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Aug 11th, 2016
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Djibouti (DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Head of State, His Excellency Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh has, today, Thursday, presided over the official ceremony dedicated to the commissioning of the new national airline “Air Djibouti”. In a statement on this occasion, the President of the Republic expressed satisf...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Lusaka, Zambia ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Polling stations closed in Zambia on Thursday with the top two presidential candidates both confident of victory in what is expected to be a close race that may run to a second round. President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF) has been hit by sp...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Ankara, Turkey ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said a reconciliation agreement between Turkey and Israel will likely be signed before parliament goes on recess next week. Taking journalists’ questions at Anadolu Agency’s Editors’ Des...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday welcomed more Chinese investment and hailed China’s “Belt and Road” initiative while meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. China is a sincere friend and important partner of Kenya, Kenyatt...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia security forces on Wednesday arrested five Al-Shabab militants, including a foreign jihadist commander in central Somalia. Somali National Army Commander Ali Bashi Mohamed said the foreigner fighter, Said Abdullahi Abubakar (Al-Sudani) who is ...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Baghdad, Iraq ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Islamic State militant in charge of the group’s oil operations in Iraq and Syria was killed on Thursday in a joint operation between the Iraqi Kurdish and U.S. Special forces, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a statement. Sami Jass...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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New York ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom should veto a criminal defamation law the parliament passed yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The legislation threatens to stifle criticism and investigative reporting. According to press reports...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 616th meeting, held on 11 August 2016, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan: Council, 1. Takes note of the briefing provided by the AU Commission and the state...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Moscow , Russia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – According to a press statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry – On August 9, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with newly appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic...
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Aug 11th, 2016
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Mogadishu, Somalia ( Bloomberg + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somalia may be eligible to tap financing from the International Monetary Fund and other multilateral lenders if it maintains a reform program intended to help rebuild the country’s war-shattered economy, the IMF country head said. Prospects for pe...