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Israel could strike first as tensions with Iran flare

Israel has a powerful air force — and it’s not afraid to strike neighbors it perceives as a national security threat. AP Photo/Ariel Schalit Doreen Horschig, University of Central Florida Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries. Relations with Iran have been worsening for months. In early May, one year after ...

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How Museveni has twisted Uganda’s constitution to cling to power

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has engineered constitutional changes that could see him rule for life. Daniel Irungu/EPA-EFE Moses Khisa, North Carolina State University For a period of time between 1986 and the early 2000s Uganda was considered to be a country committed to democratic reform. But in recent years the democratic space has shrunk dramatically. In a recently published ...

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U.S. Begins Removing Millions Of Illegal Immigrants Next Week

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump tweeted, referring to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “They will ...

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Sri Lanka: Catholic Churches Suspend Services

All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings, a senior priest told AFP on Thursday. “On the advice of the security forces we are keeping all churches closed,” the priest said. “There will be no public mass said until further notice.” President calls for resignations of top security ...

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Possible Coup In Sudan As Army Deploys Around Khartoum

In a possible coup move, Sudan’s army deployed troops around the defence ministry, while soldiers and security agency personnel were deployed on key roads and bridges in Khartoum early on Thursday, as thousands of people flocked to an anti-government protest outside the ministry. Earlier, state television said the armed forces would make an important announcement amid speculation a coup attempt ...

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Rwanda Honors Those Killed In Genocide 25 Years Ago

Rwanda began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at the Gisozi genocide memorial site, where over a quarter a million of people are buried, before an afternoon of speeches and ...

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Bouteflika steps aside as Algerians push to reclaim and own their history

Algerians protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, 29 March 2019. EFE/Mohamed Messara Dounia Mahlouly, SOAS, University of London Algeria’s long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika has agreed to step down following a series of mass protests against his original plan to bid for a fifth term. After weeks of uncertainty, the country’s military chief Ahmed Gaed Salah declared the 82-year-old ...

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