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Sudan preparing to send army brigade to Yemen at request of Hadi: VP

September 17, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese 1st Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh confirmed that his government is poised to send ground troops to support forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in its battle with Houthi rebels and their ally former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. FILE – Sudanese military forces parade in their […]

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Iran loses ground in Africa as Sudan joins Saudi coalition in Yemen

  Special to WorldTribune.com Iran may be losing its grip on its gateway to Africa as Sudan moves closer to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has deposited $1 billion in the central bank of sanctions-hit Sudan over the past two months, the Sudanese state minister for finance said on Aug. 12. “We received a deposit for […]

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Al-Shabaab Kidnaps 14 Iranian fishermen Stranded in Somalia

Addis Ababa, 14 May 2015 (WIC) – Al-Shabaab militants have kidnapped 14 crew members of an Iranian fishing boat off the coast of Somalia, seizing them as their vessel washed ashore, Iranian state television and residents said. The extremists detained the fishermen after the vessel drifted into the militants’ stronghold on Wednesday, Yasin Maalin, a resident […]

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Eritrea Denies Channeling Iranian Support to the Houthis

From The Turkish Weekly Eritrean Foreign Ministry has dismissed reports that alleged Iranian support to Shiite Houthi militant group was being channeled through the Horn of Africa nation. “The government of Eritrea has been monitoring such repeated and groundless allegations claiming at one time that ‘there exist Israeli bases in Eritrea’ and at another ‘Iranian […]

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Iran is Burundi’s Friend in Need, Says Burundian President

February 4, 2015–The Islamic republic News Agency reports that Burundi President Pieere Nkurunziza met with Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif. The president is quoted as saying, The Islamic Republic of Iran is a precious friend for us and Bujumbura wishes to expand comprehensive relations with Tehran. Iran’s Foreign Minister responded by saying, The Iranian […]

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