Mozambique’s own version of Boko Haram is tightening its deadly grip

Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region has now erupted into full violence.

Since mid-May, 35 people have died in a series of brutal attacks. Various people have been beheaded, hundreds of houses have been burned and residents have been advised to be cautious. On 8 June local staff at Anadarko, an international oil and gas company, refused to go to work because they feared an attack. The company then asked its foreign staff not to leave their compound. The US embassy also asked its nationals to leave the province immediately.

The state has in recent months responded forcefully to the emergence of this threat. Hundreds of men and women have been arrested. Some mosques have been closed and others have been destroyed. In some areas, Muslims have been discouraged from wearing religious garb. This has prompted some sheikhs to warn that Mozambique’s government must not alienate all Muslimsbecause of a fringe group’s activities.

There are economic as well as religious and security issues at play. Cabo Delgado province borders Tanzania and is home to 2.3 million people, 58% of whom are Muslim. In the past few years massive oil and gas reserves have been discovered. These resources are set to lead to the development of a multibillion dollar industry in Cabo Delgado, and a rosier future for Mozambique’s economy as a whole.

The prospect of a full-scale war has alarmed many people. The state, civil society and oil explorers are worried about what the violence will mean.

How did it reach this point? Several factors – social, economic and political – have allowed an Islamist insurgency to develop in the north of Mozambique. Most are local issues rather than the outcome of an international, cross-border conspiracy.

The group’s evolution

The birth of Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah is very similar to what was seen with Boko Haram in Nigeria. It started as a religious sect which transformed into a guerrilla group.

Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah is Arabic for “people of the Sunnah community”. The group is also known as Al-Shabaab (The Youth), even though it has no connections with the Somali movement of the same name.

It is estimated that the movement now has between about 350 and 1,500 members who are organised in tens of small cells along the coast of Northern Mozambique.

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 17, 2018

On this edition for Sunday, June 17, a policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border draws condemnation, and the surprising source of medical marijuana in Italy. Also, unearthing the unlikely love story of a nurse and German prisoner of war during World War II. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNktrzQtAu0

Time Warner will be renamed Warner Media, Turner CEO exits

AT&T didn’t waste time losing the Time in Time Warner.

The giant telecom announced on Friday — its first full day of owning Time Warner — that the operating businesses in the $85 billion acquisition will be contained in an entity called WarnerMedia.

The names of the operating units — HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., TNT, etc. — will stay the same.

John Stankey, who as CEO of AT&T’s media business is charged with running WarnerMedia after integrating it into AT&T, also announced the exit of Turner CEO John Martin.

Those who reported to Martin — Turner President David Levy, Turner International President Gerhard Zeiler and CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker — report now to Stankey.

“This initial Turner org structure will allow me to work more closely with more Turner leaders and accelerate my personal learning of the business,” Stankey wrote in a memo to his “new colleagues.”

The heads of WarnerMedia’s two other divisions — HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara — will stay in their jobs.

Among Time Warner’s top executives, however, Stankey said only General Counsel Paul Cappuccio will join the new regime.

That means former Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, whom Stankey profusely thanked for his support throughout the deal’s 21-month approval process, will retire after a brief transition.

Following Bewkes out the door — within a 60-day period, a source said — will be CFO Howard Averill, Corporate Marketing and Communications EVP Gary Ginsberg, Chief HR Officer Karen Magee, Public Policy EVP Carol Melton and Corporate Strategy EVP Olaf Olafsson.

WarnerMedia, to meets its goal of $1.5 billion in cost savings, is expected to announce further job cuts.

Stankey promised daily operations would see “little change,” but he didn’t mince words about further paring of the old Time Warner.

“Many of the redundant corporate support functions between our companies at the HQ/holding company level will be eliminated in the coming months,” he wrote.

Getting back to the name change, Stankey cited lingering confusion between Time Warner the media company and, until its takeover by Charter Communications, Time Warner the cable company.

“Our consumer research suggests this confusion isn’t going away,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2018/06/15/time-warner-will-be-renamed-warner-media-turner-ceo-exits/

Karma is a Bitch: Black Feminazi Amber Phillips who hates Black Men Removed Off Of Plane After White Woman Complained About Being Touched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq-S8rKkUxc

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5671405/Woman-says-mistreated-fat-black-American-Airlines-flight.html

  • Amber Phillips, 28, was on the American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Washington DC on Friday 
  • She claims the white woman next to her made an ‘active scene’ during the 45 minute flight because their arms were touching
  • Phillips said she ended up being questioned by police when she got off the flight after the female passenger told an air hostess she had been assaulted
  • She said she took photos and filmed the white woman after they landed so she could document her ‘outrageous behavior of trying to humiliate me’ 

THE CRAZY MAN & THE HOOVER DAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo-45XUuDpA

Woo woo regarding the crazy man and the armored truck on the Hoover Dam bypass bridge named after the former NFL star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was fragged on orders of military brass in the Pentagon who didn’t want him coming home and speaking out against the ‘war on terror’. The “nut in the armored vehicle’ on the Pat Tillman bridge on Friday, Matthew Wright, held up a sign reading “Release the OIG report” while yelling “No more lies, no more bullshit, we the people demand full disclosure.” If this isn’t a predictive programming deep state psyop, I don’t know what is.

 

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 16, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD8kRwdKyEg

On this edition for Saturday, June 16, how the escalating trade tensions between U.S. and China will impact American jobs and the world economy, and a new wave of refugees tries to reach Europe through Bosnia. Also, hundreds of women married to ISIS members are being tried in Iraq as terrorists. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.