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Trump Wins North Dakota Caucus

The Republican caucus in North Dakota has concluded. The...

SCOTUS Rules Trump to Stay on Ballot

The Supreme Court has ruled that all motions from...

North Korea Issues Warning to U.S. and South Korea for Joint Military Drills

North Korea warned South Korea and the United States...

Myanmar Junta and Three Brotherhood Alliance Allegedly Agree on Peace Deal

The Junta in Myanmar and the Three Northern Brotherhood...

Somalia Becomes Member of the East African Community

What You Need to Know: Following a ceremony at the East African Community’s (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania today, Somalia has formally joined the East African economic and political bloc.  https://twitter.com/jumuiya/status/1764586263598760001?s=20   The Federal Republic of Somalia is now the bloc's 8th partner, alongside The Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the Republic of South Sudan, the Republic of Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.  After depositing...

Crime Wave Sparks State of Emergency Measures in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

What You Need to Know:  A state of emergency was declared on March 1st in Paraguay’s second-largest city, Ciudad del Este, due to a wave of crime and robberies “only seen in movies.” The emergency measures are set to be in place for 30 days, but may be extended if the situation is not brought under control.  “What is happening next is a wave of assaults that I have never seen since I have been aware of...

US Rolls Back Sanctions on Zimbabwe

What You Need to Know: Through a Presidential Executive Order, the United States’ Department of the Treasury has today announced its termination of a long-held sanctions program in Zimbabwe, while expressing its intent to focus sanctions on 11 individuals and 3 entities involved in “continuing corruption and serious human rights abuses.”  The 11 sanctioned individuals include President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his wife Auxillia, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Businessman Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei and his wife Sandra, who own...

uMkhonto weSizwe Party Member Shot in Suspected Political Killing

What You Need to Know: 48-year old Vusimuzi Ntuli, a member of South Africa’s newly formed uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party was killed in a suspected political hit while at a hotel in Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) on Saturday. According to local press, Ntuli and an acquaintance were in the parking lot of the Tehuis Hotel in Umlazi when he was shot dead by unknown assailants.  The killing has sparked fear that the country’s election, set for the 29th...

Air Force Employee Charged with Sending Classified Information to a “Woman” he met on Dating Website

What to Know: The United States Department of Justice has charged David Franklin Slater, 63, a civilian Air Force employee assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), with sending classified information to a person claiming to be a Ukrainian woman he met on a foreign dating service. The Case: According to the Department of Justice, Slater, who had recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, was a civilian employee assigned to USSTRATCOM, where he...

India Seizes Suspected Dual-Use Equipment While Enroute to Pakistan

Dual-Use Equipment Seizure On March 2nd, Indian news outlets reported that Indian authorities intercepted and seized suspected dual-use equipment bound for Pakistan in late January. Indian customs officials initially boarded and inspected the cargo of the Malta-flagged vessel, CMA CGM Attila, during its stop at the Nhava Sheva port located in the city of Navi Mumbai. The officials boarded the vessel due to noticing discrepancies with the consignment’s suspected Bill of Lading (BOL) during regular...

Week Recap

Two SANDF Soliders Killed in Alleged Murder-Suicide in DRC

What You Need to Know: Following the deaths of two...

US Rolls Back Sanctions on Zimbabwe

What You Need to Know: Through a Presidential Executive Order,...

Biden No Longer Hopeful of Temporary Ceasefire on Monday, Gaza Fatalities Cross 30,000

What's Happening US President Joe Biden had announced his hopes...

Crime Wave Sparks State of Emergency Measures in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

What You Need to Know:  A state of emergency was...
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