Political Unrest
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Kenyan Supreme Court nullifies disputed presidential election

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/01/17, 08:17 am

Kenya’s Supreme Court, in an historic decision Friday, nullified incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidential election win and ordered a new election within 60 days. The six-judge bench ruled 4-2 in favor of a petition filed by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who argued elections held in August were hacked to favor Kenyatta. The incumbent won a second term in that election with 54 percent of the vote.

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Evil times again

North Korea | Don’t forget about North Korea
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/30/17, 05:59 pm

Several weeks ago the United States was fixated on North Korea. Those headlines have faded beneath Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey coverage, but Kim Jong Un’s threats to murder millions have not.

Oddly, our nation’s molders of opinion frequently depict the North Korean dictator as childlike. Tom Nichols, who teaches at the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard Extension School, says Kim and his regime are “in a juvenile state of constant attention-seeking.” But we in the United States, with our short attention spans, may be the true juveniles.

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71 dead in Burma ethnic conflict

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/25/17, 10:39 am

The Burmese government said 71 people died in a series of attacks early Friday in the country’s restive Rakhine state. Suspected Rohingya Muslim militants stormed the outposts of security forces shortly after midnight. Officials in Burma, also called Myanmar, said 59 Rohingya and 12 security troops died in the clashes. The unrest came hours after an advisory commission called on Myanmar to lift restrictions on the movement and citizenship of the Rohingya Muslim minority group to ease the ongoing violence.

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