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Polls open in Gambia with Jammeh in bid for fifth term

Polls open in The Gambia with Jammeh in bid for fifth term. 886, 578 voters are expected at 1,422 polling stations in 53 constituencies in the seven administrative regions of The Gambia to cast their ballots to elect the next president of the country whose population is around 1.9 million. There are three candidates running […]

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Brussels: Norway pledges $5.5m aid support to CAR

Norway’s Foreign Affairs Chief, Borge Brende in a statement on Thursday, announced additional aid funds of estimated $5.5 million to the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of a donor support conference led by the European Union (EU) in the Belgian capital, Brussels. According to Borge Brende “it was important for the international community to […]

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Tunisia: EU increases financial support to Tunisia

The European Union (EU) adopted the Joint Communication “Strengthened EU Support for Tunisia” Thursday with a financial budget of up to €300 million in 2017 as part of the continental bloc’s commitment to the country’s democratic transition faced with critical challenges. EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice-President of the European Commission, […]

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EU Renews Sanctions on Burundi until Oct. 2017

The European Union (EU) has renewed its restrictive sanctions against Burundi until the end of October 2017, the bloc’s council said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the council, the latest sanctions “consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities were deemed to be undermining democracy or obstructing the […]

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EU to Provide $50 billion to Combat Migration in Africa

The European Union (EU) will disburse about 50 billion dollars for Africa and the Mediterranean as part of the bloc’s investment plan aimed at helping fight migration. According to the EU foreign affairs chief, Frederica Mogherini, “It’s the biggest investment plan ever proposed for Africa and the Mediterranean, something that only the European Union, with […]

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Sudan: Talks to End Years of Conflict Resume

Talks to end years of conflict in Sudan began on Tuesday, a day after the signing of a roadmap agreement on peace and dialogue by Sudanese warring groups. Instigated by the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) led by former South African president Thabo Mbeki, the roadmap agreement was earlier rejected by four groups but […]

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EU Releases New Blacklist of Banned Airlines, Many are African

The European Union has published its new blacklist of airlines failing the block’s aviation regultions.19 countries feature on the blacklist. The restrictions imposed by the bloc allow some airlines to run special fleet that the EU deems meet aviation regulations in place in member-states. All airlines licenced by the Afghan government have been placed on […]

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Ghana: US Grants $10 million to Support Agriculture

The United States is investing $10 million in Ghana to help the west-African nation meet international standards and guidelines for its agricultural produce. The grant is aimed at strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary compliance with agricultural produce in Ghana, said the US ambassador to Ghana, on Tuesday. The move follows the ban of vegetable exports from […]

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Portuguese President in Morocco to Boost Ties

Portugal’s President Marcelo Duarte Rebelo de Sousa is paying this Monday a visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohamed VI in a move to further boost ties with the kingdom of Morocco. The Moroccan Sovereign will hold talks with his Portuguese guest and host an Iftar in his honor. The visit, the Portuguese […]

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Nigeria: President Buhari Calls for Economy Restructuring

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said there was no better time to diversify the West African nation’s economy than now. The Nigerian leader said, in a message to the 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, that his administration was determined to ensure the […]

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