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Morocco bans travellers arriving from China over COVID surge

Morocco has imposed a ban on people arriving from China effective Tuesday, Jan. 3 as it makes effort to prevent a wave of Covid-19 infections. The foreign ministry said all nationalities arriving from China will be hit with this ban. Several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from China due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Morocco is a top… Read More
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Sudan: At least 151 people killed in renewed violence

– – Renewed clashes in Sudan’s Blue Nile state have led to the death of at least 151 people and left 86 others injured. Fighting erupted over recent days despite a peace deal signed in 2020 to end the conflict. Some of Sudan’s rebel groups in the western Darfur region and in Blue Nile and southern Kordofan had agreed to… Read More
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Morocco issues first cannabis production permits to farmers

– – The Moroccan government has issued permits for 10 farmers to legally grow cannabis for industry and export. This is the first time the country is issuing out these permits after legalising the production of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes last year. Farmers in the northern regions of al-Hoceima, Chefchaouen and Taounate will now be allowed to produce… Read More
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Nigeria and Morocco sign agreement for gas pipeline

– – Morocco and Nigeria have signed an agreement to build a major pipeline transporting gas from south-east Nigeria and across the Sahara. The 7,000km (4,300-mile) link – originating from Brass Island – will connect with the Maghreb European Pipeline in northern Morocco. The pipeline will go through 13 African countries. Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) boss Mele Kyari told… Read More
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Morocco issues Africa’s first corporate clean mobility green bond worth $95m

– – Africa’s first corporate clean mobility bond has been launched by Morocco’s national railway operator (ONCF). FSD Africa provided technical assistance for the green certification process of this bond. With this issuance, ONCF is targeting to raise approximately 1 billion dirhams ($95m) to support the Al Boraq project, which has led to considerable gains for the community in terms… Read More
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Egypt suspends activities of its contingent in Mali UN mission

– – Egypt on Friday announced it has suspended the activities of its contingent in Mali peacekeeping mission temporarily. The United Nations was informed of this move by Egypt with officials citing increased attacks on peacekeepers who escort convoys supplying UN bases. A UN spokesperson said on Friday that the attacks have caused the death of seven Egyptian soldiers since… Read More
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Morocco launches e-visa to boost tourism sector

– – Morocco has now launched its e-Visa system as it seeks to boost its tourism sector in a post-Covid-19 pandemic era. This is seen as an exciting news for international travelers who are seeking to visit the North African country. Effective July 10, the new eVisa is expected to make it easier for millions of travelers to visit Morocco.… Read More
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Nine protesters killed during anti-military protests in Sudan

– – Doctors in Sudan say nine protesters have so far died following protests against military rule. Many of the victims according to doctors had been shot by security forces who had confronted large crowds in multiple cities. There were instances where the military tried to break into hospitals where some of the injured were being treated. During Thursday’s demonstration, protesters… Read More
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Sudan summons UN envoy for supporting anti-military protests

– – Sudan summoned the UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, over remarks he made regarding the Thursday’s anti-military protests. Mr Perthes has been at loggerheads with the military authorities since the coup against the civilian-led transitional government last October. In an interview on Wednesday with Saudi-funded Al-Hadath TV the envoy cautioned the government and security agencies to maintain the… Read More
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African Union condemns deadly attack on Egyptian troops in Sinai

– – The African Union (AU) has condemned Sunday’s deadly attack on Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack led to the death of 11 Egyptian soldiers. According to Egyptian officials the attack targeted a water pumping station. In a tweet, AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned “in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Sinai”. Mahamat said… Read More