Author: Hugh Davies

Zimbabwe Military Coup: Mugabe’s Position Uncertain While Under House Arrest

On Wednesday 15 November, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), who seized the state’s broadcaster – Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) – and blocked off access to the high court and government buildings. This comes after President Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 6

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OHCHR Report On Myanmar Military Offensives

A report on the actions of the Myanmar security forces against the Rohingya people compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been released this week.  The report outlines the destructive and violent acts carried not only to drive Rohingya out of Myanmar but as

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Boat Carrying 130 Rohingya Capsizes

A tragedy has occurred in the Bay of Bengal on the 28 September. A boat carrying an estimated 130 people capsized in rough conditions as it attempted to dock near the village of Shamlapur, about 40 kilometres south of Cox’s Bazar. While 17 people were rescued by emergency service teams

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War Games Or Mind Games? Zapad 2017 And European Insecurity

Russia, in conjunction with Belarus, has begun to conduct its Autumn ‘war games’ session this week. Like all military institutions, Russia performs a large number of military training exercises and inspections on a rolling basis, oftentimes unscheduled or ‘snap’ exercises that test the actual readiness of its troops and equipment.

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