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The growing US dollar weighs down on African economies

By Pitamber Kaushik As the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, continues to hike its lending rates aggressively in order to rein in persistent inflation, the stress exerted by the bulking US Dollar continues to send ripples throughout the world. Being the predominant medium of international exchange, serving as the world’s principal […]

Concentrate on Libya, Businessman Tells Libyan Investment Authority after London Court Dismisses Second Case Against Him

LONDON, UK – (ARAB NEWSWIRE) — The UK Commercial Court on Friday dismissed a second case brought by the Libyan Investment Authority against businessman Walid Giahmi, a defendant in the $US 200 million case the LIA brought against Credit Suisse and three other defendants. See Case No: CL-2019-000691 with Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 2684 (Comm) that was presided […]

Startups. After a new record number of applications for EMERGING Mediterranean, it’s time for the next program highlight: the Bootcamp of the 2 Shores, July 9-11

The 30 shortlisted startups will attend 3 inspiring days Once again, the EMERGING Mediterranean call for applications was an undeniable success with 305 applications, 31% of which were from women, giving an overall increase of 34% compared to 2020. A success revealing a dynamic region, a go-getting youth community and the programme’s strong interest entrepreneurial […]

Official launch of the second cycle of EMERGING Mediterranean – the springboard programme for emerging Mediterranean Tech For Good leaders

The call for applications is open to any startup based in Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia or Libya that has been operating for over 18 months in one of the following areas: e-health, climate, mobility, agritech, social economy and financial inclusion. As a result of the work done during the preparatory forums for the Summit of […]

AfriLabs Network Expands to 45 African Countries


Abuja, Nigeria AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centres, has admitted 27 new hubs into her network, extending her reach into 6 new countries and 12 new cities. The new countries are Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings her membership to a total of 158 Hubs in 45 […]

Libya: Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties – April 2018

From 1 to 30 April 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 31 civilian casualties – four deaths and 27 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included three men and one boy killed and 19 men, five women, two boys and one girl injured. The majority of civilian […]

Africa & Middle East: Slingshot, the spy that came in from the router

So far, researchers have seen around 100 victims of Slingshot and its related modules, located in Kenya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Congo, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Tanzania Kaspersky Lab ( researchers have uncovered a sophisticated threat used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East and Africa from at least 2012 until February 2018. The malware, […]

Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

Images of a slave auction led to urgent meetings and an emergency plan during the recent Africa-Europe summit The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had ‘documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as “slave markets”’. […]

Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties – September 2017

UNSMIL documented 5 deaths and 12 injuries in Sabratha, 5 deaths and 8 injuries in Benghazi, 3 injuries in Derna, 1 death in al-Zawiya, and 1 death in Tobruk From 1 September to 30 September 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 35 civilian casualties – 12 deaths and 23 injuries – […]

Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals

The study examined the changing dynamics and protection challenges affecting mixed migration flows to and within Libya and the evolution of migration trends, smuggling networks and routes A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they […]

Sahan Africa: The perilous journey of the central Mediterranean route

Civil unrests and wars have always been a reason that drove people to seek asylum and refuge in other countries or even continents. These people tend to take dangerous routes and have to undergo perilous journeys. The infamous central Mediterranean route is chosen by a huge number of people despite its numerous perils. Influx of […]

African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sounding the alarm today after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia Hundreds of migrants along North African migrant routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day […]

Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months

On 31 March 2017, the Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement supported by the United Nations On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh, […]

New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption across Middle East and North Africa

Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new GSMA report published today at […]

Opportune Time for Africa Oil & Gas Industry to consider Change

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil & gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil & gas sector. “It is an opportune time […]

Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms

Resilient continent continues to attract investors – Angola surges ahead The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. The increase is largely down to strong growth […]

Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care

As Libya’s yearlong peace talks aimed at establishing a unity government stall again, the lives of millions of people needing urgent health care linger in the balance. WHO and health partners require a total of US$ 50 million in 2016 to meet the urgent life-saving needs of nearly 2 million people. Speaking at a special briefing […]

FAO warns that recent torrential rains and cyclones could favour locust surge

Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms. The locust situation in countries normally affected by Desert Locust remained […]

SwissLeaks Reviewed: Developing countries the biggest victims

SwissLeaks money connected to Kenya is six and half times higher share of GDP than the money connected to Spain In less than two weeks, G20 Finance Ministers will sit down to dinner, but developing countries won’t even have a seat at the table The ‘Swissleaks’ scandal shows poor countries are likely to be damaged […]

Continental Hotel Chain Developments

Following 142 new hotel development constructions in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2014, Ethiopia is ranked among the top 10 largest markets for international chain hotel developments. North Africa has the largest hotel development pipeline with a lion share of 41.4% while West Africa with 34.1% closely follows. Nigeria ranks the highest in terms of […]

It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the […]

ICC Regional Banking Commission MENA announces strategic partnership with UAE’s Global Trade Development Week

Dubai – 3 July 2015 – The ICC Banking Commission, the rule-making body for the world’s banking industry has, through its regional representatives, announced a partnership with Global Trade Development Week (GTDW).  ICC RBC MENA, which is represented by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will participate in GTDW, the leading global trade facilitation […]