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Africa / Middle East

Addis Ababa, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Eritrea and South Sudan could join the East African Standby Force (EASF), a regional militia with rapid deployment capability to combat security threats, the African Union (AU) reported on Monday.

Abuja, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 people were killed by flooding in Nigeria, confirmed the authorities in the African country.

Ramallah, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Committee member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hanan Ashrawi, has condemned on Monday the U.S. government's action against the Palestinian ambassador in Washington.

Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Ghana strengthened their ties today with the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, who was received by her Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez.

Moscow, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are meeting today in the coastal resort of Sochi to analyze the situation in Syria, specifically in the region of Idlib, according to the Kremlin.

Addis Ababa, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed described on Monday as cowardly the recent attacks on the outskirts of this capital, with the death toll not yet specified.

Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, is starting her agenda in Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry said.

Madrid, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities have rescued 311 people of sub-Saharan and Maghrebian origin over the past 24 hours as they were trying to reach the southern coast of the country on several precarious vessels, Salvamento Maritimo reported today.

Ramallah, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Prisoners and Former Prisoners confirmed today that despite their deteriorated health, three Palestinian detainees continue on a hunger strike to have their demands met.

Djibouti, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Djibouti today denied accusations of its alleged involvement in the funding and facilitation of arms trafficking in the Horn of Africa.

Tehran, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) ''No Date, No Signature'', directed by Vahid Jalilvand, will represent Iran in the best foreign-language film category corresponding to the Hollywood Academy Award for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in 2019.