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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 […]

Libya : UN Envoy annonces polls schedule

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on Monday said violence in the North African nation had forced a postponement of the election date. Speaking on the sideline of the ongoing Palermo conference in Italy, Salame said the election would be held between late March and late June. The envoy said 80 percent of […]

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Congo opposition parties quit pact to back one candidate

The son of Etienne Tshisekedi, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s late opposition leader, has withdrawn from the coalition that named a joint candidate over the weekend. Main opposition parties in DRC have chosen Martin Fayulu as their candidate for the long-delayed December 23 elections. The agreement was reached after talks in Geneva. However, angry opposition […]

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Congolese opposition picks a coalition presidential candidate

A coalition of main opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has chosen Martin Fayulu as their candidate for December 23 presidential elections in the mineral-rich nation. The new coalition is called Lamuka. The move follows a week of talks in Geneva under the auspices of the Kofi Annan Foundation. Fayulu, 62, is the […]

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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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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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Morocco’s King among High-Profile World Leaders Attending Paris WWI Centenary

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was at the front row of the world leaders who attended the ceremony held Sunday in Paris to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The King and the heir apparent sat next to US President Donald Trump & the First […]

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African Countries Commend King Mohammed VI’s Call for Moroccan-Algerian Dialogue

The call launched on Tuesday (Nov.6) by King Mohammed VI to open a frank and direct dialogue with Algeria to settle the transient and objective differences impeding the development of the two countries’ relations was met with praise in Africa. President of Burkina Faso welcomed the Moroccan Monarch’s call and pleaded for opening borders between […]

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EU to review relations with Tanzania, recalls ambassador

The European Union has said it will review its ties with Tanzania over what it calls a “deterioration of the human rights and rule of law” in the east African nation. In a statement released this week, the EU said it “will be conducting a broader review of its relations with Tanzania.” The EU, a […]

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Ethiopia: 200 bodies uncovered in mass grave

Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave with 200 bodies near the border between the Somali and Oromia regions, local media reported. The grave was found by the police during a court-ordered investigation for evidence of alleged abuses by forces loyal to the former president of the Somali region, Abdi Mohammed. Police were granted […]

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