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Africa must take advantage of the Suez Canal – MENA

Khaled Ghobashy, Director in charge of International Relations at the Middle East News Agency (MENA), on Tuesday challenged African countries to take advantage of the prospects of the Suez Canal to transform their local economies

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Djibouti sucked into Yemen crisis

The growing violent conflict in Yemen between the Saudi Arabian-backed forces ranged against Houthi rebels who are supported by Iran is threatening stability in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa

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Prioritize investment in Youth – African Leaders told

Dr Samia Abbas, Secretary-General of the Union of African Journalists, on Monday urged Africa Heads of State, to make investment in the youth a major priority

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Egypt to open information offices across Africa

Mr Salah A. El-Sadek, Chairman, State of Information Service of Egypt, has said the country is opening more information offices across Africa

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African leaders participate in Russia’s Victory Day event

Three African leaders from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Egypt were among the invited global personalities who witnessed this year’s Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany during the World War II in Europe

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CAR: New disarmament accord must support drive for justice

The disarmament agreement between rival armed groups and the government in the Central African Republic (CAR) must support efforts to ensure justice for crimes under international law and must not allow impunity, Amnesty International said today

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AfDB launches report on energy sector in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched its first “Development Effectiveness Review,” report focusing on the energy sector at its headquarters in Abidjan

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

Salman Khan, a superstar Bollywood actor has been sentenced to five years in prison by a court in India over a hit-and-run case he has been battling for over a decade

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Russia and Togo exchange congratulatory messages

Strengthening political dialogue and economic cooperation and diplomatic relations between Russia and the Republic of Togo are the key focus in the exchange of congratulatory messages between Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo, Robert Dussey

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Internet “gate” to promote Africa economic integration

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is creating an internet “gate” to facilitate trade and promote economic integration of African States

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African Universities urged to adopt ‘tripartite mission concept’

Emeritus Professor Pai Obanya of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, has said for African Universities to achieve academic excellence to meet global demand, they must adopt the ‘tripartite mission concept.’

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Africa must develop strong democratic institutions-Gilmour

Mr. David Gilmour Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United State Department, Bureau of African Affairs, has declared that America would impose visa sanctions on African leaders and individuals who participated in violence against their civilian population

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Algeria lends support to Nepal following earthquake

The Government of Algeria has granted an emergency aid package to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake that struck the country five days ago

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ECOWAS leaders to redouble efforts to maintain gains

Dr Gayewea Mcintorsh, Vice-President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, has called on member states to redouble their efforts to ensure the realisation of the goals and aspirations of its founding fathers

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ICAG to establish examination centre in Gambia

The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana, in collaboration with the Gambia Institute of Chartered Public Accountants, is to establish an examination centre in Gambia to strengthen the institutional capacity of both Institutes

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Indian activists protest move to lower age for adult trials

Rights activists Thursday protested a move by the Indian cabinet to lower the age for trial as an adult from 18 to 16 for crimes considered “heinous.”