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Sudan: Sadeq al-Mahdi died of Covid-19 at the age of 85

The last democratically elected Sudanese head of government, Sadeq al-Mahdi, died on Thursday of Covid-19. The head of the Umma party had been overthrown by the military coup of former leader Omar al-Bashir in 1989. Sadeq al-Mahdi was transferred to the United Arab Emirates on 3 November, along with several members of his family and […]

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Polisario provocations: Ivorian President hails restraint shown by Morocco in Guerguarat

Polisario provocations: Ivorian President hails restraint shown by Morocco in Guerguarat

The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, has addressed a letter to King Mohammed VI, reiterating his country’s solidarity with Morocco and hailing the great restraint shown by the Kingdom in the face of the provocations of the Polisario separatist front.   The Ivorian head of state assured the Monarch of his full support […]

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Sahara: Bahrain will open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune

King Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has informed King Mohammed VI of his country’s decision  to open a consulate general in the Moroccan city of Laayoune.   This came during a phone call that King Mohammed VI received on Thursday  from His brother, Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa.   This call is part […]

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European Parliament denounces in a resolution human rights violations in Algeria

The European Parliament adopted on Thursday by an overwhelming majority of 669 votes in favor, 3 against and 22 abstentions, an emergency resolution denouncing the violations of human rights in Algeria and the deterioration of freedoms. The resolution was tabled by the centrist political groups, namely “Renew Europe” and “Socialists and Democrats (S&D)” as crackdown […]

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El Guerguarat: Several MEPs and Eminent European Politicians Call for Supporting Morocco

Several MEPs and eminent European politicians have called on the High Representative Josep Borell to support Morocco in its efforts to secure free movement of goods and people through the demilitarized zone of El Guerguarat. “European parliamentarians belonging to the European People’s Party, the Socialists and Democrats, Renew Europe, as well as several political figures […]

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Congo-Brazzaville: Politicians in a national consultation for 2021 presidential election

Majority party, opposition, and representatives of the former rebel leader, Pastor Ntoumi, have been meeting since Wednesday, November 25 in Madingou to prepare for the 2021 presidential election. Voting is scheduled for March. More than a hundred political actors and members of civil society are present at these meetings. What can we expect from these […]

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Burkina Faso: The country is still waiting for the results of the first round after the ballot

Four days after the double ballot of 22 November 2020, the country is still waiting for the results of the first round. The Electoral Commission continues to compile the results on a commune-by-commune basis. Almost half of the votes cast are already known. For the moment, the results for just over 196 communes out of […]

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Israel said to send first official delegation to Sudan after normalization

According to several media reports, an Israeli delegation visited Sudan on Monday 23 November. It would be the first team of representatives of the Jewish state to travel to Khartoum since the announcement of normalization between the two countries, on October 23. The rapprochement with Israel continues to divide the Sudanese political class. Several sources […]

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Niger: Former President Mamadou Tandja dies at the age of 82

The former President of Niger Mamadou “Baba” Tandja, who had led the country from 1999 to 2010, when he was overthrown by a putsch, died Tuesday, November 24 in Niamey at the age of 82 years. A three-day mourning period will be observed throughout the country. A look back at the life of a man […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: All is set for President Laurent Gbagbo to be issued a diplomatic passport

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, according to several sources, completed the formalities in Belgium on Monday, for obtaining a diplomatic passport. Following the statements of President Alassane Ouattara on RFI and France 24, who, a few days before the presidential election, had said he was in favor of the handing over of a passport, this […]

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