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Mugabe receives wheelchair as birthday gift from his ministers

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday on February 21, received a wheelchair as a belated birthday gift from his ministers, local media reported. The president also received a 9 carat customized wristwatch and a pen in addition to the chair during a ceremony at the State House Monday. Mugabe’s 51-year-old wife, Grace […]

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China announces ban on ivory trade, new hope for Africa

China, the world’s largest ivory importer and trader on Friday announced the ban of all trade in ivory by the end of 2017. The move comes as a potential game changer for African countries engaged the fight against elephants’ poaching. According to The BBC, China’s ivory factories are to be officially shut down by 31st […]

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SA bans meat imports from Brazil

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended some meat imports from Brazil amid a scandal over adulterated meat in the Latin American country. Police launched a corruption probe into the meat industry earlier this week, alleging that industry members had bribed officials to turn a blind eye to shipments of contaminated meat. […]

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New Industrial City to be Built in Morocco in Partnership with China

A new industrial city will be built in the Moroccan Northern city of Tangiers in partnership with Chinese group HAITE. In this regards, King Mohammed VI chaired Monday at the Marchane Royal Palace in Tangiers a ceremony on the new industrial city dubbed “Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City” during which several accords related to the […]

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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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EU Pledges to Protect Farm Accord & Partnership with Morocco

The EU has vowed to take the necessary measures to protect the farm accord and partnership sealed with Morocco, affirming that the accord was not endangered by an EU court ruling. The commitment was made by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting held Tuesday with […]

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Morocco Would Seek Alternative Partnerships if EU Fails its Commitments

Morocco has warned the European Union against the negative repercussions that failure to implement the bilateral farm deal may entail and said it would seek alternative partnerships if the EU does not honour its commitments towards the Kingdom and thus draw a new trade map. The European Union must ensure the necessary framework in order […]

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Tanzania Seeks $305 million WB Loan to Expand Dar es Salaam port

Tanzania’s government is seeking a $305 million soft loan from the World Bank to expand its main port in Dar es Salaam in the next fiscal year, Finance and Planning Minister, Philip Mpango, revealed on Wednesday. “The World Bank has agreed to give Tanzania loans for various development projects, including a credit of $305 million […]

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China & Sao Tome Resume Diplomatic Relations

The foreign ministers of China and Sao Tome and Principe signed a statement on Monday to resume diplomatic relations between the two nations after they severed these ties 20 years ago. According to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the two countries officially resume ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations after 20 years and have agreed on fundamental issues, […]

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Mozambique seizes illegal timber logs worth $800,000

Mozambique authorities have confiscated 1,300 containers of illegal logs estimated at $800,000 in the northern port of Nacala. Their eventual destination was believed to be China. Chinese traders according to the environmental research organization, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) accounted for over 90% of Mozambican timber exports. According to Olivia Amosse, director of […]

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