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Measles claims 5000 lives in DR Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a measles epidemic has killed about 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a statement released on Thursday, the UN health body said since the start of 2019, more than 250,000 suspected (measles) cases and over 5,000 deaths with over […]

Nigeria hosts a Forum on the implementation of the AfCFTA

Nigeria is hosting the National AfCFTA Forum on the “Effective Implementation of the AfCFTA for Industrialization and Inclusive Economic Development” from 5-6 December 2019, local media reported. The forum is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the European Union, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), the Nigerian Association of Chambers of […]

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COP25:Morocco’s ambitious approach presented at climate summit

The head of the Moroccan government has highlighted the ambitious approach adopted by Morocco to face the challenges of climate change. Addressing the Summit of Heads of State and Government, held Monday in Madrid in the framework of the COP25, Saad Dine El Otmani pointed out that Morocco continues, under the leadership and personal involvement […]

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Africa calls for action as COP25 kicks off in Madrid

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has kicked off this week in Madrid. The 197 Parties that make up the treaty – 196 nations plus the European Union – will seek to move towards the implementation of the agreements that have […]

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Ghana to ban rice imports by 2022

The government of Ghana aims to make the local production of rice sufficient for all by 2022, a Deputy Minister of Agriculture has announced. This will result in a ban on the importation of the commodity, the deputy minister, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, said. The move comes a week after the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe left behind $10 million, properties

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has left $10 million and some properties in the capital, state-owned newspaper the Herald revealed on Tuesday. Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, died at 95 in September. The former president was praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority in the Southern […]

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Cameroon to recruit 12,000 teachers over 4 years

The Steering Committee of the Support Program for Education Reform in Cameroon (Parec) unveiled at the end of its first session held in Yaoundé a plan to hire 12,000 teachers over the next 4 years, i.e. 3000 teacher per year. The World Bank is financially supporting the program by 70.6 billion FCFA. Apart from the […]

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Public finances: Niger receives a €35 million grant from AFD

The French Development Agency (AFD) will grant Niger €35 million, or 23 billion FCFA, to support the Sahel country in implementing reforms in the management of public finances. This assistance, which is part of Domestic Resource Mobilization, will be spread over a six-year period. As a first step, €30 million will be allocated to the […]

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Morocco’s Central Bank Receives ISO 37001 Certification for Anti-Corruption System

Morocco’s central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) was awarded the ISO 37001 certification for its Anti-Corruption Management System, for all its core business processes and support processes. The bank has received this certification following the audit conducted by Euro-Compliance in October 2019, Bank Al-Maghrib said in a press release. The awarding ceremony was held on Thursday in […]

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Mali: France rejects ISIS claims it shot down helicopters

France has denied claims by the ISIS terror group that it shot down the two helicopters, killing 13 French soldiers. The French Army denied that the two helicopters that crashed had been under fire from Islamic State jihadists, contradicting a statement from the militants. “There has been no gunfire from jihadists on our helicopters,” French […]

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