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Libya: G7 urges solution to political stalemate

With little progress towards a united Libya being made, rising international pressure to end the country’s political stalemate was reflected in a closing declaration to the recent G7 summit in...

Belgian investigators give up the chase for MoroccoGate agents

A battle between Belgium and Morocco to deliver a token strand of justice towards the latter’s officials who were responsible for the MoroccoGate scandal in 2022 has been lost by...

Gaza: 17 killed as Rafah invasion deepens 

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas that rages through Gaza continues to claim innocent lives as at least 17 Palestinians residing in two of the Gaza Strip’s historic refugee...

Algeria: Water crisis continues to vex Tebboune

Protesters took to the streets for the second day on June 17th in Algeria’s northern Tiaret region, social media reports said, in rare demonstrations against severe shortages of drinking water,...

Internally displaced in Sudan conflict nears 10 million

The ongoing Sudan conflict stands as the world’s greatest humanitarian tragedy with internal displacement, food insecurity, and ethnic violence rising. As the country approaches 15 months of fighting, humanitarian agencies...

Saudi Arabia: Muslims feel the heat during Hajj 

What should be a time of spiritual growth, cleansing and religious celebration for Muslims is now a period of heat and frustration for them during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, as...

Graft

Belgian investigators give up the chase for MoroccoGate agents

A battle between Belgium and Morocco to deliver a token strand of justice towards the latter’s officials who were responsible for the MoroccoGate scandal in...

Disgraced ex-Mauritanian President handed hefty sentence

Former Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for abusing his position of power whilst in office, according to AFP. ...

Tebboune praises Algerian judiciary despite political trials

Algeria’s President sung his praises of the country’s judicial system on November 6, reports Asharq Al-Awsat and agencies.  Abdelmadjid Tebboune turned his attention to the...

Tunisian football chief arrested in corruption scandal

Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) President Wadie Jary was arrested on October 26 as part of an investigation into suspected corruption, reports TRT.  The country’s Ministry of...

Former Mauritanian president might get 20 year prison term

Graft allegations against a former Mauritanian president have finally reached a critical point, reports AFP/Africanews on October 24th. A Mauritanian prosecutor requested a 20-year prison...

Politics

Algeria: Riots erupt over months-long water shortages

Unrest over water shortages has added to a months-long protest movement in Algeria, as the ruling elite scramble to retain control of the country ahead...

Pressure mounts on Netanyahu following resignations

Tensions in Israel mounting on its mercurial Prime Minister to stand down have increased  following the country's indiscriminate killing in Gaza. Pressure on Prime Minister...

Ahmadinejad throws in his hat for Iran presidency

Following the recent death of Iran's president in a controversial helicopter accident, a political vacuum in the country has left some wondering whether Iran needs...

Iran mourns the President’s death

After exchanging blows with Israel and voicing continuous support for Palestine, Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi was killed in a fatal helicopter crash. Thousands of Raisi’s...

Raging with the regime: Tunisians protest foreign interference

Despite the liberty crackdowns, waves of arrests, and Tunisia’s flagging economy, diehard supporters of President Saied’s regime may see him into another presidential term come...

Algeria: Louisa Hanoune runs for president

Five years after a nationwide peaceful protest movement forced octogenarian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign, there is hope that a new generation of politicians in...

Tabloid

Algerian, Omar bin Omran, kidnapped, neighbours cellar

26 years missing: Algerian man found alive in neighbour’s cellar

The Algerian civil war was the cause of 200,000 deaths and 20,000 kidnappings; the family of Omar bin Omran assumed that he was one of...

Moroccan Jews

Forlorn Passover for Moroccan Jews amid Gaza war

Morocco's Jewish community struggles to find joy this Passover as Israel’s war in Gaza rages, with dozens of Israelis held captive by Hamas, according to...

Dubai: Massive floods cause chaos

As the streets of Dubai are submerged in floodwater, Dubai International Airport halts flights and arrivals due to the largest rainfall ever recorded, reports Euronews...

Russ Cook runs length of Africa

“Normal bloke” from UK runs length of Africa

Russ Cook, a self-proclaimed “normal bloke” has raised thousands for charity as the first man to run the length of Africa, according to AFP. Living...

African migrants removed from Paris City Hall ahead of Olympics

With the Olympics just around the corner, local police removed migrants from the Paris City Hall plaza on April 3, ABC News reported.  The much-anticipated...

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