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Turkish-born politician aspires to lead South Africa’s Western Cape

Mehmet Vefa Dağ poses for an interview, Cape Town, South Africa, May 11, 2024. (AA Photo) By Daily Sabah Mehmet Vefa Dağ tried his luck in the presidency first years ago, to no avail. This time, he aims for a more “local” vote and hopes to be the first politician of Turkish descent in the

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Colombia’s Petro says Netanyahu will go down in history as ‘genocide perpetrator’

Colombian President Gustavo Petro. Credit Photo/Facebook By Anadolu Agency Colombian President Gustavo Petro blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, saying he will “go down in history as a genocide perpetrator.” “Mr. Netanyahu, you will go down in history as a genocide perpetrator. Dropping bombs on thousands of innocent children, women and the elderly

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Ethiopia, Djibouti embark on management, operation of Chinese-built railway

By Xinhua News Agency The Chinese management contractors of Ethiopia-Djibouti standard gauge railway on Friday officially handed over the railway’s management and operation to Ethiopia and Djibouti after six years of successful operation. This came as senior Ethiopian and Djiboutian government officials, the Chinese diplomatic community in Ethiopia, and management contractor of the 752-km electrified

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United Nations is in discussions about the future of its UNSOM office in Somalia

File Photo/Somali Times The United Nations Office in Somalia said that they are in talks with the Federal Government of Somalia, after Somalia demanded the removal of the office (UNSOM). The spokesperson of the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Ari Gaitanis, said that they are ready to follow the instructions of the Security Council,

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Somalia’s human rights expert expressed concern over the dispute over the amendment of the country’s constitution

The UN Independent Expert on Human Rights Issues in Somalia, Isha Dyfan who has concluded her third visit to Somalia, expressed concern about the lack of consensus on the amendments made to the articles of the country’s constitution. Read: Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh history of corruption 2012-2017 Read: Somalia Hassan Sheikh’s government is facing a

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Chad declares interim president Deby winner of disputed vote

Chadian President Mahamat Idriss Deby arrives to cast his vote for the presidential elections in N’Djamena, Chad, May 6, 2024. Reuters/Stringer By Reuters Chad’s state election body said on Thursday interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby had won the May 6 presidential election outright with over 61% of the vote, citing provisional results, even as his

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U.S. withholds arms shipment to Israel over “serious concerns” about Rafah offensive: State Dept

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense in Washington, D.C., the United States, on May 8, 2024. The United States has withheld one shipment of near-term weapons aid to Israel due to “serious concerns” that a looming large-scale military operation in Rafah by Israeli forces would cause significant

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Kenya has launched a plan to persuade Somalia to withdraw its candidacy from the African Union Commission

File Photo/Somali Times The Kenyan government has launched a plan to persuade the federal government of Somalia to give up its candidacy to the African Union Commission. The candidate for this seat in Somalia is Fowsia Yusuf Haji Adan, who is running for Kenya’s Raila Odinga. Read: Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh history of corruption 2012-2017

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Amnesty International says Somalia drone strikes killing 23 civilians should be investigated as war crimes

File Photo/Somali Times Two strikes that killed 23 civilians during Somali military operations supported by Turkish drones must be investigated as war crimes, Amnesty International said today, according to Amnesty International reported. Civilians killed in the strikes on 18 March 2024 included 14 children, five women and four men. Another 17 civilians were injured in

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Floods destroy Kitale–Lodwar–Juba highway, disrupt regional business

The Kitale – Kapenguria -Lodwar Juba highway road cut off at Lou’s in West Pokot County, Kenya on April 29, 2024 By The East African The Kitale–Lodwar–Juba highway has been completely cut-off thereby hurting the region’s economy and frustrating business between Kenya and South Sudan. The road which was cut off road at Lous in

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