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The military arrested civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and dissolved the country's transitional government on Monday, sparking protests in several cities. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok chairs an emergency cabinet session in the capital Khartoum, on October 18, 2021. After a number of coups and a protracted civil war, the south of the country voted for independence and became the separate state of South Sudan in 2011. Wider implications Located in northeast Africa, Sudan is politically important for stability in the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the Sahel. KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudanese demonstrators take to the streets of the capital Khartoum to demand the government's transition to civilian rule, on October 21, 2021.
Persons: Abdalla Hamdok, Zaynab Mohamed, Mohamed, Omar al, Bashir, Edward Hobey, Verisk, General Abdel Fattah al, Burhan, Mausi, ASHRAF SHAZLY Organizations: AFP, Getty, Reuters, Sudan's, Getty Images Telecommunications, Oxford Economics, Sovereignty, Port Sudan, IMF, Sovereign Council, Human Rights, UAE, Russian Ministry of Defense Locations: KHARTOUM, Sudan, Shajara, Khartoum, Oxford Economics Africa, Khartoum's, Africa, Port, Juba, OMDURMAN, Omdurman, AFP, Democratic, South Sudan, Mausi Segun, Horn of Africa, North Africa, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, Saudi Arabia, U.S, Israel, Russia, Port Sudan
CAIRO — Military forces arrested Sudan’s acting prime minister and senior government officials Monday, disrupted internet access and blocked bridges in the capital Khartoum, the country’s information ministry said, describing the actions as a coup. In response, thousands flooded the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest the apparent military takeover. Armed forces detained Sudan's Prime Minister over his refusal to support their "coup," the information ministry said, after weeks of tensions. By mid-morning, the information ministry confirmed that the prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, had been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location. At one point, military forces stormed the offices of Sudan’s state-run television in Omdurman and detained a number of workers, the information ministry said.
Persons: Sudan’s, , Ashraf Shazly, Omar al, Bashir, Jeffrey Feltman, Washington, , Feltman, Josep Borrell, Abdalla Hamdok, al, Al, Ibrahim al, Hamza Baloul, Mohammed al, Suliman, Faisal Mohammed Saleh, Hamdok, Ayman Khalid, Abdel, Fattah Burhan Organizations: Sudan's, Getty, European Union, U.S, AFP, United, Sovereign Council, Sudanese Communist Party, Communist Party, Sovereign Locations: CAIRO, Khartoum, Omdurman, AFP, Sudan, United States, of Africa, EU, Britain, Egypt
Sudan’s prime minister was detained following an apparent military coup of the transitional government that has been ruling the country since the ouster of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir, the country’s information ministry and several government officials said Monday. Tensions between civilian officials and the generals who have been ruling Sudan under an uneasy power-sharing deal have been escalating for several weeks amid a spiraling economic crisis in the strategic nation on the Horn of Africa.
Persons: Sudan’s, Omar al, Bashir Locations: Sudan, of Africa
Thousands of Sudanese pro-democracy protesters streamed into the streets of the capital on Monday to reject a military coup of the transitional government that has ruled the country since the ouster of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. In a statement broadcast on state TV, Sudan’s most senior military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency across the strategic nation on the Horn of Africa and announced the dissolution of the transitional government, which included both civilian and military officials. He said a new caretaker government would soon be appointed to lead the country to elections in July 2023.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan Locations: of Africa
Image A man wore Sudan’s flag as a pile of tires burned during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, last week. Credit... Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/ReutersNAIROBI, Kenya — Military forces detained Sudan’s prime minister early on Monday in an apparent coup that endangered the northeast African nation’s fragile transition to democracy from authoritarian rule. Relations between the leaders of the transitional government, which is made up of civilian and military officials, have been strained. No to a military coup.”Image Sudan’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was detained by military forces in an apparent coup. On Saturday local time, Jeffrey Feltman, the United States special envoy for the Horn of Africa, met with the Sudanese prime minister and reiterated the Biden administration’s support for a civilian democratic transition.
Persons: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah, Sudan’s, Abdalla, , Hamdok, Omar Hassan al, Bashir, Abdalla Hamdok, Brittainy Newman, , Jeffrey Feltman, Feltman, Mr, Abdel Fattah al, Burhan Organizations: Reuters, Kenya — Military, Sudanese Ministry of Culture, Sovereignty Council, . Television, Sudanese Professionals Association, The New York Times, United, Biden Locations: Khartoum, Sudan, Reuters NAIROBI, Kenya, United States, of Africa
Factbox: What is happening in Sudan?
  + stars: | 2021-10-25 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
Another is an investigation into the killings of pro-democracy protesters on June 3, 2019, in which military forces are implicated. Activists and civilian groups have been angered by delays in making the investigation's findings public. Sudan is in a volatile region, bordering the Red Sea, the Sahel, and the Horn of Africa. Several of its neighbours, including Ethiopia, Chad and South Sudan have been affected by political upheavals and conflict. Sudan is pushing, with Egypt, for a binding deal over the operation of a giant hydropower dam that Ethiopia is building near the Sudanese border.
Persons: Omar al, Bashir, Nafisa Eltahir, Aidan Lewis, Nick Tattersall, Robert Birsel Organizations: REUTERS, WHO, West, Sovereign Council, Authorities, Criminal Court, Rapid Support Forces, International Monetary Fund, Thomson Locations: Kartoum, Sudan, SUDAN, Darfur, of Africa, Ethiopia, Chad, South Sudan, Ethiopia's Tigray, Egypt
Sudanese civilian leaders on Monday urged citizens to take to the streets to defend the transition to democracy. No to a military coup.” It was still unclear whether the military, which is riven by divisions, was united behind the coup attempt. But after Mr. al-Bashir, then an army general, took power in military coup in 1989, Mr. Hamdok mostly worked abroad. For it to be released, he said, Sudan’s military leaders will need to fully restore Mr. Hamdok and other civilian leaders to power. Image Sudanese protesters marching in Khartoum on Monday to denounce the overnight detentions of members of Sudan’s government by the army.
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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud arrives to attend the G20 meeting of foreign and development ministers in Matera, Italy, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Yara NardiCAIRO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. envoy underlined Washington's support for a democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan on Saturday during talks with the head of its ruling council and the prime minister, the U.S. embassy in Khartoum said. It said on Twitter that the Jeffrey Feltman, special envoy for the Horn of Africa, had also urged all players to recommit to working together to implement Sudan's constitutional declaration, signed following a 2018-2019 uprising that resulted in the removal of former President Omar al-Bashir. Reporting by Omar Fahmy, writing by Mahmoud Mourad; editing by Timothy HeritageOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Faisal bin Farhan Al, Saud, Jeffrey Feltman, Omar al, Bashir, Omar Fahmy, Mahmoud Mourad, Timothy Organizations: Saudi Arabia's, REUTERS, Twitter, Timothy Heritage, Thomson Locations: Matera, Italy, Yara, CAIRO, U.S, Sudan, Khartoum, of Africa
Some experts assert that this coincidental turn of events underscores the health sector brain drain from Africa. Nkengasong's imminent exit from the Africa CDC has fueled concerns about the sustainability of the institution's Covid-19 action plan. On his part, Nigeria's Ihekweazu told CNN he had built the NCDC to "outlive any single leader." Reacting to comments that his move to the WHO's $100 million Pandemic Hub worsens Africa's medical brain drain, Ihekweazu argued: "I think that my move to WHO strengthens Africa's position in the world!" Gitahi wants regional centers of the Africa CDC to be strengthened so that the power of the parent organization is devolved.
Persons: Africa's, John Nkengasong, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, Okhuaihesuyi, virologist, Nigeria's Ihekweazu, Ihekweazu, Charles Mwansambo, PEPFAR, Mwansambo, Steve Ahuka, Nkengasong, Ahuka, Githinji, Gitahi, Ainebyoona Emmanuel, CNN Nkengasong Organizations: CNN, for Disease Control, Africa CDC, US, AIDS Relief, US Senate, Nigeria Centre for Disease, World Health Organization, WHO, Intelligence, Nigerian Association of Resident, African Union, Africa, Democratic Locations: Africa, Nigeria, Berlin, Nigerian, Cameroonian, NCDC, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo's
U.S. donates 17 million J&J doses to African Union
  + stars: | 2021-10-14 | by ( Steve Holland | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The meeting with Kenyatta at the White House marked Biden's first as president with an African leader. The United States and Kenya have long cooperated on economic and security initiatives including counterterrorism. Biden said the 17 million doses will be in addition to 50 million the United States has already donated to the African Union. The donation of the vaccine doses will help the African Union's own regional procurement of J&J via the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust, the White House said. The 17 million doses of J&J are available for delivery immediately and will be delivered to the African Union in the coming weeks, the White House said.
Persons: Thomas Mukoya WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta, Johnson, Kenyatta, Biden, drugmakers, John Nkengasong, Steve Holland, Nandita Bose, Heather Timmons, Alistair Bell Organizations: Bissil Health, REUTERS, Kenyan, African Union, Kenya, . Security, United, Trust, World Health Organization, COVID, Thomson Locations: Iibissil, Kajiado county, Kenya, United States, Africa, COVID, U.S, Horn of Africa
A fisherman paddles his boat in the Indian Ocean next to Jazeera beach near Somalia's capital Mogadishu, October 2, 2015. The International Court of Justice said in its ruling on Tuesday that the revised maritime border along the exclusive economic zones for the continental shelves of Somalia and Kenya had achieved an equitable solution. Somalia, which welcomed the ruling, filed the case in 2014 at the United Nations' highest court dealing with disputes between states. While Kenyatta described the ruling as a zero-sum game that would strain relations between Kenya and Somalia, he said Kenya aimed to resolve the dispute diplomatically. Admiral Abdi Hamiid Mohamed Ahmed, commander of Somalia's marine forces, said they were ready to guard their territorial waters.
Persons: Omar, Uhuru Kenyatta, Tuesday's, Kenyatta, Admiral Abdi Hamiid Mohamed Ahmed, George Obulutsa, Abdi Sheikh, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Court, Justice, United Nations, African, Thomson Locations: Jazeera, Somalia's, Mogadishu, Omar NAIROBI, Kenya, Somalia, of Africa, Africa, Nairobi
REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - An air and ground offensive by Ethiopian troops and their allies against rebellious forces from the northern Tigray region is intensifying, a spokesperson for the Tigrayan forces said on Wednesday, claiming "staggering" casualties. Getachew Reda of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) told Reuters by phone that the Ethiopian military and allies from the Amhara region were fighting the Tigrayan forces on several fronts, in both the Amhara and Afar regions which neighbour Tigray. A spokesperson for the Ethiopian military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tigrayan forces were initially beaten back, but recaptured most of the region in July and pushed into the neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions, displacing hundreds of thousands more people. Another humanitarian worker citing witnesses said Eritrean forces were fighting Tigrayans in Berhale, a town in the Afar region.
Persons: Stringer, Getachew, Abiy Ahmed, Yemane Gebremeskel, Maggie Fick, Katharine Houreld, Nick Macfie Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, Ethiopian, Reuters, Eritrean, U.S . State Department, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Amhara, Weldiya, Afar, of Africa, Eritrea, Western Tigray, Sudan, Berhale
Serge Stroobants, IEP director for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa said the report identified 30 "hotspot" countries - home to 1.26 billion people - as facing most risks. "We don't even need climate change to see potential system collapse, just the impact of those eight ecological threats can lead to this - of course climate change is reinforcing it," Stroobants said. Afghanistan gets the worst score on the report, which says its ongoing conflict has damaged its ability to cope with risks to water and food supplies, climate change, and alternating floods and droughts. Conflict in turn leads to further resource degradation, according to the findings. "With tensions already escalating, it can only be expected that climate change will have an amplifying effect on many of these issues," the report said.
Persons: Mike Hutchings MADRID, Serge Stroobants, Stroobants, Isla Binnie, Barbara Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, Institute for Economics, Peace, United Nations, Thomson Locations: South Africa, Europe, East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Sahel, of Africa
CONAKRY, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Guinea's military junta on Wednesday named Mohamed Beavogui, a former civil servant and expert in agricultural finance, as prime minister to preside over a promised transition back to democratic rule following a coup in September. Beavogui, whose nomination was announced in a decree read on national television, will oversee a transition whose precise contours have yet to be defined. West African states, fearing a contagion effect across the region, agreed last month to impose sanctions on junta members and their relatives. read moreIn the 1980s, Beavogui worked as a civil servant and at the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG), one of the country's leading producers of bauxite. He later worked for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and, more recently, as director general of African Risk Capacity, an African Union agency that helps governments plan for natural disasters.
Persons: Mohamed Beavogui, Diallo Telli, Sekou Touré, Beavogui, Mamadi Doumbouya, Alpha Conde, Conde, Saliou Samb, Aaron Ross, David Gregorio Our Organizations: of African, African Union, Compagnie des Bauxites, Agriculture Organization, Thomson Locations: CONAKRY, Beavogui, Guinean, of African Unity, West, Central Africa, Mali, Chad, Guinea, Food, African
REUTERS/Tiksa NegeriNAIROBI, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The African Union's (AU) top health official called Britain's lack of recognition for coronavirus vaccines administered in Africa regrettable, saying on Thursday it sends a confusing public health message. England announced last week that it would expand the list of countries from which it recognises vaccines, adding 17 others beyond the initial list of the United States and Europe. The British government sets coronavirus policy for England, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are in charge of their own rules. "If ... you send us vaccines and we use those vaccines and you say you don't recognise people that have been immunised with those vaccines... it sends a very challenging message for us," he said. Richard Mihigo, a World Health Organization official, echoed this, saying the issue is fundamentally about certificates.
Persons: John Nkengasong, Richard Mihigo, Nkengasong, Ayenat Mersie, George Obulutsa, Frances Kerry Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Reuters, African Union, REUTERS, England, for Disease Control, British High Commission, Kenyan Health Ministry, Health Organization, United Nations, WHO, Thomson Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri NAIROBI, Africa, United States, Europe, British, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Kenya, WHO Africa
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
From Libya to Nigeria, Ethiopia to Mali, Moscow has been building key strategic military alliances and an increasingly favorable public profile across Africa in recent years. Via the U.N., Russia has also provided aid in the form food and medical assistance alongside its growing commercial, economic and military support across the continent. Russia's bilateral push In the past two months alone, Russia has signed military cooperation agreements with Nigeria and Ethiopia, Africa's two most populous nations. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that Africa accounted for 18% of Russian arms exports between 2016 and 2020. This will focus on counterterrorism, special forces operations and humanitarian support, along with safeguarding U.S. commercial interests in the face of growing Chinese and Russian presence.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Wondimu, Muhammadu, DIMITAR DILKOFF, Abiy Ahmed, Donat Sorokin, GERD, Louw Nel, Nel, John Bolton, Biden, Antony Blinken, Muhammadu Buhari, LEAH MILLIS, Robert Besseling, Comfort, NKC's Nel, Emmanuel Macron, Idriss Deby, GEORGES GOBET Organizations: Anadolu Agency, Getty Images, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Central African, Kremlin, Wagner, UN, Reuters, Hunter, Aviation, Salon, Zhukovsky, Africa, Sirius, of Science, Art, Getty, Tigray Defence Force, Addis Ababa, CNBC, U.S, Africa Command, State Department, Cape Verdean Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Turkish, Tigray, Getty Images Russia, Africa, Libya, Nigeria, Mali, Moscow, Russia, Sochi, Stockholm, Central African Republic, Russian, MOSCOW, AFP, Getty Images SOCHI, RUSSIA, Afar, Amhara, Addis, U.S, Washington, Horn of Africa, Gulf, Guinea, Washington , DC, West, Cape, France, Sahel France, Burkina Faso, Niger, Paris, Chad, PAU, Sahel, French, Pau
Taking stock of this war is difficult because it is inseparable from the twin calamities of Afghanistan and Iraq. In those countries, the United States reached beyond the tactics of counterterrorism for a more ambitious, ill-fated project to remake fractured, tribal societies into American-style democracies. They are documented in the deaths of more than 7,000 American service members, hundreds of thousands of civilians and trillions of squandered American dollars. The counterterrorism war, much of it waged covertly, defies such metrics. By that yardstick, say counterterrorism experts, the war on terror has been an undisputed success.
Persons: you’d, , Daniel Benjamin, Obama Organizations: State Locations: Afghanistan, Iraq, United States, Abu Ghraib, of Africa, American
In 2018, Kidanemariam was serving as Ethiopia's consul general in Los Angeles and said he helped organize Abiy's visit. He expected Abiy, who preached a political philosophy of inclusion, to chide the crowd, but he said nothing. Later, over lunch, when Kidanemariam asked why, he said Abiy told him: "There was nothing to correct." Abiy receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, in December 2019. "I am of the strongest opinion that the Nobel Prize Committee is responsible for what is happening in Ethiopia, at least partially.
Persons: , Abiy Ahmed, Africa's, Kidanemariam, Abiy, he'd, heckles, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Hailemariam, backsliding, Ahmed Soliman, William Davidson, Rashid Abdi, Abdi, Isaias Afwerki, Mehari, Isaias, Goitom Gebreluel Organizations: CNN, University of Southern, Ethiopian, Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abiy's, Addis Standard, Addis, Prosperity Party, Chatham House, International Crisis, United, West, European University Institute Locations: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia's, Tigray, Washington , DC, Oslo, Norway, Abiy, West, Ethiopia, Oromia, of Africa, Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa, Tigrayan, Wukro, Kenya, Horn of Africa, Amhara, Taddele Maru, South
REUTERS/Andrew Emmanuel/File PhotoJOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Global fast fashion brands are helping drive pollution that has dyed African rivers blue or turned their waters as alkaline as bleach, according to a report published on Tuesday. Water Witness International's (WWI) report featured the polluted rivers in Lesotho in southern Africa and Tanzania to highlight the risks posed as global brands increasingly source garments from contractors in Africa, attracted by cheap labour and tax incentives. "The flipside is that (fast fashion) could be a force for change," he continued, but brands and investors needed to take the lead. ASOS and H&M confirmed they source from Africa but pointed to initiatives to ensure sustainability or address water risks. "Making the textile industry a force for good in Africa is a very delicate balance," she said.
Persons: Andrew Emmanuel, Nick Hepworth, Inditex's Zara, Zara, Katrina Charles, Emma Rumney, Nick Macfie Organizations: REUTERS, Global, Brands, University of Oxford, Thomson Locations: Tanzania's, Dar es Salaam, JOHANNESBURG, Lesotho, Africa, Tanzania, Dar es, ASOS, Asia
Without thinking further, Ms. Gobena picked up the baby, wrapped her in a cloth and took her home to Addis Ababa. “One of the men dying by the side of the road said to me, ‘This is my child. Ms. Gobena left him, and most of her possessions, taking the children to live with her in a shack in the woods. She sold her jewelry to raise money, then eked out an income selling injera bread and honey wine. Unable to pay the children’s school fees, she found a tutor to visit the shack.
Persons: Gobena, ’ ”, Kebede Locations: Addis Ababa
President of the Somali Region Mustafa Muhumed Omer attends a Reuters interview in Jijiga, Ethiopia January 14, 2020. Somali region President Mustafa Muhumed Omer said the road and rail had been blocked by local youth protesting against an attack on Saturday. "We are working to open the Djibouti rail and road today," Mustafa, the Somali region President, told Reuters in a text message. The most deadly violence, however, has emanated from the Tigray region. Getachew Reda, spokesperson for the TPLF, told Reuters on Wednesday its fighters were near Debark, about 102 km (63 miles) north of Gondar, one of Amhara's largest cities.
Persons: Somali Region Mustafa Muhumed Omer, Giulia Paravicini, Mustafa Muhumed Omer, Mustafa, Abiy Ahmed, Getachew Reda, Bahir Dar, Gizachew Muluneh, Maggie Fick, Dawit Endeshaw, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations Conference, Trade, Development, Reuters, Djibouti, Wednesday, Kobo, Abiy, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Somali Region, Jijiga, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Somali, Afar, Horn of Africa, Tigray, Debark, Gondar, Amhara, Bahir, Olbia, Italy, Nairobi
ADDIS ABABA, July 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Amhara state on Sunday called on "all young people" to take up arms against Tigrayan fighters who are battling the federal government military and forces from all of Ethiopia's other nine regions. War erupted between the Ethiopian military and the TPLF, which rules Ethiopia's northernmost region, in November. This week the Tigrayans pushed their offensive to Afar, their neighbouring state to the east, where they said they planned to target troops from the Amhara region fighting alongside the federal military in the area. On Saturday, Amhara's special forces commander, Brigadier General Tefera Mamo was quoted by the region's state media as saying the war had expanded to the state. "The terrorist group has started a war in the Amhara and Afar regions and is also harassing Ethiopians," Tefera said, referring to TPLF.
Persons: Teshager, Getachew, General Tefera Mamo, Tefera, Elias Biryabarema, Katharine Houreld, Alex Richardson Organizations: Tigrayan, Tigray, Ethiopian, Special Forces, Thomson Locations: ADDIS ABABA, Amhara, Tigray People's, Horn of Africa, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Nairobi
Neither Mr. Salameh nor his brother or associates have been charged by Swiss or French prosecutors. Talk of self-dealing by Mr. Salameh has circulated for years. He has repeatedly said he accumulated a personal fortune of $23 million during a 20-year career as a banker at Merrill Lynch before being tapped to head the central bank. But some Lebanese question how Mr. Salameh can remain at the helm of the central bank. “He is responsible for monetary policy, and it has failed dramatically,” said Henri Chaoul, a former adviser to Lebanon’s minister of finance who resigned last year.
Persons: Salameh, Jeffrey Feltman, ” Mr, Merrill Lynch, Raja Salameh, Riad Salameh, , Henri Chaoul Organizations: Swiss, Central Bank, CNBC, World Bank, Locations: U.S, Lebanon, of Africa, Sweden
The Security Council on Friday held its first public meeting since fighting broke out last year between Ethiopian government forces — backed by troops from neighboring Eritrea — and TPLF fighters with Tigray's former ruling party. Acting U.N. aid chief Ramesh Rajasingham told the council that the humanitarian situation in Tigray had "worsened dramatically" in recent weeks. "More than 400,000 people are estimated to have crossed the threshold into famine and another 1.8 million people are on the brink of famine. While Russia and China did not object to Friday's public meeting of the Security Council on Tigray, they made clear that they believed the conflict is an internal affair for Ethiopia. Ambassador said: "We believe that interference by the Security Council in solving it is counterproductive."
Persons: , Ramesh Rajasingham, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Ethiopia's U.N, Taye Atske Selassie Amde, Thomas, Russia's U.N Organizations: United Nations, Security Council, Security, Eritrea —, Ethiopian, NBC Locations: Ethiopia's Tigray, Eritrea, Tigray, U.S, Ethiopia, of Africa, Russia, China, United States, France, Britain
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