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Angolan President Joao Lourenco

Angolan President Joao Lourenco elected for a second term

30/08/2022 - 09:18:56
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LUANDA (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - A second term for Angolan President Joao Lourenco may have disappointed many voters keen to break with five decades of one-party rule, but many would still admit he's done much to tackle corruption within its ranks.
This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russian forces, in Ukraine on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, that the U.N. nuclear watchdog's long-awaited expert mission to the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine "is now on its way." (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

IAEA to visit Ukraine nuclear plant amid renewed shelling

29/08/2022 - 15:00:04
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KYIV (AP + Diplomat.so) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday injected a ray of hope in the standoff over the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine by announcing that its mission of top experts "is now on its way" to the facility even as renewed shelling in the…
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his last campaign event ahead of Ethiopia's parliamentary and regional elections scheduled for June 21, in Jimma, Ethiopia, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Ethiopia forms body to negotiate with rebellious Tigray forces

14/06/2022 - 20:26:49
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Addis Ababa (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday the federal government had formed a committee to negotiate with forces from the rebellious northern region of Tigray, in the first public confirmation of a key step towards peace negotations.
Novavax's jab is a protein-based vaccine of the kind used around the world to protect against many childhood illnesses

EU watchdog approves Novavax Covid jab

20/12/2021 - 17:41:36
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The Hague (Agencies + Diplomat.so) - Europe's medicines watchdog on Monday approved a Covid jab by US-based Novavax, which uses a more conventional technology that the biotech firm hopes will reduce vaccine hesitancy.
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks next to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif.. Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as the internet giant's own employees cast doubt over the motivations and interests. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

24/10/2021 - 18:16:18
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NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company's motivations and…
FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo, vials of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese Sinopharm are seen in the office of general practitioner Gyorgy Teleki in Taplanszentkereszt, Hungary. A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company's shots to their most vulnerable populations. (Istvan Filep/MTI via AP, File)

Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

23/07/2021 - 11:52:32
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP + Diplomat.so) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company's shots to their most vulnerable populations.

new Independent Anti-Corruption Commission of Somalia is getting active

26/05/2021 - 23:37:06
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - The Independent Anti-Corruption Commission of Somalia held its fourth meeting today to expedite its duties following the Commission's 4 May election. The meeting discussed the Commission's Regulations, Code of Conduct, and the six-month Strategic Action Plan as well…

South Sudanese president appoints members of the transitional parliament

10/05/2021 - 23:32:58
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Juba (Diplomat.so) - The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, issued today a republican decree appointing members of the Transitional National Legislative Council, in implementation of the clause to re-form the parliament in accordance with the peace agreement.
James Swan

UN envoy to Somalia condemns attacks in Lower Shabelle

04/04/2021 - 20:18:34
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), James Swan, condemned yesterday's attacks against the Somali National Army bases in Barire and Awdhegle towns in Lower Shabelle…
Mohamed Bazoum

President-elect of Niger promises security and educational reforms

02/04/2021 - 18:04:10
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Niamey (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - Mohamed Bazoum said he would make education and security a priority as he took over as president of Niger on Friday, inheriting a state racked by political tension and an Islamist insurgency that has killed more than 300 people this year.