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Assad Is Friends with the Arab World Again

After 10 years of war, Syria’s erstwhile enemies are welcoming it back in from the cold. By Anchal Vohra, a Beirut-based columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East. A vote in Syria is neither secret nor sacrosanct. On May 26, as the regime-orchestrated elections were held, there …

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Kenya reiterates ban on flights from Somalia over diplomatic row

The Kenyan government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated the ban on flights to Somalia. It said that its move to close its airspace for all the flights from Somalia was prompted by the severance of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In a diplomatic note dated May …

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Diplomacy|| Kenya, Tanzania move to deepen relations

Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has agreed to revive formal interactions with Kenya, which would be done through a joint organ with representatives from the two countries. On Saturday, President Hassan received a message of goodwill and an invitation to visit Kenya from President Uhuru Kenyatta. But the matter at …

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10 of Africa’s longest-ruling current leaders

The following are the current 10 African leaders in power the longest. EQUATORIAL GUINEA – Teodoro Obiang – more than 41 years (Aug. 3, 1979 – present) Obiang, now 78, seized power from his uncle in a coup. While opposition parties were legalised in 1992, Obiang’s Democratic Party of Equatorial …

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Matiangi’s response to Marsabit conflict borders on recklessness

By Salad Malicha Since the herald of the new constitution, parliament is generally more accountable. Citizens are able to follow the activities of their legislators owing to current procedural simplicity and openness. Currently, decision-making will oscillate from the committees and the floor to negotiations between the Houses of parliaments, in …

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Africa’s second coronavirus wave was much worse than the first, analysis shows

By Ivana Kottasova, CNN (CNN)The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit Africa much harder than the first wave, a new analysis has shown. Daily new infections across the continent were approximately 30% higher during the second wave, according to the study published in The Lancet journal. Its authors …

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U.S. Withdrawal or Disengagement from Somalia? Assessing Somalia’s and Kenya’s Concerns

By Sunguta West The Somali and Kenyan governments fear a resurgence by al-Shabaab as a result of the U.S. withdrawing its forces from Somalia. The exit was completed on January 15 in line with the deadline ordered by former President Donald Trump and involved about 600-800 U.S. soldiers under U.S. …

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Isiolo descends into three days of violence after rider’s gruesome murder

By Waweru Wairimu-(Courtesy Daily Nation) Recent events in Isiolo town following last Thursday’s lynching of a boda boda rider for allegedly stealing motorcycle spare parts show how fast conflicts can escalate into war. Officials say the rider, who hailed from Burat ward, was accosted by a group of men in …

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