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UN needs record $22.5 bln aid in 2018 to assist war victims, mostly in Africa

The United Nations on Friday launched a record humanitarian appeal for $22.5 billion aid to assist about 90.1 million war-victims in Africa and Middle East in 2018. According to the UN, needs are rising substantially in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, and remain exceptionally high in Nigeria, […]

Burkina Faso: Macron vows to break ‘Françafrique’ ties, create 450 million jobs in Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told youths in Burkina Faso that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who want to break with France’s past politics with its former colonies known as the “francafrique.” The 39-year-old leader who was on a visit to Burkina Faso, part of a tour leading him also […]

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Moroccan Economy Offers Platform for French Companies Willing to Invest in Africa- French PM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philipe said that the Moroccan economy offers a platform for French companies willing to invest in Africa notably in fields relating to services, finance and trade. Philipe, who was speaking at the Moroccan-French Business Forum, which he co-chaired along with Head of the Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, highlighted the importance […]

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King Mohammed VI Calls for Inclusive Development in Africa

King Mohammed VI has called for the elaboration of inclusive human and economic development programs in Africa, based on a regional or continental vision. In a message read out on his behalf by royal adviser Yassir Znagui at the 10th “World Policy Conference”, convened Friday in Marrakech, the Moroccan Sovereign stressed the need to support […]

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Algeria’s Undiplomatic Diplomacy Shows Regime’s Frailty

The persistence of the hatred of the Algerian rulers for neighboring Morocco remains an intriguing puzzle for many international political analysts. Nobody knows for sure whether such a deep animosity is due to rivalry between two major North African countries or something else. “Why they hate us”, wonder Moroccans who were appalled and shocked by […]

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US Envoy to United Nations visits Africa

The United States President Donald Trump’s special envoy has kicked off an official visit to Africa, starting from Ethiopia on Monday. America’s United Nations envoy Nikki Haley is expected to hold meetings with members of the Ethiopian government and officials of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. According to a statement from the US […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa to record slow growth – WB’s Africa Pulse report

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is growing more slowly this year than expected, the World Bank said on Wednesday. According to the Bretton Wood institution’s Africa Pulse report, the slow growth of the region is largely due to weak investment and productivity. The Bank said the downgrade to 2017 projections was due to various conditions, including the […]

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Morocco Looks forward to establishing tripartite partnership with Russia and Africa

Morocco expressed its steady commitment in favor of Africa and invited Russia to seal a tripartite partnership to undertake mutually beneficial projects in the continent. The call was made by Head of the Moroccan government who was speaking at a Moroccan-Russian working session on the occasion of the state visit of Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri […]

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King Mohammed VI: Africa Sustainable Development Requires Youth’s Input

King Mohammed VI has stressed the importance of the contribution of the African youth to the socioeconomic development of the African continent through the implementation of a strategy believing in the youth’s talent and honing it to be more productive. “I believe that the genuine sustainable development of African sister nations unquestionably hinges on mustering […]

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Africa has imported $ 65.8 billion food in 2016 – Report

The African continent spent about $ 65.8 billion on food imports in 2016, a report released by Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (TRALAC) said. According to the report, trade data over the review period 2012-2016 reveal that on average Africa’s food trade deficit was around US$30 billion annually. It noted that from a high […]

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