Category Archives: Diplomacia

Ethiopia hails progress in ties with China

Via: CGTN Africa

The Ethiopian government has hailed the Ethiopia-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership as the two countries embark on a series of activities to mark the 50th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations. “The diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and China have been growing ever since the two countries established official diplomatic ties back in the 1970s,” the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued over the weekend. It added that the Ethiopia-China ties have over the years strengthened across various sectors, mainly following the decision among the two countries’ governments to elevate bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership back in 2017.

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United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties

Via: Aljazeera

The United States and Sudan plan to begin exchanging ambassadors again after a 23-year gap, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Wednesday in the latest sign of warming relations between the two countries. Relations between Washington and Khartoum have improved since the overthrow in April of then-President Omar al-Bashir and the formation of a civilian transitional government in August. The announcement that the two countries would begin the process of exchanging ambassadors again came during Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s first visit to Washington on Wednesday.

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Benin Republic Expels EU Envoy for Interfering in Domestic Politics

Via: The African Exponent

The Republic of Benin has ordered the European Union’s ambassador to the country to leave immediately. In a statement released by the office of the presidency yesterday, Ambassador Oliver Nette, the European Union envoy to the country was accused of interfering in domestic affairs. President Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon’s office however made it clear that the West African country had nothing against the European Union and that a new envoy could be assigned to the country. The statement described Ambassador Oliver Nette as “harmful” and a threat to the national security of a result of his continuous in local politics and affairs which the government finds disturbing. You will recall that this is not the first time an African country is expelling a foreign diplomat due to interference in domestic affairs. Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia have all expelled ambassadors from the countries in recent times.

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