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 […]

Northern Africa Sports

Morocco scores big as Arab league supports world cup bid

SPORTS WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Member states of the Arab League have unanimously agreed to Morocco’s candidacy for the organization of the 2026 Football World Cup. The decision was taken during the 29th Arab summit, held in Saudi Arabia city of Dhahran. The support from the Arab states comes after Morocco also got backing of South Africa […]

Northern Africa

New Morocco and South Africa relations hailed

BY STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG -The strengthening of cooperation relations between Morocco and South Africa, two African heavyweights, represents a major asset for all Africa, said the Democratic Alliance (DA) party, the second largest political party in South Africa. Morocco and South Africa, two of the largest economies in Africa, can play the role of locomotive for strengthening integration […]

Northern Africa

Libya target hundreds of human smugglers

STAFF WRITER Libya has issued warrants of arrest of human traffickers in Libya among them members of the security services, migrant detention camp leaders, and officials from African embassies in Tripoli. In 2017, about 119,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy from across the Mediterranean and, according to the International Organization for Migration, more than […]