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Polisario Has no Standing to Represent Saharans’ Economic Interests

The Algeria-backed separatist Polisario front has no standing to represent the economic interests of Western Sahara or to bring proceedings on behalf of the Sahrawi population. This is the gist of the ruling delivered on Wednesday by the Court of Justice of the European Union after examining in appeal a verdict issued in a first […]

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Algeria: Government’s Critic Mohamed Tamalt Dies in Prison

Algerian freelance journalist Mohamed Tamalt died Monday in hospital while serving his two-year prison sentence after he was charged for insulting the president on his blog. Tamalt died of health complications caused by long months of hunger strike, an official statement announced. The freelance journalist and blogger who also holds British citizenship was arrested in […]

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Algeria: Global Outcry at Summary Deportation of Sub-Saharan Migrants

Algerian authorities’ recent move to round up and deport hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants has produced a global outcry, all the more so as the measure was carried out indiscriminately and even concerned sub-Saharans who were legally settled in the country or having refugee status. Several local and international NGOs have decried the measure as well […]

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Libya: Over 200 Corpses of Terrorists Found in Rubble in Sirte

Libyan forces combatting under the Government of National Accord’s banner have discovered over 200 corpses of Islamic State group (IS) militants as forces clear the coastal city of remaining resistance after flashing out the militants. The Bunyan al-Marsous operation room Monday announced it took control of Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown 8 months after launching the takeover […]

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Algeria: AfDB Approves €900 Million Loan to Enhance Industrial Competitiveness

Algiers Wednesday saw its SOS message to the African Development Bank (afDB) heeded as the continental financial institution agreed to release €900 million to support the country’s Industrial and Energy Competitiveness Support Program (PACIE). This is the first time in a decade Algeria turns to foreign assistance from the financial institution to support its flagging […]

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CAFCON/GABON 2017: Morocco to wrestle with CI, Togo, DRC at group stage

Moroccan national soccer team will start its African Cup Nations 2017 campaign with DR Congo in the same group with reigning champions Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The draw for the competition group stage took place Wednesday in the Gabonese capital of Libreville. The 16 qualified nations now know their opponents. Competition favorites Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, […]

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Morocco: Parliamentary Polls, Free, Fair & Transparent

The parliamentary elections, which were held October 07 in Morocco and led to the victory of the governing Islamist Party of Justice & Development (PJD), have been described as “free, fair and transparent” by international observers. Several European MPs, human rights advocates and civil society militants who visited polling stations in various regions of the […]

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Algeria: Five Terrorists killed in Batna

The Algerian defense ministry Thursday announced it killed five jihadists and seized some weapons in the governorate of Batna, near the town of Tazoult. During the operation, conducted in the framework of the anti-terrorism struggle, armed forces seized four pistols Kalashnikov, a RPK rifle and a quantity of ammunitions. The Thursday operation is the third […]

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OPEC Members Agree to Cut Oil Production by November

Members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Wednesday reached an agreement to limit oil production to between 32.5 and 33 million barrels per day. According to energy ministers of Qatar and Nigeria, members of the Organization reached an understanding after a six-hour gathering in the Algerian capital, but deferred until November the […]

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Morocco Files Official Demand to Join AU

Morocco Friday in New York officially handed its demand to join the African Union (AU), two months after king Mohammed VI announced the North African country’s desire to reintegrate the African family. “The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a Member of […]

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