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HONG KONG PROTEST ENTERS SIXTH MONTH

11th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

11 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Hong Kong police opened fire and wounded at least one protester on Monday, witnesses and media reports said, a fresh escalation of violence as anti-government demonstrations enter their sixth month. Police fired live rounds at protesters on the eastern side of Hong Kong island, Cable TV and other Hong…

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SOUTH SUDAN DELAYS FORMING UNITY GOVERNMENT

8th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

08 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  South Sudan’s president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, Uganda’s presidency said, buying time after concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition…

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TAIWAN WARNS OF POSSIBLE ATTACK FROM CHINA

7th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

07 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy amid trade war threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, the island’s foreign minister has said. As Taiwan’s presidential elections approach in January, China has stepped…

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GOVERNMENT AND SEPARATISTS SIGN POWER-SHARING DEAL IN YEMEN

6th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

06 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: BBC) -Yemen’s government has signed a power-sharing deal with separatists in the south of the country that is intended to end months of infighting. The two are meant to be part of an alliance with a Saudi-led multinational coalition that has been battling the rebel Houthi movement since 2015. But in…

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IRAQ PROTESTS
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MORE THAN 250 KILLED SINCE START OF PROTESTS IN IRAQ

5th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

05 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades. Demonstrations also took place in several other locations, including the main Gulf port Umm…

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CUBA AND VENEZUELA TO FIGHT “US-IMPERIALISM”

4th Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

04 NOVEMBER  2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro, President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro signaled on Sunday punishing U.S. sanctions would only stiffen their resolve to stick together and support social change in the region. The three leaders presided over the closing session of a solidarity conference in Havana…

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REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKERS SEEK REFUGE IN CAPE TOWN METHODIST CHURCH

1st Nov 2019 . by Andrew Richards

01 NOVEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: SOWETAN) -Scores of refugees and asylum seekers evicted during a clash with police in central Cape Town on Wednesday have taken refuge at the Central Methodist Church in the city. The church was packed in the early evening as men, women and children flooded in after being ousted from the Waldorf…

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VIOLENT CLASH BETWEEN POLICE AND REFUGEES IN CAPE TOWN

31st Oct 2019 . by Andrew Richards

31 OCTOBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP)- Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while arresting and dispersing hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers, including children, who had camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency’s office seeking protection after anti-immigrant attacks. Local human rights and legal groups expressed shock over images…

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HARIRI
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PM HARIRI RESIGNS AS PROTESTS IN LEBANON CONTINUE

30th Oct 2019 . by Andrew Richards

30 OCTOBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Saad al-Hariri resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a “dead end” in trying to resolve a crisis unleashed by huge protests against the ruling elite and plunging the country deeper into turmoil. Hariri addressed the nation after a mob loyal to the Shi’ite Muslim…

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FRELIMO WINS MOZAMBIQUE ELECTIONS

29th Oct 2019 . by Andrew Richards

29 OCTOBER 2019 (SOURCE: EWN) -Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi won a five-year term in Mozambique’s election this month, the electoral commission announced on Sunday, despite claims of widespread cheating. Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo party scored 73% of the vote, ahead of Ossufo Momade of the rebel group turned opposition party Renamo with almost 22%,…

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