The Russian ambassador to the Central African Republic (CAR) has said that 1,890 “Russian instructors” were present in the country, a focus of operations for the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group mercenary outfit.
“Today, there are 1,890 Russian instructors in the C.A.R,” Russian state-owned news agency RIA quoted ambassador Alexander Bikantov as saying in an interview on Friday. The government is interested in increasing their number. Relatively recently, Bangui sent the relevant application to the UN Security Council.”
The perfectly timed photographs capture chilling moments that only history books can describe. The moments of defeat, fall or death, and even near calls, thrill us as glimpses of our own mortality. As humans, we're comfortable with being too distracted by the unpleasant truth that life is short, and often cheap. The panicked look of a man about to commit suicide, or the last glimpse of a doomed spaceship crew, or the remorseful gaze of a captured Nazi war criminal - these are the frozen moments that make us shudder, but we can't look away.
Fuel, cash shortages cause fury among Nigerians ahead of electionMikeRiveroFri, 02/03/2023 - 07:40
History is littered with all kinds of creepy, grotesque and downright disturbing incidents. Thanks to the magical artistic medium of photography, some of those chilling and gawk-worthy moments and fascinating people have been immortalized on film and collected here in the pages that follow. So come and see… if you dare.
South Africa’s energy crisis is teetering on the edge of a major political and economic crisis.
Bogged down by inefficiency, ineptitude, and severe levels of corruption, the country’s power utility Eskom has proven incapable of providing sufficient and reliable energy to the nation's grid, despite the domestic abundance of coal. Once one of the most reliable utilities in Africa, Eksom now exists in a state of constant emergency which is currently threatening to push the country into civil disarray and economic catastrophe.
One would reasonably expect a worldwide pandemic that began three years ago to have been recorded with some ballpark accuracy in case counts, and morbidity and mortality data throughout the world by now, as each hemisphere has been through three winters. One would also expect that a worldwide vaccine campaign that peaked over a year ago to have resulted in reliable vaccine uptake maps. One would expect a general consensus regarding such data. So let’s accept the above maps as not (or not yet) disputed, and as reliable documentation of historical events of pinnacle importance, events that
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators in eastern Congo on Wednesday after dozens of people took part in an unauthorized protest in Goma against the presence of foreign troops to help quell violence from armed groups.
Authorities later detained some participants, as well as some journalists covering the protest.
Leaders of the seven-nation East African Community resolved last year to create and deploy a regional force to eastern Congo, where the M23 rebel group has been blamed for growing violence.