Tag Archives: War/Conflict

25Apr/17

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading

24Apr/17

Clashes at demo as election results announced

Demonstrators at Paris’ place de la Bastille clash with police as the results of the first round in French presidential election is announced.

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14Apr/17

U.S. releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ strike in Afghanistan

The U.S. military releases video of the ‘mother of all bombs’ strike used in Afghanistan on ISIS targets, one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat.

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14Apr/17

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants. Havovi Cooper reports. Continue reading

13Apr/17

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday (April 12) to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria. Pascale Davies reports.
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12Apr/17

Police boost security for rescheduled Dortmund match after team bus attack

Dortmund police say they have boosted security for Wednesday’s rescheduled Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco that was postponed on Tuesday following an attack on Dortmund’s team bus.
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11Apr/17

Spicer says Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”

White House spokesman Sean Spicer tells reporters, “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Continue reading

11Apr/17

Zambian police detain opposition leader

LUSAKA, April 11 (Reuters) – Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been detained and questioned by police for committing treason, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
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10Apr/17

South Africa’s Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches

South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.

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07Apr/17

Report South Africa or risk impotence, ICC told

ICC prosecutors dismiss South Africa’s arguments and urge judges to report Pretoria for non-compliance with the court.
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