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Africa / Middle East

Nairobi, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Kenya and Uganda are monitoring today the water level of lakes and dams in their territories, after reports of river floodings that caused the displacement of populations and the loss of means of livelihood. Some 24,320 people living in Kerio, Kangatotha, Kaloko districts and the area of Turkana lake in Kenya had to leave their homes.

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Cairo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian Minister of Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Aty announced the great Ethiopian dam talks could do an about-turn, after suspension of talks requested by Sudan, Toum 7 reported today.

Pretoria, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has passed into law the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which prevents state officials from refusing to conduct same-sex marriages. Under the new law, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi must ensure that as of Friday, a marriage officer is always available to solemnize a civil union between same-sex people.

FotoPL CairoCairo, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The Suez Canal Authority denied rumors about an alleged decrease in traffic through that route from Egypt, which connects the Red Sea with the Mediterranean.

Ramallah, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The health of the PLO leader, Saeb Erekat, is critical after nearly two weeks of battle against Covid-19, first isolated at home and later hospitalized in Israel, his relatives confirmed.

Beirut, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon reported 1,450 cases and 16 deaths from Covid-19 in a day, the Ministry of Health informed on Friday.

22 de octubre de 2020, 15:46Nairobi, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Kenya's Ministry of Health registered on Thursday 1,068 new Covid-19 cases, 571 more than those reported on Wednesday.

Iran denies interference in US electionsTehran, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Thursday denied accusations about its alleged interference in the elections in the United States, as stated by National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe.

Lebanon protests against Saad Hariri for Prime MinisterBeirut, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Police officers removed the traces of a protest against the appointment of Saad Hariri as prime minister in Lebanon, a position to which he is likely to return today after resigning on October 28, 2019.

22 de octubre de 2020, 13:9Addis Ababa, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia is working to conclude negotiations started more than 15 years ago and complete its entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) next year, the Prime Minister's Office said today.

Six million displaced people returned home in SyriaDamascus, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Minister of Municipal Administration and Environment, Hussein Makhlouf revealed today that six million refugees and internally displaced persons returned home in the different provinces of the country.