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    • Malian ambassador to Algeria recalled for consultation

      APA - Dakar (Mali) — Mali has recalled its ambassador to Algiers and its consul in the Algerian region of Tamanrasset for consultation over the situation of Malians living in the North African country,...

    • African economies not growing fast enough – World Bank

      APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — African countries must leverage innovation to boost electricity production as one way of speeding up economic growth which in its current state is not good enough, the World Bank s...

    • Swazi king renames kingdom eSwatini

      APA-Mbabane (Swaziland) — Rare history was made in Mbabane on Thursday when King Mswati III officially changed the kingdom's name from Swaziland to eSwatini which translates as "Land of the Swazis".


    22-Feb-2018 to 11:55

    Mozambique gets $28M AfDB grant for development

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a donation of $28 million to support Mozambique's projects in agriculture, infrastructure construction and education, APA can report on Thursday.

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    15-Feb-2018 to 14:47

    IFAD members states want more focus on rural poor

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The 41st Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) concluded Wednesday with a call from leaders to build stronger institutions and to improve capacity in rural areas to overcome fragility.

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    14-Feb-2018 to 13:54

    Leaders pledge to ‘leave no one behind’ at IFAD annual event

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Heads of state, ministers and government representatives gathered this week in Rome, Italy, for the opening of the 41stsession of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss how investing in rural people in developing countries is central to building peace and stability around the world.

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    13-Feb-2018 to 09:57

    IFAD member states renew commitment to rural poor

    APA-Dakar (Senegal) — At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 member states of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Tuesday announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

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    12-Feb-2018 to 12:38

    Cameroon eyes producing annually 1.2M tonnes of rice

    APA-Douala (Cameroon) — Cameroon plans to produce 1.2 million tonnes of rice annually in the next ten years, in line with the rice production targets of the Rice Sector Development Programme, APA learned from official sources on Monday.

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    09-Feb-2018 to 11:03

    Mauritania: WB-IDA grants $25M for Sahel Irrigation Initiative

    APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The World Bank’s International Development Agency (IDA) has granted Mauritania $25 million intended to finance the Regional Support Project for the Sahel Irrigation Initiative.

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    06-Feb-2018 to 11:23

    Morocco-W/Africa Agric. cooperation conference set for March

    APA-Rabat (Marocco) — "Morocco-West Africa Cooperation: What partnerships for training and investment in agriculture?" is the topic for the 12th Forum of the National School of Agriculture (ENA) of Meknes, Morocco, on March 15th, 2018.

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