Vladimir Putin and Joao Lourenco signed six documents regarding the cooperation in diamond mining, gas and oil production, space and agriculture after a three-day visit by the Angolan president.Prior to the meeting, Lourenco said Angola is one of the principal buyers of Russian arms and his country wants to “not only buy but also produce them”. Russia delivered six SU-30K fighter jets to Angola this year and two more are expected by the end of May, Angola’s Defense Minister Salviano de Jesus Sequeira told reporters.
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On april 04, the Chief-commandant of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, ordered an offensive attack against the Government of National Accord, that rules the country’s capital, Tripoli, and has the support of the UN and the European Union.After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and the military intervention of NATO’s in 2011, the country is set in a total calamity status, with a power vacuum that instigates disputes of the two major rival political groups.The first one, the Government of National Accord, headed by the Prime-Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, administer Tripoli and the west part of the country, while the Libyan National Army, headed by Haftar, cooperates with the Parliament and sovereign the east part, from Tobruk.
Until the present time, Tripoli is besieged, with confrontations of both sides. On april 08, Haftar’s forces launched an air raid against the only functional airport of the city, Mitiga airport. However, the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority, Mohamad Gniwa, said that the airport would reopen soon, but for night flights only.
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This Thursday (4th April), Sudan Minister of Defense, Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced the arrest of president Omar Al- Bashir, who were in power since 1989. The military announced the suspension of the constitution and the creation of a military council which will rule the country for the next two years. Bashir’s arrest takes place in a context of economic crisis and protests against his government in the capital Cartum.
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