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Libya:Strokes Killing Libyans Blocked From Return Home
[CAJ News] Tripoli -THOUSANDS of families are living in deadly conditions after Libyan armed groups and authorities blocked them from returning to their hometown they fled seven years ago.
02/19/2018 10:21 AM
Libya:Eleven Migrants Evacuated From Libya Arrive in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] The Somali government and the UN refugee agency on Saturday evacuated 11 migrants from Libya who had been held in areas controlled by militia.
02/19/2018 09:45 AM
Libya:Residents Barred From Returning Home
[HRW] Beirut -Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from returning to their hometown after seven years of forced displacement, Human Rights Watch said today. Two men have died following strokes since February 1, 2018, in the deteriorating conditions for families stranded in makeshift desert camps that lack adequate health facilities.
02/19/2018 08:10 AM
Somalia:11 Somali Migrants Back Home From Libya
[Nation] Eleven Somali migrants have been repatriated from Libya.
02/19/2018 07:25 AM
Somalia:Migrants in Libya Don't Want to Go Home
[VOA] Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia.
02/17/2018 09:53 AM
Libya:A Crisis Deepens in Libya but Where Are the Cameras?
[IPS] United Nations -Perhaps no major political or humanitarian disaster is as overlooked as the ongoing crisis in Libya. For example, although the New York Times in September 2017 published a total of seven articles mentioning Libya, only one of them touched on the violence ripping it apart. Even the Times' gesture merely highlighted the latest permutation of the US government's foreign military decisions.
02/17/2018 06:17 AM
Somalia:Somalia Trying to Repatriate 30 More Citizens Stranded in Libya
[Shabelle] The Somali government is working to return to their homeland a large number of Somali migrants who are in Libya.
02/18/2018 01:49 PM
Morocco:Morocco's Net International Reserves Down 5.2 Percent
[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's net international reserves amounted to 237.1 billion dirhams until February 9, 2018, recording a 5.2% year-on-year decrease, Morocco's central bank (Bank Al-Maghrib) said.
02/17/2018 06:04 AM
Morocco:Exiled, Exhibition By 16 Canaries' Artists in Support of Western Sahara Cause
[SPS] Madrid -Sixteen Spanish artists from the Canary Islands are holding an exhibition entitled "The Exiled to Shed Light on Western Sahara Cause," displaying the suffering endured by the population forced into exile for more than 42 years.
02/17/2018 05:34 AM
Africa:Seven Years After Its Revolution, Libya Is Losing Its Journalists
[RSF] The crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country's revolution. The open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the impunity for violence against journalists, who continue to flee abroad.
02/16/2018 01:53 PM
Libya:Official Says Truck Overturns, Kills 19 Migrants
[Shabelle] A Libyan official says at least 19 illegal migrants have been killed in a truck crash near the town of Bani Walid, about 180 kilometers (112 miles) southeast of Tripoli.
02/16/2018 08:33 AM
Kenya:Egypt Hammer Kenya in Wheelchair Tennis
[Nation] Kenya men's team on Thursday got off to a losing start on the opening day of the International Tennis Federation's BNP Paribas Wheelchair World Team Cup African qualifiers at the Nairobi Club.
02/16/2018 07:18 AM
Morocco:FDI Flow UP 25.5 Percent in January (Exchange Control Office)
[MAP] Rabat -The flow of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Morocco amounted to 1.88 billion dirhams in January 2018, against 1.5 billion dirhams a year earlier, posting an increase of 25.5%, the Exchange Control Office said.
02/15/2018 06:19 PM
Morocco:2026 World Cup - Government Will Honour Commitments to Win the Bid (El Othmani)
[MAP] Rabat -The government is mobilized to support Morocco's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said on Thursday.
02/15/2018 06:20 PM
Morocco:Morocco Arrests Three Isis Supporters (Interior Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -The central bureau for judiciary investigations (BCJI), under the general directorate for territory surveillance (DGST), arrested, Thursday, three dangerous supporters of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS) operating in the cities of Laayoune, Salé and Marrakech, said a statement by the Interior ministry.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Liberia:Weah Off to Senegal, Morocco, France
[Observer] President George Manneh Weah yesterday departed the country for Senegal, Morocco, and France respectively, according to an Executive Mansion release.
02/15/2018 12:58 PM
Morocco:Morocco, Senegal Agree to Give New Impetus to Cooperation in Justice (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Senegal agreed to give new impetus to bilateral cooperation in the field of justice, said, Thursday in Rabat, Justice minister, Mohamed Aujjar.
02/15/2018 06:20 PM
Morocco:Morocco Drops in Latest FIFA Ranking to 42nd Position
[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's national football team has dropped three places to 42nd in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Morocco:Morocco's Lower House Adopts Draft Law to Combat Violence Against Women
[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's House of Representatives (lower house) adopted on Wednesday a draft law to combat violence against women.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Morocco:Indonesia Interested in Moroccan Phosphate (Official)
[MAP] Jakarta -Indonesia is interested in the Moroccan phosphate in order to meet its domestic demand for fertilizers, said Indonesian deputy foreign minister, Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Morocco:French Operator Voltalia Obtains Permits for Two Hydropower Plants in Morocco
[MAP] Paris -French renewable power plants operator "Voltalia" has obtained permits for two hydropower plants of 9.8 MW and 7.2 MW in Morocco.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Morocco:South African President Jacob Zuma Resigns
[MAP] Pretoria -South African President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation with immediate effect on Wednesday night.
02/15/2018 06:14 PM
Morocco:Morocco Develops Avant-Garde Preventive Approach to Combat Terrorism (Malian News Website)
[MAP] Bamako -Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, has developed an avant-garde preventive approach in the fight against terrorism, said Wednesday Malian news website +Malijet+.
02/15/2018 06:13 PM
Egypt:Cabinet Tackles Important Issues During Weekly Meeting
[Egypt Online] The Cabinet, under Prime Minster Sherif Ismail, has approved amendments to some provisions of the anti-terrorism law.
02/15/2018 01:16 PM
Egypt:Awo, Al Discuss Preparations for Presidential Election
[Egypt Online] Director General of the Arab Women Organization (AWO) Mervat Tellawi met on Wednesday with head of the Arab League (AL) mission to follow up Egypt's presidential election Haifa Abu Ghazala .
02/15/2018 01:16 PM
Libya:Libyan Higher Council of State Calls On Eastern Parliament to Amend Political Agreement
[Focac] Tripoli -The Tripoli-based Libyan Higher Council of State on Tuesday called on the eastern-based House of Representatives (parliament) to amend the political agreement sponsored by the United Nations (UN) in preparation for a constitutional referendum and elections.
02/14/2018 12:28 PM
Morocco:Modern Dance Show Kicks Off Chinese New Year Celebrations in Morocco
[Focac] Rabat -The Chinese modern dance show, Oath-Midnight Rain, kicked off the celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Morocco, offering audience from different age categories a joyous journey into the Chinese culture.
02/14/2018 12:28 PM
Tunisia:Tunisia Expects Chances From China to Boost Employment
[Focac] Tunis -Tunisia sees significant potential for cooperation with China to ease the alarming unemployment in the North African country, a Tunisia senior official said in a recent interview with Xinhua.
02/14/2018 12:27 PM
Egypt:High Demand On Egyptian Int'l Bonds Shows Trust in National Economy
[Egypt Online] Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Egypt Yehia Abul Fotouh on Wednesday said Egypt's issuing of global bonds to the value of 4 billion dollars, for which there was a massive demand, indicated an international confidence in the Egyptian economy.
02/15/2018 01:16 PM
Egypt:Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Takes Part in the Munich Security Conference
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry takes part in the Munich Security Conference that lasts till February 18 in the German capital. Shoukry is expected to be a main speaker at a session on counter-terrorism.
02/15/2018 01:16 PM