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Joint Communique on the situation in Somalia (AU, EU, IGAD and UN) 10th April 2021

Joint Communique on the situation in Somalia (AU, EU, IGAD and UN) 10th April 2021

1)     The African Union (AU), the European Union (EU); InterGovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the United Nations (UN) are highly concerned by the situation in Somalia. In this regard, a virtual meeting was held on 9th April 2021, with participation of Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary of IGAD; H.E. Amb. Bankole Adeoye, AU […]

Chad goes to polls as President Deby seeks to extend 30-year rule Election kicks off amid mounting popular discontent and opposition criticism against incumbent Deby

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Chad goes to polls as President Deby seeks to extend 30-year rule Election kicks off amid mounting popular discontent and opposition criticism against incumbent Deby

Polling stations have opened in Chad for a presidential election in which incumbent Idriss Deby is widely expected to extend his 30-year rule despite growing signs of popular discontent and criticism over his handling of oil wealth. Chadian soldiers belonging to the Presidential Guard vote during an early round of the election on April 10 [Marco Longari/AFP] […]

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Myanmar’s post-coup civilian death toll climbs past 700

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Myanmar’s post-coup civilian death toll climbs past 700

A security guard was wounded in a bomb blast outside a military-owned bank in Myanmar’s second-biggest city Sunday morning, as the civilian death toll from the junta’s brutal crackdown on dissent topped more than 700 at the weekend. Protesters march against the military coup in Launglone township in Myanmar’s Dawei district Handout DAWEI WATCH/AFP The country […]

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Unrest rocks Belfast for eighth night despite calls for calm out of respect for Queen

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Unrest rocks Belfast for eighth night despite calls for calm out of respect for Queen

Police form a line to separate Nationalists from attacking each other in North Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 9, 2021.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Peter Morrison Unrest in Northern Ireland continued for an eighth straight night on Friday but protests were largely subdued out of respect for the Queen following the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The […]

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Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for committing high treason: Ministry

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Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for committing high treason: Ministry

A Saudi flag flying. (File photo: AFP) Three soldiers who worked for the Saudi Ministry of Defense were executed for committing a crime of high treason, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the ministry as saying on Saturday. Investigations revealed that the three ministry employees committed treason “in cooperation with the enemy in a way […]

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Djibouti’s veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected for fifth term

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Djibouti’s veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected for fifth term

Djibouti’s incumbent president Ismail Omar Guelleh (C) casts his ballot at the Ras-Dika district polling station in the capital Djibouti on April 9, 2021. © Tony Karumba, AFP Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 percent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early […]

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U.S. warns Iran it won’t lift all Trump-era sanctions to return to nuclear deal Indirect talks between the United States and Iran on restoring the 2015 deal are expected to resume next week.

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U.S. warns Iran it won’t lift all Trump-era sanctions to return to nuclear deal Indirect talks between the United States and Iran on restoring the 2015 deal are expected to resume next week.

The Biden administration warned Friday that it will not lift every single economic sanction that former President Donald Trump imposed on Iran, despite pressure from Iran to do so as the two countries try to resurrect a nearly dead nuclear agreement. Representatives of the European Union and Iran attend the Iran nuclear talks. | EU […]

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Korea :New virus cases in high 600s for 2nd day amid growing concerns of 4th wave

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Korea :New virus cases in high 600s for 2nd day amid growing concerns of 4th wave

Men wear face masks as a precaution against COVID-19 past in a park in Seoul, April 8. AP Daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the high 600s for a second straight day Friday as the health authorities warned that the country may be facing a fourth wave of infections.The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency […]

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Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip dead at the age of 99

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Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip dead at the age of 99

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Philip has died at the age of 99 (Picture: AP/Reuters/Royal Family ) Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: ‘It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death […]

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Archaeologists discover Egypt’s “lost golden city” BY FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP

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Archaeologists discover Egypt’s “lost golden city” BY FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP

A new archaeological discovery in Luxor, Egypt, in this undated handout photo. (REUTERS Photo)  Archaeologists on Thursday celebrated the discovery of “the largest” ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia, which experts said was one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of […]

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