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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace with neighboring Eritrea. He was awarded the prize Friday for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea.” Ahmed worked with Eritrea’s President Isaias […]

Kenya: Tunisia opens foreign mission in Nairobi

Tunisia has opened an embassy in Nairobi as the North African country seeks to boost its ties with Kenya. Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on a visit in Nairobi unveiled the diplomatic mission Tuesday, alongside his Kenyan counterpart Ababu Namwamba. The two countries established their diplomatic relations in 1963. Namwamba welcomed the inauguration of the mission, […]

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Egypt: Rice production to meet local demand until end of current financial budget

Egypt is expected to produce 4 million tons of the T rice, enough to cover national needs over current financial budget that ends June 30 next year, Reuters reports. The yield, according to Alaa Khalil, the head of the crop institute of the ministry surpasses last year harvest put at 2.7 million tons. Egypt, Reuters […]

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Sudan: Women football league kicks off first time ever after 30 years of dictatorship

Sudan: Women football league kicks off first time ever after 30 years of dictatorship

Sudan’s women football league made its debut Monday for the first ever, less tan year after a revolution ended 30 years of dictatorship of former leader Omar Beshir, Le360.ma reports.   The opening match opposing Tahadi and Difaa was took place in Khartoum stadium in the presence of the Sport Minister Wala Essam and several […]

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Cameroon: Toni Conceicao named head coach after AFCON debacle

Cameroon has appointed Portuguese former international Toni Conceicao as the new manager of The Indomitable Lions two months after the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The Sport ministry and the Cameroonian football federation, FECAFOOT, picked the Portuguese technician to replace Dutch pair Clarence Seedorf – Patrick Kluvert axed right after Cameroon lost its […]

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Equatorial Guinea: RSF dmands release of journalists held for interviewing suspended judge

France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has called on the Equatorial Guinean authorities to immediately free two journalists detained over one week ago for interviewing a judge fired by the supreme court. Melanio Nkogo and Ruben Bacale, two journalists working for private Asonga TV, according to RSF, have been languishing in police custody […]

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UNHCR appeals to Eritrea over refugee camp closure

The UN’s main refugee agency launched a formal appeal to the government of Eritrea not to close the country’s only refugee camp. The Umkulu refugee camp, located some ten kilometres from the Red Sea port town of Massawa, is Eritrea’s only refugee camp. The camp hosted more than 2 100 Somali refugees. Of these, 1 […]

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Mozambique: Portugal announces new reconstruction plan

Portugal has pledged to the most affected areas in Mozambique hit by Cyclone Idai and Kenneth. Cyclone Idai and Kenneth, which battered Southern Africa in March, killed more than 650 people in Mozambique alone. More than 1.3 million people need emergency food assistance after the tragedy. Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa who met Mozambican President, […]

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UNICEF welcomes release of nearly 900 children by north-east Nigeria armed group

UNICEF has welcomed the release Friday of 894 children, including 106 girls, from the ranks of an armed group called (the) Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, and vowed to enroll them in reintegration programs to help them return to civilian life. “Today, 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the […]

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New legislation to ease geothermal investment in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Council of Ministers is considering a bill to encourage independent power producers (IPPs) to invest in geothermal power generation in the east African nation. Drafted by the Ethiopian Energy Authority last year, the new legislation comes at a time when the country is just beginning to exploit its geothermal potential. Ethiopia has the […]

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