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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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Morocco responds favorably to invitation to round table on Sahara, UNSG urges Algeria to do the same

“The Kingdom of Morocco responded positively, on Oct. 2, to the invitation of my Personal Envoy (Horst Köhler) to an initial round table (on the Sahara issue) in Geneva”, next Dec. 5-6, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told members of the Security Council Thursday. The UN Chief, who was presenting to the Security […]

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Financial independence reform to top A.U. meeting in November

The African Union will hold an extraordinary summit next November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to focus mainly on the reform of the organization, AU Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat. The extraordinary summit held last March was dedicated to the African Continental Free Trade Area. Among the major axes of this reform is the financial independence […]

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Algeria: Thousands of ex-soldiers march on capital Algiers

Thousands of retired Algerian soldiers clashed with security forces when prevented from entering capital Algiers to stage a demonstration to demand benefits such as social housing and medical treatment. The former soldiers, who fought in the bloody civil war in the early 90s, have long demanded that authorities revaluate their pensions and provide adequate medical […]

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Migration: Angela Merkel meets Algeria’s invisible president, PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has rarely appeared in public since a crippling stroke in 2013. Algerian television channels showed images of Merkel and Bouteflika talking together during her one-day visit to the country on Monday. Initially set for February 2017, the meeting between the two leaders was […]

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Libyan Renegade General Threatens to ‘Spread War’ to Algeria

Libyan army renegade general, allegedly connected to the CIA, has threatens to “spread” war to neighboring Algeria. In a video circulated on social media over the past 48 hours, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar was seen saying that the “war could be spread, in moments, to the Algerian border.” Algiers “was exploiting” the […]

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Algeria declares Cholera outbreak in central regions

Forty-one cholera cases have been confirmed in four regions of Algeria the state-run Algerian Press Service reported. According to the Algerian Health Ministry, the outbreak includes Algiers, Blida, Tipasa and Bouira. About 88 suspected cases have been reported, the Director General of Prevention at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Dr. Djamel Fourar […]

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