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APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — When President Julius Maada Bio launched an ambitious $2 billion project last month to build an 18 kilometer bridge linking the capital Freetown to the country’s only international airport in Lungi, critics had dismissed it as a dangerous dream that Sierra Leone simply cannot afford.

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APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Although East African governments' pro-growth fiscal policies will support economic expansion over the next two years, recurring fiscal deficits will constrain their creditworthiness at a time when they have less capacity to absorb future balance sheet shocks, Moody's Investors Service said in a report released on Monday.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday announced a $100 million grant to Ethiopia during a signing ceremony in Addis Ababa.

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APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — Swatis have been left ruing a missed opportunity to witness the art of wizardly at work after the government outlawed a contest pitting the country’s witchdoctors that was set for the end of July.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — UK announced a five-year new £250 million aid package to help Africa deal with climate change and move away from fossil fuels.

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APA - Cairo (Egypt) — Morocco’s insurance company Wafa Assurance has formally requested the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) to obtain approval for the opening of a subsidiary in Egypt under the name “Wafa Egypt Assurance,” an Egyptian economic source has told APA.

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