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Special Report: Elkader to Algeria

Some eastern Iowans are getting ready for a trip to Africa. Earlier this year, diplomats from Mascara, Algeria came to their sister city of Elkader, Iowa. They're showing the world the meaning of international diplomacy. It started years ago with Emir Abdelkader, an Algerian man. He was a warrior,

KWWL - 2017-11-24 03:41:00

Analysts, Leaders Say Returning IS Foreign Fighters Are Concern for N. Africa

As the embattled Islamic State terror group has lost much of its territory and strength in Syria and Iraq, governments in North Africa fear many returning fighters from the Mideast battlegrounds could trigger instability in the region. "The region is threatened ... with the return of foreign fighter

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-24 01:07:06

Nigerians upset with FIFA rankings, but do they need to be?

Nigerians reacted with shock, anger and not a little incredulity at the release of the November FIFA rankings on Thursday. Despite their excellent recent run, the Super Eagles plummeted nine places down to 50th on the latest rankings, while dropping down to eighth on the African continent, behind th

ESPNFC.COM - 2017-11-24 18:02:00

Amid concerns from civil society, newly arrived migrants are temporarily placed in a soon-to-be prison in Spain

Over five hundred migrants from Algeria and sub-Saharan Africa who reached the Spanish shores over the past weekend have been placed by the Spanish Ministry of Interior in a centre that will be used as a penitentiary facility in the very near future in Archidona, Mlaga. Due to the saturation of the

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Algeria's Ruling Parties Retain Majority in Local Elections

ALGIERS - Algeria's ruling parties retained their majority in local elections, taking more than 50 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Friday. Turnout in Thursday's vote reached 46.83 percent, slightly up on 42.92 percent in 2012, the minister Noureddine Bedoui told reporters. Partic

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-24 18:48:27

Church in Algeria Shut Down by Government for 'Illegally' Printing Bibles and Evangelism Materials

A church in Algeria's north-western town of An Turk (15km from Oran city) has been closed down by local authorities. The church, affiliated to the Protestant Church of Algeria (known as EPA, its French acronym), was sealed off by police on 9 November. Authorities in Oran claimed the church had been

BLACKCHRISTIANNEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 17:29:45

IATA Urges African States to Release Blocked Airline Funds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to address the increasingly acute problem of blocked airline funds. According to IATA, African airlines continue to experience varying degrees of difficulty repatriating revenues earned in most countries on the cont


Bitcoin Mining Requires More Electricity Than 20 European Countries

The Bitcoin virtual currency has been on a wild ride this year. It's not only the price of this virtual currency that's surging, it's the power requirement as well. According to a new report, Bitcoin mining at this stage requires more power than over 20 European countries. The findings have been re

UBERGIZMO - 2017-11-23 20:41:00

Algeria should pay debts owed to foreign and local firms -presidency

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ordered his government to settle debts owed to foreign and local companies immediately, the presidency said on Thursday. The debt amounts to around 400 billion Algerian dinars ($3.50 billion) and most of the affected firms have done construction projects but w

MSN.COM - 2017-11-23 13:24:37

Africa's Winners & Losers from the latest Fifa World Rankings

1Winners: Senegal What a month it's been for the Lions of Teranga! They secured a first return to the World Cup since 2002 with their victory over South Africa, and also moved up to top spot in Caf's ranking after becoming Africa's highest-placed team in the overall standings. Indeed, Senegal's doub

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-23 17:46:27

FIFA ranking: Nigeria drop nine places to 50 despite win against Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped nine places to 50th position on the latest FIFA ranking despite defeating Argentina 4-2 in a recent friendly. Nigeria, which were ranked 41st in the world and 5th in Africa last month, are now 8th on the continent. The Eagles' drop comes after they drew 1-1 with A


Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices. More than 50 political parties are fielding candidates in Thursday's elections for mayors and council members in 1,541 towns and 48 local assembl

TOWNHALL - 2017-11-23 11:53:00

Trending: Zimbabwe's Leadership Debacle Puts Africa in Spotlight

ETFdb.com analyzes the search patterns of our visitors each week. By sharing these trends with our readers, we hope to provide insights into what the financial world is concerned about and how to position your portfolio. Africa has generated headlines this week, as Zimbabwe finally toppled its long-

CNBC - 2017-11-23 13:00:00

Nigeria to take exciting crop of young talent to Russia

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria are the only one of Africa's five representatives from the last World Cup who return for the 2018 edition in Russia and will be looking to better their place in the last 16 in Brazil. A crop of exciting youngsters headline a team representing Africa's most populous nat


Montreal Gazette Christmas Fund: Divorce leaves immigrant mother in tough position

Just months after arriving from Algeria in 2015, Karima became pregnant with her second child. But soon, marital troubles brought on challenges she could not expect. "He completely, completely changed," she said of her ex-husband. "He filed for divorce. I was five months pregnant." After giving birt


The New Arab League Cold War

The Arab League is embroiled in a new cold war among its own members, largely over Iran's role in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have so much influence in the Arab League that they got through a resolution of the foreign ministers committee condemning Iran and casting Lebanon's Hizbullah


Training Version of Mi-28 Attack Helicopter Enters Service

The Russian Air & Space Force (VKS) has taken delivery of its first two training versions of the Mi-28N attack helicopter. The pair of Mil Mi-28UBs was produced at the Rostvertol factory of Russian Helicopters in Rostov-upon-Don. According to the Russian defense ministry, they have been assigned to


Auto dealer Fischer tapped to be Morocco ambassador

President Donald Trump has nominated Suburban Collection Chairman and CEO David Fischer to be the U.S. Ambassador in Morocco. Suburban Collection is one of the largest automotive dealership groups in the country and the largest privately held auto group in Michigan. Fischer is a prominent philanthro


World View: Italy Blamed for Shocking Increase in Slave Trade in Libya

A migrant looks out of a barred door at a detention center in Gharyan, Libya, Oct. 12, 2017. (Reuters) While Americans have been riveted by the sexual harassment scandal, Europeans and Africans have been riveted by a CNN video that reveals a thriving slave trade in Libya. Reporters carried conceale


UNHCR Niger Factsheet - October 2017

Staff: 121 national, 37 international Offices: 1 Head Office Niamey; 1 Sub-Office Diffa; 4 Field Offices Abala, Tillabery, Ouallam; 1 Field Unit Agadez UNHCR Partners Govt. of Niger, APBE, Adkoul, ACTED / REACH, Care, CISP, COOPI, Handicap International, IRC, OXFAM, Qatar Red Crescent, Search For C