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EIB invests €495 million in transport, energy, internet across Africa

The European Investment Bank has formally agreed a total of €495 million of new financing for three projects to support sustainable transport, clean energy and internet access projects in North, West and East Africa. The three projects, signed at the summit attended by heads of state and government from across Africa and Europe, earlier this […]

Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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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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AFCON: Morocco likely fitting candidate after CAF striped off Cameroon rights to host

Morocco has emerged as the likely candidate to host next year African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after Cameroon was robbed off the rights to stage the event. A source told Huffpost Morocco that the Moroccan Football federation (FRMF) is willing to host the competition but is waiting for the government’s approval to bid. The North […]

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Egypt: Nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to attack on Copts killed

About nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to the anti-Coptic attack in Egypt, last Friday, were killed in an exchange of gun shots, the Interior Ministry announced. According to a statement released on Sunday, 19 alleged jihadists were found following the pursuit of the terrorists involved in the attack against Coptic Christians on Friday. Seven people were […]

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G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Kenya Airways starts direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to the United States has landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, completing a historic flight that will shave up to seven hours off the tortuous journey that usually involves long layovers in Europe or the Middle East. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at […]

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Madagascar heads to AFCON for the first time in 50 years

The Madagascar national football team, nicknamed Barea, on Tuesday qualified for the first time to play in the African Cup of Nations, AFCON. The team became the first to join host Cameroon in the tournament scheduled for 2019. Tuesday’s game was Madagascar’s 20th attempt to qualify for the African Cup. After nearly 50 years of […]

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Egyptian ex-President Morsi’s son questioned by police

Egyptian police detained the youngest son of ousted President Mohamed Morsi from his home in Cairo early on Wednesday, family sources said. A statement released by Attorney General Nabil Sadek late Wednesday ordered the release of Abdullah Morsi on a 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($280) bail, after questioning by Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution. Abdullah, a […]

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Liverpool’s African duo Salah and Sadio nominated for Ballon d’Or

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the only African representatives on the shortlist for the best players in the world. The Liverpool duo has been named in the 55-man shortlist for 2018 Fifa FIFPro World11 following their stellar performances at Liverpool and for their respective countries. Salah is the first Egyptian player ever to be […]

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