2021-01-23: News Headlines

Don Fitz (2021-01-23). Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola? dissidentvoice.org Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. ***** Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define …

Tony Blakely, Neil Pearce, John Lynch, Shyamali Dharmage, Melissa Russell, Deborah Lawlor, Rebecca Bentley (2021-01-23). [Correspondence] Causal ordering among risk factors in the PURE study. thelancet.com Salim Yusuf and colleagues'1 findings on the heterogeneity of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries are important. However, hazard ratios (HRs) and population-attributable fractions (PAFs) need to account for causal ordering among risk factors.2,3 PAFs calculated by use of HRs from regression models that include all risk factors simultaneously violate the principle that causation occurs in sequential steps. The calculated HR is what is left over after adjusting for risk factors that are, at least partly, on the causal pathway leading to cardiov…

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-01-23). [World Report] South Africa responds to new SARS-CoV-2 variant. thelancet.com Land borders have been closed and restrictions continue as a new variant stresses the health system. Munyaradzi Makoni reports.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-23). Kenyan health professionals continue strike after governors refuse to sign agreement. peoplesdispatch.org Kenya's nurses and clinical officers continue to be on strike as the second tier of government – the Council of Governors – has not signed the return to work formula agreed upon by the unions and the country's health ministry…

teleSUR (2021-01-22). The Brazilian COVID-19 Strain Might Be Present in Peru. telesurenglish.net Peru's Regional Health Director Carlos Calampa reported the identification of suspected cases of the COVID-19 strain originated in Manaos (Brazil). The new strain is independent of those recorded in the United Kingdom and South Africa. | RELATED: | Calampa pointed out that there were no doubts in terms of clinical diagnose due to the accelerated increase in COVID-19 cases with similar characteristics to those report…

WorkWeek (2021-01-22). SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-01-22). 'Deeply Alarming': AstraZeneca Charging South Africa More Than Double What Europeans Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine. commondreams.org "This is the problem when you have essential medicines in the hands of big business, with almost no transparency as to pricing." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/astrazeneca_covid_vaccine_0.jpg

teleSUR (2021-01-22). Mali To Start COVID-19 Vaccination With Support From COVAX. telesurenglish.net On Friday, Mali's Ministry of Health announced that the COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in April as the government plans to acquire 8.4 million doses. | RELATED: | The authorities explained that health workers, the elderly, and those with comorbidities would be prioritized. The government will carry out the immunization with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which will arrive in the country by the end of March. | We're proud to release a report…

teleSUR (2021-01-22). Case of the South African SARS-CoV-2 Strain Detected in Cuba. telesurenglish.net Based on the border protocols for the pandemic's surveillance and control, the variant was detected in an asymptomatic traveler, the scientist confirmed. | Guzmán specified that the patient and his contacts were isolated and showed no symptoms of the infectious disease. | RELATED: | According to Guzman, it cannot be assured, nor discarded, that the increase of COVID-19 cases in the country is due to the establishmen…

MEE correspondent (2021-01-22). Egypt: In shuttering a national icon, the government has unleashed rare public anger. middleeasteye.net Egypt: In shuttering a national icon, the government has unleashed rare public anger | Founded by Nasser and involved in the construction of the Aswan Dam, the Egyptian Steel and Iron Company has a proud history. Now its days are numbered | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 10: 58 | Picture dated November 1964 showing the construction of the Aswan high dam in Egypt. Egyptian Steel and Iron Company's me…

MEE staff (2021-01-22). UN expert condemns Egypt's detention of journalists, human rights defenders. middleeasteye.net UN expert condemns Egypt's detention of journalists, human rights defenders | Special rapporteur calls on authorities to stop silencing dissent and shrinking civic space in country | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 21: 23 | Egypt has embarked on brutal crackdown on dissent since 2013, jailing more than 60,000 activists (AFP) | A UN rights expert condemned Egypt for targeting journalists, human rights defenders and their fam…

MEE staff (2021-01-22). Huge trench dug by Russia's Wagner Group may derail Libya peace process: Report. middleeasteye.net Huge trench dug by Russia's Wagner Group may derail Libya peace process: Report | Russian mercenary group accused of digging fortified trenches near Sirte, raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw ahead of Saturday deadline | Fri, 01/22/2021 – 17: 16 | Libya entered 2020 in midst of full-blown war between rival GNA and Haftar's National Libyan Army (AFP/File photo) | Russia-backed Wagner Group mer…

news.un (2021-01-22). Mali in transition: UN peacekeeping chief takes stock of political and security developments. news.un.org Against the backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in Mali and the wider Sahel region, the UN peacekeeping chief concluded a visit to the restive northwest African nation on Thursday.

WorkWeeek (2021-01-22). Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org KPOO.COM San Francisco | KPOO 98.5 FM…

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-22). The SolarWinds Hack, The Takeover Of The US & The Final Stage Of The War On You. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/22/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-22). Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture. counterpunch.org With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India is still an agrarian-based society, renowned journalist P Sainath says what is taking place can be described

WSWS (2021-01-22). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Thousands of UK energy workers continue strikes against hire-and-fire; French energy workers strike against privatisation; indefinite strike by metalworkers at South African company against redundancies…

Don Fitz (2021-01-22). Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola? counterpunch.org Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define their

RT (2021-01-21). 'Very high risk': ECDC urges tougher Covid-19 measures amid mutant strains from UK, Brazil, and South Africa. rt.com The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU's infectious diseases agency has said. | The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and "death rates across all age groups," the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a statement on Thursday. | "The overall risk associated with the introduction and community spread of variants of concern is therefore assessed as being high/very high…

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-21). The COVID Illusion, An 'Unauthorized Human Experiment' & The MAGA Straw-Man. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/20/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

MEE staff (2021-01-21). HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali. middleeasteye.net HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali | Residents say about 20 civilians were killed when air strike targeted village during segregated wedding party | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 22: 51 | French military said fighter jet had struck jihadist group at location north of village, killing several dozen combatants (AFP) | Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged France and Mali to "promptly and impartially" investig…

Adlène Meddi (2021-01-21). France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria. middleeasteye.net France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria | While a new French report highlights moves to reconcile Paris and Algiers on 132 violent years of colonisation, some thorny issues remain | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 16: 15 | Algerians arrested during a French military operation on 21 April 1956, during the war of independence, in Algeria's Tablat and Bir Rabalou region (AFP)

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests. middleeasteye.net Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests | Rights groups said civilians who voiced support for protests on Facebook during the crackdown were also detained | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 14: 17 | Police used rubber bullets and water cannons against anti-government protests who hurled rocks and petrol bombs (AFP) | Tunisian security forces have arrested at least 1,000…

Whitney Webb (2021-01-21). Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack. thelastamericanvagabond.com The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds' software just as the "back door" was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised

Tal Milovina (2021-01-21). Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline. thenation.com Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline…

news.un (2021-01-21). Central African Republic: UN mission chief appeals for more peacekeepers. news.un.org The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest. peoplesdispatch.org The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs…

Don Fitz (2021-01-21). Remembering Cuba's Commitment to Angola's Liberation Movement. globalresearch.ca Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. | Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister …

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). To What Degree Is The US Really Meddling In Uganda?>. oneworld.press The Ugandan government's accusations of American meddling in the country's latest elections warrant closer scrutiny to identify the degree to which this is really happening and whether or not it can realistically succeed.

Dave DeCamp (2021-01-20). Trump Administration Designates Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism. anti-empire.com After weeks of rumors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the Trump administration is Cuba was first designated as a state sponsor of terror by the Reagan administration in 1982. This move was reversed in 2015 by President Obama, who took other steps to normalize with Havana, including lifting travel res…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-20). Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha. middleeasteye.net Qatar blockade ends: Cairo to normalise relations with Doha | The first commercial flights between the erstwhile opponents took place on Monday | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 11: 30 | A mask-clad traveller walks past a television screen showing Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel as he prepares to board the first Qatar Airways flight bound for Cairo after the resumption of flights between Qatar and Egypt…

Taylor Ikehara (2021-01-20). AFRICOM says they left Somalia, San Diego activists tell the truth. liberationnews.org On Jan. 16, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a speak-out and banner drop at Teralta Park in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to demand a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Somalia and an end to AFRICOM. City Heights is …

Juan Cole (2021-01-20). An Admiring Review of Cole, 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace,' in Algeria's Echorouq. juancole.com The Algerian newspaper Echorouq [al-Shuruq] has published a positive review of the Arabic translation of my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Juan says: In turbulent era, I am most gratified that Muslim readers on the …

WSWS (2021-01-20). Ugandan President Museveni arrests opposition rival Bobbi Wine. wsws.org Museveni's regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.

2021-01-22: News Headlines

WorkWeek (2021-01-22). SF Bay View Editor Has Cell Phone Seized & Google Fires Black Scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the effort to stop SF Bay View Editor Malik Washington from doing his work. The for profit halfway house run by the Geo Group ordered that his cell phone be seized to stop him from doing his work after the facility in the Terderloin was exposed for having a Covid outbreak. We interview his lawyer Richard Tan. | Also WorkWeek looks at the firing of Google top AI scientist Dr. Timnit Gebru. WorkWeek looks at the reason she was fired.

WorkWeeek (2021-01-22). Thursday 1/21: SF BayView Editor Malik Washington Journalist Rights & Google Firing Of Dr. Timnit Gebru. indybay.org KPOO.COM San Francisco | KPOO 98.5 FM…

Don Fitz (2021-01-22). Do You Remember Cuba's Dedication to Angola? counterpunch.org Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister Marcello Caetano on April 25, 1974. Many former colonies had the opportunity to define their

Colin Todhunter (2021-01-22). Farmers' Protests Reflect Existential Crisis of Indian Agriculture. counterpunch.org With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet but is plagued by farmer suicides, child malnourishment, growing unemployment, increased informalisation, indebtedness and an overall collapse of agriculture. Given that India is still an agrarian-based society, renowned journalist P Sainath says what is taking place can be described

Whitney Webb (2021-01-21). Another Mega Group Spy Scandal? Samanage, Sabotage, and the SolarWinds Hack. thelastamericanvagabond.com The devastating hack on SolarWinds was quickly pinned on Russia by US intelligence. A more likely culprit, Samanage, a company whose software was integrated into SolarWinds' software just as the "back door" was inserted, is deeply tied to Israeli intelligence and intelligence-linked families such as the Maxwells. In mid-December of 2020, a massive hack compromised

Adlène Meddi (2021-01-21). France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria. middleeasteye.net France vows 'symbolic actions' but no apologies for colonisation of Algeria | While a new French report highlights moves to reconcile Paris and Algiers on 132 violent years of colonisation, some thorny issues remain | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 16: 15 | Algerians arrested during a French military operation on 21 April 1956, during the war of independence, in Algeria's Tablat and Bir Rabalou region (AFP)

MEE staff (2021-01-21). HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali. middleeasteye.net HRW demands probe into French air strike in central Mali | Residents say about 20 civilians were killed when air strike targeted village during segregated wedding party | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 22: 51 | French military said fighter jet had struck jihadist group at location north of village, killing several dozen combatants (AFP) | Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged France and Mali to "promptly and impartially" investig…

MEE and agencies (2021-01-21). Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests. middleeasteye.net Tunisian groups say police arrested 1,000 people over six days of protests | Rights groups said civilians who voiced support for protests on Facebook during the crackdown were also detained | Thu, 01/21/2021 – 14: 17 | Police used rubber bullets and water cannons against anti-government protests who hurled rocks and petrol bombs (AFP) | Tunisian security forces have arrested at least 1,000…

RT (2021-01-21). 'Very high risk': ECDC urges tougher Covid-19 measures amid mutant strains from UK, Brazil, and South Africa. rt.com The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU's infectious diseases agency has said. | The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and "death rates across all age groups," the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a statement on Thursday. | "The overall risk associated with the introduction and community spread of variants of concern is therefore assessed as being high/very high…

Ryan Cristián (2021-01-21). The COVID Illusion, An 'Unauthorized Human Experiment' & The MAGA Straw-Man. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (1/20/21). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

news.un (2021-01-21). Central African Republic: UN mission chief appeals for more peacekeepers. news.un.org The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month.

Tal Milovina (2021-01-21). Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline. thenation.com Black Trans Liberation as History and Prophecy: The Art of Tourmaline…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-21). Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest. peoplesdispatch.org The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs…

Don Fitz (2021-01-21). Remembering Cuba's Commitment to Angola's Liberation Movement. globalresearch.ca Cuban blood left its stamp on the conscience of the world after the Angolan Wars of 1975-1988. Corporate politicians are united in their desire for us to ignore this reality. | Fed up with foreign wars, Portuguese officers overthrew Prime Minister …

oneworld.press (2021-01-21). To What Degree Is The US Really Meddling In Uganda?>. oneworld.press The Ugandan government's accusations of American meddling in the country's latest elections warrant closer scrutiny to identify the degree to which this is really happening and whether or not it can realistically succeed.

Nadda Osman (2021-01-20). Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy. middleeasteye.net Covid-hit Egypt is spending $23bn on a flashy train line, and people aren't happy | Egyptians say the cash could be better spent on hospitals and the country's coronavirus response as the authorities struggle to secure oxygen | Wed, 01/20/2021 – 13: 02 | The new project has been highly controversial amongst Egyptians (Screenshot/Global Construction Review) | With much fanfare, coronavirus-hit Egypt has a…

Dave DeCamp (2021-01-20). Trump Administration Designates Cuba a State Sponsor of Terrorism. anti-empire.com After weeks of rumors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the Trump administration is Cuba was first designated as a state sponsor of terror by the Reagan administration in 1982. This move was reversed in 2015 by President Obama, who took other steps to normalize with Havana, including lifting travel res…

Taylor Ikehara (2021-01-20). AFRICOM says they left Somalia, San Diego activists tell the truth. liberationnews.org On Jan. 16, ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the Party for Socialism and Liberation held a speak-out and banner drop at Teralta Park in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to demand a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Somalia and an end to AFRICOM. City Heights is …

Judy Greenspan (2021-01-20). For exposing COVID-19 outbreak, Black newspaper editor faces retaliation. workers.org What happens when a federal prisoner who has just become the Editor-in-Chief of the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper is paroled to a halfway house run by GEO Group? That company is one of the largest managers of lockdown units and ICE detention centers in the U.S. Malik . . . |

Juan Cole (2021-01-20). An Admiring Review of Cole, 'Muhammad: Prophet of Peace,' in Algeria's Echorouq. juancole.com The Algerian newspaper Echorouq [al-Shuruq] has published a positive review of the Arabic translation of my book, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires Available at Nicola's Books in Ann Arbor And Hachette And Barnes and Noble And Amazon Juan says: In turbulent era, I am most gratified that Muslim readers on the …

news.un (2021-01-20). 'Complex' emergency unfolding in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado, warn UN agencies. news.un.org UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.

news.un (2021-01-20). UN calls for resumption of Mediterranean rescues, after 43 die in Libya shipwreck. news.un.org Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee agencies have called for countries to re-activate search and rescue operations.

WSWS (2021-01-20). Ugandan President Museveni arrests opposition rival Bobbi Wine. wsws.org Museveni's regime depends on extensive backing from the US, which provides over $970 million a year in development and security assistance, including military training for the army.

WSWS (2021-01-19). Tunisian regime deploys army as protests spread 10 years after Arab Spring. wsws.org Ten years after revolutionary uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, explosive anger is building in working-class districts across North Africa amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEE staff (2021-01-19). 'The system must go': Protests rage for fifth day in Tunisia against economic woes. middleeasteye.net 'The system must go': Protests rage for fifth day in Tunisia against economic woes | Daytime protests in Tunis and other cities have followed night clashes between youth and security forces | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 21: 33 | Tunisian protesters lift placards and chant during an anti-government demonstration in coastal city of Sfax on 19 January 2021 (AFP) | Protesters rallied in Tunisia's capital and other cities on…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-01-19). Genital-shaped cupcakes spark national scandal in Egypt. middleeasteye.net Genital-shaped cupcakes spark national scandal in Egypt | Arrests and suspensions follow after elderly women are seen eating sexually explicit desserts in Gezira club, as government and Islamic authorities wade in | Tue, 01/19/2021 – 14: 40 | The incident has sparked national controversy and outrage in Egypt, while many criticised the government's hypocrisy in its handling of the situation (AFP) | A g…

IMEMC News (2021-01-19). Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday morning, several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in addition to attacking them with water cannons, near the shore of the Sudaniyya sea, northwest of Gaza city. Eyewitnesses said the navy attacked the Palestinian fishing boats less than three nautical miles from the Gaza shore. They added that the …

Ali Salam (2021-01-19). Israeli Settlement Expansion Condemned by PA, EU and Numerous Countries. imemc.org In response to Israel's announcement that they have approved an additional 780 colonial settlement units, a number of countries have issued statements condemning the move. They include the UK, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, the European Union (EU) and the Palestinian Authority (PA). A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, stated that it is clear …

news.un (2021-01-19). 'Swift action' needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns. news.un.org Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for "swift action" to restore safe access to "save thousands of lives at risk".

news.un (2021-01-19). Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ambush, as 2021 death toll rises to nine worldwide. news.un.org Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday, bringing the overall toll of 'blue helmet' deaths to nine so far this month.

teleSUR (2021-01-19). Uganda Elections: US Accused of Meddling in Internal Affairs. telesurenglish.net Uganda accused the U.S. government on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs as diplomatic personnel has tried to contact the opposition leader Bobi Wine who has not recognized last Sunday parliamentary elections results. | RELATED: | Bobi Wine, the main rival of president Yoweri Museveni, lost the contest while his opponent was reelected for a six-term. Wine branded the official results "a fraud" and called people t…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-01-19). Protests over economic decline continue for third day in Tunisia; hundreds arrested. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights, the country saw more than 6,500 protests last year alone over the many socio-economic and political issues afflicting the people…