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Morocco, a Rising African Power- Africa Renewal Magazine

Morocco has been described as a major economic force in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of its large scale investments and growing political influence, writes Africa Renewal, a UN magazine, in its latest release. “Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission […]

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Gambia Recalls Ambassador to Senegal over Call for Power Handover

Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has recalled his ambassador to Senegal, Momodou Pa Njie, Jeune Afrique Magazine reports. The move comes weeks after the Gambian ambassador to Senegal and 10 other ambassadors issued a joint statement calling on President Jammeh to respect the outcome of the December 1 presidential polls and to duly handover power peacefully […]

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Guinea’s Most Wanted Man Arrested in Senegal

The most wanted man in Guinea, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, has been arrested in Senegal on Tuesday after seven years of hide-out. Aboubacar Sidiki Diakité, alias “Toumba Diakité”, former leader of the red berets is accused of connection with a 2009 stadium massacre that killed more than 150 people in the West African tiny nation. A […]

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Gambia: Expatriate Professionals Call for Peaceful Resistance to Jammeh

Some fifty Gambian professionals, mostly living or working abroad, have invited their countrymen and countrywomen “to peacefully resist outgoing President Yahya Jammeh’s attempt to subvert their democratic will as expressed during the December 1st elections. In a statement released on Tuesday (December 13, 2016) the expatriate professionals called upon Gambians “to stay at home and […]

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Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow dies at 81

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, who earned an international reputation for his expressive sculptures of the Nuba, Masai and other African peoples, died on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal, the culture minister said. He was 81. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Minister Mbagnick Ndiaye […]

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AU top job candidates to pitch for the position in Dec 9

The African Union Commission (AU) on Tuesday said five aspirants of the bloc’s Chairperson Position will face off in a debate at the Union’s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa on December 9. According to the incumbent Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the debate is meant to transform the union by giving “the broad African public […]

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Africa Action Summit, a Milestone in Addressing Climate Change

The Africa Action Summit was held on November 16 in Marrakech with the participation of several African Heads of state and government and was wrapped the same day with a final statement laying out a forward-looking vision for a common African action to tackle climate change. The summit, held at the initiative of King Mohammed […]

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World Bank to Earmark $16 Billion for African Clean Energy Projects

Clean energy projects will be flying high across Africa as the World Bank is planning to raise $16 billion for solar, hydro, and geothermal energy projects. Practice Manager for Energy and Extractives at the World Bank, Charles Cormier, said at a side event held at the African Pavilion at the COP 22, that the move […]

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Moroccan-Senegalese Partnership, a Telling Example of Farsighted South-South Cooperation

Morocco and Senegal, which are bound by a centuries-old friendship and multi-faceted cooperation, are again offering this week a telling example of their partnership and their shared resolve to enhance south-south cooperation. This started on Sunday, when King Mohammed VI, in an unprecedented move, addressed the speech marking the Green March, a Moroccan national event, […]

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King Mohammed VI : Morocco’s Decision to Rejoin African Union Is not Tactical But Rational

Morocco’s decision to retake its legitimate seat at the African Union is not a tactical move but a rational decision, said King Mohammed VI in his historic speech made Sunday in Dakar on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March “Morocco’s return to the African Union is not a tactical decision, nor […]

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