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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

Historic handshake between Leaders of Eritrea, Djibouti

Leaders of Eritrea and Djibouti shook hands in Saudi Arabia this week during historic talks a decade after a border conflict strained ties. The historic meeting between President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and his counterpart Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea ‘opens a new page to promote peace and stability in the region,’ Saudi Foreign Minister, […]

South Sudanese government must bring soldiers under control

A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors, which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. Special […]

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Sudan unveils 21-member cabinet to fix ailing economy

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Thursday named new ministers to the key posts of finance, interior and water resources. The government of the war-torn nation was dissolved last week amid a deepening economic crisis. Motazz Moussa was appointed as the country’s new prime minister on Sunday. On Thursday, Abdullah Hamduk was appointed minister of […]

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Violence against women: Moroccan new law bans forced marriage, other abuses

A new law criminalizing violence against women came into effect in Morocco on Wednesday. Named after Bassima Hakkaoui who heads the Ministry of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development and has been a driving force behind the legislation, the law aims to fight violence against women. The law adopted in parliament in March includes a […]

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South Sudan belligerent factions sign final peace deal

South Sudan warring factions on Wednesday inked a revitalized peace deal in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa under the auspices of the regional political the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD. The move comes a month after the president of South Sudan and head of the country’s main rebel group signed a final ceasefire and power-sharing […]

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, Reuters reported. According to a spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, there were no casualties or damage. A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, […]

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OCP Group’s JESA subsidiary wins $403 million contract in Benin

The joint venture between OCP Group and Jacobs Engineering Group of the United States (JESA), has just signed a contract with the Millennium Challenge Account-Benin II (MCA-Benin II) covering the 2017-2022 period. Benin’s second Grant Compact, worth $ 403 million, including $375 million as a grant, will finance an Electricity Power Program. The aim is […]

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Libyan Renegade General Threatens to ‘Spread War’ to Algeria

Libyan army renegade general, allegedly connected to the CIA, has threatens to “spread” war to neighboring Algeria. In a video circulated on social media over the past 48 hours, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar was seen saying that the “war could be spread, in moments, to the Algerian border.” Algiers “was exploiting” the […]

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BMCE Bank of Africa, China Africa Business Council Sign Agreement

BMCE Bank of Africa and China Africa Business Council have signed a partnership agreement meant to facilitate and support Chinese investors in Morocco and in Africa. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the China-Africa Cooperation forum held in Beijing Sept. 3-4 and the Forum on the two sides’ private Sector cooperation held on […]

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Mauritania: Delay in announcement of election results irritates opposition

Even though UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has hailed the peaceful conduct of the elections in Mauritania last Saturday, calling on the various parties to continue to show responsibility awaiting the results, the delay in the proclamation of the results of the vote was strongly denounced by the Democratic Opposition Election Alliance (AEOD), which said the […]

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