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Africa defiant amid Western pressure to snub Moscow – diplomat

Western countries have tried to strong-arm African nations into skipping a major summit with Russia set to begin later this week in St. Petersburg but have failed in their efforts, Moscow’s ambassador-at-large Oleg Ozerov has said. In an interview with RIA Novosti released on Tuesday, Ozerov, who is also the …

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South Africa remains ICC participant – presidency

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa made a mistake when he said the country would leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), his office said on Tuesday. “This clarification follows an error in a comment made during a media briefing held by the governing African National Congress (ANC) on South Africa’s status …

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Ukraine grain going anywhere but Africa – media

Even as the Kiev authorities declared help was on the way for “Middle East, Africa and Asia,” none of the grain ships that have departed Ukrainian ports by Tuesday are headed for African countries most at risk of starvation, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, the first ship to …

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Russia taking ‘all measures’ to deliver food to Africa

Russia will deliver the contractually promised food, fertilizer, energy and other commodities to its African friends, despite the difficulties created by Western sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov assured the continent in an op-ed published across major African outlets on Friday. Western and Ukrainian propaganda accusing Moscow of trying to starve …

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UK judge throws out Africa deportation appeal

The UK Court of Appeal ruled on Monday that an earlier decision allowing the government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda cannot be overturned. The decision paves the way for the first plane to depart for the African nation on Tuesday. The appeal, brought by two human rights groups and …

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UK poised to send first asylum seekers to Africa

The High Court of Justice and The Court of Appeal in London are hearing last-minute legal challenges to a new British government policy, under which asylum seekers are to be deported to Rwanda while their applications are being processed. The first flight to the Central African country is expected to …

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France and the EU blew it in Africa and are trying to blame Russia

French influence in Africa has long been taken for granted to such an extent that the French media has a name for the relationship: “Françafrique”. The implication is that Paris still has historical and linguistic ties to its resource-rich former colonies on the continent, which should automatically translate to military, …

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Africa wants Russian sanctions lifted

Western sanctions against Russia threaten Africa with a food security crisis, the head of the African Union (AU) and Senegalese President Macky Sall said during a meeting on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He advocated the abolition of restrictions that apply to Russian grain crops and mineral fertilizers. “Sanctions …

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Record levels of child hunger reported in Horn of Africa

The international charity Action Against Hunger has reported the highest level of severe child malnutrition in Somalia since it began work in the country three decades ago. The organization pointed to a 55% increase in admissions to the centers it operates in the country from January to April of this …

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