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Nigeria: Govt Set to Evacuate 600 Nigerians Stranded in Saudi Arabia

[Leadership] The chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said that the federal government is set to evacuate 600 Nigerians who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than seven months. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Dubai Flight Service Feb 5

[This Day] Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah from February 5, 2021. This is as the airline has also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Air Peace Resumes Flights Into Dubai

[This Day] Air Peace has announced that it would resume flights into Dubai via Sharjah on February 5, 2021. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Olunga's Al-Duhail Draw African Giants in FIFA Club World Cup

[Nation] Michael Olunga's Al-Duhail SC from Qatar will make debut at the 2020 Fifa Club World Cup with a tricky second round date against Egyptian heavyweights Al Ahly at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan on February 4. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Seychelles' Port Extension Plans Get Boost From Abu Dhabi Delegation

[Seychelles News Agency] After a delay of over five years, work to extend Seychelles' main port, Port Victoria, is expected to start this year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: International Relations and Cooperation Welcomes Forthcoming Elections in Palestine

[Govt of SA] The Government of South Africa notes and welcomes the decree issued by President Mahmoud Abbas on legislative, presidential and National Council Elections in Palestine. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Olunga's Al Duhail Proceed to Club World Cup Second Round

[Nation] Michael Olunga's Al Duhail is through to the second round of 2020 Fifa Club World Cup without kicking a ball after their first round opponents Auckland City withdrew from the lucrative competition on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Qatar Envoy to Somalia Meets With Mogadishu Mayor

[Dalsan Radio] Governor of Benadir Region who also doubles up as the Mayor of Mogadishu Omar Mohamud Filish has met with Qatar envoy to Somalia Hassan Bin Hamsa. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Killing of Respected Ex-Foreign Minister Needs International Investigation

[African Arguments] Seyoum Mesfin, who was killed in Tigray this week at the age of 71, was Ethiopia's longest-serving foreign minister. His untimely death robs Ethiopia of a man who exemplified the country's tradition of enlightened and progressive patriotism. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda's Horticultural Exports Meet Demand in Dubai

[New Times] Consumers flocking one of the biggest Carrefour outlets at the Mall of Emirates in Dubai appreciated new fresh products including avocado and passion fruits from Rwanda on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Khartoum Signs Pact With U.S. On Normalizing Ties With Israel

[DW] Sudan and the United States have signed an accord that paves the way for normalizing ties with Israel, making it the third Arab country to sign the "Abraham Accords." (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bobby Williamson - Why Olunga Should Move to Qatar

[Nation] Michael Olunga has what it takes to play in the English Premier League, but a move to Qatar will benefit him financially, says former Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia Govt Backs Saudi-Qatar Diplomatic Deal

[Dalsan Radio] The Somali government has welcomed the deal between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the of the Qatari government. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Bahrain's Consulate General Opening in La‚youne, Historic and Strategic Step - Bahraini Official

[MAP] Manama -- The opening of Bahrain's Consulate General in the Moroccan city of Laayoune is a historic and a strategic step for the solid and prosperous relations between the two brotherly countries, Bahrain's Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Zanzibar, Oman to Probe House of Wonders Incident

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The governments of Zanzibar and Oman have announced to open investigations into the partial collapse of the House of Wonders (Beit Al Ajaib) in Zanzibar that happened on Friday killing two people, as per more reports received yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Normalizing Sudan-Israel Relations Now is a Dangerous Game

[USIP] Washington, DC -- As Sudan is mentioned among the next states to normalize relations with Israel, concerns about what that would do to the democratic transition arise. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: CIPF Denies Formation of Sudanese-Israeli Friendship Society

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Council of International People's Friendship (CIPF) announced that it has not begun forming a Sudanese-Israeli Friendship Society. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Cast Eye Emphatic End to Diamond League Season

[Nation] World champions Hellen Obiri, Timothy Cheruiyot, Beatrice Chepkoech and Conseslus Kipruto will line up this evening in Doha, the last event of the 2020 Diamond League. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Al-Burhan Back Home From United Arab Emirates

[SNA] Khartoum -- President of the Transitional Sovereign Council (TSC) Lieutenant General Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan returned home today from United Arab Emirates (UAE) after he led Sudan's delegation in talks with American side that lasted for three days. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Bilateral Relations - Indian, Saudi Arabian Diplomats Present Prospects

[Cameroon Tribune] Both heads of diplomatic missions were received in two separate audiences by the Minister of External Relations on September 22, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Galaxy of Kenyan Stars to Battle for Honors at Doha Diamond League Leg

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The reshuffled calendar of the World Athletics Diamond League comes to a close on Friday in Doha, Qatar, and the best has surely been saved for the last with a galaxy of stars set to line up in the Gulf capital, a favorite hunting ground for the Kenyan legion. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Shoukry Convenes With Unrwa Commissioner General

[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry convened on the fringe of current visit to Amman with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said on Twitter. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Attorney General Meets UAE and Saudi Ambssadors

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Attorney General, Taj Al-Sir Al-Hiber met, separately, Tuesdaty, the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Kagame Pays Tribute to Shimon Peres

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, September 22 paid tribute to former Israeli President Shimon Peres, citing his commitment to peace and vision for global collaboration, and grace. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: U.S. Tells Kenya to Publicly Support Israel or Forget Free Trade Deal

[East African] The US wants Kenya to support Israel's political and commercial interests, or forget a free trade deal (FTA) with the world's biggest economy. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: El Burhan to UAE

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Sovereign Council chairman Abdelfattah El Burhan left for Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Sunday. US sanctions, the relation with Israel, and economic aid for Sudan will be discussed with American officials. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Vegetable Traders Urged to Capitalise On Middle-East Market

[Daily News] VEGETABLE traders have been urged to utilise the Middle-East market. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Govt to Bring Some Migrants Home As Concern Over Saudi Camps Grows

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -- Concern is growing over migrant detention camps that the United Nations says are overcrowded and unsanitary (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Hamdok Receives Phone Call From Iraqi Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -- Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Hamdouk has received a phone call from the Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, during which he expressed his condolences to the P M and the Sudanese people for the victims of the flood disaster, calling for speedy recovery affected , stating that the historical relations between the two countries is an imperative for Iraq to stand by the brotherly Sudan to overcome the ordeal. (AllAfrica)

Africa: William Oduol Appointed Regional CEO of Gorilla Corporation

[Nation] Former Westcon-Comstor Africa CEO William Oduol has been appointed as the regional president of multinational technology and marketing firm Gorilla Corporation to lead its expansion into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: All Kenyans Stranded in Lebanon Are Back Home - Embassy

[Nation] The last group of women who were stranded in Lebanon after they lost their jobs have returned to Kenya. (AllAfrica)