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Wednesday, June 20th, 2018


Wikipedia article of the day for June 21, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 21, 2018 is Andrea Doria-class battleship. Two Andrea Doria-class dreadnought battleships were built for the Royal Italian Navy. Completed during World War I, Andrea Doria (pictured) and Caio Duilio displayed incremental improvements over the preceding Conte di Cavour class. Like the earlier ships, they were armed with a main battery of thirteen 305-millimeter (12.0 in) guns. The two ships were based in southern Italy during World War I to help contain the Austro-Hungarian Navy surface fleet in the Adriatic, but neither vessel sawRead More

LIBYA: Oil output down to 600,000-700,000 bpd, exports may be diverted

VIENNA (Reuters) – Libya’s oil output has been slashed to between 600,000 and 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) from more than one million following clashes at its Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil terminals, a Libyan oil source said on Wednesday. Smoke and flame rise from an oil storage tank that was set on fire amid fighting between rival factions at Ras Lanuf terminal, Libya in this handout picture released on June 18, 2018. The National Oil Corporation/ Handout via Reuters The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is looking at optionsRead More

REFUGEES: More than 250,000 refugees returned to Somalia from Dabaab camp in Kenya

Some of the refugges being repatriated back on Tuesday./STEPHEN ASTARIKO THE STAR – At least 254,811 Somali refugees from Dadaab camp in Garissa have been voluntarily repatriated since 2013, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. The repatriation started after a tripartite agreement between Kenya, the Somalia government and the UNHCR in November 2013. Speaking during Refugee Market Day in Dadaab yesterday, UNHCR head of operations for Dadaab office Jean Bosco Rushatsi said another 4,949 non-Somali refugees have been relocated to Kalobeyei in Kakuma camp. Rushatsi said theirRead More

REFUGEE: “Dying was better than living as refugee in Libya”

“They were tortured with water, with sticks, not given food: they looked like dead men walking.”I paid a total of about $4,000 for the trip from Eritrea to Libya, which was good. Others paid up to $10,000. Refugees evacuated from Libya are learning French in Niamey, Niger [Giacomo Zandonini/Al Jazeera] World Refugee Day: UNHCR head flies to Niger with abused migrants The UNHCR chief travels from Libya to Niger, where asylum seekers wait to be resettled in Europe or North America. NIAMEY (AL JAZEERA) – In the early hours ofRead More

UGANDA hosts third of all world refugees

There are nearly 69 million people displaced worldwide due to conflict, violence and persecution, according to new figures from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). It has been sharing the findings of its Global Trends Report for 2017 on its Facebook page (see above). From an African perspective one striking statistic is that Uganda is currently hosting 1.3 million refugees, the third highest number of any country in the world (Turkey and Pakistan being the first and second). BBC Africa has made this graphic to illustrate the refugee situation on theRead More

REFUGEES: From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: ‘We saw corpses along the way’

Kombo Yannick is one of many Cameroonian migrants who have travelled through Latin America in order to apply for asylum in the United States [Walker Dawson/Al Jazeera] Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers who are braving the longer Latin America route to the US. AL JAZEERA – Tijuana, Mexico – Kombo Yannick, a 30-year-old pastor from Cameroon, waited in line with about 100 other asylum seekers at the US-Tijuana border on a chilly afternoon in late December.He and his wife had been in Tijuana for two days,Read More

SOUTH AFRICA: Car jackers shoot dead ANC MP

South Africans live in fear of criminals BBC – The killing of Sibusiso Radebe, an MP belonging to South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC), apparently in a botched car hijacking on Tuesday night, illustrates the seriousness of violent crime in the country. The nation is in shock, with many people asking: If a person of stature can be shot and killed while sitting in a car with a friend, then what about us, ordinary citizens? Nevertheless, the number of murders have decreased since the end of minority rule 24Read More

RUSSIA: ‘Hitmen army’ boss who allegedly has 60 victims’s blood on his hands, extradited to Russia

© Julie McInnes / Getty Images Alleged crime boss Aslan Gagiyev, who is suspected of being behind the murders of over 60 people, has been extradited to Russia from Austria. He is arguably the worst dealer of contract killings in Russia’s modern history. The man arrived in Moscow from Vienna on a regular flight on Wednesday under heavy escort from representatives of several Russian security agencies. Gagiyev, also known as Dzhako, faces numerous criminal charges in Russia, including the organization of a criminal community, banditry, murder, illegal circulation of weaponsRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: Machar and Kiir have met in Addis Abbaba

South Sudan conflict has created Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide [File: Reuters] The two South Sudanese leaders met for the first time since a peace deal broke down in 2016. AL JAZEERA – South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday with President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa – the first time in nearly two years – as part of talks to try to negotiate an end to a five-year civil war, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s chief of staff said on Twitter. “The PM Abiy Ahmed hostedRead More

UGANDA: Finally an explanation of the many road accidents in the country

Why there are many road accidents in Uganda with very many deaths. It is because the illuminati get thirsty and need a lot of blood. So they get someone whom they have previously recruited and converted to be one of them. This is an agent. The agent is driven in an invisible car to a point where they are going to meet other thirsty ones. The agent then has to point a stick into the direction of the driver and the driver gets blinded. Then the driver crashes the vehicleRead More