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Microsoft launches $100m Development Centers in Africa

Tech giant Microsoft has launched a $100 million Africa Development Centre (ADC) with offices in Kenya and Nigeria. The program will support the recruitment of 100 full-time engineers by the end of the year, and 500 engineers by the end of 2023. The tech company is betting on African innovation in fields like fintech, agritech […]

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Zambia: Glencore plans to close two shafts, fires 2000 workers

Zambia: Glencore plans to close two shafts, fires 2000 workers

Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines, owned by mine giant Glencore, plans to close two shafts at its Nkana mine in Kitwe. According to unions, the move could affect more than 2,000 workers. Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) President Joseph Chewe said the closure of the two shafts would affect 600 direct employees. Other union sources […]

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European Union calls for ceasefire in Libya

European Union calls for ceasefire in Libya

The European Union on Monday called on all warring groups in Libya to commit to a ceasefire and return to UN-led mediation. EU foreign ministers in a statement urged all parties to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. The council of […]

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IEA lauds Morocco’s energy policy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released an extensive report covering Morocco’s reforms aiming to promote sustainable development in the national energy sector. The report was presented in Rabat by Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, in the presence of Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mr Aziz Rabbah. According to the in-depth review […]

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Angola’s Lourenço says new oil reforms to open economy

Angolan President, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço has announced that his government is applying the best international practices in its fundamental oil and gas sector to attract more foreign investment in the Southern African nation. In an interview with leading oil and gas news portal africaoilandpower, President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço said that in recent times […]

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Morocco Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear safety

Morocco Rwanda to cooperate in nuclear safety

Morocco and Rwanda signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in fields relating to nuclear and radiological safety. The agreement was signed in Kigali last week between Morocco’s Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Under the agreement the two parties shall exchange information and experiences in terms of […]

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South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

In South Africa, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote and retained power in eight of nine provinces, the electoral commission said. The result was the anti-apartheid party’s worst-ever electoral victory. The party has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid 25 years ago. According […]

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UNICEF welcomes release of nearly 900 children by north-east Nigeria armed group

UNICEF has welcomed the release Friday of 894 children, including 106 girls, from the ranks of an armed group called (the) Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, and vowed to enroll them in reintegration programs to help them return to civilian life. “Today, 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the […]

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Peugeot to start production at its Kenitra plant

French car producer Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA) will launch in the second quarter (Q2) a new production factory, in Kenitra, 40 km to the north of capital city Rabat, with the first car to be unveiled as of July. PSA has pumped a total investment of MAD 6 billion ($620 million) into the project and […]

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DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, now in its tenth month, has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the spread of the deadly virus. Mr. Guterres expressed concern over the number of new Ebola cases […]

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