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Are Mercenaries Friends or Foes of African Governments and the UN? – World

his week, Equatorial Guinea took over as chair of the United Nations Security Council and began its tenure by hosting a high-level debate on the use and impact of mercenaries, a topic of particular relevance for the country. Just over a year ago, its government claimed to have stopped a coup attempt by some thirty armed mercenaries from Chad, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic (CAR) against President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who himself took power forty years ago in a coup.

African governments have for decades been concerned with the use and impact of mercenaries, and for good reason. Mercenaries were used throughout the decolonization period and Cold War, starting in the 1960s in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Irish troops part of the first UN peacekeeping operation…

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Family and friends gather to honor the life of AnEta Sewell

Former CBS12 anchor leaves behind powerful legacy (WPEC)

Family and friends gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of a woman we here at CBS12 News knew all too well.

Former CBS12 News anchor and reporter AnEta Sewell left behind a legacy of not only breaking barriers on television, but also in life.

She is remembered as an inspiration to women and to the community, no matter what color you were.

At the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach Saturday, it was a funeral but also a celebration.

Alexander Dreyfoos Jr, the Palm Beach philanthropist, moved here from the northeast and owned CBS12 News for two decades.

He hired AnEta in 1974, knowing that she could bring about the change he envisioned.

“If they got to know a person of color, then you can…

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China’s appeal grows in Latin America, where ‘America First’ is winning Donald Trump few friends – China power


December 04, 2018 06:10:49

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Panama today for the first time, one of three Latin American and Caribbean countries that chose to cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China in the past 18 months.

Key points:

  • China has committed US$150 billion in loans to the region since 2005
  • That is more than the US, and has picked up pace during Mr Xi’s presidency
  • More than half of Taiwan’s remaining allies are in Latin America and the Caribbean

The country…

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Rassie talks up Scotland’s 3 South African ‘friends’

Cape Town – There are three South African-born players in the Scotland squad that will take on the Springboks in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Allan Dell, WP Nel and Josh Strauss are all in coach Gregor Townsend’s squad as Scotland look to beat the Boks for the first time since 2010. 

Whenever the Boks are in Europe they find themselves up against opponents who were born in SA and moved abroad, and this weekend will be no different. 

“I know WP really well from our Western Province days and what they’ve done is just like CJ Stander did in Ireland. It’s a trend that that’s the way world rugby is going to go,” Erasmus said on Monday.

“I’m very happy for them. We’d like to beat them, but they are friends of ours. We don’t hate them.”

Erasmus is also familiar with Scotland coach Townsend,…

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African American history topic of Friends of the Garnett Library meeting

A look at south-central Missouri's African American history will be the topic of the Nov. 9 meeting of the Friends of the Garnett Library. Dr. Jason …
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Green’s Family, Friends & Former Players Recall Memories During Ring of Honor Celebration

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