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Comoros: AfDB approves €25.22 million for renewable energy

Comoros: AfDB approves €25.22 million for renewable energy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the disbursement of €8.63 million to Comoros for the implementation of a power generation program. The funding according to the Abidjan-based financial institution is in addition to the one initially approved in September 2013, resulting in a total of €25.22 million for the Energy Sector Support Project (Pasec). […]

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French PSA Group’s Ecosystem in Morocco required a €280 million investment

PSA group’s new plant in Kenitra, inaugurated Thursday, June 20 at an official ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI, has required a €280 million investment. The PSA group’s new plant will spur the development of the Moroccan  automative sector and mirrors the excellence of the “Morocco Made”. The unit is expected to produce annually up […]

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Suspects found guilty in Garissa University College attack

Finally, Kenya has taken a step forward to convict three people accused of terrorism-related offenses and of helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148 people. Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi indicted Mohamed Ali Abdikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, for involvement in attacks […]

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Angola: Eni, Sonangol ink agreement to develop renewable energy

Angola’s national oil company, Sonangol, and Italian oil and gas major, ENI, have signed an agreement to develop renewable energy projects in the oil-rich nation. Under the agreement, a joint-controlled company, Solenova Ltd, will assess and develop renewable energy opportunities in Angola, in line with the country’s energy strategy which aims to install 800 MW […]

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Nigeria: Triple suicide attack by Boko Haram kills 30

In Nigeria, at least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a triple suicide attack attributed to Boko Haram in northeastern Borno state, local media reported on Monday. According to emergency services, three suicide bombers set off their explosive charges on Sunday evening in front of a football broadcasting center where dozens of people […]

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Tanzania on high alert following Ebola cases in neighboring Uganda

Tanzania on high alert following Ebola cases in neighboring Uganda

The Tanzanian Minister of Health has issued an “alert” on Sunday following the outbreak of Ebola cases this week in neighboring Uganda. The number of people in Uganda who have been exposed to the Ebola virus expanded significantly, from eight to at least 27. The disclosures, in a Ministry of Health update on its website, […]

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Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

Algeria: business tycoon close to Bouteflika in custody on graft charges

A court in capital Algiers Monday has ordered the detention of a business tycoon close to former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on corruption charges. Mahieddine Tahkout, owner of Cima Motors, is accused of receiving favor from the National Agency of Development and Investment (ANDI), the University Student Welfare Authority (ONOU) and Algiers urban and sub-urban transport […]

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Two African nations take seats on UN Security Council

Two African nations take seats on UN Security Council

Niger and Tunisia will join the United Nations’ Security Council as of Januray 2020 for a two-year period as non-permanent members. Seven candidates ran for five seats including Viet Nam, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, El Salvador, Estonia and Romania. The vote took place on 7 June at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New […]

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Algeria: Former head of business council facing 18 months in prison

An Algerian prosecutor Monday demanded a court to hand 18 months in jail and around €800- fine to Ali Haddad, the former chair of the Algerian business council, arrested in March at the Tunisian border, reports say. Haddad, a business tycoon and close ally of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appeared in Bir Mourad Rais court, […]

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Rwanda to launch a 2000-unit social housing project

Rwanda plans to build at least 2,000 affordable housing units, under a joint venture between Shelter Afrique, a pan-African housing finance institution, and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The project, worth $131 million, is developed by Rugarama Park Estate and Remote Group. It will have public parks, community buildings, shops and a market place. […]

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