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UAE allocates $200m to support low-income countries, reduce poverty

The announcement was made during the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting, organised on the sidelines of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings In Morocco

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Egypt’s inflation at historic high in September, breaks 2017 record

It was the fourth consecutive month of record highs recorded on the central bank website


Morocco named 2030 FIFA World Cup co-host along with Spain, Portugal

Morocco will become only the second African country to host the World Cup after South Africa hosted it in 2010

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Libya’s catastrophic floods has killed more than 11,000 people

This is one of the deadliest natural disasters in Libya’s recent history

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Libya floods: Over 6,000 dead, thousands still missing as Derna is worst hit

The storm which has brought catastrophic flooding to Libya is on track to be one of the deadliest on record in North Africa

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO - SEPTEMBER 11: Search and rescue operation teams continue search and rescue operations after 7 magnitude earthquake in Talat N'Yaaqoub town of Marrakesh, Morocco on September 11, 2023. At least 2,497 people were killed and 2,476 others were injured when a magnitude-7 earthquake struck Morocco. (Photo by Said Echarif/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Morocco earthquake death toll crosses 2,500; rescue workers hunt for survivors

The September 8 earthquake is the deadliest to hit Morocco in more than 60 years

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Morocco earthquake death toll surges past 1000; UAE issues warning

The death toll has risen to over a 1000 people almost 24 hours since a deadly earthquake struck Morocco


Morocco earthquake kills 600: What we know so far

The earthquake on Friday night was centered in the country’s High Atlas mountain range

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Masdar, Africa50 align efforts to hasten clean energy transition across Africa

Africa50 and Masdar will also explore opportunities to collaborate on the implementation of the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa

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Soaring rice prices stretch budgets for billions in Asia, Africa

Rice contributes as much as 60 per cent of total calorie intake for people in parts of Southeast Asia and Africa

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023: Morocco take on France in Round of 16

The Atlas Lionesses hope to make history as they seek to beat France and reach the quarter-finals

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Kenya Airways, Delta Air Lines expand codeshare partnership

The partnership offers customers additional travel options within the US and increased flying opportunities within Africa


The African continent: Where opportunities abound

The UAE has become a catalyst for economic progress in Africa

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Ons Jabeur in Wimbledon 2023 finals: All you need to know about the Tunisian hoping to make history

Ons Jabeur is hoping to make history not just for herself as she fights to win her first ever Grand Slam but for the Arab world as well as Africa

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Emirates, Kenya Airways sign interline partnership

The partnership increases Emirates’ footprint to 148 African points

UAE Egypt sign deal to build 10GW_wind farm Image Masdar

UAE, Egypt ink deal to develop Africa’s largest wind farm, project valued at $10bn

The wind farm will help Egypt meet its strategic objective of sourcing 42 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2030

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One in three people will live in dangerously hot areas by 2080

Global warming will create hot areas which will witness heat-related deaths, lower crop yields, spread of infectious diseases and more negative impacts

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Informa Markets to launch Africa Energy Expo in 2024

The expo aims to support Africa’s COP27 climate commitments and align with the Africa Power Vision by bringing together key energy stakeholders


EgyptAir takes delivery of Africa’s first Airbus A321neo

The A321neo brings 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions per seat


Zambia signs $2bn solar power development pact with UAE

Construction will be done in phases, starting with the installation of 500 megawatts


Ghana reports suspected cases of Marburg virus disease

Marburg is a highly infectious viral hemorrhagic fever in the same family as the more well-known Ebola virus disease

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First African emissions reduction credit platform unveiled

The platform, to be known as CYNK, will use the Hedera Hashgraph public decentralised ledger to track emission reductions

Egypt’s EFG Hermes Holding reports EGP1.5bn in net profit in 2021

The group’s revenues crossed the EGP6 billion mark for the first time

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Acronis launches first cloud data centre in South Africa

The local service providers will have a location within the country where they can store business-critical data for their clients

South Africa to stop quarantines as 80% have past infection

The authorities will conduct contact tracing only in case of a cluster outbreak

Saudi Arabia reports first case of Omicron virus in the kingdom

It is the first Omicron variant case reported in the Middle East and North Africa

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to Algiers

The resumption of flights to Algiers will boost the carrier’s African network to 21 destinations

Dubai’s DP World ties up with CDC Group to create Africa investment platform

The platform will invest in origin and destination ports, inland container depots, economic zones and other logistics across Africa

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium, Astral Aviation sign deal to boost vaccine distribution in Africa

The alliance will ensure delivery of vaccines and critical supplies to all 54 African nations

Majority of MENA, Pakistan consumers prefer digital payment methods for ecommerce: report

The report estimates that 209m more customers in MENA and Pakistan have begun shopping online since the start of the pandemic