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CAIRO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A Sudanese government source said on Tuesday there had been a failed coup attempt, and that measures were being taken to contain a limited number of people involved. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum. Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz and Ali Mirghani Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Andrew HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Khalid Abdelaziz, Ali Mirghani, Aidan Lewis, Andrew Heavens Organizations: Thomson Locations: CAIRO, Omdurman, Khartoum
(CNN) A military coup d'etat attempt failed in Sudan on Tuesday and most of the involved officers were arrested, according to three senior government and military sources. About 40 officers were arrested after attempting to take over the state broadcaster's television buildings and the military general command, one senior government source said. Following the attempt, Sudan's military spread across the capital Khartoum. A military statement is expected to be issued later on Tuesday. This is a developing story.
Organizations: CNN Locations: Sudan, Khartoum
NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudanese authorities said they thwarted an attempted military coup on Tuesday, the latest sign of instability in an African nation battling persistent economic hardship under a fragile transitional government. “There has been a failed coup attempt,” state media said. The possibility of another coup has haunted Sudan’s transitional government since 2019 when country’s longtime dictator, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was overthrown in a military takeover prompted by widespread popular protests. Tuesday was the first time that an attempted takeover had spilled onto the streets, said Amjad Farid, a former deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The latest events underscored the urgent need to get Sudan’s military under full civilian control, he added.
Persons: Omar Hassan al, Bashir, Mr, Amjad Farid, Abdalla Hamdok Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Omdurman, Khartoum
Sudan says coup thwarted, accuses Bashir loyalists
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
The attempted coup was planned by people inside and outside the military establishment, leading to the first arrests of those in the midst of such a plot, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said in a televised statement. It had been preceded by attempts to sow insecurity, especially in the east of Sudan, he said. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File PhotoThe coup attempt points to the difficult path facing a government that has reoriented Sudan since 2019, winning Western debt relief and taking steps to normalise ties with Israel, while battling a severe economic crisis and facing down challenges from those still loyal to Bashir. They say they have foiled or detected previous coup attempts linked to factions loyal to Bashir, who was deposed by the army after months of protests against his rule. "For the first time, there are people who were arrested during their implementation of the coup," he said.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, Abdalla Hamdok, Hamdok, Sudan's, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Ali Mirghani, Khalid Abdelaziz, Nafisa Eltahir, Nadine Awadalla, Aidan Lewis, Tom Perry, Andrew Heavens, Giles Elgood, Angus MacSwan Organizations: REUTERS, Sovereign Council, West, Thomson Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Khartoum, Israel
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gestures during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon September 17, 2021. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017. The formal appointment is scheduled for May 2022 at the World Health Assembly. One of the sources following the election said several countries outside Africa would be willing to nominate Tedros, if needed.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom, Mohamed Azakir, Tedros, Trump, Billene Seyoum, Dina Mufti, Africa's, Kamau, Okello Oryem, Donald Trump, Biden, Emma Farge, Francesco Guarascio, Giulia Paravicini, Duncan Miriri, Elias Biryabarema, Katharine Houreld, Josephine Mason, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Reuters, Ethiopian, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, World Health Assembly, African, U.S, Thomson Locations: Beirut, Lebanon, GENEVA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, China, Tedros, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, African, Kenya, Kampala, Africa, West, Geneva, Brussels, Addis Abbaba, Nairobi
REUTERS/Baz RatnerSummary Thousands of Eritrean refugees caught in north Ethiopian warRefugees distrusted and abused by both sides' fighters'Clear war crimes' committed, says rights groupNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees live in Tigray, a mountainous and poor province of about 5 million people. Tigrayan forces marched fleeing refugees back to Hitsats, shooting some stragglers, refugees reported to HRW. In the northernmost camp, Shimelba, Eritrean forces killed at least one refugee, raped at least four others and killed local residents, HRW said. Tigrayan forces took over those camps in June and refugees have reported killings and looting.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Tigrayans, Laetitia Bader, Horn, Getachew Reda, PEOPLE, HRW, Tigrayan, Ziban, Adi Harush, Mai Aini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Refugees, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Human Rights Watch, Reuters, International, UNHCR, United Nations, HRW, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Sudan, NAIROBI, Ethiopia’s, of Africa, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hitsats, Hitsats camp’s, Zelasle, Shimelba, Mai
Pakistan soldiers take part in a multinational U.N. peacekeeping military exercise with troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), Mongolia and Thailand, on the outskirts of Zhumadian, Henan province, China September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsQUESHAN, China, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China's armed forces concluded their first multinational peacekeeping exercise on Wednesday, showing off their combat prowess with drones and mine-clearing robots while seeking to project a more benign image. The exercise was based on a 2016 incident in Mali when Chinese peacekeepers were attacked and one of them was killed. China takes prides in being the largest contributor of peacekeeping troops among major powers as represented by the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. As the second largest financial contributor, China footed 15% of the total expenses for U.N. peacekeeping operations in 2020.
Persons: Carlos Garcia Rawlins QUESHAN, Lu Jianxin, Collin Koh, Singapore's, Lu, Yew Lun, Ben Blanchard, Robert Birsel Organizations: People's Liberation Army, PLA, REUTERS, Liberation Army, Singapore's Rajaratnam, of International Studies . China, . Security, Thomson Locations: Pakistan, Mongolia, Thailand, Zhumadian, Henan province, China, Queshan county, Henan, Carana, Mali, South Sudan, Taiwan
East Libyan forces and Chadian rebels clash in southern Libya
  + stars: | 2021-09-15 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar gestures as he speaks during Independence Day celebrations in Benghazi, Libya December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File PhotoTRIPOLI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The Libyan National Army (LNA) of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar clashed with Chadian rebel forces in the south of Libya on Tuesday and Wednesday, both sides said. Statements from the LNA, which holds most of eastern and southern Libya, said it was engaged in military operations against what it called terrorist groups and the Chadian opposition. The French army said it had no forces on the ground or in the air in that area. The U.S. military has said that Russia flew jets to Libya last year to support LNA operations.
Persons: Khalifa, Omran, Khalifa Haftar, Idriss Deby, John Irish, Bate Felix, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Libyan National Army, Chadian, United Arab, Russian Wagner Group, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Benghazi, Libya, TRIPOLI, Sahel, Chadian, Concord, Chad, Haftar, Libyan, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, UAE, Tripoli, U.S, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Reuters Libya, Paris, Dakar
Among those polled who were registered voters, around 31 percent said they would not support Rubio and Scott if they oppose permanent legal status, and 26 percent said they would, with 19 percent saying they did not know. “Including immigration is so relevant for an economic recovery and for the growth of the country,” said Maria Antonieta Díaz, founder of the Venezuelan American Alliance. She said the poll proves that support among Venezuelans for Scott and Rubio will dwindle if they don’t support permanent legal status for TPS holders. Yet half of them said that Biden's extension of TPS to Venezuelans in March and the promise of a pathway to permanent status increased their support for him. Including permanent residency for TPS holders and other immigrants could allow Democrats to avoid making concessions to Republicans who are divided on immigration policy.
Persons: Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Rubio, Scott, , Maria Antonieta Díaz, Eduardo Gamarra, Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Joe Biden, Gamarra, ” Scott, Maduro, Elizabeth MacDonough Organizations: MIAMI, Venezuelan, TPS, Venezuelan American Alliance, Immigration Partnership, Coalition Fund, American Business Immigration Coalition, Integrated Communications & Research, Florida International University, Trump, Republicans, South, Democratic, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Florida, Venezuela, , Afghanistan, U.S, Venezuelan, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Why are coups making a comeback in Africa?
  + stars: | 2021-09-12 | by ( Analysis Remi Adekoya | For Cnn | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
Different decade, same problemsIn the early postcolonial decades when coups were rampant, Africa's coup leaders virtually always offered the same reasons for toppling governments: corruption, mismanagement, poverty. Threat to democratic gainsWhat is clear is that these coups pose a serious threat to the democratic gains African countries have made in recent decades. We should, unfortunately, prepare ourselves for the eventuality of more coups in Africa in the coming years. As are Mali, Niger, Chad and now Guinea where coups and coup attempts have recently occurred. This increasing probability of coups will make Africa in general less predictable and stable, a negative for investors that could end up worsening the economic situation.
Persons: Mamady Doumbouya, Alpha Conde, Omar al, Bashir, Robert Mugabe, Guineans, Joseph Sany, I'm, Conde, Uganda's Yoweri Museveni, Alassane Ouattara, Rawlings, Ghanaians Organizations: CNN, Sudanese, Africa Center, United States Institute of Peace, African, Democratic Locations: Africa, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Ghana, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Africa's
A migrant sleeps in tent at a makeshift migrant camp near the hospital in Calais, France, September 10, 2021. REUTERS/Forrest CrellinCALAIS, France, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Mustafa Suleiman, 21, is resolute in his determination to reach Britain and won't be deterred from London's threats to intercept boats illegally carrying migrants in the Channel and send them back to France. "We will try and try until the last day of our life," Suleiman told Reuters in a camp on wasteland on the edge of Calais. read moreBritain is irritated by the numbers making it across and accuse France of not doing enough to secure its borders. Some British lawmakers have said the British turn-around tactics would never be used because it would put migrants at risk of drowning.
Persons: Forrest Crellin, Mustafa Suleiman, Suleiman, Boris Johnson, Ali Husseini, Husseini, Adam A, Richard Lough, Raissa Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, European Union, Charities, Organization for Migration, clarion, Thomson Locations: Calais, France, Forrest Crellin CALAIS, Sudan's Darfur, Britain, British, Uruzgan, Lebanon, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Sudanese
CAIRO — A bulk carrier vessel became wedged Thursday in Egypt's Suez Canal, briefly blocking traffic in one lane of crucial global waterway, Egyptian authorities said. The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement that the Panama-flagged Coral Crystal ran aground in a double-lane stretch of the canal, forcing the officials to redirect other vessels in the convoy to the other lane. It was en route to Port Sudan on the Red Sea, according to Traffic Marine, a vessel tracking firm. Thursday's incident came less than six months after the massive Panama-flagged Ever Given ran aground in the single-lane stretch of the canal. The hulking vessel blocked the canal for six days before being released in a massive salvage effort by a flotilla of tugboats.
Persons: Crystal Organizations: Suez Canal Authority, NBC Locations: CAIRO, Egypt's Suez, Suez, Panama, Port Sudan, Egypt
The WHO wants all countries to have vaccine rates of more than 10% by the end of September. It has called for rich countries to hold off booster shots until then, and prioritize vaccines abroad. Here are the 43 countries that have fully vaccinated less than 10% of their population. It has urged high-income countries to distribute doses to nations with low vaccine rates, rather than giving boosters to fully vaccinated people at home — a so-called "booster moratorium." In the US, just under 54% of Americans are fully vaccinated.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom, Maria Van Kerkhove, Van Kerkhove, I'm Organizations: WHO, Service, World Health Organization, United, United Arab Emirates, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University doesn't Locations: COVID, Malta, Singapore, United Arab, Ukraine, Pakistan, Guatemala, Botswana, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Algeria, Gambia, Tome, Principe, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Namibia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Vietnam, Senegal, Burma, Nicaragua, Guinea, Togo, Angola, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Mauritania, Mali, Sierra Leone, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, South Korea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau
REUTERS/Jose Luis GonzalezSept 9 (Reuters) - The United States will extend deportation relief and work permits for more than 300,000 Salvadorans, Hondurans and other immigrants in the United States and enrolled in a program known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), according to an announcement on Thursday. The renewals for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan will last until Dec. 31, 2022, according to U.S. Biden, a Democrat, has championed and broadened the TPS program, which gives work permits and deportation relief to immigrants in the United States who come from countries hit by violence or natural disasters. Since Biden took office on Jan. 20, his administration has granted deportation relief to about 500,000 Venezuelans and Haitians through the TPS program. Biden announced on Aug. 5 that he would also offer deportation relief to what could be thousands of Hong Kong residents in the United States, citing anti-democratic actions by China in Hong Kong.
Persons: Jose Luis Gonzalez, Donald Trump's, USCIS, Joe Biden's, Biden, Ted Hesson, Daniel Wallis Organizations: U.S Border Patrol, REUTERS, El, . Citizenship, Immigration Services, TPS, Democrat, Republican, Thomson Locations: Honduras, Rio, El Paso , Texas, U.S, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, United States, El Salvador, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Hong Kong, China, Washington
KHARTOUM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Sudan summoned Ethiopia's ambassador to Khartoum to inform him that 29 corpses found on the banks of a river abutting Ethiopia were those of Ethiopian citizens from the Tigray ethnic group, Sudan's foreign ministry said. The corpses were identified by Ethiopians residing in the Wad al Hulaywah area of eastern Sudan, it said. At a different point the river also separates Sudan from Ethiopia. Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia have been running high because of a spillover of the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region and Ethiopia's construction of a giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile. read moreTens of thousands of refugees have fled into eastern Sudan and there have been military skirmishes in an area of contested farmland along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.
Persons: Ethiopia's, Dina Mufti, Khalid Abdelaziz, Giulia Paravicini, Mahmoud Mourad, Timothy Organizations: Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Khartoum, Ethiopia, Tigray, Ethiopia's
Sudanese rap thrives with post-uprising freedoms
  + stars: | 2021-09-06 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
Mohab Kabashy, also called "MO3', a 26-year-old Sudanese rapper and member of the band "Procedures" works at a recording studio in Khartoum, Sudan August 25, 2021. "You see something happening to a homeless child in the street, so you'll reflect that in your music. Ijraat now performs across the capital Khartoum, criticising the police, complaining of economic conditions, and referencing burning tires in anti-government protests. Large shows have become more common, with artists drawing thousands to venues previously used only by more traditional singers. Although music played a central role in the uprising against Bashir's Islamist regime, Mahdy says many Sudanese still reject rap music as foreign or immoral.
Persons: Mohab Kabashy, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Ahmed Mahdy, Omar al, Bashir, Ijraat, Mahdy, Mohamed Nureldin, Gareth Jones Organizations: REUTERS, Artists, Thomson Locations: Khartoum, Sudan, Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah KHARTOUM
KHARTOUM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have seized a cargo of 72 boxes of weapons that arrived by air from Ethiopia and that they suspect were destined for use in "crimes against the state", Sudan's state news agency, SUNA, reported on Sunday. The weapons had arrived in Ethiopia from Moscow in May 2019, the committee found. The boxes included weapons and night-vision goggles and arrived on a commercial flight on Saturday night, SUNA reported, without giving further details. The committee pointed "to suspicions that these weapons were intended to be used in crimes against the state, impeding the democratic transition and preventing the transition to the civil state", SUNA reported. Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Peter CooneyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, SUNA, Dina Mufti, Khalid Abdelaziz, Aidan Lewis, Peter Cooney Organizations: Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Thomson Locations: KHARTOUM, Ethiopia, Moscow, Sudan, Ethiopia's, Tigray
Wad El Hilou, Sudan (CNN) The ghostly outlines of limbs emerge through the mist along the Setit River in eastern Sudan. A body is draped in plastic sheeting after being recovered from the river bank by Wad El Hilou, Sudan. Wad El Hilou is a natural pinch-point in the river's path -- and so, when the bodies arrived, they floated towards the banks. Ethnic profilingTigrayans still inside Humera told CNN that they live in constant fear of being detained or killed. A body recovered from the Setit River bank by Wad El Hilou, Sudan, is carried on plastic sheeting.
Persons: Abiy Ahmed's, Tigrayan, Tigrayans, We're, Gebretensae Gebrekristos, Gerri, Natay, Enda Yitbarek, Temesgen, Yonas, Humera, Alem, it's, Sudan who've Organizations: CNN, Ethiopian, Michael's, Mercury Locations: Sudan, Ethiopia, Humera, Ethiopia's Tigray, Tigray, Mekelle, Eritrea, St, Mary's, Amhara, People
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s $1.4 trillion wealth fund has excluded India’s top oil producer Oil and Natural Gas Corp from its portfolio due to concerns over the company’s business in South Sudan, the fund said in a statement. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) is pictured along a roadside in Ahmedabad, India, September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Amit DaveThe world’s largest sovereign fund also excluded three Israeli firms, Elco, its subsidiary Electra and Ashtrom because of their links to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The fund held a 0.38% stake in ONGC at the end of 2020, its latest disclosure, valued at $60.6 million. It held a 0.1% stake worth $1.35 million in Elco, a 0.38% stake worth $7.8 million in Electra and a 0.04% stake worth $749,000 in Ashtrom.
Persons: Amit Dave, , Electra, Organizations: Natural Gas Corp, Gas, REUTERS, Elco, West Bank, , Electra, United, Ashtrom Locations: OSLO, South Sudan, Ahmedabad, India, Sudan, Israel, Norway, ONGC, Elco
NAIROBI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Internet services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces were deployed on the streets, which were quieter than usual as residents sheltered inside after activists had called for protests against President Salva Kiir's government. Some activists told Reuters they were in hiding for security reasons. (ZAIN.KW)Alp Toker, director of NetBlocks, a London-based group that monitors internet disruptions, said it detected "significant disruption to internet service in South Sudan beginning Sunday evening, including to leading cellular networks". A spokesperson for Zain said he was checking with the South Sudan office. The activists accuse Kiir's government of corruption and failing to protect the population or provide basic services.
Persons: Salva Kiir's, Daniel Justin Boulogne, James Pui Yak, Alp Toker, Baba Medan, Zain, Jame David Kolok, Kiir's, Alexander Cornwell, Maggie Fick, Peter Graff Organizations: Reuters, Police, MTN Group, Zain, MTN, Foundation, Democracy, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, South Sudan, Juba, Kuwait, London, Sudan, Nairobi, Dubai, Nqobile, Johannesburg
NEW DELHI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The share of Canadian oil in India's overall imports in July rose to a record 6.3%, partly replacing some Latin American oil, data from industry sources showed on Tuesday. India shipped in about 3.4 million barrels per day of oil in July, the lowest in a year, the data showed. Nigeria swapped its ranking with the United Arab Emirates to emerge as the third-biggest oil supplier to India. 306.5 498.8 -38.6 400.3 -23.4 430.4 461.1 -6.7 Dubai 0.0 16.6 -100.0 16.1 -100.0 7.0 4.7 50.6 Yemen 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 -- Syria 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 -- TOTAL 2206.4 2306.2 -4.3 2155.3 2.4 2469.6 2468.3 0.1 Europe Albania 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 -- North sea 0.0 104.5 -100.0 0.0 -- 53.1 0.0 -- Norway 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 -- TOTAL 0.0 104.5 -100.0 0.0 -- 53.1 0.0 -- C.I.S. Azerbaijan 0.0 0.0 -- 53.0 -100.0 18.9 39.7 -52.4 Kazakhstan 62.5 96.9 -35.6 153.2 -59.2 86.1 126.1 -31.7 Russia 0.0 34.1 -100.0 0.0 -- 36.3 44.8 -19.0 TOTAL 62.5 131.1 -52.3 206.2 -69.7 141.4 210.7 -32.9 Africa Nigeria 363.7 275.6 32.0 61.1 495.1 355.2 262.6 35.3 Angola 64.4 117.7 -45.3 28.9 122.5 90.4 74.6 21.3 Ivory coast 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 4.9 0.0 -- Cameroon 0.0 34.1 -100.0 0.0 -- 13.8 4.4 214.3 Congo 30.7 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 8.8 17.6 -50.1 Chad 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 0.0 9.1 -100.0 Egypt 19.1 89.3 -78.6 62.7 -69.5 50.0 57.2 -12.6 Gabon 91.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 31.2 4.4 602.5 Ghana 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 8.9 0.0 -- Sudan 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 10.6 0.0 -- Eq Guinea 0.0 21.9 -100.0 0.0 -- 16.9 13.9 21.2 Algeria 0.0 0.0 -- 0.0 -- 9.1 25.6 -64.4 Libya 0.0 34.0 -100.0 0.0 -- 14.3 0.0 -- TOTAL 568.9 572.7 -0.7 152.7 272.5 614.2 469.6 30.8 CANADA 213.1 146.7 45.3 0.0 -- 133.9 30.7 336.2 USA 159.6 224.9 -29.0 244.2 -34.6 324.4 225.6 43.8 TOTAL ALL 3411.1 3897.9 -12.5 3024.3 12.8 4116.0 3991.3 3.2 NOTE: The total may not tally as numbers in tonnes have been rounded after converting them into barrels per day using a conversion factor of 7.3 barrels per tonne divided by the number of days.
Persons: Jan, Nidhi Verma, Ramakrishnan Organizations: United, America Brazil, Colombia, Asia Brunei, Malaysia, Oman, Iraq, Qatar, Dubai, Albania, Africa Nigeria, Angola, Ivory, Congo, Chad, Ghana Locations: DELHI, India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Canada, United, Kuwait, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela, Guyana, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Yemen, Syria, Norway, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Africa, Cameroon, Gabon, Sudan, Guinea, Algeria, Libya
N'DJAMENA, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Chad has decided to recall half of its 1,200 troops battling Islamist militants in the tri-border area of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, a spokesperson for the Chadian authorities said on Saturday. Chad deployed the soldiers in February to support a France-backed regional fight with insurgents linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State who have destabilised swathes of territory in West Africa's Sahel region in recent years. read moreThe decision to withdraw 600 of these soldiers was taken with the agreement of Chad's Sahel allies, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said, speaking on behalf of the Transitional Military Council in Chad. The authorities in Chad have faced a separate conflict this year with insurgents in the north. Mahamat Idriss Deby, who leads the Transitional Military Council (CMT), has run Chad since his father, the former president, was killed while visiting the front line in April.
Persons: Chad, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, The, Agouna, Mahamat Idriss Deby, Deby, Mahamat, Alessandra Prentice, Jason Neely Organizations: Islamic, Transitional Military Council, Chadian, CMT, Thomson Locations: N'DJAMENA, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, France, al Qaeda, Islamic State, West Africa's Sahel, Sahel, Libya, Sudan
A member of Taliban forces keeps watch at a checkpost in Kabul, Afghanistan August 17, 2021. "Both countries are pragmatic and have proven they can work with different regimes around the world," a diplomat based in Qatar said. "The world should respect the current situation in Afghanistan and not take measures to restrict them (Taliban)," he tweeted on Wednesday. "Saudi Arabia still has a strong religious card vis-a-vis the Taliban," Karim said, suggesting that Riyadh could also open channels with the group via Pakistan. Afghanistan has a long border with Pakistan, which long sheltered Taliban leaders and has long-standing ties with Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.
Persons: Stringer, al, Osama bin Laden, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, Umar Karim, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Karim, Yousef al, Sharif, Al Bayan, Faheem Al Hamid, Aziz El Yaakoubi, Alexander Cornwell, Marwa Rashad, Ghaida Ghantous, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: REUTERS, Taliban, DUBAI, United Arab, Saudi, al, Trade Center, Pentagon, U.S, Royal United Services Institute for Defence, Security Studies, Al, UAE, Muslim, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, U.S, al Qaeda, Saudi, New, Soviet, Qatar, Sheikh, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, United States, Washington, Pakistan, Okaz, Muslim Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, East, North Africa
REUTERS/Lisa Marie DavidMANILA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has included a bill seeking to ease the country's strict bank secrecy rules in his list of legislative priorities in his final year in office, the central bank said on Wednesday. The Bank Deposits Secrecy Bill will give the BSP increased investigative powers, making it easier for the regulator to examine suspicious bank accounts, and impose heavy penalties. It will equip the BSP with tools "necessary to prove the commission of fraud, serious irregularity or unlawful activity if reasonable basis exists", the central bank said in a statement. Business groups, including the Bankers Association of the Philippines, have thrown their support behind the bill. Despite its strict anti-money laundering rules, the Philippines was at the centre of some high-profile bank frauds in recent years, including the $81 million cyber heist in 2016 involving money stolen from the Bangladesh central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Persons: Rodrigo Duterte, Lisa Marie David MANILA, Enrico Dela Cruz, Ed Davies Organizations: REUTERS, ng Pilipinas, BSP, Business, Bankers Association of, Federal Reserve Bank of New, Thomson Locations: State, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Philippine, Haiti, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Uganda to take 2,000 Afghan refugees at U.S. request
  + stars: | 2021-08-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/StringerKAMPALA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Tuesday it had agreed to a request from the United States to take in temporarily 2,000 refugees from Afghanistan fleeing after the Taliban takeover. The east African nation has long experience receiving people escaping conflict and currently hosts about 1.4 million refugees, most from South Sudan. "The request was made yesterday by the U.S. government to H.E. (President Yoweri Museveni) and he has given them an OK to bring 2,000 (Afghan) refugees to Uganda," Esther Anyakun Davinia, Uganda's junior minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, told Reuters. Albania and Kosovo have also accepted a U.S. request to temporarily take in Afghan refugees.
Persons: Hamid Karzai, Stringer KAMPALA, Yoweri Museveni, Esther Anyakun Davinia, Elias Biryabarema, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Uganda, United States, South Sudan, U.S, Albania, Kosovo
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