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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

UPDATE 1-Tunisia to lift bread prices for first time since revolution, sell Eurobonds

* Tunisia under pressure to cut deficit * Unemployment high, attacks hit tourism * Parliament starts debating budget draft (Adds interview with reforms minister) By Tarek Amara and Ulf Laessing TUNIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Tunisia plans to slightly increase bread prices for the first time since its

REUTERS UK - 2017-11-24 14:01:50

Senegal climb to top of Africa rankings

Senegal rose to a record 23rd place in the world and first in Africa when the November FIFA rankings were released on Thursday. The 'Teranga Lions' achieved their highest position thanks to back-to-back World Cup qualifying victories over South Africa this month. Senegal triumphed 2-0 in Polokwane t

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Tunisia Looking for First World Cup Win Since 1978

CAPE TOWN - Tunisia were handed a relatively easy passage to their fifth World Cup but they went through the African preliminaries with a proficiency that augurs well for next year's finals in Russia. The north African country - whose size and population of nearly 12 million belies a regular seat at


BlueBay Announces the Opening of Two New Hotels in Turkey

BlueBay Hotels, ranked eighth among Spanish hotel companies in terms of international presence and the tenth-largest hotel group by number of hotel rooms, is entering the Turkish market with the opening of two new hotels: Ataturk Palace by Blue Diamond and BlueBay Grand elik Palace. They are capable


Fifa rankings: Nigeria drop nine places to be placed 50th

Nigeria have dropped nine places in Fifa's latest World Ranking, despite defeating Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in Krasnodar. Before silencing La Abiceleste, the Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw against Algeria in their last World Cup qualifying encounter. Even at this, the three-time Af

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-23 10:13:06

GCB 2015/16/17 Released

When finishing up yesterday's post I realized that Transparency International has finished releasing its final version of the Global Corruption Barometer. By far the most interesting indicator is the percentageof people who report paying a bribe in the past 12 months (more precisely, the percentage

THE UNZ REVIEW - 2017-11-23 12:46:11

Remembering Yakubu's greatest Nigeria goals

Former Nigeria striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni marked his 35th birthday by announcing his retirement from football on Wednesday. 'Yak', with 21 goals from 57 appearances, is third on Nigeria's list of all-time goalscorers, although he is perhaps best remembered for his glaring miss against South Korea at t


The Queen becomes the world's oldest living head of state after Robert Mugabe steps down

The Queen is now the oldest living head of state in the world after Robert Mugabe brought his 37 year reign as president of Zimbabwe to an end. As the deposed leader finally stood down amid mounting pressure from his party, the Queen immediately became the oldest reigning head of state. At 91, she i


Cyprus tourism breaks all record this year and pushes its economy

Cyprus has bounced back after going through a five years bank crisis that almost brought down the economy of this island country. Foreign visitors have visited Cyprus in record numbers this year, therefore pushing up revenues. In the last two months the country hosted over 3.4 million people till th


Crowded Spanish holiday market takes toll on Thomas Cook

LONDON (Reuters) - Travel group Thomas Cook (TCG.L) reported lower profit margins in its British business due to tough competition in Spain, sending its shares down more than 10 percent and leaving it reliant on a recovery in Egypt and Turkey to ease the pressure. Tour operators and airlines have e


Tunisia PM will go ahead with painful policy despite opposition

Reuters. Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed speaks at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will continue with a package of painful economic policies, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said on Tuesday, despite resistance from labor unions and bu


Egyptian, Tunisian tourism turns around after setbacks

Travel experts on every stand at London's Excel centre this month, where the World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition was being held, had a story to narrate. For the Caribbean islands, ravaged by hurricanes in September, the talk was of overcoming the legacy of natural disasters which caused hundreds o


African leaders driven from power

Paris (AFP) - Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday, is the latest in a long list of African leaders forced from power by coups, rebels and popular uprisings since 2010. Aged 93, Mugabe stepped down days after a military takeover and following unprecedented demonstrations against his rul


Archaeologists find lost sunken city devastated by ancient Tsunami

Archaeologists have discovered a lost sunken city off the coast of northeastern Tunisia that was destroyed by a Tsunami on July 21, AD 365. Underwater archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a vast ancient Roman city discovered off the coast of northeastern Tunisia. According to reports, the disc


Tunisia Engineering Dissertation Projects

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Ghana duo target MLS Cup success

Ghana pair Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful are eyeing a first major title in Major League Soccer as Columbus Crew prepare for their Conference final against Toronto City FC. Mensah and Afful are expected to line up for Crew together - as they have often done for the Black Stars - on Tuesday night


Models, politicians remember late designer Alaia in Tunisia - KCTV5

SIDI BOU SAID, Tunisia (AP) - Models, government ministers, relatives and friends have attended the funeral in Tunisia of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, a native of the North African country who won international acclaim. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, who enjoyed a close relationship with Alaia, appe


The Horrors of Abuse, Racism, and Death That African Migrants Encounter Along Libyan Route to Europe.

In an extraordinary move, a German newspaper 'Der Tagesspiegel' recently wrote a powerful tribute to more than 33,000-strangers, the majority of them, blacks, by filling the popular European daily's pages with a list of their names. Unfortunately, none were alive. The migrants, refugees and asylum s


Azzedine Alaa Laid to Rest in His Native Tunisia

PARIS - Azzedine Alaa was laid to rest on Monday in Sidi Bou Said in his native Tunisia, where he had a secondary home, according to France's ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre d'Arvor.The ambassador was among the guests at the intimate ceremony, an official at the French embassy in Tunisia said."