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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Crowds flood Algerian independence hero's burial

    ALGIERS, 2016/01/02 Tens of thousands gathered in an Algerian village Friday for the burial of Hocine Ait-Ahmed, one of the fathers of the country's struggle for independence and a key opposition figure. Ait-Ahmed died last week in Switzerland aged 89. His remains arrived Thursday in Algiers for a national funeral before being transferred to his home village, which bears his name. Ait-Ahmed was the last of the nine so-called "sons of Toussaint" who launched an uprising against French policy on November 1, 1954.
  • Algeria's Bouteflika urges to preserve national unity

    ALGERIA, 2015/09/29 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday urged to preserve national reconciliation from any distortion and political manipulation, as the country marks the 10th anniversary of ending a fierce civil war, official APS news agency reported. In a speech to the country, the ailing president stressed that he will continue deepening democracy and building a stronger country free from oil economy. He further noted that the national reconciliation, which he proposed at the same time as he initial came to power in 1999 and was endorsed by the people in a popular referendum in 2005, enabled Algeria to regain three major achievements -- peace, security and national reconstruction.
  • Arab Youth Survey Report 2015

    BAHRAIN, 2015/04/25 Confidence part Arab youth that the Arab Spring would bring positive change across the region is declining and as a result they are uncertain whether democracy could ever work in the Middle East. This is the headline finding of the 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey released today. - Arab youth see the rise of ISIS as the biggest obstacle facing the region - Youth are keen to start their own business as concerns about unemployment continue - The UAE remains the majority popular country to live in and emulate and Saudi Arabia is viewed as the region’s biggest ally - A lot of view the Arabic language as central to their identity but believe it is losing its price to English
  • Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest

    ALGERIA, 2015/03/31 Riot police prevented a turmoil in the Algerian capital Tuesday against national energy giant Sonatrach's controversial exploitation of shale gas in the southern desert. Sonatrach announced plans last month to invest at least $70 billion (62 billion euros) over the next 20 years to exploit the gas despite huge public opposition in the In Salah area of the central Sahara, where successful test drilling was announced in December. Schools, businesses and public offices in the region closed over concerns about possible environmental consequences, and demonstrations have been taking place regularly for two months.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • The consultative conference in Algiers to bring together stakeholders in the Libyan crisis

    LIBYA, 2014/09/17 The consultative conference scheduled for Monday in Algiers to bring together stakeholders in the Libyan crisis, has been postponed until 23-24 September at the request of the Algerian authorities. This is to give the Algerian mediators the opportunity to convince the Libyan actors and several personalities expected to take part in the conference to attend, the al-Wassat newspaper reported on Saturday. 'The decision to postpone the conference was motivated by the concern to have additional time until the acceptance by a large part of stakeholders in the Libyan crisis to participate in the inclusive conference,' said the spokesperson for the former chairman of the military council of Tripoli, Abdelhakim Belkhadj.
  • Former Algerian Energy Minister Chekib Khelil

    ALGIERS, 2013/08/31 Former Algerian Energy Minister Chekib Khelil, his wife and his two sons were charged in the "Sonatrach 2" corruption case and international warrants were issued for their arrest two weeks ago. Court of Algiers Prosecutor-General Belkacem Zoghmati unveiled the indictment on Monday (August 12th). The charges relate to corruption, money-laundering, irregularities in the award of contracts, abuse of office and the creation of organised criminal gangs.
  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika headed home

    ALGERIA, 2013/07/21 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika headed home from the French capital Tuesday, an airport source said, next a lengthy stint in a Paris hospital that has caused concern. Bouteflika, who boarded an Algerian presidential jet in a wheelchair at Le Bourget airport near Paris, was admitted to hospital at the end of April next suffering a mini-stroke. His plane took off around 1130GMT, the source said. The health of the Algerian leader has been a source of huge concern in the North African country, where little has been divulged about his condition since he flew to Paris in April.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.