People who live in the Sahel, a transitional area in Africa between the Sahara Desert and the savanna that is rich in mineral and fossil-fuel deposits, have rejoiced at French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that the Berkhane military operation in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger has ended. African Stream reports.
The threat of displacement still looms over the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah as new settler building projects could demolish existing homes and leave residents homeless within months. The plans would double the number of Israeli settlers, reports Jessica Buxbaum.
Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
Demonstrations—regularly met with violence from soldiers and Israeli settlers—have occurred almost weekly since Israel’s Supreme Court rejected a petition in May against the expulsion of more than 1,000 Palestinians from the rural West Bank enclave of Masafer Yatta. Jessica Buxbaum reports.