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Afdb Approves Us $1-million Humanitarian Emergency Grant To Tanzania To Mitigate Effects Of Earthquake In Kagera Region

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Abidjan, C ocirc;te d rsquo;Ivoire, January 19, 2017 ndash; People affected by the earthquake which hit the Kagera region, in northwestern Tanzania, in September last year will get some relief from a humanitarian emergency grant approved by the African Development Bank Group rsquo;s Board last w ...
Zimbabwe's forward Nyasha Mushweki (C) challenges Senegal's defender Lamine Gassama and defender Cheikhou Kouyate (R) during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match January 19, 2017.  By KHALED DESOUKI (AFP)

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) - Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals. The Group B match was all but over as a contest after only 13 minutes in Gabonese city Francev ...

Senegal's forward Sadio Mane (R) kicks the ball past Zimbabwe's defender Onismor Bhasera during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match January 19, 2017.  By KHALED DESOUKI (AFP)

Mane scores as Senegal reach quarter-finals

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) - Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville Thursday to become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals. The Senegalese Teranga Lions burst out of the blocks in the southeastern Gabonese city to score t ...
Tunisia's midfielder Naim Sliti (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match between Algeria and Tunisia in Franceville on January 19, 2017.  By KHALED DESOUKI (AFP)

Tunisia bounce back to defeat Algeria

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) - Tunisia scored twice in the second half to beat Algeria 2-1 in Franceville Thursday and haul themselves back into contention for an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals place. An Aissa Mandi own-goal broke the deadlock and Naim Sliti converted a penalty as the Tunisian ...
About 11,300 people died in a 2013-16 Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the worst outbreak by far in the disease's 40-year history.  By CELLOU BINANI (AFP/File)

$460-mn vaccine push to 'outsmart' viruses

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - With the world still reeling from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities launched a $460-million (431 million-euro) initiative Thursday to outsmart infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop vaccines with which to contain outbr ...

IFAD To Host High-Level Conference On Innovative Approaches To Financing For Rural Development

Thursday, January 19, 2017 19 January 2017 ndash; IFAD is joining forces with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the Brookings Institution and the University of Warwick to host an international conference in Rome aimed at advancing global efforts to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030 through greater in ...
The dead and injured are evacuated following a suicide bomb attack that ripped through a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government militia in Gao, in northern Mali.  By STRINGER (AFP)

Mali blast death toll rises to over 70

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Bamako (AFP) - More than 70 people died in a suicide bomb attack in Mali targeting militia groups committed to restoring peace in the African country, according to an updated toll Thursday. The update came as Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keà ta travelled to Gao in the troubled north to visit ...

The U.S. Vs China On Globalization

Thursday, January 19, 2017 The contrast was striking. While Donald Trump has promised a retreat of the United States from the world stage, China made a bold statement here at Davos that it rsquo;s willing to fill the void left by Washington when it comes to globalization. President Xi Jinping was the first Chinese P ...
About 11,300 people died in a 2013-16 Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the worst outbreak by far in the disease's 40-year history.  By CELLOU BINANI (AFP/File)

$460 mn vaccine initiative to tackle viruses

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - As the world still reels from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities on Thursday launched a $460-million initiative to outsmart infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop safe vaccines to contain outbreaks before they become gl ...

Germany And African Countries Seek To Strengthen Trade And Investment Ties At First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world rsquo;s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets Frankfurt, Janua ...
A Moroccan man drives his Peugeot 103 moped through a busy street in the capital Rabat.  By FADEL SENNA (AFP)

Iconic moped lives on in hearts of Moroccans

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Rabat (AFP) - In France it slipped into legend after delighting long-haired teenagers in the seventies and eighties, but in Morocco the tireless moped spurts on despite an invasion of cheaper Chinese scooters. The Peugeot 103 has been around for so long in the North African country that most Moro ...
The council discussed the faltering peace effort in Mali after a car bomb killed 50 people in the northern city of Gao.  By SEBASTIEN RIEUSSEC (AFP/File)

UN to consider sanctions regime for Mali

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed to consider setting up a sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are hindering a struggling peace deal, the council president said. The council discussed the faltering peace effort in Mali after a car bomb ki ...
Human Rights Watch's director in Tunisia, Amna Guellali (R), speaks during a press conference on February 2, 2016 in Tunis to present a 33-page document about the country's draconian drug law.  By FETHI BELAID (AFP/File)

Calls mount against Tunisia jail-for-joint law

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia is facing mounting calls, from rights groups all the way up to the head of state, to reform a law that jails youths for a year for smoking a joint. Repression is not effective at all... I am totally against imprisonment, the country's secretary of state for youth, Faten Ka ...
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