21 September 2017 Military News
- OIF / OND / OEF / OIR / OFS Casualty Update 21 Sep 2017[PDF]
- Department of Defense Press Briefing by Colonel Dillon via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq DoD 21 Sep 2017
- U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq AFPS 21 Sep 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 41 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
- Pakistan must crush militant hideouts, says Afghan president Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is key to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan.
- Ghani Says New U.S. Afghan Strategy More Likely To Succeed RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- The new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, by working more closely with Kabul and taking a harder line toward Pakistan, stands a better chance of working than previous plans, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on September 20.
- Number of US Troops Sent to Afghanistan 'Extraordinarily Modest' - Ghani Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani called the number of American forces recently sent to Afghanistan 'modest', comparing to those under former US president Barack Obama.
- Remarks by Admiral Tidd in a Roundtable Discussion DoD 21 Sep 2017 -- Admiral Kurt Tidd, Commander, Southern Command
- Expeditionary Marines and Sailors wrap up Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West USMC News 21 Sep 2017 -- The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) wrapped up their relief efforts in Key West in the wake of Hurricane Irma, this week./li>
- 621st CRW Airmen deploy in response to Hurricane Irma AFNS 21 Sep 2017 -- The 821st Contingency Response Group from Travis Air Force Base, California, alerted a 64-person contingency response element to Marathon Regional Airport, located in the Florida Keys, where they arrived in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017.
- Kentucky ANG deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria relief operations AFNS 21 Sep 2017 -- Seven Special Tactics Airmen from the Kentucky Air National Guard departed the Kentucky ANG base, Louisville, Sept. 20, 2017, for the Caribbean where they will open airfields for humanitarian aid deliveries and resident evacuations in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the third major hurricane to hit the region in the past month.
- Army National Guard ready for relief efforts after Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico Army News 21 Sep 2017 -- National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region are ready to respond after Hurricane Maria made landfall yesterday in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 150 mph, weather officials said.
- Oregon Army National Guard aviators douse wildfires across the state Army News 21 Sep 2017 -- Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, answered the call to help their state following Governor Kate Brown's emergency declaration order. The governor's declaration enabled the Oregon National Guard to be activated in support of the Oregon Department of Forestry as needed to assist with wild land firefighting efforts across the state.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Remarks by Secretary Mattis at an Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming Poland Minister of National Defence Macierewicz to the Pentagon DoD 21 Sep 2017 -- Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis; Poland Minister of National Defence Antoni Macierewicz
- Navy Completes Vietnam War Book Series NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- The Navy published the final entry, End of the Saga: The Maritime Evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia, in its nine-book series titled The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War, officials announced Sept. 21.
- Readout of Secretary Mattis' Meeting with Polish Minister of Defense Antoni Macierewicz DoD 21 Sep 2017
- Bataan Celebrates 20 Years of Military Service NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- Turning 20 marks leaving the teenage years behind and taking a first step into adulthood. In some cultures turning 20 is a big deal; in Japan, they have "Coming of Age" festivals, marking individuals becoming official adults in their society.
- Task Force 52 Hosts UK/US Mine Countermeasures Exercise NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- The U.S. Navy and Royal navy completed U.K./U.S. Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 17-3, a quarterly bilateral exercise, in the central Arabian Gulf, Sept. 21.
- Florida National Guardsman embarks Iwo Jima to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- When Florida National Guardsman Maj. Sam Sargeant checked aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), it took him a little bit to adjust to the rolling decks and knee knockers.
- USS Donald Cook Departs Rota, Spain NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Rota, Spain after conducting preparations for exercise Formidable Shield, Sept. 18.
- Power of Integration Tested at 2017 USS Dahlgren Naval Technology Exercise NNS 21 Sep 2017 -- The power of a Navy strike group's interoperability with unmanned vehicles, surface and air assets, guns, missiles, and combat systems was proven at the 2017 USS Dahlgren demonstration, Sept. 13-14.
- NATO Secretary General meets world leaders in New York NATO 21 Sep 2017 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met a number of world leaders in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday and Thursday (20-21 September 2017).
- NATO wraps up naval exercise Dynamic Monarch in Eastern Mediterranean NATO 21 Sep 2017 -- On Friday (22 September 2017), nine NATO Allies wrapped up a submarine search and rescue exercise, Dynamic Monarch 2017, off the coast of Marmaris in southwestern Turkey.
- NATO is Seeking to Revive Cold War Climate - Lavrov Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Speaking before the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov observed that NATO's actions reignite decades-old tensions.
- Russia to Complete Chemical Weapons Destruction by October Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- The Russian state chemical weapons destruction program will probably be completed ahead of schedule, as Russian President Vladimir Putin had set the task of closing this issue as soon as possible.
- PLA Navy gets new nuclear submarine People's Daily 21 Sep 2017 -- A new nuclear submarine has been turned over to the People's Liberation Army Navy, one of the largest State-owned naval shipbuilding enterprises revealed on Tuesday, but experts believe that this submarine is not the most advanced Type 096, which is China's next generation strategic nuclear submarine.
- China supports UN peacekeeping operations reform: FM People's Daily 21 Sep 2017 -- China Thursday reiterated its support for UN peacekeeping operations reform guided by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.
- New Generation of Chinese Drones Equipped With Anti-Tank Missiles Unveiled Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Chinese drone-maker Tengoen unveiled a new series of armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 14th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China.
- US Strategic Command: We Assume North Korea Has Nuclear ICBM Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- North Korea's nuclear program is on the verge of developing accurate nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that can strike the US mainland, according to the commander of US Strategic Command.
- India Begins Deployment of Submarine in Indian Ocean Region After Long Gap Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- The Shishumar class attack submarine is being accompanied by two other naval vessels and two maritime patrol aircraft on a month-long mission to enhance cooperation with the countries of the Arabian Sea rim.
- South Korea Pledges Not to Deploy Tactical Nuclear Weapon Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- According to a statement published by the South Korean Foreign Ministry's website, the country won't deploy any tactical nuclear weapon on the Korean peninsula.
- Japan Moves Missile Interceptor Under Flight Paths of North Korean Missiles Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Japan on Tuesday relocated an anti-missile battery to its Hakodate Base on the northern island of Hokkaido, near the flight paths of the ballistic missiles recently launched by Pyongyang.
- Fighter scramble part of night time drill: military CNA 21 Sep 2017 -- A scramble of fighter jets late Wednesday was part of a night drill involving all three main branches of the armed forces against a possible enemy invasion, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Thursday.
- UK sets up joint Caribbean Coordination Cell with French and Dutch allies UK MOD 21 Sep 2017 -- Building on the strong collaboration seen between the three nations so far in the international response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the UK, Netherlands and France have created the Multinational Caribbean Coordination Cell (MNCCC).
- Disarmament and non-proliferation 'mutually-reinforcing,' Security Council told UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations disarmament chief today warned against emerging technologies that make the acquisition and use of weapons of mass destruction easier, and stressed the need for effective approaches combining diplomacy, international cooperation and implementation of Security Council decisions.
- Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief US Dept. of State 21 Sep 2017-- Special Briefing by Mark Green, USAID Administrator
- Briefing With Brian Hook, Director of Policy Planning US Dept. of State 21 Sep 2017 -- Special Briefing by Brian Hook, Director of Policy Planning
- Press Briefing by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley The White House 21 Sep 2017
- 21 September 2017 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 21 Sep 2017
- Four Yemenis killed in Saudi airstrike on Hajjah province Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- At least four civilians have been killed and five others injured when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike on Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah as Riyadh continues with its atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against its conflict-plagued southern neighbor.
- Syrian fighter jets strike militant positions north of Hama Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Syrian fighter jets have reportedly carried out a string of airstrikes against the positions of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the country's west-central province of Hama.
- Russia Warns Of Retaliation If Syrian Government Forces Are Attacked RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- Russia has warned the United States that it will retaliate immediately if Syrian government forces come under fire from positions held by a U.S.-backed Kurdish-led militia in eastern Syria.
- Syrian Troops Shelled From Areas Controlled by SDF, US Military - Russian MoD Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said that the Syrian troops have been shelled from the areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces and the US military, adding that a US representative had been informed on the issue.
- US, Russian Generals Meet to Discuss Deir El-Zour Tensions VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- American and Russia military leaders held an unprecedented, face-to-face meeting in recent days to discuss the increasing tensions around the Islamic State stronghold of Deir el-Zour, Syria, a coalition spokesman said Thursday.
- US-Led Coalition, Russian Officials Discuss Deir Ez-Zor Operations Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- US-led anti-Daesh coalition and Russian military officials met in an unknown location in the region 'nearby' Deir ez-Zor to discuss expanding deconfliction efforts as military operations move south into the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria.
- Russia to hit US-backed militants if Syrian troops targeted Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Russia has warned that it will strike back if the positions of Syrian government forces in the Arab country come under attack by US-backed militants.
- Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Hawija VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday his forces have begun an offensive to retake control of the town of Hawija, one of the last areas in Iraq held by Islamic State militants.
- Iraqi Security Forces Begin Huwayjah Offensive AFPS 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi security forces initiated major combat operations in Huwayjah during today's early morning hours, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.
- OIR Spokesman: Liberation From ISIS Underway in Iraqi Towns AFPS 21 Sep 2017 -- Operations have begun to liberate western Anbar and Huwayjah, the last two areas in Iraq where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria hold territory, said Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
- UN votes for resolution to probe Daesh war crimes in Iraq Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations Security Council has voted for a resolution that authorizes an investigation team to collect evidence on the atrocities committed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Iraq.
- Iraqi forces liberate 11 villages from Daesh near Hawijah Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back nearly a dozen villages near Hawijah as they are battling Daesh Takfiri terrorists in joint operations with allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to push the terrorists out of the northern town.
- Iraq launches offensive to liberate northern Hawijah from Daesh Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi armed forces have launched a massive offensive to liberate the town of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk, one of the last remaining Daesh bastions in the Arab country.
- Iraqi Army Frees Anah Town Near Syrian Border From Daesh Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi security forces completely liberate the western city of Anah near the Syrian border and raise the Iraqi flag over its buildings.
- Iraqi Security Forces Start Offensive to Liberate Hawijah From Daesh Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Iraqi Security Forces continue to clear the parts of western Iraq under Daesh control. They initiated major combat operations in Hawijah, isolated since the battle for Mosul in July of 2016.
- Security Council approves probe into ISIL's alleged war crimes in Iraq UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations Security Council today authorised the establishment of an investigation team to support Iraq's domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) accountable for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the country.
- UN unveils new peace plan for Libya Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations (UN) has launched a new initiative to break a political stalemate and help bring about peace and stability in Libya.
- World oblivious to suffering of other minorities in Rakhine, says Myanmar Vice-President UN News 20 Sep 2017 -- Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar's Rakhine province affects not just Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country's Vice-President stressed his Government's deep concern over the situation.
- Ship carrying aid for persecuted Rohingya Muslims attacked in Myanmar Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- An attack on an aid shipment in Myanmar's violence-hit state of Rakhine has hampered desperately needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution.
- In Myanmar, Conspiracy Theories Hound Rohingya Crisis Coverage VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- Conspiracy theories have hounded media coverage of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which many view as biased against the largely Buddhist country.
- Calling Russia 'Aggressor' Hardly Leaves Room for Compromise - Kremlin Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Ukrainian draft resolution on peacekeeping in Donbass for the UNSC includes the wording "Russia's role as an aggressor". The Kremlin commented on the issue.
- UN officials urge sustained support for humanitarian efforts in Lake Chad Basin UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- United Nations officials today underscored the need for sustained international support for the humanitarian response in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, where millions are in need of emergency assistance.
- Reports: Trump Campaign Chairman Offered To Brief Russian Oligarch Close To Putin RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman offered to provide briefings about the progress of the campaign last year to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin, media reported on September 20.
- Countering extremism in Middle East requires socio-economic measures, Lebanese leader tells UN UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- Recalling the tragic 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States that sparked the global 'war on terror' – which has since "lost its way" – the President of Lebanon today told the United Nations that the while many Middle East had borne the brunt, terrorism has spread like wildfire to all continents and must be tackled at its roots.
- At UN, Serbian President discusses future of peaceful, prosperous Western Balkans region UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- Kicking off the third day of the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, Aleksandar Vucic, the President of Serbia, drew attention to the future of the Western Balkans region – with a focus on how to preserve peace and ensure prosperity.
- Multilateralism is pathway forward to a better world, Cyprus tells UN Assembly UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- As the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly continued today, Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, spoke extensively about multilateralism as the only way to preserve the planet; peacefully resolve conflicts; end terrorism and extremism; prevent natural disasters and alleviate humanitarian crises around the world.
- Madrid urges Catalonia to end 'disobedience' Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Spain's prime minister has urged Catalonia to end its bid for independence "once and for all," as thousands protest in the autonomous Spanish region over the detention of regional officials ahead of a banned independence vote.
- Spain Ready to Pay for Catalonia Dropping Its Independence Bid Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- Spain ready to provide more money and financial autonomy to Catalonia if the region drops its plans for independence, as now Madrid has 'more fiscal space'.
- Iraq: Security Council voices concern over planned referendum in Kurdistan Region UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over the "potentially destabilizing impact" of the Kurdistan Regional Government's plans to unilaterally hold a referendum next week.
- Iran, Iraq, Turkey warn Kurds against referendum Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Iran, Iraq and Turkey have voiced concerns over a planned secession referendum in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region, warning that the unconstitutional vote could fan the flames of tensions in the Middle East.
- Iraqi Kurdistan Ready to Postpone Referendum Provided Certain Guarantees Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- The officials from Iraqi Kurdistan expressed their readiness to postpone the upcoming September 25 independence referendum if Iraq, US, UN comfirm a set of demanded guarantees.
- Press Briefing by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin The White House 21 Sep 2017
- US Hopes New, Tougher Sanctions Will Stop N. Korea Weapons Development VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- The United States on Thursday further clamped down on North Korea's ties to the outside world, moving to sever any links between Pyongyang and banks outside the reclusive state.
- Republic of Korea, at General Assembly, calls for more active UN role in solving nuclear crisis UN News 21 Sep 2017 -- The United Nations must play a more active role in resolving the crisis posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes, both by promoting dialogue and through sanctions, Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in told world leaders today.
- Trump Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new economic sanctions Thursday against North Korea for its nuclear threat, targeting individuals and businesses that finance trade with Pyongyang's reclusive communist regime and funding for its weapons development.
- Chinese MOFA says DPRK issue should be resolved peacefully People's Daily 21 Sep 2017 -- Lu Kang, spokesman of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Wednesday that UN resolutions make it clear that the Korean Peninsula issue should be resolved through peaceful and diplomatic means.
- Trump to add sanctions against North Korea Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- US President Donald Trump says Washington will add more economic sanctions against North Korea, days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country.
- North Korea ridicules Trump's threat Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has brushed aside US President Donald Trump's recent threat to "totally destroy" North Korea if Washington is forces to.
- Trump Signs New Order Widening Sanctions on N Korea, but Says Dialogue Possible Sputnik 21 Sep 2017 -- The United States is imposing a new set of sanctions on North Korea targeting individuals and institutions that provide financial support and facilitate trade with Pyongyang, US President Donald Trump said at the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
- McMaster: Trump Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal Will be Part of Broad Strategy VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refused Thursday to disclose whether President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw the United States from the 2015 international pact curbing Iran's nuclear weapons development, but said the decision will be part of a broad U.S. strategy toward Iran.
- Iran lambastes Israeli PM's rant at UNGA ISNA 20 Sep 2017 -- Iran's first counselor to UN has slammed as hypocritical and deceitful the remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran during the UN General Assembly in New York.
- Iranian FM: Trump's remarks 'unworthy' for a reply People's Daily 20 Sep 2017 -- Following US President Donald Trump's remarks at the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in which he accused Iran of exporting "violence, bloodshed and chaos," Iran says Trump's words are "unworthy of a reply."
- Iran President calls on Trump to apologize Iranian people IRNA 21 Sep 2017 -- US President Donald Trump has insulted the Iranian people and should offer his apologies to the nation, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said.
- Iranian President hits back at Trump People's Daily 21 Sep 2017 -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed US President Donald Trump for his anti-Iran remarks at the UN speech, referring him "rogue" newcomer to politics.
- US most isolated country at UN over JCPOA: Iran president Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- President Hassan Rouhani says the US was the most isolated country at the UN over its stance on Iran's nuclear accord, citing President Donald Trump's attack on the agreement while other world leaders defended it.
- Ayatollah Khamenei censures Trump's 'ugly' remarks against Iran at UN Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has censured US President Donald Trump's latest hostile comments against the Iranian nation at the UN as "ugly", "foolish" and "sheer lies."
- Iran in 'technical compliance' with nuclear deal: US secretary of state Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has admitted that Tehran is in "technical compliance" with the 2015 nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six other countries, including the United States.
- EU Ties With Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine To Dominate Summit, According To Paper Seen By RFE/RL RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- The EU aspirations of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are expected to be the main bone of contention among member states ahead of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels on November 24, a draft statement seen by RFE/RL suggests.
- Angry Reaction In Kyrgyzstan After Voting Harangue RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- Having risen up to oust two autocratic leaders in the past dozen years and establishing the first semblance of democracy in an otherwise authoritarian Central Asia, the people of Kyrgyzstan are in no mood to be told which candidate they should vote for.
- US Says Telia Telecom To Pay $550 Million to Settle Uzbek-Related Bribery Charges RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- U.S. prosecutors say Scandinavian telecom giant Telia has agreed to pay nearly $550 million in criminal penalties to help settle a years-long corruption probe involving bribes paid in Uzbekistan.
- Tatar President Minnikhanov Balances Between Kremlin And His People In Annual Address RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- The president of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, in his annual address to parliament on September 21 performed a balancing act between the Kremlin's drive toward abandoning mandatory Tatar-language classes in schools across the republic and growing concern about the move within Tatarstan.
- Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections RFE/RL 21 Sep 2017 -- With the construction of Belarus's controversial Astravets nuclear power plant hurtling forward, the dissonance between Minsk and Vilnius over the project could not be greater.
- Groundbreaking Liberian President Looks to Make History Again VOA 21 Sep 2017 -- Democracy is strengthening not just in Liberia, but across West Africa, the president of Liberia says.
- Thousands rally for and against Philippine president Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Thousands of Filipinos have rallied for and against President Rodrigo Duterte whose policies, including a heavy-handed war on drugs, have made him both controversial and hugely popular.
- Kenya's president calls 'coup' Supreme Court ruling on election Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has repeated his criticism of the country's Supreme Court regarding a ruling to annul the results of the August 8 presidential election, saying the decision amounted to a coup against the will of people in the country.
- Uganda postpones legislation to extend president's term Press TV 21 Sep 2017 -- Ugandan lawmakers have postponed a bill to extend President Yoweri Museveni's rule after protesters clashed with police in Kampala.
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