A year after the conflict started in northern Ethiopia, fears are growing that TPLF forces could reach Addis Ababa. There has been an uptick in arrests of Tigrayan residents in the capital.
The move could end weeks of geopolitical tension caused by a massive buildup of troops and weaponry at the Ukraine border.
After three consecutive nights of violent riots over COVID lockdown restrictions, the situation remains tense in the Netherlands. Police have beefed up their presence to prevent another night of unrest.
25 Nov 2020
President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to boost the island's defense capabilities after Beijing stepped up military exercises near Taiwan this year. The new fleet of eight submarines is expected to be ready by 2025.
1 Jul 2020
Egypt calls it an "existential threat". As of next month, Ethiopia says it's going to start filling Africa's largest dam. How fast? Too fast, for Cairo and Khartoum, which both depend on the water of the Nile. Can the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) be resolved peacefully or could it spiral out of control? At a time when they're under pressure domestically, could Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed be tempted to rally around the flag as they're tested on the home front?
12 Aug 2019
During Vladimir Putin's two decades in power, polls have often shown Russians blame their government rather than their president for their problems. Amidst a new wave of domestic tension, that could be changing.
26 Jul 2019
Tension as Natasha Akpoti joins Kogi governorship race.
6 Jul 2019
The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War and the Nigerian-Biafran War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970), was a war fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra. Biafra represented nationalist aspirations of the Biafran people, whose leadership felt they could no longer coexist with the Northern-dominated federal government. The conflict resulted from political, economic, ethnic, cultural and religious tensions which preceded Britain's formal decolonization of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963.