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U.S. appoints Peter Pham as Special Envoy to Great Lakes region

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of Peter Pham as the U.S. special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region. According to a State Department’s statement, Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council think tank, will coordinate U.S. policy in the region, with an emphasis on strengthening democratic institutions. […]

Morocco’s BMCE Wins ‘Best Bank for Africa’ Award in Paris

Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa Group has won the 2018 Best Bank for Africa award in a forum in Paris last week. The media and rating agency Leaders League at the Africa Investment Forum & Awards (AIFA) awards the prize annually to the African bank with the strongest positioning on the continent, the bank said […]

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Gabon: Ailing President still in charge – Presidency

The health of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba — who is currently receiving medical attention in Saudi Arabia — had greatly improved, the presidency said on Sunday. According to the government spokesman Ike Ngouoni, the president was recovering his physical abilities. The exact ailment is not known. But the presidency statement, read out on state […]

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King Mohammed VI attends Armistice Commemoration in France, a symbol of Morocco’s attachment to world peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco took part Sunday at the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One. The King, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was received at the Elysee by French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte before they headed to the […]

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Morocco’s King among High-Profile World Leaders Attending Paris WWI Centenary

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was at the front row of the world leaders who attended the ceremony held Sunday in Paris to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The King and the heir apparent sat next to US President Donald Trump & the First […]

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King Mohammed VI in Paris for WWI Centennial Ceremonies

King Mohammed VI of Morocco will take part on Sunday in Paris in the ceremonies marking the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I. Military parades, speeches, and concerts will commemorate the day Allied powers gathered with a German delegation to end the four years of fighting that left about 40 million people […]

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African Countries Commend King Mohammed VI’s Call for Moroccan-Algerian Dialogue

The call launched on Tuesday (Nov.6) by King Mohammed VI to open a frank and direct dialogue with Algeria to settle the transient and objective differences impeding the development of the two countries’ relations was met with praise in Africa. President of Burkina Faso welcomed the Moroccan Monarch’s call and pleaded for opening borders between […]

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UN warns of hunger crisis in Central African Republic

About half of the population of the Central African Republic need urgent food, the United Nations said on Thursday. According to the UN, this is the worst situation since 2014. The situation is mainly the result of renewed tension, which is now been undermined by violence between armed groups, it said. “Nutritional conditions in the […]

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Congos ink deal to build $550 Mln Bridge

The African Development Bank, Congo and the Republic of Congo have signed an agreement to build a bridge across Africa’s mighty Congo River, the first to link the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg. The African Development Bank said it […]

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Moroccan King urges Government to spur health services

King Mohammed VI is overseeing in person the government’s implementation of his instructions to bring the health sector up to the ambitions of Moroccan citizens. Like education, vocational training and agriculture, the Monarch has attached utmost importance to improving health services in his recent speeches. In this respect, the King received recently Head of the […]

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