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 […]

Northern Africa

Egyptian authorities launch a massive crackdown on media

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT CAIRO- Egyptian authorities have launched a massive crackdown on media over reports they perceive as undermining the country’s security or hurting public interest. The authorities published a list of telephone contact numbers for citizens to report any wrong-doing by the media, the list is in a statement issued on Monday night by […]

Northern Africa

African Development Bank boss meets North Africa ministers

BY CORRESPONDENT IN ABIDJAN- African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina has warned Finance Ministers from North African countries that it was “ no longer business as usual,” when it comes to projects funded by the bank. Adesina was speaking at the recently held meeting with ministers, in Abidjan at the bank’s headquarters, mooting plans […]

Business Northern Africa

North Africa banks to Overtake South Africa by 2020: Report

JOHANNESBURG- A new report says South African banks will in four years be overtaken by those in North Africa on revenue shares. Roaring to life: Growth and innovation in African retail banking report by management consulting firm McKinsey and Company say North African revenue shares before risk costs are predicted to reach 30 percent in […]