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How the Orthodox Church in Ethiopia can play a role in reconciliation

Ethiopia, once again, is at a crossroads. The last four months have seen jubilation and euphoria over the change and reform that the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was promising to bring. The nation is now waking up to harsher realities. Internal displacement, unlawful killings, tribal conflicts and mob justice are becoming routine experiences.

JAMAICA | PNP seeks legal advice on approval of 29 gun licences by Montague

Kingston, Jamaica, August 14, 2018: The People’s National Party’s (PNP) Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, M.P., says the party has sought legal advice in relation to the 29 gun license approvals, which former National Security Minister, Robert Montague, granted after they were rejected by the established Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) mechanisms on account of adverse traces.

JAMAICA | Former Minister challenges Prime Minister over gun licence claims

KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 16, 2018 -  Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting has challenged Prime Minister Andrew Holness to provide evidence that during his tenure he used his Ministerial powers to issue firearm licenses to persons with adverse traces after they were denied by the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA.

Israel Destroys Cultural Center in Besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes targeted and destroyed the Said al-Mishal Cultural Center in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City Thursday, in a round of airstrikes that according to occupation forces hit 150 targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip.

JAMAICA | PNP disturbed over Montague's decision to issue certain firearm licences

Kingston, Jamaica, August 11, 2018: Opposition Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, M.P., says the recent revelation that the former Minister of National Security, Robert Montague overruled the recommendations of the country’s intelligence and security authorities and granted firearm licences to persons with adverse findings is unnerving, considering the high murder rate being experienced across the island.

Venezuela requests Julio Borges’ extradition from Colombia

CARACAS,  August 10, 2018 - Venezuela has called on Colombia to extradite former legislator and head of the National Assembly, Julio Borges. The call comes after authorities found evidence linking Borges to the attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro on August 4.

How does the blockade against Venezuela manifest? Part I

Since the coming to power of the Bolivarian Revolution, with the election of Hugo Chavez as President in 1998, Venezuela is in the sights of U.S. interests in the continent and occupies a privileged place – as a priority target – in its strategy of global domination.
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The Changing Face of Regime Change

External involvement to influence election outcomes isn’t anything new. All parties contesting national polls do try the best they can to influence the process. Where things start going wrong is when they choose to use ‘any means possible’ to influence the vote, including a wide array of inordinate, irregular and/or illegal means ranging from ‘buying votes’ to ‘spreading false news’.
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‘Nasty’ External Interference in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Established in 1993, Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of Cambridge Analytica (CA), has been in the Caribbean for a long time – as much as 20 years, according to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, whose Unity Labour Party (ULP) is this year observing its 17th anniversary in office, making him the longest continuously serving CARICOM Prime Minister today.
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