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Africa / Middle East

Luanda, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The six bills that will sustain the local autonomies in Angola were published today by the press, which also announced the extension of the process of public consultations to the provinces of Cabinda and Cuando Cubango.

Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The rebel leader, Riek Machar, arrived in Ethiopia today to meet with the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, as part of the talks to try to negotiate the end of a five-year civil war.

Asmara, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki said today he would dispatch a delegation to Addis Ababa to ''a constructive engagement with Ethiopia'' after a call for negotiations by the new Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed.

Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A large military convoy is reinforcing units of the Syrian Army today in the southern province of Daraa, where government forces are preparing a strong offensive against terrorist groups based in that territory, Sweida and surrounding areas.

Ouagadougou, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso contributed to the backwardness of the teaching activity, especially in the north of the country, where close to a thousand students lost their last tests due to insecurity, the government reported today.

United Nations, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, welcomed today the reaffirmation of Iran, Russia and Turkey to support the political process in Syria and facilitate the establishment of a constitutional committee.

Geneva, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A record number of people were forcibly displaced last year as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence, the United Nations Refugee Agency said in a report today.

Varadero, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Varadero, Cuba, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Positioning Cuba as a quality destination for gastronomic services is the main objective of the 10th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, scheduled to take place in this resort from June 26 to 29.

Port Louis, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mauritian government today approved a major investment in the health sector in the 2018-2019 budget, with the aim of improving the quality of life and ensuring the safety of all its citizens.

Kigali, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda's economy expanded by 10.6 percent in the first quarter of 2018, informed the general director of the National Institute of Statistics, Yussuf Murangwa.

Nairobi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Kenya plans to open two new consulates in China to enhance trade and bilateral relations, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced today.