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Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

Final years in power were characterised by financial collapse, surges of violent intimidation and a vicious internal power struggle Jason Burke and David Smith Robert Mugabe, a hero of Africa’s independence struggle whose long rule in Zimbabwe descended into tyranny, corruption and incompetence, has died at the age of 95, president

Gulf Crisis: Bahrain hosts military Conference amid Iran tensions

Bahrain hosted a conference on Gulf maritime security on Wednesday, after multiple attacks on shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz sent tensions soaring between Iran and the US. The tiny Gulf monarchy, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, said the meeting was held "to discuss the current regional situation and

S/Korea’s claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s east coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia. South Korea said three Russian military planes — two Tu-95 bombers and

How China’s Africa alliance is shifting world order

When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea’s human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition. The overwhelming majority followed China – either by voting against or abstaining from the resolution. This has not always been the case.

Johnson vs Hunt: UK finds out who will lead its government Tuesday

•Theresa May will step down, and Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be named the new head of the Conservative Party BBC Reports Voting has closed in the Conservative leadership contest, with the UK's next prime minister set to be announced on Tuesday. The next occupant of Number 10 will be either

Warning as Iran ‘ready to strike’ in the West using sleeper terror cells

Zak Doffman Last month, news emerged that a devastating cache of explosives had been discovered in London by security agencies back in 2015. The three tons of ammonium nitrate was “more than was used in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people,” the Daily Telegraph reported. The lethal stockpile was linked to

Africa’s Spy Chiefs declare social media a security threat, exploited by subversive elements

•Vows to measures to checkmate usage while guaranteeing citizens rights •May not achieve agenda 2063, Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020 Senator Iroegbu The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) has declared some activities in the social media as a national, regional and continental security threat. This was

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