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Africa/Football: Cairo to host CAF headquarters for another decade

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, will remain in the Egyptian capital of Cairo for 10 additional years following an agreement with the Egyptian government. The deal provides the African football governing body several advantages including diplomatic status. “The agreement recognizes the international legal personality of CAF as an international non-governmental organization,” CAF said in […]

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Eritrea, others denounce Trump’s expanded US travel ban

The government of Eritrea has described a US ban on immigrant visas for its citizens as “unacceptable”.   Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed said the government saw the ban as a political move that would hurt the country’s relations with the United States. He however ruled out the expulsion of the US ambassador over […]

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Africa’s economy to grow despite external shocks – AfDB

Africa’s economic growth is forecast to rise to about 4% this year and next year from 3.4% in 2019, driven by infrastructure investments and natural resource exports, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said. The forecast which is roughly at the same level as that estimated by the institution for the year 2018, was driven by […]

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Nigeria announces visas on arrival for all African visitors in 2020

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has announced Nigeria will begin issuing visas on arrival for all African nationals from next year. Buhari announced the plan while attending a peace and development forum in Egypt. “We in Nigeria have already taken the strategic decision to bring down barriers that have hindered the free movement of our people […]

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Forum on peace, security in Africa kicks off in Egypt

The first Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development kicked off on Wednesday in the upper Egyptian city of Aswan. The forum aims to address the interconnections between peace and development in Africa while promoting Africa-led solutions. The initiative is being launched by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his capacity as the Chairman […]

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COP25:Morocco’s ambitious approach presented at climate summit

The head of the Moroccan government has highlighted the ambitious approach adopted by Morocco to face the challenges of climate change. Addressing the Summit of Heads of State and Government, held Monday in Madrid in the framework of the COP25, Saad Dine El Otmani pointed out that Morocco continues, under the leadership and personal involvement […]

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Africa calls for action as COP25 kicks off in Madrid

The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has kicked off this week in Madrid. The 197 Parties that make up the treaty – 196 nations plus the European Union – will seek to move towards the implementation of the agreements that have […]

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Egypt continues empowering agriculture in African countries

Egypt nourishes the ambition to enhance the competitive ability of the African countries’ produce and their economic development. In this vein, the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs focused on cooperating with African countries in many fields especially agriculture. To corroborate this ambition, the Ministry of agriculture has established […]

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Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’

The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday. Seeing the eradication of conflict across Africa, “depends on the engagement of the parties involved”, and prevention and […]

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African leaders to address UN delegates this week in New York

World leaders are gathering this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly, which this year opened in the United States with a whole lot of fanfare around climate change. This year’s theme is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”. The theme is in line with the priorities set […]

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