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SUDÃO CRISE HUMANITÁRIA

The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian situation in Sudan is worsening with further heavy rain and flooding expected in the coming days.
The government has already declared a state of emergency, and the UN says the supplies needed to respond to the crisis are running out.
Weeks of torrential downpours have led to flooding in all but one of Sudan’s 18 states.
More than half a million people have already been affected and thousands have been displaced.
Torrential rains are also causing flooding across the Sahel region of Africa. (BBC)

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O Genocídio Ignorado de Cristãos na Nigéria

No início deste ano… o Boko Haram divulgou um vídeo de uma criança muçulmana mascarada segurando uma pistola atrás de um refém cristão amarrado e ajoelhado, estudante de biologia de 22 anos que foi sequestrado enquanto ia para a universidade. Depois de

requiem por áfrica

 

Carlos Fino

 

Genre: Documentary IMDB: (1966) The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

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REQUIEM POR ÁFRICA
Escreve Miguel Castelo Branco a propósito de Africa Addio (1966):

Para evocar a desgraça de África, o mais terrível documentário jamais produzido

A 1960 foi dado o nome de the Year of Africa, posto nesse ano terem sido elevados à independência dezasseis novos estados. Passaram 60 anos e a África não cumpriu a esperança antes proclamada em 1957 por Kwame Nkrumah, o homem que recebeu do Reino Unido a Costa do Ouro, então a mais rica sociedade da costa da Guiné, para logo lhe mudar o nome para Gana.

Ao invés do Gana irradiar o anunciado renascimento africano, depressa mergulhou numa sucessão de desastres políticos e económicos motivados pela cega prepotência e amadorismo da execrável como errática governação do novo tirano.

Ao Gana sucederam-se os desastres da Guiné Conakri de Sékou Touré, da Guiné Equatorial de Francisco Macias Nguema, do Uganda de Idi Amin, do Zaire de Mobutu Sese Seko, da Libéria de Charles Taylor, do Zimbabwe de Robert Mugabe.

Fomes bíblicas, epidemias incontroláveis e guerras de extermínio, de que a do Biafra foi pálido anúncio, mais a falência generalizada da administração, da assistência médica e daquelas funções primárias que legitimam a existência do Estado, promoveram um neo-colonialismo brutal de modelo asteca, fundado na aliança entre elites locais armadas, rapinadoras e vorazes, e uma rede de multanacionais que em nada se distinguem no modus operandi do chamado Estado Livre do Congo durante o reinado de terror de Leopoldo II.

A África de hoje conta com uma trintena de estados falhados, apenas reconhecidos por conveniência e hipocrisia da chamada comunidade internacional, havendo até casos extremos de estados que deixaram de poder reunir uma só das características usualmente requeridas para a reconhecimento internacional, para além, claro, de uma bandeira e de um hino. Ausência de lei e de ordem, violência incontrolável, inexistência de Justiça, clima de guerra civil em parte ou na totalidade do território, permanente conflitualidade étnica, religiosa e linguística, deterioração ou mesmo inexistência de infraestruturas básicas, corrupção e confusão entre a riqueza do território e interesses de partido ou parentela dos detentores do poder, este será o quadro actual africano, com excepção do Senegal, da Etiópia, ainda da África do Sul, de Cabo-Verde, do Quénia e do Botswana.

Quando foi realizado o Africa Addio, em 1966, a quase todos surgia como evidente que algo de muito inquietante se avolumava no horizonte desse belo, sensual, grandioso e úbere continente que foi o berço da humanidade. Então, contra Portugal se mobilizava toda a cegueira e má vontade. Não foi necessária uma década para que sobre Angola, e logo Moçambique e Guiné caíssem as desgraças do África, adeus: um milhão de mortos em Moçambique, outro milhão em Angola, a corrupção desenfreada da parentela dos Santos, mais o secessionismo no norte de Moçambique, as guerras civis e a narcocracia em Bissau. Será necessário acrescentar algo mais? Bom documentário …
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Viriato Porto Carlos Fino

Este documentário de 1966 é um filme nojento, desonesto e racista. Calunia um continente e a dignidade de quem luta pela descolonização. Por isso, é um filme que faz as delícias dos retornados com espírito vingativo e ressabiado e os saudosistas do colonialismo.

Para quem quiser ler a crítica arrasadora do filme, consultar o texto que o crítico de cinema norte-americano Roger Ebert lhe dedicou

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/africa-addio-1967

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Armando Gonçalves de Assunção Esta matança tantas vezes escondida: https://www.publico.pt/…/desaparecidos-angola-1929721
Os “desaparecidos” de Angola
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Gustave

Gustave is a large male Nile crocodile from Burundi. He is also a serial killer & notorious for being a man-eater, and is rumored to have killed as many as 300 people from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Though the actual number is difficult to verify, he has obtained near-mythical status and is greatly feared by people in the region.

Have You Seen This Crocodile?

A cold-blooded serial killer is on the loose. His name is Gustave. He’s 20 feet long, weighs 2,000 pounds, and stands accused of devouring hundreds of people. Writer Michael McRae and photographer Bobby Model travel to war-torn Burundi to confront the man-eater.

For 20 years, near Lake Tanganyika inBurundi, locals have been terrorized by one of the largest freshwater crocodiles in the world. The 25 foot long crocodile, named Gustave, has an insatiable appetite… for people. He is known for having eaten over 200 people, though some believe that number to be as high as 300. In the past, all attempts to catch or kill Gustave were unsuccessful. Still, for one man who has made it his mission to hunt the crocodile, there may be a more humane solution to stopping this man-eater.
Patrice Faye is Frenchman, but he’s been living in Burundi for the past two decades. He became something of a local hero 11 years ago when he made his first attempts to capture Gustave using a trap, but that didn’t work out well. “He must have a very strong survival instinct , because he has survived while other crocodiles were massacred,” Faye told the BBC Brasil.

Despite the fact that Gustave has eaten so many people, Faye still has respect for his elusive nemesis–and does not intend on killing him.

We live in an age where creatures like these are increasingly rare. He’s a prehistoric animal, very fat. In the water, he’s like a hippo. But he still has all his teeth, suggesting that he is about 68 years.

During one three month period that he followed the crocodile, 17 people were eaten. This had lead Faye to estimate that Gustave has probably eaten over 300 in the last 20 years. “I do not think it is a matter of taste, but a question of what he can hunt,” he said.

Faye points out that Gustave’s massive size likely makes acquiring more conventional meals difficult–plus a diet of fish probably wouldn’t be enough to satisfy his appetite. Faye says the crocodile “has no choice but to hunt easier prey,” and humans in or around the lake are good candidates.

So, what’s the best way to humanely deal with a man-eating crocodile? Faye hopes that following Gustave’s movements more closely might reduce the numbers of people being eaten.

I have informants. In Burundi, thousands of people who live along the lake, especially fishermen who spend most of their time in water. I gave them a dozen cell phones to tell me where he is.

Still, some gun-wielding locals have made attempts to stop Gustave themselves. “Many fishermen said they had hit him. He seems to have bullet proof leather.”

It may take more than a bullet to stop an enormous, man-eating crocodile–or to discourage his devoted follower, Patrice Faye.

I will remain faithful to Gustave and expect him to do the same.

Capture attempt

In Capturing the Killer Croc, Patrice Faye and other scientists attempted to capture Gustave. According to the film, Patrice performed two years of investigations before the attempt. Patrice and his team were given a 2-month time slot for their capture attempt; thereafter a change of government would risk plunging the country into civil war. First, a trap cage weighing a tonne and nearly 9 meters (30 feet) in length was developed. The team then located Gustave and installed and baited the trap, placing a hidden infrared camerainside as well. Several kinds of bait were used, yet none of them attracted Gustave or any other creature. The scientists then installed three giantsnares on strategic banks to increase their chances of capture; although smaller crocodiles were caught by the traps, Gustave was not.

In the last week before being forced to leave the country, the team placed a live goat in the cage. Nothing happened until one night, the camera failed due to stormy weather. The next morning, the cage was found partially submerged and the goat had disappeared. The team speculated that the rising waters helped the goat to escape, or that the cage had failed, but due to the absence of a camera recording, no conclusion could be drawn.

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Last reported sighting

The last reported sighting of Gustave was in June 2015, One resident claimed that Gustave dragged an adult bull buffalo on a riverbank.

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In fictionEdit

Gustave is the basis of the film Primeval (originally titled Gustave).

Primeval was inspired by the true story of Gustave, a 20 foot (6.1 m), 2,200 pounds (1.00 t) giant, man-eating crocodile in Burundi.

Primeval is a 2007 American horror film which was released on January 12, 2007. The film stars Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, and Brooke Langton as a team of American journalists who travel to Burundi to film and capture a gigantic, man-eating crocodile.

The film’s promotional trailer dubs Gustave a “serial killer“, who has claimed more than 300 victims and “remains at large”. It is compared toJack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer with his non-human status never mentioned except for a brief line where the narrator says, “He’s real, but he’s not human”. A shortened version of this trailer does not contain this at all. However, in the trailer, a crocodile, presumably Gustave, briefly flashes on screen. The promotional poster similarly calls Gustave “the most prolific serial killer in history”. The film’s official website rarely makes any mention that the killer is in fact a crocodile.

In the 2007 film PRIMEVAL, a group of journalists travel to Burundi to film the capture of a monster believed to have taken over three hundred victims. Dominic Purcell, Brook Langton, and Orlando Jones, star as the crew who journey into the jungle to document this momentous occasion- the capture of a 7,000 pound Nile crocodile. Just three years before the film’s release, a real crew did travel to Burundi to record the capture of Gustave, Burundi’s most prolific serial killer.

Primeval 2007 Official Trailer

Legends of Nature: Gustave the Giant Crocodile

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Gustave is a Nile crocodile believed to be in his sixties with a length of over 25 feet. Inhabiting Burundi’s Lake Tanganyika, Gustave has been hunting its banks for decades. Gustave’s tastes haven’t always been for human flesh, but as he aged he found more agile prey such as antelopes or zebras too difficult to bring down. So the older Gustave got, the more he kept seeking out an easier prey. Enter the poor unsuspecting fisherman. Although his switch to man-eater was out of necessity, there are plenty who say that Gustave seems to be killing for the pleasure of it.

Over the years, he has accumulated a few battle scars including three bullet holes in his body and a knife wound to the shoulder. Despite his wounds, Gustave remained a man-eater, leery yet not frightened of his new food source. French Ex-Pat Patrice Faye has been hunting the killer for two decades. However, Patrice does not want Gustave to die for his crime. Patrice is looking to capture and tag his enemy so that he can study his movements and learn how this beast has survived for so long. The film crew has filmed Patrice on several attempts to capture the elusive Gustave.

A female Nile crocodile sits on the warm sand guarding her nest of eggs.

As the film crew was about to wrap on one occasion, Patrice sets his trap one final time. The next morning, they found the trap nearly submerged in the mud and completely smashed to bits. Unfortunately, the camera failed to capture any footage of this near capture, as they were taken down by a storm. A couple of days later the crew was sent home, Gustave had eluded capture yet again.

A few years back it was reported that Gustave had been shot and eaten by a group of rebels. However, these rumors were put to rest when Gustave resurfaced in June of 2015 to add a few more victims to his death toll.

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MALI GOLPE DE ESTADO

Soldiers have taken up arms near Mali’s capital Bamako, with several media reports saying that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been arrested in an apparent mutiny that has triggered fears of a coup attempt amid an ongoing political crisis in the country. (Se as televisões portuguesas ainda não se lembraram de o relatar, aqui estou eu para o fazer)

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golpe de estado no mali

há tropas portuguesas lá…

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Pela calada da noite, e no meio da pandemia, militares portugueses seguiram este ano para o Mali, onde hoje se verificou um golpe de estado, com aparente detenção do Presidente e do primeiro-ministro.
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  • Será que em Portugal se tem falado suficientemente desta missão, nos últimos sete meses, ou que ela passou bocado despercebida?.
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SOMÁLIA E O CASAMENTO INFANTIL

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O parlamento analisa um projeto de lei que permitiria o casamento infantil quando os órgãos de uma menina amadurecessem e permitiria o casamento forçado, desde que a família desse o seu consentimento.
Parlamento da Somália considera projeto de lei que PERMITE o casamento infantil
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a fome no Sudão

As of 2016, the World Bank estimates over 82% of the South Sudanese population are living in extreme poverty.

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  • Jorge Máximo Heitor Desde que comecei a trabalhar, há 55 anos, lidei com notícias da infelicidade que era a vida no Sul do Sudão; e agora, com esse território independente, o problema persiste.