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After a nine-day standoff, Benin has announced a partial lifting of the blockade on Niger’s crude oil exports passing through its territory. This move...
Inflation in Africa's most populous nation soared to its highest level in 28 years in April 2024, propelled by the reduction of subsidies on energy...
Sub-Saharan Africa witnessed a surge in internal displacements in 2023, totaling 19.5 million individuals, according to a report released yesterday by the...
Tunisia's trade deficit has decreased by 23.5% in the first four months of 2024, dropping to TND4.77 billion ($1.53 billion) compared to TND6.23 billion...
Primitive cooking methods fueled by wood, animal dung, or agricultural residues cause the premature deaths of 600,000 people in Africa annually due to...
The institution stresses that achieving sustainable and resilient economic growth in the longer term will depend on efforts to adapt to climate change....
Bilateral trade between Senegal and Rwanda remains relatively low, according to data from WTO. However, both nations established embassies in 2012 in...
Chad's National Electoral Management Agency (ANGE) announced the provisional results of the presidential election on May 9. The election was held last May...
US Export-Import Bank (US EXIM) unveiled three agreements with Angolan authorities to fund solar energy, bridge, and communication infrastructure projects...
President Patrice Talon of Benin has taken a firm stance by halting crude oil shipments from Niger passing through a jointly constructed pipeline. This...
Tunisian tourism revenues reached TND1.64 billion (around $526 million) during the first four months of 2024, marking an 8% increase compared to the...
The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), with its larger number of issuers and two dynamic bond markets, is the area driving these...
Senegal, the second-largest fish producer in West Africa after Nigeria, is grappling with tensions surrounding the exploitation of its marine resources,...
Morocco attracted MAD5.8 billion dirhams (around $580 million) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter of 2024, marking a 56.2%...
President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria wasted no time in office, swiftly implementing a series of economic, political, and monetary reforms, including the...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced in a May 3 statement it has lowered its economic growth forecast for Senegal to 7.1% for 2024. The...
The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) has announced its plan to buy public securities from Niger worth CFA77 billion. Scheduled for May 7, this...
Despite security challenges, Burkina Faso's economy demonstrates resilience with promising outlooks. For the 2024 fiscal year, customs aims to...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on April 30 that it has reached an agreement with the Malian transitional authorities on an emergency...
Contrary to widespread perception, Nigeria emerges as the primary beneficiary of Cote d'Ivoire's trade, based on data released by the Ivorian customs...
Niger, facing arrears due to ECOWAS sanctions, has stepped back into the regional financial market after a hiatus since August 2023. On April 26, the...
The European Union (EU) has greenlit financial support of €15 million ($16.08 million) under the European Peace Facility to bolster the Ivorian...
Tunisia has secured cumulative funding of $1.2 billion from the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to finance crude oil and...
The white city of Tangiers wakes gently at daybreak. Schoolchildren mill up and down the main streets of the old town, the medina, crossing paths with the...
The President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has appointed career diplomat Ambassador Jalel Trabelsi as his Special Envoy for...
Military expenditures on the continent have surged, with North Africa outpacing Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by the ongoing arms race between Algeria and...
Egypt's financial difficulties have eased in recent months, following the acquisition of $57 billion in funding from international financial...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, has approved a partial credit...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated that Côte d'Ivoire's financing needs to combat the impacts of climate change amount to $22...
African leaders gathered last April 22 and 23 in Audja, Nigeria, to address the escalating challenges posed by terrorism across the continent,...
Collectively, the three AES countries will have a combined GDP of $62.3 billion. Burkina Faso will lead the way, overtaking its neighbor Mali,...
Benin received a credit rating boost from Standard and Poor's (S&P) after its successful issuance of $750 million in international bonds in...
Following an evaluation conducted in April 2023, Côte d'Ivoire achieved a score of 80.5 out of 100 in its implementation of the Extractive Industries...
In Africa, satellite telecom service providers like Starlink are attracting growing interest from consumers, telecom companies, and governments. In Benin,...
Global Affairs Canada has provided $7.3 million in funding to the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) to enhance sustainable agricultural...

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