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Collusion between Polisario members and Colombian drug lords emerges again

Collusion between Polisario members and Colombian drug lords emerges again

It is no secret that several Polisario members have been involved in all kinds of trafficking ranging from goods and cigarettes to drugs and weapons. The Polisario’s collusion with an infamous Colombian paramilitary emerged again this week, following the death of this gangster, Iván Roberto Duque Gaviria, aka Ernesto Báez. According to one of his […]

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Uganda: Drones to service public health facilities

The Ugandan Government is negotiating a deal with a drone firm for the delivery of blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public health facilities, local media reported. The talks come a year after Ghana inaugurated the world’s largest drone medical delivery service in its bid to improve patients’ access to life-saving medicines. The drones […]

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Egypt: Tourism revenue surges to a record

Egypt’s tourism revenues have increased to $12.5 billion in FY2018-2019, tourism minister Rania Al-Mashat said this week in an interview with Bloomberg. According to Al-Mashat, these are the highest tourist revenues in the history of Egypt. Tourism is one of the main pillars of Egyptian economy and is an important source of foreign currency creating […]

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Germany hosts G20 Compact with Africa Summit

Germany is hosting this nov.19-20 the third G20 Compact with Africa Summit, meant to increase attractiveness of private investment in Africa through substantial improvements of the macro, business and financing frameworks. Opening the summit, attended by heads of government and business from 12 African partner nations, including Morocco, Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted the continent has […]

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China accuses Zimbabwe of understating financial aid

China accused Zimbabwe on Tuesday of understating its financial help to the southern African nation, after budget figures released by Zimambabwe showed that China ranked poorly on the list of Harare’s foreign donors. While presenting Zimbabwe’s 2020 budget last week, Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said donor funding from China only amounted to $3.6m from […]

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Chakib Benmoussa to Head ad-hoc committee for Morocco’s development model

King Mohammed VI has appointed this Tuesday Chakib Benmoussa head of the new ad-hoc committee for the development model, the royal office announced in a communiqué. The committee, whose setting up was announced by the monarch in the State of the nation speech delivered on August 29 this year, is an advisory body that is […]

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Egypt continues empowering agriculture in African countries

Egypt nourishes the ambition to enhance the competitive ability of the African countries’ produce and their economic development. In this vein, the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focused on cooperating with African countries in many fields especially agriculture. To corroborate this ambition, the Ministry of agriculture has established […]

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Jumia suspends its e-commerce business in Cameroon

Online retailer Jumia Technologies has suspended its e-commerce business In Cameroon as of Monday, nov.18, announcing in a statement that its transactional portal was “not suitable to the current context” in the Central African nation. “The Amazon of Africa” said it would continue to support buyers and vendors using its classified portal, known as Jumia […]

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South Africa’s leading opposition party appoints new leader

In South Africa, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the leader of the country’s main opposition party resigned. Mmusi Maimane resigned together with former Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip last month, saying that the party was no longer a vehicle best suited to take forward […]

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IMF resumes lending program with DR Congo

It’s official. The government of Democratic Republic of Congo can now borrow money from the International Monetary Fund. The two parties last weekend agreed to a financial assistance package that would allow the IMF to resume lending to Congo for the first time since 2012. The IMF suspended its last financial aid to Congo, a […]

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