Algeria: Bare Leg Selflies to Protest for Girl Banned From Exam Because of Short Skirt

Rabat - A number of Algerians launched an online protest, posting pictures of their exposed legs, in response to a decision to ban a female student from taking an exam because of her short skirt. On May 9, the Faculty of Law at the University of Algiers prevented a female student from entering the classroom to take an exam because of the length of her skirt. Speaking to local media, the Dean of the Universi ...

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Morocco Increases Vigilance Along its Eastern Border with Algeria

Fez- Morocco has raised its vigilance and heightened security measures along its eastern borders to stop infiltrators and terrorists whose purpose may be to threaten the Kingdom’s security. Mohamed Mhidia , the governor of the prefecture of Oujda –Angad, held a meeting last Monday to mobilize various forces in the region for greater coordinated efforts in addressing multiple security challenges on the borde ...

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Algeria Seeks to Link Maghreb Countries via High Speed Train

Rabat - In a move that reflects a certain will for political integration, plans and negotiations are said to be underway to launch a high-speed rail service linking Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. In an interview with an Algerian Radio (Chaine I) on Sunday April 26th, Yacine Bendjaballah, director of Algeria's National Company for Rail Transport (SNTF), has revealed that studies are currently underway to lay ...

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Mauritania Expels Algerian Diplomats Over article Against Morocco

Rabat - Mauritania has reportedly expelled an Algerian diplomat for attempting to trouble the relations between Rabat and Nouakchott. On Wednesday evening, the First Counselor at the Algerian Embassy in Nouakchott, Belkacem Cherouati, was expelled from Mauritanian. Mauritanian government accused him of being behind the publication of  an article on a local news website, which "undermines the external relati ...

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Algeria and Angola Biggest Military Spenders in Africa, Report

Fez - Algeria and Angola are the biggest military spenders in Africa, according to a report on trends in global military expenditures released on April 13, 2015, by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The report indicates that rapid increases in military expenditures in both Algeria and Angola are due to the countries’ high oil revenues. Since 2005, Algeria and Angola are reported ...

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Algerian Media: Unthinkable Obsession and Paranoia Toward Morocco

By Majid Morceli San Francisco- Ask any Moroccan official about dealing with Algeria and the first things that come to mind are obsession and paranoia regarding the state of mind of the Algerian regime. The decision of the governing body of African Football (CAF) to award to Gabon the hosting of the 2017 African Nation Championship is a vivid example. The Algerian media now apparently believes that the frie ...

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When Algeria Plays the Hate Game

By Majid Morcili San Francisco - The organizing committee of the 13th World Social Forum (WSF), taking place in Tunis, has "vigorously" denounced the Algerian delegation’s attacks on members of the Moroccan delegation taking part in the event, highlighting that these provocations are a "flagrant denial" of the principles of the Forum's charter. The organizing committee of the WSF said in a statement that th ...

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Morocco Condemns Algeria’s ‘Maneuvers’ Before UN Human Rights Council

Geneva - Morocco condemned, on Monday in Geneva, Algeria's maneuvers before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to mislead the international community regarding the situation in the Kingdom's southern provinces (the so-called Western Sahara). In a speech before the Council on behalf of a group of countries including Guinea, Senegal, Central Africa and the Comoro Islands, Morocco's permanent representative t ...

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The Failure of Algeria’s Bouteflika

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - Algeria’s friends and foes cannot help but feel sorrow and disgust for the trap set for the Algerian people by their own regime, and even worse, its inability to stop the Hogra, or contempt from officials, that the majority of Algerians live with. One of the most mind-boggling and incomprehensible aspects of 2014 Algeria is its presidency, which has repeatedly ashamed the Al ...

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Kenya’s Former PM Calls for Moroccan Algerian Reconciliation for ‘Good of Africa’

Dakhla, Morocco - Kenya's Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga urged Morocco and Algeria to reconcile and engage more with one other to foster economic prosperity and enhanced security in Africa. Odinga made the statement on Saturday at the 2015 Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation, held in the Moroccan southern city of Dakhla, located in the so-called Western Sahara. Odinga said that as ...

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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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