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(21) ‘Peacekeepers’ kill Somali civilians ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

The worst violence is said to have occurred in the southern port city of Merka, where according to a statement from an anonymous police officer ten civilians have been killed, and many others had to go to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Why it came to the outbreak of violence, the police could not say. […]

Why is Senegal sending troops to Saudi Arabia? – BBC News

“Why would Senegalese troops go to Yemen to fight a war that is not theirs?” is a widely shared view on social media today. And many did not go far before making the link between President Macky Sall’s recent announcement that Saudi Arabia would invest heavily in the government development programme known as Programme Senegal […]

Yemen talks should begin after halt to violence- Yemen Post English Newspaper Online

On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition said the military operation against the Houthi militants and dissident forces was over and the hope renewal process started. The hope process is supposed to include a ceasefire by the Houthi militants and dissident forces loyal to ex-president, resumed talks between Yemeni factions and a start of rebuilding the country. […]

Congo hospital sees rise in rape of girls as young as 18 months

Naama Haviv, executive director of Panzi Foundation USA, said 34 infants and young girls from Kavumu had been treated at the hospital in the last two years. “While we’ve seen very significant violence against women and girls in Congo, what’s new and particularly devastating about this crisis is that it is centred in one community. […]

Iran-backed rebels loot Yemen files about U.S. spy operations – LA Times

Yemeni intelligence officers still loyal to Hadi’s besieged government burned some secret files, one official said. But they couldn’t destroy all of them before the Houthi fighters, whose leaders have received some weapons and training from Iran, moved in.The loss of the intelligence networks, in addition to the escalating conflict, contributed to the Obama administration’s […]

S. African Government Will Investigate Allegations… – Matthew Aid

“These allegations will impact negatively on our hard-won democracy and will undermine the independence and credibility of our democratic institutions,” the agency said. It said it would work with other security departments to “determine the veracity of the allegations made.” Madonsela released a report last year that said President Jacob Zuma had inappropriately benefited from […]

Mbeki to African leaders: Invest in ICT infrastructure to solve local challenges – Vanguard News

The former South African President also highlighted on the African Renaissance concept on how best African people and nations shall overcome the current challenges confronting the continent and achieve cultural, scientific, and economic renewal.He told the gathering comprising of telecoms operators, African leaders in the ICT ecosystem, including Airtel, MTN, Unitel and Millicom and international […]

PressTV-UAE financed Egypt military coup: Leaks

The leak by Egypt’s Mekameleen TV, believed to date back to January 14, shows how the UAE supported and funded the military coup in the African country in 2013. A part of the audio reveals that Sisi’s office manager, General Abbas Kamil, asks UAE Minister of State Sultan Al-Jaber to provide the Egyptian army with […]

‘Ex-Israeli agents’ threatened cyber attack on S Africa – Al Jazeera English

According to the reports, then-Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan received a note from “unknown sources” on June 28, 2012, threatening a cyber attack “against South Africa’s banking and financial sectors.” The hand-delivered letter gave the government just 30 days to achieve the “discontinuation of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and the removal and prosecution […]

Egypt Bombs Libya as Blowback Continues and Regional War Spreads | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The pattern between Egypt and Libya is similar to that which took place recently when a Jordanian pilot was executed by ISIS after being captured. Citing vengeance for the pilot, Jordan responded with an elevated series of airstrikes against targets inside Syria and Iraq. According to reporting by Middle East Eye on Monday, many in […]

Namibian War of Independence – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Africa had administered what was then still known as South West Africa since it captured the German territory during World War I and subsequently received a League of Nations mandate to administer the territory. In 1966 the United Nations General Assembly, successor to the League of Nations, revoked South Africa’s mandate to govern South-West […]

Phil Africa of MOVE dies under suspicious circumstances in Pennsylvania prison

Phil took his commitment and work as a revolutionary very seriously, but was often smiling, laughing and giving people hugs and encouragement. He was a warm father figure to many in the prison, where he taught inmates how to box, to think, and how to get stronger. Despite having two of his children murdered by […]

Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers | UK news | The Guardian

The exhaustive study of the papers from the Libyan government archives shows the links between MI5, MI6 and Gaddafi’s security agencies were far more extensive than previously thought and involved a number of joint operations in which Libyan dissidents were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured. At one point, Libyan intelligence agents were invited to operate […]

Pentagon hands over African warlord | TheHill

The Pentagon transferred Ongwen to Uganda’s contingent to the African Union task force hunting down the Lord’s Resistance Army. Both the Central African Republic and Uganda, countries where the militia is active agreed to the hand over.Pentagon officials touted Ongwen’s surrender and praised the African Union’s efforts to end the militia’s violence.”The removal of this […]

The EU’s ‘Eurafrica’ roots – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

On the surface, this looks like a good deal for Africa. PanAf (as the initiative is referred to) will contribute to increased mobility within the continent as well as between Europe and Africa. For instance, student exchange programmes will enable African students to pursue academic interests in Europe. African nations will have easier access to […]

APA – Two assailants on military office burned alive in Congo

“The military prosecutor’s offices were attacked at around 9:00 pm [local time] by men whose identities are not yet clear,” Beni’s mayor Bwanakawa Nyonyi, said Saturday, adding that the attackers were driven back by the army. According to the mayor, two of the assailants were found by locals early Saturday and “were burnt alive while […]

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