Sahel: Roadside bomb kills soldiers in south Niger

Sahel: Roadside bomb kills soldiers in south Niger

Four soldiers were killed and eight others seriously injured by a roadside bomb in southeastern Niger, a region hit by jihadist attacks, the government said. The troops were pursuing "terrorists" on Monday following an attack the previous day on a military position in...

Tunisia: Street riots continue for fourth night in Tunisia

Tunisia: Street riots continue for fourth night in Tunisia

Tunisia braced for further protests Tuesday after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths in cities across the North African country.  President Kais Saied urged young Tunisians to refrain from further...

Tunisia: Economic and social despair fuel unrest in Tunisia

Tunisia: Economic and social despair fuel unrest in Tunisia

Tunisia has seen a new wave of street clashes since the North African country marked the 10th anniversary of its revolution last week. More than 600 mostly young people have been arrested in the rioting, mostly in poor neighbourhoods, with minors as young as 15 among...

Tunisia: Chaos and unrest in several cities, troops deployed

Tunisia: Chaos and unrest in several cities, troops deployed

Tunisian authorities said Monday they had arrested more than 600 people and deployed troops after a third consecutive night of riots, mostly by young people in working class districts of several cities. The unrest came despite a nationwide coronavirus pandemic...

Algeria says oil and gas exports down in double-digit rates in 2020

Algeria says oil and gas exports down in double-digit rates in 2020

Algeria's oil revenues collapsed in 2020, according to energy ministry figures released Sunday, exacerbating an economic crisis in the North African country which is heavily dependent on crude income. "The overall volume of hydrocarbon exports reached 82.2 million...

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Tunisia: Street riots continue for fourth night in Tunisia

Tunisia braced for further protests Tuesday after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths in cities across the North African country.  President Kais Saied urged young Tunisians to refrain from further violence even as social media posts called for new rallies.  "Do not attack or insult anyone and do not damage private property or state...

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US-Africa: Trump’s disastrous reputation in Africa

As they watched a violent mob smash into the US Capitol, some in Africa could not help but see a little irony in the chaos incited by President Donald Trump, who once famously called African nations "shitholes". Others across the continent offered Washington some tips...

Libya: The ordeal of Libya’s civil war amputees

For Radwan Jibril, wounded in a bastion of Libya's 2011 revolution, losing his leg became "inevitable" and he had a prosthetic replacement, but thousands of other amputees are still waiting. An orthopaedic centre is finally scheduled to open in March to provide...

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Western Sahara: How Trump’s madness could undermine Morocco’s claim over the Western Sahara

By Arezki Daoud: Anger in the United States against disgraced American president Donald Trump has reached its peak. His opponents, in the millions, including an increasing number of fellow Republicans, can't wait to get rid of him and erase his legacy. Not only Congress has impeached him for the second time in what was a bipartisan move endorsed by all Democrats in the House, aided by 10...

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Algeria: Nine killed in army-insurgent clashes in Tipaza, including three soldiers

Another clash on Sunday claims life of third soldier Another soldier and two more jihadists were killed Sunday afternoon during an "anti-terror" operation in the Tipaza region of Western Algeria, the defence ministry said. The second clash in the region within 24 hours takes the number of "terrorists" killed there to six, along with three Algerian soldiers, according to the ministry. "During......

Tunisia wants UN monitors in Libya

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called Monday for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle...

SOCIAL, LABOR & THE ENVIRONMENT

Covid-19: Despite promising vaccines, worldwide deaths soar as nations face uncertainty

The worldwide death toll from coronavirus approached two million on Friday, with Europe topping 30 million infections and World Health Organization experts working on  advice to fight new, more contagious strains of the disease.  The soaring number of fatalities -- 1,994,833 -- is matched by the spread of infections with Europe recording 30,003,905 cases, nearly a third of the worldwide total,...

BUSINESS & THE ECONOMY

OPEC cartel set to extend production cuts, but outlook is grim

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on global oil demand, the OPEC oil producers' club on Monday began a meeting in which they are expected to decide on an extension of production cuts. "2020 continues to be a year of immense challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic," Abdelmadjid Attar, who currently holds the rotating presidency of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting...

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US-Africa: Trump’s disastrous reputation in Africa

As they watched a violent mob smash into the US Capitol, some in Africa could not help but see a little irony in the chaos incited by President Donald Trump, who once famously called African nations "shitholes". Others across the continent offered Washington some tips on how run a democracy -- advice that has so often gone in the other direction.  "It's time for the African Union to send in...

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Egypt: After giving the world an unparalleled civilization, Egypt now offers us a grotesque and cartoonish depiction of its power

Egypt: After giving the world an unparalleled civilization, Egypt now offers us a grotesque and cartoonish depiction of its power

When you think that Egypt has reached the bottom of the surreal, hold your breath for a minute and see what happens next. Even North Korea's Kim Jong Un could not have gone so low. To please Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian police academy put up a show on Thursday, October 15 that aimed at showcasing how strong Egypt's cops are. From the moment Sisi showed up, like a Pharaoh from 5,000 years...

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