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North Korea destroys joint liaison office

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/16/20, 04:08 am

North Korea blew up its joint liaison office with South Korea in the border town of Kaesong on Tuesday, intensifying tense relations on the Korean Peninsula. The two nations opened the office in 2018 to aid the growing inter-Korean relations.

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Burundi’s unexpected upheaval

International | The president’s death could disrupt a crucial political transition
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/12/20, 01:28 pm

Burundian flags flew at half-staff on Wednesday to mourn the death of President Pierre Nkurunziza just weeks before he would have overseen the country’s first democratic transfer of power. At the presidential palace, senior government officials and foreign ambassadors wearing face masks because of the coronavirus pandemic queued up to sign a condolence book.

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North and South Korea enter new spat

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/09/20, 03:19 am

North Korea severed all communication lines with South Korea on Tuesday in response to activists sending anti-government leaflets across the border. North Korea’s Central News Agency said the move is the first step in completely shutting down all contact with the South. The affected services include communication through the inter-Korean liaison office and hotlines for their militaries and presidential offices.

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