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Africa / Middle East

By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana, Special Correspondent

Harare, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) President Emmerson Mnangagwa criticized the renewed U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwe, which he described as illegal, and asked that country's ambassador to Harare to convey Washington a correct assessment of the situation in this African nation.

Rome, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ways to boost agricultural employment opportunities in Africa will focus the High-Level Continental Conference to be held on August 20-21 in Rwanda, FAO said today.

Addis Ababa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission and Somali forces today began a military operation in the northern region of Lower Shabelle to expel the terrorists from al-Shabab, reported the community bloc.

Ramallah, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas stated at the opening session of the 29th meeting of the Central Council that the event is intended to correct the situation faced by the Palestinian people.

Nairobi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kenya's health authorities today reacted to the spread to their territory of contagious diseases such as polio from the neighboring states of Somalia and Ethiopia through common borders.

United Nations, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stephan Dujarric, today highlighted the impact of the reopening of the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gaza and advocated for it to be kept open for the benefit of the population.

Harare, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.

Addis Ababa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) and Denmark have agreed today to continue to strengthen ties in key development areas as part of the European country''s efforts to become more visible on this continent.

Ramallah, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Arab Front (APF), a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), today confirmed its participation in the 29th meeting of the Central Council, and assured that it is a national obligation.

Windhoek, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Namibian authorities are ready to receive this weekend the heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which will hold its 38th Summit on Friday and Saturday in this capital.

Abuja, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Around a hundred parties will present candidates for the various posts during the Nigerian general elections, scheduled for February, although the date is now in doubt.