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Hamdok: Cooperation of civilians and security forces crucial in Darfur

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says adequate cooperation between civilians and security forces will help plug the gap left by departing UNAMID troops.

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UN: Thousands flee Ethiopia violence, seek asylum in Sudan

At least 7,000 people who fled escalating ethnic violence in western Ethiopia have sought asylum in neighboring Sudan, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, amid heightened tensions between the two Eastern African nations.

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Nigeria: 10 Killed, 60 Injured in Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Nine of the dead were young boys hit by a bomb while playing football at Gwange ward. At least 10 persons have now been confirmed killed and about 60 injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Tuesday evening.

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Kandahar Officials Silent Over Reports of Growing Unrest

Elders in the southern province of Kandahar have said that the internal rifts between local officials in the province and the mismanagement of local affairs are causing massive security threats in the area. According to lawmakers from Kandahar, internal rifts between the governor, police chief and local officials have been damaging the morale of the security forces, and several security […]

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Warring Sides Prepare for Spring Offensive Despite Peace Efforts

While the issue of peace with the Taliban this year has been among the hot topics in the country, there are reports that the warring parties are preparing for war in the spring. Local officials in several provinces have confirmed that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) are making the fight against the Taliban among their main priorities.

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Uzbekistan Prioritizes Pakistani Over Iranian Ports

Accessing seaports at lower costs and shorter distances is a decades-old issues Tashkent is trying to solve, Pakistani ports might be the answer. Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks were held among officials from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The territory of […]

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Fighting Reported in Behsud as Team Wraps Up Its Probe

Some family members of those killed in Behsud said the incident needs to be probed thoroughly. Sporadic fighting reported in Hese Awal Behsud district in the central province of Maidan Wardak as the probe team wrapped up their investigation into the clashes in the district that killed at least 12 people, a source said on Friday.

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Italian Embassy vehicle targeted in IED explosion in Kabul

An armored Land Cruiser belonging to the Italian Embassy was targeted in an early morning IED explosion in Kabul’s PD4 area in yet another targeted attack. This time there were no casualties reported, police confirmed.

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Biden picks Gen. Austin as defence secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden has selected Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of Central Command, As secretary of defence. Biden, who is be sworn in on January 20, is building his team. He has already elected his spymaster, secretary of state and some other officials.

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Dispossession and Imperialism Repackaged as ‘Feeding the World’

The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations. Smallholder farmers are being criminalised and even made to disappear when it comes to the struggle for land. They are constantly exposed to systematic expulsion.

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