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Ghana looks forward to Fostering Agricultural Cooperation with Morocco

Morocco is the best placed “sister country” in Africa that can assist Ghana in its agricultural development efforts, said Ghanaian foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who is on an official visit in Rabat. Speaking following a meeting with Morocco’s Agriculture Minister, Aziz Akhanouch, Botchway stressed the need for building on the cooperation framework between the […]

African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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South Sudan: Security situation still volatile

The security situation in South Sudan is still extremely volatile as since the Government announced a unilateral ceasefire in June, active military operations in parts of the country are still reported and the Government seems to have backtracked on its commitment to create an environment conducive for the conduct of the National Dialogue. The alarm […]

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Youth Connekt Africa Summit Opens in Kigali

The inaugural Youth Connekt Africa summit opened in the Rwandan capital Kigali Thursday with the participation of over 2500 delegates from all over the continent. The summit is looking into ways to realize the potential of the continent’s youths, forming the world’s largest youth population. Besides setting up networks among participating delegates, the gathering will […]

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WB loans to Guinea to amount to $574 Million in 2017

World Bank Vice-President for Africa Makhtar Diop, who has just paid a visit to Conakry July 15-17, confirmed that Guinea will receive $574 million loan from the international financial institution in 2017 to finance over 12 projects in energy, mining, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Last March the Bretton Woods institution already made available a first […]

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UN & AU, a shared determination to strengthen conflict settlement mechanisms

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres pointed out Wednesday that the UN and the African Union have a shared determination to strengthen mechanisms to defuse conflicts before they escalate, and to manage them effectively when they occur. Addressing an open debate of the Security Council in New York on the strengthened collaboration between the […]

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Gabon: Supreme Court extends parliament tenure until April 2018

Gabonese will not elect their lawmakers this year as the Supreme Court has set the date of parliamentary election for April 2018 at latest. The decision was adopted last week, on July 11, Jeune Afrique reports. Scheduled for the end of this month, the elections will be held April next year to allow lawmakers to […]

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Fertilizer industry: Zambia seeks to attract Moroccan investors

Zambia, which remains a net importer of fertilizers, has called on Moroccan operators to invest in the fertilizer industry, to help curb the high cost of crop production. The call was launched by Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya at a meeting in Lusaka Monday with a Moroccan delegation, led by Secretary of State for Foreign […]

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King Mohammed VI Calls on African Football to Take up Challenge of Modernization

African football should rise to the challenge of modernization and to keep abreast of rapid developments in sports worldwide, said Tuesday King Mohammed VI of Morocco in a message addressed to an international symposium held in coastal city of Skhirat. “Football is more than just a sport or a means to achieve titles. It is […]

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