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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)

South Africa: Ambassador Jerry Matjila - Security Council Meeting On Yemen

[Govt of SA] Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Forsaken By Their Country, These Women Led a Dog's Life in Beirut

[Nation] As Teresia Wambui sits, watching her children play around the compound in Thika, Kiambu County, she appreciates such small joys of life. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Al-Burhan Receives Delegation of Bahraini Royal Humanitarian Foundation

[SNA] Khartoum -- President of the Transitional Sovereign Council Lieutenant General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan has praised the long-standing relations between the peoples of Sudan and Bahrain, especially in light of the conditions Sudan is going through due to torrential rains and floods. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Hamdouk Receives Condolences Cable From Bahraini Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -- Prime Minister Dr. Abdallah Hamdouk has received a cable of condolences from his Bahraini counterpart His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa over the victims of floods that hit Sudan, wishing the injured speedy recovery. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Exploitative System That Traps Women As Slaves in Lebanon

[IPS] Lagos, Nigeria -- "I need help, right now I cannot walk properly," trafficking victim Nkiru Obasi pleaded from her hospital bed in a video she posted online. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Qatar to Construct Mixed-Use Buildings in Addis Ababa

[Ethiopian Herald] The Government of Qatar would invest in the construction of extensive mixed-use buildings in Addis Ababa that are primarily used to hotel and residence purposes, according to Ethiopia's Ambassador to that country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: State Security Probes Assassination Plot of U.S. Ambassador

[SAnews.gov.za] The State Security Agency has noted reports about an alleged plot to assassinate the United States (US) Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Lana Marks. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola, UAE Sign Memorandum of Understanding

[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan Development Bank (BDA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed Monday a cooperation agreement on acquisition of tractors manufactured in the Special Economic Zone (ZEE), in Luanda. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Dr. Hamdouk Receives Cable of Condolence From Qatari Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -- Transitional Prime Minister, Dr. Abdulla Hamdouk, on Monday, received a cable of condolence from his Qatari counterpart and Qatari Minister of Interior, Sheikh, Khaled Bin Khalefa Bin Abdelaziz Al-Thani on the victims the floods that hit the country recently. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Claims of Iranian Plot to Assassinate US Ambassador Met With Scepticism

[Daily Maverick] South African intelligence does not think there is a 'discernible threat' by Iran to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa, as US intelligence agencies are reported to believe. Some analysts say that the news of the alleged plot is a ploy by US President Donald Trump to help him win re-election on 3 November. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Qatar Fund for Development Supports Flood-Affected Citizens in Jebel Aulia Locality

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Qatari Red Crescent Society in Sudan, supported by Qatar Fund for Development and in cooperation with the Sudanese Red Crescent, has started distribution of relief materials to the people affected by the floods. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Hamdouk Receives Phone Call From Saudi Foreign Minister

[SNA] Khartoum -- Prime Minister Dr. Abdallah Hamdouk has received a phone call from Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan during which he got assured on the situations in Sudan in the wake of the flood disaster facing the country. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Some 147 Ethiopians Repatriated From Saudi Arabia

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Some 147 Ethiopians living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia repatriated home on Thursday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Egypt Probes Boosting Tourism, Antiquities Cooperation With Saudi Arabia, Sudan

[Egypt Online] Egypt probes boosting Tourism, antiquities cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Sudan (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Foreign Country Not Al-Shabaab Bombed Mogadishu - Security Officials

[Dalsan Radio] The mystery surrounding the organization and execution of the Saturday bombing in Mogadishu has finally been revealed. (AllAfrica)