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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 […]

Amnesty International affirms urgency of human rights monitoring in Western Sahara

Amnesty International affirms urgency of human rights monitoring in Western Sahara

The non-governmental human rights organization Amnesty International called, Tuesday, the United Nation to “urgently” monitor human rights in Western Sahara in order to put an end to the” violations and impunity” of which the Sahrawi people is victim under the Moroccan occupation. The NGO considers “urgent to prioritize human rights monitoring and to include in […]

Western Sahara: Security Council divided on resolution

Western Sahara: Security Council divided on resolution

The Security Council, which met Tuesday to examine the US draft resolution on Western Sahara, has not reached consensus as first discussions revealed great divergences between the members. The draft resolution aiming to boost negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco has been submitted in a first step to the group of friends of Western […]

Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in the Middle East and Africa […]

Danish Government follows the trial of Saharawi Gdeim Izik Group in Morocco

Danish Government follows the trial of Saharawi Gdeim Izik Group in Morocco

In the response of the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Anders Samuelsen on Monday to various questions related to Western Sahara in the Danish Parliament mainly about the trial of 24 activists from Gdeim Izik, in Sale near Rabat in Morocco and the holding of the Crans Montana Forum for the third time its […]

Western Sahara Conflict: “the key to the solution is in Europe”

Western Sahara Conflict: “the key to the solution is in Europe”

The Saharawi Coordinator with the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), M’hamed Kheddad, said Thursday in Nanterre that “the key to the solution to the conflict in Western Sahara is in Europe.” “The key to the solution is in Europe because the European Union has always considered that Western Sahara is part […]

Situation of Saharawi refugees: forgotten crisis by EU

Situation of Saharawi refugees: forgotten crisis by EU

According to the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Service (ECHO), total EU funding for humanitarian aid to Sahrawi refugees was only € 9 million in 2016, compared to € 10 million in the past. However, the European Commission has described the situation of these refugees as a “forgotten crisis” because of the limited […]

EU committed to UN efforts to achieve just, lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict

EU committed to UN efforts to achieve just, lasting solution to Western Sahara conflict

High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini said Sunday in Algiers the EU position regarding Western Sahara issue has not changed and “strongly supports” the UN efforts to achieve a political just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution which guarantees self-determination to the […]

Implementation of an ecosystem to enable local authorities in Africa to access climate finance

Implementation of an ecosystem to enable local authorities in Africa to access climate finance

The Pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) organized on April 07, 2017 in Rabat (Morocco), a workshop on the access of local and regional authorities in Africa to climate finance. Only States are responsible for the negotiations and the resulting commitments in the fight against climate change under the United […]

Balearic Parliament approves a declaration calling for compliance with ECJ ruling on Western Sahara

Balearic Parliament approves a declaration calling for compliance with ECJ ruling on Western Sahara

The plenary session of the Balearic Parliament (Spain) has approved on Tuesday by the approbation of all groups an institutional declaration calling for “compliance with the judgment of the European Court of Justice on the Western Sahara, dated December 21, 2016.   According to this judgment “no trade agreement between the EU and Morocco is […]

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