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Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

After the Monrovia’s summit of ECOWAS leaders, which gave its agreement in principle to Morocco’s request to join the sub-regional grouping, West African diplomatic veterans have continued to vent their disapproval to the Kingdom’s membership bid. Although the West African leaders, at the June 4, 2017 meeting, said the implications of Morocco’s membership still needed […]

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

March for peace in Western Sahara Saturday in Seville: no to Moroccan occupation

The new secretary of the Communist Party of Andalusia (PCA), Ernesto Alba, said that the march for peace in Western Sahara, which will be held Saturday in Seville is intended to say no to the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. This solidarity event called by the Andalusian Federation of Solidarity Associations with Western Sahara (FANDAS) […]

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Ould Salek dubs “victorious” AU’s firm commitment in favour of Sahrawi cause

Sahrawi Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Salem Ould Salek dubbed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, “victorious” the firm commitment of the Africa Union’s heads of State and government, who met at the 29th AU Summit, in favour of the Sahrawi cause. “It is an important victory,” said Ould Salek, speaking to the press on the sidelines […]

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

AU re-establishes 10-member contact group on Western Sahara to find an urgent solution to Sahrawi issue

The African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government has adopted today the decisions of the African Peace and Security Council on the situation of peace and security in Africa, welcoming the international efforts aimed at speeding up a solution to the Sahrawi issue. The African Union (AU) has recently adopted a resolution proposed […]

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

New uprisings expected in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco

Egypt, Algeria and Morocco will witness mass uprisings by the youth, German newspaper Qantara has warned. The protests are a result of the failure of the education systems in the three countries which have left the youth lacking the necessary qualifications to obtain jobs or provide their circumstances. Political researcher Tariq Osman stated in an […]

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest. Through a study conducted across eight countries that together […]

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 […]

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