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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

Sudan-Egypt diplomatic row escalates

Sudanese foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, on Sunday cancelled a trip to Egypt as President Omar al-Bashir’s declarations last week triggered a major diplomatic row between the two countries. “We told our brothers in Egypt about the postponement of the visit due to internal issues and it would take place later,” Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said […]

China to rebuild Gabon’s new parliament

China will rebuild the Gabonese National Assembly headquarters destroyed during post-electoral violence in the central African nation. Local media indicated that Chinese authorities have agreed to rebuild the parliament during a meeting held between President Ali Bongo Ondimba and Ji Bingxuan, vice-president of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China. Demonstrators, loyal […]

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Algeria: ailing president appoints new PM

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdul-Majeed Tabboun as the country’s new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal, a statement broadcast by the state media said. “Following the Constitutional Council’s announcement of the final results of recent legislative polls, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal submitted his resignation today to President Bouteflika,” the statement read. Tabboun, 71, […]

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African fallen peacekeepers honoured by the UN

The United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday honoured 117 peacekeepers, including many Africans, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2016, including many Africans Three Kenyans, two Nigerians, two Ghanaians, three Rwandans and two South Africans were awarded the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld Medal at the UN headquarters. “Their sacrifice only strengthens […]

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Tanzanian president fires minerals minister, state-run Audit Agency chief

Tanzania’s President nicknamed “The Bulldozer”, and reputed to be a no-nonsense, results-driven politician, fired the mining minister and the chief of the state-run mineral audit agency on Wednesday over tax evasion allegation. The decision announced by President John Magufuli comes after he received a report into whether mining companies were under-declaring the value of their […]

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Nigeria: Police arrests about 55 Biafra separatists

Police in Nigeria has arrested about 55 members of the Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) as the group staged what it called the ‘new Biafra’ commemoration rally in Enugu, a major city in the west-African oil-rich nation. Over 2000 persons bearing Biafra flags flooded the capital city during the rally, which saw policemen at strategic locations. […]

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South Africa: General Motors to cut 600 jobs

Some 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors in South Africa will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the American giant to sell its local operations, South Africa’s top manufacturing union said. According to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the carmaker had confirmed the numbers […]

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South Sudan: President Kiir announces unilateral ceasefire

South Soudan’s President Salva Kiir on Monday declared a unilateral ceasefire and promised to release political prisoners in the famine and war-ravaged worlds’ youngest nation. “I directed the prosecutor general to immediately review the cases of those who have committed crime against the state, commonly known as political prisoners, and ensure the necessary steps are […]

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Paul Kagame unveils exit plan

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday told Paris-based magazine Jeune Afrique in an extensive interview that he would step down after the next elections. Kagame, who has ruled Rwanda since 2000, is seeking another seven years in office following constitutional changes. The East-African nation goes to the polls in August to elect a president and […]

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Nigeria may have a 30-year old president soon – Parliament

Nigerian lawmakers are in the process to pass a new law that will reduce age limits for elective offices in the African most populous nation. The youngest age a person needs to run for elective office in Nigeria is 30 years at the level of a member of the House of Representatives or the State […]

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