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Morocco, Russia renew fisheries agreement

Morocco and Russia signed their 8th fisheries agreement after the expiry in March 2020 of their 2016 deal. The new agreement to run for the next four years allows ten Russian vessels to catch small pelagic species (sardines, anchovies, etc.) in Moroccan waters beyond 15 nautical miles. Under the same deal, the two countries shall […]

Mauritania facilitates visa requirements for Moroccan businessmen

Mauritania has accepted to provide visa privileges to executives of Moroccan companies, member of the employers’ union, the CGEM, willing to invest in the North African country. The privileges include a two-year valid business visa with multiple entries. The companies however must produce a visa application signed by the CGEM. The move came after the […]

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Re-opening of border between Tunisia and Libya as Tunisia is hit hard by a serious economic crisis

Closed in mid-March due to the pandemic, the border post between Tunisia and Libya again let vehicles and pedestrians pass through on Saturday. Flights between the two countries are due to resume this Sunday. This opening is a breath of fresh air for Tunisia hit hard by a serious economic crisis. From Tataouine to Medenine, […]

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Ryanair to boost air links to Morocco

Ryanair said it will increase its flights to Moroccan cities in a much needed boost to tourism hit by the pandemic. As of October 25, the low-cost company will resume 45 air routes linking Morocco to Belgium, France, the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. The announcement was received with relief among tourist operators whose […]

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Sudan: A “historic” memorandum of understanding with General Electric

Sudan on Thursday signed a “historic” memorandum of understanding with General Electric, the U.S. power generation group. The agreement comes after decades of U.S. sanctions, with Sudan on the U.S. blacklist of countries that support terrorism since 1993. Between 1992 and 1996, the Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir welcomed the leader of the jihadist group Al […]

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Senegal: Greenpeace denounces the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels

The international environmental NGO Greenpeace denounces in a report the non-transparent issuance of industrial fishing licenses to Chinese vessels. A practice that had already been denounced by the actors of the fishing industry and the Senegalese media. The controversy over the allocation of industrial fishing licenses continues in Senegal. It all began last May. In […]

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Madagascar: Environmental activist Raleva before justice today

Civil society is sounding the alarm. The environmental activist Raleva must appear this Friday, October 2 before the public prosecutor of the Republic of Mananjary, a commune located on the east coast of the island. The man participated in a demonstration by the local population on September 1 to protest against the gold activities of […]

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta visits France to talk business

The Kenyan president arrives in Paris for a five-day visit to France, focused on business. Uhuru Kenyatta is accompanied by a strong ministerial delegation and is expected to attend several economic events, including a conference at the headquarters of the Public Investment Bank of France, the institution in charge of promoting French companies abroad. He […]

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Egypt to welcome Czech tourists from October 1st

Egypt will welcome from October 1st a first batch of Czech tourists since March after the North African country closed its airports in preventive measures against covid-19. The flights will be operated to the airports of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada, and Marsa Alam. The Egyptian government did not elaborate on the number of Czech arrivals […]

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Algeria ranks 3rd largest arms importer in MENA region over 2015-2019

Algeria ranked from 2015 to 2019, the third largest arm importer in the Middle East and North African region, with imports accounting for 10.4 per cent of global purchases, the Center for International Policy (CIP) reports notes. The North African country according to the September report, had increased by 70.78 per cent its arm import […]

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