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Five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda make UN 2020 class of 17 young world leaders

The United Nations on Friday announced the names of the latest class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The list includes five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and...

From Egypt to India, Iran to Turkey and elsewhere, governments continue to arrest and jail human rights defenders in virus-hit prisons, Amnesty International laments

Governments who were lauded for releasing prisoners in response to COVID-19 outbreaks have excluded human rights defenders from the measures and continue to make new arrests of activists, journalists and critics, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).

AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach peaceful outcome on grand Ethiopian renaissance dam disputes

The African Union on Saturday urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to reach a peaceful outcome over their disputes on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), and refrain from making statements that could make things worse.

IMF approves whopping $5.2 billion loan for Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved US$5.2 billion loan for Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis. The 12-month Stand-by Arrangement would help meet Egypt’s balance of payments needs as well...

Egypt: African Development Bank approves 225 million euros budget support loan for electricity sector to bolster economic resilience and sustainability amid COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a 225 million euros loan to finance Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program (EGGSP). The funding, provided in a challenging global context, will...

IMF approves over $2.7 billion loan for Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved over $2.7 billion loan for the north African country of Egypt to respond to COVID-19 economic crisis.More than 40 African countries have applied for loans...

IMF studying Egypt’s request for financial assistance to tackle COVID-19, Kristalina Georgieva says

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is currently studying a request for financial assistance by the north African country of Egypt to respond to COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund's Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on...

COVID-19 death toll hits 30 in Egypt as cases skyrocket above 500, highest in Africa

A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a COVID-19 technical support mission to Egypt on 25 March 2020 as confirmed cases continued to climb, skyrocketing above 500 and leaving at least 30...

Egypt imposes two-week night time curfew to combat COVID-19 as death toll hits 21

Egyptian authorities announced on Tuesday the north African country will impose a curfew from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for two weeks beginning Wednesday to combat COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus....

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Nigerian president says his administration borrowing billions of dollars to fund infrastructure

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UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

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World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

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