Africa

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  • Egypt allocates $10 mn to establish African Space Agency

    Date: 2019-02-23 16:31:08 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:44 - ID:7818060

    CAIRO, Feb 23 (MENA) - Egypt has allocated $10 million to establish the African Space Agency and cover its running expenses for the next five years, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s advisor for African affairs said on ....

  • Environment min. mulls cooperation with Burundi

    Date: 2019-02-23 15:24:05 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:41 - ID:7817808

    CAIRO, Feb 23 (MENA) - Environment Minster Yasmin Fouad on Saturday discussed with her Burundian counterpart Deo-Guide Rurema means of promoting mutual cooperation at the environmental level. The two officials discussed how to increase ....

  • Nigeria's presidential election kicks off

    Date: 2019-02-23 09:41:16 GMT - Nigeria - Africa - SN:11 - ID:7817236

    ABUJA, Feb 23 (MENA) - Nigerians are finally going to the polls for the country's general election following a last-minute postponement of the vote a week ago, the BBC reported Saturday. The main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, is ....

  • 17 countries of Sahel region to approve $400bn climate investment plan

    Date: 2019-02-21 16:17:07 GMT - Niger - Africa - SN:57 - ID:7815324

    NIAMEY, Feb 21 (MENA) - Heads of state of 17 countries in the Sahel region of Africa will hold a summit on Monday in Niamey to endorse a climate investment plan worth $400 billion over 12 years, the Niger government said Wednesday. The ....

  • UK to invest up to £30m through partnership with African Union

    Date: 2019-02-21 16:08:54 GMT - Ethiopia - Africa - SN:54 - ID:7815060

    ADDIS ABABA, Feb 21 (MENA) - The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in the continent, British Minister of State for Africa Harriett Baldwin has announced. The ....

  • Civil aviation min. opens AMCOMET-4

    Date: 2019-02-21 13:48:57 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:38 - ID:7814919

    CAIRO, Feb 21 (MENA) - Civil Aviation Minister Younes el Masry opened on Thursday the Fourth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET-4) hosted by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority in cooperation with the African ....

  • Sisi stresses independence of Egyptian judiciary: senior MP

    Date: 2019-02-20 19:46:05 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:78 - ID:7814057

    CAIRO, Feb 20 (MENA) - Senior lawmaker Mostafa el-Gendi stressed on Wednesday the significance of the issues President Abdel Fattah El Sisi addressed during his meeting with the public prosecutors and members of the executive committee of the ....

  • Burundi calls for urgent AU meeting over Amisom withdrawal from Somalia

    Date: 2019-02-20 15:35:51 GMT - Somalia - Africa - SN:62 - ID:7813818

    MOGADISHU, Feb 20 (MENA) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called for the African Union (AU) to urgently convene following a decision by the AU Mission in Somalia (Amisom) to withdraw its soldiers from Somalia, Radio Shabelle reported ....

  • Tribune Ouest says Sisi to focus on strengthening economic ties among African countries during AU presidency

    Date: 2019-02-19 10:08:44 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:34 - ID:7811418

    ABIDJAN, Feb 19 (MENA) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has just taken over presidency of the African Union for one year and wants to strengthen economic ties among African states, while ensuring their food security, an Ivorian news ....

  • Cairo University acts to upgrade Institute of African Research to serve Egyptian policies

    Date: 2019-02-18 10:05:52 GMT - Egypt - Africa - SN:25 - ID:7809725

    CAIRO, Feb 18 (MENA) - President of Cairo University Mohamed Othman el Khosht said Monday work is under way to upgrade the Institute of African Research and Studies to be in line with policies of the Egyptian state and national economy. A plan ....

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