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Uganda suspends more than 50 NGOs, including major western donor, citing non-compliance; fears of an assault on civil society further grow

[Al Jazeera] “Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

Posted in Nigeria

Nigeria bans Twitter after President Buhari’s incitement was deleted, another “sign dictatorship is back”

[Foreign Policy] “It was already clear when dozens of protesters were shot in October 2020 for demanding a change to the behavior of heavy-handed…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar’s truce is over as ethnic armies unite against coup, restart attacks

[REUTERS] “More than 500 people have been killed by the military across Myanmar in protests against the coup, according to…

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Eight countries attended Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day parade while military killed over 100 protesters

[REUTERS] “Myanmar security forces killed 114 people, including some children, in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday, the…

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Private arms export: Israel stops sale of suicide drones to China

[Middle East Eye] “Israel cracks down on sales of suicide drones to China to avoid heavy diplomatic cost in relationship…

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Several people shot dead at ‘End SARS’ protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria

[BBC] “A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded at a protest against police brutality in Nigeria’s…

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Accusations against The Grayzone concerning Assad, Russia, Nicaragua, China, and Maduro

[Joshua Collins] “Enter Grayzone, a supposedly leftist crew of “journalists” with opaque financing and Russian support.” “This all-caps charge against…

Posted in Egypt Italy

Egypt: 5 innocently shot in Giulio Regeni torture-murder coverup

[The Guardian] Six months ago, “Egyptian police killed five men allegedly linked to […] the torture and murder of an…

Posted in Egypt

American PR crew invited by Egypt arrested within hours amid crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers before referendum

[The Economist] “With [Egypt’s] residents politically polarised between a minority that supports the Muslim Brotherhood and a majority that backs…

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“Spy Swan”: migrating stork with GPS tracker detained in Egypt after citizen’s arrest

[The Independent] “In a case that’s likely to once again ruffle feathers regarding the treatment of innocent animals as spies…

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Armed Palestinians fight Syrian forces, NATO to give better weapons and enlist Muslim volunteers, Hillary Clinton blames Russia for sending arms to government

[DEBKAfile] “For the first time in the five-month anti-Assad uprising, Syrian forces clashed with dissident Palestinians Sunday, Aug. 14, in…

Posted in Syria UK USA

WikiLeaks reveals U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition under both Bush and Obama, Assad blames foreign conspiracy for unrest

[The Washington Post] “The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that…

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First deaths in Syria protests: seven police and four protesters killed in Daraa

[Israel National News] “Continued protests in Syria claim lives of seven police and four protesters, and result in burning a…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

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Investigation: Expert claims Burma ‘planning nuclear bomb’

[Democratic Voice of Burma] “A five-year investigation by DVB has uncovered evidence that Burma is embarking on a programme to…

Posted in Myanmar

A Closer Look at the Mysterious Burmese Junta

[Slate Magazine, Der Spiegel] “U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused the military leaders of Burma of “criminal neglect” on Sunday…

Posted in China Myanmar

Military Junta Cracks Down on Saffron Revolution, Takes Back Control in Burma

[Der Spiegel] “The regime’s thugs made their biggest mistake at the beginning of the protests, on Sept. 5. In an…

Posted in Myanmar

Naypyidaw, Burma’s new capital unveiled

[BBC] “Burma’s military rulers have been showing off their new capital for the first time to the outside world.” “The…

Posted in Myanmar

In hard-line shift, Burma’s military junta ousted pro-democracy Prime Minister, himself a general

[BBC, China Daily] “Conservative elements in Burma’s military junta have ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt and put him under house…