Tag Archives: War/Conflict


S. Africa’s Sowetans pay tribute to jazz legend Hugh Masekela

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of South Africans from Soweto gathered on Sunday (January 28) for a memorial event paying tribute to the “father of South African jazz”, Hugh Masekela who died from prostate cancer last week at the age of 78. Continue reading


Colombia seizes 12 tons of cocaine, its biggest ever haul

APARTADO, COLOMBIA (NOVEMBER 08, 2017) (MUTE) (COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TV) – Police seized more than 12 tons (11 metric tonnes) of cocaine from Colombia’s top crime gang on Wednesday (November 8), the biggest haul ever in the nation’s long-running fight against drug trafficking, President Juan Manuel Santos said. Continue reading


Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election – commission

BOMAS, NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (CITIZEN TV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday (October 30).
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‘White Lives Matter’ supporters chant ‘Blood and Soil’ as they rally in Tennessee

SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 28, 2017) (NBC)- About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville on Saturday (October 28) to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the federal government over the issue earlier this year. Continue reading


Spain’s El Pais newspaper rolls off the presses after historic day

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.


Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.

The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.


Pussy Riot protest for political prisoners in Trump Tower

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (TWITTER/@PUSSYRRRIOT) – Trump Tower was briefly shut on Monday (October 23) after Russian activists Pussy Riot staged a protest in the hotel, activist Maria Alyokhina said on her Facebook page. Continue reading


UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex -BBC

NUNEATON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 22, 2017) (POPA MARIAN) – British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday (October 22), the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England. Continue reading


Congo controversially elected to U.N right council, despite abuse record

Critics of President Joseph Kabila’s government are challenging the election of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the 47-member Geneva-based council. The country – beset by renewed political and militia violence since Kabila refused to step down in December – won 151 votes. US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said Congo’s election harmed the credibility of the body.
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