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Hafid El Fassy is the business Editor & Comumnist . A Financial Engineer from Paris-Jussieu & Dauphine Universities, he started in Project & Trade Finance in 1993 before being a Global Emerging Markets Speculative and ALM Trader .Since 2004, he has provided business development/financing advisory for Moroccan Real Estate, Banking, Trade and Tourism projects to top tier Institutions.

EU Pledges to Protect Farm Accord & Partnership with Morocco

The EU has vowed to take the necessary measures to protect the farm accord and partnership sealed with Morocco, affirming that the accord was not endangered by an EU court ruling. The commitment was made by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting held Tuesday with […]

Mauritania: President Ould Abdel Aziz Accuses France’s Bollore of Alleged Corruption Attempt

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has lambasted Paris as he accused French logistic and transport company group Bollore of attempting to corrupt him so that he gives them the management of traffic at the port of Nouakchott. The Mauritania President confessed the corrupt attempt during a meeting with senators of his party, Union Pour […]

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Morocco’s King Mohammed VI Awarded Mandela Peace Prize

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has been awarded the 2016 Mandela Peace Prize for his efforts to promote peace and justice around the world and for his Africa-oriented policy that seeks to boost the continent’s development. The king won the prize for his “contribution to building a society of justice and peace between humans and […]

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Tunisia: Security Forces Break up Terrorist Recruiting Cell

The Tunisian army had raided and destroyed a terrorist hideout on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The dismantled cell sought to recruit new militias and operated between the towns of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia, Béja in the north-east, and the capital Tunis. According to the ministry, the hideout consisted of three […]

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Burkina Faso: Military Court Adjourns Case of 27 Alleged Coup Plotters

A military tribunal in Ouagadougou has adjourned the hearing of 27 soldiers, all members of a former regiment of Compaore’s presidential security. The group of dissidents had been arrested in December 2015 for allegedly planning to free coup leader Gilbert Diendére and former foreign affairs minister Djibril Bassolé as well as complicity and illegal detention […]

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Ethiopia to Release some 10,000 Demonstrators

Officials in Ethiopia have disclosed that some 9,800 people detained will be released next week after receiving training. According to the state affiliated FANA Broadcasting corporate, 11,607 people had been detained following the violence occurred in various parts of the country over the past few months. Some of the reasons given for their arrest included […]

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DRC: Bloomberg Unveils Massive Fortune of Kabila’s Family

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy, Bloomberg reports. According to the report published on Thursday, the Kabila Empire has recently become visible after Congolese regulators computerized and made corporate and government records publicly available. “Bloomberg […]

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U.S. Sanctions DR Congo Top Officials

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday, imposed sanctions on Democratic Republic of Congo’s Evariste Boshab and Kalev Mutondo, accusing them of suppressing political opposition and delaying political progress in the country, often through violent means. “The Congolese government continues to undermine democratic processes in the DRC and repress the political rights […]

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Algeria: Government’s Critic Mohamed Tamalt Dies in Prison

Algerian freelance journalist Mohamed Tamalt died Monday in hospital while serving his two-year prison sentence after he was charged for insulting the president on his blog. Tamalt died of health complications caused by long months of hunger strike, an official statement announced. The freelance journalist and blogger who also holds British citizenship was arrested in […]

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Egypt: President Morsi’s Son Arrested for Allegedly Inciting Violence in 2013

Osama Mohammed Morsi, son of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, has been arrested and is currently in detention. An official under the condition of anonymity said that Osama was wanted by authorities without revealing any details but Al-Ahram reported that the arrest is linked to his role in inciting violence in 2013 following the eviction […]

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