2021-04-20: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). Greed And The European Super League. southfront.org This message was made by fans of Club Africain (Curva Nord Tunis) in a friendly match against Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract. The professionalization of the game has seen a difficult relationship between fan, spectator and sporting management, none better exemplified than th…

Abby Martin (2021-04-20). Abby Martin — Uganda Dictatorship: Imperialism's Pearl of Africa. theanalysis.news | | Abby Martin (2021-04-20). Abby Martin — Uganda Dictatorship: Imperialism's Pearl of Africa. theanalysis.news | | | | Carlos Arellán (2021-04-20). Cape Verde Trends in Venezuela Due to Contradiction Between Alex Saab Case & Election. orinocotribune.com The ruling party of Cape Verde won the parliamentary elections on Sunday. The event was attended by international observers from ECOWAS, the organization that ordered the release of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab through its court. | Cape Verde's government did not recognize the ECOWAS resolution, though it should ostensibly abide by it. Analysts say they have not done so due to pressure from the US regime. | This situation, in which the government of Cape Verde invited electoral observers of ECOWAS, but does not comply with their judicial decisions, triggered a widespread reaction by Venezuelans on social media n…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). Chad's President Killed Day After Winning Presidential Election. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Chad's President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, an army spokesman said on April 20. Deby died a day after he won a sixth term, according to provisional election results that were released on April 19. | The 68-year-old Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 presidential election, the results showed, according to Al Jazeera reports. | The National Assembly and th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-20). Pentagon Adds Africa to Global Battleground with China and Russia. globalresearch.ca General Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Anti-imperialists protest French-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel. peoplesdispatch.org Groups have called the prolonged military campaign a French ploy to continue its hegemony over former colonies in Africa and to safeguard its stakes in mining in the region…

news.un (2021-04-20). Thousands flee fresh clashes in Central African Republic: UN agency. news.un.org Recent fighting between government forces and rebels in northern Central African Republic (CAR) has forced more than 2,000 refugees into neighboring Chad over the past week, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

Pam Africa, The Jamal Journal (2021-04-20). Pam Africa challenges CNN's Michael Smerconish and DA Larry Krasner. indybay.org This new article by Pam Africa has just been released while Mumia Abu-Jamal awaits heart surgery.

Human Rights Watch (2021-04-20). US Resuming Arms Sales to United Arab Emirates is Disastrous, Given its Wars on Yemen, Libya. juancole.com By Afrah Nasser | — Yemen Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division | — ( Human Rights Watch) — United States President Joe Biden called in early February for "ending all American support for offensive operations in Yemen, including relevant arms sales." At the time, I, like many human rights advocates who have been …

news.un (2021-04-20). 'No end' to conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, warns UNICEF. news.un.org Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia's Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Susan Price (2021-04-20). United States: George Floyd's lynching versus 'copaganda' in trial of Derek Chauvin. greenleft.org.au The verdict in the trial of George Floyd's killer is expected any day now, writes Malik Miah.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). France aided genocide in Rwanda, says official report. peoplesdispatch.org The report states that French officials and forces stationed in Rwanda continued their support to the state authorities even after acknowledging visible preparations of the genocide against the minority Tutsis…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Tunisian state news agency's new CEO resigns after journalists protest. peoplesdispatch.org Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime…

Nadda Osman (2021-04-19). Egypt TV series sparks anger over 'rewriting' of 2013 massacre. middleeasteye.net Egypt TV series sparks anger over 'rewriting' of 2013 massacre | 'The Choice' was slammed as propaganda by critics and a deliberate rewriting of history | Mon, 04/19/2021 – 13: 42 | The TV series depicting the has sparked a wave of anger online (Screengrab/Social media) | An Egyptian TV series has been fiercely condemned online for its portrayal of historical events in the country, including the August 2…

RT (2021-04-19). France 'enabled' the 1994 genocide, new Rwandan report says, after French report clears France of complicity. rt.com A Rwandan government-commissioned report on the 1994 genocide has accused France of "enabling" the slaughter, going further than a recent French report that held the country responsible but stopped short of judging it complicit. | France holds "significant" responsibility for "enabling a foreseeable genocide," states the 600-page Rwandan report, which was published on Monday. It documents the role of French authorities prior to, during, and after the massacre, which saw an estimated 800,000 people killed between April and July 1994. | It contends that France "did nothing to stop" the killings, mainly of the et…

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2021-04-19). How profits are maximized at the expense of workers' lives in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org "I am angry. We should be fighting against economic exploitation but instead we are fighting for basic things like health and safety," declared a worker participating in a recent shop steward induction workshop organized by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Pan Africanism Today spoke to Vuyolwethu Toli, Numsa Education Officer at Jack Charles Bezuidenhout (JC Bez) Region, about the ongoing struggles and deficiencies of occupational health and safety practices in South African workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Pan Africanism Today: What are the most common occupational health pr…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-19). Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea. dissidentvoice.org There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet. Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19. Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases. The World Health Organization praised the PNG government in a September 2020 news release in "taking …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-19). Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet. Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19. Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases. The World Health Organization

WSWS (2021-04-19). UK capital London centre of new Covid-19 variants, as R value rises above 1. wsws.org The South African variant has the potential to start a new wave of the pandemic, especially as several of those infected had received at least one shot of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-19). Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea — OpEd. eurasiareview.com There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet. Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19. Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases. The World Health Organization

Ted Kelly (2021-04-19). Nearly 250 years after land theft, Madawaska Nation wins settlement in Canada. workers.org An agreement negotiated by the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and the Canadian government April 13 has become the largest compensatory land settlement in the country's history. The Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations has agreed to pay $145 million to the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation after Canadian courts ruled that a specific . . . |

Ted Kelly (2021-04-19). Nearly 150 years after land theft, Madawaska Nation wins settlement in Canada. workers.org An agreement negotiated by the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and the Canadian government April 13 has become the largest compensatory land settlement in the country's history. The Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations has agreed to pay $145 million to the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation after Canadian courts ruled that a specific . . . |

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-04-19). Arabic press review: Palestinian Authority mulls cancelling elections. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Palestinian Authority mulls cancelling elections | Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia investigates 11 corruption cases, an Egyptian journalist disappears after being deported from Jordan, and thousands of Jordanians are at risk of unemployment | Mon, 04/19/2021 – 14: 28 | Employees of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission display electoral lists at the commission's district offi…

Editor (2021-04-19). Racism, worker rights and the FedEx shooting. workers.org The mass shooting April 15 at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis took the lives of eight workers and injured seven more. Half of those slain were members of the Sikh community, and one was a young African American woman. The murderer, 19-year-old Brandon Hole, killed himself after the shootings took . . . |

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-04-19). Why the U.S. shouldn't play games with cyberwarfare as its power declines. mronline.org Two major cyberhacks—of 'SolarWinds' and 'Microsoft Exchange Server'—have affected a whole range of computer systems worldwide. Both are supply chain hacks, meaning that they appeared to be routine software upgrades for particular components in these systems instead of inserted malicious codes. | April 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-19). Military Situation In Syria On April 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 33 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 1 in Aleppo province | On April 18, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa | On April 18, US forces conducted a military patrol in the vicinity of the city of al-Malikiyah | On April 18, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-19). Unending Chaos In The Sahel: Terrorist Attack Leaves 19 Civilians Dead In Niger. southfront.org At least 19 civilians were killed in a terrorist attack on a village in west Niger, near the border with Mali. | The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou on the evening of April 17th. | Governor Ibrahim Tidjani Katiella told DPA news agency the attackers, who likely came from Mali, surrounded the village and then started killing the inhabitants. | A municipal official from Dessa confirmed that 19 people were killed and two others wounded in the attack. | He told AFP news agency that the assailants initially attacked people at a funera…

RT (2021-04-19). 'I'm always in football': Jose Mourinho films media on Instagram before issuing first defiant comments after Spurs sacking (VIDEO). rt.com Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will return to football very soon as he gave brief comments to the media hours after the Portuguese boss was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur after 17 months in charge. | Mourinho was issued with his walking papers on Monday morning in the haze of a larger furore surrounding Tottenham's involvement in the much-maligned European breakaway league, and just days before the London side chase their first silverware in 12 years when they take on Manchester City in Sunday's League Cup final. | But if you thought his latest high profile exit from a Premier League team might signal the end…

The Canary (2021-04-19). Race report 'attempts to normalise white supremacy' — UN human rights experts. thecanary.co A controversial report into racial disparities attempts to "normalise white supremacy" and the Government should reject its findings, human rights experts from the UN have warned. | The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said it "categorically rejects and condemns" the findings of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities ( The Government-commissioned report said racism is a "real force" but that Britain is no longer a country where the…

Duggan Flanakin (2021-04-19). Africans Reject Demands To End Fossil Fuel Use — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Africans need strategies that support economic development, jobs, access to energy: | As

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-19). Famous Ramadan traditions in Egypt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) — Egypt is the most famous place for Ramadan traditions and it is said that many of the Ramadan rituals practiced throughout the Muslim world have origins in Egypt.

John Clamp (2021-04-19). Libya: What a Khazi. counterpunch.org Just in case they're short on historical examples of Western perfidy, the leaders of 'rogue states' around the world need remember just one name when they're courted by the 'civilized' West: Gaddafi. The deceased Libyan ruler's downfall has been an axiomatic argument against making concessions ever since. The lawless Libyan mess has turned into a

news.un (2021-04-19). Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to 'normalize white supremacy'. news.un.org UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

news.un (2021-04-19). Rights experts condemn UK report attempting to 'normalize white supremacy'. news.un.org UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

Veeramalla Anjaiah (2021-04-19). Scholars Support US Recognition Of Moroccan Sovereignty Over Western Sahara — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In a strategic move, the US decided to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Moroccan Sahara, or Western Sahara, in December 2020 and fully endorse Morocco's autonomy plan as a viable solution to the 46-year-old conflict. | A virtual event was recently organized by the New York City Bar Association (NYCBAR) with the theme "Should President Biden endorse former President Trump's decision to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara?" | Several top American scholars strongly supported Washington's 2020 decision over Moroccan Sahara at the one-day webcast on April 14. | Speaking at the webcast, Elliott A…

IDN (2021-04-19). Genocide Suspect Back In Rwanda After Losing Appeal To Remain In US. eurasiareview.com By Lisa Vives | After two unsuccessful appeals in the U.S., a Rwandan woman is back in Kigali where she stands to face prosecution for her active role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. | In an application for political asylum, Beatrice Munyenyezi denied that she had been involved in the killing of Tutsis in Rwanda. But witnesses were found and told a court how Munyenyezi had inspected identity cards at a notorious roadblock where ethnic Tutsis were singled out for slaughter. | Her nickname, "the Commander," triggered brutal memories of a killer, the victims testified, who committed multiple acts of violence, includ…

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2021-04-19: News Headlines

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2021-04-19). How profits are maximized at the expense of workers' lives in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org "I am angry. We should be fighting against economic exploitation but instead we are fighting for basic things like health and safety," declared a worker participating in a recent shop steward induction workshop organized by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Pan Africanism Today spoke to Vuyolwethu Toli, Numsa Education Officer at Jack Charles Bezuidenhout (JC Bez) Region, about the ongoing struggles and deficiencies of occupational health and safety practices in South African workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Pan Africanism Today: What are the most common occupational health pr…

WSWS (2021-04-19). UK capital London centre of new Covid-19 variants, as R value rises above 1. wsws.org The South African variant has the potential to start a new wave of the pandemic, especially as several of those infected had received at least one shot of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine.

Mohammad Ayesh (2021-04-19). Arabic press review: Palestinian Authority mulls cancelling elections. middleeasteye.net Arabic press review: Palestinian Authority mulls cancelling elections | Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia investigates 11 corruption cases, an Egyptian journalist disappears after being deported from Jordan, and thousands of Jordanians are at risk of unemployment | Mon, 04/19/2021 – 14: 28 | Employees of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission display electoral lists at the commission's district offi…

Nadda Osman (2021-04-19). Egypt TV series sparks anger over 'rewriting' of 2013 massacre. middleeasteye.net Egypt TV series sparks anger over 'rewriting' of 2013 massacre | 'The Choice' was slammed as propaganda by critics and a deliberate rewriting of history | Mon, 04/19/2021 – 13: 42 | The TV series depicting the has sparked a wave of anger online (Screengrab/Social media) | An Egyptian TV series has been fiercely condemned online for its portrayal of historical events in the country, including the August 2…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-19). Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea — OpEd. eurasiareview.com There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet. Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19. Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases. The World Health Organization

Anonymous103 (2021-04-19). Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet. Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19. Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases. The World Health Organization

Ted Kelly (2021-04-19). Nearly 150 years after land theft, Madawaska Nation wins settlement in Canada. workers.org An agreement negotiated by the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and the Canadian government April 13 has become the largest compensatory land settlement in the country's history. The Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations has agreed to pay $145 million to the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation after Canadian courts ruled that a specific . . . |

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-04-19). Why the U.S. shouldn't play games with cyberwarfare as its power declines. mronline.org Two major cyberhacks—of 'SolarWinds' and 'Microsoft Exchange Server'—have affected a whole range of computer systems worldwide. Both are supply chain hacks, meaning that they appeared to be routine software upgrades for particular components in these systems instead of inserted malicious codes. | April 19, 2021 | Newswire…

The Canary (2021-04-19). Race report 'attempts to normalise white supremacy' — UN human rights experts. thecanary.co A controversial report into racial disparities attempts to "normalise white supremacy" and the Government should reject its findings, human rights experts from the UN have warned. | The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said it "categorically rejects and condemns" the findings of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities ( The Government-commissioned report said racism is a "real force" but that Britain is no longer a country where the…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-19). Military Situation In Syria On April 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 33 times: 15 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 1 in Aleppo province | On April 18, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa | On April 18, US forces conducted a military patrol in the vicinity of the city of al-Malikiyah | On April 18, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-19). Unending Chaos In The Sahel: Terrorist Attack Leaves 19 Civilians Dead In Niger. southfront.org At least 19 civilians were killed in a terrorist attack on a village in west Niger, near the border with Mali. | The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou on the evening of April 17th. | Governor Ibrahim Tidjani Katiella told DPA news agency the attackers, who likely came from Mali, surrounded the village and then started killing the inhabitants. | A municipal official from Dessa confirmed that 19 people were killed and two others wounded in the attack. | He told AFP news agency that the assailants initially attacked people at a funera…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-19). Pentagon adds Africa to global battleground with China and Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Pentagon adds Africa to global battleground with China and RussiaRick Rozoff General Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, are scheduled to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 22. The testimony, both open and closed, will address the proposed 2022 National Defense …

Pam Africa, The Jamal Journal (2021-04-19). Pam Africa challenges CNN's Michael Smerconish and DA Larry Krasner. indybay.org This new article by Pam Africa has just been released while Mumia Abu-Jamal awaits heart surgery.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-19). Pentagon Adds Africa to Global Battleground With China and Russia. news.antiwar.com General Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and General Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, are scheduled to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 22. The testimony, both open and closed, will address the proposed 2022 National Defense Authorization Act which is reported to include a total of $753 …

Duggan Flanakin (2021-04-19). Africans Reject Demands To End Fossil Fuel Use — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Africans need strategies that support economic development, jobs, access to energy: | As

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-19). Famous Ramadan traditions in Egypt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) — Egypt is the most famous place for Ramadan traditions and it is said that many of the Ramadan rituals practiced throughout the Muslim world have origins in Egypt.

WSWS (2021-04-19). Michael Somare (1936-2021) and the failure of bourgeois nationalism in Papua New Guinea. wsws.org The "independent" capitalist state in PNG has failed to advance the economic interests and social and democratic rights of the working class and rural masses.

John Clamp (2021-04-19). Libya: What a Khazi. counterpunch.org Just in case they're short on historical examples of Western perfidy, the leaders of 'rogue states' around the world need remember just one name when they're courted by the 'civilized' West: Gaddafi. The deceased Libyan ruler's downfall has been an axiomatic argument against making concessions ever since. The lawless Libyan mess has turned into a

news.un (2021-04-19). Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to 'normalize white supremacy'. news.un.org UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

news.un (2021-04-19). Rights experts condemn UK report attempting to 'normalize white supremacy'. news.un.org UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

Veeramalla Anjaiah (2021-04-19). Scholars Support US Recognition Of Moroccan Sovereignty Over Western Sahara — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In a strategic move, the US decided to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Moroccan Sahara, or Western Sahara, in December 2020 and fully endorse Morocco's autonomy plan as a viable solution to the 46-year-old conflict. | A virtual event was recently organized by the New York City Bar Association (NYCBAR) with the theme "Should President Biden endorse former President Trump's decision to recognize Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara?" | Several top American scholars strongly supported Washington's 2020 decision over Moroccan Sahara at the one-day webcast on April 14. | Speaking at the webcast, Elliott A…

South Front (2021-04-18). Video: Biden's Phone Call To Putin. US Policy Changes Faster than the Weather. globalresearch.ca Hopes and expectations for a partial normalization between Moscow, Washington and …

Jonah Raskin (2021-04-18). Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's "Hemingway" counterpunch.org Why a Hemingway Doc Now? War and peace, fascism, anti-fascism, communism and anti-communism loomed large in the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. An ambulance driver in World War I who was badly wounded, he covered WWII as a journalist and reported on the defeat of Hitler and his henchmen. Also, he went to Spain

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Tunisian president draws security powers into dispute with PM. middleeasteye.net Tunisian president draws security powers into dispute with PM | Kais Saied says his powers as commander of the armed forces also cover the internal security forces, in latest escalation of dispute with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 18: 52 | Saied's comments threatened to draw the Interior Ministry into the political arena and potentially divide the security establishme…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Islamic State-linked group claims Sinai execution of Copt, two others. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Islamic State-linked group claims Sinai execution of Copt, two others | In a video released late on Saturday, a North Sinai Coptic Christian named as 62-year-old Nabil Habashi Salama is shot dead at point-blank range | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 21: 50 | Egyptian Coptic Christians arrive in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya from their Sinai homes in February 2017, after fleeing from Islamic S…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | People gather at the scene of the railway accident in the city of Toukh in Egypt's central Nile Delta province of Qalioubia (Reuters) | Egypt's health ministry has said…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured last month when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440km south of Cairo (Reuters) | Ninety-seven people were injured on Sun…

RT (2021-04-18). NBA warns teams to be 'prepared to postpone games' amid fears of civil unrest from verdict of Derek Chauvin case — reports. rt.com The NBA has warned teams to be prepared to potentially cancel upcoming games amid fears of civil unrest related to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for his part in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May. | Final arguments are expected to take place on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his role in the death of African-American man Floyd. | The killing last May ignited a wave of protests in the US and beyond, and fomented the 'Black Lives Matter' demonstrations whi…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-18). Leaked Documents Revealed 11,000 Syrian Mercenaries Are Still Roaming In Libya. southfront.org Illustrative image | More than 11,000 Turkish-backed Syrian militants are still present in Libya despite the recent political settlement in the country, according to leaked official documents released by the Sky News Arabia on April 17. | According to the documents, a total of 11,609 Syrian militants are now in Libya. The number is double that provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | So far, Turkey has withdrawn only 1,226 out of 12,835 militants of the so-called Syrian National Army from Libya.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-18). 'Epics Makers 2': ISIS Shares Horrific Footage From Recent Attacks In Egypt's Sinai. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 17, ISIS Wilayah Sinai published a new release documenting recent attacks against Egyptian government forces, tribal fighters and civilians. | The video release, titled "Epics Makers 2," includes footage from heavy clashes between the terrorist group's cells and the Egyptian military in different parts of the Sinai Peninsula. | In the 13-minute video release, the terrorists can be seen using a locally-made rocket pro-propelled grenades to target an M60A3 battle tank. The terrorists also…

sputniknews (2021-04-18). Little Boy, Several Others Killed in Oil Tanker Blast in Southeastern Nigeria – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least a dozen people, including one child and three women, have died as a result of an oil tanker explosion in Nigeria's southeastern Benue State, Premium Times reports.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-18). 3,500 Year-Old Honeypot: Oldest Direct Evidence For Honey Collecting In Africa. eurasiareview.com Honey is humankind's oldest sweetener – and for thousands of years it was also the only one. Indirect clues about the significance of bees and bee products are provided by prehistoric petroglyphs on various continents, created between 8,000 and 40,000 years ago. | Ancient Egyptian reliefs indicate the practice of beekeeping as early as 2600 year BCE. But for sub-Saharan Africa, direct archaeological evidence has been lacking until now. The analysis of the chemical residues of food in potsherds has fundamentally altered the picture. Archaeologists at Goethe University in cooperation with chemists at the Univers…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-18). Environmental Protection Could Benefit From 'Micro' As Well As 'Macro' Thinking. eurasiareview.com Scientists at the University of Southampton have conducted a study that highlights the importance of studying a full range of organisms when measuring the impact of environmental change – from tiny bacteria, to mighty whales. | Researchers at the University's School of Ocean and Earth Science, working with colleagues at the universities of Bangor, Sydney and Johannesburg and the UK's National Oceanography Centre, undertook a survey of marine animals, protists (single cellular organisms) and bacteria along the coastline of South Africa. | Lead researcher and postgraduate student at the University of Southampton…

Tatiana Coll (2021-04-18). Cuba — Soberana, hoy como hace 60 años, el principio germinal. globalizacion.ca Todavía no amanecía, estaba oscuro, pero en realidad yo no había podido dormir, todos estábamos alertas, habíamos escuchado en la radio lo del bombardeo al aeropuerto y por supuesto el discurso de Fidel en el entierro de las víctimas, sabíamos…

Staff (2021-04-18). Train derails in Egypt, leaves dozens injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) — Egyptian sources reported that a train derailed in this country, injuring dozens of people.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-18). Eritrea acknowledges presence of troops in Ethiopia's Tigray State, commits to withdrawal. peoplesdispatch.org This is the first official acknowledgement by Eritrea of the presence of its troops in Tigray where they have been accused of committing human rights violations…

Arab News (2021-04-18). Ethiopian Survivors Retell Horrors Of Last Month's 'Houthi Holocaust'. eurasiareview.com By Ephrem Kossaify | When Abdel Karim Ibrahim Mohammed, 23, fled the recent violence consuming Ethiopia's Oromia region, he never imagined he would fall into the hands of Yemen's Houthis. | In fact, like many of his compatriots desperate to escape conflict-ridden Ethiopia, he had not even heard of the Iran-backed militia, which seized control of Yemen's capital Sanaa in 2015. | When he first set out on his dangerous voyage across the Red Sea, Abdel Karim had envisioned an arduous overland crossing to one of the Arab Gulf states where opportunity and prosperity awaited him. | Events had taken a frightening turn…

ISS (2021-04-18). Kenya: Battle For Power And Wealth Fuels Kapedo Conflict — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Government and local leaders should prioritise boundary demarcation and security to resolve the deadly border dispute.: | By Guyo Chepe Turi* | The killing of a senior police officer in Kenya's Kapedo area on 17 January is just the latest This year alone, unrest in the area has claimed the lives of over 10 civilians and three police officers, and many have been injured, loc…

Staff (2021-04-18). 'Benjamin' wins at Kwetu Intl. FilmFest. in Tanzania. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'Benjamin' directed by Mohsen Enayati has won two main awards at Kwetu International Animation Film Festival (KIAFF) in Tanzania.

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