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Mali: tit-for-tat violence

“About 100 unidentified armed men circulating on motos all of a sudden invaded Yoro and fired on the population,” said Issiaka Ganame, the mayor of Yoro. “Then they descended on the village of Gangafani 2, which is about 15km (9 … Continue reading

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Tunis: bombs: Body parts were strewn

Two suicide blasts rocked the Tunisian capital on June 27 2019 killing at least one police officer and wounding several people. The first blast involved a suicide bomber who targeted a police patrol on Tunis’ central Charles de Gaulle street, … Continue reading

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Nitro Zeus: Patriot batteries and reconnaissance

President Donald Trump is sending an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East as part of a “mostly protective” effort to deter Iranian threats. Many of the new forces will be engineers to support Patriot missile batteries and reconnaissance … 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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Sudan: a technocratic government ? Dagalo

The Department of State supports a civilian-led transitional government, that is acceptable to the people of #Sudan, that can stabilize the situation, implement reforms, and prepare for free and fair elections in Sudan. (2/2) — US Embassy Khartoum (@USEmbassyKRT) June … Continue reading

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Hormuz: Trump blinked, sanctions distract

“It’s in the realm of the symbolic.” The sanctions are “a sideshow to a threat of military escalation and all-out conflict,” . They fuel a narrative focussed on Iran rather than the United States—and the fact that Trump blinked when … Continue reading

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Hormuz: Trump denies warning Iran

President Donald Trump told NBC News on June 23 2019 that he did not send a message to Tehran warning Iran of a U.S. attack, which he later called off. Iranian sources told Reuters that Trump had warned Tehran via … Continue reading

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