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Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era. But the...

Ghana partners U.S. to achieve Malaria Elimination and Zero Malaria Deaths by 2030

Ambassador Sullivan congratulated Ghana for its achievements, and noted that work remains to sustain the gains made ACCRA, Ghana, July 28, 2020/ -- On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical...

Water tanks help alleviate water supply challenges

Anene Peters 28 july,2020 Mannie Ramos Jnr, Chief Operating Officer of Abeco Tanks, the leader in hygienic water storage solutions in Africa for over 35 years. Since the beginning of civilisation the availability of water has been key for survival and prosperity. From irrigation canals, aqueducts and...

Stakeholders see 52% inter-trade boost, Seeks AFCFTA institutionalisatiom

By Ibukun Emiola Ibadan, July 28, 2020 (NAN) Stakeholders have tasked African continent on the need to put in place institutional and policy mechanisms for the provision of finance for the implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...

Kenya to sell 11-year infrastructure bond in August – central bank

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya will sell an 11-year, amortised infrastructure bond to raise 70 billion shillings ($650.26 million) next month, the central bank said on Tuesday. The bank said in a statement it would receive bids for the bond until Aug.18, and auction it a...

Oil majors make new gas discovery off the coast of Egypt

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil company Total said on Tuesday that, along with its partners BP and ENI, it had made a gas discovery at a well off the coast of Egypt. Total said the discovery had been made at the Bashrush well on the...

Three migrants shot dead in Libya after failed crossing to Europe

TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan authorities shot dead three Sudanese migrants trying to flee detention late on Monday, as they disembarked from a failed attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, a U.N. agency said. Staff from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Khums, reported...

Egypt and Sudan criticise Ethiopia at start of new Nile dam talks

CAIRO/KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Egypt and Sudan criticised Ethiopia for what they called unilateral filling of its Blue Nile dam at a new round of talks that kicked off on Monday to regulate the flow of water from the huge project. Sudan and Egypt both fear...

Mali’s opposition turns down West African leaders’ plan to end deadlock

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali’s opposition coalition on Tuesday formally rejected a plan proposed by West African leaders for ending a political crisis, raising the prospect of more mass anti-government demonstrations in the coming weeks. Tens of thousands of people answered opposition calls for protests in...

Buhari challenges Malian political leaders on peace

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, July 27, 2020 President Buhari on Monday urged Malian political leaders to consider the fragile peace in the country and the likely spiralling effect on the sub-region. The president gave the challenge during a virtual Extraordinary Session of the Heads of State...
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