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AfDB questions Africa’s annual $35bn food importation

African Development Bank’s president, Akinwumi Adesina on Thursday lamented the negative effects that huge food imports had on the African continent. Speaking at the Center for Global Development event held in Washington DC, the former Nigerian Agriculture Minister indicated that the continent must break the food import chain and aim for self-sufficiency in food production […]

World Bank trims Sub-Saharan Africa growth projection

The World Bank cut its growth projection for sub-Saharan Africa this year after a tumultuous period in 2016. According to the bank, Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow at a moderate rate of 2.6 percent in 2017. Growth this year will be “better than the 1.3 percent in 2016, the lowest in two decades, but […]

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Ethiopia: Armed group kills 28 people, abducts 43 children near South Sudan

Fresh cross-border raid by suspected south Sudan gunmen on Monday and Tuesday left 28 people dead and 43 children abducted in Ethiopia. The attackers came from South Sudan last weekend and killed civilians, including women and children at Gambella’s Gog and Jor areas in Ethiopia territory, a regional government spokesman told Reuters. “The Ethiopian military […]

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Ethiopia: Rubbish dump landslide killed dozens in capital city

About 30 people were killed and 28 others injured in a landslide accident near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this weekend. The accident occurred at the Koshe Garbage Landfill on Saturday night after a landslide swept through a giant rubbish dump. According to the mayor, some 37 people had been rescued from the rubble and […]

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Ethiopia commemorates Italy’s terrible defeat 120 years ago

Ethiopians on Thursday commemorated the country’s victory against Italian forces in a battle that was fought over 120 years ago. On March 1, 1896, Ethiopians, under Emperor Menelik II, defeated the Italian aggression near the northern town of Adwa, keeping it the only nation in Africa that has never been colonized. ‘‘Our ancestors have made […]

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“It is so Good to Be Back Home” King Mohammed VI Tells African Summiteers

Following the diplomatic victory scored by Morocco in Ethiopia against its enemies in Africa after its readmission by the African Union (AU) with the approval of the majority of the member states, King Mohammed VI took the floor Tuesday before the AU 28th Summit to thank African leaders for their massive support and to survey […]

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Morocco’s Return to AU Imminent, King Mohammed VI Flies to Ethiopia

As Morocco is poised to regain its place within the African Union during the organization’s summit hosted by Ethiopia on January 30-31, King Mohammed VI flew to Addis Ababa on Friday to attend the event that will be a landmark for Morocco and for the continent, as well. Last July, King Mohammed VI informed African […]

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Mauritania Backs Morocco’s Return to AU

Mauritania is poised to vote for Morocco’s membership to the African Union (AU) this January in Addis Ababa. Nouakchott’s decision to endorse Morocco’s membership to the AU comes as both countries cemented ties last month after King Mohammed VI and President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz renewed determination to preserve neighborliness and solidarity ties between their […]

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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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Ethiopia to Release some 10,000 Demonstrators

Officials in Ethiopia have disclosed that some 9,800 people detained will be released next week after receiving training. According to the state affiliated FANA Broadcasting corporate, 11,607 people had been detained following the violence occurred in various parts of the country over the past few months. Some of the reasons given for their arrest included […]

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