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Ebola vaccine approved in 4 African countries

Four African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia – have licensed an Ebola vaccine that can now be distributed. “The approval of the Ebola vaccine by these countries is another milestone in the fight against this unforgiving disease,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Africa has rallied to cement […]

Africa/Football: Cairo to host CAF headquarters for another decade

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, will remain in the Egyptian capital of Cairo for 10 additional years following an agreement with the Egyptian government. The deal provides the African football governing body several advantages including diplomatic status. “The agreement recognizes the international legal personality of CAF as an international non-governmental organization,” CAF said in […]

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Morocco’s agri-food exports hit 3.1 million tons

Morocco’s exports of agro-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the first time in history, according to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture.   Exports of agro-food products recorded a growth of 97% with share of about 21% compared the total exports of Morocco during the 2010-2018, the […]

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Tanzania inks $1.46 billion loan for regional railway project

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of a standard gauge railway in the East African nation. The Finance and Planning Ministry and Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania said in a statement late on Thursday the funding will be for building a 550 km section of […]

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Morocco launches “Green Generation 2020-2030”, a new farming development strategy

In a follow-up to the Green Morocco Plan launched in 2008 and that fulfilled most of its goals, Morocco adopted a new strategy to promote farming and the sector of water and forests. The new strategy dubbed the “Green Generation 2020-2030” and the “Forests of Morocco” was launched Thursday by King Mohammed VI, who was […]

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UNFPA donates $540k in reproductive health supplies to Namibia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated Namibia reproductive health supplies and basic medical equipment worth over $540,000. According to the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services, the donation will be distributed to various regions across the country. The move aims to help decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies, especially among rural women. […]

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Morocco’s King Inaugurates Youth-Oriented Projects in Agadir Region

King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Wednesday in the commune of Ait Melloul (Agadir region) “Argana” center for youth listening and guidance, a pilot project carried out within the frame of the 3rd phase of the National Initiative for Human Development (INDH). The project, which cost the State treasury over 722,000, seeks to improve the income […]

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Morocco Seizes over 7.5 Tons of Cannabis in Southern City of Guelmim & Captures 8 People

The Moroccan Police of Saharan city of Guelmim seized on Tuesday more than 7.5 tons of cannabis and arrested eight people linked to an international drug trafficking network. The drugs were stored in several warehouses at the rural commune of Taghjijt (south-east of Guelmim) and inside a 4×4 vehicle parked in an area located 60 […]

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Sudan to hand ICC Darfur crimes culprits

The government of Sudan and rebel groups in Darfur agreed on Tuesday that all those wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear before the tribunal, including ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Information Minister Faisal Saleh did not specifically name him when announcing the move, but said the decision applied to all five Sudanese suspects wanted […]

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Uganda: Chinese Firm Seeks to Build Dam on Nile River

In Uganda, Chinese firm POWERCHINA International Group Limited (PIGL) has requested for a license to develop a $1.4bn Hydroelectric Power Station. According to their application, the Chinese firm plans to raise funds for the project through a 25-75 percent mix of equity and debt. If approved, the plant will expand the East African country’s power […]

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