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The Weekly Global Roundup: Blasts At African Political Rallies (June 25 to 30, 2018)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

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Taken from https://www.newsday.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Mnangagwa-4-1.png.

Former vice-president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa.

June 25 to 30, 2018

Blasts hit African political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. In Ethiopia, an explosion hit a rally attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed – who is popular with the people, though his ruling party is not – after he had finished giving a speech. While the attempted assassination on a national leader is not new in the country, “the scale and the audacity of this attack is unprecedented“. And in Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a party rally. Mr. Mnangagwa was campaigning for votes ahead of nationwide elections, following the ousting of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe last year.

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The Asia-Pacific


The Middle East

North America

  • The Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court announced his retirement. Mr. Trump could now turn the court solidly conservative.
  • In Maryland, at least five people were killed in a newsroom by a gunman.

Latin America

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