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Diplomacy & Peace

ISS: Russia and Africa meet again

Lavrov in Africa.During the Cold War, the Soviet Union’s influence on African states was widespread and deep. Things changed when the Berlin Wall fell, and now under President Vladimir Putin they’re changing again. Russia’s global ambitions have grown, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Africa last week suggests an attempt to reassert influence.


US travel ban on Chad could be lifted

US could lift Chad travel banUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa.

Tillerson cuts short Africa visit

Tillerson cuts short Africa visitUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cut short his first trip to Africa to return to Washington a day ahead of schedule to deal with urgent work there.

South Sudan suspends UN radio station

Souht Sudan suspends UN radio stationSouth Sudan suspended the operations of Radio Miraya, owned by the UN mission in the country, for failing to comply with media laws, according to its media regulator.

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