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Venezuelan Leader Nicolas Maduro Before the Drone Blast

Nicolas Maduro vowed to inflict “maximum punishment” on those who tried “to assassinate me.” He pointed the finger at outgoing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and “the ultra-right wing” — a term he uses to describe domestic opposition — even as a mysterious rebel group claimed responsibility.

“There will be no forgiveness,” Nicolas Maduro warned, for what a military statement said was an act of “barbarism in a desperate attempt to destabilize” the government.Read More →

Rodrigo Duterte - Philippine News Headline

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte told a joint session of Congress the anti-narcotics campaign, which has earned him international notoriety, was “far from over”, taking a swipe at activists and political opponents who seek to bring him to book for thousands of killings.

“Your concern is human rights, mine is human lives” he said, adding that his fierce campaign aimed to protect the public from illicit drugs, as the “lives of our youth are being wasted” and families destroyed. Read More →

Mali Threatened By Terrorists

As the July 29 elections approach, insecurity is a major issue for candidates including President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who seeks a second term. Experts warn of a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of schools have closed out of fear of attack. “It would be difficult to organize the elections in my commune in Mondoro, near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso,” one local official, Deputy Mayor Moulaye Ongoiba said. Extremist attacks in the region have risen over the past year, while tensions grow between ethnic Fulani Muslims and other groups such as the Dogon and Bambara who accuse the Fulani of being recruited by jihadists.Read More →

Boko Haram vs Nigerian Army

Dozens of soldiers were feared dead after a Boko Haram attack on a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Monday, as search parties were sent into the bush to locate missing troops. Jihadists overran the base in Jilli village, in the Geidam area of Yobe state, on Saturday evening, a day after a separate attack on troops in neighbouring Borno state. At least 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram violence and more than two million others made homeless in northeast Nigeria since 2009.Read More →