Uganda to withdraw troops from eastern DR Congo

Uganda will pull troops from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in two weeks, the military said on Tuesday, after a joint operation against Islamist insurgents since late last year. President Yoweri Museveni’s government sent hundreds of soldiers into east Congo in December to join the Congolese military in an assault on the bases of the… Read More Uganda to withdraw troops from eastern DR Congo

Sweden set to apply for NATO membership

Sweden’s government has formally decided to apply for NATO membership, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday, setting it on the road toward ending military non-alignment that lasted throughout the Cold War. Sweden’s governing Social Democrats dropped their 73-year opposition to joining NATO on Sunday and are hoping for a quick accession, following Russia’s February… Read More Sweden set to apply for NATO membership

U.S. President Joe Biden authorises redeployment of ground troops to Somalia

U.S. President Joe Biden has authorized the redeployment of several hundred American troops into Somalia, two U.S. officials said on Monday, after Donald Trump ordered their withdrawal during his presidency. Prior to Trump’s withdrawal, the United States had about 700 troops in Somalia focused on helping local forces defeat the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgency.… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden authorises redeployment of ground troops to Somalia

French PM Jean Castex announces resignation ahead of cabinet overhaul

French Prime Minister Jean Castex handed his resignation to President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, paving the way for a long-awaited cabinet overhaul and the likely appointment of the second woman to the job in 30 years. Macron – who was re-elected in April and needs to show he has heard the frustrations of voters expressed… Read More French PM Jean Castex announces resignation ahead of cabinet overhaul

Ten dead, three injured as white gunman opens fire in live-streamed racial attack at supermarket in New York

An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.” Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted… Read More Ten dead, three injured as white gunman opens fire in live-streamed racial attack at supermarket in New York

Turkey to hold talks with Sweden and Finland over NATO membership bid

Foreign ministers from Finland, Sweden and Turkey will hold clear the air talks in Berlin on Saturday to resolve disagreements over Finnish and Swedish plans to join NATO, as the alliance meets against the backdrop of the Ukraine war. The Nordic states are gearing up to apply for membership of the 30-strong transatlantic alliance in… Read More Turkey to hold talks with Sweden and Finland over NATO membership bid