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Day: August 8, 2020

Susan Rice’s aversion to US intervention against 1994 Rwandan genocide draws fresh scrutiny

Susan Rice’s aversion to US intervention against 1994 Rwandan genocide draws fresh scrutiny

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Bill Clinton has called Rwanda one of the greatest regrets of his presidency. Had the United States and the world intervened earlier, experts contend, some 300,000 people might have been saved from the 1994 genocide in the small central African country. For more than 25 years, members of the Clinton administration's foreign policy team have been asked about whether they harbor similar remorse over inaction during the Rwandan civil war, including the president's then-special assistant and senior director for African affairs, Susan Rice, who is now under consideration by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate. The episode was among the bloodiest of the post-World War II era. From April to July 1994, an estimated 800,000 people lost their lives in a...
Several killed in attack at Somali military base.

Several killed in attack at Somali military base.

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An attack on a military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, officials say. A suicide bomber driving a car targeted the gates of the base near Mogadishu Stadium, military officials said. The extremely loud explosion was heard across the city. Islamist militant group Al-Shabab said it was behind the attack. It often carries out bombings targeting security forces and officials. Col Ahmed Muse told Associated Press that the explosion took place at the gates of the 12th April Army Brigade base close to the recently reopened sports stadium in the Warta-Nabadda district. The stadium opened in June and was seen as a symbol of the country rebuilding after years of conflict. Halima Abdisalan, a mother of three who live...
Zinedine Zidane Explains Why Gareth Bale Won’t Play Against Manchester City

Zinedine Zidane Explains Why Gareth Bale Won’t Play Against Manchester City

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed Gareth Bale 'chose not to play' against Manchester City in the Champions League. Los Blancos' take on Manchester City in the second leg of their last 16 tie on Friday and they must overcome a 2-1 deficit. The Spanish side named their squad yesterday and a huge omission was Bale - with many wondering why the Welshman missed out. Zidane revealed on Thursday evening that the 31-year-old 'preferred not to play' at the Etihad Stadium. "I'll explain," the World Cup winner begun. "Bale? In the end many things are said and we have a respectful relationship between us. It is a private conversation, but I can only tell you that he preferred not to play and the rest is between him and me. I'm not disappointed, I respect him. "Bale d...
African governments must urgently update digital rights laws – Lawyer

African governments must urgently update digital rights laws – Lawyer

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Governments across the continent must put more work into digital rights legislation which falls into the wider area of fundamental human rights and freedom of speech laws enshrined in almost all constitutions. According to Adeboro Odunlami, a Legal Officer with social enterprise outfit, Paradigm Initiative, PIN; governments must treat work on such legislation as urgent. “The use, development and deployment of technology in African countries are greatly increasing and governments have to urgently update laws to accommodate the changes whilst promoting development and protecting rights,” Adeboro told Africanews. “The role of internet rights groups revolves around providing technical support to the government on internet rights-related matters, demanding for accountability from the