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Diplomacy & Peace

Eritrean president in historic Somali visit

Eritrea president visits SomaliaEritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived for his first-ever visit to Somalia, another sign of rapidly changing relations in the region following Eritrea’s rapprochement with one-time foe Ethiopia.

US to counter China, Russia influence in Africa

US to counter China Russia in AfricaThe United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks by US national security adviser John Bolton.

CAR insecurity threatens wider region UN hears

Central African Republic insecurityRising violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) threatens to spill into neighbouring countries creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned, urging continued and co-ordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.

Russia, China abstain on U.N. Central Africa vote, unhappy with France

Minusca forces.Russia and China abstained on Thursday in a United Nations vote to extend a peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) because the French-drafted resolution did not make direct reference to Russia’s efforts to help the country.

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