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    • Gambia’s Barrow gets €1bl donor handshake

      APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — International donors have pledged at least €1.45 billion ($1.71 billion) to support the new government in The Gambia to achieve its five-year development plan.

    • Senegal: Extractive industry rebounds in March

      APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Senegal's extractive industrial output picked up in March 2018, after a slight decline the previous month, the National Agency of Statistics and Population (ANSD) said in a stateme...

    • Mauritania: Over 16,000 children 'vunerable'

      APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — Mauritania’s Social Affairs, Childhood and Family Affairs minister, Maimouna Mint Mohamed Taghi has warned that 16,469 children in the country are vulnerable.

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    05-May-2015 to 12:57

    Suspected Islamists destroy a mausoleum in northern Mali

    APA Bamako (Mali) — The mausoleum of Sekou Amadou in the village of Hamdallaye, a locality about 30 kilometers from Mopti in northern Mali, was destroyed on Sunday night by alleged religious fundamentalists.

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    14-Apr-2015 to 11:50

    Burkina Faso: Annual Ouagadougou Jazz Festival slated for April

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — - The 23rd edition of the Ouagadougou Jazz Festival is scheduled to take place from 24 April to 2 May 2015 in the Burkinabe capital, organizers told APA.

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    09-Apr-2015 to 14:01

    Prominent Senegalese wrestler arrives as guest of Gambian leader

    APA- Banjul (The Gambia) — Senegal's leading traditional wrestler, Eumeu Sene has arrived in Banjul in the early hours of Thursday morning after he was invited by the Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh following his victory over the former King of the Arena’ Balla Gaye 2 on Sunday.

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    02-Mar-2015 to 14:24

    Burkina Faso: FESPACO 2015 sets up ‘Thomas Sankara prize’

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – — The 24th edition of the Festival of Afican Cinema (FESPACO) will award for the first time, a special prize called “Thomas Sankara prize” named after former Burkinabe head of state (1983-1987), APA learns from the organizers.

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    27-Feb-2015 to 06:52

    China disburses U$50m to build cultural centre in Mozambique

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Chinese government says it will provide U$50 million to Mozambique in funding for the construction of a Mozambique-China Cultural Centre, APA can report on Friday.

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    26-Feb-2015 to 20:16

    FESPACO drops “Timbuktu” film over security fears

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — Franco-Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissoko’s epic film “Timbuktu” which is the seven-time winner at the Caesars awards has been dropped from the competition of the 24th edition of the Pan-African Cinema and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) over security fears, sources close to the organizing committee revealed Thursday.

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    24-Feb-2015 to 11:04

    Malawi copyright body to establish arts school

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) is planning to establish an arts academy to strengthen the quality of artists work in the southern African country.

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