Twitter Answers the Question: What if Africa Was a Bar?

Rabat - A Botswonan writer caused an eruption in the Twitter world yesterday; one that shed a playful light upon the African geopolitics and stereotypes we see today, yet rarely talk about openly. Siyanda Moutsiwa, a 22-year-old from Gaborone, took what she calls a “classic writing prompt” and asked Twitter users to apply it to the entire continent of Africa. Moutsiwa asked Africans: If Africa was a bar, wh ...

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Sub-Saharan Immigrants Seek Shelter in a Spanish Church in Tangier

Rabat - A few weeks after the Moroccan authorities conducted an eviction operation against sub-Saharan immigrants who illegally occupied apartments belonging to others in Tangier, hundreds of them have reportedly sought refuge in a Spanish church, Iglesia del Espiritu Santo. According to a statement by Morocco’s Anti-racism Advocacy Group for the Support of Migrants (GADEM), over 700 immigrants were evicted ...

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Morocco to Become an Investment, Trade Bridge Linking Africa and Europe: Bloomberg

Washington - Morocco is set to position itself as an investment and trade bridge linking Africa and Europe, wrote on Monday media company "Bloomberg" on its website. "The monarch’s business pitch is part of his nation’s efforts to deepen trade with West Africa," said the U.S. website. This African strategy offers the kingdom, "which has so far avoided the turmoil that’s engulfed parts of the region, the opp ...

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King Mohammed VI Hands Donation of 14 Tons of Medicines to Gabon

Libreville - King Mohammed VI handed, on Friday in the Application School of Military Health Services, a donation of two tons of medicines to treat opportunistic infections associated with HIV/ AIDS and twelve tons of medicines and medical-technical equipment for the Gabonese health authorities. The royal donation of two tons of medicines to treat opportunistic diseases and infections associated with AIDS/ ...

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Annual Pilgrimage in Djerba Island brings together Jews and Muslims

Tunis - On May 6 and 7 and June 6 and 7, 2015, Djerba sent Tunisians a message of peace and tolerance, characteristics that have long distinguished this historic island. "In 2015, the world became more unsecure. And Tunisia has been greatly affected by the wave of terrorism from both inside and outside the country. We want to fight terrorism together. Todaywe must beunited and tolerant to deal with the terr ...

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Washington Lauds Resumption of Inter-Libyan Talks in Morocco

Washington - The USA lauded the resumption, on June 8 in Morocco, of the inter-Libyan political dialogue under the aegis of UNSG special representative Bernardino Leon, said on Friday Marie Harf, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications at the Department of State. "On Libya, the United States welcomes today’s announcement that the UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue will resume again on June 8th in ...

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Akon Attracts 190,000 Fans at Mawazine Festival

Rabat - 190,000 fans attended Akon’s concert in OLM Souissi on Wednesday in Rabat, Mawazine organizers said. Akon delivered his second performance - the last one was in Casablanca nine years ago. During the concert, Akon added an African flavor to his international show and thrilled the audience with his melodic voice and rhythmic dance influenced by Africa’s rich, cultural diversity. "Moroccan fans are the ...

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Malian Singer Oumou Sangaré: “We Need to Approach Our Origins through Music”

Fez - Often called the diva of Mali, singer Oumou Sangaré speaking in French talked about the artist’s role in redefining the perception of Africa. “In Africa we have a tendency to forget the past. We have to remember where we came from. Even the artists. We need to approach our origins through the music. Africa is rich. People think it’s poor, but it’s not so. [The wealth of Africa] is in your head and in ...

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Tiken Jah Fakoly: “I Am Full of Hope”

Fez - Sunday’s concert at Bab al Makina, unfortunately postponed due to unseasonal storms, was to have featured two famous singers on the African continent: Tiken Jah Fakoly from Côte D’Ivoire and Oumou Sangaré from Mali. With this year’s festival being dedicated to Africa, the two singers will perform this concert to convey the “African Spirit.” The singers gave a press conference on the eve of their perfo ...

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Boat Carrying 700 Sub-Saharan Immigrants Capsizes Off Libyan Waters

Rabat – About 700 sub-Saharan immigrants are accounted for off Libyan waters, according to the UNHCR. According to Italy’s ANSA news agency, an estimated 700 people were aboard and only 28 people had been rescued so far. The accident, which could be the worst ever in European waters happened overnight about 60 miles (96km) off the Libyan coast and 120 miles (193km) south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. ...

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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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