Jamal Khashoggi: Germany and EU condemn Saudi explanation of death

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Germany’s chancellor has demanded “transparency” from Riyadh over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the EU foreign policy chief called it a “shocking violation” of international conventions as western condemnation grows over Saudi Arabia’s handling of the affair. Angela Merkel and her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, issued a joint statement on Saturday, saying “the… Read more »


Africa in the news: DRC Inga dam agreement and Somaliland port expansion

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INGA 3 AGREEMENT SIGNED IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO AND CONGOLESE CITIZENS EXPELLED FROM ANGOLA This week, the Democratic Republic of Congo signed a deal with a consortium of Chinese and European companies to move forward with the Inga dam project. The Inga 3 project is expected to produce 11,000 megawatts of power when… Read more »


South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitates release of 24 detainees

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PRESS RELEASE South Sudan: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitates release of 24 detainees International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) medical staff were present at the releases to assess the detainees’ health condition and make sure they are fit to travel JUBA, South Sudan, October 19, 2018/ — The International Committee of… Read more »


Jamal Khashoggi is dead, Saudi Arabian state television confirms

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Saudi Arabia has said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead. The news, which cited preliminary findings from an official investigation, was announced on state television on Friday. It said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate,… Read more »


Somalia and Somaliland: training for government finance officials | Public Finance

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Somalia and Somaliland: training for government finance officials By: Vivienne Russell 19 Oct 18 CIPFA’s work to improve public financial management, reporting and public audit around the world continues at pace. Bid and programme manager Sara Breen speaks to PF International about training civil servants in Somalia and Somaliland. hires_istock-157774394.jpg somaliland_istock Tell us about the… Read more »


U.S. top court refuses to shield former Somali official from suit

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a lawsuit filed by a group of Somalis against their country’s former prime minister seeking to hold him responsible for torture and human rights abuses in Somalia. The justices declined to review a ruling by a U.S. appeals court that allowed a lawsuit… Read more »


New visa rules for UAE visitors from October 21

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Applications for all facilities can be submitted online via e-channel, Tas’heel offices and residency departments across the country. Image Credit:Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Highlights The recent Cabinet decision granting widows and divorced women a one-year residency extension without the need for a sponsor will come into effect from Sunday, October 21. The residency visa extension is… Read more »


Airstrike kills 60 Islamist extremist fighters in Somalia, US military says

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A US airstrike has killed 60 Islamist extremist fighters in Somalia, in one of the deadliest ever such operations against the al-Shabaab organisation in the unstable eastern African country. The US military said Friday’s airstrike occurred near the al-Shabaab-controlled community of Harardere in Mudug province in the central part of the country. According to its… Read more »