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UAE implements food programme in Sudan

The UAE, through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is implementing a food programme in Sudan which copes with the spirit of giving in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The initiative is in line with the historic relations with the fraternal people of Sudan.
The UAE, through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is implementing a food programme in Sudan which copes with the spirit of giving in the Holy Month of Ramadan. The initiative is in line with the historic relations with the fraternal people of Sudan.

Somalia, Turkey Discuss Ways To Boost Cooperation

Somalia Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Mohamed Guled held talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Akdeğ. The leaders discussed wide range issues including education, bilateral relations, and cooperation.
UAE and Egypt mull cooperation in global competitiveness

UAE and Egypt mull cooperation in global competitiveness

A delegation representing the Ministry of Planning, Egypt, visited the headquarters of the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, Dubai, as part of the strategic partnership to enhance the government performance in Egypt.
Qatar commits to fund Zim projects

Qatar commits to fund Zim projects

Qatar made a commitment to fund developmental projects in Zimbabwe’s education, health and micro-finance sectors, as President Mnangagwa’s administration sealed a comprehensive financial agreement between Doha and Harare.
Kuwait supports regional organizations' role in African continent peacekeeping

Kuwait supports regional organizations' role in African continent peacekeeping

The State of Kuwait expressed its support to regional organizations' role in safeguarding peace in the African continent and elsewhere. This statement came during Kuwait's participation in the annual meeting for heads of peacekeeping forces at the UNSC.
Qatar to boost trade ties with Ghana, Holland

Qatar to boost trade ties with Ghana, Holland

Qatar Chamber (QC) led by Vice President Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Tawar al Kuwari, met with delegations from Ghana and the Netherlands, and discussed ways to boost trade and investment with the both countries.
Zambia, Saudi Arabia agree to cement cooperation

Zambia, Saudi Arabia agree to cement cooperation

Zambia and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding on diplomatic and political consultations that will allow the two countries to have practical cooperation and close coordination on various bilateral and internal issues.
Nigeria and UAE clear way for assets recovery deal

Nigeria and UAE clear way for assets recovery deal

The six agreements between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the recovery of assets stashed in the latter will take effect June 2018, officials announced.
IMF to approve Dh2bn payment to Egypt

IMF to approve Dh2bn payment to Egypt

The International Monetary Fund has said it will approve the payment of a further $2 billion of a $12bn loan to Egypt as the country undertakes tough economic reforms.
African Development Bank Supports Morocco’s Agriculture

African Development Bank Supports Morocco’s Agriculture

African Development Bank (BAD) has outlined EU 200 million loan dedicated to finance the program of support for the inclusive and sustainable development of agricultural sectors in Morocco.
Rwanda gets Rwf30bn German grant to boost decentralisation, private sector

Rwanda gets Rwf30bn German grant to boost decentralisation, private sector

Rwanda and Germany signed a bilateral agreement on technical cooperation between both countries worth €29 million (about Rwf29.5 billion) aimed at boosting Rwanda’s decentralisation plan as well as private sector development.
Benin: AFD to support development with $135.5 million this year

Benin: AFD to support development with $135.5 million this year

The French Development Agency (AFD) could grant Benin Republic €115 million ($135.5 million) to support the country’s development. Véronique Brumeaux, France’s ambassador to Benin, announced on May 15, 2018, in Cotonou.
EBRD to invest big in Jordan infrastructure projects

EBRD to invest big in Jordan infrastructure projects

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will invest 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in infrastructure projects in Jordan, according to a letter of intent signed in Amman.

African economy ministers to gather in Busan next week

African economy ministers to gather in Busan next week

Economy-related ministers from 35 African nations will gather in Busan next week to discuss ways to bolster the continent's industrialization and economic cooperation with South Korea.
Bahrain unlocks investment opportunities worth $26 billion

Bahrain unlocks investment opportunities worth $26 billion

The region’s economic transformation and investment opportunities were the highlight of the first Gateway Gulf held in Bahrain. The event brought together over 500 global investors and business leaders.
 
 
The Africa Continental Free Trade Area:  Benefits, Costs and Implications

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area: Benefits, Costs and Implications

African leaders from 44 African nations gathered at the African Union Summit from March 17th to 21st 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, and signed the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) treaty to create the world’s largest single market.
PODCAST: What are the economic development prospects for Mozambique?

PODCAST: What are the economic development prospects for Mozambique?

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