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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement for gas pipeline

– – Morocco and Nigeria have signed an agreement to build a major pipeline transporting gas from south-east Nigeria and across the Sahara. The 7,000km (4,300-mile) link – originating from Brass Island – will connect with the Maghreb European Pipeline in northern Morocco. The pipeline will go through 13 African countries. Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) boss Mele Kyari told… Read More
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Morocco issues Africa’s first corporate clean mobility green bond worth $95m

– – Africa’s first corporate clean mobility bond has been launched by Morocco’s national railway operator (ONCF). FSD Africa provided technical assistance for the green certification process of this bond. With this issuance, ONCF is targeting to raise approximately 1 billion dirhams ($95m) to support the Al Boraq project, which has led to considerable gains for the community in terms… Read More
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Egypt suspends activities of its contingent in Mali UN mission

– – Egypt on Friday announced it has suspended the activities of its contingent in Mali peacekeeping mission temporarily. The United Nations was informed of this move by Egypt with officials citing increased attacks on peacekeepers who escort convoys supplying UN bases. A UN spokesperson said on Friday that the attacks have caused the death of seven Egyptian soldiers since… Read More
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Morocco launches e-visa to boost tourism sector

– – Morocco has now launched its e-Visa system as it seeks to boost its tourism sector in a post-Covid-19 pandemic era. This is seen as an exciting news for international travelers who are seeking to visit the North African country. Effective July 10, the new eVisa is expected to make it easier for millions of travelers to visit Morocco.… Read More
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Nine protesters killed during anti-military protests in Sudan

– – Doctors in Sudan say nine protesters have so far died following protests against military rule. Many of the victims according to doctors had been shot by security forces who had confronted large crowds in multiple cities. There were instances where the military tried to break into hospitals where some of the injured were being treated. During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters… Read More
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Sudan summons UN envoy for supporting anti-military protests

– – Sudan summoned the UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, over remarks he made regarding the Thursday’s anti-military protests. Mr Perthes has been at loggerheads with the military authorities since the coup against the civilian-led transitional government last October. In an interview on Wednesday with Saudi-funded Al-Hadath TV the envoy cautioned the government and security agencies to maintain the… Read More
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African Union condemns deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

– – The African Union (AU) has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack led to the death of 11 Egyptian soldiers. According to Egyptian officials the attack targeted a water pumping station. In a tweet, AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sinai”. Mahamat said… Read More
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Senegal beat Egypt to win AFCON 2021 title

– – Senegal on Sunday evening beat Egypt on penalties to win the 2021 African Cup of Nations title in Cameroon. Sadio Mane of Senegal started the game with a penalty miss but scored the decisive spot kick as Senegal win 4-2 on penalties. 🇸🇳👑 AFRICA’S KINGS 👑🇸🇳#TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 | #AFCON2021 | #TeamSenegal | @Fsfofficielle pic.twitter.com/jPF1X29iZ8 — #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021 🏆 (@CAF_Online) February… Read More
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AFCON: What next for Algeria after shock exit?

– – After almost four years at the pinnacle of African football, the Desert Foxes has fallen to reality. The reigning champions were eliminated in the group stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The 2022 FIFA World Cup offers an opportunity to rebuild. Now and then, a team emerges to dominate the continent. While Nigeria had their success… Read More