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US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

US State Department announces visa restrictions for Somali officials

The United States announced visa restrictions against current or former Somali officials whom it accused of undermining democratic processes. The restriction comes as the United States pushes for credible elections in Somalia – which have long been delayed. In a statement, State Secretary Antony Blinken said the visa restrictions applied …

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“Extremism and corruption are serious dangers for democracy in Africa”, Blinken

Anthony Blinken

During his official visit in Nigeria, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken has said growing extremism, increasing authoritarianism and corruption in Africa pose serious dangers to democracy and the future of the continent. Speaking in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, the diplomat was outlining the Biden administration’s Africa policy. He …

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Nigeria: Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

Anthony Blinken to discuss security and democracy with Buhari

As part of his official visit in Africa, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential palace in Abuja on Thursday. Mr Blinken and the Nigerian president discussed issues including human rights, democracy and security as well as climate change. Mr Buhari expressed …

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