WAfrica, Algeria, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Liberia, Angola
Muslim Brotherhood (al-Qaeda) in Africa
The Beast - NWO is taking over all of Africa, using MB and Obama
23 March 2012 Renegade Mali soldiers announce takeover.
Mali President Amadou Toumani Toure whereabouts unknown after coup.
A nationwide curfew is in force and the constitution suspended.
Mutinous soldiers declared a coup, raising fears and prompting uncertainty in a West African nation.
The World Bank and African Development Bank said they were suspending all aid until the crisis is resolved.
The coup leaders went on state TV to say they had closed the borders. They added that the president was safe.
Mutinous soldiers looted the presidential palace in Bamako.
Kenya Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula and his delegation are stranded in the country, as Bamako airport is closed.
They were attending an African Union meeting on peace and security. O my.
WHY WOULD OBAMA TARGET MALI?
BECAUSE has the 3rd LARGEST GOLD DEPOSTS in AFRICA.
Africa NEWS, Kenya, Uganda
Africa, North - Sudan
Central Africa * Congo
EBOLA fact check
NEWS with Prophetic Commentary
Disaster looms for people of Mali as country is split by revolt
April 13, 2012 "Our people are divided. Our country is threatened with partition."
Africa has seen some ugly divorces in recent times: Eritrea and Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan. Now Mali is threatened with partition as a rebellion flares in the north and political uncertainty grips the capital, Bamako. Mali's neighbors and western governments are looking on anxiously as drug traffickers and Islamist groups affiliated with al Qaeda take advantage of the vacuum -- in a region already blighted by hunger, poverty and weak government.
The origins of Mali's collapse are twofold. In January, Tuareg rebels began attacking towns in the vast deserts of northern Mali. Many had recently returned from fighting for Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, bringing guns and vehicles with them. Then, on March 22, there was a coup by mid-ranking officers in Mali's army angry with corruption and the lack of resources for fighting the rebellion.
A vast country of few inhabitants (15 million) and searing desert, Mali lies at an awkward intersection in Africa. To the north is a 1,200 kilometer border with Algeria, to the east Niger with its own restive Tuareg minority, to the west Mauritania. All four countries are dealing with the growing presence of Islamist groups affiliated with al Qaeda.
Tuareg revolts in Mali and Niger are nothing new. Long marginalized, the pastoral and nomadic Tuareg have frequently taken up arms, sometimes with Gadhafi's backing. "The Tuareg feel like the outsiders of the national economy, completely excluded from the economic resources in many regions," says Salma Belaala, a professor at Warwick University in England who studies jihad in the Sahel.
This revolt, launched by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, or MNLA, is more serious than previous rebellions. Its fighters now control several important towns in the north, including Gao on the river Niger and the fabled city of Timbuktu, where the mayor has spoken of teenage boys strutting through the streets with AK-47s. An area the size of Texas is now beyond the government's control. The MNLA has declared independence for Azawad.
Mali new leader threatens total war
Mali agrees on Islamic Sharia state
26 May 2012 Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali two months ago have agreed to merge and turn their territory into an Islamist state, both sides say.
The Tuareg MNLA, a secular rebel group, and the Islamist group Ansar Dine signed the deal in the town of Gao, spokespeople said.
Ansar Dine, which has ties to al-Qaeda, has already begun to impose Sharia law in some towns.
The groups took advantage of a coup in March to seize the territory.
Correspondents say the deal is yet another worrying development for Mali and may complicate efforts to stabilise the country.
NEWS media report what they are TOLD to, like parrots of pirates.
The GOAL of Islam, 0bama, al qaeda, the vatican, 'the rebels' is to take over the entire world - including USA - and is rapidly accomplishing this.
Mali now a haven for Muslim terrorists
June 9, 2012 A new sanctuary is emerging for Muslim terrorists in Africa in northern Mali, extremist Muslim guerrillas have declared an independent Islamist state.
This area is bigger than all of France, is totally outside government control.
Remember, there is no al-Qaeda, its a made-up name.
US expands ‘shadow war’ in Africa with spy planes
June 2012 The U.S. military is expanding its intelligence-gathering operations across Africa, the Washington Post reports, mainly using small, unarmed planes "equipped with hidden sensors that can record full-motion video, track infrared heat patterns, and vacuum up radio and cellphone signals"—part of a "shadow war" against al-Qaida and other militants.
Approximately a dozen secret U.S. air bases have been established there in the last five years, according to the paper, which "pieced together descriptions of the surveillance network by examining references to it in unclassified military reports, U.S. government contracting documents and diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group."
One of them is in "Ouagadougou, the flat, sunbaked capital of Burkina Faso." But the planes often "refuel on isolated airstrips favored by African bush pilots, extending their effective flight range by thousands of miles."
The spy program is overseen by U.S. Special Operations but relies on help from private military contractors and African troops, the Post said. And while it's not technically part of the White House's controversial drone program—which killed Abu Yahya al-Libi, al-Qaida's No. 2, in a drone strike in Pakistan earlier this month—the U.S. military does use a few unmanned spy planes there, too.
"We don't have remotely piloted aircraft in many places other than East Africa, but we could," a senior U.S. military official told the paper. "If there was a need to do so and those assets were available, I'm certain we could get the access and the overflight [permission] that is necessary to do that."
Most, though, "take off the old-fashioned way—with pilots in the cockpit." Why not drones? Conventional aircraft "are cheaper to operate and far less likely to draw attention because they are so similar to the planes used throughout Africa."
Mali’s Sharia Nightmare
Sep 28th, 2012 Islamists are creating a nightmarish Sharia-run state in northern Mali, complete with public floggings, group amputations, and death by stoning.
Muslim Unity and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) gained control over northern Mali in April 2012.
They have been imposing Sharia law.
Radical Islamists enforce Sharia law in Mali but who’s listening
TRUE - THIS IS SHARIA! HATRED of WOMEN!
Islamist supremacists who took over Timbuktu in northern Mali in April are now targeting women as a means of imposing Sharia law in the region.
Military action needed for Mali Islamists
2 October 2012 Military action will be needed to push radical Islamists out of northern Mali where they have carried out amputations and public whippings since seizing control of the region earlier this year, a top U.S. official said.
IRIN - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seems to have the backing of the Malian government for a major troop deployment in northern Mali. UN divided on the issue of military intervention. A strong outside force is crucial if Mali terrorists wants to capture the north.
Obama decided against security in Mali
90% of Malians are Muslim, mostly Sunni - thats what Obama is, Sunni Muslim.
Under Islam Sharia law, Christians will be killed.
Sadly, You really cant believe anything the press writes.
No one will care til its at their own door - and its rapidly coming to America and other western nations. In many ways its already here.
In Oct 23, 2012 debate I thot it odd Romney brot up Mali
Foreign fighters come to help Islamic terrorists!
October 24, 2012 Foreign fighters have arrived in a town in northern Mali, Gao's exiled mayor has told the BBC, confirming reports of an influx of jihadists to the north.
Sadou Diallo said between 60 and 100 Algerians and Sahrawis had come into the town about four or five days ago.
A resident in Timbuktu told the AFP news agency on Monday that Sudanese Islamists had arrived over the weekend.
Plans are under way for military intervention after Islamists took over northern Mali earlier this year.
Two weeks ago, the UN Security Council gave the regional bloc Ecowas 45 days to draw up a plan with the details of its offer to send 3,000 troops to the vast desert region.
The Islamist groups and Tuareg rebels took control of northern Mali following a coup in March.
The junta seized power, accusing the government of failing to deal effectively with a Tuareg rebellion that had started in January - but Islamist groups then took advantage of the chaos and seized all the region's major towns, including the historic city of Timbuktu.
The Islamists, who have since fallen out with their Tuareg allies, have imposed a harsh interpretation of Sharia in the areas they control - there are reports of people being stoned to death and having their limbs amputated.
'Koranic students recruited'
Mr Diallo told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme the foreign fighters were lightly armed and had arrived in Gao on 93 trucks.
"They were identified as coming mainly from Western Sahara and Algeria. They seem to be instructors. They bring small arms with them, not heavy weapons," he said, adding that one or two of the fighters were from Sudan.
"They don't live in the town, they come in during the day, they don't harm the population, they just go about their business and leave at night."
Mr Diallo, Gao's elected mayor who was speaking from the capital, Bamako, said that the Islamist group controlling the town - the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao) - had also recruited 200 students from local Koranic schools.
"There is a radical Muslim sect in surrounding villages and all young people from the Koranic schools in the area have joined Mujao... not because they support the group, but because they've lost hope after seven months of suffering, they're unemployed; they can't resist," he added.
He said Mujao paid them between $300 (about £190) and $400 a month.
Earlier a security official told AFP news agency that hundreds of Sudanese and Sahrawi fighters had arrived in the region.
An resident in Timbuktu told the agency on Monday that "more than 150 Sudanese Islamists arrived in 48 hours".
"They are armed and explained that they had come to help their Muslim brothers against the infidels," the agency quoted him as saying.
Timbuktu is where centuries-old shrines to Islamic saints, revered by Sufi Muslims, have also been destroyed by the Islamists, who consider them idolatrous.
Meanwhile, the UK says it could help to provide training for the West African military intervention.
Stephen O'Brien, the UK special envoy to the region, said after his return from discussions in Mali with the government and its international partners that if the crisis in the north was left unresolved the region could provide a new base for terror networks.
"Al-Qaeda in the [Islamic] Maghreb, which has activities in the area, is growing in both capability and ambition, and if we don't act there is a very real threat of further attacks in Africa, and eventually Europe, the Middle East and beyond," AP news agency quotes him as saying.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has pledged similar support and voiced similar concerns.
Dec 12, 2012 Mali is the 3rd largest GOLD producer in Africa.
I cant verify this, but my suspicion is that the Muslim terrorists have taken over, and my money is on the MB.
Mali names new prime minister in abrupt change of leadership
The stability of Mali was derailed this year by an Islamist coup
Mali president has named Diango Cissoko as the new interim prime minister, hours after the abrupt resignation of the former prime minister following his arrest by soldiers.
Cissoko is a former public mediator for the republic
Interim President Dioncounda Traore signed two decrees, one removing Diarra from office and the second naming Cissoko as his successor.
Things happened very quickly.
Diarra was arrested by soldiers loyal to a former coup leader
Diarra holds U.S. citizenship, and was set to fly to Paris for medical care but his bags were removed from the plane he was on.
The African Union is proposing sending several thousand African troops to help the Malian military take back the north, which fell to Muslim terrorists
Muslims destroy Mali Mausoleums
23 December 2012 Islamists in Mali have begun destroying remaining mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu.
"Not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu," said Abou Dardar, a leader of the Islamist group Ansar Dine.
Islamists in control of northern Mali began earlier this year to pull down shrines that they consider idolatrous.
Timbuktu was a centre of Islamic learning from the 13th to the 17th centuries.
It is a UN World Heritage site with centuries-old shrines to Islamic saints that are revered by Sufi Muslims.
Plan to force out Gbagbo
December 31, 2010 West African regional military chiefs have prepared plans to forcefully take over power from Laurent Gbagbo,
the incumbent Cote d'Ivoire president, should eleventh hour diplomatic efforts to persuade him to step down fail, said Nigerian defence.
The plan was established during meetings of military chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, earlier this week.
"The committee of chiefs of defence staff met to put machinery in motion that if all political persuasions fail ...
ECOWAS will forcefully take over power from Laurent Gbagbo and hand over to Alassane Ouattara," Colonel Mohamed Yerimah told AFP.
Yerimah said the military option was a last resort, and that hopefully Gbagbo will be persuaded to hand over power politically.
The meetings were attended by military chiefs from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Niger and Nigeria.
Britain would back U.N. military intervention in Ivory Coast
The Ivory Coast standoff took on greater international significance, with British Foreign Secretary William Hague saying his government would support U.N.-sanctioned military intervention.
Also, France renewed its call for its citizens to leave Ivory Coast, as fears grow that tensions will devolve into civil war and even genocide.
World leaders have urged self-declared President Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to Alassane Ouattara,
considered by the U.N. and international leaders as the rightful winner of last month's poll. Gbagbo has refused to step down.
The stand-off has left more than 170 people dead and led the World Bank to freeze aid of more than $800 million.
The West African regional central bank also cut off financing to Gbagbo, potentially worsening a cash crunch
that could make it hard for him to pay wages of civil servants and soldiers who back him.
U.N. officials fear ethnic bloodshed on a massive scale if civil war re-starts in Ivory Coast.
* moved from another old thread
NIGERIA * Plane crash into homes killing 153
June 3, 2012 A passenger plane carrying 153 people has crashed in Lagos, Nigeria
An airplane with 153 people on board crashed in a densely populated area of Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday.
The Dana Air flight crashed into a building, said Akande Iyiola, zone coordinator with Nigeria's Emergency Management Agency.
The number of casualties was not immediately known.
The flight from Abuja was en route to Lagos
Chaos as plane crash hits one of Africa's largest cities
4 Jun 2012 Chaos broke out in the densely-populated Lagos neighbourhood where a passenger jet crashed Sunday, as rescue workers faced heavy crowds and aggressive soldiers while trying to access smoldering wreckage.
All 153 people on board the Dana Air flight were presumed dead and more were believed to have been killed on the ground after the plane plowed into the impoverished neighbourhood near the airport in the city of some 15 million.
Thousands of onlookers had partially blocked access to the crash site, prompting soldiers to try to clear the area out. They used rubber whips, their fists and even threw a wood plank at those crowded around.
The strong-arm tactics likely did more harm than good. Looking to evade the troops' aggression, people took off in several directions, trampling their neighbours as they tried to avoid being crushed themselves.
Some locals snaked a fire hose hoisted on their shoulders from a truck parked on the road towards the impact area.
But this effort was also interrupted by the security forces, whose aggression eventually broke up the human chain.
Some reacted by throwing stones at the troops, creating a crossfire of hailing rocks over the narrow street adjacent to the site.
The area also plunged into all-out pandemonium when a helicopter tried to land amid the crowd, kicking up clouds of ash and light debris that again scattered people in various directions.
After the crash, it appeared only a handful of rescue vehicles had managed to fight through the chaos to reach the site.
People in the neighbourhood near the airport are used to seeing planes flying low overhead, but they said it was immediately clear that the Dana Air Boeing MD83 flight was imperiled.
"The pilot was struggling to control it," said Yusuf Babatunde, 26, who mimicked wings recklessly swaying from side to side when asked to describe what the plane looked like as it went down.
The impact caused an immediate fire and sent people running, but they quickly returned, and within hours of the crash the roofs and balconies of the surrounding ramshackle buildings were flooded with those surveying the damage.
Nigeria mourns victims
Pilot in Lagos crash that killed 163 an American.
Three days of mourning have begun in Nigeria for more than 150 people killed when their plane crashed in the main city of Lagos.
The Boeing MD-83 ploughed into a printing works and residential buildings before bursting into flames.
Rescue workers have been at the scene through the night.
Everyone on board the aircraft died. There were also casualties on the ground, but it is not yet known how many people were killed.
Pilot signaled trouble moments before crash that killed 163 in Nigeria
June 4, 2012 The pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, radioed that the plane was having trouble just minutes earlier.
The death toll will probably rise as crews search the rubble of a two-story residential building that the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 plane struck.
The pilot declared an emergency as the plane was on final approach to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and witnesses said it appeared the plane was having engine trouble
US deploying troops to 35 African countries
Dec. 2012 The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year.
Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as 35 African nations, the Associated Press reports.
Citing a growing threat from extremist groups, including those with ties to al-Qaeda, the Department of Defense is hoping to install American soldiers overseas in order to prepare local troops there for any future crises as tensions escalate.
Earlier this month, DoD sources with insider knowledge told the Washington Post that US troops will soon be en route to the nation of Mali in order to thwart the emerging threat of Islamic extremists, including al-Qaeda aligned insurgents. With the latest news from the Pentagon, though, Mali will be just one of many African nations hosting US troops in the coming year.
France bombs Mali rebels
12 January 2013 - French aircraft pounded Islamist rebels in Mali for a second day on Saturday and neighboring West African states sped up their plans to deploy troops in an international campaign to prevent groups linked to al Qaeda expanding their power base.
France, warning that the control of northern Mali by the militants posed a security threat to Europe, intervened dramatically on Friday as heavily armed Islamist fighters swept southwards towards Mali's capital Bamako.
Under cover from French fighter planes and attack helicopters, Malian troops routed a rebel convoy and drove the Islamists out of the strategic central town of Konna, which they had seized on Thursday. A senior army officer in the capital Bamako said more than 100 rebel fighters had been killed.
A French pilot died on Friday when rebels shot down his helicopter near the town of Mopti. Hours after opening one front against al Qaeda-linked Islamists, France mounted a commando raid to try to rescue a French hostage held by al Shabaab militants in Somalia, also allied to al Qaeda, but failed to prevent the hostage being killed.
UK troops to assist Mali operation to halt rebel advance
The UK has agreed to help transport foreign troops and equipment to Mali amid French efforts to contain rebels.
In recent days France has attacked militants in Mali to support the Malian government, and has attempted to rescue a French hostage in Somalia.
Hollande steps up France security over Mali and Somalia
French President Francois Hollande has ordered security stepped up around public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa.
He was responding to the risk of Islamist attack after French forces attacked militants in Mali and Somalia.
A pilot was killed as air strikes were launched on a column of Malian rebels.
In Somalia, two French soldiers were "sacrificed" in a raid to free a French hostage.
France terror alert after Mali, Somali operations
France Rafale jets target Gao in eastern Mali
13 January 2013 French warplanes have bombed the town of Gao in eastern Mali, extending their attacks deep into rebel-held territory.
France's military has been in action against Islamist militants in Mali since Friday, helping government forces recapture the central town of Konna.
A resident in Gao said all Islamist bases in the town had been destroyed and the militants had fled.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the Islamist advance in Mali had been brought to a halt.
"Stopping the terrorists, that's done," he told RTL radio. Had France not intervened, there was a risk that the Islamists could have advanced as far as the capital, Bamako, he said.
Islamist groups and secular Tuareg rebels seized northern Mali in April 2012.
But the Islamists soon took control of the region's major towns and one group, Ansar Dine, began pushing further south last week, seizing the strategically important town of Konna.
The town has since been recaptured by Malian troops with French aerial support.
France to increase troops
Jan 15, 2013 More French troops are to be deployed in Mali to support the other 750 countering the Muslim jihadists.
Mr Hollande said new air strikes overnight had achieved their goal.
West African military chiefs will meet in Mali to discuss how an alliance with the French will work.
France began its intervention on Friday to halt the Islamists advance south.
2,500 French expected in the coming weeks.
Some 30 French tanks and vehicles also crossed into Mali from Ivory Coast with a helicopter escort.
France seeks Gulf Arab help
France expects Gulf Arab states will help an African campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali, possibly with materials or financing.
Good luck with that. This Mali reporting cannot be swallowed whole. The UN and Obama always back evil.
50 Algerian gas field hostages
January 18, 2013 On January 11 French troops and fighter jets launched a campaign against Islamist terrorists in Mali, West Africa.
Mali appealed to Paris for aid to throw back (US trained Libyan MB) advance on the capital, Bamako.
They are led by AQIM West African jihadist MUJAO and the Somali al-Shabaab and are threatening to execute hostages.
The French declared their mission to be to dislodge the Islamists from an area larger than Afghanistan in the north, including the principal towns of Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal. Without several thousand special forces’ troops on the ground, this is just a pipedream.
The Evil MB terrorists are tightening their grip on northern Mali and have imposed Sharia, a brutal version of Islam.
Algeria ends siege to free hostages, dozens killed
30 hostages killed in raid, including several Westerners.
Algerian forces stormed a desert gas complex to free hundreds of hostages but 30, including several Westerners, were killed in the assault along with at least 11 of their Islamist captors.
An Irish engineer who survived said he saw 4 jeeps full of hostages blown up by Algerian troops whose commanders said they moved in about 30 hours after the siege began because the gunmen had demanded to be allowed to take their captives abroad.
And while a crisis has ended that posed a serious dilemma for Paris and its allies as French troops attacked the hostage-takers al-Qaida allies in neighbouring Mali, it left question marks over the ability of OPEC-member Algeria to protect vital energy resources and strained its relations with Western powers.
Hostages siege at Algeria gas plant not over
The remote desert gas facility is not far from the Libyan border.
The hostage crisis at a gas facility in the Algerian desert where Islamist militants were holding foreign hostages has yet to be resolved.
The terrorist incident near In Amenas is ongoing.
American still missing after Algeria raids gas plant to rescue hostages from terrorists.
An American from Texas remains missing after an Algerian military raid ended a hostage standoff at a remote gas plant in the Saharan Desert.
Two Americans escaped unharmed.
At least 6 people were killed.
MALI, the unfinished Libyan war
Mali Islamists hit back at French, promise long war
Paris determined to end Islamist domination of northern Mali, which many fear could act as a launchpad for attacks on the West.
MB rebels launched a counter-offensive in central Mali after 4 days of air strikes by French warplanes on their strongholds in the desert north, promising to drag France into a long and brutal Afghanistan-style ground war.
France intensified its air raids using Rafale aircraft and Gazelle attack helicopters to pummel training camps at the heart of the vast area seized by rebels in April,
while pouring hundreds of troops into the capital Bamako.
Paris is determined to end Islamist domination of northern Mali, which many fear could act as a launchpad for attacks on the West
and a base for coordination with al Qaeda in Yemen, Somalia and North Africa.
When news says alqaeda, its the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood (MB) terrorists.
West Africa news
Where is the Ivory Coast?
Swap American hostages for blind shiek - round 2
Al Qaeda is Muslim Brotherhood = EGYPT
Jan 19, 2013 MAJOR SUSPICION! I SEE OBAMA and EGYPT's HAND HERE!
The African terrorists who seized hostages from 10 nations at Algerian gas field in In Aminas has first demand to the United States:
The release of two American hostages for 2 terrorists jailed in the US: Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Blind Sheikh convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and Pakistani-American neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui.
Remember the Rahman trade? Release of the blind shiek was Egypt Pres Morsi's promise and behind the Bengazi Libya attack!
Or was THAT another hoax like Sandy Hook?
Until now, their most pressing demand was for France to end its military operation in Mali, and let Muslim terrorists takeover.
DEBKAfile: Demand for the Blind Sheikh's release from an American jail is intended to embarrass Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who has said he would press for this when he visits Washington soon. This now puts Morsi on the same side as al Qaeda. BINGO!
Debka finally hinted at it even tho they didnt completely say it.
LIBYA, remember the Rahman trade?
Sandy Hook hoax
How much of what we see is HOAX, and what is real?
I feel like globalists are making our real lives only a movie!
Algeria bloody siege over, hostage death toll could rise.
Jan 20, 2013 Algerian de-mining teams were scouring a gas refinery on Sunday that was the scene of a bloody 4 day hostage standoff, searching for explosive traps left by the Islamic terrorists who took dozens of foreigners prisoner. The siege left at least 23 hostages dead, with credible threats of more kidnapping attempts on Westerners.
Algerian special forces stormed the natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end the standoff.
It was unclear whether anyone was rescued.
Algeria response to the crisis was typical of its history in confronting terrorists, favoring military action over negotiation.
Obama policy, Abandon Americans, Allies
Jan 20, 2013 REMEMBER, Obama stated in 2008 he would stand "WITH the MUSLIMS."
Mali Muslims armed with Grad missiles from Libya.
Barack Obama expanding his American isolationism regarding countering Islamist terrorism.
In December 2012 he abruptly ordered the USS Eisenhower and Iwo Jima groups to withdraw from Syria area.
Jan. 12 Muslim attack on Algerian gas field found the United States without a single force anywhere in the vicinity, to rescue Western hostages.
The USS John Stennis carrier is the only vessel left at a Middle East battle station. It is tied down at the Strait of Hormuz.
US military experts furious at the White House policy of non-intervention.
Iran and Muslim terrorists know they have nothing to fear from the Obamafia.
Mali - Troops take northern town of Hombori
26 January 2013 More French and international troops are due to join the campaign in Mali.
Malian and French troops have retaken the town of Hombori as they continue their campaign to regain control of northern Mali from MB rebels.
Hombori lies about 160km (100 miles) from the Islamist stronghold of Gao.
Earlier, French warplanes reportedly bombed rebel positions, fuel stores and ammunition dumps near Gao.
But there were also reports that rebels had blown up a bridge linking the east of the country with Niger, from where African troops plan to open a front.
The bridge is situated in the town of Tassiga, which lies on the quickest route from Niger to Gao, and spans a canyon.
However, Ibrahim Ag Idbaltanate, a former deputy in Mali's parliament, said the bridge was not the only way to cross the canyon.
We drove through the town of Sevare, a place I'd only seen on maps and which I had described in my reports as "strategically important".
At first, I thought guiltily that I had been exaggerating. Severe looked like any other African town - markets, metalworkers on the roadside, mobile phone shops everywhere.
Forces from Niger and Chad had been expected to use the road to join the advance against the rebels.
Several African countries have pledged military aid to help the Malian government win back control of the north.
Friday the African Union asked the UN Security Council to authorise immediate logistical help to allow the 6,000-strong force to deploy quickly.
Islamists seized a vast area of northern Mali last year and have imposed strict Sharia, or Islamic law, on its inhabitants.
France intervened militarily on 11 January to stop them advancing further south.
French-led troops have control of Timbuktu airport
28 January 2013 Mali and French troops have met with little resistance in their offensive against Islamist rebels
French-led troops in Mali have taken control of the airport in the key northern city of Timbuktu
The troops encountered no resistance as they headed towards the city, a senior officer with the Malian army told AFP news agency.
French and Malian troops have been pushing north in their offensive against Islamist rebels.
On Saturday, they seized Gao, the most populous city in northern Mali.
Thousands of people in Gao poured out into the streets to celebrate the arrival of the troops.
Islamists seized the north of the country last year, but have been losing ground since French forces launched an operation earlier this month.
Most militants appear to have fled into desert hideouts, says the BBC's Thomas Fessy in the capital, Bamako.
France begins first stage of Mali military withdrawal
25 May 2013 France has begun the first major stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out the north.
A convoy of lorries left a French base outside the capital, Bamako, on its way south to Ivory Coast.
France began withdrawing some of its 4,000 troops from the country in April.
They plan to gradually hand over to the Malian army and a UN peacekeeping force, which will deploy in July ahead of planned nationwide elections.
Saturday's withdrawal comes just two days after Islamist rebels targeted an army barracks and French-run uranium mine in neighbouring Niger, killing 21 people. French special forces helped Nigerien soldiers end a hostage siege at the barracks on Friday.
It is not known if the attacks will affect French troop deployments.
The French intervention in Mali in January was prompted by Islamist rebels' increasing control of the north and their advance further south towards Bamako.
The militants had taken advantage of weak central government after a coup in March 2012 and the inability of Malian forces to secure territory. Major towns such as Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu fell, and a strict form of Islamic law was imposed.
Nigeria Church Explosions
December 25, 2011 Muslims on the rampage again. 2 Nigeria churches hit by bombs during Christmas prayers, 39 dead, many more injured.
One explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass. A second explosion went off near another church.
The second explosion struck near another church.
Two other explosives were found in a nearby building and disarmed.
Nigeria south is predominantly Christian and Muslim in the north.
Muslims will kill you if they can December 27, 2011
The Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram has proudly claimed the responsibility of the bombing of 5 Churches on Christmas day
killing dozens while they gathered to celebrate the birth of Yeshua (Jesus the Holy One of Israel).
This is nothing new for Nigeria, Sudan or Ethiopia. They have been killing Christians by the tens of thousands yearly for decades.
Western churches gather for their Sunday service, sing, go home and nothing ever said about the thousands of Christians being murdered by Muslims around the world.
Palestinian Muslims kill Jews and Christians in the Holy Land daily and the west tells Israel to give them their land to build another Terrorist State.
Few Christians are left living in Bethlehem, they have fled for their lives.
Weapons in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon are all aimed at Israeli cities, many armed with chemical warheads. (Perhaps weapons in Turkey and Egypt are also.)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all the IDF soldiers.
Shalom, jerry golden
Dec. 2013 I am combining 2 threads
NIGERIA Muslims Kill Christians
December 28, 2010 PRAY!
Muslims attacking Nigeria churches, Baptist pastor one of 80 killed.
News media are NOT giving us the TRUTH - as usual!
Twitter reports 80 Christians killed by Muslims.
The bomb attacks killed 32 people and left about 70 injured.
UN condemns Nigeria violence
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the "deplorable acts of violence" that left 38 people dead in Nigeria over Christmas.
Ban conveyed condolences to the families of the victims and backed the government's vow to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The victims died in bomb blasts and MUSLIM attacks on churches in central Nigeria.
The area is a flashpoint between the mainly Muslim north and largely Christian south.
Ban said he was appalled by the acts of violence, especially as they happened at "a time when millions of Nigerians are celebrating religious holidays".
He said he "supported efforts by the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible to justice".
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said: "I assure Nigerians that government will go to the root of this.
We must unearth what caused it and those behind it must be brought to book."
The unrest was triggered by explosions on Christmas Eve in villages near Jos.
Reports said two bombs exploded near a large market. A third hit a mainly Christian area while the fourth was near a road leading to a mosque.
About 30 MUSLIM attackers raided a church in Maiduguri, killing the pastor and others, and setting the building on fire.
Another church in the town was also attacked and a security guard killed, reports said.
Death toll 86 in Muslim attacks on Christians in Nigeria
Nigeria, Dec 28, 2010
* Christmas Eve bombings, ensuing attacks kill dozens
* Two arrested with dynamite, weapons
Boko Haram Muslims said they are behind bombings and attacks on churches in Nigeria.
The police said 80 people were killed in Christmas Eve bomb attacks and clashes two days later
between Muslim and Christian youths in central Nigeria, while more than 100 are wounded in hospitals.
Boko Haram has previously used the name Jama'atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda'Awatu Wal Jihad.
President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged to hunt down those responsible for the bombings.
BOKO HARAM, which wants Islamic sharia law more widely applied across Africa,
staged an uprising in Maiduguri in 2009 which led to clashes with security forces in which 800 people were killed.
Religious violence flares up sporadically in the central "Middle Belt" of Africa's most populous nation, where the largely Muslim north meets the mostly Christian south.
But co-ordinated bomb attacks have not usually featured in previous violence and the governor of Plateau state has said the attacks were politically motivated.
5 Dead, Others Wounded in another Nigeria Church Attack
January 05, 2012 Muslims attacked a church in northeast Nigeria during a prayer service killing at least five people and wounding others
in an assault that occurred amid an increasingly violent campaign by a radical Muslim sect.
Pastor Johnson Jauro said the gunfire sprayed the Deeper Life Church in Gombe, the capital of Gombe state,
injuring several worshippers and killing his wife and two others.
He spoke at a local hospital, where a joint team of soldiers and police officers stood guard.
Two other people later died at the hospital from their wounds.
Nigerian president warns of terrorist sympathizers in government
January 08, 2012 President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday compared the sectarian violence in Nigeria to the country's 1960s civil war. He also said the violent Islamist Boko Haram group has sympathizers in government and the security agencies.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday said the sectarian violence rocking the country was worse than the civil war that killed over one million people during the 1960s.
"The situation we have in our hands is even worse than the civil war that we fought," Jonathan said at a church service. "During the civil war, we knew and we could even predict where the enemy was coming from. But the challenge we have today is more complicated."
The president also said that the Nigerian government included sympathizers with Islamist terror group Boko Haram.
"Some of the them are in the executive arm of government, some of them are in the parliamentary arm of government, while some of them are even in the judiciary," he said. "Some are also in the armed forces, the police and other security agencies."
Scores dead after Kano blasts in Nigeria
January 22, 2012 Boko Haram (Western education is forbidden) wants Islamic law across Nigeria.
Co-ordinated attacks by Islamist militants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday killed about 150 people, witnesses and reports say.
Hospitals are struggling to deal with the numbers of killed and injured.
A series of explosions ripped apart police buildings, passport offices and immigration centres around the city, which is now under a 24-hour curfew.
Boko Haram Muslim terrorists said they carried out the attacks, which would be their bloodiest assault to date.
The group has said it wants to overthrow the national government and install an Islamic state.
Its members have frequently attacked police stations and other symbols of state power, but the group has also bombed churches and killed hundreds of people - including many Muslim and Christian civilians.
Christian President Goodluck Jonathan promised that the perpetrators would "face the full wrath of the law".
"As a responsible government, we will not fold our hands and watch enemies of democracy, for that is what these mindless killers are, perpetrate unprecedented evil in our land,'' he said.
On Saturday in Kano, a city of 9 million people, mostly Muslims, Red Cross teams have been collecting bodies from the streets and taking them to mortuaries.
A BBC reporter in Kano said he had counted 150 bodies in the mortuary of the city's main hospital.
A medical official told the AP news agency that 143 people had been killed, and another official told AFP that 162 bodies had been counted.
Nigeria Muslim suicide bombs church
February 26, 2012 A suicide car bomber has killed at least three people at a prominent church in the troubled central Nigerian city of Jos.
Witnesses said the suicide bomber rammed his car into the Church of Christ during an early morning service.
A woman was killed as he sped towards the church, and a father and child died in the resulting explosion.
No group has said it carried out the attack, but suspicion will fall on the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram.
The group has carried out a number of bloody attacks across Nigeria in its quest to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
Nigeria - 25 killed in Easter Sunday bombing
April 9, 2012 At least 38 people have died in a car bombing, many others hurt.
Dead bodies littered a road in northern Nigeria on Sunday after a massive explosion that an official said killed 25 people and a witness said shattered windows of a nearby church where worshipers were celebrating Easter.
Abubakar Zakari, a spokesman for Nigeria's State Emergency Management Agency, said that -- in addition to the dead -- 13 wounded people were rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The blast occurred in Kaduna, a city located about 230 kilometers (140 miles) southwest of Kano, around 8:40 a.m.
At that time, Sam Amoka said he was inside All Nations Christian Assembly when he heard a loud blast and saw the church's windows break. The bomb itself went off nearby, close to Kaduna's stadium, a bus stop and a spot for street salesmen
Boko Haram Muslims Kill 30 Students in Nigeria
July 9, 2013 Boko Haram members on Saturday attacked a school in Mamudo, Yobe, one of the three states where the Nigerian government imposed a state of emergency in May, Open Doors USA reports. Survivors told media that the attackers arrived with containers full of fuel and set fire to the school. It is believed that some of the victims were burned alive, while others were shot as they tried to flee. 29 students and one teacher were killed. Samaila, a teacher at the school, told Open Doors that he could see scores of parents in shock trying to identify children. An Associated Press journalist also described chaotic scenes at a nearby Potiskum hospital as parents tried to identify their children from among the deceased. About 30 Christians, along with others, attend the school; however, Open Doors could not confirm immediately how many Christians have been affected by the attack. Schools across Yobe have been closed. "The carnage in Nigeria continues," said Open Doors spokesman Jerry Dykstra. "The senseless slaughter of helpless school students is hard to fathom. Pray for the Lord's comfort and grace to all families affected by the latest attack. Pray that the Lord will enable the church to respond in love in the midst of these circumstances and reach out to all affected." Nigeria is ranked No. 13 on the Open Doors 2013 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians.
Christian Pastor Murdered in Nigeria
May 28, 2013 Nigeria continues to own the shameful title of being the deadliest place to be a Christian. In 2012, 70 percent of Christians murdered due to persecution were killed in Nigeria. This deadly fact is characterized by the brutal murder of Rev. Faye Pama Musa, who was followed home by suspected Boko Haram militants and shot. News of the murder spread hours after Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three of Nigeria's northern states most affected by the Boko Haram Muslims.
Nigerian Muslims massacre 50
Sept. 30, 2013 Islamic terrorists dressed in Nigerian military uniforms assaulted a college, gunning down dozens of students and shot others trying to flee.
The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state.
They gathered students into groups outside, then they opened fire and killed one group and then moved onto the next group and killed them.
They also torched classrooms.
Nigeria Police suspected Boko Haram was behind the attack.
The terrorists rode into the college in all-terrain vehicles and on motorcycles, and appeared to know the layout of the college,
attacking the four male hostels but avoiding the one hostel reserved for women.
Nigeria's Futuristic National ID Cards Are Also Debit Cards
May 2013 The latest in financial innovation is coming from Nigeria--and it blessedly doesn't involve elaborate Internet scams. Nigeria's government, instead, is teaming up with MasterCard to run a pilot program which would turn the country's national ID cards into debit cards.
MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission made the government debit card announcement at the World Economic Forum on Africa on Wednesday. 13 million combination government ID cards/debit cards will be rolled out over the next year; Nigeria has a population of approximately 167 million. The ID cards, which contain demographic and biometric data belonging to each Nigerian citizen encoded on a microchip, will be linked to bank accounts. When the cards are used at stores or kiosks, cashiers will be able to verify the buyer's identity using both the regular photo identification and the biometric chip-encoded information.
For Nigeria, which is undergoing an economic boom fueled by new businesses and mobile phones, the worry is that ethnic violence and omnipresent corruption could slow down growth. Due to the tracking capabilities, security, and built-in paper trail of cashless currency, the Nigerian government feels debit card payments could be a solution. After the initial 13 million cards are given to pilot testers, the government hopes to deploy 120 million ID cards/debit cards once the scheme proves workable.
“The initial rollout in Nigeria of 13 million MasterCard-branded National Identity Smart Cards with electronic payment capability--followed by a nation-wide rollout of potentially 120 million cards to all adult citizens--will allow cardholders to deposit funds on the card, receive social benefits, pay for goods and services, withdraw cash from all ATMs that accept MasterCard, and engage in many other financial transactions that are facilitated by electronic payments,” MasterCard's Michael Miebach told Fast Company via email. “In addition to the various functionalities of a Smart ID, the scheme will allow Nigerians, 70% of whom currently having no back account, to participate in the global economy.”
Nigeria's Access Bank has signed on to initially issue the cards, with Unified Payments serving as the payment processor. Other banks have agreed to issue the ID cards/debit cards as well. Beyond making things easier for the government, they also have the potential to cause a banking boom in Nigeria by connecting the unbanked with bank accounts. Of note is the fact that, because the Nigerian cards use chip-and-pin technology, they are more sophisticated than American debit or credit cards.
While combination identification cards and debit cards might seem like a privacy advocate's nightmare, some experts feel they have amazing potential. David Wolman, author of The End of Money, told Fast Company that “The reality is that combating poverty means finding ways to get people access to basic financial services and that can't really happen without money in electronic form. It's not a panacea, obviously, and no one can predict if this particular program will succeed or flop. But that doesn't change the fact that services of this sort are desperately needed.”
According to World Bank statistics, Nigeria has a massive 7.3% GDP growth rate but 62.6% of the population lives below the poverty line.
|According to World Bank statistics, Nigeria has a massive 7.3% GDP growth rate but 62.6% of the population lives below the poverty line. |
So it looks like the middle class is ALMOST NON-EXISTENT in Nigeria(at least from what figures they've released made it look like). A booming GDP but the majority live below the poverty line?
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
When this prophesy comes to pass midway through the 7 year time of Jacob's trouble - notice they say rich and poor...hhhmmm...doesn't say anything about the middle class/in between people, does it?
Ebola confirmed in west Africa
Mar 23, 2014 This is terrible. Ebola can wipe out entire communites!
Guinea hemorrhagic fever confirmed as Ebola.
Guinea has confirmed that an outbreak of hemorrhagic (bleeding) fever is Ebola. The fever, which has already killed 34 people in Guinea, may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone
49 cases of the infection have already been registered in Guinea since the outbreak was first reported on February 9.
The incubation period for ebola is 48 hours to 3 weeks.
Medical experts identify highly contagious virus in epidemic that has killed 59 people in the West African nation.
To date, no treatment or vaccine is available for Ebola, which kills between 25 and 90 percent of those who fall sick.
The highly contagious disease, which is transmitted between humans through contact with organs, blood, secretions, or other bodily fluids, is most commonly found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and South Sudan.
It is indeed Ebola fever. A laboratory in Lyon (France) confirmed the information
Cases of the disease - among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans, with a fatality rate of up to 90%
SYMPTOMS include fever, diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding, had also been reported in an area of Sierra Leone near the border with Guinea.
A Sierra Leone health official said on Saturday that authorities there were running tests to determine if the cases were part of the epidemic in Guinea.
The highly contagious disease, which is transmitted between humans through contact with organs, blood, secretions, or other bodily fluids, is most commonly found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and South Sudan.
Pestilence Watch * Ebola, SARS
FLU, various types - some think ebola is flu - its NOT
EBOLA is the worst of the various hemorrhagic fevers which include
dengue and some say hanta
Ebola and related
Is H5N1 flu actually EBOLA?
New outbreak of Ebola virus has killed 59 people in Guinea
23 March 2014 Analysts claim Guinea has never had the disease common in Uganda.
No known cure for virus which causes internal and external bleeding
Isolation units set up and international aid units stepping up work force
At least 59 people have died in Guinea following the outbreak of deadly flesh-eating virus Ebola.
The first cases of the haemorrhagic fever were spotted late last month.
With no known cure or vaccine, health ministers have warned people to stay inside while they try to stop it spreading.
Ebola was first spotted in Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
Ebola-like virus in Canadian hospital
Mar 25, 2014 A man is in hospital in Canada with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling the Ebola virus.
He recently returned from Liberia in west Africa.
Anyone he traveled with or sat by is at risk, and they will spread it.
READ this ebola link!
Ebola virus spreads to Liberia
Africa’s biggest Ebola outbreak in seven years has probably spread from Guinea to neighboring Liberia and also threatens Sierra Leone. Five people are suspected to have died from the disease in Lofa county in northern Liberia, Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s chief medical officer, said at a briefing yesterday. At least 86 cases and 59 deaths have been recorded across Guinea, the West African country’s health ministry said. The capital, Conakry, hasn’t been affected, government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said, after the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund said the outbreak had spread there. “The forest region where Unicef delivered the emergency assistance is located along the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia with many people doing business and moving between the three countries,” said Laurent Duvillier, a Unicef spokesman, in an e-mail yesterday. “Risk of international spread should be taken seriously.” Unicef plans to dispatch 5 metric tons of aid, including medical supplies, to the worst-affected areas. Suspected cases of the lethal hemorrhagic disease are being investigated in Guinea’s southeast border areas, according to the World Health Organization. “The three cases which were registered in Conakry have no link with Ebola,” Camara said. “The analyses were made abroad. The outbreak of the disease may be heavier than 59 but the health ministry will release a statement on the disease soon.”
The Geneva-based WHO hasn’t previously recorded any outbreaks of Ebola in Guinea, the world’s biggest exporter of bauxite, the ore used to make aluminum. At least eight health-care workers who were in contact with infected patients have died, hindering the response and threatening normal care in a country already lacking in medical personnel, Unicef said. “This outbreak is particularly devastating because medical staff are among the first victims,” New York-based Unicef said. There is no specific treatment or vaccine for Ebola. Supplies delivered over the weekend are being distributed to health-care workers, said Timothy La Rose, a Unicef spokesman, in an e-mail yesterday. “We are focusing on prevention,” La Rose said. “We are alerting the public on how to avoid contracting Ebola. Since there is no treatment, this is the best way to stop the spread.” Medecins Sans Frontieres is setting up isolation and treatment units while workers at Rio Tinto Plc’s operations have been issued with personal protection equipment. The five latest cases were in the towns of Gueckedou and Macenta, it said. The Ebola virus is transmitted through contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or wild animal, according to the WHO. It was first identified in 1976 in Congo and Sudan, when two different strains of the virus killed 431 of the 602 people infected. Mali and Ivory Coast called for vigilance to prevent the disease from spreading across their borders. The countries border Guinea along with Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.
Mali’s government yesterday warned against unnecessary travel to the contaminated area, after the health ministry held a crisis meeting and called on citizens to be “vigilant.” Liberia’s New Democrat newspaper ran an editorial in which it said there was an immediate need for increased surveillance on all border posts with Guinea. Many of the goods sold in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, come from Guinea. Ivory Coast set up a coordinating post in Man on the border with Guinea and will increase surveillance and run awareness campaigns, the country’s health ministry said. Recent Ebola outbreaks have occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012 and in Uganda in 2011, according to the WHO. –Business Week
Ebola fever that killed over 60 in Guinea stopped from spreading
Mar 26, 2014 Authorities in Guinea declared they have managed to stop an outbreak of deadly Ebola fever from spreading while the deaths from suspected infections rose to at least 63. In neighboring Liberia authorities also recorded eight suspected cases of Ebola, most of them were people who crossed the border from Guinea. Guinean authorities have put the suspected patients in quarantine in the districts of Guekedou, Macenta, Nzerekore and Kissidougou. It is believed that bats are the main source of the virus, but it is yet not clear how it crossed the continent from Sudan, Congo and Uganda.
Deadly Ebola virus reaches Guinea capital Conakry
23 March 2014 An outbreak of the Ebola virus - which has already killed 59 people in Guinea - has reached the capital Conakry, the UN's children agency has warned.
Unicef said the haemorrhagic fever had spread quickly from southern Guinea, hundreds of kilometres away.
Scores of cases have been recorded since the outbreak began last month. There is no known cure or vaccine.
It is spread by close personal contact with people who are infected and kills between 25% and 90% of victims.
Bat-eating banned to curb virus
Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Bats, a local delicacy, appeared to be the "main agents" for the Ebola outbreak in the south.
Sixty-two people have now been killed by the virus in Guinea, with suspected cases reported in neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Ebola is spread by close contact. There is no known cure or vaccine.
AFRICA Guinea registers 4 new cases of Ebola
Mar 28, 2014 Four new cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea has been confirmed in the southern forests. The patients were immediately quarantined in isolation centres to avoid the spread of the disease. Dozens of health workers have been sent to the country to combat the haemorrhagic fever outbreak which so far has claimed the lives of at least 63 victims, many of whom have been confirmed to have been infected by Ebola. The tropical virus causes high fever and muscle ache, vomiting, diarrhea and, in some instances, organ failure and bleeding. Besides Guinea, five other Ebola-like deaths are being investigated in Liberia, one in Sierra Leone which could bring the total in the epidemic to above 70.
Liberia confirms ebola, Senegal shuts border
Mar 31, 2014 The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Liberia, spread from Guinea, where it has killed 78 people. Senegal closed its border with Guinea.
There have also been suspected cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
April 1, 2014
Ebola has killed 82
Scale of Guinea's Ebola epidemic unprecedented
Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic on an unprecedented scale as it battles to contain confirmed cases now scattered across several locations that are far apart.
Worst Ebola outbreak in seven years kills 83 in Guinea
April 2, 2014 APRIL 2014 – AFRICA – The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in seven years climbed to 83 in Guinea as the aid organization Doctors Without Borders said the disease’s geographical spread marks the flare-up as unprecedented. In neighboring Liberia, one of two confirmed cases has died, while a second person who died with a suspected Ebola infection tested negative for the virus, the World Health Organization said in a statement. Both confirmed cases in Liberia were exposed to Ebola in Guinea, Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman, said on Twitter. The outbreak is the first in Guinea, which reported five new cases, raising the total to 127 suspected or confirmed illnesses, Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesman in Guinea, said today. The pattern of infection, with patients found in the coastal capital of Conakry as well as villages in the country’s southern area, marks this outbreak as different, according to Mariano Lugli of Doctors Without Borders. “We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases,” Lugli, coordinator of the organization’s project in Conakry, said in a statement. The group “has intervened in almost all reported Ebola outbreaks in recent years, but they were much more geographically contained and involved more remote locations.” Guinea’s government has asked people not to eat monkeys, chimpanzees and bats and to avoid travel in the affected areas, while Senegal closed its southern border with Guinea. The WHO said it doesn’t recommend any restrictions on travel to or trade with Liberia or Guinea.
No cases have been reported in Sierra Leone, which shares borders with Guinea and Liberia near the worst affected area. The Economic Community of West African States expressed “deep concern” over the outbreak and asked for international help in combating the “serious threat” to regional security. The Guinean towns of Gueckedou and Macenta, near the border with Liberia, have been hardest hit, with 55 and 14 deaths respectively, according to the nation’s health ministry. There are 11 confirmed cases in the capital Conakry, and three deaths, Jasarevic said yesterday by phone from Guinea. The WHO has distributed single-use protection equipment and hygiene kits to health-care workers in hospitals in an effort to stem the spread of Ebola, Jasarevic said. The virus, first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is transmitted to people through the blood and other secretions of wild animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, bats and porcupines, according to the WHO. Humans transmit the virus to each other through contact with blood and other body fluids. All the outbreaks of the past decade have been in Congo, the neighboring country of the Republic of Congo, and Uganda, with the exception of one in Sudan in 2004. There are no drugs or vaccines approved to treat or prevent Ebola. -Bloomberg
This broke out right after the Malaysian 777 jet vanished (to Diego Garcia)
Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea
April 5, 2014 CONAKRY - An angry crowd attacked a treatment center in Guinea where MSF staff were working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down and evacuate.
Attackers accused MSF of bringing the disease to them.
Mali Reports Ebola Fever
Residents in the Malian capital say suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public panic.
Mali suspects first Ebola cases as regional death toll tops 90. Samples sent to Atlanta for tests.
Mali quarantined 3 possible cases of Ebola, adding to fears that it is spreading across West Africa.
Over 90 have died in Guinea and Liberia.
Foreign mining companies have locked down operations and pulled out some staff in Guinea.
Some blame the government for not immediately quarantining an individual.
West Africa Ebola outbreak to last 2-4 months.
April 9, 2014 West Africa's Ebola unprecedented outbreak death toll topped 100. It is among the most challenging for health workers since it emerged in Africa 40 years ago.
WHO is concerned about the spread of the virus from its epicentre in Guinea.
West Africa has not had an Ebola outbreak before.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is expected to take from two to four months to contain, said the World Health Organization (WHO).
April 11, 2014 Senegal - Aid workers warn that vital hygiene products could run out.
International aid organisations have launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus threatening every country in the region.
The tropical bug is thought to have killed 110 in Guinea and Liberia since January, with suspected cases in Mali and Sierra Leone. 157 people infected and 101 deaths in Guinea alone.
WHO is tracking people in Guinea capital who have had close contact with Ebola patients.
The outbreak has spread to Conakry on the Atlantic coast.
WHO has not recommended any trade or travel restrictions, but the region is braced against the epidemic, with Senegal closing its border with Guinea.
Nothing new, just a new report
Jihadists bomb Nigeria bus station
April 14, 2014 Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71, injures 124
Boko Haram Islamic jihadists are likely to blame.
An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work. Many are feared dead. The blast destroyed 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned.
Rescue workers and police gathering body parts.
The Boko Haram terrorist network has been threatening to attack the capital, hundreds of miles from its base in the northeast, where they have been killing Christians.
At least 20 dead as blast hits bus depot near Nigeria capital.
A blast at a bus depot on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 20 people on Monday morning, Reuters reported, citing witnesses. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but authorities are likely to blame Islamist militant group Boko Haram that have been waging an insurgency in the northeast.
The blast left a 4 foot hole in the ground.
Boko Haram means Western education is forbidden in the Hausa language. These Muslims are opposed to any non-Muslim influence.
Nigeria Muslims abduct 100 schoolgirls
April 16, 2014 Around 100 girls have been abducted in an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria.
Gunmen ordered the teenage residents on to lorries.
The Boko Haram jihadists frequently target schools.
Parents said 200 students had been taken from the school.
Residents in the area reported hearing explosions followed by gunfire.
West Africa Ebola confirmed in outbreak is new strain
April 16, 2014 - 121 deaths - the worst is over
The Ebola virus in western Africa is a novel strain that probably evolved locally and circulated for months before the outbreak became apparent. The index case is probably a 2-year-old child from Guinea’s Guéckédou prefecture who died Dec. 6, 2013 — several months before the outbreak was recognized in March, according to Stephan Günther, MD, of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany, and colleagues. The findings come from an early epidemiological “look-back” and genetic examination of virus samples from 15 patients, Günther and colleagues reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The report comes as the World Health Organization is reporting that the outbreak now includes 202 suspected or confirmed cases — 168 in Guinea, 28 in Liberia, and six in Mali. There have been 121 deaths. Meanwhile, the health ministry in Guinea was optimistic that the worst is over. A spokesman told reporters the rate of new cases has slowed dramatically in Guinea and the outbreak is nearly under control. Reuters news agency quoted spokesman Rafi Diallo as saying: “The number of new cases has fallen rapidly” and the most recent cases are people who are not sick but are being monitored because they had been in contact with those who had fallen ill. “Once we no longer have any new cases … we can say that it is totally under control,” Diallo was quoted as saying. Günther and colleagues studied samples from 15 patients and concluded the virus affecting them is a novel version of ebolavirus, which has five species: Zaire ebolavirus (or EBOV), Sudan ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Reston ebolavirus, and Tai Forest ebolavirus. The first three have caused major outbreaks in Africa, while the Tai Forest species has been responsible for a single human case, and the Reston species, which circulates in the Philippines, affects nonhuman primates but not people.
The version in the current outbreak is 97% identical to strains from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, but is a separate grouping with the EBOV clade, Günther and colleagues found. It probably evolved recently in parallel with the strains from other countries and was not introduced into Guinea from them, they concluded. “It is possible that EBOV has circulated undetected in this region for some time,” they wrote, and its emergence “highlights the risk of EBOV outbreaks in the whole West African subregion.” To try to get a handle on that emergence, the researchers reviewed hospital documentation and interviewed affected families, patients, and inhabitants of villages in which cases occurred. What appears to be the first case — at the “current state of the epidemiologic investigation” — was the 2-year-old, who lived in Meliandou in Guéckédou prefecture, the researchers wrote. Several members of her family also became ill and died, as did several contacts from other villages. Importantly, a healthcare worker who treated family members appears to have been the key player in spreading the virus beyond the local region. The worker became ill, went to hospital in the neighboring Macenta prefecture, and died there. From there, family members carried the virus back to other parts of Guéckédou and other contacts spread the virus to Nzérékoré and Kissidougou prefectures. The virus was apparently transmitted for months before the outbreak became evident, the researchers argued — a length of exposure that “allowed many transmission chains and thus increased the number of cases.
Guinea Ebola Survivor
April 24, 2014 - 208 have contracted the Ebola virus in Guinea, and 136 of them have died.
There is no cure for Ebola but with early medical support some people are able to develop antibodies to fight it off. One survivor told his story.
The symptoms started with headaches, diarrhoea, pains in my back and vomiting.
None of us could sleep - we thought we would never make it to the morning.
The first doctor I saw at a village health centre said it was malaria - it was only when I was brought to a special unit at the Conakry hospital that I was told I had the Ebola virus.
I felt really depressed, I tried to be positive - I was thinking about death, but deep inside I thought my time had not come yet and I would get over it. Thats how I overcame the pain and the fear.
I tried to stay positive although I was scared when I saw my relatives dying in front of me.
Some doctors from MSF came to collect and wrap the bodies and sterilise the area.
It all happened in front of us.
Nigeria - 276 schoolgirls abducted by Muslim terrorists
May 2014 A major military operation is expected to begin near the Sambisa Forest in Nigeria, where Boko Haram Islamic terrorists are holding some 276 young girls.
There are conflicting reports on how many girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in northeast Nigeria, but Borno State Police said at least 276 girls have been held for 17 days.
NIGERIA - Nigerian president vows to conquer Muslim terrorists
May 09, 2014 Nigeria's president vowed to find 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic terrorists as U.S. may provide surveillance aircraft and intelligence.
By Gods grace we will conquer the terrorists, said President Goodluck Jonathan.
The U.S. is sending personnel and equipment to help Nigerian security forces.
SoS John Kerry sends team to Nigeria to help find 200 Christian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Muslim terrorists.
The schoolgirls were seized from their Borno Christian boarding school in April.
- OLD INFORMATION, Nigeria background news -
The U.S. State Department merged with the globalists (illuminati, evil) CFR, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderberg Group.
This info is from December 2010 and none of the links work
blogtalkradio adrian salbuchi intel-hub
Shepard Ambellas covers news of Christmas terrorism, the Nigeria terror attack and more.
Adrian Salbuchi has just released his book, The Coming World Government: Tragedy and Hope
Ambellas exposes the Global Crime Syndicate.
This is the only link I can find May 2014
Nigeria Church Promises Free Alcohol, Cigarettes
November 4, 2011 Evangelist Mbanaso holds Guys Night in Lagos.
Smoking, drinking of alcohol and dancing to immoral music - all of which are considered sin by much of Christendom - will not only be tolerated at the event but would indeed by actively supported by the organisers.
At the show, booze and cigarettes will be free and food will be served freely while music of all kinds will also be played.
God told me He cares for these people.
They hope converts would be drafted to the Living Faith Church (Winners Church.
Boko Haram are a fully Evil group of Muslim terrorists who have been killing Christians for months.
Nigeria Oil riches
May 10, 2014 Nigeria has an estimated population of 177 million.
Petroleum production has fuelled economy but half the population lives in poverty.
300 Christian schoolgirls abducted by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.
Muslims are killing Christians.
Obama wants to go into Nigeria NOT to help anyone, but to steal oil.
Obama may have US military go into Iran also - for oil.
Muslim terrorists blow up Nigeria bridge
May 11, 2014 Muslim terrorists have caused more havoc in the north east of Nigeria, by blowing up a bridge, which has killed an unknown number of people. They also abducted the wife and two children of a retired police officer, local residents said on Saturday. It is unknown which group carried out the attack, but it comes as the country is still reeling from the mass kidnapping of more than 250 school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has caused international outrage.
I found this in my forum as I searched for TPP
United States Beta-Testing Of National Biometric ID Scheme In Nigeria
November, 2013 The sheer scale of alleged US espionage has drawn the indignation of world leaders. According to experts, this situation has provoked global concern and clamor for tighter supervision. The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard recently entered into strategic partnership to deploy the new national identity cards. As part of this agreement, MasterCard is expected to provide prepaid payment technology back-up for the identity card, while the NIMC and other partners would handle the biometric aspect of the project. The national project, which pilot phase commences with the rollout of 13 million national identity smart cards before the end of the year is also expected to cover citizens and legal residence from 16 years and above. Technology analysts have said there is need to discontinue such partnership considering the sensitivity of information to be gathered. According to them, the federal government can ill afford to hand over vital citizen information to a country with a weighty antecedence of spying and espionage.
Israel joins search for schoolgirls
May 12, 2014 The governor of Nigeria Borno state has information on the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Muslim terrorists.
Governor Shettima did not think the girls had been taken across the border to Chad or Cameroon.
Israeli counter-terrorism team to arrive in Nigeria to help.
Nigeria welcomes Israeli team to help rescue schoolgirls
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan welcomed the offer of an Israeli anti-terrorism team to help in the effort to save the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok by the Boko Haram, the Islamist group linked to al Qaeda which is terrorizing northeastern Nigera. When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned him Sunday to reaffirm Israel’s offer of support and assistance, the Nigerian president briefed him on the efforts so far and said he was optimistic about good results soon. The Israeli counter-terrorism experts will collaborate with the US and British teams already on the ground. debka.com
Nigeria rejects Boko Haram offer to swap schoolgirls for prisoners
May 13, 2014 Rescuing captives is one of highest moral imperatives in Judaism.
The Nigerian government rejected an offer made by Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, to exchange over 200 kidnapped Christian schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners.
A video showed 100 of the kidnapped girls wearing Muslim garb and praying. Shekau claimed that the girls had converted to Islam.
Israelis on the Ground in Nigeria
Israelis have arrived in Nigeria to aid in the search.
I remember some awesome Israeli rescues!
ISLAM, the real war on women
May 13, 2014 Boko Haram and the real war on women
Hillary Clinton protected terrorists, aiding and abetting for years.
While Boko Haram was killing thousands of Christians in a brutal war of eradication over a period of years, burning down churches full of worshippers, targeting girls for attending school and conducting other acts of terrorism to promote Islamic Shariah law, what was Hillary Clinton doing?
A very real war on women is being waged by radical Islamists worldwide.
They are on the side of the radical Islamist terrorists!
A case in point is the Nigerian Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram.
The State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the terrorist list.
U.S. global hawk drones in Nigeria
May 14, 2014 U.S. drone joins search for kidnapped kids
The Global Hawk unmanned high-altitude, long-endurance aerial drone of the U.S. military.
The Global Hawk flew its first surveillance mission over Nigeria on Tuesday in search of 276 Christian school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Muslim terrorists.
This Hawk can remain airborne for 28 hours.
The drone joins manned aircraft.
Globalist Designs on Nigeria
Bilderberg Agenda includes Africa
Boko Haram is yet another Obama wag the dog moment.
Nigerian girls narrative, considering how the tragedy may be exploited to benefit Africom.
Boko Haram keeps killing
May 21, 2014 Boko Haram Muslim terrorists killed 17 in northeast Nigeria, near where they stole hundreds of Christian schoolgirls.
Yesterday Boko Haram killed 118 in a twin bomb attack in Jos.
Every single building in the village had been torched.
NIGERIA - 29 farm workers killed
May 23, 2014 UN blacklists Nigeria Boko Haram Muslim terrorists.
Boko Haram Muslim terrorists shot 39 workers dead in northeastern Nigeria.
The sanctions on the group include an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. Previously, Nigeria tried to tackle the Islamists without attracting international help.
EBOLA in Sierra Leone
May 29, 2014 International medical aid teams are to arrive in eastern Sierra Leone to try to deal with an outbreak of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus.
The experts are from the World Health Organization and the Doctors Without Borders charity.
This comes after six suspected Ebola patients were taken out of hospitals by their families, defying doctors.
One of the patients later died amid fears that the virus could spread, a local health official said.
Nearly 200 people have died of Ebola in West Africa since an outbreak was first reported in Guinea in March.
There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola.
Just touching the body of an infected person can cause transmission.
Nigeria President vows war on Boko Haram
Muslim terrorists Boko Haram attacks have increased since a state of emergency was declared in the north-east a year ag
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to wage a "total war" against militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Speaking on the the 15th anniversary of the end of military rule, he said "international terrorism" threatened Nigeria's democratic gains.
Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an Islamic state in Nigeria.
The group has been holding more than 200 schoolgirls captive since last month, demanding a prisoner swap.
NIGERIA 4 Kidnapped Christian girls escape
May 30, 2014 Four of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists last month have escaped their captors, 219 girls remain missing. Nigeria military knew the girls location, but did not divulge further details.
May 31, 2014 Sierra Leone
2 Ebola deaths, 12 сases reported in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone had 2 deaths from Ebola.
Ethiopian volcano spews gas
June 1, 2014 AFRICA – New Scientist interviewed French photographer Olivier Grunewald, who captures striking images of nature like the Dallol volcano, located in the Danakil Depression of Ethiopia’s Afar region. Grunewald’s work uses no filters or digital enhancement, and the results are stunning. To capture the Ethiopian volcano, Grunewald waited until after dusk, when the blue flames were more visible against the night sky.
Wondering where the blue effect comes from? The Dallol volcano’s lava is still red, like other volcanoes — the blue color appears when the flames mix with deadly sulphuric gases. Grunewald must wear a gas mask while working, but he says it’s worth the risk to experience nature’s wonders. “The phenomenon is so uncommon,” he told New Scientist. “We really feel like we are on another planet.” –The Week
British firm leaves Sierra Leone over Ebola
June 3, 2014 Several London Mining staff in Sierra Leone have left there following Ebola outbreak.
London Mining has restricted some travel to the area but said production at mine is unaffected.
There are already about 50 cases in Sierra Leone and 5 have died. There have been over 100 deaths in Guinea where the outbreak started, with cases also in Liberia.
The staff who left departed on regular flights.
This means all on those flights and people in London may be exposed.
Will this become a pandemic?
Nigeria Boko Haram slaughter 200 civilians
June 6, 2014 The Boko Haram Muslim terrorists dressed like soldiers and tricked the locals before carrying out the massacre of 200 civilians (likely christians) in 3 villages in Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent.
A community leader had pleaded for the military to send soldiers to protect them. They thought Boko Haram were those soldiers.
The Muslim terrorists arrived in Toyota pickup trucks used by the military and told the civilians they were soldiers there to protect them.
Boko Haram Islamic war against the Nigerian Christian government has stretched over five years now. It has targeted churches in its mission to drive out Christians from the country and establish Islamic rule.
Going to school, attending church or identifying yourself as a Christian is a very brave decision in Nigeria. It is turning into a bloodbath. Christians in the West must stand in the gap with our prayers and support.
The European Union has finally designated Nigeria Boko Haram Muslim terrorists as a terrorist organization.
EBOLA out of control
June 20, 2014 Senegal - The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is totally out of control, according to Doctors Without Borders.
Ebola linked to 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The epidemic is now in a second wave and totally out of control.
The outbreak which began in Guinea had appeared to slow before picking up pace again and spread to the Liberian capital.
The outbreak shows no sign of abating, and it will continue to spread to more countries.
The only way to stop the spread is to persuade people to come forward when symptoms occur and to avoid touching the sick and dead.
There is still not a real change of behavior of the people, so a lot of sick people still remain in hiding or continue to travel. And there is still news that burial practices are remaining dangerous.
219 kidnapped schoolgirls remain unaccounted for in Nigeria
June 21, 2014 So far 57 of the girls have been reunited with their families while 219 remain at large, Reuters quoted Nigerian Brigadier-General Ibrahim Sabo as saying Friday. He heads the government's fact-finding committee on the kidnapping. The schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in April.
NIGERIA Boko Haram Terrorist Attack
June 26, 2014 An explosion during rush hour in a shopping center in Nigeria capital, Abuja, killed 21 and injured 52 more.
One suspect was arrested, another was killed as he tried to escape on a motorcycle.
Silence isn't inaction
June 28, 2014 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he stayed silent about the missing schoolgirls for a good reason.
Silence does not indicate inaction.
Over 200 school girls remain missing after they were kidnapped by loco Boko Haram Muslim terrorists in April.
Jonathan responded that the Nigerian government will continue to search for the women until they are found and their perpetrators are punished.
Boko Haram slaughters another 100 Christians at Church
June 29, 2014 Boko Haram Islamists slaughtered 100 Christians at five Nigerian churches during Sunday Service this morning.
Five churches, including Deeper Life Bible Church were attacked by Boko Haram Muslim terrorists on Sunday.
They killed and burnt houses after attacking worshipers.
O LORD - SEND MORE SNAKES and HORNETS after the terrorists!
I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you--also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow.
Boko Haram Spooked By Mysterious Bee Stings and Snake Bites
Boko Haram fighters fled Nigerian forests recently after a series of deadly bee stings and snake bites. The terrorists believe the ghosts of their victims were turning into snakes and bees and killing them off.
Boko Haram were arrested after fleeing a Nigerian forest because unremitting bee stings and snake bites had become too unbearable.
Later - Boko Haram prevented from kidnapping Christian girls in Nigeria due to massive unrelenting softball-sized hailstones falling down upon them!
NIGERIA Boko Haram Islamists kill 50
July 1, 2014 Islamists murder at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria
Gunmen on motorcycles burnt churches and hit villages near Chibok in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, leaving 50 dead.
63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram
July 7, 2014 HALLELUJAH!
63 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.
The hostages were seized from the Kummabza village in northern Borno state on June 18 after a four-day invasion of the village by Boko Haram insurgents. The militants killed 30 men and burned the entire village.
Their escape is good news, but the Islamist terrorist group is still believed to be holding about 200 schoolgirls abducted April 14 from their hostels in the town of Chibok -- a case that drew international outrage and prompted a global campaign for their release.
Boko Haram has been active as a violent group since 2009 and has killed Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, at rates frequently exceeding 100 people weekly.
The name "Boko Haram" translates to "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language. The militant group is trying to impose strict Sharia law across Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa.
The group especially opposes the education of women. Under its version of Sharia law, women should be at home raising children and looking after their husbands, not at school learning to read and write.
Ebola cases explode, 44 new cases, 539 deaths
July 12, 2014 Doctors send out desperate pleas for help – whole villages infected.
Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with 539 deaths, 888 cases in West Africa since February.
Ebola causes fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhoea and kills up to 90 percent of those infected. It is highly contagious and is transmitted through contact with blood and other fluids. The WHO has flagged three main factors driving its spread: the burial of victims in accordance with tradition, the dense populations around the capital cities of Guinea and Liberia and the bustling cross-border trade across the region.
Ebola spreads to Freetown, Sierra Leone capital
July 16, 2014 WHO is gravely concerned deadly virus could go global.
The worst outbreak of Ebola moved to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where an Egyptian was found with the disease.
There have been 99 Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone out of 305 cases.
The disease causes vomiting and diarrhea that later on damages kidney, has a debilitating impact on liver function causing internal and external bleeding.
Ebola is a VERY REAL threat to the whole world, even the USA.
Airplane travel, 2 weeks incubation period, anyone could be carrying it.
The thousands of illegals invading the USA are spreading many serious diseases, some of those are hemorrhagic fever(s).
Sierra Leone chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus
July 24, 2014 The head doctor fighting the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease.
Sheik Umar Khan was leading the fight to control an outbreak in West Africa.
Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, more than 600 people have died from the illness.
Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist treating Ebola victims, has been transferred to a treatment ward.
Khan had said he was afraid for his life.
Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.
Earlier 3 nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan died from the disease.
The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea in February and has since spread across the region. Symptoms of the highly infectious disease are diarrhea, vomiting and internal and external bleeding.
Liberian nurses contract Ebola virus while treating patients
July 21, 2014 Four Liberian nurses have been admitted after contracting the Ebola virus while treating patients. A Ugandan surgeon succumbed to the Ebola in Liberia.
Uganda is on alert and monitoring neighboring DR Congo where suspected cases of Ebola have been reported.
Air Algerie plane goes off radar
July 24, 2014 wheeeeee! Are you enjoying the NWO ride yet?
An Air Algerie Flight 5017 with 116 people on board has dropped off radar.
Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff for Algiers Airport (on Mediterranean).
The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members.
France is actively seeking more information about the location of the missing flight, as French citizens may be on board.
Algerie AH5017 crashed in Niger
An Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members disappeared from radar, Algerian TV reports it went down in Niger.
The plane was not far from the Algerian frontier when the crew was asked to make a detour because of poor visibility and to prevent the risk of collision with another aircraft.
At least 50 French nationals were traveling on the route.
Two Mirage French fighter jets have been dispatched to help locate the flight.
Plane crashed in the Sahara, en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers
Flight AH5017 had 110 passengers on board, including some 50 French citizens, as well as six Spanish crew members
The plane was chartered from Spain's Swiftair
UN officials suggest the plane may have come down in north-eastern Mali in bad weather
An Air Algerie Flight 5017 with 116 people on board has crashed in in central Mali.
51 French nationals were aboard the Algeria MD-83 plane
Two Mirage French fighter jets have been dispatched to help locate the flight.
They found plane wreckage in central Mali but that remains unconfirmed.
Footage has emerged of a sandstorm in Mali where Flight AH5017 went missing.
The pilot had contacted Niger control tower to change course because of a sandstorm.
No survivors from crash in Mali
July 25, 2014 There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, flight data recorder had been recovered.
French troops reached the crash site near Mali's border with Burkina Faso.
Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane early on Thursday after pilots reported severe storms.
The 116 passengers on the Air Algerie flight included 51 French citizens.
France said that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, although he believed it was likely due to bad weather.
Senior Hezbollah man reported killed in Air Algerie crash.
He was not named.
Nigeria on red alert over Ebola
July 26, 2014 The Ebola virus has spread from Guinea to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
This is the first Ebola case in Nigeria. Nigeria has put all entries into the country on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at Lagos airport. Surveillance has been stepped up at all airports, seaports and land borders.
The Liberian man collapsed on arrival in Lagos and taken from the airport to hospital, where he was put in quarantine.
Sierra Leone hunts for a woman infected with Ebola, who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives. She is a risk to all.
OK EBOLA - GO FIND THE BOKO HARAMS!
Nigeria confirms doctor as 2nd Ebola case
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.
Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu also said test samples were pending for three other people who had shown symptoms of Ebola.
The confirmed second case is a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria amid the unprecedented outbreak in West Africa.
"Three others who participated in that treatment who are currently symptomatic have had their samples taken and hopefully by the end of today we should have the results of their own test," Chukwu said.
The emergence of a second case raises serious concerns about the infection control practices that were used while Sawyer was in Nigeria, and also raise the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with bleeding.
Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.
Nigeria is the fourth country to report Ebola cases and at least 728 other people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos.
West Africa dumps bodies in streets
August 5, 2014 NOT surprising, and tells us ebola is loose, its pandemic NOW as I suspected.
Relatives of Ebola victims in Liberia West Africa defied government quarantine orders and dumped infected bodies in the streets.
In Nigeria 8 people who came in contact with Patrick Sawyer in July are showing signs of ebola.
A Liberian has died of Ebola virus in Morocco.
Ebola victims are left to rot in the streets
Terrified relatives dump them outside for fear of catching deadly virus and to avoid being quarantined by authorities,
Liberia announced raft of tough measures to contain the virus include quarantines on victims homes and tracking their relatives.
Ebola Victim on the run
July 25, 2014 Zero Hedge
African Ebola epidemic will deteriorate before it gets better.
Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for Ebola.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone outbreaks identified in February 2014.
Nigerian capital Lagos, where a man collapsed at the airport and is now being tested whether he too had Ebola, like the plot of the movie Outbreak.
British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Airports in Nigeria are now screening passengers for Ebola on arrival.
It is not clear if the ZMapp drug, which has only been tested on monkeys, can be credited with their improvement.
Sierra Leone deploys troops to guard Ebola clinics
Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola death toll hits 932
August 6, 2014 Monrovia: Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease hit 932 in West Africa. The outbreak has overwhelmed rudimentary healthcare systems and prompted the deployment of troops to quarantine the worst-hit areas in the remote border region of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
International alarm at the spread of the disease increased when Patrick Sawyer, a U.S. citizen died in Nigeria in Late July after flying there from Liberia.
A Nigerian nurse who had treated the deceased Patrick Sawyer had herself died of Ebola, and five other people were being treated in an isolation ward in Lagos.
In Saudi Arabia, a man suspected of contracting Ebola during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia has already suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries, which could prevent those hoping to visit Mecca for the Haj in early October.
Liberia, where the death toll is rising fastest, is struggling to cope. Many residents are panicking, in some cases casting out the bodies of family members onto the streets of Monrovia to avoid quarantine measures.
St. Joseph’s Catholic hospital was shut down after the Cameroonian hospital director died from Ebola. Six staff subsequently tested positive for the disease, including two nuns and 75-year old Spanish priest Miguel Pajares.
TROOPS DEPLOYED IN OPERATION “WHITE SHIELD” Spain’s health ministry denied that one of the nuns – born in Equatorial Guinea but holding Spanish nationality – had tested positive for Ebola. The other nun is Congolese. Pajares said “We hope they can evacuate us. It would be marvelous, because we know that, if they take us to Spain, at least we will be in good hands.”
2 US health workers from Christian medical charity Samaritan’s Purse caught the virus in Monrovia and are now receiving treatment in an Atlanta USA hospital.
The two saw their conditions improve by varying degrees in Liberia after they received an experimental drug.
Sierra Leone implemented new restrictions at the airport and is asking passengers to fill in forms and take a temperature test. Some major airlines such as British Airways and Emirates have halted flights to affected countries, while many expatriates were getting out.
Greece advised its citizens against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria and said it would take extra measures at its entry ports. –Zee News
Spain Sends Jet to Liberia to Evacuate Ebola-Stricken Priest
Father Miguel Pajares, age 75 tested positive for the Ebola Virus and will be airlifted to Madrid
Spain. Airbus medical jet sent to Liberia to evacuate priest.
CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola
August 7, 2014 EBOLA was detected in March 2014 first in Guinea, then in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
The CDC has issued its highest-level alert for a response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the potential to affect many lives.
Level 1 means that increased staff and resources will be devoted to the outbreak.
WHO met to discuss the crisis in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and on August 6 said that the death toll had jumped to 932, an increase of 45 fatalities in just four days.
Next week, the WHO will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the latest outbreak in West Africa.
Ebola patients in west Africa to be denied experimental drugs used in US
August 8, 2014 West African patients infected with the Ebola virus will not have access to experimental drugs being used to treat American cases of the disease for several months, if at all.
Such small quantities existed that west Africa would have to wait for months.
Dr Kent Brantly and Dr Nancy Writebol were given the drug ZMapp after being evacuated to the US, and appear to be recovering.
Nigeria declares national EBOLA emergency
8 August 2014 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11m (£6.5m) to help contain it.
The move comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) said the spread of the virus in West Africa was an international health emergency.
WHO says 961 people have died from Ebola in West Africa this year, two of them in Nigeria.
The total number of cases stands at 1,779, the UN health agency said.
In a statement, President Jonathan called on Nigerians to report any suspected Ebola cases to the nearest medical authorities.
He also urged the public not to spread "false information about Ebola which can lead to mass hysteria".
Nigeria became the fourth West African country involved in the outbreak when a dual US-Liberian citizen infected with Ebola arrived in Lagos after flying from Liberia via Togo on 20 July.
He died five days later and eight people who came into contact with him were also later diagnosed with Ebola. One of them, a nurse, died on Tuesday.
Man dies of suspected Ebola virus in Ghana, 5th nation
August 9, 2014 Fifth African country? Benin reports two suspected Ebola cases – awaiting test results
Benin has reported two cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the west African country. Health Ministry official Aboubacar Moufiliatou said that a man suspected to have contracted the virus had died. “Fortunately, blood samples have been taken from the deceased patient to examine if his death was linked with Ebola,” Moufililatou told the state television Thursday night. He said another man has been quarantined after showing symptoms of the deadly virus after returning from the Nigerian city of Lagos. “Blood tests from the suspected case will be conducted in laboratories approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) to confirm or deny the infection,” he said. The WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an “international public health emergency” as the virus reportedly continues to spread through the region in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. According to the latest WHO report, Ebola has killed 932 people in West Africa. The Ebola virus, a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure, can be transmitted to humans from wild animals and also spreads through contact with the body fluids of an infected person or someone who has died of the disease. Medical doctors say common symptoms of Ebola include high fever and headaches, followed by bleeding from openings in the body. If the cases turn out to be Ebola, this would be the fifth country in Africa where the virus has spread. –Turkish Weekly
Man dies of suspected Ebola virus in Ghana
A nun who worked with Spanish missionaries, dies of Ebola in Liberia.
Ghana may be recording its first case of Ebola if tests on the blood samples of a Burkinabe man suspected to have died of Ebola proves positive. The man who was rushed to the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso, died on arrival. The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said they sent the blood samples for testing because the man was brought in showing symptoms of Ebola. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Manu said the patient was bleeding from his nostrils which raised their suspicion he may have died of the Ebola disease. Dr. Manu said they are awaiting the results from the blood sample test to verify the cause of death. He gave the assurance that the hospital is prepared to battle the disease. This is the fourth suspected case of Ebola reported in Ghana; two in Kumasi, one in Accra and now the Upper East Region.
Tests on the blood samples from the suspected patients by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research all proved negative. The Ebola disease has killed over 800 persons in four West African countries including, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease in the West African sub-region. Ghanaians are currently apprehensive about the disease which has affected neighboring countries. The Health Ministries says it is working closely with all health institutions and border officials to ensure citizens are protected. –Ghana Web
Nun with Spanish missionaries dies of Ebola in Liberia: A Congolese nun who worked with Spanish Catholic missionaries in Liberia has died of Ebola, the charity she worked for said today in Madrid. Chantal Pascaline died early today “due to Ebola at the Hospital of Saint Joseph of Monrovia” in the Liberian capital, the Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God said in a statement. Pascaline worked with Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, who left Liberia on Thursday and returned to Spain to receive treatment after contracting Ebola. The Hospitaller Brothers are in charge of the NGO that runs the Liberian hospital where the priest and the nuns worked. Spanish health authorities said Thursday that the priest – the first Ebola victim in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe – was in stable condition with no sign of bleeding. The hospital is not providing medical updates for the missionary, at his request.
A weakened Pajares arrived in Madrid aboard a special hospital plane along with 65-year-old Spanish nun Juliana Bonoha Bohe. The nun had been cleared of Ebola before leaving Liberia, but doctors at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital repeated the blood test on Thursday and said they would do so again in four days. The Hospitaller Brothers asked Madrid on Tuesday to “urgently” repatriate Pajares, Bonoha Bohe, Pascaline, and a Guinean-born nun, Paciencia Melgar, who was also infected with the virus. But officials said they would evacuate only the Spanish nationals. -TAP
MAP West Africa
August 9 there was a special meeting in congress on EBOLA, which is a very REAL threat to the U.S.A. EBOLA outbreak is still growing, not diminishing. (radio)
Ebola experts warn of an African ‘Apocalypse’ if outbreak worsens
August 9, 2014 Leaders from health agencies and humanitarian efforts addressed the need for increased support, as one called the current state of affairs in West Africa “apocalyptic.” Rep. Christopher Smith, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, opened the hearing by urging the speakers to clear the air on a “grave issue” that has “gripped” the mass media for weeks. “We hope to gain a realistic understanding of what we’re up against while avoiding sensationalism,” he told the floor. Here are the takeaways: It’s already an unprecedented outbreak, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden says, and the number of infected and killed by Ebola will likely soon outnumber all other Ebola outbreaks in the past 32 years combined. According to the CDC, there have already been more than 1,700 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola in West Africa, and more than 900 deaths—numbers that Frieden later called “too foggy” to be definitive. Ken Isaacs, the vice president of Program and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse, painted an even bleaker picture. According to the World Health Organization, West Africa has counted 1,711 diagnoses and 932 deaths, already, which could represent only a small fraction of the true number.
“We believe that these numbers represent just 25 to 50 percent of what is happening,” said Isaacs. In a six-hour meeting with the president of Liberia last week, Isaacs said workers from Samaritan’s Purse and SIM watched as the “somber” officials explained the gravity of the situation in their countries, where hundreds lie dead in the streets. “It has an atmosphere of apocalypse,” Isaacs said of the Liberia Ministry of Health’s status updates. “Bodies lying in the street…gangs threatening to burn down hospitals. I believe this disease has the potential to be a national security risk for many nations. Our response has been a failure.” Isaacs says that the epidemic is inciting panic worldwide that, in his opinion, may soon be warranted. “We have to fight it now here or we’re going to have to fight it somewhere else.” In the days since the two American workers have returned to America, Samaritan’s Purse has heard widespread concern about their reintegration. “People are afraid to get around them—husbands, wives, no one knows if it’s safe,” he said. “We are doing everything we can to give them a safe place to be, but imagine how difficult it is for American citizens—and all citizens—to suffer from this,” he said. Some from the communities where the two Americans came from reportedly have expressed concern about them infecting other residents. “This is a nasty, bloody disease; I could give you descriptions of people dying that you cannot even believe.”
The U.S. may not be prepared to treat American relief workers should they get infected. According to Isaacs, of the Samaritan’s Purse, the plane that flew Writebol and Brantly to safety in Atlanta is the sole vehicle of that kind in existence. “There is only one airplane in the world with one chamber to carry a Level 4 pathogenic victim. One—and it’s in the U.S,” said Isaacs. “There is no other aircraft in the world.” Isaacs says that unless the Department of Defense is secretly in possession of another aircraft, then the U.S. will not have the power to evacuate more than one American relief worker at a time, should they get infected. “If the U.S. is going to expect CDC people [to be in these nations], there has to be assurance that we can care for them when they are sick.” The disease could spread to other countries. Isaacs, whose warnings to Congress about the urgency for a better response prompted Thursday’s meeting, says he is gravely concerned about the future. After first observing the outbreak in April, he’s watched the disease spread furiously across West Africa with little to no effective international support. “I think we are going to see death tolls in numbers that we can’t imagine,” said Isaacs. “If we do not fight and contain this disease, we will be fighting this and containing this in multiple countries across the world. The cat is, most likely, already out of the bag.” –Daily Beast
Nigeria confirms 2 more Ebola cases, 9 in total
August 9, 2014 Friday Aug 8 Nigeria confirmed two new cases of Ebola, bringing the total number of infections in Africa’s most populous country to 9.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency.
Nigeria currently has six suspected cases that are under investigation and a total of 139 people have been placed under surveillance.
The president discouraged gatherings and set up of additional isolation centers, screening at borders and contact-tracing.
The epidemic in west Africa has killed nearly 1,000 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria was the worst of its kind in four decades. –Chanel News Asia
Canada testing man for Ebola: A Brampton hospital is taking precautionary measures after a patient who recently travelled to Canada from Nigeria came down with a fever and other flu-like symptoms. The patient arrived at the emergency department at William Osler Health System’s Brampton Civic Hospital earlier today. Osler sees and treats several patients a week with similar symptoms because of its proximity to the airport and over the last week, has put in heightened infection control protocols as a precautionary measure due to the emerging situation in West Africa.
4 new Ebola cases in Nigeria, all related to American who brought virus there
August 10, 2014 Patrick Sawyer urinated on the medical staff treating him. He flew into a rage when they told him he had Ebola, ripped out his IV, pulled down his pants and pissed on a nurse. The nurse died, several others have tested positive for Ebola.
EBOLA information, spreading globally, 7 pages
Ivory Coast Travel Ban Over Ebola
Ivory Coast has banned all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Uhm...isn't ebola going on in Africa? Who is he trying to fool?
Pastor Rick Warren Announces Historic 2015 All Africa Purpose Driven Church Conference in Rwanda
Event to be first of five continent-wide gatherings by 2020
KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California and best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life, today announced at a press conference in Kigali, Rwanda, plans to host the All Africa Purpose Driven Church Congress August 6-10, 2015.
This historic and unprecedented gathering of pastors and church leaders from all 54 African nations, will be held in conjunction with Rwanda Shima Imana, a Day of Thanksgiving to celebrate reconciliation and gratitude on the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It will be the first of five annual continent-wide conferences to take place by 2020, with the second planned to be held in Latin America in 2016.
"I have been to Rwanda many times but this is by far my most important trip," said Warren. "This week I am bringing over 100 leaders from 30 African nations as well as Russia, China, India and the U.S. I want them to see what is happening in this country and to see the growth, development and progress that has been made in both this nation and its churches as we prepare for the 2015 gathering."
Warren explained how the idea for The PEACE Plan was birthed in 2003 while he was speaking in South Africa, but two years later following a call from His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, it became a reality as the country became the first Purpose Driven nation.
"I have been working with and watching the churches of Rwanda for nearly 10 years, and I believe now is the time for them to be a model to the world," Warren said. "It would be just like God to take a small nation like Rwanda on which the world turned its back 20 years ago in its greatest need and use it for God and for good."
Warren emphasized that as leadership training begins this week in Rwanda and continues in 2015 with the continent-wide gathering, it will emphasize reconciliation, with Rwandan leaders sharing their stories of forgiveness and healing following the 1994 genocide, which took the lives of 1 million Rwandans and left 1 million children orphaned over the course of 100 days.
"I believe the secret to Middle East peace is in Rwanda," said Warren. "World leaders should be studying Rwanda. This should be the model."
The 12 pastors who serve on the Rwanda PEACE Plan Board of Directors joined Warren for today's press conference along with eight of more than 25 leaders that serve as Master Trainers for PEACE.
"These men, whether you realize it or not, are world leaders," Warren said. "What they are doing with churches in Rwanda is being watched by churches all around the world."
The PEACE Plan works worldwide to Promote reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation, through a massive effort to mobilize millions of Christians to combat the five global evil giants of spiritual emptiness, self-centered leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease and illiteracy/education. Since its founding, Saddleback has sent over 23,000 members to implement The PEACE Plan in all 197 nations of the world.
"Most nations are validated by their strength in exports; Rwanda can become famous for exporting leadership," Warren said. "Rwanda should be the leadership and innovation capital of the continent of Africa. That is why I am calling leaders from across the continent to come to Rwanda next year to learn. The strength of Rwanda is not in the ground; it's in the people."
Through The PEACE Plan in Rwanda, Saddleback Church has worked together with the public, private and faith sectors of the nation – what it calls the three-legged stool of churches, government and businesses – to help lower the poverty rate, empty orphanages, provide healthcare, train pastors and provide education.
"What makes The PEACE Plan unique is that it is done by local churches, in local churches, in the community," said Warren. "I could take you to 10 million villages around the world where the only thing there is the church. The church is the biggest organization on the planet and has most potential to do good if mobilized."
Over 3,200 pastors have completed a three-year intensive training in the purpose-driven PEACE Plan. These churches now offer everything from micro-savings clubs to preschools to programs training farmers how to double their crops on the same amount of land.
170 trained medical pros somehow got a non-airborne virus
How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus? That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer
We are assured that Ebola is not airborne and that getting infected requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. If this is true, then how have more than 170 health workers caught the disease? These workers are dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus. So how is this happening?
I could understand a handful of mistakes by health workers, but this is unlike anything that we have ever seen in the history of infectious diseases. These health workers take extraordinary precautions to keep from getting the virus. If it is spreading so easily to them, what chance is the general population going to have?
Overall, more than 1,700 people have been officially infected and more than 900 people have officially died so far. But the real numbers are probably far, far higher
What we are to realize from this is - IT IS AIRBORNE
and it is weaponized - its a bio-weapon.
Yes - someone intentionally started it
QUESTION - was that 2 year old Patient Zero vaccinated?
Liberians fill churches despite ebola warnings
August 13, 2014 Liberians packed Monrovia churches Sunday, defying official warnings to avoid public gatherings to try to contain ebola epidemic.
People flocked to sing and pray in churches, many of them comparing Ebola to the civil war.
Ebola is not going to shake our faith in any way because we've been through difficult times.
Another experimental vaccine trial was due to start shortly for next year.
Tests on suspected cases in Hong Kong, Canada and Saudi Arabia in recent days have all proved negative.
Kenya high ebola risk
August 13, 2014 WHO has classified Kenya as high-risk for the spread of the Ebola virus
because it is a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa.
Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help fight the outbreak.
Nigeria reported a third Ebola death Aug. 12.
Ebola outbreak is officially a global health emergency.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa prompts protocol measures
Aug. 13, 2014 WHO decided that using experimental drugs is ethical, even if their effectiveness or adverse effects are unknown. It’s already been done with Zmapp, an experimental serum dose given to two American missionaries as part of their treatment.
Zmapp failed to heal the Spanish missionary.
Ebola is spreading infection across country borders. We work in Togo, Burkina Faso, and Ghana. Thankfully, we’ve not had any cases in those countries at all.
Ebola virus can be killed with soap and water.
I've heard it can only be killed with chlorine.
FACT CHECK August 14, 2014
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Nigeria
Liberian Patrick Sawyer brot ebola to Nigeria by air.
Ebola deaths skyrocket: 56 dead in two days – total cases near 2,000 mark
August 14, 2014 There have been 56 more deaths in a 48-hour period in West Africa Ebola outbreak which began in March*, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,069. The vast majority of deaths have been in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have been 3 deaths in Nigeria.
Many of the dead are health workers, who are often working with inadequate supplies and protection. Among the victims is the first European – a Spanish priest who died on Tuesday in a Madrid hospital after being infected while treating Ebola patients in Liberia. He had been treated with an experimental US serum, ZMapp. The drug is also being used on two Americans, Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, in the US who were infected with the disease in Liberia.
A consignment of ZMapp has arrived by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus. It will be taken to the JFK hospital in Monrovia and administered to doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor.
Liberia approved a request for ZMapp.
Guinea is considering asking for access to the vaccine and has declared the outbreak a health emergency. Ebola has a fatality rate** of up to 90%.
A senior doctor in England, virologist Christopher Logue, is travelling to Guinea to help deal with the crisis by leading laboratory tests on people who may have come into contact with the virus
* It actually began in December 2013 with Patient Zero, age 2.
** 2,000 cases, 1,069 - about half die, so not a death sentance.
Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, is third Ebola death in Nigeria.
Abdulqudir, a protocol assistant, was travelling with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria in July. Abdulqudir had been under quarantine.
Nigeria reported 8 cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on July 20.
WHO has classified Kenya as a high risk area for Ebola, as it is a major transport hub in the region.
Ebola raises biowarfare fears
August 13, 2014 The spread of this ebola cannot be ruled out as being biowarfare.
Ebola is a viral disease that affects humans and primates. It is a hemorrhagic fever, meaning that victims may bleed inside the body or externally, and it has one of the highest case fatality rates (death rates) of any disease, killing between 50% and 90% of victims and has an incubation period of 21 days.
From 1976, when Ebola was first identified, through 2013 fewer than 1,000 people per year had been infected by this virus which was first isolated during outbreaks in the African nations of Zaire and Sudan.
The strain of Ebola that broke out in Zaire (Congo) in 1976 had one of the highest case fatality rates of any human virus ever recorded, roughly 90%.
In 2014 April Doctors Without Borders reported an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, West Africa.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden stated that the number of infected and killed in this outbreak will likely soon outnumber all other Ebola outbreaks in the past 32 years combined.
Numbers likely represent half or less of what is happening.
Most alarming about these Ebola deaths are that they include over 170 health care workers experienced with this disease, all of whom were dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus.
New Ebola Discovery Explains Why Virus is so Deadly
August 14, 2014 The Ebola virus has no proven cure or vaccine, but a new study that details how the virus disables a body's immune response could shed light on a possible treatment.
We've known for a long time that infection with Ebola obstructs an important immune compound called interferon. Now we know how Ebola does this, and that can guide the development of new treatments."
When an infection hits the body, a compound called interferon sounds the alarm by sending an antiviral message straight into the nucleus of a cell, triggering an immune response. That messaging process, which researchers compared to an "emergency access lane" to the nucleus, is critical for beating viral infections.
Until now, scientists didn't exactly know how Ebola virus interfered with that process. But it turns out that the virus attaches a protein, which scientists labeled VP24.
, to interferon's antiviral message, which prevents it from penetrating the cell to trigger an immune response. In other words, Ebola obstructs the emergency access lane that would tell cells they need to gear up to fight an infection.
If we can develop drugs that would block the function of this VP24 viral protein, we can make the body's natural defense more effective and beat the infection that way.
Or we can combine the inhibitors of this viral protein with interferon and treat the infection that way.
?? Basler himself plans to use the findings to create a mutated version of the Ebola virus by disabling the VP24 protein, which he will then test in the laboratory to see if it weakens the virus spread in any way.
Of course, targeting the VP24 protein is just one of many approaches scientists are taking to Ebola virus. ZMapp is a combination of antibodies that binds to the Ebola protein. ( ZMapp is a monoclonal antibody, takes about 3 months to synthesize) Pharmaceutical companies Tekmira and Biocryst Pharmaceuticals also have Ebola treatment drugs in early development stages.
Amarasinghe and Basler's study contributes to the field because it paves the way for yet another approach to combatting the virus.
"What makes Ebola virus different is that it attacks a body's immune system on multiple fronts," explained Amarasinghe to HuffPost. "There are different treatment windows for each modality, so having multiple methods would be really beneficial, depending on the type of outbreak."
interferon is used for hepititis C
We know Vitamen C helps. We know the ebola virus depletes all the body's C.
VP24 is the culprit in ebola.
Those who concoct bio weapon warfare want to DISABLE the fabulous body immune system
So ebola just somehow 'randomly' is a mutation that perfectly disables the cell's alarm system that infection is in progress?
Unlikely, it most likely had man's help in a lab.
Ebola 2014 is like a military plan
YES - bio lab concoction
Those who concoct bio weapon warfare want to DISABLE the fabulaous body immune system. It is a designed weapon.
Sierra Leone: Ebola Devours Another Lead Doctor
Another Leading Physician in the Country's Fight Against the Dreaded Ebola Virus Has Died From the Disease, Ministry of Health Officials Have Confirmed.
Dr. Modupeh Cole died yesterday at the MSF Ebola treatment center in the eastern district town of Kailahun where he had been taken for treatment after testing positive for the deadly virus.
Dr. Cole was a U.S. trained medico and one of the top doctors working in the Ebola isolation ward at the Connaught Hospital in Freetown. He tested positive for the disease last week and was transferred to the Kailahun treatment center, but succumbed to the virus he had battled to save his infected compatriots from.
The fallen medical doctor's sickness had spread fear throughout the Connaught Hospital as staff of the country's main referral hospice went on strike last Friday and Saturday after learning that he had tested positive for the deadly disease. However, they returned to work on Sunday.
Both Cole's and Dr. Sheik Umar Khan's deaths are a major blow to the country's health system, which is struggling to cope with the deadly outbreak.
The epidemic, which was first identified in March in Guinea, has strained the resources of the three Mano River Union countries it has hit and of the international community, which is struggling to mobilize enough qualified doctors to contain the disease.
Korean Air suspends Kenya flights
August 15, 2014 Korean Air Lines Co. is suspending flights to and from Kenya to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Korea said it would stop operating flights between Incheon and Nairobi from August 20.
Ebola has not been detected in Kenya yet during this most recent outbreak.
Liberia acquired doses of ZMapp, enough of the drug to treat 3 people.
Massaquoi also said he was holding talks with the Canadian maker of another experimental Ebola drug. Canadia to donate up to 1,000 doses of its untested Ebola vaccine to the WHO. But manufacturer Tekmira Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday said further trials were required before it could make the treatment available.
Nigeria announced 11 confirmed Ebola cases, included 3 deaths and 8 being treated in Lagos.
You are not nearly scared enough about Ebola
August 15, 2014 So wrote the Pulitzer-prize winning writer of The Coming Plague.
Experimental drugs and airport screenings will do nothing to stop this plague. If Ebola hits Lagos NIGERIA, we’re in real trouble.
Attention World, Wake up
Ebola in Lagos would instantly transform this situation into a worldwide crisis. (He details) Inside the United States, politicians, gadflies, and much of the media are focused on wildly experimental drugs and vaccines, and equally wild notions of “keeping the virus out” by barring travelers and “screening at airports.”
No drug or vaccine has been proven effective against Ebola virus in human beings. To date, only one person, Dr. Kent Brantly, has apparently recovered after receiving Zmapp, and there is no proof that the drug was key to his improvement.
None of the potential vaccines has even undergone Phase One safety trials in humans, though at least two are scheduled to enter that stage before December 2014.
Clinical trials aimed at proving that vaccines actually work will be difficult, if not impossible, to ethically and safely execute. If one of the vaccines is ready to be used in Africa sometime in 2015, the measure will be executed without prior evidence that it can work.
Since the Ebola outbreak began in March there have been many reports of isolated cases of the disease in travelers to other countries. None have resulted, so far, in secondary spread.
But such a case is thought to have occurred Johannesburg, South Africa, and another suspected case reportedly died in isolation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, prompting the kingdom to issue special Ebola warnings for the upcoming hajj.
Dr. Frank Glover warned that Liberia had less than 200 doctors . After the outbreak that number went down to about 50 doctors.
August 16, 2014 Government fires 16,000 doctors on strike despite Ebola crisis
The growing spread of Ebola in Nigeria, thousands concerned that the virus will spread.
The Nigerian government has fired 16,000 doctors due to a medical employee strike.
President Goodluck Jonathan asked all public hospitals to restore full medical services in the hospitals, even without the resident doctors.
Some began striking July 1st demanding better wages and hours.
These doctors are not being taken away from the front lines because they have not been working.
Liberia opens second Ebola centre
Youth Olympics open in China amid Ebola worries -
Aug. 16, 2014 China - Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in Nanjing China after 3 athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection. The entire delegations from Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone will also not be competing.
Why Was Ebola-Infected Patrick Sawyer Cleared for Travel?
WHY aren’t any media outlets outside of Africa talking about it?
Another scandal surrounding Ebola has exploded in Africa.
The Liberian government likely knew that Patrick Sawyer was infected with the Ebola virus but cleared him for travel anyway.
Sawyer collapsed at the Lagos airport on his way to a conference. He is the first American to have died of Ebola. Sawyer infected several others.
Liberia approved Sawyers travel despite knowledge Sawyer was probably infected with Ebola, putting millions of lives at risk.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has publicly denounced Sawyer as a mad man.
A tactic unseen in a century, nations cordon off Ebola-racked areas
August 17, 2014 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is so out of control that governments there have revived a disease-fighting tactic not used in nearly a century: the “cordon sanitaire,” in which a line is drawn around the infected area and no one is allowed out. Cordons, common in the medieval era of the Black Death, have not been seen since the border between Poland and Russia was closed in 1918 to stop typhus from spreading west. They have the potential to become brutal and inhumane. Centuries ago, in their most extreme form, everyone within the boundaries was left to die or survive, until the outbreak ended. Plans for the new cordon were announced on Aug. 1 at an emergency meeting in Conakry, Guinea, of the Mano River Union, a regional association of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries hardest hit by Ebola, according to Agence France-Presse. The plan was to isolate a triangular area where the three countries meet, separated only by porous borders, and where 70 percent of the cases known at that time had been found.
Troops began closing internal roads in Liberia and Sierra Leone last week. The epidemic began in southern Guinea in December, but new cases there have slowed to a trickle. In the other two countries, the number of new cases is still rapidly rising. As of Monday, the region had seen 1,848 cases and 1,013 deaths, according to the World Health Organization, although many experts think that the real count is much higher because families in remote villages are avoiding hospitals and hiding victims. Officials at the health organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have experts advising the countries, say the tactic could help contain the outbreak but want to see it used humanely. “It might work,” said Dr. Martin S. Cetron, the disease center’s chief quarantine expert. “But it has a lot of potential to go poorly if it’s not done with an ethical approach. Just letting the disease burn out and considering that the price of controlling it — we don’t live in that era anymore. And as soon as cases are under control, one should dial back the restrictions.”
Experts said that any cordon must let food, water and medical care reach those inside, and that the trust of inhabitants must be won through communication with their leaders. The phrase cordon sanitaire, or sanitary barrier, appears to date from 1821, when France sent 30,000 troops into the Pyrenees to stop a lethal fever raging in Spain from crossing the border. In Sierra Leone, large sections of the Kailahun and Kenema districts, an area the size of Jamaica, have been cut off by military roadblocks. Soldiers check the credentials and take the temperatures of those trying to go in or out. In Liberia, similar restrictions have been imposed north of the capital, Monrovia. –NY Times
Emergency food drops
“International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach extremely hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are cordoned off from the outside world to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, a top World Bank official said on Thursday. Hunger is spreading fast as farmers die leaving crops rotting in fields. Truckers scared of the highly infectious disease halt deliveries. Shops close and major airlines have shut down routes, isolating large swathes of the countries. The Mano River region, home to about 1 million people and an epicenter for the deadly disease, is a major concern and the issue was raised on Wednesday with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said Tim Evans, senior director for health at the World Bank. –Fox News
Ebola Sufferers Flee Attack On Liberia Clinic
August 17, 2014 Armed men claiming the ebola outbreak is a hoax have raided a quarantine centre in Liberia - causing at least 29 ebola patients to flee a quarantine centre.
The 29 ebola patients were receiving preliminary treatment before being taken to hospital.
The raiders broke into the isolation unit set up in a high school in a Monrovia suburb.
Nurses also fled the attack.
18 images that show just how hard it is to treat Ebola
August 15th, 2014
Ebola, a hemorraghic virus that has up to a 90 percent mortality rate, is strongest and most contagious in its later stages. That means that the bodies of those who have died from it are highly contagious. This has created a major obstacle for health workers attempting to control the disease, as some traditional burials involve washing corpses, putting surviving relatives at greater risk.
Of course, treating victims is also hugely difficult, as medical workers must take layers of precautions to avoid contracting the disease from sick patients. Those suspected of carrying the disease are being moved to isolation centers, while doctors treating patients are covered head to toe in protective gowns, masks, gloves and boots.
Nigerian doctor released recovered from Ebola, then drops dead
August 20, 2014 Nigeria reports 5th Ebola death: A senior doctor who treated Sawyer, Nigeria’s first Ebola patient has died. She was thot to have recovered and was released, but died.
There is much about the Ebola virus that we don’t know. Its an insidious, mysterious killer that is subject to further evolutionary development or mutations just like any other virus that replicates. There are latent triggers that could trick the infected patient into thinking they have recovered when, in fact, he or she may be just a breath away from death, and is only further aiding in the transmission of the virus. We may be in for more nasty surprises from the Ebola virus. –Alvin Conway
Nigeria confirms 2 new alarming Ebola cases
August 23, 2014 Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened by Sawyer.
The two new cases were infected by their spouses, both medical workers who had direct contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer and died of ebola.
The two new cases were quarantined two days ago while being tested.
213 people are now under surveillance in Nigeria
Five have died, five recovered and another four are being treated in isolation in Lagos where Sawyer flight landed.
WHO fears the scale of the outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia has been underestimated
Looters made off with bloody sheets that could spread the disease. The government began distributing rice to alleviate food shortages. Countries in West Africa and beyond continue to impose travel restrictions.
Gabon in Central Africa is barring all flights and ships from Ebola-stricken countries.
South Africa has a travel ban for non-citizens from these countries.
Senegal closed its borders with Guinea, and is barring air or sea travel from Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Cameroon barred flights from Nigeria.
Patrick Sawyer passed Ebola on to 11 other individuals before he died. The two new infections plus Sawyer bring the total number of Ebola patients in Nigeria during this outbreak to 14, five of whom have died while another five have recovered.
AFRICA Number of Ebola deaths are massively underestimated
August 23, 2014 The magnitude of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has been underestimated, said WHO.
Unknown numbers dying in shadow zones unrecorded. Official estimates of Ebola cases 2,500, just over half fatal.
Families are hiding infected loved ones, on the assumption that, because Ebola has no cure, it would be better for them to die at home rather than in hospital.
In the Liberian capital, Monrovia, where curfews aimed at slowing the spread of the virus have led to clashes between security forces and residents, hospitals and clinics have remained closed since authorities ordered them to be disinfected, and medical staff retrained to cope with Ebola three weeks ago. The WHO said that “virtually all health services have shut down” in the city, leading to a healthcare crisis beyond the impact of Ebola itself, with people forced to go without basic. Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, a WHO officer in Monrovia, said the re-opening of healthcare units was taking longer than expected, but that maternity services and obstetrics were now operating again at the city’s main hospital. We are in the rainy season, and there are patients who do not have Ebola unable to get the necessary healthcare.” In remote villages, corpses are being buried before authorities are notified. In some cases, according to the WHO, epidemiologists reaching the villages have been forced to “count the number of fresh graves” as a crude indicator of Ebola deaths.
Ebola death toll reaches 1,470
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 cases out of 2,615 known infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. In the latest update WHO reported 77 more deaths and 142 new laboratory-confirmed probable or suspected cases. The WHO has said the true scale of the world’s worst Ebola epidemic has been underestimated due to families hiding infected relatives in their homes and the existence of “shadow zones” that medics cannot access. The organization is due to issue a strategy plan to try and deal with the epidemic, which has shown no signs of abating, in Geneva next week.
Ivory Coast closes borders over Ebola
August 23 2014 Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading onto its territory.
Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' in northern Nigeria
August 25, 2014 Boko Haram Muslim terrorists set up an Islamic state in north-eastern Nigeria.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau congratulated his fighters.
It is not clear if Mr Shekau has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, which controls parts of Iraq and Syria.
Isis and Boko Haram have formed an Islamic alliance from hell.
Ebola kills Liberia doctor despite ZMapp treatment
August 26, 2014 A Liberian doctor has died despite taking an experimental anti-Ebola drug.
Abraham Borbor was one of 3 doctors in Liberia who had been given ZMapp and were showing signs of recovery.
ZMapp has been credited with helping several patients recover, including two US doctors.
Patients appear to recover, then die. How odd. WHY?
Scientists say it is too early to confirm the value of Zmapp.
3 ebola patients on Zmapp died
Why did it work on the Americans - or - did it?
These dangerous drugs won't take their negative effects until the long run.
Some may just take longer than others.
Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone
August 27, 2014 WHO pulls team after 2nd worker contracts virus
Canada is evacuating a 3 member lab team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola. WHO is pulling a team out also.
Canada claims none of the team members had any direct contact with the sick individuals and they are not showing any signs of illness. They will remain in voluntary isolation and be monitored closely.
Man infected who had NO contact with patients
August 27, 2014 Sierra Leone health workers try to determine how a scientist contracted Ebola before being evacuated to Europe. Dr. Sahr Rogers had been working at a hospital in the eastern town of Kenema when he contracted Ebola. The Senegalese epidemiologist who was evacuated to Germany had been doing surveillance work for the U.N. health agency.
The position involves coordinating the outbreak response by working with lab experts, health workers and hospitals, but does not usually involve direct treatment of patients.
The Public Agency of Canada said none of the team members was showing any signs of illness but that they would remain in voluntary isolation during the 21-day incubation period.
Second WHO worker infected with Ebola evacuated to Germany
August 27 2014 WHO Ebola infected worker flown to Hamburg Germany.
A second World Health Organization (WHO) staff member has been infected with Ebola in West Africa and will be evacuated to Germany and be treated in a university hospital in Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Apparantly U.N. Agenda 21 depopulation is in full swing.
Ebola sent to the USA, Germany, Spain and London.
At least one Chinese worker in Sierra Leone likely to have contracted the virus and in China it can spread like wildfire in wind.
Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
August 27, 2014 China is Sierra Leone’s second-biggest import and export partner after the European Union.
Li like many entrepreneurs in the Chinese community is thinking of heading back home.
We have no customers.
Eastern Sierra Leone has been particularly hard-hit, but a death in Freetown has spread fear. The quarantining of 8 Chinese medical workers was particularly shocking. An exodus by Chinese business would be calamitous for the commercial centre of Sierra Leone.
Dozens of Chinese restaurants, hardware stores, machine parts manufacturers and construction firms across the city. Chinese contractors have built bridges and roads, etc. Beijing has invested in agriculture, health care and education in Sierra Leone since 1971.
They call her Mummy
Sad tale of the situation in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Senior nurse Josephine Finda Sellu lost 15 of her nurses to Ebola in rapid succession.
The junior nurses look up to Sellu and call her Mummy.
Sellu is a survivor at the Sierra Leone government hospital.
Her nursing staff watched their colleagues die, and are still carrying on.
GOD HELP THEM.