Libya: Tripoli Parliament Head Negotiator Pulls Out Of Talks

Hopes are dissipating for an accord between the warring sides in Libya, after the delegation head of the General National Congress (GNC, Tripoli parliament not internationally recognized), stepped down from his role just hours ahead of another round of talks set for today in Morocco. Salah Makzhoum gave no explanation for his decision, and resigned … Continue reading Libya: Tripoli Parliament Head Negotiator Pulls Out Of Talks

Guatemala: Demands Increase For President’s Resignation

Protesters are back on the streets of Guatemala demanding the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina – with up to 100-thousand just on PLaza de la Constitución in the capital. Also the Contraloría General de la Nación (CNG, Court of Auditors) has joined the attorney general’s office in demanding the resignation of the Head of … Continue reading Guatemala: Demands Increase For President’s Resignation

Iraq: Car Bomb Kills Two Army Generals

A suicide bomber in a car-bomb killed two Iraqi army generals this morning north of the Al Anbar provincial capital Ramadi. The bomber killed the deputy head of the Anbar Operations Command, Staff Major General Abdulrahman Abu Raghif, and 10th Division commander Staff Brigadier General Safin Abdulmajid. The attack took place in Al Jaraishi suburb, … Continue reading Iraq: Car Bomb Kills Two Army Generals

Burundi: President Nkurunziza Forms Government

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza presented a new government today after being sworn in for a controversial third term. Many names from the past appear on the new list, despite promises over the past weeks of the formation of a national unity government. Some key ministers were confirmed, in particular Emmanuel Ntahomvukiye as Defence minister and … Continue reading Burundi: President Nkurunziza Forms Government

Nigeria: Former Security Adviser Charged

Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, was officially charged with illegal possession of weapons and acts that pose potential harm to national security. Security forces in mid-July searched properties belonging to Dasuki and his father, announcing the discovery of “large quantities of arms and ammunition”, including 5 bulletproof vehicles. Dasuki was … Continue reading Nigeria: Former Security Adviser Charged