che poi sono stati fecondati con lo sperma congelato di un maschio di rinoceronte bianco settentrionale, per creare embrioni ibridi.

    Il nuovo studio suggerisce che questo tipo di approccio potrebbe funzionare, «dato che i due rinoceronti sono geneticamente più vicini di quanto si pensasse una volta».

    Bruford. Conferma: «Pensiamo che migliori le possibilità, E’ difficile prevedere cosa potrebbe accadere se incrociamo le due sottospecie ma, date le opzioni attuali, per il rinoceronte bianco settentrionale diventa la scelta più praticabile, in caso di fallimento di altri approcci».

    Le altre opzioni includono l'utilizzo di tessuto congelato da un pool più ampio di rinoceronti bianchi settentrionali per produrre cellule staminali che hanno la capacità di svilupparsi in ovuli e spermatozoi. Questo eviterebbe di diluire il pool genetico, ma è più difficile da ottenere.

    L'articolo La fecondazione in vitro potrebbe salvare i rinoceronti bianchi settentrionali dall’estinzione sembra essere il primo su Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile.


              FG Feeds Pupils With 6m Eggs, 594 Cows Weekly – Official      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Special Adviser to the President on National Social Welfare Programme, Maryam Uwais, on Monday said the federal government feeds pupils with 6 million eggs and 594 cows weekly under its Home Grown School feeding programme.

    Mrs Uwais disclosed this in Abuja, when she received a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a study tour of Nigeria to learn from the social intervention programmes in the country.

    She noted that 9 million children are currently being fed under the programme in 26 states as a way of encouraging schools enrolment.

    She noted further that the programme had created a value chain in the agricultural sector and had also led to the employment of Nigerians thereby creating a market for agriculture.

    “Presently, each child eats at least an egg in a day, adding up to 6.8 million eggs being consumed weekly by children under the programme in just 26 states.
    “So, the poultry farmers are now doing so much to provide eggs for the schools because every meal is a balanced diet and every child must have at least one egg.

    “We need to slaughter 594 cows every week for the pupils and 83 metric tonnes of fish is consumed weekly in just 26 states and more states are coming on board.

    “Farmers are growing and requesting for rice meals now because they are saying I was growing 20 bags but because of the programme, I now provide more so I need a rice mill.’’

    Mrs Uwais said that farmers were now calling on the government to support them to engage in mechanised farming.

    She added that the programme was helping the agricultural sector, by providing markets while women were also being employed as cooks and they in turn employ others.

    “The cooks are employing people to wash and serve in classrooms so imagine a child being fed and the cook is the mother while the father is a farmer that provides the foodstuff,” she said.

              Rasputín tenía un día y medio muerto cuando lo encontraron      Cache   Translate Page      
    Jackeline Estévez, Belkys Concepción, Pochy Familia, Domingo Bautista y Dioni Fernández.Artistas despiden restos del popular merenguero. Actividad. Debía actuar el sábado en Casa de España y nunca llegó al lugar

    SANTO DOMINGO.-A July Mateo (Rasputín) lo encontraron muerto en su residencia de Santo Domingo Este un día y medio después de su deceso.
    Según cuenta Ransay Mateo, uno de sus hijos, el último en hablar con su padre fue el cantante Sandy Reyes, quien lo llamó por teléfono a las 11:55 de la mañana del viernes y terminaron de conversar unos 25 minutos después.
    Antes de eso, Rasputín había conversado por esa misma vía con Feliz Vinicio Lora y Belkys Concepción. Próximo a las 2:00 de la tarde Ransay intentó comunicarse de nuevo con su padre, pero este no tomó la llamada y cerró.
    Muchos amigos lo llamaron entre la tarde y la noche del viernes, así como durante la mañana y la tarde del sábado, pero a nadie le tomó las llamadas.
    A las 10:00 de la noche del sábado, Rasputín estaba supuesto a actuar junto a Monchy Capricho y otros merengueros en Casa de España, pero el artista no se presentó el lugar.
    Esto alertó a su hermano Pedro Mateo, quien era parte de los músicos que lo acompañarían. Lo llamaron a la casa, no respondió, y un vecino abrió la puerta de la vivienda y lo encontró sin vida en el interior, a causa de un derrame cerebral, el tercero, pues ya había sufrido uno en 2011 y otro en 2013.
    Apoyo de sus colegas
    Artistas, compositores, músicos y gente ligada a la televisión, fueron a darle el último adiós al merenguero July Mateo, quienes uno a uno tomaron el micrófono y expresaron sus vivencias con el intérprete de “Macumba” y otros éxitos.
    Pochy Familia, Marcos Caminero, Ramón Orlando, Rubby Pérez, Jackeline Estévez, Belkys Concepción, Kaki Vargas, Ramón Orlando, El Jeffrey, Dioni Fernández, Rubby Pérez, los productores de televisión Domingo Bautista, Alberto Bernabé, los músicos Víctor Taveras y Leo Pimentel y los compositores Miguel Rey, Confesor Rosario y otros, estuvieron presentes en la funeraria Blandino de la Sabana Larga.
    Ellos cantaron a coro parte de la canción “Oye”, uno de sus primeros merengues y que tuvo una gran pegada en la República Dominicana y en el exterior en 1984.
    Los artistas se solidarizaron con la familia, y en grupos iban y venían durante todo el día a la funeraria.
    Kaki Vargas se convirtió en moderador en la funeraria y llamó a cada uno de los artistas presentes a compartir con los familiares y amigos que estaban allí sobre lo que significó para ellos el merenguero.
    Con palabras entrecortadas, sollozos y acongojados los artistas contaron anécdotas y vivencias que vivieron juntos.


              Il Congo è un inferno ma la Kyenge critica l’Italia “afrofobica”      Cache   Translate Page      
    di Armando Manocchia – Come abbiamo riportato in questo articolo, l’europarlamentare Kyenge (Pd) ha organizzato un’iniziativa di due giorni “per contrastare afrofobia e marginalizzazione delle iniziative degli afro-italiani. Viviamo un momento storico – dice – in cui il rispetto della nostra identità e dei nostri diritti sono costantemente messi a repentaglio“, sbandierando un fantomatico razzismo […]
              Sud-Kivu : la société civile demande la suppression de certaines décisions du gouverneur      Cache   Translate Page      


    Les acteurs de la société civile membres de l’initiative congolaise pour la justice et la paix (ICJP) et la Nouvelle dynamique de la société civile (NDSCI) ont initié, mercredi 7 novembre, un recours administratif à la justice pour réclamer la suppression de certaines décisions de l’autorité provinciale dans sa façon de gérer le domaine de droit de l’homme dans la province.


              Présidentielle en RDC : quelques candidats de l’opposition demandent la radiation d’Emmanuel Ramazani de la course      Cache   Translate Page      


    Les candidats présidents à l’élection présidentielle du 23 décembre appellent la Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) à radier la candidature d’Emmanuel Ramazani de la présidentielle. Cet appel est contenu dans une déclaration faite mercredi 7 novembre à la presse à Kinshasa.


              Beni : un notable appelle à une opération d’envergure pour sécuriser la commune de Rwenzori      Cache   Translate Page      


    Frederic Baraka, notable de la commune de Beni appelle la communauté internationale et les forces armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) à mener une opération d’envergure pour sécuriser la population de la commune de Rwenzori et la région de Beni en général.


              L’Association des journalistes agricoles du Congo en congrès à Kinshasa      Cache   Translate Page      


    « Comment nourrir la RDC demain ?» est le thème du congrès qu’organise depuis mardi 6 novembre à Kinshasa l’association des journalistes agricoles du Congo (AJAC). 


              "Le Léopard n’aime pas les maladroits", roman d'Yvan Asselin aux editions Mdam.      Cache   Translate Page      

    "Le Léopard n’aime pas les maladroits", roman d'Yvan Asselin, ancien chef de projet de la Fondation Hirondelle en RDC, raconte l’histoire d’un certain Auguste Mbuyi, qui va partir en 1885 de Banana, vers l’embouchure du fleuve Congo, jusqu’à Tadoussac sur la Côte Nord du Québec au Canada. Il est envoyé par son père, Kasa Mbuyi, chef de la tribu des Mbotos, pour aller apprendre le secret qui fait la richesse des Blancs. Et puis, revenir aider son peuple à sortir de la misère.


              Lyze uit Bolderberg vond tijdens het backpakken job in Cambodja: “Ik val hier wel op, ik ben altijd de grootste”      Cache   Translate Page      

    Ze heeft vier ouders en twee voornamen. In feite drie voornamen. Want toen Elisabeth (haar Europese voornaam) of Ikopo (haar Congolese voornaam) pleegkind werd bij het gezin Raymakers in Bolderberg, liep daar al een Liesbeth rond, nu de oudere zus van Lyze. “Mama en papa hebben mijn naam dan afgekort tot Lyze en zo is het gebleven.” De pleegdochter van Etienne en Rita Raymakers woont tegenwoordig wel ver van het Bolderberg van haar jeugd. Na een backpackerstocht met een vriendin in Zuidoost-Azië vond Lyze werk in Phnom Penh, de hoofdstad van Cambodja. “Gewoon als stagiaire begonnen bij de Europese Kamer van Koophandel hier, maar intussen heb ik me kunnen opwerken. Nu moet ik onder meer een Kamer van Koophandel voor de Benelux hier opstarten.”


              Así se invertirán los 20 mil millones de pesos que se destinaron para Pericongo      Cache   Translate Page      


    Sobre las inquietudes de la comunidad, de que pasó con los 20 mil millones de pesos  que se destinaron para mejoramiento del tramo en  las vías aledañas a Pericongo, la diputada Sandra Hernández manifestó desde el Instituto Nacional de vía (Invías), a donde llegó junto  con la senadora Esperanza Andrade para reunirse con el director Juan Esteban Gil Chavarría, que se le está haciendo seguimiento al resultado de la lucha que se dio en la Plaza de Bolívar en meses anteriores.

    Así pues, se logró establecer que los recursos ya están en prepliegos para la adjudicación de los mismos y se distribuirán así:

    10.000 millones para la vía Zincana,  Naranjal, la Guaira.

    7 .500 millones para la vía cruce de Suaza vía -Acevedo, Acevedo Pitalito

    2.000 millones de pesos recuperación de la vía Altamira- Guadalupe.

    500 millones para la vía Tarqui -La palma en obras de contención y Drenaje.

    Con esto damos claridad a todas las constantes preguntas de la comunidad.



              Comment on Entêté par les chinois, Kabila décidé de rester au pouvoir à travers Shadary by UNIVERS      Cache   Translate Page      
    Kabila akokende oyo nionso eza caché na problème ya communauté internationale bazui échec na RDC po candidat na bango a échouer KATUMBI y compris mbangu babimiselaki BEMBA ameka ezui te eza pour la première na Afrique noir francophone communauté internationale a échouer ko imposer candidat na ye malgré ba pression ba sanction gel ya ba avoir ba refus ya visas tout ezui te clan ya pouvoir soudé ni coup d'état rien en plus pied de nez batié un dur comme dauphin aza pe na ba sanction SHADARY bakozala obliger ba coopérer na ye vu richesses ya pays soki a gagner ba perdant na affaire oyo ba Katumbi kalombo bakendaki vite sans ko étudier adversaire soki bazala calme bawelela te koyoka ba lobbies mindele te mais lelo Katumbi alingaki kozala dauphin bango croyant toza na époque mundele akotia ba chef d'état or monde ya lelo ba problème eza mingi crise terrorisme bino moko bobunda Eza victoire ya MP baza ba grand stratège croyant que fin ya Kabila eza fin ya majorité babimisi FCC eza comme idélogie Nationalisme panafricanisme non ingérence étrangères na RDC mingi bakoti yango pona idélogie balandi mbongo te ni kotata bilan ya majorité evandisi lisusu MP na pouvoir po bako taxé ba opposant ba valet imposé par ba occidentaux bakotisi yango na mitu ya batu malgré appui ya Mme KYENGE Italienne Congolaise député Europeenne soutien pour Katumbi ba conférence ba reunion mais ezui te y compris guerre interne entre ba opposant hypocrisie contre FELIX ba utiliser ba électeurs na ye UDPS aboyi bazala marche pieds ya Katumbi po soki SHADARY a gangné akobeta 5 ans il faut kobunda ekokoma difficile pona Katumbi na batu na ye Eloko communauté internationale babosanaki RDC baza na SADEC kolongola un chef d'état ya SADEC il faut aval ya bango nionso or SADEC baza soudé bazuaka ba dickta te comme CEDEAO na oeust Afrique ndenge basalaki Gbagbo na Côte d'ivoire Afrique Australe babima na main mise ya ba Européen yango tokomi ko vivre lelo POLITIQUE YA LELO EZA YA TANGU YA BA MOBUTU TE BA PAYS YA BRIC EBIMA EKOMA KO S'OPPOSER NA MINDELE TOKOMONA CLAIR NA FIN DECEMBRE
              Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics      Cache   Translate Page      

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 189 people.

    The inoculations, using an experimental vaccine, began on Wednesday and are part of a wider Ebola prevention plan in ...

              Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics      Cache   Translate Page      

    Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 189 people.

    The post Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics appeared first on theGrio.


              Democratic Republic of the Congo: Stagiaire au Suivi et Evaluation USAID Solutions for Peace and Recovery, Goma      Cache   Translate Page      
    Organization: Management Systems International
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Closing date: 06 Dec 2018

    Stagiaire au Suivi et Evaluation

    USAID Solutions for Peace and Recovery,

    Goma

    Rsum du Projet:

    Le but du projet Amani Kwa Maendeleo (SPR), qui sera mis en uvre dans l'est de la Rpublique Dmocratique du Congo (Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu), est d'accroitre la cohsion sociale par l'inclusion des femmes et des groups marginaliss. SPR fournira galement l'USAlD/RDC la capacit de rpondre aux opportunits dynamiques et uniques pour renforcer la paix, prvenir un conflit ou aider la reprise Sociale dans les zones qui sont stratgiquement importantes pour la stabilit de l'est de la RDC

    Description du Poste:

    Le stagiaire base Goma, Nord-Kivu ou Bukavu, Sud Kivu, apportera un appui aux services de Suivi et Evaluation (M&E) au sein du Projet.

    **Cette offre est rserve uniquement aux nationaux

    Responsabilits:

    Les tches incluront mais ne seront pas limites aux lments suivants :

    1. Entrer les activits de la premire anne et de la deuxime anne dans le activity tracker suivant les instructions du M&E Officer et M&E Assistant pour les bureaux de Goma et Bukavu
    2. Classer les documents et vidences de chaque activit en suivant les instructions
    3. Fournir un soutien au personnel de M&E pour l'laboration rapports hebdomadaires de SPR, du M&E Officer et M&E Assistant pour les bureaux de Goma et Bukavu
    4. Collecter les donnes, la demande du M&E Officer et M&E Assistant pour les bureaux de Goma et Bukavu, des activits outputs qui se tiennent directement dans leur viles
    5. Fournir d'autres tches au besoin de lunit M&E

    Qualifications:

    1. Un diplme de licence en sciences Economiques, Dveloppement, sciences politiques ou un domaine similaire
    2. Comptences solides en informatique et une exprience avec le Package Office est obligatoire
    3. Aisance en franais parl et crit, une connaissance de langlais est un atout
    4. Capacit respecter le dlai et les objectifs

    Compensation:

    La seule rmunration verse aux stagiaires sera des frais de transport au stagiaire sur une base mensuelle.

    La dure de Stage :

    Le programme de stage durera 6 mois afin de s'assurer que les stagiaires connaissent bien les rles, les responsabilits et les exigences de collaboration avec les organismes donateurs internationaux.

    Seuls les candidats slectionns pour une entrevue seront contacts. Prire de ne pas tlphoner.

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    How to apply:

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              REPUBLICATION: 01 Associé (e) Principal (e) aux Finances – (GS-7): FT, Kinshasa, UNICEF RDC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Closing date: 14 Nov 2018

  • Contexte:
  • Malgré sa grande superficie et ses ressources naturelles illimitées, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est l’un des pays du monde le plus pauvre et le moins développé. En effet, il est classé 176ème sur 188 pays dans le rapport sur le développement humain 2015. La pauvreté des enfants est largement répandue, et particulièrement dans les zones de conflit ou difficiles d’accès. Selon une étude récente de l’UNICEF, 80% des enfants âgés de 0 à 15 ans subissent au moins deux privations majeures de leurs droits.

    Malgré une croissance durable ces dernières années, le niveau de l’économie en RDC reste bien trop bas pour fournir suffisamment de recettes publiques afin de combler les besoins de base de la population, en particulier ceux des enfants. Depuis 2016, l’instabilité politique, la persistance des conflits à l’est et la chute des prix des matières premières sur les marchés mondiaux ont été des facteurs aggravants.

    La RDC est l'un des plus de 190 pays et territoires du monde où l'UNICEF s'efforce de surmonter les obstacles que la pauvreté, la violence, la maladie et la discrimination placent sur le chemin de l'enfant.

  • Comment pouvez-vous faire la différence pour UNICEF en RDC?
  • Objet du poste:

    L’Associé (e) Principal (e) aux Financesaura la charge de fournir une variété de tâches spécialisées dans les fonctions des Finances, assurant une livraison précise et opportune conforme aux règles et règlements financiers de l'UNICEF, tout en démontrant la capacité à rechercher, adapter et évaluer les cas irréguliers, et à recommander des améliorations à la livraison et à la conception du processus.

  • Vos responsabilités:
  • Tenir les dossiers financiers et les systèmes de surveillance pour enregistrer et rapprocher les dépenses, les soldes, les paiements, les déclarations et d'autres données au jour le jour, pour les opérations et les rapports, les pièces justificatives, et la réconciliation des données pour les rapports périodiques ou spéciaux.
  • Faciliter le contrôle interne (assurance qualité, renforcement des capacités y compris des partenaires d’exécution, atténuation des risques, visites de terrain pour appuyer les bureaux de province, etc.) en vue de faire respecter les normes et les procédures de l’Organisation et les avis ou recommandations des audits.
  • Tenue et gestion des comptes de créances (avance de fonds, acomptes, remboursements), y compris le recouvrement, la liquidation ou la documentation de pertes d’actifs financiers. Tenue et gestion de comptes de stock ou d’immobilisation par l’enregistrement comptable des événements qui affectent la valeur de ces actifs.
  • Conseiller et assister les fonctionnaires internationaux, experts et consultants sur tous les aspects des indemnités, avances sur salaire, les demandes de voyage et autres questions financières, calculer et autorise les paiements dus pour les réclamations et les services.
  • Entretenir des rapports avec les responsables des banques locales pour obtenir au jour le jour des informations sur les échanges et les taux d'intérêt, les changements dans les procédures et les règlements, et les questions relatives à la tenue des comptes bancaires des bureaux.
  • Préparer des estimations des coûts détaillées, et participer à l'analyse du budget des projets, l’analyse et les projections financières selon les besoins.
  • S’acquitter d'autres tâches, selon les besoins.4. Pour se qualifier comme un champion pour chaque enfant, vous devez:

  • Etre titulaire d’un diplôme de fin d’études secondaires en sciences commerciales ou dans un domaine connexe, de préférence complété par une formation supérieure en Gestion comptable, financièreou administrative;
  • Avoir une expérience professionnelle d’au moins7 (sept) ans dans de domaine de la comptabilité et/ou Finances. Avoir travaillé dans une organisation internationale serait un atout;
  • Etre capable d’entretenir des relations de travail dans un esprit d’équipe;
  • Avoir la capacité de travailler dans un environnement international et multiculturel;
  • Avoir la capacité à exprimer les idées et les concepts oralement et par écrit d’une façon claire et concise;
  • Avoir d’excellentes connaissances du français et une bonne base en anglais;
  • Avoir la maîtrise des logiciels de gestion de base (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)

    N'oubliez pas d'insérer dans votre dossier decandidature une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae basésur les réalisations et comprenantles coordonnées de contact(adresse physique, numéros de téléphone fixe et cellulaire),les copies de vos diplômes, de vos attestations defin de service,ainsi que tout autre document utile renseignant sur la carrière du candidat.

    Seules les candidatures envoyées en ligne seront considérées

    https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/portals/hr/Pages/Staffing/Vacancies....

    UNICEF promeut la diversité et l'inclusion au sein de son personnel et encourage les candidats qualifiés, hommes et femmes de toutes les nationalités, religions et origines ethniques, y compris les personnes vivant avec handicap à postuler afin de devenir membre de l'Organisation.


  • How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=517697


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    Custos sociais e ambientais de usinas hidrelétricas são subestimados, aponta estudo Trabalho mostra que desmatamento, perda da biodiversidade e prejuízos econômicos causados às comunidades que vivem no entorno de barragens não têm sido levados em conta nos projetos. Obras também ignoram os cenários de mudanças climáticas (Usina Hidrelétrica de Belo Monte / foto: Laura Castro Diaz)

    Custos sociais e ambientais de usinas hidrelétricas são subestimados, aponta estudo

    07 de novembro de 2018

    Elton Alisson  |  Agência FAPESP – Enquanto os países mais desenvolvidos têm diminuído nas últimas décadas a construção de grandes hidrelétricas, nações em desenvolvimento começaram a construir no mesmo período barragens ainda maiores. É o caso do Brasil.

    Impactos ambientais – como o desmatamento e a perda da biodiversidade – e sociais – como o deslocamento de milhares de pessoas e os prejuízos econômicos causados a elas – não têm sido levados em conta e incluídos no custo total desses projetos. Além disso, esses empreendimentos têm ignorado os cenários de mudanças climáticas, que preveem a diminuição da oferta de água e, consequentemente, da geração de energia hidroelétrica.
    O alerta foi feito por pesquisadores da Michigan State University, nos Estados Unidos, em artigo publicado em 5 de novembro na revista Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

    O primeiro autor do estudo é Emilio Moran, professor visitante da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). O pesquisador coordena um projeto, apoiado pela FAPESP na modalidade São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC), em que estuda os impactos sociais e ambientais da construção da usina hidrelétrica de Belo Monte, próxima à cidade de Altamira, no Pará.
    “Argumentamos que se continuar a construção de grandes hidrelétricas nos países em desenvolvimento, precisaremos fazer uma avaliação do custo real dessas obras que inclua os impactos ambientais e sociais gerados por elas”, disse Moran à Agência FAPESP.

    “Quando uma grande barragem é construída, o rio a jusante [direção em que correm as águas de uma corrente fluvial] perde grande parte de espécies de peixes que são importantes para a população ribeirinha. Aquelas comunidades terão que conviver com a diminuição de sua atividade de pesca ao longo de 15 ou 20 anos, por exemplo, e esses prejuízos econômicos e sociais não têm sido incorporados no custo desses projetos”, disse.
    De acordo com os autores do estudo, a energia hidrelétrica tem sido a principal fonte de energia renovável em todo o mundo, respondendo por até 71% da oferta da energia proveniente de recursos naturais a partir de 2016.

    Essa capacidade de geração de energia hidrelétrica foi iniciada na América do Norte e na Europa entre 1920 e 1970, quando milhares de barragens foram construídas. A partir do fim da década de 1960, contudo, grandes barragens deixaram de ser construídas em nações desenvolvidas. Algumas das razões foram que os melhores locais para construção de represas nessas regiões tinham sido ocupados e as crescentes preocupações ambientais e sociais tornaram esses projetos inviáveis.
    O resultado disso foi que, hoje, passado seu tempo de vida útil, mais barragens estão sendo removidas do que construídas na América do Norte e na Europa. Só nos Estados Unidos, 546 represas foram removidas entre 2006 e 2014, exemplificam os pesquisadores.

    “O custo para remover uma barragem, passada sua vida útil, é altíssimo, e também deve ser levado em conta na avaliação do custo total de um novo projeto de hidrelétrica”, apontou Moran.
    “Se esse custo de remoção fosse incluído, muitas barragens não seriam feitas, porque seria muito mais cara a geração de energia por quilowatt-hora por uma usina elétrica com vida útil estimada entre 30 e 50 anos, como a das que estão sendo construídas no Brasil”, disse.

    Impactos locais

    Segundo Moran, as primeiras barragens construídas na América do Norte e na Europa tinham o objetivo de prover energia para áreas rurais e possibilitar o funcionamento de sistemas de irrigação. “Esses projetos tinham um objetivo social”, disse.

    Já as usinas que estão sendo construídas ao longo dos rios da bacia Amazônica, na América do Sul, do Congo, na África, e Mekong, no Sudeste Asiático, são voltadas, em grande parte, para fornecer energia para empresas siderúrgicas, por exemplo, sem beneficiar as comunidades locais.
    O caso mais emblemático é o da megausina de Inga, planejada para ser construída na homônima maior cachoeira do mundo em volume, no rio Congo. A barragem, que poderia aumentar em mais de um terço o total da eletricidade atualmente produzida na África, exportará a energia gerada para a África do Sul para atender às empresas de mineração.

    “As pessoas afetadas por esses projetos acabam não se beneficiando do acesso ou da diminuição do custo da energia, por exemplo. No caso da usina de Belo Monte, o linhão de transmissão de energia passa por cima das pessoas afetadas e aquela energia vai para as regiões Sul e Sudeste”, disse Moran.
    Segundo o estudo, tanto em Belo Monte como em Santo Antônio e Jirau, na Amazônia brasileira, onde também foram instaladas barragens recentemente, em vez de diminuir, a conta de energia elétrica da população no entorno das obras aumentou. E os empregos prometidos aos moradores no início das obras foram ocupados principalmente por pessoas de fora e desapareceram no prazo de cinco anos.
    “Em Altamira, antes do início da construção da usina de Belo Monte, os moradores apoiavam a obra pois pensavam que ela beneficiaria enormemente a cidade. Hoje em dia ninguém apoia mais, porque a usina acabou com a tranquilidade da cidade e, em vez de benefício, só trouxe problemas para a maioria das pessoas”, disse Moran.

    “Belo Monte foi tão caótico e afetou tão profundamente a vida dos moradores da região que contribuiu para repensar os projetos de construção de grandes barragens na bacia Amazônica”, disse.
    Além dos problemas gerados para as comunidades a jusante, as novas usinas em construção na América do Sul, África e no Sudeste Asiático têm causado graves impactos ambientais.
    Na bacia Amazônica, por exemplo, onde está sendo planejada a construção ao longo de seus 6 milhões de quilômetros quadrados (km2) de 147 barragens – das quais 65 no Brasil –, a construção de hidrelétricas tem afetado as populações e a dinâmica das cerca de 2,3 mil espécies de peixes encontradas na região. Após a instalação de barragens no rio Tocantins houve uma redução de 25% no número de peixes nesse curso d’água, que deságua na foz do rio Amazonas.

    Na região da barragem de Tucuruí, o pescado diminuiu quase 60% imediatamente após a construção da barragem e mais de 100 mil pessoas que vivem no entorno do rio foram afetadas pela perda da pesca, da agricultura de irrigação por inundações e outros recursos naturais, destacam os autores do estudo.
    “A maioria das espécies de peixe na bacia Amazônica são endêmicas [só ocorrem naquela região]. A perda dessas espécies representa um enorme dano para a biodiversidade mundial”, disse Moran.

    Impactos das mudanças climáticas

    As barragens que têm sido construídas na bacia Amazônica nos últimos anos também deverão ser fortemente impactadas pelas mudanças climáticas globais, projetam os pesquisadores.
    Estima-se que as barragens de Jirau e de Santo Antônio, no rio Madeira, concluídas nos últimos cinco anos, produzirão apenas uma fração dos 3 gigawatts (GW) cada que eram projetadas para gerar em razão das mudanças climáticas e da pequena capacidade de armazenamento de seus reservatórios a fio d’água – com menor acúmulo de água.

    Já a usina de Belo Monte, no rio Xingu, concluída em 2016, também produzirá 4,46 GW dos 11,23 GW que foi construída para gerar, mesmo em cenários otimistas, devido à variabilidade climática, a um reservatório relativamente pequeno e a níveis insuficientes de água, afirmam os pesquisadores.
    Para agravar esse cenário, a maioria dos modelos climáticos prevê maior temperatura e menor precipitação nas bacias do Xingu, Tapajós e do Madeira.

    “Depender só da água como fonte de energia em um futuro em que teremos menos esse recurso natural parece ser uma estratégia pouco confiável”, avaliou Moran.
    “Para diminuir sua vulnerabilidade energética, em um cenário de mudanças climáticas globais, o Brasil precisa diversificar sua matriz, que ainda é muito dependente do setor hidrelétrico. É preciso que o país aumente os investimentos em outras fontes de energia renovável, como solar, biomassa e eólica”, disse.

    Os pesquisadores também ressalvam que, de maneira similar às mudanças climáticas, os projetos de construção de barragens frequentemente não consideram os efeitos da mudança do uso da terra no potencial de geração de energia hidrelétrica por uma represa.
    Outro estudo estimou que na bacia do Xingu, onde está localizada a usina de Belo Monte, a energia gerada estimada poderia cair para abaixo da metade da capacidade instalada da barragem com o desmatamento em torno da bacia. Isso porque o desmatamento pode inibir a chuva e a umidade do solo nas regiões tropicais úmidas da floresta.

    Estima-se que metade da precipitação na bacia Amazônica seja devido à reciclagem interna de umidade. Dessa forma, o desmatamento pode reduzir as chuvas na região, independentemente do declínio esperado com as mudanças climáticas globais, afirmam os pesquisadores.
    “A hidroenergia é uma entre várias soluções para evitar apagões de energia no Brasil. A solução é procurar diversificar as fontes de energia e adotar soluções inovadoras que possam reduzir os impactos ambientais e sociais das barragens”, disse Moran.

    Uma das alternativas tecnológicas às usinas hidrelétricas em estudo pelos pesquisadores é a instalação de turbinas em linha, no leito ou submersas nos rios, que dispensam a necessidade de represamento da água.

    A tecnologia poderia ser útil para a geração ininterrupta de energia para as comunidades ribeirinhas, a um custo baixo, e manteria a ecologia fluvial e não envolveria o reassentamento de comunidades e outros custos sociais das barragens.

    “Essa solução poderia ser aplicada no país inteiro onde há rios pequenos, com água com velocidade de mais de um metro por segundo. Além disso, as turbinas também poderiam ser instaladas próximas de barragens para complementar a produção de energia e eliminar a necessidade de construir outras usinas”, disse o pesquisador.

    O artigo Sustainable hydropower in the 21st century (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1809426115), de Emilio F. Moran, Maria Claudia Lopez, Nathan Moore, Norbert Müller e David W. Hyndman, pode ser lido na revista PNAS em www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/02/1809426115.

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    I can understand, though, why some of you might not want to, understand that some of you are not feeling welcomed, or embraced, or wanted, and might be thinking, what’s the point? Why am I banging my head against the wall? Is it really worth the effort?

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