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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

Ivorian former defense minister gets 15-year jail term

The former defense minister of Côte d’Ivoire under disgraced ex-president Laurent Gbagbo was sentenced to 15 years in jail on Thursday for conspiring against the government, local media reported. Moise Lida Kouassi, who appeared in court along three other defendants, was convicted of “conspiring to destroy or change the constitutional system”. The court ruled that […]

South Africa’s pro-apartheid leader Lucas Mangope passes away

Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid passed away‚ state-run SABC reported on Friday. The former high school teacher who was widely criticized for being a puppet of the apartheid regime, died on Thursday at the age of 94. He has been remembered on Friday […]

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UK, Germany pile pressure on Ethiopia in Human Rights matters

Germany and the United Kingdom have renewed pressure on the Ethiopian government urging it to fulfil its promises on political reforms and opening up the democratic space in the Horn of African nation. In a statement released on Wednesday, both embassies stressed the need to open up the political space and allow people to participate […]

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Gambia to change currency with Jammeh’s head

Gambia’s Central Bank will phase out local currency – the dalasi – which has the head of former President Yahya Jammeh as of February, Africa news reports on Wednesday. President Yahya Jammeh printed his head on the country’s currency in 2015, six years after denouncing erstwhile President Dawda Jawara for doing the same. According to […]

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H&M shuts South African stores, apologies for ‘monkey’ advert

The Swedish clothes retailer H&M has closed all its shops in South Africa after an online advert that featured a black child wearing a hoodie with the text “coolest monkey in the jungle, sparked outrage. The protests were organized by South Africa’s radical political movement, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), whose leader, Julius Malema, said […]

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Nigeria’s Shiite leader, El-Zakzaky made first public appearance since 2015

The leader of Nigeria’s Shi‘ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in custody, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday. Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky met with a select group of journalists on Saturday at the State Security Service office in Abuja, Channels Television reported. The move comes a week after police arrested dozens […]

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Egypt: General Sami Hafez Anan enters presidential race

Former Egyptian army chief of staff, General Sami Anan has announced his candidacy to the forthcoming presidential elections slated for end of March. According to Sami Balah, the secretary general of the Arabism Egypt Party, the party leaders took a decision for General Sami Anan’s candidacy and informed him of the decision and “there was […]

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Anti-Austerity Protests Simmer in Tunisia

Several Tunisian cities were swept by protests over the government’s austerity measures with more protests expected before January 14, the anniversary marking the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country’s former autocrat. In Tunis and other northern towns, clashes took place between protesters and police who fired teargas to disperse crowds. So far, […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Gunfire at military camps in Bouake

Heavy gunfire erupted at two military barracks in Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city, Bouake, local media reported late on Tuesday. Early last year, Côte d’Ivoire was shaken by successive uprisings by low-ranking troops. Bouake was the epicenter of the army mutinies. The mutineers are understood to mainly be former rebels who were integrated into the […]

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Libya: Border crossing with Tunisia reopened after deadly clash

Forces loyal to the UN-backed government of National Accord (GNA) have taken control of Ras Jedir border crossing to Tunisia and re-opened traffic. GNA forces, head by Usama Juwaili, raided the crossing point controlled by local militia, Amazigh, in the town of Zuwara. Juwaili claimed that the operation was aimed at fighting “smuggling and conflict” […]

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