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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

[HRW] Nairobi -The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all "positive" reporting on homosexuality. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyans Lured to Libya By the Islamic State Brought Back

[Nation] Three Kenyan women who were lured to Libya by the Islamic State two years ago have been brought back after they were arrested in Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: French FM - We Look Forward to Sisi's Visit to France

[Egypt Online] Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry had talks on Friday with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Nasr, Tunisian Amb. Tackle Preparations for Egyptian-Tunisian High Committee

[Egypt Online] Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr discussed with Tunisian Ambassador to Egypt Nejib Mnif preparations for the 16th session of the Egyptian-Tunisian High Joint Committee, set to be held in November in Cairo under the premiers of both countries. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Automobile Sector Set for New Manufacturer

[Moroccan American Center] Fiat has joined other major automobile manufacturers in setting up shop in Morocco; Siemens discloses progress on wind blades production; Spanish media giant selects Morocco as its African platform; and EBRD continues its support for growing small and medium enterprises. Elsewhere, Moroccans will compete to demonstrate green projects and begins training programs for local officials from Africa. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Nador-Almeria New Sea Route to Be Opened Soon

[MAP] Madrid -The shipping company Africa Morocco Link (AML) will soon open a new direct sea route between the ports of Nador and Almeria (southern Spain), Almeria Port Authority said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Fight Against Terrorism - Dutch Security & Justice Minister Underscores Importance of Exchanging Experiences With Morocco

[MAP] Rabat -Dutch security and justice minister, Stef Blok, stressed on Thursday in Rabat the extreme importance of continuing to exchange experiences and knowledge between Morocco and the Netherlands in the fight against terrorism, both bilaterally and internationally, through the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF). (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Kuwaiti Emir Greets Sisi Over October Six Victory Anniversary

[Egypt Online] Emir of Kuwait Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent a cable to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi greeting him over the 44th anniversary of October 6 victory. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Egypt's Khattab Says Ready to Assume Unesco's Post

[Egypt Online] Egyptian Ambassador Mushira Khattab has said she is ready to take over the responsibility of the UNESCO director general. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Tourism Minister Meets With Italian Tourism Officials

[Egypt Online] Minister of Tourism Yahia Rashid held Thursday a number of important meetings with Italian tourism officials and tour operators on the sidelines of his visit to the Vatican city. (AllAfrica)

Libya: UN Mission Condemns Deadly Bombing in Misrata

[UN News] Condemning an attack against a court house in the Libyan city of Misrata, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) underscored that those behind the incident must be held accountable. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Morocco, Sweden Set to Reinforce Migration Cooperation

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco and Sweden are determined to reinforce cooperation in several areas, especially in the migration field. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Polisario Has No Legitimacy to Represent Sahrawis - International Expert

[MAP] New York -International expert and lawyer Nykaky Lygeros said on Thursday, before the UNGA 4th Committee in New York, that the Polisario has no legitimacy to represent Sahrawis, noting that this entity is only a "tool at the service of a fallacious policy". (AllAfrica)

Egypt: FM, African Group Coordinate Support for Khattab's Nomination for Unesco Post

[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Friday 06/10/2017 with the permanent delegates who are members of the African Group at the UNESCO Executive Board upon an initiative from Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Egypt Denounces Taliban Attack Targeting Afghani Forces

[Egypt Online] The Foreign Ministry deplored on Thursday 05/10/2017 a Taliban attack that targeted Afghani army and police forces and left 24 soldiers killed. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Cairo, Baghdad Probe Egypt's Participation in Reconstructing Iraqi Cities

[Egypt Online] Minister of Housing Mostafa Madboli discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Ann Nafia Awsi means of promoting prospects of bilateral cooperation in the fields of housing, utilities and urban development. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Agriculture Min., Tanzanian Amb. Discuss Joint Cooperation

[Egypt Online] Agriculture Minister Abdel Moneim el Banna on Friday discussed with Tanzanian Ambassador in Cairo Mohamed Haji means to boost agricultural cooperation between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: 'Sinai - the Forum of Divine Religions' Conf. Kicks Off in Sharm El Sheikh

[Egypt Online] A conference on heavenly religions, entitled "Sinai: The Forum of divine religions ", kicked off on Thursday 28/9/2017 in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: President Sisi's Visit to UAE September, 2017

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi left on Monday 25/9/2017 for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a two-day official visit. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Global Energy Transition Offers Opportunities for Developing Countries, Official

[MAP] Marrakech -Global energy transition offers opportunities for developing countries, said, on Wednesday in Marrakesh, minister of energy Aziz Rabbah. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Boys and Girls Enter Teens With Gender Stereotypes Firmly Set

[The Conversation Africa] A team of international experts have just published the most comprehensive analysis to date of how children on the cusp of adolescence perceive growing up as a boy or girl. The Global Adolescent Study involved a series of interviews conducted over the last four years with hundreds of early adolescents and their parents in 15 countries. These included Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa. We asked lead researcher Kristin Mmari to explain the signific (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia Eye 2018 World Cup Tickets

[Guardian] Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year's World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend, but the other two slots will only be decided next month. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Morocco Takes Part in a Quadripartite Meeting in Belgium On Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism

[MAP] Brussels -A quadripartite meeting took place on Wednesday in Mechelen (north of Brussels) on cooperation in the fight against terrorism, with the participation of Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Sahrawi President Sends a Congratulatory Message to Lesotho Kingdom Prime Minister On the Occasion of His Country's National Day

[SPS] Bir Lehlu -The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, HE Tom Thabane on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Minister of Commerce Discusses With Egyptian Ambassador in Khartoum Sudanese-Egyptian Economic Relations

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Commerce Hatim Al-Sir has reviewed with Egyptian Ambassador to Khartoum Osama Shaltut economic relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Al-Bashir Receives Message From President of Egypt

[SNA] Khartoum -Foreign Minister, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, received in his office, Tuesday, Egypt's Ambassador to Sudan, Osama Shaltot who handed him over an invitation to President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir of his Egyptian counterpart to attend Youth Conference in Egypt , slated for 4-9 of next November. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: President Bashir Receives a Message From His Egyptian Counterpart

[SNA] Khartoum -The President Omar Bashir, on Tuesday received a written message from his Egyptian counterpart, Gen Abdul Fatah Sisi, inviting him to take part in the Youth Conference set to take place in Egypt, 4-9 of coming November. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Morocco, Hub Towards Africa for Spanish Businesses, Spanish Official

[MAP] Rabat -Morocco is a hub towards Africa for Spanish enterprises, said, on Tuesday in Rabat, Spanish secretary of state for trade María Luisa Poncela García, for whom Spain and Morocco are not only two markets but also two strategic partners. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used to Sacrifice Free Speech

[RFI] Anti-terrorism laws are sometimes used to muzzle the media. Journalists Denis Nkwebo in Cameroon and Mohanad El Sangary in Egypt detail the challenges they and their colleagues face in trying to navigate deliberately opaque laws and not land in prison. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Moroccan Sahara - Guatemala Calls for Settlement Ensuring Security, Integration in Maghreb Region

[MAP] New York -Guatemala's permanent representative to the UN, ambassador Jorge Skiner-Klée called, on behalf of his country, during the 4th committee of the UNGA, for a final settlement of the Moroccan Sahara issue that would ensure security and integration of the Maghreb region, on the basis of of the UNSC resolutions, describing the autonomy plan as serious and credible. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: Algeria Should Accept Key UPR Recommendations On Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association

[HRW] Algerian authorities have a track record of resorting to criminal prosecutions against bloggers, journalists and media figures for peaceful speech, using articles in the penal code criminalizing "offending the president," "insulting state officials" or "denigrating Islam." They have also prosecuted labor activists who organized or called for peaceful demonstrations on charges such as "unauthorized gathering," and they continue to ban demonstrations in Algiers. (AllAfrica)