Perry Ellis International Inc. announced today that the company has entered into a license agreement with Kennek FZE in North Africa to source and distribute a full range of products from surf boards and wetsuits to casual wear and footwear under the Gotcha brand. The Gotcha brand turned surf style into a phenomenon by following a strict code of freestyling, fashion and fun. Perry Ellis International, Inc. CEO and President Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “Our company is pleased to enter into a partnership with Kennek to maximize the potential of the Gotcha brand in North Africa. We look forward to expanding the Gotcha brand with franchises throughout Africa and seeing the success of the Gotcha brand in North Africa in the years ahead,” said Mamoun Tadili, CEO of Kennek FZE. For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit.
April 23, 2018 20:48 UTC
A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Two pages dedicated to Sgt Jenner's time in The Middle East in 1942. The album includes a heart-warming image of Sgt Jenner and his friends opening letters from their loved ones. Sgt Jenner was born in Bexleyheath, Kent, and was educated at the Boys Central School. Their exploits during the Siege of Tobruk were immortalised in the 1953 war film The Desert Rats starring Richard Burton.
April 23, 2018 16:52 UTC
The US State Department has slammed the continued human rights violations in Algeria wherein security forces routinely detained individuals who participated in prohibited strikes or protests. Overuse of pretrial detention remained a problem in this North African country, said the US annual Human Rights Report. According to the US document, Algerian authorities held two leaders of the unregistered Ahmadi Muslim community in pretrial detention from February until May 2017 on charges related to their unauthorized religious activities. The US Human rights report also recalled the arrest in 2015 of Nacer Eddine Hadjadj, former mayor of Beriane municipality and member of the Rally for Culture and Democracy party, for intercommunal violence in Ghardaia. The report also said that Algerian authorities use antiterrorism laws and restrictive laws on freedom of expression and public assembly to detain political activists and outspoken critics of the government.
April 23, 2018 16:07 UTC
Pule Mabe has only been the ANC spokesperson for a few months. While the party is trying hard to self-correct, spokesperson Pule Mabe is at least inspiring laughter. While the Premier is linked to numerous Gupta linked dodgy dealings, the ANC meetings had the media desperate for answers. One eNCA journalist put a similar question to ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe as he was giving an update to the media on the tense situation. Just look at ANC NEC member and former spokesperson Zizi Kodwa watching on next to him.
April 23, 2018 14:37 UTC
April 23 (Reuters) - Perry Ellis International Inc:* PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. CONCLUDES LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR SURF/SKATE/SKI BRAND GOTCHA® WITH PARTNER IN NORTH AFRICA* PERRY ELLIS INTERNATIONAL - LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH KENNEK FZE IN NORTH AFRICA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reuters.Briefs@thomsonreuters.com)
April 23, 2018 13:07 UTC
The Gotcha brand turned surf style into a phenomenon by following a strict code of freestyling, fashion and fun. Perry Ellis International, Inc. CEO and President Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “Our company is pleased to enter into a partnership with Kennek to maximize the potential of the Gotcha brand in North Africa. We look forward to expanding the Gotcha brand with franchises throughout Africa and seeing the success of the Gotcha brand in North Africa in the years ahead,” said Mamoun Tadili, CEO of Kennek FZE. For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit. About Perry Ellis InternationalPerry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances.
April 23, 2018 12:56 UTC
Egypt is expecting foreign investment in the oil and gas sector to reach about $10 billion in the 2018/19 fiscal year, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said. According to Molla, Egypt expects foreign investments to total the same amount for the current fiscal year, marking a 25 percent increase from the previous year. Earlier this year, British Petroleum announced an investment of over $1 billion in the country. Cairo has pledged to eliminate arrears owed to foreign oil companies by the end of June 2019 and not to accumulate more, part of its drive to draw new foreign investment to the energy sector. The country also hopes to stop importing foreign oil and gas entirely by 2019, according to Reuters.
April 23, 2018 11:37 UTC
Government Spokesperson, Mustapha El Khalfi took part at a meeting in Washington Press Club during which he debunked a set of allegations continuously used by separatists in their Algerian-funded propaganda. Polisario’s plots to move its military structures to Bir Lahlou, east of the Moroccan-built security wall, were seen by Morocco as a casus belli and a desperate attempt by the Algerian-backed separatists to acquire the attributes of a state. In this regards, El Khalfi told international journalists that the Polisario alleges that the area east of the berm is a “liberated territory” and that the security wall is a “separation wall”. Therefore, he said, it is unfair to say that the Polisario is the representative of the Saharan population. The responsibility of Algeria in perpetuating the conflict was also highlighted as the Algerian regime has been arming and backing financially and diplomatically the separatist group.
April 23, 2018 10:18 UTC
“Morocco has no lessons to receive and no talks to have with foreign parties on this issue,” he said. “Moroccan structures, laws and institutions guarantee to all citizens the freedom of speech and protest,” he added. “The Rif events is a domestic issue that should not be part of any diplomatic agenda,” Bourita went on to say. The case of Said Chaou, a Moroccan-Dutch drug dealer and former MP wanted by Morocco, is another issue of controversy between the two countries. “Morocco has always upheld its commitment in terms of extraditions on Dutch requests,” he said, noting that “Morocco expects the same from the Netherlands and expects a positive response”.
April 23, 2018 09:00 UTC
Home » Latest News Zimbabwe : Command livestock take shape Latest NewsLivestockSustainability Zimbabwe : Command livestock take shape 11 ViewsNqobile Bhebhe ,Zimbabwe:ZIMBABWE’s quest to boost its national cattle herd could be on course as Government is this week expected to start distributing cattle under its $300 million Special Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife Programme. Officials say the Command Livestock Programme which is expected to run between three and five years was for serious people who wanted to engage in business and not for experiments. Livestock is a long term project and requires long term finance and access to cheap finance instead of the current interest rates of 12 percent. However, command livestock will cover all aspects of livestock including beef cattle, dairy cows, pigs, sheep, goats, fish, wildlife and small stock such as poultry and rabbits. During the 2015/2016 summer cropping season, livestock producers were hard-hit by the drought that not only affected Zimbabwe, but the southern African region, due to the effects of El-Nino.
April 23, 2018 08:15 UTC
Vested Summit, the world’s first conscious tech summit, will take place in Egypt’s Red Sea town of El Gouna on May 9-12, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and experts in the fields of tech for good. Organised by S[k]³aleUp Ventures, an investment firm based in Egypt, the conference will gather tech entrepreneurs from emerging markets who focus on virtual reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain in an effort to solve the world’s most urgent problems. To power technology solutions can lead to the advancement of humanity. “We want to build a community of conscious tech stakeholders. These are the rebels willing to take a risk to solve real-world problems,” said co-founder Sherin Wafaai.
April 23, 2018 06:33 UTC
Spotlight on Morocco’s energy efficiency in the US- Morocco strategic energy meetMonday, 23 April 2018 06:22Morocco is aiming to boost its energy efficiency. The meeting discussed the opportunities and recent developments in the Moroccan energy sector including hydrocarbons exploration, renewables deployment and energy efficiency. This event exemplified the US-Morocco bilateral relationship and the significant strides the countries have made in energy sector collaboration over the last few years. Exploring the hidden energy wealth is one of the major priority areas of Morocco to meet the energy demand in the North African nation. Following this, London-based SDX Energy has discovered a natural gas well in Morocco, which aims to produce 10bn scf of natural gas and 55 mbl of condensate.
April 23, 2018 06:22 UTC
THE world's last working Tiger I tank will be put through its paces in Dorset at the weekend - 75 years after being crippled by a lucky shot in the Tunisian desert. Tiger 131, which will be roaring around the main arena at Bovington's Tank Museum on Saturday (April 28), was captured by the Allies after fierce fighting during World War Two. Tank Museum curator David Willey said: "To have this tank working after 75 years is testament to the skill, knowledge and dedication of our staff. The Tiger was a formidable weapon of war, and the capture of Tiger 131 gave the Allies vital intelligence about what their soldiers faced on the battlefield. Three-quarters of a century later, it takes museum staff and engineers a staggering 200 hours for every hour Tiger 131 runs.
April 23, 2018 04:41 UTC
At least 11 migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, the country’s navy said. In the first operation, “a coastguard patrol... was able to rescue 83 illegal migrants and recovered 11 bodies in a rubber boat five nautical miles northeast of Sabratha”, navy spokesman General Ayoub Kacem told AFP. “The 11 dead migrants drowned when the dinghy overturned but were recovered by the survivors and hoisted into the boat,” said Mohamad Erhouma, a member of the nearby city of Zawiyah’s coastguard. I80 rescued off Zliten coastThe second rescue operation took place off the coast of Zliten in the country’s east, where 180 migrants were rescued from two boats, according to General Kacem. Illegal migrants of different African nationalities arrive at a naval base in the capital Tripoli on April 22, 2018, after they were rescued off the coast of Zlitan from two inflatable boats.
April 22, 2018 19:52 UTC
The US welcomed Morocco’s achievements in the field of human rights and democratic consolidation, underscoring in particular the protection of migrants’ rights and the policy of regularization and integration adopted by the Kingdom. The State Department recalled that in December 2016, Morocco launched the second phase of its migrant regularization program to provide legal status to migrants in exceptional circumstances. As of October, 22,986 individuals had received status under the program, of the more than 25,000 requests submitted, the report recalled. Morocco facilitated the resettlement of recognized refugees to third countries when necessary, or voluntary returns, in cooperation with UNHCR, the report added. Syrians and Yemenis benefit from “exceptional regularization” outside of the more permanent migrant regularization program, the report noted.
April 22, 2018 13:52 UTC