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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
Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad: Idriss Deby sacks finance minister amid oil-for-cash loans saga

Chad’s President Idriss Deby, on Thursday, sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye and his deputy, Banata Tchalet Sow. Diguimbaye was replaced by Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, the minister-secretary general of the government in charge of institutional reform, who will serve as interim finance minister. The move of President Idriss Deby comes at a time the central […]

Egypt detains 29 people for conspiring with Turkey

Egypt’s Prosecutor General on Wednesday ordered the detention of 29 individuals over accusations of espionage for the Turkish security and intelligence, the state-owned news agency MENA reported. According to the prosecutor, the 29 individuals illegally facilitated international calls made by people in Egypt through Turkish-based servers offered at discounted charges. The prosecution’s statement said the […]

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Rwanda agrees to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya

The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the government’s plan to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya. The migrants – mostly from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia – had fled conflict and economic instability, hoping to join Europe through the Mediterranean sea. According to Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, the government was ready […]

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South Africa expects investments from BRICS countries

South Africa’s energy minister David Mahlobo on Tuesday told parliament that the government is looking to its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000 barrel per day refinery in the southern African nation. South Africa is at a tipping point regarding its refining capabilities, the minister said. The cost of the new refinery was […]

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Mauritius tops 2017 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mauritius remains the top ranking country in overall governance in Africa, Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) revealed this week. According to latest governance index published by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Indian Ocean Island tops the list as the best governed African nation, for the fifth successive year. From a total of 53 […]

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Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa on Tuesday, local media reported. According to the police, a bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency […]

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Morocco: At least 15 killed in stampede

At least 15 people died Sunday near the Atlantic city of Essaouira, and 20 were injured during a distribution food aid operation. The dead, all of them women, were among about 1,000 people who turned out at a local market to receive food aid from a benefactor. The stampede occurred when an iron barrier fell […]

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Nigerian economy grows 1.4% in Q3 2017

Africa’s largest economy grew 1.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, the statistics office said on Monday.Data published by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday shows that the economy grew 1.4 in the third quarter of 2017. The new growth signals the start of a permanent turnaround in the country’s economic fortunes after […]

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Morocco, USA launch global initiative to address homegrown terrorism

Morocco, USA launch global initiative to address homegrown terrorism

Morocco and the United states have officially launched this week a global initiative to address homegrown terrorism. The initiative was launched at an event Held in Valletta, Malta, under the auspices of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law. The event brough together over […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir unveils exit plan, names successor

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday unveiled his exit plan as the country prepares to hold its next presidential election in 2020. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who seized power in the northeast African state in a military coup in 1989, said he would support the governor of the Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections, if […]

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