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SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Plastic Bag Bans in Africa – Reality or Fantasy?

Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags – but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic. Plastic bags are used daily across Africa – the bans are hoped to tackle the pervasive problem of waste. In […]

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

Despite turmoil in the region, tourism in Morocco still thrives

The tourism industry in Morocco is still successful despite the turmoil in the region since 2011, Masralarabia.com reported on Friday. More than 10 million tourists visit the country every year, with Morocco being the least affected by the ongoing geopolitical changes in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Moroccan Tourism Minister Mohamed Sajid expects a […]

Brahim Ghali hails international community’s support to Sahrawi cause

Brahim Ghali hails international community’s support to Sahrawi cause

Sahrawi president and Secretary General of the Polisario Front Brahim Ghali hailed Saturday the support of the international community to the Sahrawi cause and the efforts made by all defenders of the Sahrawi people’s struggle, notably Algeria, and called on the United Nations to fully assume its responsibility vis-à-vis the completion of the decolonization of […]

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