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Zambia admits serious financial difficulties due to Covid 19 pandemic

Having failed to meet a $42.5 million payment due to its Western creditors in October, Zambia acknowledges that it has serious cash flow problems, but says it is not in default. Lusaka explains that it “All creditors must be treated fairly,” according to Zambian Central Bank Governor Christopher Mvunga. Zambia had only $36 million available […]

Senegal: Greenpeace denounces the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels

The international environmental NGO Greenpeace denounces in a report the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels. A practice that had already been denounced by the actors of the fishing industry and the Senegalese media. The controversy over the allocation of industrial fishing licenses continues in Senegal. It all began last May. In […]

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World Bank: Forty million Africans are at risk of falling into extreme poverty because of the Covid-19 pandemic

Leaden by the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to drop to -3.3% in 2020, leading the region into its first economic recession in 25 years, according to the World Bank’s latest “Africa’s Pulse” analysis of the regional economy. The pandemic also threatens to push 40 million Africans into […]

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Madagascar: Environmental activist Raleva before justice today

Civil society is sounding the alarm. The environmental activist Raleva must appear this Friday, October 2 before the public prosecutor of the Republic of Mananjary, a commune located on the east coast of the island. The man participated in a demonstration by the local population on September 1 to protest against the gold activities of […]

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Covid-19: Morocco’s King talks with China’s Pdt on partnership to fight pandemic

Partnership between Morocco and China in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was among the major topics discussed during a telephone conversation held on Monday between King Mohammed VI and president Xi Jinping. The phone call was an occasion to thank China for its support to the strong preventive measures taken by Morocco to prevent […]

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Niger: Petrol shortage in the country after a dispute between the State and Soraz Company

The oil refining company Soraz, majority owned by China, cut off the petrol tap at the Nigerien Petroleum Products Company (Sonidep) for unpaid invoices, preventing the latter from honoring its commitments to its customers and imposing a shortage on Nigeriens. If this conflict is not resolved, significant financial losses are feared on both sides, with […]

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South Africa: Andrew Mlangeni, the last survivor of the Rivonia trial, died at the age of 95

South Africa has just lost another great figure in the struggle against apartheid. Andrew Mlangeni passed away last night. He had just celebrated his 95th birthday and for the past week had been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for abdominal pains. It is a page in the history of the country that is being […]

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China rejects Polisario’s participation in Africa summit

China has reduced the Polisario to its real status that of a separatist militia lacking all the attributes of a state and hence ineligible to attend the anti-covid China-Africa summit. China’s steady stand in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity was another slap to South Africa which has lobbied in vain with Chinese officials to include […]

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Regional observer mission prevented from attending elections in Burundi

The election observation mission of the East African Community (EAC), expected earlier this week, will probably not be in Burundi for the triple election scheduled in nine days, at least according to a letter from the Burundian government to the secretariat general of this organization. The minister responsible for relations with this regional organization has […]

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Jack Ma Foundation made its third donation of health equipment to Africa

The CDC, a specialized medical agency of the African Union, on Wednesday, 29th April, received medical equipment donated by China’s billionaire Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with the Beijing government. The equipment will be distributed to the 55 member states of the African Union. The shipment, which includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 tests, 300 ventilators […]

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