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Senior Editor for Medafrica Times and former journalist for Swiss National Television. former NGO team leader in Burundi and Somalia

Angola: IFAD supports agriculture projects with $7.6 million

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will support the Angolan Government in the implementation of the Agricultural Recovery Project, with a $7.6 million financing, to be implemented in eight municipalities in the provinces of Benguela, Cunene and Huíla. This was revealed during a meeting between the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Marcos Alexandre Nhunga, […]

Cameroon receives €150 million from AfDB to support competitiveness, growth

As a continuation of the first phase of the Program to Support Competitiveness and Economic Growth in Cameroon (PACCE I), the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of €150 million to start the second phase of this initiative. This comprehensive reform program is a three-year budget support operation running […]

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Côte d’Ivoire to set up Africa’s first ever floating solar farm

Côte d’Ivoire has announced the creation of Africa’s first floating solar energy farm, as the western African country seeks to increase its production of renewable energy. The farm to cost €80 million will be funded largely by France’s development agency; Agence française de développement (AFD) and the Ivorian government, Jeune Afrique reported, quoting the Minister […]

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Somalia: US airstrike kills four al Shabaab fighters

The US Africa Command best known as AFRICOM Wednesday said it killed four members of al Shabaab militant group in Somalia, in an airstrike. “U.S. forces conducted a self-defense airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia on December 04, 2018,” Africome said in a press release, indicating the operation was in support […]

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Developing Urban Futures a chance for Africa to redesign its Cities as engines of growth, says Songwe

Africa needs to redesign its cities in a way that will create jobs for its growing youth population, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said Friday. Speaking at a two-day Urban Age Conference on Developing Urban Futures, Ms. Songwe said Africa should work hard to make its cities engines of growth that […]

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African countries urged to sign the Luxembourg Protocol

The Chief of Industrialization and Infrastructure at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Soteri Gatera, has urged African countries to sign the Luxembourg Protocol because railways are the key to open and free trade across Africa and their development is critical to the continent’s sustainable development agenda. Speaking during the fourth Program for Infrastructure Development […]

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Chad Hosts Regional Summit over Boko Haram

Chadian capital N’Djamena is hosting this Thursday (Nov.29) a meeting of the heads of State of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria to look into the security situation in the areas targeted by the Boko Haram insurgency. The summit was summoned by by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria in his capacity as Chairman of […]

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Netherlands invests $9million to rehabilitate roads in South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has received an $9 million contribution from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan over the next four years. The project, which is aligned to the United Nations’ Partnership for Recovery and Resilience approach, will […]

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DRC Elections: heavyweights outlined their manifestos

The frontrunners to replace Joseph Kabila in long delayed presidential polls in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have outlined their manifestos. The elections are due to be held in December and will pit Kabila’s preferred candidate, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, against heavyweights such as Félix Tshisekedi, son of one of the DRC’s most well-known opposition politicians, […]

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation urges Cameroon to dialogue with rebels

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation on Tuesday expressed concern over the ‘escalating’ confrontation between Cameroon’s security forces and separatists in the Anglophone regions of the country. The conflict between Anglophone separatists, who want to create an independent state called Ambazonia, and government forces has killed more than 400 people in western Cameroon since last year and […]

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