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Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that relationship, writes Samir Bennis.

Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from Covid-19.

France meets <em>Sahel</em> leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

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Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

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Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

The defence ministry said the cash was an "instalment of the ransom" paid out in a controversial October agreement.

Giorgio Cafiero

How Morocco-Israel normalisation could push Algeria closer to Russia

Analysis: Threatened by Arab-Israeli normalisation deals and US recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, Algeria's ties to ...

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Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to 'terror groups'

France has denied involvement in negotiations for the release of hostages in Mali or having paid a ransom to free a French aid worker.

Italy, Algeria agree to expand bilateral cooperation

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Italy, Algeria agree to expand bilateral cooperation

Algeria and Italy have agreed to develop their economic and commercial cooperation.

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

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UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

A UN report has found that one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid in 2021.

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

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Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

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Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

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2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

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Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said migrants and refugees around the world were continuing to take dangerous routes ...

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US, Algeria renew strategic alliance in troubled region

"Algeria is a committed counter-terrorism partner," General Stephen Townsend, head of US Africa Command, said on a recent visit to Algiers.

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Pentagon chief heads to Algeria for security talks

Mark Esper is the first US defence secretary to visit Algiers in almost 15 years.

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

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US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

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Toppled Mali president flies to UAE for medical treatment

Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

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Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

Malian President Boubacar Keita resigned from office after a military coup.

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

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How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

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