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Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of ‘multilateralism in today’s world.’ Guterres praised Egypt’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, noting the courage of its soldiers and police who often find themselves ‘in a peacekeeping operation where there is no peace to keep, and where their […]

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and innovation in developed, Western countries. But to continue on its growth path – including a projected compound annual growth rate of 54% through 2020 – fintech businesses have been increasingly developing strategies to target emerging markets. In particular, Africa is […]

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within Africa carrying with them the […]

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Tunisian Railways for 20 EMD Locomotives

As part of an effort to improve infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, today announced it was selected by the Tunisian Railway Company (SNCFT) with an order of 20 EMD GT42AC locomotives. These locomotives will primarily serve in hauling phosphates and will be designed for the area’s hot, […]

Why Do Some Men Rape?

Why Do Some Men Rape?

A recent report from Equality Now titled ‘The World’s Shame: The Global Rape Epidemic’ offered a series of recommendations for strengthened laws to deter and punish sexual violence against women and girls. However, there is substantial evidence that legal approaches to dealing with violence in any context are ineffective. For example, the empirical evidence on […]

Pope to visit Egypt to meet imam, Coptic Christians targeted by violence

Pope to visit Egypt to meet imam, Coptic Christians targeted by violence

Pope Francis is to visit Cairo next month for talks with the grand imam of the capital’s famed Al-Azhar mosque, but also to show solidarity with Coptic Christians targeted by violence in Egypt. The pontiff, co-invited by Egypt’s president for the April 28-29 visit, had hosted Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb at the Vatican last May, […]

President of Republic reiterates adherence to struggle for self-determination and independence

President of Republic reiterates adherence to struggle for self-determination and independence

President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, has reaffirmed the Sahrawi people’s adherence, under the leadership of its sole and legitimate representative the polisario Front, to its just struggle for self-determination and independence. He also reiterated the willingness of the Sahrawi party to cooperate constructively with the Secretary-General of the United Nations […]

President of Republic arrives in New York for talks with UN Secretary-General

President of Republic arrives in New York for talks with UN Secretary-General

President of Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, arrived Wednesday in New York, on a visit for several days, during which he meets with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to a source close to the presidential delegation. The President of the Republic is expected to meet with United Nations officials during this visit, […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

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