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Daily Archives: July 14, 2021

‘Survival Struggle’: Ethnic Standoff Drives New Phase of Tigray War

Asfaw Abera fled his homeland in northwestern Ethiopia three decades ago, stealing away on foot into Sudan as soldiers and ethnic Tigrayan rebels exchanged fire nearby. During his long stretch in exile, Asfaw, an ethnic Amhara, scrubbed toilets in Khar…

Malians Divided Over France’s Decision to Close Bases, Reduce Forces

France’s recent decision to close some of its military bases and reduce the number of its troops in Mali has sparked mixed reaction from the local population. Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that his country would start closing t…

Deadly Rioting Continues in South Africa

Rioting and looting in South Africa continued Wednesday, raising the death toll to more than 70 as defiant protesters ignored government demands to end violence.The unrest was sparked last week when former president Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month …