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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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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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