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Sharp Completes Morocco Race

[The Herald] Dakar Rally 2020-bound Zimbabwean rider, Graeme Sharp, has upped his preparations after he completed the Rallye du Maroc in Morocco last week. (AllAfrica)

Summary of Statement of Frente Polisario On Question of Western Sahara Before UN Fourth Committee

[SPS] New York (UN) -Summary of the Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on the Question of Western Sahara before the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee) (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Activists Latest Targeted By Israeli Spyware - New Report

[AI London] 'NSO is not currently able to prevent governments from unlawfully using its surveillance technology as tools to abuse human rights' - Danna Ingleton (AllAfrica)

Is the Swirl of Elections in Tunisia a Sign of a Strong Democracy?

[Moroccan American Center] The multiple elections in Tunisia, the first round for president ending in a runoff between two independent candidates, the Parliamentary election results promising a struggle for building a ruling coalition, and the prospects of the presidential runoff next week, will test Tunisia's readiness for a full-blown democratic transition from the previous government. As the IRI/NDI combined report noted, "The highly contested election was also conducted against a backdrop of economic stagnation and disappointmen (AllAfrica)

Lawan Canvasses Closer Ties Between Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco

[Premium Times] President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called for closer bilateral relationship between Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Sent to Prison for 'Illegal' Abortion

[Deutsche Welle] Hajar Raissouni has been sentenced to one year in jail for an abortion she denies having, in a case that has sparked mass protests over women's rights. The journalist says the charges stem from her government criticism. (AllAfrica)

Jailing of Journalist for Having Abortion Is 'Devastating Blow' for Women's Rights

[AI London] Responding to news that the Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni has been sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of having an abortion, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International's Middle East Regional Director, said: (AllAfrica)

Travel Group Thomas Cook Collapses, Tourists in Africa Affected

[allAfrica] Cape Town -British global travel group Thomas Cook has collapsed, the BBC reports. (AllAfrica)

Morocco and Western Sahara - A Decades-Long War of Attrition

[The Conversation Africa] It's been more than 40 years since Morocco claimed sovereignty over Western Sahara, setting off a conflict that seems no closer to resolution. (AllAfrica)

Morocco Shows Artistic Village in Luanda Biennale

[ANGOP] Luanda -An Artistic Village showing Morocco's traditions and artisanal handicrafts was unveiled last Thursday, in the ambit of the Luanda Biennale, happening under the motto Pan-African Forum for a Culture of Peace. (AllAfrica)

A Trial Under the Spotlight

[HRW] Her smile was striking, wide and slightly ironic. Sitting up straight on the defendants' bench in a court in Rabat, Morocco on Monday this week, Hajar Raissouni was not letting the situation get her down. (AllAfrica)

Western Sahara - Nigeria to Halt Sardine, Fertilizer Importation From Morocco

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara, has said it has began processes to halt the importation of sardines and other goods as part of sanctions on Morocco to end continued exploitation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. (AllAfrica)

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)