Buhari hosts Emir of Qatar, urges him to invest in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, at State House, Abuja, urging him to invest in Nigeria. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity, investments in sectors like petroleum, power, aviation, agriculture, railways, and many others,...

Egypt hosts Africa summits on Sudan, Libya crises

Cairo (AFP) Egypt Tuesday hosted African leaders for summit talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into chaos". Sisi called for a coherent regional response, as protests continue in Khartoum despite the toppling of Omar al-Bashir earlier this month and as...

Qatar’s Emir Departs From Kigali to Lagos

His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, concludes his three day State Visit to Rwanda this morning. The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday, leading a high-powered delegation of senior government officials and business executives from...

Mali appoints new PM days after government resigns

Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse appointed prime minister, tasked with forming a 'broad government'. Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has appointed a new prime minister, days after the government resigned amid a spike in violence in the restive West African country. Former Finance Minister Boubou Cisse, 41, has been...

China-Kenya cooperation headed for a brighter future

On March 22, I arrived in Nairobi to start my tenure as the 16th Chinese Ambassador to Kenya and Permanent Representative to Unep and UN-Habitat. Already, I have travelled to several cities, visited projects, including the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and met with some Kenyan friends from different walks of life. I am...

No change in Rwanda, Uganda ties

A regional newspaper, The East African, has reported in their latest issue, about what they call the “ease of tensions” at the Rwanda - Uganda borders. The paper bases this analysis on an interview they had with a couple of residents around the border area, mainly at Gatuna border post. This is...

President Kagame Expected In Egypt for a High Level Meeting on Sudan and Libya

Two African summits will be held Tuesday in Cairo under the leadership of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the current chairman of the African Union (AU), to urgently discuss the crises in Sudan and Libya, TOPAFRICANEWS has learned According to a statement from the Egyptian presidency on Monday, Sissi will receive his counterparts...

PHOTOS: Qatari Emir in Rwanda for three-day state visit

The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday, leading a high-powered delegation of senior government officials and business executives from the Gulf state. He is in the country for a three-day state visit. Upon his arrival yesterday, the Emir, together with his host,...

Burundi says it is ready for SADC membership

Burundi is pushing for membership of the 16-member South African Development Community and has invited a team from the bloc to evaluate its readiness and report to the Summit. Burundian Foreign Affairs Minister Ezechiel Nibigira last week visited the chair of the SADC Summit, Namibian President Hage Geingob, and said the country is ready...

Qatar- Amir to visit Rwanda, Nigeria

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sunday embarks on state visits to Rwanda and Nigeria. The Amir will hold talks with the leaders of the two countries and senior officials on bilateral relations and means of enhancing them in various fields, in...

Death toll from Congo boat accident rises to 40 – interior minister

KINSHASA, April 20 (Reuters) - Twenty-seven more people have been found dead from a boat accident on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week, bringing the total death toll to 40, interim interior minister Basile Olongo told Reuters on Saturday. The bodies were discovered across the border on the eastern shore...

Tension eases at Rwanda, Uganda border of Gatuna

Rwandans living in the Gatuna border town can now cross over to Uganda without much restrictions, for the first time in two months, as tensions between the two neighbours begin to ease. However, Rwandans from other border points are still barred from crossing, seven weeks after Rwanda issued a warning against travelling to Uganda.

Merck Foundation brings together 15 African First Ladies to break the stigma of Infertility

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 18, 2019/ -- Merck foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019 was attended by as many as Fifteen African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in Education. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted Merck Foundation...

We do not work for fame-Dudu T. Niyukuri in exclusive interview.

Niyukuri Theophile, known as Dudu, is a Burundian gospel artist with some linkage to Rwanda. He has so many songs which are being utilized in churches all over the World during Praise and Worship time. In Q&A interview with Top Africa News, he revealed what he is doing after a while. Here are the excerpts of the...

Nigeria: AfDB approves $15 million investment package for Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company

This intervention will promote local currency infrastructure financing, and further development of the domestic capital marketABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 18, 2019/ -- The Board of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $15-million investment package to Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company (InfraCredit), to support infrastructure financing through the domestic debt capital markets in Nigeria.The investment package to...

AfDB Hails Canada’s US$1.1 billion pledge in callable capital support

The announcement comes a day after a meeting of the Bank’s governors in Washington D.C. to continue discussions on a 7th General Capital IncreaseWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 18, 2019/ -- On the sidelines of the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings, Canada announced a $1.1 billion commitment in temporary callable capital to support the African Development...

AfDB marks the 25th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

In Rwanda and across the world, the commemoration is a moment of reflection on the past and a time to recommit to the pledge of “Never Again”ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 18, 2019/ -- With poems, videos and a riveting testimony from a former Prosecutor General of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the African...

Boat mishap on DRC’s Lake Kivu claims lives, ‘150 missing’

A boat mishap in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, has claimed three lives with over thirty others rescued. Another 150 people are reported missing. The incident happened on Monday April 15 on Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes which lies on the border between the DRC and Rwanda. “I...

Rwandan rebel Leader Dies in Germany

The FDLR militia leader Ignace Murwanashyaka, has reportedly died in a German prison. Murwanashyaka had been in prison since 2015 facing war crimes charges- he is no more, he died in prison, according to emerging reports. His death comes at a time when the rebel...

We need visionary leaders like Nana Addo, Kagame and Ouattara – Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has showered praise on the presidents of Ghana, Rwanda and Ivory Coast. Speaking at the forum organized by Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), the businessman referred to them as ‘visionary leaders’ and are the kind of persons African countries need.

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