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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

Presidential election in Malawi after cancellation of 2019 election

Malawi are going back to the polls this Tuesday 23 June for a re-run of the presidential election, just a few months after the results were cancelled by the courts due to fraud. The two main candidates – incumbent President Peter Mutharika and his rival Lazarus Chakwera – will now face each other again in […]

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Algerian soldier killed in clash with terrorists

An Algerian soldier was killed Saturday as the national army launched an operation to flash out some terrorists in Ain Defla governorate. A statement from the ministry of defense on Sunday noted that caporal Znanda Mostafa was killed in a shootout with a group of terrorists, in Gaadet Lahdjar, in the small town of Tarek […]

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Burundi’s tenth president begins seven-year term

It was at the Gitega stadium that the new Burundian president was sworn in Thursday, in accordance with Article 107 of the Constitution. “Before God the Almighty, before the Burundian people, the sole holder of national sovereignty, I, Évariste Ndayishimiye, President of the Republic of Burundi, swear allegiance to the Charter of National Unity, the […]

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Four years in prison required against Lamine Diack former President of IAAF

Lamine Diack, the former president of the IAAF, the International Association of Athletics Federation and his five co-defendants, who are being prosecuted for their alleged involvement in a system of corruption against a backdrop of Russian doping was before the court in Paris on June 17. After the civil party pleadings on June 17 in […]

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The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

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Arm wrestling between Russia and Turkey over a ceasefire in Libya

Russia and Turkey – which are playing a leading role in bringing about a ceasefire in Libya – do not seem to agree on the modalities of a lasting truce. On Sunday 14 June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Choigou were expected in Istanbul, but the visit was cancelled at the […]

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Mali: Twenty-four Malian soldiers were killed and many missing after Sunday ambush

The Malian army gave this Monday evening a first assessment of the ambush of one of its patrols on Sunday afternoon in the region of Diabaly, north of Segou towards the Mauritanian border. According to FAMA, 24 soldiers were killed. The Malian army announced in a tweet this first death toll of 24 dead, eight […]

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Football is back in Tanzania

This is the first African country to revive its domestic league. Four games were played this weekend and are the first to be played in three months, although they are subject to strict health protocols. Children and older supporters, considered the most vulnerable against Covid-19, are banned from the stadiums. “Well football coming back really […]

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Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed in Mali during the weekend

Two Egyptian peacekeepers were killed by “unidentified” gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday 13 June. UN soldiers were providing security for a Minusma logistics convoy that was bivouacking when gunfire erupted. The peacekeepers returned fire, a UN statement said. The logistical convoy was linking Tessalit and Gao (North) when it was attacked at around 7 […]

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Pandemic “accelerating” on the continent, WHO says

The World Health Organization notes that while it took 98 days for Africa to pass the 100,000 mark, it took only 18 days to reach the number of 200,000 patients who tested positive for Covid-19. WHO Regional Director Matshidiso Moeti said that intra-community infections now occur in more than half of the African countries. One […]

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