Home » Posts tagged with » North Africa

EU Court Annuls Morocco Trade Agreement Over Western Sahara

EU Court Annuls Morocco Trade Agreement Over Western Sahara

The EU Court ruled the North African country did not have the consent of the people of Western Sahara required for the now-cancelled fisheries and agricultural treaties. The Court of Justice of the European Union on Wednesday said it has cancelled two agricultural trade agreements with Morocco concerning the disputed Western Sahara region, saying the […]

Child Marriage In North Africa – Still A Lot To Be Done

Child Marriage In North Africa – Still A Lot To Be Done

This year about 12 million of the world’s children will be married before they turn 18. UNICEF figures suggest about 18% of them will be boys and about 82% of girls. Child marriage is widespread across developing countries, cultures and religions. It violates the rights of children and has widespread and long term consequences. It is driven by gender […]

Can Muslim Feminism Find a Third Way?

RABAT, Morocco — Last month, Asma Lamrabet, a well-known Moroccan feminist, resigned from her position at the Mohammedan League of Scholars, where she headed a center of women’s studies in Islam. She was pushed to resign, she explained in a statement, by the backlash over her support for a demand that remains controversial in the […]

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Educated But Not At Work – Lack Of Women In Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Women in the Middle East now outnumber men in universities but this isn’t translating into jobs – curbing the benefits of the “demographic dividend” that fuels economic growth. Almost all girls in the Middle East and North Africa now attend school, and more women than men go to university, according to the World Bank, but […]

EgyptAir MS804 Crash Still a Mystery After Body Part And Seats Found

EgyptAir MS804 Crash Still a Mystery After Body Part And Seats Found

Debris from the missing EgyptAir plane including a “body part”, two seats and suitcases were found floating in the Mediterranean on Friday. But investigators appeared no closer to explaining why flight MS804 suddenly plunged into the sea killing all 66 on board during a routine flight between Paris and Cairo. Egyptian naval vessels found the […]

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt was the only country to abstain from voting on Friday on a measure aimed at preventing and combating “sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.” During the vote on UN Resolution 2272 on Friday, the remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favour. The resolution endorses UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s decision “to repatriate a […]

Egypt Business Forum Promotes Key African Ties

Egypt Business Forum Promotes Key African Ties

Sharm el-Sheikh — Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el Sisi is calling on African leaders to invest in education so that the continent’s peoples can acquire the skills to contribute to the region’s economic growth. “Africa needs to concentrate on transforming societies .. using innovation and research as a basis for future success,” he said . […]