Wednesday, 6th December 2023

Russia-Ukraine war

24 Nov
A third wave of Russian forces is attacking the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka and systematically shelling the centre of the industrial hub, its Ukrainian head said Friday. The nearly-encircled town near the Russian-held regional stronghold of Donetsk has faced a fierce onslaught for more than a month. "The third wave (of assaults) began. They…
20 Nov
Russia has launched several waves of drone attacks on Kyiv for the second night in a row, the city’s military administration said. Serhiy Popko, head of the administration, said Ukraine’s air defence systems hit around 10 drones in Kyiv and its outskirts. “No critical damage or casualties have been reported,” he said. Meanwhile, Russian authorities…
12 Nov
Russia on Sunday accused Ukraine of carrying out a series of attacks in the border regions of Bryansk and Belgorod, damaging five train carriages and causing one injury.
26 Aug
Russian authorities said Saturday that air defences had destroyed one drone as it approached Moscow and another close to the border with Ukraine
18 Aug
Washington has told Denmark and the Netherlands that they will be permitted to hand over their F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine when the country's pilots are trained to operate them, the US State Department said Friday. Both Denmark and the Netherlands, which are leading the program to train Ukraine's pilots on the F-16, have been…
23 Jun
Ukraine said Friday it had downed an entire barrage of 13 cruise missiles fired by Russian forces overnight targeting an airfield in the west of the country.
11 Jun
Kyiv announced on Sunday that Ukrainian forces have retaken a village in the war-torn country's southeast, the first reported gain of the offensive.
2 Jun
America's top diplomat on Friday insisted that a strong Ukraine in control of its own territory was a prerequisite for talks with Russia, warning against a "Potemkin" or fake peace through a ceasefire.
27 May
Two drones damaged an administration building of an oil pipeline in Russia's western Pskov region, the regional governor said Saturday.
21 May
Ukraine on Sunday denied Bakhmut had fallen to Russian troops in the longest battle of the war and said it was instead advancing around the suburbs, making it "very difficult" for Russian troops to stay in the devastated city.
19 May
US President Joe Biden told G7 leaders that Washington will support providing advanced warplanes including F-16s to Ukraine and will back efforts to train Kyiv's pilots, a senior White House official said Friday.
14 May
It is broadly assumed or even believed that the only effect of the Ukraine’s conflict with Russia on Africa is almost exclusively on the shortage of food and its contingent crises. Even the disruption of the global value chain already underway by America’s favoured de-coupling was further complicated by the conflict.


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Azerbaijan said Wednesday it wants reassurances from the United States on bilateral ties for Washington to continue mediating normalisation talks with arch-foe Armenia. The Caucasus neighbours have been locked in a decades-long conflict the over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan reclaimed after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September. Both countries have said a…
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Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 6 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC and Chapa Financial Technologies Share Company have entered into a partnership agreement to provide M-PESA services for entrepreneurs, businesses, and government services on Chapa’s payment aggregator platform.   The partnership aims to boost the ease of transactions for both merchants and M-PESA customers…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 6 December 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-From November 1-3, fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe converged in Lusaka, Zambia, for the 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. Historically, AFTS has been the go-to platform for fintech startups, banks, corporations, telcos, government agencies, venture capital firms, and other industry players to…
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A miner has been pulled out alive from under a mudslide five days after being trapped underground with many others when torrential rains hit Zambia's main copperbelt region, authorities said on Wednesday.
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The Israeli army said Wednesday that the International Committee of the Red Cross "must have access to the hostages" still being held by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "As the IDF (military) expands its operations to dismantle Hamas in Gaza, we have not lost sight... of our critical mission to rescue our hostages,"…
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Airlines are expecting to carry a record 4.7 billion passengers in 2024 as the sector puts the Covid-19 pandemic behind it, trade industry association IATA said Wednesday. IATA also raised its profit outlook, expecting airlines to post $23.3 billion in net earnings in 2023, more than double the $9.8 billion it forecast in June. "Some…