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Sudan’s military and Eritrea boost ties

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) has welcomed an Eritrean delegation sent by President Isaias Afwerki to support the army, the people and political players. The delegation members that included Eritrea’s foreign minister, Osman Saleh, met leaders of the TMC and the head of the political committee, to express their support for the prevailing transitional arrangement. […]

Don’t expect debt relief, US warns Africa

Tibor Peter Nagy, the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has warned African countries running up debt that they should not expect to be bailed out by western-sponsored debt relief. Referring to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, Tibor warned African nations that the US would […]

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Mauritania: Ex-General wins presidential election

Mauritania: Ex-General wins presidential election

In Mauritania, ruling party backed candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has won the presidential election on Sunday. The electoral commission of Mauritania has declared Ghazouani winner late on Sunday with 52% of the vote. His nearest rival, anti-slavery campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, came second with 18.58%, while third place. According to Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, a […]

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Barbuda withdraws recognition of Polisario

Barbuda announced that it withdrew its recognition of the Algerian-backed Polisario separatists, six years after it decided to freeze its recognition adding another nail in the coffin of the separatists.   Barbados’s decision was announced Friday during the visit of the Caribbean island nation’s Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley to Rabat.   Barbados’ position is […]

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Comoros: AfDB approves €25.22 million for renewable energy

Comoros: AfDB approves €25.22 million for renewable energy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the disbursement of €8.63 million to Comoros for the implementation of a power generation program. The funding according to the Abidjan-based financial institution is in addition to the one initially approved in September 2013, resulting in a total of €25.22 million for the Energy Sector Support Project (Pasec). […]

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French PSA Group’s Ecosystem in Morocco required a €280 million investment

PSA group’s new plant in Kenitra, inaugurated Thursday, June 20 at an official ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI, has required a €280 million investment. The PSA group’s new plant will spur the development of the Moroccan  automative sector and mirrors the excellence of the “Morocco Made”. The unit is expected to produce annually up […]

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Suspects found guilty in Garissa University College attack

Finally, Kenya has taken a step forward to convict three people accused of terrorism-related offenses and of helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148 people. Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi indicted Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, for involvement in attacks […]

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Mozambique: US launches effort to counter China in Africa

The US-Africa Business Summit held in Maputo, Mozambique, is coming against the backdrop of a renewed commitment by the US administration and African governments to develop business-friendly initiatives and policies that foster greater economic engagement since the last US-Africa Business Summit in 2017. The summit convened by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), is considered […]

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Angola: Eni, Sonangol ink agreement to develop renewable energy

Angola’s national oil company, Sonangol, and Italian oil and gas major, ENI, have signed an agreement to develop renewable energy projects in the oil-rich nation. Under the agreement, a joint-controlled company, Solenova Ltd, will assess and develop renewable energy opportunities in Angola, in line with the country’s energy strategy which aims to install 800 MW […]

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Nigeria: Triple suicide attack by Boko Haram kills 30

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Borno state, local media reported on Monday. According to emergency services, three suicide bombers set off their explosive charges on Sunday evening in front of a football broadcasting center where dozens of people […]

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