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California Man Arrested for Illegal Arms Deal to Nigeria

A California man has been arrested for illegally brokering the sale of military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government.Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested last week in the central California city of Fresno.The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday Dolarian h…

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California Man Arrested for Illegal Arms Deal to Nigeria

A California man has been arrested for illegally brokering the sale of military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government.Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested last week in the central California city of Fresno.The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday Dolarian h…

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Reeling in Syria, Iraq, Islamic State Tries to Surge Online

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group’s other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media. The…

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Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa

PARIS The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made in Africa, where fundraising is booming.According to Partech Africa, a venture capital firm, 146 s…

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Niger Loses 17 Soldiers in Ambush Near Mali Border

A government spokesman in Niger says at least 17 Nigerien soldiers were killed and another 11 are missing after an ambush by unknown attackers Tuesday.The attack took place near the village of Tongo Tongo in western Niger. It is in the Tillaberi region…

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Malawi Election Campaigning Closes

BLANTYRE Campaigning has ended for Malawi’s tightly contested May 21 elections for president, lawmakers, and local leaders. As political parties ready for Tuesday’s polls, Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging President Peter Mut…

EU support to promote access to clean water and improved sanitation in Zambia

EU support to promote access to clean water and improved sanitation in Zambia

Uganda Remembers AIDS Victims

ECA pledges practical support to Angola’s economic reform

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has established three work streams aimed at supporting Angola on its sustainable development trajectory and macroeconomic reform agenda, following the accession to power of President Joatilde;o Lourenccedil;o in September 2017. A series of high-level talks with Angolan authorities culminated with discussions at the Presidential palace in which four main areas of cooperation were agreed. These include: supporting Angola restore macroeconomic stability and diversify its economy within the context of the country's National Development Plan 2018-2022, improving public debt management, increasing the share of renewable energy in the country's energy mix and capitalizing on the opportunities

Malawi Race for President Tight as Election Nears

BLANTYRE, MALAWI Malawians go to the polls Tuesday in local, parliamentary and presidential elections. Seven candidates are running for president, but the real battle is among incumbent President Peter Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima and main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera.With just a few days to go, it remains difficult to predict the winner.The candidates are crisscrossing Malawi to woo voters in what many say are country's most highly contested elections since the start of multiparty politics in 1993.Nepotism, corruption campaign issuesThe opposition Malawi Congress Party is determined to return to power since losing the 1994 elections.Some in

Ethiopia at the Beijing International Horticulture Expo 2019

Ethiopia#39;s floriculture and coffee commodities are currently being showcased at the Beijing International Horticulture Expo 2019 which is being held in Yanqing District of Beijing, China. The Beijing Expo 2019 aims to create a new horizon for world horticulture and new model of ecological civilization. Being held in a huge park of over 500 hectares, at the foot of the world famous Great Wall of China, Beijing Expo 2019 is the world#39;s largest horticultural show. During its six-month run, the Beijing Expo is expected to attract 16 million visitors from all over the world. Over 110 countries, including Ethiopia, are
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Rapid Urbanization Presents New Problems for Africa

PARIS Africa has become the world’s most rapidly urbanizing continent.In sub-Saharan Africa, the urban population has doubled since the mid-1990s, and reached 400 million people in 2016. According to experts, 40 percent of the region’s total populati…

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Somaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition

HARGEISA, SOMALILAND The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a sovereign nation, but in the capital, preparations for the celebration are und…

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced pol…

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Burkina Faso Seeks Broad Sahel Anti-Terror Coalition

UNITED NATIONS The foreign minister of Burkina Faso called Thursday on the international community to consider creating a counterterrorism coalition, like the ones for Iraq and Afghanistan, to better combat terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region.The regi…

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Burkina Faso Seeks Broad Sahel Anti-Terror Coalition

UNITED NATIONS The foreign minister of Burkina Faso called Thursday on the international community to consider creating a counterterrorism coalition, like the ones for Iraq and Afghanistan, to better combat terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region.The regi…

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HELLO KITTY appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development)

On May 20, 100 days to go until the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) scheduled to be held in Yokohama from August 28, 2019,HELLO KITTY was appointed as Special Envoy (Mascot Character) for the TICAD. The Ministry of Fo…

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Invitation to the screening of an animated film Adama

On behalf of the Executive Board of the France Alumni Ghana Association (FAGA), I wish to invite you to the screening of an animated film titled ADAMA. This film was used to mark the Centenary Anniversary of the First World War in 2018. The Association…

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Sudan Military, Opposition Resume Talks After Street Violence

KHARTOUM Sudan’s ruling military council said it had restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups that is pushing for a civilian-led transition to democracy.The Transitional Military Council (TMC) had suspended the…

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Merck Foundation met the First Lady of Kenya to underscore their commitment to build healthcare capacity in the country

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany underscored their commitment to build healthcare capacity in Kenya during a high level meeting held at the State House between The First Lady of Kenya, H.E. MADAM …

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Future of Power Whitepaper takes center stage at Africa Utility Week / PowerGEN 2019 Conference

Whitepaper highlights the future gamechangers in the energy landscape in Sub- Saharan Africa; Discusses the factors contributing to energy transformation and the enabling environment; Outlines the market’s response through region-specific case studies …

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