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Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

Paul Kagame holds Europe Responsible for Migration Crisis

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and current chair of the African Union has suggested that Europe’s failed policies and its suspicious engagement with Africa are the drivers of the pile of crises hitting the continent. President Kagame, who recently attended the Euro-Africa summit in Vienna, spoke to Austrian outlet Die Presse on a wide range […]

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South Africa deposits instrument ratifying Tripartite Free Trade Area

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), comprising three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The instrument of ratification was deposited on the margins of […]

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Egypt pledges to promote intra-African trade as he takes AU chair

Egypt’s president, AbdelFattah al-Sisi on Monday unveiled plans to promote intra-African trade when he takes over as chair of the African Union next year. Egypt has hosted a high-level business forum on Saturday and Sunday with a focus on exchanges between countries on the continent. President Sisi in a speech during the forum encouraged investors […]

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Ugandan-Somali Summit Talks

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Saturday held talks with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, in Kampala. According to the State House statement, the two leaders discussed areas of cooperation between Somalia and Uganda particularly in the areas of peace, security, defense, education, trade and investment. Uganda is the biggest contributor of troops to […]

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Kenya hosts first ever Sustainable Blue Economy conference

Kenya is co-hosting the first ever-global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference with Canada and Japan from Nov. 26 to 28. The three-day conference has high global support with over twenty world leaders and 13,000 participants from around the world. The participants are coming together to learn how to build a blue economy. According to the conference […]

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Somalia: 124 nationals repatriated from Libya – Government

A total of 124 Somalis who were stranded in Libya for years have returned home on Wednesday, the federal Government of Somalia said. According to Somali Prime Minister, Ali Hassan Khaire, the returnees “are finally home to start a new life as FGS steps up efforts catering to its nationals wherever they are.” He said […]

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Morocco’s return to AU underpinned by commitment to participate in Africa’s development dynamic

Morocco’s return to the African Union was underpinned by the Kingdom’s commitment to share in the development dynamic Africa is witnessing and to contribute to tackling the various challenges it is facing. The remarks were made by King Mohammed VI in a speech he delivered on Tuesday on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March […]

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Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security, UNAMID Head

While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday. Briefing the Security Council, via video conference, Jeremiah Mamabolo, the head of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), […]

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Liberia: Central bank makes U-turn, denies it lost $100 million

Liberia’s central bank on Tuesday said it did not lose the $104 million newly printed notes that sparked outrage and federal investigation in the West African nation. According to the central bank Governor Nathaniel Patray, an internal audit found that all the notes shipped from the Swedish printer between 2016 and 2018 were properly accounted […]

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