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Ex-soccer star George Weah sworn in as president of Liberia

Former African and World Footballer of the year, George Manneh Weah, has officially been sworn in as president of Liberia at a ceremony in the capital Monrovia. The former AC Milan and Monaco forward took the oath from the Chief Justice at a packed Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex. The event was attended by about

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Egypt appreciates Ethiopia’s goodwill, insists on technical recommendations

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that while his country appreciates the goodwill of Ethiopia in protecting their Nile interests, the only viable resolution to the dam stalemate is the completion of technical studies to ascertain the effect of the dam on the Nile waters. Ethiopia hopes the hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam will make

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Egypt doesn’t want war with Sudan and Ethiopia: al-Sisi

The Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Monday said his country is not conspiring against Sudan and Ethiopia stressing Egypt is not planning to go to war against its brothers Al-Sisi ‘s statements come amid rising tensions between Egypt on the one hand and Sudan and Ethiopia on the other. The are several issues between Cairo

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Tanzania and Rwanda Agree On Railway Project

Rwandan President Paul Kagame met Tanzania President John Magafuli on a one day state visit to the country where they agreed on a construction of the Standard Gauge Railway SGR. The 400 kilometre track aims to boost trade between the two countries. He further revealed that the design and feasibility study for the mega project

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Kenya must act on those destabilising Somalia

There is no question that Kenya and Somalia are two countries that are deeply linked economically, socially and culturally. Both countries would stand to benefit immensely from enduring peace and stability in Somalia due to the long-standing ties between the two countries which stretch back hundreds of years. Yet all is not well at present

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Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad receives a courtesy call from the Turkish ambassador to Somalia

Mogadishu HE the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad received a courtesy call from the Turkish Ambassador to Somalia HE Mr. Olgan Bekar, and discussed with him bilateral relations and cooperation. The Foreign Minister expressed pleasure at the good bilateral relations between the two countries and the rising trend in

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Kenya to compensate Somalia over oil exploration on disputed sea area

Kenya could be forced to compensate Somalia over oil exploration on a disputed sea area if the neighbouring country wins a case being adjudicated at the International Court of Justice. The case lodged by Somalia on August 28, 2014 is set to gain full steam after Kenya lost preliminary objections last year. The government was

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Turkish eyes on Africa

Late last year, the Turkish authorities opened their largest military base abroad in the Somali capital Mogadishu as a step towards consolidating ties with Somalia and establishing a presence in East Africa. Since then they have been seeking a military base in Sudan as the second Turkish base in Africa. Turkey signed an agreement with

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Pakistan: ‘History teaches us not to blindly trust US’

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said history taught them not to “blindly” trust the U.S. in response to statements from top U.S. officials, including President Donald Trump, accusing Islamabad of providing safe haven to militants fighting in war-torn Afghanistan.in a series of tweets, Asif defended his country and mentioned a number of its

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Djibouti is open to Turkey’s efforts to safeguard Red Sea, ambassador says

Djibouti is open to any kind of approach from Turkey such as building a military base to secure the Red Sea, Djiboutian ambassador to Ankara Aden H. Abdillahi has said, pointing to possible steps that could be taken to strengthen military ties between the two countries. Citing the Red Sea as the second-busiest sea way

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