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FAO Regional Conference for Africa boosts the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF)

By FAO-Côte d’Ivoire| 04-10-2016

Results achieved through the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF) projects are beginning to add momentum to the vision of Africa- Africa cooperation to achieve food security across the continent. The fund, which was set up in 2012, is widely seen as an innovative mechanism to mobilize resources from one African country for the benefit of … Continue reading “FAO Regional Conference for Africa boosts the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund (ASTF)”


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Africa must harmonize its national plans with agendas 2063 and 2030

By Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)| 04-08-2016

African leaders and senior officials of the United Nations have just appealed for coherent and harmonious implementation of Agenda 2063 (for Africa) and the Sustainable Development Goals. This was within the framework of a high-level ministerial dialogue chaired by Mr. Carlos Lopes – Executive Secretary of the ECA, with participants including Mrs. Zaineb Shasuna-Ahmed – … Continue reading “Africa must harmonize its national plans with agendas 2063 and 2030”


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South Africa’s top court rules state reimbursement by Zuma

By Nqobile Dludla| 03-31-2016

South African President Jacob Zuma failed to “uphold, defend and respect” the constitution when he ignored the order of an anti-corruption watchdog to repay some of the $16 million spent to upgrade his private home, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday. After delivering a stinging rebuke to the scandal-plagued leader, the court gave Zuma 105 … Continue reading “South Africa’s top court rules state reimbursement by Zuma”


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Nigeria in talks with Chevron, Total and Eni to revamp refineries-state oil firm

By Camillus Eboh| 03-29-2016

Nigeria is in talks with oil majors Chevron to get help revamping the ailing refineries in Africa’s top crude producer, its oil minister said on Tuesday. The West African nation has been trying to restart its outdated refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna to end its dependency on costly fuel imports. For weeks, motorists … Continue reading “Nigeria in talks with Chevron, Total and Eni to revamp refineries-state oil firm”


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