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Africa / Middle East

Bamako, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Mali Constitutional Court confirmed today the victory oa president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the most recent elections in the African country.

Addis Ababa, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) highlighted on Monday China's contribution to make the continent become a competitive market and recover some of its main social development indicators.

Lusaka, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Zambia Airways is to be revived after 20 years thanks to a $30m (Âú24m) deal with Ethiopian Airlines.

Moscow, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced today that the United Nations (UN) had issued a secret directive prohibiting its agencies from participating in the reconstruction of the Syrian economy.

Nairobi, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan authorities are investigating the possibility that part of a shipment of contaminated rice has found its way to retail.

Madrid, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has lifted a threat to suspend Nigeria from international soccer, clearing the team to resume its Africa Cup of Nations qualifying program.

Tokyo, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese foreign minister, Taro Kono, urgedmore countries to join the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to regulate buying and selling of weapons.

Addis Ababa, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Government will reinforce the deployment of police officers in the perimeter area of the Gemfields gemstone mining company, one of the most important in the country, to prevent looting, official sources announced today.

Beijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping will lead the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), scheduled for September 3 and 4 in this capital, the Foreign Ministry reported today.

London, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese-born Briton Salih Khater has been brought to court today in London after being accused of attempting to murder police and civilians near Westminster Palace, against whom he threw his car, court sources said.

Tehran, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The pressures of the United States in commercial and economic issues influenced in the announcement today of the withdrawal of French oil company Total operations in Iran.