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Today In African History (June 12) – Presidential election held in Nigeria, MKO Abiola presumed winner

On this day in 1993, presidential elections were held in Nigeria, the first since the 1983 military coup ended the country's Second Republic.The elections...

Today In African History (May 26) – Liberia’s President Barclay becomes first African president to visit the White House

On this day in 1943, Edwin Barclay of Liberia became the first African president to visit the US and be received at the White...

Today In African History (April 16) – Alex Haley Finds His “Roots” In Juffure, Gambia

On this day in 1977, Alex Haley, the black American author of “Roots”, made his first visit to Juffure, Gambia since the publication of...

Today In African History (April 12) – Samuel Doe Assumes Power In Liberia After Coup d’Etat

On this day in 1980, President William R. Tolbert Jr. was overthrown and murdered in the violent Liberian coup d'état staged by an indigenous...

Benin’s “king of cotton” makes its democracy a sham

When Patrice Talon, the “king of cotton,” was elected president of Benin in 2016, few predicted that the country’s democracy would be on the...

Today In African History (April 9) – Niger President Ibrahim Bare Mainassara Assassinated

On this day in 1999, the Niger Republic president, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, was assassinated by his own presidential guard while boarding a plane in...

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Today In African History (June 12) – Presidential election held in Nigeria, MKO Abiola presumed winner

On this day in 1993, presidential elections were held in Nigeria, the first since the 1983 military coup ended the country's Second Republic.The elections...

Growth rates of Egyptian economy to reach 5% in 2021: Executive Director of IMF

CAIRO: Egypt is one of the few countries that achieved growth rates during the pandemic driven by economic reforms and positive growth by the...

Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than...

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Growth rates of Egyptian economy to reach 5% in 2021: Executive Director of IMF

CAIRO: Egypt is one of the few countries that achieved growth rates during the pandemic driven by economic reforms and positive growth by the...

MENA countries weighed down by pandemic debts will struggle to grow – World Bank

WASHINGTON, DC: The outlook for the Middle East and North Africa has worsened considerably over the past year as countries accumulated debt to pay...

AfDB allocates $2mn grant to boost financial inclusion in Africa

The board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced allocating a $2 million grant to establish the African Cybersecurity Resource Centre (ACRC)...

The African Development Bank to introduce first women beneficiaries of AFAWA Guarantee for Growth program

In celebration of International Women’s Day, and to mark the rollout of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Guarantee for Growth...

France shifts policy on aid to Africa to counter rising Chinese influence

PARIS: Africa’s booming economies and population have created lucrative opportunities for international players, making the continent a hotbed of geopolitical competition over the past...

Mozambique: Growth Expected to Rebound by 2022

MAPUTO: Mozambique’s economy is expected to gradually recover from 2021 but substantial downside risks remain due to uncertainty surrounding the path of the COVID-19...

Today In African History (February 26) – US lifts 23-year travel restrictions on Libya

On this date in 2004, the United States lifted a long-standing ban on travel to Libya and invited American companies to begin planning their...

Qatar e-commerce sales expected to reach over $3.2bn by 2022

DOHA: E-commerce sales in Doha are expected to reach more than $3.2bn by 2022 as many retailers and consumers shift to online platforms, allowing...

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One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than...
On this day in 1943, Edwin Barclay of Liberia became the first African president to visit the US and be received at the White...
On this day in 1993, Eritrea officially declared independence from Ethiopia. Soon afterward, Eritrea joined the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations. With...
On this day in 2019, the last ship known to have smuggled slaves from Africa to the US is said to have been discovered...

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Growth rates of Egyptian economy to reach 5% in 2021: Executive Director of IMF

CAIRO: Egypt is one of the few countries that achieved growth rates during the pandemic driven by economic reforms and positive growth by the...

Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than...

Today In African History (June 10) 50 Europeans, 250 Egyptians killed as Urabi Revolution explodes into violence in Alexandria

On this day in 1882, about fifty Europeans and 250 Egyptians were killed as the ʻUrabi Revolution', a nationalist uprising in Egypt which began...

Health

AstraZeneca boss says vaccine effective against variants

The AstraZeneca vaccine will offer strong protection against both the Brazilian and South African coronavirus variants, according to the company’s global chief who says...

Al-Sisi asserts importance of joint African efforts against COVID-19 impacts

CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted, on Saturday, the importance of strengthening joint African efforts to combat the repercussions of the novel coronavirus...

South African companies to help fund, facilitate vaccine rollout

PRETORIA: South Africa’s biggest companies are in talks with government to help finance and facilitate the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in a program they...

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Today In African History (June 12) – Presidential election held in Nigeria, MKO Abiola presumed winner

On this day in 1993, presidential elections were held in Nigeria, the first since the 1983 military coup ended the country's Second Republic.The elections...

Growth rates of Egyptian economy to reach 5% in 2021: Executive Director of IMF

CAIRO: Egypt is one of the few countries that achieved growth rates during the pandemic driven by economic reforms and positive growth by the...

Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than...

Today In African History (June 10) 50 Europeans, 250 Egyptians killed as Urabi Revolution explodes into violence in Alexandria

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On this day in 1990, President F. W. de Klerk announced that national state-of-emergency regulations in effect for the last four years would be...

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On this day in 1943, Edwin Barclay of Liberia became the first African president to visit the US and be received at the White...

Today In African History (May 24) – Eritrea gains independence from Ethiopia

On this day in 1993, Eritrea officially declared independence from Ethiopia. Soon afterward, Eritrea joined the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations. With...

Today In African History (May 23) – Clotilda wreck: ‘Last US slave ship’ found in Alabama

On this day in 2019, the last ship known to have smuggled slaves from Africa to the US is said to have been discovered...

Today In African History (May 13) – Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000m steeplechase

On this day in 1978, Henry Rono of Kenya sets a new record for 3,000m steeplechase (8:05.4), the third of the four records he...

Today In African History (May 9) – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visits Egypt, commissions first stage of Aswan High Dam

On this day in 1964, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev visited Egypt. During the visit, President Gamal Abdul Nasser of Egypt and Soviet leader Khrushchev marked...

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