Myanmar security forces shoot dead nine anti-coup protesters despite calls for restraint

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, killing nine people, witnesses and media reported, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help...

Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since...

Gun battles raging, explosions heard across Mogadishu as Somali govt forces seal off streets

Terrified civilians have been sheltering in place as government troops engaged opposition forces in prolonged gun battles across the Somali capital Mogadishu. There have been no reports of casualties as the fighting is ongoing. Intermittent...

Supporters of Myanmar coup attack rival in Yangon

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Some armed with knives and clubs, others firing slingshot and throwing stones, supporters of Myanmar’s military attacked opponents of the coup in downtown Yangon on Thursday, while Southeast Asian governments groped...

Tensions mount in Tunis as calls for constitutional court grow

Young democracy challenged as parliament and head of state collide https://www.jpost.com-By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE Flag of Tunisia. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Tunisia’s young democratic rule is feeling the pressure of a presidential-prime minister clash that is...

Top diplomat calls for solidarity with Africa amid pandemic

Solidarity with Africa is more essential than ever as the world struggles with the novel coronavirus, Turkey’s foreign minister said May 25 while marking Africa Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the African Union. “The unprecedented conditions...

Demonstrators Reportedly Killed, Several Injured as Clashes Erupt in Myingyan, Myanmar

by Nikita Folomov Last week, 17 people died during clashes between the protesters and the police as rallies against the recent military takeover has been continuing in the country. At least nine people were shot dead and...

Smaller protests in Myanmar as junta deploys more soldiers, armoured vehicles

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Protesters in Myanmar kept up demands on Monday for the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an end to military rule, though crowds were smaller after the...

Ethiopian Military Reportedly Kills 42 People Involved in Deadly Benishangul-Gumuz Attack

by Maxim Minaev Earlier, more than 100 civilians were killed as a result of a series of attacks by militants in Benishangul-Gumuz, a state in western Ethiopia. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that forces had been...

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000 The prime minister designate of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, in Tripoli. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP  The Guardian- Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor The legitimacy of...

EU Reportedly Blocks Ethiopia Aid Over Crisis in Tigray

by Ilya Tsukanov The East African nation was thrust into civil conflict in early November, when federal troops moved to take control of the Tigray region after local authorities disobeyed a federal order to postpone elections...

Huge explosions rock Equatorial Guinea’s main city

https://www.bbc.com-At least 15 people have died and hundreds more have been injured in a series of explosions in Equatorial Guinea, the health ministry says. Some 500 people were injured following the blasts, which happened near...

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after Covid rumours

https://www.bbc.com/-image copyright AFP-  Getty Images image captionThe 61-year-old president died from heart complications on Wednesday Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a...

Yemen’s Houthis Claim to Have Attacked Jeddah and Abha Airports in Saudi Arabia

by Maxim Minaev Earlier, a military coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia had intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Houthi rebels toward Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Yahya Sarea,...

India’s Congress Party Lauds Trump’s New Tibet Bill on Dalai Lama, Consulate in Lhasa

by Dhairya Maheshwari The Tibetan Policy and Support Act, 2020 replaces the George Bush-era Tibetan Policy Act of 2002. While Bush distanced himself from the 2002 act fearing its implications on US-China relations, President Trump’s law...

ISIS in Mozambique ‘beheading’ children, reports say

"One mother told the agency she had had to watch as her 12-year-old son was killed in this way close to where she was hiding with her other children." https://www.jpost.com/-By SETH J. FRANTZMAN ISIS fighter...

344 Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolboys Released: Official

The assault last Friday on a rural school in Kankara, Katsina state was initially blamed on criminals, known as bandits, who have terrorised the region for years. WorldAgence France-Presse Two officials put the number of schoolboys...

John Magufuli: Questions raised over missing Tanzania leader

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright AFP image captionThe 61-year-old president, nicknamed "The Bulldozer", is serving his second term in office Questions have been raised over the health of Tanzanian President John Magufuli who has not been seen in public...

Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically...

How the Russia-Turkey geopolitical binary continues in Libya

Turkey’s intervention in the Libyan conflict proved decisive in tipping the balance of military force towards Ankara’s allies in the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. Similar support for Azerbaijan in clashes with Armenia over the...