Security

Marshal Haftar’s troops lose two cities in western Libya ~ #AFP:

Plunged into chaos since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya is torn apart today by a power struggle between Khalifa Haftar and the GNA, recognized by the UN. The conflict has been exacerbated over the months by foreign armed interference, with in particular the United …

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Peacekeepers torn between conflict resolution and the fight against the Covid-19 ~ #REUTERS:

“Peacekeepers are not the cure for Covid-19, but they do have a place in the fight against the virus,” said UN peacekeeper Jean-Pierre Lacroix. The Covid-19 pandemic strikes countries that are at peace as well as those ravaged by armed conflict. For Jean-Pierre Lacroix, there is cause for concern for …

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Pentagon Issues New Guidance on Zoom Use | Voice of America ~ #VoA:

The Department of Defense has issued new guidance on the use of the popular videoconferencing application Zoom following a week-old FBI warning about security issues and a VOA report Thursday that military and government employees had continued to use the app. In an email to VOA on Friday, a Pentagon …

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Sudanese army on the street for the anniversary of a demonstration ~ #AFP:

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered on April 6, 2019 in front of the army headquarters to demand the departure of Mr. Bashir, about four months after the start of an unprecedented popular protest. Faced with pressure from the street, the army had finally dismissed the autocrat who had reigned …

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