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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday honoured 117 peacekeepers, including many Africans, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2016, including many Africans Three Kenyans, two Nigerians, two Ghanaians, three Rwandans and two South Africans were awarded the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld Medal at the UN headquarters. “Their sacrifice only strengthens […]

Côte d’Ivoire: Rebellious soldiers seize control of second biggest city

Demobilized soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire have launched mutinies in the West-African nation’s largest city Bouaké, early on Monday, Reuters reports. The former rebels have erected barricades, blocking traffic in the city; the news agency reports said quoting military sources. The rebellion in Bouaké, a city of half a million inhabitants, 350km north of the economic […]

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Germany pushes for private investment in Africa

The German government is moving to boost private investment in Africa, Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, told reporters in Washington during the Global Infrastructure Forum. According to Schaeuble, the move is meant to avoid a destructive rise in populism and the gap between the rich and poor. “If we do nothing to change this, we can […]

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Ivory Coast to reduce 2017 Budget on low cocoa prices

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday announced plans to cut the 2017 budget of the west-African nation by 10 percent due to a sharp drop in world prices of cocoa. According to Ouattara the decision to cut spending was taken during a visit this month by an International Monetary Fund delegation. “Excluding salaries, we were […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Morocco’s Club Afrique Développement holds forum on investment in tourism

Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire will hold a forum to promote investments in the tourism sector of the West African country, in capital city Abidjan on April 20. Club Afrique Développement-Côte d’Ivoire is the local branch of Club Afrique Développement of Morocco’s leading bank Attijariwafa bank (AWB). The gathering seeks to attract members of the Club […]

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Ivory coast and Ghana to increase cocoa processing capacity and price

World’s top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana will boost ties to coordinate production strategies to tackle price volatility in the two west-African nations, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to the heads of the two country’s marketing boards, plans are underway to hold regular meetings and to discuss how best to manage production and ensure […]

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Morocco-Cameroon: LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique launches construction of €42.6 million-cement plant

The Cameroonian locality of Nomayos, near capital Yaounde, will house another cement of factory of LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique (LHMA) with production expected to hit 500,000 tons. The new project required a total investment of €42.6 million. Launched through Cimencam; LafargeHolcim Maroc Afrique’s local branch, the future plant is expected to produce 500,000 tons therefore increasing […]

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Morocco & Cote d’Ivoire Strengthening Strategic Partnership

Cooperation between Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire is gaining momentum in all sectors and is gearing up towards a sound strategic partnership serving the interests of the two countries which are sharing strong friendship ties and secular relations. King Mohammed VI paid a friendship and working visit to this country Feb.24-27 at the invitation of President […]

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Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence

Previously known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first Sub-Saharan African country to become independent on the back of Ghana’s first President and his Pan-African ethos, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo, was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took […]

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King Mohammed VI supervises Morocco-funded projects in Côte d’Ivoire

Visiting King Mohammed VI on Thursday visited two Morocco-funded projects initiated to develop the artisanal fishing activity in the West African country. King Mohammed VI who co-chaired with President Alassane Dramane Ouattara the signing ceremony of 14 cooperation agreements, in Abidjan last week, visited on Thursday the Locodjro (North Abidjan) disembarkation point under construction and […]

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