CAMEA Bulletin – News from Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (February 15, 2024)

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Afghanistan

1. Taliban Deputy Foreign Minister signals participation in Doha Conference

https://www.khaama.com/taliban-deputy-foreign-minister-signals-participation-in-doha-conference/

2. EU reps visit Kyrgyzstan for regional talks on Afghanistan
https://en.trend.az/casia/kyrgyzstan/3861182.html
3. Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Hold First Round of Talks on Financial and Trade Issues

https://www.bakhtarnews.af/en/afghanistan-and-turkmenistan-hold-first-round-of-talks-on-financial-and-trade-issues/

4. World Has No Option but to Engage With Islamic Emirate: Kabir
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-187403
5. Recent repatriated Afghan families seek shelters, work
https://pajhwok.com/2024/02/12/recent-repatriated-afghans-families-seek-shelters-work/
6. UN warns of return to Afghanistan of 500,000 migrants this year
https://www.ariananews.af/un-warns-of-return-to-afghanistan-of-500000-migrants-this-year/
7. Kabir to Neighbor Countries: Do Not Force Afghan Refugees Out
https://tolonews.com/index.php/afghanistan-187386
8. Germany Warns Against Travel to Afghanistan, Kabul Denies Dang

https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-187388

Middle East

9. Iran says ready to expand military cooperation with Saudi Arabia
https://english.news.cn/20240214/6b3abe244ca04ca7baa3af5fdd0f064a/c.html
10. There’s a genocide happening, read the room: Palestine supporters call out US President Biden’s post
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2456351/theres-a-genocide-happening-read-the-room-palestine-supporters-call-out-us-president-bidens-post
11. Egypt to broker Hamas-Israel peace talks amid rising tension over border security
https://www.newarab.com/news/egypt-broker-hamas-israel-peace-talks-amid-rising-tension
12. Iran simulates strike on Israeli base as it showcases naval force
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/13/irans-irgc-makes-naval-show-of-force-as-gaza-war-rages
13. Turkey’s Erdogan welcomes ‘conclusion’ of F-16 sale from US
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2024/02/turkeys-erdogan-welcomes-conclusion-f-16-sale-us#ixzz8RglzMVuC
14. Iraq condemns ‘clear-cut assassination’ operation after US strike
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/8/iraq-condemns-clear-cut-assassination-operation-after-us-strike
15. Exports to Middle East jump 32pc in first half FY

https://www.dawn.com/news/1813792

Africa

16. South Africa approaches World Court over Israel’s Rafah offensive
https://dunyanews.tv/en/World/791356-South-Africa-approaches-World-Court-over-Israel/’s-Rafah-offensive
17. Four Emirati soldiers, Bahraini officer killed in Somalia attack
https://www.dawn.com/news/1813443
18. Somaliland rejects Somalia’s criticism of MoU with Ethiopia, calls it ‘sovereign decision’
https://addisstandard.com/news-somaliland-rejects-somalias-criticism-of-mou-with-ethiopia-describing-it-as-sovereign-decision/
19. ITFC, Djibouti Sign $90m Murabah Deal To Secure Energy Supply
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2459191/business-economy
20. Head of Sudan’s paramilitary RSF visits Djibouti amid ceasefire efforts

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/12/31/head-of-sudans-paramilitary-rsf-visits-djibouti-amid-ceasefire-efforts

21. UN ‘deeply concerned’ about Senegal, seeks probe over deaths in protests

https://www.trtworld.com/africa/un-deeply-concerned-about-senegal-seeks-probe-over-deaths-in-protests-16967575

22. Equatorial Guinea, Uganda to strengthen trade ties

https://chimpreports.com/equatorial-guinea-uganda-to-strengthen-trade-ties/

23. Tensions Escalate Between Burundi And Rwanda
https://globalvoices.org/2024/02/13/tensions-escalate-between-burundi-and-rwanda/