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Egypt: Egypt Blocks Online 'Fake News' About Coronavirus
on 03/04/2020 at 15:11
[RSF] While stressing the importance of reliable information about Covid-19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Egyptian authorities to be more transparent about their grounds for blocking websites in recent weeks that allegedly spread "false information" about the coronavirus crisis.
Tunisia: Compliance With Lockdown Will Help Bring Tunisia Out of the Crisis, Fakhfakh Says in TV Interview
on 03/04/2020 at 11:42
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Compliance with the general lockdown that has been extended for two weeks, starting April 5, 2020, will enable Tunisia to get out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis with the least cost, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said Thursday evening.
Tunisia: Ras Jedir - Repatriation of Hundreds of Tunisians From Libya Postponed
on 03/04/2020 at 11:41
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The repatriation of Tunisians from Libya through the Ras Jedir border crossing scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to Friday morning due to the continuous flow of expatriates, governor of Medenine Habib Chaouat told TAP.
Algeria: Appeal By NGOs and Associations for Khaled Drareni's Release
on 02/04/2020 at 16:51
[RSF] International and Algerian NGOs and associations call for Khaled Drareni's immediate release and for the withdrawal of all charges against him
Western Sahara: Political Personalities, Diplomats and National Organizations Express Their Condolences to the Saharawi People Following the Death of Mhamad Jaddad
on 02/04/2020 at 14:32
[SPS] Chahid El Hafed -Political personalities, diplomats and national organizations have expressed their sincere condolences to all the Saharawi people following the death of Mhamad Jadad, member of the National Secretariat of the Frente POLISARIO (head of international relations ) and coordinator with the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
Western Sahara: Spain Communist Party Conveys Deepest Regret to Te Saharawi People Following Mhamed Jaddad Death
on 02/04/2020 at 14:31
[SPS] Madrid (Spain) -The Communist Party of Spain has expressed its sincere condolences to all the Sahrawi people following the physical loss of Mhamad Jadad, prominent leader of Frente POLISARIO
Tunisia: Covid-19 - Fallout Will Be Noticeable From March 2020 (Bct)
on 01/04/2020 at 14:45
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) said that the fallout from the health crisis caused by coronavirus COVID-19 would be perceptible at the level of economic, monetary and financial indicators from March 2020.
Tunisia: Kasserine-Covid-19 - 46 Medics and Paramedics Under Mandatory Quarantine At Student Residence
on 01/04/2020 at 14:44
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -46 medics and paramedics working at the Kasserine regional hospital have been placed under mandatory quarantine at the Sbeitla Student Residence (Kasserine Governorate) since March 3.
Tunisia: General Lockdown - Postponement of National Written Exams, Possible (Omar Ouelbani)
on 01/04/2020 at 14:41
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Education Ministry could postpone the dates of national written exams if the State decides to extend the general lockdown period to after April 20, Exams Director at the Education Ministry Omar Ouelbani said on Wednesday.
Tunisia: National Hackathon to Combat Covid-19 to Be Launched, April 3-5
on 01/04/2020 at 14:40
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The financial audit and consulting firm Ernest and Young and the Accelerator Lab of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are launching an online hackathon dedicated to the fight against COVID-19 in Tunisia "Hack4 COVID-19" on April 3-5.
Morocco: The American Schools of Morocco Continue to Grow and Prosper
on 01/04/2020 at 12:28
[Moroccan American Center] This month I stepped down as Co-Chairman of the American Schools of Marrakech (ASM) and Tangier (AST), after having co-chaired for the past 10 years with my colleague Larry Kardon during a time of significant change and progress. We took over the reins from the well-known American icon, Joe McPhillips, following his death in 2007. Joe came to Tangier in 1952 to work at the first American school, AST, and went on to inaugurate another school under our corporate umbrella in Marrakech in 1995.
Ethiopia: Putting the Facts Straight On the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
on 01/04/2020 at 08:10
[Addis Standard] The COVID-19 pandemic and disparate international response to the deadly virus has put diplomacy on a standstill. International organizations, including the United Nations, have virtually shuttered their offices. Bilateral engagements have also dwindled amid travel restrictions and countries turn their attentions inward to managing the Corona virus.
Algeria: Covid 19 - Extraordinary Bonus for Public Healthcare Staff
on 01/04/2020 at 07:17
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The President of the Republic announced Tuesday that he had signed today a decree establishing the granting of an exceptional bonus for public healthcare personnel, mobilized in the prevention and fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Algeria: Coronavirus - Extending Closure of Schools, Universities and Training Centers
on 01/04/2020 at 07:15
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Tuesday the extension of the closure of schools, universities and vocational training centers as part of the measures of prevention and fight against the spread of coronavirus.
Western Sahara: New African Consulates Cause Trouble for Western Sahara
on 01/04/2020 at 04:50
[DW] Several African countries have opened diplomatic missions to Morocco in Western Sahara, a disputed area occupied by Rabat. This has been exacerbating the conflict in an already volatile region seeking independence.
Africa: Former African Leaders Press Emergency Plan to Combat Pandemic
on 31/03/2020 at 17:50
[Premium Times] 12 former African leaders, including former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for an emergency plan to combat the COVID-19 onslaught in Africa at a continental or regional level.
Egypt: CBE Sets Minimum Limit On Daily Cash Deposit, Withdrawal
on 31/03/2020 at 10:28
[Egypt Online] The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided on Sunday 29/3/2020 to set a minimum limit on daily cash deposit and withdrawal in all branches at 10,000 pounds for individuals and 50,000 for companies amid coronavirus fears.
Tunisia: Coronavirus - Ugtt Calls for Paying More Attention to Tunisians Abroad
on 31/03/2020 at 09:39
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) called on the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Social Affairs as well as diplomatic missions to strengthen the supervision of Tunisians abroad following the spread of the coronavirus in many parts of the world.
Tunisia: Covid - 19 - Afturd Launches 'Makch Wahdek' Campaign, Targets Vulnerable Women
on 31/03/2020 at 09:39
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A campaign of awareness and solidarity with quarantined women who are in vulnerable situations and subject to violence was launched under the slogan of "Makech Wahdek" (You are not alone).
Tunisia: Monastir - 78 Tunisians Back From Egypt Subject to Mandatory Self-Isolation
on 31/03/2020 at 09:37
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Seventy-eight Tunisians, who arrived on Sunday from Egypt, were subjected to mandatory self-isolation in two hotel units in the governorate of Monastir.
Tunisia: Ariana-Covid-19 - Seven More Confirmed Cases
on 31/03/2020 at 09:36
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Seven more people tested positive for COVID-19, out of 140 tests carried out in the past two days in Ariana governorate.
Tunisia: Resumption of Classes Depends On Developments of Health Situation, Saied and Fakhfakh Agree At Meeting
on 31/03/2020 at 09:20
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The resumption of classes in all educational institutions will depend on the developments of the health situation in the country during this period of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it was agreed at a meeting between President of the Republic Kais Saied and Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh Monday at the Carthage Palace.
Egypt: Culture Min. to Launch Stay At Home Initiative
on 31/03/2020 at 08:59
[Egypt Online] Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem will launch an initiative on Tuesday to encourage citizens to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Egypt: Tourism Min. Follows Up Disinfection of Giza's Sphinx Surrounding Areas
on 31/03/2020 at 08:58
[Egypt Online] Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al Anani on Monday followed up the progress of disinfection in the surrounding area of the Sphinx of Giza.
Western Sahara: Western Sahara - Time to Stop Waiting, Part II - Testing Moroccan Resolve
on 31/03/2020 at 08:22
[Moroccan American Center] Robert M. Holley, Senior Policy Adviser, MACP
Sudan: Flow of Livestock and Meat Exports to Egypt
on 30/03/2020 at 17:16
[SNA] Khartoum -The exportation of livestock to Egypt through Ashkeet crossing in Wadi Halfa is continuing , according to a protocol signed between Sudan and Egypt, where a thousand heads of cow have been exported during March 28-29 by 34 Egyptian trucks.
Tunisia: Covid-19 - Thirty-Four More Confirmed Cases in Tunisia, Bringing Total to 312
on 30/03/2020 at 14:51
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Thirty-four new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported on Sunday in Tunisia, bringing the overall number to 312, announced the Health Ministry.
Western Sahara: President of Republic Inspects Health Centers, Stresses Need to Take Care of Citizens' Health
on 30/03/2020 at 10:23
[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali on Sunday visited the health centers in Shaheed Al-Hafed, where he stressed the need to take care of the health of the citizens.
Algeria: Coronavirus - Walis Instructed to 'Quickly' Set Up Special Assistance Programme for Citizens
on 30/03/2020 at 09:54
[Algerie Presse Service] The Walis (governors) have been instructed by Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerrad to implement, by no later than March 31, a "special" assistance programme for citizens to limit the economic and social repercussions of the lockdown measures carried out lately to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in Algeria.
Libya: Detainees At Risk of Coronavirus Spread
on 30/03/2020 at 09:52
[HRW] Beirut -As Libyan authorities confirmed three COVID-19 cases in the country as of March 28, 2020, they need to be prepared to limit the spread of the virus in overcrowded detention facilities and shelters for displaced people, Human Rights Watch said today.
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