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UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

A summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama garnered pledges from dozens of countries to resettle or allow the lawful admission of some 360,000 refugees, doubling the number of slots that were available last year, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said. But Ambassador Samantha Power said that was "still only a fraction" of… Continue reading UNGA 2016 – U.S. says some 360,000 refugee spots pledged at United Nations

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Spy chiefs want legal immunity for Africa’s big shots

African countries want all arrest warrants and pending legal proceedings against the continent’s dignitaries suspended indefinitely. The recommendation from the meeting of spy chiefs from 51 African states concerns both indictments and pending suits from individual countries applying the Universal Jurisdiction and the International Criminal Court (ICC) - African Review

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World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

NAIROBI/UNICTAD- The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events. President Kenyatta… Continue reading World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

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In Latest Sign of Growing Africa Ties, Israeli PM Meets with Somali President for First Time

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently held a secret meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the first-ever high-level contact between the two countries, The Times of Israel reported. An opposition-linked Somali website first reported two weeks ago that Mohamud and three other Somali officials met with Netanyahu and other Israelis in Tel Aviv. A senior Somali official confirmed to The Times that the meeting took place… Continue reading In Latest Sign of Growing Africa Ties, Israeli PM Meets with Somali President for First Time

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Indian PM Seeks to Consolidate Ties with Africa

NEW DELHI—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Africa on Thursday to consolidate ties with a resource-rich continent seen as crucial to New Delhi’s energy and food security. He will also pitch India as a development partner for Africa as it seeks to counter Chinese clout in the region. The Indian leader’s five-day visit to Mozambique,… Continue reading Indian PM Seeks to Consolidate Ties with Africa