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US envoy, Mike Hammer, in Ethiopia to broker peace between government, Tigray rebel

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The United States has sent its envoy, Mike Hammer, to Ethiopia to seek a stop to renewed clashes between pro-government forces and Tigrayan rebels.

A spokesperson for the United Nations confirmed the development on Tuesday while addressing newsmen.

The source revealed that UN special envoy for the Horn of Africa Hanna Serwaa Tetteh “met (her counterpart) the US special envoy (Monday) in Addis.”

Getachew Reda, a spokesman for the Tigray rebel authorities, on Monday revealed that the group was resisting joint offensives by Ethiopian and Eritrean armies.

Fighting resumed on 24 August between Tigrayan rebels and the Ethiopian Federal Army in border areas of Tigray. The rebel group had July agreed to meet the government in peace negotiation.

The Tigray war, which began in November 2020 and has spread to the neighbouring regions of Amhara and Afar, has been marked by numerous allegations of abuses on both sides.

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Video: Iranian women protest in black of death of Mahsa Amini

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In this video, Iranian women dressed in black clothes hit the street in protest in the town of Saqes, Iran the hometown of Mahsa Amini who died in police custody after being arrested for wearing an “inappropriate attire”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, wife, get royal invite to visit Britain

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Preside Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is set to make a state visit to Britain in his first visit to the United Kingdom since King Charles became the constitutional monarch.

The Buckingham Palace said on Monday that President Ramaphosa and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, have accepted an invitation from the new British monarch for the Nov. 22-24 state visit.

President Ramaphosa’s visit will be in line with former South African presidents, Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, and Jacob Zuma all made state visits to Britain.

Camridge scholars, Henshaw, and Peter James argued in a study that Britain and South Africa continued to be bound closely together both by common interests and by mutually advantageous bargains founded on Britain’s indispensibility as a market, a source of goods, technology, and capital, and as a military ally.

Britain is South Africa’s fourth-biggest export market. In 2021, Britain exported 4 billion pounds ($4.5 billion) of goods and services to South Africa.

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