Africa, Botswana, Batwing, Zulu And Ndebele

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Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as “Batswana” (singular: Motswana), but many English-language sources use “Botswanan” instead. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It has held free and fair democratic elections since independence.

Botswana is flat, and up to 70% is covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula, Zambia is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred meters long.

A mid-sized country of just over two million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Botswana was one of the poorest countries in Africa when it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, with a GDP per capita of about US$70. Botswana has since transformed itself, becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in the world to a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $14,000. The country also has a strong tradition as a representative democracy.

In exchange for wealth and arms, Lobengula granted several concessions to the British, the most prominent of which is the 1888 Rudd concession giving Cecil Rhodes exclusive mineral rights in much of the lands east of his main territory. Gold was already known to exist, so with the Rudd concession, Rhodes was able to obtain a royal charter to form the British South Africa Company in 1889. He established a state that held sovereignty over the region between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers to the north and south, and between the desert of the Makgadikgadi salt pans to the west and the realm of Shoshangana to the east, the Save River. Cecil Rhodes negotiated a territorial treaty with Lobengula, known as the Rudd Concession of 1888, which permitted British mining and colonisation of Matabele lands between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers, and prohibited all Boer settlement in the region.

The indigenous people of Southern Africa, whose territory spans most areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola, are variously referred to as Bushmen, San, Sho, Basarwa, Kung, or Khwe.



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Wives Mogatsamotswasele (Elizabeth MmaBessie)
Gasekete Gaseitsiwe of the baNgwaketse, d. 1889, daughter of Paramount Chief GASEITSIWE
Sefakwana, m. 1895, div. 1899
Semane MmaKgosi, 1878-1937, m. 1899

The indigenous people of Southern Africa, whose territory spans most areas of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola, are variously referred to as Bushmen, San, Sho, Basarwa, Kung, or Khwe. As the term Bushmen is sometimes viewed as a pejorative, some prefer to be called the San people.These people were traditionally hunter-gatherers, part of the Khoisan group and are related to the traditionally pastoral Khoikhoi. Starting in the 1950s, and lasting through the 1990s, they switched to farming as a result of government-mandated modernization programs as well as the increased risks of a hunting and gathering lifestyle in the face of technological development. There is a significant linguistic difference between the northern Bushmen living between Okavango (Botswana) and Etosha (Namibia), extending into southern Angola on the one hand and the southern group in the central Kalahari towards the Molopo, who are the last remnant of the previously extensive indigenous San of South Africa.

Ruth (Baker) Ndesandjo

Born Ruth Beatrice Baker was born in the United States around 1937, the daughter of Maurice Joseph Baker and Ida Baker of Newton, Massachusetts, who are of Lithuanian Jewish descent. Ruth was a 1954 graduate of Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 1958 graduate of Simmons College in Boston with a degree in business. She was a suburban elementary school teacher when she met and began dating Barack, Sr., in Cambridge in June 1964, a month before his return to Kenya in August 1964. She followed Obama, Sr., back to Kenya five weeks later, and married him in Kenya in a civil ceremony on December 24, 1964. She later became a private kindergarten director in Kenya. She had two sons with Barack Obama, Sr.: Mark and David. Since she remarried when they were young, they took their stepfather’s surname, Ndesandjo, as their own. Her third son, Joseph Ndesandjo, was born c. 1980 in her second marriage.

SIMEON and Ruth*,_Northern_Cape


Spouse(s) Anne Gust*   


Jan 15, 2002 The Northern Trust Corporation, the money management and financial services company, reported weaker-than-expected profits today and

Kenneth William Davis — Cullen Davis’s father — was born on 25 November 1895 in Morrellville, Pennsylvania. For a man destined to become an oil mogul, he was born in the right place. “The petroleum industry traces its origins to Titusville, a two mile drive up the road,” notes journalist and author Mike Cochran.12 Ken Davis, whose educational background did not extend beyond the sixth grade, found his way to Texas as a World War I pilot. It was in Fort Worth that he met and married Alice Bound in 1921.

Priscilla Lee (Childers) Baker Wilborn became Cullen Davis’s second wife within hours of his father’s death in August, 1968.21 Born Priscilla Lee Childers in Dublin, Erath County, Texas, on 30 July 1941, she was the daughter of Oklahoma native Richard Clifford Childers, who worked in the oil industry, and his wife, the former Audie Lee Smith, a Texan.22 Priscilla’s first marriage to Jasper Baker, in Galena Park, near Houston, produced a daughter, but the couple’s union soon ended in divorce.23 In 1959, she married Jack Wilborn in Houston, Harris County. A car dealer who had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Wilborn was born on 16 March 1921 in Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma. The Wilborns had a son and a daughter and later divorced. He died in May 2005 in Euless, Tarrant County


Miller & Rhoads was a Virginia-based department store chain. Throughout its 105 year life-span, the store played an active role in the Richmond community, along with its friendly cross-street rival Thalhimers.

In 1885, Linton Miller, Webster Rhoads, and Simon Gerhart opened a dry goods store in Richmond, Virginia. The store—Miller, Rhoads, & Gerhart—opened with an initial investment of $3,000. In 1888, Miller, Rhoads, & Gerhart moved to 509 E. Broad Street.

Simon Gerhart relocated to Lynchburg, Virginia in 1890 and opened his own store there. It was at this time that the nameplate of the Richmond store changed to Miller & Rhoads. By 1909, the Richmond Broad Street store covered nearly half a city block, and by 1924, it covered an entire block, stretching from Broad to Grace Street.


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Arthur Middleton Young (November 3, 1905 – May 30, 1995) was an American inventor, helicopter pioneer, cosmologist, philosopher, astrologer and author. Young was the designer of Bell Helicopter‘s first helicopter, the Model 30, and inventor of the stabilizer bar used on many of Bell’s early helicopter designs. He founded the “Institute for the Study of Consciousness” in Berkeley in 1972. Young advocated a process theory, which is a form of integral theory. These theories attempt to integrate the realm of human thought and experience with the realm of science so that the concept of universe is not limited to that which can be physically measured. Young’s theory embraces evolution and the concept of the great chain of being. He has influenced such thinkers as Stanislav Grof and Laban Coblentz.

Spouse(s) Priscilla Page
Ruth Forbes,_Brown_and_Company

Miller was born in Kingston upon Thames, London, England, the son of Anne Lee, who worked in theatre production and starred in many films (including Lost & Found), and Alan Miller, a stage actorand later a stage manager at the BBC. Miller’s maternal grandfather was actor Bernard Lee, famous for playing the character M in the first eleven James Bond films. Miller has stated that he has fond memories of being at the Television Centre with his sister and watching Top of the Pops and Blue Peter being made. He made an uncredited appearance in the BBC series Doctor Who as a child in the 1982 story Kinda. Miller was educated at Tiffin School in Kingston upon Thames where he gained his first acting experience (notably in the musical October’s Children) and played in the Tiffin Swing Band. Miller left school at age 17 to pursue his acting career.

*NOTE* Gordon*

Daisy McGregor Soros:

Loloan-Malay Bali

From link above:

Then later by about 3 or 4 hours I seen something on the news I think which made me think about it again. And then completely at random I saw this older guy and he was at a golf course with his buddies, and I sensed that he was really well to do. Like a high member of society, and what was kind of comical was when they were on the golf course it felt like him and his buddies tried to outdo each other with their outlandish golf apparel, and it just felt like a good ol boys club.

Then I kept focusing on “What is this guys name?” And he looked like he was in his fifties, his hair was so grey it almost looked white and the only thing his friends kept calling him was “Bat Wing”. And it was an inside joke of some kind because this guy had an obsession with Batman but it was like they called him Bat Wing just as some joking nickname. And I could not get any other name than that.

And then the very last thing that I saw was them driving off on a golf cart and on the back side of the golf cart it had the name “Tradewinds” and it was in green writing and the T kinda looked like a palm tree but it was all green, all the writing was green. And that is kind of the sum of what I have gotten in my random thoughts and now I will focus on specific questions.

Q-Was the two other guys with Bat Wing the shooters?
A-Hm..I do not feel like it was because the two guys that were with Bat Wing were in their fifties, and the guys that were with the shooters even thought I felt like their appearance was a costume (that is how it came to me), I feel like they were more like late thirties to early forties.
Q-Who Masterminded this?
A-I feel like it came from the guy that they called Bat Wing.
Q-What was his motive?
A-…….It….It is something about there is a guy that is above him, and he is wearing a black pillowcase over his head. And I keep getting that image on “Prison Break” of the guy that was called “The General” and he did not talk, and he did not interact with people and he remained anonymous. But this guy wearing this black pillowcase made some kind of a financial deal with this guy called Batwing to try to get the guns banned. And the deal was…there is a lot of money to be made, if you help me get this accomplished, and I am getting a strong impression that if the guy wearing the black pillowcase, if his identity was found out, we would be at some kind of war. Like I am starting to feel anxious and uncomfortable.
Q-One name, who wanted the guns banned, Pillowcase or Batwing?
A-Pillowcase does, and Batwing is doing it just to make money.
Q-Why does pillowcase want it done?
A-I keep hearing the word “Shaman” I do not know what it means, but I keep hearing it over and over again.
Q-Are these two Americans or another nationality.
A-I will say I am am seeing a lot of those “Worm” words and I am trying to focus to see if I could try to write it out. In my mind it seems like cursive lowcase h’s,j’s, and z’s. I am also getting a name called Rubio.
Q-Is the school shooting related to the theater shooting?
A-I feel like the theater, the temple, and the school shooting are related. I feel like that senator lady was something different.
Q-What is Batwing’s agenda, or motivation?
Q-How can he make money by getting weapons banned?
A-Because that is the deal the guy with the black pillowcase gave him.


Sandy Hook:

Shabazz/ Little:


Clark/ Lytle:


Social Figure, Scientist. Son of former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and heir to the Rockefeller oil fortune. The youngest son of Mary Todhunter Clark and Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, he graduated from Harvard University in 1960, and despite his privileged life, he felt uncomfortable with it. During college, he had spent his summers working as a ranch hand, worked in a supermarket, and had joined the Army Reserve as a Private. After graduation from Harvard, he joined an expedition for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology to study the Ndani tribes of western New Guinea’s remote Baliem Valley. He and a friend left the expedition to study the Stone Age Asmat tribe of southern New Guinea, where he took a strong interest in their lifestyle and art. The Asmat tribe was known for their exquisite woodcarvings. Rene Wassink, a Dutch anthropologist, who was also studying the Asmat tribe, accompanied him. Using a self-made catamaran constructed from two dugout native canoes, Rockefeller, Wassink, and two native guides were to go via sea to the village of Atsi, some 25 miles down the coast.;article=259354

From link above:

Who is John Maia Kamana, III ?

Does this look like Barack Obama?? An interesting theory that has surfaced even a year ago is that the alleged photos of Obama are actually of John Kamana, an African American who attended Punahou Private school in Hawaii during the same years Obama was said to have attended. What’s interesting, is the official Obama years in HI version says the photos below are of Obama, yet people have come out and said this isn’t Barack Obama, but actually John Kamana .. here are those photos:

So, is this really Barack Obama or is it John Kamana as the theory suggests?


Fathers of both shooters to testify here ?,_Jr.

The Sea Organization, or Sea Org, is a unit of the Church of Scientology, comprising the church’s most dedicated members. The church refers to it as a religious order. As of 2009, it had around 6,000 members. The Sea Org was established on 12 August 1967 by L. Ron Hubbard, the science fiction writer and church’s founder, initially on board three ships, the Diana, the Athena, and the Apollo. In 1971, it assumed responsibility for the ecclesiastical development of the church, and in particular for the upper levels of its training, known as Operating Thetan or OT levels.

It moved to land bases in 1975, though maritime customs persist, with members wearing naval-style uniforms and addressing each other, women included, as “sir” In 1988, the church purchased a 440-foot ship, the “Freewinds,” which docks in Curacao in the southern Caribbean and is used as a religious retreat and training centre, staffed entirely by Sea Org members.

*NOTE* Hudson*



  Financial services
Founded 1889
Founder(s) Byron Laflin Smith
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Key people Frederick H. Waddell
(Chairman, President and CEO)
Products Private banking
Investment management
Wealth management

Family of Lillian Bird and Thomas Thatcher:

Lady Mary Grey

F, #183417, d. 22 February 1534
Lady Mary Grey|d. 22 Feb 1534|p18342.htm#i183417|Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset|b. 1451\nd. 20 Apr 1501|p10757.htm#i107561|Cecilia Bonville, Baroness Bonville and Harington|b. c 1461\nd. 12 May 1529|p10756.htm#i107551|Sir John Grey|b. c 1432\nd. 17 Feb 1460/61|p10166.htm#i101657|Elizabeth Wydevill|b. c 1437\nd. 8 Jun 1492|p10165.htm#i101642|William Bonville, 6th Lord Harington|b. b 1442\nd. 31 Dec 1460|p13755.htm#i137546|Katherine Neville|d. b 22 Nov 1503|p332.htm#i3313|

Lady Mary Grey was the daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset and Cecilia Bonville, Baroness Bonville and Harington.1 She married Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford, son of John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers (of Chartley) and Cicely Bourchier, before 15 December 1530.

The Khoikhoi (“people people” or “real people”) or Khoi, spelled Khoekhoe in standardised Khoekhoe/Nama orthography, are a historical division of the Khoisan ethnic group, the native people of southwestern Africa, closely related to the Bushmen (or San, as the Khoikhoi called them). They had lived in southern Africa since the 5th century AD.. When European immigrants colonized the area after 1652, the Khoikhoi were practising extensive pastoral agriculture in the Cape region, with large herds of Nguni cattle. The European immigrants labeled them Hottentots, in imitation of the sound of the Khoekhoe language, but this term is today considered derogatory by some.

Archaeological evidence shows that the Khoikhoi entered South Africa from Botswana through two distinct routes – traveling west, skirting the Kalahari to the west coast, then down to the Cape, and travelling south-east out into the Highveld and then southwards to the south coast. Most of the Khoikhoi have largely disappeared as a group, except for the largest group, the Namas.

Returning from the Boer War on the RMS Dunottar Castle, July 1900.[1] Standing L-R: Sir Byron Leighton, Claud Grenfel, Major Frederick Russell Burnham, Captain Gordon Forbes, Abe Bailey (his son John would marry Diana Churchill in 1932), next two unidentified, John Weston Brooke. Seated L-R: Major Bobby White, Lord Downe, General Sir Henry Edward Colville (a year later Churchill as MP would demand an inquiry over his dismissal from South Africa), Major Harry White, Major Joe Laycock, Winston Churchill, Sir Charles Bentinck. Sitting L-R: unidentified, Col. Maurice Gifford (who had lost his arm in the Second Matabele War).

Sir Abraham “Abe” Bailey, 1st Baronet, KCMG (6 November 1864, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa – 10 August 1940, Muizenberg, South Africa), was a South African diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer.

Married in 1860 in South Africa, Thomas and Ann Bailey had four children, Mary, Abraham, Susannah and Alice, before Ann Bailey’s premature death in 1872, when young Abe was only seven (7) years old. Abe Bailey’s mother, Ann Drummond McEwan, was Scottish by birth while his father, Thomas Bailey, was from Yorkshire. Abe Bailey was sent to England to be educated, first at Keighley and later at Clewer House.


Via his business interests and his ties to Cecil John Rhodes, Abe Bailey acquired substantial mining and land properties in the former Rhodesia. By the 1930s he was one of the world’s wealthiest men. He was made Baronet in 1919, one of a number of “Randlords” knighted for their services to the British Empire.


Abe Bailey played three first-class matches for Transvaal. He played an important role in 1912 Triangular Tournament. He first proposed the idea on a trip to England in 1907, stating: “Inter-rivalry within the Empire cannot fail to draw together in closer friendly interest all those many thousands of our kinsmen who regard cricket as our national sport, while secondly it would probably give a direct stimulus to amateurism.”

It was immediately embraced by MCC, who were then lords of all they surveyed, and 1909 was the first year designated for it. But the administrators could not agree and by the time 1912 was alighted on, world cricket was in conflict. But infighting and a poor performance from the South African team ensured that the idea of a tri-nation tournament remained a one-off occurrence.

Art collection

These interests, as much as his aspirations to the titles and the lifestyle of the English landed gentry were influential in the formation of his personal art collection. This collection was mostly displayed in his London home and moved for safe-keeping to the north of England during the Second World War (1939–1945). On his death in 1940 the terms of his will placed his collection under the protection of a special trust established in his name and bequeathed it to the South African nation. Bailey was one of the very few South African Randlords to leave a bequest of this nature to South Africa.

At his specific recommendation, this collection was placed under the curatorship of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, where it first went on display in 1947. Numbering over 400 items, including paintings, prints and drawings, the “Sir Abe Bailey Bequest” is the largest bequest held at the South African National Gallery to this day. It also constitutes one of the largest collections of British sporting art held by any public art museum in the world. The “Sir Abe Bailey Trust” is actively involved in its maintenance, and conservation work on the collection.

Abe Bailey Travel Bursary

Under the terms of his will annual travel bursaries are awarded to outstanding university students and young academics (less than 25 years old) to travel to the UK to widen their experience.

First wife/children by first marriage

  • Hon. Caroline Mary Paddon (d. 23 March 1902)
  1. Cecil Marguerite Bailey (8 June 1895 – 29 June 1962); married Dr William F Christie.
  2. Sir John Milner Bailey, 2nd Bt. (15 June 1900 East Grimstead – 13 February 1946 Cape Town, South Africa); married, firstly, Diana Churchill (1909–1963) (eldest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill and Clementine Ogilvy Hozier) on 12 December 1932 (divorced in 1935); married, secondly, Muriel Mullins on 18 October 1939 (divorced in 1945); married, lastly, Stella Mary Chiappini on 4 May 1945.

Second wife/children by second marriage

  1. Mittie Mary Starr Bailey (1 August 1913 – 10 April 1961); married Robin Grant Lawson, son of Sir John Grant Lawson, 1st Bt. on 23 May 1934 (divorced in 1935); married, secondly, to William Frederick Lloyd on December 1935 (divorced in 1947); married, lastly, George Edward Frederick Rogers 1947 (divorced in 1958).
  2. Sir Derrick Thomas Louis Bailey, 3rd Bt. (b. 15 August 1918 – 19 June 2009); married, firstly, Katharine Nancy Darling on 18 July 1946 (divorced before 1980); married, secondly, Jean Bailey (maiden name unknown) in 1980 (divorced in 1990).
  3. Ann Hester Zia Bailey (b. 15 August 1918); married, firstly, Pierce Nicholas Netterville Synnott (divorced).
  4. James Richard Abe Bailey (b. 23 October 1919); married, firstly, Gillian Mary Parker in 1958 (divorced in 1963); married, thirdly, Barbara Louise Epstein on 16 April 1964.
  5. Noreen Helen Rosemary Bailey (b. 27 July 1921); married, firstly, W/Cmdr. Peter Anker Simmons on 27 January 1941; married, secondly, Count Peter Christian Raben-Levetzau, son of Count Siegfried Raben-Levetzau on 8 August 1947 (divorced in 1951).

“Royal Honors”. Time Magazine. 13 January 1930. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

References ^ “FinestHour” (pdf). Journal of the Churchill Center and Societies, Summer 2005. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

  1. ^ a b Abe Bailey biography
  2. ^ “Abe Bailey”. .
  3. ^ “Experiment fails to stand the test of time.”

Roth/ Rathke/ Rath/ Ross/Rpthchild etc..

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Duchess of Rothesay is a Scottish courtesy title. It is held by the wife of the Dukes of Rothesay since the first Duke in 1398. Due to the mortality rate and the fact that very few Dukes of Rothesay were of majority or married prior to ascending the throne (if that), there have in fact been only eight Duchesses of Rothesay. A separate Scottish throne has not existed de facto since 1603 when James VI of Scotland acceded to the throne of England when the House of Tudor died out, creating a personal union. The Act of Union of 1707 united de jure the separate kingdoms and thrones into the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Duchess of Rothesay is the Scottish equivalent of the Duchess of Cornwall. Ever since 1603 the title of The Duchess of Rothesay is held by The Princess of Wales, who was also the Duchess of Cornwall, the title of Duchess of Rothesay is for her use when in Scotland.

Since under current succession law the title of Duke of Rothesay (like that of Duke of Cornwall) can only be held by an heir-apparent who is also the eldest son of the monarch, no woman can be Duchess of Rothesay in her own right. However, this may change if the current proposals to change the rules of succession are completed.

Duchesses of Rothesay

The eight Duchesses of Rothesay (and the dates the individuals held that title) are as follows:

  1. Marjorie Douglas (1400–1402) — became dowager duchess when her husband, David Stewart, died as Duke of Rothesay. Majorie died in 1420.
  2. Caroline of Ansbach (1714–1727) — became queen consort when George II ascended to the throne.
  3. Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1736–1751) — dowager when husband Frederick, Prince of Wales died.
  4. Caroline of Brunswick (1795–1820) — became queen consort on the accession of her husband George IV
  5. Alexandra of Denmark (1863–1901) — the daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, she became queen consort on the ascension of her husband Edward VII following a 38-year wait on January 22, 1901.
  6. Mary of Teck (1901–1910) — queen consort upon accession of husband George V. She held the titles of Duchess of York, Duchess of Rothesay, Princess of Wales, Queen-Empress Consort and Queen-Empress Dowager.
  7. Lady Diana Spencer (1981–1997) — Diana was the first wife of Charles, Duke of Rothesay, currently the person most commonly associated with the title of Princess of Wales. Following her divorce from the Duke of Rothesay, she lost the style HRH and assumed the style of a divorced peeress, that is, her personal name immediately followed by her (former) title. Had Diana remarried, any use of the title Duchess of Rothesay, along with Princess of Wales would have been lost permanently.
  8. Camilla Shand (2005–present) — the second wife of Charles, Duke of Rothesay, It is intended that Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay/Cornwall, will upon her husband’s succession to the throne, become HRH The Princess Consort.

Several Duchesses of Rothesay became queens consort. Those who did not generally took the title of “Dowager Duchesses of Rothesay” after the deaths of their husbands.


*Notes* For further reading see: Gustav Imroth (Doctor) S. Africa. Also see “The Wanderer’s Club”, Abe Bailey, J.B. Taylor, and Lowinsky. Gustav Imroth was a boxing umpire. Also see: Dr. Anne Sampson on mining magnates and WW1.

Gustav Imroth of Kinberly, S.A. and H.B. Marshall (The Wanderer’s Club)

Leon Sutro, Adolphe Westheimer and Gustav Imroth- Kliptontein Diamond Mine, William Murphy (med doctor and controller of Robinson….

The Dlaminis (the reigning Swazi Royal Family) are an indigenous African royal house of Swaziland, a southern African nation of which as of 2013[update] Mswati III was king. Scholarly history of Swaziland shows that independent chiefdoms and small kingdoms dominated by various clans were initially conquered and incorporated into the growing Ngwane kingdom ruled by members of the Dlamini clan sometime in the 18th and 19th centuries, long before British colonisation.,_D.C.

The Embassy of Swaziland in Washington, D.C. is the Kingdom of Swaziland‘s diplomatic mission to the United States. It’s located at 1712 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

The Ambassador is Ephraim M. Hlophe.

Constructed in 1894, the five-story Richardsonian Romanesque row house is a contributing property to the Dupont Circle Historic District and valued at $5,830,940. The Kingdom of Swaziland purchased the building from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America in December 2000. Additional past owners of the property include Emily Burns Mitchell, Kathryn C. Robinson, the government of the Pahlavi dynasty (embassy), the government of Ecuador (embassy), the government of Italy (high commission), and the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.

This is a list of Ambassadors of the United States to Swaziland.

After the Second Boer War of 1899–1902, Swaziland became a British protectorate and thus came under the hegemony of the British Empire. In the early years of colonial rule, the British had expected that Swaziland would eventually be incorporated into South Africa. After World War II, however, South Africa’s racial policies induced the United Kingdom to prepare Swaziland for independence. In 1966, the UK Government agreed to discuss a new constitution, and Swaziland became independent on September 6, 1968.

The United States immediately recognized the new nation and established an embassy in the capital Mbabane on September 6, 1968, independence day for Swaziland. Chris C. Pappas, Jr., was appointed as chargé d’affaires ad interim pending the appointment of an ambassador. The first ambassador, Charles J. Nelson was appointed on June 9, 1971. He was accredited to Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana while resident in Gaborone, Botswana.

  • Note: Chris C. Pappas, Jr. served as chargé d’affaires September 1968–April 1969. Robert W. Chase served in that capacity, April 1969–August 1971.
  • Note: Until 1979 one ambassador, resident at Gaborone, was accredited to Botswana, Swaziland, and Lesotho.
  • Charles J. Nelson – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 9, 1971
    • Presented credentials: November 3, 1971
    • Terminated mission: Left Gaborone, March 2, 1974
  • David B. Bolen – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: February 28, 1974
    • Presented credentials: April 22, 1974
    • Terminated mission: Left Gaborone, August 11, 1976
  • Donald R. Norland – Career FSO[1]
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 17, 1976
    • Presented credentials: February 23, 1978
    • Terminated mission: Left Gaborone, September 8, 1979
  • Note: In 1979 the first ambassador was appointed solely for Swaziland.
  • Richard Cavins Matheron – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 27, 1979
    • Presented credentials: March 11, 1980
    • Terminated mission: Left post May 26, 1982
  • Robert H. Phinny – Political appointee
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 17, 1982
    • Presented credentials: January 12, 1983
    • Terminated mission: Left post September 5, 1984
  • Harvey Frans Nelson, Jr. – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 1, 1985
    • Presented credentials: October 14, 1985
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 29, 1988
  • Mary A. Ryan – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 11, 1988
    • Presented credentials: August 25, 1988
    • Terminated mission: Left post January 24, 1990
  • Stephen H. Rogers – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 22, 1990
    • Presented credentials: November 15, 1990
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 19, 1993
  • John T. Sprott – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 9, 1993
    • Presented credentials: February 17, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 1, 1996
  • Alan R. McKee – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 1996
    • Presented credentials: October 11, 1996
    • Terminated mission: Left post July 12, 1999
  • Gregory Lee Johnson – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 16, 1999
    • Presented credentials: February 3, 2000
    • Terminated mission: Relinquished charge October 18, 2001
  • James D. McGee – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: January 30, 2002
    • Presented credentials: February 21, 2002
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 10, 2004
  • Lewis W. Lucke – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 2004
    • Presented credentials: August 26, 2004
    • Terminated mission: 2006
  • Maurice S. Parker – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 20, 2007
    • Presented credentials: September 2007
    • Terminated Mission: June 12, 2009
  • Earl M. Irving – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 27, 2009
    • Presented credentials: August 27, 2009
    • Terminated Mission: August 27, 2012
  • Makila James – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 27, 2012
    • Presented credentials: August 27, 2012
    • Terminated Mission: Incumbent


Again my notes:

Robert H. Phinny (S. Africa writings)

Robert H. Phinny married Sally Gerber. He was employed by R.H. Phinny.

Daniel Frank Gerber married Dorothy Marion Scott in 1923.

Also see Shabazz (Little):

According to the family, Obama’s father travelled to America to study at the University of Hawaii in 1959. While there, he worked for an oil company and married his second wife, a white woman, named Anna Toot, and their union produced Barack Obama Jr.

Obama’s book says Obama Snr left his family in Hawaii after winning a scholarship to study in Harvard when his son was two years old.

The marriage later broke up after Anna’s father opposed it, according to Mama Sarah.

“Anna’s father was furious about the marriage and threatened to have Obama Snr expelled from the university. Our son sent us letters, pleading that we intervene to save the marriage,” remembers Sarah.

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46 Responses to Africa, Botswana, Batwing, Zulu And Ndebele

  1. Renee says:
    The Scott Paper Company is a USA-based corporation which manufactures primarily paper based consumer products. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in International Plaza (Scott Plaza) in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in Greater Philadelphia.

    Scott Paper was founded in 1879 in Philadelphia by brothers E. Irvin and Clarence Scott, and is often credited as being the first to market toilet paper sold on a roll. They began marketing paper towels, which were more like toilet paper, in 1907, and paper napkins in the 1930s.

    In 1995 Scott Paper merged with Kimberly-Clark which continues to use the Scott brandname. Scott Paper Limited, formerly a Canadian subsidiary, is no longer affiliated.

    Following the merger with Kimberly-Clark, the Baby Fresh brand was sold to Procter & Gamble and is now sold under the Pampers brand, as well as Scotties, which was sold to Irving Tissue. Other divested brands include Cut-Rite (sold to Reynolds Metals in 1986, now part of Alcoa).

  2. Renee says:
    GILL* ROCHE*,_Baroness_Fermoy
    *NOTE* Hudson/ Scherer*'s_Bay_Company
    Conoco Phillips/ Chesapeke:

    Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974), also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and member of The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, Elliot, John Phillips, Denny Doherty, and Michelle Phillips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their work as The Mamas & the Papas.
    Jim Robinson

    Michelle’s earliest known relative on her father’s side is her great-great grandfather Jim Robinson, born in the 1850s, who was an American slave on the Friendfield plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina. The family believes that after the Civil War, he worked as a Friendfield sharecropper for the rest of his life. He is said to have been buried there in an unmarked grave.[4]
    Jim married twice, first to a woman named Louiser, with whom he had two sons, Gabriel and Fraser, Michelle Obama’s great-grandfather. A daughter was born to the family, but her name has not been discovered and she is believed to have died as a child. His second marriage to Rose Ella Cohen produced six other children. Fraser had an arm amputated as a result of a boyhood injury. He worked as a shoemaker, a newspaper salesman, and in a lumber mill.[4] Carrie Nelson, Gabriel Robinson’s daughter, now 80, is the oldest living Robinson and the keeper of family lore.,_Brown_and_Company

  3. Renee says:'s
    More on the name here, with ARMOUR*
    James L. McGregor is an American author, journalist and businessman who has lived in China for more than 20 years. He is a senior counselor for APCO Worldwide and a member of the firm’s international advisory council. A professional speaker and CNBC contributor who specializes in China’s business, politics and society, he regularly appears in the media to discuss China-related topics. He is the author of the books No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism (Prospecta Press, 2012) and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China (Simon & Schuster, 2005).[1] He also covered China’s indigenous innovation policies in the report “China’s Drive for Indigenous Innovation: A Web of Industrial Policies” in 2010. He is the former CEO of Dow Jones & Company in China and Wall Street Journal bureau chief in China and Taiwan.

  4. Renee says:

    And more sugar and candylands…
    More than a century has passed since the beginning of the Palmer Candy Company. Family-owned and run for five generations,[citation needed] Palmer Candy Company began in 1878 when the adventurous Edward Cook Palmer decided to settle in the fast-growing frontier town of Sioux City, Iowa. Edward went into business as a wholesale Grocer but soon diversified to include a candy shop. In the early 20th century, candies and wholesale fruit were delivered to Palmer customers by a fleet of horse-drawn wagons. By 1912, the automobile age had arrived and the company bought its first motor delivery truck. The company’s last horse was sold in 1917. By this time, the factory made everything from hand-dipped boxed chocolates to penny candy, as well as many kinds of gumdrops and marshmallows. Memorable Palmer specialities include Aunt Ellen’s cherries, Handmade Bon Bons, Mexican Patties, Coconut Ditties, Glace Caramels, Flowing Raspberries, Walnut Grenobles, Jack Frost Marshmallows, Yankee Doodle Popcorn Candy and Tango Chocolates.

    The company divided into two concerns in 1914 – one to handle fruit and the other to make candy. The passing years brought change and improvements to the regional operation. In addition to a successful line of candy bars being created, including the Twin Bing in 1923, the full general line of chocolates was continually reviewed. Palmer’s current line of chocolates represents 100 years of craftmanship and experience.

    Today’s production takes place in two new, large and modern plants. The company is still owned by three family members, Marty Palmer, Doug Palmer and Katie Tautz while the day-to-day opertations are run by Marty Palmer. Palmer Candy annually creates millions of pounds of confections and is listed as one of the area’s major employers.

  5. Renee says:

    Soundex Code for Shields = S432
    Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:

    Soundex Code for Childs = C432
    Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:

    Soundex Code for Chiles = C420
    Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:

  6. Renee says:
    Sandra had a baby w/ him:
    Khashoggi was born in Mecca, the son of Muhammad Khashoggi, who was King Abdul Aziz Al Saud’s personal doctor. His family is of Turkish ancestry.[3] The family moved from the Iberian Peninsula and settled in Saudi Arabia. Adnan Khashoggi’s sister Samira Khashoggi Fayed married Mohammed Al-Fayed and was the mother of Dodi Fayed.[3] Another sister, Soheir Khashoggi, is a well-known Arab writer (Mirage, Nadia’s Song, Mosaic).[4]

    Khashoggi was educated at Victoria College in Alexandria, Egypt, and American universities: California State University, Chico, Ohio State University, and Stanford University. Khashoggi later left his studies in order to seek his fortune in business.

    Whatever happened to Adnan Khashoggi? | “From Brussels to Beirut”…

    Jun 5, 2012 … Once a mainstay in glossy magazines, Khashoggi has fallen from … he married the attractive British woman, Sandra Daly, who converted to …

    Spouse(s) Patricia Ann Dailey
    (1955–2007; divorced),
    Leslie DeMeuse-Disney (2008–2009; his death)

  7. Renee says:
    Breaking news! Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts schedules a case by Attorney Taitz regarding Obama’s forged IDs to be heard in conference before the full Supreme Court.

    And back again across the pond we go here again…
    nee’ ROBERTS*

  8. Renee says:

    Monday, November 1, 2004

    From Home Squared to the US Senate: How Barack Obama Was Lost and Found


    When Barack Obama Junior first visited “Home Squared” – Barack Senior’s native village in Alego in the early 1990s – they confronted him with the perplexing accusation: “You’re lost!” The words are English. Yet Barack Junior had never heard them in that context. For the idea they express is totally Luo.

    It is a literal translation of the phrase ilal – from the intransitive verb lal, to disappear or to be away for a long time without an explanation, and the transitive verb lalo, to lose something. In Chicago’s South Side, Barack Junior’s adopted home, they have a homely way of expressing ilal: “Long time no see!”

    But lal has a number of figurative meanings – to lose a line of thought, to deviate from the norm, to discard tradition. Simply by being born and growing up in America, Barack Junior had never been a Luo: He had lal.

    And yet – because ours is a fiercely patriarchal community – Barack Junior is a Luo by the sheer fact that Barack Senior was a Luo. Barack Junior was thus doubly “lost.” For, in important of ways, Barack Senior himself had for a long time “lost the way.”

    First, through classroom tutelage, he had imbibed the white man’s culture. It was in this sense that Abong’o (as Roy now prefers to be known) and Auma – Barack Senior’s children by his original (Luo) wife – had also “gone astray.”

    Educated in Germany and now a University of Nairobi lecturer, Auma was living in a relatively comfortable suburban home in Nairobi when Barack Junior came to Kenya. It was for this reason that she considered her Alego home to be “Home Squared. As we learned in the S.M. Otieno case, the Luo elite consider their urban residences to be mere “houses.

    Their real homes are in the countryside, where they or their parents were born. Which is why whenever one takes a vacation, one pronounces with great pride: “Adhi dala!” – “I am going home!” Auma preferred to give the two places equal significance. To which Abong’o quipped that, in that case, for Barack Obama Junior, Alego was “Home Cubed.”

    Finally, Barack Senior had lost his way by marrying a white woman – Barack Junior’s mother. This is the fate that he shares with James McBride, the black American autobiographer.
    I know that, elected to the Senate, he will not forget his people in Hawaii and Home Squared. Indeed, throughout the black world. Nay, throughout the whole world because – as Mwalimu Julius Nyerere used to say – all oppressed people of all colours ni Waswahili.

    This was perhaps why marrying a white woman didn’t bother Barack Senior. And there is much to be said for that woman’s own mental and moral courage that she was willing to join a black man whose world was as far away as the moon and in a country where such a marriage could prove opprobrious.

    There was, however, another white woman. That was why, when I first heard of Obama Junior, I assumed that he was Ruth’s son. Ruth was the wife I knew after Obama Senior came back from America and worked for Tom Mboya in the Ministry of Economic Planning.

    After Obama Senior had left Anne in Honolulu, he studied at Harvard, where he met and befriended Ruth. She afterwards followed him all the way to Home Squared. I assumed that Junior was either David or Mark, Ruth’s two sons whose names I no longer remembered.

    What I remember, however – and much of it emerges from Obama Junior’s book – was that Obama Senior’s marriage to Ruth was not a happy one. Like his father, although charming, generous and extraordinarily clever, Obama Senior was also imperious, cruel and given to boasting about his brain and his wealth.

    It was this kind of boasting that proved his undoing in the Kenyatta system – although, as he said, there was tribalism in it –and left him without a job, plunged him into prolonged poverty and dangerously wounded his ego.

    Like me, he was excessively fond of Scotch. In his later years, he had fallen into the habit of going home drunk every night. This was what forced Ruth to sue for a divorce to marry another friend of mine, a Tanzanian.

    Scotch, indeed, was what proved to be Obama Senior’s final undoing. Driving a car always excited him excessively.

    Obama Senior had had many extremely serious accidents. In time, both his legs had to be amputated and replaced with iron. But his pride was such that he could not tolerate “crawling like an insect” on the road. I was not surprised when I learned how he had finally died.

    I was more surprised when Obama Junior emerged, as if from the blue. I knew that Home Squared, Luoland, Kenya and Africa might soon be represented in the world’s most powerful council.

    In this way, Barack Obama Junior was not lost.

    Philip Ochieng is an editor with the Nation Media Group
    Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian politician who served as the first President of Tanzania and previously Tanganyika, from the country’s founding in 1961 until his retirement in 1985.

    Born in Tanganyika to Nyerere Burito (1860–1942), Chief of the Zanaki,[1] Nyerere was known by the Swahili name Mwalimu or ‘teacher’, his profession prior to politics.[2] He was also referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation).[3] Nyerere received his higher education at Makerere University in Kampala and the University of Edinburgh. After he returned to Tanganyika, he worked as a teacher. In 1954, he helped form the Tanganyika African National Union.

    In 1961 on independence, Nyerere was elected Tanganyika’s first Prime Minister, and following the declaration of a republic in 1962, the country’s first President. In 1964, Tanganyika became politically united with Zanzibar and was renamed to Tanzania. In 1965, a one-party election returned Nyerere to power. During the first years Nyerere created a single-party system and used “preventive detention” to eliminate trade unions and opposition.

    Nyerere issued the Arusha Declaration, which outlined his socialist vision of ujamaa that came to dominate his policies. The policies led to a collapsing economy, systematic corruption, and unavailability of goods. In the early 1970s Nyerere ordered his security forces to forcibly transfer much of the population to collective farms and, because of opposition from villagers, often burned villages down. The campaign pushed the nation to the brink of starvation and made it dependent on foreign food aid.

    In 1985, after more than two decades in power, he relinquished power to his hand-picked successor. Nyerere left Tanzania as one of the poorest, least developed, and most foreign aid-dependent countries in the world.,[4] although much progress in services such as health and education had nevertheless been achieved.[5] He remained the chairman of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi. He died of leukemia in London in 1999.,_Illinois

  9. Renee says:,_Illinois
    Batavia is a suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1833, and is the oldest city in Kane County, Illinois, with a small portion in DuPage County.[4] During the Industrial Revolution, Batavia became known as ‘The Windmill City’ for being the largest windmill producer of the time.[4] Fermilab, a federal government-sponsored high-energy physics laboratory, where both the bottom quark and the top quark were first detected, is located here. Batavia is part of a Tri-Cities area, along with St. Charles and Geneva. Its population has been increasing, from 23,866 in the 2000 U.S. census,[5] 25,246 in 2003[6] to 27,502 in the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau census.,_Illinois
    DuPage County was formed on February 9, 1839 out of Cook County.[4] The county took its name from the DuPage River, which was, in turn, named after a French fur trapper, DuPage.[5] The first written history to address the name, the 1882 History of DuPage County, Illinois, by Rufus Blanchard, relates:[6]

    “ The DuPage River had, from time immemorial, been a stream well known. It took its name from a French trader who settled on this stream below the fork previous to 1800. Hon. H. W. Blodgett, of Waukegan, informs the writer that J. B. Beaubien had often spoken to him of the old Frenchman, Du Page, whose station was on the bank of the river, down toward its mouth, and stated that the river took its name from him. The county name must have the same origin. Col Gurden S. Hubbard, who came into the country in 1818, informs the writer that the name DuPage, as applied to the river then, was universally known, but the trader for whom it was named lived there before his time. Mr. Beaubien says it is pronounced Du Pazhe (a having the sound of ah, and that the P should be a capital). This was in reply to Mr. Blodgett’s inquiry of him concerning the matter.
    Arthur MIDDLETON Young:
    Arthur Middleton Young
    Born 3 November 1905 (1905-11-03)
    Paris, France
    Died 30 May 1995 (1995-05-31)
    Berkeley, California
    Spouse(s) Priscilla Page
    Ruth Forbes
    Ruth Forbes Young was born in 1903 a great granddaughter of the American transcendentalist philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Murray Forbes of Boston/China tea trade fame. As a young woman she assisted her uncle Cameron Forbes, the first Govenor General of the Phillipines, host such figures as General Pershing and President Taft at her family’s Massachusettes island retreat. She studied painting at the Arts Students League, later showing her still lifes and landscapes in one-woman exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia. With her first husband, the architect George Lyman Paine Jr. she bore two sons, Michael and Cameron. Designing sets and costumes herself she produced ballets in Santa Barbara where she moved with her children after divorce. Marriage to her second husband Giles Thomas ended with his death in 1944.

    Mrs. Young’s mature contribution to international affairs was triggered by the dropping of the Atom Bomb in 1945. Believing every citizen who was able should act to help prevent further catastrophic war, she joined the World Federalists bringing such people as Clement Atlee to the table of several fundraising dinners she organized. When she realized more could be done to involve private citizens directly in the quest for peace–for the Federalists lobbied the government–she initiated the group IPAC, or the International Peace Academy Committee to study what most needed to be done. On the advice of U- Thant, she sought out Maj. General Indar Jit Rikhye who had been Dag Hammarskjold’s as well as his own military advisor; for he knew more about the subject of conflict resolution than any other professional.

    In 1970 Mrs. Young founded the International Peace Academy with General Rikhye as its president. In the following decades as part of her fundraising efforts, she wrote letters to vast numbers of individuals interested in international affairs informing them of the Academy’s unique mission and programs.

    In the late 1940’s she married her third husband, the inventor of the Bell 47 Helicopter and philosopher Arthur Middleton Young. In 1972 the couple founded the Institute for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley, California. Since her husband’s death in 1995, Mrs. Young has primarily devoted herself to encouraging the study of Young’s metaparadigm, the Theory of Process, which resolves the conflict between the findings of science and spirituality and is increasingly applied to practical problems in the fields of education, psychology, business and international affairs.
    Derek Benefield:

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