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In Libya in the shooting deaths of two migrant

Two migrants from Sudan, detained at sea and delivered to the Bank in the Libyan city of HOMS, killed, five injured in a shooting on the part of local authorities, according to the international organization for migration (IOM).

"Employees of the International organization for migration (IOM) in HOMS reported that the local authorities opened fire when workers tried to leave the place of landing," - said in a statement.

Egypt and Sudan are not in danger of drought because of the dam, said the Ambassador of Ethiopia

Drought in Egypt and Sudan due to construction on the Blue Nile of the Renaissance dam (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) is not threatened, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

"No. We do not have any possibility to create a drought. You know Ethiopia can not bear drought. Drought is a phenomenon out of the will of Ethiopia, it is beyond our capacity. If a drought happens, it will be the responsibility of the three countries – Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt and Ethiopia", - said the Ambassador when asked to comment on forecasts of some experts, stating that GERD can lead to drought in Egypt and Sudan.

The Ambassador of Ethiopia: the need for US participation in negotiations on the dam, and no

The necessity of U.S. involvement in the negotiations between Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo is under construction on the Blue Nile dam "Revival" (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - GERD) no, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Russia, to Alemayehu Tegegn of Aargau.

He recalled that the US had previously made at the tripartite talks, some rounds of which took place in Washington, in the role of observer. "From the very beginning the US was not a mediator. USA acted as the observer. Now there is no need for US involvement, since the negotiations are held under the auspices of the African Union. African issues - the African solution," the diplomat said.

Media reported about the detention of former speaker of the Sudanese Parliament

Police detained on Sunday former speaker of the Parliament of the Sudan, Ibrahim Umar, told the newspaper Sudan Tribune, citing informed sources.

"The police Department for the return of looted funds was detained Umar on the background of his participation in protests Islamist movements on Friday, during which they voiced claims against the recent changes in the legislation", - told the newspaper sources.

The EU is ready to contribute to the settlement of the crisis over Ethiopian dam

The European Union stands ready to assist African countries in resolving the crisis over under construction on the Nile Ethiopia the Renaissance dam, the commissioning of which can lead to scarcity of water resources in Egypt and Sudan, said on Sunday the EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"I am ready to coordinate with my colleagues in the international community financial support, if the region is able to offer a predictable and coherent approach to the management of the waters of the river," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU.

Thailand has changed the rules of entry of diplomats during a pandemic

Thailand again changed the rules of entry of foreign diplomats, instructing them to undergo 14-day quarantine only in the local state quarantine institutions, said Friday at a press conference in Bangkok, the press Secretary of the government Center to combat the pandemic Thavisin Vienojoties.

Earlier the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Thailand sent out to all embassies and representations of international organisations in Bangkok note, which cites the mandatory 14-day quarantine, but were allowed to conduct it on territory of embassies and residences of diplomats.

The White house explained the sanctions against Prigogine

Sanctions against Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin are a response to "interference in the democratic process," said national security Council (NSC) at the White house.

The office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) on Wednesday announced that amendments to the sanctions list of individuals and companies linked to Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. According to the Finance Ministry, "the players who were taken steps that directly contributed to the actions of Prigogine in the world and trying to suppress and discredit the protesters for democratic reform in the Sudan".

The foreign Ministry has called the sanctions against Prigogine "paranoia"

U.S. sanctions against Russians in the Sudanese context is regrettable, but claims about the "hand of Kremlin" in different regions of the world is paranoid, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"It is regrettable the decision of the U.S. Treasury from July 15 to bring in their own sanctions list in the Sudanese context, three Russian citizens, and five companies," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

Sudan said on lowering the level of the flow of the Blue Nile

The Ministry of irrigation and water resources Sudan is said to reduce the level of the river flow of Blue Nile to 90 million cubic meters a day after the announcement by Ethiopia on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the dam "Renaissance".

The Minister of irrigation of Ethiopia, seleshi Bekele announced Wednesday on the beginning of filling the reservoir of the Renaissance dam, around which conducted the difficult negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. According to the TV station al-Arabiya, with reference to the Minister, the first phase of the storage dam will be filled by 4.9 billion cubic meters.

Is the world ready to fight for the fresh water and electricity

Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry said on the futility of negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan to the patient for the three countries in question — construction on the Blue Nile dam "Rebirth".

Surprise it was not, as earlier Cairo officially asked the UN security Council with a complaint about "not positive" the position of Ethiopia and the request to intervene in the "stalled" negotiations.

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