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    • South Africa's Banyana retain COSAFA trophy

      APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s national team, Banyana Banyana, have won the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship crown after defeating Cameroon 2-1 at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth in Eastern...

    • S/African minister Edna Molewa dies

      APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, has died in a Pretoria hospital "after a period of illness," aged 61, the presidency said on Saturday.

    • Gambian leader launches new IDs as moratorium lifted

      APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambia’s first family have acquired new identity cards (IDs), effectively ending a moratorium issued early last year on the issuance of the national document to the public.


    20-Sep-2018 to 14:47

    45,000+ African children die annually due to air pollution - US EPA

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimates that over 45,000 African children under the age of 5 die annually due to air pollution, one of the highest regional child mortality rates in the world.

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    19-Sep-2018 to 14:16

    AfCFTA will spur Africa’s industrialization - ECA’s David Luke

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a tool that countries can use to create opportunities for African businesses and through them drive the continent’s industrialization, economic diversification and development, says David Luke, coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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    19-Sep-2018 to 12:19

    AU launches campaign to fully ratify African Continental Free Trade Area

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The African Union has launched an advocacy campaign to encourage more countries to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), ahead of the January 2019 deadline to implement the agreement.

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    18-Sep-2018 to 19:33

    Ethiopia offers opportunities for private companies in railway sector

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian Railways Corporation (ERC) is offering opportunities for Public Private Partnership (PPP) to engage in railway, with the aim of expanding public services, reducing project delays, and increasing resources utilization, ERC CEO said.

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    18-Sep-2018 to 15:17

    Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth - ECA

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member states to ensure that the untapped potentials of the continent’s blue economy are fully realized.

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    18-Sep-2018 to 14:58

    Intra-African trade key to continent’s growth - Mauritian Minister

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The 24th session of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa opened in Mauritius with an impassioned plea for Africa to unite and work together as one, if it is to bring inclusive development to its people.

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    14-Sep-2018 to 15:03

    Ethiopia: Rebels to cross into Ethiopia Saturday - Official

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Thousands of rebels belonging to the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) will cross into Ethiopia on Saturday from their base in Eritrea, according to official sources.

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