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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

Boko Haram: Amnesty accuses Nigerian troops of rape

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing of civilians during its fight against terrorist group Boko Haram, according to claims in a new report by human rights group Amnesty International. The 89-page report, based on hundreds of interviews, said the crimes were perpetrated for years and have […]

South Africa’s President donates half of his salary to Mandela fund

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will donate half of his presidential salary to the Nelson Mandela Thuma Mina Fund, a fund in memory of South Africa’s first black President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. President Ramaphosa who is also the leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) made the statement […]

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UN agencies plead pardon for Sudanese teen Noura who killed her rapist

Three UN agencies – UN Women, UNHCR and UNFPA – have called on the Sudanese government to grant clemency to a 19-year-old woman sentenced to death after she killed her husband as he tried to rape her. According to UN agencies, Noura Hussein was forced into a child marriage and acted in self-defense. Speaking about […]

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Egypt’s president pardons more than 330 political prisoners

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday pardoned more than 330 people, convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests. Many of those due to be released are youths who have demonstrated in recent years, Reuters reports. Sisi, who was speaking at a youth conference in Cairo, said he ordered that all the procedures be […]

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Unidentified gunmen kill Dangote employees, manager in Ethiopia

Three employees of a cement factory owned by Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote have been killed by gunmen in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region. An Indian national Deep Kamara, who managed the plant, was killed alongside two Ethiopian employees. According to Ethiopian daily, Addis Standard, the three men were killed while driving in a local place […]

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Free Zone: AU seeks aid to compensate countries that agree to cut tariffs

The African Union is seeking to create an “adjustment mechanism” to compensate governments whose revenues will suffer from cutting tariffs to join the continent’s free trade area. According to the continental bloc’s trade commissioner, Albert Muchanga, the mechanism would be used to provide budget support, improve officials’ competence and develop infrastructure during the period of […]

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G5 Sahel anti-militant force set to deploy – Niger’s Defense Minister

The G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force is “ready” to take action, Nigerien Defense Minister Kalla Moutari said on Sunday. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreed in 2017 to set up the G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force. The regional force, which aims to fight armed extremist groups that have carried out deadly attacks across the region, […]

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Independent lists win majority of votes in Tunisia’s Municipal Elections, Islamists Second

Independents’ lists won 2,367 seats in Tunisia’s municipal elections followed by Islamist Ennahda party which managed to beat rivals with 2,135 seats nationwide. Ennahdha came first in several of the country’s largest cities including Tunis, but fell short of winning outright majorities. The Nidaa Tounes party of President Beji Caid Essebsi clinched 1,595. Observers see […]

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Nigeria oil reform bill to establish powerful industry regulator

Nigeria’s government under a legislation—known as the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB)—will soon create a powerful energy regulator with broad oversight of the oil and gas sector, local media reported. The governance part of the bill was passed by both houses of parliament earlier this year. According to Reuters, the draft laws, posted on the Nigerian […]

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UN resumes evacuation of migrants from Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started the evacuations of migrants from Libya to Niger for resettlement in third countries. The UN agency has started the operation with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers. The Agency evacuated about 1,020 refugees and asylum seekers to Niger last year. The […]

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