South Sudan plans to close some embassies due to lack of funds

The government of South Sudan is intending to close some of its embassies overseas due to inability to finance them all, the East African newspaper in Nairobi, Kenya, reported, according to the Borkena.com website.

A spokesman for South Sudan’s Foreign Ministry is quoted by The Dawn newspaper in the capital city Juba as saying “We thought of closing a number of embassies so that we can manage the remaining ones well,”

Another official in the ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity reportedly told The East African that South Sudan is yet to decide on
the number of embassies that it is going to close.

At present South Sudan maintains 23 embassies and several permanent missions abroad.

Saksøker Boeing etter flyulykke

En fransk kvinne saksøker den amerikanske flyprodusenten Boeing for 2,4 milliarder kroner – noe som er en brutto dagsinntekt for selskapet i 2018, ifølge CNN ,melder NRK.

Kvinnens ektemann omkom da et Boeing 737 Max fly styrtet på vei fra Etiopias hovedstad Addis Abeba til Nairobi, hovedstaden i Kenya, i mars.

Flyet fra Ethiopian Airlines stytet bare få minutter etter avgang fra flyplassen i Addis Abeba. Alle 157 om bord mistet livet, blant dem en norsk kvinne.

Costa Rica opens embassy in Kenya

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The Republic of Costa Rica has opened it’s first embassy in Africa, in the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya, the Costa Rica Star newspaper reported.

The location was decided by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, with the plan to access Eastern Africa.

Foreign Minister Gonzalez participated in the inauguration of the new embassy along with the resident Ambassador to Costa Rica in Kenya, Marta Eugenia Juarez Ruiz.

National flag of Costa Rica

News source: www.news.co.cr

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Sør-Sudan stenger FN-radio

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Flere medier er de siste årene blitt stengt i Sør-Sudan, som er herjet av borgerkrig. Nå har landets myndigheter trukket tilbake lisensen til radiostasjonen Radio Miraya, som blir drevet av FN. Det melder Reuters, ifølge VG.no

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Safari i hovedstaden

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Like utenfor sentrum i Kenyas hovedstad Nairobi ligger landets eldste, og kanskje mest undervurderte nasjonalpark, Nairobi National Park, som ble grunnlagt i 1946.

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Her finner du både løver, leoparder, bøfler, geparder, sebraer, sjiraffer, nesehorn og gaseller, skriver Se og Hør.

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Les mer på www.kws.go.ke – Kenya Wildlife Service

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Asmara declared a World Heritage site by Unesco

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A 1930s petrol station in Asmara.

The people of Eritrea have long said their capital Asmara is like no other city in Africa, and on Saturday the UN agreed, designating it a World Heritage site, the Agence France-Press news agency / themalaymailonline.com reported.

General view of Asmara.

The proclamation ends a long-running quest by Eritrean authorities to have the city’s unique architecture, which includes an art-deco bowling alley with coloured glass windows and a petrol station built to resemble a soaring aeroplane (pictured), recognised by the UN cultural body, Unesco.

“The city’s recognition as a heritage site of outstanding universal value fills us with tremendous pride and joy, but also with a profound sense of responsibility and duty,” said Hanna Simon, Eritrea’s permanent delegate to Unesco.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland.

A former Italian colony, most of the futuristic designs of the Eritrean capital date back to the rule of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini from 1936 to 1941.

Architects whose designs were unwelcome in conservative European cities found a place in Asmara at a time when about half of the city’s population was Italian and the city was known as “Piccola Roma”, or “Little Rome”.

While the modernist architecture of other Eritrean cities was destroyed during a decades-long war of liberation from Ethiopia, Asmara’s survived and was declared a national monument by the government in 2001, which refers to it as Africa’s “City of Dream”

But efforts to restore the marble facades and Roman-style pillars of the city’s theatres and cinemas have been hampered by a shortage of money and local expertise, city authorities say.

News source: www.themalaymailonline.com

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Uganda: Cyclist to Promote Kampala As Safe Tourist Destination

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Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in a bid to promote the capital city Kampala as a tourist destination has organized the second edition of Kampala Adventure Cycling 2016 due for 14 August, Allafrica.com / East African Business Week reports.

“Tourism is not only about going to parks. There is a lot to see in and around our city, and the Kampala Adventure Cycling event will allow many people appreciate this city. It is amazing that many people live here but have only seen so little.” said Godfrey Kiwanda, Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

The event is meant to highlight Kampala as a beautiful and safe tourism destination to the local and international audiences as well as cement the partnership amongst the private sector, Kampala Capital City Authority and Uganda Tourism Board in promoting tourism in Kampala and Uganda. it is also meant to raise awareness as well as raise funds to provide tourism guiding skills for children aged 16-18 years born and raised in Ugandan prisons in order to improve on their lives.

See the full story here: http://allafrica.com/stories/201607060223.html

News source: www.allafrica.com

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Turkish president opens Turkey’s largest embassy in the world, in Mogadishu

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President Erdogan (holding the microphone) at the opening ceremony of the new Turkish Embassy Compound in Mogadishu. Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to his right, Photo credit: Somalia’s state news agency SONNA

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan inaugurated the new Turkish Embassy Compound in Mogadishu, capital city of Somalia, the last leg of his East Africa tour, which also took him to Kenya and Uganda, cihan.com.tr reported.

Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, president Erdogan said the embassy compound, built on an 80-decare land and overlooking the Indian Ocean and standing next to the Abdulaziz Mosque built by the Ottoman Empire 10 centuries ago, is the largest Turkish embassy in the world.

“13 years ago, Turkey had embassies in 12 countries in Africa. Today, we have 39 embassies,” the president said, adding that Turkey aims to open embassies in all 54 African countries.

Mr Erdogan stated that one of the meeting halls in the embassy compound was named after Police Officer Sinan Yılmaz, who was martyred in an attack in Somalia in July 2013. Noting that the Kızılay Medical Vocational High School project in Somalia is almost finished, 

President Erdogan said 600 students will begin to study at the school in September.

“We are also building a military training center here on an 400-decare land and it is our biggest wish that we be here in Mogadishu during its opening ceremony,” the president said.

Turkey has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to war-ravaged Somalia since 2011, according to Turkish officials. Last week, the Turkish Cabinet approved $24 million in budgetary support to Somalia for this year, according to Voice of America.

Following the speeches, president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud inaugurated the embassy compound.

Also attending the opening ceremony were First Lady Emine Erdoğan, along with the deputy prime minister, foreign minister and economy minister of Turkey.

See the full story here: https://www.cihan.com.tr/en/president-erdogan-somalia-embassy-open-2087572.htm

News sources: www.cihan.com.tr, Voice of America

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