German President Steinmeier starts trip to Kenya and Sudan Feb 24, 2020 0 917 12345 Berlin: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier starts a five-day trip to Africa on Sunday.He plans first to make a state visit to Kenya and then to fly on to Sudan on Thursday.In Kenya, Steinmeier wants to give new impetus to the traditionally good bilateral relations. In Sudan, he wants to send a signal of support for the country’s democratization process.For the president, it is the fourth trip to Africa in his three-year term. He was in Ethiopia last year.The official programme in Nairobi does not start until Monday. It is the first state visit by a German president to Kenya.Only former president Heinrich Luebke had been in the country in 1966, but not for a state visit. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Quake in northwestern Iran kills nine in neighbouring Turkey Feb 24, 2020 0 963 Conservatives claim victory in Iran polls after record low turnout Feb 24, 2020 0 86 Iran’s neighbours impose travel bans as coronavirus toll rises Feb 24, 2020 0 58 Gazan militants fire barrage of rockets after Israel kills Palestinian DPA Tel Aviv Palestinian armed groups fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Sunday evening after Israeli soldiers earlier in the morning shot dead an Islamic Jihad militant who had planted a bomb near the border .. Three Mali soldiers killed in suspected militant attack Bamako: At least three Mali soldiers were killed and five wounded on Sunday in a suspected jihadist attack on an army camp in the far north of the country, the Malian military said. The outpost in Bambara Maoude, about 100 .. Syria’s Kurds renew appeal for aid to judge captured IS members Qamishli: Syria’s Kurds on Sunday renewed their appeal for international aid to put on trial thousands of captured members of the Islamic State group, including Western nationals. Almost a year since the March 2019 fall ..