North Africa

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:41:14 GMT
Libya: Secretary-General Underlines UN Commitment to Libya
[UN News] Full implementation of a historic ceasefire agreement and the withdrawal of foreign forces are critical for consolidating peace in Libya, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to a major international meeting a...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:30:39 GMT
Libya: Tough Challenge for German Leadership in Libya Talks
[HRW] Chancellor Angela Merkel took the initiative almost two years ago to resolve the Libya crisis by creating a joint effort called The Berlin Process. Germany has positioned itself as mostly neutral putting it in a favorable position to broker pol...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:20:25 GMT
Libya: Libya Conference Focuses On Elections, Security
[VOA] U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Berlin for talks Wednesday with German leaders and to take part in a conference on Libya's political future.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:37:19 GMT
Tunisia: Ministry of Defence Denies Participation in Naval Exercise 'Sea Breeze 21'
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The National Defence Ministry denied in a statement Wednesday any participation of the national Navy in the naval exercise of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) "Sea Breeze 21", scheduled for June 28...

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:37:15 GMT
Tunisia: Noomen El Euch Elected President of Democratic Bloc
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Noomen El Euch was elected, by consensus, to head the democratic bloc in the House of People's Representatives (ARP), until the end of the current parliamentary term.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:37:11 GMT
Tunisia: Prosecutor's Offices Orders Investigation Into Entry of Terrorist Jamel Rihani - Mohsen Daly
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Prosecutor's Office at the Judicial Counter-Terrorism Division has ordered initiating an investigation into the case of entry into Tunisia of terrorist Jamel Rihani through the Tunis-Carthage airport, said ...

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:37:06 GMT
Tunisia: High Investment Council - Priority Projects to Be Included in Government Decrees
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Priority national projects were adopted at the first meeting of the High Investment Council held at the Government Palace in Kasbah and chaired by Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi Wednesday.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:37:03 GMT
Tunisia: 'Senior Women in Business' Programme Closes, After Supporting 9 Start-Ups
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The incubation programme dedicated to women "Senior Women in Business", which was spread over 3 months and led to the creation of 9 start-ups, was closed Wednesday in Tunis.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:36:58 GMT
Tunisia: Six Indian Covid-19 Variant Cases Found in Tunisia - Health Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 6 Indian "Delta" COVID-19 variant cases have been found in Tunisia, the Health Ministry said in a statement Wednesday evening.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:36:56 GMT
Tunisia: Health Ministry Starts Working With Open Data System in National Vaccination Campaign
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Health Ministry, on Tuesday, started working with the Open Data system in the national vaccination campaign, it said in a statement Wednesday.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:36:54 GMT
Tunisia: Nabeul Sees Record Coronavirus Infections With 312 Cases
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Nabeul governorate, on Wednesday, saw a surge of coronavirus infections, reporting a record number of 312 more cases, out of 727 tests carried out: an incidence rate of 43%.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:36:51 GMT
Tunisia: UGTT Urge UTICA to Launch Wage Negotiations
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Deputy Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) in charge of the private sector Ali Boughdiri, on Wednesday, deplored the indifference of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and H...

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:53:27 GMT
Tunisia: Expats - Online Service Exhibition to Take Place July 12-16
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The third edition of the virtual exhibition of services dedicated to Tunisians living abroad will be held from July 12 to 16, Olfa Baldi, Deputy Director at the Board of Tunisians Abroad (OTE) said, Wednesday.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:53:24 GMT
Tunisia: Tokyo Olympics - 60 Tunisian Athletes Secured Qualification
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Some sixty Tunisian athletes have so far booked their tickets for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 (+1), pending the end of the last qualifying tournaments in some sports such as basketball and beach volleyball.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:53:19 GMT
Tunisia: Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus Recommends Enforcement of Health Protocols in Wedding Halls
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The enforcement of health protocols in wedding halls was the main recommendation issued by the Scientific Committee to Combat Coronavirus Tuesday.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:48:34 GMT
Egypt: Tourist Influx to Egypt Improved Since Jan - Tourism Min
[Egypt Online] Tourism Minister Khaled el Anani asserted the performance of the Egyptian tourism has gradually improved since the resumption of foreign tourism.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:48:28 GMT
Egypt: Cabinet Holds Weekly Meeting to Discuss Domestic Issues
[Egypt Online] The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Wednesday 23/6/2021 under Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli to discuss a number of political, economic and social issues.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:48:25 GMT
Egypt: Shoukry, German Min. Discuss Cooperation in Various Development Sectors
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shourky had talks in Berlin on Wednesday 23 /6/2021 with Gerhard Müller, Germany's Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, on means of promoting cooperation in various development sectors, Egyptian For...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:03:07 GMT
Ethiopia: 'Incoming Government Should Ensure GERD's Completion' - Voters, Observers
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - In a bid to ensure post-election stability, the elected government should give priority to the completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Election observers and voters who took part in the election in A...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:30:59 GMT
Tunisia: Covid-19 - Four More Fatalities Reported in Sfax
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Four more people died from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours in Sfax, the local health directorate said on Wednesday. A further 59 infections were logged after 325 samples were taken.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:29:08 GMT
Tunisia: Covid-19 - Sousse Sees Surge in Number of Fatalities and Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- COVID-19 claimed the lives of 6 more patients in the governorate of Sousse over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 865, according to the updated figures of the local health directorate.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:30 GMT
Egypt: FM Flies to Germany to Participate in Berlin-2 Conference
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left Egypt on Tuesday 22/6 /2021 for Germany to take part in the Berlin-2 conference on Libya, slated for Wednesday .

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:25 GMT
Africa: Egypt's Amb. to Canada Lauds Cairo's Role to Serve Africa, Middle East Stability
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abo Zeid has praised Cairo's efforts on strengthening the role of a centralized state in Africa and the Middle East in face of threats posed by militias and internal conflicts.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:23 GMT
Egypt: Sisi Directs Govt to Automate System of Silos, Strategic Commodities' Stores
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed the government to develop and automate the system of silos and stores of strategic commodities across the country, as part of the State's approach toward applying digital transformation and promo...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:19 GMT
Egypt: Egypt Reports 498 New Coronavirus Cases, 37 Fatalities
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said that 498 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country to 278,295.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:16 GMT
Egypt: Cairo Book Fair Officially Kicks Off June 30 - Minister
[Egypt Online] Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem said the 52nd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair will officially kick off on June 30 under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:12 GMT
Egypt: Environment Ministry Launches Campaign On Safe Disposal of E-Waste
[Egypt Online] Environment Minister Yasmeen Fouad announced on Tuesday 22/6/2021 the launch of a promotion campaign of E-Tadweer application on all social media networks.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:12:09 GMT
Egypt: Sisi Urges Reinforcing Finance for Sustainable Development
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has directed the government to maintain their efforts for promoting cooperation with international financial institutions, while adhering to the regulations set for securing the best financing packages on...

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:01:07 GMT
Tunisia: JUDO - Nihel Chekhrouhou and Ghofrane Khelifi, Tunisia's Only Representatives in Tokyo
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The International Federation of Judo (IFJ) announced the final list of qualified judokas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:19:03 GMT
Morocco: Morocco's Airports Receive 195,547 Passengers Aboard 1,857 Flights From June 15 to 21 (Onda)
[MAP] Casablanca -- The Kingdom's airports received, during the week from June 15 to 21, 195,547 passengers aboard 1,857 air flights (international arrivals and departures), according to the National Airports Office (ONDA).