03 November 2020 Military News
- Attack on Military Base in Afghanistan's Imam Sahib District Leaves 24 Injured, Sources Say Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- Despite the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban* that took place in September in Doha, the capital of Qatar, clashes between security forces and militants have intensified.
- Afghans Mourn Dozens Of Victims Of IS Kabul University Attack RFE/RL Gandhara 03 Nov 2020 -- Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning on November 3 to honor the 22 people killed in an attack a day earlier on Kabul University, which was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
- Death toll from Kabul University attack reaches 35 Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- The death toll from an assault on Kabul University in the Afghan capital has risen to 35 people, most of them students.
- Louisiana Guard continues to provide support after Zeta Army News 03 Nov 2020 -- The Louisiana National Guard currently has over 1,260 Soldiers and Airmen assisting the state with operations, including COVID-19, Hurricanes Laura, Delta and most recently Zeta.
- Guard supports COVID-19 airport operations Army News 03 Nov 2020 -- The Mississippi National Guard (MSNG) is supporting state and local emergency management authorities assisting people along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 03 Nov 2020
- New Spectrum Strategy Reveals DOD's Plan to Master Airwaves DoD News 03 Nov 2020 -- Short of face-to-face conversation, wired internet or telephone land lines — a mystery to many young Americans — nearly every form of communication the Defense Department uses today, especially on the battlefield, is wireless. Some U.S. adversaries are working very hard to cut off that form of communication.
- Warfighters, Decision-Makers at Center of DOD Data Strategy DoD News 03 Nov 2020 -- At its simplest, the Defense Department's new data strategy, released in September, aims to make it easier for users to get access to the data they need to do their job. At the center of that, however, are the warfighters and decision makers who are most reliant on critical, accurate and timely data to carry out the department's mission, said the department's chief data officer.
- 3rd Landing Support Battalion activates aboard Camp Foster USMC News 03 Nov 2020 -- 3rd Marine Logistics Group reactivated 3rd Landing Support Battalion in a ceremony here, November 2.
- US Air Force Reportedly Procured Dozens of Drones From China Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- The US air force has purchased dozens of Chinese-made drones, spurring concerns at the Department of Defence about the inherent risks for national security, the Wall Street Journal reported.
- U.S. Navy Joins Regional Allies in Ecuador for 61st UNITAS Exercise US Navy 03 Nov 2020 -- Naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States commenced UNITAS LXI, an annual multinational exercise, Nov. 2 in Manta, Ecuador.
- Training Wing's Strike Pilot Detachment Makes Impact US Navy 03 Nov 2020 -- Training Air Wing (TW) 2 conducted a successful Strike pilot detachment at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, Oct. 2-22.
- India, US, Japan, Australia launch large naval drills Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- India, the United States, Japan, and Australia have launched joint naval exercises, the largest in more than a decade, Indian government sources say, amid US attempts to counter China's influence in the region.
- Australia Joins India, US and Japan in Indian Ocean War Games VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- The Australian navy joined Indian, Japanese and American warships for annual Malabar exercises that began Tuesday in the Indian Ocean marking the growing strategic convergence of the four countries amid rising concerns about Chinese assertiveness in Asia.
- Malabar 20: Navies of QUAD Coalition Begin Maritime War Games Amidst Chinese Military Assertiveness Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- Amid India's bitter border conflict with China, New Delhi has sought increased defence cooperation with other countries and stepped up its participation in the US-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, QUAD. In the same spirit, New Delhi signed a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Australia in June.
- Russia's Modernized Tu-160M Strategic Bomber Makes 1st Flight With New Engines Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- Russia's deeply-modernized Tu-160M strategic bomber has completed its first flight with new engines, the United Aircraft Corporation said on Tuesday.
- New-generation assault vehicles enter service with PLA border defense troops Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- China's new-generation off-road assault vehicles have been commissioned into the People's Liberation Army (PLA) border defense troops in large batches, official releases and media reports suggest. The vehicles will give PLA troops operating in high altitude regions high mobility, winning them advantages in stamina and time, analysts said on Tuesday.
- China to accelerate modernization of national defense, armed forces PLA Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- China will accelerate the modernization of its national defense and armed forces, according to the full text of the Communist Party of China Central Committee's proposals for formulating a new five-year development plan and long-range objectives.
- New insulated cabins keep plateau troops warm PLA Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- It was late autumn, and the plateau area at the altitude of more than 4,000m where the PLA troops stationed was already freezing cold. Even if people wore a thick cotton-padded overcoat, the wind would still keep creeping in through the collar. Following the direction of Zhou Hao, a company instructor, rows of new dismountable self-energized insulated cabins could be found in the military camp.
- PLA Air Force organizes UAV cargo delivery drill in mountainous area PLA Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- Recently, a combined arms airborne battalion of the PLA Air Force organized a cargo delivery drill using unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) in the mountainous area of northern Hubei Province. During the drill, officers and soldiers used unmanned transport aircraft to conduct such exercises as continuous airdrops, decentralized delivery, fast-roping delivery, wounded evacuation, etc.
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) - MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft DSCA 03 Nov 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of four (4) Weapons-Ready MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
- N Korea building 2 submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles: South Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- South Korea's spy agency has alleged that the rival North is building two new submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles.
- North Korea Reportedly Builds Two Submarines Able to Shoot Ballistic Missiles Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- The first reports about North Korea's preparations for the construction of advanced ballistic missile submarines appeared in 2016.
- Iran Army Commander: All Air Force missions fully accomplished in drills IRNA 03 Nov 2020 -- Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi lauded the country's Air Force for fulfillment of its assigned missions in the recent military drills.
- Iran's Army vows not to allow enemy carry out any aggressive move IRNA 03 Nov 2020 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran Army announced in a statement on Monday that it will confront any threat and bullying against the great nation of Iran and the holy Islamic establishment to the extent of sacrificing its life and will not allow enemy to carry out any act of aggression.
- Iran destroys mock enemy targets using Kamikaze drones during extensive drills Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) successfully implements the main stage of large-scale maneuvers that have been underway in the country's central area for days.
- S.Korea's air force launches 1st reconnaissance wing People's Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- South Korea's air force launched its first reconnaissance wing to operate key reconnaissance assets such as RQ-4 Global Hawk, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday citing the country's air force.
- Romania - F-16 Modernization and Logistics Support DSCA 03 Nov 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of F-16 Modernization and Logistics Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $175.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
- 3 November 2020 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 03 Nov 2020
- 72 nations at UN voice support for ICC in face of US sanctions Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Seventy two countries at the United Nations (UN) have declared their "unwavering support" for the International Criminal Court (ICC), after Washington imposed sanctions on two top officials from The Hague-based tribunal probing US war crimes in Afghanistan.
- Russia deputy FM says Moscow weighing Iran initiative to end Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko says Moscow is mulling over Iran's initiative for the resolution of the conflict over Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- On Karabakh conflict, Iranian commander emphasizes red line of national security Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- With the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in its sixth week, a senior Iranian commander says the Army's Ground Forces have no red line other than the Islamic Republic's national security.
- UN warns Armenia, Azerbaijan: Attacks on civilians may be war crimes Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- The United Nations (UN)'s human rights chief has urged Armenia and Azerbaijan not to target towns, schools, and hospitals in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying striking civilians would constitute war crimes.
- Azerbaijan Says 91 Civilians Killed, More Than 400 Wounded Since Start Of Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- Azerbaijan says that 91 civilians have been killed and hundreds more wounded since the resumption of fighting with Armenian forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh more than a month ago.
- Reports claiming China annexed Nepalese land are fake news: Chinese FM Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- Media reports claiming that China has annexed more than 150 hectares of Nepalese land are fake news without any factual basis, and are complete rumors, said Chinese FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin, slamming the groundless reports at a press conference on Tuesday.
- China rejects UK media report of seizing territory from Nepal Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- China has rejected a UK-based media report accusing Beijing of seizing territory from neighboring Nepal as "completely unfounded."
- Cameroon Officials Say 11 Teachers Abducted by Separatist Groups VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Cameroon's government says gunmen abducted at least 11 teachers in Cameroon's northwest town of Kumbo early Tuesday morning. No one has claimed responsibility for the abductions, but residents suspect the teachers were taken by separatists.
- US Homeland Security chief says no evidence of foreign interference in US election Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- The acting US Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, has said that there was no proof of a "foreign actor" compromising votes in the 2020 US presidential election.
- US has intensified cyberwar on Russia, China, Iran: NYT Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- The United States has significantly scaled up its cyber warfare against Russia, China, and Iran under the pretext of deflecting alleged interference from the trio in its 2020 presidential elections, according to The New York Times.
- Russian Court Sentences Three Crimean Tatars To Prison Terms On Extremism Charges RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- A court in Russia has sentenced three Crimean Tatars to lengthy prison terms on charges of being members of a banned Islamic group.
- Defendant In Chechen Blogger Assault Case In Sweden Says He Acted On Grozny's Orders RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- A Russian citizen charged in Sweden with the attempted murder of a blogger and outspoken critic of the authoritarian leader of Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya says he acted on orders he received from Chechen officials.
- Xi's explanatory speech on CPC proposals for 14th Five-Year Plan, targets through 2035 released PLA Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- An explanatory speech made by Xi Jinping on the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's proposals for formulating the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035 was made public Tuesday.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on November 3, 2020 PRC MofA 03 Nov 2020
- China urges U.S. to stop political persecution, suppression against Chinese journalists People's Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- China on Monday urged the United States to stop political persecution and suppression against Chinese journalists.
- US: Ball Is in China's Court to Reverse US-China 'Decoupling' VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- As the United States is seen as "decoupling" from China, will this policy change represent a permanent and long-term movement in U.S. decision-making or is it something that could change next year or in a future U.S. administration?
- New 5-year plan to tackle external interference in HK and Taiwan Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- The proposal of China's new five-year plan stressed high alert to outside interference in Hong Kong and Macao affairs, and vowed to resolutely contain those activities in Taiwan to safeguard national sovereignty and stability.
- Carrie Lam to discuss how central govt can help HK bring about economic recovery during her mainland trip Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she will discuss how the central government will support Hong Kong to bring about economic recovery, and how Hong Kong fits into overall national development, the 14th Five-Year Plan, and the development of the Greater Bay Area, with mainland officials during her trip to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen this week.
- HKSAR gov't to implement national security law without fear: HKSAR chief executive Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Monday that the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR is both timely and essential.
- HKSAR gov't to implement national security law without fear: HKSAR chief executive People's Daily 03 Nov 2020 -- Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said on Monday that the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the HKSAR is both timely and essential.
- Hong Kong Police Arrest Documentary Producer Over Mob Attack Program Radio Free Asia 03 Nov 2020 -- Police in Hong Kong on Tuesday arrested a producer who made a documentary for government broadcaster RTHK about the July 21, 2019 mob attacks on train passengers in Yuen Long.
- Interview: 'The Core Will Now Dictate Everything' Radio Free Asia 03 Nov 2020 -- The official Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media are singing the praises of last week's fifth plenum of the Central Committee of the 19th Party Congress. I, too, think that it was a historic plenum, on a par with the Zunyi conference and the third plenum of the 11th Party Congress. Except of course that the latter two conferences overturned the existing order, while this one paves the way for an era in which [CCP general secretary Xi Jinping at] the core will dictate everything.
- Self-Proclaimed Uyghur Former Chinese Spy Shot by Unknown Assailant in Turkey Radio Free Asia 03 Nov 2020 -- A Uyghur who claims he was forced to spy on members of his ethnic group living in exile in Turkey for the China's government has been shot by an unknown assailant he believes is a Chinese agent, he told RFA's Uyghur Service Tuesday, from the hospital bed where he is recovering in stable condition.
- Chinese anti-submarine plane enters Taiwan's ADIZ CNA 03 Nov 2020 -- A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine plane entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday morning, the 33rd day on which such incursions have occurred since mid-September, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
- Washington mulls another arms sale to Taiwan, PLA flies fighter jets to Straits Global Times 03 Nov 2020 -- The US on Monday was reportedly edging near the approval of yet another arms sale, sophisticated aerial drones this time, to the island of Taiwan, while the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on the same day sent fighter jets to the Taiwan Straits for the first time since mid-September.
- North Korea Mined Areas on Border With China to Prevent COVID-19 Infiltration, Reports Suggest Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- The South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) said that North Korea has mined areas along the border with China to protect the country from the infiltration of COVID-19, Yonhap agency reported on Tuesday.
- KCNA Report on Achievements Made in First Month of 80-day Campaign KCNA 03 Nov 2020 -- The Korean Central News Agency released a report on Monday on the achievements made by all the regions, fields and units of the country in the efforts to accomplish the targets for the first month of the 80-day campaign.
- Zarrab Was Not the Only Iranian Ringleader to Exploit Turkey's Permissive Jurisdiction Radio Farda 03 Nov 2020 -- Reza Zarrab, the Turkey-based ringleader of Iran's sanctions-evasion network who laundered over $20 billion in the biggest sanctions-evasion scheme in recent history, continues to make headlines.
- Leader: Iran not to be affected by who becomes next US president IRNA 03 Nov 2020 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his speech on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on Tuesday said that Iran's policies will not to be affected by who wins the US presidential elections.
- US violated ICJ's ruling to lift sanctions against Iran: Envoy Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations says the US has violated a binding ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that ordered Washington to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
- Leader: Iran will maintain unfaltering stance whoever takes helm of US Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will not be concerned about who emerges the winner of the US race for presidency and that the Islamic Republic's stance towards the US hegemony will remain unaltered whatever the result of the election.
- Amidst Unemployment, Iran Seeks Population Growth Radio Farda 03 Nov 2020 -- Criticizing proposed plans to increase Iran's population, the representative of Mahabad to the Majlis Iranian parliament, Jalal Mahmoudzadeh, says that young Iranians have no choice other than leaving the country in the absence of jobs. "Still, some people are after increasing the population," Mahmoudzadeh said.
- Khamenei Says Iran's Policy Toward U.S. Will Not Be Affected By Election Result RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the outcome of the presidential election in the United States won't change Tehran's stance toward Washington.
- Belarus Launches Nuclear Power Plant Despite 'Safety Issues' RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- Belarus has begun operating its first nuclear power plant despite strong objections from Lithuania, which immediately cut off electricity imports from its neighbor.
- Kazakh Ex-Health Minister Arrested On Embezzlement Charges RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan's former Health Minister Elzhan Birtanov, who was removed from the post in June amid a surge in coronavirus cases and renewed lockdowns, has been arrested on embezzlement charges.
- Myanmar Military Chief Hits Out at Election Mismanagement Ahead of Vote Radio Free Asia 03 Nov 2020 -- Myanmar's powerful military chief has upbraided the government and electoral authorities days before Sunday's vote, saying the civilian administration is responsible for "weakness and deficiencies" in poll management that could hurt the "image of the election."
- UN expert urges Myanmar not to undermine 'very lifeblood of democracy' ahead of polls UN News 03 Nov 2020 -- An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Government and military of Myanmar to stop persecuting opposition supporters, including journalists and student protesters, ahead of next week's general elections.
- Austria police arrest 14 after Vienna shooting rampage Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Police in Austria have arrested more than a dozen people as they look for suspects in deadly shooting attacks in the capital, Vienna.
- 14 Detained In Deadly Vienna 'Terrorist Attack' As Austrian-Macedonian Suspects Identified RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- Austrian authorities say they have detained 14 people in connection with what Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a "repulsive terror attack" in Vienna that killed four people.
- Daesh Reportedly Claims Responsibility for Vienna Terror Attack Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- The shooting in Vienna on Monday evening left four people killed and more than 20 injured. The attacker was killed by police during an operation.
- UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Austrian capital Vienna UN News 03 Nov 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned the violent attacks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which left at least two people dead and several others wounded.
- Vienna Attacker Was Islamic State Sympathizer, Officials Say VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Austrian officials said Tuesday a perpetrator of an attack in Vienna, Austria, that killed at least four people and wounded 14 others was a sympathizer of the Islamic State terror group.
- Austrian Police Hunt for Terror Accomplices VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- There were just a few hours to go before a coronavirus curfew was due to go into effect in Austria.
- Austria's Kurz vows 'decisive action' after Vienna attacks Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has vowed "decisive action" against the perpetrators of terrorist attacks in Vienna that left four people dead and a number of others injured.
- Britain Raises National Terror Alert Level to 'Severe' VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Britain's Home secretary announced Tuesday the nation was raising its terrorism threat level from "substantial" to "severe" following recent terrorist activity in France and Austria.
- UK Terror Threat Level Raised to 'Severe', Attack Considered 'Highly Likely' Sputnik 03 Nov 2020 -- Terrorist attacks across Europe have been ramping up in recent weeks, seeing four people killed on Monday near Vienna synagogue as well as multiple attacks in France during October.
- UK raises terrorism threat level to 'severe' Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Following terrorist attacks in France and Austria, the UK has raised its terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe", which indicates that the security apparatus believes a terrorist attack is now "highly likely".
- Saudi oil giant Aramco reports 44.6% loss to profit in third quarter Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Saudi Arabia has suffered a fresh economic blow as its giant oil company Aramco which is responsible for a bulk of government finances has reported a massive loss to net profit in the third quarter this year.
- Ivory Coast's president wins controversial third term Press TV 03 Nov 2020 -- Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara has provisionally won a third term with 94.27 percent of the votes, the country's electoral commission has declared, following an election boycotted by the opposition.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN reports 3,000 flee abroad amid electoral violence UN News 03 Nov 2020 -- Several thousand people have fled from election-related violence in Côte d'Ivoire to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Liberia, Ghana and Togo, fearing a repeat of the major conflict that followed the election in 2011, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.
- Thousands Flee Ivory Coast Post-Election Violence VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- The U.N. refugee agency says more than 3,200 Ivorians have fled post-election violence in their country to Liberia, Ghana and Togo and more reportedly are on their way.
- Ivory Coast President Declared Winner of Saturday's Election, Clinching Third Term in Office VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara apparently has won a controversial third term in office in a landslide victory in the West African nation's presidential election on Saturday.
- Cambodian Court Summons 59 Exiled Opposition Party Members to Prevent Their Return Radio Free Asia 03 Nov 2020 -- The court in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh Tuesday summoned 59 exiles affiliated with its banned opposition party to stand trial later this month on treason and incitement charges, in what critics told RFA was a politically motivated move to prevent their return to the country.
- France To Ban Turkish Ultranationalist Gray Wolves After Anti-Armenian Activities RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- France will ban the Turkish ultranationalist Gray Wolves group, the interior minister said, days after its members were linked to anti-Armenian demonstrations and vandalism.
- Uzbek Businesses Deprived Of Natural Gas Ahead Of Winter RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- The Uzbek government has decided to cut natural-gas supplies to some small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other users in a bid to save energy for "socially important" facilities during the winter season.
- 'Turkmenistan's Tsikhanouskaya': Activist Determined To Fight For Democratic Change, Says 'We Are Not Afraid Anymore' RFE/RL 03 Nov 2020 -- Turkmen migrant worker Dursoltan Taganova became politically active just a few months ago when she began sharing anti-government statements on social media and attended Turkmen opposition rallies in Turkey, where she lives.
- Uganda Presidential Challengers Register for Election Amid Tear Gas, Heavy Security VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Uganda's opposition candidates registered for next year's presidential election on Tuesday with heavy security and the brief detention of musician turned politician Bobi Wine. Wine was taken into custody just minutes after he registered to challenge President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 34 years.
- Burkina Faso Election Excludes Hundreds of Thousands of Displaced People VOA 03 Nov 2020 -- Burkina Faso is holding elections on November 22 but more than 400,000 people displaced by armed conflict are unable to vote.
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