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Angola’s President appoints National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuel leadership

Angola’s recently launched Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) created by President João Lourenço, has a new chairman. Angola’s former Secretary of State for Oil, Paulino Fernando de Carvalho Jerónimo, was officially appointed as chairman of the agency on Tuesday, local media reported. José Alexandre Barroso, former General Manager of Sonamet; a joint venture between […]

Nissan to set car assembly plant in Algeria

Japan’s second largest car maker Nissan Motor Co has announced it will launch a car assembly plant jointly with a local partner in view of meeting local demands for vehicles after the state imposed a ban on imported car. Nissan Wednesday signed an agreement with Hasnaoui Group in Algiers for the plant that will cost […]

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King of Spain starts official visit to Morocco

King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Dona Letizia arrived this Wednesday in Rabat on a two-day official visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI. The Spanish guests were welcomed at the airport by the Moroccan Sovereign, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid and princesses Lalla […]

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Rabat Appreciates Adoption by EU Parliament of Morocco-EU Fisheries Deal

The European Parliament adopted Tuesday with a resounding majority the new fisheries agreement with Morocco, including the Sahara, a historic vote which prompted the appreciation of the North African country looking upbeat over the future of Morocco-EU strategic partnership. In a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign ministry, Rabat expressed its appreciation for the […]

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Tunisia: Tunisair to downsize, State tries to keep airline afloat

Tunisia’s flagship carrier will shed over 1,000 jobs by 2020 as part of austerity measures by the state to keep the airline in operation. Transport minister Hichem Ben Ahmed has told administrative reforms committee in the parliament that 1,146 jobs will be cut off from the current 7,800 at the airline. The carrier operates 30 […]

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Libya: AU pushes for elections in October

The African Union (AU) Monday announced it hopes to see Libyans casting their votes in October after it succeeds in holding an international conference under auspices of the United Nations, for reconciliation among protagonists in the oil-rich African country. The Pan-African bloc in a statement hoped to stage the conference mid-July while asking the commission […]

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Nigeria Decides: 84 million people registered to vote in 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria on Monday disclosed that over 84 million persons have registered to vote in upcoming polls. The commission’s boss Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presented copied of the voters’ roll to party representatives in the capital city, Abuja. The upcoming elections pits Buhari leading the All Progressives Congress, APC, against Atiku […]

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Gambia: Truth Commission on Jammeh opens hearings

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in Gambia has started investigating into Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression which ended in 2016 after he was forced from power. The commission has started hearing testimonies from witnesses on Monday, local media reported. Modelled on South Africa’s investigation into its apartheid era, The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations […]

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Guinea agrees to host AFCON 2025

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday announced that Guinea will host the 2025 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The move comes a month after Cameroon was stripped of this year’s event due to security and infrastructural fears and handed the 2021 tournament instead. Speaking on a visit to Guinea when […]

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Burkina Faso’s Kabore pledges to boost ties with China

After ending its official diplomatic relations with Taiwan’s government last year, Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has pledged to further the development of ties with China. President Kabore made the remarks while meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the capital, Ouagadougou. According to Kabore, Burkina Faso is ready […]

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