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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

Kenya: Protesters demand sacking of judges who invalidated election

Supporters of Kenya’s ruling party who started protests Monday have gathered Tuesday outside the Supreme Court to demand the removal of the judges who nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August. Ruling Jubilee Party supporters also burned tires and blocked one of the major highways into the capital, Nairobi. The protests came a day after […]

Mali: Mayor of Sikasso announces candidacy ahead of 2018 polls

The mayor of Sikasso in southern Mali, Kalifa Sanogo, on Sunday announced his candidacy for the country’s next presidential election. “Yes, at the request of thousands of my supporters gathered Saturday in Sikasso, I agreed to be a candidate in the 2018 presidential election,” Kalifa Sanogo was quoted by AFP as saying. Kalifa Sanogo, former […]

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Uganda: MPs to remove presidential age limit

Lawmakers of the Ugandan ruling party on Tuesday announced plans to remove the presidential age limit to allow longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule. The move of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni re-election in 2021. Under the current constitution, the age limit […]

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Guinea: Long-delayed local polls to be held this year

Guinea may organize its long-delayed local polls this year, according to a new draft presented on Wednesday by the country’s electoral commission to the committee monitoring the inter-Guinean dialogue. The National Electoral Commission (CENI) is requesting 120 days to organize the elections. However, opposition parties in the West African nation see the move as another […]

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Two women jointly win 2017 Africa Food Prize worth $100,000

The 2017 Africa Food Prize has been awarded to Kenyan Professor Ruth Oniang’o and Malian entrepreneur Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly for their outstanding contributions within every aspect of agriculture and food production, combating hunger and reducing poverty in Africa. The two awardees received their $100,000 prize last week in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, during the African […]

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Ex-Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade resigns as MP

The 91-year-old former president of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, whose Coalition was defeated by President Macky Sall’s Party in July legislative election, resigned from the National Assembly on Monday. Abdoulaye Wade, who won a seat in the July 30 legislative elections under the Senegalese Democratic Party and a coalition of parties, resigned ahead of the Parliament’s […]

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Tunisia: Parliament approves new Chahed cabinet

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed who received Monday the parliament’s vote of confidence for his new cabinet vowed that his team will be at war against terrorism and corruption. The youngest Prime Minister ever known by the North African country told lawmakers that his new team will carry out a crusade against terrorism and corruption. “The […]

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American anti-slavery activists denied entry to Mauritania

The Mauritanian government has denied a group of American anti-slavery activists entry to the country, claiming their planned activities are contrary to Mauritanian laws. “We informed the American embassy that transmitted the program of the delegation, that the delegation will not be granted entry visa because of its program that we deem against Mauritanian laws,” […]

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Tanzania seizes British miner’s diamonds

The Tanzanian government has seized British Petra Diamonds’ ores worth nearly $30m amid a government investigation, the company said on Monday. “Petra confirms that a parcel of diamonds (71,654.45 carats) from the Williamson mine in Tanzania has been blocked from export to Petra’s marketing office in Antwerp and certain key personnel from Williamson are currently […]

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DRC: Over 500 people killed by cholera epidemic – WHO

A cholera outbreak has killed about 528 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday, citing DRC government sources. According to the UN’s health outlet, the outbreak has now affected 20 of the 26 provinces in the country. “The risk of spread remains very high toward […]

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