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Stakeholders to Sahara issue to hold second roundtable early 2019

The stakeholders to the Sahara issue, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario have decided to hold a second roundtable on this regional conflict during the first quarter of 2019. The decision was made at the initial round table on the Sahara issue held in Geneva December 5-6, at the invitation of the UN Secretary […]

Saudi crown prince visits Algeria

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived Monday in Algeria, where hundreds of people have been protesting the visit over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The powerful prince and his large delegation were seen being greeted on a red carpet at Algiers airport by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and members of his […]

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Morocco wants official response from Algeria to royal call for Dialogue

Following the recent call launched by King Mohammed VI to neighboring Algeria for a direct, open and frank dialogue to resolve all the Moroccan-Algerian issues, Morocco made several formal and informal moves to establish contact with Algerian authorities at ministerial level, but to no avail. So, Moroccan Foreign Minister held on Monday (Nov.26) at his […]

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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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Algeria: Release of six Generals detained for corruption

Algeria’s prosecutors have freed six generals detained on charges of corruption and wrongdoing in the North African nation. The former commander of the National Gendarmerie, Maj. Gen. Manad Nuba, former commander of the 1st Military Region Major General Habib Shantouf, former commander of the second district Major Saeed Bay, former commander of the Fourth Military […]

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Morocco’s return to AU underpinned by commitment to participate in Africa’s development dynamic

Morocco’s return to the African Union was underpinned by the Kingdom’s commitment to share in the development dynamic Africa is witnessing and to contribute to tackling the various challenges it is facing. The remarks were made by King Mohammed VI in a speech he delivered on Tuesday on the 43rd anniversary of the Green March […]

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Security Council Renews mandate of UN mission in Sahara

The UN Security Council approved the renewal of the UN Mission in the Sahara MINURSO for another six months ahead of the Geneva round table. The resolution 2440, adopted by a vote of 12 in favor to none against, with 3 abstentions (Bolivia, Ethiopia, Russian Federation), welcomed the decision by the UNSG personal envoy for […]

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Algeria bans nigab wearing in public administrations

Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has ordered a ban on wearing Nigab, a full-face veil, at workplace, citing reasons of identification. In an order sent recently to ministers and regional governors, the Prime Minister urged the implementation of the directive, underscoring that civil servants must comply with the rules and requirements of security and communication […]

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UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

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Tunisian President Extends State of Emergency

Tunisian President and Nidaa Tounes party leader Beji Caid Essebsi last weekend announced the extension of the state of emergency for another month. The decision to extend the state of emergency was made after Essebsi on Friday discussed with Interior Minister Hisham al-Furati and Defense Minister Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi the country’s security situation. The state […]

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