Archive for May, 2014

Maghreb news 2014-05-28

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Terrorism | 2014-05-28
Ansar al-Sharia issues Libya threat
Al-Qaeda allies in Benghazi are vowing to “open the gates of hell” if challenged. (more…)

Hundreds of migrants breach Morocco-Spain border

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Would-be immigrants sit atop a border fence …

Madrid (AFP) – About 400 migrants stormed across a towering, triple-layer border fence from Morocco into the tiny Spanish territory of Melilla on Wednesday, one of the biggest crossings in nearly a decade, an official said.

More than 1,000 sub-Saharans joined in the dawn assault on Melilla, a tempting target for Africans desperate to reach Europe because it forms one of the only land crossings along with another Spanish territory, Ceuta, to the west. (more…)

NAM/Western Sahara: Algiers Trying to Deal a New Mischievous Blow to Moroccans

Sahara news


Algerian rulers will undoubtedly try to seize the opportunity of the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) underway in their country to deal a new mischievous blow to Moroccans.
Long before the start of the conference running from May 26 to 29, the Speaker of the People’s National Congress, Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, hinted to his country’s plans when he said that “anticolonial struggles have not ended,” alluding to the Polisario. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-05-27

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Security | 2014-05-27
Libyan blogs back national dialogue
Libya’s culture of bloodshed needs to change, bloggers say. (more…)

Morocco “world phosphate supplier for 700 years”

Star Africa

Morocco looks set to provide for the world demand for phosphates over the next 700 years, according to John Fuller, the President of Norfok Mardlers, a club of British farmers. Morocco will supply the world phosphates, for the 700 years to come, owing to the exponential development of its production capacities during the past few years, Fuller said. (more…)

Maghreb news 2014-05-26

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Terrorism | 2014-05-26
Morocco debates religious discourse
Google, YouTube and Facebook are the new cheikhs for Moroccan youths, a researcher says. (more…)

Algeria warns of ‘worrying’ situation on vulnerable borders

Middle East Online


Algeria warns of ‘worrying’ situation on vulnerable borders
All means have been mobilised to control and master the situation.
Middle East Online

‘We must remain very, very, very vigilant’

ALGIERS – An Algerian general on Monday warned of a “worrying” situation on the country’s vulnerable borders, faced with chaos in neighbouring Libya and northern Mali.

“The deteriorating security situation in the neighbouring countries are all factors that require permanent vigilance and rigorous deployment,” Boualem Madi told Algerian radio.

Algeria has been an important ally of the West in fighting armed extremists in the Sahara-Sahel region since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings which toppled dictators across North Africa. (more…)

Etisalat scraps new shares plan

Gulf Daily News

ABU DHABI: Etisalat, which this month bought a 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom, has scrapped an offer to buy the remaining shares in the Moroccan firm, the UAE operator said. (more…)

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