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Spain, Mali FMs speak after row over NATO remarks

BAMAKO— Mali’s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop said he had spoken with his Spanish counterpart after a row over comments the Spaniard made about the possibility of a NATO operation in the Africancountry.Diop wrote in a tweet that he had spoken by phone…

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UN Investigator Calls For Access to Burundi to Probe Human Rights Violations

In his first oral report since beginning his job as the United Nations special rapporteur on Burundi’s human rights, Fortune Gaetan Zongo appealed to Burundian authorities to grant him access to their country to properly discharge his mandate to invest…

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UN Investigator Calls For Access to Burundi to Probe Human Rights Violations

In his first oral report since beginning his job as the United Nations special rapporteur on Burundi’s human rights, Fortune Gaetan Zongo appealed to Burundian authorities to grant him access to their country to properly discharge his mandate to invest…

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Belgian King Ends DR Congo Tour on Visit to Volatile East

Belgium’s King Philippe ended his historic tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in the eastern city of Bukavu, as the Congolese army repulsed a rebel attack further north.The king visited Nobel laureate Denis Mukwege on the outskirts of t…

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER DISCUSSES WITH US SENATE OFFICIALS THE LEBANESE ARMY, SECURITY FORCES’ SUPPORT

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, pursued today his visit to Washington, DC, where he met with a prominent member of the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Senate Appropriations Committee, Republican Senator Lindsey Gra…

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Century-Old Canal Project Sparks Opposition in South Sudan

A petition to stop the revival of the 118-year-old Jonglei Canal project in South Sudan, started by one of the country’s top academics, is gaining traction in the country, with the waterway touted as a catastrophic environmental and social disaster for…

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EU Calls for Zimbabwe to Implement Electoral Reforms Ahead of 2023 Polls

Elmar Brok, the head of the EU electoral mission, told reporters Friday that as Zimbabwe prepares for next year’s elections, it must amend its electoral laws so that all parties have a fair chance of winning at the polls.Brok and his team were assigned…

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Guinea junta leader decides on 39-month transition

CONAKRY— Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the head of Guinea’s military junta, said Saturday he had opted for a 39-month transitional period before a return to civilian rule.He made the announcement in a speech broadcast on television, saying the National Tra…

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