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File photo shows Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok (5th L, front) and members of his cabinet posing for a group photo following a swearing-in ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sept. 8, 2019. (File Photo by Mohamed Khidir/Xinhua)

Sudanese PM, officials arrested by military forces: ministry

25/10/2021 - 14:39:06
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KHARTOUM (Xinhua + Diplomat.so) - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, members of the Transitional Sovereignty Council's civilian component and several ministers have been arrested by joint military forces, Sudan's Ministry of Information and Communications said Monday.
David Amess

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing

18/10/2021 - 01:55:35
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London (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said.
Chief of Army Staff of the Taliban government, Qari Fasihaddin

Taliban announces a new government as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

08/09/2021 - 02:13:19
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Kabul (Diplomat.so) - The Taliban movement announced a mini-government, which it described as the caretaker government, in a press conference held today in Kabul by its spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid , while its emir, Mawlawi Hibatullah AKhundzada, remained in his position as its leader.
Elena, 7, left, plays a game of checkers using soda bottle tops with friend Hailemariam, 12, at a reception and day center for displaced Tigrayans in Mekele, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia, Sunday, May 9, 2021. The Tigray conflict has displaced more than 1 million people, the International Organization for Migration reported in April, and the numbers continue to rise. Some thousands of Eritrean refugees are among the most vulnerable groups in the Tigray conflict and are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia's Tigray war

23/07/2021 - 12:26:05
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP + Diplomat.so) — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N. officials say forces have attacked their camps, abducted or killed some of the residents, and stolen their food and possessions.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'

22/07/2021 - 01:50:29
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Washington (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — The Taliban appear to have "strategic momentum" in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. military…

Somalia expresses concern about riots and violence in South Africa

14/07/2021 - 00:49:32
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - In a press statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, it expressed its concern about the riots and violence in South Africa, which caused the killing of Somali citizens and looting of their commercial…
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, Monday, May. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Hamas targets barrages of rockets in Jerusalem and its environs

10/05/2021 - 21:47:22
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Jerusalem (AP + Diplomat.so) - Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city.
Ethiopian men who fled war in Tigray region, queue for wet food ration at the Um-Rakoba camp, on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 19, 2020. (Reuters)

Ethiopia risks lengthy stalemate in war-hit Tigray: ICG report

02/04/2021 - 14:42:59
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Addis Ababa ( AFP + Diplomat.so) - The war in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region risks dragging on for months and even years, with both sides eyeing a military "knockout blow" that appears unrealistic, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday.
HR/VP Josep Borrell

EU warns of undermining the electoral process in Somalia

24/03/2021 - 00:11:41
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Brussels (Diplomat.so) - According to a press release issued by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the current political situation in Somalia, he stressed that Somalia needs to find a compromise leading to an immediate electoral…
Somalia received first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX Facility.

COVID-19 vaccines: arrival and rollout in Somalia

15/03/2021 - 19:58:08
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – Efforts to protect Somalis during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic stepped up today with the arrival of the first shipment of 300,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The first consignment of vaccines targets, as recommended by the COVID-19 National Task…