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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.
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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…
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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.

UN and US demand Eritrean troops leave Ethiopia's Tigray region

05/03/2021 - 01:22:36
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New York (Reuters + Diplomat.so) - The United Nations said on Thursday it is "now abundantly clear to all" that Eritrean troops are operating throughout Ethiopia's northern Tigray region and "well-corroborated" reports suggest they are responsible for atrocities.

Second wave of COVID19 hits Somalia badly

24/02/2021 - 19:48:21
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Mogadishu (Diplomat.so) - Eyewitnesses reported that many Somalis suffer from new symptoms of the emerging coronavirus, which affects most members of the same family, forcing them to receive treatment in the hospital.