China’s military met with Zimbabwe army chief before coup

By Elizabeth Shim  |  Nov. 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) maintained close relations until the coup that placed Mugabe under house arrest this week. File Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA Sign up for our weekly Korea Now newsletter An exclusive report putting perspective on the week’s most important…

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Bridge Tying Saudi Arabia to Africa May Need Israeli Signoff

By Jonathan Ferziger 25. Oktober 2017, 10:18 MESZ Updated on 25. Oktober 2017, 19:25 MESZ Massive project would span waterway that sparked 1967 war Israel sees Gulf of Aqaba as arena for regional cooperation Connecting Egypt to a new $500 billion Saudi city via a bridge across the Red Sea will require cooperation from Israel, analysts say. Could it…

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Black Death MAPPED: ‘global outbreak’ warning as NINE new countries place on high alert

HEALTH chiefs are scrambling to contain a Black Death outbreak after plague warnings were issued for nine countries across south-east Africa. By SIMON OSBORNE PUBLISHED: 12:22, Tue, Oct 31, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:08, Tue, Oct 31, 2017 2K Madagascar plague: WHO places nine countries on high alert  The latest outbreak, which took root in Madagascar, has now killed 124…

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Why are so many women being murdered in Uganda?

by Megan Iacobini de Fazio 11 hours ago Harriet Nantongo, mother of one, was one of 23 women who was murdered [Megan Iacobini de Fazio/Al Jazeera] MORE ON UGANDA Uganda introduces bill to remove presidential age limitlast month Can Ugandans overcome trauma of LRA’s violent crimes?last month South Sudan refugees face major obstacles in Ugandalast month…

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The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger

Andrew Lebovich , Foreign Policy Magazine•October 27, 2017 1 / 1 The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger Hint: This is a local and regional conflict, not a global one. After four American soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien counterparts were killed in an ambush in Niger early this month, Sen. Lindsey…

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West eyes recolonization of Africa by endless war; removing Gaddafi was just first step

Dan Glazebrook is a freelance political writer who has written for RT, Counterpunch, Z magazine, the Morning Star, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Independent and Middle East Eye, amongst others. His first book “Divide and Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis” was published by Liberation Media in October 2013. It…

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Epidemic of South African Farm Murders Continues as Gunmen Shoot Elderly Victim Dead

ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images by JACK MONTGOMERY14 Oct 20171,247 Another South African farmer has been reported killed after three gunmen attacked his homestead — part of a sustained campaign of violence across the country. The alleged attack took place in Potchefstroom in the North West province, according to Times Live. The elderly victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics…

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Researchers Connect Human Brain To Internet For The First Time In History

By Real News on October 3, 2017 “Brainternet” was created by two fourth-year students at a university in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Source: Pixabay By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  For the first time in history, researchers have connected the human brain to the internet. The invention links a small Raspberry Pi computer to a headset with 14 nodes that…

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China stages 1st live fire drills at overseas base in Djibouti

Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 04:00Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 04:59 Get short URL FILE PHOTO © Zha Chunming / Global Look Press   13 Chinese servicemen have held their first military drills at China’s first overseas base in the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. Less than two months after officially inaugurating their first foreign…

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