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Buchaman’s crew surrender military uniforms to police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presidential advisor on ghetto affairs, Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman together with his crew have surrendered a number of attires and others that resemble military and police uniforms that they have been in possession of illegally. The development comes after a warning by security that …

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US defense chief opposes callup of regular army to quell unrest

Washington, United States | AFP | US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he opposed invoking a rarely used law to deploy military to quell nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,” Esper said, two days after President Donald Trump said …

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Trump threatens military mobilization against violent US protests

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control. The dramatic escalation …

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Belarus volunteers plug gaps in supplies to virus-hit medics

Minsk, Belarus | AFP |  Young men in dark hoodies and tracksuit bottoms form a human chain to pass down black sacks from a storeroom and pile them in the back of a car. These Belarusian volunteers have stepped in to rush free supplies of much-needed protective equipment to hospitals as authorities …

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Russia begins building first stealth bomber: report

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia has begun manufacturing the prototype of its first strategic stealth bomber, state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with the modernisation of its military. Quoting defence industry sources, TASS said the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was overseeing the project. It said material was being shipped …

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Somali jihadists kill 3 Americans in attack on Kenya military base

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday stormed a military base used by US forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, killing three American citizens and destroying several aircraft and military vehicles, officials said. Attackers breached heavy security at Camp Simba at dawn but were pushed …

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US double strike in Somalia kill four militants

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States military said it killed four “terrorists” in airstrikes against the Al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia on Sunday, a day after the country’s deadliest attack in two years. US Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted three airstrikes in two locations in the conflict-hit east …

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