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EU extends sanctions on anointed successor to DR Congo’s Kabila

The European Union on Monday extended sanctions on the ruling party’s candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary for the presidential polls slated for December 23 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was designated by incumbent president as his successor for the polls. The EU sanctions include assets freeze and entry ban. This is the […]

Parliament to impeach Somali president over secret deals

A vocal Member of the Somali parliament had filed a motion with the speaker of the House to impeach the country’s president, Mohamed Abdullahi, on allegations that he secretly signed agreements with other countries including Ethiopia and Eritrea. According to the parliament’s administration, the agreements cited by the MP touched on the use of Somali […]

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Migration is not a security issue, Says King of Morocco

Migration is not a security issue – nor should it become one… and security concerns should not be invoked to deny mobility. The statement came in the Message that King Mohammed VI has addressed to the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, taking place in Marrakech Dec.10-11. A repressive […]

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Representatives of 150 governments gather in Marrakesh to adopt UN migration pact

World leaders are gathering in Morocco this week for the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Moroccan city of Marrakech is hosting the event this December 10 to 11. Delegates from more than 150 countries are joining the United Nations conference to discuss means to better manage […]

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Tension in Lomé high after weekend bloody protests

At least two opposition protesters were killed and several others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to quell anti-government demonstrations in capital Lomé. The opposition members, with their red T-shirts, chanting anti-government slogans were killed in the north of Lomé. Protesters have held several rallies since August 2017, demanding an end […]

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Sahara: a “peaceful solution” to conflict is possible, says UN envoy

The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned “in the first quarter of 2019”. Speaking to journalists after a two-day roundtable in the Swiss city, Mr Köhler said […]

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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, […]

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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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Societe Generale launches Grow with Africa strategic plan to firm foothold on continent

During a trip to Dakar, Societe Generale group confirmed the solid growth of its African operations, in line with its “Transform to Grow” strategic plan. As part of the launch of its “Grow with Africa” program, the Bank also announced several initiatives in partnership with international, regional and local clients and institutions in order to […]

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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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