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Greece supports Morocco’s Sahara autonomy plan

Greece supports Morocco’s Sahara autonomy plan

Greece openly voiced support for Morocco’s initiative to grant autonomy to the Sahara region saying the proposal is “serious and credible” The remarks were made in Rabat by Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias following talks with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita in Rabat. The Greek minister also expressed his country’s support for the UN process […]

Rabat & Ankara Pledge to Readjust FTA in Two Weeks

Morocco and Turkey have agreed to adjust their Free Trade Agreement (FTA) so that it will be “beneficial for both parties”, said on Wednesday Moroccan minister of industry & trade Moulay Hafid Elalamy. He made the remarks after his talks held in Rabat with Turkish peer Ruhsar Pekcan on the sidelines of the 5th meeting […]

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US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman has called for a new approach to address the growing instability in Mali. Norman has called on Wednesday the Security Council to reduce the size of the 15,000 strong peacekeeping force in Mali. According to her, it was time to recognize that peacekeeping missions were […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to construct new $5 billion airport

Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5 billion airport later this year, the state-run Ethiopian News Agency reported on Wednesday. The airport, which will cover an area of 35 square kilometers, will be built in Bishoftu, a town 39 km south east of the capital, and will have capacity to handle 100 million passengers […]

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Rwanda Opens its Embassy in Rabat; Sets up with Morocco a Bilateral Cooperation Monitoring Committee

Rwanda has officially opened its embassy in Rabat this Wednesday January 15, in the presence of Rwandan Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita. The opening of the embassy is the normal outcome of months of blooming diplomatic relationships between the two nations. The two countries have also […]

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Sudan: Situation under army’s control

Sudan: Situation under army’s control

The shooting that broke out on Tuesday January 14 in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and the city’s airport in a rebellion by an intelligence department was countered by the army. The Sudanese army stormed a number of intelligence sites to end the rebellion. Two soldiers died and four were injured in the clashes. According to a […]

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President Kaïs Saïed visits young man wounded in 2011 Revolution

President Kaïs Saïed visits young man wounded in 2011 Revolution

Tunisian President visited on Tuesday visited young Khaled Ben Nejma, one of the wounded in the 2011 Revolution, at his home in Ras Jebel, Bizerte Governorate. Khaled Ben Nejma was hit by three bullets and paralyzed on January 13, 2011. The Head of State spoke with the young man and asked about his health and […]

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Niger: President fires army chief after extremists’ attacks

The president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou has fired the head of the army after two of the country’s deadliest attacks killed over 160 soldiers. Ahmed Mohamed led the army for over two years. He was replaced by Major General Salifou Modi, the government announced after a cabinet meeting. Militant attacks in Niger have risen over […]

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Ethiopia: parliamentary elections scheduled for May or June

Ethiopia will hold a parliamentary election in May or June, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday. Abiy Ahmed, who took office in April, has pledged to open up the state-dominated economy and has taken steps to end decades of hostility with neighboring Eritrea. This year election will be the first under Abiy. “On the […]

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DRC: Killings and violence “may amount to crimes against humanity” – UN

DRC: Killings and violence “may amount to crimes against humanity” – UN

The United Nations said killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide. “The widespread nature of the organization, the systematic nature, is certainly characteristic of crimes against humanity,” UN human rights […]

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