Archive for March, 2014

Western Sahara Conflict Threatens Security in North Africa (Report)

Sahara News

 

The Western Sahara conflict is a threat to security in North Africa and the Sahel, according to a report by the British parliament which asserts that the Polisario-controlled camps in Tindouf are a fertile ground for the recruiters of the Jihadists operating in the region. (more…)

Western Sahara: Denmark Declines to Recognize SADR

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The Polisario and its Algerian mentor were dealt a new blow after the Danish Parliament rejected earlier this week a draft bill on the recognition of the Polisario-proclaimed Sahrawi Republic. (more…)

Morocco sues activists in France over torture accusations

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RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco has filed a lawsuit in France against activists who are suing the head of its domestic intelligence service over torture allegations, the interior ministry said. (more…)

U.S. private equity firm Carlyle eyes North Africa deals

Reuters

By Mirna Sleiman

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Middle Eastern investments of U.S. private equity firm Carlyle (CG.O) have benefited from a rise in government spending since the Arab Spring uprisings, a senior executive said, adding the company would also start looking at deals in North Africa. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-03-26

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Security | 2014-03-26
Algeria mobilises troops to secure election
From Tizi Ouzou to the Tunisian border, Algerian troops are on alert ahead of the presidential poll. (more…)

Morocco maintains rate, cuts reserve ratio by 200 bps

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By CentralBankNews.info
Morocco’s central bank maintained its policy rate at 3.0 percent, unchanged since March 2012, saying inflation was forecast to remain consistent with the medium-term price stability objective and the balance of risks were broadly neutral. (more…)

KING MOHAMMED VI’S MESSAGE TO ARAB LEADERS: ARAB SOLIDARITY AND A POWERFUL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION‏ – OPED

Eurasia Review

MOROCCO, OPINION

Moroccan King Mohammad VI called Tuesday for an honest and genuine collective Arab action to overcome differences and to boost solidarity.

Prime Minister Abdelillah Benkirane, in a speech on behalf of the Monarch before the 25th Arab Summit, said the Palestinian issue witnessed a major development when the UN recognized Palestine as a non-Member Observor State and the UNESCO approved its membership as a country. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-03-25

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Security | 2014-03-25
Libya violence continues unabated
Assassinations and abductions continue to mar Libyan cities, as people look to Cyrenaica to resume oil exports and bring revenue. (more…)

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