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Senegal: amid fierce debate, MPs okay gas sharing agreement with Mauritania

The Senegalese parliament has approved a law authorizing the President of the Republic to ratify the intergovernmental cooperation agreement for the Grand Tortue/Ahmeyim gas field, which straddles Senegal maritime border with Mauritania. The agreement between the two West African nations was approved in Dakar by MPs amid a fierce debate. The gas field is estimated […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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AfDB to launch 12 new projects to support SMEs in 6 African countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will launch twelve new projects to support agribusiness SMEs in 6 African countries, The Bank said in a statement. The projects will be funded by the AfDB’s Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. According to the Bank, the $28.8 million envelope will […]

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Senegal, Gambia Upgrade their Cooperation

President Macky Sall of Senegal and Gambia’s President Adama Barrow have signed several cooperation agreements during a historic meeting held in the Gambian capital, Banjul, on Tuesday. The meeting sealed the warming up of relations between the two countries that were very strained during the last years of the regime of ex-President of gambia Yahya […]

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Senegal: Macky Sall pledges improvement of women’s access to land

The Senegalese government will disburse about 30 billion CFA francs to promote entrepreneurship and employment of women and youth, including a better women’s access to land in the West African nation. According to President Macky Sall, the 30 billion FCFA program will kick-off at the end of March with consultations on the basis of the […]

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Mauritania, Senegal ink offshore gas exploitation deal

Mauritania and Senegal last week signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement on the joint exploitation of the cross-border offshore gas field Turtle/Ahmeyin. The Greater Turtle Complex, which straddles the maritime boundaries of the two countries, is estimated to harbor more than 25 trillion cubic feet of gas. The inter-governmental cooperation accord, signed on the sidelines of […]

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Researchers in Morocco Develop Heat Tolerant Durum Wheat

Researchers from the Morocco-based International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have developed durum wheat varieties that can be grown on the savannah along the Senegal River, in Mauritania as well as in Morocco during the four months of the year when temperatures reach 35-40 degrees (°C). The research, conducted in cooperation […]

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Egypt: Mohamed Salah named 2017 CAF African footballer of the year

Egypt and Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah made history Thursday as he became the second Egyptian football player to win Confederation of African Football (CAF) footballer of the year Award beating his club team mate Sadio Mane, from Senegal. The one who recently in December won BBC footballer of the year Award gathered 625 points from […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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Senegal: IMF forecasts stronger growth for third year in a row

Senegal’s GDP growth is expected to exceed 6 percent in 2017, mainly driven by services, tourism and agriculture, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Monday. The country is among the fastest growing economies in Africa. In 2016, Sub-Saharan economy grew by 6.6%. According to the IMF’s estimates, real GDP is expected to […]

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