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Chinese electric carmaker to open Morocco plant

Casablanca, Morocco | AFP | Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD on Saturday signed an agreement to open a factory near the Moroccan city of Tangiers to build battery-powered vehicles, officials said. BYD will become the third car manufacturer, after Renault and Peugeot of French, to construct cars in the North …

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Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential market of 80 million people but one beset by poverty and political instability. “We will close our factory and offices by the …

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DR Congo temporarily bans import of key consumer goods

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities have banned imports of several popular consumer products in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo for six months to fight smuggling, Trade Minister Jean-Lucien Busa said Monday. “We have decided on the temporary restriction of imports in the western part of …

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Museveni launches Kkubiri Furniture Makers Development Initiative

  Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this morning launched the Kkubiri Furniture Makers Development initiative,workshop. The furniture makers group has been supported by the President through his office, equipping their workshop with modern furniture making equipment. The KKubiri Furniture Makers Development Initiative has a membership of over 1000 people organised …

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Pulitzer Prizes honor US election coverage

New York, United States | AFP | Campaign reporting that exposed misleading claims by now US President Donald Trump about charitable giving and commentary about last year’s divisive US presidential campaign won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post won the national reporting award for what the board …

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