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11th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

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SOUTH AFRICANS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK AMID VIOLENCE

6th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week’s anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. In a televised address Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the attacks that began Sunday,…

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6th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: TIMES) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced on Friday that his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, has died. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former president, Comrade Robert Mugabe,” he shared on his Twitter account. “Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation,…

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ISRAEL ESCALATES ITS SHADOW WAR WITH IRAN

5th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Andrew Richards Israel has carried out a series of attacks across the Middle East in recent weeks to prevent Iran from equipping its Arab allies with precision-guided missiles, drones and other sophisticated weapons that could challenge Israel’s defences. The attacks represent a new escalation in the shadow war between Iran and Israel, which has…

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DEFORESTATION FUELS THE AMAZON FIRES

5th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Alex Pollock A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest’s importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch the military to assist in firefighting. (Reuters) Overview of the current situation The Amazon – the world’s largest rainforest and river basin –…

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SLOW AND STEADY PROGRESS TOWARDS A NEW SUDAN

4th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Sudan’s hard-won transition to civilian rule has fallen behind schedule just days after the new prime minister delayed the formation of the first government since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir was removed. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a seasoned United Nations economist who faces the daunting task of rescuing his country’s moribund economy, was…

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29th Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

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MASSIVE PEACEFUL PROTESTS RESUME IN HONG KONG AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday [18 August], in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support. Protesters defied torrential rain, a police ban and menacing threats from the Chinese government…

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CHINA’S ‘RE-EDUCATION’ OF UYGHUR MINORITY GROUP UNDER SCRUTINY

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Alex Pollock Most people sent to mass detention centres in China have been “returned to society”, a senior official from the area  [XinJiang] said on Tuesday [13 August]. UN experts and activists say at last one million ethnic Uyghurs, and members of other largely Muslim minority groups, have been detained in camps in the…

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SAUDI COUNCIL APPROVES ROYAL DECREE TO REFORM GUARDIANSHIP SYSTEM

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Mike Burnard On Thursday [1 August 2019], Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers announced their approval of a royal decree to reform the Kingdom’s wilayah, or guardianship system, a jumble of regulations that Human Rights Watch has said constitute “the most significant impediment to realising women’s rights in the country”. The new laws, at least some of which are expected…

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