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U.S. foreign relations chair charged with corruption over Egypt ties

A United States senator who serves as chairman of the influential U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee stands accused of acting on behalf of the Egyptian government in a corruption case that alleges the exchange of cash, gold, a car, and other benefits totaling more than a half-million dollars. Authorities allege…
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Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso sign new Sahel pact

Mali has joined neighboring nations Niger and Burkina Faso in establishing the Alliance of Sahel States, a treaty among new leaders in a region that previously established security agreements (like the G5 nations) facilitated by France and others with a presence in the Sahel. “I signed today … the Liptako-Gourma…
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In India, G20 set to welcome African Union as newest permanent member

President Azali Assoumani of Comoros, the current African Union (AU) chairperson, arrived Friday in India for G20 summit meetings in which it’s expected that membership for the AU will be approved. Meetings will be held at the Bharat Mandapam in New Dehli. “This is the first ever G20 Summit being…
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South Africa’s DA says it remains a Taiwan ally as Tsai visits eSwatini

Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, began a state visit to eSwatini on Monday, marking 55 years of diplomatic relations with the last remaining African nation to honor the sovereignty of the island nation claimed by China. But South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) issued a statement claiming that it, too, supports…
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Gabon’s military coup leaders name Oligui Nguema to replace Bongo

A widely shared video of President Ali Bongo of Gabon, above, showed him at home in his residence on Wednesday, but it offered little insight into what’s actually happening in Libreville as the military announced it was removing Bongo from power. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said the 64-year-old…
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Security Council approves Kenya-led mission in Haiti

The United Nations Security Council has approved an agreement that will send Kenyan military personnel to Haiti, in order to improve security on the Caribbean island nation. “The mission was requested by the Haitian government and civil society representatives, following months of chaos and steadily worsening conditions affecting civilians. There…
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Fayulu, still undeclared, warns of compromised Dr Congo elections

Opposition leader and former Congolese presidential candidate Martin Fayulu says credible elections in December are the key to change in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but he remains skeptical about the possibility given the control that incumbent President Felix Tshisekedi has over government institutions. If the elections are conducted in…
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Israel identifies missing Tanzanians held by Hamas

The Israeli government has confirmed the identities of two people from Tanzania believed to be held by Hamas since the October 7 attack on communities in southern Israel, near the border with Gaza. Joshua Loitu Mollel and Clemence Felix Mtenga were in Israel as a part of an agricultural internship…
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Blinken: Egypt to open Rafah border crossing

Egypt has agreed to open the Rafah crossing at the border with Gaza and plans to help coordinate humanitarian aid to the more than 2 million Palestinians affected by the fighting in the wake of Hamas attacks on Israelis. “Egypt has put in place a lot of material support for…
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