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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

Cameroon: internet restored to restive Anglophone region

The Cameroonian government on Thursday restored internet services to the country’s Anglophone regions after over 90 days shutdown and international campaigns. The government suspended services for Southwest and Northwest province after a series of protests that resulted in violence and the arrest of community leaders in late 2016 and earlier this year. Hours before the […]

World Bank trims Sub-Saharan Africa growth projection

The World Bank cut its growth projection for sub-Saharan Africa this year after a tumultuous period in 2016. According to the bank, Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow at a moderate rate of 2.6 percent in 2017. Growth this year will be “better than the 1.3 percent in 2016, the lowest in two decades, but […]

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Ivory Coast to reduce 2017 Budget on low cocoa prices

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday announced plans to cut the 2017 budget of the west-African nation by 10 percent due to a sharp drop in world prices of cocoa. According to Ouattara the decision to cut spending was taken during a visit this month by an International Monetary Fund delegation. “Excluding salaries, we were […]

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Nigeria: Abuja International Airport Reopens to Air Traffic

Nigeria’s International Airport in the capital city Abuja has formally reopened for operations on Tuesday after six weeks of closure. The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Nigeria’s administrative capital, Abuja, was closed to air traffic six weeks ago to allow works on the damaged runway. An Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900 became the first plane to […]

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USA: FBI Most Wanted for Email Fraud is from Nigeria

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a press statement released on its website, declared a Nigerian national living in New York wanted for defrauding victims of over $5 million. According to the FBI, Kelechi Declan James, 32, ran an online scheme with four co-conspirators that tricked victims into wiring money to bank […]

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Morocco: BCIJ busts terror cell in Fez & Moulay Yacoub

The interior ministry of Morocco announced late Wednesday the arrest of seven men in the city of Fez and Moulay Yacoub in terrorism related investigations. The seven men were part of a terror cell operating in the two cities. Their arrest was made possible thanks to country’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), the ministry […]

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Drop in Oil Prices Unveils Vulnerability of Algerian Economy

Algerian authorities have finally been compelled to face the reality and admit the failure of their economic model based on crude oil exports and trade. Global oil prices have fallen sharply over the past years, leading to significant revenue shortfalls in many energy exporting nations, including Algeria, member of the OPEC. The falling prices of […]

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Nigeria: Security services foil Boko Haram attack on American and British embassies

Nigeria Department State Services (DSS) on Tuesday arrested five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in the West African terror-stricken nation. According to the DSS, The Islamist militant group, Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Yobe state on March 22 gave details of the plot and […]

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US plans arm deal with terror-stricken Nigeria

United States government is planning to sell up to a dozen ground attack aircraft to Nigeria’s air force in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million, Reuters reported Monday. The deal according to Reuters will help the West African most populous nation in its fight against the Islamic-state affiliated group Boko Haram. […]

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South Africa’s Mbeki questions Jacob Zuma’s fate

South Africa’s former president, Thabo Mbeki in a letter published by The Star newspaper on Monday, urged Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote based on the will of the people during an impending no-confidence motion tabled by opposition parties against incumbent Jacob Zuma. Mbeki says although it could be assumed that MPs must respect decisions […]

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