Morocco is tightening the noose on organized crime with the upcoming launch of a national strategy to fight money laundering as well as terrorism financing, head of the government Saad Dine El Otmani said. The strategy would facilitate a better coordination of actions between different departments, said El Otmani at a national conference on the means to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. So far Morocco has used sector-based mechanisms to fight laundering that shall offer a basis for the national comprehensive strategy, he said, adding that Morocco makes sure to adapt its legislation to the norms of the Financial Action Task Force. At the event, the Moroccan authority for capital markets (AMMC) and the financial intelligence unit (UTRF) signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against laundering and terrorism financing. The agreement aims to enhance coordination between the two administrations to fight financial crimes notably through facilitating the exchange of information and expertise.
June 13, 2019 10:41 UTC
Suriname has expressed outright support for Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces, the Sahara, and backed the Kingdom’s efforts to settle the regional dispute within the framework of the UN. The Latin American country also called on all the parties to continue on the path of dialogue “in order to reach a solution within the framework of Morocco’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said the statement. The document also highlighted the leadership and actions spearheaded by King Mohammed VI in Africa and beyond. Bourita’s visit to Suriname is part of a regional tour that previously led him to the Dominican Republic. The visit highlighted by the signing of two cooperation agreements on trade and investment and on tourist and business visa exemption.
June 13, 2019 10:30 UTC
This is a crucial step for the migration of core network elements to the cloud and paves the way for the transformation of the core network to support next generation mobile network technology. Next Generation Core (NGC) is a service-based architecture that calls for the evolution of the core network. It will help Ooredoo Algeria deliver a seamless network experience across fixed and wireless access technologies. With the help of the Nokia AirFrame data centre solution, Ooredoo Algeria will be able to deliver telco applications that demand low latency. The deployment of the Cloud Mobile Gateway will help Ooredoo Algeria in the evolution of the core network to enable its customers to enjoy high-bandwidth services, delivered with the highest possible performance and reliability.”
June 13, 2019 09:45 UTC
The situation regarding the sale of the Bombardier facility in Morocco, which has been tied to the fate of another Bombardier facility based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was clarified to AIN by a Bombardier official June 1 in the run-up to the Paris Air Show. “Bombardier decided to focus investment on its business jet activities and trains,” a Casablanca-based Bombardier Aviation spokeswoman told AIN. We are confident that the proposed sale will provide new opportunities for our operations and our future. “In addition to Bombardier programs, we have signed a contract with Airbus for the A320neo thrust reverser,” she said. As a result, some 90 new companies are expected to join Morocco’s aerospace sector by 2021, with turnover expected to more than double to $2.6 billion.
June 13, 2019 07:41 UTC
Global payment service provider PayU has officially launched a payment services in Kenya. According to PayU the countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, with the service sector the primary driver of growth for the latter two. "Kenya is a powerful and growing market, ideally suited for investment and expansion for high velocity merchants," says Corrie Bakker, Head of Strategy & Business Development, PayU Africa. With PayU Kenya, users are able to transact in volume at the approval rates certified by PayU, and are assured of robust, ongoing security. PayU recently cemented the $US70 million acquisition of Wibmo, a US-based start-up with operations in India that offers payment processing services across risk, fraud, authentication, mobile payments and more.
June 13, 2019 07:30 UTC
Pan-African tech hub and innovation centre network AfriLabs has added 27 new hubs to its network, taking the overall total to 158 hubs in 45 African countries. The latest intake takes the reach of AfriLabs into 12 new cities in six new countries, namely Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. New East African additions are Kenya’s FabLab Winam, Pangea Accelerator and Mt Kenya Hub, Tanzania’s Ndoto Hub and Smart Lab, the Mauritius Business Network, Uganda’s Design Hub Kampala, and Somalia’s HarHub. In Southern Africa, AfriLabs has added Impact Hub Harare and Startup Bulawayo from Zimbabwe, and the Botswana Innovation Hub. “We are excited to have these new members join our ever growing family as well as extending our reach to these new countries thereby bringing us closer to the goal of having our community span across all 55 African countries.
June 13, 2019 06:45 UTC
It is not the smell of tons of dumped waste that the Lebanese state has yet to find a solution for. That rotten stench is coming from the fascism festering between the country's populists and large sectors of the population who support them. “We have established the concept for our Lebanese belonging which is above any other belonging. Subsequently, hoards of Lebanese fascists went on filming, humiliating, bullying and terrorising one of the most vulnerable segments of the Lebanese labour force. A more astute expert might have located the source of another stench coming from the president’s son-in-law.
June 13, 2019 06:22 UTC
If the Germans want the EU to become a self-sustaining, self-sufficient military power, they need Middle East oil. The geopolitical realities Germany faces today are similar to the ones it faced during World War ii. But Bible prophecy shows that the Germans have learned from these mistakes and have devised a secret strategy to win World War iii. How World War III Will StartAt the end of World War ii, Herbert W. Armstrong prophesied that the Germans would learn from the tactical mistakes they made during World War i and World War ii, and rise once again to superpower status. “In World War i, the Kaiser, allied with Austria, sought to conquer France, Britain and America,” he wrote.
June 13, 2019 05:03 UTC
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June 13, 2019 03:33 UTC
Categories covered in this brief: North-Africa, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Middleeast, Palestine, World-NewsLet us know how you like this brief in the comments below. Since the LNA launched their offensive earlier this year, their forces have managed to advance to the southern gates of Tripoli. Kabani is an imperative mountaintop town that is located in the Zuwayqat Mountain region in… Read on ->Tags: Kabani, Latakia, SyriaPublished 2019-06-11 17:03:25 by News Desk in YemenBEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Houthi (var. According to the source, the clashes were halted after the Russian and Turkish armed forces renewed their ceasefire talks. The Syrian Army said they were able to foil the Islamic State attack and secure the area before dawn.
June 12, 2019 21:56 UTC
Her play has been staged by African Theater Workshop and she is the 2018 winner of the Random Thoughts writing Prize. Support Pan-African Journalism SubscribeAfter her Instagram post on Monday about the Sudanese military brutality, Rihanna became the only celebrity to speak up by sharing her thoughts on social media. Rihanna’s Instagram storyRihanna’s Instagram storyRihanna’s Instagram storyIt didn’t take long for several other black celebrities and influential people to join in creating awareness and sending thoughts and prayers to the North African country. Taking to his Instagram story, Wizkid reposted the very emotional post by Rihanna a day after her post which has since gone viral. Davido took to his Instagram to share a flag of Sudan with the caption: “#Prayforsudan They need our attention!!!
June 12, 2019 21:33 UTC
Dozens of undocumented Bangladeshi migrants who have been stuck in a boat off Tunisia for at least 13 days are refusing to come ashore in the North African country or abandon their quest of reaching Europe, Bangladesh’s ambassador to Libya said Wednesday. Sixty-four Bangladeshi nationals are among 75 migrants stranded on an Egyptian boat that rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea but which Tunisian authorities were barring from docking in a local port, Sk. “Besides the Bangladeshi people there are also Moroccans, Sudanese and Egyptians on that boat. However, it remained unclear on Wednesday how and under what circumstances the Egyptian boat rescued the 75 migrants at sea. Thirty-nine of the 65 migrants were Bangladeshis who presumably drowned after they went missing, while the body of another Bangladeshi was recovered.
June 12, 2019 21:16 UTC
Indeed, since theOne of the consequences of France's support for Haftar has been an EU that is divided regarding the Libyan civil war. Significant, is that France and Italy's competition for influence and clashing agendas in Libya are further destabilising the bifurcated North African country. Despite Libya becoming a major flashpoint in French-Italian ties, Paris and Rome ultimately share many interests in Libya's future. Nonetheless, despite these common interests in Libya, France and Italy have extremely different strategies for advancing them. As argued by Salvini and other Italian figures, France's support for Haftar relates to its economic and commercial interests in Libya.
June 12, 2019 20:26 UTC
A German boat captain faces 20 years in jail in Italy for rescuing 1,000 migrants in the Mediterranean after being accused of colluding with smugglers. Italian authorities allege that she colluded with smugglers to collect migrants at Mediterranean rendezvous points and stage rescues at sea. Undercover officers took pictures that allegedly showed human traffickers “escorting” vessels full of migrants before they were transferred to aid boats. Human traffickers in Libya are known to be extorting thousands of dollars from migrants who arrive in the country trying to reach Europe. The ships used to transport them are often not seaworthy or are deliberately sabotaged, forcing humanitarian vessels to stage rescues.
June 12, 2019 19:46 UTC
A 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola has died Wednesday in Uganda, becoming the first to die of the disease outside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the current outbreak began last August. The boy had crossed from DRC into neighbouring Uganda with five family members on Monday evening, according to Congolese health officials. The boy passed away Wednesday morning after becoming the first confirmed Ebola case outside DRC. Very saddened by the news from #Uganda – we lost a 5-year-old boy to #Ebola last night. Formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, the disease is named after the Ebola River in DRC.
June 12, 2019 19:30 UTC