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VSD, ABP mull potential merger
The union of the two right-of-center parties may finally be on the horizon, following VSD confirmation of talks
Jurren Maas • 18 April 2022 • Etten
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Secretary of the VSD, Frans Kraker, has confirmed that internal discussions are ongoing between the VSD and ABP parties over a potential merger, following weeks of rumours and reports in the media. It follows months of upheaval in both parties, including the resignation of Sharon Visscher as leader of the ABP and from the party itself.

"It is very much a work in progress affair," Mr. Kraker told Courant op Zondag. "There are many hoops to jump through - the internal discussions, gauging support, and of course, the ratification. Much has to be considered, both in terms of our parties' past, and the future."

Co-operation between the two right-of-centre parties has been varied over the years, including informal electoral alliances at the regional and local level, as well as joint caucuses in the Second Chamber. In January, the Flamish branch of the agrarian-orientated ABP rejected a common list with the VSD in next month's regional election, citing the VSD's lack of mandate in the outgoing regional assembly. Amidst rumours of merger talks, both parties in Reekland have agreed to run a united list in that region's election in September.

Among senior figures who have come out in favour of a merger is Marius Libbrecht, the VSD's Lower Stegerener deputy leader. "This country not only deserves an experienced, common-sense alternative, it needs one. Rather than two divided parties, a united front of the centre-right would be infinitely more effective in standing up for the concerns of not only rural and Sotirian Hennehouwers, but for all."

Those opposed to a merger have also reacted to the news. In a Chirpr thread, Wilma Kip, a member of ABP's federal committee, argued that a merger would weaken the voice of rural Hennehouwe at a time when it is most needed. "Not only would we be undoing sixty years of the party's legacy, but also the unique voice in our political system consistently on the side of our country's heart and soul," she said. Separately, Hein van der Knaap, sitting VSD senator and a stalwart of the Sotirian right, has vowed to leave the party if it pushes ahead with a merger.

Both parties have experienced mixed fortunes in recent years. Following last year's federal election, the VSD kept its six seats, whilst the ABP were reduced from five seats to two - a thirty-year low. In recent months, the fortunes of the ABP have continued to dwindle, falling as low as 1.3% in an MCGpeiling poll in February, following Visscher's fiery resignation from the party. The ABP's position is also under threat in Flamia ahead of next month's election, where current polling indicates the party is at risk of falling below the 3% threshold, thus losing their seats. Nationally, the VSD has mostly flatlined and has faced increased competition from the presence of Pieter Veer's Heart of Hennehouwe party, which has tapped into its traditional northern, Amendist belt electorate.


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Operation Eternal Spring is the largest of the war to date and aims to expel the ILR from Bedjene province.

Alsawel, Triafouri, Tsabara - Federal Forces have launched the largest offensive to date under Operation Eternal Spring which aims to evict ILR forces entirely from Bedjene province. 35,000 troops under the 2nd Army together with 13,000 under the 7th and 9th Armoured and Mechanised Brigades respectively, are primed to assault ILR positions around Al-Qasr and the town of Sabat in the south-east toward Hiteen.

The offensive began shortly after dawn with artillery strikes against various ILR fixed positions in the two areas of operation. Coalition aircraft also provided support, with strikes against ILR targets in Al-Qasr itself and Hiteen. Federal aircraft attacked several supply stations and depots outside Al-Qasr, while six strikes struck several convoys spotted headed east to west toward the frontline – the MoD claims that 100 to 150 ILR militants were killed in this convoy attacks.

Heavy fighting has been reported in several towns already this morning, notably Deir Seryan, Bani Haiyyan and Touline. These three towns are located 30-mile northwest of Al-Qasr and have been on the frontlines for the past year. The three towns are believed to have been evacuated by the ILR six weeks ago after an earlier tactical offensive by federal forces was repulsed.

Heavy gunfire and explosions have been shared through various videos on social media in the direction of Bani Haiyyan.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said, “Operation Eternal Spring is aimed at securing Bedjene province and expelling ILR terrorists from their positions. The securing of Qa’ah and Tebbessa is an imperative objective in the process of defeating the separatist threat and reunifying the country. This will be, by far, the most pivotal and largest battle of the separatist uprising to date.”

The separatists themselves have posted various statements, clips and images on social media detailing various artillery and air strikes. The main separatist account set, have all issued the same message, calling on ILR fighters to “resist and repel the puppet regime.”

Another account posted on chirpr, a series of threats over the revealed devastation caused during the Battle of Asawel. The account said, “the destruction and murder of Asawel will be avenged. Qutayni, we will burn your palace to the ground.” The destruction of Asawel has sparked a significant change in tone in Zorasan, where state media and senior political figures have painted the devastation of war as a symptom of a wider litany of crimes against humanity. The change in tone has caused concern among defence circles, who fear the incessant bombardment of Zorasanis with lies, distortions and outright propaganda may be preparing them psychologically for an intervention.

A Ministry of Defence source told Le Federaliste, "the best indication of Zorasani policy makers' thinking is not their public comments but their vast propaganda machine. There is no independent media in Zorasan, insofar that every outlet is pushing Asawel as part of a war of annihilation against Rahelians. This is not the case obviously, but this does not stop the lies in Zorasan. We are observing the situation there very closely."

Yeruham and Adunis have been placed on high alert over possible missile attack.

The operation is notable as it comprises several Atudite, Rahelian and Sotirian units, in what the government hopes will be a testament to the newfound unity between the three peoples of Tsabara against Zorasani-backed separatism.

13 civilians were killed and 32 injured after ILR forces fired artillery at the town of Kfarchouba in Trifaoui province.

Federal Forces repulsed two ILR assaults also in Trifaoui province, killing up to 50 militants and destroying two tanks and 9 armoured personnel carriers.

A drone was also shot down over the Bayadha peninsula, parts of the unmanned vehicle were discovered in farmland this morning. The drone has since been identified as a Zorasani-made Zamboor-mini.



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Postby Hacyinia » Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:33 am

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NEWS|Clashes erupt in central Hacyinia over water.
An estimated eighty people are dead, several hundred are wounded as evacuations are considered.
2022-04-9T 15:20:30Z
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A Kizik man overlooks the Bamy river in central Hacyinia. The Bamy’s water levels have begun to drop in recent years and heavily-relied upon tributaries have already dried up.


Conflict erupted in the central Hacyinian region of Yoloten over the past week. Reports from within the region state that the conflict stems from irrigation canals constructed over the winter. The irrigation canals have interrupted both the migration routes of pastoralists returning to spring pastures as well as the water sources used for their animals. The conflict has an ethno-religious component to it, as the primarily Badist Majgar pastoralists have set against the primarily Irfanic Kizik farmers in the area as retaliation.

Water wars have intensified heavily over the past decade as climate change heavily impacts central Hacyinia. Desertification and soil degradation have impacted both the glacial sources of the once numerous rivers and streams feeding into the lowland farms below, as well as the routes that herders have used for years. Increasingly scarce water sources are fought over with increasing regularity as Majgar pastoralists are forced to graze in agricultural areas. Regionally there is potential for the water conflict to grow as downstream recipients in Lavana and Dezevau are eventually impacted.

The recent clashes first began on April 13th. Reports state that a group of Majgar pastoralists were arguing on the doorsteps of a Kizik farmstead when gunfire broke out between the two sides. The fight spread rapidly within the Kaka region as farmers and herders began retaliating against each other for slights both recent and past. Area hospitals quickly became overwhelmed with the amount of wounded, and unconfirmed reports state that some gunmen have broken into the hospitals in order to kill those wounded in the fighting. The fighting have caused several thousand people to flee, primarily to other places within Hacyinia although they have fled to neighboring Zorasan, Lavana, and Dezevau as well.

Reports also state that local Badist and Irfanic religious leaders within the region are exacerbating the conflict. Videos sent to the Coian Monitor show inflammatory sermons, where local religious leaders are urging violence against the opposing nonbelievers. International observers note that this is highly concerning, as the religiously diverse Hacyinia has always been a potential religiously-based conflict powderkeg.

The central Hacyinian government is very familiar with these sorts of conflicts, albeit have been very reluctant in fixing the root of the issues in the Kaka region. As the recent clashes begin their sixth day, the Khan and Prime Minister are reportedly meeting in order to discuss governmental responses - a rare sign of cohesion between the two. The Khan historically has blocked assertive responses from the central government out of concern that it would lead to an eroding of traditional rights and power structures that he benefits from; while the Prime Minister will likely utilize the scale and length of the conflict to forcibly justify a deployment of either the military or federal police in order to stabilize the region with or without the Khans support.

How the Khan and the Prime Minister chose to respond will likely have major impacts both within the country as well as the region. As one analyst has stated to the Coian Monitor, “we may be looking at the first shots of a wider conflict within Hacyinia that has been brewing for some time.”



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What Next in Yemet?
With the fall of Lehir and Musaza set to follow, what will happen next in Yemet?

19th April 2022 · Written by: Moritz Huth
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A PNLAY column, location and unit unknown. Photo believed to have been taken April 2022.


Predicting anything in Yemet is difficult at the best of times. This time last year, I would have expected Yemet's President Iskinder to step down peacefully, transfer political power to his close ally Obe Feleke, and ruled as a political puppetmaster given his control and influence over much of Yemet's network of political patronage. Instead, President Iskinder reversed course sharply to instead continue in power, provoking another civil conflict and nearly leading to the collapse of Yemet as an organised state but for Zorasani intervention.

Almost nine months on from the start of the conflict, the end of the beginning is now in sight. With Zorasani forces at the tip of the spear, the PNLAY has retaken Lehir and Pumtere, the latter which has been out of the hands of the central government for over a decade, and now eyes up Musaza. Much has been made about Zorasan's contribution to the war in Yemet, to the point where it seems as if the Zorasani soldiers are somehow single-handedly carving through the various insurgent groups that form their opposition with few losses.

Where there are no Zorasani forces or support, there is no to little advance. The Emergency Committee for the Restoration of National Unity, despite being surrounded and attacked by the Beheran Army in the west and the PNLAY in the south and east, has largely managed to hold on against its enemies through a comination of local knowledge, determination and tactics. The Ruku National Front, led by ex-Minister of Defence Nebay Azizawet, has likewise managed to hold onto its territory in the southwest of the country. The Iwa National Defence Army has managed to make some headway against the Akortu National Salvation Army, as has the Rwizi intervention, but the ANSA remains a formidable force.

Yet all the focus on the Zorasani 'boogeymen' seems to have missed the forest for looking at one particular tree. Recent estimates place the total number of Zorasani troops in Yemet at approximately 12,500. This number, where hundreds of thousands of guerilla fighters, military deserters, bandits and tribal militias are estimated to be involved, is something of a drop in a bucket. The ratio becomes worse when one looks solely at combat troops; perhaps 2,500 of those 12,500 are frontline units, the rest being special forces, advisors, engineers, airmen and ground crew, the vast logistics tail required for a modern army to operate and the liason mission to the PNLAY to train and equip it.

Zorasan's forces are, indeed, the tip of the spear, but a spear is useless without a shaft, and that vital shaft are the Kaabura. Forming around a quarter of the pre-war PNLAY, the Kaabura have been the main driving force behind the Zorasani spearhead, securing supply lines, conducting rear area operations and occasionally directly supporting Zorasani offensive operations. As the main units fighting alongside the Zorasani, they have, largely, been the main recipient of Zorasani military aid and training. They are probably the most experienced units in the PNLAY from the campaign from Aruvu through to Pumtere and Lehir.

And it is what these units do next that determines what is next for Yemet.

It is possible they will remain in the east of the country, to fight the IPLF and other Sotirian groups, potentially moving to retake Taga, Mbabu and Naijabe, but it is unclear what military, political or economic benefit this would have for the Iskinder regime other than keeping a large military force away from the capital. This would signal that the Iskinder regime does not intend further offensive operations in the near future, perhaps because it lacks the cash to fund the PNLAY and instead Yemet's President is waiting to rebuild his war chest with the resumption of raw material exports.

A second, more likely possibility is that they will be moved west, with some units left behind to hold Lehir and defend the Spur Line while Zorasani engineers work on repairing the line and restoring Lehir's port to functional capacity. They would add a much-needed fresh injection of forces to PNLAY offensives against the ECRNU or RNF, and potenially revive these stalled fronts, and what little imagery is available seems to indicate the movement of at least some forces from the Lehir region towards the west of the country. This would signal a desire to secure the capital and defeat the main sources of Irfanic opposition to the Iskinder regime, which for the present are also the most threatening to it.

A third option is committing these units to the south to aid the INDA against the ANSA. The mineral-rich province of Ost Olamaka would be another economic boon and financial lifeline to the Iskinder regime and would apply considerable pressure to an already-pressured ANSA, and the PNLAY II Corps already cooperated extensively with the INDA in the early months of the conflict. This would signal a belief on the part of the Iskinder regime that the parts of Yemet they control currently simply do not have enough extractive capacity in terms of raw resources currently to offset the damage caused to the government's finances by aid cuts and the halting of raw material exports.

All three options have their problems and gains. Only time will tell which the PNLAY and their Zorasani allies decide to adopt.



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President Francesco Carcaterra hosts Champania’s Merçe Cruèselles in historic visit
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Premier Merçe Cruèselles arriving in Povelia this morning.


President Carcaterra has hosted Champania’s Premier, Merçe Cruèselles in the first bi-lateral visit by a Champanian leader to Etruria for twenty years. President Carcaterra heralded the visit as a “rapprochement based on mutual respect, on love of country and a shared desire to see Euclea as a continent of nations and great peoples.”

Champania’s young premier arrived in Povelia this morning in the first bi-lateral visit for twenty-years. Former Etrurian president, Vinko Begovic visited Brigançon in 2002, owing to the SD’s historic links with hard-left parties across the continent. However, despite the ideological differences, the Etrurian and Champanian governments have grown closer over shared areas of interest, notably the struggle against Euclo-leftism that rarely confines itself to its place of origin – lashing out at sovereign nations for failing to conform to the orthodoxy set by Kesselbourg City.

Hosting the Champanian Premier at the Palazzo Orsini, the two leaders discussed various areas of mutual interest. These discussions also involved signed agreements aimed at boosting bilateral trade by €1.5 billion by 2024, expanding mutual accessibility, allegedly by increasing the number of direct flights between Povelia and Brigançon, and new routes from Solaria, Tyrrenhus and Faulia.

In their joint press conference following their talks, President Francesco Carcaterra said, “this is the first visit by a Champanian leader to Etruria in two decades, the same for an Etrurian leader to Champania and so it is truly historic, as much as it is an honour.

“This visit is also historic because it heralds the emergence of a new Euclea, one where the old barriers, divisions and mistrusts fall away and nations very different on paper, can find common ground through the shared love of nation, freedom, independence, identity, tradition and values. The love of nation, patriotism is something that binds this emerging new Euclea of nations, but it does so against a very different settled orthodoxy, one lashes out at the emerging Euclea and it is our commitment to this new Euclea that brings Etruria and Champania together today.

“It is telling I believe that this new Euclea is emerging out of the Solarian World, where our shared love of what I listed before is matched by our shared cultural and linguistic heritage. The Solarian World birthed Euclea, it is only right that the Solarian World be the birthplace of the Euclea of nations” he said.

Premier Cruèselles for her part said, “For those nations who yearn to forge their own paths free from the interference of others, I hope this day proves that those nations can come together in the spirit of friendship and cooperation.”

The visit by the Champanian leader comes as the government seemingly adopts a more forthright position in relation to combatting that it calls Euclo-leftism, a broad ideology that promotes the degradation of the family, traditional values, patriotism and the Sotirian nature of Euclean civilisation and society. In its place, it promotes a extreme form of individualism, same-sex and gender ideologies, cosmopolitan views of immigration and Euclean integration.

The Champanian government, though to the far-left has expressed support for the Etrurian government during confrontations with the EC, especially over the latter’s repeated efforts to influence Etrurian politics and those of individual members to undermine the government. Notably, Champania abandoned its nominal ideological ally in Arthasthan after its Etrurian Subsection was foiled in plans to destabilise the government for the benefit of the Etrurian Euclo-left. This appears to have fuelled a growing rapprochement between the two countries, only time will tell how far this goes.



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The Central Committee of State has approved a sanctions package proposed by the Supreme Assembly of the Union, which introduces new measures against the Adunis regime and notably, a number of Euclean-based arms manufacturers that are supplying the regime’s war effort against the Tsabaran people.

The Supreme Assembly voted unanimously on a package pre-prepared several weeks ago after a lengthy debriefing session on the official report by the State Commission for Refugees and Humanitarian Affairs into war crimes and abuses against humanity. The debriefing was followed by an open question and answer session and then a debate. According to sources, the closed-door session was silent throughout, owing to the disbelief at the extensive crimes committed by the Adunis regime.

During the debate session, the Assembly agreed to table the sanctions package. The contents were agreed and the Assembly voted unanimously to propose the measure to the Central Committee.

A spokesman for the Central Committee confirmed the new sanctions at a press conference where he said, “throughout today, the Supreme Assembly of the Union was presented with the report by the State Commission for Refugees and Humanitarian Affairs. This report was months long study of testimonies by Tsabaran refugees in Zorasan, covering a multitude of alleged war crimes, abuses and excesses committed by the Adunis criminal regime.
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Central Committee spokesman Voria Hesso making the announcement this evening.

“The Assembly, now fully aware of the situation to the north voted unanimously on a pre-prepared sanctions package. This was officially proposed to the Central Committee, who promptly approved the measures in a unanimous vote.

“The following measures will now be implemented, effective at midnight.

“Against Tsabara, the Union’s airspace will be closed to all aircraft civil or otherwise, the Union’s ports and harbours will be closed to all Tsabaran vessels. All Tsabaran-linked assets within the Union will be frozen. All Tsabaran-registered companies will no longer be able to access the Izidar or Badar-e Sattari stock markets, financial or trading houses. No Tsabaran company will be able access the Irfanic Finance institutions of these marketplaces.

“Furthermore, the Union Government is officially revoking its recognition of the Adunis regime as the legitimate government of the Tsabaran Federation. One steeped in such blood and criminality has no place among the law-abiding states of the world. We are therefore ordering the immediate return of our embassy staff and declaring Tsabaran diplomats in Zorasan as persona non grata, they 48 hours to leave Sattarishahr.

“However, the criminality, brutality and depravity unleashed against the innocents of Tsabara by the Adunis criminal regime would not be possible without the significant supply of weapons and war machines provided by the Euclean powers. Their role in fuelling the annihilation of towns like Asawel cannot go unanswered, the death and murder betrays the repeated lies and fantasies that Euclea produces, claiming it does this for freedom. They do, they have liberated Tsabarans from life and given them the freedom of the afterlife.

“As such, this package includes sanctions against the following Euclean arms manufacturers; Volker GmbH, Galcock Group, Bousquet-Vallotton and Cavalieri SpA. These companies are now excluded from the Union’s market and excluded from the Irfanic financial institutions of our country. All assets of these companies listed that are present in the Union will be frozen.

“We are fast approaching a tipping point, or to use an Etrurian term, we are near to crossing the Trasimene. The brutality and depravity of this war by the criminal regime will be its downfall, but let these measures be a signal to the world, that barbarism will not go unanswered, nor will it go unnoticed” he said.

While the economic response against the criminal regime will do little, the revocation of recognition as the legitimate government will send a strong message, it will also end all official lines of communication between Sattarishahr and Adunis. Sources in the Union-Government report that State President Rahim Ali Haftar has directed the country’s diplomatic corps to call on other Irfanic majority countries to do the same.

The SCRHA report on war crimes is to be published for the general public tomorrow.

This is a developing story.



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MINISTER-PRESIDENT HAS “LITTLE ACCIDENT” FOLLOWING EMBASSY VISIT.

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Minister-President Omelyan Pavlov had a splendid day planned yesterday. A quick trip to a corn-syrup facility near Vinalinsk, followed by a visit to the Verna district of Vinalinsk to check on the construction of an apartment building for at-risk individuals. Perhaps a future residence? After returning from what must have been an arduous day, Pavlov traveled to the Lavanan Embassy for a dinner with the Socialist dictators. We mean Socialist masters.

It is unknown what Pavlov ate in the presence of his majesty Ambassador of the People’s Dictatorship of Lavana to the Unfuctional Republic of Vinalia, Arzhan Kyuan. But something is clear, either the Minister-President couldn’t agree to kiss the portrait of her own majesty Laina Keomany leading to a socialist poisoning of the Minister-Presidents tea, or his stomach could not agree to Lavanan cuisine. One thing is clear however. Our beloved Minister-President spent the evening in some form of pain, and traveling more to the bathroom than to Parliament it seems.

The Minister-President had another arduous day ahead of himself today, when he planned to meet with members of Pineapple Farmers Association in the morning, drink the blood of 4 virgins by noon, and meet with drone specialists by evening. However a coup attempt on his gut kept him from attending any of these meetings. Instead he hosted a meeting with the Toilet makers association.

The Office of the Minister-President announced earlier today that Omelyan Pavlov had canceled all his meetings following “minor health issues”. A Press Conference said that the Minister-President just had a “minor accident” following his visit to the Lavanan Embassy. An assistant said under anonymity that it was a case of the “poops”.

Omelyan Pavlov just had a case of food poisoning, and a case of the “poops” in the bathroom, no need to say “Oh Minor Health Issues”. Maybe Bohdanivna should make a visit to the Lavanan Embassy, maybe they can keep her there, or give her a case of the “poops”. Whatever maintains our sanity the longest.

Well friends, time to stock up on perishables, and toilet paper. Her majesty Laina Keomany is sending biological weapons to Vinalia to disassemble our state, one case of the “poops” at a time. We wish our beloved and well respected Omelyan Pavlov the greatest health possible, and pray that for Nelya's sake he closes the door. To the day you can fart again beloved Minister-President.
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WINDSTRAND, ETTEN - Reported dengue cases in Nuvania have continued to rise sharply, with the nation's largest cities seeing sharp increases in new daily infections, prompting warnings and reminders from provincial health authorities.

Windstrand surpassed 800 daily cases for the first time this year, recording 802 new infections over the past 24 hours. Pietersburg recorded 974 new cases over the same period, a slight decline from Friday, which saw 994 new cases recorded. Overall, both Etten and Kanaän recorded 15,398 new cases, which health authorities say is close to the expected peak this year, although it is much higher than in previous years. Across both provinces, hospitalisations are also up, with 2,809 people in hospitals and medical centres, up 74 new admissions from Friday.

Bridgette Morrison, a spokeswoman with the Etten Provincial Health Board, said that cases had been limited to a number of clusters in the province's main urban areas, particularly in Windstrand where 41 clusters were present. The largest of these is centred around the eastern suburbs of the Inner South of Windstrand, specifically the suburbs of Green Creek and Mayfield, with eastern areas of Gakaba also included. Both suburbs were under a Code One Health Notice issued by the EPHB for areas where more than five hundred active and historical infections have been recorded within the last seven days. So far this week more than one thousand cases have come from these two suburbs.
"We're seeing a lot of cases from these areas because they're on the fringes of Windstrand's urban area, and the high impoverishment has provided mosquitoes with multiple places to breed," she said. "Here the EPHB is concentrating efforts to both eradicate mosquitoes locally as well as engage in a localised vaccine drive to boost immunity within the community."

Code One Health Notices impose some restrictions on more vulnerable members of the community, such as elderly and immunocompromised, as well as pregnant women, whom have a greater risk for complications if they contract dengue fever. These restrictions are limited to movement, where those at greater risk of becoming affected by severe dengue or developing health complications are required to stay indoors at all times. Code Two Health Notices cover most of the city, and impose lesser restrictions, such as curfews in order for affected people to avoid coming into contact with mosquitoes during night time and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active.

Morrison said that most areas of Windstrand would still be under Code Two Health Notices for the next month or so as the wet season continues. She said that restrictions may not be lifted until June, when the wet season officially ends.
"We want to ensure that the safest conditions exist for people to be able to return to the outdoors safely," she said. "This means that the likelihood of contracting dengue is at it's least during the dry season."

Doctor Sandra Heyns, the Chief Medical Officer of the EPHB's Infectious Diseases Office, says that while reported cases are higher than last year, hospitalisations were lower due to a "greater push for vaccines" and better preparedness. She said that despite the prevalence of dengue virus serotype two, also known as DENV-2, she said hospitalisations for severe dengue were "much lower".
"Typically DENV-2 causes severe dengue in around seven percent of patients," she said. "This year, we're seeing about five to six percent of patients presenting with severe dengue." She said that despite the encouraging drop in cases with severe dengue, there was still more to be done.
"Unfortunately a lot of those who have been affected by severe dengue are from deprived communities, so our vaccination and eradication efforts really need to be focussed there."

Doctor Heyns said that DENV-2 composed an estimate of around 20% of dengue cases so far confirmed through testing based on genomic sequencing conducted at random. She said that both health authorities in Etten and Kanaän shared genomic information in order to better understand the prevalance of different viral serotypes. Currently Nuvania has all four serotypes present, making it one of the few countries where dengue is hyperendemic.
"At the moment we're not seeing anything too different from what we have seen before," she said. "Genomic sequencing so far has shown us that the serotypes we have are, more or less, evenly distributed."

Suze Waterman, a spokeswoman with the Kanaän Provincial Health Board, said that the outbreak in the province was "being appropriately managed" and said that the continued rise in cases was "within expectations".
"We are close to the peak of infections," she said. "We'll likely reach that sometime next month before we start seeing a drop in cases as the weather begins to become drier and cooler." Waterman said that the province had arranged for vaccines to be distributed within low income areas across the province, particularly in Pietersburg. She said that people should exercise the normal level of caution when outside and inside their homes.
"This means avoiding standing water, emptying buckets after it has finished raining, wearing that covers the skin, and applying lots and lots of insect repellant."

Dengue fever is a tropical disease caused by infected mosquitoes spreading the dengue virus, and is present across all tropical areas of the world. It is most prevalent in Coius, which accounts for nearly half of the 290 million annual reported infections. Common symptoms include a fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, as well as a rash. However, up to 80% of cases are asymptomatic, meaning most people show no symptoms at all.

The increase in cases has resulted in an increase in demand for pest control services, particularly for fumigation of private properties. Andrew Clementi, the CEO of Clementi Home Services, says that the demand for fumigation has increased by around 30% since the beginning of the month. He said that this was an "above average" increase.
"We typically see increases in demand around outbreak peaks," he said. "But this year we've seen a lot more demand for our services." Clementi put this down to the issuing of Code One Health Notices by the EPHB, which he said has "scared a lot of people". Despite the increase, Clementi said that he has "more than enough" workers to meet the demand with a large number of people from the construction sector retraining.
"We've got lots of new people coming into the industry," he said. "So we are definitely in a good position to meet demand."

Both the Windstrand and Pietersburg City Councils had also said that they were engaging in fumigation operations in public areas but said that there was no increased urgency despite the case increases. In separate statements, both councils have stated that year round fumigation had allowed for a more safer environment for residents to enjoy public parks and gardens.

Doctor Heyns said that people should exercise a healthy amount of caution and vigilance when outside.
"The best thing you can do to avoid being infected is to stay away from areas where there are lots of infections, wear repellant and wear suitable clothing."



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THE POACHING WAR CONTINUES

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EWPS Rangers arresting a group of poachers earlier this year.

By Zikoranaudodimma Uchea| 23 April 2022


Raminzaki National Park, Dzukengfi: Tiwura is home to hundreds of spectacular species of wildlife, the flora and fauna that the people had coexisted with for hundreds of years. However, many of their lives are under threat by the illicit poaching industry that has sprung up across the country. Poaching has a long history within Tiwura, as hunting was needed for food by its people since the beginning of time. However, hunting elephants and rhinos for their tusks and horns became commonplace as ivory was highly valued in Bahia and around the world. Some Eucleans would even come to Tiwura to attempt to make it it big by hunting big game. During toubacterie commercial poaching grew as ivory and fur were still highly valued items globally. In the 1950s, the poaching industry laid low, ever growing until 1981 when the government passed the Natural Protection Declaration, which was a promise by then-president Alichie Uchey to protect Tiwuran wildlife, but funding was weak and the government has too many other problems to deal with, leaving private organizations to take charge in anti-poaching efforts. An Estmerish-Tiwuran named Daniel Webster would form the Omamiri Anti-Poacher Team in 1986, which would be successful in spreading anti-poaching messages. Poaching gained new fuel during the Second Civil War as the animals were secondary to everybody's minds, and thousands of megafauna would be killed during this period. Webster's team would spread word of this blight which brought much attention to Bahia's poaching problem, which came in time as demand from West Coius exploded and poachers began to work harder than ever. Small anti-poaching units and park rangers would be the only standing force until 2007.

In 2007 the Environment and Wildlife Protection Service was created by the federal government in an effort to curb the increasing poaching in wildlife reserves. EWPS was initially designed to oversee wildlife reserves and national parks, but within a few years transformed into an armed force dedicated to the protection of wildlife and hunting the illegal hunters. EWPS would be given military weapons to keep an eye on wildlife and catch and arrest would-be poachers from the savannah of Raminzaki to the jungle of Upper Oke. In 2019 the organization's head, Director Charlie Moussa, announced the poachers-to-rangers program, which focused on using arrested or former poachers and turning them into effective rangers. The effects of the organization's founding has led to a significant drop in poaching across Tiwura, but in recent years many poachers became more and more lucrative in their hunting.

Poaching in recent years has changed, with poaching seeing an increase in the Magadi as MIRIF-ADS rebels have been reported to poach as a way to fund their efforts. EWPS activities in these frontier regions has been met with violence. In December of 2021 the EWPS reported that 10 rangers were killed in a firefight with rebel militiamen south of Buholaux. Many believe EWPS' militarization is to blame for the newfound violence between rangers and rebels. However, militarization is commonly seen as beneficial due to the tactics of many modern poachers. In 2019 3 foreign men were arrested by EWPS and police in Raminzaki. They were found with drones, high-power rifles, and even handheld guns.

The EWPS's most outspoken critics believe it to be a wing of the Tiwuran military. Critic Rufus Tersoo is one of them, and believes that "the anti-poaching efforts hurt the rural people and those who are too poor to access any alternative food source ... the bushmeat industry is simple survival and the EWPS is choking remote communities". These criticisms come from the belief that anti-poaching hurts traditional society, although many local leaders like the governors of Dzukengfi and Njeozodi have made plans to build infrastructure to villages surrounding Raminzaki National Park. Director Moussa has stated that "these dangerous claims by these so-called activists hurt the very wildlife they have coexisted with for centuries, and we at the EWPS are only doing what is necessary to keep the balance". In response to claims of militarization Moussa would say "we have no link to the military besides being another government organization, half of our support comes from international wildlife organizations."

Despite the critics, the past few years have had much success for the EWPS and Tiwura's many private anti-poachers, however, the numbers are still dangerously high and more work is needed. In 2015 President Enyinnaya Akabueze announced plans to promote wildlife tourism as a way to boost the money made off of Tiwura's wildlife in an attempt to replace the money the nation makes by poaching, of which the benefits have not been very clear as poaching's illegality makes it difficult to gain an accurate measurement. The poacher-to-ranger program is believed to be the future of Tiwura's anti-poaching squads. A former poacher-turned-ranger expresses his happiness with the program in an interview with the post saying "I used to hunt these animals, but now I get to protect them from what I was, and get paid with big money too". Despite this, there is also a focus on more proactive measures, with plans by the Education Ministry to get involved by putting more wildlife education in classroom, especially among the rural areas.

The poaching war continues, with the most recent announcement on the 10th by President Akinlabi to bring more tech to government anti-poaching squads across the country along with hiring 100 former poachers to patrol reserves in the southern portion of the country.


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Foreign Minister Paolo Galba slammed Juznavia's provocations.


Foreign Minister Paolo Galba has criticised Juznavia’s “Shield of the Homeland” exercises, which took place just 15km from the border with Etruria. He said, “the exercises on our border were unjustifiably provocative. We do not recognise any cause or reason for this display of military activity. Further actions like this will no doubt undermine mutual understanding.”

Juznavia’s bi-annual exercises dubbed “Shield of the Homeland” nominally go unnoticed by both the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, however, this year, the Juznavian government opted to conduct the exercises within kilometres of the Etrurian border. 2,500 personnel together with armoured vehicles and helicopter gunships took part in the exercises.

Addressing the exercises, Foreign Minister Paolo Galba took to giving a direct press conference on the matter. He said, “I wish to address the controversial military exercises, dubbed Shield of the Homeland in Juznavia. These exercises themselves are not disturbing or questionable, their location however and the blatant symbolism of that location is disturbing.”

He said further, “taking place within 15km of the border is a blatant message. The exercises on our border were unjustifiably provocative. We do not recognise any cause or reason for this display of military activity. Further actions like this will no doubt undermine mutual understanding.”

“What further undermines mutual relations are repeated accusations by the Juznavian government of Etrurian belligerence and supposed military flights taking place close to the border and Juznavian airspace. These accusations are based on falsehoods and lies, Etruria does not do this. Juznavia’s government misinformation is spreading anti-Etrurian sentiments among its people, we do not know the reason for this” he said.

According to several opinion polls in Juznavia, 81% of respondents believe the country’s “sovereignty is under threat.”

A Foreign Ministry source who wished to go unnamed to discuss the matter in depth described this fear as “utterly ridiculous. Etruria seeks only good relations with its neighbours, the government just will not suffer fools lightly.”

Franjo Sarič, the Prefect of Novalia was outspoken in his condemnation of the exercises, telling Radio Supetar, “we received calls from people near the border describing booms and explosions. Why do these people [Juznavia] believe that they need to take place so close to our border? If held exercises and Esploratori were blowing up targets kilometres away, they [Juznavia] would be losing their minds. They are provoking for no reason and that is worrying.”

His words were echoed by Tarpeia’s Prefect, Nero Orlando, which also borders Juznavia. He was visiting the construction site of the new Soravian pipeline, he told reporters, “Perhaps we should put some brigades on the border, fly some jets and get the black feathers flying. They’ll know what an Etrurian Defence Force exercise looks like.”

When he was asked if Etruria flew warplanes close to the border he replied, "I've never seen one so no I do not think so. I do not know what their scaremongering is about."



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La Cittadella and the DMN declared civil society groups and now eligible for federal funding
The far-right groups could receive ₣150,000 a year in federal funding.
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24 April, 2022

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La Cittadella members marching in support of the Tribunes in 2021.

Two of Etruria’s largest far-right groups have been officially recognised as ‘Civil Society Organisations’ by the Federal Ministry for Culture and National Identity. La Cittadella and the Difensori della Madonna Nera are now eligible for federal funding, owing to their work in providing soup kitchens, food banks and shelters for the poor and homeless.

In a move that has unleashed a wave of condemnation led by the SD, the FMCNI in a press release said, “in recognition of the social work conducted by La Cittadella and the Defenders of the Black Madonna, the Federal Ministry is officially recognising both as Civil Society Organisations. This will enable both groups to access federal funding for the expansion of their social work.

“These two groups conduct themselves in Sotirian tradition of charity and care for the most vulnerable among us. Groups that aid, show mercy and care for the most vulnerable deserve to be lauded and celebrated. We look forward to seeing the good work of these two groups not only continue but grow.”

The announcement provoked a tsunami of criticism and condemnation, with the SD calling the move a “grotesque insult to civil society groups that work tirelessly to protect people’s rights, freedoms and liberties.”

The Dignita Foundation, Etruria’s largest NGO dedicated to human rights also condemned the move. It said, “the addition of two far-right extremist groups to Etrurian civil society is a horrific abuse. These two groups are far from civil, they engage in violence, they’re homophobic, racist and thuggish. This is now par the course of Etruria under the Tribune Movement.”

Both far-right street groups have a long history of engaging in violence, intimidation, and protests. Both groups have been identified in operating close links to pro-Tribune football Ultra groups that have also engaged in political violence.

La Cittadella was accused directly in the murder of Shreya Patil, the Arthasthan-born restaurant owner, who died when her eatery was firebombed. Over 100 La Cittadella members protested outside her restaurant after it was named in a series of social media post, which wrongly claimed it was being used to trafficking Etrurian women back to Satria. The group has also been named in 104 separate incidents of violence according to Dignita.

The Difensori della Madonna Nera (Defenders of the Black Madonna) is a Sotirian Nationalist group that emerged in the early 1980s. It has been accused of hundreds of violent attacks on members of the LGBT+ community, vandalism and arson attacks on sexual health facilities and abortion clinics.

However, both groups operate food banks, soup kitchens and spaces for tutoring and extracurricular study, primarily in Solaria and Tyrrenhus. La Cittadella has also been known to bus elderly voters during election times and in summer, has also been known to run roof repair in rural areas in Palestrina. Repairing the roofs of homes belonging to the elderly free of charge in preparation for winter. The DMN operates various social clubs which raise funds for local churches in Solaria and runs alcohol and drug recovery groups, though notably in both groups, these services are highly politicised and promote nationalism.

According to the FMCNI’s website, the groups could receive up to ₣150,000 a year in federal funding.



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NEWS| While Choch debates, militias act.
Tribal and clan militias seize the initiative in the Yoloten region, raising concerns for further destabilization.
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Ali Rustam, a Majgar militia commander in Yoloten, announces his intentions to defend the majority Majgar town of Zhem via a social media screengrab.


As the Khan and Prime Minister of Hacyinia debate in Choch over the course of action to take in the continued water clashes taking place in the central region of Yoloten, local militia and paramilitary leaders have begun to implement their own plans in the region. Reports state that several of the larger militias have begun to take a more active role in daily affairs, with checkpoints and fortifications being built in roads and villages throughout Yoloten. Law enforcement in Yoloten have begun acquiescing their duties to the larger and better armed militia forces. Some estimate that government forces in the region are outnumbered roughly 10 to 1, with local police units refusing to exit safe areas until further reinforcements are brought in.

Militia and paramilitary forces within Hacyinia are long standing institutions. Both the Khan as well as the Prime Minister are known to be de-facto patrons of their own networks of fighters. The Khan supports the Ulans, who were connected to an attack on a PetroLav refinery earlier this year, while the Prime Minister and the former Equalist party of Hacyinia retain the loyalty of the Agpapakhas. The usual fickle loyalties of various fighters and gunmen have so far been managed with extensive patronage from both the Khan and the Prime Minister.

There is also a large number of independent militias, headed by tribal or clan leaders throughout Hacyinia who can muster anywhere from a handful to several thousand fighters when needed. Most of these independent militias, who run the gamut of ethnic and religious identities, have entrenched themselves in the regions that they call home. With the past two decades of government paralysis due to the breakdown of the dual executive Inju system, the tribal and clean leaders in command of these units have often become the de-facto law in the region that they live in. For much of Hacyinia’s recent history, the tribal and clan leaders have been granted much autonomy to manage their own affairs - something that may be a regret depending on how current events play out.

The independent militias present one of the most challenging aspects to Choch’s plans. With one of the largest internal conflicts since the 1990s currently erupting, there is limited confidence that the central government will be able to respond in any way without consultation or agreement from a swatch of different fighters. Several units have begun to band together in larger, overarching alliances to promote their own interests in the area outside of what the Khan or the Prime Minister may want. Tribal and clan leaders outside of the Yoloten region will be watching how the central government responds to this current crisis and will act accordingly.

In the meantime, with a larger militia presence on the ground, random violence seen in the first few days of the water clashes has slowed in Yoloten. Instead feuds between tribes and clans have been pushed into the forefront, as clashes now take place between several hundred fighters instead of a few dozen vigilantes as previously seen. The Khan and Prime minister have stated that they plan on announcing their plan to curtail violence in Yoloten by the end of this upcoming week, although details have been sparse. It’s been noted that Lavanan foreign ministers have been dispatched to Hacyinia when it was announced that the Khan and Prime Minister were holding a rare meeting between the two, and there is much speculation on the role of Lavana or any of Hacyinia’s neighbors may have in the conflict.






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Champanois National Congress Approves New Constitution
The new constitution strengthens many of the institutions enacted following the December elections.
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Brigançon, Champania - Following a unanimous vote, the Central Committee of the Champanois Workers’ Party has voted to adopt a new constitution following a three month drafting process. The previous constitution, adopted in 1986 with the dissolution of the South Euclean People’s Republic, was declared void in January. This constitution is the fifth one adopted since the creation of Champania in 1933.

The constitution represents a paramount shift in Champanois domestic politics and best exemplifies the already growing rift between it and other councilist states.

On the outside, the newly voted constitution appears to largely reflect the previous iterations: a federal government system, official adherence to the extant system of “worker’s self-management,” no mentioning of specific ethnic groups, and no separation of powers, the latter of which is characteristic of the numerous councilist states through the world.

The current directorial system has been altered, with the current Generalitat, being replaced with a 6-member rotating presidency, which will be composed of “an elected official from the three constituent republics, the two autonomous provinces, and the General Secretary of the Socialist Workers’ Party.”

In a bold move, Lemovicia is officially stated to be a constituent republic, something that has existed in practice since the region’s annexation, but will now exist in the legal political framework of the country. Similarly, provisions exist for a constituent republics’ “right to self-determination,” however, this was likely only a measure to placate the extant Lemovician community as secession requires a unanimous vote from Socialist Workers’ Party National Congress and the other constituent republics.

While no official languages are declared, a special provision exists on the usage of Gaullican as a working language. According to Champanois census data, Gaullican is spoken by an estimated 79% of the population, and like with the status of Lemovicia, puts into law what has existed for decades.

Superficially, the constitution appears to be fairly standard, and even improve the current socio political landscape of the country. Yet, when one looks more closely at the language used, it becomes clear that more sinister actions are in motion.

Alarmingly, the constitution forbids the activity of parties outside of the Champanois Socialist Workers’ Party, effectively outlawing all political parties and organisations, and solidifying the Socialist Workers’ Party’s control over the country. The nation’s equivalent of a supreme court, known simply as the Constitutional Court, has been dissolved with no replacement institution stated.

While international reaction to the vote has been muted, and Gaullica’s even more so, the PSD did release a statement reading “legally outlawing all other political parties threatens to send Champania to a pre-Thaw era; and beyond threatening the Friendship of our countries, threatens Champania itself."

Furthermore, a source within the administration said there was “visible frustration” in the announcement of the results of the vote, with an “unknown individual” saying “authoritarianism seems to be a hallmark of South Euclean democracy.”

A public vote on whether to adopt the constitution is scheduled to be held next Sunday, 1 May. Champanois electoral law requires only a 25% turnout for the referendum to be considered legally binding.



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In a televised speech to the Union, State President Rahim Ali Haftar dedicated his speech to lauding the “social harmony, peace and unity we enjoy. We do so out of the duty and dedication our ancestors and predecessors took to eradicate from us, the sentimentalities and identities seeded into us by the imperialist.” He gave the speech to praise the ideals of National Renovationism, which saved Zorasan from the “horrors of false nationalism and imperialist legacies, as seen in Tsabara, Yemet and now Haycinia.”

Speaking live to the Union from the Central Committee building in Sattarishahr, the State President was keen to reassure the populace of the country's integral strengths in comparison to its neighbours.

We have provided a transcript of his brief address below:

“Comrades, my fellow sons and daughters of the Union, I speak to you tonight from Sattarishahr in the spirit of positivity and optimism. Though I do so to you, as we as a country witness with great sadness the descent of our continent into a period of distress and instability.”

“It is important that we recognise that our continent and indeed our immediate region is undergoing a period of intense struggle and internal collapse. The puppet regime in Adunis which seized power illegally with the back of certain countries has torn its own nation apart. It has dragged its people down into the depths of despair and civil war. Sotirian terrorists in Yemet have dragged that nation down, and now Hacyinia faces a similar situation. The Irfanic World is crumbling, and we cannot say why on its own merit, do we see shadowy hands at play? Always, for they are always tugging at the edges, they seek to erode our frontiers.

“Millions have been displaced in Tsabara and Yemet, thousands have been killed. In Tsabara, its criminal regime wages a brutal and unforgiving war upon its own people, aided, funded and supplied by countries in Euclea. In Yemet, thousands have died at the hands of terror cells and movements who seek to wipe out whole communities for a Sotirian nation to be born from the bloody ashes. In Hacyinia, rival ethnic groups now fight and died over water. But fundamentally what do these three nations have common? The lack of unity in purpose. The lack of unity in identity and loyalty.
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State President Ali Haftar addressing the nation.

“When we suffered the boot of the imperialist upon our necks in our country, they seeded within our minds and hearts identities, beliefs and ideologies utterly alien to us. They did so to divide and rule, they sought to deny Zorasan’s existence as a nation and within our hearts and souls. This no different in any other former dominion of the imperialist in Coius, in Tsabara it was by faith. In Behera, Sohar and Nise it is by clan. In Bahia it is by tribe. In Zorasan it was the destruction of our shared identity and the forced adoption of fake ones.

“And so, when the time came for our Union Fathers to lift the banner of ettehad, not knowing it would become our banner of victory, they knew that the restoration of our nation’s borders would only be half the struggle – they had to eradicate the seeds of the imperialist.

“Against the odds, the Union Fathers took up arms and the cause of reunification against those who held out, addicted to the vapours of the imperialist’s legacy. They took on the Emirs, Princes and those who identified wrongly as those of the Northern Reaches. They took on the Red Officers, Socialists, Equalitists and Councilists and those who still wrongly identified with the northern regions of our continent. Through sacrifice they together with the people of our homeland defeated them. And as their false flags, borders and identities burned away, so too did the falsehoods in our hearts and minds. They liberated our homeland’s soil and they liberated our souls. That is what we must rejoice in, that is what we must celebrate and honour with each passing day.

“Today, as nations around us fall off the precipice, suffering once more the legacies of imperialism, we stand strong and united. As one people, one Union, bound by the National Renovationist legacy of our Union Fathers. We suffer no fool, nor traitor. We suffer no dissenter nor breaker. We do so, for our Union Fathers did what they had to, and liberated our ancestors from imperialist thinking and their forced sentimentalities.

“Because of their foresight, their struggle and sacrifice, Zorasan was freed from the falsehoods planted among us. It is this unity, our Ettehad, that has elevated us an emerging power, one of the largest economies in the world and it shall continue to elevate us. As it lifts us, we must honour it and celebrate it. Our Union Fathers have bestowed upon us a unity that goes beyond shared citizenship of the country, it is a unity metaphysical, emotional and psychological. We are a people defined by shared sacrifice, for the betterment of all our people and indeed mankind. We are defined by shared sacrifice for the greater good of the Union is what liberate all of us from our troubles and trials. We rise up because we are no longer broken apart by false identities.

“I speak to you on this matter because is it not time that we utilise the powers and strengths bestowed upon us by our Union Fathers and our predecessors? Is it not time we looked outward, and with our unity in purpose commit to the greater good of the Irfanic World? We do so in Yemet, we can do so elsewhere.

“Rejoice comrades in the strength of our unity. Rejoice in our shared sacrifice for there is no victory without sacrifice. Rejoice in our service to the greater good of the state, for the greater good is what shall liberate us from troubles and trials. Rejoice in one another for we are all Zorasanis, we are the People of Sattari and we are the future.

“Zorasan Zendebad.”

The State President's words will go someway toward alleviating general worry that is spreading through the Union. With endless social media accounts remarking how chaos is spreading across the Union's borders, many Zorasanis fear that hostile powers are destabilising Coius for their political gain. Others however, fear that the instability that began in Tsabara is contagious and seemingly spreading throughout the continent. But the reassurance by the State President that our unity is our strength and our unity was bestowed upon us by the Union Fathers and stood the test of time. His words also drew citizens to remind themselves of our duty to preserve and expand Ettehad, to remember that we are one people united in a single purpose, led but one with the state, the Front and our armed forces. Our collective way of life is our strength, our shield and ultimately the power that will see the Union survive against its enemies.




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Lavana and Senria announce major friendship agreement, as both states strengthen ties.
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Following the reported arrival of Lavanan Foreign Ministry Personnel to Senria earlier this week. Both countries made announcements that a Treaty of Friendship would be established between both nations. The move is now at the center of Lavanas new rebranding following a brutal coup in early March by Premier Laina Keomany, to remove members of her own party and the state, following her removal from the post by former General Secretary Khudu Narinamoa.

Lavana and Senria maintained limited diplomatic relations following Lavana’s independence, until the dissolution of the Democratic republic in the 60’s. Neither country maintained official diplomatic ties until Lavana opened itself up during a period of reform and turmoil in 1994. A period that seems to be returning to Lavana. The Lavanan Embassy in Keisi, one of the few foreign embassies of Lavana, was a small office with only the most essential services carried out by the embassy. Likewise the Senrian embassy in Pers was of limited use. The Coian Monitor obtained access to new agreements done by both countries to significantly expand embassy facilities and operations. Lavana is set to establish a larger office in Keisi, securing a large office complex. Likewise Senria is set to open two large offices in Pers, and another one in Kurei.

The Lavanan-Senria Friendship agreement will see Lavana and Senria strengthen bilateral ties, trade, and cooperation in numerous areas. A Senrian Investment Committee in Lavana will be formed, which will cooperate with the Lavanan Ministry of Economy Foreign Investment Division to provide guidance, help, and supervision to Senrian investments into Lavana. Senrian companies and their products will be welcomed into Lavana, and since the announcement a flurry of rent agreements and contracts have been signed to allow for physical shops in Lavanan malls, or import agreements with Lavanan companies to bring Senrian brands into the country.

Senrian companies have expressed interest in building factories and employing Lavanans to work in these factories, although it remains to be seen how Lavanan Socialism will work with Senrian foreign ventures. But for Senria to enter into such an agreement and for Senrian firms to support it, means that some middle ground has been agreed to. Senrian films primarily are expected to become quickly available in Lavana, as a vast underground film distribution for foreign films exists in Lavana. Lavanan state-owned cinemas are expected to be slashed in half, with numerous Senrian companies looking to acquire the formerly owned cinemas, and expand operations.

Lavana who usually follows Dezevau’s lead, adds to the new image Lavana wants to build of itself. A humanitarian aid mission to Lehir in Yemet was met with success, and Lavanans are eager to further expand their reach. Democratic elections are set to take place in September, although many question their legitimacy. As the situation in Haycinia worsens. Lavana expands its diplomatic reach, while Senria frames itself as an ally of Socialists in Coius.

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PIETERSBURG, KANAÄN - Converting coal to oil could become a crucial part of Nuvania's energy future according to representatives from NOM, Nuvania's state-owned oil and gas company, during a session of the Energy and Natural Resources Select Committee this morning at Parliament.

Michael van der Vyver, a planning strategist with NOM, said during the meeting that Nuvania's current oil reserves would be used up within five years at current production rates and with reduced production, could be extended to eight years so that oil reserves could last until the end of the decade. He said that the company was reducing it's extractio output through the decommissioning of the Barrimanna oil field in southern Etten, which would begin later this year as part of the company's "life extension program".
"This will ensure the continued viability of NOM's domestic oil extraction until the end of the decade," he said. "It will mean that NOM will continue to be able to not only deliver cheaper fuels but also reduce the impacts on international price shocks as well as continue to meet our obligations with our contract partners."

The appearance before the select committee was convened following recent developments stemming from NOM's announcement that oil reserves would no longer produce crude oil within five years as well as NOM's reduction in domestic oil extraction and increased imports. Most recently, petrol prices spiked across the country, sparking concerns that the extra reliance on imported crude oil shipments would put Nuvania at greater risk to rising oil prices.

The Minister for Energy and Natural Resources and Select Committee Chair, James Leuschner, questioned can der Vyver and other NOM executives on why the company had not foreseen the predicted end of domestic oil extraction and whether or not the company had actually planned ahead to ensure continued viability and protect Nuvanians from shocks in international markets. He said that based on the existing explanations, the loss of extraction within five years had "left the company flatfooted."
"I want to know how a trillion shilling company could not forecast or predict when the oil it was pumping out of the ground would run out," he said. "Surely with the thousands of consultants and other advisors the company pays for, a basic question like 'when does our oil run out' would be easy to answer."

Van der Vyver said that the company had initially believed that there were other untapped reserves based on studies conducted in the 1980's and 1990's, but upon further research conducted within the last five years that those reserves did not exist. He said that it had come as a shock to the company, who had planned on opening up these reserves for exploration.
"We had believed that there were additional reserves that had been found during previous exploratory work in Pomeronia and around northern Nuvania but these turned out to be false or too small to be financially viable," he said. "It would have therefore not been prudent to try and develop the deposits that we did find because the expected returns would have not justified the expense of development and extraction."

Van der Vyver said that NOM had investigated several alternatives and came up with a proposal to build two coal-to-liquid plants that would "make significant use of Nuvania's coal reserves" and had received interest from Alkmaar, Nuvania's largest coal producer. He said that the use of coal-to-liquid would "insure Nuvania from future oil shocks" and make use of domestic resources that would be longer-lasting.
"Currently Nuvania has 4.9 billion tonnes of coals in proven reserves," he said. "With potential for more coal to be discovered, it would be a missed opportunity for Nuvania and for NOM."

Coal can be converted to liquids through different processes, the most well known being the Faas-Teege process developed in Werania in the early 20th century. In this process, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen is converted into liquid hydrocarbons, with coal providing the "feedstock" for the process. Coal would be liquified in a two stage process whereby it would be turned into gas before converted into synthetic fuels.

Van der Vyver believes that this would be an essential component of Nuvania's energy planning in the short to medium term as a means of ensuring a cheaper supply of domestically produced and refined fuels. He said that the process could create cheaper fuels than what would be available through conventional extraction and refinement methods.
"Studies from Rizealand show that with low-carbon sources of electricity and a carbon capture system, a coal-to-liquids plant would reduce fuel production costs by 55%," he said. "This represents a substantial reduction in costs to the consumer and would allow Nuvania to be more self-sufficient in meeting energy needs."

Shadow Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Marthinus Swanepoel, questioned whether or not the planned use of coal-to-liquids would achieve the savings that the company was suggesting would be achieved by building new coal-to-liquid plants. He asked whether or not the company had seriously considered utilising natural gas instead of coal, highlighting similar availability and cheaper costs.
"Given the price of natural gas is currently quite low," he said. "Would it not be more prudent to build gas-to-liquid plants instead of coal-to-liquid?"

Van der Vyver replied that not all of Nuvania's natural gas fields had been developed and said that the ones that had been developed were producing for the wholesale natural gas market, something which he said would "require additional capital investment" in order for natural gas to be sent or diverted to a gas-to-liquid plant. He said while the company at the moment was financially stable, he said that oil and natural gas prices could not be relied upon for future planning.
"While oil prices are climbing now, those prices may not remain high as to be able to ensure that the returns are worth the expense," he said. "Furthermore, natural gas prices would have to climb higher in order for an investment of this kind to be financially viable. In short, we don't want to lose money on an investment like this."

Leuschner questioned whether or not a coal-to-liquid plant was a necessity given that the government was committing to a long term goal of emissions reduction. He said that his understanding was that it would be more emissions-intensive not only in the process of converting coal to liquids, but also in the extraction and transport of the coal from mines to the plant.

Van der Vyver said that that this would not be an issue with carbon capture technology and sourcing electricity from renewable or less carbon intensive sources, including hydroelectric generating stations. He said that it could be a source of low-sulphur diesel fuel which would help significantly reduce emissions within the transport sector.
"This is something that I believe, and that the company believes, we can ensure for the future of Nuvania."



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Bundestag Standards Committee censures premier, finance minister.
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A report from the Bundestag's Standards Committee has censured premier Otto von Hösslin and finance minister Wolfgang Kanther for failing to ensure that public contracts are handed out "in fairness and in line with public expectations".

The report complied by the committee raises "serious concerns" over a report from the Auditor-General last month that found that the finance ministry had acted as a "conduit for the federal government to disburse public funds to friends of the NKP using the power of the federal government to approve or deny public contracts". According to the auditor-general, up to a fifth of public contracts in 2021 could be flagged for corruption.

The Bundestag committee in addition called for a police investigation into awarding of a telecommunications contract in Ruttland to Iwasaki Telecommunications Company over Werner Hauss GmbH after the Ruttish government announced it to would launch an investigation into the affair accusing the government of violating Euclean competition law by unilaterally awarding the contract to Iwasaki, a subsidiary to the Senrian industrial conglomerate Hosokawa.

In a blow to the government the 15-person committee voted unanimously to censure the government. 6 of the members of the committee are from the governing NKP and 2 from their coalition partner the DA (3 are from Euclean Werania, 2 from the Greens, 1 from the OSAI and 1 from the NNK) with the committee chair, Ilse Meyer, being from the NKP.

The decision to censure the government puts further pressure on von Hösslin. The premier's three year term as NKP president expires in May but with flagging popularity many in the party are calling for his resignation. With provincial elections around the corner in early May including in the all important bellwether state of Cislania, the premier has to move fast.
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Social Affairs Minister Simas Nekrošius leaves the government after criticising "a lack of accountability" from the premier.
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WESTBRÜCKEN, WERANIA - Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Simas Nekrošius today announced he would resign from the federal government due to "a lack of accountability" after a parliamentary standards report by the Bundestag censured the government for lobbying over preferential contracts.

"The reports on giving contracts based on favouritism is unacceptable. The fact that the premier and the Minister of Finance have remained in post despite being censured by their owned auditor-general and the Bundestag speaks to a culture of impunity at the top" Nekrošius informed reporters.

"It is true that the law has not been technically broken, but that is because the left when it was in power effectively legalised this corrupt system of awarding public contracts. We should have reverted back to the old system, or introduced a new one that both streamlined the process whilst ensuring that a conflict of interest could not occur. The fact we haven't is a regret of mine now this affair has been exposed to be much larger then expected."

"I am truly proud of the work the government has done in reforming the welfare state, in cutting taxes, in fighting the do-gooder left, in ensuring a strong voice for Werania overseas. But I cannot justify serving in a government that fails to separate the interests of a political party from the country at large".

Nekrošius, a member of the government's junior coalition partner the Democratic Alternative (DA), is somewhat of a maverick. A former journalist and TV presenter the Social Affairs Minister is known for his controversial statements such as calling freedom of movement within the EC a "backdoor for terrorism and cultural prostitution" and has often cut a somewhat detached figure from the government with his lassiez-faire economic views having little impact in welfare policy (Nekrošius prior to his appointment had called the welfare system "socialist nonsense" and recommended its privatisation).

The DA has flatlined electorally since entering government losing seats in state elections in 2021 and being almost completely wiped out in the upper house the same year. The choice of DA leader Kathe Schickdanze to take the prestigious Foreign Ministry over the more politically contentious Finance Ministry is widely believed to have backfired as the DA have struggled to carve out a distinct identity in government, particularly in their enthusiasm for a leaner economy based entirely on free-markets in comparison to the NKP's big business, corporatist approach that delights in gifting subsidies to key interest groups. On issues the DA once led on - immigration, nationalism and Euclo-bashing - the NKP's rightward shift has effectively undercut them. Schickdanze's speeches decrying Euclean integration and expansion are indistinguishable from senior NKP politicians. A perceived lack of action on reversing multiculturalism and substantially cutting immigration have undercut their support base which has been further wooed by tax cuts that have been relentlessly emphasised by NKP politicians.

On paper then, the resignation of a DA minister is therefore nothing to worry about. The party's perceived inferior position vis-à-vis the NKP means its leverage is limited short of threatening to block the governments agenda in the lower house. Nekrošius to boot is well known for being a party maverick who has disagreed with Schickdanze on several issues.

Yet Nekrošius's resignation has a potential to further weaken the premier. The publication of a fourth report into government insider trading in as many months has led to an unmistakable stench of corruption from the premier's office despite denials of wrongdoing from the premier.

Importantly von Hösslin is up for re-election as NKP president in May after a slate of state elections including in Cislania, the largest of the bundeslander in the country. If the premier's sagging popularity does not improve state leaders may worry that they will be punished by voters. Already Cislanian minister-president Bartholomäus Stobrawa has attempted to distance himself from the national party, running a presidential campaign with emphasis on himself rather then using the tarnished NKP brand.

Nekrošius may not be the most influential cabinet minister, but he is popular and charismatic. Many saw his appointment to cabinet as an attempt by von Hosslin and Schickdanze as a way to nullify a potentially powerful voice of internal opposition. Nekrošius is understood to be critical of Schickdanze's leadership and an advocate for the DA to "think big" of key issues such as social security privatisation and banning religious symbols in public. His resignation places Schickdanze - and the NKP-DA coalition as a whole - in danger of breaking up if the DA is thrown into internal turmoil.

Time is running out for von Hösslin - and fast.


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Tax Reform passed by the State Council of the Federation
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The State Council of the Federation passed the reforms 200-90.

The government’s “Federal Taxation Reform Bill” has passed the State Council of the Federation, becoming law, though it will come into force on 1 April 2023, the start of the new financial year. President Francesco Carcaterra declared the passing a “victory for all Etrurians and a victory for the families who work hard to keep our nation moving and growing.” However, a fight is expected between the federal government and opposition-led state governments who have vowed not to cooperate with the federalisation of two taxes.

The bill passed the Chamber of Representatives last Wednesday 401-299 drawing supportive votes from SD and Citizen senators, after both parties allowed for a free vote. Notably, the two parties allowed for free votes in the upper-chamber of the Senate also, marking the first time since the Tribunes entered government in 2016, that the opposition has done so.

According to sources in the SD, Chiara Mastromarino, the party leader had spent the Holy Week recess in deep discussion with her team over the best approach. A number of SD backbenchers had indicated that they approved of the planned reforms, including the controversial federalisation of wealth and property taxes that states could raise. The introduction of a singular tax rate for individuals and reductive rates per child also drew support from social democrats and centrist Citizens.

One SD backbencher told us under the condition of anonymity, “when they [Tribunes] began talking about tax reform, we expected much worse. The fact that it focused solely on single-payer taxes, rather than the entire system, including corporation surprised us. The fact is that this is arguably the first ever piece of legislation that finds support across the parties, the first time in six years I should stress.”

Another SD backbencher said, “I received letters and emails from constituency voters and party members urging me to vote for the bill. In truth I still see the blatant natalist-obsessed current within it, but it does help the working family, opposing it simply because its Tribune would hurt us more than it would lend us credit in the eyes of voters.”

While many in the SD had reservations over the federalisation of property and wealth taxes, this was set aside through the anticipation that it would be subject to severe resistance in the State Council, others also believed that this was a give-and-take tactic of the government, which they had used before to pass controversial legislation. Only after it had passed the Chamber, did the government make clear that it would not tolerate amendments removing the federalisation of the two taxes.

The debate in the State Council which began last Thursday was markedly calmer than many expected. Honoria Frederica Sabatini, the Deputy Leader in the State Council led the government’s effort owing to Giorgio Renati being in hospital for back surgery. The 44-year Sabatini proved articulate and calming. She revealed that the federalisation of the taxes was not meant as an attack on the states and she guaranteed that the government would reimburse the states the income they would have raised.

Sabatini told State Councillors, “the federal government is keen to limit disruption to the states’ budgeting and funding. This is not an attack on the states, rather this being done to limit the burden families and individuals bare financially. States will not be short-changed, this would be irresponsible.
What the Tax Reform does:
  • Merges all personal federal taxes into a singular rate - base rate set at 22.50%
  • Rate decreases progressively for married couples with children; one child (19.50%), two children (17.50%),
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  • 18-30 year olds will be exempt from paying tax altogether

“The Finance Ministry and indeed the President have both made clear that frank and open discussion is on the table. Both sides need to make this work efficiently and fairly” she said.

Outside the State Council, Finance Minister and Deputy President Leandro Laezza explained during a tour of TV studios, “the states should be more open to reform, this could easily become the first step in a significant mutually beneficial reform of how money is distributed from the centre to the states.”

The government’s promises of cooperation and discussion appeared to lessen the partisan divide, but when the vote came, the result will likely cause worry. Despite issuing a three-line whip on Tribune state councillors, the bill passed 200-90, a much-reduced majority. 14 Tribunes voted against the bill, breaking the whip and several the non-partisan members also opposed the bill. Opposition united Tribunes, social democrats, citizens and non-partisans, all of whom appeared to express concern at the rapid centralisation of power into the federal government.

President Francesco Carcaterra, who was visiting the Nettuno shipyards in Accadia this morning told reporters, “we have successfully passed into law, the most comprehensive tax reform in our history since 1984. We have abolished absurd taxes, muddled rates and unified these into one single rate. That this rate decreases for married men and women per child is the government giving back to the people who make Etruria what it is today. This is a victory for all Etrurians and a victory for the families who work hard to keep our nation moving and growing.”

Finance Minister Leandro Laezza chirpred, “today we delivered our promise made in 2018 and 2021. We have delivered a transformation of taxes that will guarantee families more disposable income, repays them for their hard work and parenthood. And it guarantees Etruria’s place as the most pro-family nation in Euclea.”


Despite win, government faces a fight

Despite passing its flagship policy of this Senate, the government faces a serious fight against several state governments. Tribune-led states appeared to be ambivalent in public, the reform received token support from the Prefects of Veratia, Palestrina, Andora, Aeolia and Carinthia, but muted support from Tarpeia and Torrazza. The pro-Tribune Farmers and Workers Union government in Novalia appeared to be too riven with infighting to muster an official message. But in the northern states, there is considerable opposition.

Last week, the SD Prefects of Chiastre and Dinara signed a joint declaration indicating their “profound opposition to the withdrawing of two streams of tax revenue by the federal government.” Both, together and independently have expressed doubt over the government’s sincerity in its openness for dialogue on how best to reimburse the states the lost income. Dinara’s Augustino Faustini told Radio Aventino, “we do not trust the government in this matter. The loss of these two taxes serious endangers the liquidity of the state government and endangers our ability to provide services to citizens, this is not hyperbole, this is fact. We are prepared to go nuclear and not cease the raising of these taxes.”

Chiastre’s Emmanuele Angrisani for his part indicated that he would be prepared to table legislation in the state assembly, introducing either a singular new tax to replace the lost income, or he would follow Dinara’s lead in refusing to cooperate with the federal government.

The federal government responded to these statements by saying, “the refusal or obstructing of the new reality will not be tolerated. The states simply replacing the two taxes with new ones is utterly deplorable, it undermines the effort of the reform to improve the financial situation for families across the entire country. The partisanship of Dinara and Chiastre is shocking, especially as it comes at the expense of the people they supposedly care for.”

The Citizens’ Alliance governments in Peravia, Altidona and Carvagna have reportedly held discussions with the federal party leadership and agreed to wait and see on how the government approaches discussions with the states on reimbursement and annual distribution of funding. Several CA sources indicate that the states are worried about possible government retaliation, though others said the policy is a “wait and see on what Chiastre and Dinara suffer.”

The Chiastrine government has already filed a motion with the Federal Court in Carcoforo objecting to the reform’s constitutionality.


Reform proves a boon for Tribunes

Despite the controversy over the federalisation element of the reform, the overall package has received overwhelming support among Etrurians. According to a number of polls conducted by VoxEtruria, Demos Analytica and NoiVotiamo indicate that up to 64% of Etrurians support the reform, while the latest party average poll by Demos has the Tribunes standing at 49.67% of popular support, the highest since 2018.

Worryingly for the SD, the surge in support comes from 24–32-year-olds, who have been removed from the taxation system entirely. According to Demos, “there has been a small but steady drift of young voters from the SD and Citizens toward the Tribunes. Many of their policies since 2018 have been directed at young voters, such as zero percent mortgages, Famiglia+, subsidised housing and now their removal from the tax system. Rural young voters, outside the cities have been consistently voting for the Tribunes in sizeable majorities, but urban young voters are now beginning to drift over.”



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Vice President Michaël Lamar made the announcement just before the Senate went into recess

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In an interesting development, Vice President Michaël Lamar has announced that the Narapanese Genocide Acknowledgement Act, which would recognize the treatment of Narapanese natives by Gaullican settlers in the early colonial period as genocide, set aside funding for a memorial, and demand that Gaullica pay reparations, would be added to the Senate agenda just before the Senate went into recess, with debate on the bill set to begin as soon as the Senate reconvenes on Thursday. Lorette Abel, the Unionist Senator hailing from Mathiasville who wrote the bill, hailed the decision as "one step closer to finally doing those who suffered long overdue justice."

The bill has been mired in a decent amount of controversy, with some opponents of the bill expressing worry about how demanding reparations could potentially damage relations with Gaullica. Despite concerns of this, the public consensus is that what happened to the Narapanese was indeed a genocide. An online poll conducted by the Emerald Times that received a few thousand responses noted that nearly 8 in 10 Emeraudians agree that it was genocide, with less than 1 of 10 outright denying genocide. With the strong public support, as well as considerably high support in the Senate, the bill being added to the agenda was all but inevitable. it is rumored that Vice President Lamar supported the legislation himself, but he has made no statement on the matter, so Emerald Times is unable to confirm this.

President Benjamin Claude has applauded the decision, expressing hope that "the Senate will swiftly pass the bill and send it to my desk." Other Senators have also applauded the move, such as Lucas Favreau of Port-au-Grégoire, one of Île d'Émeraude's more well-known Senators, who could be eying the Presidency in 2024 if President Claude decides against running for a third and final term. Senator Favreau said during a quick press interview as he left the Capitol Building, in part, "[that] it is crucial for this bill to pass the Senate so our nations ledger can be cleansed of as much red as possible. From here the journey to acknowledgement has to continue."

Now, we await Thursday, when official debate on the bill will begin. To paraphrase Abel, this is another step in what could be the inevitable passing of this bill




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For the love of God, pass this already!!

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What happened was atrocious; who cares if the bill would upset a few Gaullicans? It is necessary if justice is ever to be served for what happened.

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Postby Union of Akoren » Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:45 pm

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NEWS| Protesters torch the former Tsabaran embassy in Sattarishahr
200 people vandalised and torched the vacant building
2022-04-25T 18:20:30Z
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Firefighters respond to the incident surrounded by protesters.

The Tsabaran embassy in Sattarishahr was torched last night an hour after its staff had left after Zorasan declared them persona non grata and revoked its recognition of the Adunis government as the legitimate state authority. Around 200 people were involved according to state media, no arrests have been made.

Five days ago, the Zorasani Central Committee of State announced that it would revoke its recognition of the Tsabaran government as the legitimate authority over the country and issued a 48-hour grace period for its diplomatic staff to vacate the country. This was coupled with the expulsion of Tsabaran companies from Irfanic financial institutions in Zorasan’s finance hubs and the closure of its ports and airspace. The staff were evacuated by the deadline, meaning the building was vacant by the time of the incident.

State media is reporting that crowds began to gather outside the locked up empty building. Social media footage reveals a crowd of roughly 200 people chanting slogans and curses toward the building. A Tsabaran and EC flag were burnt, shortly before midnight, the crowd managed to break through the padlocked gates and then vandalised the interior. At some point a fire was set on the upper floors. Police were notably present in social media videos but made no effort to stop the vandalism and arson.

Firefighters arrived and brought the fire under control, the 200 or so protesters remained to watch, cheering them on.

The incident serves an indication of rising fury within Zorasani society toward the situation in Tsabara. Since the election of a new government last November, Zorasani state media has been producing highly graphic propaganda about the “total annihilation of innocents” and the intentional slaughter of Rahelian civilians by Sotirian and Atudite units of the Federal Armed Forces of Tsabara.

There has been no official word on the incident made by any government spokesman.
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