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US cancels its observation of Uganda’s presidential election

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The United States has cancelled its observation of Uganda’s presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said Thursday’s vote would...

US senators call for release of journalists in Ethiopia

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Three leading Democratic US senators have written to Ethiopia’s prime minister to express concern about the erosion of press freedoms in the country and...

Iran launches missile drill amid rising tensions with US

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Iran’s military launched a short-range naval missile drill on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported, at a time of high tension between arch foes Tehran...

US plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as foreign terrorist group

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The United States plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, a move that diplomats...

Sudan quietly signs Abraham Accords weeks after Israel deal

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Sudan on Wednesday quietly signed on to the Abraham Accords, US-brokered agreements which have ushered in public rapprochements between Israel and several Arab states. While...

US intelligence agencies say Russia likely behind hacking of government agencies

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The office of the US Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday said Russia was “likely” behind a string of hacks identified last month that...

US Joint Chiefs chief meets Taliban

The United States’ top general met Taliban representatives this week in Qatar, urging them to reduce the level of violence and move swiftly to...

Kenya-born militant faces hijacking and other terror charges

US prosecutors charged a Kenya-born militant with terrorism-related offenses, including conspiring to hijack aircraft for a 9/11-style attack on an American target on behalf...

Sudan off US terrorism sponsor list

A US decision to remove Sudan from a list of state sponsors of terrorism came into effect on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Journalists in prison on the rise

A record number of journalists were imprisoned during 2020, as governments cracked down on coverage of the coronavirus pandemic or tried to suppress civil...

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Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

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Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...
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