South Sudan signs deal with Ethiopia to import electricity from GERD

Ethiopia has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Sudan to export hydro and other cheaper energy to Juba. Ethiopia has signed a memorandum of understanding with South Sudan to export hydro and other cheaper energy to Juba. According to the Ethiopian Electric Power, the power utility, Ethiopia has agreed to export an initial 100 Megawatts […]

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The Case for a Holistic U.S. Policy Toward the Emerging Red Sea Region

Washington must reshape its approach to this increasingly complex staging ground for global competition. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Elana DeLozier was the Rubin Family Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy from 2018-2022. washington institute To promote stability and other U.S. interests, Washington must reshape […]

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THERE IS NO LIBERAL WORLD ORDER

Unless democracies defend themselves, the forces of autocracy will destroy them. By Anne Applebaum – the Atlantic In february 1994, in the grand ballroom of the town hall in Hamburg, Germany, the president of Estonia gave a remarkable speech. Standing before an audience in evening dress, Lennart Meri praised the values of the democratic world […]

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UK announces controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda

(CNN)People seeking asylum in the UK could now be relocated to Rwanda under a controversial new scheme blasted by international human rights groups as “shockingly ill-conceived” and contrary to international obligations. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the scheme an “innovative approach, driven by our shared humanitarian impulse and made possible by Brexit freedoms,” on […]

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US oil tumbles below $100 a barrel after Western countries plan emergency oil release

By David Goldman, CNN Business New York (CNN Business)The West is tapping more of its emergency oil reserves to help wean itself off Russian crude. The International Energy Agency announced Wednesday it would supply the oil market with 60 million additional barrels of crude from its emergency stockpiles. The Paris-based IEA, which monitors energy supplies […]

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Stoltenberg calls on NATO members to provide offensive arms to Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on allies to provide Ukraine with more weapons, beyond just defensive anti-tank and anti-craft arms. That’s according to Washington Post, Ukrinform reports. “Ukraine is fighting a defensive war, so this distinction between offensive and defensive weapons doesn’t actually have any real meaning,” Stoltenberg said. He said he had “urged […]

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Putin’s advisers are misleading him about Ukraine war, US intel says

By AAMER MADHANI and NOMAAN MERCHANT American official says there are persistent tensions between the Russian leader and his military top brass over invasion’s failures, as the conflict grounds to a bloody stalemate. WASHINGTON (AP) — US intelligence officials have determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being misinformed by his advisers about his nation’s forces’ poor performance […]

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Roman Abramovich: Sanctioning of Chelsea owner by UK government halts club’s sale

Roman Abramovich’s attempt to sell Chelsea has been halted after the oligarch was sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Russian put the European champions up for sale after the threat of sanctions was raised in Parliament. The freezing of Abramovich’s assets, which include Chelsea, means the club cannot sell […]

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German chancellor says Russia will pay “high price” as he boosts nation’s military funding

CNN – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed Sunday that “very soon the Russian leadership will feel what a high price they will have to pay” for the invasion of Ukraine, as he announced he will raise German military funding in a special session with lawmakers. Russian President Vladimir Putin “will not change his path overnight,” […]

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Ukraine’s Zelensky calls on “citizens of world” to join in fight against Russia- CNN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling for people around the world to join the fight against Russia. In a statement on Sunday, he accused the Russian army of killing civilians and praised Ukrainians for having the courage to defend themselves. “Ukrainians have manifested the courage to defend their homeland and save Europe and its values from a Russian […]

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China speaks out against sanctions over Ukraine

Beijing believes the West should address Moscow’s “legitimate security demands” RT – China said on Saturday that Western sanctions slapped on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine will not solve the crisis. Many countries have imposed sweeping restrictions on Moscow, hitting its banks, trade, and largest airline, among other things. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made his […]

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‘We stand for peace – if they refuse talks, the responsibility will lie entirely with the Ukrainian side’ – “not in Belarus” Ukraine

‘We stand for peace – if they refuse talks, the responsibility will lie entirely with the Ukrainian side’ – Head of Russian delegation in Belarus Moscow’s delegation is waiting for a reply from Ukraine – Russia’s deadline for potential talks ends in one hour (15:00 MSK). RT. Rt, did not report the specific reason why […]

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“Russia’s military operation in Ukraine shows no sign of ending soon” – Media summary

Photo – People in the central city of Dnipro wait to enlist – UN refugee chief says internal displacement is also growing as Ukrainian forces battle multi-pronged assault. While Russia’s military operation in Ukraine shows no sign of ending soon, there’s still hope for both sides to return to the negotiating table. But sincerity is […]

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U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Somali officials accused of undermining democracy

“Dozens of parliamentary seats are still unfilled and there is no clear plan to conclude the process.  We are now imposing visa restrictions under this policy against a number of Somali officials and other individuals to promote accountability for their obstructionist actions,” CGTN – The United States imposed visa restrictions on several Somali officials accused […]

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Zelenskyy has criticised Western nations ‘We’re defending Ukraine alone … Everyone is afraid”

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he does not see anyone ‘ready to fight alongside us’. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has criticised Western nations for not coming to Ukraine’s aid, saying his country has been left alone to fight the invading Russian forces. “Who is ready to fight alongside us? I don’t see anyone,” he said. “Who […]

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“Russian Tanks Enter Kyiv” FT

NATO leaders will meet virtually today to discuss reactions to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sweden and Finland will also be represented at the meeting. In Warsaw, Polish President Andrzej Duda hosts fellow Bucharest Nine leaders Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia for discussions on Ukraine. By Colm Quinn – Foreign […]

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