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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 […]

President of the Republic Brahim Gali starts official visit to Cuba

President of the Republic Brahim Gali starts official visit to Cuba

The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, is exoected to arrive in Cuba on the occasion of an official visit during which he will hold official talks with the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz, and will carry out other activities.   […]

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 […]

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