The Risks of Hardened Borders in North Africa

2018/08/17 – Over the past several years, North African countries have worked to heavily fortify their borders. A 200-kilometer (125-mile) trench, completed in February 2016, runs along the Tunisian–Libyan border. Twelve hundred kilometers (746 miles) to the west, two new walls mark the border between Morocco and Algeria. These barriers are symptom and symbol of a new securitized approach to borders in areas that have historically been culturally and economically linked.
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Morocco’s Trade with Israel Totaled $37 Million in 2017

2018/08/05 – Although Morocco has no official diplomatic ties with Israel, the North African country traded $37 million worth of goods with Israel in 2017 according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs published data through its Arabic Facebook page revealing data about its trade with some Arab and Islamic countries, based on CBS statistics. Continuer à lire … « Morocco’s Trade with Israel Totaled $37 Million in 2017 »

Niger : IAEA praises Niger’s progress on nuclear programme #Uranium

2018/07/18 – Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission team has concluded in its final report. The report from the mission – conducted in April – was submitted to the Nigerien government on 16 July.
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Largest Terrorist Group Resides, in Africa, Moroccan FM Says

2018/06/26 – Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bouraita said here today that the largest terrorist group is currently situated, in Africa, with more than 6,000 fighters. Continuer à lire … « Largest Terrorist Group Resides, in Africa, Moroccan FM Says »

Morocco pledges support to G5 Sahel operations

2018/06/14 – Morocco pledged Monday its support to G5 Sahel operations to maintain peace and stability in the Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « Morocco pledges support to G5 Sahel operations »

UAE supports Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara: Abdullah bin Zayed

2018/05/22 – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has reaffirmed the UAE full solidarity and support for Morocco in confronting all threats to its security, safety and stability. Continuer à lire … « UAE supports Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara: Abdullah bin Zayed »

Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises

Tension has returned to the Moroccan-Algerian borders after militants from the Polisario Front launched maneuvers and parades, with the participation of Algerian officers and experts, in the Tifariti, region east of Morocco’s defense wall. Continuer à lire … « Tension Rises on Morocco-Algeria Border as Polisario Militants Launch Military Exercises »