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Sudan appeals AU to play bigger role in Ethiopia’s Nile dam talks

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan on Monday reiterated its adherence to the necessity of giving the African Union (AU) experts a bigger role in the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Monday met with ministers of foreign affairs and …

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ZAMBIA: Kenneth Kaunda is alive and fit

  Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of Zambia’s First President has refuted social media reports alleging that Dr Kenneth Kaunda has died, according to a report by the Lusaka Times. Lusaka Times quoted Dr Kaunda’s Administrative Assistant Rodrick Ngolo, who refuted the reports, and said  Zambia’s founding President …

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3 million mark

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,021,769 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the …

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Sudan meets AU experts over Nile dam crisis

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA |  Sudanese officials and African Union (AU) experts team on Saturday held a meeting over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry. “Sudan’s negotiating team over the GERD, headed by Sudan’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas, held a …

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AMISOM inducts 160 police officers to stabilize Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday ended four-day induction training for 160 newly deployed police officers to help enhance their peacekeeping role in the country. The AU mission said the police officers from Uganda who will be in Somalia for a year were …

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AfCFTA can position African economies stronger against COVID-19

Addis Ababa , Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement can potentially position African economies stronger in the face of future global shocks such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a senior United Nations trade policy expert said on Wednesday. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua, David Luke, Coordinator …

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South Africa beer manufacturers appeal to lift alcohol sales ban

Johannesburg, S.A. | Xinhua | The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) on Wednesday appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the blanket ban on alcohol sales to save the livelihoods of some people. The BASA, which comprises the Craft Brewers Association, Heineken South Africa and South African Breweries, said they …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Opens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s philanthropist, Tony Elumelu Foundation, has opened its applications for a new entrepreneurship training. This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic activities. To address the unique challenges arising …

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