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Ethiopian Embassy In Yemen Shelled

AFRIANGLOBE - The Ethiopian embassy in Yemeni capital Sanaa was shelled on Friday, the Foreign Ministry has said. "We believe it is a collateral damage occurred in the crossfire between the warring factions in the Yemeni capital," said ministry spokesperson Tewolde Mulugeta.

Moroccan King Insults Nigerian President And Nigerians

AFRICANGLOBE - Moroccan King Mohamed VI has refused to accept a phone call from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. In a Friday statement, Morocco's Foreign Ministry said King Mohamed "found it inappropriate to accept [the call] as it is linked to an important...

China To Send Elite Army Unit To Help Fight Ebola In...

AFRICANGLOBE - China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa.

China-Africa Relations Hurt By Bad Chinese Behaviour

AFRICANGLOBE - Chinese businessmen smuggle ivory and rhino horns out of Africa and flood local markets with counterfeit goods while contractors constantly try to undercut each other, resulting in shoddy infrastructure projects. "Our bad habits have followed us

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death For Apostacy To Be Freed

AFRICANGLOBE - A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy is to be released from prison, a foreign ministry official has said. Abdullah al-Azraq told the foreign reporters on Saturday that Mariam Ibrahim would be "freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be taken by the judiciary and the ministry of justice".

Over 50,000 Ethiopian Workers Expelled From Saudi Arabia

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia has flown home over 50,000 citizens in Saudi Arabia after a crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich state, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. "We projected the initial number to be 10,000 but it is increasing," foreign ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told reporters in Addis Ababa, adding that the final total once the mass airlift ends is now expected to be around 80,000.

Libya: Gunmen Surround Libyan Foreign Ministry

AFRICANGLOBE - Gunmen have surrounded Libya's foreign ministry, demanding passage of a draft law that would ban Gaddafi-era officials from senior government jobs. Roving, well armed militias often challenge Libya's new leaders.

Hillary Clinton Visits Nigeria Today

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected in Nigeria in continuation of her seven nation Africa tour which earlier took her to Senegal,...

Ethiopia and China in $1.5 Billion Rail Deal

Ethiopia signed a $1.5 billion agreement with state-run China Communications Construction Co. to build a railway to carry potash from mines being developed in...