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

Tunisia passes landmark law to end all violence against women

Lawmakers in Tunisia on Wednesday passed a bill to “end all violence against women” and provide help for victims, local media reports. “It’s a very moving moment and we are proud in Tunisia to have been able to gather around a historical project,” said women’s minister Naziha Laabidi. The new law, which is expected to […]

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Cameroon to revamp its loss-making national airline

Cameroon’s national carrier, Cameroon Airlines-Corporation (Camair-Co) has embarked on a recovery plan at an estimated 91.5 million euros over the next 5 years, Africanews reports. The ailing-carrier Camair-Co will benefit a stimulus plan from Boeing consulting that will allow the company to resume its flights, official said. The company has been rocked by poor management […]

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The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line to start commercial operations in October

Chinese-built electric rail line built in Ethiopia will start commercial operations in October this year, it was officially announced. The 756-km stretch linking Addis Ababa and the Red Sea state of Djibouti aims at creating new manufacturing industries, improving transport and opening up landlocked Ethiopia further. “We hope the rail project will facilitate expansion of […]

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Mali: French troops arrest key jihadist near Timbuktu

French troops in Mali alongside with the assistance of local security forces have arrested a “key jihadist whose followers have claimed dozens of attacks in the West African terrorism-stricken nation, local media reports. “I confirm that the terrorist Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, in charge of logistics for…the group run by Amadou Koufa was arrested on 8 […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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WB loans to Guinea to amount to $574 Million in 2017

World Bank Vice-President for Africa Makhtar Diop, who has just paid a visit to Conakry July 15-17, confirmed that Guinea will receive $574 million loan from the international financial institution in 2017 to finance over 12 projects in energy, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Last March the Bretton Woods institution already made available a first […]

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UN & AU, a shared determination to strengthen conflict settlement mechanisms

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres pointed out Wednesday that the UN and the African Union have a shared determination to strengthen mechanisms to defuse conflicts before they escalate, and to manage them effectively when they occur. Addressing an open debate of the Security Council in New York on the strengthened collaboration between the […]

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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 […]

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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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