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Ethiopia: Nile Dam Not Aimed at Harming Sudan and Egypt, Abiy Tells UN Assembly
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 05:15
[Nation] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his country, which contributes over 85 per cent of water resources to the Nile River, has no intention of harming Sudan and Egypt using its massive hydroelectric power project.
Algeria: Press Freedom Group Condemns Censorship As Algeria Bans French TV Channel
by RFI on 28/09/2020 at 05:09
[RFI] In a move denounced as censorship by Reporters Without Borders, the Algerian Ministry of Communications says it will "no longer authorise" the private French television channel M6 to operate in Algeria. This follows the broadcast by M6 of a "distorted" documentary on the anti-government protest movement Hirak.
Egypt: 'Be Prepared' - With Water Scarcer, Govt Pushes Farmers to Use Much Less
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 27/09/2020 at 09:00
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With Nile water insufficient and now in question, the government is mandating a switch to water-saving drip and sprinkler irrigation
Egypt: Could #MeToo Movement Be the Tinder for a 'Feminist Revolution'?
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 27/09/2020 at 08:58
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -- Rights activists say keeping momentum going depends on reaching poorer women and cementing change in the justice system
Algeria: Constitutional Revision Marks 'Qualitative Leap' in Rights, Freedoms
by Algerie Presse Service on 27/09/2020 at 08:00
[Algerie Presse Service] The constitutional revision, which will be submitted to a popular referendum on 01 November 2020, marks a "qualitative leap" in human rights and makes the "new Algeria" slogan claimed by the popular movement (Hirak) "a constitutionalized reality," affirmed Saturday Chairman of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) Bouzid Lazhari.
Morocco: Casablanca Derby Ends in Goalless Draw
by CAF on 26/09/2020 at 08:49
[CAF] The 128th "Casablanca derby" between archrivals Wydad and Raja ended in a goalless draw on Thursday (24 September 2020) evening at Mohammed V stadium.
Libya: Libya Is a Victim of Migration, Not Its Reason, Says GNA President Serraj
by UN News on 25/09/2020 at 13:43
[UN News] Libya, as a country of transit for migrants, cannot surmount the associated challenges without international support, the country's Head of State told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly, rejecting "unilateral" reports on the situation of migrants.
Africa: Why Is Women's Leadership Not in the Headlines?
by UN Women on 25/09/2020 at 11:19
[UN Women] Five stories of women's leadership
Morocco: Covid-19 - 30k Rapid Tests Performed in Fez-Meknes Region
by MAP on 25/09/2020 at 10:37
[MAP] Rabat -- Some 30,000 rapid serological tests have been carried out in health centers in the Fez-Meknes region since the launch of this operation in mid-August, said sources from the regional health department (DRS).
Morocco: HCP - Rabat, Casablanca and Oujda Are Home to a Third of Refugees in Morocco
by MAP on 25/09/2020 at 09:55
[MAP] Casablanca -- More than a third of refugees (35.8%) live in the cities of Rabat (14.6%), Casablanca (13.9%) and Oujda (7.3%), according to a survey conducted on June 02-08 by the High Commission for Planning (HCP), in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Algeria: Lower House Approves Bill On Protection of Healthcare Personnel
by Algerie Presse Service on 25/09/2020 at 09:40
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- The deputies of the People's National Assembly (Lower House) have adopted on Thursday the bill modifying the criminal code on the protection of healthcare personnel.
Morocco: Covid-19 - Movement Ban Enforced in 3 Neighborhoods in Khenifra
by MAP on 25/09/2020 at 09:39
[MAP] Khenifra -- The movement restrictive measures, decided by the provincial authorities of Khenifra to curb the spread of Covid-19, entered into force, on Thursday, in an attempt to reverse the upward trend in contamination cases and deaths in the city of Zayane.
Morocco: Covid-19 Vaccine - Agreements Signed With Two Laboratories - Head of Govt.
by MAP on 25/09/2020 at 09:07
[MAP] Rabat -- The agreements signed between Morocco and two laboratories will make it possible to benefit from Covid-19 vaccines at the end of clinical trials, Head of government Saâd Dine El Otmani said on Thursday.
Morocco: Covid-19 - Morocco Records 2,356 New Cases, 1,942 Recoveries Over Past 24 Hours
by MAP on 25/09/2020 at 09:06
[MAP] Rabat -- Morocco has recorded 2,356 new cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) over the past 24 hours while 1,942 Covid-19 patients have recovered in the same period, the ministry of health said on Thursday.
Sudan: Rebels Sign 13-Point Memorandum in Cairo
by Radio Dabanga on 24/09/2020 at 15:15
[Radio Dabanga] Cairo -- The Sudan Liberation Movement faction led by Minni Minawi (SLM-MM) and the mainstream Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) led by Mohamed Osman El Mirghani, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Wednesday.
Western Sahara: President Masisi to General Assembly - UN Must Achieve Total Decolonisation and Self-Determination of All Peoples
by SPS on 24/09/2020 at 11:59
[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, stressed on the need to achieve "decolonisation and self-determination to all peoples", in his speech before the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, held last Monday.
Morocco: Hage Geingob - Namibia Continues Supporting Western Sahara Right to Self-Determination and Freedom
by SPS on 24/09/2020 at 11:58
[SPS] New York (United Nations) -- The President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, expressed his country's continued support to the freedom of Western Sahara from Moroccan occupation, in his speech yesterday before the 75th UN General Assembly.
Ethiopia: Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt Presents Credentials to President El-Sisi
by ENA on 24/09/2020 at 11:42
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The newly posted Ethiopian Ambassador to Egypt, Markos Tekle on Wednesday presented his credentials to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, effectively kicking off his diplomatic tenure in the country.
Egypt: Shoukry Convenes With Unrwa Commissioner General
by Egypt Online on 24/09/2020 at 11:38
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry convened on the fringe of current visit to Amman with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said on Twitter.
Sudan: Al-Sisi Receives Credentials of Mohamed Elyas As Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Sudan in Egypt
by SNA on 24/09/2020 at 10:34
[SNA] Cairo Sep.24|(SUNA)-Ambassador Mohamed Elyas Mohamed presented on Wednesday his credentials to President of the Arab Republic of Egypt , Abdul-Fattah Al Sisi as extra-ordinary ambassador and Plenipotentiary of Sudan in Egypt
Western Sahara: President of Republic Congratulates President of Guinea-Bissau On National Day
by SPS on 24/09/2020 at 10:33
[SPS] Bir Lahlou -- President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, H.E. Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of the independence of his country.
Morocco: RSF Appeals Urgently to UN to Condemn Use of Trumped-up Sex Charges Against Journalists
by RSF on 24/09/2020 at 07:57
[RSF] After the appearance of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi in court on rape charges, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations to take a stand publicly against the misuse of sex charges against journalists by the Moroccan authorities in an attempt to silence them.
Libya: European Union Sanctions Three Companies
by Cameroon Tribune on 24/09/2020 at 07:39
[Cameroon Tribune] During a meeting in Brussels, it was agreed that assets of the said companies as well as that of two persons be freeze for violating arms embargo and human rights.
Libya: EU Must Stop 'Collaborating' With Horrific Abuse of Refugees - New Report
by AI London on 24/09/2020 at 05:41
[AI London] Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya are trapped in a vicious cycle of cruelty, Amnesty International said in a new report today.
Morocco: 2.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Province of Larache
by MAP on 23/09/2020 at 16:04
[MAP] Rabat -- A 2.9-magnitude quake on the Richter scale was felt Tuesday in the province of Larache, according to the National Institute of Geophysics (ING).
North Africa: Adrar's Problems Exposed As Sahara Desert Heats Up
by New Frame on 23/09/2020 at 12:46
[New Frame] The inhabitants of Algeria's second-largest province are feeling the heat in many ways, whether it be in their houses, their classrooms or when they dare to go outside.
Morocco: Reviving a Monastery for Community Development
by New Dawn on 23/09/2020 at 09:37
[New Dawn] Rabat -- In Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains near the town of Azrou, travelers come for hiking or to see the famed Barbary macaque apes in the Cedar Forest. Near Azrou, nestled high in the mountains and overlooking the green valleys below, the Toumliline Monastery was established by a group of French monks in 1952 because it was "suitably remote for contemplation," as noted by a Time's journalist in 1969. Pressured at first by colonial authorities to try to convert the local Amazigh tribesmen to Christianity, the m
Morocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist
by HRW on 22/09/2020 at 10:48
[HRW] Washington -- Omar Radi Abusively Jailed on Charges That Seem Flimsy, Political
Africa: How 'Dirty Gold' Enables International Money Laundering
by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on 21/09/2020 at 21:08
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] After three years of digging, investigators in the United States had accumulated a mountain of evidence that they believed sealed the case against Kaloti Jewellery Group, one of the largest gold traders and refiners in the world.
Africa: Journalists Targeted Across the Continent
by Legalbrief on 21/09/2020 at 17:59
[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat.
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