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U.S. Army chief says military leaders see combat as last resort

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Army’s top general on Tuesday defended military leaders after President Donald Trump’s claim that Pentagon leaders sought wars to please defense industries. “I can assure the American people that the senior leaders would only recommend sending our troops to combat when it is required in …

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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid pandemic

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an “immediate global ceasefire” to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters …

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Christians seek seasonal solace in war-torn Libya

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |   In the Libyan capital Tripoli, where war casts a long shadow over everyday life, a church offers something of a sanctuary for Christian migrants like Nigerian engineer Jonathan Joshua. “I find life very difficult but here at the church… I forget I am in Libya, …

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In bombshell, Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Taliban

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war. In a Saturday evening bombshell, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, …

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How has war affected Syria’s oil and gas sector?

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP |  Syria’s eight-year war has seen the Damascus regime lose control of key oil fields and caused state hydrocarbon revenues to plummet by billions of dollars. Weak production has forced President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to import oil, but Western sanctions on Damascus and Tehran are hampering incoming …

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President Museveni explains why Acholi, Lango war claimants funds were diverted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Most of the funds initially meant to compensate Acholi and Lango War Debt Claimants and victims of different insurgencies have been diverted to facilitate critical national infrastructure developments, according to President Yoweri Museveni. The president said the government has now prioritized infrastructure developments like roads, …

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Kwoyelo denies three counts of war crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thomas Kwoyelo, the former operations commander of the notorious rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has denied the first three counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kwoyelo was on Monday formally charged by the International Crimes Division of the High Court for …

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Ethiopia lawmakers to appoint new president: state media

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday will meet to appoint a new president, a largely ceremonial post in the Horn of Africa nation, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported. A session involving both houses of parliament is expected to hear and formally accept the resignation …

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Sierra Leone cut down by war and Ebola

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | The West African nation of Sierra Leone, among the world’s poorest countries despite significant mineral wealth, has been scarred by a brutal civil war and the deadly Ebola virus. Here is some background as Freetown prepares to hold a delayed presidential runoff on Saturday to …

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