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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Peugeot to start production at its Kenitra plant

French car producer Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA) will launch in the second quarter (Q2) a new production factory, in Kenitra, 40 km to the north of capital city Rabat, with the first car to be unveiled as of July. PSA has pumped a total investment of MAD 6 billion ($620 million) into the project and […]

A futuristic smart city scores big with new solar plant in Kenya

In Kenya, local energy developer Equator Energy, has commissioned a 1 MW plant near the capital city Nairobi. The plant is located at Tatu City, a city under construction 23 km north of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital The plant includes 2,880 solar modules fixed on 5,700 m2, on the roof of the headquarters of Dormans […]

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Algeria: Army Chief of Staff vows to protect ‘legitimate right’ of demonstrators

The head of the Algerian army Ahmed Gaid Salah Tuesday pledged that his forces will double efforts to ensure that Algerians enjoy their full rights at present and in future, few days after forcing his former Chief Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. “The army (ANP), thanks to Allah The Almighty, will continue to make further […]

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Algeria confirms Bensalah as interim president

Algeria’s parliament has appointed on Tuesday the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bensalah who also concurrently serves as the President of the Council of the Nation, an office he has held since 2002, just three years after the beginning of the […]

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Rwanda secures US$ 20 million from BADEA to increase electricity supply

The government of Rwanda has signed a concessional loan agreement with The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to finance rural electrification project in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts in the East African nation. The US$ 20 million loan will be dedicated for the supply and construction of distribution networks and meters and service […]

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Nigeria Decides: 84 million people registered to vote in 2019 polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria on Monday disclosed that over 84 million persons have registered to vote in upcoming polls. The commission’s boss Prof. Mahmood Yakubu presented copied of the voters’ roll to party representatives in the capital city, Abuja. The upcoming elections pits Buhari leading the All Progressives Congress, APC, against Atiku […]

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Gambia: Truth Commission on Jammeh opens hearings

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in Gambia has started investigating into Jammeh’s 22-year era of oppression which ended in 2016 after he was forced from power. The commission has started hearing testimonies from witnesses on Monday, local media reported. Modelled on South Africa’s investigation into its apartheid era, The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations […]

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Zimbabwe lays off over 3,000 civil servants

zimbabThe government of Zimbabwe has laid off over 3000 workers, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa tries to make good on its promise to cut the bloated civil service. The move comes a month after the southern African nation’s Minister of Finance announced an intention to cut the salaries of cabinet ministers and senior civil servants by […]

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Gabon soldiers seize national radio station in “failed” coup attempt

A group of soldiers have seized state radio in apparent coup attempt in Gabon in the early hours of Monday, local media reported. The military officers who announced the seizure of power through national media, identified themselves as Youth Movement of the Gabonese Defense and Security Forces (MPJFDS). The leader of the coup, Lieutenant Kelly […]

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More than 100 Arab migrants and refugees ‘missing’ in Algeria

More than 100 Arab citizens are missing after seeking shelter in Algeria and others stranded at the border with Niger, The UN refugee agency said on Thursday. “Some 120 Syrian, Palestinian and Yemeni individuals were detained at the Tamanrasset Centre in southern Algeria before being taken to an area near the Guezzam border post (at […]

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