Dutch Hostage of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Freed in Mali

Rabat - Hostage Sjaak Rijke was freed after an operation led by French special forces. The French Army succeeded in freeing Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke after an operation in the extreme Northern of Mali yesterday. 1224 days after he was kidnapped, on November 25, 2011, in Timbuktu by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Dutch hostage is finally free. "Mr.Rijke was evacuated and secured in Tessalit, in ...

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Morocco Endeavours to Promote Entrepreneurship in Africa

Casablanca - Minister Delegate to the Foreign Minister Mbarka Bouaida called on young Africans to work together in favour of promoting entrepreneurship in Africa. Speaking at the opening of a fair on entrepreneurship and enterprises in Africa dubbed: "Hub Africa," the Minister said the event offers an opportunity for young African entrepreneurs to exchange experiences on job creation and innovation. The Min ...

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Court action taken to free Al Jazeera’s Nigerian journalists

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Legal action has been taken to declare the Nigerian military’s detention of two Al Jazeera journalists as “illegal and unconstitutional.” The Motion on Notice filed today in Abuja’s high court seeks the enforcement of Ahmed Idris and Ali Mustafa’s “fundamental rights to personal liberty and human dignity” under the Nigerian constitution. It also seeks a court order for their imm ...

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Sierra Leone: A Victor Foh Presidency Is Likely

New York - Sierra Leone is at risk of having Victor Foh, the controversial Vice President as its next President over the ensuing two years. Victor Foh’s unlawful appointment to the position of Vice President has led to widespread condemnation of the government for what many consider blatant violations of the country’s constitution. Amid the din of the ongoing battle to preserve democracy and the rule of law ...

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One Week Mark for Detained Al Jazeera Journalists in Nigeria

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Al Jazeera has once again urged the Nigerian authorities to release their detained journalists in Maiduguri who have now been detained for a week without any explanation.  The detention has been condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of organisations working in support of credible and transparent elections. Ahm ...

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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 on High Alert after Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia

Rabat - Police across Morocco have been put on high alert in the wake of the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 22 people, including many foreign tourists, at Tunisia's National Bardo Museum near the country's parliament earlier this week. According to daily newspaper Al Sabah, Moroccan authorities have raised the terror alert level after gunmen in Tunisia killed and injured tens of people, mostly ...

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UN-led Libya Peace Talks Resume in Morocco

Rabat - The UN-backed peace talks between Libya’s rival factions resumed in Skhirate near Rabat with the aim to reach a comprehensive political agreement to the crisis in the north African country. The parties to the Libyan conflict have paused the negotiations for consultation in preparation for a more "decisive" phase of the UN-led talks in Skhirate. The talks agenda include security arrangement, ceasefir ...

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Nigerian President Urged to Apologize Over “Embarrassment” with Morocco

Rabat - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress Party (APC) has urged the President Goodluck Jonathan to apologize to Nigerians for the "embarrassment" caused by the false claim that he spoke via telephone with Mohammed VI, Nigerian daily Premium Times reported. According to the same source, Nigeria's foreign Affairs Minister Aminu Wali urged Nigerians not to politicize the issue, saying that Preside ...

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Gunmen Attack Tunisian Museum, 8 People Killed

Rabat - Gunmen killed at least eight people in Tunisia, including seven foreigners and a Tunisian national at the National Bardo Museum near the country's parliament, Tunisian officials said.  According to France24, the assailants, who are believed to have also taken hostages, are being surrounded by security forces at the famed National Bardo Museum, a popular attraction among tourists for its archeologica ...

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Over 5,700 Moroccans Flee Libya

Ras Ajdir (Libyan-Tunisian border) - More than 5,730 Moroccan nationals have fled the ongoing violence in Libya until March 5, thanks to the voluntary evacuation operation led by Moroccan authorities. According to data collected by MAP at the Tunisian border crossing of Ras Ajdir, the main border crossing between Tunisia and Libya, the monitoring unit has delivered 950 passes to Moroccan citizens who do not ...

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Tindouf Camps: Youth Movement ‘Kifaya’ Displays Moroccan Flag

Rabat - A new group of young activists emerged in the Tindouf camps opposing the Polisario leadership. Under the name "Kifaya” (enough) Youth Movement, the young activists have been motivated by the desire to fight against “the corrupt leadership of the Polisario” and uncover “its various forms of trafficking and to denounce the front violations of human rights.” Although the movement is new, its members ar ...

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