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Congo unveils new docks in commercial city of Pointe Noire

The President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso this week inaugurated new infrastructure for the Congo terminal in the commercial city of Pointe Noire.   Managers of the port hope this will further consolidate its position as a transit country in the Gulf of Guinea. Séraphin Bhalat, CEO of the autonomous port of […]

Egypt keen to export military, civil industrialization know-how to senegal

Egypt Tuesday said it is interested in sharing its military and civil industrialization expertise with Senegal. Mohamed al-Assar, Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production received in Cairo Tuesday Senegalese Minister of the Armed Forces, Sidiki Kaba to discuss joint cooperation in the fields of military and civil industrialization. Assar expressed Egypt’s eagerness to cooperate […]

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Algeria: National carrier cancels at least 25 flights over workers strike

Air Algérie, the national carrier, Tuesday cancelled at least 25 domestic and international flights after the union of its workers launched a strike demanding better work conditions. The cancelled flights included Algiers-Mulhouse (France), Setif-Paris, Tlemcen-Paris, Biskra-Paris and Bejaia-Paris CDG. The carrier was hit Monday but a surprise strike by the union of workers which also […]

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Ivanka Trump Commends Morocco’s Efforts to Empower Women

Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president of the United States, commended, Sunday in Dubai, Morocco’s efforts in the field of women’s empowerment. Speaking at the opening session of the “Global Women’s Forum 2020”, Ivanka Trump said Morocco has succeeded in recent years in “introducing important legislative reforms that serve the interests of women and increase […]

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Ebola vaccine approved in 4 African countries

Four African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia – have licensed an Ebola vaccine that can now be distributed. “The approval of the Ebola vaccine by these countries is another milestone in the fight against this unforgiving disease,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Africa has rallied to cement […]

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Africa/Football: Cairo to host CAF headquarters for another decade

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, will remain in the Egyptian capital of Cairo for 10 additional years following an agreement with the Egyptian government. The deal provides the African football governing body several advantages including diplomatic status. “The agreement recognizes the international legal personality of CAF as an international non-governmental organization,” CAF said in […]

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Morocco’s agri-food exports hit 3.1 million tons

Morocco’s exports of agro-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the first time in history, according to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture.   Exports of agro-food products recorded a growth of 97% with share of about 21% compared the total exports of Morocco during the 2010-2018, the […]

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Tanzania inks $1.46 billion loan for regional railway project

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of a standard gauge railway in the East African nation. The Finance and Planning Ministry and Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania said in a statement late on Thursday the funding will be for building a 550 km section of […]

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Morocco launches “Green Generation 2020-2030”, a new farming development strategy

In a follow-up to the Green Morocco Plan launched in 2008 and that fulfilled most of its goals, Morocco adopted a new strategy to promote farming and the sector of water and forests. The new strategy dubbed the “Green Generation 2020-2030” and the “Forests of Morocco” was launched Thursday by King Mohammed VI, who was […]

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UNFPA donates $540k in reproductive health supplies to Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated Namibia reproductive health supplies and basic medical equipment worth over $540,000. According to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, the donation will be distributed to various regions across the country. The move aims to help decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies, especially among rural women. […]

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