ZIMBABWE’S Final meltdown?

ZIMBABWE’S Final meltdown?

The Zimbabwean government says the security forces’ response to this week’s protests in which 15 people reportedly died is just “a foretaste of things to come”. Continue reading ZIMBABWE’S Final meltdown?

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Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

A British man killed in an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, has been named as Luke Potter by the international development charity he worked for.

In a statement, Gatsby said it was “shocked and saddened” by the death of its Africa programmes director.

Mr Potter was among at least 21 people killed. It is understood a member of the UK Special Forces was involved in a rescue operation at the complex.

The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack.

Gunmen stormed the complex in the capital on Tuesday. Gunfire and explosions continued into Wednesday before President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the siege had ended. Continue reading Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

Former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe Under South Africa Police Arrest Warrant

Former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe Under South Africa Police Arrest Warrant

|AIWA! NO!|South Africa issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault of a model in Johannesburg last year, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

After the alleged beating with an electric cable came to light in August 2017, the South African government granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

That immunity was overturned by a South African court this year after the alleged victim, Gabriella Engels, challenged the decision.

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The Trump Administration Is Militarizing the Whole Planet

The Trump Administration Is Militarizing the Whole Planet

|AIWA! NO!|American militarism has gone off the rails — and this middling career officer should have seen it coming. Earlier in this century, the U.S. military not surprisingly focused on counterinsurgency as it faced variousindecisive and seemingly unending wars across the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa.

Back in 2008, when I was still a U.S. Army captain fresh from Iraq and studying at Fort Knox, Kentucky, our training scenarios generally focused on urban combat and what were called “security and stabilization missions.” We’d plan to assault some notional city center, destroy the enemy fighters there and then transition to pacification and “humanitarian” operations.

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