The African Union's Standby Force, intended to intervene in crises across the continent, is finally getting ready for action - almost 20 years after it was established. Training exercises were held in the Kalahari desert of southern Africa.
The UN's aid chief has alerted member states of the "early warning signs of genocide" amid increasing violence. The African nation has seen the worst sectarian violence since the overthrow of the government in 2013.
Whenever the situation on the Korean Peninsula gets tense, calls ring out for China to mediate. Beijing, it is said, should put pressure on its neighbor. But China has its own opinion.
Massive money printing to restart the global economy after the financial crisis has blown an even bigger bubble. Ten years after the last crash, are we due another one and will it be worse?
Seven countries have taken part in the recent 'friendly' war games held in Siberia. Russia hopes to forge connections by bringing international troops together in this way.
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