Saudi Arabia to Offer $100 mln, UAE $30 mln in Support of Sahel counter-terrorism Force

Gulf states, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pledged $100 million and $30 million respectively in support of the special counter-terrorism force deployed by five African countries- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (known as G5-Sahel). The announcement was Read more

ECOWAS Approves in Principle Morocco’s Membership Bid

Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States have in principle approved the membership application of Morocco, 2nd African investors in the continent. The decision was made by the summiteers in Liberia. King Mohammed VI of Morocco Read more

Majority of African Countries Want Morocco Re-Take its Place in African Union

Several African countries have been urging Morocco to return to the African Union for many years. They say they want to see the North African Kingdom, one of the founding members of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) regain its Read more

Maroc Telecom Holds General Assembly, UAE Etisalat Readies to Become Major Stakeholder

Maroc Telecom, the leading telecom operator in Morocco, held its General Assembly in Rabat on Tuesday, at a time French group Vivendi is about to hand over to the UAE Etisalat its 53 per cent stake in Morocco’s largest carrier. Read more

Mali’s neighbors pledge to consolidate regional security, stability

Mali’s neighboring countries have pledged to consolidate regional security and stability, to join efforts to fight terrorism in the Sahel-Sahara region and to back the African force currently deployed in the West African country (MISMA). The pledge was made at Read more

Additional $295 million needed for Syrian refugees

Alarmed by the worsening humanitarian situation of hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians and by their increasing numbers, the United Nations refugee agency and its humanitarian aid partners on Thursday requested an additional $295 million to help fund the refugees’ Read more

IDB Injects $1.96 Bln In Development Projects in Islamic Countries

The Islamic Development bank (IDB) has agreed to inject $1.96 billion in socioeconomic and development projects to be carried out in several Islamic countries. Financing agreements were signed between the bank and the beneficiary countries during the 37th annual meeting Read more