France ends assistance to Mali

Brussels 17.11.2022 France has suspended development assistance to Mali after concluding its move to end its 10-year military presence in the country, a foreign ministry source told the AFP news agency. Germany is deciding whether to completely pull out of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali. Britain and Ivory Coast already said they would…

Eid al-Adha wishes to Sudanese

Brussels 14.07.2022 The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) and the European Union extend our warm wishes to the Sudanese people at the conclusion of Eid al-Adha: European Union and Troika countries called for talks between political forces and military leaders to determine the latter’s role and responsibilities so…

Troika on re-instate Dr.Abdalla Hamdok

Brussels 22.11.2021 “The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union, Switzerland and Canada welcome the agreement to re-instate Dr Abdalla Hamdok as Prime Minister of a civilian-led transitional government, pending elections” reads the Statement by the Troika, the European Union, Switzerland and Canada, on events in Sudan. The re-instatement of…

Sudan: Troika statement

Brussels 13.11.2021 “The Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union, and Switzerland are gravely concerned by the purported appointment of Sudan’s Sovereign Council in violation of the 2019 Constitutional Declaration. "We strongly urge against further escalatory steps and again call for the immediate restoration of Prime Minister Hamdok and the…

US-UK diplomatic efforts in Libya

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt  need of peace and stability in Libya as “global priority“. Both top diplomats reaffirmed their commitment to continued diplomatic efforts in Libya aiming at return to political process. .@SecPompeo spoke with UK Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt. The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to continued diplomatic efforts in…

Burundi crack down on Western media

Burundi will ban broadcasts from two international media organizations and expand restrictions on their operations, the government announced on March 29. .”We are alarmed that reporters in Burundi are now forbidden to communicate with VOA and believe these continuing threats to our journalists undermine press freedom in the country,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “We stand…

Nigerian warns West against election meddling

Mallam Nasir El-Rufai – a poweful ally of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari warned “people from overseas” who sought to intervene in the country’s election to be held in little over a week would go back in “body bags“. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has warned the U.S, U.K and the EU against undue interference in Nigeria’s political affairs…

Elephant language of survival

Nowadays Researchers believe that migration is just one survival mechanism elephants have developed in response to poaching, conflict, urbanization, agriculture, and other pressures in Africa. In 2016, one elephant made a treacherous 209 km journey over three weeks from the relative safety of Kenya to conflict-ridden Somalia, all under the cloak of darkness. Morgan, as…

Ethiopia reopens debate on repatriation of artefacts

The UK  must permanently return all artifacts from Ethiopia held by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Addis Ababa will not accept them on loan, an Ethiopian government official said. The statement comes after the museum, one of London’s most emblematic tourist attractions, put Ethiopian treasures plundered by British forces in 1868 on display. “Well,…

UK suggests Zimbabwe return to Commonwealth

The UK would strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry to the Commonwealth and praised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for impressive progress since Robert Mugabe was toppled in a military coup. Great meeting with ministers from across #ourCommonwealth this morning for talks with Minister Sibusiso Moyo on how Britain, the Commonwealth & the wider international community will do everything…