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Archive for February 15, 2017

Newsline: Turkey’s Embassy in Sweden Attacked by Masked Men

Turkey’s Embassy in the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been attacked by two masked men, media reported Wednesday. The two attackers, detected by the surveillance camera, threw bottles with white paint at the embassy building in Stockholm, the Anadolu news agency reported. Swedish police have launched investigation into the attack. In November 2016, a group of unidentified people attacked a mosque and a Turkish cultural center in Stockholm.

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201702151050721743-turkish-embassy-sweden-attack/

Newsline: Namibian Embassy to the Rescue As Zimbabwe Envoy’s Car Breaks Down in France

Zimbabwe’s diplomats in Europe are using battered cars with some relying on fellow African envoys’ transport to attend business, a government report has revealed. One such diplomat is Rudo Mabel Chitiga, Zimbabwe’s ambassador to France. According to a recent report by the Parliamentary Portfolio on Foreign Affairs, to the speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, Chitiga’s car failed to start when she had visited a fellow African diplomat in Paris recently. “The first incident involved our ambassador in Paris whose official car couldn’t start when she had visited her Namibian counterpart and was forced, under humiliating circumstances, to use the Namibian ambassador’s car back to her office. This is because the car she is using has already outlived its life span,” said the report.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201702140047.html