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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: the city of Safi quarantined

The city of Safi, which until then had been able to resist the spread of the virus, has been affected by the epidemic very quickly to the extent that the southern port town has been reconfined, Moroccan authorities announced on Sunday. This decision was taken after an outbreak of contamination in a fish canning factory […]

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Algeria asks France for an apology over colonial crimes

On Sunday 5 July, the anniversary of Algeria’s independence, Algeria buried the remains of twenty-four anti-colonial fighters returned by France. The decapitated heads of 24 Algerians killed by the French in the 19th century were buried in El Alia cemetery, in an official ceremony. In an interview with France 24, in the midst of celebrating […]

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Algeria: Hirak figure, Karim Tabbou released from prison

Karim Tabbou, a Hirak figure, was released temporarily on 2 July. The opposition leader of the small unregistered UDS party had been in prison for more than nine months. Since his arrest last September, Karim Tabbou’s portrait, and calls for his release, have ranged from all the weekly Hirak demonstrations to their suspension on account […]

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Algeria: Haddad, Sellal and Ouyahia sentenced for corruption

The judge of the court of Sidi Mhamed delivered his verdict on Wednesday 1 July in the case of Ali Haddad, imposing on the latter a heavy sentence of 18 years in prison, while the two former Prime Ministers, Ahmed Ouyahia and Abdelmalek Sellal were sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of […]

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The Africa Cup of Nation 2021 is postponed to be held in 2022, CAF says

The next Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2021, has been postponed for one year, announced the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on June 30, 2020. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the qualifiers for the CAN 2021 may not be finished in time and playing in June-July next […]

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Egypt: Seven COVID-19 patients die in fire

Seven COVID-19 patients died when fire broke Monday in Badraoui Hospital, a private hospital in Alexandria, a coastal city in northern Egypt. Seven other people were injured among the patients and nursing staff. According to AFP, which cites a security source, the fire started after a short circuit in the facility’s air-conditioning system. The victims […]

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Improvised bomb device kills two Algerian soldiers

Two Algerian soldiers were killed Saturday after an improvised device went off in Medea province, TSA reports. The fatalities according a statement from ministry of defense occurred in Oued El Takouk, in the town of Ain Dalia, as some detachments were combing the area. The victims, declared as martyr were Captain Bensmaïl Fateh and Chief-caporal […]

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Gabonese MPs vote to decriminalize homosexuality

In Gabon, MEPs voted on Tuesday 23 June on a government bill to decriminalize homosexuality. Highly controversial in opinion, this bill is divisive even within the ruling majority. It was somewhat to everyone’s surprise that the government tabled this bill on the table. Almost a year ago, a new penal code came into force in […]

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Arab League calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya

Arab Foreign Ministers have expressed total opposition to all forms of interference in Libya and to all plans to divide the country, calling for the disbanding of militias and the withdrawal of mercenaries from Libyan territory in order to make a ceasefire viable. The Arab League Foreign Ministers, who held an emergency meeting Tuesday at […]

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Fatou Bensouda & team defend their appeal following the acquittal of former Ivorian president

Since Monday June 22, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda and her team have been explaining and defending the reasons that led them to appeal the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his former Minister of Youth Charles Blé Goudé. The prosecution has three days to convince. As expected, the prosecution […]

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