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From revolution in Sudan, to Al Shabaab’s increasing regional reach and Ethiopia’s burgeoning political transformation, the Horn of Africa is in turmoil. The Horn, a new podcast series from the International Crisis Group, helps make sense of it all. Host Alan Boswell and guests explore what lies behind the headlines as they discuss ways to help bring peace and stability to the region.With special thanks to our host, Alan Boswell (https://twitter.com/alanboswell), and our producer Maeve Franc ...
 
Diplomacy & Defense: Join Ambassador Deborah McCarthy in these conversations with senior US military leaders & US Ambassadors on their joint work on national security challenges (Afghanistan, Libya, Horn of Africa, Mexico, Haiti, Georgia, Cyber, Terrorism, Japan, Korea and more). A project of the American Academy of Diplomacy.
 
A new history podcast about the Horn of Africa since 1270 AD. This will be a historical survey of Northeast Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. Theme: "Snow in Aksum" by Mild Sorcery Effects, mildsorceryeffects.bandcamp.com Logo/Banner: Julian Rimmer, https://irulan.media Editing: Literal Fiction Book Club, https://anchor.fm/literal-fiction-book-club Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoApod_1270 Patreon: https://patreon.com/HoApod_1270 Blog: https://hornofafricasince1270.com Contact ...
 
Cynthia Dearin is the Managing Director of Dearin & Associates, Founder of the International Business Accelerator and author of Amazon best-seller "Camels, Sheikhs & Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa". Dearin & Associates is an international business consulting company that helps clients to access opportunities in fast-growing international markets. We are passionate about helping our clients expand internationally, because we recognise that the ...
 
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Join us for a 2nd round of discussions about traditional local & offshore investments and where Bitcoin fits in it all. We discuss: - An overview of financial products in South Africa - Offshore investments, minimums, fees and how-to's - Real estate locally and offshore - Bitcoin as an offshore investment and how to hedge against it in a diversifie…
 
We had a great 2nd round discussion with Handre, a Bitcoin Magazine contributor about: -The basics of Austrian economics - Why Keynesian economics is a farce - How Bitcoin fits into Austrian economics - How we can help the middle and poorer classes buy and custody Bitcoin Bitvice: Buy Bitcoin the Right Way If you want to purchase Bitcoin securely a…
 
Today we're bringing you a bonus episode on Somalia from Crisis Group's global podcast Hold Your Fire!. Many people in the Somali capital Mogadishu watched with apprehension as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. Could Somalia, struggling against its own Islamist insurgency – Al-Shabaab – face a similar fate? In this episode of Hold Your Fir…
 
Ricki is joined by property economist John Loos to discuss: - The Evergrande collapse and the Chinese Property Bubble - The role of central banks in creating bubbles of all kinds - Unsustainable global debt levels - Free markets vs regulated markets - Bitcoin as an alternative to central banks Bitvice: Buy Bitcoin the Right Way If you want to purch…
 
Graham Clumpner & Scott Olsen on Iraq, Afghanistan, Imperialism, Accountability, Anti-War Action, Climate Catastrophe & Mutual Aid Graham's Twitter: https://twitter.com/turncoatveteran Scott's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OlsenVet GI Rights Hotline: 1-877-447-4487 https://girightshotline.org/ Mosquito Fleet: https://mosquitofleet.us/ Jacob George: …
 
Join Brandon and Ricki as they chat with Katie about her business, Plan B Passports. They chat about how Bitcoin can help you get a 2nd passport towards being a sovereign individual. They also discuss: - Her personal journey through Bitcoin and journaling the Faketoshi court case - The processes of obtaining a 2nd passport - The best countries to g…
 
Ambassador Sanders (former US Ambassador to Nigeria & Congo) and General Ward (former Commander US AFRICOM) discuss US interests in the region including the opportunities (huge markets, a youth bulge, many UN Votes) and the dangers (political instability, sharply rising violence from criminal networks and extremists groups including Boko Haram). Th…
 
Ricki and Brandon chat about Niel Kemp about his personal journey with Bitcoin and: - His journey from shitcoining to Bitcoining - What happens next with Bitcoin - Finance vs Bitcoin - What happens next with Government control - Crypto scams and much more! Bitvice: Buy Bitcoin the Right Way If you want to purchase Bitcoin securely and easily, signu…
 
As the twenty-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, this last instalment of The Horn’s mini-series about jihadism along the Swahili coast explores two decades of the “war on terror” and how they affected the Horn of Africa. Alan Boswell welcomes a panel including Crisis Group’s Murithi Mutiga, project director for the Horn of Africa, the…
 
Join us for a fascinating chat about: - The current state of regulated financial products in South Africa - How to avoid being fleeced by high fees in sub-par products - Regulation 28 funds (Pension funds/Retirement Annuities/Provident funds) - Tax Free Savings Accounts - Offshore investments - Bitcoin in your portfolio And a plethora of other inte…
 
As jihadist ideologies have spread across Eastern Africa, governments are struggling to counter their growth, while the militant movements themselves are divided between the competing franchises of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the dominant jihadist group in the region, Al-Shabaab, is emboldened by the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.…
 
Ricki and Brandon chat about Central Bank Digital Currencies and their predatory characteristics. They also chat about: - Why CBDCs actually exist - What problems they are trying to solve - What problems they might solve - The bad stuff about CBDCs - Why Bitcoin is the exit Videos provided by: https://twitter.com/tip_nz CBDCs: A Technocratic Fallac…
 
Admiral Swift (former PACOM) and Ambassador Osius discuss; 1) how legacy issues (cleaning up after Agent Orange, finding POW/MIA) have slowly laid the basis of trust; 2) how key visits and US gestures have led to breakthroughs; 3) the role of US veterans and of Vietnamese refugees in building ties; 4) managing sensitive issues (human rights and the…
 
The roots of militancy in northern Mozambique go back years, but the insurgency’s true extent didn’t catch the world’s attention until the Cabo Delgado attacks earlier this year. Meanwhile, a humanitarian crisis worsens and neighbouring countries are deploying troops to help reverse the threat. As yet, however, there is little progress toward resol…
 
We chatted to Richard Wilkinson about the role that Bitcoin plays in the succession movement in South Africa, how to be more of a sovereign individual and how to avoid the government melting your life force. - What Bitcoin actually is, in the current landscape - Why Altcoins are 'Shitcoins' - What could Bitcoin do for South Africa and the world - T…
 
Gerald Horne on Jazz and Justice, Hip-Hop, Archives, DIY Spaces, Patriarchy, Direct Action, Charles Mingus, and Current Struggles Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music: https://monthlyreview.org/product/jazz-and-justice/ Music by AwareNess, follow him on Instagram, Bandcamp. Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://w…
 
Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgency was born of a strong nationalistic reaction to the Ethiopian invasion in 2006. Over the years since, the group has treaded a thin line between galvanising local support and tapping into the rhetoric of global jihadism, including through allegiance to al-Qaeda – a strategy that has seen it grow in prominence amid a go…
 
Join Ricki as he chats with South African Crypto veteran, Carel van Wyk about: - His history in Bitcoin and Bitcoin startups - The Lightning Network - Bitcoin's utility in South Africa - The arduous journey we have against us with Bitcoin regulation and more! Follow Carel on Twitter Bitvice: Buy Bitcoin the Right Way If you want to purchase Bitcoin…
 
In this first episode of The Horn’s special mini-series about jihadism along the Eastern African seaboard, Alan Boswell talks with historian and analyst Ngala Chome about how new ideologies East Africans brought back from the Middle East sowed the seeds of militant doctrines that took root within some communities amid a climate of political margina…
 
In this episode of the pod, Tensai Bankai joins us for a second time to talk about the general state of the world in 2021. How we feel about mandatory vaccination, big tech, coersion and how we are sliding into authoritarianism. Disclaimer We do not provide tax, legal, financial or accounting advice. The material discussed and views expressed on th…
 
Melancholy Joy Mixtape ft. carla joy bergman In this episode carla and I complied a mixtape of songs that feature melancholy joy. Songs that we go to and have gone to in times when we felt melancholic and needed to bounce back, sad songs that bring joy, songs that inspire resilience. Below are links to the spotify playlist, transcript, and links to…
 
Today we sit with the Canadian boss, Greg Foss. We discuss some really interesting points: - How the Bond markets work - The general structure of the Credit markets - What happens when Contagion hits the markets? - What happens to Emerging markets and their currencies? - Why Fiat money will go to zero - What happens as more institutions adopt Bitco…
 
Last month, the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region took a stunning turn as Tigrayan forces retook the regional capital Mekelle. This week, Alan Boswell talks with Declan Walsh, Chief Africa Correspondent for The New York Times, about his reporting at the moment federal forces evacuated Mekelle and his reflections as the conflict continues to escalate …
 
Join us as we have an in-depth discussion with Kanthan Pillay, an experienced voice on: - What has happened to South Africa and where is it going? - How can we unbank the banks? - How can Bitcoin help South Africa? - Bitcoin and Altcoins Bitvice: Buy Bitcoin the Right Way If you want to purchase Bitcoin securely and easily, signup at: www.bitvice.i…
 
On this episode, we discuss the latest updates on Ethiopia and Sebs research on via "Blockchain Technology & Coercive Surveillance of the Global South" https://solartsunami.medium.com/blockchain-technology-coercive-surveillance-of-the-global-south-bec05246e749 Sebs on Twitter https://twitter.com/RedSeaCactus Cryptocurrency Is About Data-Mining Not …
 
Lwazi Lushaba on South Africa, Decolonization, Autonomy of Thought, Limits of Marxism, Time, and Genocide Books by Dr. Lushaba: http://www.politics.uct.ac.za/lwazi-lushaba Music by AwareNess: Bandcamp Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timetalks Channel Zero Network: https://channelzeronetwork.com/…
 
This week marks the tenth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, much-celebrated at the time but now eclipsed by the brutal civil war that followed. The conflict, which saw the army split along ethnic lines, killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced a third of the country’s population. A 2018 peace deal signed by the war’s two main prota…
 
As chaos ensues in South Africa, we chat with Louis Nel - a long time Bitcoiner and fighter of crypto scams about: - The riots in Durban and what's happening on the ground - Bitcoin scams, their structures and processes - How Louis is fighting a legal battle right now against crypto scammers - How to protect your wealth against tyranny with Bitcoin…
 
In July 2011, South Sudan gained independence with immense international support. Achieving statehood was seen by many as the end of an unstable coexistence with Sudan, but the bloody decade that followed is testament to the dangers and difficulties of state-building. Joining Alan Boswell this week to reflect on South Sudan’s troubled ten-year jour…
 
In this episode we chat to Roman Cabanac about (@RomanCabanac) : - What is anarchy? - Where is South Africa going? - How the Fiat system is affecting society - How Bitcoin helps society - The principles for a good life and more. Find Romans YouTube channel: Morning Shot *We apologise to those who were offended. Buy Bitcoin the right way If you want…
 
How the late 1800s crated Ethiopian mythology is a counter-ideological resistance to the Haitian Revolution Haitian Revolution from 1791-1804 vs Abyssinia Adwa in 1896 The Haitian revolution put fear & nightmare in European colonial powers not Abyssinia Ask yourself why was Haiti penalize after its revolution & trapped into debts to the French for …
 
Earlier this week, fighters loyal to the ousted leaders of Ethiopia’s Tigray region recaptured Mekelle, the regional capital, as Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed withdrew federal forces and announced a unilateral ceasefire after eight months of brutal war. This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and Naz Modirzadeh talk to William Davison, s…
 
Join us as we chat with Handre van Heerden and the ways we debunk the FUD against Bitcoin! We talk about: - The common FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) themes around Bitcoin - Is Bitcoin backed by nothing? - Can Bitcoin ever be money? - Bitcoin is only used by criminals - Bitcoin 'boils the oceans' - Unit bias And much, much more! Earn 0.25% for e…
 
Somaliland is enjoying a boost following parliamentary elections at the end of May that resulted in a surprise victory for the opposition. Dr. Mohamed Farah Hersi joins Alan Boswell to explain what this changing political dynamic means for the country as it continues its quest for recognition as an independent country. They discuss the strong bonds…
 
Recorded before TPLF capturing of Mekelle and ENDF withdrawal Discussed the election in Ethiopia plus Examining latest statement by HOA PALS and reactions http://hoapals.org/the-ongoing-war-in-tigray-ethiopia/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/horn-of-africa-leftists/donationsBy Horn of Africa Leftists
 
General Crutchfield and Anne Richard talk about US diplomatic and military engagement with Myanmar/Burma, the persecution and statelessness of the Rohingya, the closed Burmese military mindset, the available US tools to influence behavior, and the shifts in US refugee policy.
 
Ricki chats with Hermann Vivier about Bitcoin, personal responsibility, addiction, state-proofing your life and many other interesting topics. Hermann's articles Follow Hermann on Twitter @vryfokkenou Bitvice If you want to purchase Bitcoin securely and easily, signup at: www.bitvice.io Earn 0.25% for every referred order in Bitcoin! If you want to…
 
Today we chat with the legend himself, Dawie Roodt about all things Economics and Bitcoin in South Africa. We talk about: - The history of money - Fiat/government money vs. private money - The outlook for South Africa and global economies - How technology helps sovereignty And of course, Bitcoin. Earn 0.25% for every referred order in Bitcoin! Lear…
 
Ricki and Brandon have a one-on-one to talk about the latest news, Bitcoin Beach, El Salvador & why everything is so bullish. Ricki goes against Miner FUD and they also talk about the different ways to self-custody Bitcoin. Notes: 1. Latest News: 2. Self-custody guide: Earn 0.25% for every referred order in Bitcoin! Learn more here: Bitvice If you …
 
General Casey and Ambassador Negroponte talk about their partnership in Iraq after the end of the US occupation: correcting mistakes made by the CPA, adjusting to the reality that the country was not ready for reconstruction, rebuilding the army and police, transitioning to counterinsurgency operations, sharing bushels of pistachios and learning fr…
 
Ethiopia is set to hold delayed elections on 21 June, a milestone that – before the ongoing war in the Tigray region – many observers believed would be a litmus test for the transition under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Violent flare-ups in various parts of the country, a poll boycott by some opposition groups and postponed votes in several locations…
 
Louellyn White on Education, Carlisle Indian School, Akwesasne Freedom School, Self-Determination, and Language Revitalization Free to Be Mohawk: Indigenous Education at the Akwesasne Freedom School Music by AwareNess: Bandcamp Please support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timetalks Channel Zero Network: https://channelzeronetwork.…
 
In this guest show, we joined Roman Cabanac on Morning Shot to chat about Bitcoin and the latest developments in June 2021. We discussed: El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal tender Elon Musk is a market manipulator The game theory of nation state adoption of Bitcoin How to self-custody your Bitcoin Bitvice: If you want to purchase Bitcoin securely …
 
Today we talk with Tienie Grobler about free & private cities and decentralised city planning. Decentralisation is needed in way more things than just currencies! Free Private Cities are densely populated urban areas that arise organically through the interaction of property rights and human action, without the need for any central planning body. T…
 
In this episode of Crisis Group's podcast Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood and guest co-host Comfort Ero, our Interim Vice President and Africa Program Director, talk to Crisis Group’s Deputy Africa Director Dino Mahtani about the insurrection unfolding in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region. The militants - known locally as al-Shabab, and now labelled…
 
General Brooks and Ambassador Lippert talk about US efforts to build a strong relationship between Japan and South Korea amidst historical sensitivities (including the issue of “comfort women”), Korea’s actual contributions to burden sharing, the effects of the suspension of military exercises after the Trump/Kim Summit, and the importance of peopl…
 
General Brooks (former Commander US forces Korea) and Ambassador Lippert (former US Ambassador to South Korea) talk about US military and diplomatic engagement with South Korea in the context of US interests in the Asia Pacific Region. They cover the significance of North Korean nuclear/missile tests in 2016, the THAAD deployment and Chinese disinf…
 
Today we talk with Tensai Bankai (@tensaibankai) about: 1. The Banked and Unbanked in South Africa & Africa 2. The Banking Cartels and the Credit System 3. Remittances and how Bitcoin can help people save money 4. Inflation and how it affects everyone 5. How can Stokvels and businesses get into Bitcoin 6. The Outlook for Africa without Bitcoin 7. B…
 
In May, the High Court in Kenya overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s plan to make significant changes to the 2010 constitution, seen as one of the most progressive in Africa. Willy Mutunga, former Chief Justice of Kenya, talks to Alan Boswell about the court’s decision against the proposed referendum, also known as the Building Bridges Initiative …
 
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