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24 people electrocuted in flooded textile factory in Morocco

Morocco authorities say more than 24 people have been electrocuted after heavy rain flooded an illegal underground textile factory in Tangier, northern MoroccoA further 10 people were rescued from the workshop, located in the basement of a house in...

Polisario Front rejects claim that W. Sahara belong to Morocco

The Polisario Front independence movement condemned on Thursday a declaration by US President Donald Trump backing Moroccan rule over the disputed Western Sahara region."The Polisario and Sahrawi government condemn in the strongest terms the fact that outgoing American President...

Morocco to kick off mass COVID-19 vaccination with Chinese drug

Morocco is gearing up for an ambitious COVID-19 vaccination program, aiming to vaccinate 80% of its adults in an operation starting this month that’s relying initially on a Chinese vaccine that has not yet completed advanced trials to prove...

Nigeria, 6 other African nations to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies

Nigeria is among 7 African countries that will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent.“Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia,...

Over 300 prison inmates in Morocco test positive for covid-19

Some 313 coronavirus cases have been reported in Moroccan jails following mass testing for Covid-19 in several of the north African country's detention centres.The authorities say Ouarzazate prison in central Morocco recorded 303 cases, while 10 other cases were...

Morocco jail records over 60 coronavirus cases

More than 60 cases of coronavirus infections have been recorded in a jail in southern Morocco, mostly among staff, the country's prisons service said.The DGAPR agency, in a statement late on Monday, said 60 workers and six inmates had...

Morocco king frees 5,654 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday.The inmates were selected on the basis of their age, frail health, time spent in prison...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime rescue service said Tuesday.A Civil Guard airplane was searching for the boats near the islands...

New born baby, 86 migrants rescued off Canary island

Spanish authorities said Friday that they have rescued a group of 86 migrants that included a baby who was born during the perilous journey in the open sea to reach Europe.Emergency services for the Canary Islands said that the...

Spanish guards rescue 119 African migrants at sea, 67 still missing

Spanish coastguard has rescued 119 migrants from the sea and still looking for 67 others missing from a boat that was trying to reach European shores, maritime authorities said.A spokesman with Spain’s Maritime Rescue agency said the search for...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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