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24 Nov 2014 description

Rabat, Maroc | AFP | lundi 24/11/2014 - 15:16 GMT

par Guillaume KLEIN

Au moins 32 personnes sont mortes dans des intempéries "exceptionnelles" qui ont frappé ces derniers jours le sud du Maroc, aux portes du Sahara, où la plupart des victimes ont été emportées par des oueds (rivières) en crue.

23 Nov 2014 description

Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

11/24/2014 - 15:40 GMT

The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday.

The storms since Saturday caused flash floods in much of the south at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, but a weather alert was finally called off on Monday afternoon.

The interior ministry gave an updated toll of at least 32 dead and six missing.

23 Nov 2014 description

Rabat, Maroc | AFP | dimanche 23/11/2014 - 19:56 GMT

Au moins huit personnes sont mortes et 24 sont portées disparues dans les intempéries "exceptionnelles" qui sévissent dans le sud du Maroc, ont indiqué dimanche les autorités du royaume.

22 Nov 2014 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 04:45 GMT

by Zakaria Choukrallah

In a back alley in the Moroccan capital, the small household repair shop opened by Moctar Toure since escaping conflict in his native Ivory Coast is doing a brisk business.

At the gates of Europe, Morocco has long been a transit point for migrants from sub-Saharan Africa looking to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.

But tighter immigration controls and economic malaise in Europe have made the kingdom a destination in its own right for many.

17 Nov 2014 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Sunday 11/16/2014 - 17:13 GMT

The Italian navy and merchant ships picked up more than 2,500 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend as the flow of refugees seeking to reach Europe rose again.

More than 860 migrants, mostly Syrian families, were taken to the Sicilian port of Pozzallo Sunday, showing that many people are still ready to risk the perilous crossing from north Africa in search of a new life.

14 Nov 2014 description
North Africa version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

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1. CONTEXT

14 Nov 2014 description

Announced at 2014 United Nations Global South-South Development Expo in Washington Rome, 14 November 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today a US$2.7 million programme targeting more than 1,000 rural youth and women in Algeria, Egypt, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The programme will support small farmers to share their experiences and skills in order to collaborate on possible solutions to save water, cultivate water-efficient crops and breed cattle.

10 Nov 2014 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Sunday 11/9/2014 - 19:21 GMT

Moroccan socialist lawmaker Ahmed Zaidi died on Sunday when the car he was driving was swept away in a flash flood, his Socialist Union of Popular Forces party announced.

Zaidi, 61, will be buried on Monday in his home town of Bouznika on the Atlantic coast, the party said in a statement carried by the national news agency MAP.

Heavy rain in the region caused the flash flooding, and his car was swept away by the rising waters of the Oued Cherrat river.

06 Nov 2014 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2014 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2014

Une résurgence s’est développée en octobre au Soudan où des opérations intensives de lutte aérienne et terrestre ont été menées contre des bandes larvaires et des groupes d’ailés.

04 Nov 2014 description

General Situation during October 2014 Forecast until mid-December 2014

04 Nov 2014 description

Alger (CICR) – Aujourd’hui s’ouvre à Alger une importante réunion d’experts du droit international humanitaire (DIH) des États arabes, sous le haut patronage du ministre de la Justice et garde des sceaux algérien, et de la vice-présidente du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), Christine Beerli. Cette rencontre rassemblera des experts gouvernementaux de l’Algérie, de la Jordanie, des Émirats arabes unis, de Bahreïn, de la Tunisie, du Maroc et d’autres pays arabes, ainsi que des représentants de la Ligue arabe et des experts du CICR.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

21 Oct 2014 description

10/21/2014 - 09:51 GMT

Migrants are scrambling to reach Spain's north African territory Melilla at double the rate of last year, an official said Tuesday, speaking days after evidence of abuse by border guards sparked outrage.

The head of the Spanish government delegation in the territory Abdelmalik El Barkani said the number of attempts by desperate migrants to scale the seven-metre (23-foot), triple layer fence separating Melilla from Morocco had surged so far in 2014.

15 Oct 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

CPSD/559

Soixante-neuvième session,
7e séance – matin
Assemblée générale
Couverture des réunions

Le Maroc et l’Algérie précisent leur position respective sur le Sahara occidental

La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation, a achevé, ce matin, son débat sur les questions de décolonisation avec les interventions des représentants de l’Algérie, du Maroc et du Chili, avant d’adopter 11 projets de résolution relatifs à ces questions.

13 Oct 2014 description

Minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida said that Morocco takes part in the International Conference on Gaza Reconstruction, which opened on Sunday in Cairo, to contribute to the implementation of projects scheduled under the plan for Gaza reconstruction which will be approved as part of the UN mechanism to be set during the conference.

Morocco, which made the Palestinian issue a national cause, was the first to send humanitarian aids worth 8 million dollars to the Gaza Strip following the Israeli assault in August, Bouaida told MAP.

13 Oct 2014 description
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CPSD/557

Soixante-neuvième session,
5e séance – après-mid

Après avoir fait l’objet de plusieurs accusations, dont le détournement de l’aide internationale, le Front Polisario, par la voix de son représentant, a choisi de saluer « une nouvelle occasion de sortir de l’impasse », alors que le Maroc, soutenu par plusieurs délégations, a réitéré sa proposition d’autonomie. La Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation terminait aujourd’hui l’audition des pétitionnaires sur la question du Sahara occidental.

13 Oct 2014 description
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CPSD/558

Soixante neuvième session
6e séance – matin
Assemblée générale
Couverture des réunions

« Le problème est que le Maroc essaye d’imposer une proposition d’autonomie qui nie le droit à l’autodétermination des Sahraouis et ne leur offre pas la possibilité de choisir leur destinée par référendum » a déclaré, ce matin, le représentant de l’Afrique du Sud devant la Quatrième Commission chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation, qui poursuivait son débat sur les questions de décolonisation.

10 Oct 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/556

Sixty-ninth session
4th Meeting (PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

In a meeting session dominated bypulsating with harsh words and displays of raw emotion, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard petitioners on behalf of Western Sahara emphasize the urgency of international action ton settlepromoting the territory’s long-running quest for self-determination and also also as an imperative to bbolster regional and global security..