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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

World Bank Supports Efforts to Upgrade Djibouti Slums

The World Bank Friday approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $20 million to support Djibouti’s efforts to improve the living conditions for residents of urban areas, achieve its Zero Slum strategy. Funded with a US$20 million from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, combining credit and grant, the Integrated Slum […]

King Mohammed VI in Paris for WWI Centennial Ceremonies

King Mohammed VI of Morocco will take part on Sunday in Paris in the ceremonies marking the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I. Military parades, speeches, and concerts will commemorate the day Allied powers gathered with a German delegation to end the four years of fighting that left about 40 million people […]

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Outrage as Tanzania detains CPJ’s top African officials

Two top officials of the international press rights group, the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, have been arrested in Tanzania on Wednesday, the United States – based organization said. Angela Quintal – CPJ’s Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo – its sub-Saharan Africa representative were detained in their hotel rooms by Tanzania’s Immigration authority. “We […]

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Algeria: Release of six Generals detained for corruption

Algeria’s prosecutors have freed six generals detained on charges of corruption and wrongdoing in the North African nation. The former commander of the National Gendarmerie, Maj. Gen. Manad Nuba, former commander of the 1st Military Region Major General Habib Shantouf, former commander of the second district Major Saeed Bay, former commander of the Fourth Military […]

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DRC opposition to unite behind single presidential candidate

Opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo are gathering in Switzerland this week to unite behind a candidate for the December 23 presidential polls in the mineral-rich nation. Felix Tshisekedi, the son of DR Congo’s late veteran opposition figurehead Etienne Tshisekedi, who leads the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, UPDS, has emerged as […]

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Egypt: Nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to attack on Copts killed

About nineteen jihadists allegedly linked to the anti-Coptic attack in Egypt, last Friday, were killed in an exchange of gun shots, the Interior Ministry announced. According to a statement released on Sunday, 19 alleged jihadists were found following the pursuit of the terrorists involved in the attack against Coptic Christians on Friday. Seven people were […]

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Sex tape saga: South African minister defies calls to resign

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba has defied calls to resign, following a leaked sex video. Gigaba, who spoke to public broadcaster SABC, said the leaking of the video had been politically motivated. The minister claimed he is targeted in a blackmail plot and is victim of hackers who intercepted his cell phone and […]

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Prince Charles starts African tour, celebrates Gambia’s ‘democracy’

Britain’s Prince Charles has begun a nine-day Africa tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations in April, succeeding his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The Prince, who landed in Gambia on Thursday, congratulated the country for turning its back on “autocratic” […]

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DRC: Security Council urges responder-safety focus, as Ebola outbreak worsens

The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears that the virus could spread further into the country and the wider region. A large country in central Africa, DRC has […]

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Gabon: Presidency dispels death rumor, says Ali Bongo alive

There was consternation in several quarters in Libreville and beyond over the weekend as rumors circulated that President Ali Bongo had passed away at a London hospital where he was said to be receiving treatment. As the day wore on, the rumors gained ground after a Cameroonian pro-government Television Channel Vision4 reported that the President […]

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