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Norh African News aggregated from diverse sources by AllAfrica.com, including Egyptian, Tunisian, Libyan, Algerian, Mauritanian, Moroccan, Sudanese & other regional newspapers.

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  • Algeria: National Cereal Production Expected to Exceed 2018's Record
    on 21/01/2019 at 14:41

    [Algerie Presse Service] Constantine -Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazghi said that Thursday in Constantine that the national cereal production for the current agricultural season is likely to exceed last year's record (over 60 million quintals), achieved during the season 2017-2018. […]

  • Morocco: Contradictions Continue to Plague Morocco's Development Goals
    on 21/01/2019 at 14:40

    [Moroccan American Center] Unrest in many regions of Morocco during 2018 and the ongoing strikes in 2019, called by the labor unions and joined by Moroccans of all classes, are emblematic of the contradictions at the core of the country's uneven development. Among issues raised by the unions are the need to restart the country's national social dialogue, the government's alleged failure to exercise sufficient efforts to address unemployment and labor rights, and the growing disparity between classes. […]

  • Algeria: Need to Spread LPG Use to Cut Fuel Import
    on 21/01/2019 at 14:39

    [Algerie Presse Service] Bouira (Algeria) -Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni on Sunday in Bouira called on all Naftal officials to generalize the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) conversion centers across the country to encourage the use of this energy with a view to cut fuel import. […]

  • Rwanda: Egypt, Rwanda to Cooperate in Real Estate, Textiles, Meat Projects
    on 21/01/2019 at 11:27

    [New Times] Rwanda and Egypt are looking to cooperate in development projects including real estate development and construction materials, meat and leather, textiles as well as tropical fruits and vegetables, according to Rwanda's envoy to Egypt Amb. Saleh Habimana. […]

  • Western Sahara: Algeria and South Africa Renew Their Support to Saharawi People Right to Self-Determination and Freedom
    on 21/01/2019 at 11:27

    [SPS] Algiers -In a joint statement issued at the conclusion of a working visit to Algeria by the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Ms. Lindyou Sisulu, the two countries emphasized the need to end colonialism in Western Sahara and allow the Saharawi people to exercise their right to self-determination. […]

  • Libya: Nightmarish Detention for Migrants, Asylum Seekers
    on 21/01/2019 at 09:10

    [HRW] European Union policies contribute to a cycle of extreme abuse against migrants in Libya. The EU and Italy's support for the Libyan Coast Guard contributes significantly to the interception of migrants and asylum seekers and their subsequent detention in arbitrary, abusive detention in Libya. […]

  • Morocco: Abandon Attempts to Dissolve Cultural Group
    on 21/01/2019 at 08:57

    [HRW] Tunis -Moroccan authorities should immediately abandon attempts to dissolve the cultural group Racines, over critical comments made by guests on an online talk show it hosted, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. […]

  • Africa: Afreximbank Lends $170m to Orascom for Pan-African Expansion
    on 21/01/2019 at 08:09

    [Vanguard] THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed a facility agreement lending $170 million to Egypt-based conglomerate Orascom Investment Holding (OIH) to assist the company expand its pan-African activities in pursuit of its short and medium-term expansion strategy. […]

  • Tunisia: General Strike - Youssef Chahed to Address Tunisians Wednesday Night
    on 20/01/2019 at 06:24

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will address the Tunisians in the 8:00 pm newscast on Wataniya 1 TV channel. […]

  • Tunisia: 'Administrative Committee to Take Measures Up to Tunisian Workers' Expectations'
    on 20/01/2019 at 06:24

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -"The administrative committee of the Tunisian General labour Union (UGTT) will convene on January 19 and will make decisions up to the expectations of Tunisian workers who have advocated for their rights," UGTT Secretary General Noureddine Tabboubi said on Thursday. […]

  • Algeria: Hydrocarbons - Algeria Still Has Large Production Capacity
    on 20/01/2019 at 05:42

    [Algerie Presse Service] Illizi (Algeria) -The chief executive officer of Sonatrach Group, Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, said Monday that Algeria still has a large capacity to produce oil and gas. […]

  • Algeria: Subaquatic Heritage - 23 Ottoman Cannons Discovered in West of Algiers
    on 20/01/2019 at 05:41

    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The National Maritime Public Museum has announced, Thursday in Algiers, "the discovery of 23 cannons dating back to the Ottoman era", under the clear waters of Rocher Blanc site located in El Hamdania, Cherchell ( province of Tipasa), west of Algiers. […]

  • Algeria: Presidential Vote Set for April 18
    on 20/01/2019 at 05:38

    [Leadership] Algeria on Friday said its presidential elections will hold on April 18, ending speculation that the vote could be postponed. […]

  • Morocco: Group Empowers Women to Fight Partner Abuse, Rape
    on 19/01/2019 at 07:03

    [Deutsche Welle] Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. […]

  • North Africa: Women for Climate Action in 2019
    on 18/01/2019 at 12:30

    [UNEP] Heba Al-Farrah has a goal: to spread environmental awareness and climate action among women across the Middle East and North Africa. […]

  • Angola: National Speaker to Visit Morocco
    on 18/01/2019 at 06:36

    [ANGOP] Luanda -The National Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, is expected to visit the Kingdom of Morocco, in the first quarter of this year, to boost the parliamentary relations between the two states. […]

  • Tunisia: General Strike - Utica Regrets Lack of Agreement Between Government and UGTT
    on 17/01/2019 at 13:17

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) expressed regret for the lack of agreement between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), to avoid the general strike of civil and public servants observed Thursday, January 17. […]

  • Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent
    on 17/01/2019 at 12:39

    [HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities increasingly relied on counterterrorism and state of emergency laws to crush peaceful dissent during 2018, including by prosecuting journalists and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. […]

  • Libya: Civilians Under Threat From Militias
    on 17/01/2019 at 12:34

    [HRW] Geneva -Unaccountable and violent armed groups maintain a stranglehold on Libya, while civilians pay the price in the divided country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Libyan authorities should prioritize justice sector reform and establishing accountability, particularly for members of armed groups. […]

  • Tunisia: Government Did Its Best to Present New and Serious Proposals to Avoid General Strike" (Youssef Chahed)
    on 17/01/2019 at 11:45

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Prime Minister Youssef Chahed regretted the general strike decision maintained by the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) for Thursday, saying that the government has done its best to avoid it. […]

  • Africa: Injury-Hit Ahly Face Tricky Debutants Js Saoura Test
    on 17/01/2019 at 10:12

    [CAF] Record eight-time continental champions Al Ahly face a tricky mission when they visit Algerian debutants JS Saoura on Friday as Group D enters match day 2. […]

  • Africa: Zamalek Set Sights On Group Stage Berth
    on 17/01/2019 at 08:28

    [CAF] Egyptian giants, Zamalek, are eyeing a group stage birth when they entertain Moroccan side, Ittihad Tangier on Saturday at the Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria. A barren draw was the result last Sunday when both sides met in the northern Moroccan city of Tangier, which means the White Knights have to win to qualify to the mini league stage. […]

  • Tunisia: Eight Years After It Launched the Arab Spring, Tunisia Still Struggles With the Legacy of Dictatorship
    on 16/01/2019 at 08:32

    [HRW] On Monday, Tunisians once again commemorate the anniversary of their 2011 revolution, which also inspired the broader Arab Spring uprisings around the Middle East and North Africa. This year, once again, Tunisians and others are reexamining these events, trying to tease out their larger meaning. Many still look to Tunisia as a potential model for a successful democratic transition, even as they recognize that it remains a fragile experiment. But as Tunisians mark the occasion this year, it is becoming appa […]

  • Tunisia: Afek Tounes Says Political Infightings Have Wasted Time for Tunisia 8 Years After Revolution
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia has made progress at the political level and especially in freedoms, said Mohamed Ali Mankai, member of the political bureau of the Afek Tounes party. […]

  • Tunisia: IHF Handball World Championship 2019 (Group C) - Day 3 - Tunisia Secure First Win Over Chile 36-30
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's national handball team secured their first win at the IHF Handball World Championship 2019 after defeating Chile's 36-30 (hafltime: 18-15), at a Group C day-3 game played on Monday afternoon in Herning, Denmark. […]

  • Tunisia: Year VIII of the Revolution - Mining Basin 'Cradle of the Revolution' Still Marginalised
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Gafsa/Tunisia -The celebration of the 8th anniversary of the Revolution has particular significance in Gafsa, where the 2008 mining basin revolt is considered the "cradle of the Revolution", for having caused the first psychological break with Ben Ali's repressive regime and prepared for his agony. […]

  • Tunisia: Anniversary of Revolution - PF Calls for Popular Mobilisation Against Policies of Ruling Coalition
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Popular Front called its bases to intensify activities throughout the territory to end the policies of the coalition in power and their consequences on the economic, social and political fields. […]

  • Tunisia: 8th Anniversary of the Revolution - Many Opposition Parties Call On Tunisians to Fight Against Unpatriotic Choices and Policies
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Tunisian people must remain vigilant against attempts to confiscate the revolution by the ruling coalition and fight against the unpatriotic choices and policies it continues to impose, many opposition parties said on Monday on the anniversary of the revolution of January 14, 2011. […]

  • Tunisia: KEF - Short-Term Aid for Poor Families Will Concern 5 Rural Regions
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Short-term aid (food, heating equipment and fuels) for poor families in the Kef region affected by the cold spell will concern five rural areas in this governorate, said Minister of Local Affairs and Environment Mokhtar Hammami. […]

  • Tunisia: 2019 IHF Handball World Championship (Group C) - Day 3 - Tunisia Defeat Chile 36-30
    on 15/01/2019 at 14:14

    [Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Tunisia's national handball team defeated Chile's 36-30 (first half: 18-15), at a 2019 IHF Handball World Championship Group C day-3 game played on Monday afternoon in Herning. […]

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