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    Inflation Reaches Unprecedented Levels in Algeria as Oil Prices Drop

    Casablanca — Inflation is up in Algeria since oil prices have experienced a significant decrease, and things are about to get worse, according to a report by Deutsche Welles.  A new financial law will go into effect in Algeria starting January 2017, which will increase the prices of essential goods in response to the drop...

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    Algeria: RWB Denounces ‘Invisible Hand of Power Over the Media’ 

    Casablanca - The prominent press rights organization Reporters Without Borders has denounced the ‘Invisible Hand’ that controls the media in Algeria in its latest report presented last Thursday in Paris.  The investigative report was based on 20 interviews conducted between May and October 2016 in Algiers and Oran, Algeria, showing the evolution of the Algerian...

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  • Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra
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    Algeria Deepens its Isolation by Endorsing Assad and Iran in Syria

    Washington D.C. - Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra  recent statement hailing the Assad’s regime liberation of Aleppo may have just sealed the fate of his country’s relations with the Arab nations of the Gulf. His disregard to the deaths of thousands of women and children at the hands of the Iraqi, Lebanese and Iranian Shiite...

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  • Italian Media Condemns Algeria’s Mistreatment of Migrants
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    Italian Media Condemns Algeria’s Mistreatment of Migrants

    by Ghita Benslimane Casablanca — The news of Algeria’s mass deportation of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees has made its way to Europe. Popular Italian newspaper “Lindro" published an article last week about the Algerian Ministry of Interior’s decision to deport a slew of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees out of the country. The subtitle reads: “Officially,...

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    Moroccan Union Denounces the Expulsion of African Migrants from Algeria

    Rabat - The Democratic Confederation of Labor is denouncing the expulsion of African Migrants from Algeria and the xenophobic statements of Algerian officials against sub-Saharans. The Democratic Confederation of Labor, a Moroccan union that works for the rights of sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco, has denounced the deportation of African migrants from Algeria. The union has...

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  • EU Official: Algeria to Implode Post-Bouteflika
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    EU Official: Algeria to Implode Post-Bouteflika

    Rabat - The political implosion of Algeria after the death of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika could cause the country of 40 million to fall into a civil war similar in nature to the ones ongoing in Libya and Syria, according to Pierre Defraigne, the Honorary Director General of the European Commission. "Europe must learn from...

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  • Morocco Calls for Strong Involvement of International Community to Resolve Syrian Crisis
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    Algeria Claims Deportation of Sub-Saharan Immigrants ‘Respects Human Rights’

    Rabat - Among the uproar caused following the deportation of  over 1,400 Sub-Saharan immigrants in recent weeks, the Algerian government has claimed that the operations were conducted in “respect of human rights,” according to a  statement of the Algerian Foreign Ministry. The release on Saturday said the deportations were for the “better” as the immigrants...

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    AU President Remains Silent on Algeria’s Deportation of Sub-Saharan Migrants

    Casablanca — In a somewhat controversial move, President of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has remained silent on the issue of Algeria’s deportation of hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees — could this indicate an implicit alliance with Algeria? Various media across the continent (namely in Morocco, Mali, the Ivory Coast), have picked up on...

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    Morocco Provides Emergency Aid to Sub-Saharans Expelled From Algeria to Niger

    Rabat – Morocco will provide emergency assistance to Sub-Saharan immigrants who were expelled to from Algeria to Niger, Moroccan authorities said on Thursday. In conformity with the instructions of King Mohammed VI and following the migration and humanitarian crisis due to the massive expulsion of Sub-Saharans to Niger, Morocco will send an emergency aid to...

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    U.S. State Department Warns Americans Against Travel to Algeria

    by Ghita Benslimane  Casablanca — The U.S. State Department has updated its travel advisory yesterday, warning Americans against travel to Algeria.  The alerts and warnings page for Algeria hadn’t been updated since March 1, 2016. But as of December 13, the Department of State "continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas in...

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    Lakhdar Brahimi Calls for Reopening Morocco-Algerian Borders

    Casablanca — Algerian UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has expressed a desire to see Morocco and Algeria opening their borders in favor of economic exchange. Speaking at the Algiers Châteauneuf Police School on December 11 in commemoration of the historic 1960 demonstrations, Brahimi stated he hoped the two countries would “leave the Sahara issue aside in...

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    Algeria: Crowds Gather to Mourn Journalist Killed While in Detention

    Casablanca — Hundreds have gathered to attend the burial of an Algerian journalist who died while in detention for “offense to the President of the Republic,” according to a statement issued by the French Press Agency (AFP).  The death of former journalist Mohamed Tamalt in an Algerian prison this week has made waves across the nation and in...

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    Malian Migrants Denounce Inhumane Treatment by Algerian Authorities

    Casablanca - Malian migrants expelled from Algeria by the Algerian Security Forces are accusing the latter of violence leading to injuries and deaths upon their arrival to Bamako. The Malian migrants who arrived in Mali’s Capital, Bamako, have denounced the violence of the Algerian authorities and revealed cases of injuries and deaths among them during...

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    Le Point Afrique: 'Death of Algerian Journalist Resembles a Horror Film'

    Rabat - French website, Le Point Afrique, is comparing the death of Algerian-British journalist, Mohamed Tamalt, to “a scenario of a horror film” "Le Point Afrique" has written an article titled “In the land of Hibernatus Bouteflika,” regarding the death of Algerian journalist and blogger Mohamed Tamalt on Sunday in an Algerian hospital after a...

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    Algerian Journalist Dies While In Detention

    Rabat - Mohamed Tamalt, Algerian Journalist and Blogger, detained on charges of insulting Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has died today after falling into a 3-month coma as the result of a hunger strike. Mohamed Tamalt aged 42, known for his disapproval of the Algerian authorities and the President Bouteflika, died December 11th in Bab El...

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    Algerian Human Rights NGO Denounce ‘Brutal Arrest’ of Sub-Saharan Migrants

    Casablanca - The Algerian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LADHH) has denounced the “brutal arrest of Sub-Saharan migrants prior to their expulsion from Algeria. This came after Algerian authorities arrested 1,400 sub-Saharan migrants in the Algerian capital in less than a week. The NGO estimates 1,400 sub-Saharan migrants arrested in the Algerian capital...

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  • Algeria Expels Migrants to Nigeria in Deplorable Conditions
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    Algeria Expels Migrants to Niger in Deplorable Conditions: RFI

    Casablanca - Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees have been sent to a camp in Tamanrasset in the process of being expelled from Algeria. Accounts from the site suggest they are being held in deplorable conditions. Algeria has recently begun deporting hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees towards Niger, going against the 1951 Refugee Convention...

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    Refugees and Migrants Spread AIDS and Other STDs: Algerian Official

    Casablanca - Farouk Ksentini, President of Algeria’s National Consultative Commission for Human Rights Protection and Promotion, made a controversial statement regarding migrants and refugees to the Algerian daily “Essawt El Akher." On December 5, the president of Algeria's human rights commission told “Essawt El Akher” that “the presence of migrants and refugees in various parts...

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  • The Moroccan Gold Eldorado
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    The Moroccan Gold Eldorado, a Myth or a Reality?

    Rabat - Recently, a conspiracy theory video about a large gold discovery in Morocco is making rounds online. The video claims that a substantial gold reserve was discovered and is being extracted by a Canadian mining company called Maya Gold and Silver. We Moroccans are very proud human beings, we love our country and cherish...

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
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    Qatar: How the Tables Are Turning in The Gulf

    Rabat - Amidst harsh sanctions and a long list of demands from its neighbors, Qatar’s ability to thrive under pressure may prove to be problematic for Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabia and its coalition attempt to wait out Qatar, the recent spat in the Gulf continues to become more and more global, and severely against...

  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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    Climate Change : If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Fix It

    Chefchaouen - Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Chefchaouen is doing its part by embracing clean energy climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate action. When it comes to fighting climate change, cities and local leaders are best positioned to lead that charge. Local leaders from coastal to landlocked communities are...

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    India Orders Internal Probe into Mistaken Use of Morocco-Spain Border Picture

    Hyderabad - The Indian Ministry of Interior on Wednesday ordered an internal investigation to find out how a picture of Morocco-Spain border was used in its annual report to show floodlights along the India-Pakistan border. What is most embarrassing is that the annual report of previous years was tabled during the Budget Session of Indian...

  • Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
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    Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

    Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression by the state. The Rif has, in spite of itself, got involved into a peaceful revolt since the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri at the end of October 2016, a...

  • Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani emir of Qatar
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    The Qatar Crisis: What Does It Mean?

    Rabat - The recent diplomatic fallout between Qatar and the rest of the Middle East could have serious economic and geopolitical consequences across the globe. Earlier this week, Qatar’s diplomatic crisis took an extreme turn as several Arab states severed diplomatic ties with the Gulf nation.  The original list of countries in the coalition against...

  • Moroccans spend Laylat al-Qadr, the 26th day of Ramadan, at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
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    Ramadan: Not just Abstinence from Daily Intakes 

    By Abdellatif Oudra Rabat - The observance of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, compels Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset. But it is not just about abstaining from food or drink.  Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed in commemoration of the revelation of Qur’an to the prophet Mohammad,...

  • Morocco Threatens to Terminate Agriculture Agreement with Europe
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    Morocco and the EU: Managing the Future

    Rabat - Morocco enjoys proximity to Europe and is at an advantage of being favoured by the European Union as a close partner on political, economic, and cultural levels. Historical archives and political legacies tie Morocco directly with at least three influential European countries: France, Spain, and England. Demography, kinship, and immigration compel other EU...

  • The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab Spring
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    The Educational and Cultural Implications of the Arab 'Spring'

    Rabat - In the last ten years or so, the Arab world has seen unprecedented collapses in the realms of politics and economy, among others. World NGOs regularly release area-specific rankings, in which Arab nations commonly rank at the bottom of lists in education, human rights, and income for instance while they top those of...

  • Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
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    Al Hoceima and the Pedagogical Exercise

    Ottawa - What makes a democracy different from non-democracy? This is the classical and historical question asked by philosophers over the centuries and deeply questioned in the discipline of political science. Democracy cannot prevent inequality as the case in the United States where inequality is the highest globally. Democracy cannot stop corruption like in Brazil...