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Africa Celebrates its First “Integration Day”

👤Mekki Center 🕔22.Jun 2020

By Mekki ELMOGRABI A year ago, in Niamey, Niger, AU Summit launched AfCFTA and designated the 7th of July as “Africa Integration Day”. From July 2019 AfCFTA became the top trend of debate and discussions in African business and political arenas till the outbreak of covid19. The pandemic changed all topics and issues all around […]

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American study: Possible perpetrators for bio-attacks could be eco-terrorists.

👤Mekki Center 🕔10.Apr 2020

 Two authors from the USA suggested if chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) attacks happen, the eco-radicalism draws more capable adherents. Philipp Bleek from Middlebury Institute for International Studies, Monterey, California and Zachary Kallenborn from Cadmus Group, Washington DC published in May 2018 the article  “Avatars of the Earth: Radical Environmentalism and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and […]

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Thanks AfDB: $1.5 million emergency grant approved to curb desert locusts ravaging East and Horn of Africa

👤Mekki Center 🕔2.Apr 2020

The proposed assistance will be channeled to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 2, 2020 The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Wednesday approved a $1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of […]

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Africa’s fight against COVID19 receives major boost with Alibaba donation of 1.5 million test kits and 100 tons for infection prevention and control commodities

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

Press Release: DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION – AUC Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has received a major boost, after the donation of medical equipment, including over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons for infection prevention and control commodities, by the Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation. […]

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at the International Trade Finance Global (TFG) Trade Awards 2020

👤Mekki Center 🕔23.Mar 2020

The winners were selected by an independent steering committee of industry experts from around the world APO Group JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020 The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has been named ‘Best Islamic Financier’ by the trade finance platform, Trade […]

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Sudan: African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL Group to receive up to $75 million

👤Mekki Center 🕔11.Mar 2020

The African Development Bank has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country. The agreement is .. follow the link to AfDB website: Sudan: African Development Bank signs first private sector loan, DAL Group […]

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Era of Master Plan, IGAD Infrastructure Consultative Dialogue, Entebbe March 2020

👤Mekki Center 🕔2.Mar 2020

News links & briefs NTV: IGAD INFRASTRUCTURE: Master plan for 2050, with video interview Elsadig Abdalla the IGAD director for Economic & Regional Integration, says ahead of the implementation of it’s masterplan, to-date, member states have invested nearly 20 billion dollars in infrastructure development alone. Go to the video on youtube The Observer: Igad moots […]

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AUC-TI, IGAD, UMA & GIZ: Capacity Building Workshop launched \ L’Atelier de renforcement des capacités est lancé, Rabat, 25 Sep 2019

👤Mekki Center 🕔25.Sep 2019

The AUC-TI & GIZ  Capacity Building Workshop lanched in Rabat. The workshop on Stakeholders Engagement on African Trade Policies and IGAD – UMA Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum. The workshop will take place from 25 – 27 September 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. L’Atelier de AUC-TI & GIZ  de renforcement des capacités est lancé. L’atelier est […]

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PIDA Second Policy Dialogue to be held in Malabo 24-26 Sep 2019

👤Mekki Center 🕔5.Aug 2019

  The Second Policy Dialogue for facilitating the implementation of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) will be held under the theme: “Commitment of the Member States for accelerated development of regional and continental infrastructure”. The event will take place in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea from 24 to 26 September 2019.           Read from source: […]

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French think tank’s expert: small African countries are the winners in AFCFTA

👤Mekki Center 🕔28.Jul 2019

Professor Jean-Joseph Boillot said in an interview, the small African countries will benefit from AFCFTA more than the big countries, but still the big countries will gain new more opportunities.  Boillotis is an associate resacher at IRIS. He is a specialist on the economy of emerging world. Prof Boillot warned of some risks. “The first […]

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