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China-Africa join hands to fight COVID-19

By Hazem Samir | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-05-15 11:38 After China won its fierce battle with coronavirus epidemic, it joined other countries in fighting their own outbreaks of the deadly virus. Driven by moral commitment, China shipped a huge amount of medical aid to more than 80 countries around the …

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Lebanon quashes hashish shipments to Africa

Lebanese police have seized about 25 tonnes of hashish. The drugs were set to be smuggled to an African state. According to Lebanese security forces it is the country’s biggest drug bust in recent history. The hashish was hidden in eight trucks which were stopped last month on their way …

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G20 ready to help Third World in coronacrisis

The Group of 20 major economies said on Tuesday that they would present a coronavirus action plan in two weeks to address the debt vulnerabilities of the poorest countries and deliver financial aid to emerging economies. G20 finance ministers and central bank governors discussed in a videoconference how the International …

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Etihad Airways expanding Heahrow operation

Etihad Airways is to boost its services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow by adding a fourth year-round daily service between the two capitals, launching on 27 October 2019. The new service introduces a convenient mid-morning departure from Abu Dhabi and a late evening departure from London Heathrow and follows …

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Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in Togo

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, KFED, has announced an operational set of standards and guidelines to be followed under the recently signed Entrepreneurship Support Agreement with the Togolese Republic, Togo. The strategic agreement, which was signed last March, will provide funding assistance of over US$15 million (AED55 million) to …

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South Africa thanks UAE for scholarships

Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education of South Africa, thanked the UAE Government for offering scholarships to South African students at Khalifa University while asserting that the UAE has become a regional centre of innovation and excellence in education, science and technology. The South African minister made her remarks during …

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Gambia ambassador thanks UAE for generous humanitarian aid

Fansu Bojang, Ambassador of Gambia to the UAE, has expressed his sincere gratitude to the UAE’s leadership for providing humanitarian aid to his country that contributed to alleviating the suffering of Gambian citizens and developing the standard of living. This said this during his meeting with Hamad Salem bin Kardous …

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Abu Dhabi and Mauritius sign maritime MoU

Abu Dhabi Ports and the Mauritius Ports Authority, MPA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to pool their combined expertise to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean, from port infrastructure and security to protecting the environment and driving the cruise industry. The MoU was signed by Captain …

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Abu Dhabi spending billions in Mali

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, will provide AED1 billion to support the balance of payments and national housing project in Mali. ADFD has signed two agreements with the Government of Mali. These include an AED918 million (US$250 million) concessionary loan to support the balance of payments in the country …

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Guinea goes digital with UAE help

The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, issued a resolution, appointing Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Khouri, who also heads the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, as a special advisor to the Government of Guinea, to benefit from his vast expertise in digital transformation and development. He spoke high of Dr. Al …

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Tanzania FM in UAE

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Tanzania, Palamagamba Kabudi. During the meeting, held at the ministry in Abu Dhabi, they discussed enhancing cooperation between the two countries in commercial, economic, investment, …

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UAE holds labour talks with African states

Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, met individually with his counterparts from Morocco, Rwanda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda, on the sidelines of the 108th International Labour Conference that concludes in Geneva, Switzerland, today. The conference opened on 10th June, 2019. This year’s session brought together …

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Global Business Forum Africa headed for Dubai

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Chamber, has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum, GBF, on Africa on 18th – 19th November, 2019, in Dubai. Organised under the theme, “Scale Up Africa”, GBF Africa 2019 will bring together African and UAE government …

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The Botswana government rebuts elephant killings

Meekaeel Siphambili Gaborone, Botswana: In response regarding the alleged indiscriminate killing of elephants in Botswana, the government has issued a statement rebutting the killings of elephants which were reported after the disarming or withdrawal of arms from Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) personnel. The government statement reads as …

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LESOTHO HEALTH MINISTER SENDS A CHILLING MESSAGE TO FEMALES

By Gerard Molupe* — Maseru, Lesotho: Lesotho’s Minister of Health Nkaku Kabi has sent a stern warning to the females who terminate their pregnancies. Kabi said they have found out that about 10-15 females who do abortion are admitted at Lesotho’s only referral hospital, Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital (Tsépong) every …

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