Mauritania Signs Historic Fishing Accord with EU

Mauritania Signs Historic Fishing Accord with EU

Mauritania and the European Union (EU) announced in July 2015 that they had signed a “win-win” fishing accord after 16 months of heated debate. The…

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U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

U.S./AU Join to Create Disease Prevention Center

The United States and the African Union signed an agreement on April 13, 2015, to create the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S….

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Japan to Help Tanzania Unclog Roads

Japan to Help Tanzania Unclog Roads

THE CITIZEN, TANZANIA There’s a glimmer of hope at last for Dar es Salaam drivers: The Japanese government has donated $13 million in a bid…

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Morocco Pledges Support to UAE in Anti-Terror Fight

Morocco Pledges Support to UAE in Anti-Terror Fight

Morocco has agreed to provide military, operational and intelligence support to the United Arab Emirates to help fight terrorism. The announcement came during a visit…

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Seychelles, India Join Forces on Ocean Issues

Seychelles, India Join Forces on Ocean Issues

SEYCHELLES NEWS AGENCY When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Seychelles in March 2015, the two countries affirmed a partnership regarding maritime security and…

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South Africa, Partners to Grow Aviation Fuel

South Africa, Partners to Grow Aviation Fuel

DEFENCEWEB South African farmers in the Limpopo province hope to harvest a first crop of energy-rich Solaris plants to be used as aviation fuel. The…

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Brazilian Navy to partner with São Tomé and Príncipe

Brazilian Navy to partner with São Tomé and Príncipe

The Brazilian Navy announced plans to establish a mission in São Tomé and Príncipe, the island nation in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast…

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EU Plans to Train 1,200 Somali Soldiers in 2015

EU Plans to Train 1,200 Somali Soldiers in 2015

DEFENCEWEB The European Union Training Mission in Somalia plans to train 1,200 Somali National Army (SNA) noncommissioned officers, junior officers, specialists and military instructors in…

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Turkish Company to Manage Mogadishu Port

Turkish Company to Manage Mogadishu Port

A Turkish company Albayrak Group has signed a 20-year agreement to manage the Mogadishu port with promises to modernize it and oversee its growth. Outsourcing port…

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$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

$8B Aid Package Aims to Bolster Horn of Africa Economy

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon…

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