Thursday, 6th October 2022

Russian missile attack claims civilian lives in Odesa

For the very first time, Russian missile attacks have killed civilians in Ukraine's port city of Odesa. Russian officials have not, however, acknowledged any civilian deaths.


14 Apr 2018
For years Germany's all-volunteer army has been struggling with a shortage of personnel, both for deployment abroad and at home. Now the Bundeswehr has started a pilot project, training up civilians for the army reserve.
5 Apr 2019
The move sends a signal that the US is serious about cutting its NATO ally off from the advanced fighter jet over Turkey's planned purchase of Russia's S-400 missile system.
20 Apr 2019
Protesters in Sudan have overcome army attempts to disperse their sit-in and resumed their calls for civilian rule. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among those calling for a quick transition to a civilian government.
27 Apr 2019
Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese citizens have responded to calls for a million-strong march. Organizers seek to force military leaders to hand over power to a civilian government.
4 May 2019
The African Union says Sudan's military rulers should hand over power to a civilian-led transitional authority within 60 days.
16 Jun 2019
Turkey has until July 31 to "unwind" a deal to buy an S-400 missile defense system from Russia, the US has warned. The ongoing dispute between the two NATO allies could reach breaking point.
31 Jan 2020
The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday, maintained that the security architecture in Nigeria is no longer effective.
1 Jun 2020
Members of the powerful Pakistani military have grabbed many civilian posts in the past two years, raising concerns that Prime Minister Imran Khan's civilian government is ceding most of its power to generals.
16 Sep 2020
The Tuesday deadline for Mali's military junta to hand over power has come and gone. ECOWAS is instead saying it hopes to see a civilian government lead the country "in days not weeks". In Algeria, a court has sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to two years behind bars on appeal. Rights groups have denounced the trial as a violation of press freedom. And in Tunisia, where most farmers are in their fifties, entrepreneurs are using technology to transform this labour-intensive sector.
13 Feb 2021
A trio of opposition parties in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region estimates that more than 50,000 civilians have been killed in the three-month conflict, and they urge the international community to intervene before a “humanitarian disaster of biblical proportion will become a gruesome reality.”
7 Feb 2021
The multiday flight will be led by US tech billionaire Jared Isaacman, who is also financing the mission. One seat on board the spacecraft is to be raffled off for charity.
27 Apr 2021
Two dead, 27 hurt as Chad protesters demand civilian rule