Africa

French Defence Minister visits CAR due to rise of violence

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian headed to the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday for a two-day visit to take stock of the situation after a rise in violence involving the French deployment in that country. Defence Ministry sources said that Le Drian will be visiting troops serving in …

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Security meeting to be held in Tunisia for Libya’s neighbours

Tunisia said Monday it will host a meeting of foreign ministers from the six countries neighbouring Libya, to discuss ways of helping it deal with political turmoil and rising lawlessness. A meeting of Maghreb countries on the situation in Libya had been scheduled for early June but it was delayed indefinitely because of the lack …

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Egypt’s foreign minister meets Libyan counterpart

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Abdulaziz on Sunday, when they addressed the latest developments in the neighbouring country. Abdulaziz arrived in Cairo on Friday to discuss his country’s security challenges with his Egyptian counterpart. During the meeting, Abdelaziz discussed Libya’s parliamentary elections, which were held earlier in …

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Egyptian FM to start Arab tour

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Jordan on Tuesday as the first stop of an upcoming Arab tour which will include visits to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from 8 to 11 July. Shoukry will visit the Arab nations to discuss current events of regional importance. A statement released by …

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Sisi to run for Egyptian presidency

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, has announced that he will run for president in elections expected next month. Wearing his military fatigues in a nationally-televised speech, Mr. el-Sissi announced

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