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Tanzania to Crack Down on Ships With Suspicious Cargo

Tanzania's government has de-registered an explosives-laden Libya-bound ship flying the country's flag when it was seized by Greek authorities earlier this month. The government says it will also take a closer look at ships being registered in the East African country. Speaking to reporters Thursday


CMCC now has a State Department-approved passport office

The college said it made the move in response to the growing number of students from different countries or from immigrant families who attend the school. AUBURN - Central Maine Community College has become a U.S. State Department-approved passport office in response to the growing number of stude


3 Months After The Ambush In Niger, Does Trump Even Have An Africa Strategy?

President Donald Trump faced a massive international backlash after allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and several African nations as "shithole countries" in a Jan. 11 Oval Office meeting. But if you look past the cable news hysterics over the commander-in-chief's word choice, the White House


Announcing the first deployment of the Iryo system: improving healthcare for refugees

Walk With Me non-profit organization, Iryo-a new blockchain startup creating a global participatory healthcare ecosystem-will soon provide a modern electronic health record system for refugee camps in the Middle East. A Walk With Me refugee camp located in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. (Photograph: V


Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia’s national carrier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier. The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines is opening new routes and hubs and is acquiring new aircraft. In a statement Tuesday, t


One dead, two teens wounded in Garland shooting

A 22-year-old man was shot to death in a home early Monday and two teens suffered gunshot wounds in a case that remains under investigation, police said. The identity of the victim had not been released as authorities sought to notify relatives. A 13-year-old boy was being treated at a Dallas hospit


The most valuable military real estate in the world

DJIBOUTI - "World War III will start here." We had been driving around the streets of this African city for more than an hour, and my companion - an agent from the national intelligence service whom I will call Mohammed - was excited by the implications of what he had been showing me. Strategically


Greece seizes Libya-bound ship carrying explosive materials

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek authorities have seized a Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya and carrying materials used to make explosives, the coastguard said on Wednesday. The vessel was detected sailing near the Greek island of Crete on Saturday. Authorities found 29 containers carrying material


Global Khat (Plant) Market 2017: Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia

Deerfield Beach, FL - 01/10/2018 - The Global Khat (Plant) Market 2017 Industry Research Report is a in-depth study and professional analysis on the current state of the Khat (Plant) market. Khat (Plant) Market Report Details: Firstly, Worldwide Khat (Plant) Market report provides a basic overview o


Former ambassador to discuss China-Africa relations

David Shinn, longtime U.S. ambassador to several African countries, will bring his decades of expertise to bear in a talk about the relationship between China and Africa titled, "China in Africa," on Thursday, Jan. 11, at The Community Library in Ketchum from 6-7:30 p.m., in partnership with the Boi


China plans to build offshore naval base in Pakistan's Gwadar Port, says report

China is planning to build an offshore naval base near Pakistan's Gwadar on the Arabian Sea, media reports said, a year after Beijing opened its first such faculty at the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. Pakistan has consistently denied reports that any Chinese military facilities were planned or being b


#VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Chris Rolph

Today's #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Chris Rolph. Chris served in the Air Force for five years as a C130J Loadmaster. He was stationed in Rammstein, Germany, and spent time in parts of Africa including Niger, Nigeria, Algeria, Chad, Senegal, Djibouti and Libya. During his service, he was re


China Eyes Belt and Road Expansion, Military Base in Pakistan

China appears to be attempting to capitalize on tensions between the United States and Pakistan, reportedly planning to build an overseas military base in the country and expand infrastructure projects as part of the larger One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (C


Yemen: Passengers Transport Overview - Djibouti - Aden - Djibouti, December 2017

The Logistics Cluster coordinates and facilitates a weekly passenger movement between Djibouti and Aden on the WFP-chartered vessel, VOS Apollo, which is also used for emergency rescue and evacuation purposes. Standard Operating Procedures are available at: http://www.logcluster.org/document/standar


UN Migration Agency Helps 2,241 Migrants Get Home from Yemen in 2017

UN Migration Agency (IOM) Aden - During the final days of 2017, IOM, the UN Migration Agency succeeded in completing two movements of stranded Somalis and Ethiopians out of Yemen, despite immense security challenges and difficult sea conditions. Two boats were deployed, one headed to Aden to evacua


Giving War Too Many Chances

I met John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Christmas Eve in 1969. I joined them and a small group of local peace activists in a Christmas fast for world peace in front of Rochester Cathedral in England, a short walk from where I lived with my family in Chatham Dockyard. I was 15 years old, and my father was


China building military base in Pakistan

China is constructing its second overseas military base in Pakistan as part of a push for greater power projection capabilities along strategic sea routes. The facility will be built at Jiwani, a port close to the Iranian border on the Gulf of Oman, according to two people familiar with deal. Plans


A game of chess: Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa

The six-month-old Gulf crisis has expanded to the Horn Africa, potentially fuelling simmering regional conflicts. Renewed fears of heightened tension in the Horn, a region pockmarked by foreign military bases that straddles key Indian Ocean trade roots with its 4,000-kilometre coast line, was sparke


Five Utah National Guard members deploy to Africa

SALT LAKE CITY - Five members of the Utah National Guard departed from Roland R. Wright Air Base for a deployment to Africa Tuesday. The soldiers will spend the next nine months in the country of Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. The five Utah Guard members who fly the C-12 aircraft will join four me


Dover's 1st baby a tropical boy

DOVER - The first baby born in Dover in 2018 is Daniel John Drahozal, whose parents traveled from Belize to Dover to have the baby. The 6-pound, 3-ounce, 21-inch boy was born at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at 3:07 p.m. on Jan. 1, the first baby the hospital delivered in the new year. Daniel was born