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Israel Diamond Exchange Opens Tech Innovation Centre
[Namibia Economist] The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) joined the Start-Up Nation when they recently opened a technological incubator for Israeli and international diamond-related start-ups.
AllAfrica | 24-Jun-2017 20:28

East Africa: Sudanese Soldiers Killed in Yemen
[Radio Dabanga] Medina -A number of Sudanese soldiers were killed in north-west Yemen fighting Houthi forces, reportedly on Saturday 10 June. Sudanese authorities have published photos of the bodies of the soldiers.
AllAfrica | 24-Jun-2017 20:26

Ethiopia: Hailemariam Congratulates New Saudi Crown Prince
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen congratulated Saudi Arabia's new crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud yesterday.
AllAfrica | 23-Jun-2017 15:52

Sudan: President Al-Bashir Congratulates Prince Mohamed Bin Salman On His Selection As Crown Prince
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has sent a congratulatory cable to Prince Mohamed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, on his selection as the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence.
AllAfrica | 23-Jun-2017 09:52

Tanzania: Tanzania, Israel Share Travel Ideas
[Daily News] Israel tourist board has pledged to cooperate with its Tanzanian opposite number in promoting reciprocate tourist visits in their countries.
AllAfrica | 23-Jun-2017 09:33

Ambassador Affirms to Strengthen Long-Standing Bilateral Relation
[Ethiopian Herald] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been playing active role in supporting Ethiopia's development programs and its engagement to increase access to social services, the Country's Ambassador said.
AllAfrica | 21-Jun-2017 12:35

Sudan: NCLeadership Renews Commends Govt Position in the Gulf Crisis
[SNA] Khartoum -The National Congress Party's leadership Bureau in a meeting that ended in the small hours of Tuesday, presided over by Deputy Chair of the Party, Ibrahim Mahmoud, renewed its full support and commended the government position toward the current Gulf Crisis, a position based on non-siding with any side, on neutrality and on a call for reform and conciliation among the different groups.
AllAfrica | 21-Jun-2017 10:07

Sudan: President Bashir Arrived in Jeddah
[SNA] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, arrived in the Saudi Arabian town of Jeddah and was received upon arrival at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport by the deputy Emir of Mecca area, HRH Abdalla Bin Bandar Bin Abdul Aziz.
AllAfrica | 20-Jun-2017 11:55

Africa: Qatar's Conflict With Its Neighbours Can Easily Set the Horn of Africa Alight
[The Conversation Africa] It began as a squabble between Arab allies, but the standoff between Qatar and its neighbours is threatening to engulf the Horn of Africa. When Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives declared at the beginning of June that they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar it appeared to be of interest mainly to the Arabian Peninsula - and the Gulf in particular.
AllAfrica | 20-Jun-2017 09:53

Djibouti: Why Did Qatar Leave the Djibouti-Eritrea Border?
[Al Jazeera] The media has been quick to associate Qatar's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border with the Gulf crisis. This connection was most likely made because Qatar's decision came only days after both Djibouti and Eritrea announced that they are siding with Saudi Arabia in the diplomatic rift and downgraded their diplomatic relations with Qatar.
AllAfrica | 20-Jun-2017 09:47

Uganda: Govt to Take 300 Ugandan Exports Producers to Dubai
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has organized a trip to take 300 Ugandan producers to Dubai convention from August 24 to 26, 2017 which is a unique opportunity for linking them to the Middle East Market.
AllAfrica | 20-Jun-2017 07:43

Ethiopia: Saudi Returnees Support Continues With Great Zeal
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that government and non-government organizations have redoubled supports to sustainably rehabilitate Saudi repatriates.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 16:31

Sudan: President Al-Bashir Leaves for Saudi Arabia
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, Monday left for Saudi Arabia to perform Ummrah. He was seen off at Khartoum Airport by the First Vice - President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 16:08

Sudan: President Al-Bashir Affirms State Keenness to Reconcile Between Sister Gulf States
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, has affirmed Sudan keenness to make good offices for reconciliation between the brothers in the Gulf.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 11:55

Tanzania: Passenger Demand Drives Increase in flydubai's Frequency to Tanzania
[EA Business] Dar es Salaam -Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier's third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai's network in Africa expand to 12 destinations.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 10:40

UAE Condemns Al Shabaab Attack in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the official WAM news agency reported.
AllAfrica | 19-Jun-2017 10:25

Nigeria: Muric Absolves Hajj Commission of Fare Hike
[Guardian] The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has absolved the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) from the allegation of indiscriminate hike in 2017 hajj fares, tracing it to high exchange rates.
AllAfrica | 16-Jun-2017 15:03

Africa: Gulf States' Slow March Toward Domestic Workers' Rights
[HRW] "Rashida," from Kigamboni in Tanzania's commercial capital of Dar es Salaam, said a recruiter promised her a job as a domestic worker for a family in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
AllAfrica | 16-Jun-2017 14:59

Africa: Africa and the Gulf Crisis - the Peril of Picking Sides
[Al Jazeera] As the Gulf crisis enters its third week, the decision to cut or downgrade diplomatic ties with Qatar by nine African countries could have a long-term impact on the nationals of those countries, analysts warned.
AllAfrica | 16-Jun-2017 14:50

Uganda: President Museveni Meets Indian Investors
[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has called for increased trade between Uganda and India.
AllAfrica | 15-Jun-2017 11:28

Africa: Qatar Economy Will Remain Sound - Envoy
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Qatar's ambassador to Tanzania ,Sheikh Abdulla Jassim Al-Maadadi, has allayed fears of economic disruption despite the Gulf's diplomatic crisis which he said was orchestrated by enemies.
AllAfrica | 15-Jun-2017 11:15

Sudan: President Bashir Renews Sudan Endeavors to Find a Solution to the Gulf Crisis As Soon As Possible
[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic Omar Bashir on Wednesday reaffirmed that Sudan would continue to exert efforts for reinvigoration of the diplomatic and political efforts seeking to find a solution the gulf crisis soonest possible, and to restore things to normalcy in the region and the gulf area in particular.
AllAfrica | 15-Jun-2017 10:01

Investment Minister Reviews Means of Boosting Economic Cooperation With UAE
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Investment Mubarak Al-Fadil discussed Wednesday, at his office with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Hamad Al-Junaibi, ways to enhance and develop the economic cooperation relations between the two countries, particularly augmentation of the flow of UAE investments to the country.
AllAfrica | 15-Jun-2017 10:01

Africa: Understanding the Qatar Question
[The Herald] In response to allegations of Qatar's tolerance of terrorism, the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt issued a Press statement on June 8, 2017, which effected an air, sea and land blockade of Qatar.
AllAfrica | 15-Jun-2017 09:10

Egypt: Media Blocked, Threatened in Dispute With Qatar
[HRW] Beirut -Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is a violation of freedom of expression. The countries involved include Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain have also threatened criminal sanctions under existing laws against people who criticize the actions these governments have taken against Qatar
AllAfrica | 14-Jun-2017 10:29

Uganda: Gulf Crisis Starts to Bite Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -The blockade of the Gulf state of Qatar announced by several Middle East countries is beginning to bite in very unexpected area.
AllAfrica | 14-Jun-2017 09:42

Premier Holds Talks With Qatari Delegation
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn yesterday discussed with Qatari delegation led by Foreign Affairs State Minister Sultan Bin Saad Al-Murakhi on different issues.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 17:20

Crisis in the Gulf - Escalation or Negotiation?
[IPS] Singapore -Turkey's parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country's military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar's resolve to resist Saudi and UAE-led pressure to force it to change policies, the Turkish move comes amid hints that the kingdom and its allies may seek to undermine the rule of Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 16:00

Zimbabwe: Govt, Palestine to Finalise Deal
[The Herald] The Ministry of Sport and Recreation are seeking close co-operation with Palestine in areas of sport with the two parties set to finalise a working document. Yesterday, Palestine Ambassador Taghrid Senouar paid a courtesy call on Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane to check on the progress of their memorandum of understanding. "We have a very special relationship with Zimbabwe which can bring people together," said Senouar.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 14:34

Morocco: Morocco Delivers Foods to Qatar in Line With Islamic Teachings
[Focac] Rabat -Morocco said in a statement on Monday that it will send planes loaded with food to Qatar, in line with the teachings of the Islamic religion, especially during the month of Ramadan.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 13:33

Nigeria: Centre Wants Business Relations With Saudi Arabia Over Hajj Fares
[Daily Trust] Following discussions on the 2017 hajj fares, the ITEC Consultancy Services has urged the Federal Government to urgently establish a business bilateral relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enhance the nation's foreign exchange especially with the Kingdom's currency, the Riyal.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 13:27

Businessmen Fear Expulsion Fron UAE
[Dalsan Radio] Thousands of Somalis running businesses in United Arab Emirates are living in a diplomatic limbo as they face possible expulsion from the Gulf state following their country's decision to seek a neutral stance in the Qatar crisis.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 13:01

Africa: Gulf Crisis Engulfs Africa
[Deutsche Welle] The diplomatic row between Qatar and its Arab neighbors is gradually enveloping African Muslim-majority nations. Several countries have already taken sides but Somalia has decided to stay neutral.
AllAfrica | 13-Jun-2017 12:15

Middle Standoff Need to Be Solved Through Peaceful, Diplomatic Means - Ministry
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry of foreign Affairs said that Ethiopia extend support for the diplomatic and peaceful solutions for the standoff between Qatar and other states in the region.
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 15:26

Tanzania: Tanzania to Market Its Tourism Attractions in Israel
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Top officials of Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) have left the country today for a three- day official tour to promote local attractions in Israel.
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 11:22

Govt Speaks on Qatar Row
[Shabait] Security and stability have been, and continue to remain, elusive in our region or neighborhood. The causes of the spiraling upheaval are numerous, complicated and long-standing. Deterrence of the scourge and its perpetrators so as to guarantee sustainable security and stability is not an easy task. Indeed, it will require time and concerted efforts. The foundations of Eritrea's foreign policy are predicated on these precepts.
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 09:48

Africa: Israel Out for Better Ties With Africa
[Nation] In his latest leg of diplomatic in sub-Sahara diplomatic charm, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got effusive but made a point: you are either with us or not.
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 08:15

Africa: The June 1967 Arab-Israeli War
[Monitor] Birth of a power. The Six-Day War would establish Israel as the military power of the Middle East. Plenty of mythology grew around that spectacular victory, from Evangelical Christians believing even more that the Jews were God's Chosen People to military strategists stating the need for careful planning as key to military victory, writes Timothy Kalyegira.
AllAfrica | 12-Jun-2017 07:53

Egypt: Tiran and Sanafir Case - the One-Opinion Country
[HRInfo] The case of Egyptian- Saudi maritime border agreement, known in media as "Tiran and Sanafir"- in connection with two islands in the Red Sea that Egypt handed over to Saudi Arabia upon an agreement- constitutes a flagrant example of the state's muzzling of its opponents and silencing of all voices, expect those supporting the President and his government.
AllAfrica | 11-Jun-2017 21:08

Sudan: Council of Ministers Calls for Solution of Gulf Crisis in Gulf Region's Framework
[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers, chaired by the First Vice - President and Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, Thursday heard a briefing presented by the Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, on the crisis between countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
AllAfrica | 09-Jun-2017 10:20

NC Expresses Regret Over Negative Development in Gulf, Announces Support for Mediation
[SNA] Khartoum -The National Congress Political Bureau chaired by the President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher has expressed regret over the negative developments in the Gulf and announced support for the efforts being exerted to solve the crisis via peaceful means.
AllAfrica | 09-Jun-2017 10:19

Nigeria: Intending Sokoto Pilgrims to Pay N1.52 Million Hajj Fare
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Intending pilgrims for this year's hajj from Sokoto state are to pay N1. 52 million hajj fare per person, as 5,571 individuals from the state are expected to perform the exercise.
AllAfrica | 08-Jun-2017 17:20

Gambia: Saudi Arabia Donates 50 Tonnes of Dates to Gambia
[Daily Observer] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Wednesday donated 50 tons of dates to The Gambia as part of the humanitarian gesture in the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.
AllAfrica | 08-Jun-2017 17:15

South Africa: Zuma Tells Cabinet He Doesn't Own a Home in Dubai
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has also told Cabinet that he doesn't own a house in Dubai.
AllAfrica | 08-Jun-2017 16:42

Liberia: 'Fruit' of Israel Again
[NEWS] The State of Israel has announced US$20 million for the construction of a solar power plant in Liberia, months after the destruction of an Israeli project by the Government of Liberia.
AllAfrica | 08-Jun-2017 16:26

Sudan: Al-Sanosi - What Is Running At Gulf Region Pleased Israel and Its Allies
[SNA] Khartoum -The Assistant of President of the Republic and Chairman of Popular Congress' Shura Council. Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Sanosi urged the Sudanese women during Ramadan Iftar held by the Party's Women Secretariat at home of the late Dr Hassan Al-Turabi, Wednesday, to engage effectively in public work to protect their rights at da'awa, political and societal arenas.
AllAfrica | 08-Jun-2017 15:46

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