Monthly Archives: June 2019

State: in Sudan a civilian government

The U.S., UK, and Norway jointly call on the TMC in Sudan to allow peaceful protest and agree with FFC to form a civilian-led transitional government. pic.twitter.com/xwoXJhayet — Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) June 29, 2019 [April 19 2019] Inspiring conversation with … Continue reading

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tightens his power

  Christian Tadele, a spokesperson for the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA), has been taken to custody, in the latest wave of arrests in connection with the assassination of officials. pic.twitter.com/GaL8lCkGre — Ethiopia Observer (@Ethiobserver) June 28, 2019   Spokesman … Continue reading

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Libya” U.S.merc released – Mirage F1 down over a suburb of Tripoli

Video clip from May 7 when "Portuguese" pilot "Jimmy Rees" was captured by #Libya National Army (LNA) forces after his Mirage F1 fighter jet was downed near #Tripoli conducting missions for the GNA. Now publicly ID'd as @usairforce veteran Jamie … Continue reading

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Ethiopia: ethnic bloodshed once held in check arising

Four high-ranking officials in Amhara, including the deputy head of security there, were taken into custody June 24 2019, according to Abere Adamu, chief of the Amhara police commission. An additional 178 people have also been arrested on suspicion of … Continue reading

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Hormuz: Trump denies warning Iran

By the time the bill comes due, the 2020 election will probably be over, so he’s unlikely to care. Thomas Wright Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution [June 23 2019] President Donald Trump told NBC News on June 23 2019 … Continue reading

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U.S. troop resurgence

4 of 4: We will continue to monitor the situation diligently & make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting & credible threats. — Acting SecDef Pat Shanahan (@ActingSecDef) June 17, 2019 [March 19 2019 Impact of a … Continue reading

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Bahrein: U.K. helicopters,small boats

One hundred Royal Marines from the U.K.’s new naval base in Bahrain will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats due to rising tensions with Iran [February 15 2011 clashes after protest deaths ] The demonstrations in Bahrain on … Continue reading

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Sudan: prisoners released, Talks will resume

June 14 2019: Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy described the attack on a long-running sit-in near the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, as “just devastating.” “We have seen other countries where the military enjoy impunity and literally … Continue reading

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Libya: SNC-Lavalin’s Bruce out

All has gone quiet between the government and SNC-Lavalin. Or has it? My column for @Macleans on Trudeau’s scandalous loose end: a DPA for SNC. #cdnpoli https://t.co/wx2qkvAk5E — Andrew MacDougall (@AGMacDougall) June 7, 2019 Neil Bruce is retiring immediately as … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: radical Taliban fighters joining IS

Many have come to see the Taliban, which have clashed with IS, as a potential partner in containing it. A negotiated settlement with the Taliban could also prompt an exodus of more radical Taliban fighters to join IS. That process … Continue reading

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