Zimbabwe: Ex-U.S. Envoy Says Trump, Mugabe Too Egotistic to Get Along

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER US ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray says President Robert Mugabe and newly installed US counterpart Donald Trump are two birds of a feather who would never get along with each other even for “three minutes” because of the “size of their egos”.

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Sudan: Sanctions Lifted, but Is Sudan Out of the Woods?

[East African] Three years ago, President Omar al-Bashir’s administration changed its style of engaging the United States from constant public censure — mainly in solidarity with Arab states — to behind-the-scenes diplomacy.This change of tack bore fruit on January 13, when former former US president Barack Obama issued an executive order partially lifting sanctions that were imposed on Sudan in 1997 for alleged association with terrorist organisations.

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President Trump may not be all good news for Binyamin Netanyahu

WITH its shopping malls, sports centres and new residential blocks, Maale Adumim (pictured above) looks and feels like any other Israeli dormitory suburb. Less than ten minutes’ drive eastward from Jerusalem, the town on the edge of the Judaean Desert, which is also the third-largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, may be about to become the first test case of America’s Middle East policy under Donald Trump. Elements of Binyamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition are agitating to annex parts of the West Bank, starting with Maale Adumim, in the belief that the Trump administration will reverse a long-standing American policy opposing Israeli settlements in territory it occupied in 1967.

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