• Resurgent interest in art of calligraphy in Morocco

    In his Fez office, Moroccan calligrapher Mohamed Serghini creates inscriptions. The award-winning craftsman keeps alive a type of calligraphy that appeared in his country in the first Hijri century, the 7th century AD. “Moroccan calligraphy” finds its “origin is the Kufic script,” he explains. However, “a group of scripts branched out from it. There is […]

  • Mozambique: African Development Bank approves €125 million loan for hydroelectric power producer to modernize production system

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan package not exceeding €125 million to Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) in Mozambique to support its Vital Capex program aimed at modernizing the company’s electricity production system. HCB, the largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Southern Africa, provides hydroelectric power to […]

  • AFAC unveils new strategic vision to catalyze private financing for climate action across Africa

    The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled a new vision for 2030 during the global climate summit (COP27), prioritizing mobilizing capital and tools to meet the Paris Agreement goal. AFAC, a pan-African alliance of Africa’s key financial institutions and commercial and development banks, mobilizes private capital to support continent-wide low-carbon and climate-resilient development. […]

  • USA vs Iran: Team USA can count on World Cup scorer Weah to shine

    Team USA is mounting one last-ditch effort to earn a spot in the Qatar World Cup knock-out stage. The squad will play a tense and critical game against Iran on group B’s final day on Tuesday (Nov. 29) The Stars and Stripes will count on Tim Weah the only scorer for the team in 2 […]

  • Demos seeking justice for Rwandan Emmillie Halimana's death on Nov 30 in Lilongwe

    LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Concerned Malawians citizens have planned demonstration on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 in the capital Lilongwe seeking justice on the suspicion death of Rwandan national Emmilie Halimana Noel. Group leader Wells Khama told the news conference on Tuesday that the protest aimed at forcing Inspector General (IG) of Malawi Police Service (MPS) Merlyn Yolamu to effect […]

  • UNESCO examining 56 proposals to add to Lists of Intangible Heritage

    The French baguette, Algerian Rai music and Tunisia’s harissa condiment are among this year’s contenders for recognition as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, which started deliberations Monday in Morocco. The United Nations’ cultural agency is examining 56 proposals for items to add to its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, including four in urgent need of […]

  • Former Comoros President Ahmed Sambi sentenced to Life for ‘High Treason’

    MORONI-(MaraviPost)-Comoros State Security Court has sentenced the county’s ex-president Ahmed Abdallah Sambi to a life sentence for high treason on Monday, November 28. The sentence comes after a trial that proceeded in absentia his after he refused to appear in court over the past weeks. The 64-year old, an arch rival of President Azali Assoumani, […]

  • Chakwera and his MCP will never change as Chilima bruised

    By Falles Kamanga According to the post done by Charles Mhango, Ex-Attorney General, it reminds me of people who always pretend to have a good partner and the moment they do, their true colours are shown. Let’s not go far, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is known for Ndiwolotse Mkakutafune even to their most loyal Angels. […]

  • Niger: African Development Fund Provides $16 Million to Support Financial Sector Deepening and Inclusion

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, has approved $16 million in loan and grant financing to Niger to implement the Financial Sector Deepening and Inclusion Project. The project will strengthen mobilization of long-term resources for financial service providers and improve financial inclusion […]

  • Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

    Somali forces on Monday stormed a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, where Islamic extremists had been holed up for more than 18 hours after killing eight civilians and trapping dozens in the building, officials said. Police spokesperson Sadik Dodishe said all six extremists died during the operation at the Villa Rosa hotel, and one member […]

  • WHO recommends new name for monkeypox

    The decision follows a series of consultations with global experts.  Both terms will be used simultaneously for a year before the monkeypox name is phased out.  “This serves to mitigate the concerns raised by experts about confusion caused by a name change in the midst of a global outbreak,” the UN agency said in a […]

  • Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth

    Three years of flatlined progress on HIV treatment and prevention affect 2.7 million youth   Some 110,00 youth under age 19 died last year from AIDS-related causes, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday, noting that coupled with 310,000 newly infected, the total number of young people living with HIV stands at 2.7 million.  Ahead […]