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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Morocco’s OCP builds new plant to enhance its global leadership in phosphoric acid

Morocco’s phosphates & fertilizers company OCP and its German and Belgian partners, Budenheim and Prayon, are building in Jorf Lasfar a new plant to produce purified phosphoric acid, through their subsidiary Euro Maroc Phosphore (Emaphos). This new plant will double Emaphos’ annual production capacity, going up from 140,000 T P2 O5 per annum to 280,000 […]

Algeria: Three years in prison for the Algerian Journalist Khaled Drareni

The verdict, eagerly awaited by freedom fighters, came on Monday. The journalist has been in pre-trial detention since the end of March. “Three years closed. We’re surprised. The file is empty,” said Nouredine Benissad, a lawyer with the Algerian journalist’s defense group. Khaled Drareni runs the online news website Casbah Tribune. He is also the […]

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Niger: Murderous attack costs lives to 6 French and two Nigeriens

Eight dead in an attack on a humanitarian organization vehicle in Niger. Two Nigeriens and six Frenchmen lost their lives this Sunday. The vehicle in which they were travelling was targeted by armed men on motorcycles. They fled. Nigerien security forces are carrying out sweep operations, assisted by the French army. The victims were on […]

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Morocco’s King Supports Lebanon with Emergency Medical & Relief Aid

King Mohammed VI has decided to send to Lebanon urgently medical teams and humanitarian aid, following the explosion that rocked on Tuesday Beirut’s port, killing at least 150 people and injuring around 5,000 others. As a token of solidarity and support to the Lebanese people during this difficult time, the Moroccan Sovereign has given his […]

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Covid-19: Morocco Extends Public Health Emergency until Sept.10

The Moroccan government decided on Thursday to extend by another month the state of health emergency until Sept. 10 due to a spike of coronavirus infections and deaths after lifting of the lockdown restrictions, which were enforced in the country since March 20. On Wednesday, Morocco recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus infections and […]

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Togo: Resumption of air traffic

In Togo, the international airport Gnassingbé Eyadéma of Lomé has resumed its commercial flights since Saturday. Several measures are being taken to prevent the contamination or spread of the coronavirus disease. RFI visited the site. At the entrance to the terminal on the departure level, a hand-washing facility is in place and the floor is […]

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Covid-19: Algeria Appeals for Urgent International Aid to Sahrawis in Polisario-controlled Camps

After having denied the existence of positive Covid-19 cases in the Tindouf camps, the Algerian regime and the Polisario now admit the situation is “critical”, calling for an emergency international aid for the Sahrawis sequestered in these camps where the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is making things worse. Through its official news agency, Algeria, […]

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Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba submits candidacy for Ivory Coast FA presidency

Didier Drogba officially submitted his candidacy for the presidency of the FIF on Saturday 1st August, the deadline for starting the race. The former captain of the Elephants, who had to fight to build his candidacy, will know within five days if the electoral commission validates his file. There were a lot of people in […]

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Gabon: PDG party penalizes its members who did not vote to decriminalize homosexuality

The Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) does not mess with internal discipline. All senators and deputies who did not vote or abstained during the adoption of the law decriminalising homosexuality in the country were punished, the party’s Standing Disciplinary Committee announced on 1 August. The 25 executives who received a formal notice and a warning with […]

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Morocco’s King Calls for Social Welfare Coverage to all Moroccans

King Mohammed VI has called on the government and the social actors to act quickly for the expansion of social welfare system to include all Moroccans within the next five years. Addressing on Wednesday the Nation on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Sovereign’s accession to the throne, the Monarch said. that the […]

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