Tag: foreign

Africa: Why Private Foreign Security Companies Are Booming in Africa

July 4, 2021
The UN Security Council accuses Russian mercenaries of human rights violations in the Central African Republic. Western mercenaries and companies also operate in Africa — often in a highly opaque manner. March 2020: A regiment of the French Foreign Legion patrols the Malian desert. The armored vehicles are moving in the dangerous border area with

Africa: AU-Led Dialogue On GERD Will Resume Soon – Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

March 23, 2021
Addis Ababa — Ethiopia expressed its conviction that the AU-led dialogue over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will commence soon under the leadership of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In his biweekly press briefing today, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Dina Mufti said Ethiopia remains confident that the AU-led negotiation over the dam is an

On January 6th, the U.S. Became a Foreign Country – BillMoyers.com

March 18, 2021
This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com. Just about everyone was shocked by what happened at the Capitol building on January 6th. But as a former soldier in America’s forever wars, horrifying as the scenes were, I also found what happened strangely familiar, almost inevitable. I thought that, if only we had taken our country’s imperial

Biden Puts Trump’s Foreign Policy in Reverse – BillMoyers.com

February 6, 2021
Photo by Vladislav KlapinFebruary 5, 2021 Yet another Friday without a news dump from the federal government (woo hoo!) means that I have the room to highlight something really interesting that was buried in President Biden’s speech at the State Department yesterday afternoon. Not surprisingly, Biden announced a return to a more traditional foreign policy

GHANA : Foreign minister Botchway, centrepiece of Akufo Addo's ECOWAS chairmanship

January 18, 2021
Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo’s powerful foreign minister for the past four years, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway is to chair a meeting of her ECOWAS colleagues in Mali on 19 January. Source link

Registered Foreign Agent Pam Bondi Says Biden Is Corrupt

August 26, 2020
Chip SomodevillaFormer Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, a registered lobbyist for a foreign government that Donald Trump’s Justice Department has implicated in a corruption scandal, used her speech at the Republican convention on Tuesday to criticize former vice president Joe Biden for alleged self-dealing abroad.“I fought corruption and I know what it looks like, whether

Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95

August 7, 2020
Long after his retirement, Mr. Scowcroft remained a pillar of the Republican national security establishment. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, he joined more than 120 other Republican foreign policy veterans who crossed party lines and endorsed Hillary Clinton. Mr. Scowcroft said she possessed “truly unique experience and perspective” to “lead our country

Democrats ask for FBI briefing on foreign disinformation efforts around Sen. Ron Johnson

July 21, 2020
None of this information is new. Johnson’s eagerness to solicit testimony from ex-Ukrainian official Andrii Telizhenko was the subject of public alarm and a previous intelligence community warning. Johnson has been dismissive of complaints about his reliance on known dodgy sources, though he was pressured into giving up on the idea of taking Telizhenko’s testimony

Top Democratic lawmakers request FBI briefing on ‘ongoing’ foreign campaign targeting 2020 elections

July 20, 2020
House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff In a publicly released letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray, four top-ranking Democratic lawmakers are requesting the department provide the House and Senate a “classified defensive briefing” relating to an “ongoing” foreign disinformation campaign intended to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “We are gravely