Major General Sibusiso Moyo

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Major General Sibusiso Moyo, the soldier who announced the ouster of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has been named the country’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs, reports Africa News.

Photo: Daily News (file photo)

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The organization of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) yesterday agreed to extend its oil-production cuts for Nigeria and Libya to the end of 2018, adding that it would be subject to a review at its next scheduled meeting in June.

Daily Maverick DM Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron (2-L) and Mohammed VI (C), the King of Morocco speak ahead of a family picture at the 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 29 November 2017. The summit aims to improve cooperation on issues such as migration and development. EPA-EFE/BALLESTEROS

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 The African Union, the European Union and the United Nations have agreed to establish a joint task force to tackle the scourge of modern slavery which has been revealed by video images of African migrants being auctioned as slaves in Libya.

 “South Africa has rich, unique and diverse cultural heritage which together with our natural heritage of beautiful ecosystems, wildlife and unique mountains, make South Africa a world in one country.”

RWANDA – The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) the aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica (VFA), a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.

 

The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species.

Africa’s largest cement Company, Dangote Cement Plc has boosted the on-going efforts at economic emancipation of Africa when it formally opened its 1.5mtpa capacity cement plant in Mfila, Republic of Congo.

She was at the Lausanne Afro Fusion Festival (LAFF) early August. It was a belatedly added part of her 2017 European tour. She is already a star waiting to illuminate a crowd that have not had the taste of her music. Yes. She is Pamela Badjogo. From Mali. No, from Gabon but has adopted Mali as her second home.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa.

 

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga don’t want to be a feelgood side story, they want a medal.

The agriculture sector employs more people in Africa than any other industry and it also accounts for almost half of the continent’s GDP.
Yet inefficiencies in the sector have held back production in the sub-Saharan African region, hindering the sector’s growth and stymieing the industry’s ability to achieve cross-border trade and long-term food security.

Victor Ehikhamenor’s work “A Biography of the Forgotten”

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 The Nigerian pavilion sits like a queen above the almost ruinous beauty of her kingdom, watching the waters lap up the quay like unruly servants. Entitled “How About Now?” this exhibition, curated by Adenrele Sonariwo, it showcases three multi-disciplinary artists at the height of their careers.

H.E. Claudinah Ramosepele, South Africa’s Ambassador to Switzerland condoling Mrs. Saager after the service

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A man of many Qualities
Hansjürg Saager - 15. 3. 1940 – 18. 7. 2017 / Funeral Service at Reformierte
Kirche Küsnacht / Date 27. Juli 2017 / Tribute by Jürg L. Steinacher

Following the first Egyptian-French summit, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the French ministers of foreign affairs and economy and finance to boost bilateral relations. During his meeting with French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, the officials signed four letters of intent and discussed ways to promote economic cooperation and establishing new projects, reports Daily News of Egypt

 The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 257 Nigerian voluntary returnees flown back from Libya.
Among them were 241 adult females two children and five infants while the males comprised four adults, four teenage boys and one infant.

Dato Lee Yeow Chor

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 Malaysia is set to partner with industries in the oil palm sector to develop their capacities. This would be done through the sharing of ideas and technology to grow its oil palm production for export. Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), Dato Lee Yeow Chor disclosed this at the opening of the 2017 Ghana-Malaysia Oil Palm Trade Seminar (POTS) in Accra to organize and foster the diplomatic relations between both countries.

The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment.

The Prominent African and international business executives and investors are ready to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS); a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on 24-26 June 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

ENGIE and Fenix have announced that they have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100% of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.

The private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global has announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed following the receipt of regulatory approvals.

President M. Buhari (Guardian Nigeria)

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As part of the Buhari administration’s medium term Economic Growth & Recovery Plan (EGRP) to build a globally competitive economy, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) on 3 October 2017 kicked off the National Action Plan (NAP) 2.0.

Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD

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Bujumbura: A total of 99,200 Burundian rural households in 17 provinces will benefit from a financial agreement recently signed between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Burundi.

President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf downplays the hysteria which greeted her next generation comments describing it as “making mountain out of molehill.”

Diane Rwigara (VOA)

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Rwanda's disqualified presidential candidate Diane Rwigara now faces fresh and more serious charges that include treason, inciting revolt and revealing "sensitive information".
She was arrested on Friday 22 September 2017 alongside her mother Adeline and sister Anne, reported The East African (Nairobi) 

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