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Diplomacy & Peace

Qatar-South Africa defence relations improving?

A G5 howitzer.The spotlight is currently on Qatar, as Doha is embarking on a massive buying spree from major partners such as the USA, the UK and France – (Paris just bagged $12 billion worth of contracts for vehicles and jets) but far from those hi-profile and sometimes perplexing transactions, other relationships are worth mentioning.

   

Dutch “blood timber” businessman arrested in South Africa

Dutch A Dutch businessman convicted in April of selling weapons to ex-Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor was arrested in South Africa on a Dutch warrant, officials said.
   

FIB blue helmets hit hard by ADF rebels in DRC

UN peacekeepers killed in DRC rebel attackAt least 14 UN blue helmets were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Thursday in what UN Secretary-General António Guterres called the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history.
   

Tunisians protest Trump Jerusalem decision

Tunisia protest over Trump Jerusalem decisionThousands of Tunisians protested in several cities against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decision to move the US Embassy there, residents said.
   

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