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1A
Best Of: Yasmin Khan On Food, The Mediterranean, And The Meaning Of Home

1A

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 28:20


On the Greek island of Lesvos, refugees from the nearby Moria camp gathered in a fish restaurant for lunch. The owners had converted the restaurant to a nonprofit dedicated to feeding refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, and elsewhere. Families sat around tables, laughing, chatting, and playing music. In 2020, Moria burned down leaving 13,000 people unsheltered. Before the fire, the camp was often called a living hell by those stuck in it. But for a few hours a week, refugees could forget their political status. They could get lost in the taste of delicious food and be reminded of home. This is one of many stories Yasmin Khan tells about the power of food in her third cookbook, "Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus." Khan's food writing is more than just recipes. We speak to her about the stakes of a good meal in the moments you feel you have little else.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Cosmic Sponge
Ariel School Mass UFO Sighting

Cosmic Sponge

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 66:51


In September of 1994, 62 school children at a private primary school outside of Haware, Zimbabwe observed the landing of a UFO just beyond their playground.  Some of the children witnessed the occupants of the craft and even received telepathic communications from them warning of ecological disasters. Over 20 years later, they still maintain what they experienced.  Was this the case of overactive imaginations and mass hysteria or did a craft of telepathic beings land by this primary school and communicate with the children?  In this episode, we will weigh the facts and evidence, explore skeptical explanations, and consider the possibility of a real extraterrestrial event in Africa.Support the show

It's Layered
S03 FINALE | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Roora (Recorded in Harare)!

It's Layered

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 36:01


Our Season 3 Finale is here and it's a special one! Not only did we get to record in person for our first ever in-person episode together, we were also on home soil for Rumbi's roora celebrations! A rite of passage for so many young, Southern Africans, especially Zimbabweans, roora AKA lobola is the epitome of layered!What is it? Why do we follow it till this day?What do families expect?What do we love about it?What makes it so difficult?We go in on it for our season 3 finale! PLEASE fill us in on your experiences, thoughts and feelings  coz we know we are not alone in the way we feel!Stay in touch with us:Facebook: It's Layered PodInstagram: @itslayeredTwitter: @itslayeredpodEmail: itslayeredpod@gmail.com#roora #lobola #Zimbabweanculture #Africantradition #traditionalmarriage #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast #AfricanContent #ContentCreators #Zimbos #Zimbabwean #Twimbos #ItsLayered #ZvineMaLayers

Popikroonikad
Popikroonikad Aafrikas 2: Lõuna-Aafrika džässist Kongo rumbani

Popikroonikad

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 56:04


Teises Aafrika sarja osas läheme musta mandri lõunapoolseid muusikaid avastama, peamiselt bantu inimeste pärimust, kus Lõuna-Aafrikas pulbitsesid mitmed eri stiilid, aga ka Zimbabwes ja Angolas. Jõudsime välja mandri keskele Kongosse, mille mõju ülejäänud Aafrika muusikale on ehk kõige laialdasem.

2 Broke Twimbos
The Multi Verses of Sadness Episode

2 Broke Twimbos

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 133:13


Comrades, those of you living in Zimbabwe will be aware just how much madness has been going on in the past week or so. A multiverse of it. Dan & Phil are here to help you navigate through it, call us Zimbabwe Chavez! First, newspaper editor and expert on everything Ranga Mberi explains the economy, then our patrons join us in our biggest episode yet to review the events of the week and then discuss Dr Strange in an extremely nerdy fashion. Enjoy!Timestamps: 00:50 - Intro02:50 - 2 Broke Economists - Dan & Phil ask Ranga Mberi how far with the economy? 51:25 - Patrons start joining the podcast53:45 - Zimbabweans Doing It Big 61:04 - Follow up on Sha Sha, Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa63:00 - 2 people die at the Castle Tankard73:24 - DJ Fantan accused of assaulting his wife? 78:00 - Fenty embraces Zimbabwe's “Open For Business” mantra83:57 - Connie Ferguson visit to Zimbabwe recap90:25 - Marvel MCU Phase 5 Rankings & Dr Strange Review115:40 - New Music Review with PatronsSubscribe and listen to 2 Broke Twimbos everywhere podcasts are available. We have a new unified link that will take you to the podcast on whatever your preferred app is, as well as all the other links you will need to support and enjoy the podcast:2BT LinkPlease rate and review, and support us on Patreon!

Invité Afrique
Serge Brammertz (TPI): «Le fugitif rwandais Protais Mpiranya mort au Zimbabwe était enterré sous un faux nom»

Invité Afrique

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 5:22


Depuis plus de vingt ans, la justice le croyait en cavale. Protais Mpiranya, le fugitif rwandais le plus recherché pour son implication présumée dans le génocide de 1994, était en réalité mort depuis seize ans.C'est ce qu'a annoncé jeudi le « Mécanisme pour les Tribunaux pénaux internationaux ». L'équipe chargée de l'enquête a confirmé que Mpiranya était mort le 5 octobre 2006 à Harare au Zimbabwe. Retour sur l'enquête avec Serge Brammertz, le procureur du Mécanisme, interrogé par Alexandra Brangeon. RFI : À quel moment Protais Mpiranya a-t-il quitté le Rwanda ? Serge Brammertz : Il a fui le Rwanda en septembre 1994 en obtenant des passeports pour lui-même et sa famille et il est parti au Cameroun, pays où toute une série de génocidaires avaient trouvé refuge. Mais c'est en 1996 après l'arrestation d'autres fugitifs -Bagosora-, qu'il ne se sentait plus vraiment en sécurité et qu'il est parti en RDC, et c'est là où -quand il y a eu la deuxième guerre du Congo- qu'il est devenu un des commandants des FDLR (Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda). Il s'est battu ensemble avec les forces militaires du Zimbabwe. RFI : Oui puisqu'il a combattu auprès de l'armée congolaise de Laurent-Désiré Kabila qui avait demandé l'aide du Zimbabwe pour se battre contre l'armée rwandaise, c'était en 1998… C'est ça, il était lui-même un des officiers supérieurs, d'ailleurs fort respecté par les autorités et les forces militaires du Zimbabwe, parce qu'il était considéré comme un officier très discipliné. Mais une fois qu'il y a eu l'accord de paix en 2002, il était considéré comme indésirable en RDC, et c'est à ce moment-là qu'il est parti en 2002 au Zimbabwe, où il y a manifestement eu des officiels qui ont facilité son entrée au pays. Et à l'époque il était déjà recherché ? À ce moment-là, il est déjà recherché. Il est inculpé en 2000 par le tribunal pour le Rwanda, acte d'accusation qui est devenu public en 2002, et à ce moment-là il y a eu plusieurs arrestations, notamment au Cameroun, et alors il a décidé de trouver refuge dans le pays où il se sentait probablement le plus en sécurité, le plus protégé, et c'était manifestement le Zimbabwe où il avait évidemment le soutien de certains membres des armées. Quand est-ce que vous avez eu des informations sur sa possible présence au Zimbabwe ? En fait c'est déjà depuis de nombreuses années : quand moi j'ai repris le Mécanisme, c'était déjà dans les dossiers comme une des pistes importantes. Il y avait déjà à l'époque des raisons de croire qu'il se trouvait là-bas. Maintenant nous travaillons évidemment avec des sources, des informateurs et, ces cinq dernières années, nous avions beaucoup d'informations contradictoires : on avait des informations comme quoi il vivait au Zimbabwe, mais on avait aussi des informations comme quoi il se trouvait entre l'Afrique du Sud et la RDC, qu'il avait soit des activités politiques, des activités commerciales et c'est un peu toutes ces pistes-là qu'on a essayé de retracer pour enfin conclure qu'il se trouvait au Zimbabwe. Le Zimbabwe avait dit pendant de nombreuses années : « Non, nous ne pensons pas qu'il ait jamais été sur notre territoire national ». Donc à partir de ce moment-là, vous envoyez des enquêteurs sur place ? Les deux dernières années, j'ai été moi-même plusieurs fois sur place. C'est en fait après le départ de Mugabe que j'ai rencontré les deux vice-présidents, et le procureur général. Il y a eu un accord pour mettre en place un groupe de travail composé de services de police, et de services de renseignement du ministère des Affaires étrangères. Cette coopération n'a pas tous les jours été facile, mais une fois que nous étions, en ce qui nous concerne, assez convaincus qu'au moins en 2002/2003 il se trouvait physiquement au Zimbabwe, nous avons vraiment concentré notre enquête sur cette piste-là. Alors, vous allez sur place et comment vous le retrouvez ? Nous avons interrogé toute une série de personnes, des proches, dans des pays européens et ailleurs dans des pays en Afrique. Nous avions en effet une piste importante qui était qu'il était peut-être décédé. Nous avons alors pu faire des saisies d'ordinateurs et d'autres matériels informatiques et pu trouver des traces comme quoi il était décédé. Nous avons alors vérifié les mouvements de toute une série de personnes y compris des membres de sa famille, nous avons pu constater que pendant les dates qui nous intéressent, des membres avaient été au Zimbabwe, nous avons alors essayé de recouper ces informations de voyage et une fois que nous pensions savoir sur quel cimetière chercher, nous avons physiquement cherché dans ce cimetière et avons trouvé une tombe avec l'inscription d'un des pseudonymes qu'il avait utilisé pendant sa fuite : c'était sa dernière identité «Ndume Sambao», l'identité sous laquelle il était décédé, et c'était le nom que nous avons retrouvé sur la tombe au cimetière. Donc sur sa tombe il n'y a pas son vrai nom ? Non il n'y a pas son vrai nom, mais il y a sa véritable date de naissance. Nous avons alors fait une demande aux autorités de procéder à l'exhumation qui a été réalisée il y a trois semaines. L'ADN a été envoyé à l'Institut de police technique ici à La Haye, il y a deux jours nous avons reçu les résultats et la conclusion qu'en effet c'était notre fugitif. Cette affaire pose la question des soutiens dont les fugitifs bénéficient parfois… Oui, la coopération des États reste toujours un problème important. Il est difficile de croire qu'aucune autorité au Zimbabwe n'était au courant de sa présence sur le pays. Mais il est clair que d'une manière générale et nous le voyons avec tous nos fugitifs, ils ont jusqu'à vingt identités différentes. Ils ont quasiment tous reçu des vrais passeports avec des faux noms, délivrés par les autorités compétentes ce qui évidemment signifie corruption, paiement de fonctionnaires et je dois dire que les demandes d'entraide que nous avons envoyées en ce sens à toute une série de pays dans la région y compris l'Ouganda, n'ont jamais reçu de réponses satisfaisantes.

Nuus
Eagles vertrek vir Zim-toernooi

Nuus

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 0:39


Die Richelieu Eagles se vyf internasionale T20-wedstryde aanstaande week teen die volwaardige toetsland Zimbabwe in Bulawayo sal opnuut die Namibiërs se talent in vreemde waters toets. Nadat die senior krieket-mansspan 'n paar weke se blaaskans kon vat ná hul tuisreekse teen die Ierse Wolwe en Uganda in Windhoek, vertrek die Eagles komende Sondag na Zimbabwe. Hoofafrigter Pierre de Bruyn oor die belangrikheid van hierdie toer.

Revue de presse Afrique
À la Une: la mort à crédit d'un génocidaire rwandais

Revue de presse Afrique

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 4:13


Sa mort remonte à seize ans mais on ne l'a apprise qu'hier jeudi. Protais Mpiranya, l'un des plus recherchés génocidaires rwandais de 1994, sinon le plus recherché, était en fait décédé en 2006 au Zimbabwe. Et c'est au moyen d'une analyse ADN que la mort de ce fugitif rwandais a été confirmée. Ancien chef de la garde présidentielle, il avait été inculpé, en l'an 2000, de génocide, complicité de génocide, crimes contre l'humanité et crimes de guerre par le Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda. Au Rwanda, l'information est à la Une du site de Kigali Today. Rappelant que Protais Mpiranya « était militaire et était également responsable des gardes du corps du président Habyarimana », ce journal rwandais souligne que le fugitif était « l'un des plus recherchés par la justice, et figurait également sur la liste des hommes d'affaires de Félicien Kabuga arrêtés en France en mai 2020 ». Kigali Today rapporte la réaction du procureur belge Serge Brammertz à l'annonce de la confirmation du décès de Protais Mpiranya, et selon lequel « il est regrettable que (ce dernier) soit mort sans avoir été traduit en justice ». Ce journal rwandais souligne que « lors des funérailles, sa famille et ses partisans ont écrit de faux noms sur sa tombe, dans le but d'induire en erreur ». Kigali Today rapporte aussi que le procureur Brammertz a exigé que le procès de Félicien Kabuga, qui figurait sur la même liste que Mpiranya, « soit accéléré, afin qu'il puisse être tenu responsable de ses actes alors qu'il était encore en vie ». « Tchomba » à jamais tourné vers La Mecque Obsèques, aujourd'hui à Séguéla, dans le nord de la Côte d'Ivoire, d'Amadou Soumahoro. Décédé samedi dernier, le défunt président de l'Assemblée nationale sera porté en terre après la grande prière suivie de la prière mortuaire à la grande mosquée. C'est aujourd'hui « la grande séparation en présence du chef de l'État », signale en Une Fraternité Matin. En photo, sous la manchette du quotidien gouvernemental ivoirien, d'immenses couronnes de fleurs déposées devant le portrait en pied d'Amadou Soumahoro, ceint de l'écharpe en bandoulière de président de l'Assemblée nationale. Pour l'heure, place au deuil et au recueillement, et le PPA-CI, le parti de l'ex-chef de l'État Laurent Gbagbo, « s'implique dans les obsèques d'Amadou Soumahoro », souligne LG Infos, qui y voit « une preuve de grandeur d'esprit » républicain dans une démarche de « solidarité africaine ». Toutefois, signale ce quotidien, « dans le Nord ivoirien, le RHDP, c'est-à-dire le Rassemblement des houphouëtistes pour la démocratie et la paix, et Alassane Ouattara, sont en quête d'un nouveau leader », pointe LG Infos. Bousculade au pied du perchoir ivoirien Justement. Qui pour succéder au défunt Amadou Soumahoro ? « Après les sanglots d'émotion, les chaudes larmes sincères, mais aussi des larmes de crocodile versées suite à la mort d'Amadou Soumahoro (…) place maintenant à la guerre des camps, pour sa succession au sein du RHDP », signale Soir Info. « D'ores et déjà, des prétendants au perchoir se déchirent en sourdine (…) c'est la période "des longs couteaux" au sein du RHDP », formule ce quotidien indépendant ivoirien, en référence à la nuit des Longs Couteaux, durant laquelle, en juillet 1934, Hitler avait fait liquider les SA au profit des SS. Dans les colonnes de Soir Info, un vice-président du bureau sortant de l'Assemblée nationale prévient que « la bataille pour le contrôle du perchoir » sera « âpre », la plaçant dans la perspective de « l'après Ouattara ». Selon Soir Info, « déjà, des noms circulent. Il est de plus en plus question des candidatures de Mmes Amy Toungara, actuelle présidente par intérim (de l'Assemblée nationale), et Kandia Kamissoko Camara », mais aussi de celui « de Zoumana Bakayoko, frère aîné du défunt Premier ministre Hamed Bakayoko, originaire, comme Amadou Soumahoro, de Séguéla », énonce Soir Info.

P1 Dokumentär
När pappa köpte sin första klänning

P1 Dokumentär

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:06


Ester föddes i Zimbabwe, där hennes familj arbetade med bistånd. Nu reser hon tillbaka för att söka sina rötter och försöka förstå varför det var just där hennes pappa insåg att han var kvinna. 2010 kom författaren Ester Roxbergs pappa ut som kvinna och 2014 skrev Ester boken Min pappa Ann-Christine, som i år blivit filmen Min pappa Marianne. Idag, som småbarnsförälder, funderar Ester mycket på sin egen barndom. Hon har fått veta att det var när hennes föräldrar väntade henne, i Zimbabwe, som hennes pappa för första gången släppte fram tankarna på sin verkliga identitet. Han tog upp saken med mamma, men lade sedan locket på i nästan 30 år. Trans var i det närmaste okänt på 80-talet. Ester har inga egna minnen av Zimbabwe men har alltid fått höra att åren där var familjens lyckligaste. Nu reser hon tillbaka till sin födelseby i landet där HBTQ är förbjudet. Ingen där vet att den älskade prästen Åke idag är Ann-Christine. Varför var det just i Zimbabwe som pappa för första gången släppte fram tankarna på sitt rätta jag? Programmet gjordes 2020. Av: Ester Roxberg Research: Ida Sundberg Producent: Lotta Malmstedt Slutmix: Jan Waldenmark

Africalink | Deutsche Welle
AfricaLink on Air — 12 May 2022

Africalink | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:58


President Buhari extends a resignation notice to all public office holders seeking to contest the 2023 elections +++ Zambians oppose plans by the US Embassy in Lusaka to open a military post under the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) +++ Many Malawians are relocating to cheaper urban areas to cope with rising living costs +++ Ugandan stylish lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde

Proactive - Interviews for investors
Caledonia Mining reports 51% jump in first-quarter profit, strong output in April

Proactive - Interviews for investors

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 6:49


Caledonia Mining Corp PLC CFO Mark Learmonth tells Proactive the group reported a 51% jump in first-quarter profit on record gold production and higher gold prices. The company, which operates the Blanket mine in Zimbabwe, also reported strong production in April and reiterated that it was confident of meeting its full-year output guidance of 73,000 to 80,000 ounces. It produced 6,797 ounces of gold in April, representing an annualised production rate of about 81,500 ounces.

Girl In Skies Podcast
BBLs & Mental Resilience - Episode 111

Girl In Skies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 51:54


In this episode, Nat & Xolie talk about BBLs, cosmetic surgery, and the lengths that people are going to present their bodies and faces in a way that fits social beauty standards. --------- THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY SHUMBA MONEY. Shumba Money provides safe, fast, and easy money transfers from the UK, Australia, Canada, and Botswana to Zimbabwe. What makes Shumba Money different is that they won't charge you any translation fees if you're sending any amount less than $200USD. Yes, you heard that right! Zero transaction fees when you send up to $200 and your recipient can collect from our Newlands branch in Harare or any NBS (National Building Society) branch in Zimbabwe. Sign up on https://www.shumbamoney.com/home today and start sending. ---------- #GirlInSkies is your podcast by Nat & Xolie discussing life, hot topics, being Africans away from home and more. Keep the conversation going on @girlinskies on twitter & Instagram and be sure to add #GirlInSkies. Hosts: Nat Twitter: https://twitter.com/malaikadiva Xolie Twitter: https://twitter.com/XolieNc email us on mygirlinskies@gmail.com Become a patron and get additional content plus one exclusive podcast episode/month: https://www.patreon.com/girlinskies Like the episode? Buy us coffee to keep the show going: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/girlinskies

Africa News Tonight  - Voice of America
Africa News Tonight – Zimbabwe Bans Bank Lending to Curb Economic Challenges; S. Africa Benefits From Western Russia Sanctions. - May 11, 2022

Africa News Tonight - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 25:00


Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: ➡️ Zimbabwean banks and businesses are slamming a recent government measure which bans bank lending, a move aimed at stemming a tidal wave of economic challenges; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and experts say South Africa is benefitting from the impact of Western sanctions against Russia which is forcing mining investors to turn to Africa. ➡️ For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Africa News Tonight!

Revue de presse Afrique
À la Une: le rideau tombe sur le procès Sankara

Revue de presse Afrique

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 3:56


« Cette fois, c'est vraiment fini, s'exclame L'Observateur Paalga. Après le procès pénal qui a tenu le pays en haleine pendant 6 bons mois, la Chambre de première instance du tribunal militaire de Ouagadougou a vidé hier son délibéré sur les intérêts civils du procès Thomas Sankara. On en retiendra grosso modo que les condamnés, au premier rang, desquels Blaise Compaoré, Gilbert Diendéré et Hyacinthe Kafando, doivent solidairement payer un total de 800 millions de FCFA de dommages et intérêts aux ayants-droit des victimes de la funeste soirée du 15 octobre 1987. (…) Dont un franc symbolique réclamé et obtenu par les ayants-droit de Sankara. » En revanche, « la Cour n'a pas donné suite à la demande de restitution à la famille des biens personnels de Thomas Sankara et à l'établissement d'un nouvel acte de décès du héros de la Révolution. » Commentaire d'Aujourd'hui, autre quotidien burkinabè : « d'aucuns diront qu'on a eu la vérité de la justice, mais pas la vérité historique, déplore le journal, à partir du moment où le général Gilbert Diendéré est resté collé à sa crête de défense, niant ou ignorant quasiment tout. Blaise Compaoré et Hyacinthe Kafando, jugés par contumace, ont tout pris sur eux, mais s'ils avaient été là et parlé, on en saurait plus. » Contestations ? Le rideau est tombé sur ce procès, certes, mais il pourrait se relever… En effet, précise Le Pays, « les ayants droit devront attendre de voir si les conseils des condamnés vont contester cette décision de la Cour ou pas, avant de tourner leur regard vers l'État burkinabè qui est désigné comme garant dans l'exécution de la peine pécuniaire infligée aux condamnés dont les trois quarts pourraient être insolvables. » En tout cas, poursuit Le Pays, « du côté du parquet militaire et de la partie civile, on semblait globalement satisfait de la fin de ce procès historique, qui vient refermer l'une des pages les plus sombres de l'histoire du Burkina Faso. On espère que du côté des condamnés, on fera contre mauvaise fortune bon cœur, même s'il n'est pas exclu qu'ils tentent d'utiliser toutes les voies de recours possibles pour sinon se blanchir, du moins pour réduire drastiquement les peines prononcées contre eux. » COP15 : une nomination qui fait grincer des dents À la Une également : la COP15 contre la désertification à Abidjan. Avec cette polémique dans les hautes sphères ivoiriennes et onusiennes : le président Alassane Ouattara a choisi Richard Donwahi, l'ex-ministre des Eaux et Forêts, pour représenter la Côte d'Ivoire à la tête de cette conférence de l'ONU, qui se déroule jusqu'au 20 mai. Seulement voilà, constate Jeune Afrique, « ce choix suscite la polémique, parce que le ministère des Eaux et Forêts est aujourd'hui au cœur d'un scandale et que la gestion d'Alain-Richard Donwahi est fortement critiquée. À la fin de l'année dernière, précise le site panafricain, un vaste trafic de bois de lingué, dont l'exploitation est interdite sur une bonne partie du territoire, avait été démantelé. L'enquête a mis au jour la complicité d'agents des Eaux et Forêts, dont le chef et certains membres du cabinet de Donwahi. Ibrahim Lakiss, un exploitant forestier ivoiro-libanais décrit comme très proche de l'ancien ministre, a par ailleurs été arrêté. (…) Depuis début janvier, précise encore Jeune Afrique, l'affaire est entre les mains de la Cour de cassation, qui poursuit ses auditions. À la demande du président ivoirien, l'Inspection générale d'État a en parallèle entamé, à la fin du mois de février, un audit complet du ministère des Eaux et Forêts. Il y a quelques jours, l'ancien ministre a réagi dans un communiqué, dénonçant une "grotesque campagne d'intoxication". » Panthère et éléphants… On en a parlé ce matin sur notre antenne : cette panthère qui sème la terreur dans une ville du sud-est du Gabon. Le site Gabon Review précise que l'animal a jusqu'à présent dévoré des chiens, mais qu'elle pourrait s'en prendre aux enfants. « Le préfet d'Iboundji a demandé aux parents de ne plus laisser circuler leurs enfants dans la ville à partir de 22h. Une patrouille des forces de défense et de sécurité sillonne les rues dans l'espoir de maîtriser la panthère, mais sans résultat jusqu'à présent. » Les habitants de la ville ont manifesté hier contre l'insécurité provoquée par la présence du félin, mais aussi pour de meilleures conditions de vie : des routes et de l'électricité… Enfin, plus dramatique : au Zimbabwe, 60 personnes ont été tuées par des éléphants depuis le début de cette année, nous apprend Le Monde Afrique. « Dans certaines zones, les éléphants se déplacent en vastes troupeaux. Ils ont tout dévoré dans les champs et se rendent maintenant dans les propriétés, obligeant les habitants à riposter, et par là même à blesser des éléphants. Ceux-ci deviennent agressifs et incontrôlables. (…) Avec 100 000 spécimens, le Zimbabwe possède la deuxième plus grande population d'éléphants au monde, précise Le Monde Afrique, après le Botswana. Et contrairement à d'autres pays, où les braconniers ont éliminé ces pachydermes pour le commerce de leur ivoire, la population d'éléphants au Zimbabwe augmente de 5 % par an. »

Little News Ears - Cuddly News
News for Kids at Little News Ears - Can You Say Krung Thep Maha Nakhon?

Little News Ears - Cuddly News

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:57


It's April 19, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Thailand wishing to change its name from Bangkok to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, France's Macron vs. Le Pen, Zimbabwe's only woman mining brand producing jewelry, Costa Rica's newly elected Rodrigo Chaves, and Australia sending Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine.

Little News Ears
News for Kids at Little News Ears - Can You Say Krung Thep Maha Nakhon?

Little News Ears

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 4:57


It's April 19, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Thailand wishing to change its name from Bangkok to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, France's Macron vs. Le Pen, Zimbabwe's only woman mining brand producing jewelry, Costa Rica's newly elected Rodrigo Chaves, and Australia sending Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine.

Holy Conversations: The WCA Podcast
WCA Global Gathering: A Conversation with International WCA Leaders

Holy Conversations: The WCA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 47:13


In this first of a series of episodes recorded at the WCA Global Gathering in Indianapolis, Bob Kaylor sits down with Forbes Matonga from Zimbabwe, Jonathan Razon from the Philippines, and Kimba Evariste from the Congo to discuss what's happening with the United Methodist Church, the General Conference, and the launch of the Global Methodist Church.  Follow Holy Conversations on Twitter @WCAPod and email us your questions and comments at podcast@wesleyancovenant.org. 

Oxford Policy Pod
A Just Energy Transition for Africa

Oxford Policy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 68:20


This episode discusses the challenges associated with the transition to a net-zero future in Africa. Presently, more than 600 million people across the continent lack access to electricity, and many African countries are reliant on fossil fuels for economic development. At the same time, Africa only accounts for 2-3% of global carbon emissions. This reality means that the transition to a cleaner economy may impose an acute burden on people living in Africa.  Our host, Ujunwa Ojemeni, is joined by Professor Sir Dieter Helm of the University of Oxford and Fatma Lucy Nyambura of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to discuss how to ensure this energy transition is inclusive and just for all Africans.  Professor Helm is a Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, a Fellow in Economics at New College, and an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Blavatnik School of Government. Previously, Professor Helm was a member of the Economics Advisory Group to the British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and is the author of acclaimed books The Carbon Crunch (2012) and Natural Capital: Valuing The Planet (2016), Burn Out (2017), and Net Zero (2021), among others.  Fatma Lucy Nyambura is a Policy Officer at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), focusing on commodity trading and state-owned enterprises transparency. Her work entails development and implementation of policies to increase the disclosure of oil, gas, and minerals sales and purchases. Prior to joining the EITI, Nyambura worked in development consulting in Ghana, Georgia, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Nyambura is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary.  This episode is hosted by Ujunwa Ojemeni and produced by Read Leask. Our executive producers are Livey Beha and Read Leask. To keep up with the latest on our episodes, follow us on Twitter @oxfordpolicypod and on Instagram @oxfordpolicypod_. 

Africa News Tonight  - Voice of America
Africa News Tonight - S.Africa Government Workers Plan Protest Over Salaries, Zimbabwe Tertiary Students Call For Schools Shutdown - May 09, 2022

Africa News Tonight - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 25:00


Coming Up on Africa News Tonight: ➡️ South African government workers say they are planning protest action if the state doesn't give all public employees a 10-percent raise which the Southern African government says they can't afford; Zimbabwean university students Monday called for a shutdown of all tertiary institutions, protest action backed by teachers, nurses, and other public workers, all in a bid to force government to revoke steep tuition increases. ➡️ For this and more, stay tuned to VOA's Africa News Tonight !

The Hyve Podcast
Adventism's Mental Health Network

The Hyve Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 19:14


ADIBE Network is an Adventist community of mental health professionals and coaches. They receive online training before going out and helping others with their thoughts and feelings, treating depression and anxiety. Close to 1,000 people have gone through Jennifer's training program as of May 2022, dozens of active providers (both professionals and lay members) are helping those in need. God gave her this idea when multiple training requests came in from lay people, and she was reminded of other powerful examples in Zimbabwe and India where non-professionals get trained to treat mental illness in their local communities. Jennifer mentions Dr. Dixon Chibanda's TED Talk during this episode. You can watch the full talk here. Connect with ABIDE:The WebsiteThe ShopFacebook Group Connect with Jennifer Schwirzer:The WebsiteThe BlogContact Form

English Learning for Curious Minds | Learn English with Podcasts
⚡️ A bonus episode from SEND7: World News in 7 minutes. Monday 9th May 2022.

English Learning for Curious Minds | Learn English with Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 8:20


Today we have some news in English from our friends over at SEND7. World News in 7 minutes. Monday 9th May 2022.Today: Ukraine school attack. Russia V day. UK Northern Ireland assembly. Afghanistan Taliban ban faces. Hong Kong new Chief. Philippines elections. Nigeria airlines stop. Zimbabwe lending stop. Colombia gang violence. US mothers' advice.Find out more at: https://www.send7.org/---You might like:

Pan-African Journal
Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

Pan-African Journal

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 194:00


Listen to the Sun. May 8, 2022 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features our PANW report with dispatches on the continuing war in Ukraine and the developments within the states aligned with the Russian Federation; Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has paid a visit to the military deployed in the northwest of the Horn of Africa state; the Sudanese Congress Party has rejected participation in a dialogue with the military coupmakers in Khartoum; and Zimbabwe has been placed on high alert in light of the rapid escalation in COVID-19 cases in neighboring Republic of South Africa. In the second hour we continue our coverage of the African National Congress Eastern Cape Provincial Conference being held in East London. Finally, we look in detail at the economic implications of the war in Ukraine as it relates to energy resources in Germany and other regional nations.

Simple English News Daily
Monday 9th May 2022. World News. Today: Ukraine school attack. Russia V day. UK Northern Ireland assembly. Afghanistan Taliban ban faces.

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 7:56


World News in 7 minutes. Monday 9th May 2022.Today: Ukraine school attack. Russia V day. UK Northern Ireland assembly. Afghanistan Taliban ban faces. Hong Kong new Chief. Philippines elections. Nigeria airlines stop. Zimbabwe lending stop. Colombia gang violence. US mothers' advice.Transcripts at send7.org/transcriptsPlease leave a rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify.With Stephen Devincenzi.Contact us at podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at speakpipe.com/send7If you enjoy the podcast please help to support us at send7.org/supportSEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells the most important world news stories in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories from every part of the world in slow, clear English. Whether you are an intermediate learner trying to improve your advanced, technical and business English, or if you are a native speaker who just wants to hear a summary of world news as fast as possible, join Stephen Devincenzi and Juliet Martin every morning. Transcripts can be found at send7.org/transcripts. Simple English News Daily is the perfect way to start your day, by practising your listening skills and understanding complicated stories in a simple way. It is also highly valuable for IELTS and TOEFL students. Students, teachers, and people with English as a second language, tell us that they listen to SEND7 because they can learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. We believe that the best way to improve your spoken English is to immerse yourself in real-life content, such as what our podcast provides. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. Whether it is happening in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Oceania, you will hear it on SEND7, and you will understand it. For more information visit send7.org/contact

Africana Woman with Chulu
Ep.79 Have a Little Faith with Faith Ottilia Chimpeni

Africana Woman with Chulu

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 33:35


They said be an entrepreneur, own your own business, be a boss lady. But they didn't say anything about the sleepless nights, worrying about meeting salaries because your workers are depending on you. They said nothing about the competition being so cut throat in your industry. Nothing my friend. So today I want you to Have a Little Faith that you can get through this. Faith is a 20 year old young lady based in Zimbabwe. Originally am from Limbi Malawi. I am working as a Paralegal but also doing an Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am the founder of Ottiebrand Pvt LTD. A cosmetics company that sells face and Skincare Products based in Harare CBD. Also l run a charity organization called Heels on Wheels which is mainly aimed at empowering the youth people especially women to take up the space and become the best of themselves.   Connect: Instagram - Faith_Ottilia   KNOW your Roots, Grow your Purpose   LINKS: Message Africana Woman with Chulu on WhatsApp. https://wa.me/message/E3N7TH7RZSS4P1 +260978470395 Email: africanawoman@gmail.com    Website: https://www.africanawoman.com/    Socials:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chulu_bydesign/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/africanawoman    Join the Africana Woman Visionaries: https://www.facebook.com/groups/africanawomanvisionaries    Africana Woman Blog: https://www.africanawoman.com/blog

2 Broke Twimbos
The Dazed & Busted Episode

2 Broke Twimbos

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 122:39


High-value men & women, we bring you a joyous new episode of your favourite podcast to listen to while waiting for transport, the 2 Broke Twimbos are back to discuss why you shouldn't tackle Dave Chappelle, why we have slightly less FOMO over the Vic Falls Carnival and why we will not be quitting our jobs to pick up a guitar in Zimbabwe. Enjoy!Timestamps: 00:20 - Clive Chigubu tribute03:30 - Good to go! Intro08:24 - Follow up on Mai Titi, Kelly Khumalo17:55 - Vic Falls Carnival, Sha Sha, Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa no show? 33:05 - Uncle Waffles gig in Harare51:01 - Dave Chappelle attacked while performing62:31 - Clout chasers provoking celebrities - Mike Tyson, Drake 74:07 - ZIMURA new board members, and latest payouts77:18 - Mukure no sponsors Crystal Palace83:46 - New Music100:40 - Patron interruptions Subscribe and listen to 2 Broke Twimbos everywhere podcasts are available. We have a new unified link that will take you to the podcast on whatever your preferred app is, as well as all the other links you will need to support and enjoy the podcast:2BT LinkPlease rate and review, and support us on Patreon!

Africa Daily
What's behind the feud between Botswana's current and former Presidents?

Africa Daily

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 16:07


In recent weeks, Botswana's former president, Ian Khama, has visited Zambia, Eswatini and Zimbabwe – having meetings with presidents and kings. Since November 2021, he's been living in exile in South Africa – after being charged with crimes including the unlawful possession of firearms and receiving stolen property. He says the case is politically motivated. So is he working to build up support as he fights the case? And can Botswana's current president, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, persuade South Africa to extradite Khama for trial? Presenter: Alan Kasujja (@kasujja) Guests: Ian Khama and Mokaloba Mokaloba, University of Botswana.

Travel and Purpose
Helping Children with AIDS in Africa

Travel and Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 24:28


Tanya Weaver, Executive Director of the American Foundation for Children with Aids, works in African countries where there are more orphans with AIDS than anywhere in the world—15 million. In Zimbabwe, her programs offer farming assistance, goat breeding and beekeeping programs to help families as well as providing medical supplies. In addition, they offer traveling programs called Vacations with a Purpose which provide volunteering opportunities for travelers.

Midnight Train Podcast
Unexplained Mass Disappearances. Where'd They Go?

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 105:45


Ep. 154 Unexplained Mass Disappearances   Today we're talking about unsolved stuff…but in a different way. We're talking about unexplained mass disappearances. How can large numbers of people just disappear without a trace? Where'd they go? Why'd they go? Did somebody make them leave? Bigfoot again? Aliens? Supernatural? Chainsaw? We may never know….but that won't stop us from discussing, speculating, and inevitably making really bad jokes on today's episode. So all aboard bitches let's roll!   Let us begin back…back…waaaaay back in 1918. We're talking about the USS Cyclops. Aside from having a great name, it fits the bill on mass disappearances. USS Cyclops (AC-4) was the second of four Proteus-class colliers built for the United States Navy several years before World War I. A collier is a fancy name for a big ass coal cargo ship. The USS Langley, the first aircraft carrier in the US Navy, was a converted collier. This was actually the second ship to bear the name Cyclops. She had been swimming around hauling coal and helping refugees between the Baltic sea, the Bahamas, and Mexico since 1910. In 1917 she was covered to help haul troops and coal all over the world during WW1.  In March 1918, the ship was given a new cargo: tons and tons of dense manganese ore, used in steelmaking. She left Brazil loaded up with the brittle metal, then voyaged to Barbados to resupply for the long journey home to Baltimore. That's where things get interesting. On the journey home something went wrong and the ship was never heard from again. Not even an sos. The last known transmission from the Cyclops was "weather fair, all well" at the beginning of the trip home. When the ship did not reach Baltimore a massive search was undertaken. Every naval ship from Cuba to Puerto Rico was sent out to search for debris. At the time, given it was during the war, the general consensus was that she was sunk by the Germans. But during the search, ships could not find any debris field that would be evident if it was torpedoed. In fact no one found anything…anything at all. It seemed the ship just disappeared. 306 people were just… gone. It remains to this day, the single largest loss of life in the history of the United States Navy that did not directly involve combat! Wow that's pretty crazy. So what exactly happened? Well there are theories abound my friends!    First there is a mini conspiracy theory that the captain sabotaged the ship or even took it all the way to Germany! Why, you ask? Well let us tell you. It is said that the crew was unhappy with the captain. You see, Captain Worley was hated by his staff and officers and was accused of being pro German. It was discovered later that Worley was actually German born and had changed his name at some point. It's not known why he changed his name. On top of that, the US Consulate General of Rio, named Gottschalk, boarded the ship with 73 other local sailors. Gottschalk was very popular with the German community in Brazil. Couple this with the fact that upon leaving Brazil, the ship was said to have been overloaded and people began to speculate. They say that Worley and Gottschalk purposely sabotaged the ship in some way to favor the Germans back home. Either that or the thought is that they essentially stole the crew and cargo and headed back to Germany. Seems plausible, until you try and figure how a few men could have forced 300 men to go back to Germany.  There are several theories of the ship being struck by a rogue wave or breaking up at sea. One sailor reported when they reached Rio, that on the way, the deck of the ship would sway when the ship was struck with large waves. He says the ship was showing signs of structural failure. Could that have been the issue? If so…where was the debris? Another theory was that the ship was overloaded and ran into a storm in which the unstable ship overturned and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Again…why no debris though?   For a BBC Radio 4 documentary, Tom Mangold had an expert from Lloyds investigate the loss of the Cyclops. The expert noted that manganese ore, being much denser than coal, had room to move within the holds even when fully laden, the hatch covers were canvas, and that when wet, the ore can become a slurry. As such, the load could shift and cause the ship to list. Listing is caused by the off-centerline distribution of weight aboard due to uneven loading or to flooding. By contrast, roll is the dynamic movement from side to side caused by waves. If a listing ship goes beyond the point where a righting moment will keep it afloat, it will capsize and potentially sink. Combined with a possible loss of power from its one engine, it could fill with water and go down in bad weather.   Then there's our personal favorite…the Bermuda triangle just straight fucked it up and aliens took it. That's right passengers…this happened in the infamous Bermuda triangle!!! So of course there are numerous theories involving the Bermuda triangle and supernatural goings on.  Most of these Bermuda triangle theories involve either aliens coming down and abducting the ship and crew, or aliens under the ocean coming up and claiming the ship for themselves. We here at the train, well at least Moody, think that this is the most plausible explanation of course.    So what do you guys think? Aliens?.... Yea it was aliens…   Ok so up next we're heading up to the great white north. For those of you who don't know…that's Canada.. You know America's hat. Anyway.. we're looking at the lake Anjikuni incident. The telling of this mystery was taken from mysterioustrip.com.  Anjikuni Lake is located deep in the Kivallig area of rural Nunavut in Canada. Placed near the Kazan River, the lake is perfect for fishing and trout. Anjikuni fastly became a home for the Inuit tribe; it developed soon into a colony and became popular almost instantly on a cold November day in 1930. Joe Labelle, a Canadian fur trapper, was more than an efficient individual who spent a lot of time doing outdoor activities. He was very familiar with the area; he knew that the people established a community. Joe was acquainted with the Inuit stories of wood ghosts that were reportedly harmful, and this remote part was soaked in the tales of the Wendigo. Labelle generally didn't have any fear or anxiety; however, this specific night at the lake became different. The full moon was casting a spooky luminosity all over the village, and no one was moving. The Huskies that were usually loud with the influx of travelers were quiet as well. The only sound he could hear was of his own steps made on the snow and the concave reverb of his greeting. He quickly understood something was not normal, and he started investigating as soon as he entered the village. The village was in complete silence, and he could see no one. No noise of conversation or laughter was detected. What's worse was the complete lack of smoke originating from chimneys that denoted the presence of living beings.   Joe noticed a fire at a distance and went towards it to inspect; the fire seemed to be burning for a significant amount of time. Upon further investigation, he found that someone started their supper preparations; however, they didn't finish making it. LaBelle continued towards the village, ready to bump into someone who could tell her what was really happening here. Joe, stepping out of his uncontrollable feelings, began an investigation into the Inuit's homes to search for any clues related to the silence and made a sudden and quick decision to leave the village.   He found that several homes were well-stocked with food and weapons; he further found a burnt meal in another house. In one spot, he found a repair of a junior sealskin that was yet to be finished. Sadly, he couldn't conclude anything.   As there wasn't any conclusive answer concerning what took place, it must certainly have been an unexpected event that spread widely and involved all 30 men, women & children in the village. Food, clothing, and weapons were left behind. But Why? There was no answer   More investigation directed him to a pair of findings that was enough to give him goosebumps. To the extent that he was able to tell, whatever happened, had happened recently.   He examined the entire village and found no new traces in the snow apart from his own. The most ghastly discovery he made was of the dogs. Seven of them had starved to death. This evidence was enough to persuade him to head to the nearest telegraph office located farther away. That would mean that Joe had to overlook basic requirements such as shelter and food; however, he was in a hurry to leave the place and seek assistance. As beaten and frostbitten as Labelle was, he finally stumbled into the telegraph office. In a few minutes, he sent an emergency message to the nearest RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) camp. By the time the Mounties reached, many hours later, Labelle had calmed himself enough to talk about his distressing stories.   According to 1984's article – The world's most significant UFO mysteries, written by Roger Boar and Nigel Blundell– the Mounties, when on their way to the Angikuni Lake mystery, took a bit of time to rest at a shack alongside a trapper and his two sons. They explained to the trapper and his sons that they are heading towards Anjikuni Lake to solve a ‘problem.' The Mounties asked the trapper if he had seen anything strange these past few days. Upon asking this question, the trapper was compelled to admit that he and his two sons had noticed an eerie luminous object flying all over the sky a few days ago. He further stated that he had seen giant, gleaming ‘flying objects' changing shape right before their eyes. And this object was flying towards the village at Anjikuni lake.   So did this event even happen? Or was LaBelle making it up. According to skeptoid.com( see we look at both sides equally) here are a number of things about the Joe Labelle story that raise red flags. For one thing, it happened in November, when average temperatures are 13°C degrees below freezing. Angikuni Lake is a sheet of ice; kayaks pulled up on the beach would not be "battered by wave action". The very presence of kayaks so far inland is suspect, though not impossible. Migratory Inuit would often park their kayaks to hunt caribou. These eastern Iglulik kayaks were made of sealskin stretched over willow branches. But the small Angikuni Lake is landlocked so far inland on the Barrens that neither willow nor sealskin were available, and this would be, by far, the farthest inland that the historical use of Iglulik kayaks would have ever been documented. Not impossible, but highly suspect.   Labelle described a permanent settlement, a "friendly little Eskimo village" of "about thirty inhabitants" that he'd known "for many years". A statement from the Mounted Police says "A village with such a large population would not have existed in such a remote area of the Northwest Territories." They had left sealskin garments behind, in a region where there was caribou hide rather than sealskin; and as a trapper Labelle should have been able to identify it properly. So there was either a series of quite improbable circumstances, or Labelle was wrong.    Today, no physical evidence exists of a village at Angikuni Lake, and nobody has ever published an account of going up there and clearing away any remnants. So we have to rely on documentary evidence to find the true history of the vanishing village.   So with all the contradictory evidence what is real and what isn't. Was there a group of Inuits that completely disappeared or was it a tall tale? Could it be a combination of both and the truth is somewhere in the middle? Who knows…either way…crazy story! Next up we head to Brazil and the village of Hoer Verde! We got the following info mostly from coolinterestingstuff.com. The Mysterious legend of Hoer Verde, the town with 600 inhabitants that vanished, is certainly confusing and troubling.   The case will cause you to ask questions, questions like “how can anything like that ever happen with absolutely no evidence to suggest anything unusual had happened?”   Like so many legends from the area, information on Hoer Verde is difficult to track down. But what information is accessible is not only disturbing, but incredibly perplexing.   As visitors to the village entered the small town they were immediately struck by how dead everything was. Unlike other villages of six hundred no one was walking through the streets.   Hanging signs waved in the gentle wind creaking noisily juxtaposed with the uneasy footsteps and subdued whispers of those passing through. As they passed by local houses and looked in the windows it was evident immediately that something wasn't right. No one was anywhere to be seen.   The police were called, and investigators descended on the town to look through the village. As they came to the town's school they found a gun, which they took to be forensically examined. And then the investigators looked to the blackboard on which the words, “There is no salvation” were written. After a cursory examination, they realized that it had been fired the day before, but by whom they were unsure.   A manhunt ensued for the 600 villagers in the small town. Despite this, no trace of any of the locals was ever unearthed.   As newspaper reports of the town's disappearance reached the west it was considered a curiosity, but with the shifting political climate of Brazil in 1923 it was considered possible that the town had evacuated to avoid conflict with guerrillas.   Another mysterious element is the original language of the phrase “There is no salvation.” Though the phrase has been largely translated into English, the phrase holds little significance in English or Portuguese. However, if the words had been “Illic est haud salus.” in Latin or some variation of it, this could have been related to the phrase “Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus” which is a Catholic phrase meaning “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” If this was the case in a largely Catholic area, the lesson could have been a religious lesson which was interrupted by some unknown force, but with no specific significance itself.    So what happened…we don't know…but you know there are some crazy theories!!   Let's start with the most bizarre theory that is floating around. This theory states the 600 residents of Hoer Verde were swallowed by a black hole taking them all to a fourth dimension. yes…that's a theory. Along those lines there's the inevitable alien abduction talk. Could aliens have really come down and abducted 600 people? We like to think so but who knows.    The next  theory people point to is the political landscape in Brazil leading to soldiers or revolutionaries forcing all the villagers to evacuate. The only thing is the villagers disappeared in 1923. There was no civil war going on at the time, as is sometimes referred to with the legend. Also the revolution didn't occur until 1930 and another occurred in 1932. In neither case was a village of 600 reported to be wiped out or relocated.    And then there's the issues of the names of the towns, one town is completely nameless in the legend while Hoer Verde is a rather strange name for a village or town in Brazil, for one Verde translates to green from Portuguese to English but Hoer is not a word in Portuguese. It seems to be a Dutch word that is a derogatory word for sex workers.   Second, the legend states the town has been forgotten to time but one source we found says they were able to find multiple lists of towns and villages dating back to the 16th century for Brazil. No name comes close to Hoer Verde except for Ouro Preto, which translates to black gold and the history for it goes back to 1698.   So this story is pretty crazy huh. Well turns out it may also be completely made up. There's been a research dive that traces the origins of this story to a fairly recent article in a sketchy Russian newspaper written by a man named Mikhaylov Andrei. To put this guy into perspective, in the same article he blames the disappearance at the colony of Roanoke on protoplasm coming from the ocean and devouring the people off the colony…yea…he claims it happens every few millennia. So while the myth of Hoer Verde lives on…it may just be that…a myth!   Next up we are gonna look at the Moche civilization. Information for this tale we got from an article on Fodors.com. The Moche culture remains one of the most mysterious unknowns of Peruvian history, and with the more prominent Incas filling up most of the pages in the history books, the Moches do not receive as much attention. The Moche believed in gory human sacrifice and produced famously beautiful pottery, built huge, bizarre brick pyramids and had a complex and efficient irrigation system. Some of the aqueducts are still in use today.   All researchers can glean from the Moche civilization is through a collection of artistic masterpieces from archaeological digs, writings from Spanish invaders (the Moche did not use a predominant written language), and other fragments left behind in Peru's northern coastal regions. The Moche civilization lived and flourished along the northern coast of Peru from the 1st to the 8th century A.D., with their highest concentration of residents in the popular Trujillo region and Chicama valley. Due to the riches of this land, which included access to sturdy clay and precious metals, the Moche civilization accumulated significant wealth and power during this pre-Incan period. At the foot of the Cerra Blanca Mountain, Moche's capital city covered 300 hectares, or 3 million square meters of an opulent environment that offered residents a tight community of people, storehouses, open plazas, and ramps for easy entry to multiple-level structures. The upper elite also planned fields surrounding the city (indicating a class-based society). Building this capital took the Moches 600 years to complete and involved no fewer than six construction phases.          In addition, the capital included two now-famous pyramids often open to tourists today: the Huaca Del Sol (Temple of the Sun), a structure standing more than 50 meters in height and encompassing an area of 340 by 160 meters, and the Huaca De La Luna (Temple of the Moon), built using millions of adobe bricks. Which, if you know anything about photoshop, is quite a feat. Researchers believed both were used as prodigious religious tombs.     Although monuments and temples remain for archeologists to research today, most of the tangible objects left behind by the Moches were artistic, creative artifacts full of intricate designs and pops of bold colors. Considered skillful metalworkers and adept potters, the Moches produced sophisticated headdresses made of real gold for their goddesses, jewelry of valuable metals, chest plates to show prestige, textiles for ornamentation and wardrobe, utensils for eating, and tools for working in the fields.           In 700 A.D., the Moches moved their capital city to Pampa Grande in the Lambayeque Valley, approximately 40 miles from the Pacific Ocean. They constructed this city to include large pyramids and temples made of dirt using a method called chamber and fill, which allowed loose dirt to clump into cribbed walls. No one knows exactly why the Moche civilization eventually disappeared. Many researchers believe El Niňo caused substantial damage to the fields and irrigation systems, as they found confirmation of flooding at every single ceremonial site. (The chamber and fill approach appeared to hurt them significantly.) Archeologists also think the Moches abandoned Pampa Grande quickly and as they left, set their city on fire—but why?   The El Nino mentioned above is a prevailing theory. It is said that it was…wait for it… A SUPER EL NINO!!!!! So basically the easiest way to describe it is that the Moche faced 30 years of flood condition weather and rain followed by 30 years of drought conditions. Harsh. Some say this led to an issue with fertile soil so the citizens couldn't really dig, plant and grow crops. Also, because of the El nino theory, Dramatic changes in the ocean's environment could also be one of the reasons why the Moche, an early pre-Columbian civilization in Peru, fell apart over 1000 years ago.    No one is 100 percent sure what happened to the Moche. The Moche are not the only civilization to have disappeared without a discernible reason. They are scattered throughout history and the world from the Aztalan civilization in the American West to the inhabitants of great Zimbabwe. The disappearances of civilizations is definitely an interesting topic overall.   Changing the tone a bit, we're next going to look at an airliner that disappeared with 95 military personnel on board. Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, a Lockheed Super Constellation airliner, was scheduled to transport 96 military personnel from the US to Vietnam and disappeared on March 16, 1962.    According to the military, the men were under orders to relieve soldiers in Saigon tasked with training Vietnamese troops to fight the Viet Cong guerillas. As such, the flight was operated by the Military Air Transport Service (MATS). A few stopovers were made along the route—one in Honolulu, one in Wake Island, and a final one in Guam. With nine and half hours of fuel remaining, their final stretch was estimated to take around six hours. Sadly, however, they were never seen again.   Guam Centre grew concerned when the flight failed to make its scheduled position report at 15:30. They attempted to contact the aircraft without luck. When the flight also failed to make its destination, a distress status was initiated, and one of the largest search and rescue operations to date commenced. The search was conducted by the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines and covered more than 200,000 square miles. It came up empty, and nearly 60 years later, not a trace of the flight has been found.    Strangely, another MATS-operated Super Connie in the Flying Tiger Line, this one carrying secret military cargo, also met with tragedy that day. Departing from the same airport at roughly the same time as Flight 739, Flight 7816 (N6911C) crashed during an attempted instrument approach to Adak Island, Alaska. Of the seven people on board, six crew members suffered minor injuries, and one died after becoming trapped in the fire. The timing of the incident with Flight 739's disappearance raised many red flags.   The only potential clue to Flight 739's fate came from onboard a Liberian tanker, the SS T L Linzen, where witnesses noticed vapor trails moving west and disappearing into a layer of cumulus clouds. A few seconds later, they observed a large, two-pulse explosion, followed by two fireballs falling from the sky at different speeds. The ship's radar flagged a target approximately 17 miles from its current position, or roughly 500 miles off the coast of Guam. The location fell in line with the approximate flight path of 739, so search and rescue operations gave focus to the area. It is in the remote Pacific Ocean, so it's a wonder that anyone witnessed the event at all.    The idea of a Super Connie exploding mid-flight was too improbable for aircraft experts to believe, leading many to the conclusion of sabotage. For one, L-1049Hs were not known to have any fuel problems or electrical issues near fuel tanks. Additionally, nothing on board would have been powerful enough to blow apart. So, if the plane did explode, the theory goes, it would likely have been caused by impact with an external force, such as a meteor or, more sinisterly, a missile. With the United States in the throes of the Vietnam and Cold Wars, proponents of the shoot-down theory have pointed toward the Soviet Union as a possible villain in this scenario.    Assuming the explosion was unrelated, another possibility is that the flight was hijacked and those onboard taken hostage. However, the kidnappers would have likely made demands for the men's release at some point, and such demands never came—or were at least not made public knowledge. Kidnapping theories are common with disappearances of aircraft, including Malaysia Flight 370.    For surviving families, the most popular theory has always been that the men were part of a secret military operation gone awry. This is supported by claims that they left behind important items, such as their IDs and wedding bands, and gave long, drawn-out goodbyes—as if they knew they were never coming back. Still desperate for answers, some family members recently attempted to submit their DNA to the military database used to identify bodies found abroad. The government denied those requests, citing legal reasons. It has also denied decades of pleading to have the servicemen's names added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, remaining adamant that they were never part of any war mission.   Maintenance problems had already been addressed while the plane was in Guam, but it's rare for a mechanical issue to cause an explosion, though it can't be completely ruled out—likewise with sabotage. While neither option can be dismissed entirely, there's no evidence that they happened.    The missile theory is also speculative. If an enemy had chosen to shoot down this flight, who would that have been? The Soviet Union, which was a Cold War adversary, was the only other nation capable of downing a high-flying plane mid-ocean. But why would the Soviets have done it? And why in such a remote expanse of the Pacific? There's no clear motive and no evidence to support such a claim. A more likely explanation is the explosion of ordinance, accidentally or as an act of sabotage by some unknown actor, aboard the secret military flight.    In late 2020, surviving family members constructed a monument in South Portland, Maine, honoring the servicemen of Flight 739. We got most of this indoor from a cool article on planeandpilotmag.com   How about some of your favorite quick hitters!   SS WARATAH   In July 1909, the SS Waratah was heading for Cape Town, South Africa, on its way back from Melbourne, Australia, making a scheduled stop in Durban on the way. It was carrying over 200 people, both passengers and crew, but as it left port to complete its journey, one passenger elected to remain behind.    Engineer Claude Sawyer had made many journeys by sea, and he was so concerned by the behavior of this brand new ship that he disembarked in Durban and sent a message to his wife describing the ship as "top heavy." The Waratah left port at 8 a.m. on July 26, and headed into rough seas for its journey to Cape Town. At 6 a.m. the following day it overtook another ship, the Clan McIntyre, and exchanged signals, before the Waratah disappeared into the distance, never to be seen or heard from again.    According to the Master of a vessel called the Clan McIntyre, when the Waratah passed him, his ship was sailing into nine meter waves and a violent storm. Two ships later claimed to have seen bodies and debris in the water, however nothing was ever actually recovered.    An expedition sponsored by author Clive Cussler claimed to have found the ship in the 1980s. However, when the searchers eventually reached the wreck, they actually discovered a World War II transport vessel instead. The mystery of the SS Waratah's fate remains.   AZTALAN INDIANS   Just outside the small town of Lake Mills in south central Wisconsin, on the banks of the Crawfish River, lie the remains of a Native American city called Aztalan. The Wisconsin settlers who discovered it in 1836 named it "Aztalan" due to a misplaced assumption that the Native Americans who lived there had a connection to the Aztecs.   The ancient city contained stepped pyramids, conical mounds, evidence of housing, fishing, and farming, and even a substantial defensive stockade wall containing up to 30 watchtowers. And according to local legend, they even built large stone pyramids in the bottom of what's now called Rock Lake in Lake Mills. But the valley was later flooded, meaning that evidence to prove this legend true is hard to come by.    At its peak, Aztalan would been occupied by around 500 people between 700 to a thousand years ago. But at some point after 1300 AD, the site was mysteriously abandoned, and no one really knows why.    According to an article published by Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, evidence points to a few different theories about their fate: a lack of resources, drought, and violence from other nearby Native American settlements.    Despite a very obvious intention of these early Wisconsinites to remain — nothing says "I'm staying!" like a large defensive wall — they're now nothing more than local history and legend.   ROMAN 9TH LEGION   The Ninth Legion was a Roman military formation of around 5,000 soldiers stationed in York in Northern England during Rome's occupation of Britain. This unit maintained control of the wild inhabitants of what would later become northern England and Scotland. In 108 AD, an inscription in the City of York places the legion in the city. However, 50 years later, when a new record of the legions was completed, no mention of the ninth appeared   What could've happened to erase the existence of 5,000 soldiers? No one really knows.   According to a Roman writer, many Roman soldiers were killed in Britain at the beginning of the second century, necessitating several reinforcements. This included the arrival of a new Legion, the Sixth, in 122 AD, which took up residence in the now presumably empty York.    No records describe the Ninth Legion's fate. Some theories suggest the Legion was simply sent elsewhere, though there's little evidence to support this. Meanwhile, Emperor Hadrian visited the British Isles at the beginning of the second century. To take control of the Briton-on-Roman violence, he ordered the construction of a 73 mile long, 15 foot high, fortified wall across the island to keep the invaders out of Roman territory. And you don't go doing that unless you've got a good reason — like say losing an entire legion.    Hadrian's wall still stands today. However, there's still no sign of the ultimate fate of the Ninth legion — and there probably never will be.   SS POET   The SS Poet was a former World War II troop transport that was mothballed for 20 years after the war, before being bought and converted to carry cargo. Considered "old but sturdy" in October 1980, the ship had an experienced crew of 34 men — including the captain who'd been at sea for 41 years — when it mysteriously disappeared.   On the morning of October 24, 1980, the SS Poet sailed from Philadelphia with a load of corn bound for Egypt, where it was due to arrive on November 9. As it passed Cape Henlopen later the same morning, the Poet sent its last message before heading out into the Atlantic, and into history.   The following day a storm blew up in the North Atlantic with 30 foot waves and 60 mph winds. But for a ship like the Poet that shouldn't have mattered. When the storm finally passed it left behind no trace of the Poet, no debris, and no distress signal was ever heard.   A popular explanation for the loss proposes an undiscovered hull leak that would have caused the ship to become unstable and founder in the bad weather. However with no evidence to back that up, fingers were soon pointed at the owner who had failed to report the ship missing for several days after losing contact, and at the coast guard who didn't begin a search for another four days after that. Well-built ships with experienced crews don't just vanish without cause, but that doesn't mean we'll ever know what it was.   we got these quick hitters from an article on grunge.com.

Palisade Radio
Prof. Steve Hanke: Five Drivers For a Commodity Bull Market

Palisade Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 73:24


Tom welcomes Professor of Applied Economics Steve Hanke to the show. He discusses learning the intricacies of the commodity markets at a young age and over his career. Gold tends to have a fairly steady interest, particularly since the closing of the gold window in 1971. Gold in one way or another will always be a part of the international financial system. The economics profession considers 50% inflation and up as the textbook definition of hyperinflation. There have been sixty-two such hyperinflations throughout history. They always occur when fiscal deficits become very large, and governments involved can't finance those deficits through taxes or bonds. Governments end up running the proverbial printing press. Recent hyperinflations include Yugoslavia in 1994 where they reached 313 million percent per month. The former Soviet states had problems with not having tax systems or access to international markets. The last hyperinflation occurred in Venezuela. He discusses how the 2008 hyperinflation in Zimbabwe ended up completely collapsing, and the local population switched to the dollar. We are currently in an era of money printing, and we've had a forty-one percent increase in the money supply. Even now we're still increasing the money supply at nearly ten percent when we should be around six. Steve explains the five different factors that are affecting commodity prices. These coupled together are creating a perfect cocktail for a new supercycle in commodities. He discusses the impacts of the Fed's policies and why much of the Fed's current problems are with the excessive liquidity held by commercial banks. This liquidity makes it difficult for the Fed to contract the money supply any time soon. The Fed and government are the main reasons for inflation although the media is currently blaming everything else including Putin. Japan and Switzerland have very low inflation currently and this suggests their money supply isn't growing. Growth in the money supply is always the cause of inflation. Steve discusses his sentiment indicator which measures the global opinion of gold. It's based on a computer analysis of news articles and can change quite rapidly. He explains his 95% rule which states that 95% of the information in the press is wrong or irrelevant. Time Stamp References:0:00 - Introduction0:48 - Background5:13 - Attitudes & Gold7:45 - Hyperinflations14:56 - Dollar & Inflation17:30 - Excess Money Supply23:38 - Five Commodity Drivers28:08 - Fed Policy & Rates35:42 - Energy & Money Supply40:08 - Fed & Flation Fears42:52 - Milton Friedman44:32 - Fiscal Constraints49:50 - Gold & Inflation55:35 - Gold Sentiment Indicator1:11:35 - Solutions & Simplicity Talking Points From This Episode His background and early interest in commodity markets.Defining hyperinflation and its primary causes.Five factors that are creating the next commodity supercycle.His sentiment indicator for gold and how it works. Guest Links:Twitter: https://twitter.com/steve_hankeWebsite: https://thegoldsentimentreport.comWebsite: https://www.cato.org/people/hanke.htmlWebsite: https://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/iae/about/co-directors/ Steve H. Hanke is a Professor of Applied Economics and Founder & Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a Senior Advisor at the Renmin University of China's International Monetary Research Institute in Beijing, a Special Counselor to the Center for Financial Stability in New York, a contributing editor at Central Banking in London, and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal's Opinion pages. Prof. Hanke is also a member of the Charter Council of the Society of Economic Measurement and of Euromoney Country Risk's Experts Panel. In the past, Prof.

Renaissance Church
Special Guest: Patrick Mpande, "Turn Fear Into Your Advantage"

Renaissance Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 29:51


We had the honor of having Patrick and Gladys Mpande with us from Redcliffe, Zimbabwe. They lead a church planting network in Africa and have started a Christian school in Redcliffe. In this episode, Patrick delivers a message on turning fear into your advantage. Patrick shares stories from his life and ministry and how God came through in the hour of need. This message was recorded on Sunday, April 24th, 2022. Renaissance Church - Richmond, Texas ren-church.org #alloflifealltheearth

Front Row
Caryl Lewis, Gwenno, Anthony and Kel Matsena

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 42:15


Huw Stephens, familiar to listeners to Radio Cymru and Radio Wales presents a multilingual, multicultural Bank Holiday edition of Front Row from Cardiff. Caryl Lewis is a mighty presence in Welsh literature, author of more than 25 books. Her novel Martha, Jac a Sianco is a modern classic, taught at A Level. She wrote the screenplay for the film – and won 6 Welsh Baftas. She wrote for the television series Y Gwyll - Hinterland in English - inventing Cymru Noir, so noir it was shown on Danish television. She was also the main writer of Hidden, screened in 60 countries. Until now all her work has been in Welsh but she wrote her new novel, Drift, in English. Nefyn lives on the Welsh coast, near a military base. She gathers what the tide carries in and her world changes when she finds Hamza, a Syrian cartographer, washed up. Caryl tells Huw about her modern and ancient story, and why she chose to write it in English. In 2009 the Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger declared Cornish extinct. But musician Gwenno Saunders was alive then, and she grew up speaking it. Most of the songs on her new album, Tresor, are in Cornish - the others in Welsh. Gwenno explains why, and performs two songs, one in each language. Choreographers Anthony and Kel Matsena were born in Zimbabwe, in a culture where everyone dances. They moved to Swansea as boys and were nurtured by the people there, and Wales as a whole. They take a break from rehearsing their new work, Shades of Blue, which will premier at Sadler's Wells, to talk about this and Codi, a piece for the National Dance Company Wales that is inspired by Welsh mining communities, and about Brothers in Dance, a BBC documentary film charting their journey. Presenter: Huw Stephens Producers: Nicki Paxman and Julian May