Israel to occupy Africa

August 11, 2017 Helmi Al-Asmar With the exception of the popular efforts made by the Conference for Palestinians Abroad to hinder the rabid Israeli efforts to hold a major conference next October entitled the Israeli-African Summit in Togo, we have barely seen any official or popular Arab efforts in this direction. This is despite the

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UN official to visit refugee camps in Sudan

August 11, 2017 The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Felipe Grande, is due to visit Sudan on Sunday to inspect refugee camps in the eastern Darfur region, a Sudanese official said. The senior government official told the Sudanese Centre for Press Services that his country had arranged the visit by the UN official

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Morocco challenges North America with 2026 World Cup bid

North America has a late challenge from North Africa in the contest to host the 2026 World Cup. Morocco also will bid for the tournament, with its announcement coming on FIFA’s deadline day on Friday. The last-minute move takes on the joint bid between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Morocco formally launched its bid

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Uhuru Kenyatta Confirmed as Kenyan President

Shots heard in Nairobi as president calls for unity but opposition refuses to recognise result Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected as president in Kenya, with final official results giving the incumbent a substantial margin of victory over the veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga. After an acrimonious campaign, Kenyatta used his re-election speech to reach out

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Sudan, Turkey to Boost Economic Partnership

SMC- The third round of negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement between Sudan and Turkey has begun in the Turkish capital Ankara. The Sudanese delegation to the talks was headed by the state Minister of Trade, Al Sadiq Mohammad Ali who was accompanied by a number of state ministers, and representatives from the ministries of

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Sudan’s Antiquities Are Under Threat as Gulf Crisis Rages

In mid-March, photographs were published of Qatar’s Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned in an Out of Africa-style shoot among Sudan’s ancient pyramids, north of the capital Khartoum. Clad in white atop a sand dune, with the crumbling relics as her backdrop, Sheikha Moza was not simply a visiting dignitary admiring the former capital of

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Heavy Fighting Erupts in South Sudan Near Border with Ethiopia

Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters that the rebels were seeking to regain Pagak, which was captured by government forces on Aug. 7. “We decided to

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Trump Says Military Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ and North Korea Will ‘Regret’ Threats

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump continued to beat war drums on Friday against North Korea and, unexpectedly, said he would consider a military option to deal with an unrelated crisis in Venezuela. But though he declared that the armed forces were “locked and loaded,” there were no indications of imminent action in either part of

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Sudan Foreign Ministry Denounces Military Escalation in Korean Peninsula

SMC- The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday issued a statement denouncing the military escalation the Korean peninsula and urging all sides to maintain calm. The Ministry has expressed hope that the authorities in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea would exercise self-control and wisdom, and commit to all international resolutions and charters. The

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