Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tweets For Today





Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Region Has Resigned Over Infighting

© Taras Dudnik/TASS

RFE: Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Resigns Amid Power Struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days.

The website of the Luhansk-based separatists announced on November 24 that Plotnitsky had resigned for health reasons.

The website also said Leonid Pasechnyk, the self-proclaimed security minister of the separatist formation, had been named acting leader "until the next elections."

Shortly afterward, the same website announced that Plotnitsky had been named the separatist's representative to the Minsk process, aimed at resolving the conflict.

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More News On The Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Region Resigning Amid A Power Struggle

Ukraine rebel region's security minister says he is new leader -- Reuters
Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns amid infighting -- DW
Leader of rebel-held Ukraine region resigns as infighting flares -- Digital Journal/AFP
Separatist Leader Says He Is Taking Power in Ukraine's Luhansk Region -- VOA
Lugansk People’s Republic head resigns -- TASS

Picture Of The Day

An Israeli soldier sits atop a tank and his comrade stands nearby in the Golan Heights, close to Israel's de facto border with Syria, on November 22, 2017. © REUTERS/ Ammar Awad

WNU Editor: The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... This Week in Pictures (November 18-24) (Sputnik).

China Isolates North Korea

Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge. Wikipedia

Newsweek: China Suspends North Korea Flights and Closes Main Road Between Them amid Nuclear Tensions

China further isolated North Korea on Friday by closing the main road between them just a few days after the state-owned airline Air China indefinitely suspended flights from Beijing to the reclusive country.

The China-North Korea Friendship Bridge is closed for "maintenance" and will be reopened once the necessary repairs are made, Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, without offering a timeline. Meanwhile, the decision to suspend flights, announced Tuesday, was reportedly linked to a lack of demand. An official in the company’s Beijing-based press office, who refused to give a full name, simply told Reuters on Wednesday "business was not good" as he explained the decision.

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WNU Editor: There are soon good pictures that show how run-down this bridge is at this link .... Dandong Friendship Bridge to close for further renovation: source (NK News).

More News On North Korean Sanctions

China shuts main route into North Korea as nuclear tensions dominate region -- The Independent
Due to repairs, North Korea says it will temporarily close bridge linking nation to China -- AFP-JIJI, AP, Japan/Times
China closing main road connection with North Korea -- ABC News/AP
China Closes Bridge to North Korea After Cancelling China–NKorea Flights Days Earlier -- The Epoch Times
Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang -- Reuters
China Upholding UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Trade Figures Show -- Bloomberg
North Korea still has plenty of options as it faces new sanctions and a frosty Beijing -- CNBC

Friday, November 24, 2017

Chin'a Military Will Be Facing An Enlistment Crunch In TheComing Years

A PLA conscription poster. Photo: PLA Daily

Frank Chen, Asia Times: PLA faces enlistment crunch with fewer young Chinese

The country has fewer youngsters who can enter the labor market and a demographic slump that could force the PLA to get tougher on conscription.

Foxconn, the contracted manufacturer for US tech giant Apple, has been accused of forcing student interns at its Zhengzhou base in central China’s Henan province to work extra hours in a bid to rev up output of iPhone Xs for an expected sales boom over the festive season.

Labor rights issues aside, the revelation comes amid a trend that may be worrying for some in China – the country now has fewer youngsters who can enter the labor market and shore up productivity, a demographic slump that could hurt its economic future.

A report by Beijing-based China Remin University has sounded the alarm: the national workforce aged between 15-59 has decreased by 20 million within the past five years, from the peak of 925 million in 2011, and is forecast to shrink to 700 million by 2050.

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WNU Editor: They will find a way to fill their ranks. That is something that I do not have any doubts on.

Top US Army Commander In Afghanistan: 'We Are Still In Stalemate But We're Going To Win'



Daily Mail: 'We are still in stalemate but we're going to win': Top US Army commander in Afghanistan praises Trump's new strategy which gives him 3,000 more troops

  * Trump outlined new strategy in Afghanistan in August, offering 3,000 troops
  * Four-star general John Nicholson Jr. said the strategy would lead to victory
  * He said the war was still in a statelmate but the 'conditions to win' were set
  * The general also insisted the president has full confidence in job he's doing

The top US Army commander in Afghanistan has said the war is still deadlocked but Trump's new strategy has 'set all the conditions to win'.

'We are still in a stalemate,' four-star general John Nicholson Jr. told NBC News from Kandahar airfield on Thursday.

'We are only 90 days into this new policy,' he added, 'but with the US forces that will be arriving; with the new authority that we have been given [to] put the pressure on external enablers; with the fact that we are condition based and not time based, we've set all the conditions to win.'

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Update: ‘Still in a stalemate,’ top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says (NBC)

WNU Editor: To put it bluntly. I do not share General John Nicholson Jr.'s optimism.

Iraq Launches Final Sweep To Flush Out Remaining Islamic State Fighters



REF: Iraq Launches Operation To Clear IS Fighters From Desert Near Syria

The Iraqi military says it has launched a major operation to clear the western desert near the Syrian border of Islamic State (IS) fighters.

The military announced the operation in a November 23 statement, saying it was being carried out by the Iraqi Army, federal police, and the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

"The objective behind the operation is to prevent remaining Daesh groups from melting into the desert region and using it as a base for future attacks," Iraqi Army Colonel Salah Kareem was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying, using an alternative name for the extremist group.

Iraq's Defense Ministry said last week that Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition had liberated the border town of Rawa, the last Iraqi town that had been under the control of IS fighters.

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Update: IS conflict: Iraq begins final push to clear western desert (BBC)

WNU Editor: This war is over .... Iraq forces say IS retreating deep into desert (AFP).

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Thin Red Line' (1964)



From Wikipedia: The Thin Red Line is a 1964 Cinemascope film based on James Jones's 1962 novel of the same name. The film follows the life of a number of American soldiers during the battle of Guadalcanal.

The black-and-white film was filmed in Spain. Bernard Gordon's screenplay of Jones's work concentrates on the relationship between the young rule-breaking, "survival-at-any-cost", Private Doll (Keir Dullea) and the older veteran 1st Sgt Welsh (Jack Warden).

Another film adaptation of the novel was released in 1998.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 24, 2017

Iraqi rapid response forces flash victory signs during a fight with Islamic State militants in the district of Cokjaly in southern Mosul. Alaa Al-Marjani | Reuters

Holly Ellyatt, CNBC: The end of ISIS? Experts warn the terror group is still a 'serious global threat'

Islamic State's days of territorial gains and military wins in Iraq and Syria might be over as the last vestiges of territory are won back from the self- proclaimed caliphate, but international experts are warning that any hopes that the group is gone and forgotten are premature and misguided.

The U.K.'s minister of state for the Middle East and North Africa said Thursday that even as ISIS crumbles, its influence remains strong.

"There's no doubt that the threat to us all continues to grow," Alastair Burt said Thursday, speaking at a counterterrorism conference hosted by U.K.-based defense and security think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 23, 2017

What should Canada do about returning jihadists? -- John Geddes, Macleans

America Shouldn’t Take Sides in the 1,400-Year-Old Sunni-Shia Conflict -- Willis L. Krumholz, Defense One

Muslims Are Often the First Victims of Muslim Terrorists -- Eli Lake, Bloomberg

Is MBS’s supreme anti-corruption committee torturing Ritz detainees? -- Uwe Parpart, Bloomberg

Russia Is Roaring Back to the Middle East While America Is Asleep -- Ariel Cohen, National Interest

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: What happens next? -- Shingai Nyoka BBC

Analysis After Syria, Saudi and Iranian Eyes Turn to the Next Arena: Iraq -- Zvi Barel, Haaretz

Hariri is back and so is Lebanon's status quo -- AFP

China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line -- Anny Boc, The Diplomat

Is Indo-Pacific the 'New' Pivot? -- Zhiqun Zhu, National Interest

How the EU Broke Ukraine -- David Herszenhorn, Politico EU

What Merkel’s political woes mean for the EU -- John Lloyd, Reuters

Five Questions About the Missing Argentine Submarine -- John Kester, Foreign Policy

In Colombia, peace remains elusive one year on -- Cristina Esguerra, DW

When the President stopped the presses -- Sonja West, CNN

World News Briefs -- November 24, 2017 (Evening Edition)



The Guardian: Hundreds of worshippers killed in Egypt mosque attack

Scores more wounded after al-Rawdah mosque in north Sinai targeted in attack marking major escalation in battle with insurgents

At least 235 people have been killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai, in the deadliest attack in the country in recent memory.

A bomb ripped through the mosque as Friday prayers were finishing, before militants in four off-road vehicles approached and opened fire on worshippers, a military source told the Guardian. Some witnesses said they had seen around 20 attackers.

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey: Trump told Erdogan won't give Syria Kurds more arms.

Syria war has killed more than 340,000: new toll.

'Facing disaster': children starve in siege of Syria's former breadbasket.

IS conflict: Iraq begins final push to clear western desert.

Iraq: Iran-backed militia vows to disarm once IS defeated.

Iraq forces say IS retreating deep into desert.

Iran army chief vows next war will see 'eradication' of Israel.

Saudi Crown Prince says Iran’s Ayatollah is the ‘new Hitler’.

Saudis clear passenger flights to rebel-held Yemen airport: UN.

U.S. backs Saudi 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis.

HRW lambasts Saudi counterterrorism law.

Gaza's Egypt border to stay shut after Sinai massacre.

ASIA

‘Still in a stalemate,’ top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says.

China-N. Korea bridge to close temporarily.

North Korea fortifies border and sacks guards after soldier's daring defection.

'North Korean' men wash up on Japan coast.

Cambodia's ruling party stands unopposed.

Manus Island: PNG authorities say they have cleared detention centre, all men bused out.

Social media crackdown stifles dissent in Pakistan.

Pakistan courts blast government over protest paralysis.

Beijing criticises Australia over South China Sea policy.

Beijing nursery 'needle abuse' of children shocks China.

AFRICA

Egypt military carries out air strikes in area of Sinai mosque attack: security sources.

Deadly blast strikes mosque in Egypt's Sinai. Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque.

Egyptian drones kill 15 militants involved in attack in Sinai mosque - Reports.

Ruling party, allies win Algeria local polls.

Fighting between rebel and army kills 27 in South Sudan.

3 peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali: UN.

Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabwe and serve all citizens.

Libya slave auctions: 'Everybody knew'.

Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence more than doubled.

EUROPE

Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive.

Ukraine rebel region's security minister says he is new leader.

Five Ukraine troops die in heavy fighting with Luhansk rebels.

Ten days to crack Brexit deal, EU tells May.

Theresa May pushes for Brexit talks progress as she arrives in Brussels.

Ireland faces possible snap election over police scandal.

Ireland: No-confidence vote could prompt snap elections before critical EU Brexit summit.

German coalition talks: Merkel and Schulz set to meet. Germany’s SPD is ready for talks to end coalition deadlock. Germany coalition: Merkel and SPD to meet in new bid for deal.

Police arrest Kosovo opposition leader for no-show at court.

Mediterranean 'by far world's deadliest border' for migrants: IOM.

Charges dropped over protest at Israeli military drones factory in UK.

Poland to phase out Sunday shopping by 2020.

AMERICAS

Argentina's Macri expects missing sub to be found in coming days.

Cuba marks anniversary of Fidel death as post-Castro era nears.

Castro meets North Korea minister amid hope Cuba can defuse tensions.

Relatives of sailors missing on Argentina submarine heartbroken and angry. ARA San Juan: Grief, anger as Argentina reveals missing submarine may have exploded.

Exclusive: Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known.

Michael Flynn breaks ties with Trump's lawyers over Russia investigation – reports.

US gun control: Jeff Sessions announces review into background checks.

FARC dissidents face full force of Colombia military: president.

Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation.

Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of migrant cases.

Rural California grapples with 'green rush' of pot growers.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Saudi Arabia launches counter-terrorism summit.

Pakistan releases alleged 'mastermind' behind 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Middle East is ‘brimming with extremism’ but Qatar doesn’t support terrorism: Foreign minister.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Tech leads S&P above 2,600; Amazon, other retail stocks gain.

As Black Friday spreads globally, a push against it emerges.

Amazon workers on strike in Italy and Germany.

Black Friday: Hackers exploit shoppers' hunt for hot deals.

Pentagon To Acknowledge That There Are 2,000 U.S. Troops In Syria

Photos of Strykers and up-armored Humvees flying U.S. flags were posted on social media over the weekend after the U.S. regional command confirmed that Special Forces troops in northeastern Syria had moved toward Manbij. Photo via Twitter

Reuters: Pentagon likely to acknowledge 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is likely to announce in the coming days that there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, two U.S. officials said on Friday, as the military acknowledges that an accounting system for troops has under-reported the size of forces on the ground.

The U.S. military had earlier publicly said it had around 500 troops in Syria, mostly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces group of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting Islamic State in the north of the country.

Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon could, as early as Monday, publicly announce that there are slightly more than 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. They said there was always a possibility that last minute changes in schedules could delay an announcement.

That is not an increase in troop numbers, just a more accurate count, as the numbers often fluctuate.

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Update #1: Pentagon expected to acknowledge there are 2K US troops in Syria: report (The Hill)
Update #2: As ISIS retreats, US is set to reveal troop numbers in Syria (CNN).

WNU Editor: These Forces may be staying in Syria for a while .... US intends to maintain military presence in Syria after Daesh defeat (Daily Sabah).

When Will North Korea Do Their Next Next Nuclear Test?



Summer Meza, Newsweek: When Will North Korea's Kim Jong Un Launch His Next Nuclear Test?

North Korea may be gearing up to launch more missile tests in February during the 2018 South Korea Olympics, just as soon as the worst of the nation’s winter weather warms up. Experts say that the current hiatus in missile testing is the “calm before the storm,” and that North Korea is sure to amp things back up in the new year.

The last missile launch was back on September 15, when North Korea tested a projectile that flew over Japan and landed in the ocean. The current lull won’t last long, though, according to Harry Kazianis, an Asia security expert at the Center for the National Interest.

“If I was a betting man I would tell anyone who watches North Korea for a living to make sure their calendar is open from February 5th to the 22nd,” Kazianis told Vox, referring the dates of the upcoming winter Olympics. “This is all just the calm before the storm.”

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WNU Editor: The North Koreans have been spotted working at their nuclear testing site .... More activity detected at North Korea’s nuclear test site, watchdog says (Global News). And with the Olympics only 2-3 months away, I am sure there are some who are wondering if that is when a nuclear test .... only a few hundred kilometers away from the Games .... will be done.

Ireland On The Brink Of An Election With Brexit Talks Only Weeks Away

Reuters: Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s minority government looked set to collapse within days on Friday after the party propping it up submitted a motion of no confidence in the deputy prime minister, weeks before a summit on Britain’s plans to leave the European Union.

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that if the motion was not withdrawn by Tuesday, he would be forced to hold an election before Christmas, a prospect EU officials say would complicate a key EU summit on Dec. 14-15 on Brexit.

“What that would mean is me throwing a good woman under the bus to save myself and my own government, and that would be the wrong thing to do,” Varadkar told national broadcaster RTE, dismissing demands for his deputy Frances Fitzgerald to quit.

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More News On Ireland On The Brink Of An Election With Brexit Talks Only Weeks Away

Irish government on brink of collapse: reports -- POLITICO.eu
Irish government on brink of collapse over policing scandal -- The National
Irish government on verge of collapse in spat over deputy PM -- Yahoo News/Business Insider
Ireland Set for December Election if Crisis Not Averted by Tuesday -PM -- U.S. News & World Report/Reuters
Irish PM Vows to Try to Avoid Election Amid Brexit Crunch -- Bloomberg
Ireland: No-confidence vote could prompt snap elections before critical EU Brexit summit -- DW
EU officials asking 'What is going on in Dublin?' -- RTE.ie
Ireland left on edge of turmoil just when steadiness is needed most -- Lisa O'Carroll, The Guardian

There Are 40 Million Modern Day Slaves In The World Today

Protests against "slavery in Libya" have been held outside the Libyan embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat, after revelations that migrants were being sold as slaves in the country

AFP: More than 40 million modern-day slaves

The revelation that migrants are being sold as slaves in Libya is not an isolated case: more than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016.

The figure includes some 25 million people who were in forced labour -- made to work under threat or coercion -- and 15 million people in forced marriage, according to a report.

But the number of people in slavery is probably even higher, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and human rights group Walk Free Foundation, who jointly carried out the study.

Here are some of their key findings:

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WNU Editor: The Global Slavery Index has more information. The link is here.

Report: Trump Told Turkish President Erdogan That The U.S. Will Stop Arming The Syrian Kurds

US President Donald Trump meets with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey during the UN General Assembly in New York, US, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Hill: Turkey claims Trump agreed to stop arming Syrian Kurds

Turkey's foreign minister said Friday that President Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

According to The Associated Press, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said he was with Erdogan when Trump vowed in a telephone call to stop supplying weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria, known by the initials YPG.

“Mr. Trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions and that the YPG won’t be given arms, and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago,” Cavusoglu said in a news conference, according to the AP.

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More News On Reports That President Trump Told Turkish President Erdogan That The U.S. Will Stop Arming The Syrian Kurds

Turkey: US to stop arming Syrian Kurdish fighters -- AP
Turkey Says Trump Promised to Halt U.S. Arming of Syrian Kurds -- Bloomberg
Donald Trump 'to stop arming' Syrian Kurdish fighters -- The Telegraph
Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he's cutting off Syrian Kurds: Report -- Washington Examiner
Trump speaks with Erdogan about crisis in Syria, AP reports -- Politico

U.S. And South Korea To Conduct Massive Military Drills Next Week

A US F-22 Raptor © Toby Melville / Reuters

Newsweek: U.S. Military To Conduct Drills Nnear North Korea Involving 230 Warplanes And 12,000 Soldiers

The U.S. and South Korean militaries are set to hold a massive drill on the Korean Peninsula in early December amid heightened tensions with Kim Jong Un's regime over its nuclear program — but China has called on the allies to halt such exercises.

The drill, called Vigilant Ace, will occur from December 2 to 4 and involve 230 aircraft and 12,000 U.S. military personnel — including six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters as well as U.S. Marine Corps and Navy troops. The U.S. and South Korea conduct such training exercises every year — "to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Republic of Korea forces and increase the combat effectiveness of both nations," the U.S. military said — but this year's drill occurs after China pressured the U.S. and South Korea to embrace a freeze-for-freeze initiative.

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More News On The U.S. And South Korea Preparing To Conduct Massive Military Drills Next Week


U.S., South Korea to hold joint air force drill in early December -- Reuters
US to send F-22s to South Korea in show of force for Pyongyang -- Channel News Asia/AFP
South Korea and US to stage epic drill with hundreds of war planes next month -- Yahoo News

US to deploy 6 Raptor stealth fighters to Korea next month -- The Korea Herald
F-22 and F-35 stealth jets will put on a massive show of force right off North Korea's borders to cap off a heated 2017 -- Business Insider
US Sending F-22 Fighter Jets To South Korea For Joint Military Drill -- International Business Times

North Korea Replaces Border Guards And Fortifies Its Border After Recent Defection

North Korean soldiers dig a trench and plant trees in the area where, on November 13, a defector ran across the border at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North Korea and South Korea November 22, 2017. Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector’s rescue.

The North Korean defector was shot and wounded by his fellow soldiers as he dashed into the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area (JSA) last week.

The South Korean and U.S. soldiers who led a rescue attempt to drag the gravely injured soldier to safety have been awarded medals, according to U.S. Forces Korea.

A group of senior diplomats based in Seoul visited the JSA on Wednesday morning where they saw five North Korean workers digging a deep trench in the area where the soldier had dashed across the line after getting his jeep stuck in a small ditch, a member of the diplomatic delegation told Reuters on Friday.

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More News On North Korea Replacing Its Border Guards And Fortifying Its Border After Recent Defection

North Korea Replaces Border Guards Following Defection -- AP
N. Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection -- AFP
North Korea fortifies border and sacks guards after soldier's daring defection -- ABC News Online
North Korea digs trenches where defector crossed DMZ border -- ABC News
North Korea digs DMZ trench after recent defection -- BBC
North Korea Reportedly Fortifies Its Border, Digs Trench After Recent Defection -- Sputnik

Emmerson Mnangagwa Has Been Sworn In As Zimbabwe's New President -- News Roundup





New York Times: Emmerson Mnangagwa Is Sworn In as Zimbabwe’s 2nd Leader Since Independence

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled into a brief exile after losing a power struggle less than three weeks ago, became Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday — succeeding Robert Mugabe, the leader he had backed for decades before helping oust him last week.

“We should never remain hostages of our past,” Mr. Mnangagwa said in his inaugural address. Referring specifically to Mr. Mugabe, he said: “To me personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade in arms and my leader.”

In a rapid reversal of fortunes that abruptly ended one of the longest reigns in Africa’s post-colonial history, Mr. Mnangagwa (pronounced muh-nahn-GAGH-wah) was sworn in at a ceremony at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, the capital.

Mr. Mnangagwa — who served for half a century as his predecessor’s right-hand man — became only the second leader of Zimbabwe since independence in 1980.

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WNU Editor: Opposition leaders and their supporters were barred from this swearing in of Emmerson Mnangagwa. So much for serving all the citizens.

Emmerson Mnangagwa Has Been Sworn In As Zimbabwe's New President -- News Roundup

Latest From Zimbabwe: Live -- BBC
The Latest: Zimbabwe called ‘at a moment of change -- AP
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens -- BBC
Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe -- AFP
‘We dare not squander the moment:’ Zimbabwe’s new leader -- AP
Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabwe and serve all citizens -- Reuters
Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as President in front of thousands -- ABC News Online
Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president -- DW
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president -- Al Jazeera
Emmerson Mnangagwa promises 'free and fair' elections in Zimbabwe -- The Guardian
Grand inauguration pushes Mugabe era into the past -- AFP
Mugabe's successor and the 'poisoned ice cream' plot -- AFP
Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change -- Andrew Meldrum, AP
Sorrow and admiration in Mugabe's home village -- AFP
In pictures: Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in -- BBC
Who is Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile'? -- Al Jazeera