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Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, state media reported today. No list of names was immediately available, but the prisoners to be released include 25 women and “a large number of youth jailed in cases involving protesting and gathering,” state news agency MENA reported, without specifying how […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

Algeria’s Belhadj slams boycott of Qatar

Algeria’s Belhadj slams boycott of Qatar

Co-founder of Algeria’s Islamic Salvation Front, Sheikh Ali Belhadj, has criticised the siege imposed by a number of Gulf and Arab countries on Qatar. In an interview with Quds Press, Belhadj strongly criticised the involvement of Islamic institutions and using them to achieve political purposes against the State of Qatar. “The involvement of the Muslim […]

World Bank approves $500 million loan for Tunisia

World Bank approves $500 million loan for Tunisia

The World Bank on Tuesday approved a $500 million loan to support Tunisia’s budget, a government official for the North African country said on Tuesday. The funding followed the release by the International Monetary Fund of a delayed $320-million tranche of Tunisia’s IMF loan, after the government agreed to speed up economic reforms. Praised as […]

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Why Africa Doesn’t Need Strongmen

Consistent evidence show that when dictators establish themselves over their gullible populations, they rule uninterruptedly by internal opposing forces. With few exceptions, (for example Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi), all dictators drive their nations to economic downfall and over dependency on foreign aid. The wisdom of African strongmen rule in Africa is an utter contradiction with no […]

‘$1Trillion Stolen From Africa In 50 Years And Diverted To Western Countries Illegally’ – UN

‘$1Trillion Stolen From Africa In 50 Years And Diverted To Western Countries Illegally’ – UN

According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, about $1trillion has been stolen from Africa to western countries illegally. The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western countries, every year. Mr Adeyinka Adeyemi, a senior adviser at ECA, told […]

UN human rights chief urges repeal of repressive NGO law in Egypt

UN human rights chief urges repeal of repressive NGO law in Egypt

The United Nations human rights chief today urged Egyptian officials to repeal a new law on non-governmental organizations, saying that it “further tightens the noose” around NGOs trying to hold the Government to account for human rights obligations. Law 70 of 2017, which was enacted on 24 May, requires all NGOs to work in line […]

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

Two United Nations agencies today pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joined William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for […]

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

Algeria puts air force on high alert after Egypt airstrikes in Libya

The Algerian army has put its air and ground forces on high alert after Egyptian air force planes carried out  six strikes directed at camps near Derna in Libya, on Friday, local newspaper Al-Bilad reported. The Algerian air force began aerial reconnaissance flights, while the ground forces intensified observation points on the eastern border with […]

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