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Namibia, Angola to build cross-border dam

Angola and Namibia have signed bilateral agreements for the construction of a cross border Baynes hydroelectric dam. Construction of the Baynes hydroelectric dam falls within Angola’s Energy 2025 Vision, which centers on creating increased capacity and distribution capabilities, supported by new renewables and private sector investment in new power generation projects. The planned hydroelectric dam […]

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COVID-19: Morocco declares health emergency, unveils rescue package to impacted workers & businesses

COVID-19: Morocco declares health emergency, unveils rescue package to impacted workers & businesses

Morocco has declared a health emergency and asked citizens not to leave home unless they receive an authorization from local authorities to buy essentials or go to work, an interior ministry statement said Thursday.   Movement will be restricted starting from Friday March 20 at 18:00 as a necessary measure after coronavirus cases started transmitting […]

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Tanzania’s tourism hit hard by coronavirus

In Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, the tourism-dominated economy has been hard hit by tourists’ fears over the Coronavirus pandemic, with reports of hotel cancellations after the government suspended direct flights from Italy. The East African nation has not had any confirmed case of the coronavirus. According to the BBC, at least 80% of Zanzibar’s […]

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US-Morocco military deal worth $ 239 Mln approved

The State Department has approved the sale to Morocco of 25 M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift and evacuation system (Hercules) vehicles and M88A1 long supply Hercules refurbished vehicles for $239.35 million. According to US authorities, this military deal will help “improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an […]

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Congo unveils new docks in commercial city of Pointe Noire

The President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso this week inaugurated new infrastructure for the Congo terminal in the commercial city of Pointe Noire.   Managers of the port hope this will further consolidate its position as a transit country in the Gulf of Guinea. Séraphin Bhalat, CEO of the autonomous port of […]

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Egypt keen to export military, civil industrialization know-how to senegal

Egypt Tuesday said it is interested in sharing its military and civil industrialization expertise with Senegal. Mohamed al-Assar, Egyptian Minister of State for Military Production received in Cairo Tuesday Senegalese Minister of the Armed Forces, Sidiki Kaba to discuss joint cooperation in the fields of military and civil industrialization. Assar expressed Egypt’s eagerness to cooperate […]

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Algeria: National carrier cancels at least 25 flights over workers strike

Air Algérie, the national carrier, Tuesday cancelled at least 25 domestic and international flights after the union of its workers launched a strike demanding better work conditions. The cancelled flights included Algiers-Mulhouse (France), Setif-Paris, Tlemcen-Paris, Biskra-Paris and Bejaia-Paris CDG. The carrier was hit Monday but a surprise strike by the union of workers which also […]

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Morocco’s agri-food exports hit 3.1 million tons

Morocco’s exports of agro-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the first time in history, according to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture.   Exports of agro-food products recorded a growth of 97% with share of about 21% compared the total exports of Morocco during the 2010-2018, the […]

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Tanzania inks $1.46 billion loan for regional railway project

Tanzania has signed a $1.46 billion loan agreement with Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania to fund the construction of a standard gauge railway in the East African nation. The Finance and Planning Ministry and Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania said in a statement late on Thursday the funding will be for building a 550 km section of […]

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Morocco launches “Green Generation 2020-2030”, a new farming development strategy

In a follow-up to the Green Morocco Plan launched in 2008 and that fulfilled most of its goals, Morocco adopted a new strategy to promote farming and the sector of water and forests. The new strategy dubbed the “Green Generation 2020-2030” and the “Forests of Morocco” was launched Thursday by King Mohammed VI, who was […]

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