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  • Deby’s Son to Lead Chad as Interim President - The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad has been named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after 37-year-old General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named ...
  • Former Colonial Power France Feels Loss After Death of Chad’s President - Few countries are feeling the loss of Chad’s President Idriss Deby more keenly than former colonial power France. Paris has long seen Deby as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. Now some observers say his death brings uncertainty t...
  • Thousands Flee Renewed Clashes in Central African Republic - The U.N. refugee agency reports renewed fighting between government forces and rebel groups in Central African Republic has sent more than 2,000 refugees fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad this past week. Newly arriving refugees have been te...
  • Chad President Killed in Battle with Rebels; Son to Lead Ruling Military Council - Chad’s army says President Idriss Deby has been killed in clashes with rebels, ending his 30-year grip on power in the Central African nation.Speaking on state television Tuesday, an army spokesman said Deby died of injuries sustained while visiting tr...
  • Ramadan Gatherings Continue in Tanzania Amid COVID-19 - While many countries with Muslim populations have imposed coronavirus restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan, Tanzania, which is more than a third Muslim, has not. Despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan's shift away from her predecessor's COVID-1...

Market News

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China-Vietnam Border Wall Would Target Smugglers, Chinese Economic Refugees

Reports that China is building a wall along the border with Vietnam to keep its own citizens at home spotlights economic hard times on the Chinese side and frustration on both sides with rampant smuggling, anal...

UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen. “This represe...

Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” holds the 1st session

The Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” held the 1st videoconference meeting to discuss the strategy of building up multifaceted interstate cooperation. The online meeting was attended by hea...

Police officers extort bribes from vendors at a Bairamali market

The majority of markets and stores in Turkmenistan remain closed because of the prevention measures against the spread of coronavirus which have been imposed by the government. The authorities, however, deny an...

Human Services

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Former Colonial Power France Feels Loss After Death of Chad’s...

Few countries are feeling the loss of Chad’s President Idriss Deby more keenly than former colonial power France. Paris has long seen Deby as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. Now some ...

Ramadan Gatherings Continue in Tanzania Amid COVID-19

While many countries with Muslim populations have imposed coronavirus restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan, Tanzania, which is more than a third Muslim, has not. Despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan's...

Chad President Killed in Battle with Rebels; Son to Lead...

Chad’s army says President Idriss Deby has been killed in clashes with rebels, ending his 30-year grip on power in the Central African nation.Speaking on state television Tuesday, an army spokesman said Deby ...

To Improve Strained Relations, Ugandan Army, Media Face Off on...

Relations between the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and the media have been strained in recent months, after several journalists were beaten by army troops while trying to cover a demonstration. In hopes of...

Government News

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Deby’s Son to Lead Chad as Interim President

The son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad has been named interim president of the central African nation by a transitional military council. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after 37-year-old General M...

Chad’s Deby Takes Early Election Lead, Partial Results Show

N’DJAMENA, CHAD – Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by th...

Democracy Under Threat in Benin

As Benin awaits results from Sunday’s election, many hoped the small, West African country would continue its tradition as a beacon of democracy in the region. But analysts worry Benin is following the path of neighbo...

Early Results of Benin Presidential Election Expected to Favor Incumbent

The early results of the first round of Benin’s presidential election are expected Tuesday, with President Patrice Talon set to win a second five-year term amid accusations of election fraud.Opposition leaders in the W...

Athletic News

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Celebration of the Turkmen world champion in weightlifting and her...

The ceremony of awarding government awards to the 2018 world weightlifting champion Yulduz Dzhumabayeva and her coach Meretguly Sakhetmyradov was held at the Sport Hotel in the Olympic town of Ashgabat.At the c...

The President of Turkmenistan took part in the celebration of...

The President of Turkmenistan, the head of the NOC of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Olympic town of Ashgabat, where he took part in the celebration of the 2018 world weightlifting champion Y...

The award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva and her coach takes...

The Sport Hotel of the capital’s Olympic village hosted the award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva as well as her coach and Head of Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation.Exhibition of achievements of Turkmen spo...

CONSULTATIONS IN VIDEOCONFERENCE FORMAT BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS...

On the consultations in videoconference format between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Romania were held. The Turkmen side was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenis...

SPORTS COMPETITIONS DEDICATED TO THE DAY OF DIPLOMATIC WORKERS OF...

On February 15 16, 2020, sports events were held with the participation of the teams of diplomatic missions of foreign countries, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ashgabat and...

THE TURKMEN-HUNGARIAN BUSINESS FORUM WAS HELD IN BUDAPEST

On January 20, 2020, a business forum was held in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the regular meeting of the Turkmen-Hungarian joint commission.The Turkmen-Hungarian business forum was organized by the Hungarian ...

Information News

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140 years of Ashgabat: modern center of education and science

Today, Turkmen capital is a recognized center of international cooperation, visual symbol of the policy of positive neutrality, peace-loving and open doors, which is steadily pursued under the leadership of Pre...

Large-Scale Kidnappings in Nigeria’s North Threaten Education

Nigeria has one of world's highest numbers of out-of-school children, 13.2 million, according to the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF). A wave of school kidnappings has worsened the situation, with some state autho...

COVID-19: Russian Research Center Says Early Trials Of Its Coronavirus...

Russia Russia’s Vektor, a secret state virology research center in Siberia, says early clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine have proven successful. “The first two phases of clinical trials dem...

Pulling Back The Curtain On China’s ‘Project Of The Century’

From building strategic seaports in Pakistan to connecting railways across Central Asia, perhaps no foreign-policy topic has received more attention in recent years than China’s global Belt and Road Initi...

During the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, issues of socio-economic...

Speaking at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that, despite the impact of the pandemic situation on the economies of all states in the world, Turkmenista...

Landslides in Nepal Kill 12 People, at Least 21 Missing

KATHMANDU, NEPAL –  Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 are missin...

General

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Thousands Flee Renewed Clashes in Central African Republic

The U.N. refugee agency reports renewed fighting between government forces and rebel groups in Central African Republic has sent more than 2,000 refugees fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad this past w...

Freed Cameroon Captives Says Separatists Chopped Off Their Ears and...

Cameroon's military has freed nine civilians who say they were held hostage by anglophone separatists for close to two months. Some of the freed hostages say the rebels tortured them, chopping off their ears ...

UN Fears Resurging Violence in DRC’s Kasai Region Will Spark...

GENEVA – The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is calling for restoration of peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Greater Kasai region, as renewed violence threatens another mass movement...

US Deports Woman Who Lied About Role in Rwandan Genocide

CONCORD, N.H. – A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship and lost her bid for a new trial has been deported...

Legal Matters

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ICC Upholds Convictions of Former Congolese Warlord

The International Criminal Court upheld the convictions and a prison sentence of a former Congolese warlord Tuesday, dismissing his lawyers’ arguments that legal errors tainted his original trial. Bosco Ntag...

UN Court Opens Maritime Dispute Hearing Without Kenya

PARIS - Kenya has refused to attend a weeklong hearing by the United Nations' highest court over a long-running maritime dispute with Somalia.In a letter last week to The Hague-based International Court of Just...

Rwanda Paid for Flight That Brought Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ to...

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye said in an interview broadcast Friday that Kigali had paid for the plane that brought the hero of the hit movie Hotel Rwanda to his home country to be arrested and tri...

Turkmen Lawyer Arrested After Protests Abroad, Rights Groups Say

Rights groups say a Turkmen lawyer has been arrested and accused of having links to Turkmen activists residing abroad who recently staged a number of rallies in the United States, Turkey, and Northern Cyprus to...