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

Togo: Tony Blair to offer consultancy service

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sojourned in the Togolese capital Lome, July 11-12 at the invitation of the Togolese President who is seeking the consultancy services of the former British official to attract foreign investors, Jeune Africa reports. The two-day visit was the second visit this year by Blair who first visited the Western […]

Morocco’s BCP Group Teams up with IFC to Boost Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morocco’s Banque centrale populaire group (BCP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed in Casablanca, last week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consolidate their long-term partnership in favor of the economic development and social progress in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa. Signed by Mohamed Benchaaboun, Chairman of BCP Group, and Serge Devieux, IFC Director in […]

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Pop icon Madonna opens world-class children hospital in Malawi

Pop music star, Madonna, on Tuesday opened a world-class children’s hospital in Malawi, a southern African nation from which she adopted children between 2006 and 2017. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Central Hospital was funded by Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi. “We will ensure that not only will […]

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Emirates reduces Angola flights over funds repatriation

The world’s largest long haul carrier, Dubai-based Emirates, has reduced its five weekly flights to the Angolan capital Luanda due to the difficulty of repatriating revenues earned in the oil-rich nation, the carrier said. In a letter dated July 9, to Angola’s transport minister Augusto da Silva Tomas, Emirates President Tim Clark wrote: “As I […]

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Mali: economy to post 5.3% growth in 2017

Malian economy is expected to grow by 5.3% this year and 5% the following year, the International Monetary Fund reported. These performances will be driven by the results recorded by the agricultural sector and by public expenditure in the West African nation, the Washington-based lender said. The inflation rate, meanwhile, is expected to reach 1% […]

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Gen Haftar Announces ‘Total Liberation’ of Benghazi

Forces loyal to Libya’s strongman, Renegade General Khalifa Haftar, vanquished Islamist militants in Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi after three years of sporadic combat. “After a continuous struggle against terrorism and its agents that lasted more than three years…we announce to you the liberation of Benghazi from terrorism,” Haftar said earlier this week in a […]

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US congress to okay $525 million deal with Côte d’Ivoire

The United States’ sponsored program, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), on Thursday submitted to the US Congress “for examination and consideration,” a budget proposal for the Compact program with Côte d’Ivoire amounting to $525 million. Education and transport are listed among the sectors that will receive the investments boost from the MCC budget. “These two […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Rights Groups warn on ONUCI departure

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire, known as UNOCI, came to an end this week, 13 years after it intervened to implement a peace agreement in the West African nation. The main mission of the 6,900 peacekeepers in 2004 was to help restore ‘‘state authority” in the country following years of civil war. “The […]

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Rwanda: Kagame warns EU against interference in elections

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has warned diplomatic missions in the capital Kigali against interfering in the country’s August general elections, Africanews reported on Wednesday. “The diplomatic missions here are not and should not replace the electoral commission,” Kagame was quoted as saying. Paul Kagame has held strong stance against western influence in Africa. He has […]

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Nigeria: IDP camps recorded 3,000 births in recent months

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno have recorded 3,000 births in the last 6 months, the state’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed on Tuesday. “We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits,” SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad said. The […]

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