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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

Algeria: Runaway lawmaker wanted by justice arrested

An Algerian lawmaker on the run after losing his immunity at a request from justice, has been arrested. Baha Eddine Tliba, from Annaba governorate, of ruling National Liberation Front (FNL) was scheduled to appear in court on October 6. The man dubbed “the Qatar Emir of Annaba” has been indicted for illegal funding of former […]

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Guinea

Somalia has officially cut diplomatic ties with Guinea. The decision was announced in Mogadishu today after a cabinet meeting. The move comes after the leader of Somaliland – the semi-autonomous region of Somalia flew to Conakry earlier this week on an official invitation from the president of Guinea, Alpha Conde. Somaliland continues to increase its […]

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Algeria: interim President proposes dialogue to set new date for Presidential elections

The Algerian Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah in an address to the nation called for an urgent dialogue without the military and political parties in view of set a new date for Presidential elections in view of avoiding a constitutional vacuum as his mandate will come to close on July 9. Algeria missed to find Bensalah […]

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Libya: GNA-aligned HCS accuses Egypt for death of at least 40 migrants in air strike

Head of the Libya’s High Council of State, HCS, aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has held Egypt responsible for the bombing of a migrant camp in Tripoli in which at least 40 illegal migrants had been killed, Libya Express reports. A drone airstrike believed carried out by the self-proclaimed Libyan National […]

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Morocco’s King pledges support to Tunisia in fight against terrorism

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday condemned the twin terror attacks in capital Tunis and vowed Morocco’s assistance to sisterly Tunisia in the fight against terrorism. The Tunisian capital was hit Thursday by two coordinated attacks that targeted a security vehicle and a police building. One officer was killed in the attacks and eight persons […]

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Peugeot to start production at its Kenitra plant

French car producer Peugeot Societe Anonyme (PSA) will launch in the second quarter (Q2) a new production factory, in Kenitra, 40 km to the north of capital city Rabat, with the first car to be unveiled as of July. PSA has pumped a total investment of MAD 6 billion ($620 million) into the project and […]

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A futuristic smart city scores big with new solar plant in Kenya

In Kenya, local energy developer Equator Energy, has commissioned a 1 MW plant near the capital city Nairobi. The plant is located at Tatu City, a city under construction 23 km north of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital The plant includes 2,880 solar modules fixed on 5,700 m2, on the roof of the headquarters of Dormans […]

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Algeria: Army Chief of Staff vows to protect ‘legitimate right’ of demonstrators

The head of the Algerian army Ahmed Gaid Salah Tuesday pledged that his forces will double efforts to ensure that Algerians enjoy their full rights at present and in future, few days after forcing his former Chief Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. “The army (ANP), thanks to Allah The Almighty, will continue to make further […]

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Algeria confirms Bensalah as interim president

Algeria’s parliament has appointed on Tuesday the upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president for the next 90 days following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Bensalah who also concurrently serves as the President of the Council of the Nation, an office he has held since 2002, just three years after the beginning of the […]

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Rwanda secures US$ 20 million from BADEA to increase electricity supply

The government of Rwanda has signed a concessional loan agreement with The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) to finance rural electrification project in Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru Districts in the East African nation. The US$ 20 million loan will be dedicated for the supply and construction of distribution networks and meters and service […]

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