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Comment: Intellectual property must serve the global good, rather than humanity serving the interests of a few private companies, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.

Facing racist abuse in Tunisia, West Africans are seeking a life-threatening boat trip to Europe for a better life.

Morocco summons Spain envoy over Polisario leader

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Morocco summons Spain envoy over Polisario leader

Brahim Ghali, leader of the Polisario Front, was treated in Spain for Covid-19, which caused tensions between Morocco and Spain.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

Sophia Akram

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses for Census 2021.

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39 migrants drown off Tunisia as two boats capsize

At least 39 migrants drowned after two boats capsized off Tunisia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

14 migrants die, 139 rescued off Tunisia: national guard

Two boats carrying migrants has sunk off the coast of Tunisia, killing at least 14 people.

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

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 ...

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North <em>Africa</em>

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Democracy at 'all-time low' following coronavirus driven by authoritarians

The Democracy Index in 2020 has hit an all-time low since the index was first produced in 2006.

Biden govt supports repatriating jihadists: US diplomat

The New Arab Staff

Biden govt supports repatriating jihadists: US diplomat

An American diplomat told the United Nations on Wednesday that new US President Joe Biden supports the repatriation of jihadists and their ...

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

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20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

19 African nationals, including children, died along with the Algerian driver of a pick-up truck which overturned near the southern town on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bodies of 20 migrants retrieved off Tunisia: ministry

Five other migrants on board the capsized boat were rescued by the Tunisian coastguard.

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

The bodies of four children were found by a rescue team after a boat carrying 30 people sank near the Libyan coast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

All mercenaries and foreign fighters in Libya must leave, an unanimous statement from the UN Security Council urged on Tuesday.

Putin's 'chef' pays Russian operatives released by Libya

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Putin's 'chef' pays Russian operatives released by Libya

Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladmir Putin, will reportedly support the two men with 18 million rubles ($246,420) each.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Foreign manoeuvres' in Western Sahara destablising Algeria: PM

Donald Trump's recent comments about supporting Morocco's bid for the Western Sahara has been met by opposition from its neighbour Algeria.

Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

In one of the incidents, a video that surfaced on Facebook showed a group of four men chanting 'Shikabala, Shikabala' while pointing at a black ...

A gateway to <em>Africa</em>: 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.

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