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Congo Brazzaville becomes Africa’s 7th OPEC Member

The Ministry of Hydrocarbons for the Republic of the Congo has announced that the country has become the fifteenth member of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Congo’s membership was approved during OPEC’s 174th ordinary meeting in Vienna. As the fourth-largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa, Congo wants to increase its oil production […]

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Sahel terrorist groups find safe haven in southern Algeria

Algeria is about to expel 105 Malian terrorists who have been arrested, tried and sentenced by courts for terrorism-related activities, Algerian daily El Watan reported on Monday citing a security source. According to the security source, these are “dangerous” elements that belong to “terrorist groups, including Ansar Eddine, operating in northern Mali”. Their mission consisted […]

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Algeria: African Union’s body criticizes African migrants’ expulsion

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights condemned the arbitrary measures that the Algerian authorities are taking against migrants through widespread arrest campaigns, violence and deportations. In a statement released on Wednesday in Nouakchott, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), which reports to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government […]

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UN Security Council adopts new resolution on Sahara

The UN Security Council adopted Friday resolution 2414 renewing the mandate of the UN mission to the Sahara, MINURSO, for another six months until October 31, and urging the Polisairo to withdraw immediately from the buffer strip, east to the Morocco-built security berm. The resolution, adopted by 12 votes for and 3 abstentions, also calls […]

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European Report Points to Polisario’s Collusion with Terrorist Groups

The collusion of the Polisario with terrorist groups in the Sahel-Sahara region has once again been singled out in a recently released report, commissioned by the European Commission. The Sahel-Sahara region witnessed violent incidents involving MUJAO, the Polisario Front and Ansar Dine during the 2010-2016 period, said the report elaborated by “Project Safte”, an international […]

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Algerian economy to improve in 2018—PM

Algeria’s economy will improve this year as revenue from the oil sector and natural gas picks up, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Saturday. Oil and natural gas exports of the OPEC member increased 25 percent to $7.1 billion in the first two months of 2018, up from $5.67 billion in the same period a […]

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Morocco’s king sends condolences to Algerian President following plane crash

King Mohammed VI of Morocco Thursday conveyed a message of condolences and compassion to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the wake of the military plane crash which killed 257 people among whom members of the Polisario separatist front. The King expressed his sympathy to the Algerian President, and his sincere feelings of compassion and esteem, praying […]

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Nearly 257 people dead after military plane crashes in Algeria

Nearly 257 people, including members of Western Sahara’s Polisario separatist movement, were killed in a crash of an Algerian military plane soon after takeoff from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers, the Algerian defense ministry said in a statement. Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, according to the defense ministry. Ten […]

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Algeria: Ailing Bouteflika asked to run for fifth term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been given vote of confidence to stand for next year election despite his poor health condition, since he suffered a stroke in 2013. Djamel Ould Abbes, secretary general of the ruling FLN party told Turkish news agency Anadolu that the party asked the 81-year old President to enter the presidential […]

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Morocco, first destination for direct foreign investments in Africa

Morocco has been ranked as the first destination of foreign direct investments on the African continent in the 2018 Africa Investment Index (AII) released by Quantum Global. The kingdom made a slight leapfrog compared with last year ranking when it took the second position. The North African country has taken the first position this year […]

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