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Algeria’s Closed Border Syndrome

Algeria, Africa’s largest country, shares borders with 6 countries, all of them are closed with the exception of its land frontiers with Tunisia. This closed-border attitude is reflective of a lack of a neighborhood policy in an increasingly integrated continent where collective efforts are the best means to countering trans-border ...

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West Africa should break bond with euro to survive

France’s colonial-era trade agreements with its former African colonies are undermining their policy independence, industrialisation and sovereignty.As part of the deal for the colonies to become independent, France in 1960 negotiated the Pacte Coloniale – sets of co-operation agreements covering security, economies, public projects, politics and culture, among others – which ...

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Temperature and salinity double in Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is responding very quickly to global warming and the rate of evaporation is higher than precipitation and fluvial supply. Temperatures and salinity is also increasing at two and a half times the rate at the midway point in the twentieth century and higher than that of the oceans, ...

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Turkey laptop ban lifted on certain flights

UK officials said the restrictions would remain imposed on all UK-bound flights from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Friday (July 28) it had eased its restrictions on the use of large electronic devices on two Turkish carriers – Turkish Airlines and ...

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Dialogue must start soon says State Council

The State Council (SC) has urged the House of Representatives (HoR) to join it in beginning the Dialogue process to amend the Libyan Political Agreement. Libya was in a stalemate and limited compromises based on the LPA had to be made as soon as possible, it said. Its statement is in response ...

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