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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

Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh to take up farming

The former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has reportedly disclosed plans to take up farming full time in Equatorial Guinea. The long-time leader, wearing his habitual white flowing robes, was pictured on Wednesday farming in the Central African nation, where he is living in Exile. Jammeh was ousted in an election in December and […]

Pope apologizes for Catholics’ role in Rwandan genocide

Pope Francis on Monday apologized and begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. According to a statement from the Vatican, the Pontiff, who was meeting with Rwanda’s president on Monday, acknowledged that priests, nuns and members of the Catholic Church had succumbed to […]

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Somalia: Twenty-six ministers appointed in new cabinet

Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire, has appointed a new government of 26 ministers on Tuesday, British Broadcaster, The BBC reported. The appointees include diplomats from the former government, finance experts, technocrats and economists. Hassan Ali Khaire, an oil industry executive and former aid worker who has dual Somali and Norwegian citizenship, was appointed last […]

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New Industrial City to be Built in Morocco in Partnership with China

A new industrial city will be built in the Moroccan Northern city of Tangiers in partnership with Chinese group HAITE. In this regards, King Mohammed VI chaired Monday at the Marchane Royal Palace in Tangiers a ceremony on the new industrial city dubbed “Mohammed VI Tangiers Tech City” during which several accords related to the […]

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Mali sports minister defies FIFA ban

Mali’s sports Minister, Housseïni Amion Guindo on Monday said the West African nation will continue to operate as it sees fit, defying its suspension by FIFA. World football governing body FIFA has suspended the Mali Football Federation last week, following a decision by the Malian Minister of Sports to dissolve the executive committee of the […]

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Egypt: WB disburses $1 billion in financial assistance

The World Bank has allocated $1 billion in financial assistance to Egypt as the North African seeks to revive its ailing economy hit by the 2011 political upheaval. According to  Dr. Asad Alam, World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti,  “The government [Egypt] has taken important steps in implementing key policy and institutional […]

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Algeria: President Bouteflika surfaces again on TV

After several months away from public appearance, Algerian state television featured Sunday a video footage of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika with Abdelkader Messahel, the country’s minister for African Union and Arab League Affairs. The health of the Algerian president has been of concern since he suffered in 2013 a stroke, which confined him to a wheel […]

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World Bank to release $57 billion for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank this week pledged to commit a record $57 billion to finance projects in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the head of the Washington-based lender, about $45 billion of the package will come from the bank’s International Development association (IDA), the Bank’s special fund for the poorest nations. An estimated $8 billion dedicated to […]

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Saad Eddine El Othmani Replaces Benkirane as head of Government

President of the national council of the Party for Justice and Development, Saad Eddine El Othmani, has been picked by King Mohammed VI as Head of Government in replacement of Abdelilah Benkirane, discharged from the position last Wednesday. The King received Saad Eddine El Othmani, former Foreign Minister, at the Royal Palace in Casablanca on […]

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A Solidarity-Based South-South Cooperation, Best Way to Upgrade Africa’s Development

Over one thousand figures from the fields of politics, economics, culture, the media and civil society have flocked to the Moroccan Southern city of Dakhla, which is hosting for the third consecutive year the Crans Montana Forum. This year’s session, held under the topic “A New Africa for the 21st Century”, opened by the reading […]

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