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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

MINUSCA: Moroccan peacekeeper killed in Bangassou

A Moroccan soldier, member of UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic (CAR) was killed Sunday in Bangassou, South-East of the country in an attack attributed to Christian-dominated group anti-Balaka. “A MINUSCA military convoy was target of an ambush se by members on Sunday afternoon in Bangassou,” the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the […]

Ghana looks forward to Fostering Agricultural Cooperation with Morocco

Morocco is the best placed “sister country” in Africa that can assist Ghana in its agricultural development efforts, said Ghanaian foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who is on an official visit in Rabat. Speaking following a meeting with Morocco’s Agriculture Minister, Aziz Akhanouch, Botchway stressed the need for building on the cooperation framework between the […]

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Gabon: Supreme Court extends parliament tenure until April 2018

Gabonese will not elect their lawmakers this year as the Supreme Court has set the date of parliamentary election for April 2018 at latest. The decision was adopted last week, on July 11, Jeune Afrique reports. Scheduled for the end of this month, the elections will be held April next year to allow lawmakers to […]

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CAF-Morocco: CAF meeting to move AFCON to summer

As part of the highly expected decisions to be made during Rabat gathering of the African Football Governing body CAF, the continent’s flagship football competition; African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is expected to be moved to summer instead of the January-February period, reports say. Leaders of CAF are due to meet in the Moroccan capital […]

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Press Freedom: RSF Calls on Algeria to Free Journalist Saïd Chitour

Reporters without Borders (RSF) has called for the release of Saïd Chitour, an Algerian freelance journalist who has been held arbitrarily ever since the intelligence services arrested him when he landed at Algiers international airport on June 5. There are no grounds for keeping Chitour in pre-trial detention and doing so for more than a […]

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Algeria eyeing renewable energy, Minister Guitouni

Algeria’s energy minister Mustapha Guitouni stated that they have to “use technology at the optimum level to get better returns” of their oil and gas resources as well as better evaluate them while increasing investment in the oil sector. He revealed that part of the Algerian government’s diversification plan is to increase the amount of […]

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Senegal: Thousands welcome ex-President Wade

Thousands of people filled the streets of Dakar to welcome former Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade, who returned to lead his party into legislative elections in the West African nation. The 91-year-old, accompanied by his wife Viviane, flew in Dakar from Paris, to run for parliament in July’s elections. He will top the list for the […]

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Shell to invest $1bln a year in renewables energy as of 2020

The world’s second largest publicly-traded oil company, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, plans to increase its investment in renewable energy to $1 billion a year by the end of the decade, Agence Ecofin reported on Monday. According to Ben van Beurden, CEO of the group, the transition to a low carbon energy system will take decades […]

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Tourism now contributes to about 8.5% to Africa’s GDP

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent and improve the tourism sector as it accounts for 14% jobs across the continent, the United Nations said in a new report. In the introduction to its Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 titled “Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth”, […]

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Electricity: Cameroon and Deutsche Bank ink FCFA 30 billion deal

Cameroon has signed three credit agreements valued at FCFA 30.18 billion to boost electricity transmission networks in the country’s capital, Yaoundé, local media reported. The deal signed by Paul Motaze, the Cameroonian Minister of Economy and the Director of Operations of Deutsche Bank Spain, Antonio Navarro Escabias, covers 100% of insurance premiums, as well as […]

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