Tag Archives: War/Conflict

12Aug/17

Kenyan opposition stronghold Kisumu smoulders after Kenyatta victory

KISUMU, KENYA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office on Friday (August 11) he set off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in the strongholds of opposition leader Raila Odinga in the capital and the west of the country. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Religious leaders and civil society groups call for ANC MPs to vote Zuma out

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cape Town under the banner, Unite Behind Coalition, on Monday (August 7), calling on members of parliament to vote President Jacob Zuma out. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Maduro casts ballot in controversial Venezuelan vote

CARACAS, VENEZUELA (JULY 30, 2017) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro cast his ballot on Sunday (July 30) for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping new powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule in the convulsed OPEC nation. Continue reading

26Jul/17

Trump: no transgender people will serve in U.S. military – Twitter

INTERNET (JULY 26, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (July 26) he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.
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16Jul/17

In shadow of crackdown, Turkey commemorates failed coup

ANKARA, TURKEY (JULY 15, 2017) (PRESIDENTIAL POOL) – Thousands of Turks gathered in front of the Turkish parliament in the capital Ankara at the anniversary of last year’s failed coup in the early hours of Sunday (July 16). Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addressed to the thousands gathered in front of the parliament.

A sea of rapturous, flag-waving crowds spilled across the streets of Istanbul, where last year unarmed civilians stood up to rogue soldiers who commandeered tanks, warplanes and helicopters in a bid to topple Erdogan.

Some 250 people were killed and parliament bombed before the coup was put down. The show of popular defiance has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics.

But along with a groundswell of nationalism, the coup’s greatest legacy has been a far-reaching crackdown that has deepened the divide between Western-facing, secular Turks and the pious millions who back Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted politics.

06Jul/17

Anti-G20 ‘Welcome to Hell’ demonstration gets underway in Hamburg

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of protesters from around Europe, who say the G20 summit has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace, poured into Hamburg on Thursday (July 6) to join the main demonstration, dubbed “Welcome to Hell” by the alliance of anti-capitalist groups who organized it.
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02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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26May/17

UK police say they have some key players behind Manchester bombing

LONDON, BRITAIN (MAY 26, 2017) (UK POOL) – British police have arrested a “large part of the network” behind this week’s Manchester suicide bombing but more arrests are likely, the country’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Friday (May 26).
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