RealNews

Thousands rally in ETimor, urging PM’s ouster

Thousands of East Timorese have rallied to demand the resignation of their prime minister, as supporters of President Xanana Gusmao urged him not to follow through on a threat to step down. Gusmao, revered as a national hero after leading East Timor’s guerrilla resistance against Indonesia for most of its 24-year occupation, threatened Thursday to resign unless Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri did instead. The president wants Alkatiri to take responsibility for the crisis that enveloped East Timor last month when rival security forces battled on the streets and gangs rampaged, leading to at least 21 deaths. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.