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Lula to purge Bolsonaro loyalists from security after rampage

Federal Interventor Ricardo Cappelli (center) inspects military troops as they wait for a protest announced by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Jan 11, 2023. (GUSTAVO MORENO / AP) BRASILIA – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Thursday that security force members were complicit in letting an anti-government […]

Sudan’s military, civilian leaders sign deal to end political impasse

Sudanese civilian leaders lift documents following the signature of an initial deal with military powers aimed at ending a deep crisis caused by last year's military coup, in the capital Khartoum on Dec 5, 2022. (ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP) KHARTOUM – Sudan's military and civilian leaders on Monday signed a political framework agreement to end […]

Sahel insurgency could ‘engulf’ W. Africa, says Ghana president

West African heads of state pose with European Council President Charles Michel at the Accra Initiative regional security conference in Accra, Ghana, Nov 22, 2022. (COOPER INVEEN / REUTERS) ACCRA – Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday warned that a rampant Islamist insurgency in West Africa's Sahel is threatening to engulf the entire region. West […]

Macron announces official end of military operation in the Sahel

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on defence strategy to present the La Revue nationale strategique (RNS), a new military programming law (2024-2030), on the amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmude docked in the French Navy base of Toulon, Southern France on Nov 9, 2022. (ERIC GAILLARD / POOL / AFP) PARIS – […]

Suspected al Shabaab militants attack Somalia military base

Women walk next to a destroyed house and the wreckage of a car following an explosion provocked by Al-Shabaab militants' during an attacke to a police station on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on February 16, 2022. Al-Shabaab militants launched simultaneous attacks on police stations around Somalia's capital Mogadishu overnight, killing two girls and wounding […]

Bolsonaro backers ask military to intervene after Lula’s win

People attend a protest over Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's defeat in the presidential run-off election, in Anapolis, Goias state, Brazil, Nov 2, 2022. Signs read: "Federal intervention." (UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERS) SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday held rallies to call for an armed forces intervention following the […]

Zelensky, Blinken meet on US assistance for Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) poses with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept 8, 2022. (GENYA SAVILOV / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday met with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss US assistance for Ukraine, the presidential press […]