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eSwatini Kingdom eyes 50% renewables by 2030

The Kingdom of Eswatini has shortlisted 13 independent power producers as part of the establishment of 80 MW of solar and biomass plants in. French Engie and EDF Renewable, the British Globeleq, the German Innovent, the Canadian JCM Power, and local entities such as the Eswatini Green Energy Consortium are among the companies shortlisted by […]

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Air France to return in Liberia from 2020

Air France has announced the return of its flights to Liberia almost 5-years after the French carrier left the West African nation. The main reasons that prompted Air France to quit the Liberia route five years ago was “the bad nature of the runway at Monrovia’s Roberts International Airport,” the airline said. Another reason was […]

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Botswana’s president pledges to diversify economy away from diamonds

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who was sworn in for a five-year term this weekend, promised, in his inaugural speech, to drive a transformation of Botswana’s economy, creating more jobs and countering excessive dependence on diamonds that threatens to knock it off course. He said Botswana would move from a minerals-led to a knowledge-based economy, and […]

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Rwanda: Volkswagen electric cars hits Kigali streets

Volkswagen has started importing electric powered Golf models into Rwanda for a local ride-hailing service, local media reported. VW already assembles cars in the East African nation and intended to test infrastructure and performance in the region’s climate. According to VW’s Africa boss Thomas Schaefer, the plan for Africa is that ultimately, “we replace the […]

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Ivanka Trump Commends Morocco’s King Role in Promoting Gender Quality

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US president Donald Trump, has hailed the role played by King Mohammed VI in promoting gender quality in Morocco, describing the North African Kingdom as “a valued US ally” that has taken strides in women empowerment. The Associated Press cited the remarks made by US presidential advisor ahead of her planned […]

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Zimbabwe to introduce new currency

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe will soon introduce some notes and coins in Zimbabwean dollar in the next two weeks, local media reported. Central bank governor John Mangudya said the move is part of the latest steps to restore a domestic currency in the Southern African nation. The central bank did not provide information on […]

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Burundi records over 7 million malaria cases in 2019

Burundi has recorded more than 7 million cases of malaria this year, the World Health Organization reported. According to health officials in the Central African nation, the country lacks protective bed nets and face problems including lack of medicines and climate change. The WHO says malaria has killed nearly 2,700 people this year in the […]

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Sahara: UN Security Council Extends MINURSO Mandate & Calls for Realism, Compromise

The UN Security Council decided, on Wednesday, to extend the MINURSO’s mandate for twelve months, calling on the parties to the Sahara conflict to show “realism and a spirit of compromise to move forward” in the UN-led exclusive political process. In its resolution 2494 adopted with a large majority, the Council extended MINURSO’s mandate until […]

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Egyptian smartphone maker SICO to start exports to Germany

Egypt’s first smartphone maker, SICO, will begin exporting its devices to Germany in November as part of its expansion plan to sell its products in Europe, the group said. SICO which already exports to the Gulf manufacturers a range of 3G/4G mobile phones and smartphones which include the Nile X smartphone which is manufactured by […]

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Rabat-London Ink Post-Brexit Association Deal

To ensure continuity of its trade and economic relations after the Brexit, the United Kingdom signed on Saturday in London with Morocco an Association agreement, building on the two countries deep cultural, political and economic ties Signed by UK Minister of State for North Africa Andrew Murrison and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, the agreement […]

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