GUINEA POLITICAL TENSION: Ten killed in February alone

Conakry – VIJAY SHAH via the¬†International Crisis Group A crisis is brewing in the west African country of Guinea after ten people died in politically motivated clashes after a controversial election held on the 4th of February this year, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned. Tensions have been growing since the election and the opposition parties having had accused the Guinean ruling party of fraud in local polls held last month. Clashes between opposition supporters and strikers and Guinean security forces have led to the deaths of ten people already, according to the ICG’s CrisisWatch website. The president of … Continue reading GUINEA POLITICAL TENSION: Ten killed in February alone

INDO-PAK DIALOGUE: New trade talks stutter over conditions; hostilities

A new round of talks on commerce and security between South Asian neighbours and bitter enemies India and Pakistan, designed to facilitate links and friendship has ground to a halt over tensions during the high-level government meetings, the Voice of America reported yesterday. In Pakistan‘s capital Islamabad, the Pakistani delegation called off the talks after the two sides began ‘trading barbs’ over the meeting’s agenda, VOA reports. The national security advisors of both countries were due to meet in India‘s capital New Delhi¬†today and tomorrow, but the reluctance of the two nations to step away from their pre-conditions for the … Continue reading INDO-PAK DIALOGUE: New trade talks stutter over conditions; hostilities

KOREAN TENSION ESCALATES: North Korea relocates mid-range missile

Tensions between the secretive nation of North Korea and the United States have intensified following the relocation of a suspected ‘mid-range’ missile to the eastern coast of the DPRK, placing US bases in the Pacific under possible attack. An announcement of the latest troublesome phase of DPRK President Jong-Un Kim‘s sabre-rattling came in a briefing earlier this week (4 April) by Kwan-Jin Kim, the foreign minister of South Korea. North Korea’s neighbour on the Korean peninsula is one of the United State’s key allies in the region and a sworn enemy of the North’s Communist regime. Mr. Kim played down … Continue reading KOREAN TENSION ESCALATES: North Korea relocates mid-range missile