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Haftar forces block U.N. flights in and out of Libya: U.N. mission

Photo/ Reuters Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have blocked flights carrying United Nations staff to and from Libya, hampering humanitarian and mediation efforts, the U.N. mission said on Wednesday. Haftar’s eastern-based Libya National Army has on several occasions in recent weeks refused to grant permission for the regular U.N. flights to land, the U.N. mission

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Somali troops still vulnerable to al-Shabaab outside Mogadishu, Pentagon says

By Jared Szuba New report calls into question AFRICOM’s ability to ‘degrade’ al-Shabaab by 2021 Troops loyal to Somalia’s Federal Government in Mogadishu are not yet ready to stand on their own against al-Shabaab militants in the country’s south, the U.S. Defense Department said in a new report. Despite some successes, the Somali National Army

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Japan begins testing air-launched variant of new anti-ship missile

Photo from social media By Dylan Malyasov The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has begun testing the improved version of the Type-12 surface-to-ship missile in an air-launched configuration designed for the P-1 maritime patrol aircraft. According to several media reports, a P-1 patrol aircraft equipped with four modernized air-based Type-12 missiles made its first test

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Saudi-Qatar talks to end lengthy Gulf dispute falter: sources

Photo Credit Reuters Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute broke down soon after starting, six sources said, leaving in place a political and trade embargo of Doha that hampers joint Gulf Arab efforts to counter Iran. The discussions that began in

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Libya’s Haftar sued in US for alleged war crimes

Lawsuit filed in federal court seeks $1 billion in damages for families Six Libyan families sued Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar and the United Arab Emirates government in a federal U.S. court Monday for their alleged roles in committing war crimes in Libya. In a lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court of the District

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Top 10 Most Educated African Presidents 2020

Africa’s Presidents By Sebastiane Ebatamehi. The educational credentials of African presidents proves that education is not a criterion for good leadership The educational qualification of African leaders in juxtaposition to their performances is an irony. Africa has the most educated leaders in the world, and the continent continues to experience plodding progress. Many critics and

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Kenya: Mandera leaders demand Jubbaland Security Minister Janan leaves Kenya as tensions rise

Photo/ Somali Times Nairobi-Leaders from Mandera have demanded that wanted Jubbaland Security Minister Abdirashid Janan leaves the country with immediate and also called on the Kenyan government to make its position clear on the matter. Speaking during a press conference in Nairobi, the leaders led by Mandera governor Ali Roba, the leaders said Janan’s stay

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AU slams US ‘Deal of Century’

Addressing the annual summit of the African Union (AU) leaders, the chairman of the bloc heavily criticised the US’ so-called peace plan in Middle East, Anadolu Agency reports. “We all suffered from the unresolved Palestinian right to self-determination and dignity. The American-Israeli peace plan, the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’, had been prepared without any

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Kibaki given private viewing of Moi’s body

Photo Credit / Daily Nation/ Former President Mwai Kibaki meets Raymond and Gideon Moi at Parliament buildings after viewing the body of their father, former President Daniel arap Moi, on February 8, 2020. Former President Mwai Kibaki on Sunday led thousands of Kenyans in the public viewing of former head of state Daniel arap Moi’s

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Tension high in Mandera over fugitive Somali minister

Photo/ Somali Times Tension has remained high in Mandera town for the fourth day now with reports that troops of the Somalia National Army troops are converging along the border, planning to raid a hotel where a Jubbaland minister is allegedly holed up. Somalia has accused Nairobi of harbouring fugitive Jubbaland security minister Abdirashid Hassan

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