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Portuguese President in Morocco to Boost Ties

Portugal’s President Marcelo Duarte Rebelo de Sousa is paying this Monday a visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohamed VI in a move to further boost ties with the kingdom of Morocco. The Moroccan Sovereign will hold talks with his Portuguese guest and host an Iftar in his honor. The visit, the Portuguese […]

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Nigeria: President Buhari Calls for Economy Restructuring

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said there was no better time to diversify the West African nation’s economy than now. The Nigerian leader said, in a message to the 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, that his administration was determined to ensure the […]

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Nouakchott Slams UN Report on Human Rights & Extreme Poverty

Mauritanian authorities have lambasted the UN Report on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty in the country saying it is “baseless and partial.” State-run commission on Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (CDHAH) criticized the report author, Philip Alston, of partiality and chided the report for being baseless. Alston said in his report 44 per cent of […]

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Somalia: AU Extends Peacekeeping Mission to May 2017

The African Union (AU) has extended the mandate of its 22,000 strong peacekeeping mission, , in Somalia to May 30, 2017. The force that was set up to combat the Islamist militant group al-shabab, will remain in the country for at least another 12 months, the AU Peace and Security Council said in a statement. […]

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Political Solution of Sahara Issue to Contribute to Stability, Security in Sahel Region

The UN Security Council on Friday underlined that the implementation of a political solution to the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara and enhanced cooperation between member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) would “contribute to stability and security in the Sahel region”. In its Resolution 2285 extending the MINURSO mandate for one year […]

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Namibia: Conservancies at Stake as EU plans Ban on Hunting Imports

Sixteen conservancies in Namibia’s northeast Zambezi Region representing 30,632 adults would lose their most important source of income as European Parliament is planning to vote a ban on hunting trophies entering the European Union. Trophy hunting has been the only source of income for the people of the Bamunu Conservancy in eastern Zambezi Region, and […]

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Tunisia: EU to release €250 mln Aid in 2016

The EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn said during a visit to Tunisia on Friday the European Union will support Tunisia in 2016 with aid worth approximately €250 million. The aid for Tunisia will concern, among other things, professional training and means to boost employment, a key factor for Tunisia’s development, marked by […]

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Libya: UN-Backed Government to Move to Tripoli

Libya’s UN-backed prime minister on Thursday said officials and ministers of the newly appointed Libyan unity government are expected to establish an office in Tripoli in the coming days. The new government of national accord was nominated last weekend by a UN-recognized provisional government in exile, the Tunis-based Presidency Council, a move that was quickly […]

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Congo: Presidential Campaign Kicks off Friday

The Presidential campaign in Congo is to officially kick off this Friday with nine candidates participating in the race. Incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso who is seeking re-election for a third term in office will face key candidates like General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko who has retained the attention of many political observers. President Sassou Nguesso, […]

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Morocco Suspends EU Contacts over Court’s Ruling, EU Reacts Quickly

Morocco announced on Thursday it was suspending all contacts with the European Union institutions to translate its rejection of a December ruling of the European Court of justice that annulled a bilateral agreement on agriculture and fisheries and the following day, the EU reached out to the North African country voicing willingness to address its […]

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