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Nigeria announces visas on arrival for all African visitors in 2020

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has announced Nigeria will begin issuing visas on arrival for all African nationals from next year. Buhari announced the plan while attending a peace and development forum in Egypt. “We in Nigeria have already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of our people […]

Forum on peace, security in Africa kicks off in Egypt

The first Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development kicked off on Wednesday in the upper Egyptian city of Aswan. The forum aims to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions. The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his capacity as the Chairman […]

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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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Egypt continues empowering agriculture in African countries

Egypt nourishes the ambition to enhance the competitive ability of the African countries’ produce and their economic development. In this vein, the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focused on cooperating with African countries in many fields especially agriculture. To corroborate this ambition, the Ministry of agriculture has established […]

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Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’

The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday. Seeing the eradication of conflict across Africa, “depends on the engagement of the parties involved”, and prevention and […]

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African leaders to address UN delegates this week in New York

World leaders are gathering this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which this year opened in the United States with a whole lot of fanfare around climate change. This year’s theme is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The theme is in line with the priorities set […]

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World’s most dangerous, unfriendly places through expatriates’ eyes

A recent research published by InterNations has named Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt among the world’s most dangerous places to live and work in, for expatriates. The report polled 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities and living in 187 countries or territories, covering topics such as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, safety […]

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Morocco’s OCP, AUC & AUDA-NEPAD pool efforts to promote Agriculture in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC), AUDA-NEPAD and Morocco’s OCP Group have just formed a tripartite partnership to support the development of the agricultural sector in Africa. The main purpose of this partnership is to facilitate effective coordination of the implementation and delivery of a set of goals as outlined in the African Union Malabo Business […]

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For Africa, ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger,’ Guterres says

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres who attended the opening of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VII) in Yokohama, Japan, on Wednesday August 28, said that African nations have made ‘significant progress’ in developmental efforts in the last few years and that technology can be a catalyst in the continent’s developmental efforts. […]

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