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Tunisia has beaten coronavirus: prime minister

Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh announced Sunday that the country has achieved a victory against the novel coronavirus as it has recorded almost no new new cases. Fakhfakh made the statement on a local TV channel, saying Tunisians should be proud of themselves for beating the virus. “We came out of this crisis with really important health consequences and the ...

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Egyptian workers return from Libya after incendiary video

CAIRO — Twenty-three Egyptian workers who were recently detained by militias allied with the Tripoli-based government in western Libya and later released arrived home on Thursday, Egypt’s official news agency MENA reported. Meanwhile, the U.S. military renewed its accusations that the Russian government is deploying warplanes to the North African country. The release and repatriation of the Egyptian workers came ...

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The unfolding geopolitical power play in war-torn Libya

After Libya’s renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar failed to seize Tripoli following a 14-month military campaign, his foreign backers are repositioning themselves on the battlefield for maximum leverage, analysts say. In the past month, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured strategic locations including the al-Watiya airbase and Tarhuna, Haftar’s last major stronghold in western Libya, which had been ...

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Explained: What’s behind the Ethiopia-Sudan border row?

Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position following the death of General Gamal al-Din Omar. Yassin’s swearing-in came after an alleged Ethiopian cross-border attack which left at least one Sudanese soldier and a child dead, according to Sudan’s military. ...

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Morocco Confirms 27 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Recoveries

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health today confirmed 27 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 8,030 as of 10 a.m. on June 5. The ministry reported 20 new recoveries. The total number of recovered patients stands at 7,215, as of this morning. The death toll remains 208, with zero deaths registered today. Morocco’s pandemic fatality rate is ...

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Tunisia intercepts multiple migrant departures in separate operations

Tunisian authorities in recent days have stopped various attempts by migrants to illegally depart for Europe. During their operations, the authorities also seized cash linked to criminal activity. Tunisian authorities are continuing their efforts to fight emigration towards Europe, with various operations in recent days resulting in dozens of people being intercepted. In one operation, the Tunisian Coast Guard in ...

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Algeria to ease coronavirus restrictions on Sunday

ALGIERS: Algeria will resume some economic activities and allow a number of businesses to reopen from Sunday as part of a plan to end the coronavirus lockdown, the prime minister’s office said on Thursday. It said the government would allow the construction and public works sector to resume activity to help ease the impact of the coronavirus-linked restrictions imposed in ...

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UN-backed Libyan forces oust renegade general from Tripoli

A 14 month-siege of Libya’s capital Tripoli by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar ended in failure on Thursday when his forces retreated from the south of the city toward his heartlands in the south and the east of the country. The interior minister of the UN-recognised government of national accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, hailed “the beginning of the end of ...

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South Sudan Covid-19 cases rise to 290 as 54 more test positive

Passengers from an international flight are screened for their temperature at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on January 31, 2020, as part of efforts to prevent spread of the deadly coronavirus. PHOTO | ALEX MCBRIDE | AFP South Sudan has registered 54 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 290, the country’s Health ministry has ...

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Morocco to rent Samir refinery storage platforms

The judge supervising the liquidation of the Samir refinery has accepted a state offer to rent its storage platforms in order to secure Morocco’s oil needs at a particular context of low prices. The oil storage crisis has sent oil prices plunging to below 5 dollars and prompting production cuts, which may gradually raise the price but experts say they ...

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