VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 4 Feb - 10 Feb 2019

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for two Somalia attacks: VOA
4 February 2019

The Islamist al-Shabab group has claimed responsibility for two attacks in Somalia Monday. The terrorist group said one of...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 28 Jan-3 Feb, 2019

Malawi looks to cannabis to supplement lost tobacco earnings: VOA
28 January 2019

Malawi is the latest African country to look at legalizing cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana, after...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 21-27 Jan 2019

Cameroon, China Look to Improve Ties Amid Miners' Tensions
21 January 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative was in Cameroon this weekend to improve relations between the two...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 15-20 Jan 2019

AFRICA
Northwestern Congo ethnic violence killed at least 400 in December - Local Activists: Reuters
15 January 2019

Ethnic violence in Northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo killed at...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (7-13 Jan 2019)

USA
Newly-appointed Indian envoy likely to present credentials to Donald Trump on January 11
10 Jan 2019

India’s newly-appointed Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who arrived here...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (Africa), 1 – 6 Jan 2019

Sudan's President orders investigation amid protests: VOA
1 January 2019

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered an investigation into "recent events" after two weeks of violent protests against...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (24-30 Dec 2018)

USA
Trump, ‘God’s Own Party’ seek to shift blame for shutdown to Pelosi
28 Dec 2018

White House officials and congressional Republicans are seeking to blame the partial government shutdown on...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (17-23 Dec 2018)

USA
Jim Mattis, Defense Secretary, resigns in rebuke of Trump’s worldview

20 Dec 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose experience and stability were widely seen as a balance to an...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (3-9 Dec 2018)

USA
‘We will work everything out’, says James Mattis on India’s purchase of S-400 defence systems
4 Dec 2018

Defence Secretary James Mattis has expressed confidence that India and the US...

VIF News Digest: International Developments (24-30 Nov 2018)

USA
Trump's trade war: Stakes are high at G20 summit
30 Nov 2018

Hopes that the meeting could open the way for a deal over trade between the two countries have been undermined by recent...

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