"Every time the government passes a bill, they take a dollar from the American people, hand back fifty cents, then
cannot figure out why the economy continues to decline" -- Michael Rivero

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It's Over! South Africa is F* MikeRivero Fri, 06/09/2023 - 08:34

Webmaster addition: And the rest of the world will rush in to plunder South Africa's mineral wealth!

Uganda students protest Bidens threats to cut aid over new anti-sodomy law MikeRivero Fri, 06/09/2023 - 07:31

Ugandan students from at least 13 universities have responded to President Joe Biden’s threat to cut aid to the country over its newly passed anti-homosexuality law. Students took to the streets, singing in front of Parliament, We dont want your pro-gay money. We want and love our country more than money.

Biden Wants Sanctions Against Uganda Because Its Government Passed Anti-LGBT Laws MikeRivero Sun, 06/04/2023 - 07:06

In an excellent display of how US foreign policy can be used as a means of pandering to domestic interest groups, the Biden administration has threatened to impose sanctions on Uganda as punishment for that regime's adoption of new laws criminalizing some types of homosexual behavior. 

While it is abundantly clear that this move from the Ugandan state presents absolutely no threat to any vital US interest, the Biden administration apparently believes the situation requires immediate action by the US regime.

US announces first round of sanctions in Sudan MikeRivero Fri, 06/02/2023 - 08:33

The United States has announced its first round of sanctions on Sudan, after the Sudanese army pulled out of ceasefire talks in Jeddah.

Four companies have been sanctioned by the US. Two are connected to the army and two are connected to its enemy, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary.

More Than 100,000 Flee to Chad From Sudan Conflict, UNHCR Says MikeRivero Fri, 06/02/2023 - 07:59

More than 100,000 people have fled violence in Sudan to neighbouring Chad and the numbers could double in the next three months, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.

The near seven-week conflict has pushed Sudan into a humanitarian crisis and turned one of Africa's greatest cities - the three-part capital of Khartoum, Omdurman and Bahri on the confluence on the Blue and White Niles - into a war zone.

The US and Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced a suspension of Sudan peace talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah, citing “repeated serious violations” of the short-term ceasefire agreement by Sudan’s warring parties.

Will Zimbabwe Pave The Way For Gold-Backed Money? MikeRivero Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:22

Will gold rescue Zimbabwe from the ashes of economic despair and usher in a new economic era?

Since Zimbabwe declared independence from the former Republic of Rhodesia in 1980, the southern African country has been ravaged by inflation and overall economic turmoil. Over the past 40 years, the annual inflation rate has only touched single-digit territory twice: 1980 (7 percent) and 1988 (7 percent).

Second Major Railway Grinds To Halt In South Africa MikeRivero Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:21

The precise question one needs to ask is: What the hell is continuing to unfold in South Africa? An economic crisis is worsening, and extended rolling blackouts have been the norm over the last several months, but in the last week, multiple major railways have ground to a halt due to rampant theft of power cables. 

Sudan’s military suspended its participation in talks with a paramilitary force it’s been battling for weeks for control of the northeastern African country, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

The development was a blow to the United States and Saudi Arabia, who have been mediating between the two sides. The conflict has plunged Sudan into chaos.

Burkina Faso’s prime minister on Tuesday ruled out any negotiations with jihadist insurgents that have taken control of swathes of the West African country since 2015.

“We will never negotiate, either over Burkina Faso’s territorial integrity or its sovereignty,” Apollinaire Kyelem de Tambela told parliament, adding that the government aimed to double the number of volunteers for the VDP civil defense militia to 100,000.