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Elections introduce new pressures on Trump’s Middle East policies.

Elections introduce new pressures on Trump’s Middle East policies.

The broad support in Congress for Israel is not likely to change nor will the opposition to the Iranian regime. The Democratic Party’s takeover of the US House of Representatives will not change bipartisan fundamentals, such as support for Israel and hostility towards Iran, but could bring increased scrutiny to US Middle East policies and [&hellip

Hundreds flee after Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria.

Hundreds flee after Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria.

Hundreds of villagers fled their homes in Nigeria’s northeast late on Saturday after an attack by militants from the Boko Haram group, militia officials and witnesses said. No casualties were reported but the raid highlighted fragile security in Nigeria’s northeast, where the army is still battling to end a conflict that erupted in 2009. Militants [&hellip

Train derails in Congo leaving 18 dead.

Train derails in Congo leaving 18 dead.

At least 18 people have been killed after a train derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The train was en route from the city of Kindu to the southeastern city of Lubumbashi when it derailed in the Kasongo territory on Saturday night, local government spokesman Kingombe Kitenge Benoit said. Another 25 people were injured [&hellip

Burundi refuses to register key opposition party.

Burundi refuses to register key opposition party.

Burundian authorities have refused to register a new political party by main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, according to a letter seen by AFP on Thursday. Rwasa had attempted to create a new party, the National Freedom Front – Hope of the Burundians (FNL – Amizero y’Abarundi), after a new constitution adopted by referendum in May [&hellip

Mass grave of 200 people uncovered in Ethiopia, say police.

Mass grave of 200 people uncovered in Ethiopia, say police.

The Fana report said that police were granted 14 days to unearth and do forensic examinations on the estimated 200 bodies that have been found. The bodies appear to be related to a series of ethnic clashes carried out by an unofficial militia known as the Liyu that were loyal to the former Somali region [&hellip

DRC opposition meet to pick united candidate for Dec. 23 polls.

DRC opposition meet to pick united candidate for Dec. 23 polls.

Main opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo are looking to unite behind a candidate for the December 23 presidential polls meant to choose a successor for outgoing Joseph Kabila. “All opposition heads will gather in Switzerland to attend a meeting to designate a joint candidate,” one of the challengers, Freddy Matungulu, told AFP [&hellip

Yellow fever kills 10 in Ethiopia, WHO ships 1.45 million vaccines.

Yellow fever kills 10 in Ethiopia, WHO ships 1.45 million vaccines.

The World Health Organization is releasing more than a million doses of yellow fever vaccine from its emergency stockpile after the deadly mosquito-borne disease killed 10 people in southwestern Ethiopia, a WHO report said on Monday. The outbreak was confirmed in Wolaita Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region and has been traced [&hellip

Nearly 80 Children Abducted From A School In Cameroon.

Nearly 80 Children Abducted From A School In Cameroon.

Authorities say at least 78 children and their principal were kidnapped from a school by armed men in northwest Cameroon late Sunday night. The children were taken from a Presbyterian school near the city of Bamenda, which is at the center of an Anglophone separatist movement. On social media, a video purporting to show some [&hellip

Rebels kill at least seven civilians in eastern DRC: army.

Rebels kill at least seven civilians in eastern DRC: army.

Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said on Sunday. Fighters of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) staged two raids on Saturday night in the North Kivu region bordering Uganda, Teddy Kataliko, leader of [&hellip

2 Machar Followers Freed in South Sudan.

2 Machar Followers Freed in South Sudan.

South Sudanese authorities on Friday released two former high-ranking followers of rebel leader Riek Machar who were facing death sentences. President Salva Kiir’s government had imprisoned former Machar spokesman James Gadtet and former Machar security adviser William John Endley on charges of treason and conspiracy. The two men were smiling and appeared to be in [&hellip