Africa

Army holds on to neutrality as chaos spreads across Lebanon

Discontent is brewing in the ranks of Lebanon’s security forces over a currency crash wiping out most of the value of their salaries as unrest and crime surge. Chaos spread again across Lebanon on Tuesday amid deteriorating economic and living conditions.

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At least eight dead in fire at Yemeni migrant center, UN says

More than 170 people are injured after a fire erupted at a facility holding migrants in Yemen’s Houthi-held capital of Sanaa. At least eight people are dead after a fire ripped through a detention facility for migrants in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, the United Nations migration agency said Sunday. More than …

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Egypt, Sudan call for Ethiopia to accept international mediation over Nile Dam

Egypt and Sudan demanded that Ethiopia returns to the Grand Ethiopean Renaissance Dam negotiations, through international quartet mediation, but Addis Ababa refuses to internationalize the crisis. Egypt and Sudan have called on Ethiopia to resume negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as soon as possible to reach an …

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Sudan: army recovers land after fierce clashes on Ethiopian border

The Sudanese army is reported to have recovered land after fierce clashes on the Ethiopian border. Fighting took place in Al-Fashaqa Al-Kubra in the east Sudan state of Gedaref between the Sudanese army and Ethiopian militias which are alleged to have seized large areas of agricultural land inside Sudan.

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Jordan set to open consulate in Western Sahara

Jordan is set to open a consulate in the Western Sahara region on Thursday, a Moroccan Foreign Ministry official told Anadolu Agency. “Jordan will open a general consulate in Laayoune [the largest city of the disputed Western Sahara region] on Thursday,” said the official, who preferred to remain unnamed due …

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Qatar’s foreign minister pays visit to Egypt

Mohammed bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani has traveled to Cairo for Arab League meeting, according to local media Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani has traveled to Egypt’s capital to attend an Arab League meeting, Egyptian media reported Tuesday. Qatar’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi arrived …

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Algeria: Protests resurge despite COVID restrictions

The pro-democracy movement, known as the Hirak, has once again marched against the political system, a day after President Abdelmadjid Tebboube promised further reforms. Thousands of Algerians joined the student-led protests against the government on Tuesday, challenging coronavirus restrictions. The demonstrations came a day after Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune promised …

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Lebanese pound falls to all-time low on black market as people protest

Lebanon’s harrowing economic crisis worsened when the pound fell against the dollar again on the black market. The Lebanese pound has again fallen to an all-time low on the black market as the economic crisis continues. The exchange rate reached 10,000 Lebanese pounds to the US dollar on the black …

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Sudan and Egypt’s foreign ministers meet over Ethiopian dam

Ethiopia’s Controversial Dam At a joint news conference in Cairo on Tuesday, the foreign ministers of Sudan and Egypt met to discuss bilateral cooperation — as well as the urgency of reaching a legal agreement on the filling and operating of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River, …

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