Burundi army thrust into new role in quelling protests

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi’s army was deployed on Monday for the first time to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term. Confronting hundreds of demonstrators, two groups of soldiers almost opened fire on each other as the result of a dispute on whether to use lethal force against the protesters, sharply illustrating the military’s difficult position. In an apparent effort to assert greater control over the military, President Pierre Nkurunziza fired his defense minister, Pontien Gaciyubenge, who earlier this month had said the army would play a neutral role in the street protests and…

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Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger
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Schlumberger is now required to pay $155m in criminal fines, forfeit $77.5m in earnings, and undergo three years of corporate probation, the business world's answer to a yellow card. But for a $48bn-a-year business, which made $208m profit from Iran in ...

Burundi army thrust into new role in quelling protests

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BUJUMBURA, Burundi — Burundi’s army was deployed on Monday for the first time to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the president’s bid for a third term. Confronting hundreds of demonstrators, two groups of soldiers almost opened fire on each other as the result of a dispute on whether to use lethal force against the protesters, sharply illustrating the military’s difficult position. In an apparent effort to assert greater control over the military, President Pierre Nkurunziza fired his defense minister, Pontien Gaciyubenge, who earlier this month had said the army would play a neutral role in the street protests and…

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Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger - The Guardian


The Guardian

Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger
The Guardian
Schlumberger is now required to pay $155m in criminal fines, forfeit $77.5m in earnings, and undergo three years of corporate probation, the business world's answer to a yellow card. But for a $48bn-a-year business, which made $208m profit from Iran in ...