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the participants in the Doha negotiations are torn apart

Nearly four months after the start of the Doha pre-dialogue for negotiations that should pave the way for the participation of Chadian political-military groups, the fifty groups seem to be tearing each other apart. After showing a form of agreement by speaking with one voice, the draft mediation agreement created disagreement, when they would respond to it with a single document on Sunday, July 10. Divisions also arose within the three groups formed. This is the fall of the Doha Groupwhich so far has gathered 23 small…

The Doha negotiations are moving forward

Negotiations between the Chadian Transitional Government and some 50 political-military groups resumed this weekend in Doha (Qatar) after several weeks of sluggishness. A draft government agreement was proposed to the rebels on Friday, May 6.…

Doha talks postponed again

The Doha dialogue has still not reached its core. The 72-hour suspension, which was decided on Sunday 13 March, was extended to Wednesday 16 March by 48 hours. The political-military groups have not yet managed to agree on a list of 10 delegates responsible…

Libya appoints envoys to Qatar after six years

Libya has appointed an ambassador to Qatar for the first time in six years, sources said on Tuesday. Mohamed al-Lafi, one of the celebrities in the western city of al-Zawiyah, was named ambassador to the Gulf nation, the source told Anadolu Agency (AA). Al-Lafi has been a delegate to the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Dialogue Forum since 2020, which contributed to the formation of the current interim executive branch in Libya. He also held various government positions, including the Chief of Staff of…

Search for Somalia whereas Farmajo shifts focus to the UAE

Search for Somalia whereas Farmajo shifts focus to the UAE MOGADISHU, Somalia - The dispute over management of Somalia takes form after Farmajo's surprising turnaround, this time specializing in the United Arab Emirates , which has made silent entry into the Horn of Africa nation. With a strategic shoreline within the Indian Ocean, hides and skins together with underutilized minerals, Somalia…

Kenya suspends all flights to and from Somalia

Kenya suspends all flights to and from Somalia NAIROBI, Kenya - Authorities in Kenya have suspended flights to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in a transfer that may increase questions on the sincerity of the current restoration of diplomatic ties between the 2 neighboring nations. In a NOTAM issued by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority , Nairobi now says that solely UN or medivac…

Qatar denies allegations of financing Somalia via Fahad Yasin

DOHA - Qatar has denied allegations of funding for Somalia's government politicians through intelligence chief Fahad Yasin, arguing that the allegations are "unfounded and ridiculous" in what could again trigger fierce opposition in the country. For decades, Doha has often been mentioned in Mogadishu's internal policies, but it has often blamed business rivals for "nurturing" propaganda in a way that jeopardizes her interests. The allegations were made by former US Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz. Doha claims…

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