• US Secretary of State meets new Sultan of Oman

    US Secretary of State meets new Sultan of Oman

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Oman’s new leader Sultan Haitham bin Tariq in Muscat on Friday, Omani state media said, during the top American diplomat’s final stop in a tour of African and Gulf states. Pompeo is the first high-ranking US official to meet the leader since he succeeded previous sultan Qaboos, who […]

  • Ngarbuh Massacre: Revenge, blunder, or manipulation?

    Ngarbuh Massacre: Revenge, blunder, or manipulation?

    The Cameroon defence ministry “formally denies the false allegations” about the army’s role in the massacre of 22 civilians in Donga-Mantung, insisting that it was an “unfortunate accident” following an exchange of fire between security forces and secessionist rebels. Controversy flared in Cameroon after the announcement of the massacre of at least 22 people in […]

  • Biya Francophone regime silence causes concern

    Biya Francophone regime silence causes concern

    Cameroon government officials are quietly relieved that, during its recent condemnation of the killings at Ngarbuh, the United States administration made no commitment to eventual US recognition of an independent state of Southern Cameroons-Ambazonia. Less pleasing in the Biya Francophone Beti Ewondo government eyes is the fact that the United States government has asked for […]

  • US: President Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

    US: President Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

    Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation, in a case that ignited a firestorm over the US president’s political interference in the justice system. Stone, a veteran Republican operative and one of the president’s oldest confidants, was convicted in November of lying to […]

  • Germany: Vigils held for victims of ‘racist’ gunman

    Germany: Vigils held for victims of ‘racist’ gunman

    Thousands of people took part in vigils across Germany on Thursday after a gunman with apparent far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the city of Hanau. Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the “poison” of racism, as anger mixed with grief over the latest and deadliest attack linked to Germany’s […]

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