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China releases $30bn aid to Africa

The government of China has announced the disbursement of $30 billion to assist African countries improve agriculture through large-scale farming. Since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation began in the early 2000s, China has pledged funding and commitment to build a “win-win” relationship with the continent. Last year, the Chinese leaders have announced $60 billion for […]

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Radio, the information leader in Africa – UNESCO

The United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO on Monday said Radio is Africa’s most influential information outlet. The Survey released by the UN organization comes as the world celebrated the World Radio Day on Monday to promote communication to find “greater solutions” to the planet’s problems. The statistics of the survey indicated that […]

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EU launches $47 billion fund for Africa

The European Union this week launched a $47 billion development fund for Africa. The African Economic Development Fund is to help accelerate African countries economic growth and most importantly, reduce the migrant numbers moving into Europe. The fund is also going to help the digital industry in Nigeria which the EU sees as one of […]

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EU Releases €28.7 Additional Emergency Assistance in Africa, Asia

With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU announced it is releasing an urgent assistance to prevent critical consequences, in the Maghreb, Africa and Asia. A total of additional €28.7 million have been allocated to respond swiftly to the most urgent humanitarian needs, said the European Commission in […]

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Singer Akon Raises $1 Billion for Africa

Popular African American singer Akon on Tuesday said he has raised about $1 billion to finance projects in Africa. Speaking to journalists, Aliaune Damala Bouga, popularly known on stage as Akon, said it was not an easy task for him raising the first billion dollar. According to him, Africa is in dire need of basic […]

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Awarded Mandela Peace Prize

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been awarded the 2016 Mandela Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace and justice around the world and for his Africa-oriented policy that seeks to boost the continent’s development. The king won the prize for his “contribution to building a society of justice and peace between humans and […]

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CAR: New Armed Group Emerges as Threat – HRW

An armed group known as “Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation”, or 3R has emerged in the Central African Republic , killing at least 50 civilians and displacing around 17,000, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. According to HRW, the group appeared in late 2015 to protect the minority Peul population, who are mostly Muslim cattle herders, from […]

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Rwanda’s Opposition Leader to Run for President in 2017

The Rwandan opposition leader of the Democratic Green party, Frank Habineza, announced his intention for standing as a candidate in next year’s presidential election. He made the announcement this weekend after a meeting with party leaders in the capital, Kigali. “I have accepted your request to represent you as the presidential candidate for the upcoming […]

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Tanzania: President Promises to Continue Crusade against Corruption

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli vowed to continue his fight against corruption in his ruling party, threatening to have “no mercy” for anyone giving or taking bribes. Nicknamed “the bulldozer” for his style of leadership, Tanzania’s President has earned himself credibility and acclaim, both in and outside Tanzania, for his fight against corruption. He has started […]

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Morocco Extends Emergency Assistance to Sub-Saharans Expelled from Algeria

Morocco has extended emergency humanitarian assistance to the Sub-Saharan migrants who were deported by Algeria over the past few days and who are currently stranded in a center in the North of Niger. The aid was sent upon directives from King Mohammed VI to come to the rescue of these migrants who are in a […]

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