Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

Libyan FM Reiterates Solidarity with UAE in Phone Call with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed

El Mangoush expressed Libya's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received today a phone call from Najla El Mangoush, Libya's Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the phone call, El Mangoush expressed Libya's strong condemnation and denunciation of the terrorist attack by the terrorist Houthi militia on…

Source: Republic of Tunisia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad |

Tunisia Condemns Attacks on Vital Sites in UAE

Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE

Tunisia strongly condemned on Monday the attacks perpetrated against vital sites and civilian installations in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, which left casualties and material damage. Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE," and rejects any aggression that targets the security and sovereignty of this…

Source: Department of Science and Innovation, Republic of South Africa |

Science and Innovation on launch of South African nanosatellite constellation

Elon Musk's SpaceX Transporter-3 mission to launch South African nanosatellite constellation

In a first for South Africa's space industry, three locally produced nanosatellites will be launched into space today. The first Maritime Domain Awareness Satellite constellation (MDASat-1) will be launched as part of US aerospace company SpaceX's Transporter-3 mission. The launch is scheduled to take place from Cape Canaveral in the…

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Guterres calls for end to conflict in Ethiopia after deadly attacks

Earlier last week, another airstrike hit the Mai Aini refugee camp, also in Tigray, resulting in the death of three Eritrean refugees, including two children

The Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday he was deeply saddened by reports that more than 50 civilians were killed and injured in an airstrike in northern Ethiopia, last Friday.  The attack reportedly took place in a site hosting internally displaced people in the town of Dedebit, in the Tigray region.  Earlier…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

Sudan: Quad statement, January 2022

The UK, US, UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have issued a Quad statement to welcome discussions to resolve Sudan's political crisis

The Quad (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America) welcome the announcement that the UN Interim Transition Assistance Mission to Sudan is facilitating discussions to resolve Sudan’s political crisis. We strongly support this UN-facilitated, Sudanese-led dialogue initiative. We urge all Sudanese political actors…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the release of Political Prisoners in Ethiopia

The Chairperson welcomes this important gesture of appeasement of the political situation in Ethiopia

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was pleased to learn of the release of political opposition figures detained in Ethiopia.  The Chairperson welcomes this important gesture of appeasement of the political situation in Ethiopia. He sincerely hopes that it will be the trigger for a political…

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Release of detainees a ‘significant confidence-building step’ in Ethiopia: UN chief

The decision to release the detainees took place on Orthodox Christmas, a major holiday in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Government on Friday freed several high-profile political detainees, a move UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a “significant confidence-building step”.  Some leaders from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which has been battling government forces in the north for more than a year, were among those granted amnesty,…

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Following Resignation of Sudan’s Prime Minister, Guterres Condemns Violence Targeting Protestors

Mr. Hamdok resigned after another day of mass protests that rocked the capital of the country, Khartoum

The United Nations’ Secretary-General condemned on Monday the continued violence targeting protestors in Sudan, following the 25 October military takeover. In his statement, António Guterres called upon the Sudanese security forces to exercise the utmost restraint and fulfil their obligations in relation to the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. Mr. Guterres also…

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Youth Activist Jamila Haji Mohamed: “There is no doubt that Somali Youth are More Committed to Obtaining Peace than to Carrying Guns and Planting Bombs”

The young activist is determined to enhance the political participation of youth, women and other vulnerable groups’ in South West State

The path to becoming a youth activist in Somalia can vary. For Jamila Haji Mohamed, it began while studying economics at Mogadishu University in the mid-2010s. “I saw many young people meeting to discuss and solve some of the challenges they faced in their local areas. For instance, some organized…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Islamic Republic of Iran |

Khatibzadeh condemns deadly terror attack in Burkina Faso

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed deep regret over the death of a number of people in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed deep regret over the death of a number of people in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. Khatibzadeh condemned the attack and expressed sympathy with the government and people of Burkina Faso as well as the bereft families of the dead. Khatibzadeh…