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Launch of "Touiza" operation in Meknès-Tafilalet region

the "Touiza" operation, which marks the beginning of 2012-2013 crop year in the Meknes-Tafilalet region was launched by His majesty King Mohammed VI who reaffirmed His commitment to promote solidarity-based agriculture, one of the main components of Morocco's Green plan, MAP reports....

Egypt and U.S. Step Past Crisis

The wave of unrest in the Middle East caused by blasphemous depictions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad last month – and events near the U.S. embassy in Cairo in particular – does not appear to have impaired Egypt’s longstanding ‘strategic partnership’ with Washington, say local analysts....

Freedom of Information threatened in Libya - RSF

Reporters Without Borders expressed concern over signs of a decline in respect for freedom of information – including visa problems, filming bans, arbitrary arrest and deportation – since the election of the General National Congress on 7 July....

Abdoulaye Bathily: northern Mali is "a matter of international security"

An international force to reconquer northern Mali. This is the scenario that emerges after the UN General Assembly which Abdoulaye Bathily attended in New York.While in Paris, the Senegalese Minister, answered questions from RFI. The...

America boosts effort against Al-Qaeda affiliate in response to Libya's US consulate attack

The Obama administration is planning a stepped-up counter terrorism campaign against Al-Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa in response the attack on the American consulate in Libya, which killed four US officials, it has emerged. According to...

Debt Swallows Everything in Spain

One of every three euros that the Spanish government plans to spend in 2013 will go to servicing the public debt. The draft budget presented by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right government on Thursday shows that the debt will...

French diplomat: Is Algeria coming to terms with AQIM?

French diplomacy is annoyed by the attitude 'lack of transparency' of the Algerian regime vis-à-vis the Islamist group AQIM,according to an article in Le Monde. it seems that Algeria may even favour...

Conference on Sahel and Mali in New York:The Algerian approach explained

The crisis in Mali, which is part of the logical consequence of a war unleashed by NATO at the initiative of France against Libya continues to cause great concern in the West....

Ashton reaffirms support to granting Tunisia "EU advanced status"

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton reaffirmed Thursday support to granting Tunisia EU "advanced status." TAP reported. Mrs. Ashton, who met in New York with Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki on the sidelines of the 67th...

Tunisia: Ennahdha "responsible for police assaults against women"?

The lawyer for a young woman who was raped by two policemen argues that the Tunisian government is "morally and politically responsible police assaults against women." His client is accused of "gross indecency" and has meanwhile expressed her astonishment to find herself in the dock with her...

IMF Mission to Chad

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Jaroslaw Wieczorek, Mission Chief for Chad, visited N’Djamena during the period September 12-27, 2011 to conduct consultations under Article IV of the IMF Articles of Agreement.At the conclusion of the mission, Mr. Wieczorek issueda...

Why Algeria will not intervene in the Sahel.

The hesitation of Algeria on a military intervention in northern Mali is mainly due to fears of a possible destabilization of the regime. writes Karim Daoud for slate Afrique....

France and Spain cut borrowing to alleviate debt.

France announced the toughest budget in 30 years to cut a 30 billion euro hole in its finances.Spain is trying toreduce a deficit of 805% of GDP to 603% this year. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that the government had to halt the "spiral of debt". French public debt hit 91% of GDP...

Living in Hiding From Libyan Militias

Farrah Hamary looks the picture of despair as sweat trickles down his face in Tripoli’s heat and humidity. Hamary is too afraid to give his full name or to allow his picture to be taken. He shows IPS the scars criss-crossing his back, the...

UN speech on the Sahel: President Francois Hollande

President Francois Holland commended the initiative to convene this high-level event and the presence of many heads of state and government, ministers bear witness to the lucidity of the international community about the situation “ Today the Sahel.”...

Benghazi attack a setback for Libya FDI

The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has deterred some investors and forced the government to focus on security rather than much-needed reforms and rebuilding, Reports Al Ahram.  The attack has meant that companies have increased...

So much for the Arab Spring Fraught with dangerous, unstable local politics. A spark can set the region aflame.

The Arab Spring once celebrated in Washington and other Western capitals turned nasty last week, souring the hopes of those who believed that overthrowing autocrats and holding elections would see a more stable relationship between the West and the Middle East, as well as a calmer region—one less...

Benghazi Congress members call on government to disband all militias

Benghazi’s Congress members have called on the government to go further in establishing full control over the city by disbanding all militias and incorporating their members into the security services, the Libya Herald reports. Two ...

BCT, AMF sign $180 million loan agreements

The Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), Tuesday, signed three loan agreements under which the Arab financial institution grants Tunisia three loans with a total value of $180 million (276.4 million Tunisian dinars)....

Morocco among the top 30 global destinations for offshoring

Morocco is among the top 30 destinations for offshoring in the world and for offshoring in Francophone Africa, it has taken first place ahead of Tunisia, Senegal and Mauritius....