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Archive for May 10, 2018

Newsline: Nigerian diplomat killed in Sudanese capital Khartoum

A Nigerian diplomat was found dead in his home in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday, two security sources said. They said police were investigating the incident but provided no details on how he died. Officials from the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum were not immediately available to comment. Dubai-based al-Arabiya television identified the diplomat as the consul general and described his death as an “assassination”. Reports on social media suggested the killers used a knife in the attack.

https://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN1IB1PD-OZATP

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Newsline: Latvian embassy in Moscow “attacked”

Latvia’s embassy in Moscow, Russia, came under attack on the evening of May 9 – celebrated in the country as ‘Victory Day’ – according to Latvia’s Foreign Minister. The press secretary of the Foreign Ministry, Gints Jegermanis, told Latvian Radio that nobody was injured in the incident, which took place at around 6 p.m. Moscow time. Between 4 and 5 people appeared at the embassy’s premises in Moscow and set off smoke bombs and flares. One person tried tried to write something to the embassy building, but the militia intervened at this point, Jegermanis said. Latvia will present a diplomatic note to the Russian foreign ministry over the incident, Jegermanis added.

https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/diplomacy/latvian-embassy-in-moscow-attacked.a277845/