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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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CAF-Morocco: CAF meeting to move AFCON to summer

As part of the highly expected decisions to be made during Rabat gathering of the African Football Governing body CAF, the continent’s flagship football competition; African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is expected to be moved to summer instead of the January-February period, reports say. Leaders of CAF are due to meet in the Moroccan capital […]

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Boko Haram Strikes again in Borno State

The terror group Boko Haram has apparently stricken again in the Nigerian Borno State on Monday killing eight persons and injuring eighteen. The terror attack was perpetrated by a female suicide bomber who detonated herself while she was trying to enter a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, an area […]

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Morocco’s BCP Group Teams up with IFC to Boost Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morocco’s Banque centrale populaire group (BCP) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed in Casablanca, last week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consolidate their long-term partnership in favor of the economic development and social progress in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa. Signed by Mohamed Benchaaboun, Chairman of BCP Group, and Serge Devieux, IFC Director in […]

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DRC: Violence, Exodus from Kasai region continue

The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million, describing the situation as particularly worrying. “Delivering assistance and protection to internally displaced people […]

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Drought worsening hunger in East Africa, FAO warns

The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families’ resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required, the UN agricultural agency has warned, adding that families are simply running out of ways to cope with the situation. According to an alert released Friday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), […]

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Libya: US envoy holds talks with Haftar in Jordan

The US envoy to Tripoli met with Head of Libyan self-proclaimed chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Sunday in the Jordanian capital Amman, reports say. Ambassador Peter Bodde reportedly held talks with self-style Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan crisis, which erupted in 2011 following the killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO […]

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AfDB, IsDB to Inject $2 billion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have agreed to jointly pull together the sum of $2 billion over the next three years to finance development projects in Africa, mainly in agriculture and food security, renewable energy, small and medium enterprises, and human development (health and education). To realize their shared […]

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Pop icon Madonna opens world-class children hospital in Malawi

Pop music star, Madonna, on Tuesday opened a world-class children’s hospital in Malawi, a southern African nation from which she adopted children between 2006 and 2017. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Central Hospital was funded by Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi. “We will ensure that not only will […]

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