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African heads of state deplore impact of soaring coast of food and fuel

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

African leader on Thursday told the United Nations General Assemblys high-level debate that the soaring cost of fuel and basic food items over the past year has left many countries in sub-Saharan Africa unable to adequately fund critical activities, such as health care and the provision of safe drinking water.

Guinea-Bissaus President Joo Bernardo Vieira said the sharp rise in the cost of oil had been particularly destabilizing on the economy of his country, which is already among the poorest in the world.

The lack of energy compromises seriously all socio-economic activities, hospitals in particular and the distribution of potable water, which is indispensable to guaranteeing hygiene and public health, he said.

Mr. Vieira said it was unfair to expect that countries such as Guinea- Bissau will have the economic wherewithal to absorb or adjust to the rise in energy costs when it still has to fund basic services for its citizens.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said it was crucial that national efforts to tackle the food and energy crises are complemented by appropriate international measures, including debt cancellation for low-income food-deficient countries.

Adequate support for food production programmes is absolutely necessary he told the Assembly. We call for more research into better seed varieties and assistance in irrigation technology and improved water harvesting methods necessary to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Mr. Mugabe also reiterated his countrys faith in multilateralism and called for greater democratization in the UN, saying that the present configuration made it subject to the use of the 15-member Security Council by the powerful countries as a readily available legitimizing forum for their political machinations.

Swazilands King Mswati III said the high fuel and food prices were compounding existing stresses on poor countries caused by climate change, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria.

It is encouraging to note that the United Nations, in particular the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP), continue to assist developing countries in finding lasting solutions to the food crisis, he said.

He added that developing countries such as Swaziland were hopeful that the current Doha round of global trade negotiations, which have stalled, can still be successfully concluded.

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Biya expresses satisfaction with transfer of Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

Cameroonian leader Paul Biya on Thursday told the United Nations General Assemblys annual debate that the UN-backed transfer of authority of the once- disputed Bakassi Peninsula from Nigeria to Cameroon, successfully completed last month, has the potential to transform relations between the two African neighbors.

Mr. Biya said the peaceful hand-over of the peninsula was a credit to the leaders and the peoples of the two countries.

The transfer is one of the best examples of the remarkable results that can be generated by an authentic desire for peace that is shared by the parties, with the judicious support of the international community, he told delegates attending the third day of the debate.

Mr. Biya thanked the UN, which supervised the process through a mixed commission, as well as key countries, including the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, that helped implement the Greentree Agreement, the 2006 accord which resolved the dispute.

It is, thus, the dawn of a new era in relations between Cameroon and Nigeria, geared towards the quest for progress and development to which our two peoples aspire. It goes without saying that the two countries must henceforth do everything possible to consolidate the settlement and seize the opportunities offered them to develop their relations in all areas, the Cameroonian president added.

Mr. Biya also pledged that the Cameroonian government would respect all its commitments under the Greentree Agreement.

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Egypt gets Arab support for its candidate for UNESCO Director General

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced here Friday that the Arab foreign ministers decided during their meeting held on the sidelines of public debate of the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to support the nomination of the Egyptian Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni for the post of Director-General of UNESCO, as the Arab candidate for the post.

According to a statement issued here by the foreign ministry, Egypt presented a resolution to the meeting of Arab foreign ministers to consider its candidate as the Arab League candidate and to mandate the ambassadors of Arab countries in UNESCO and in all countries of the world to work to mobilize international support for Farouk Hosni.

The statement adds that the Egyptian foreign ministry contacts would be intensified during the coming period with foreign countries to mobilize international support for Hosni in coordination with the Arab embassies in those countries.

The decision for the Arab support for Hosnis nomination came in the wake of the declaration by Morocco to withdraw the nomination of its representative to UNESCO for the post of Director-General.

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President Bozize calls for strengthened UN peacekeeping mission in CAR

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

President Franois Boziz of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, called for a strengthened United Nations peacekeeping mission in his country, which has suffered from violence and instability in several regions, in the face of the imminent departure of a European Union Force (EUFOR).

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) currently has 768 personnel on the ground out of the 1,549 authorized in both countries, but in his latest report earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proposed sending 6,000 troops to replace the 3,000-strong EUFOR, whose mandate is set to expire on 15 March.

With the end of EUFOR in March 2009 and taking into account the fragility of the situation not only in the north-east but also of the developing insecurity in the south-east, the revision of MINURCATs mission and its scope is to be desired, Mr. Boziz told the General Assembly.

On Wednesday, the Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing an extension of MINURCATs mandate through March 2009 and said it intends to authorize the establishment of a UN force to succeed EUFOR.

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Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

Iran officially informed Egypt of its decision to ban the circulation of the film “The Execution of the Pharaoh” in the Iranian market.

The announcement was made Friday by Ambassador Hussein Haridy, the Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs, following a meeting with the Iranian charge daffaires in Cairo, Ambassador Hussein Rugby.

The Egyptian official said he expressed to the Iranian official during the meeting dissatisfaction regarding Iranian media excesses and policies affecting Egypt and its state symbols.

Iran two months ago produced a film on the terrorist operation to assassinate of late President Anwar Sadat, calling it “The Execution of the Pharaoh.”

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Psychological Warfare is detrimentally real and Black people are ongoing victims of it.

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

By F. Jones
Dear Black family,
[ My sincereapologies to those among us that are now offended by the term “Black”}
I’m aware that most of you do not have the time to read every e-mail sent to you, but please when you have the time to do so I respectfully ask that you read this article more thoroughly. My training in Psyop (Psychological operations) comes from my twenty years of military experience. I was trained to know that these methods of mass manipulation are very real. I’ve witness its immense ability to effect individual behavior and direct societal norms. They’re taught in the academies of the CIA, FBI and all of America’s Military War colleges. It has been used in all of America’s wars since WWI and has been ongoing used through out the Iraq war.
During the Iraq war American soldiers went into several of Iraq grade schools and destroyed their text book and replaced them with new ones written by the U.S. government. These new text book portrayed America and the west in a more favorable light. This was done to indoctrinate the minds of their growing youth to have a more favorable perception of white America. The official reason given for this action was that it was merely done to remove all mentions of Saddam Hussein from the text book. The U.S. Government also set up radio and television stations that unrelentingly broadcast favorable stories supporting the U.S. invasion of Iraq. They then used the Iraqi news paper to put out their own propaganda stories again favoring their invasion.
Psychological warfare is very real!
According to Dr Edward Bernays, one of Americas most renowned propaganda specialists and consultant to many U.S. presidents; This method of social manipulation is an important element in a democratic society, and that those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
When people in power wants to suppress or to exploit a group they do so by portraying that group as a fearsome enemy or a major problem of the society through lies and manufactured news items. These negative imagery’s are used to socially engineer a national consent that justifies attacking the group.
This same propaganda technique was used by Adolph Hitler to foster a nation consensual setting that allowed his heinous mistreatment of the Jews. Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels portrayed them as a fearsome enemy of German society through lies and manufactured news items. These negative imagery’s were used to justify their annihilation.
In the case of African Americans, they are being portrayed as the face of degradation in the American society as to socially engineer consent for their mistreatment and facilitate their exploitation through the private prison industry– that earns immense profits through the disproportionately higher incarcerations and longer sentencing of African Americans. These private prisons now even hold stocks on Wall Street and their Board of Directors lobby for changes in the law that would increase their profits. The enhances sentencing drug laws and three strike felon laws are the results of these efforts. Moreover, it also stimulates the American economy by creating more jobs within the prison industry.
People who try to maintain and create empires do it by manipulating the people that they are trying to conquer. They go out of their way to make sure that the people that theyre attempting to conquer is perpetually misled and manipulated. Therefore the conquered groups perception of reality is not their own. It is shrewdly imposed upon them without them even knowing it.
It is time that more African Americans wake up to these realities.
Certainly you have asked yourself why is that African Americans are so is inundated with negative imagery’s of themselves. It is so unrelenting that it leads many to embarrassingly ask themselves the questions of damn are we Blacks really that bad?
It is actually a mass media social manipulation program of where in which African Americans are being covertly psychologically conditioned-through a white controlled media that subjects them to seeing only the fraudulent worst in themselves. Its motto is Divide and conquer. It drills the message into the black psyche that we are powerless, of lesser moral, and intelligence and that we cannot govern ourselves therefore needs whites to govern over our lives. It is designed to totally detached African Americans from their sense of power and reality. Furthermore, it is all a massive lie. We are a powerful beautiful and extraordinary people.
The U.S. Government has an extensive history of conducting planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations [based upon the works of Bernays] through the national media to influence and direct the perception and climate of the nation towards its governmental objectives. Given that the nineteen sixties were a period of massive black rebellion and unrest that eroded the American global image and increasingly placed the nations peace and stability in dire jeopardy and perhaps most particularly because the nations top sociologist and psychologist knew that those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. This quite logically necessitated that the U.S. Government employ these same pr oven methods of mass psychological manipulation against its entire African American population.
The U.S. Government now secretly deliberately disseminates false deplorably racially devaluing statistics and propaganda about its Black population that are deliberately designed to adversely manipulate and shape the minds and collective consciousness of its African American population– corrupting African Americans sense of unity, cohesion, and reason– and fostering a consensual national environment of where in which its Black population is more easily divided, exploited and ultimately suppressed. Given the white races unrivaled history and proclivity, for brutal racism, and greed of power, what else should have been expected, when they are in control of the media- the most powerful propaganda tool in the entire world.
When most people hear the term of psychological manipulation they usually think in terms of the classic “conspiracy theory” that refers to overt mind control such as mind altering drugs with carefully hypnotic programming. However, the real and true dangers are Bernays well proven methods of affecting the unconscious mind by using deception, and psychological manipulation. It is neither magical nor mystical, but a process that involves a set of basic social psychological principles. The constant relentless bombardment with deplorably negative images of themselves that of which African Americans are so inundated with, through a white controlled media, is a very carefully and deliberately designed psychological conditioning program. Its unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche is designed to corrupt African Americans sense of racial unity and cohesion, mold the character of self-hatred, engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group. And while insinuating that Blacks admire, respect, and trust only Whites.
This method of psychological manipulation works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception. It uses the psychology of deceit to adversely affect the recipient group in terms of their behavior. Here is a simplified example of how this is being implemented against African Americans. Let us, for example, imagine that a crew of people was aboard their own massive ship and that this ship was being shadowed by another neighboring ship that was constantly broadcasting derogatory messages to the first group. Such messages as that their ship was lesser, smaller, not seaworthy, perhaps slowly sinking or that their crew was incompetent and was planning a mutiny. With time, the group receiving the negative messages, being unable to refute or to confirm these derogatory messages and deficiencies will grow weary and paranoid of the negative messages and will eventually comes to accept these negative assessments of themselves. The perception created by the taunting now unconsciously influences how the taunted group perceives themselves, subsequently causing them to become distrustful of themselves, doubting themselves, hating themselves and, eventually, fighting among themselves. The taunted group may even become so besieged by deep feelings of inadequacy that they may even jump into the sea and attempt to swim towards the taunting ship now believing it to be superior to their own ship even if their own ship was in fact better. The basis of this concept of mind manipulation is that the human being’s most critical aspect is the mind and it works by affecting the mind through deception.
Within a real life setting this mortifying psychosocial treatment is precisely what is being deliberately done to African Americans through corporate owned and governmentally controlled media outlets that deliberately subjected them to seeing only the fraudulently worst in themselves. This is done through an immense campaign of false derogatory misinformation and false negative media reports and statistics that are created by U.S. governmental agencies and then leaked to its collaborators in the news media, which either knowingly or unknowingly carry the stories as their own. These false information about African Americans are then disseminated unrelentingly everywhere; it is deliberately perpetuated through news releases in magazine articles, radio, television, press releases, documentaries, and false census reports perpetuating and framing the myth of Whites racial, moral, and ethical superiority over its Black population. However, the weapon is not in how the message is carried, but is instead within the messages that it carries and how these messages detrimentally affects the Black population at large.
The over representation of Black crimes and grossly exaggerated statistics of Black on Black violence within this psychosocial program are intentionally designed to create fear, hatred, and distrust thus molding the character of disunity and self-hatred among the Black community. [Blacks own personal negative experiences and interactions with their fellow Blacks then merely confirm the programs perpetuated message that it is they that are their own worst enemies]. The ultimately goal of this governmental psychosocial treatment of African Americans is to destroy the Black unity and cohesion that was historically the cornerstone of civil rights gains and that was a crucial factor of the survival of African Americans through more than four hundred years of racial oppression. [Logic dictates that given that unity and cohesion among African Americans was responsible for the demise of White Americas past system of blatant, institutionalized racism, then destroying this unity would be an essential objective of this psychological manipulation program.]
All African Americans have experienced the burden of this system of applied psychological conditioning, some more severely than others have. It is experienced every time we [Blacks] read a newspaper, watch the evening news, listen to a radio report, enter a classroom and read its racially biased textbooks. To the detriment of many African Americans, it has been an extremely effective. It has successfully conditioned many African Americans to accept the dominance of Whites and white institutions over their lives by misleading them to believe that they are, themselves, their own worst enemies, therefore engendering an aberration of internalized self contempt that pulverizes Black unity and halts Black upward mobility. It is at the root of both the profound division and self hatred now afflicting so many Black Americans and is at the heart of internalized feelings of superiority that many whites possess.
All people, to some degree, are products of cultural conditions and their worldviews operate outside of their level of consciousness. Therefore, no group can be preconditioned to see only the worst in themselves and not exhibit some degree of negative psychological impact.
Not only does this massive governmental psychological manipulation campaign negatively impacts Blacks self perceptions, but it also provides a more socially acceptable way to assure that the masses of African Americans remains the most racially devalued and most economical exploited and suppressed group in America. The medias constant, fraudulently inaccurate, negative imagery of Black Americans is designed also to create a shift of victimization that changes the root problem of racism in America to be due to Blacks behavior rather than Whites proclivity for racism. Therefore insinuates that America would be a better society as a whole if African Americans were gone, thus engendering increasingly prejudiced distorted perceptions and acrimonious beliefs about African Americans that are designed to makes the nation and the entire world insensitive to their plight, tranquilizes efforts on their behalf, lessens pressure for social change on their behalf, and makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today. Therefore fostering a national setting of where in which Blacks are more easily exploited and ultimately consensually suppressed. Moreover, some studies have shown that this shift of victimization now reflects increasingly acrimonious beliefs and prejudiced perceptions about and against African Americans that are arguably stronger today than they were after emancipation.
This campaign creates a false justification for the legal systems mistreatment of African Americans wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. These injustices now goes ignored because the perception has subconsciously become that its all now justified. When contempt of Blacks is made to appear to be justifiable, it is the fiercest and most effective type of racism because its witnesses, bystanders, and even world audiences will sit by idly allowing African Americans to be brutally mistreated under the belief that it is justified. This is what Dr. Edward Bernays referred to as engineering consent.
This governmental psychological conditioning program stripped African Americans of the national and international support that was acquired during the 1960’s civil rights struggles. It also today affects attitudes that when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance. Its effects are manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity.
The present despairing state of Black America is neither a baffling phenomenon nor the result of some divine ethnic curse, but is rather instead the result of the White elites innate proclivity for reinventing devious methods to suppress its Black population.
The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
For more go to
www.Divine Blacktruth.org and order the book entitled ” The Black Matrix: The Modern Mental and Social Suppression of African Americans Under National Interest. (c)2006, 2008
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Dual citizenship for Kenyans abroad declared by Kibaki

Posted by African Press International on September 26, 2008

Kenyans in Diaspora to enjoy dual citizenship status.

Written By:ppsPresident Mwai Kibaki has supported proposals that Kenyans in the Diaspora enjoy dual citizenship status in the new constitution dispensation.

Speaking at a New York hotel Wednesday evening where He hosted a reception to Kenyan nationals living in US, President Kibaki noted that their entrepreneurial skills and hard work enabled them live and excel in many parts of the world.

President Kibaki urged all the nationals who live and work abroad to make their contribution towards the constitution making process to guarantee the interests of all Kenyans based on their experiences in their new countries of residence.

The President seized the opportunity to thank them for their contribution in rebuilding Kenya’s economy through financial remittances to support their families and through personal investment back home.

The Head of State encouraged the citizens and urged them to feel free being part of the highly globalised world and stated, “Do not feel lonely out here, back home fellow citizens appreciate what you do for them especially through the financial remittances.”

Commenting on the post election challenges that the country faced early in the year, the President told the gathering that only a few criminal elements took advantage to cause disorder adding that many Kenyans are law abiding citizens.

Reiterating the commitment of the Grand Coalition Government to protect the lives of its citizens and their property, the Head of State noted that peace and stability are the panacea of economic prosperity.

The President said that the disturbances experienced during that period must never recur and that national healing and reconciliation have been fast tracked to ensure that never again in the history of our country should a Kenyan rise against a fellow Kenyan.

He said, “As the world becomes more integrated we must encourage free movement of citizens and the right to own property in any part of the country.”

The Head of State informed the gathering that the his government had made good strides in resettling the internally displaced persons to support them rebuild their homes and resume their normal lives in building the nation.

During the occasion Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula urged the Kenyan nationals to complement the role of diplomatic staff of promoting the image of the country wherever they worked or lived.

The Minister told them that the government was in the process of opening more missions to enable Kenyan nationals’ access consular services in many cities where a sizeable population of Kenyan citizens lived.

Mr Wetangula told them that the government also counted on them to act as the first line defence for Kenya’s image and interests internationally and asked them to seek help from the country’s mission whenever need arose.

Citizens who talked during the occasion commended President Kibaki’s Government for improved and efficient service delivery and unprecedented responsiveness to the needs of Kenyans living abroad.

Other speakers during the occasion included Education Minister Prof Sam Ongeri, National Planning and Vision 2030 Minister Wyclifffe Oparanya, Justice, Constitutional Affairs and National Cohesion Minister Martha Karua, Attorney General Amos Wako and Assistant Minister Foreign Affairs Richard Onyonka.

Kenya’s Ambasador to United States Peter Ogego and Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amb Muburi Muita also addressed the gathering.

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