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Rights Group Calls for More Accountability Among Sahel Governments

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — Human Rights Watch has released its World Report for 2022, which gives a country-by-country review of human rights in more than 100 states over the last year.In the HRW report released Thursday, which cites reporting by VOA ...

Aboubakar takes host Cameroon into knockouts at African Cup

Yaounde, Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar and Karl Toko Ekambi both scored twice as the host team recovered from going 1-0 down in the fourth minute to overwhelm Ethiopia 4-1 on Thursday at the African Cup of Nations.Cameroon became the first team th...

UN W.Sahara envoy arrives in Morocco on first regional tour

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The UN said its new envoy for the disputed Western Sahara arrived in Rabat on Wednesday on the first stop of a tour that will also take him to Morocco’s regional rival Algeria. Staffan de Mistura, a veteran Italian diplomat, “began his first visit to the region and landed in Rabat today,” United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in New York. He will meet Moroccan officials in Rabat, and then Polisario officials in Tindouf, Algeria, an area housing Sahrawi refugees, Dujarric told a daily press conference. Algeria backs the independence-seeking Polisario Front and in August broke off rela…

Fusing Western, Maghreb identities to inspire novel artforms

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COMBO, a French street artist born to a Lebanese-Christian father and a Moroccan-Muslim mother, has created a unique art form inspired by the fusion of his Western and North African identity. His first solo London exhibition Our Home (Darna) is at the Sulger-Buel Gallery in South East London which specialises in the contemporary art of Africa and its diaspora. COMBO explores the issue of identity and shows that two cultures can co-exist in a happy symbiosis. “Influenced by a fun pop art sense of humour with glimmers of cynicism, COMBO acts as a public commentator who is rejoicing in his hybrid…

Morocco blames suspected vaccine death on cannabis, tobacco

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Rabat – Morocco’s ministry of health blamed the recent death of a 30-year-old citizen on cannabis addiction and post-tuberculosis complications. Suspects had been raised that a Covid-19 jab could have caused his passing. “The Moroccan Center of Anti-Poison and Pharmacovigilance (CAPFM) investigated this case, and it is related to a young man who was previously exposed to tuberculosis and addicted to smoking and cannabis,” said Khaled Ait Taleb, Morocco’s Minister of Health and Social Protection, during Friday’s parliamentary question session. The 30-year-old man received his first jab on Octob…

Iran, Venezuela and Sudan Lose UN Voting Rights With 5 More

UNITED NATIONS — Iran, Venezuela and Sudan are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations' operating budget and are among eight nations that will lose their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulat...

EDB stresses ICT, Digital Economy strategy in attracting investments

Manama, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Khalid Humaidan stressed the importance of the Kingdom’s four-year ICT and Digital Economy strategy, as an enabler to attract further direct investments which will contribute to th...

Covid-19: Africa’s cases pass 10.15 mln – Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 10,159,243 cases as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the...