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Thousands rally in Tunisia to support equal inheritance for women

APThousands of women and men rallied in central Tunis on Monday (August 13) in support of President Beji Caid Essebsi's call to give women equal inheritance rights.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu met Egypt's al-Sisi to discuss Gaza - report

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office, Sunday, August 12, 2018. Photo: Jim Hollander/AP/SIPAIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 News said on Monday (August 13).

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Polls close in Mali run-off marred by violence

 Electoral officials count ballot papers at the end of the presidential second-round election in Bamako, Mali, Sunday, Aug 12, 2018. Photo: Annie Risemberg/AP/SIPAPolls closed in Mali's run-off presidential election on Sunday (August 12) as security sources confirmed that the chief of one polling station was killed by armed assailants in the Timbuktu region.

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Casablanca: A focus on financiers

 

Oct. 7, 2012 photo, tourists stroll through Casablanca, Morocco's Habous district, built by the French in the 1920s to resemble a traditional Moroccan medina.Photo: Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP/SIPACasablanca Finance City (CFC) aims to be a continental hub for finance, but it is still early days. CFC has a long way to go to catch up to global financial centres like Singapore

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Morocco: The Rif - The paradox of the north

Tangier. Photo by Dubois/Andia.FRThe region is home to cosmopolitan Tangier and  the impoverished, cannabis-growing hinterland. Can the government reconcile and develop both areas?

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Morocco: The Casa challenge

 

Morandi Tuul et Bruno/Hemis.FRCan the Moroccan commercial capital make it  as a continental leader? A recent boycott of companies run by the elite shows that the city has a long way to go to become a haven for both the financial industry and the people it benefits, and the many thousands of others aspiring to a better life

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