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Foot and mouth disease hits Botswana cattle

Botswana’s government on Tuesday notified the World Trade Organization and its trading partners of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in one of its districts. Officials from Botswana’s Veterinary Services found five animals with signs of the disease in Ngamiland in the north of the country, an area bordering Namibia and […]

Morocco-EU Farm Agreement to Cover Sahara

Morocco and the European Union are heading towards the renewal of the fishing protocol, as the College of Commissioners unanimously adopted on Monday the exchange of letters that include the Moroccan Sahara in the agricultural agreement. This is an important step since Rabat and Brussels started negotiations on the renewal of the fisheries agreement with […]

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EU to allocate 50 mln euros to Libya to curb illegal immigration

The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Tuesday, announced a new program worth €50 million to support the North African nation’s cities most affected by illegal immigration flows. According to Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, this funding is part of a program to […]

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EU-Morocco Fisheries: EU Court Verdict Does Not Undermine Rabat’s Political Legitimacy

The verdict of the European Court of Justice “does not undermine the political legitimacy” of Morocco to sign agreements with the EU, covering the Moroccan Sahara”, said Morocco’s top diplomat. In a statement to Moroccan news website 360, Mr. Nasser Bourita said the decision announced Tuesday by European court of justice ignores the opinion voiced […]

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G5 Sahel force: International donor conference raises €414m

An international high-level conference on the Sahel held in Brussels last weekend raised €414 million to support the G5 Sahel Force. Co-chaired by the European Union (EU), the United Nations, the African Union and the G5 Sahel group countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger), the donor conference saw the participation of 50 countries, […]

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EU urges Cameroon to adopt ‘sincere dialogue’ with separatists

The European Union (EU) has called on authorities in Cameroon to initiate sincere and constructive dialogue as a means of finding a solution to the Anglophone crisis. Violence has flared in the past week, with armed separatist factions clashing against Cameroon security forces in several towns and villages in the two English-speaking regions. Cameroon’s Southwest […]

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Cameroon: European Union offers FCFA100 mln in Boko Haram war

The European Union is set to mobilize 100 billion FCFA to finance the fight against the Boko Haram sect, La Tribune Afrique news portal reports. According to a statement from the institution, the funds will be directed to the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), made up of the Cameroonian, Nigerian, Nigerien and Chadian armies, set up […]

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AfDB injects $107 billion in Burkina-Niger road project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will release about $107 million to finance the construction and rehabilitation of a 218 km road connecting Burkina Faso to Niger, the bank said in a statement. The project, which includes the construction of a new 50-km road and the rehabilitation of another 168 km on the Koupala-Gonin-Fada N’Gourma-Piégea, will […]

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Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé in Liberia to mediate election dispute

The Togolese Head of state Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé in his capacity as a Chair of ECOWAS travelled to Liberia’s capital Monrovia on Wednesday with his counterpart Alpha Condé, current chair of the African Union (AU) to mediate post-election Dispute. Liberia’s Supreme Court halted next week’s presidential run-off vote to hear a petition brought by a […]

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The G5-sahel initiative gets $60 million boost from the US

The United States on Monday promised up to $60 million to support the G5-Sahel Joint Force’s counter-terrorism efforts, the State Department said in a statement. The US has been very reluctant to support the G5-Sahel 5,000 troops made up with forces from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania since the beginning of the negotiations. […]

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