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Beneath the Islamic beards and burqas

Beneath the Islamic beards and burqas

The most striking scene in Nick Broomfield's powerful 2007 film Battle for Haditha is not one of violence but a simple love scene. A...
Morocco : The Gerets controversy reaches fever pitch

Morocco : The Gerets controversy reaches fever pitch

Success has a price. One that most Moroccans couldn’t afford as they stress Eric Gerets’ exaggerated salary : according to the local press, the...
MobiCash: A new money transfer service for Moroccans

MobiCash: A new money transfer service for Moroccans

"MobiCash" a new feature in international money transfer for Moroccans living abroad has been put in place by Maroc Telecom since the beginning of...
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Aviation: Lufthansa, Brussels, Swiss together in the African skies

Lufthansa, Swiss and Brussels Airlines have merged forces to provide a seamless travel, otherwise known as a ‘free-from-disturbance', product towards Africa. With 200 flights...
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Somali kidnappers threaten to kill MSF hostages

Somali gunmen who abducted two doctors from the NGO Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Sunday in Somalia, threatened Tuesday to kill their hostages if a...
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Medicins Sans Frontieres workers abducted in Bakool, Somalia

Two Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without borders) workers, a Belgian and a Dutchman, were abducted Sunday by gunmen in southern Somalia, Bakool. According to...
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Darfur: 5 Belgian Medecins Sans Frontiere members abducted

MSF has revealed to AFP news that five members of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been abducted in north Darfur in Sudan. The kidnapped...
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Brussels calls on Maghreb to strengthen the fight against smugglers

Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice and Freedom, Tuesday urged the Maghreb to fight against smugglers in order to combat...
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Belgian Forces operating under EUFOR attacked by Sudanese helicopters

A patrol team of the Belgian Special Forces operating within the European Forces in Chad (EUFOR) has been attacked by Sudanese helicopters, parliamentary sources...
Water crisis in Algeria may get worse

Water crisis in Algeria may get worse

A report on the availability of potable water in Africa has listed Algeria among 17 African countries affected by water shortage. According to the report,...
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Belgium to invest millions in Burundi to help promote education and agriculture

Belgium is to grant Burundi 5.3 millions euros to help promote education and agriculture in its former colony, the Ministry of External Relations said...
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Belgium takes over command of EUFOR in Chad and CAR

Belgium Wednesday took over the command of the special forces of the European Union Peacekeeping mission in Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFOR),...
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Belgium moves to safeguard financial contributions to Congo

The Belgian Ambassador to Congo, Michel Tilemans, said Thursday that the money his country gives to Congo for development would no longer be intercepted...
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Belgium still wants ex Chadian President arrested

Belgium's international arrest warrant against the former Chadian president Hissène Habré is still valid and he could be arrested and extradited to Belgium the...
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Football: Moroccan Mounir Diane transfers to RAEC Mons

Moroccan footballer Mounir Diane has moved from French second division RC Lens to Belgian first division RAEC Mons, Panapress reported. Diane signed a two-year...
Football : Race for top goal scorer spot at Beijing Olympics

Football : Race for top goal scorer spot at Beijing Olympics

It is more than a contest for a place in Saturday's final match as Nigeria's Obinna Nsofor and Belgium's Moussa Dembele also have to...
Zambia seizes corrupt properties in Belgium to fund health sector

Zambia seizes corrupt properties in Belgium to fund health sector

The Zambian government has disclosed it earned about 13.6 billion Kwacha from the sale of seized properties and that the money will be spent...
European MPs and illigal immigrants protest in Brussels

European MPs and illigal immigrants protest in Brussels

Several hundred illegal immigrants supported by European MPs as well as humanitarian NGOs, trade unions and students, demonstrated on Wednesday before the European parliament...
Air transport IT summit to hold in Belgium

Air transport IT summit to hold in Belgium

The annual Air Transport Information Technology (IT) Summit, hosted by SITA, a firm that specialises in air transport communication and solutions, will take place...
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Cameroonian suicide in Belgium sparks riots at detention facility

A young Cameroonian asylum seeker in Belgium has committed suicide by hanging himself in the toilet of a detention centre in Merksplas, Belgium, with...
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Belgian journalist held in Congo

A Congolese human rights group, Voice of the Voiceless (VSV), has denounced the arrest of a Belgian independent journalist M. Collin in Bas-Congo province...
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66 persons survive DR Congo plane crash

Official reports from The Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed that some 66 passengers have survived a plane crash that was originally believed to...
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Plane crash kills dozens

An aircraft carrying over 83 passengers and crew has crashed killing dozens in The Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire. The crash...
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Mozambican and six others win environmental prizes

A Mozambican musician, Feliciano dos Santos, is one of this year's winners of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. A statement from the prize jury, received...
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Terrorism: Belgian investigators arrive in Morocco

Investigators from the Belgian police arrived Monday in Casablanca following the recent arrest of the alleged mastermind of the terrorist network, Abdelkader Belliraj, who...
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Chad: Rebels deny Gov’t claims of talks

Chadian rebels Thursday denied government claims of talks between the two parties contradicting a statement made by Foreign Minister Ahmat Allam-Mi when he told...
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Rabat int’l athletics meet holds 14 June

The Rabat International Athletics meet will take place on 14 June, the Moroccan Royal Athletics Association (FRMA) said here on Tuesday. The competition, supported...
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Moroccan security arrest 23 terrorists

Moroccan security services have "dismantled a vast terrorist network of jihadists", which was planning to perpetrate acts of violence in Morocco, the government press...
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Morocco and Belgium to play friendly match

The Morocco national football team will play a friendly match with their Belgium counterparts on 26 March in Brussels, sports sources told PANA on...
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Kenya: Two journalists shot while covering riots, another assaulted and her

Two journalists shot while covering riots, another assaulted and her camera taken, several others threatened with death according to the International Federation of Journalists...