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Africa-US AGOA forum ends in Lomé with no change to the deal

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) free trade deal forum ended in Togo’s Capital Lomé on Thursday with no significant change to the deal. The annual forum, which is a platform for promoting stronger economic ties between the United States and qualifying sub-Saharan African countries that receive enhanced US market access under AGOA, ended with […]

Africa’s population projected to reach 4.5 billion in 2100 – UN

Africa’s population is expected to reach 4.5 billion in 2100, 40% of humanity, compared to 1.3 billion (17% of the world’s population) in 2017, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in a new report, highlighting that nearly 1 billion will live in Nigeria alone. The continent will then have almost reached Asia, […]

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African fruit growers organizing to better access EU markets

A new pan-African fruit industry association, Afruibana, gathering fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, was officially launched this week in Brussels. Open to African fruit and vegetable farmers, the new platform seeks to put in place strategies to improve the sector’s competitiveness and increase the access of African products to the […]

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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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Kenya to introduce new generic AIDS drug as fist country in Africa

Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of people living with HIV, Kenya’s government and the global health initiative UNITAID on Wednesday announced. The East African nation will make the generic version of the new first-line drug, known […]

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Morocco, France Eager to Pool Efforts for Shared Goals in Africa

Morocco and France have voiced resolve to pool efforts to fulfil their shared goals in Africa, mainly boosting the continent’s development and growth and promoting a balanced relationship. This came during the summit talks held Wednesday between King Mohammed VI and the newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in Rabat earlier in […]

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Sahara: Morocco’s Efforts Glean more Support in Latin America, eleswhere

Morocco’s breakthrough in Latin America went a step further this week with the adoption by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies of a motion formally requesting the Government to support Morocco’s endeavors to settle the Sahara issue. The motion, drafted in the form of a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aloysio Nunes, formally requested […]

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ECOWAS: Israel to invest $1 billon in solar energy

Leaders of the West African regional group ECOWAS last weekend inked a memorandum of understanding with Israel that will earmark $1 billion over the next four years to finance solar energy projects in the member states of the bloc. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who confirmed the deal in a speech before the ECOWAS summit of […]

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International Organization of Francophonie Bestows its Highest Distinction on Morocco’s King

The International Organization of la Francophonie has awarded King Mohammed VI of Morocco its highest honorary order, the Order of La Pléiade, in tribute to his determining role in promoting the values of dialogue and tolerance worldwide and in establishing at home a modern state, a state of the rule of law. The decoration was […]

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Africa’s economy to grow by 3.4 % in 2017 – Report

Africa’s economy will grow by 3.4 percent in 2017, and 4.3 percent in 2018. The modest recovery from the worst performance in more than two decades last year will be driven by better oil production and commodities. This came in an Economic Outlook report, co-authored by the African Development Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation […]

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