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

Gulf Crisis: “Blackmail, corruption used to force African countries to join unlawful blockade” – Qatari FM

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt for using bribe and blackmail to pressure African countries to join their side in the diplomatic showdown opposing it to the four boycotting countries. In an interview with 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

Morocco’s Attijariwafa bank group takes full control of Barclays Bank Egypt

Morocco’s leading Attijariwafa bank group has taken full control of British Barclay’s Egypt branch. The transaction was completed Wednesday, Moroccan online media challenge.ma notes citing the bank. The Moroccan bank in October bought Barclay’s Egypt Branch beating several global bank Read more

Boko Haram killed 3,500 civilians in 2015, AI

Boko Haram has killed 3,500 civilians in Nigeria and bordering countries this year even as a regional offensive has driven the Islamist militants from large tracts of territory, the London-based human rights group, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. According to 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

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