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A Critical Analysis of Libya’s State-Building Challenges Post-Revolution

The recent developments in Libya have been characterised by various breakdowns in negotiations, as competing visions about the future of governance, power, and intrastate relations unfold. Nine years after the 2011 toppling of the Qaddafi regime, the political transition in Libya is still at a standstill (Joffé, 2018). Libya’s security dilemma thrives as a result […]

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Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested outside Paris

The suspect in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Felicien Kabuga, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said. The 84-year-old businessman had a $5 million US bounty on his head. The ministry added that he was living under a false identity in Asnieres-Sur-Seine. Rwanda’s two main ethnic groups […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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OSINT Global Trendline Report: The Middle East and Africa

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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