September 26, 2022
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Biden warns China against invading Taiwan, vows US military defence

by on May 23, 2022 0

President Joe Biden vowed Monday that US forces would defend Taiwan militarily if China attempted to take control of the self-ruled island by force, warning Beijing was already “flirting with danger”. The remarks, made in Tokyo where he is meeting with Japan’s prime minister ahead of a regional summit Tuesday, were Biden’s strongest to...

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At The Gambia’s Memory House, victims rewrite Jammeh-era history

by on May 21, 2022 0

A museum outside the capital Banjul is educating Gambians on abuses committed under former leader Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule. Serekunda, The Gambia – A baptismal certificate. A baseball cap. Wallets, belts, neckties and bank membership cards. At first, the ordinary-seeming items do not seem fit for display in a museum. Then, with just a few...

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

by on September 13, 2020 0

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators get down to business Sunday, with the search for a lasting ceasefire one of many key issues up for discussion. A slick opening ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday saw the Afghan government, and allies including the US, call for a ceasefire. But...

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Suicide attack in northern Cameroon kills five civilians

by on September 13, 2020 0

A suicide bomber killed five villagers in the far north of Cameroon, near the border with Nigeria, where jihadist groups regularly carry out attacks, local officials said Sunday. “Terrorists” attacked the village of Zeleved on Friday evening, a local security officer told AFP, requesting anonymity. Cameroon officials refer to members of the Nigeria-based jihadist...

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