Russia Waits as Turkey to Resume Operations in Idlib

According to Russian news outlet avia.pro, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that it is time for Turkey to actively continue its military operations in Syria’s Idlib province. The publication quoted him as saying that the Turkish military will continue to fight all “terrorist organizations” that pose a threat to Turkey’s security, whether inside its borders or outside them.

Tanzanian Opposition Leader Beaten, Hospitalized

Tanzania’s opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been hospitalized following an attack by unknown assailants. Mbowe is the national chairman of Tanzania’s main opposition party, Chadema, and the leader of the parliamentary opposition. The politician is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital, as confirmed on Tuesday by the nation’s police authorities and his party.

Former Political Prisoner, Businessman, Forms Armed Group in South Sudan

A former South Sudanese political prisoner, Kerbino Agok Wol, has formed a new armed group, dubbed the October 7th Movement, which he says aims at bringing democratic change in the country. “We are the 7 October Movement. We are voices of the collective citizenry and the sacred homeland that is called South Sudan,” reads the rebel group’s manifesto.