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Rwanda, Kenya Agree to Extend Railway Network

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a joint communique to extend the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) network, with the aim of promoting cross-border movement of goods and people and creating economic hubs.

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Africa’s Rating Agency Plan to End Unfairness聽

Africa is working on a credit rating agency to be launched by the end of 2024 to address unfairness in the international rating agencies, and provide more balanced and comprehensive opinions on African credit instruments.

AU to Fund SADC Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo

The African Union Peace and Security Council has requested the AU Commission to mobilize support for the SADC military mission in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, including from its Peace Fund and the provision of equipment.

Nigeria’s Aliko is Africa’s Richest Man

Nigeria is home to the richest man in Africa and the richest Black man on earth, Aliko Dangote, as well as other Forbes-recognized billionaires, including Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Femi Otedola.

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Withdraw from ECOWAS

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have announced their immediate withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), citing inhumane sanctions imposed by the regional economic bloc for recent coups in their respective countries.

Kagame: ‘We Will Always do What is Necessary to Ensure Rwandans are Safe’

In his end-of-year address, Rwanda President Paul Kagame emphasized that Rwanda remains committed to safeguarding the safety and security of its citizens, regardless of the challenges, The New Times, Rwanda鈥檚 largest daily newspaper, reported on Dec. 30. Acknowledging the prevailing regional insecurity, the Head of State emphasized the nation’s resilience in the face of criticism, even when unjustified. 鈥淚 want you鈥

DRC: Nobel Winner Denis Mukwege Launches Electoral Campaign in Hometown

Nobel Peace-winning gynecologist Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) staged a rally in his hometown on Saturday, Nov. 25, promising to tackle corruption and conflict if elected president next month. Addressing supporters in Bukavu, the renowned doctor and Pentecostal pastor said he would use political power to put an end to war, put an end to famine, and鈥

Liberia Has a New President

George Weah conceded defeat in his bid for a second term in the Liberian presidential runoff election to Joseph Boakai, a political veteran and former vice president, by a razor-thin margin.

Kenya to Become Visa-Free to African Visitors

Kenya is to end visa requirements for all African visitors by the end of the year, President William Ruto has announced, in a bid to promote tourism and business within the continent.

DR Congo Crisis: African Army Chiefs Back Peace Talks

A meeting of military leaders from four African regions supported a political resolution of the conflict between the DR Congo’s armed forces and the M23 rebel group, calling for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all armed groups and negative forces, and the establishment of humanitarian corridors to facilitate humanitarian assistance to the affected populations.

Liberians at Home and Abroad Campaign for Peaceful Election

Liberians at home and abroad are calling on the Liberian government to promote a message of peace and safety during the upcoming presidential election, while Liberian clergy people in the U.S. are fasting and praying for a peaceful election process.

Liberia: $7.2 Million GROW-2 Agricultural Program Launched

Sweden has provided $7.2 million for the launch of the GROW-2 agriculture program, which is aimed at developing sustainable agro-based value chain enterprises in Liberia, with a focus on nutritious value chains and businesses, and will be implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).