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Benin Opposition Member In Custody Ahead Of Elections

  A leading member of Benin’s opposition has been held and brought before a special court, the government said, as critics accuse the authorities of a crackdown ahead of upcoming elections. Bio Dramane Tidjani, from the opposition Democrats party, was summoned on Monday by the Court of Repression of Economic Offences and Terrorism for “destabilising … Continue reading Benin Opposition Member In Custody Ahead Of Elections Read Full Story

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Coronavirus: African Union member states reported COVID-19 cases as of February 16, 2021, 6 pm EAT

Coronavirus: African Union member states reported COVID-19 cases as of February 16, 2021, 6 pm EATAfrican Union member states (55) reporting oases (3,760,854), deaths (98,962) and recoveries (3,305,491) of COVID-19 by region: Central (94,750 cases, 1,668 deaths, 79,592 recoveries): Burundi (1,849, 3, 1,155), Cameroon (31,394, 474, 29,501), CAR (4,997, 63, 4,908), Chad (3,664, 131, 3,182), Congo ( 8,419; 122; 7,012), Democratic Republic of the Congo (24,386; 655; 15,544), Equatorial Guinea (5,694; 86; 5,426), Gabon (12,865; 75; 11,750), São Tomé and Príncipe (1,482; 19; 1,114). Eastern (381,925, 7,199, 305,867): Comoros (3,358, 132, 2,911), Djibouti (5,981, 63, 5,865), Eritrea (2,566, 7, 1,914), Ethiopia (147,825, 2,209, 128,946), Kenya (103,014, 1,795) ; 85,250), Madagascar (19,598; 292; 18,915), Mauritius (601; 10; 554), Rwanda (17,484; 239; 15,125), Seychelles (1987; 9; 1,534), Somalia (5,273; 154; 3,876), South Sudan (5,710; 79; 3,769), Sudan (27,956; 1,858; 22,485), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,063; 331; 14,545). North (1,132,445; 31,549; 982,699): Algeria (110,802; 2,945; 76,108), Egypt (174,426; 10,050; 135,349), Libya (128,036; 2,051; 111,864), Mauritania (16,996; […]

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Fight Illegal Fishing With Laptops

Fight Illegal Fishing With LaptopsThe Regional Office for Africa of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Fisheries Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) have stepped up support to the Fisheries Committee for the Western Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) providing notebooks for fisheries data analysis. At a COVID-proof ceremony at the FCWC Secretariat in Tema, Ghana, six laptops were provided to the FCWC to support the capture, analysis and reporting of fishery data in Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia , Nigeria and Togo. Funded by FAO through a Technical Cooperation Program (TCP), the initiative is part of FAO’s broader work with CECAF to help regional institutions better transform fisheries recommendations into policy action and improve policy frameworks. artisanal fishing data in the CECAF region. “Provision of the devices will help beneficiary countries to capture and analyze catch data on vessels, landing sites and related fishing activities, which […]

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ACTING Launches African Gas 2021 Report, Forecasts Rapid Growth of Gas-to-Power

ACTING Launches African Gas 2021 Report, Forecasts Rapid Growth of Gas-to-PowerACTING’s inaugural report offers most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas market trends; Africa to witness increase localization and regionalization of LNG trade on the back of AfCTFA and competitive gas prices; Domestic gas monetization enters a new era of growth in West and East Africa, supported by significant gas-to-power capacity addition; African gas is entering a true decade of diversification with small-scale LNG (Nigeria, South Africa), coal-bed methane (Botswana, South Africa) and helium (Tanzania, South Africa) developments taking shape. The African Coalition for Trade & Investment in Natural Gas (ACTING) is pleased to announce the release and publication of its inaugural “State of Play: African Gas” report, providing the most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas markets. As several African nations seek to increase the consumption and monetization of natural gas across their economies, the ACTING report highlights that the continent remains one the lowest consumer of […]

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7 February 2021, 9 am EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7 February 2021, 9 am EATAfrica Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,656,459), deaths (94,725) and recoveries (3,164,456) by region: Central (91,510 cases; 1,639 deaths; 76,595 recoveries): Burundi (1,717; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (31,394; 474; 29,501), CAR (4,995; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,473; 125; 2,849), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,485; 679; 15,107), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,351; 17; 1,060) Eastern (368,957; 6,992; 295,357): Comoros (3,086; 108; 2,334), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,852), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (141,453; 2,145; 125,531), Kenya (101,690; 1,776; 84,302), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,337; 217; 12,047), Seychelles (1,436; 6; 1,113), Somalia (4,854; 134; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,821; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,108,734; 30,427; 952,698): Algeria (108,760; 2,911; 74,508), Egypt (169,106; 9,604; 132,054), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,792; 425; 15,985), Morocco (474,966; 8,381; 453,921), Sahrawi Arab […]

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Benin presidential candidate wounded in gun attack

A Benin presidential candidate was wounded after shots were fired at his car soon after he filed his papers for the April presidential election, family members and the government said on Saturday. Ganiou Soglo, a former minister and son of ex-president Nicephore Soglo, was wounded on Friday on the way to his farm in Zinvie,
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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 6 February 2021, 9 am EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 6 February 2021, 9 am EATAfrica Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,642,975), deaths (94,196) and recoveries (3,149,657) by region: Central (90,267 cases; 1,637 deaths; 75,639 recoveries): Burundi (1,698; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (30,313; 474; 28,606), CAR (4,994; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,450; 124; 2,810), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,371; 678; 15,085), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,346; 17; 1,060) Eastern (367,776; 6,973; 294,512): Comoros (3,001; 105; 2,246), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,849), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (140,883; 2,136; 125,241), Kenya (101,534; 1,776; 84,268), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,186; 213; 11,617), Seychelles (1,289; 5; 1,113), Somalia (4,814; 132; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,789; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,106,336; 30,305; 949,698): Algeria (108,537; 2,911; 74,330), Egypt (168,597; 9,560; 131,632), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,777; 425; 15,946), Morocco (474,379; 8,368; 453,302), Sahrawi Arab […]

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Over 1,000 Financial Stakeholders Participate in the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program Investment Pillar Webinar Aimed at Growing Regional Trade Investment and Technology Transfer

Over 1,000 Financial Stakeholders Participate in the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program Investment Pillar Webinar Aimed at Growing Regional Trade Investment and Technology TransferUnder the umbrella of the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, three IsDB Group Private Sector Entities hosted a webinar on key trade finance and investment components aimed at fostering regional trade. The entities included the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum “THIQAH”. Over 1,000 development institutions, sovereign funds, banks, investment and private equity companies, and key government and corporate sector representatives were in attendance. The event, which focused on the investment, trade and insurance pillars of the AATB program showcased potential business opportunities existing between the two regions particularly in key industries such as agro-food, health and pharmaceutical, building and construction materials and equipment, as well as machinery and electrical equipment. Projects and activities involving the growth of […]

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African Media Agency Further Expands across Africa

African Media Agency Further Expands across AfricaLeading pan African media relations and communications firm, African Media Agency (AMA) today announced further geographic expansion across west and central Africa. With an existing presence in Côte d’Ivoire and Uganda, AMA added Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, Gabon, Congo and DRC to its African footprint. For its multinational clients and US-based entities with African operations, AMA continues to serve them out of its New York offices.  This expansion comes as a direct response to the needs of AMA’s clients, both from the public and private sectors, for more focused and sustained engagement in francophone Africa, especially during the current pandemic. Governments, multilateral institutions, development agencies, and corporations want more than ever to communicate with individuals and micro & small enterprises in these markets to help them survive the pandemic and thrive thereafter, with special focus on the vulnerable and underserved segments of society. We’re expanding to 14 Francophone Africa countries (AMA) “From our […]

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World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases

World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases On the second ever World NTD Day, spearheaded by policy and advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, high-level stakeholders, private and civil society organizations, artists and the media united to say No to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). First launched in 2020, World NTD Day was introduced to mark the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases, a group of diseases that affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. Approximately one third of those live in Africa. To mark the occasion, the No to NTDs Civil Society Network coordinated iconic landmarks across Senegal, Niger, Guinea and Benin to shine orange and violet, the World NTD Day campaign colors, for the day to highlight the importance of all countries working together to fight NTDs. The Monument de la Renaissance in Senegal, the Place de la Concertation in Niger, the Monument du 22 Novembre in Guinea and the Etoile Rouge in Benin are among the many […]

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