2019-01-08: Social Media Postees

Egypt to replace Cameroon as host of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-08
Cameroon was stripped of hosting rights because of security concerns and the slow pace of preparations.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/egypt-replace…

Nigeria 'failing' to implement increased minimum wage
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-08
There has been a two-and-a-half year delay in implementing Nigeria's new, increased minimum wage.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/nigeria-faili…

Nigerian cinema breaks out to wide audience with Netflix's "Lionheart"
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-01-08
Popular Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has made history with her film Lionheart, as the first original Nigerian movie distributed exclusively on the global streaming giant Netflix. Showcasing at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2018, the comedic film made its wide release debut at Netflix on January 4 this year, making it available in …
peoplesworld.org/article/nigerian-cinema…

Pompeo: US to boost efforts to counter Iran's 'malign influence'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-08
Top diplomat says US will redouble diplomatic and commercial efforts against Iran as he kicks off Middle East tour.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/secretary-sta…

Madagascar court declares Rajoelina as election winner
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-08
Ruling by Indian Ocean island's High Constitutional Court comes after complaints from second-placed Marc Ravalomanana.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/madagascar-co…

Mozambique charges ex-minister, 17 others in $2bn loan fraud case
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-08
The indictment comes days after three ex-Credit Suisse bankers were charged in the US for their role in the scandal.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/mozambique-ch…

Chile Lawmakers Demand President Remove Minister Chadwick
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-08
Chilean opposition legislators are formally requesting President Sebastian Piñera to remove his Interior Minister Andres Chadwick from his post "as soon as possible" for "government negligence." | The Broad Front legislative coalition wrote to Piñera in a formal letter on Wednesday: "In virtue of the errors that imply an act of negligence on part of the government, particularly the Interior Minister Andres Chadwick, we demand that (President Piñera) request his resignation as soon as po…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chile-Lawmakers-…

Madagascar Court Declares New President Amid Fraud Allegations
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-08
Madagascar's High Constitutional Court declared former leader Andry Rajoelina as the president of the country following a scandal-plagued presidential election. | RELATED: | DR Congo Still Counting Votes After Disputed Elections | The court Tuesday said that Rajoelina won with more than 55 percent votes after the elections last month. Also, former President Mar…
telesurenglish.net/news/Madagascar-Court…

How we can defeat the neo-Nazis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-08
On January 5, convicted neo-Nazi criminals Blair Cottrell, Neil Erikson and their followers, gathered on the foreshore of St Kilda Beach to vilify Sudanese Australians and once again scapegoat that community as "African gangs". | The group of 100 to 150 predominantly white males from various neo-Nazi gangs — The Lads, Soldiers of Odin and the Proud Boys — were racist and hostile towards the gathering counter protesters. | Erikson, a convicted stalker and former head of the neo-Nazi group the United Patriot Front, knows how to do hate speech and play the game on social media. The rally to "reclaim St K…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-we-can-defeat-neo-nazis

AFRICOM Complicity in Gabon Coup Attempt? Trump Orders Deployment of 80 Military Personnel to Gabon
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-07
Trump's deployment of 80 military personnel to Gabon last week on the basis of preparing for a response to "violent protests" in the nearby Democratic Republic of the Congo might have been a ruse designed to cover up America's complicity … | The post AFRICOM Complicity in Gabon Coup Attempt? Trump Orders Deployment of 80 Military Personnel to Gabon appeared first on Global Research.
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Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi's '60 Minutes' Responses
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-07

| August 13, 2018 Video | Egypt: No Justice For Rab'a Victims 5 Years On: | Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab'a Square in Cairo. Hundreds of protesters have been convicted under unfair charges in mass trials stemming from the protests. |

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hrw.org/news/2019/01/07/egypt-little-tru…

Trump deploys troops to central Africa following disputed Congo election
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-01-07
Washington is making it clear that it intends to install a pliant government in Kinshasa that will ensure that America's economic interests are secured.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/07/cong…

US Quietly Deploys Troops to Gabon Amid Fears of Unrest in Congo
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-07
(ANTIWAR.COM) — While the election in Congo was relatively quiet, the US is expecting that there will be protests when the results are announced. The anticipation is enough that President Trump has ordered to send troops to neighboring Gabon, and is warning the Congolese not to protest. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is reporting that the US sent about 80 …

US Quietly Deploys Troops to Gabon Amid Fears of Unrest in Congo

Ginsburg to Unexpectedly Miss Supreme Court Arguments for First Time Ever
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-07
(ZH) — The Supreme Court announced on Monday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will miss arguments for the first time in more than 25 years while she recovers from cancer surgery in December. The 85-year-old Clinton appointee will work from home following the removal of two malignant cancerous growths from her left lung on Dec. 21 according to court …

Ginsburg to Unexpectedly Miss Supreme Court Arguments for First Time Ever

Can the Sudanese people bring down the dictator?
SAM_W | greenleft.org.au | 2019-01-07
In late December Green Left Weekly spoke to Younis Hamad Birama and Khalid Hassan from the Democratic Consciousness Forum, a Perth-based democratic and secular organisation founded by Sudanese refugees, about the wave of protests sweeping Sudan following the dramatic increase in the price of bread. Despite a brutal crackdown by security forces, including the killing of at least 40 people, the protests have spread and intensified, growing…
greenleft.org.au/content/can-sudanese-people-bring-down-dictator

As Most Diverse Congress in History Takes Office, Dems Push to End Shutdown Without Funding for Wall
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-04
The 116th Congress made history Thursday, swearing in the most diverse group of lawmakers ever and more than 100 women in the House, including the first two Native American women, the first two Latina women from Texas and the first two Muslim women. The first-ever African-American women congressmembers from Connecticut and Massachusetts were sworn in, as was Colorado's first-ever African-American member of Congress. The first-ever and now second female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and House Democrats sought to end the government shutdown as their first order of business, passing a package of spending bills that w…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/4/most_diver…

Proposed Florida law would stop local governments from removing racist Confederate monuments
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-01-02
Jacksonville, FL – Pensacola State Representative Mike Hill has introduced a bill in the state legislature, House Bill 97, titled the Soldiers' and Heroes' Monuments and Memorials Protection Act, that would stop local authorities from removing racist confederate monuments. Hill is an African American Republican. Hill acknowledges his lack of support in the Black community. | Todd Wells, an African American member of Take Em Down Jax, a group devoted to removing these monuments to the cause of white supremacy, stated, "The struggle for the removal of Confederate statues has been ongoing since they were e…
fightbacknews.org/2019/1/2/proposed-flor…

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara–A Rare Look Inside Africa's Last Colony
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-01-01
In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco's violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1,700-mile wall divides Sahrawis who remain under occupation from those who fled into exile. The international media has largely ignored the occupat…
www.democracynow.org/2019/1/1/four_days_…

Occupied Western Sahara: A rare look inside Africa's last colony
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
In an exclusive broadcast, US-based independent news outlet Democracy Now! broke the media blockade and visited the occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and occupying power Morocco's violent crackdown. | Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands of Sahrawi people have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1700-mile wall…
greenleft.org.au/content/occupied-western-sahara-rare-look-inside-africas-last-colony

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