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Interior África / Medio Oriente

Pretoria, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African government announced today the creation of a task force to investigate complaints on the inappropriate extension of licenses for exploitation in the mining sector, especially in the provinces of Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West.

Luanda, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General of the Republic of Angola, Helder Pitta Gros, acknowledged that the Angolan institution is currently not prepared to face the fight against corruption and impunity.

Pretoria, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a high-level panel to assess the administration, capacity and organizational integrity of the State Security Agency, a step he had announced before parliament on May 8.

Addis Ababa, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia granted today pardon for about 2,111 prisoners in Tigray regional state, north of the country.

Damascus, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar Al-Assad carried out today the Eid al-Fitr prayer, a Muslim holiday that announces the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the Khadijah mosque, in the coastal province of Tartus (northwest).

Pretoria, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China repeated their intention to strengthen economic links with new investment and expanding trade, according to statements of representatives of both nations published today in this capital.

La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales welcomed today the resolution adopted in the United Nations against the massacre of Palestinians by the Israeli army and condemned the United States'' rejection of that measure.

Damascus, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups deployed in the southern Syrian province of Deraa have killed during the past 24 hours well-known popular personalities who advocate for reconciliation and peace in the country, civil activists reported today.

Addis Ababa, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Political frictions increase today within the ruling coalition Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), with senior officials criticizing ''fundamental flaws'' in political and economic decisions made during the last month.

Damascus, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar Al-Assad stated that after the recovery of Eastern Ghouta, east of Damascus, he took the decision to liberate the country''s south through reconciliation or by force, press media stress today.