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Over $330 million needed to cope with ‘worst-ever’ hunger crisis in Zimbabwe – WFP

With Zimbabwe now experiencing its “worst-ever hunger crisis”, the UN food relief agency has revised its humanitarian appeal to step up food assistance to people most affected by drought, flooding, and economic stagnation, saying that $331.5 million are needed.   The revised humanitarian appeal covers January 2019 through to April 2020, with a total requirement […]

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AfDB approves financial package for Ethiopia-Djibouti road corridor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a financial package worth over $100 million for the construction of a road transport corridor between Ethiopia and neighboring Djibouti, the pan African lender said in a statement. According to the statement, the project’s total cost of $255 million, comprises an AfDB grant of $98 million to Ethiopia […]

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Morocco’s Agentis starts building $50m hospital in the Côte d’Ivoire

Moroccan company Agentis has started the construction of a new regional hospital in Côte d’Ivoire.   The construction of the new regional hospital (CHR) in Adzopé, 100 km north of Abidjan, was launched by the head of state Alassane Ouattara, who welcomed the construction of this new facility as, he said, it “will fill a […]

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Namibia inaugurates 40-hectare Chinese-built port terminal

Namibia’s president, Hage Geingob has unveiled a new $200 million port terminal to double the country’s port capacity from 350,000 containers to 750,000 per year. With the extension, Namibia has now joined countries such as Australia, Brazil, Dubai and the Netherlands in the utilization of reclaimed land for port expansion, President Geingob said in his […]

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Gambia issues new banknotes without Jammeh’s features

The Gambian Government has unveiled new currency notes without the features of former President Yahya Jammeh. The new notes include the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 denominations and none carries the image of the former president, which has been replaced by a poultry believed to be one of the national birds. According to […]

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Gambia issues new banknotes without Jammeh’s features

The Gambian Government has unveiled new currency notes without the features of former President Yahya Jammeh. The new notes include the 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 denominations and none carries the image of the former president, which has been replaced by a poultry believed to be one of the national birds. According to […]

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Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigerian security agents have arrested former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution in Africa’s most populous nation. Omoyele Sowore, the flag-bearer of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services, local media reported. According to local media, DSS operatives arrested […]

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Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Ghazouani sworn-in as new president of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was sworn-in Thursday as Mauritania’s new president for a five-year term. The inauguration was attended by the heads of states of 12 African countries along with delegations from several Arab and European countries. The United States has also sent a delegation led by John Deaver Alexander III, Senior Advisor for Energy, Overseas […]

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China Yunhong Group to invest over $300 million in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, Chinese industrial giant, China Yunhong Group plans to invest about 200 billion FCFA (about $336.6 million) over the next five years in the West African nation. The information was disclosed during a meeting between the company’s CEO, Li Yubao, and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. Li Yubao said his group’s planned investments […]

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Benin to modernize its 300-hectare transit port

Benin to modernize its 300-hectare transit port

The government of Benin has announced plans to upgrade its major port in capital Cotonou to make it more competitive, reported AFP news agency. The 300-hectare transit port is the economic heart of Benin, handling an annual freight volume of around 12 million tons. It contributes more than 60% of GDP and mobilizes more than […]

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