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Dear EU, your policy will increase migrants’ harm and suffering in Libya

More than 400 Non-governmental organisations and Civil Society Organisations expressed deep concerns with the direction of the EU-Libya policy as outlined in the Commission Communication on the Central Mediterranean, and reaffirmed in the conclusions of the Malta Summit and the Council Conclusions, aiming to stop migratory movements through Libya. Read the open letter sent to EU leaders.

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Afcon 2017: Unfavoured, unliked, unbelievable Cameroon seal fifth title in fine fashion

Heading into the tournament, Cameroon weren’t even underdogs: they weren’t given a hope in hell. But the squad that was considered the weakest ever Indomitable Lions side to go to an Africa Cup of Nations overcame all the odds under the tutelage of a coach who didn’t even make the original five-man shortlist for the job.

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Migrants Seeking Europe Catch Their Breath in Morocco

With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco – which has always been a transit country for migrants — is becoming a potential new destination for settlement. The elusive dream for most of those who cross the Sahara, though, is still Europe.

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Adaptation Funding a Must for Africa

Marrakech – The Paris Agreement hammered out at the summit on climate change in the French capital last year committed all parties to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies. The big question at the follow-up meeting here in Marrakech is how that deal will be implemented, especially for the developing nations of Africa.

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Diego Maradona’s misguided political statement on Western Sahara

Diego Maradona is considered as the greatest footballer of all time and scorer or the “Goal of the Century.” And now, it seems, a willing apologist for the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

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Darfur group denies involvement in fighting in east Libya

Khartoum (Sudan) – Sudanese rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on Monday has denied participation in the ongoing fighting in east Libya. On Sunday, forces opposed to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) launched an attack on three ports, claiming control over oil-exporting facilities held by troops loyal to the GNA.

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