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Burkina Faso: French court rules for extradition of François Compaore

Paris Court of Appeal has rubber-stamped the extradition of Francois Compaore, brother of ousted president Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. The court ruled in favor of Francois Compaore’s extradition to his home country where he is wanted in connection with investigations about the assassination of Nobert Zongo, a prominent journalist killed in December 1998, alongside […]

Africa’s first TGV inaugurated by King Mohammed VI, President Emmanuel Macron

King Mohammed VI of Morocco accompanied by President Emmanuel Macron of France inaugurated Thursday (November 15), the first high-speed train (TGV) in Morocco and Africa, linking the cities of Tangier in the North and Casablanca, the country’s economic capital. The two leaders were offered at the revamped railway station in Tangier the high-speed line first […]

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Morocco’s King, France’s President to Inaugurate TGV

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Morocco this Thursday at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, who will chair the inauguration of the high-speed train linking Tangier and Casablanca. The Moroccan Sovereign and the French Head of State will travel aboard the TGV to depart from the Tangier railway station to Rabat. The Sovereign will […]

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King Mohammed VI attends Armistice Commemoration in France, a symbol of Morocco’s attachment to world peace

King Mohammed VI of Morocco took part Sunday at the commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One. The King, who was accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was received at the Elysee by French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte before they headed to the […]

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Morocco’s King among High-Profile World Leaders Attending Paris WWI Centenary

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, was at the front row of the world leaders who attended the ceremony held Sunday in Paris to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The King and the heir apparent sat next to US President Donald Trump & the First […]

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Ethiopia: France to back Prime Minister Abiy’s reforms

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met President Emmanuel Macron of France on Monday in Paris on his first official visit to Europe since taking office in April. President Macron praised the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s raft of reforms that have turned the region’s politics on its head. He vowed to back the reformist Prime Minister in […]

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Russia not helping to stabilize CAR – French Defense Minister

French Defense Minister Florence Parly on Sunday told Pan-African weekly Magazine Jeune Afrique that Russia has been expanding influence in Central African Republic (CAR) over the past months, but is not likely to stabilize the war-torn former French colony. CAR, one of the world’s poorest countries, has been subjected to a UN Security Council arms […]

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Brazil Police arrest Teodorin Obiang, top aides with $1.4m cash, watches

A delegation, led by Teodorin Obiang Mang, the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, has been detained by federal police and revenue authorities in Brazil last weekend after they arrived in the South American country with over $1.4 million cash and watches worth $15 million. According to the Brazilian newspaper globo.com, the 11-man delegation arrived in […]

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Morocco: Tourist Arrivals up 7% by July 2018

Some 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of the year, that is 7% rise compared to the same period last year, the tourism ministry said. Arrivals from main tourist emitting markets showed a 14% increase in Italian tourists, while the numbers of German visitors grew by 9%. French and British arrivals […]

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Tunisia: PM should quit if crisis continues – President

Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi on Sunday, called on Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country’s political and economic crisis continues. President Beji Caid Essebsi’s call follows similar call from his son Hafedh Caid Essebsi, who is leader of the ruling Nidaa Tounes party. The move was […]

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