EU’s Budgetary Control Committee Deplores Non-Recovery Of Aid Embezzled by Algeria, Polisario

Brussels - The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Commission deplored that the EU’s anti-fraud office (OLAF) did not recommend the recovery of the embezzled aid sent to the population in the camps of Tindouf in south-western Algeria. In a draft report on the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2013 financial year, the Budgetary Control Commission said it was "surprised by ...

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Western Sahara: 400 Saharawis Try to Cross to Morocco from Mauritania

Rabat - Around 400 Sahrawi people who fled from the Algeria-based Tindouf camps are trying to cross into Morocco from neighboring Mauritania, said Omar Bouaida, a deputy from the National Rally of Independents Party in a letter sent to the Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, whose content has been reported by news website le360 on Thursday.  They are currently gathering in front of the Moroccan consulate ...

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CAN Scandal: Tunisia Calls on Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt to Withdraw from CAF

Rabat - Tunisian Minister of Sports and Youth, Saber Bouatay, called on Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Egypt to support his country and withdraw from the Confederation of African Football, known as CAF.  The Tunisian Football Federation has reportedly decided it will not apologize to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the wake of the post-match incident during the 2015 Afcon quarter final clash aga ...

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Security Cooperation, a Priority Between Morocco and Algeria Despite Political Conflicts

Marrakech- Despite several political contretemps, Moroccan and Algerian intelligence services have continued to meet monthly since September 2014, alternating between Rabat and Algiers, to promote the exchange of information regarding terrorist threats. The General Directorate for Research and Moroccan Documentation and The Algerian Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS) decided last year to increase ...

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Algeria’s refusal of population census encourages aid embezzlement in Tindouf

Brussels - Algeria's obstinate refusal to allow a census of population held captive in the camps of Tindouf encourages mass and organized embezzlement of international humanitarian aid, Euro-deputy Gilles Pargneaux said on Friday. "We should be aware that the overestimation of population in the camps of Tindouf helped to set up this European food aid embezzlement and resale system," said Pargneaux in respon ...

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Algerian author Yasmina Khadra: “I don’t have the right to be Charlie”

By Kevin Kriedemann London - In this week’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, award-winning Algerian author and former military officer Yasmina Khadra discusses the Charlie Hebdoattack with Jacky Rowland. The Kouachi brothers - the gunmen - were born in France to Algerian immigrant parents, but Khadra says discussions of the terrorist’s nationality are irrelevant. “For me, the murder doesn’t have an identity. ...

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Moroccans in Algeria Will No Longer Receive Permanent Resident Visas

Marrakech - Algerian authorities announced that Moroccan residents of Algeria will no longer be able to obtain permanent resident visas, and will have to apply for new visas and renew them every three months. The decision, allegedly made due to security concerns, will apply to all Moroccans who live in Algeria, and those who currently have permanent visas will need to replace them with new ones. Moroccans w ...

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Tunisia’s New President to Visit Morocco and Algeria

Rabat - The recently-elected president of Tunisia Béji Caïd Essebsi is due to pay his first official visit to Algeria and Morocco later this month. Tunisian Daily Kapitalis quoted the future official spokesman of the presidency Moez Sinaoui as saying that the date of the visit has not yet been specified. He went on to add that the visit will take place before the 24th session of the African Union Summit, wh ...

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Despite Strained Relations, Morocco Remains one of Algerians’ Favorite Destinations

Rabat - In spite of the stressed political relations between Morocco and Algeria, Algerians still regard Morocco as one of their favorite destinations to spend the end of the year holidays. According to Algerian newspaper Al Watan, Morocco was ranked among the top five international destinations Algerian would want to travel to in order to spend the holidays. Morocco came in fourth place, preceded by Tunisi ...

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Morocco, Always in Favor of Normalizing Relations With Algeria: Minister

Rabat - Morocco has always been in favour of normalising relations with Algeria, which is called upon to fully assume its responsibility in the settlement of the Sahara issue, Minister Delegate to the Foreign Minister, Mbarka Bouaida said on Tuesday. In a response to a question on Moroccan-Algerian relations at the Lower House, the Minister said that Morocco is committed to reinforcing its bilateral and reg ...

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Algeria to Monitor Borders with Morocco through Electronic Surveillance

Marrakech - Algeria intends to secure its western borders with Morocco through electronic surveillance, after Morocco began constructing an electronic fence on its eastern border a few months ago. “The project of promoting the measurements of securing the western borders, via electronic monitoring is under study. The electronic monitoring, which based on technologically developed devices such as cameras, is ...

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Algerian citizen calls on King Mohammed VI to Grant Him Political Asylum

Rabat - An Algerian citizen identified as Lahcen Laajaj said that it is “impossible for him to continue living in Algeria,” which he described as a “living hell” after being harassed by the police. In a video, the 45-year-old called on Morocco's King Mohammed VI and Moroccan authorities to allow him to live in Morocco in compliance with the kingdom's laws and regulations. He said living in Morocco will help ...

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