Political Unrest
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Nearly 400 dead in Burma clashes

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/01/17, 10:49 am

The Myanmar army said nearly 400 people have died in recent clashes between security forces and militants from the Rohingya minority group. In a statement, Myanmar’s military commander, Min Aung Hlaing, said the army engaged in 90 armed clashes with the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in northwest Rakhine state, killing 399 people. All but 29 of those killed were the militants, Hlaing said. The United Nations said nearly 38,000 people have fled their homes in Myanmar, also known as Burma, since the conflict began on Aug. 25.

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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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