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Africa Suffering Dangerous Air Pollution Crisis

Africa Suffering Dangerous Air Pollution Crisis

TEHRAN (ANA)- A new study highlights Africa’s severe air pollution crisis and calls for urgent, collaborative action involving global and regional stakeholders. Solutions proposed include air quality monitoring, clean energy investments, improved waste management, eco-friendly technology, and infrastructure development to reduce pollution and address its disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.
Egypt's Central Bank Raises Interest Rates by 200 bps to Ease Inflation

Egypt's Central Bank Raises Interest Rates by 200 bps to Ease Inflation

TEHRAN (ANA)- The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) raised its overnight interest rates by 200 basis points (bps) over uncertainty surrounding the inflation outlook.
Africa's Economy Projected to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2024 amid Multiple Challenges

Africa's Economy Projected to Grow 3.5 Percent in 2024 amid Multiple Challenges

TEHRAN (ANA)- Economic growth in Africa is projected to remain modest in 2024 with geopolitical tensions, climate crisis and debt sustainability risks clouding the outlook, the United Nations (UN) World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2024 report said.
South Africa's Inflation Continues to Drop

South Africa's Inflation Continues to Drop

TEHRAN (ANA)- South Africa's inflation rate continued to fall in December last year, primarily driven by a reduction in food prices, official data showed.
South Africa Keeps Repurchase Rate Unchanged at 8.25 Percent

South Africa Keeps Repurchase Rate Unchanged at 8.25 Percent

TEHRAN (ANA)- The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the country's central bank, decided to maintain its repurchase rate at the current level of 8.25 percent as the country's inflation rate continued to fall.
Egypt, Jordan Ink Deal for Submarine Optical Fiber Cable

Egypt, Jordan Ink Deal for Submarine Optical Fiber Cable

TEHRAN (ANA)- Egypt and Jordan signed an agreement to establish a joint submarine optical fiber cable linking the Jordanian city of Aqaba and the Egyptian city of Taba, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Morocco Receives Record-Breaking 14.5 Million Tourists in 2023

Morocco Receives Record-Breaking 14.5 Million Tourists in 2023

TEHRAN (ANA)- Morocco received a record-breaking 14.5 million tourists in 2023, an increase of 34 percent compared with 2022, the kingdom's Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy said.
Cote d'Ivoire's Pineapple Export Down 27 Percent in 2023

Cote d'Ivoire's Pineapple Export Down 27 Percent in 2023

TEHRAN (ANA)- The pineapple industry in Cote d'Ivoire experienced a difficult year in 2023, according to an annual report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Uganda Ranks 4th in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2023

Uganda Ranks 4th in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2023

TEHRAN (ANA)- Uganda maintained its fourth position with a score of 63 out of 28 countries surveyed in the Africa Financial Markets Index 2023.
Tunisia's Foreign Investment Up 13.5 Percent in 2023

Tunisia's Foreign Investment Up 13.5 Percent in 2023

TEHRAN (ANA)- Tunisia's foreign investment increased by about 13.5 percent to 2,522.3 million Tunisian dinars (809.6 million U.S. dollars) in 2023, the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) revealed.
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