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Africa / Middle East

Kabul, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 Taliban, including a commander, were killed today during a government air force attack on a militia group hiding place in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, local sources reported.

United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Insufficient funding for the humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have aggravated the work of UN agencies and the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat Ebola.

Pretoria, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of South Africa described as ''unfortunate and deplorable'' recent statements of U.S. President Donald Truimp, on expropiation of land and alleged murders of white farmers in this country, according to an official declaration published here today in this capital.

Addis Ababa, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met today with a U.S. Congressional delegation to assess the state of economic and political ties, from the perspective of respect and mutual understanding.

Addis Abeba, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia attracted over four billion dollars in Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) during the last fiscal year, which ended on July 8, confirmed here official sources.

Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers from Russia and Turkey, Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, respectively, will meet in this capital today to discuss the situation in Syria and matters of mutual interest, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed.

Asmara, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea is planning to build a new port on its Red Sea coast, with a view to increasing the import-export flow from and to Ethiopia and other countries of the Horn of Africa, it was announced today.

Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Young people from 21 countries studying at Cuban universities confirmed the island is a safe and peaceful country, in a statement released today in this capital.

Kampala, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Uganda is to host Cyber security experts from East Africa region who will meet in Kampala to discuss regional cyber-attacks.

Addis Abeba,Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia's Southern regional state today disclosed the arrest of some 300 individuals in connection with participation in recent violence.

Lusaka, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Several African organizations, with the support of the European Union Commission, have decided here today to intensify their efforts to ensure that piracy does not resurface on the continent.