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  • Reject extremism to host World Cup, Gargash tells Qatar

    QATAR, 2017/10/21 Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup should depend on its rejection of terrorist and extremist groups, according to UAE Minister of National for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. In a tweet on Tuesday, Gargash said that “Qatar’s hosting of World Cup 2022 should include a repudiation of policies supporting extremism and terrorism. Doha should review is record.” The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs calls for Doha to review its policies and links to terrorism. “Hosting World Cup 2022 should not be tainted by support of extremist individuals [and] orgs/terrorist figures,” he added. “Review of Qatar’s policies a must.”
  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara to visit Ghana Monday

    ABIDJAN, 2017/10/17 Cote d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara, will from Monday, 16th October, begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. “This visit is a reciprocal one to the visit made to Cote d’Ivoire by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, at the start of his tour of the nations of West Africa,” a statement from the Presidency said.
  • Ivorian President expected in Ghana for two-day working visit

    GHANA, 2017/10/17 The Ghanaian capital city, Accra is ready to receive Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday for a two-day working visit, APA learns here.Prior to his arrival, the Ghana Police Service has announced the closure of some ceremonial roads in the capital city, thereby drawing the attention of the motoring public to the visit of the Ivorian leader.
  • DRC elected into UN Human Rights Council

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/10/17 DR Congo was on Monday elected in Geneva, Switzerland, to the UN Human Rights Council by 151 votes out of 193.97 votes were required to poll a majority. The DRC will sit on the council from January 2018 for a three-year term alongside three other African nations elected at the same time namely Angola, Nigeria and Senegal. The Congolese minister for Human Rights, Marie-Ange Mushobekwa, welcomed the election, which however places its government in the forefront of its responsibilities.
  • Morocco replaces Kenya to host CHAN 2018

    CASABLANCA, 2017/10/15 CAF’s Emergency Committee chaired by president Mr Ahmad Ahmad, met on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the fifth edition of Africa second tier’s football competition to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The cities of Casablanca, Agadir, Marakech and Tangier have been selected to host the biannual tournament.
  • The BRICS strike back

    CHINA, 2017/09/07 The wide-ranging Xiamen Declaration, issued in conjunction with the just wrapped-up annual BRICS summit, shows that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, although facing internal challenges of their own, may be about to step up their collective game, big time. And they won’t be intimidated/derailed by the crumbling unipolar order. Xiamen made it clear the BRICS are all-out engaged to “redress North-South development imbalances,” with Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizing the necessity of a more just international order, echoing President Putin’s calls for a “fair multipolar world,” and “against protectionism and new barriers to global trade.”
  • BRICS Must Trust Diplomacy To Resolve Issues, Says China's Xi Jinping

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 BRICS Must Trust Diplomacy To Resolve Issues, Says China's Xi JinpingChinese President Xi Jinping said the BRICS group of nations must uphold the price of diplomacy to resolve "hotspot issues" as chief of national, inclunding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived in China's port city Xiamen to attend the BRICS Summit. Mr Jinping appeared to take a reconciliatory tone at the same time as he, without due referring to the recent Doklam standoff with India, said "peace and development" should be the underpin to resolve issues as the world does not want "conflict and confrontation." At the BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet on Tuesday, just days after India and China ended the 73-day-long Doklam standoff
  • China Invites 5 Countries As Guests For BRICS Summit

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 China has invited Egypt, Guinea, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest nations for the upcoming BRICS summit but clarified that the invitation is not an attempt to expand the group under its 'BRICS Plus'border. China will host the BRICS summit in Xiamen city from September 3 to 5 in which leaders of the five nations will participate, inclunding Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We need to have some further explanation about the BRICS Plus to help people better understand the rationale of this idea," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing, addressing the media about BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.
  • Xi Jinping opens BRICS Summit in Xiamen, asks members to shelve differences

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday asked BRICS members to shelve their differences and accommodate each other’s concerns by enhancing mutual trust and strategic communication, as he opened the 9th annual summit of the five member emerging economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the opening ceremony of BRICS Summit in Xiamen called for mutual trust between member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The opening ceremony of the three-day BRICS summit started with Brics Business Council amid a downpour triggered by typhoon Mawar which had caused widespread disruption to the summit preparations and the city’s traffic. The typhoon as well caused considerable disruption to the flights.
  • China ready to hold largest BRICS Business Forum

    CHINA, 2017/09/03 China is ready to hold the major BRICS Business Forum from Sept. 3 to 4 with over 1,000 business elites expected to convene in the city of Xiamen, Fujian Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the forum and deliver a keynote speech. The forum is expected to gather a record 1,200 attendees, inclunding representatives from nearly 80 Fortune 500 multinationals, said Jiang Zengwei, chief of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, at a press conference.