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New Rumblings In The Horn Of Africa Over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Tensions are rising between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latter’s Grand Renaissance Dam. Cairo recently reiterated its longstanding position that it’s against Addis Ababa’s construction of this megaproject on the Blue Nile river through which it receives most of its water, believing that the dam would allow Ethiopia […]

Trump Could Add North Korea To List Of State Sponsors Of Terror Next Week

Just two days after President Donald Trump returned from his 12-day tour of Asia with new assurances that China would do more to economically pressure North Korea, the White House abruptly revealed Thursday that President Trump is considering returning North Korea to the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism – a decision that […]

Mission Creep In Darkest Africa

Authored by Eric Margolis via Orinetal Review, The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earth’s land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it. As I sought to explain in my last book ‘American Raj – […]

Italian Migration Crisis: The Big Picture

Via GEFIRA, Gianandrea Galiani interviewed by Daniel Moscardi Gianandrea Gaiani is the director of the highly respected online magazine analisidifesa.it and an expert on immigration. He is a regular contributor to a number of Italian newspapers and appears frequently on numerous TV channels as an on immigration and security topics. He’s also the author (together […]

Top US General Describes Deadly Niger Ambush

The top US general said on Monday that the American people, including the families of the fallen soldiers in Niger, deserve answers about this month’s deadly ambush which claimed the lives of four US soldiers, including that of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, whose widow Myeshia Johnson has been involved in an escalating feud with […]

2016’s Worst-Performing Stock Market Is Exploding Higher

In 2016, the world's worst-performing stock market (in dollars) was Nigeria.   2017 is a very different picture for the African nation… Having politely refused OPEC's demands to cut crude production, Nigerian stocks have rallied for 16 successive days, a feat last accomplished in 2001… As Bloomberg notes, the benchmark index is up almost 50 […]

Libya’s Oil King Won’t Be Stopped By OPEC

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, Conflict-torn Libya, divided between rival factions in the east and the west, recently reached 1 million bpd of crude oil output – for the first time since 2013. The oil production recovery has put in the spotlight the chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, whom analysts […]

It’s Not Just Mexico – Mapping Border Disputes Worldwide

If territorial boundaries are not given by nature, they are usually drawn by humans and have most often evolved over decades of fighting and conflict. As Statista’s Isabel von Kessel notes, since humans existed on earth, the soil they inhabited has been of huge importance to them and as long as boundaries exist, people have […]

Meet The Money-Laundering, Nigerian Oil Magnate Behind New York’s $50MM Condo Foreclosure

Last night we noted that yet another luxury condo at Manhattan’s One57 tower, a member of “Billionaire’s Row,” a group of high-end towers clustered along the southern edge of Central Park, had gone into foreclosure – the second in the span of a month.  The 6,240-square-foot, full-floor penthouse in question, One57’s Apartment 79, sold for […]

UN Report Reveals Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention

Authored by Whitney Webb via TheAntiMedia.org, A UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention. A United Nations report […]