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At Least 20 Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack at Army Camp in Somalia’s Mogadishu | Source: Sputnik

A suicide bombing attack at a military training base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has left at least 20 people dead, the majority of them civilians, local media reported. So far, no militant group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Source: Sputnik


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Ethiopia deployed more troops on border with Sudan | Source: Sudan Tribune

Sudanese military sources said the Ethiopian army deployed extra troops along their common border with Sudan in the Amhara region as militiamen continue their regular attacks on Sudanese farmers. Relations between the Sudanese and Ethiopian government have deteriorated after the regime change in Sudan expelled the Ethiopian farmers and their militias from the Al-Fashaga area of Garadef State in November 2020.

Source: Sudan Tribune


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Khartoum announces ‘review’ of Sudanese-Russian naval deal | Source: The Arab Weekly

A file picture shows Russian navy ship docked at the port of the Sudanese city of Port Sudan. 

Sudan is reviewing a deal the previous regime negotiated with Russia allowing construction of a naval base after some clauses were found to be “somewhat harmful”. Sudan was dependent militarily on Russia because of crippling sanctions imposed by Washington against the government of now ousted president Omar al-Bashir. But since his 2019 overthrow, Sudan has moved closer to the United States.

Source: The Arab Weekly


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China defends Cambodia relations after US expresses concern | Source: AP News

In this photo released by Government Spokesman Office, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, left, and Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, give the traditional greeting or “wai” at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. 

China said its relationship with Cambodia has made positive contributions to regional peace and stability, after the U.S. expressed concerns about the presence of the Chinese military in the Southeast Asian nation. U.S. focused on China’s construction of new facilities at Ream Naval Base and urged Cambodia’s leadership to maintain an independent foreign policy.

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Chad, Central African Republic call for international investigation into border incident | Source: Reuters

Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) have called on the United Nations and African Union to investigate an incident at a border post in which at least six Chadian soldiers were killed by Central African troops. The incident threatens to escalate tensions between the two countries since Chad participated in African efforts to stabilise CAR in 2013, which has been wracked by rebel insurgencies ever since.

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Russia Resumes Oil Production In Libya | Source: Warsaw Institute

Gazprom has resumed crude oil production in Libya under its joint venture agreement with Germany’s Wintershall Dea. Oil production facilities reopened after a ten-month hiatus amid a fragile political and military situation in Libya that indeed shook the country’s oil exports.

Source: Warsaw Institute


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Egypt president Sissi holds talks in Djibouti to forge ties amid Nile dispute | Source: Alarabiya News

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

The Egyptian president held talks with his counterpart in Djibouti as part of Egyptian diplomatic attempts to build more African alliances amid an ongoing water dispute with Ethiopia. They also stressed their “strategic partnership” on fighting terror in the Horn of Africa and underscored their cooperation over security issues in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

Source: Alarabiya News


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Ethiopia accuses United States of meddling over Tigray | Source: Sowetan live

Residents say Ethiopian troops and their allies have killed civilians and committed gang rapes.

Ethiopia accused the United States of meddling in its affairs after Washington announced restrictions on economic and security assistance over alleged human rights abuses during the conflict in the northern Tigray region. The Ethiopian government has come under increasing pressure from the international community. The European Union has suspended budget support.

Source: Sowetan live


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US Special envoy to visit Egypt and the Horn | Source: The East African

US Special envoy Jeffrey Feltman and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. PHOTO | COURTESY

The US is sending its first ever Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa on a trip to Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia in what the State Department said was to address “interlinked” security issues in the region.

Source: The East African


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China providing vaccines to almost 40 African states | SOURCE: IRISH NEWS

China has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries, according to an Associated Press tally.

China has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries. The move is an apparent intensification of what has been described as “vaccine diplomacy”.

SOURCE: IRISH NEWS


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