Event in North Africa

  • Morocco replaces Kenya to host CHAN 2018

    CASABLANCA, 2017/10/15 CAF’s Emergency Committee chaired by president Mr Ahmad Ahmad, met on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria, and unanimously decided to grant the organization of the fifth edition of Africa second tier’s football competition to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. The cities of Casablanca, Agadir, Marakech and Tangier have been selected to host the biannual tournament.
  • China Invites 5 Countries As Guests For BRICS Summit

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 China has invited Egypt, Guinea, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest nations for the upcoming BRICS summit but clarified that the invitation is not an attempt to expand the group under its 'BRICS Plus'border. China will host the BRICS summit in Xiamen city from September 3 to 5 in which leaders of the five nations will participate, inclunding Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We need to have some further explanation about the BRICS Plus to help people better understand the rationale of this idea," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing, addressing the media about BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.
  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Mediterranean Ministers of Tourism Conference to Be Held in Casablanca

    CASABLANCA, 2017/05/28 The 4th annual 5+5 Tourism Ministers Conference will be held at the Four Seasons hotel in Casablanca on July 11, 2016. The event will be attended by Lahcen Haddad, the Moroccan Minister of Tourism, inclunding ministers and ambassadors from nations in the Western Mediterranean region inclunding Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Spain, France, Italy, Mali, and Portugal.
  • CEOs to rethink Africa’s “business model” in Geneva

    SWITZERLAND, 2017/03/08 he 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost conference dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 will bring together additional than 1000 personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the African continent and around the globe.
  • Commemoration of Africa Human Rights Day

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/22 oday, the African People commemorate the Africa Human Rights Day across the continent under the theme “Women Rights – Our Collective Responsibility”. On this occasion, H.E. Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs issued a statement on behalf of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission describing this year’s theme as timely and appropriate. Timely in the sense that it coincides with the Declaration of the African Union’s Heads of National and Government of “2016 as the African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. It is, therefore, a clarion call on Africa to do additional to promote women’s rights, particularly the rights to development. It is in this context that the African Union Commission has concluded that the AHRD theme for this year is a reflection of a ray of hope that through empowerment of women in Africa, sustainable peace and development will be ushered in.
  • African housing, urban development forum opens in Rabat

    MOROCCO, 2016/05/12 The Initial African Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development opened in Rabat on Wednesday ahead of the 3rdUnited Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Improvment– Habitat III, slated from October 17 to 21 in Quito, Ecuador. Jointly initiated by the Ministry of Housing and UN-Habitat, the two-day forum is holding under the theme “Urban and Sustainable Development Policies with the participation of 300 people drawn from about 40 nations. At the opening of the forum, witnessed by the chief of government, Abdelilah Benkirane, Housing minister, Nabil Benabdallah delivered figures on the issue of habitat in Africa, noting that in 2030, 50 % of Africans will live in urban areas.
  • King Mohammed VI of Morocco begins an official visit to China

    CASABLANCA, 2016/05/12 King Mohammed VI of Morocco begins an official visit to China on Wednesday according to the Ministry in charge of protocol in a statement on Monday.The Moroccan monarch will meet with Chinese President, Xi Jinping before the two leaders chair a “signing ceremony for a series of bilateral agreements, the statement added. King Mohammed VI will as well meet with several senior Chinese officials and will as well launch a strategic partnership between his kingdom and China.