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HORN OF AFRICA : MBZ dominates fence-mending efforts between Abiy and Hamdok

May 19, 2021
Officially, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited Khartoum earlier this month with his special adviser Yemane Gebreab on his own initiative. Source link

SUDAN/ETHIOPIA/EGYPT : Emirates seek to mediate between Sisi, Abiy, and Hamdock over GERD mega-dam

May 2, 2021
The initiative was many weeks in preparation (Africa Intelligence, 29/03/21). UAE crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MbZ) made a very brief visit to Cairo on 24 April to meet President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. During a two-hour face-to-face meeting Source link

KENYA : Odinga's juggle between family and party in his Nyanza stronghold

April 30, 2021
Raila Odinga, who is campaigning in the August 2022 presidential elections, is trying to curb his siblings’ political ambitions. His elder brother Oburu Odinga and his sister Ruth Odinga are planning to run for the Siaya senatorial seat and the Kisumu governor seat, both located in the family stronghold of Nyanza. Source link

GUINEA : Mediation begins between Guinea bauxite firm and unhappy villagers

March 9, 2021
Nearly two years after challenging the amount of compensation offered by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG – Africa Intelligence, Source link

ANGOLA/CONGO : Relations between Sassou and Lourenço become ever more poisonous

February 2, 2021
Presidential advisors in Angola now suspect Congo of colluding with the separatist Frente de Libertação do Estado de Cabinda (FLEC). Source link

Malawi’s Top Chess Player Mwale ‘Between Rock and a Hard Place’ to Defend His Chessam Title

December 24, 2020
Malawi’s top ranked chess player, Joseph Mwale – who is based in South Africa – wants to come and defend his Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) National Championship title but is torn between a rock and a hard following the closure of all land borders for two weeks starting from December 23. In an interview,

Police body-cam footage shows standoff between cops and suicidal teenager

November 21, 2020
Newly-released police bodycam video captures a dramatic standoff between cops and a suicidal Florida teenager who then shoots himself moments before police riddle him with bullets. One of the bullets that struck 18-year-old Devon Gregory was from his own gun, the Jacksonville medical examiner announced, though coroners have yet to determine if that was the

Tensions flare between Trump fans and opponents at DC protests

November 15, 2020
Tensions flared after dark Saturday as pro- and anti-Trump factions clashed in Washington, D.C. — hours after the president himself made a drive-by appearance at a recount rally attended by thousands of his supporters. In one incident, three Trump supporters were eating at a restaurant two blocks from the White House when someone set off