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From Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, BlogIt-rrs: The Africa Post (TAP)
Fri Jul 25 2014, 23:34:00
Ambassador Sanders discuss latest challenges with finding the missing Chibok girls 100 days, and notes some reported intelligence successes against selected reported Boko Haram suspects. New segment highlight further the need to supply Nigeria's military with the necessary equipment and training, and although corruption is a problem, with additional controls and oversight, it will be critical to ensure Nigeria's military can fight the war against Boko Haram.
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Fri Jul 25 2014, 20:25:43
"I'm familiar with your country; I love your country"
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From the Whinery
Fri Jul 25 2014, 20:00:06
The summer we started making icebox cakes, we made them throughout the season; it was as if we couldn't stop, they were so good, and easy and fun. We ate a ton of strawberries that summer, and perfected the art of beating coconut milk into perfect fluffy whipped cream. We'd alternate between graham crackers and [...] [view whole blog post ]
Fri Jul 25 2014, 18:35:57
Finding Fela, the new Fela Kuti documentary from Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney, begins its North American theatrical run on August 1st (first in NYC before expanding keep reading »
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Fri Jul 25 2014, 18:31:32
Another Florida state court has ruled against the ban on same-sex marriage.
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From MEI Editor's Blog
Fri Jul 25 2014, 18:30:00
The good news is that reports from several days ago that ISIS had destroyed the traditional tomb of the Prophet Yunus (Biblical Jonah) turned out to be untrue. The bad news is, we know this because they blew it up yesterday. Quite visibly.
Jonah, in the Bible, and Yunus, his equivalent in the Qur'an, was sent as a Prophet to Nineveh after the incident being swallowed by a "great fish." The Mosque and shrine stood on a hill known as Nabi Yunus, above the ruins of ancient Nineveh, across the Tigris from Mosul. It stood on the site of an earlier Assyrian Church dedicated to Jonah.ISIS had denied earlier reports that it had destroyed the tomb, but the video above and the before and after photos below seem to leave no doubt; as Conflict Antiquities notes, they also match older photos of the ... [view whole blog post ]
From Columbia Journalism Review
Fri Jul 25 2014, 18:17:17
By David Uberti At least four journalists and a writer have been ordered to hand over documents to attorneys representing the largest manufacturer of "pink slime," the latest development in Beef Products Inc.'s $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News and others. Three journalists from Food Safety News were served subpoenas Wednesday compelling them to turn over correspondence with ABC and other... [view whole blog post ]