Libya tensions and the legacy of America and the UK: Failed states (EU and Japan)

Libya tensions and the legacy of America and the UK: Failed states (EU and Japan) Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and Japan never imposed sanctions on America and other European nations involved with the destabilization of Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, and countless brutal deeds – from…

Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues?

Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues? Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mali is quitting the G5 Sahel regional group. This regional group consisted of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger before Mali announced that it would withdraw from this anti-jihadist alliance.  Mali is citing political…

Islamist terrorist attack kills 11 soldiers in Egypt

Islamist terrorist attack kills 11 soldiers in Egypt Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Islamists have killed 11 Egyptian soldiers after the security forces tried to prevent a terrorist attack concerning the Suez Canal Zone. The Sinai peninsula in recent years witnessed the increasing control of this important region by the armed forces…

Kenya and ethnic violence in the Marsabit region

Kenya and ethnic violence in the Marsabit region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Kenya is blighted by ethnic violence in the county of Marsabit. Hence, with another five deaths after the latest ethnic clash, the Kenyan authorities are stepping up internal security to quell the ongoing crisis.  Authorities say both ethnic groups…

Guinea and ECOWAS: 39-month transition

Guinea and ECOWAS: 39-month transition Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times  The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is alarmed by recent military developments in several ECOWAS nations. Hence, Guinea responded to pressure being put on by ECOWAS – along with internal discontent – by announcing a 39-month transitional period – before the…

East African Community lays the foundation for DRC multinational force

East African Community lays the foundation for DRC multinational force Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The East African Community (EAC) recently accepted the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into this organization. EAC partners concern Burundi, the DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Therefore, with major ethnic and religious faultlines…

Nigeria oil blast kills at least 110 people

Nigeria oil blast kills at least 110 people Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times  A devastating oil explosion in southern Nigeria is known to have killed at least 110 people. The latest tragedy highlights the chaotic nature of Nigeria because Sunni Islamists slaughter people every year, ethnic massacres erupt at any moment, and…

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Mali claim to have killed several French-Tunisian Islamist terrorists in the forest environs of Ganguel. This concerns two airstrikes to flush out terrorists belonging to GSIM (the Group to Support Islam and Muslims). Henceforth, despite simmering…

South Sudan and 1.3 million children are malnourished

South Sudan and 1.3 million children are malnourished Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan is blessed with important natural resources. However, ethnic and political instability continues to blight South Sudan – similar to ethnic and religious tensions that resulted in the loss of millions of lives in Sudan before the creation…

Somalia and millions face food insecurity

Somalia and millions face food insecurity Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations is warning that Somalia faces famine concerning the ongoing drought. Thus six million people face food insecurity in this country – of these six million, four million are blighted by the drought in certain regions of Somalia. Therefore,…

The Sahel faces G-7 convulsions concerning sanctions on RussiaLibya re-run

The Sahel faces G-7 convulsions concerning sanctions on Russia: Libya re-run Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nations of the Sahel face new G-7 convulsions concerning the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation. Like the destabilization of Libya that set off economic, migration, and terrorist convulsions, the richest nations on this earth care…

Immigrant tensions in South Africa lay with the ANC 

Immigrant tensions in South Africa lay with the ANC  Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The African National Congress (ANC) continues to fail the poor of South Africa. From high unemployment, inadequate housing, and the endless stream of various ethnic African immigrant groups entering the nation. Therefore, recent tensions concerning undocumented immigrants are…

South Sudan and ethnic and political differences: Peace agreement

South Sudan and ethnic and political differences: Peace agreement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times South Sudan (Republic of South Sudan) should have ushered in a period of peace for the embattled ethnic and religious groups who faced Arabization and Islamization concerning the policies of past Khartoum elites. However, while South Sudan has an…

Legacy of Obama and the continuing audacity of death: Libya, Syria, and Yemen

Legacy of Obama and the continuing audacity of death: Libya, Syria, and Yemen Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legacy of former President Barack Obama of America isn’t the title of his book, The Audacity of Hope. Instead, it is the “audacity of death” for Libya, the Sahel region, Syria, and Yemen. This reality…

Iraq and NATO convulsions: Christians, LGBT, Yazidis, and failed state

Iraq and NATO convulsions: Christians, LGBT, Yazidis, and failed state Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The Western media (on the whole) with Japan jumping on the anti-Russia bandwagon, under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida – is providing the simple “heroic” versus “demonic” narrative once more. Hence, Ukraine bombing the Donbas region (Russians and Russian speakers) since 2014 –…

Cameroon cholera outbreak with over 40 deaths

Cameroon cholera outbreak with over 40 deaths Chika Mori and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Time The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Cameroon reached 44 people earlier this week. Hence, in two weeks, with over 1,700 reported cases in the Southwest area of Cameroon, the deaths are mounting.  The public health chief for the…

Islamists in Mozambique continue to wreak havoc: SADC and Rwanda

Islamists in Mozambique continue to wreak havoc: SADC and Rwanda Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamist terrorists are spreading their insurgency inside northern Mozambique and right up to the border of Tanzania. Initially, the impetus of regional military forces from the Southern African Development Community bloc (SADC) and Rwanda stemmed the tide. However,…

Islamists kill civilians in Burkina Faso: NATO’s legacy of death (Libya)

Islamists kill civilians in Burkina Faso: NATO’s legacy of death (Libya) Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The nation of Burkina Faso witnessed three different Islamist terrorist attacks in the last three days. This continuing pattern blights the nation. Ethnic tensions along with political and military intrigues have also entered the fray concerning…

Ethiopia and more ethnic massacres reported

Ethiopia and more ethnic massacres reported Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times After Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia went to the frontline last year, the threat of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) launching an attack on Addis Adaba subsided dramatically. However, the weakness of the…

Kenya rolls out rapid testing for Malaria and Covid-19

Kenya rolls out rapid testing for Malaria and Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times  The Kenyan government is rolling out malaria and Covid-19 (coronavirus) PCR testing kits. Hence, Kenya is taking a proactive approach in tackling the scourge of both serious health issues.  The chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health,…

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria 

France to pull troops out of Mali: Sahel region, Libya, Niger, and Nigeria Kanako Mita, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times  The situation in Mali concerning internal politics and the threat of various Islamist forces remains a bane to the people of this nation. France initially sent forces to Mali in 2013 to…