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They are deployed to many of the world's trouble spots...lightly armed and with limited authority.They've been repeatedly targetted in Mali, now the most dangerous mission to serve in.On Sunday ten soldiers from Chad were killed when gunmen stormed the UN camp there. An al-Qaeda-linked group says it carried out the attack, in response to the Ch ...…
 
They are the longest in decades and the most significant in Sudan's recent history. Nationwide protests have been taking place almost every day for a month.They were prompted by a rise in bread and fuel prices. But the demonstrators quickly turned their attention to other issues. And are now demanding his resignation.Omar al Bashir’s response h ...…
 
Thursday's car bomb blast in Bogota devastated a police academy. President Ivan Duque is blaming Colombia's last remaining rebel group - the ELN.He's renewed arrest orders for commanders who've been in Cuba for peace talks: How does the bombing threaten the fragile stability following half a century of conflict? Presenter: Folly Bah ThibaultGue ...…
 
British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived a no-confidence motion this week while her plan to navigate Brexit was massively rejected by Parliament. The deadline of March 29, 2019 is fast approaching while European leaders are warning that the prospect of Britain crashing out of the union without a deal has increased. This could lead t ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week, Nicolas Maduro starts his second term as President of Venezuela, a country with empty shelves and shuttered newsrooms. Plus, political eulogies in the US media.Earlier this month, Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuela's president. The election that got him there has been widely condemned as ...…
 
The United States is eager to end its nearly 18-year involvement in the war in Afghanistan, which has killed tens of thousands of civilians, soldiers and Taliban fighters. But Taliban leaders are refusing to sit at the same table as the Afghan government.A U.S. special envoy is in Pakistan, hoping government leaders there can convince the Talib ...…
 
Al Shabab has long threatened Kenya's security with attacks targeting civilians and members of its military.Its latest assault is raising questions about the country's ability to keep people safe.Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday when five gunmen attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi. Can these assaults be prevented? And what's the message ...…
 
The International Criminal Court has acquitted the former leader of Ivory CoastLaurent Gbagbo. He was arrested in Abidjan in 2011 and charged with crimes against humanity in connection with the violence that followed disputed presidential elections in 2010. But after a three year trial, judges said the prosecution failed to prove Gbagbo's invol ...…
 
Shaken by weekly protests on the streets of France, sparked by a rise in fuel prices, the French President says he wants to turn anger into solutions.Emmanuel Macron’s answer is to build a new “contract” with the nation.He's launched a two-month national debate…and says he’s open to ideas.The French will be encouraged to vent their grievances a ...…
 
Reassuring allies and talking tough on enemies. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been touring the Middle East, to win support and put pressure on Iran.He’s pushing for an Arab military alliance to counter threats from Tehran.The aim would be to curb Iran's influence in the region from Yemen to Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.Pompeo's visit inclu ...…
 
Teenager Rahaf Al-Qunun grabbed the world’s attention for defying a strict social code in Saudi Arabia.She said she feared for her life if she was returned home and launched a twitter campaign from her hotel room in Thailand pleading for help. The United Nations granted her refugee status and Canada offered her asylum and a new home.Her case ma ...…
 
In two months' time, the UK will leave the European Union. While the divorce is being viewed as a political issue, its economic impact is undeniable. London's financial services industry, "the square mile" as it's known, is the beating heart of the UK's financial services industry and its status as Europe's financial capital is under threat.A r ...…
 
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On The Listening Post this week: An NBC News reporter's resignation letter excoriates US media coverage of foreign policy and national security issues. Plus, conspiracy theories and the media.William Arkin: An insider's critique of the US mediaWhen William Arkin, a veteran national security reporter with NBC and MSNBC, wrote his resignation ema ...…
 
A two year wait for a new leader is coming to an end in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but already a post-election crisis is brewing.Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the largest opposition party, has been declared the winner of the long-delayed presidential election to replace Joseph Kabila. But a second opposition rival, Martin Fayulu, is de ...…
 
US President Donald Trump is refusing to give up his signature campaign promise of building a wall along the border with Mexico. Democrats won't give him the more than five billion dollars he wants to build it.The stalemate has led to the second-longest partial US government shutdown in history.In response, the President went on prime-time tele ...…
 
Many were caught off-guard last month, when U-S president Donald Trump announced he would pull American troops out of Syria immediately.But since then, his administration has sent conflicting messages about how and when that withdrawal will take place. His National Security Advisor John Bolton has been in Turkey to seek protection for U-S backe ...…
 
The eastern Orthodox church has over 250 million members around the world. Its spiritual leader is based in Istanbul. But for followers in Ukraine, there's a new found independence. Churches there have officially cut ties with their Russian branch - accusing it of what they call 'pro-Moscow propaganda'. The decision has angered Russian leaders, ...…
 
'Build that wall' - was a regular slogan from U.S. president Donald Trump during and after his campaign. Now, he's demanding over 5 billion dollars from the Democratic controlled House of Representatives to keep his promise. The Democrats have refused to give in-- Which has led to a partial government shutdown that began on december 22nd.It's a ...…
 
Thousands of white farmers in Zimbabwe were forced off their land during former President Robert Mugabe's rule.But they might now be awarded some compensation.The government says it plans to pay more than 50 million dollars to those who were evicted.But critics estimate the bill at 9 billion dollars.So, will their demands trigger another crisis ...…
 
Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, was sworn in as the new year got underway. But his challenges are far from many. Highlightinh the challenges facing the new right-wing president, "The focus is clearly going to be on fiscal consolidation from a number of fronts, economic liberalisation, but also streamlining the economy and the public sec ...…
 
While both sides agreed to a 90-day truce last month, the China-US trade war is evident for the world to watch. That countdown expires at the end of next month and billions of dollars of penalties are still in place. For many economists, what happens next will prove to be the key factor in deciding the outlook for Asia's economy in 2019.As the ...…
 
More than 20 years ago, a psychology student doing his training at one of Argentina's oldest psychiatric wards kept being asked by his family and friends what it was like to work in there. So he came up with an idea: to let the patients explain in their own words.The first radio station to broadcast from inside a mental hospital was born.Radio ...…
 
The extent to which social media has embedded itself into the daily lives of people cannot be understated. A UK study has looked specifically at how teenagers are affected, and the differences between how they project themselves online and the unattainable images and fantasies they are bombarded with.Researchers at University College London stu ...…
 
The state of Kerala has been at a standstill following violent protests against the lifting of a ban on women being allowed into one of Hinduism's holiest temples - Sabarimala.The Supreme Court made the ruling in September but conservative groups backed by India's ruling party -- the Hindu nationalist BJP - objected and blocked attempts by wome ...…
 
Technology giants face paying bigger tax bills in Europe worth billions of dollars. Austria is the latest country to announce plans to impose levies on large internet companies. It follows the French government’s so-called 'GAFA' tax named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.This digital tax targets mainly revenues collected from advertisi ...…
 
Congolese president Joseph Kabila has been in power for nearly 18 years, but he's now agreed to step down. Millions of voters went to the polls on Sunday to choose his successor after a more than two-year delay. The votes are being counted, but both Kabila's chosen candidate and the opposition are already claiming victory.The election was marre ...…
 
It was a murder that shocked many around the world. Just moments after journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, he was ambushed and murdered. His body was never found. Al Jazeera has now obtained video that appears to show members of the Saudi hit team carrying bags that are suspected of containing ...…
 
The 'daughter of democracy' to her supporters - an 'authoritarian' to her critics.Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been in and out of power for decades.And she's now likely to win a mandate for a record third straight term.Millions of Bangladeshis have cast their votes in what's being seen as a referendum on Hasina's ruling Awami p ...…
 
As we head into the New Year, all eyes are on the health of the economy of the United States.The Dow Jones industrial average saw the worst Christmas Eve trading day in its history. While the country's gross domestic product (GDP) is still pointing to the upside, there's a cocktail of factors flashing a pessimistic message: the US government pa ...…
 
For the first time since he became president two years ago Donald Trump visited American troops in a conflict zone - Iraq.His surprise three-hour stop was at an air base west of Baghdad the day after Christmas.He didn't meet any of the Iraqi leadership but invited Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the White House in the New Year.Trump used the ...…
 
The soaring price of bread and fuel was the spark for the outrage. Now Sudan's President is in the firing line, with Omar Al-Bashir facing growing demands to end his 29 year rule.Riot police dispersed crowds marching towards his presidential palace on Tuesday with tear gas and bullets.The government says 12 people have been killed in eight days ...…
 
Syria's seven-year war has transformed ancient cities into ghost towns.Entire neighbourhoods have been wiped off the map, schools and hospitals reduced to rubble, along with just about everything else.As the war seems to be coming to an end, reconstruction is required on a grand scale.The UN estimates it will cost at least two-hundred-and fifty ...…
 
There’s not been a peaceful transition of power in Democratic Republic of Congo in decades.But millions of Congolese had high hopes they could choose a new president this week.However, the vote to replace Joseph Kabila, who’s been in power for 17 years, was delayed again.It’s the latest setback in the electoral process since Kabila refused to l ...…
 
The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world and drew international outrage.World leaders demanded answers from Saudi Arabia, with Turkey leading the calls. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants 18 Saudi suspects extradited to Istanbul to stand trial.And he's determined to find out who gave the order to kill Khashoggi, believ ...…
 
From Brexit to trade disputes, US sanctions on Iran, the gruesome murder of a Saudi journalist and eye-catching scandals of Facebook, Counting the Cost takes a look at the year's major economic and political stories.Global trade warPolitical and economic risk was highly visible in 2018. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank w ...…
 
Sudan lost most of its oil revenues when the South seceded in 2011, and it’s struggled to recover.Inflation rates have skyrocketed, prices have more than doubled and the value of the Sudanese pound has plunged.Protests against the worsening situation started on Wednesday in the eastern region, quickly spilling over across the country and reachi ...…
 
There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?"."I'm not saying you're self censoring. I'm sure you believe everything you're saying. But what I'm saying is that if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sit ...…
 
Retired general James Mattis was seen as a measure of calm and stability - in a White House swirling with chaos and unpredictabililty. Now, he's resigned as US Secretary of Defense, after disagreements on foreign policy with the president.His departure comes as Donald Trump ordered a withdrawal of US forces from Syria and suggestions he'll pull ...…
 
The U.S. President is defending his decision to withdraw American troops from Syria - and his announcement that ISIL has been defeated.His tweets surprised just about everyone, both at home - including in the Pentagon - and abroad.France is warning ISIL has not been wiped off the map - and the fight needs to continue.And rebel groups fighting I ...…
 
Its 27 years since the end of the Cold War. But the heat is on again between the United States and Russia over missiles and nuclear weapons.Donald Trump’s accusing the Russians of violating a 31 year old arms treaty and says the U.S. is pulling out.Vladimir Putin says if he does, the Kremlin will build new missiles.So, is another arms race abou ...…
 
As a Chilean, when I travel to Latin America to cover a story, I usually understand what my interviewees are telling me. I am able to pick up on the finer points and ask follow up questions that get me nearer to the story. But this time round, I didn't understand a word, because my interviewees were speaking in Quechua - one of the main indigen ...…
 
Facebook released its 2018 Year In Review last week, marking various global events - elections, celebrity weddings and sporting occasions - that drove engagement on the site. What it did not look at was itself and the kind of year it had including the Cambridge Analytica and Russian disinformation scandals, and its role in spreading hate speech ...…
 
They're known as ICE raids, seemingly indiscriminate, often undercover operations to root out illegal immigrants and they happen across the United States, day in, day out. ICE stands for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and while it existed under President Barack Obama, ICE arrests in the workplace went up by more than 600 percen ...…
 
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was supposed to deliver a deal on Brexit, but the week ended with a leadership challenge. May has defeated an attempted coup by Conservative MPs unhappy about her handling of Brexit but has been politically wounded and compelled to signal that she will step down before an election in 2022. According to Peter ...…
 
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On The Listening Post this week: Facebook's end-of-year wrap glossed over most of its own bad news. Plus, what happens when US immigration raids are caught on camera.Facebook 2018: Resolutions vs realityNew Year's resolutions can be difficult to keep. That didn't stop Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowing at the outset of 2018 that this would be ...…
 
On The Listening Post this week: An apparent cut-paste error confirms a US indictment against Julian Assange. But have the media already found him guilty? Plus, patriotic cinema in Russia.Assange: Charges in the US, trial by the media?Last week, in court papers filed in the US, in a case completely unrelated to Julian Assange, there was a parag ...…
 
Less than a decade ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had media outlets eating out of his hand and governments with secrets to hide on high alert. Now, he's at the mercy of an Ecuadorian government that's running out of patience - and he may be running out of time.Last week, in court papers filed in the United States, in a case completely un ...…
 
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