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Trial Over Private Life Allegations

[HRW] Tunis -The Moroccan authorities' prosecution and jailing of a journalist on charges of having an abortion and sex outside of marriage flagrantly violate her rights to privacy, liberty, and numerous other rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should drop the charges and release her immediately. (AllAfrica)

Pope Appoints Three African Cardinals

[CISA] Vatican -Pope Francis has appointed Archbishops Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa-DRC, Cristóbal López Romero of Rabat-Morocco, and Bishop Eugenio Dal Corso Emeritus of Benguela-Angola as cardinals of the Catholic Church. (AllAfrica)

Update On Algeria - Assessing the Role of Credit in the Moroccan Economy

[Moroccan American Center] One of the potential calamities or blessings, depending on your point of view, of the continued stand-off between the Army and demonstrators in Algeria is its deepening economic stagnation. So far the Army has not demonstrated that it has the capacity to manage security, political, and economic challenges at the same time. It has continued with a non-aggressive security posture towards the demonstrators, which worries some that this focus is giving terrorists and militants along the southern and eastern bo (AllAfrica)

Trio Impresses in Morocco

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana riders have been hailed for their good performance at the ongoing 12th Africa Games in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Eight Years Without Gold - Hits and Misses in Rabat

[Monitor] Uganda's eight medals at the African Games in Rabat--two silver, six bronze--is basically a better harvest than the two bronze in Brazzaville 2015 [except the gold and silver by para-athletes]. But by Accra 2023 Uganda's wait for gold will be 12 years since Maputo 2011. (AllAfrica)

Ekiru Wins Half Marathon Gold in Rabat

[Capital FM] Rabat, Morocco -Milano City Marathon champion Titus Ekiru overcame humid conditions to cut the tape in 1:01.42 to win the men's Half Marathon on Friday Morning and hand Kenya fifth gold at Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Team Nigeria Continues Gold Rush Everywhere As Games Hit Home Straight

[This Day] World wrestling No 3 Odunayo Adekuoroye overwhelmed Emmam Ibrahim of Egypt 10-0 in the final of their 57kg category fight of the wrestling events of the 12 African Games in Morocco to claim the gold medal. (AllAfrica)

End Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara Now

[allAfrica] The Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was declared by independence forces in 1976, after colonial power Spain withdrew from the territory known as Western Sahara. The SADR controls the eastern part of the territory, while Morocco rules the western section, including the capital, Aaiun. The SADR was accepted as a member nation of the African Union in 1982, and the United Nations has been trying to broker a peaceful settlement for decades. Human rights organizations cite frequent suppression of dissent (AllAfrica)

Mdluli Flying SA Flag in Morocco

[SAFA] 29 August 2019 - Young referee, Eugene Mdluli, is one of the many South Africans flying his country's flag high at the All Africa Games tournament in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Boxers Bag Bronze for Kenya in Rabat

[Nation] Kenyan boxers Boniface Mogunde (Welterweight) and Fredrick Ramogi (Super heavyweight) settled for bronze medals at the ongoing African Games in Rabat. Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Investigate Brutal Crackdown on Sahrawi Protesters

[AI London] The Moroccan authorities must impartially and effectively investigate the use of excessive force by the security forces against Sahrawi protesters in Laayoune who were celebrating Algeria's football victory in the Africa Cup of Nations on 19 July, said Amnesty International today. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Clinch Two More Medals at Africa Games

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya took its medal tally at the Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco to 13 on Wednesday after clinching two more silvers in the men's 800m and the women's 3,000m steeplechase. (AllAfrica)

Performances in Rabat Offer Hope, but Concern Over Injuries

[Nation] So far, so good at the African Games in Rabat. Two gold medals on the opening day and two others on Wednesday is quite encouraging. (AllAfrica)

CAF Cup - Brikama United Return After Drubbing in Morocco

[Foroyaa] Gambian domestic league title holders Brikama United returned yesterday after last Saturday's night to forget. (AllAfrica)

12th African Games - Nigeria Win 6 Gold Medals in Weightlifting

[Daily Trust] Team Nigeria has won six gold medals in weightlifting and three silver at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Chabangu Opens SA's Track and Field Medal Count in Morocco

[News24Wire] Cape Town -South Africa have claimed their first medal at the track and field portion of the African Games thanks to Zinzi Chabangu's effort in the triple jump. (AllAfrica)

Golden Night as Kenya Bags Two Gold in Rabat

[Capital FM] Nairobi -It was a golden night for Kenya at the ongoing Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco as the athletics powerhouse bagged two gold medals in the opening day of track and field events, as Benjamin Kigen and Lilian Kasait reigned supreme on Monday. (AllAfrica)

African Games - Jackson 7th in Swimming Final

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's Abeiku Jackson failed to clinch a medal after finishing seventh in Thursday's final of the men's 50m butterfly at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

De Lange Wins Another Gold Medal for Namibia

[Namibian] Tristan de Lange won another gold medal for team Namibia during the Men's Mountain Bike Marathon which had two loops of 30 kilometres at the VTT Sports Centre in Benslimane. (AllAfrica)

Team Nigeria Cruise Past Madagascar in Team Table Tennis Events

[This Day] The two powerhouses in Africa, Nigeria and Egypt played with ease in their group matches of table tennis event of the 12th African Games holding in Rabat, Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Strong Athletics Team for Morocco

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) is confident of the strength of the team it will send to the African Games billed for Rabat, Salé and Casablanca, Morocco from August 26 to 31.BAA vice president-administration, Oabona Theetso, said in an interview that he was hopeful that the 27-member team, would make the country proud. (AllAfrica)

Black Cranes, Loopers Arrive in Rabat

[Ghanaian Times] Members of the national weightlifting team, the Black Cranes arrived in Rabat, Morocco yesterday for the 12th edition of the African Games which officially opens today. (AllAfrica)

2019 African Games Begins in Morocco

[Premium Times] What is generally regarded as Africa's version of the Olympic Games is officially underway in Rabat, Morocco. The Opening Ceremony of the 12th African Games was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium. (AllAfrica)

Satellites Arrives in Morocco

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's U-20 male team, the Black Satellites arrived in Morocco yesterday beaming with confidence ahead of the start of the Africa Games football competition. (AllAfrica)

Athletics Takes Lion's Share for Rabat Team

[Monitor] Kampala -A contingent of 96 athletes and officials is expected to depart for Morocco for the 12th African Games tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Judo Team Leave for All Africa Games in Morocco

[Nyasa Times] Two athletes from judo, Chikondi Kathewera in 60kgs and Harriet Boniface in 48kgs were the first of Team Malawi to fly out to Rabat, Morocco for the 12th All Africa Games set for August 19-31. (AllAfrica)

2019 AAG - Buhari Charges Team Nigeria to Win Clean Medals

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigeria's contingent to the 12th All Africa Games scheduled to hold in Rabat, Morocco to avoid use of performance enhancing drugs, urging them to win only clean medals for the country. A total of 562 athletes and officials will represent Nigeria at the Games. (AllAfrica)

2019 African Games - Falconets Fly to Morocco Thursday

[Premium Times] The U20 Women National Team, Falconets, will leave Nigeria for Morocco on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Changing the Migration Horizon From North Africa to Europe

[ISS] New leadership is coming into power at the European Union (EU). In July, newly elected and re-elected members of parliament began their work at the European Parliament. In November the top leadership will change. (AllAfrica)

Sonii, Findley Summoned Over Liberian Students Stranded in Morocco

[Observer] -- Appearing before full, open plenary of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (AllAfrica)

'Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Will Open New Opportunities for Gas Aspirations'

[Premium Times] The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) Project will open new opportunities for Nigeria's gas aspirations, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, has said. (AllAfrica)