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Tunisia: Hichem Mechichi’s new government approved

The government of technocrats proposed by Hichem Mechichi, appointed head of government at the end of July to succeed Elyes Fakhfakh, was approved by 134 votes out of 217 deputies attending the Parliament session. No more party logic. The 46-year-old Prime minister, supported by the president, presented, as he put it, “a team of skills, […]

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Mali: A civilian killed by soldiers of Operation Barkhane

A civilian was killed and two wounded Tuesday by French soldiers of the Barkhane force in an incident involving a bus about 50 kilometers from Gao. The French staff said the vehicle was driving very fast and was heading towards a military convoy and that warning shots ricocheted. A version denied by the transport company […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Archbishop of Abidjan calls for dialogue before elections

As the October 31 elections approach and as tensions mount, Cardinal Jean Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, called for respect for the constitution, appeasement and dialogue as a prelude to the elections, and spoke out against the candidacy of Alassane Ouattara. In a lengthy statement on Monday, the prelate said: “I cannot remain silent any […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Supporters of Laurent Gbagbo submit his candidacy for the elections

In Côte d’Ivoire, Monday, August 31 marks the last day for the filing of candidatures for the presidential election next October. Candidates have until midnight. This Monday morning, the president of Together for Democracy and Sovereignty came to submit a file on behalf of Laurent Gbagbo. They met in small groups from 7:30 am on […]

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Covid-19: Morocco’s King talks with China’s Pdt on partnership to fight pandemic

Partnership between Morocco and China in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was among the major topics discussed during a telephone conversation held on Monday between King Mohammed VI and president Xi Jinping. The phone call was an occasion to thank China for its support to the strong preventive measures taken by Morocco to prevent […]

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Renaissance Dam: Still no agreement despite ten days of negotiations

After another failure of the negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Renaissance Dam, Sudan proposes a summit meeting. According to Khartoum, the meeting at ministerial level cannot resolve the outstanding issues. This must now be done at the level of the leaders of the three countries. Started in early August under […]

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UN welcomes Morocco’s support for political solution in Libya

The UN thanked Morocco for its support to peace efforts in Libya where inter-fighting sunk the country in a quagmire at a time joint action is needed to counter the pandemic. “Libyans are very happy to see me in Morocco because they know that Morocco has a formidable history of support for the UN process,” […]

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Didier Drogba: His candidacy was rejected by the electoral commission

The umpteenth twist in the race for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation: the candidacy of Didier Drogba was rejected by the electoral commission on Thursday, August 27. Decidedly, the candidacy of Didier Drogba for the presidency of the Ivorian Football Federation is worthy of a “soap opera”. Last episode: the electoral commission of […]

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African Development Bank holds its annual General Assembly

This had never happened in the history of the African Development Bank since its creation in 1964. For the first time, the main financing institution of the African continent holds this August 26-27 its annual meetings in virtual mode because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exit therefore the noise of corridors, rumors of the Hotel Ivoire-Sofitel […]

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Moroccan PM debunks rumors about normalizing ties with Israel

Morocco’s Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani Sunday brushed aside rumors of the North African country eagerness to thaw ties with Israel as he blasted UAE’s deal with the Jewish state. On August 13, Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv announced a historical peace deal brokered by the US. The Gulf country became the first Gulf country […]

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