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S. Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention: watchdog

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | South Sudan is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms, meaning only three nations have not signed on to the treaty, a global watchdog said Friday. “South Sudan has no reason to sit on the fence,” top foreign ministry official …

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Pope warns of nuclear terror threat

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  Pope Francis on Friday renewed calls for global nuclear disarmament, warning that new technology had increased the risk of deadly weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. “You only have to note that nuclear technologies are spreading, partly because of digital communications, and …

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Nigeria: Cooperation ‘key’ to defeating jihadists

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Greater international cooperation is required to defeat Boko Haram and neutralise the threat from the Islamist militants in Nigeria and beyond, military commanders and politicians said this week. The jihadists, who are allied to the Islamic State group, have destroyed swathes of remote northeast Nigeria since …

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Slap on the wrist for Chinese caught with brother’s arms

Shanghai, China | AFP | A Chinese man was detained after a bus station security scanner revealed that he had his brother’s severed arms in his luggage, state media reported, but police said he was unlikely to face criminal charges. The 50-year-old was stopped in the city of Duyun in the …

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Global arms trade highest since Cold War

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday. Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and …

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VIDEO: President Museveni launches mass production of explosives

VIDEO: President Yoweri Museveni has inaugurated a factory for the mass-production of new explosives in Nakasongola. The factory, Kyoga Dynamics becomes the first commercial explosive venture in Uganda. Museveni promised to invest and offer all the necessary support to the explosives industry.   Share on: WhatsApp

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Mustard gas: a legacy of WWI

Paris, France | AFP |  Mustard gas, which a watchdog on Friday said the so-called Islamic State group may have manufactured and used in Syria and Iraq, first terrorised battlefields during World War I. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also said IS was behind a mustard gas …

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