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Algeria: Merkel in Algeria – Migration Likely to Influence Trade Talks

Chancellor Merkel is headed for Algeria to find ways to boost trade with the Mediterranean nation. But the complicated issue of migration will loom over her talks as Berlin looks for ways to stem irregular migration. Officially, the main purpose of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Algeria is to ...

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Tunisia-based group unveils Libya reconciliation scheme

The Libyan Group for Peace, an independent movement based in the Tunisian capital Tunis, unveiled an initiative on Thursday aimed at achieving political reconciliation in the troubled North African country. The group includes representatives from Libya’s main rival camps, including Gaddafi loyalists, pro-revolution figures, and individuals close to Tobruk-based strongman ...

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Chinese tours to Africa rise on deep ties

The deep friendship forged between China and African countries, especially with the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), has led to an increasing number of Chinese visiting Africa this year. Travel packages to African countries, such as visits to South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, were ...

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‘Thousands’ of dead migrants never identified

In transit countries like Tunisia, migrants conceal all information about themselves to avoid being sent back to their country. In 2006, Khady Dieye’s husband left the family home on Senegal’s northern coast and boarded a dugout canoe in the hope of reaching Spain. “Since then, we have not had any ...

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If we want to save Britain from its post-Brexit economic fate, we should support Theresa May’s investment in Africa

The narrowing of British concerns – which may seem like selfishness to some – is in line with political developments in other Western countries Theresa May has joined in a new scramble for Africa but this one is neither wholly European nor intentionally and hideously opaque as in centuries past. In fact, ...

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UNSMIL confirms Tunis CBL Governors’ meeting between El-Kaber and Hibri on auditing the CBL

The United Nation’s Libya mission, UNSMIL, confirmed today that a ‘‘work’’ meeting was held in Tunis yesterday between Tripoli-Central Bank of Libya Governor Saddek El-Kaber and acting head of the Beida Central Bank of Libya, Ali Hibri. The meeting came at the invitation of UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame to discuss ...

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Tory MPs complain over peer’s Tunisia trip

Three Tory MPs have lodged a complaint against party colleague Lord Sheikh over his attendance at a conference on Palestinian rights in Tunisia in 2014. Lord Sheikh confirmed he was at the event, as Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn faced questions about his participation in a memorial ceremony during the same trip. ...

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Did Morocco let more migrants make dangerous Spain crossing?

 Morocco may have relaxed migration controls into Europe as leverage in key negotiations with Brussels, it’s been claimed. The country, 14 kilometres from Andalucía, is in fresh focus after its northern neighbour Spain emerged as the busiest route into the EU for migrants. Experts say while they cannot be certain, ...

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Migration: Italy Mulls Investing at Least €1 Bln in North Africa

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has unveiled lately an ambitious plan worth at least 1 billion Euros destined to support the economies of North African countries, help create job opportunities in this region and curb migration flows. In a statement to Sky TG24, Mr. Salvini said these investments would focus ...

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Algeria Ready for Joint World Cup Bid, but Politics May Get in the Way

Algeria’s sporting authorities have reiterated a desire to jointly bid with neighbours Tunisia and Morocco for the hosting rights of the 2030 FIFA World Cup. While Algerian Minister of Sports Mohamed Hattab spoke more cautiously in June when Morocco first spoke of the possibility of a joint bid, the Algerian ...

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