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Morocco’s King, France’s President to Inaugurate TGV

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Morocco this Thursday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, who will chair the inauguration of the high-speed train linking Tangier and Casablanca. The Moroccan Sovereign and the French Head of State will travel aboard the TGV to depart from the Tangier railway station to Rabat. The Sovereign will […]

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Pope to visit Morocco in March – Vatican

Pope Francis will make a two-day apostolic visit to Morocco next year, the Vatican has announced on Tuesday. The pope has accepted the King Mohamed VI’s invitation and will visit the cities of Rabat and Casablanca March 30-31, with two big issues on his agenda: migration and relationship between Christianity and Islam, the Vatican said. […]

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Algeria stops 40,000 illegal immigrants per year from reaching Europe persecution

Algerian border guards have thwarted about 40,000 potential illegal immigrants from reaching Europe this year, Director in charge of the migration issue at the Interior Ministry, Hassan Kacimi said, without alluding to the summary expulsions of thousands of African migrants in harsh desert climate. According to Kacimi, the majority of people who try to enter […]

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Tunisia: Rights groups sound alarm about ‘brutal, humiliating’ tests on gay men

Human Rights Watch and local Rights groups in Tunisia on Tuesday said anal tests and phone searches are being used to identify gay men in Tunisia. According to civil society organizations, more than 70 gay men were jailed by Tunisian authorities last year. Mounir Baatour, lawyer and president of the Tunisian LGBT association “Shams”, said […]

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Cameroon: Scores killed in clashes between army, separatists

At least 15 people have been killed in a gun battle between Cameroonian army troops and separatist rebels, Army Representative Didier Badjeck said on Tuesday. Violence in the region surged in late 2017 after radicals declared an independent state – an entity named Ambazonia – and launched an armed campaign, which was met with a […]

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We have no office where to work—G5 Sahel to French, German ministers

The head of the G5 Sahel anti-Jihadist force on Monday said the regional force is still looking for a new headquarters after the June attack. The assault on the G5 Sahel taskforce—a security mission composed of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania—in the town of Sevare in Mali was perpetrated by militants in the […]

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U.S. appoints Peter Pham as Special Envoy to Great Lakes region

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of Peter Pham as the U.S. special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region. According to a State Department’s statement, Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council think tank, will coordinate U.S. policy in the region, with an emphasis on strengthening democratic institutions. […]

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Morocco’s BMCE Wins ‘Best Bank for Africa’ Award in Paris

Morocco’s BMCE Bank of Africa Group has won the 2018 Best Bank for Africa award in a forum in Paris last week. The media and rating agency Leaders League at the Africa Investment Forum & Awards (AIFA) awards the prize annually to the African bank with the strongest positioning on the continent, the bank said […]

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Gabon: Ailing President still in charge – Presidency

The health of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba — who is currently receiving medical attention in Saudi Arabia — had greatly improved, the presidency said on Sunday. According to the government spokesman Ike Ngouoni, the president was recovering his physical abilities. The exact ailment is not known. But the presidency statement, read out on state […]

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King Mohammed VI attends Armistice Commemoration in France, a symbol of Morocco’s attachment to world peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco took part Sunday at the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One. The King, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was received at the Elysee by French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte before they headed to the […]

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