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Talks are reportedly underway in an effort to reschedule the cancelled Africa-Israel Summit, with Israeli officials proposing it be held in Jerusalem within the next six months, according to the Jerusalem Post. Diplomatic officials and businessmen are currently looking at the feasibility of holding the conference, which was to be held next week prior to its cancellation, next year in order to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and to mark 60 years since the establishment of Israel’s overseas development agency, Mashav. The Africa-Israel Summit was initially to be held in Togo before it was “postponed indefinitely” in September at the request of Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé. Read: Call for an African-Palestinian summit The decision was primarily attributed […]
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The European Council this week revealed findings from the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in which it noted several “failures” in Algeria on human rights issues and freedom of expression. “The exercise of some of the [fundamental] rights (including freedom of assembly and freedom of expression) continued — sometimes — to be hampered in practice,” said the report. Furthermore, “The law on associations adopted in 2012 continues to undermine the functioning of local and international associations in Algeria,” while several of the EU’s partners “have not yet received authorisation to officially register as associations and therefore cannot properly carry out their activities in the country.” The EU document also criticised the restrictions on freedom of assembly “where […]
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Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi, arrived in Saudi Arabia yesterday as part of a senior military delegation, the New Khaleej news website reported. Al-Ghanmi’s visit comes on the back of an invitation issued to him by his Saudi counterpart Major General Abdul Rahman Bin Saleh during his visit to Baghdad in July. The military leaders will discuss cooperation in the field of fighting terrorism, opening crossings and challenges faced while ensuring the safety and security of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This visit is the first such visit by a senior Iraqi military official in more than two decades and an important step towards reinforcing relations between the two countries and exchanging intelligence information, the news […]
Endless violence and inability to pay for teachers in Yemen are threatening education for 4.5 million children in the war-torn country, a UNICEF statement said yesterday. “More than two and a half years of renewed conflict in Yemen have once again put the education of 4.5 million children on the line, adding to the long list of bitter hardships that children have endured,” the statement, which was made by Statement by Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, said. “Three quarters of teachers have not received their salaries in nearly a year and the violence has forced one in ten schools across the country to close,” he added. “As of July 2017, 1,600 schools have […]