US Navy chief resigns amid backlash over firing ship commander
09 April 2020 | 9:39 am
Thomas Modly resigned as the acting US Navy secretary after facing criticism for firing the captain of an aircraft carrier who appealed for urgent help tackling a coronavirus outbreak.
25 Jul 2021
In the current flood disaster, THW teams are at the forefront of search and rescue operations, helping clear debris and bringing water and electricity systems back online. Who are they and what is the THW all about?
21 Jul 2021
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29 Jul 2021
Seun Sakaba, wife of a Nigerian slain soldier talks to GuardianTV about how she received the news of her husband's death, her pains, and her ordeal with the Nigerian Army.
11 Aug 2021
The sight of Taliban fighters overrunning Kunduz in Afghanistan has triggered anger, grief and helplessness among German veterans who fought to free the Afghan city. Many now fear for the Afghans who helped them.
13 Aug 2021
Human rights groups have long decried the invasive "two-finger" tests as cruel and abusive, while the Indonesian military previously said the tests helped determine recruits' morality.
22 Aug 2021
The Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanistan caught the West by surprise, as no one had expected that the Afghan government forces would not put up a fight and vanish into thin air so quickly.
20 Aug 2021
The Indonesian army says it will no longer conduct the "two-finger" tests on women applying to join the forces, but there are worries that the ban might not last long.
5 Sep 2021
Army putschists in the west African nation of Guinea say they have captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, after gunfire was heard in the country’s capital and troops seen on the streets.
7 Sep 2021
Guineans say they are optimistic the day after a military-led coup toppled 83-year-old President Alpha Conde and scrapped the contested constitution. Public discontent had been brewing for months over a flatlining Covid-hit economy and Conde’s leadership of Conde, who became Guinea's first democratically elected president in 2010. Five years later, he was re-elected -- but in 2020 he sparked fury after ramming through changes to the constitution enabling him to serve a two-term limit.
13 Sep 2021
Seventy-five children who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara were freed after their abductors came under pressure from a military crackdown, a state official said on Sunday (September 12). Gunmen took the students from the village of Kaya on Sept. 1, the latest in a spate of mass kidnappings from schools across the region. More than 1,100 children have been abducted since December last year. Authorities say heavily armed gangs of bandits, seeking ransom payments, are behind the abductions.
21 Sep 2021
Sudan army foils coup attempt.
29 Sep 2021
The Serb member of Bosnia's presidency, Milorad Dodik, has laid out plans for a Bosnian Serb army. But the Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, has described it as a "criminal act of rebellion."
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon launching production company. The Hollywood actors, who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for their work on 1997's Good Will Hunting have teamed up with Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital Partners on the venture.
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Sex education can be an awkward thing for a teenager. But a new smartphone app is being developed with that in mind. Loveland aims to counter online misinformation about sex and dispel taboos that teenagers can encounter.
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These are some of the Chibok Girls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists and later rescued by the Nigerian military. On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, some of them were presented to the public and The Guardian’s Leo Sobechi witnessed the presentation.
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RT, the Kremlin-backed international broadcaster, is opening a media center in South Africa and seeking partners on the continent. Russia's disinformation campaign aims for more power in Africa.