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Gendering Agriculture: Women spearhead efforts to feed the continent

By Nirit Ben-Ari Do land, seeds and crops have a gender? Perhaps they do in sub-Saharan Africa, where women produce up to 80% of foodstuffs for household consumption and sale in local markets, according to a report by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). For crops such as rice, wheat and maize, make up about 90% of food consumed by rural dwellers, it is women who mostly sow the se ...

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No place for so-called Sahrawi republic in EU-Africa partnership meetings

Brussels - The EU-Africa summit, held in Brussels this April 02-03, has frustrated any hope of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi republic to participate in the EU-Africa partnership meeting, by officially and openly barring any entity that is not member of the United Nations Organization. By excluding the so-called SADR Republic from the summit, the EU-Africa summit, thus, confirms the EU-Africa partnership’s mod ...

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South Africa’s President Boycotts EU-Africa Summit In Protest Of Invitation of Morocco

Rabat- South Africa has stepped up its hostile moves towards Morocco in the European Union; South African president Jacob Zuma has withdrawn from the EU-Africa Summit, because the European Union invited Morocco. While Algiers is busy promoting Boutaflika’s image in the upcoming elections, South Africa has replaced Algeria in its staunch defense of the Polisario self-proclaimed Saharawi Arabic Democratic Rep ...

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Guinea and Morocco Determined to Safeguard Heritage of Long Friendship: Guinean PM

Conakry – The official visit by King Mohammed VI to Conakry confirms the fact that Morocco and Guinea are determined to preserve the heritage of a long friendship and exemplary relation, said on Tuesday Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana. The close relation between our two countries which share the same emancipation vision dates back to a long time, he said at the opening of the Morocco-Guinea Econo ...

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Guinea, an Access for Morocco to Regional Markets of ECOWAS and UEMOA

Rabat - Given its geographic location, Guinea-Conakry will give Morocco access to the two regional markets of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which total respectively 80 million and 300 million consumers, says the Moroccan national center of foreign trade (CNCE). Morocco, viewed as a privileged partner that contributes to th ...

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Conakry’s Palais Des Nations Renamed After Late King Mohammed V: President Condé

Conakry  -  The Palais des Nations of Conakry was renamed after late King Mohammed V, Guinean President Pr. Alpha Condé announced on Monday.  In a speech after the signing ceremony of 21 agreements between Morocco and Guinea, chaired by him and King Mohammed VI, Condé affirmed that this decision is a recognition for the huge role by the late sovereign in African liberation and unity.  We agreed to name the ...

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21 Agreements Between Morocco And Guinea, A Record in History of Bilateral Cooperation: FM

Conakry  -  Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation Salaheddine Mezouar said the package of 21 agreements signed on Monday between Morocco and Guinea-Conakry under the chairmanship of HM King Mohammed VI and Guinean president Alpha Condé, is "a record in terms of conventions concluded between Morocco and this sister country". "All the conventions correspond to the Guinean government's prioritie ...

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Police halt 1,600 migrants at Spain-Africa border

MADRID - Police stopped more than 1,600 migrants trying to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Tuesday, an official said. The migrants were the latest in a tide of desperate people trying to breach the frontiers with Ceuta and Melilla, Spanish-held cities perched on the north African coast. Hundreds of people have managed to cross the borders in recent months but scores have ...

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More migrants enter Spain’s north African territories

Madrid- Fifteen African migrants, including a young girl, entered Spain's north African territory of Melilla illegally on Monday on a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said. Three other African migrants entered Ceuta, Spain's other north African Territory, by passing underneath a barbed wire border fence, officials said. Ceuta and Melilla -- which sit across the Mediterranean from mainland Spain, s ...

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Côte D’Ivoire’s Ambassador in Washington Lauds King Mohammed VI’s Leadership in Africa

Washington - Côte d'Ivoire's ambassador in Washington Daouda Diabaté hailed, Friday, the leadership of King Mohammed VI in Africa and his commitment to promoting an effective, active south-south cooperation. "We can only applaud the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI (...) which is now guiding us on the path of development in Africa," said Diabaté at a conference organized in the national Press Club ...

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Over 200 migrants force way into Spain’s Melilla

MADRID - More than 200 migrants stormed across a triple-layer border fence into Spain's north African territory of Melilla on Friday, Spanish authorities said, in one of the largest such crossings in years. Some 300 people launched the dawn assault to cross into the Spanish city, which lies on the northern tip of Morocco, and 214 made it across, the authorities said. "They were singing songs of joy through ...

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Ivorian ambassador to UN welcomes Morocco’s ‘strong commitment’ to reconstruction of Côte d’Ivoire

New York - The Ivorian ambassador to the United Nations, Youssoufou Bamba, welcomed on Wednesday the "strong commitment" of Morocco to the reconstruction of Côte d'Ivoire, while expressing the "gratitude" of the Ivorian people and government to King Mohammed VI for his visit to the African country. "Morocco is firmly committed to supporting Côte d'Ivoire in its reconstruction effort so that it finds its pla ...

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