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Côte d’Ivoire to set up Africa’s first ever floating solar farm

Côte d’Ivoire has announced the creation of Africa’s first floating solar energy farm, as the western African country seeks to increase its production of renewable energy. The farm to cost €80 million will be funded largely by France’s development agency; Agence française de développement (AFD) and the Ivorian government, Jeune Afrique reported, quoting the Minister […]

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Stakeholders to Sahara issue to hold second roundtable early 2019

The stakeholders to the Sahara issue, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario have decided to hold a second roundtable on this regional conflict during the first quarter of 2019. The decision was made at the initial round table on the Sahara issue held in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN Secretary […]

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Somalia: US airstrike kills four al Shabaab fighters

The US Africa Command best known as AFRICOM Wednesday said it killed four members of al Shabaab militant group in Somalia, in an airstrike. “U.S. forces conducted a self-defense airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia on December 04, 2018,” Africome said in a press release, indicating the operation was in support […]

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AFCON: Morocco likely fitting candidate after CAF striped off Cameroon rights to host

Morocco has emerged as the likely candidate to host next year African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after Cameroon was robbed off the rights to stage the event. A source told Huffpost Morocco that the Moroccan Football federation (FRMF) is willing to host the competition but is waiting for the government’s approval to bid. The North […]

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Burkina Faso: French court rules for extradition of François Compaore

Paris Court of Appeal has rubber-stamped the extradition of Francois Compaore, brother of ousted president Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. The court ruled in favor of Francois Compaore’s extradition to his home country where he is wanted in connection with investigations about the assassination of Nobert Zongo, a prominent journalist killed in December 1998, alongside […]

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Zimbabwe: Doctors down tools over working conditions, drugs shortage

Doctors at state-run Zimbabwean hospitals began a strike for the second time this year, saying working conditions, shortage of drugs and a deteriorating health-care system need immediate government attention. According to Mathabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, most junior doctors at the five major hospitals had downed tools to protest over […]

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COP24: Morocco’s King pleads for more support to Africa, a victim of climate change

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has once again called international partners to grant more support to Africa, a victim of climate change. “The African continent is severely affected by the negative impacts of climate change even though Africa bears no responsibility for this unjust situation,” said the Sovereign in a message he addressed to the […]

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3 Moroccan OFPPT Students Win Gold Medals in WorldSkills Competition in Rwanda

Morocco has achieved new continental acclaim for mechatronics and cooking through OFPPT students.   Actually, three students of the Moroccan Office of Professional Training and Promotion of Work (OFPPT) have won gold medals at the WorldSkills Kigali Africa 2018 competition held on November 20-23, in Rwanda.   The event brought competitors from  Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, […]

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Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran among stars at Johannesburg concert to honor Mandela

American pop-star Beyoncé on Sunday led an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z, Oprah, and Usher in Johannesburg at a concert to honor the life and legacy of late South African icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was jailed under South Africa’s apartheid regime for 27 years. After being released in 1990, he led the country’s transformation […]

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Saudi crown prince visits Algeria

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived Monday in Algeria, where hundreds of people have been protesting the visit over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The powerful prince and his large delegation were seen being greeted on a red carpet at Algiers airport by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and members of his […]

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