Ethiopia set to launch its first satellite in 2019 – with help from China

November 27, 2018 Ethiopia’s space agency has announced plans to launch its first satellite during 2019, with financial and logistical help from Beijing. The African nation says it will launch its first observatory satellite in September 2019. The vessel will be launched from a site in China while its command and control centre will be

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Experts gather in Africa to make case for protecting cultural heritage

By Laura Walubengo More than 800 participants are in the Mauritian Capital, Port Louis, for the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Over the six day event (November 26 to December 1) representatives of states parties to the committee, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and other stakeholders will widely discuss the

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Sudan Elected as Member at OPCW

SMC- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has re-accredited Sudan as a member of the OPCW’s Executive Office representing African continent. In his statement in the 23rd session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (CWC) takes place in The Hague, Sudan’s Permanent Representative to

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Arab Coalition Destroys 13 Naval Mines Planted by Houthis

Monday, 26 November, 2018 Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat The Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen announced Sunday that it had destroyed 13 naval mines over the weekend that the Iran-backed Houthis had arbitrarily planted in the country. This brings to total 86 the number of naval mines the coalition has destroyed since kicking

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Why is an ancient mummy at the Vatican Museum upsetting the Sudanese?

A young Sudanese group launched a campaign through Twitter, to restore a mummy of a Sudanese princess which the British handed over during colonialism to the Vatican Museum. The group, which called itself “ardent for the history of its country and eager to write it”, launched the hashtag “Return_Mummy_Amenirdis” to Sudan, as a step in

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Egypt, Sudan to set up joint patrols on border

November 26, 2018  Sudan and Egypt have agreed to set up joint military patrols along their borders, Sudan’s chief of staff, Kamal Abdul Maarouf, announced yesterday. “It was agreed to establish joint military patrols between the two countries’ [Egypt and Sudan] borders, as well as establishing mechanisms to control them,” Abdul Maarouf said in a

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‘Qatar among the world’s safest countries’

November 26 2018 HE the Director General of Public Security Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi said Qatar holds a high ranking on the list of safest countries in the world and its successful development is a reflection to the stability, safety and peace in the state, despite all challenges and crises in the

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UN Security Council calls an emergency meeting after Russia seizes 3 Ukraine naval ships.

JOHNNOVEMBER 26, 2018 The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Monday after Russia confirmed it had seized three Ukrainian naval ships by force in a strait near Moscow-annexed Crimea, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. WHY IT MATTERS: After Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, there has been a gap in diplomatic relationships

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Sudan to Re-open Border Crossing Points with Chad and South Sudan

SMC- The Ministry of International Trade revealed on arrangements before the opening of the border crossing points with the South Sudan and Chad in the coming period. Speaking to SMC, the State Minister of International Trade Abu al-Bishr Abdel-Rahman said that a delegation from the Ministry  will visit a number of border states including North

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Algeria calls for activating Arab Maghreb Union

November 24, 2018 After three weeks of Moroccan calls to launch a joint initiative for dialogue, Algeria yesterday called for activating the Arab Maghreb Union “as soon as possible”, Algerian Echorouk Onlinereported. “Algeria has notified the General-Secretary of the Arab Maghreb Union, Tayeb Bakouche, to organise a meeting for the Council of Foreign Ministers of the

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