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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

German envoy visits Algeria to discuss deportation of illegal immigrants

German envoy visits Algeria to discuss deportation of illegal immigrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s advisor on immigration, Jan Hacker, has visited Algeria to discuss with the Algerian government procedures to deport hundreds of illegal Algerian immigrants who live in Germany, informed Algerian sources said. The Minister of Interior and Local Communities, Noureddine Badawi, met with the German special advisor in Algiers without disclosing the content […]

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

Zimbabweans Poorest, Survey Finds, But Who’s the Wealthiest?

NAMIBIANS are the third wealthiest people in Africa, according to an April 2017 report by Mauritius’ AfrAsia Bank and Johannesburg-based market research firm New World Wealth. According to the report, the average wealth of a person living in Namibia (wealth per capita) was US$10 800 (about N$142 500) in 2016, up from US$10 200 (about […]

Digital Industrial Transformation of Algeria’s Power Plants in Landmark Deal

Digital Industrial Transformation of Algeria’s Power Plants in Landmark Deal

Largest services deal and second largest Industrial Internet software deal in GE Power’s history; Deal includes operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 10 power plants that generate 11 gigawatts (GW) throughout the country, as well as capacity building system for energy efficiency that will deliver more than 420 megawatts (MW) of additional power Agreement highlights […]

Algerian billionaire Issad Rabrab hopes to connect Africa with a railway

Algerian billionaire Issad Rabrab hopes to connect Africa with a railway

An Algerian billionaire hopes to connect the African continent with a railway covering north to south and east to west, Huffington Post reported on Friday. The project envisioned by Issad Rabrab is said to be worth about €15 billion. Rabrab made the suggestion for his latest project during a meeting for businessmen in the Africa […]

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 […]

Algeria Don’t Prosecute a Writer for Insulting Islam – Human Rights Watch

Algeria Don’t Prosecute a Writer for Insulting Islam – Human Rights Watch

Algeria’s prosecutor’s office should drop its criminal blasphemy investigation of a writer over his 2016 novel, Human Rights Watch said today. The Algerian authorities should uphold freedom of expression and take immediate steps to abolish the blasphemy law. The judicial police in Tipaza, a city 70 kilometers from Algiers, interrogated Anouar Rahmani, a 25-year-old law […]

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