Friday, January 28, 2022

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Biden nominates John Godfrey as Sudan ambassador

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US President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate John Godfrey as a full-time ambassador to Sudan, ending more than two decades of under-representation at its Mission in Khartoum. Thursday’s announcement means that a full ambassador, once approved by the...

Israel and Nigeria to strengthen diplomatic relations, says Ambassador Michael Freeman

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Israel reassures of plans to deepen diplomatic relations with Nigeria in aspects of economic cooperation. Amb. Michael Freeman, Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Michael, also...

Military seize power in Burkina Faso

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Soldiers in Burkina Faso on Monday announced on state television that they have seized power in the West African country following a mutiny over the civilian president’s failure to contain an Islamist insurgency. A junior officer announced the suspension of...

Museveni: It is ‘obvious’ Africa deserves permanent seat at UN

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By Kwanta Douglas - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday asked African countries not to accept anything less at the UN Security Council reforms, until the continent is granted at least two permanent seats. And speaking to a group of Foreign...

Tough words for Moscow over Ukraine from Biden, top diplomat

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U.S. President Joe Biden in his repeated warnings said Russia will pay a stiff price in the case of an invasion of Ukraine. Biden said in a White House speech that though Russia has an overwhelming superiority over Ukraine militarily,...

Sweden to withdraw from French-led special forces mission in Mali – Minister

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Sweden has decided to withdraw its troops this year from a European special forces mission to the Sahel region, and will review its UN contribution after the arrival of private Russian military contractors in Mali, its foreign minister said. “We...

United State proposes new UN sanctions against North Korea

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 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said the U.S. had proposed to UN to impose new sanctions on North Korea for six missile launches conducted by Pyongyang since Sept. 2021. The diplomat wrote on her Twitter page on...

Russia-led bloc begins pulling troops out of Kazakhstan

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 Russia-led military bloc began pulling its troops out of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a week-long deployment during the worst bout of unrest in the Central Asian nation’s post-Soviet history. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked for assistance from the Collective Security...

Sri Lanka postpones crucial national elections by a year

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Sri Lanka has postponed her crucial national elections by one year amidst a worsening economic crisis, protests by farmers and rising cost of living expenses, officials said on Tuesday. In concrete terms, this means that the terms of 8,327 members...

Again North Korea carries out new missile test

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North Korea on Tuesday carried out a new missile test, the second in six days, firing another projectile towards the sea, South Korea and Japan confirmed. It was not immediately clear what type of missile was fired and how far...

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Amid looting and vandalism, ex-South African president Jacob Zuma’s court case...

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On Monday, South Africa's highest court began hearing former President Jacob Zuma's appeal against a 15-month prison sentence, while enraged supporters ransacked stores and...

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