News Northern Africa

Popes Francis in Morocco promoting inter-religious dialogue

JOHANNESBURG- Pope Francis has begun his apostolic visit to the North African nation of Morocco. The trip to Morocco seeks to promote inter-religious dialogue and support efforts by the North African country’s King Mohammed VI to spread a moderate form of Islam. Pope Francis is the second pontiff to visit Morocco. Pope John Paul II […]

Northern Africa

African ministers declaration on Western Sahara

Declaration of the African Ministerial Conference on the African Union’s support to the United Nations political process on the regional dispute over the Sahara We, the African States, members of the African Union: Republic of Angola, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic […]

Northern Africa

From Boumediene to Bouteflika .. Algerians embraced by Morocco and ruled Algeria

When the Algerians want to talk about the political system in their country and recall its symbols, some of whom continue to hold positions to this day, shorten themselves to enumerate names and titles and say “Oujda Group.” The Oujda group is the name chosen by the Algerians for a number of high-ranking officials who […]

Northern Africa

Morocco Welcomes Algeria’s Inclusion In Sahara Conflict Roundtable

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Morocco has welcomed the inclusion of Algeria as part of a peace resolution conference to end more than 40 years of conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front over mineral-rich Western Sahara. The vote on the U.S.-sponsored resolution was 12-0 in favour, with Russia, Ethiopia and Bolivia abstaining. The resolution also […]

Northern Africa

Seychellois Citizen Kidnapped In South Africa Returns Home

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT VICTORIA- A Seychellois citizen has been safely returned to her family on Tuesday after being held captive by kidnappers for three days in South Africa. Her release was secured by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in an operation coordinated by the Gauteng Hostage and Crisis Negotiators centre with assistance from Interpol, the […]

Northern Africa

UN Rebukes Algeria Over Mass Deportations Of Africans

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday ordered Algeria to stop deporting Africans into a desert. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants said ordered the North African nation to “immediately stop the deportation of African migrants” to a desert. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that […]

Northern Africa

UK welcomes Libya election deal

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-The United Kingdom (UK) Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt has lauded Libyan leaders after they committed to an election in December. The Libyan leaders made the commitment on Tuesday during a peace conference held in Paris, France. Media reports said during four hours of talks in Paris, the leaders came under […]

Northern Africa

Morocco welcomes U.N security council resolution, blast Algeria

BY STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Morocco has welcomed the U.N. Security Council resolution approved on Friday, which seeks to up with a solution to the 42-year conflict over Western Sahara between Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement. Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, said the resolution vindicates effort of King Mohammed […]