Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#Africa : South African Man 1974

#Africa #Obama Targets Africas Resources...

Barack Obama is leading the US at the head of a pack of western nations intent on the new scramble to exploit Africa’s resources. Their chief aim? To squeeze a China hungry for raw materials.
On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced that he was sending United States special forces to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. They will "engage" only for "self-defence", says Obama, satirically. With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is under way.

The press describes Obama's decision as "highly unusual" and "surprising", even "weird". It is none of these things. It is the logic of US foreign policy since 1945. Take Vietnam. The priority was to halt the alleged influence of China, an imperial rival, and "protect" Indonesia, which President Richard Nixon called "the region's richest hoard of natural resources . . . the greatest prize". Vietnam got in the way; the slaughter of more than three million Vietnamese and the devastation and poisoning of their land were the price of America achieving its goal...read more

http://www.newstatesman.com/international-politics/2011/10/pilger-china-obama-africa

Monday, October 17, 2011

#LouisedeWaal : #Confession - The suspect in the murder of Louise de Waal has confessed to being the so-called 'Sunday Rapist'.

 The man accused of killing Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal has confessed to being the "Sunday Rapist", police said on Monday.
"Johannes Jacobus Steyn confessed before a magistrate in Krugersdorp on Friday," Lt-Col Tshisikhawe Ndou told reporters outside the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.
"He confessed to being the so-called Sunday Rapist, but not to being De Waal's murderer", he said.
Steyn had allegedly raped a number of young girls in Gauteng and the North West, mostly on Sundays, since 2008.
"As you all know, the modus operandi was the same in all these rapes. He wore a wig, sunglasses and a cap. He confessed to that."
Steyn covered his face with a jacket as he entered the courtroom on Monday.
He quickly sat down and buried his head between his legs. He continued covering his head as the charges were read to him.
Steyn faces 13 charges of rape, 10 of kidnapping, one of murder and six of sexual assault.
The case was postponed to 13 December for further investigation.
The court ruled that photographs of Steyn may not be displayed in a manner that could show his identity, as an identity parade might be needed at a later stage.
Steyn allegedly abducted De Waal in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg, nearly a week ago. She would have turned 17 at the weekend.
A burnt body, believed to be hers, was found on a farm in Magaliesburg later the same day.
Steyn handed himself over at the Margate police station in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday morning.
Two cases of kidnapping he allegedly committed in Rustenburg and Potchefstroom in the North West province, would also be heard at the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court.
This was after the State applied for all cases against him to be centralised.
Outside the court, a lone poster strung around a refuse bin read: "Hang the bliksem."

#LouisedeWaals : Mom Saw Images Of Suspect On Daughters Phone !

#LouiseDeWaal :Details about the alleged killer of # LouiseDeWaal emerge

 

A photograph of Louise de Waal posted on the Facebook tribute page: "Louise de Waal - Wall of Remembrance and Support".

#LouiseDeWaal :Schoolgirl killer" Johannes Jacobus Steyn facing 30 charges.

The man accused of killing Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal appeared briefly in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Johannes Jacobus Steyn covered his face with a jacket as he entered the courtroom. He quickly sat down and buried his head between his legs.

Steyn faces 13 charges of rape, 10 of kidnapping, one of murder and six of sexual assault.
The case was postponed to 13 December for further investigation.

The court ruled that photographs of him may not be displayed in a manner that could reveal his identity, as an identity parade might be needed at a later stage.

Steyn allegedly kidnapped 17-year-old De Waal in Roodepoort, north west of Johannesburg, nearly a week ago.

A burnt body, believed to be hers, was found on a farm in Magaliesburg later that day.

He handed himself over at the Margate police station in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday morning.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#Africa : Save Lives in Drought-Stricken East Africa




With famine in southern Somalia and more than 9.6 million people in desperate need of food assistance in the region, countless lives hang in the balance. Just 50 US cents per day is enough to feed a hungry child or mother on the edge of survival.

We urgently need more resources to expand our emergency relief operation.

Make a lifesaving donation today by filling out the form to your right or donating through PayPal Checkout (below). Please note that monthly gifts may be directed to where most needed if funding needs shift in the future.

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