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Nigeria:Apostle Suleman's Mission to Deter Libya-Bound Young Nigerians

[This Day] Most of the critics of the modern day pastors have premised their concerns on the observations that these faith leaders tend to focus more on self than others. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Morocco Has Paid Its 2018 Regular Budget Dues in Full, UN Spokesperson

[MAP] New York -Morocco has paid its regular budget assessments to the UN in full for the year 2018 which amounts to 1,312,582 US dollars, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Sisi - Greenhouses Technology to Help Increase Agricultural Production

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed on Thursday that using greenhouses and modern cultivation techniques contribute to increasing agricultural production and rationalizing water consumption, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Sisi Follows Up Military Operations in Sinai

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is closely following up the military operations in Sinai from an operations room, said presidential sources on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Planning Min. Heads to UAE to Participate in WGS 2018

[Egypt Online] Planning Minister Hala el Saeed will head for the UAE on Friday to take part in meetings of the sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018). (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Army Announces Highest State of Alert to Uproot Terrorism

[Egypt Online] Military Spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifaei on Friday announced a comprehensive military operation at all strategic fronts that is carried out by the Egyptian Armed Forces to uproot terrorism. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Qabil - Kom Oshim Project Turning Point in Cooperation Between Egypt, Singapore

[Egypt Online] Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Qabil stressed that Kom Oshim project in Fayyoum governorate, which is carried out by Singapore Holding Company, represents a turning point in the history of cooperation between Egypt and Singapore. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Antiquities Ministry Denies Claims Over Discovering Hole Near Tutankhamun Tomb

[Egypt Online] The Antiquities Ministry did not receive any reports concerning a 15-meters hole near the tomb of Tutankhamun during the work of an exploration mission in Luxor city, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Sisi Discusses Joint Cooperation With His Cypriot Counterpart

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi phoned Thursday his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades to discuss prospects of joint cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Tillerson to Visit Egypt Next Week for Talks On Partnership

[Egypt Online] US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will pay a visit to Egypt next week to discuss booting the bilateral relations and partnership, US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Egypt Wins Two Gold Medals in Freestyle Wrestling African Junior Championship

[Egypt Online] Egyptian athlete Fathy Tarek won Thursday a gold medal of 65 kg cadet in the freestyle wrestling African junior championship held in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Sudanese and Egyptian Foreign Ministers and Security Chiefs Issue Joint Statement

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Egypt on Thursday underlined the strength and eternity of the relations between the two countries and the unity of the fate of the two nations, their desire to boost brotherly relation and to maximize the areas of cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Transport Minister - Political Leadership Supports Cooperation With Africa Countries

[Egypt Online] The political leadership in Egypt supports cooperation in the field of transport with the African and Nile-basin countries, Transport Minister Hesham Arafat said. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:HM the King Instructs Governmental Sectors and Services to Remain Mobilized

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI gave his high instructions to the concerned governmental sectors and services to remain mobilized and redouble efforts to alleviate the negative impact of snowfall, heavy rains and sharp drop in temperatures in some prefectures and provinces of the Kingdom, and to take steps to open up the affected areas and provide assistance and support to their populations, the Ministry of Interior said Wednesday in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Sahara Negotiations - Redux or Moving Forward ?

[Moroccan American Center] Horst Kohler, the United Nations Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, recently announced his plan to hold talks with Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front. Appointed August 16, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Kohler has invited the two parties to Berlin in the near future, and although this is a first time the talks are to be held there, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be more successful than his predecessors. He is the fourth Personal Envoy s (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Public Must Be Able to Access All News Sites

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Ghandour and Atta to Visit Egypt Wednesday

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour and Director-General of the National Intelligence and Security Service(NISS), Lt Gen. Mohamed Atta will start Wednesday a two -day official visit to Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Morocco Must End Occupation of AU Member Country, Says Ould Salek

[SPS] Algiers -Saharawi Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek said Morocco must put an end to its occupation of the territories of an African Union's member state as it has joined the African institution. (AllAfrica)

Africa:One Migrant's Brutal Odyssey Through Libya

[IPS] Thirty-year-old Nazir Mohammed sits on one of the two sofas in his single room in Kwame Danso, a small town about 290 kilometres north of Ghana's capital Accra, reflecting on life back in Libya. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:SADR Has the Right to Demand AU Military Intervention If Morocco Rejects Peaceful Solution

[SPS] Algiers -"The SADR, as a member country of the AU has the right to demand the AU military intervention if Morocco refuses the peaceful solution to Western Sahara conflict and if it rejects the direct negotiations, proposed by UN Special Envoy Horst Kohler," Sahrawi Foreign Minister, Mohamed Salem Ould Salek told a news conference he hosted at the headquarters of the Sahrawi Embassy in Algiers. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Morocco Takes Part in Abu Dhabi International Trade Fair for Intensive Animal Production and Processing

[MAP] Abu Dhabi -Morocco takes part as a guest of honour in the second edition of Abu Dhabi International Trade Fair for Intensive Animal Production and Processing (VIV MEA), which opened on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Govt Dismantled 49 Terror Cells Since 2015 - Head of BCIJ

[MAP] Paris -Morocco's Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) dismantled 49 terror cells, 44 of which are directly linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), and arrested 772 people since its creation in 2015, BCIJ head, Abdelhak Khiame, said. (AllAfrica)

Libya:Over 80 Minors Killed in Spiralling Violence

[CAJ News] Tripoli -AT least 83 children have been killed since the beginning of the year during conflicts and violence characterizing North African and the Middle East. (AllAfrica)

South Africa/Morocco:SAFA President Off to Oman, Straight From Morocco

[SAFA] SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan left Morocco on Monday where he was head of the CHAN final venue and headed straight to Muscat, Oman where a FIFA Summit is taking place to discuss a range of issues pertaining to the game of football. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Bodies of 16 Migrants Recovered Off Morocco Coast

[Shabelle] Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of 16 migrants off the coast of Spain's enclave of Melilla, Moroccan and Spanish officials said Sunday. Three women were among the dead taken to a morgue in the Moroccan city of Nador, a medical official there told AFP. (AllAfrica)

Libya:Over 600 Refugees Moved From Hostile Libya

[CAJ News] Tripoli -MORE than 600 vulnerable refugees have been evacuated from crisis-torn Libya since the beginning of the year. This follows the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) evacuating some 136 migrants this past weekend. They have been moved to the UNHCR's Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger, Libya's southwestern neighbour. In Niger, their case will be processed to find a durable solution, including resettlement. With this flight, UNHCR has evacuated 674 refugees from Libya. This includes 51 (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Review Conviction of Protest Leader

[HRW] Tunis -Moroccan authorities should urgently review the conviction of an activist sentenced to five years in prison in possible reprisal for his activism in a social protest movement, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should ensure that no confession obtained by coercion is admitted as evidence. (AllAfrica)

North Africa:World 'Failing to Stop the War On Children,' Says UNICEF Middle East, North Africa Director

[UN News] Describing January as "a dark month" in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) director for the region said Monday that the violence has had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks, or freezing to death as they fled active warzones. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria/Morocco:CHAN Eagles Apologise to Nigerians Over 4-0 Defeat By Morocco

[Guardian] Members of the home-based Super Eagles, who were beaten 4-0 by Morocco in the final game of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday, have apologised to Nigerians for their embarrassing loss to the hosts. (AllAfrica)

Uganda/Morocco:Morocco Bury Hosts Curse

[Monitor] Kampala -For Uganda, the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) might have ended long ago. But back in Morocco, it was party night on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco:Swiss Multinational Glencore Ends Its Illegal Oil Exploration in Occupied Western Sahara

[SPS] London -The Swiss multinational Glencore has ended all its illegal oil exploration activities in the territorial waters of Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco, said the Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) in a statement. (AllAfrica)