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France could deliver drones to help Benin battle militants

France could deliver drones and more sophisticated weapons to Benin to help it tackle a worsening Islamist insurgency that is threatening the region, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. Macron made the pledge during a joint press conference with Benin’s President Patrice Talon on the second leg of his three-nation …

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Multiple Crises Erode Faith in Moldova’s Pro-European Govt

Trust is fading in the pro-Western government’s ability to handle simultaneous crises – which could mean pro-Russian forces regaining power. The future currently looks gloomy for Moldova’s embattled pro-European authorities. As the high hopes pinned on the reformist President, Maia Sandu, fade away, the way seems open for former president …

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Slovak President is Losing the Popularity Contest

Zuzana Čaputová, trust in whom has dropped precipitously over the past year, is under attack by politicians from all sides. Will she run again in 2024? More than three years ago, Zuzana Čaputová, then just elected as Slovakia’s president, promised to be a president for all her country’s people. “I …

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Regarding the Summit

The month of March ended with a unique piece of diplomacy in the Middle East. A group of six Foreign Ministers held a meeting in the Negev Desert to discuss regional matters. Sounds simple actually but there is a deeper context for this meeting. The State of Israel was the …

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At the IRF Summit

At the recent IRF summit that took place from June 28th through the 30th several concerns regarding the MENA region were raised. Some of the are listed below. Algeria was the first country to be discussed. In its recent report USCIRF recommended that Algeria be placed on the Special Watch …

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Украина — и в Африке Украина

Через пять месяцев после начала военной операции на Украине Россия и Запад впервые сошлись в дипломатической рукопашной в Африке. Совпавшие по времени африканские турне главы МИД РФ Сергея Лаврова, посетившего Египет, Уганду, Конго и Эфиопию, и французского президента Эмманюэля Макрона, проехавшего по маршруту Камерун—Бенин—Гвинея-Бисау, стали первым генеральным сражением в новой …

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A dor inevitável da inflação

Vamos ficar mais pobres com a inflação. Os governos devem apenas apoiar as famílias e empresas mais vulneráveis. Para que a crise não seja ainda pior. A melhor forma de os governos combaterem a inflação é fazerem muito pouco, evitando cair na tentação de compensar com apoios ou descida de …

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Migrants in Bosnia Risk All on Winning Border ‘Game’

Migrants and refugees in Bosnia liken their attempts to cross the border into EU-member Croatia to a ‘game’ – in which victory means a new start in the West. Twenty-eight-year-old Mohasinne from Morocco “gamed” the border more than a hundred times before he finally succeeded. BIRN met him together with …

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ExxonMobil Makes Two More Discoveries Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil said Tuesday it has made two new discoveries offshore Guyana to the southeast of the Liza and Payara developments in the Stabroek block. The discoveries at Seabob and Kiru-Kiru are the sixth and seventh in Guyana this year, with the total number of discoveries in Guyana at more than …

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