Trump Eyed a Rebranding in Mexico — But Returned Defiant on Immigration — Foreign Policy

Conciliation, contradiction, reality checks, and why it matters — or doesn’t — for 2016.

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Gabon Post-Election violence: More than 1,000 arrested after disputed election

Security forces in Gabon have arrested over 1,000 people during a second day of violence following disputed presidential elections.

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Three people were killed in clashes in the capital, Libreville.

Protests began after the announcement that President Ali Bongo had been narrowly re-elected in Wednesday’s vote.

Opposition leader Jean Ping, who is in hiding, told the BBC that his party headquarters had been bombed.

The UN, US and former colonial power France have called for restraint and greater transparency about the results.

Culled from the BBC

UN Envoy Order Murders of Gaddafi Supporters To Be Investigated

The UN envoy to Libya has called for an investigation into the murders of 12 men said to be supporters of Libya’s former leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi. The 12 are reported to have been killed soon after their release from prison in the capital Tripoli.

The murdered men were accused of taking part in the assassinations and torturing of anti-government protesters way back in 2011, under the then leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

The bodies of the 12 men were found in various parts of Tripoli, a day after their release.

According to the families of the victims, a look at the bodies showed that all had been beaten and shot in the chest and head.

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Support Mission in Libya said on Monday June 13 that he was “utterly shocked” by what he referred to as “vile crime”.

He called for the killings to “be thoroughly and independently investigated”.

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