The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal. But will he be able to go home? Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon

Aidan Hehir (TC) : With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede power to opposition leader Adama Barrow. Senegalese troops crossed the border into The Gambia on January 19, later halting their operation More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Venezuela’s PSUV Implements Semi-Fascist “Security Initiative”

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Wife of Omar Mateen a.k.a. Orlando Shooter Arrested by FBI

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Obama Commutes Sentence: Manning to be Released in May 2017 instead of 2045

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : U.S. President Barack Obama commuted and significantly shortened the prison sentence of whistleblower Bradley / Chelsea Manning who will be released on May 17, 2017 instead of remaining More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Pakistani Bloggers “Disappeared”

nsnbc : Samar Abbas, the prominent social activist and head of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan “went missing” in Islamabad on January 7, 2017. Four others went missing within a week. Pakistan More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Colombian Government Delays Official Peace Talks With ELN Again

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Colombian government announced that it delayed the official peace talks with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) again. The talks were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Baghdad and Ankara Agree to Withdraw Turkish Troops from Iraq – How Did They Get There?

nsnbc : Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday, said that Iraq and Turkey had reached an agreement on the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraq. Turkish troops have been in the country without More...

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By nsnbc On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Islamists Open New Fronts in India and Myanmar

nsnbc : Recent intelligence strongly suggests that foreign-funded Islamist organizations with Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood links are targeting Muslim communities in India for a “final war” while More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Colombian Government & ELN To Launch Official Peace Talks on January 10

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : One week before the scheduled, and very delayed launch of talks between the Colombian government and the leftist ELN, President Santos reiterated that the ELN has to release all “hostages”. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Revealed: Margaret Thatcher’s ‘Marshall Plan for southern Africa’

Martin Plaut (TC) : Margaret Thatcher wooed the South African government with promises of a “Marshall Plan for southern Africa” and helped “save” the independence of Namibia, according to newly released More...