AP via Sunday Standard in 2004: ‘Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate’ (Internet Archive Wayback Machine)

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate:

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

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BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.

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‘Terrorists turned shopping centre into an abattoir’ George Cross hero Dominic Troulan who saved 200 from Kenya bloodbath speaks for first time about facing attackers

‘Terrorists turned shopping centre into an abattoir’ George Cross hero Dominic Troulan who saved 200 from Kenya bloodbath speaks for first time about facing attackers:

Al-Shabaab terrorists, armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, were randomly killing shoppers at the start of what was to become a four-day siege

DOMINIC TROULAN dealt with his fair share of carnage during 30 years in the military, and has the bravery medals to prove it.

So when the retired British special forces soldier was called by a friend whose terrified family was trapped in a shopping centre amid what appeared to be an armed robbery, he did not hesitate to help.

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The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now:

We always knew that this would start happening.  Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa.  Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya.  And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.  The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done.  When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe.  Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far.

Read moreThe Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide

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The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide:

Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. I’ve made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio.

The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games.

We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated.

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Kenyan Eco Groups Fight Back against GMOs on World Food Day

Kenyan Eco Groups Fight Back against GMOs on World Food Day:

This World Food Day, on Friday, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya.

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Source: www.greenpeace.org/

The Kenya Biodiversity Coalition (KBioC) together with Greenpeace Africa, Kenya Organic Agriculture Network (KOAN) and the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) are joining the rest of the world to celebrate and address critical issues and concerns around the Right to food. Through the demonstration, the organisations aim to call on the Government of Kenya (GOK) not to lift the ban on GMOs. The demonstration will be followed by a public forum which will debate whether Nakuru is ready for GMOs.

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Kenyan Farmers Sue Government to Stop Lifting of GMO Ban

Kenyan Farmers Sue Government to Stop Lifting of GMO Ban:

The Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum has moved to court in a bid to stop the Kenyan government from lifting the  ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

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The Whole World Opposes Drone Warfare … Except For The U.S. And Israel

The Whole World Opposes Drone Warfare … Except for the U.S. and Israel (Washington’s Blog, July 15, 2014):

… And One Poor African Country

A new poll from Pew shows that majorities in every country polled oppose drones … except for Israel, the U.S. and Kenya:

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Why Kenya?

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Kenya: Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege

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Off Duty Soldier Armed With Handgun Saves 100 Lives During Mall Siege (Infowars.com, Sep 24, 2013):

Another pro-gun story you won’t see covered by the US corporate media

Here’s a positive story about guns that you’re not likely to see the US corporate media pay much attention to – an off-duty SAS soldier armed with just a handgun saved 100 lives during the terrorist siege on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya.

The soldier was having a coffee with friends inside the mall when the attack began. His gun tucked inside his waistband, the soldier returned to the building at least a dozen times to rescue hostages.

“He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside,” a friend told the Daily Mail, labeling the soldier a “hero”.

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